Monday 20th July 2020
It was lovely to meet you all last week and I can't wait to see you all again! Hope you all have a wonderful summer as you have been working so hard from home.
I have included some maths, literacy, topic and science work that will prepare you for when we start in September! Any question please message me on Dojos!
Things you can do at home:
- Read at least 3 times a week, the more the better!
- Practice the Year 1 and 2 spellings
- Practice counting forward and backward to 100 (built up to 100 if you need to)
- Practice counting in 2's 5's and 10's
A couple of things that you can be doing during the final week of school/over the summer holidays.
At our 'meet the teacher' session last week we handed out a pack with some Phonics sounds and Maths mats that we will be using in class from September. It would be great if your child was familiar with them by then, so have a look over them and see if your child can say each number/sound. In the pack there is also a little transition booklet that the children can complete and bring back to us in September so that we can get to know them a little better. (If you were unable to attend the session then I have left your pack in the school office for you to collect.)
Read, read, read! Read stories often. This may be a reading book, share a book together, read other information around the house, or make a game up. Anything to get them reading. They need to hear you read too, so it is important that you read lots to them. Take it in turns to read, or try out our echo reading whereby the adult reads a bit first to model the fluency (expression and pace) and then the child reads it back.
Practise Phonics sounds by playing the games on this website, try the Phase 3 sounds.
Some online Maths games
Enjoy your summer holidays and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in September :)
Mrs Chapman and Mrs Fowler
Other Ideas for Learning:
You might like to try the White Rose Maths daily/weekly sessions that we follow in class.
Other websites to use:
Easy Maths activities
Count – forwards, backwards, (Challenge* count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s)
Read, recognise and write numbers to 20/50 in words and digits.
Count me… Find me… Sort the…
Snakes and ladders
Please read with your child daily. This may be their reading book, share a book together, read other information around the house, or make a game up. Anything to get them reading. They need to hear you read too, so it is important that you read lots to them. Take it in turns to read, or try out our echo reading whereby the adult reads a bit first to model the fluency (expression and pace) and then the child reads it.
If you desperately need some other reading books, let me know.
Oxford Owl (create a parent log in and you can access ebooks for your child’s level).
Have a go at the Phonics Screen word list, although the children will not be tested this year, it is still important to practice phonics with them.
phonicsplay.co.uk (Use school log in details to access games and resources. There is a parent section too)
Username: LYNDHURST Password: CLASSROOM
The children have been really trying to improve their letter formation, handwriting skills and basic sentence formation. There are some writing stimulus in the packs as ideas. I have also included a child friendly checklist for writing. You will notice it increases with requirements. Use it as a guide, it’s not intended as a must have list for right now, but I think it’s useful you know what we are working towards by the end of the year. Encourage lots of drawing, colouring and writing opportunities. It doesn’t always have to be sat at a table with a pencil and paper. Use a paintbrush, finger paints, play dough letters, get creative and share your child’s work on Dojo. Use this time to really focus on those basic fine motor skills and letter formation. Lots of talk before writing is so important so if you are doing more sentence work and longer pieces of writing then encourage your child to think it, say it, then write it. Read it back and check it. Make changes and improvements as they go along.
Writing ideas- write a letter to someone, keep a simple diary whilst at home, write shopping lists, write dinner ideas (menu planning), job lists (things to do around the house) See English Summer 1 for more ideas and resources to download below.
As we won’t be allowed out and about as usual you will need to be creative in getting outdoors. Spring is the perfect time of year to carry out observations in the natural world. So if you have a bit of outside space then do some bird watching, take photos of the changing buds on the trees. Keep a weather diary, what do you notice? Any patterns etc?
Inside there are lots of practical inside learning opportunities you can provide too. Twinkl have a Science pack for use at home.
See Science Home Learning Summer 1
Cbeebies (lots of games, songs and ideas)
The Imagination Tree
Communitree Outdoor Education Specialists
The Speech Bubble