This page has been created to provide you with some ideas for the weeks ahead, whilst schools are closed to the majority of pupils.
Please remember that this is a difficult time for the children, as well as the adults across the community. Our children need to feel comforted and loved right now – they are more than likely feeling anxious but may not know why, they are just picking up on feelings from the adults around them. Although the thought of being off of school for a prolonged time may be nice initially, the reality of this is that they are trapped at home and not seeing family and friends.
To support your children, there is no need to have a perfect schedule. We are not asking you to ‘Home – School’ – we are asking you to provide opportunities that you may not normally have the time to do together. Activities that are fun and exciting and that you enjoy as a whole family. You may like to play outside and go on walks; bake cookies and paint pictures; play board games and watch movies; do a science experiment together or find virtual field trips of the zoo; start a book and read together as a family; snuggle under warm blankets and do nothing. Don’t worry about their academic progress at this point. Every child is in this boat and they all will be ok. When we are back in the classroom, we will address their needs from wherever they are.
Over the coming weeks, you may see an increase in behaviour issues with your children. Whether it’s anxiety, or anger, or protest that they can’t do things normally – it will happen. You’ll see more meltdowns, tantrums, and oppositional behaviour in the coming weeks. This is normal and expected under these circumstances.
If we can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your children’s mental health will be more important than their academic skills. How they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during these weeks. Please bear that in mind, every single day.
Click here for an example timetable of things you might like to do in a day
Here is a lovely new e-book to support children who are worried during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fancy singing some of the songs that we learn at school? Then visit the Out of the Ark website for some songs and lyrics!
Hampshire Music have sent us some more exciting Music links!
Follow this link to our Keep Calm and Make Music webpage http://hantsmusic.org.uk/makemusic/
When prompted, enter the password musicfun
The BBC have produced a new episode of ‘Get Well Soon’ with Dr Ranj, which covers Coronavirus. If you would like to show this to your children, please click here.
We are aware that some parents are looking for reading books for their children during the school closure. Please remember that children can read any books they have at home, even if they are only picking out the words that they know.
There are several sites that are allowing free access or a free trial for 30 days during school closures. We hope you find these useful.
Reading scheme books
Reading scheme books. A reading book every day plus some activities
Reading scheme books
A few free resources. A 30 day free trial.
Reading scheme books
30 day free trial
Books for pleasure
Literacy and Maths
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ A range of online activities to play for Maths and English Year R – Search Early Years resources Year 1 and 2 – search KS1 resources
https://www.ictgames.com/ A range of online games to play for English and Maths
www.twinkl.co.uk Range of printable activities for all subjects. Year R – look at the EYFS tab. Year 1 and 2 – look at the KS1 tab.
Twinkl have set up a Learning hub with new activities everyday.
Twinkl Free access code: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
Twinkl Free access code: UKTWINKLHELPS
Go here to activate free Twinkl access during closure. https://www.twinkl.com/resources/covid19-school-closures
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ A range of e-books for children to read
www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk Lovely phonic comics to read
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Lovely games for reading phonetic words and high frequency words. Games for sentence building.
Username: march20 Password: home
Lovely phonic comics to read at www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk
www.teachyourmonstertoread.com Free website for phonics. The app has a cost.
http://www.pobble365.com/ A lovely website with pictures to stimulate discussions, which will develop children’s language and vocabulary. This could also be used for writing tasks.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html A lovely website with pictures to stimulate discussions, which will develop children’s language and vocabulary. This could also be used for writing tasks.
https://stories.audible.com/discovery Audible stories to listen to.
https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html#!/ ebook reader is free for children. You just need to sign up.
www.numbots.com Free access for YEAR 1 AND YEAR 2 during school closure. Those children in school on Friday 20th March came home with a log in and password. Contact the school via email to request yours.
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks The videos are great for teaching mathematical concepts.
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ This is free during school closures
Every day at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson for the nation!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers Lots of movement sessions and these are also linked to Literacy and Numeracy!
www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga Yoga for children
Hampshire Music Service has sent us a link to commemorate 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born. Take some time this week to find out all about Florence Nightingale!
Purple Mash app or online https://www.purplemash.com/sch/cove-infant
Find login details in the back of your child’s reading record book!
Lots of online activities to conduct….make your own music, draw, write and play games.
Lots of activities for a range of subjects. Log in details should be in the back of their reading record books.
Science History and Geography
Some wonderful webcam links that you can use as virtual school trips! Also some lovely activity sites.
https://kids.sandiegozoo.org lots of animal facts, some games and activities and wonderful webcams!!
www.frugalfun4boys.com/bird-cams-to-watch/Webcams which look at a range of birds!
https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/ Range of different animal webcams
https://www.360cities.net/image/view-from-the-eiffel-tower View from the Eiffel Tower
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm Visit some National Parks
https://aqua.org/Experience/Blacktip-Reef Look at the black tip sharks and other creatures.
https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/ Science activities
Year R E-Learning
Hello Everyone. We are missing you loads. For those of you who have been sending images/notes through ‘Evidence me’. Thankyou very much! We love seeing what the children have been up to 🙂 Thank you for all the hard work you have been doing.
All previous weekly home learning activities will now be archived under our Year R page. So if we have removed anything from here you can find it on the Year R page.
We have set up some challenges on the My City page on Education City. Go and have a go at them!
There are also activities set up on the 2Do section of Purple Mash
Mrs Moody has created another bedtime story for the children. We hope you like it!
Keep practising your letter formations. If your child finds letter formation difficult here are some fine motor activities you could try. You could also do these for some extra fun.
Use scissors to cut up different materials like, paper, string,rope, cardboard, cloth, plastic bag etc. Is it easy to cut all the materials? is it the same? Which one did you find easy/hard and why?
Cut up some lettuce leaves for your lunch using scissors.
Look at pictures of the park and beach scene. Use the writing stimulus to allow you child to write about what is happening in the picture. Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Use your phonics, key words. See if you can use and to extend your sentence.
Write teen numbers on separate piece of papers. Using a whole punch create the correct number of holes. Count to check. This can be done with addition sentences.
Write the teen numbers on lolly sticks starting from different numbers, with numbers. Can you find which number is missing? Is is bigger/smaller?
Roll a tower using dice. Use 2 dice to do some addition. You could even try starting off with a tall tower and making it smaller by taking away the rolled number.
Explore positional language with a soft toy? can you put your teddy on top of the table? Can you put it next to the box? etc
Year 1 E-Learning
We are all missing you terribly and hope that it won’t be too long before we can all be back together! Thank you for all the hard work you have been doing with your children, we appreciate that it is not easy but we love seeing all the amazing things that you have been doing!
Here are some ideas for learning at home this week. You do not have to complete all of them. We are fully aware that home life is very busy for you all so pick and choose as you wish and please continue to send us in all your lovely ideas too!
As well as this page, we are leaving messages and informing you about all the lovely home learning ideas the children in Frog class and Newt class are doing on our Year 1 page. This can be accessed by the drop down menu net to the Home E-Learning tab.
We are archiving our weekly home learning ideas on our Year 1 page so please take a look if we have removed something off this page.
Miss Maries and Miss Baldwin have set some challenges on the My City page on Education City! Have a go and see what you can do!
Miss Maries and Miss Baldwin have set 3 2Dos on Purple Mash
If you were an astronaut travelling to space. What things would you take with you and why.
Try to use the word ‘because’ in your sentences.
Try to start each sentence in a different way and remember to start with a capital letter.
Learn about the 8 different planets.
Here is a useful link
Can you pick a planet and try to encourage Miss Baldwin or Miss Maries to go on a space trip there?
Can you write a fact sheet about what you have learned?
Can you learn the order of the planets? Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Here are 2 easy ways using a mnemonic:
My Very Excited Mum Just Served Us Noodles
My Very Easy Method Just Shows Us Names
Make a list of as many sea creatures as you can.
Visit a website to find out some facts about sea creatures.
Pick a sea creature and make a non-fiction book about it.
Write some facts to help Miss Maries and Miss Baldwin learn all about sea creatures.
You could write it by hand or type using 2Publish on Purple Mash.
Year 2 E-Learning
Butterflies and Dragonflies,
Thank you for cuddling Mummy and Daddy when the world turned weird.
Thank you for talking to your family.
Thank you for being brave and following the rules.
Thank you for staying in and keeping safe.
You might miss us, please know we miss you!
Mrs Paramore and Mrs Webb
Learning at home does not have to be like it is at school. We do not all have the same things in our homes so we cannot all do the same things.
That does not mean do nothing, but does mean you have a choice. If your grown-up tells you to do something, please listen and do it. We would like it to be done to the best of your ability.
We have given you some ideas below. Start by choosing something that sounds fun for you to do.
Idea 1: Watch the videos on Camoflage.
Discuss: Why do animals need camouflage?
Idea 2: Can you camouflage yourself in your house? Send in your picture on Evidence Me we cannot wait to see them. Have fun!
To view the Year 2 Reading, Writing and Maths learning click on the Year 2 page.
At the bottom of the Year 2 page you will also find a copy of all Year 2 learning from previous weeks in lockdown.