Mrs Swindley and Miss Robinson
Can you believe that it is the Summer term already, although this is not how any of us expected the summer term to start. Over the coming weeks we have decided that we would like the children's home learning to take the same format as their learning in school. We feel this is important to help them feel settled and as happy as possible at this time.
Therefore all tasks and activities will be based around a set theme. We choose the themes based on the children's interests. Therefore if you have any suggestions, please let us know. Each theme will last for two weeks and are based on the children's interests. We will set the children four Rainbow challenges each week, these are yellow phonics challenge, red writing challenge, blue maths challenge and green creative challenge. The children are use to completing these. All Rainbow challenges are based on things that the children have already learnt in school. These will be added to our home learning page every Monday morning.
In addition we will provide a range of other activities that can be completed with the children, that we would have done with the children. These will be based on craft, movement, role play and exploration. This again will be on the home learning page. We will also update the games on Education City each week which will be another way for the children to practice their key skills. The children also have access to Numbots if they would like to practice their Maths skills.
We know that these times are very difficult for parents and we know many of you are still working. Therefore, please do what you can, when you can. All the activities we are providing are there if you would like to use them there is no pressure or expectation. All we ask is for you to:
read for 15 minutes everyday
spend 10 minutes practicing reading and writing a few of your phonics sounds
practice reading your tricky word cards (there is a list below if you need any more)
Each week we will also be uploading videos to the school YouTube channel, we are aiming to do four of these a week. We are trying to vary what we do to keep the children's interest and attention. However, there will always be at least one story.
The children came home with a paper pack, if you would like another one at all, please don't hesitate to ask and we can arrange for us to post it or for you to collect from school.
Thank you for all you are doing and how you are supporting your children at this time. If you need anything please do not hestitate to contact us and we are more than happy to help. You can contact Miss Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs Swindley at email@example.com
Miss Robinson, Mrs Swindley and Mrs Moulson