Parents are the school's most important partners in the education of children. The value of sharing experiences, talking and learning together with children cannot be overemphasised. Please find a list of resources below to help you support your child’s learning at home.
Click here for the home learning pack which was sent home 20th March
During this time of home learning, we are keen to ensure our pupils stay safe online. Click here to view our Home Learning E-Safety Guide for Parents produced by Mr Maz.
A Love of Books
Here are some useful links for the children to use to develop their love of reading.
Help your child learn to read and love to read with OxfordOwl a free eBook library which contains over 100 free eBooks.
Audible is allowing free access to lots of audio stories/ books during school closures until September.
Q-files is an online encyclopaedia which is currently free to access – lots of information across the curriculum.
Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children's Books. at the British Library. For book-lovers of all ages.
Phonics (Reception and Year 1)
We have made a pack for each phase of Letters and Sounds to support your child's skills in phonics. The packs include flashcards, blending and segmenting activities and word reading. The activities are designed to help support children’s reading fluency.
Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4 are taught in Reception and Phase 5 is taught in Year 1. However, it is sometimes important to revisit previous phases to recap over the sounds already covered to build upon prior understanding.
‘Mr Thorne Does Phonics’ has some great teaching videos aimed at children which demonstrate how the different sounds should be pronounced and how to segment and blend the sounds together in words.
Spelling (Year 1 and Year 2)
At Eastrop Infant school we follow the Spelling Shed Scheme to teach the different spelling rules and patterns. Stage 1 has all the Year 1 spelling patterns and lists and Stage 2 has all the Year 2 spelling patterns and lists. On the Spelling Shed website there are fun spelling assignments and activities for your child to practise and apply the spelling rules they have learnt. All you need is your child’s login and there will be activities for them to complete and earn points.
Daily counting (forwards and backwards) is essential to build up children’s fluency and knowledge in number sequencing and patterns. Just a reminder that you don’t always have to count in 1s and start from 0; you can start from any number, for example: 23 and then count forwards and backwards from this number. You can also practise counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
Maths Shed (Year 1 and Year 2)
As well as the Spelling Shed, you may also use your child’s login to access games and activities on the Maths Shed. There are many games on the website, but some are aimed at older children.
Here is the list of activities which are appropriate to each year groups.
Suitable Year 1 Activities
Number Bonds to 10 and 20
Add and Subtract within 10 and 20
Suitable Year 2 Activities
Number Bonds to 10, 20 and 100
Add and Subtract within 10, 20 and 100
Add and Subtract 2 digits
Times Tables 2s, 5s and 10s.
PE, Sports and Active Learning (All year groups)
It is important that we all remain healthy both physically and mentally.
There are lots of resources online which can get help you get moving at home.
BBC Bitesize KS1 (Educational science Games)
BBC Teach (Interactive Science Lessons)
Science Sparks (includes lots of challenges and experiments for children)
The Imagination Tree (activities to try at home)
The Great Science Share (activities to try at home)
Science Museum Group (activities to try at home)
The Royal Institution (science experiments to try at home)
Activities and things to do:
British Science Association CREST awards (Stars for 5-7)
Explorify – welcome Trust online activities to make you think! (Free to sign up)
RSPB Bird Watch – finished now but you can still identify birds
Nature Detectives –specific activities for isolation from the Woodland Trust
National trust 50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾
Scouts The Great Indoors activities
Live animal webcams - Take a tour of a zoo from around the world
Skype a scientist - Ask a real life scientist your questions
Virtual Tours - Take a tour around many museums and much more