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Class 2 Foundation

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Home learning

 

Please find below all of the home learning sheets up to May half term, as well as other previously added links and useful information. For home learning for w/c 1st June onwards, please go to the 'EYFS Home Learning' page.

 

 

 

Phonics and sight words

In addition to the weekly story activities, we would encourage the children to keep practising their phonics skills at home, and Phonics Play (https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ ) is a great website full of games and activities for this. You can log in for free whilst schools are closed using the username and password on the home page.  There is also some useful information in the Parents section.

 

Reception

Go to Resources and select Phase 2 or Phase 3 on the Phonics Play website. You will find a range of interactive games and activities to help the children revise the sounds that we have taught in school.

 

Please also keep practising reading and writing the sight words (especially those towards the bottom of this page). ‘Tricky word trucks’ on Phonics Play is also good for practising quick sight word recognition.

 

We also ask that the children continue to practise number activities regularly, such as number recognition and ordering numbers to 20, along with adding two small numbers, perhaps through dice games. The Top Marks website (www.topmarks.co.uk ) has some great maths games.

 

Nursery

Go to Resources and select Phase 1 on the Phonics Play website. You will find a range of activities to help children tune into sounds to prepare them for reading and writing. Playing games like I spy; breaking apart and putting words together e.g. c-a-t; and drawing children’s attention to rhyming words will also help.

 

This term we would also be introducing the nursery children to their first ten sight words (also known as High Frequency Words. See list below). These are common words that appear very often in texts. We call them sight words as the children are taught to ‘see them and say them’ and not to attempt to sound them out.

 

mum

dad

the

I

to

is

a

said

and

in

 

When introducing your child to these words, just choose 2 or 3 to begin with and introduce more as they learn them. Always include previously learnt words to make sure they remember them all and to give them confidence.

You could:

  • Write them out on cards and stick them up around the house for your child to read each time they see them
  • Have two or more of each word on cards and play snap or pairs
  • Look for the words in the stories that you share together

 

We would also like the nursery children to continue to count in nursery rhymes and songs, along with counting practically with everyday objects e.g. apples, pencils or teddies (up to 10).

 

Please contact us via Dojo if you have questions or comments about any of this or if there is anything else at all that we can help with.

 

Best wishes,

Mrs Hobson and Mrs Savage

Weekly story and activity ideas - What the Ladybird Heard - Week 7 - w/c 18.5.20

Weekly story and activity ideas - Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero - Week 6 - w/c 11.5.20

Weekly story and activity ideas - Superworm - Week 5 - w/c 4.5.20

Weekly story and activity ideas - Super Duck - Week 4 - w/c 27.4.20

 

 

Weekly story and activity ideas - Super Daisy - Week 3 - w/c 20.4.20

Weekly story and activity ideas - Dear Zoo - Week 2 - w/c 30.3.20

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? Home learning - Week 1

 

 

Reading

Please continue to read to and with your child. This could be their reading book, books from home or their sight words. 

Ask your child to retell a familiar or favourite story. They could make some little puppets out of paper or recycled materials and act out the story and play with the puppets. 

Have fun with rhyming books; can they change the rhyming words to other funny rhyming words?

Use funny voices and sounds and enjoy sharing books together.

 

Phonics

You can access some useful games to play at https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/  

Nursery children have begun working on Phase 1 and Reception children have worked on Phases 1, 2 and 3 in school. See below for details about phonics.

Also, the following website is good to practise letter sounds www.teachyourmonstertoread.com (there is a small charge to use on a tablet).

Continue to make CVC words using the phoneme frame and cards sent home. Try to make words using the digraphs and trigraphs they now know. 

You say a word e.g. goat; can they make it with the cards? Or you make a word e.g. sheep; can they say the sounds and blend them together to read it? Try to make it into a game - give points every time they make a word or read a word. How many points can they get? Can they beat their score?

 

Writing  

Practise writing CVC words and short sentences.

Encourage the children to write a diary with a daily picture and sentence. The children could use their sight words (see below or use the sheets that have been sent home previously). 

 

Maths

Regular counting practise to and from 20. 

Completing a number or shape hunt around your house.

There are also resources on the following website which you may find useful:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk under the Early Years section.

 

Useful on-line resources

Twinkl:  This is a website with a variety of resources that we often use in school.  They are offering the free use of this site during school closure by following the link https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and entering the code CVDTWINKLHELPS. Please look at the EYFS section.

 

Hungry little minds has information for parents for home learning. There are also 6 apps that they recommend. https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#information

 

The website below also has some ideas for home learning.  You may need to check and see which are age appropriate for your child.  https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/50-youtube-channels-for-home-learning/

You could also try some of these activities:

 

https://medium.com/pobble

 

 

Phonics
In our daily phonics sessions, the children:

  •  Practise saying the sound for each of the letters that we have learnt.
  •  Read words by saying the sounds and blending them together. We Look at the letters, make the sounds, blend the sounds together.
  •  Listen to words and then sound them out before writing them. We Say the word, robot the word, write the word.
  •  Read simple sentences (using these phonics skills and recognising sight words).
  •  Write simple sentences (using these phonics skills and taking care to spell sight words correctly, using letter names).

 

Here are all of the graphemes (single letters), digraphs (2 letters making one sound) and trigraphs (3 letters making one sound) that we have covered in class.

 

s

a

t

p

i

n

m

d

g

o

c

k

ck

e

u

r

h

b

f

ff

l

ll

ss

j

v

w

x

y

z

zz

qu

ch

sh

th

ng

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

(moon)

ar

or

ur

ow

oi

ear

air

er

oo

(book)

These are the phonics mats that the children have access to in school and that you may still have from Parent's Evening.

Phase 2 mat

Phase 3 mat

 

 

Here are all of the sight words that we have learnt in class. Remember,

See the word and say the word (no sounding out).

The words in blue are the ones we would like all children to be able to spell correctly when they write them.

the

and

a

to

said

in

he

she

it

was

is

they

on

of

you

for

at

his

but

that

with

all

we

can

are

up

had

my

her

like

go

mum

look

dad

come

here

there

this

went

be

see

no

am

yes

going

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This year the teachers in Class 2 are:

Mrs Hobson and Mrs Savage, supported by Miss Duke.  

Mrs Watts (covering on a Monday morning)

 

Within the Foundation base, our staff also includes: 

Mrs Williams

Miss Claricoates (Monday - Thursday)

Mrs Watts (covering on a Tuesday morning)

Mrs Sudra (Friday)

Mrs Kettle

Mrs Holt

Mrs Rafizadeh

We also have student placements and parent volunteers at different times.

 

P.E. 

The Reception children will have PE on a Thursday afternoon. (Nursery: tbd)

The children will need the following NAMED PE kit to be kept in school: 

a white t-shirt, a pair of dark coloured shorts and plimsolls. 

For health and safety purposes, ALL jewellery should be removed including earrings (or covered up with micropore provided from home), and long hair tied up.   

If your child has items that cannot be removed please speak to a member of staff.

 

Kits will be returned at the end of each half term to be washed and will be expected to be returned on the first day of the following term.  

 

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring a clearly labelled bottle containing only WATER, which they will have access to during the day.  Please be aware that juice is not permitted as it is not part of our Healthy Schools status and when spilt in the classroom causes unnecessary mess.  Juice as part of a child's packed lunch is acceptable.

 

The children are expected to take their bottle home at the end of each day and bring back the following day, clean and refilled.

 

Our topic this term is Animals.  We will also be looking at a range of books written by Eric Carle.

 

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