Links for learning
Read every day! Encourage your child to read anything they like – it doesn’t have to be a school book. If you can’t find anything to read go to the Oxford Owl website here where there are lots of books to read online. Your child does have an account or you can sign up for free.
In Robins we use an app called Teach Your Monster to Read which is designed to improve reading skills in a fun and engaging way. The computer version is free but for the mobile version there is a charge on Google apps and the Apple store. It can be used for less confident older readers too!
For younger children there are also decodable comics available to read from Phonics play which are suitable from Reception and beyond.
Do some writing! They could write about anything they like but if they are stuck for ideas have a look at this website. It’s Pobble 365 which we sometimes use in all our classes. There is a new weird and wonderful picture every day and some of them are brilliant.
Spelling is taught form Y1- Y6 and your child will have their own login for Spelling Shed. Encourage your child to practise their spellings often. The class teacher will set spellings weekly for your child.
We follow Letters and Sounds for teaching phonics in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Your child can watching lessons via video on Letters and Sounds or Mr Thorne does Phonics available via Youtube. In the event of remote learning being required the teacher will let you know which video your child should access.
For the younger children they can also develop their phonics skills by practising spot the graphemes on their sound mats available here. They can practise reading the tricky words on their word mats or click here to download.
There are lots of fun activities and games to practise on Phonic Play, your child will be given login details to access the full site.
We follow White Rose Maths in school and they are producing many home learning materials that run alongside the scheme that we are following. If remote learning is required the teacher will let you know which lesson you'd need to look at with your child. Resources can be found at White Rose Maths Home Learning
Reception - Any counting activities would be fabulous for you to have a go at with your child. For example they could count how many stairs you have, how many steps it takes to walk around your garden or how many bites it takes to eat your dinner. You could also have a look at the Topmarks website which has some great maths games. We also use Numberblocks in the classroom to teach key concepts which the children love.