YR – Continuous Learning

Here are some continuous learning activities for you to complete if you are self-isolating at home

1. Reading

2. English and Phonics

3. Communication and Language

4. Maths

1. Reading

It is important that you read every day for 20 minutes and record this in your Home School Diary. If you run out of books to read at home then you can access texts from one of the sites below.

Oxford Owl – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+4-5&level=book+band+2%3A+red&level_select=book+band+2%3A+red&book_type=&series=#

Teach Your Monster to Read. Your login is in your Home School Dairy. You potentially have to pay for the app, there is no expectation for you to do this. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

You can set up a free parent account on Magic Key – http://www.magickeys.com/books/

Picture books to read and share together

Story Line – https://www.storylineonline.net/

Stories to listen to and watch – https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Here are some comprehension questions you can ask your child after you have read together.

1. Can you talk about where the story is set? Is it the beach, park, home, in the forest? Have you ever been to that place? What was it like? What could you see, hear, feel?

2. Who are the characters in the story? Can you draw a picture of all the characters that you meet?

3. At different points in the story can you predict what might happen next? For example if the characters are about to go outside, what might they do when they get there? If they have lost something where might they find the thing they have lost?

2. English and Phonics

In your Home School Diary you will find the Phase 2 sound mat on page 18. This shows you the letters in the order we teach them. You can find out which letters we are learning this week on the  weekly learning document at the bottom of this page. It will be updated each week.

1. Can you watch the Letters and Sounds lessons for the letters we have already learnt and are learning this week? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw All the lessons are online, you need to scroll and find the Reception lessons. https://lettersandsounds.org.uk/for-home/reception

2. Mr Thorn also teaches us the letters and the sounds they make, with his friend Geraldine the Giraffe! https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

3. Can you play some games focusing on Phase 2, 3 or 4 from either https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ or https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ you do not need to sign up for either websites, there are enough free games.

4. Letter formation; can you practice tracing over the letters? You could watch these videos to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1nnOO2OFVI  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCI2wudcW3M There is a letter formation document at the bottom of this page.

5. Tricky truck words cannot be sounded out to spell them, we just need to learn them on sight. The words can be found on page 19 of your Home School Diary. Have a go at this game and select Year 1 (the words are the same as the ones we need to learn)  http://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/  You could also make some letter cards and use the cards to make the words.

6. Funky fingers- developing strong muscles and control in hands and fingers is really important as it will enable your child to hold a pencil confidently. Here are some ideas, choose 1 a day.

  • Salt dough (2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt and a cup of water mixed together) can you squeeze the dough, stretch it, chop it up with a blunt knife? You could also watch the Dough Disco lady and join in with her dance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-IfzeG1aC4
  • Play with lego, can you make a tower with the smallest lego pieces you have?
  • If you have beads at home can you thread them to make a necklace?
  • Use washing line pegs and squeeze the pegs to pick up cotton wool balls, pasta etc and transfer them from one plate or bowl to another. Make sure you squeeze with your thumb and pointy finger.

Google Funky Fingers EYFS for other ideas!

3. Communication and Language

Look at pictures in your favourite books and the pictures and videos linked here. Talk about what you can see, hear, smell, feel, taste if you were there. What do you like or dislike? There are some pictures to discuss on a document below.

You could also look at the pictures on this website- https://www.literacyshed.com/the-images-shed.html

Here are some videos to watch to discuss together



https://www.literacyshed.com/the-picture-book-shed.html – Owl Babies

4. Maths

Play Numbots for 10 minutes every day. Your login is in your Home School Diary.  https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/14825

1. Ladybird game – Can you count the spots on the ladybird and click the correct numeral? http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page/?title=Bugz&pid=303 There is a sheet below for you to print at home.

2. Tracing numerals – Can you trace over the numerals on the sheet below? You can watch this video to help you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlfQhHQAUCY There are also rhymes in your Home School Diary on page 31.

3. Can you order the numerals? Here is a video to watch to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zknsgk7/articles/z2pjwxs You could make some number cards at home, shuffle them and stick them back in the right order.

Here is a game you could play- https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/saucerSorter/

Ordering and sequencing games












Online Tangram- https://mathigon.org/tangram

Counting in 10, 2s and 5s songs

(Also YouTube Jack Hartman has lots of counting songs)

2s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyCr0IgbYcI

10s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmEe0-_ex8

5s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ4jV14Oz5I