HOT OFF THE PRESS!
The Government has released a list of the best home learning resources for the children to do while they are away from school.
This is a website that provides a daily picture to inspire the children's writing. Each day there are questions for the children to answer about the picture, a drawing task, sick sentences (where the children have to make them better), a sentence challenge (e.g. adding punctuation) and a story starter. Below is an example based around "The Great Race" picture
Another fantastic resource is Literacy Shed. This provides wonderful videos for the children to watch. Then there are lots of activities for the children to do around the video!
If you would like to do some tasks that have more structure (printable workbooks) then this is for you!
These text books have a range of tasks Maths and English activities for EYFS , Year 1 and Year 2.
They also have a parent help sheet and the answers! I have attached the first week as an example for you!
Authorfy is a website that is easy to register with. This website has interviews (masterclasses) with famous authors. Some of them are Michael Rosen and Jonny Duddle (The Pirate Cruncher). They read extracts of their stories and their are flexible cross curricular activities around these books.
Supermovers is a great website which has free songs and dances for lots of the EYFS/ KS1 curriculum!
Write to Unite
A new initiative called Write To Unite has been created to to try and bring hope and positivity in the scary times we are living in currently. They are tasking children and families to share stories and poems with the world to bring a smile to people's faces and help combat loneliness. The children being creative in this way will help the world around them as well as lowering their own stress and anxiety.
How it works
You can create a quick and easy to use account with Write to Unite or just access the website which has lots of ideas and tools to inspire you. Good luck with writing your positive stories and poems. Please email them to me as well on: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share them on this website page!
Good luck! I look forward to reading your entries!
Previous Learning Tasks
Support for Spellings:
Learning to spell is a challenging but essential skill for children. Children simply learning spellings by rote and then completing tests does not lead to long term improvements. Instead, learning about spelling patterns and rules has been found to be more beneficial.
Below are a few activities from the No Nonsense Spelling Scheme which you can use to support your child's spelling.