Recommended Reading List
During this time, when children may not be in school, we have devised some suggested home-learning activities that you could complete at home to support your children’s learning, leisure time and routines.
- Create a weekly timetable with your child to decide on which subjects to practice with your child each day.
- Create a daily timetable. Routines are important for children.
- Some suggestions: wake up, wash your hands for 20 seconds, brush your teeth and eat breakfast. Practise counting 1-20 and read a book. Have lunch, complete a task from below and a short fitness routine.
- Keep fit indoors. Create a daily fitness routine to complete with your child/children.
- Some suggestions: 10-star jumps, 10 sit ups, 10 push ups, 10 squats
- Limit screen time. Use the IPad, phone or TV for short periods of time to break up the day.
Download free educational apps or visit the websites.
Mr Thorne Does Phonics on Youtube
Topmarks educational games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
BBC Nursery Rhymes https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-a-to-zindex/z4ddgwx
TTS have created a pack for parents. Click on Early Years Activity Book https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html
- - Play games with your children.o Some suggestions: Role Play different life situations e.g. going to the doctors or going to arestauranto It’s finally spring, do some art activities linked to nature (drawings of trees or plants or a sketch ofyour local area)o Do some cooking or baking with your child. Afterwards encourage your child to write the recipe or asentence about how you made it.
09:00 – 09:30: PE with Joe Wicks
09:30 – 10:00: Phonic Activities
10:00 – 10:30: Free Choice
10:30 – 11:00: Maths Activities or English Activities
11:00 – 11:30: Free Choice
11:30 – 13:00: Lunch Time
13:00 – 13:30: Outdoor Topic Activity
13:30 – 14:00: Art Activity
14:00 – 14:30: Indoor Topic Activity
14:30 – 15:00: Read a storybook or do a jigsaw together
Books to read - Aliens Love Underpants
- Practise saying all the phase 2 sounds and phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs. Can your child explain what a digraph/trigraph are?
The sounds are;
- qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi
- Practise writing words and sentences using some of these sounds and rainbow words.
- Listen to the phonic songs on YouTube (links below)
- Practice writing and reading your tricky words.
- Write silly sentences using your tricky words.
- Choose a sound and write as many words that you can think of with that sound in.
- Practice forming letters to develop fine motor.
- Play phonic based games like: I spy, phonic snap, matching pairs.
- Phonic bingo.
- Access the phase 2 and 3 activities on Phonics Play website (see below for login details).
Useful Phonic Website Links:
Username: march20 Password: home
- Phase 2 and 3 Jolly Phonics songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26uXtUYssuo
- Phase 2 Tricky Words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0
- Phase 3 Tricky Words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY
- Alphablocks Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg
- Use different objects at home to make repeating patterns like we have been learning at school.
- Practice number bonds to 10.
- Ask your grown up to give you addition and subtraction number sentences up to 20.
- Choose a number between 1 and 20 – how many different ways can you represent it?
- Look around your home what different 2D and 3D shapes can you find?
- Can you make a picture using 2D shapes.
- Practice writing your numbers to 20 using fancy pens.
- Play some number board games like snakes and ladders and ludo.
- Number puzzles.
- Use mathematical language linked to weighing by cooking and weighing ingredients – focus on heavy, light.
- Can you measure and compare who the tallest person is in your family.
- Pretend to play shop keepers – using language linked to money, adding different amounts and finding change from 20p.
- Set up a little obstacle course and direct a member of your family around the room using simple language ie, forward two steps, turn left, etc.
- Practise counting, adding and subtracting using different skills e.g.
- Number lines
- Challenge! Can your child solve worded maths problems e.g. ‘Shaniqua had 6 balloons, Lilly came and took 3 away. How many balloons does Shaniqua have now?
Useful Maths Website Links:
- Top Marks Maths Games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
- Number Blocks Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w
- Cbeebies Maths Games: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy
- Encourage your child to read a book aloud to you or an older sibling.
- They have guided reading books and a pleasure book in their bags.
- Is your child able to talk about the pictures, find rainbow words and answer questions?
- Challenge! Can you ask your child 5 questions related to the book e.g. Why was Sam feeling sad?
- Watch a story online with your child and talk about the beginning, middle and end of the story and
also the characters and setting.
- Choose your favourite setting or character, draw a picture and describe it using some WOW words.
- We have been learning about instructions – can you write or draw a set of instructions on one of the following; how to make your favourite sandwich, how to wash your hands, how to draw a house, how to make cupcakes or how to brush your teeth.
Useful English Website Links:
- Alphablocks on Cbeebies: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
- Selection of different stories to share: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories
- Selection of phonic games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds
- Collins have free online books. Click here https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks and use the free log in details to sign in.
Then click on the purple lion image.
Choose to read either Pink A, Pink B, Red A or Red B Books
Topic & Outdoor Learning
- Look outside to see signs of spring – do a still life drawing of your favourite flower, tree, animal or anything else you might see.
- Have a walk in your garden/ local park – what minibeasts can you see?
- Help your grown-ups at home to make a yummy lunch for your family – remember to wash your hands first.
- Make up a song about keeping your hands clean and staying healthy.
- Use junk modelling to make an animal that lives on a farm
- Next term our topic is ‘Once Upon a Time’
- Support your child to use their imagination to create a story map, for example here is the story map of the Gingerbread Man story:
PE & Mindfulness
- Joe Wicks 30 minute morning workout
- Joe Wicks 5 min kids workouts:
- Mindfulness and Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
- Act out a scene from previous stories e.g. Naughty Bus, Jasper’s Beanstalk, Owl Babies, Whatever Next and Leopard’s Drum.