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It is now a requirement that we set home learning tasks for those at home and also that children who are not attending school engage with these and send evidence to their teachers. I have uploaded the timetable that the children would usually be doing in the Learning Lodge. Some of this (fine motor skills/makaton/speech and language/social skills) is not academic, as such, but supports the provision required in Section F in their EHCPs. Please could you email the completed English and Maths tasks to me each day. We would also love to see photos/videos of the children completing their other tasks too.

Ready/Steady/Go

Maths and English will have these subheadings. It may be that your child can only access the ‘ready’, or that perhaps they can complete all three parts to the learning. Please complete the level(s) appropriate for your child.

In addition to the tasks set, please encourage reading daily or a story time and spelling practice. I have attached key words here.

If you have any questions then call or email and I will respond as soon as I am able. The education at home of a child with additional needs is not always easy. Please also look at the SENCO blog page for extra ideas and support and also please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is anything else I can do.

Laura Warren

Friday 22nd January

Zones of Regulation

Adults – if you could help by showing the photograph but not the words below, that would be a great help. Show the photos and have a discussion with your child.

How are these people feeling? What might have happened to make them feel this way? How could they get themselves back in the ‘green’ (calm) zone?

Have you ever felt like that before? What made you feel that way?

Makaton – Sign of the Day –

Do you remember singing this in assembly?

Fine Motor Skills

English – Can I read accurately by blending the sounds in words?

Ready: Point to the sounds on the read, race game board and sound out with your child: s, a , t, p, i, n.

Steady: Have a go at reading the words: pin, pan, tin, sit, tap, nap, pip, in. Sound out the individual sounds and blend them together to make the word. The children can draw a picture to go with each one.

Go: Play the read, race game with your child. Ask child to sound, out individual sounds before blending them together to make the word. The winner is the first person to get to the finish.

Maths – You’ve done so well! Here is a game to enjoy!

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L9643/index.html

Speech and Language

Listen to the instructions and make sure that you follow them carefully!

Thursday 21st January

Zones of Regulation

Mindfulness relaxation colouring – can you do your slow breathing exercises whilst you colour? What else helps you to relax? Maybe you could try putting on some gentle music like the example below.

Makaton – Sign of the Day – tired

Fine Motor Skills

English

Can I make up their own sentences and say them aloud, after discussion with an adult?

Can I write down one of the sentences I have rehearsed?

Ready: Have a look at the picture scene provided. Ask children questions about the picture: What can you see? What can you hear? What can you smell? What can you touch?

Steady: Ask the children to verbally tell you a sentence about the picture scene.

Go: The children will write their own sentences about the picture scene

MathsCan I read the time on a clock to the nearest 15 minutes?

Ready: Practice analogue and digital times for quarter past

Steady: Practice analogue and digital times for quarter to

Go: Analogue and Digital quarter past and quarter to sheet.

Speech and Language

Where is the penguin?

Remember to answer in a complete sentence…

‘The penguin is in the boat’

Wednesday 20th January

Zones of Regulation

Things that make me happy.

Have a discussion about what things make you happy, then complete the sheet with writing colouring and pictures.

Makaton – Sign of the Day – happy

Fine Motor Skills – more ‘Happy’ for you all!

English – I can read some of the Common Exception Words

Ready: Use the focus spellings CEW Year 1, choose five focus words for today. Build the words using playdough, magnetic letters, write them out with coloured pencils. Practice reading them, I have also included some activity mats, which you can use for inspiration.

Steady: Have a go at the CEW scramble sentence activity for your focus words.

Go: Children can try writing their own sentence using some of their focus common exception words

Maths – Can I read the time on a clock to the nearest 15 minutes

Ready: Practice quarter to using the analogue clock the child has created, Ask children question; what number will the big hand be on if it is quarter to?

Steady: Introduce quarter to digital times, explain that this will always be :45. This represents 45 minutes have gone past the hour.

Go: Complete quarter to digital time sheet.

Speech and Language

These cards aim to support drawing inferences as part of a guessing game. The cards depict a box with words to describe what is in the box. The student has to infer from a choice of three pictures what is in the box.

Tuesday 19th January

Zones of Regulation

Kind words: mindfulness colouring activity.

How does it make you feel when someone uses kind words about you?

Challenge activity! Can you write/say aloud (adult scribe) a sentence about how it makes you feel.

Makaton – Sign of the Day – kind

Fine Motor Skills

English – Can I segment and blend sounds to help spell words?

Ready: I spy sheet, look at some of the photos of the objects shown, see if your child can tell you what sound the objects start with.

Steady: I spy sheet, look at some of the photos of objects shown, see if your child can tell you what sound the objects finish with.

Go: Children can have a go at sounding out and spelling some of the objects on the sheet.

Maths – Can I read a clock to the nearest 15 minutes?

Ready: Practice quarter past using the analogue clock the children created last week. Ask questions; if it is quarter past what number does the big hand always need to be on?

Steady: Introduce quarter past digital time, explain that quarter past will always be :15. This represents that 15 minutes have gone past the hour.

Go: Complete the quarter past digital times sheet.

Speech and Language/Social Communication

What is wrong with the picture?

There are some strange things in these pictures… can you explain to your adult what has gone wrong?

Monday 18th January

Good morning everyone! Here are your activities for today. Remember, every activity you do helps with your executive functioning skills. Have a look at the poster here to explain further:

Zones of Regulation

Right now I feel…

Cut out the characters on page two. Explain to your adult which emotions each character represents. How are you feeling right now? Can you tell your adult why you feel like that?

Sign of the Day – hungry

Are you hungry? You will find it tricky to learn if you haven’t had something to eat! What healthy snacks do you like?

Fine Motor Skills – It’s time to use your Theraputty!

English – Monday news! If you want to make a video of you telling us your news – like a newsreader on the television – we would love to see it! You can do that instead of writing, if you prefer

Ready: Make up own phrases or short sentences to express your thoughts aloud about stories or their experiences.

Steady: Make up your own sentences and say them aloud after a discussion with an adult.

Go: Write down at least one of the sentences you have rehearsed.  

MathsCan I read the time to the nearest quarter hour?

Ready: Introduce the children to quarter to and quarter past, look through and discuss PowerPoint with children. Explain that quarter past has the big hand on the number 3, and quarter to has the big hand on the number 9.

Steady: Ask the children whether the clocks on the activity sheet are quarter past or quarter to.

Go: Split the blank clock faces into quarters, remind children that quarters mean the shape is split into 4 equal parts. Show that quarter past is ¼ of the clock, children can colour this in. Show that quarter to is ¾ of the clock, children can colour this in too. You can ask the child to show you a quarter past time and quarter to time on the other blank clock faces.

Speech and Language/Social Communication

I Spy with my little eye… something beginning with….

Take turns with your adult (or brother or sister), choose a picture on the page and think very hard about the starting sound. Can they guess which picture it is?

Friday 15th January

Zones of Regulation – Rainbow moments of the week

What were your rainbow moments? Just use the first page of this resource to think of three things that have made you feel proud, happy or calm.

Makaton sign of the day – rainbow

English – Can I write sentences about a picture?

Ready: Have a look at the picture scene provided. Ask children questions about the picture: What can you see? What can you hear? What can you smell? What can you touch?

 Steady: Ask the children to verbally tell you a sentence about the picture scene. Make sure the sentence is concise and makes sense. Encourage them to repeat it three times so that it ‘sticks’ in their memory, before they try to write it down.

Go: Write your own sentences about the picture scene. Remember to check for capital letters and full stops.

Fine Motor Skills – today’s games will need some counters or coins

Maths

You have worked so hard this week! Follow this link which will take you to a game as a treat!

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Brain Breaks – It’s been a busy week. Why don’t you take a mindful minute? Maybe try two or three – which ones do you like best?

Thursday 14th January

Zones of Regulation

Here is some mindful colouring to help you start your day in the green zone. Maybe play some quiet, gentle music, have a nice glass of water and put on your comfiest clothes too.

Makaton – Sign of the day – relax

Are you feeling relaxed now?

English – Can I write sentences with capital letters and full stops?

Ready: Have a look at and discuss the Where should capital letters go, teaching powerpoint.

Steady: Capital Letter sorting activity sheet

Go: Have a discussion about the sentences on the last page of the powerpoint, write them out with capital letters in the right places on a separate piece of paper.

Fine Motor Skills – today’s exercises will need an elastic band or a stretcy hair band

Brain Break

Maths – Can I tell the time using analogue and digital clock faces?

Ready: Revise analogue and digital o’clock times

Steady: Revise analogue and digital half past times

Go: Complete the Analogue and Digital half past and o clock matching sheet.

Speech and Language – Can I describe what a good friend looks like?

Look at the pictures in the resource. Can you identify who is being a good friend? Can you say who is not being a good friend? How does it make you feel when someone is not kind to you? What could you do if that happened?

Sort the pictures into ‘friendly’ and ‘unfriendly’ behaviour

Wednesday 13th January

Zones of Regulation What can I do if I feel worried?

The best thing anyone can do if they are worried is to tell someone who cares about them. Who could you tell?

Today, we are going to tell the worry monster!

Colour the worry monster and, whilst you are colouring, tell the monster the things that you are worried about.

Makaton – Sign of the day – safe

Feeling safe is good. It means that someone is looking after you and you don’t need to feel worried.

English – Can I use Colourful Semantics to write a sentence?

Colourful semantics is a targeted approach to support children with their sentence building and to teach them about sentence structure. For more information, take a look here: https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/media/Site%20Images/CITNS/Documents%20-%20SLT/Comm%200-5y/Colourful%20semantics.pdf

Ready: Children to verbally tell you a sentence using the colourful semantics template.

Steady: Children can cut and stick their own colourful semantic sentence using the colourful semantics template.

Go: Children can have a go at writing their sentence underneath the colourful semantics template.

Fine Motor Skills – It’s a Theraputty day today!

Maths – Can I tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes?

Ready: Practice o clock and half past on the analogue clock, encourage the children to be interactive with their clocks. Check they are noticing which is the big and small hand and using them correctly.

Steady: Introduce children to digital half past being :30 on the digital clock. Reinforce the language that ‘half past’ is the same as when the big hand is on the 6 – when it is halfway round the clock face.

Go: Complete digital time half past sheet.

Speech and Language – What does a good friend look like to me?

Ready: Have a look at the resource below. Discuss the qualities listed on page two and ask your child to choose the 6 most important (to them) .

Steady: Stick the 6 chosen qualities around the drawing of a figure

Go: Why are these qualities so important? Can they explain why they have chosen them?

Tuesday 12th January

Zones of Regulation

To help me feel green I can…

What makes you feel green? How can you help yourself to feel calm? Look at the resource and discuss how the activities make you and your child feel. Which one would they choose to do if they were feeling sad, excited or angry to bring themselves back to green?

Makaton – Sign of the day – Excited

What makes you feel excited?

Sing and Sign – One of our favourite songs from the Learning Lodge

English – Can I spell some common words?

Please don’t print all the pages for this activity straight away! You will only need to choose one page to print.

Ready: Open the document and ask your child to read through the first few pages. Choose some focus words for today based on a sentence where they can read most but not all of the words).

Build the words using playdough, magnetic letters, string – anything you have hanging around the house! Next, write them out with coloured pencils. Practice reading them aloud, changing the order as you go through them

Steady: Have a go at the CEW scramble sentence activity for your focus words.

Go: Children can try writing their own sentence using some of their focus common exception words.

Fine Motor Skills – Have a go at these finger exercises to help your fingers get really strong!

Maths – Can I read the time to the nearest 15 minutes?

Ready: Practice o clock times, on the analogue clock, ask the children to show you some o’clock times on their clock.

Steady: Show children introduction to half past PowerPoint and have a discussion together, about things they notice e.g. what number is the big hand on?

Go: Children to complete half past analogue clock worksheet.

Speech and Language

Can I ask and answer a question? Take turns choosing a question card and ask the question to someone in your family (it’s fine to ask for help with reading if you need to.) Remember to listen carefully to their answer – your partner might check that you’ve been listening and ask you again later!

Monday 11th January

Welcome back everyone! We hope that you have had a relaxing weekend.

Here are your activities for today. Don’t forget to send in photos to your class teacher or Mrs Warren so that we can see your fabulous work!

Zones of Regulation

Zones check in, ask your child to discuss each zone colour and come up with a activity they would place themselves in that Zone. For example:

Blue – waking up/getting out of bed

Green – colouring/drawing/playing (anything that makes your child feel calm/good)

Yellow – trying something new/maths/writing/spelling (anything that makes them feel worried/overwhelmed)

Red – argiung with a friend, losing at a game (anything that makes them feel angry)

Can they explain why these activities make them feel this way? Can they think of ways to calm themselves?

Makaton – Sign of the Day – Squirrels (because squirrels make me smile!)

English – News time!

We miss seeing you in school and world love to hear your news! Can you write about something you have done this week? What did you do? Who were you with? How did it make you feel?

Ready: Make up own phrases or short sentences to express their thoughts aloud about their experiences.

Steady: Make up their own sentences and say them aloud after a discussion with an adult.

Go: Write down one of the sentences they have rehearsed. If appropriate, they can write/copy their sentence and draw a picture about their weekend news.

Fine Motor Skills – Please be aware that the OT in this video refers to a surprise in a kinder egg at the end. If you don’t want to use this video then please use one from preceeding days.

Maths

Ready: Practice o’clock times, on the analogue clock, ask the children to show you some o’clock times on their clock.

Steady: Show children introduction to half past PowerPoint and have a discussion together, about things they notice e.g. what number is the big hand on?

Go: Children to complete half past analogue clock worksheet.

Speech and Language

This is a fun category game. Some children can struggle putting things into ‘sets’ so their brains cannot make links between items. Focus on naming as many different items in one category as possible and don’t change them too quickly.

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