Hello Starlings Class,

I hope that you have been able to enjoy some of the half term and that you are all well and staying safe. Unfortunately we are all having to stay at home for a week longer, but hopefully this page will give you some activities and ideas to do at home with the children. It would be lovely to see what you have been up to, so please add them to TAPESTRY and I will always add a comment. 

The activities and ideas will be below. You can download additional activities (to print) at the bottom of the page.

If your child is in Reception then there will be some more specific suggestions to help support different areas of their learning; such as reading. 

I hope that you enjoy learning with your child!

Take care, 

Mrs Dennis

Activities

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Reading

It is fundamental that all children are read to daily so that they are able to develop their language skills. If you have any books at home then these could be read to your child, if not then visit https://www.storylineonline.net where you can access adults reading different stories.

Another fantastic website is https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Please set up an account and you can choose from all different ebooks to read to your children, they really are fabulous so check this website out. 

Nursery Rhymes

At school, we sing lots of nursery rhymes. The children really enjoy singing along to these and often pick their favourites. Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx. 

You can seslect a nursery rhyme to sing along to. 

Reception

You are all doing a fantastic job with listening to your children read at home. Please continue to do this and if you require another book (which you probably will) please set up an account on OXFORD OWL at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk. You can select age appropriate books so that your child can practise reading at home. 

Please continue to practise the sound cards with your children. So far we have learnt the sounds S, A, T, P, I, N, M, D, G, O, C, K, CK, E, U and R. If you are unsure of how to pronounce these sounds then please check out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw. 

There are lots of lovely videos to watch with the different sounds, but please ONLY focus on these ones as the others will be too challenging for the children at the moment. The children will love to watch Mr Thorne teach them phonics. 

Lastly, for some additional maths activities please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/its-me-1-2-3-week-2/ you can watch the videos and do the challenge after. There is a new challenge for every day of the week.