Please use exercise book and a pencil to record your child’s learning.
We will also add a daily challenge on Tapestry as well as story times.
Please check Tapestry daily for lesson clips to support learning tasks.
- You read every day and select a reading task to help with comprehension
- Your child chooses 1 task for phonics each day
- Your child spends time on a task every day for Topic (in Reception children in school spend approx. 20 minutes writing, therefore, you might want to spend more than one day on each task)
- For Maths, you spend up to 20 mins following the suggested activities
Any learning you do is beneficial to your child. There’s no right or wrong way of carrying out these tasks. Every child learns differently – don’t worry just have a go!
Parent tips – when your child is writing ask them to first sound out the word/sentence before they write them down, allow the children to write phonetically (how the word sounds) to encourage independent writing! We are encouraging the children to use finger spaces between the words in their sentences.
If you have any questions regarding home learning please email Miss Tetley or Miss Ray:
We would love to see as much of this learning as possible on Tapestry! Please share videos and photographs of your children’s learning and we will add extra messages on Tapestry for you and your children!
Remember to scroll down to find extra reading, well-being and P.E. activities to support your child’s learning during the school closure.
World Book Day - 4th March 2021
Today is a very special day - World Book Day! All the children at Millfield will be learning about different books and different book characters. In Reception we love exploring a range of different books and learning about the authors, characters and stories.
You may rather complete some of these World Book Days activities rather than the other home learning!
Please see below a range of learning activities that you may like to do to celebrate World Book Day:
- Today from 10.30am till 11am there is a live story reading session provided by the world book day organisation, please follow this link to access the session: https://www.worldbookday.com/event/words-pictures-bring-reading-to-life/
- There is also a range of audiobooks provided for the children to enjoy: https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/
- You might like to complete the World Book Day scavenger hunt (on the Reception class page on the school website) can you find all the items in your story books at home?
- You could create a book character from a potato (or rock)! Can you turn an ordinary potato into a fabulous book character? Have a look at the photographs attached to this post for some ideas and inspiration!
- You could choose your favourite story book that has made you really happy in lockdown and tell us all about it on Tapestry! What is the title? Who is the author? What happens in the story? Who are the characters? Why do you like it? What is your favourite part of the story?
- You could draw a picture of your favourite story character and share it with us on Tapestry!
- You might like to dress up as a character from a story book to complete your lovely learning!
- Keep your eye out on the school website to see stories being read by different teachers on each year group class page - you could have a look at all the different teachers from school and see who you recognise!
- You could call a member of your family and read them a story over the phone/video call!
- Have a go at the Name That Story PowerPoint quiz on the Reception class page on the school website!
If you child completes any learning at all to celebrate World Book Day please share this with us on Tapestry so we can make the most of it when all the children are back in school together!
Children's Mental Health Week 2021
This week marks Children's Mental Health Week!
Please click the link below and join Mrs Kershaw as she shares the story 'The Worries - Shola Finds a Friend' by Jion Sheibani:
Read as many books, comics etc. as you can.
We recommend that parents/carers sign up to Oxford Owls online, which is free and will allow you to read books online and listen to others: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Tasks to complete after reading:
- Talk to someone about what you have read.
- Think about the characters including their behaviour, their emotions etc.
- Find out the meaning of any words you don’t know, this will help you use this vocabulary in your writing.
- Write a book review.
- Draw a picture and label your favourite character.
- Make a story map.
Yoga: Yoga for children can be found online, in school we sometimes use: https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/
Internet search: Joe Wicks for kids to find 5 minute workouts!
Can you build an obstacle course in the garden/living room to practice your balance?
Challenge children to see what they can do in a minute e.g. star jumps, press ups, sit ups, step ups and burpees.
Being at home for long periods will be different for everyone! Please encourage your child/ren to relax and reflect just as we do in school.
Suggested activities include:
Listen to music and draw an image to represent what you hear.
Internet search: Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids
Deep breathing using props:
- Use bubbles: Blowing gently to create bubbles is a good way to be playful and breathe deeply. Kids have to blow carefully and slowly to make the bubbles, which is a major reason why I like using it to help kids take deep breaths.
- Use a stuffed animal to practice deep breathing: Have your child lay down on their back and put a stuffed animal on their belly. Have them breathe in and move the stuffed animal up, then breathe out and bring the stuffed animal back down. This helps teach kids to use their belly to take big deep breaths. Another alternative is to use a weighted stuffed animal.
- Use a feather: Get some coloured feathers and pick out one feather to use. It could be a colour that they love or one that makes them feel calm. Breathe in and hold it for a count of 3, then breathe out going up on one side of the feather and down the other side.
- Use videos by searching ‘breathing exercises for children’ e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLb3OV6LO_s