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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 5th March

Today is an INSET day for the teachers. We will be busy getting the school ready for your return! We can’t wait to see you all again – we are so proud of all the AMAZING work that you have sent in to us over the lockdown! You all deserve a big pat on the back!

Remember, Year 3 & 4 are coming through the main gates and Years 5 & 6 are through the gate on Sevenoaks Road. Gates will open at 8.30 and close at 8.45.

At the end of the day, Years 4 & 6 will leave at 3.10 and Years 3 & 5 will leave at 3.20 to allow for a staggered finish.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will see on on Monday morning!

Thursday 4th March

Zones of Regulation/Wellbeing

Maths

I can name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry

Ready: Have a go at the ‘Symmetry quiz’

Steady: Have a look at the 3D shapes matching cards, Have a look around the house, classroom or outside and see if you can notice any of the 3D Shapes! Mark down which ones you find on the 3D shape hunt sheet!

Go: 3D shape sorting activity sheet.

Fine Motor Skills

Today’s activity is a ‘dot-to-dot’ sheet. Use a brightly coloured pen and make sure that you look for the next number before starting to draw your line!

This is a great activity for visual tracking, maths and development of pen control.

English

Ready: Read your favourite book with someone. Let me know what you read!

Steady: World Book Day – Have a go at drawing/creating your favourite book character.

Go: Scavenger Hunt. Can you find a book for each of the different categories?

There are some blank bookmark templates for you to design and decorate your own bookmark too!

Speech, Language and Communication

Today’s game has a World Book Day theme. Choose a book for someone else in your family (without them knowing) and they need to stick it to their forehead. Each person takes it in turn to ask closed questions about their mystery character. If you get a ‘no’ as an answer, play continues with the next person.

Who can guess their character the fastest?

Gross Motor Skills – today we even have a book-based Cosmic Yoga for you!

Wednesday 3rd March

Zones of Regulation/Wellbeing

Maths

I can name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry

Ready: Explore the vertical lines of symmetry sheet; showing children the lines of symmetry and that the shape is the same on each side of the line,  if possible place a mirror on the line and allow the child to look at the reflection.  

Steady: Use the Activity sheet ‘Spectacular Symmetry’ cut out, explore and fold the shapes, see how many lines of symmetry you can create with the shapes.

Go: Draw the Line of Symmetry Shape Challenge Cards, you can both print off and draw on the challenge cards, or you can have a go at drawing the shapes yourself.

Fine Motor Skills

English

I can say sounds for 40+ graphemes, including one grapheme for each of the 40+ phonemes

Ready: Look at the j, v, w phonics sounds for phase 3, practice sounding them out together.

Steady: See if you can spot anything around the classroom or at home which begin with these letters.

Go: Do the letter formation phase 3 sheets for j, v, w – only print out these pages for today.

Speech, Language and Communication

What’s in the box? Describe and guess game.

This game is to help your child make sense of the world and solve problems using their expressive and receptive language skills.

Gross Motor Skills

Tuesday 2nd March

Zones of Regulation/Wellbeing

Maths

I can name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry

Ready: Do you remember what Symmetry was? Have a discussion to see what you can remember.

Steady: Have a look at the lesson presentation ‘lesson presentation symmetrical scarves’ and work through the slides together.

Go: Activity sheet: symmetrical scarves

Fine Motor Skills

Cutting skills today! Can you name the 2D shapes you are cutting out to make the animals?

English

I can read many common exception words

I can spell  some common exception words

Ready: Have a go at reading some of the common exception words, I have attached some flash cards! An adult can use the checklist to tick off how many you know.

Steady: Have a go at spelling some of the common exception words. An adult will read them out to you, you can either write or you could use magnetic letters.

Top tips! Encourage the child to repeat the word. Focus in on the start and end sounds (these are usually easier to hear) and then think about the middle.

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

Speech, Language and Communication

This is a fun ‘detective’ game, where the adults hide objects around the room and the child has to use questions to find out where they are. They must be ‘closed questions’ which can only be answered with ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Good luck!

Gross Motor Skills

Monday 1st March

Zones of Regulation/Wellbeing

Wellbeing Journal – Day 1

Today I want to… what activities would help you to be in the green zone today?

Today’s news… you can draw about your news in these boxes. This activity will help you with today’s English activity.

Maths

I can name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry.

Ready: Play the 2D shape – What am I game? If you can read the descriptions yourself have a go, if not get an adult or older sibling to help you! This doesn’t need to be printed.

Steady: Look at the Lesson Presentation ‘Symmetry Powerpoint’ and have a look through the slides together.

Go: Have a go at colouring the large butterfly, see if you can make it symmetrical

Fine Motor Skills

English

Ready: I can make up own phrases or short sentences to express my thoughts aloud about stories or my experiences.

Steady: I can make up my own sentences and say them aloud after a discussion with an adult.

Go: I can write down one of the sentences Ihave rehearsed.  

After discussing their news aloud, the children can say a sentence aloud to the adult/s sitting with them, they will write a sentence and draw/colour a picture about their weekend news. Try and encourage independence with writing, where child is able to. 

Speech, Language and Communication

This game is to help your child use ‘…but not…’ statements.

Gross Motor Skills

Friday 26th February

Zones of Regulation

Where is your favourite place? You can talk through these pictures with your grown up.

Makaton – Sign of the Day – Holiday

Maths

I can name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry.

Ready: Read the 2D shapes properties PowerPoint together.

Steady: Have a discussion about the properties of different shapes, how many sides the shapes have? Are they curved sides? Are they straight sides? How many corners do the shapes have?

Go: Complete the 2D shapes properties activity sheet.

Fine Motor Skills

Handwriting practice – go slowly and carefully – no rushing allowed!

English

English Reading, Pre-Key Stage Standard 4, English Writing Pre-Key Stage Standard 4, Strand A: Make up their own sentences and say them aloud after a discussion with a teacher.

English Writing Pre-Key Stage Standard 4, Strand B: Write down one of the sentences they have rehearsed.  

Ready: Go on a Winters walk, around the playground, park or your garden. See what you can spot, you can use the winter walk checklist for support and see if you spot anything else.

Steady: Go through the winter PowerPoint and have a discussion about what you have seen on your walk or during the winter season.  

Go: Children can use the picture support document to write sentences, or they can use the writing frame to draw their own pictures and write their own sentences. Have a discussion about the sentences.

Speech and Language/Social Communication

Which one doesn’t belong? Can you say which picture is the odd one out… and why?

Cosmic Kids – After all of your hard work, it’s time to visit the Zen Den.

Thursday 25th February

Zones of Regulation

Can you show how the vegetables are feeling? Draw a different emotion on each of their faces. Can you say what has happened to make them feel this way?

Makaton – Sign of the day – vegetables

Maths

I can name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry.

Ready: Take part in the 2D shapes PowerPoint quiz. See if you can remember your shapes from earlier this week.

Steady: Explore the 2D shapes, count the amount of sides/edges each shape has have a discussion about this, think about whether the sides/edges are straight or curvy.

Go: Sort the shapes into the straight or curvy  activity sheet and sort the shapes into the number of sides they have activity sheet. You can see if there are any other ways you could sort out your shapes, and maybe you could make something with your shapes once you have done.

Fine Motor Skills

Cutting skills! Make your own pizza by cutting around the different toppings.

English

I can say a single sound for 10+ graphemes

I can say a single sound for 20+ graphemes

I can say sounds for 40+ graphemes, including one grapheme for each of the 40+ phonemes

Ready: Look at the pictures on the sheets, discuss which sounds the children can hear in the word.

Steady: Look at the words on the sheet, encourage children to blend and segment the sounds together to create words, match these with the pictures on the sheet.

Go: Have a go at sounding out and spelling the other pictures on the sheet.

Speech and Language/Social Communication

Can you answer the questions, given reasons ‘why’ and ‘because’?

Go Noodle!

Wednesday 24th February

Zones of Regulation

No need to print this activity.

Discuss the emotions on the powerpoint with your children. Ask them to share a time they felt these emotions, and let them share with you how they are feeling today.

Makaton – Sign of the Day – rainbow

Maths

I can name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry.

Ready: Build a rainbow from household items.

Your task is to find as many items as you can in the colours of the rainbow, and then create a rainbow shape with them. Recap the word names for colours.

Why not see if any of your family would like to join in too?

Steady: Play a shape game, matching the 2D shapes correctly. This will be some of the shapes you may have found on your shape hunt yesterday!

Go: Name the shapes, count the sides (edges) and corners (vertices), colour them and join the dots

Fine Motor Skills

English

I can spell many common exception words

Ready: Use the focus spellings CEW Year 1, Choose some 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 (this is a long document – please only print the pages that you need).

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

Speech and Language/Social Communication

Listen and repeat… you will need to concentrate very carefully to remember all of the words. This is a great game for developing memory skills too.

Calm Kids

Stretch and relax time

Tuesday 23rd February

Zones of Regulation

Read the sentence and match it to the correct picture.

Can you make the faces in a mirror? How do you look when you are r? Or proud? Send in a photo of yourself!

Makaton – Sign of the Day – surprised

Maths

I can name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry.

Ready: Look at the 2D shapes word/picture mat and discuss the featured shapes. Which ones do you already know?

Steady: Colour and trace shape activity.

Go: Shape Hunt! Have a look around the house/classroom to see if you can find anything that is a square, triangle, rectangle or circle. Draw a picture of them, and label what you have found.

Fine Motor Skills

English

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

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

Go: Write down one of the sentences they have rehearsed.  

Look at the resource sheet attached for prompts. After discussing news with an adult, the children will say a sentence aloud to the person sitting with them, they will write a sentence and draw/colour a picture about their weekend news. Try and encourage independence with writing, where child is able to. 

Speech and Language/Social Communication

Listen carefully to the instructions and colour the picture. Perhaps your grown up might like to do this too – if you both follow the instructions, then your pictures will look the same!

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