We hope you are all safe and well.
Here are some quick links to the suggested activities from the previous terms but keep an eye on this page over the coming weeks for some more fabulous bits and pieces to keep you busy until we meet again. Remember though, the most important thing is that you keep yourselves safe and happy xx
We have now reached Term 6.
We hope you have made it all safe and well, most importantly happy.
Tapestry is a great way for us to see the things you have been doing, which we love! It is also a great way for us to stay in contact with you. If you have any queries, please message us on there.🙂
FRIDAY 8th MAY 2020 VE DAY
This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE day. VE day is also known as Victory in Europe day and marks the day towards the end of World War 2. To help remember the soldiers who fought and celebrate this milestone, here are a few activities you might like to try.
Don't forget to show us on Tapestry if you have chosen to celebrate VE day. We love to see what you have all been up to!
Download the ChatterPix app (free on Apple and Android).
You can bring anything to life. Hours of fun!
You could use fruits or vegetables or even give your favourite teddy a voice.
The little jar of ME!
Use this little jar to draw or write (with the help of a grown up) all of the things which make YOU, YOU! We are all different and that is why we are all special.
You may wish to print a jar template from the Internet or draw your own. You could even use a real life jar to put your your ideas in!
In your jar, you may add.....
name, age, who lives in your house, pets, favourite things to eat, places you love to visit, favourite colour, things which are special to you, hobbies ...... you may have lots of other ideas too💡!
if you would like to upload your jar creations to Tapestry, we’d love to see them! ❤️
The early reading skills your child will learn at this age are an important foundation for starting school.
The focus at this age is on sharing stories, songs, and rhymes together and building talking and listening skills. Luckily, there are lots of fun and easy ways to encourage early reading success at home.
The website below will give some helpful information.
Please take a look!
For as long as schools are closed, this story book site is open. Right now, children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being children.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
It's that easy.
Rhymes, jokes and funny things!
A great rhyme book- an all time favourite!
The link below is about preparing your child for starting school. This is just a guide to point you in the right direction. Remember, children are unique and will develop at different times. Some things will come easily to them and some will be far more challenging. Even us adults find things tricky and take time to adjust and learn new things!!
If your child is due to start school in September it would be extremely helpful and beneficial if you could get them ‘school ready.’
• Able to get dressed and undressed for PE including footwear. Practise with your child at home changing into shorts and t-shirts and back in to other clothes again. You could use a timer to make it a daily competition to beat their last time. Parents of girls – tights are always a challenge, so as much practise with these would be great. Show children how to put their clothes the right way if they get inside out.
• Toilet training – Those children that are still not quite toilet trained, unless there is a medical issue, this would also be beneficial to everybody if they are dry before September.
• Taking turns and sharing – if you are at home alone with your child then ask them to have a turn of their toy they are playing with.
• Putting their own coat on and doing up the fastening.
• Recognising numbers 0 – 10
• Counting 0 – 10
• Recognise their name
• Being able to write their name cursively (please see the cursive alphabet mat in the links on our main page).
All these things will help your child (and school staff!) immensely in preparation for starting school. Even if your child is not quite ready for school yet, working towards all these steps will give them a great start.
There are lots of websites offering free activities to keep yourselves busy, but some of our favourites are -