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Homework/ Home learning in the event of Self-Isolation 

We will be setting different home learning activities for you to complete at home with your child. We love all the photos being sent in, showing us how hard you are working at home. Thank you. 

We are also now sharing the daily learning on our Purple Mash blog. There is also an option where you can share photographs of the learning you have completed on the blog as well.


This week:


We are now starting to look at Set 2 in the  phonics program. We have now looked at 'ay - ay, ay may I play' 'ee' - 'ee' 'ee' what can I see?, 'igh' - 'igh' 'igh' fly high. Next is - 'ow' and long 'oo'.

18/05/20 - RWI Phonics 'ow' spelling lesson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZs8ghiPETU

22/05/20 - Phonics Spelling lesson 'ow' or long 'oo' RWI ?   https://youtu.be/0QuDQ3KDJD0

Please continue to practise the Set 1 sounds as much as you can, particularly the Set 1 Digraphs. Here is the complete Set 1 Speed sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2wILXhGt5s

Please watch this video on how to read a Ditty at home with your child, as we will now be posting Ditty's for your child to complete.  


How to read a Ditty at home video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ir2xFsZaoI

Here is today's Ditty 22/05/2020 - https://youtu.be/F_UJIcEM1So


Guided Draw 22/05/20 - https://youtu.be/HobzrwgPL98   

Can you write a sentence about your drawing?


Story read by Mrs Grice - https://youtu.be/6CjaToH7vKA


Mental Health Awareness Week - Can you create a Pebble Pal for Mental Health Week?  You can leave them hidden and bring joy to others!


Daily P.E. with Joe Wickshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADg5Nunkmow



Please see below some continual activities:

Phonics: Practise the different sounds so far in the little green sounds book!  Practise letter formation.

Reading: Please share a story with your child daily.  Use the free Oxford Owl website for your child to read books online.  Details of the website address is at the bottom of the page.

Maths: Number formation, ordering numbers from 0-20, counting forwards and backwards from 0-20

Try these websites for Home Learning:

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/ - For more information from RWI Phonics

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - Choose the Oxford Owl for Home option.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - phonics games



https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search - can access free home learning packs for EYFS - Foundation Stage 2

https://www.scholastic.co.uk/search/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bsite%5D=corporate&search%5Bquery%5D=early+years+home+learning+pack&search%5Bregion%5D=uk&log=t - Home Learning Packs

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37 - Maths online games

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen - Free audiobooks for children

You can join Carol Vordeman's Maths Tutor website for free for maths teaching. Although the sections start at Key Stage 1, we suggest that you might be interested in looking at Topics 1,2 and 3 on the website which cover areas we have been looking at within Reception. https://www.themathsfactor.com/



Remember for any children who need someone to talk to they can contact:-




Next Term our learning will be centred around the topic, Journeys.