Home learning during school closure
Welcome to our Home Learning page. Here, you can access the work which has been set for each day.
Whilst we know that you will have your own ways of organising your days and routines at home, we also want to offer support and guidance with activities and ideas to help you and your children.
We recommend that a structure to the day, building habits and routines, would be beneficial to children and families in creating a sense of security and normality. Please do not compare what you are doing to others as will be a different experience for all.
With this in mind, we have provided some home learning suggestions on this page. Home learning will be updated at least once per week.
There is no need to print most of the activities as answers and responses can be written straight into the books given or on any paper, if you do not have the book at hand (we are looking at ways of getting exercised book packs to the children who were away on Friday). If the suggested activities are too difficult for your child, you could always look at suggested learning for a lower year group to provide consolidation. Please do not expect your teacher to provide personal feedback to individual tasks.
With the potential increase in online activities, we request that you also please make the time to discuss online safety with your child.
Activities are not compulsory. They are intended to provide support and direction. They can be used at your discretion. If there is more offered than you feel there is time for then select what is done.
Please enjoy these activities and suggestions in the manner in which they are intended.
Please remember that in addition to this, there is a wealth of advice and information available to you. We have been told that the Department for Education is working with the BBC to support this further.
Don't forget the massive range of simple but rich and important learning experiences that you can enjoy with your children which include:
- Cooking and Den building (indoors and out)
- Sewing and Wildlife surveys
- Gardening and Board games
- Card games and dominoes
- Art and Craft activities
- Home made obstacle courses
- Quiz making and treasure hunts
- Drawing, singing and learning songs
- Junk modelling
There will be an English task uploaded under each day's page. There will be instructions and an example. There will also be a WAGOLL (What a Good One Looks Like) to give you a model of the work.
There will also be a maths task posted each day. This will be a re-cap of previously taught work or number bonds that need consolidating.
Please continue to read as much as possible each day. The expected reading time for a Year 1 is 10 minutes per day. I expect most of you will be reading a lot more than this.
Talk to your family about the books, read with them as well. Remember, read a variety of fiction and non-fiction where possible.
I will post the week's spellings on a Monday. Please support your child with practising these each day. If possible, please test your child on a weekly basis.
Each day Ruth Miskin (Read Write Inc) will be doing Phonics lessons online. Each film will be available for 24 hours via Facebook and on YouTube.
- Speed Sounds Set 1 - 9:30am
- Speed Sounds Set 2 - 10:00am
- Speed Sounds Set 3 - 10:30am
The lessons are available via the Ruth Miskin Facebook page or the YouTube channel below.
We will also post some other learning ideas, which can be done at your own pace and completed in small chunks.