Welcome to the Summer Term.
We hope you are all well and managing to get out in the fresh air as much as possible. Below you will find a variety of ideas for remote learning from your child's teacher. Please use these ideas when you think it is right for your family, don't stress about schoolwork. In September, we can get your children back on track. Right now what we can't do anything about is how your children are feeling. So please share your calm, strength, laughter and love with your children. Your children are exactly where they need to be at the moment.
Please phone the school office if there is anything we can help you with on 01233 614660 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Due to the current situation, we are now providing online learning activities for your child to complete at home.
The site we are using to host this learning is called Seesaw, and is accessible on computers, tablets and phones at https://app.seesaw.me
Your child will have received their own unique QR code and text login with instructions on how to access the site.
Overview of Willow Class Learning
Our big question throughout Term 4 has been ‘what can you see?’ We have explored science, growth and our amazing world. The children have really enjoyed planting beans and observing the changes as they grow.
In Term 5, our big question will be ‘What makes you happy?’ We will explore hobbies and the things your children love. There will be more activities on this to follow.
As well as Seesaw, there are some fantastic websites you can access whilst your child is at home. Below are some links and information:
Twinkl are offering free access for parents during school closures. The site has worksheets and activity ideas for all subjects.
Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
You need to register for an account, but it is free to join. This site has lots of free e-books, activity sheets and maths games.
Literacy Trust https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
This site is free to access and contains videos, links to stories online and activity sheets.
Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org
You need to register for a free account and then create an account for your child. This site is American, but if you choose courses/ early math at the top there are some interactive Maths activities that are appropriate.
ICT Games https://www.ictgames.com/
This site has free Maths and English Games. There is no need to register and you can adapt the games to suit your child’s knowledge.
Classroom Secrets https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/
You can create a free account for this site and it contains Maths activities. (Just select EYFS tab at the top).
White Rose https://whiterosemaths.com/
This Maths site has introduced a fee home learning area. At the moment, the content for EYFS (Reception) is coming soon. However some of the Year 1 activities may be appropriate.
Hammond Education https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5f9v0bDywz0UKkJW3Ik1EQ
This YouTube site has ideas of Phonics games you could play with your child.
Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
This site has introduced a free login. There are lots of phonics games on here. (Choose phase 2 and phase 3 on the tabs on left hand side of screen).
Mr Thorne’s Phonics Geraldine the Giraffe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw
There are lots of videos on here about different sounds the children have learnt in Phonics. The children love Geraldine!
Mystery Science www.mysteryscience.com
You need to register for a free account. This is another American site, but the Mystery Science units for Grade K have some nice videos and activities. The ‘Plant and Animal Secrets’ unit may be of particular interest, as the children have been learning about plants and growth.
DK Find out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
There is no need to register for this site. Some of the activities (particularly the Maths and English ones) are a bit too high level for reception children. However, if your child is interested in animals or dinosaurs there are some lovely images and facts you can share with them.
Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com/
This site has some lovely art and craft ideas using everyday materials.
The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com/
This site has practical ideas for English, Maths and Science as well as lots of creative projects for your child to get stuck into!
You need to create a free account. This site introduces children to coding on the computer. There are helpful tutorials you can watch to get started.
Body coach Joe Wicks will be hosting a free PE session on his YouTube channel, live on weekdays at 9am. Good for burning off some energy!