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HOME LEARNING PACK
At St Mary’s, we are committed to providing the children with the best possible opportunities to learn, whether they are at home or at school. As such, we have provided a home learning pack for each child to work through in their time away from school. If you need to contact us or ask any questions regarding your child’s education, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your child’s name and year and it will be forwarded to your child’s class teacher. Thank you in advance for your support and rest assured that your child has the relevant resources to continue having an effective education.
NEW – HOME LEARNING PACK FROM 22/06/20
- This is an amazing online compilation of new short stories written by a wide selection of popular children’s authors, dedicated to Hospital staff and providing a positive message of hope at these challenging times.
HOME LEARNING SUPERSTARS
We are very excited to have received these wonderful photos of our Reception children learning at home. These superstars have been busy painting pictures, making a dog fence, telling the time, drawing pictures of people who help us, writing letters, finding double numbers, making butterflies, learning about life cycles, writing stories and recipes, exercising, decorating Easter Eggs, practising their handwriting, creating colourful playdough patterns and designs, enjoying art and craft activities, cooking and completing their maths and literacy learning. We would love to see some more photos of Reception super stars learning at home, please send your pictures to: email@example.com.
NEW – HELP YOUR CHILD TO LEARN TO READ
Please read this letter that contains links to FREE DAILY PHONICS LESSONS and other resources to help your child to learn to read. You will have been sent a text message link to this letter on Wednesday 8th April, telling you which SET to watch (SET 1, SET 2 or SET 3). If you have any questions, or you are not sure which SET you are in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to helping with home learning packs, you can support your child by helping them to access these useful websites:
- This website helps the children with their phonics learning. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:
- There are lots of free phonics games available for children to play (there is a username and password on the front page of the website):
- Children can login to busy things to access a wide range of activities linked to all areas of the curriculum. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:
- Children can login to Espresso and access a wide range of games, activities and videos:
Username: student21406 Password: mary13
Other useful Websites for all children – no login details required
These websites are free for all and do not require you to login.
- BBC Bitesize – lots of activities available for all ages and subjects
- Sesame Street – a huge range of games, videos and activities for younger children
- CBeebies – education games and activities from the BBC
- Oxford Owl – activities, games and information across the curriculum
- Scratch – a free creative computer-programming platform
- National Geographic Kids – there are lots of nice activities and quizzes for primary aged children
- Cbeebies Radio – listening activities for KS1 and EYFS
- World Geography Games – games and quizzes for children
- DK Find Out – a variety of activities for children
- Oliver Jeffers reading a book and discussing it
Audible – a wide range of free stories for children to listen to
This link takes you to a useful video about ‘Numberblocks on CBeebies’. You can watch Numberblocks on the BBC iPlayer.
Children’s workout / PE lesson – every day at 9:00, Joe Wicks is presenting a half-hour exercise session for children on You Tube
PE and sport activities at home – this document is full of great ideas to help you keep active at home. It includes links to many great websites with further activities and resources.
Stay and Sing – these videos are full of music, dance and physical activities that you can join in with at home!
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
Newsround – CBBC Coronavirus news and advice for children
Risk Taker Activities – this resource challenges children with many activities that they can enjoy at home
Covibook for younger children – this book has been created for younger children to help them understand Coronavirus and how it affects our physical and emotional health
Thoughts and feelings book Covid 19 – this booklet has lots of ideas to help you to support your child if they are feeling worried or anxious
Help and Support for Parents
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Please can you keep the school up to date with any concerns you have regarding your children’s mental health and wellbeing. If your child is finding it hard to cope with the changes to their lives, or a family member is ill or has died, please let us know. St Mary’s school are here to work with you to support our children’s emotional needs in any way that we can. Here are some links to places where families can find additional support:
Change 4 Life – this website is full of useful advice, healthy recipes and fun activities to keep you and your family active at home
Every mind matters – mental health advice from the NHS including a section on looking after children during the coronavirus outbreak
Government guidance for parents and carers – supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Corona virus guide for children – this guide has been produced for Autistic children and offers a simple and visual guide to what is happening
How to wash your hands safely – You Tube video
Children’s Commissioner – a guide for children and links to resources
Childhood Bereavement Network – support around dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for all children, specifically those that have experienced the death of someone important to them
Bereavement Services – this document summarises arrange of Bereavement Services for children
Supporting bereaved children – this document contains guidance and advice
Talking to your children about the news – advice and guidance to support parents in discussing Coronavirus news with children
E – Safety
Please continue to be aware of what your child is doing online, especially at this time when they may be spending extra time learning and socialising online. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
Internet matters – support to keep children safe online
Net-aware – support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info – support to keep children safe online
Thinkuknow – advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers
Parent Top Tips Safe Online Corona – this is a handy poster from the London Grid for Learning which summarises E – Safety advice
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Children in the Reception class have been reading ‘The Enormous Turnip’. The children have enjoyed using the small world characters to verbally retell the story and they have enthusiastically joined in with the repeated refrains. Alongside using a turnip to look at, feel and smell, the children have also been decorating turnips. Next week we are going to make vegetable soup.
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Reception class had a wonderful time visiting St Mary’s Church. The children spent time exploring the inside of the church and noticed many things like the statues of Mother Mary and the beautiful stained glass windows that depicted different stories from the Bible. Father Steffan read the Nativity story and we sang a hymn. Before heading back to school we had a tour around the Spiritual Garden.
Reception class trip to the Horniman Museum
Reception class enjoyed a fantastic visit to the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill. The children enjoyed exploring and discovering a wide range of animals. There was also an opportunity to try on animal masks, before meeting the animals outside. Well done to all of the children for their excellent behaviour and thank you to the parents who joined us to help make it a successful visit.
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The children in reception listened to the story of the last supper and made the unleavened bread after.
They used milk, flour and a little honey to make the bread which they then enjoyed together thinking about the story of how Jesus shared the bread among his disciples.
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On Wednesday the 27th of February, Reception went on a Shape Hunt at St Mary’s Church. We were looking out for 2D shapes as well as 3D shapes as part of our Maths learning.
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Reception went to visit Greenwich on the 21st January to visit one of the most famous ships in the world – The Cutty Sark. The children had a wonderful day out learning all about how the ship got its name and what it used to bring back from overseas. A huge thank you to our wonderful parents who accompanied the children on the trip – we hope they had as much fun as we did!’
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Reception class enjoyed a lovely day In Greenwich visiting the Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum. We learnt all about the history of the ship and had a good look around. Thank you to all the parents and careers who helped make the day special!