We are enjoying being back at school - look at the photos below to see what exciting things we have been up to with our friends!
Join us this term as we find out about different habitats from all over the world and the amazing animals that live there!
You can contact us on our class email - firstname.lastname@example.org
To support your child at home, please download the following from below:
- 'Letters and Sounds - links for parents' document to access videos for practicing phonics with your child.
- Monster words and phonics sounds that the children have learnt so far in Rainbow Class. These can be found as power points and as a list.
- Power points used during lock down to help you practise Phase 3 sounds.
Games to practise your phonics:
Choose the sounds you want to pop! How many can you spot?
Enjoy a new blending game using sounds we have learnt so far.
Look at the picture and write a caption to match. Use the Phase 2 and 3 tabs.
Practice reading your tricky words (game 1 and 2)
Most of our phonics learning was done live over lockdown but some of our videos can be found by clicking on the links below. 'Pick n Mix' phonics could be used for any of our Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds!
Some useful websites to support learning:
Below you will find some Powerpoints and videos that were used to support learning through Lockdown. Please download to support your child at home. There is also the Maths Parent Information Powerpoint below from the EYFS Maths Workshop in November.
Some useful websites to support learning:
Your log-ins and selected books on 'Big Cat E-books' are now available (details have been sent to you). Please see below (under home learning) for a parents guide to logging on. Now we are back at school, we will be using our usual reading books / reading records but eBooks will still be available until the Easter holidays.
Reading at home:
• Establish a regular time and place for daily reading, such as before bed or first thing in a morning.
• Keep a variety of reading materials available (picture books, fiction, non-fiction, atlases, dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, join the library and visit regularly).
• Share your own experiences of books (eg. talking about favourite book) and read yourself – children will want to follow your example!
• Lots of talk! Ask questions encouraging children to think and make predictions about what they are reading.
• Involve children in reading for specific uses as well as pleasure (eg. shopping list).
Home reading books:
• Look at the front cover, back cover and pictures to engage children.
• Encourage children to point to the words as they read.
• Give children time and encouragement to have a go at reading independently.
• If they are stuck on a word support them with blending, rather than telling them.
• Make the experience interactive by asking questions about the story, the pictures and what they think of the characters – focus on understanding as well as word decoding.
• Encourage children to spot any spellings they are learning (esp. tricky words which they cannot sound out e.g. the, you, was).
Useful questions to support your child’s reading:
• What kind of book is it? (fiction/ non-fiction/ poetry etc)
• Can you tell anything about the book before you start reading? How do you know?
• What has happened so far?
• What do you think might happen next? Why?
• How would you like the story to end?
• Where is the story set?
• Who are the characters? Who do you like? Dislike? Why?
• What is your favourite part of the story?
• Can you retell this part of the story?
• Can you think of words that start with the same sound / rhyme?
Comments from parents are a good way to let us know how your child is getting on with reading at home. Here are some suggestions of what you could comment on:
Did they enjoy the book?
Can they remember the story?
Are they reading the text or using pictures for clues?
Do they understand the meaning of the text?
Are they confident to attempt new words?
Do they recognise their mistakes and self-correct?
Do they recognise any tricky words?
Are they reading with expression?
30 day Lego challenge – google it to find ideas!
Fun fine motor skills https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids
See below for 'being active' ideas.
Check out some of the learning sent in so far:
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