With all the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and how this might impact schools and your child’s learning, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their education during any potential school closures.
We also appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy and so we have gathered perfectly matched content for your child that can be completed both independently or with adult support.
Learning through play is a key element of your child's development. Focus on:
reading and talking about books to develop their early reading skills
count objects, pictures and practise simple word problems using items from around the house
write letters, words and numbers, encouraging your child to hold writing equipment correctly
use scissors and other handheld tools to develop fine motor skills
be active - let your child explore the outdoors
Your child can be supported at home in ways that encourage a love of learning. Reading at home with your child and spelling out words, decoding them together, is a beneficial way of supporting your child's learning. Try to pick stories that centre on their interests to keep it fun.
Check the front and back of the reading book from school as there are often suggested activities for your child to do.
practise reading words from the 2019 phonics screening check.
practise handwriting at home, keeping letters neatly sitting on the line.
count in 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s.
count objects, pictures and then record in equations.
Recommended sites and activities links
TTS have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared. With a combination of independent and collaborative learning activities, the home learning books provide a great opportunity for parents to learn with their children.
The Reading Realm: There are some downloadable packs with English curriculum ideas and tasks for your child to access. These can be printed or discussed from the screen.
Numbots: Do not forget that you can access the Numbots site for maths. Usernames and passwords were shared with all children.
Classroom Secrets (Kids) Free access to online learning platform.
Classroom Secrets - Free downloadable learning packs for each year group. It will download a folder containing a learning pack, guidance and answers and practical ideas.
Foundation Stage - 15 recommended apps for learning at home.
Oxford Owl - Free eBook access
All other year groups