Home Learning during the school Closure
Learning at home for EYFS
Whilst we are at home and not at school for our learning, you will find some good learning activities on this page – this will keep growing! Some of them are highlighted in your learning packs and others are just good fun!
Mrs Wichmann reads “Sharing a shell”
Listen to Jim and the Beanstalk with Mrs Wichmann
Mrs Wichmann and her friends have some help with your phonics
Mrs Sumsion wants you to help her to make some Silly Soup!
We really do miss you all, here’s a message from Mrs Wichmann
Listen to Mrs Morgan’s poem about Popcorn…
Here are the words for you to try too:
Take a little moment and delve in to this lovely free book – The Book of hopes
Latest message from your teachers...
We hope that you and your families have had a fantastic half term and found lots of things to keep you busy and happy.
This is week number 8 of our home learning and we have planned plenty of activities to keep you enjoying your learning.
We start off with a story all about the letters that the Jolly Postman delivers to characters from well-known traditional tales.
Can you guess who might be on his list?
It was lovely to see so many of you back in school today and for those of you not able to be with us please don’t forget to send us an email and some photographs if you can so that we can see how brilliantly you stay-at-home champions are making S=P+A+C+E for your learning.
With love from
Mrs Morgan, Mrs Sumsion, Mrs Wichmann,
Mrs Hernandez, Mrs Lyon and Mrs Vadala
As you think about making time each day for worship, you might start by asking Mummy or daddy to help you make a prayer table or corner – somewhere that you can be still, comfortable but still, not distracted by anything going on around you.
You might want to set up a “table” – a real one or the top of a chest of drawers or even an upturned box, cover it with a cloth if you can and maybe place your Bible stories on it, maybe your Rosary beads or a crucifix if you have them.
Plan your worship time…
How will it start – maybe with a prayer – use our School prayer book for inspiration and ideas.
Share a passage from the Bible or a Bible story. The Gospels are always good to read. We are still in the season of Easter and the Readings this year come from John’s Gospel.
Take time to stop and think about what the Gospel writer or story is saying to you about Jesus and maybe decide on soemthing that you are going to do to change the way you behave or think about things to match Jesus’ teaching.
You could sing a hymn that you know or find one on the internet to sing along to and take the time for prayer.
Pray for yourself, for your family, for your friends. Pray for our doctors and nurses and all those who are working so hard now to keep us all safe and well. Pray for our world.
There are lots of good links for more ideas here
Prayers for when you are learning at home
and of course, all of our school prayers can be found in our School prayer book
Here are some prayers related to our Golden threads
More prayers around our Golden threads
This week in school we would have been enjoying our Transition Day, a chance to be in our new year groups with our new teachers. We cannot do that in person but here is the PowerPoint to support your home learning activities around the transition. Please don’t forget to bring your completed learning booklet back to school in September for your new teacher.
Storytime with Mrs Wichmann
Resources to help with your learning
Music learning with Dr Mather
Music links for Week 14
REVISE YOUR SPOON PLAYING SKILLS – TRY A FEW OF THESE VIDEOS WITH JO MAY
ACTIVITY 1: BASIC GRIP AND EXPERIMENTATION WITH DIFFERENT SPOONS
VIDEO LINK 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KriHpKZbnoA
ACTIVITY 2: DIFFERENT PATTERNS – STRAIGHT AND SWING BEATS
VIDEO LINK 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlckGxaJjx0
ACTIVITY 3: ROLLS
VIDEO LINK 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjEfF288ass
ACTIVITY 4: TRIPLETS – a group of three notes
VIDEO LINK 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X5udop8ZUs
- Learn to play a triplet slowly, then gradually faster.
- Learn to play a triplet across your legs
- Learn to play a triplet using your fingers
ACTIVITY 5: SWING SPOONS! COMBINING DIFFERENT RHYTHMS
VIDEO LINK 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGjQqjKZ2SM
ACTIVITY 6: SPOONS ROCK!
VIDEO LINK 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35NYzvlcTYU
ACTIVITY 7: SPOON WALTZ
VIDEO LINK 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-yaVJflO9w
ACTIVITY 8: SPOONS AT SEA!
VIDEO LINK 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW5MKiR1LZg
Music tracks for Weeks 13 and 14