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Learning at Home
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(At the end of this page are some links for some common resources you can use at home.)
Continue to read each day with your child using either book you have a home or digital books that can be found on the Oxford Owl or Teach Your Monster to Read websites.
Spelling and Handwriting:
Continue to practise these daily. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the links to the year 1 spelling bank and letter formation pages.
Continue to practise reading real and nonsense (alien) words using the digraphs sent home at parents evening. See our phonics page for further activities, websites and apps to help develop your child's skills further.
Science: Exploring Spring Time
Using the colours of the rainbow look at the plants in your garden. Can you find plants for each colour? What has changed since the Winter?
Plant a seed and watch it grow. Can you record what has changed and measure the growth?
History: How homes have changed
Ask your grown ups at home what their house was like when they were little. Talk about what has changed and what has stayed the same.
Why and how do Christians' celebrate Easter? Watch the Easter Story by clicking here.
PE: Keeping your body and Mind Fit
The following websites and YouTube pages have lots of ideas and activities to help you stay fit. Click on the list below to visit the web pages.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Premier League Stars
Joe Wicks daily workout
Maths: telling the time
Make your own analogue clock. Practise making and reading o'clock and half past times.
Practise recalling number bonds to 10. Write addition and subtraction equations using your number bond knowledge.
e.g. 10=3+7 10-3=7
Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards between 0 and 100. Choose a number how many 10s and 1s does it have? Choose two 2-digit numbers, which number is larger? Use your tens and ones knowledge to explain how you know.
Have a go at Gareth Metcalfe's daily maths lesson and activities
Click here for some more ideas.
Regular reading, even if for only 5 minutes a day, is the most effective way to help your child. Talking about the book will also help to develop their understanding and enjoyment of reading.
- Which is your favourite character and why?
- What words did the author use to describe this character?
- How did the characters feel at the beginning/ end of the story?
- What happened in this story? What might happen after the story finishes?
- Can you think of a different ending to the story?
- What places are in the story?
- Did you enjoy the book? Why/ why not?
- Can you think of another story/ book like this? What is the same about the two stories/ books?
- Using the title, can you write the blurb for this book?
- Why do you think the book was given this title?
- Does the title help us to choose the right book to read?
- What happened first, next or at the end?
- What other title could you use for this book? Why?
Take part in the Reading Buddy Challenge
Listen to your child read at home then write in their Reading Diary.
This can be done with anybody… parents, grand-parents, siblings, cousins or even just friends!
When your child has read at least three times a week for three consecutive weeks they will get a reading buddy and adoption certificate.
To keep their buddy they need to keep reading at least three times a week.
All buddies need to be return to school on Wednesday with your child's reading diary.
Please write in their Reading Diary so we have a written record to ensure the challenge is fair to all children!
Home Reading Books
Please can you make sure that your child has their reading books in school everyday so that we can read with them.
The children are encouraged to change their own books when needed.
Every day the children will have some time to go and swap their home reading books.
You can encourage your child to read any children's books you have at home. Don't forget to write this in their reading diaries.