HOME LEARNING

~ If you are a key worker who needs childcare during the Easter Holidays, please contact us via phone (leave a message), the email address below or on Twitter ~

 

During this period of  school closure and self-isolation for many of our families, we are beginning to populate this page with resources and support.

We know that any resources and help on this page to support your child’s learning during closure will not match the quality of a day in school. Nevertheless, we are committed to working with you to ensure that your child or children can continue to enjoy, achieve and learn.

We strongly recommend that you commit to a sense of routine during these closure days and try a variety of activities with your child; we all benefit from routine and structure and this can be particularly beneficial during unusual and concerning times such as these. We acknowledge that many parents will be working at home and the learning activities are designed to fit in with your own busy schedules.

A day with your child MIGHT look like this: 

Time What are we doing? Ideas
Before 9.00am Wake up Eat breakfast, make your bed, get dressed, put pyjamas away or in laundry.
9.00 - 10.00am Morning Walk Family walk! Get outdoors, whatever the weather. This is encouraged by the government to keep fit and healthy while getting some fresh air. Try and keep away from other families and groups.
10.00 - 12.00am Activity Time Make use of some of the resources available on this page, or those you may already have at home.
12.00pm - 12.45pm Lunch Help make lunch, set the table. 
12.45 - 1.45pm Free Play Have a rest, play with some toys, go outside.
1.45 - 3pm Learning Time Make use of some of the resources available on this page, or those you may already have at home.
3pm onwards Household Routines Give a hand with some jobs around the house or play outside

 

Home Learning Resources/Ideas 

3/4/20

Today we would break up for Easter, if we were all still at school. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for some Easter themed ideas to keep you amused over the next 2 weeks. If you have some books at home, you might also like to try this Story Book Treasure Hunt!

 

26/3/20

At 9am every day Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson for the nation’s children (and adults!) We have been doing this in nursery and can confirm we are not as fit as we thought!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

At 9:30am each day Steve Backshall will be live on Facebook, Instagram AND Youtube looking at animals and their habitats. You may have seen Steve on the children’s show ‘Deadly 60’

 

Get creative this week by starting the 30 day Lego challenge! If you have Lego bricks to use then that’s brilliant, but if you don’t then try using loose parts and items from around the house :)

 

EYFS Home have begun to put some useful videos on their YouTube Channel, and more will be added. These are created by experienced Early Years practitioners J

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigDRpSIn9MxcKMcibuROcw

 

Play Scotland have produced a brilliant Loose Parts play booklet for parents filled with lots of ideas of how to get the most from Loose Part Play. You can download it here:

https://www.playscotland.org/parents-families/loose-parts-play/

 

 

20/3/20

Oxford Owl - Register for an account and there are a range of e-books which can be read online for free.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

A selection of read-along and picture books (and stories for older children) videoed with the permissions of the creators and publishers

https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1FzZjnPxsq-Riaab8gv5R1_8CMUjqPAtjBP-2HVbNztbFhq7iw6jUb6UU

 

For older children (perhaps brothers or sisters?), but a selection of 'finish the comic' resources and reading comprehension.

https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/2020/03/12/free-reading-realm-home-learning-pack-nature-and-animals

 

Alistair Bryce-Clegg is collecting a variety of 'things to try at home activities'

https://abcdoes.com/abc-does-a-blog/2020/03/14/at-least-50-fantastic-ideas-to-try-at-home/

 

Twinkl has opened up its premium resources for free while people are in isolation

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - create an account and use the Offer Code UKTWINKLHELPS