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Below you can find lots of different home learning ideas for the next few weeks, don't forget to keep checking as we'll be updating this page all the time. It's important to be reading every day and keep the learning active and fun! You can always check out Reception and Year 2 pages for some extra ideas.
Please see the grid below for some ideas that you could use to support your child with their learning at home over the coming week. Remember to read and work on phonics as much as you can, the links for eBooks from Oxford Owl and Phonics Play are further down the page.
The Snail and the Whale Song
Have fun listening to Julia Donaldson singing 'The Snail and the Whale' song. Can you join in with some of the words in her song?
Stories read aloud by their fabulous authors and illustrators.
I hope you have fun listening to some great stories read by their own authors or illustrators.
What story did you enjoy?
What is happening in the story?
Where is the story taking place?
Who are the characters?
Axel Scheffler Reads Stick Man
Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, read by Sue Hendra
Bumblebear | Read by Nadia Shireen | Time For Stories | 5 Minute Full Read
Caryl Hart reads from When a Dragon Comes to Stay
Barry the Fish with Fingers read by Sue Hendra
The Gingerbread Man Story by Clare
What do you think happens at the end of the story? Watch this video to find out!
The Gingerbread Man story
Use the link below to help you to make some story stones to act out the story.
Turn on the SubtitlesTurning on the subtitles when watching TV/Films helps us to read and with spellings. An easy way to support at home-just turn on the button.
The Night Pirates
Listen to Catherine read The Night Pirates and then try out the activities suggested at the end.
Art In Nature
Have a look at my short photo video of my artwork. After going on a walk to the woods, I collected items from nature to make a colourful picture. My work was inspired by an artist called Andy Goldsworthy who uses items from nature in his artwork. The next time you go for a walk see if you can collect petals, leaves, sticks or stones to make a colourful picture. You could get extra creative and use colourful items from your home like toys or clothes to create a picture. Look at the videos below on Andy Goldsworthy and talk about his artwork with your family.
Art In Nature by Clare
Andy Goldsworthy (1956) : Land art and environmental art
Andy Goldsworthy Andy Goldsworthy talks about and demonstrates creating artwork using natural resources.
Just a reminder that PhonicsPlay is something we use at school to support phonics teaching, and that their subscription is currently free! Use the link below to access lots of games and resources to support your child.
Special Message for Year 1 from all your teachers! WATCH NOW!
Tiddler by Julia Donaldson read by Catherine
Watch and listen to the story and then try out the activities.
MUST DO MATHS CHALLENGES! GET STARTED!
MATHS CHALLENGE ALERT!!!!!
Stacey reads Winnie's New Computer
After you have listened to the story try the ideas in the videos below
Can you spot the sight words?
Create a spell
Create a new ending
Thank you NHS
Listen to this story by Parveen! You will love the ending!
Look at Jahanara's daughter, Liyana. She is such a great dancer. Why don't't you dance along with her too?
Dance with Liyana
Look at Stacey's son, Lucas! He definitely has some cool moves! Try it too!
Dance with Lucas!
At school, we use this platform to plan for our Art curriculum. It has many resources suitable for children, teenagers and parents. You can access this at home to engage in some fun art led activities! Here is the link to the page.
Let's get singing! Sing Up have produced a wide range of singing resources for free. Simply click on the link above to get started!
Song of the Week
Every week Sing Up will be adding a 'song of the week' teaching video with some activities that go along with it.
Sing Up have created special themed playlists for you - Silly stuff, Relaxing/soothing, Songs to get moving and Empowering/inspiring. They are great for singing but you can also listen and dance to the songs at home.
Songs and activities for learning about topics
Click on ages 4 - 7 EYFS and KS1 to access some great songs for Year 1.
British Sign Language / Makaton
Click on the British Sign Language/Makaton link to sing and sign with a range of signing videos.
I hope you enjoy singing some Sing Up songs at home.
Look at these helpful reminders through these famous story books! It's great! Which ones are you following?
Emoji Book Challenge - Can you guess what the book is from the emojis?
Send us a message with your answers! What do you think the name of the stories are from the emojis? You can add your name and class name in the message!
Here are some songs below from Clare that you can sing at home with your family!
Amazon have cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link