Home Learning Guidance for Parents
We are aware that this is an unusual situation and although it is not possible to provide you with everything that the children would have been exposed to or learned whilst at school, we have put together some guidance and signposted you to some places online where you can continue to support your child’s development whilst at home with a range of games, interactive activities and challenges to complete.
Each day should have a mixture of the following:
Quiet time: Reading/jigsaws/spelling
Learning time: Maths, Writing, Science, Geography, History.
Creative time: Arts and crafts, Duplo, Lego, K’nex, junk modelling, baking, small world imaginary play etc.
Jobs time: Helping with household chores, e.g. wiping sides, tables, chairs, light switches, laundry sorting and folding
Outside time: Throwing/catching/kicking. Make up games, rules and scoring e.g. aiming bean bags into a bucket/hoop.
Technology time: ipads/tablets/TV/gaming - all in moderation
We have provided a separate grid of learning activities that can be completed each week at home. In addition to this, we have also provided a weekly project that can be completed as a family.
The pack contains a range of fun, engaging and challenging activities that encourage children to practise the skills they have been learning in school. These include literacy activities to encourage children to practise reading, phonics skills and writing along with maths activities to practise counting, comparing numbers, addition skills and ordering numbers. There are also some fun craft activities included - why not make a balloon rocket or a trap for Evil Pea? There is also a simple play dough recipe included – talk about how the ingredients change as you mix them then use the play dough to make Supertato or Evil Pea. You can also explore number further using the play dough
YEAR 1 AND YEAR 2
With a range of fun, engaging and challenging activities, children will practise fundamental skills and reinforce concepts that have already been taught to them. The content in these packs is suitable for any adult to deliver to a child of the appropriate ability. Many activities will require no input at all from an adult – they simply cover content that your child will already have some understanding of from previous lessons. No adult delivering this content to their child is required to have any teaching expertise or subject knowledge.
Useful Websites for additional resources:
English and Phonics
www.new.phonicsplay.co.uk Enter the username: march20 and password: home for full access to resources.
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html - This has 20 days of exciting articles, stories, videos and fun learning challenges. It looks American , but choose PreK and Kindergarten for EY and Grades 1 – 2 for Yr 1 and 2 as its all relevant. You must follow the instructions to register for free content.
The Primary Stars document included in the pack, supports and revises learning that children would have been doing at school.
https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/ Ashbrook School uses some of the White Rose Maths resources to support our planning and teaching.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - This has lots of useful online video tutorials and daily lessons. Please click on your child’s relevant year group.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Please sign up for FREE and enter the offer code – CVDTWINKLHELPS
There are lots and lots of resources here, but if in doubt, please refer to our recent curriculum newsletter to search for specific aspects of learning. You can also refer to previous newsletters to consolidate previous learning, which is always helpful.
https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn - useful for practising computing and coding skills with lots of fun games. Please select Grades 2-5.
https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439122 - You will need to register for free to access this EYFS home learning pack.
https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439121 - You will need to register for free to access this KS1 home learning pack.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ - Joe Wicks will be live on his YouTube channel ‘The Body Coach TV’ every day Monday-Friday at 9am delivering P.E lessons. There are also lots of ‘Kids Workouts To Do At Home’ on this YouTube channel.