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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

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COVID19 - Home Learning

Homeschool toolkits for Parents and Carers, incuding useful website links, can be accessed via the following:

My Happy Minds Leaflet can be accessed and viewed via the following:

Home Learning Online Resouces for Parents and Carers can be accessed via the following:

On this page, we share ideas and short videos to help you assist with your children’s education via home learning.  If there are any aspects or areas you would like further help on, then please contact your class teacher.

 

This page starts with some general advice about home learning with young children and a recommended daily & weekly timetable for home learning during COVID19.  

 

Home Learning Timetable While Your Child is Absent from School Due to COVID 19:

In Early Years, children mainly learn and have fun through play and leisure activities, both inside and outside, and we would therefore encourage parent/carers to continue with this approach.  Please note that, for outside playing activities, parents/carers should refer to, and consult with, the relevant government guidelines on COVID 19. 

 

By all means, use certain parts of the day to support your children with specific learning tasks such as Maths, English, Creative Work, etc., but please ensure that it is both enjoyable and fun, and that good performance is appropriately rewarded/commended. 

 

Where possible during this difficult time, we expect the children to be able to spend, on average, between 10 and 15 minutes on a task, but please remember that it depends on the task in question and how the child feels; encouragement and fun work well.  Having fun during activities generally generates learning opportunities, for example, while baking, cooking or physically building something together, going to the park and reading to one another. Children can also have fun doing Maths, whether it be measuring, counting, and/or using graphical images and number lines and in English via the use of drawings, labels and sounds. Please encourage your child to write their name each day and when they are confident in doing this encourage them to practice writing their second name and maybe draw a picture of themselves to go with it. Physical Education (PE) is a subject that children particularly enjoy because it can involve a lot of interaction between those involved, and because it generally entails an element of exercise and exertion, while in a relaxed frame of mind. Other activities that can also be made enjoyable are those relating to food (e.g. what food is healthy and unhealthy, what food is good for the children’s teeth, etc.), Religious Education (RE) (e.g. being kind to one another and helping others who are less fortunate than us) and Science through practical examples, experiments and demonstrations.

 

To assist and support with your child’s home learning, we have sent, to each household, a home learning package, which contains a notebook and pencil, and a list of fun activities for them to enjoy and undertake. Please use this book to draw pictures of different activities  that they have been doing at home each day and if possible label these pictures using their phonic knowledge so we can share these when we return to school.   

 

In addition, our website includes several recommendations and suggestions (e.g. links to other websites, see below), which you should consult and access as part of your child’s home learning.  If possible, you should try and ensure that your child progresses with the following on a daily and weekly basis:

  • Daily: English (writing), Phonics, Mathematics, Reading (together - lots!), PE - search for "Joe Wicks daily PE lesson" on Youtube for a fun PE lesson; and,

  • Weekly: Creative (making something together), Science (exploring, search for "Sick Science" or "thedadlab" on Youtube for fun experiments to do or watch), RE - http://www.wednesdayword.org/home/childrens.htm has some fun activities or watch Easter videos on Youtube (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ&t=172s ).

  • Easy peasy (https://www.easypeasyapp.com) Please remember to complete your easy peasy activity which is updated every saturday.   

 

In addition, there is a selection of fun, "non-screen" activities from the following website that you are encouraged to access and participate: https://medium.com/pobble/simple-and-fun-non-screen-activities-that-children-can-do-at-home-115543cb3b9c.

 

UPDATED - NEW WEBSITES / IDEAS

 

Maths - practice writing your numbers correctly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=66ujzrRg70s&app=desktop 

Barefoot computing have created a home learning page with games, missions for pupils to complete, lesson plans and worksheets with steps. https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

  

Website with various activities, pick the age range you would like - https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

 

New esafety activitieshttps://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/early-years/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03f521e658-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_21_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03f521e658-55324621

 

25 fun non screen activities - https://medium.com/pobble/25-more-simple-and-fun-non-screen-activities-that-children-can-do-at-home-f74550c00a84 

 

 

 

VE Day 

 On the 8th of May 1945 Britain declared that the second world war was over! This day is known as VE Day

(Victory in Europe Day).

Some people like to celebrate VE Day by having parties with all of their neighbours, they make lots of cakes for the party and also decorate their streets with different decorations.

 Here is a short video about VE day for you to watch at home! Hope you all enjoy it and have a happy VE Day!

 

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfpvJdtK-5c&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEND - Please refer to the guidance on the following: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-with-send-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19.

 

Stay Active:

Participate in and enjoy the live, daily PE sessions with Joe Wicks at 9am on Youtube (Search 'P.E. with Joe').  They have been extremely popular with the children and parents alike, and have become a national sensation since they began.

 

What Is COVID 19?

Should you wish to explain to your children what COVID 19 is, and the importance of implementing the pre-cautionary measures that have been identified to reduce the extent and severity of the disease, there is an excellent child-friendly animation provided in the following website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DlOGKpMNs4.

USE YOUR EASYPEASY GAMES! 

 

Look on youtube and search for "oxbridge baby" for lots of lovely fairy tales and stories.

 

This website has lots of great books - https://manclibraries.blog/2020/03/24/childrens-book-resources/ 

 

Pick some of the fun "non-screen" activities from this website to have a go at: https://medium.com/pobble/simple-and-fun-non-screen-activities-that-children-can-do-at-home-115543cb3b9c

Communication & Language

 

This website has some great videos that will give you ideas how you can help develop your child's communication skills - https://small-talk.org.uk/ 

To help parents and carers better understand how they can help their preschool and early years children to develop their skills and to get ready for school we worked with Edlab at Manchester Metropolitan University and Martenscroft Children’s Centre to develop some short videos. The videos will focus on developing children’s reading, writing and mathematics skills and will also help to emphasise the importance of learning through play.

This link shows the project details on EdLab: http://www.edlab.org.uk/create-resources-to-help-local-parents-prepare-their-children-for-school/
 

Mathematics

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Mark Making

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Mark Making 2

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Mark Making Outdoors

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Rhyme

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Early Writing

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Counting

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