Leonard's 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' Learning Zone
Here you will find a list of subject specific and general activity ideas and resources to view and download. Please check this page regularly for updates.
We have made it to Friday. Here is next week’s learning grid for the final push to half term. It has been lovely to see you on zoom and I am really enjoying seeing everything you have been getting up to. Hopefully there will only be two weeks of home learning after half term when we can be back in school enjoying our learning.
There has been a letter sent out today about our extreme reading challenge, it would be lovely to see all of you reading a book in an unusual place. There will be a prize for the best place. Remember to keep yourself safe and keep within Covid guidelines. I’ll have to get my thinking cap on to see where I can read my book this year.
As always if you have any questions or worries please get in touch. Keep Safe. Mrs March
• Spend time playing with favourite toys and include talk about what they’re making, thinking, seeing
• Helping with ‘chores’
• Drawing and writing to family, friends, neighbours – listen & record what your child has said about their picture and / or writing
• Practising writing their name – please check for correct letter formation
• Home baking / recipes
• Playdough is easy to make and lasts for over month if stored in an air-tight container. This is great to help fingers develop fine motor skills needed for writing
• Talking about everyday maths – coins, shapes, patterns, counting to 10, 20 and beyond, pairs of numbers that make 10, one more, one less, bigger, smaller, more than, less than… so much maths language…
• Ordering items so they are first, second, third in size, shape or place
• Learning to dress and undress independently
• YouTube has plenty of songs, dances, counting rhymes, action songs the reception children will love… very useful and fun but limit screen time
• Play outside, observe nature, watch things coming back to life in Spring, make footprints…
• Craft and creative activities are always fun – many children love junk modelling
• Noticing ‘People Who Help Us’
• And of course reading and sharing books, books and more books. Discuss favourite and new stories, what will happen next?, what did you like / dislike?, why did a character do a certain thing?, what would you do?, how does the character feel?
Many children will be using the internet during school closures and it is important to be vigilant and aware to keep safe online.
Please refer to this Keeping Safe Online document for guidance.
Gloucestershire County Council Online Resources for Parents – Includes resources support for the following: mental health and wellbeing, curriculum, reading, writing, STEM, culture & creativity, PE & sport, SEN and geography & history.
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub
Government guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home
Government guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home
Learning About Online Safety at Home – Activity Packs
Blue Peter on YouTube
CBBC on YouTube
Fitness & Wellbeing
FGR Joy of Moving Winter Games Pack
Atlas Sports YouTube Channel – Regular videos and activities, etc.
YR 22-2-21 PE Friday
YR 8-2-21 Friday PE
How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
Action for Children – Mental health resources and information
Young Minds – ‘Take Time Out’
Mind – Information for young people
Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Action for Happiness – Find three good things each day
Everybody Worries – A picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus
Wellbeing Dice Challenge – Complete the challenge sheet with activities and ideas to improve your wellbeing
Sportshall Home Pentathlon
Stroud District Sports Games Activity Parent Pack
Facts4Life ‘Work for Home Learning’ Resources
Thank you for your support.
Mrs March, Mrs Shaw & Mrs Rumsey