Weekly learning projects for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Early Years (Nursery and Reception) are added each Friday.
We are still uploading our weekly learning projects and daily assemblies.
The most important thing is for your child to read, to share books with you and to talk about them.
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New Talk 4 Writing Projects
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Link to the Duchess of Cornwall's Assembly on Kindness - https://oaknat.uk/3dcOVFx
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Reception Talk4Writing - Max's Jungle
Year 1 Talk4Writing - Brian Bear
Year 2 Talk4Writing - Superheroes
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As you know the children complete the 'Daily Mile' each day in school, in addition to this week's Sports Project theme please find some helpful resources from 'The Daily Mile' enjoy!
Update Monday 27th April 2020
Talk 4 Writing have released some new writing booklets for each year group, we hope that you enjoy them.
Free Computing resources.
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Out of the Ark an online Music/Singing resource have provided free access for home learning during the current crisis.
Songs are linked to fun learning activities.
Please click on the link below to be redirected to the site.
**Update Saturday 18th April 2020**
https://www.zsl.org/learning-resources Link to London Zoo learning resources which could help with this week's Animal's project
Below is some information about managing wellbeing in these challenging times and about the new BBC home learning service which is launching on Monday.
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These specially written Talk4Writing booklets follow the same structure which we follow in which your children will all be familiar with. There is one for each year group. Share the story and work your way through the activities. Enjoy!
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A beautiful resource about birds, perhaps you could listen out for these when you are out for a walk ...
A helpful guide on how you can help your child's reading during the school closure
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Weekly learning projects - Family- A selection of tasks, including Maths, Writing, Phonics/Spelling, Art, PSHE, for you to complete each day based on the theme of 'Family'
Please click on the links below
Years 1 and 2 - Dinosaurs love Underpants - Activities taking place in school this week
Nursery and Reception - Three little pigs - Activities taking place in school this week
Tricky words resource https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0&feature=youtu.be
If you have any questions about any of the resources please email email@example.com
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If you have an Instagram account check out @creation.in.isolation for fun and practical ideas for learning at home
David Walliams is also releasing an audio story each day for 30 days which you could listen to with your children https://bit.ly/AudioElevenses
******Update Tuesday 24th March 2020 ** Look on the 'Reading for Pleasure' section on Tuesday evening for 2 new stories read by Miss Turner and Mrs O'Connell
Please look on the Reading for Pleasure section and listen to the 'Nibbles' story, below are some activities which we are linked to the book which you could do at home.
*****Look at the Harper Collins website where you can log in and look at books according to your child's book band**
** Herts for Learning Essential Maths Challenges for Year 1 and 2**
Year 1 Maths challenges - Click below
Year 2 Maths challenges - Click below
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*****All of the children have used a programme called Purple Mash in school, the log in details are below***
If your child is in Reception - username is reception password - reception
If they are in Year 1 username name is year1 password - year1
If they are in Year 2 username name is year2 password - year2
Phonics - See the section on our website
Reading - See the section on our website
www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga Yoga videos designed for children 3+
Nursery and Reception
We use KIDS TV 123 on you tube for many of our favourite class songs including
There are two shapes songs:
Where’s the Monkey? Is good for positional vocabulary (and gets everyone very excited!)
Everyone finds the Colourbubblies song very soothing:
Counting up to 10 and back
For wake and shake time, we use Jack Hartmann. It’s very cheesy but the children enjoy the songs!
I can move my body like anything! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLaJ4jyKBUY
Get up to get down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMNShIa7jqM
Animals in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT86Dl442jA
There are some nice stories and songs on Barefoot Books
Below are some school subscription services that are providing guidance and resources for free if the school is closed.
You will only be able to access these for free if schools are closed.
Twinkl – Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Classroom secrets – Free access to child version of the site https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/
Primary stars – Maths home learning packages for schools to use due to school closures (KS1)
- Craft (google ideas)
- Drawing and painting
- Teach them how to change their bed sheets
- Junk modelling
- Collage making
- Paper chains
- Finger/potato printing
- Homemade marble runs/tracks
- Den building
- Story/poem writing
- Origami/paper planes
- Role Play and theatre shows with toys
- Basic home science experiments
- Learn magic tricks
- Face painting
- Sock puppets
- Design a magazine/newspaper
- Make a time capsule
- Make a happy thoughts jar/boxes/journals
- Painting with unusual objects
- Play shops
- Write a diary or make an isolation survival book
- Go tree/surface searching/rubbing with crayons
- Dressing up
- Life Skills
- Cook dinner with the children
- Sort/organise a room at home
- Make bread
- Reorganise cupboards/drawers/rooms
- Teach them basic DIY skills
- Practice basic mathematics – money/budgeting etc
- Cooking & baking & menu planning
- Helping cleaning/hoovering
- Teach them to tie their laces
- Teach them to use the washing machine
- Teach them how to change their bed sheets
- Send emails/letters/pictures to your friends and family
- Board games and jigsaws
- Teach them to braid hair
- Handwriting practice – to do lists/ shopping lists etc
- Read to the children
- Get them to read to you
- Have a PJ day
- Have a movie day
- Look through old photos and memory boxes
1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
½ cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water with food colouring added
1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional but it makes the play dough smell nice!)
Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan, and stir over a medium heat until the dough forms into a ball. Allow to cool, and then knead until smooth.
Store in an airtight container (a Ziploc bag with the air pressed out is good).
Bicarbonate of Soda or Baking Powder
Contact Lens/Eyewash solution that contains borax in the ingredients
Squirt PVA glue into a bowl
Add a pinch of Bicarb or baking powder
Add 2-3 drops of lens/eyewash solution
Stir until totally mixed together and it starts to get stiff
Knead together in bowl
Add any food colouring or glitter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup lukewarm water
In a large bowl mix salt and flour.
Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
With your hands form a ball with your dough and kneed it for at least 5 minutes. The longer you kneed your dough the smoother it will be.
Store your salt dough in a air tight container and you will be able to use it for days.
You can paint your creations with acrylic paints and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray. You can let your salt dough creations air dry, however salt dough can also be dried in the oven.
Bake at 200 F until your creation is dry. The amount of time needed to bake your creations depends on size and thickness; thin flat ornaments may only take 45-60 minutes, thicker creations can take 2-3 hours or more. You can increase your oven temperature to 350 F, your dough will dry faster but it may also brown, which won't matter if you are painting your entire creation (you can also cover your dough in the oven before it turns brown).
- Have a tablet/console/phone free day
- Mindfulness exercises
- Pamper evening
- Gratitude treasure hunt (see below)
- Resilience bingo (see below)
- The five senses exercises (see below)
- Research and find your favourite positive affirmation or quote
- Make a worry bag/jar/box and write or draw your worries and place inside
- Learn a new skill or try something new
Gratitude Treasure Hunt:
Something that makes you feel happy
One thing you love to smell
Something you like to look at
One thing that tastes good
Something that is your favourite colour
Something that makes you smile in nature
One thing that is very useful for you
One song that makes you happy
Something to give to someone else to make them smile
Find one item that makes you feel calm and happy
Think of a time you felt really happy
Take a deep breath in and breathe out slowly
Give yourself a hug
Get a drink of water and look after your body
Find a place at home that makes you feel calm and happy and sit there for a minute
Tell someone you love how important they are to you
STOP! Take a minute to think about what is happening
The Five Senses Exercise
Something you can SEE
Something you can HEAR
Something you can TASTE
Something you can FEEL
Something you can SMELL