Reading is an area that we would love you to focus on. Please continue to read with your child, this includes reading stories to your children, looking at different books online, reading websites such as Newsround, and getting them to read as much as possible to you. Whilst you do not have access to our reading scheme these sites will help you ensure they are experiencing a vast range of reading materials:Bottom of Form
- Bug club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk this is something that the children are very familiar with and access in school. They provide electronic books that are specific to the child’s reading level and can be adjusted where necessary. All children will be provided with an individual log in for this. Please get in contact if your child needs more books added or needs their reading level adjusted.
- Spreeder: Spreeder https://www.spreeder.com/app.php is a fun activity to try and improve speed of reading by copying a text into the box and increasing the speed that the words are shown on the screen. See how quickly you can read (and understand!) the words!
- Phonics play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ This website has a number of games and activities to increase children’s phonological awareness. This is, again, something that we use regularly in school and will be very familiar to your child. They should be able to access this independently. The children in Buzzard Class love playing obb and bob. The website are providing free access for the duration of school closures and can be accessed using the following log in details:
Username: march20 Password: home
- Children will be provided with high frequency words relevant to their stage of development. They can practice writing these into sentences, spelling and reading them. I have also included a common exception words booklet.
- Start and continue to write a diary entry each day writing about what you have done during your day. You are part of history! You never know, someone might be reading your diary in 20 years’ time!
- Write shopping lists, cards, letters, postcards or emails to friends. I would love to hear from you, please email me and write about what you are doing at home.
- Show Me: http://www.show.me.uk/ has a range of museum activities about any topic. Use the search function to find The Stone Age, Dinosaurs, Evolution or anything else you are interested in and then try out some of the activities.
- Take a tour of the Natural History Museum and look at the vast array of past and present exhibits https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour. All of them are pretty interesting so have a good look around, but there are a number of specific rooms that are really relevant to our ‘land before time’ topic, such as the dinosaur and fossil rooms. We have just learnt about Dippy the Diplodocus and measured ourselves against his femur.