Dear parents and children.
We hope you all had a lovely half term week with your family and that you have enjoyed some time outside in the sunshine!
From this week, some of you boys and girls will be coming back to school. We are looking forward to seeing you again and we can't wait to restart our learning journey.
Some of you will be continuing your learning from home, our website will still be updated every week to help you with your home school learning.
Don't forget to tag the school Twitter page so we can see what lovely learning you are doing at home. @SummerLanePS
Please see some of the links below to help your child with their reading at home.
*Teach Your Monster To Read is a online game that helps your child to segment and blend sounds together to read words. Your child will be able to create their own avatar and work their way up through the different levels of the game to win prizes for their avatar. - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
*Oxford Owl is a free online reading website. Parents can register to this website and gain access to ebooks for their children to read at home. There is a book band selection option, so that you can find the coloured books to match your child's reading level. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
*Collins Big Cat e-books. By clicking on the link, it will re-direct you to the Collins Big Cat e-book page where there has been a username and password created for parents at home, so that they can access ebooks online. https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks.
* myON - is a online reading portal website that you can access with over 1000 books for free. It has a range of authentic reading books including nursery rhymes, poems, fiction, non-fiction and traditional tales for all ages. The books can be viewed on screen for your child to read or there is also an audio option you can use. http://readon.myon.co.uk. There is a myON parent and student guide attached below to help you use the website.
Also attached below is Foundation 2's recommended reading list. If possible, could you please encourage your children to listen to the stories by either reading the story books to your child or allowing them to listen to the stories on YouTube if they are available.
Please see the links below to help your child with their phonics learning at home.
*Phonics play is an online game that parents can access for children to practise their phonic skills to read real and pretend words. Please use the following username and password to sign onto the website. (Username: march20 Password: home) https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/.
*Alphablocks - on the CBeebies website, there are a variety of Alphablocks phonics games. If you have access to BBC I Player, children will also be able to watch a range of Alphablocks cartoons to help them with their phonics learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
*Jolly Phonics - Here are a range of songs that we play and sing to encourage children to learn new letter sounds in phonics lessons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvAYUvQUrGo
*Sounds of the English Phonic Code - This is a link to help parents at home with the pronunciation of the sounds that we learn in phonics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwJx1NSineE
*From Monday the 27th of April, the DfE English Hubs are starting daily phonics lessons Monday to Friday throughout the summer term based on the Letters and Sounds phonics programme which we follow at school. Phonics is one of the trickier subjects to teach at home if you are not familiar with it, so the following videos should be very helpful to you at home. Below are two links, the first link is a letter from the Department for Education explaining what the programme is about and what time you are able to watch the phonic lessons, so that you can choose a lesson to match the reading/writing ability of your child. The second is a link to the YouTube channel, where your child will be able to watch the phonics lessons relating to their reading/writing ability on a daily basis.
Letter to inform parents link;
YouTube channel link;
If you need help with using the above links, please feel free to contact the school on our home learning email service which is linked further down the web page and we will try to point you in the right direction.
*The Maths Factor - Carole Vorderman has created an online maths learning programme for 4-11 year old children. Now that schools have closed, she has made this website free until schools in the UK reopen. I have spoken to some parents in Foundation 2 who have signed up to the programme and they have commented how much their child has enjoyed learning maths on this website. If you do sign up to the website, please only allow your children to access the 'Counting and Number Lines', 'Adding up' and 'Subtracting' sections as children in Foundation 2 don't need to know their times tables at this stage in their learning.
*Numberblocks - on the CBeebies website, there are a variety of Numberblock maths games. If you have access to BBC I Player, children will also be able to watch Numberblock maths cartoons to help them with their maths learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
*Top Marks - has a range of maths games to help your child with a range of mathematical concepts. When you click on the link, make sure that the setting at the top of the screen is set to 3-5 years and below, will be listed a number of different categories which you can click on to help your child with their maths learning at home. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Please view the list of websites below that parents can log onto and visit, to help their child with home school learning;
* Please get in contact with the school regarding any home schooling queries, by emailing the following address. Our Summer Lane teachers will be on hand to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org
*Free resources for all subjects
*Active Fusion PE activities. Please see the parent letter and family activity pack attached to keep your family active at home during lock down.
Other activities you can be practising at home;
*Practise holding and using a pair of scissors correctly whilst cutting out pictures at home. Can you cut out carefully making sure you follow the line?
*Using paints at home, can your practise colour mixing? What colour does yellow and blue make? What colour does yellow and red make? Don't forget to share your colour mixing with us on our school Twitter account.
*Practise telling the time (o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to).
*Get dressed independently on a morning.
*Remember to brush your teeth and wash your body.
*Complete a Joe Wicks 5 minute work out on YouTube. Can you make your own work out routine and tag the school Twitter account?
*Learn how to tie your own shoe laces.
*Play outside in the garden.
*Plant some seeds/bulbs and learn how to look after your new plants.