Useful Links

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Early Years Foundation Stage

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Hello Early Years! We hope you have enjoyed The Gruffalo story.  This week we will be making our own Gruffalo stories. Don’t forget to show us what you have been learning on Tapestry and look out for our photos and videos too.  Enjoy your learning this week and remember there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!  :)

 

REMOTE EDUCATION UPDATE - DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION 

The Government have published updated guidance and resources that have been produced by the Department for Education in partnership with the education sector, this includes the BBC.

They have published a list of Online resources that you can access here

Online Educational Resources

These resources cover various subjects and age groups and if you feel it beneficial, may be used to supplement the resources already being set on our eLearning platforms each day.

We are also directing parents to the Department for Education’s - Oak National Academy, which is a new, high-quality collection of lessons and online resources. It has been set up in response to school closures and is supported by the government. From Monday 20 April, it will offer video lessons by teachers for primary and secondary school children in a range of core curriculum subjects.

The National Academy

Also from today the BBC also launching BBC Bitesize Daily.  This is a new service which will deliver a tailored day of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, the BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds, with curriculum relevant offers across the UK.

Together, this comprehensive package is aimed at minimising disruption to children’s education and providing rhythm and routine in these challenging times.

BBC Bitesize daily lessons

These resources are available to you and are intended to be used in addition to the resources already being set on our eLearning platforms each day by your child’s class teacher. 

BBC Parents Toolkit: SEND 

The BBC have also created -  Parents' Toolkit: SEND with resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.

 

PURPLE MASH - 2DO -  GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS.

WRITING

THIS WEEKS WRITING TASK

  • Plan a new story with different characters for The Gruffalo to meet new characters.
  • Draw your new story in a story map.
  • Draw pictures and describe the new characters in your story, what do they look like?
  • How do they act?
  • Write your new Gruffalo story.
  • Practise your handwriting using our videos.

 

Children at home

  • Draw pictures and describe the new characters in your story, what do they look like?  How do they act?

 

READING

THIS WEEKS READING TASK

  • Retell the story of The Gruffalo.  Change the characters and then retell your new story.
  • Tell your story in a different order, which order do you like best?
  • Practise your blending by using the games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

Children at home

  • Retell your story that you have planned in school.  Can you tell it in a different order, which order do you like best?

 

MATHS

THIS WEEKS MATHS TASK - weight

  • Think about the words you would use for weight (heavier/lighter/equal). Use some scales (if you have some, of not you can use your hands) demonstrate how we know which object is heavier and which one is lighter. What would it look like if the weight of the objects where equal?
  • Find some objects around your house and see if you can weigh them. Which is the heaviest and which is the lightest?
  • Find 3 objects. Weigh them and see if you can order them from heaviest to lightest? Use the vocabulary  heaviest/heavier/heavy/light/lighter/lightest.
  • Find an object from your house, can you find an object that is heavier/lighter or equal to your object?
  • Use this recipe http://saucepankids.com/recipe/simple-shortbread-biscuits/ and weigh the ingredients to make some shortbread biscuits.

 

Children in school

 

OTHER AREAS OF LEARNING

THIS WEEKS OTHER AREAS OF LEARNING  TASK

  • Paint your new characters for your story.
  • Act out your new story of ‘The Gruffalo’.
  • Make Gruffalo crumble. You could do this with food or collage – draw pictures and put it in a cup or bowl of what you would like to put in your crumble.
  • Can you make a spiral snake?
  • Practise mindfulness by doing some yoga!

 

SPREAD THE HAPPINESS

THIS WEEKS SPREAD THE HAPPINESS TASK

You have been doing amazingly with your online learning, try to do some of these ideas for other activities.

View document 50_things_to_do_before_you_are_5.pdf

 

FRENCH

FRENCH VIMEO LESSONS

 

 

AUDIO BOOK

AUDIO BOOK

Check in regularly  to hear the latest instalment from Mrs Barnes-Bretton.

 

 

 

 

FIRST NEWS - WEEKLY EDITION

FIRST NEWS - WEEKLY EDITION

View document lores_731_with-subs.pdf

  
We are all on a steep learning curve at the moment and we want to try and help parents and carers as much as we can. There is a lot of information out there about home learning, which is good in many ways, but can be overwhelming too. One of the best pieces of advice that we can give is to follow a timetable during the week. This needs to be very different from school as home learning is more of a one to one situation. Take a look at the examples posted here for ideas. Please remember that no one expects you to be an expert and often just being interested in what your child is doing is enough. 
You are doing a great job!
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Thank you for your patience and support with eLearning.   

WELLNESS SUPPORT RESOURCES 

To support you during the coronavirus outbreak, we have hand-picked a selection of quality-assured, free resources from across the sector. These resources include information about COVID-19 to help support children to understand the situation and stay mentally well.

 
 

EYFS VIMEO