Easter Challenge Grid
Welcome to our Home Learning page. Here you will find ideas and activities that you can enjoy and complete at home.
Please be assured that Miss Gossage and Miss Woods will remain in contact with you daily via Dojo with reminders and also new activities for the children to complete. If you have any questions or if the children would like to share their learning with us, you can do this via Dojo. We would love to see what the children have been up to.
In Foundation we follow the Development Matters curriculum. We have attached a copy for parents to look at when they are helping their children at home. By the end of Foundation we aim for all children to meet the Early Learning Goals (ELG) in all areas of learning. In this document there are some ideas about how to support your child to reach these goals and how your environment can be changed to support learning.
Our Early Years curriculum
Our daily timetable
This is just a brief outline of the children’s normal day in school in case you wanted to mimic some of this at home to help keep the children in some routine.
9am – we usually do a 30-40 minute phonics session. This will include teaching the children a new sound – asking the children to find the new sound amongst older sounds and then the children will have a go at writing the sound and then writing 3 or 4 words with their new sound in. We then move on to reading some cvc/cvcc/ccvc words. C stands for consonant and v for vowel e.g. cvc- cat, cvcc – kept, ccvc –clap. We then move onto reading simple sentences such as ‘The cat is sad.’ You could also do some story reading at this point.
9.40 – Free choice activties – this period of time is for the children to explore the environment and chose activities e.g painting, construction, outside, writing, stories.
11am – 30 minutes of maths activities. We have been working hard on teen numbers, addition to 20 and subtraction to 20. We have looked at 2D shapes and were about to start 3D shapes. Doubling, halving and sharing are also areas we were hoping to look at. Numberblocks has great resources to support teaching maths and the children love practical maths activities. Don’t worry if you don’t have cubes etc at home for the children to count out – you can use anything!
11.30 – Story time
11.45- 12.45 – Lunchtime.
12.45 – Writing/reading time. The children will have a go at writing sentences. First the teacher models writing a sentence e.g. The pig has pink skin. The children will help the teacher write a sentence together e.g. The cat has big feet. Finally the children will then have a go at writing their own sentence. Please remember to use the 5 steps to writing success (finger spaces, capital letters, full stops, form your letters correctly, use your phonics). Reading time can be reading to your child, reading together, or your child reading to you. Talk about new words they hear and discuss the story asking your child questions about the story and the characters feelings.
1.20 - Free choice activties – this period of time is for the children to explore the environment and chose activities e.g painting, construction, outside, writing, stories.
2.30 tidy up time
2.40 – story time/go noodle.
We hope this helps to structure some of your home learning. We have also made a child friendly version of this timetable as below. If you wish to make your own timetable we have also added the timetable image cards we use in school. These have a variety of activities on so you can change the structure of the day to match your plans.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on dojo if you need support! We will do all we can to support you during these unusual and difficult times.
The ‘Activity Challenges’ are ideas for some fun things for the children to do in between the home learning. The home learning is linked to what the children have been learning about in school and can be completed in any way the children choose. They can record it in their homework books, or they may choose to take photos or even make a PowerPoint on a computer! It’s a great opportunity for the children to use their imaginations.