We had a great time in Forest School with Mrs Yates, Mrs Bates and Miss Peever. We made tree people to look after our forest area and stick men to take home.
Please find home learning for the 2 weeks before Easter. I hope your family are all keeping safe and enjoying the sunshine.
Enjoy playing board games, talking to each other and perhaps baking or gardening.
Thank you for making my final teaching week at Latchford enjoyable. I have loved teaching your child and wish them all the best for the future.
Reception Home Learning weeks 1 and 2
Over the next two weeks in school we plan to celebrate Easter. Please share the Easter story using the link below.
Children should be familiar with the vocabulary Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Can you design a poster to promote a healthy lifestyle? This can include healthy foods, drinks, exercise, hygiene and sleeping patterns. Please record this in your English book.
Cosmic Kids Yoga is a great resource on YouTube to encourage mindfulness and wellbeing.
Read stories at home, we encourage reading three times a week but daily reading would help your child to progress even further! Talk about the characters in the story, what happens in the story at the beginning, the middle and the end. Can they predict what will happen next?
You can access phase 2 and phase 3 reading activities on www.phonicsplay.co.uk. Parents can currently access a free subscription to all resources.
Included in your home learning pack you will find a letter formation sheet which can be used to learn letter sounds and practise writing them forming letters correctly.
Can your child write a caption or simple sentence about themselves to share with Miss Kavanagh?
You could also keep a weekly diary of activities you have done at home. This can be recorded in your English book that has been sent home.
Please continue to practise simple addition and subtraction problems to 10 and once confident 20. This can be recorded in your number book.
Explore mathematical vocabulary discussing which words mean the same, such as; add, more, total, altogether
subtract, take away, less, fewer
Practise finding one more than a given number and one less. You could use household objects to solve the problems.
Shape, Space and Measure
Can you find any shapes around the house? Which household objects are a cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, triangular prism and cone shape? You could extend this learning by discussing the number of corners and vertices.
You could also make a toy shop and use real money to buy items. Look at each coin, can your child name them?
Understanding the World
In this area of our learning we are discussing what makes us special. Please discuss with your child how they are similar to others, what differences they have and why they are unique.
Expressive Art and Design
Can you design and make an Easter card for a member of your family? We hope you enjoy the Easter celebrations.
Enjoy other creative activities such as colouring, cutting, painting and drawing.
For additional home learning activities and useful learning resources please see the earlier post ‘Early Years Websites’.
Early Years Websites
We hope you find this information useful and enjoy using these sites to enhance your child’s learning experiences at home! Please find time to read stories together daily and enhance learning through play, such as, playing board games. In addition, please practise correct letter and number formation. Please check our class pages regularly for updates.
Miss Kavanagh & Mrs Yates
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.
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.