- Make your own telescope to look for sharks just like Timothy Pope.
- Design your own park? You could make a 3D model using recyclable materials.
- Research sharks and create a poster or presentation to teach others your interesting shark facts. The more creative the better!
- Spot the rhyming words in the story? Can you create your own rhyming pairs or phrases?
- Use your drama skills to perform the story. You could use Purple Mash to record your voice over the story or record a video.
- Create a warning poster to warn others about sharks being spotted in the park.
- A newspaper article reporting on the sighting of sharks in a local park.
- Write a persuasive letter to persuade local residents to avoid the park.
In addition, further information on our ‘Return to School Plan’ is detailed on the School Closure Information Page http://lsj.org.uk/school-closure/.
HALF TERM LEARNING CHALLENGE COMPETITION
We know lots of you enjoy completing home learning projects and like the routine of learning activities even during half term!
This is why we are setting you some fun half term challenges linked to today’s story ‘Shark in the Park’ written by Nick Sharratt. The suggested learning challenges can be completed by any pupil in any year group! To enter the Challenge Superstar competition, you will need to send a photograph or a copy of your completed challenge to Latchford_primary@warrington.gov.uk with the subject FAO Miss Kavanagh. Please make sure you include your child’s name and year group in the email. Certificates will be awarded to one pupil in each year group for the best challenge completed. We will announce Challenge Superstars on Friday 5th June. Certificates will be sent out in the post. Good luck and enjoy your learning!
As next week marks the beginning of our two week half term break we will not be setting weekly home learning tasks for these weeks. If you would like to continue with some activities, there are some Early Years websites listed below that you may find useful. Mrs Ireland has also sent some fun activities that build on some of R.E learning. Take a look by clicking the link below.
Please enjoy a break, make the most of the sunshine and daily exercise. Be kind to yourself and to others and take care.
Hopefully we will see you soon,
The EYFS Team
Early Years Websites
Web sites for young children
Always review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.
This website comes highly recommended by teachers, parents and children in supporting the development of reading skills. An excellent resource we would recommend children access during the half term break. You can sign up for two weeks absolutely free!
Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.
Great site with free phonics games. Nursery can access phase 1 games to support their listening and attention skills, Reception can access phase 2 and 3 games to support their phonic application.
Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.
Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning.
cbeebies stories and rhymes.
Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.
New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.
Books for reading together with links to understanding of the world (good for natural science).
Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources.
Good for spelling high frequency and tricky words!
Lots of maths and literacy games
Many games and songs including those relating to festivals.
Games of varying quality to support different areas of learning.
The Little animals’ activity centre – stories
Various educational games, videos and craft ideas
British Council “Learn English” – songs and stories
Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC, as well as Birmingham’s own. Supports communication, language and literacy, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy as well as other areas of learning.
Problem solving reasoning and numeracy
Visit the world with Barnaby Bear
Resources provided under EYFS to support all 7 areas of learning.