Britten and Elgar
Dear Reception parents,
We hope that you and your family are well. This is our Reception home learning page and we hope that you will find it useful to structure your child's day at home. Whilst these resources are for you to access and use at your own discretion, we believe that it is of high importance to ensure that the children have a clear structure to their day and establish a routine to keep things as normal as possible at this difficult time. Whilst we understand the children are little and need support with their learning, we have carefully chosen activities which need a little introduction and will then allow the children to work with independence. Many of these activities are familiar to the children (e.g. creating story maps) and recap knowledge that has already been taught.
Here you will find a five day timetable with learning objectives and activities, some of which can be completed in the yellow work books that were sent home with the children; these can be returned to your teacher when we return to school. If you have any questions regarding the learning, you can contact us on the email addresses below and we will respond, providing that we are in good health ourselves.
In Reception we are in the fortunate position of having Tapestry as a means of communication and a way to share resources. Within the planner you will find reference to some videos we have recorded on Tapestry. It would be lovely for us to see some of the learning you do at home too, so please feel free to upload pictures and videos as we will be regularly checking in.
Please do not feel pressured to complete these tasks if your child is feeling unwell as it is more important that they focus on resting and recovering. Also please feel free to tweak the tasks as you see fit in order to suit your child's ability and learning style.
Please record any work in the work books provided and these can be handed to your child's class teacher when we return to school.
Here are some websites that will be really useful in any spare moments. Parents will need to set up an individual account for the Oxford Owl Reading eLibrary (see below).
- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ Oxford Owl Reading Website. This website provides access to a range of books which the children can read, or can read along to. The books are colour banded so, if your child is on a particular colour band, you can match their reading ability perfectly. There are books for all primary ages and follow up activities. It is a free service. You will need to create an account for your child to use and will need to provide an email address.
- Twinkl resources are usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. They have a wide range of print outs across different subject areas to support your child’s learning: https://www.twinkl.co.uk Top membership for schools and parents for 30 days free - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Take care and we will see you all very soon,
Mrs Greenacre and Miss Hylands