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Week Beginning 23.03.20

Dear parents and children,

Due to the closure of the school, I have listed below various FREE websites and activities, that you are able to use at home, to support learning in various subjects. Feel free to be as creative as you like with the work. Please remember that the children learn a lot from experiences, so baking, helping cook dinner, looking after pets, gardening, playing games and other general activities are all times of learning too. 


The children are bringing home their bean plants to care for. We only planted these on Monday, and the children are very excited to observe how plants grow. It would be fantastic if you could support them in nurturing their plants and completing their bean diaries.


In a time when many things are currently unknown, keeping learning positive and fun is essential. I look forward to seeing you all soon! 
Miss Lea :) 


Phonics - The sites below are free to use and currently phonics play is offering a months subscription free of charge, giving you access to more resources. Games such as Obb and Bob and Tricky Word Trucks are a fantastic place to start in supporting our phonics learning. Children - remember that if you can't read a word, use your dots and dashes to sound it out and blend it back together!


Maths - This term, the children need to be able to count in 2's, 5's and 10's, understand and find 1/2 and 1/4 of shapes and numbers to 20, recognise 2D and 3D shapes, and use their number bond knowledge to support their addition and subtraction.

Please do feel free to use previous maths facts homework sent out, changing the numbers as you go. Remember, it only needs to be a short burst each day to make a difference. The websites below are free and offer support and online games for the children to engage with.


Reading - The children are bringing home 5 reading books and 1 library book. Once your children have read these books, feel free to read some books from home together, these can also be written in their reading record book. The website below allows you to sign up for free and read books online, at the appropriate reading level.


Writing - Write about anything you choose - but remember your capital letters, spaces and punctuation.

You could write your own version of The Gingerbread Man or Little Red Riding Hood or 

You could write the instructions for baking a cake. 


Physical Education and outdoor learning -  Some ideas to get you moving at home. Practice your balancing skills, throwing and catching and moving your body in different ways. Can you make yourself small? Can you make yourself tall? Maybe you can make something in your garden - the website below lists lots of nice ideas for playing outdoors and learning with nature.


Science - Please take care of your bean plant. Look at how it grows and changes and complete your bean diary, filling in the changes you observe each week. You could even take some pictures.