Kittiwakes Week 1: 4th Jan '21

Spring 2021
 
Welcome back to our Spring Term in Kittiwakes Class.  Following the governments announcement on school closures, we now sadly find ourselves in another online learning situation.  Below you will find everything you need to begin to support your child's learning at home.   This page will be updated weekly with a range of activities, and all of the learning will be follow the same progression as we would have been following in school, so that your child does not need to miss out while they are learning at home with you.
 
This half term, our topic is 'Once Upon a Time', and I will include the Knowledge Organiser for this at the start of each week's learning.  This document provides an overview of the knowledge and vocabulary that the children will be developing over the coming weeks, and the activities that I provide each week will give you everything you need for supporting your child's learning.  
 
Each week I will upload a Learning Grid which will include a range of activities, including Maths, Talk 4 Writing, Phonics and other topic related activities that you can complete at home.  These activities are designed to be completed at a pace that suits you across the week, so you can pick two or three different subject areas each day to have a go at.  In Early Years it is very common for children to select the same activity several times, so please don't hesitate to revisit anything that has worked particularly well for you and your child.  At this age, knowledge and skills are embedded largely through play and repetition, so this is all perfectly acceptable!
 
Along with the activities in the grid, please watch the daily Read Write Inc phonics video lessons on the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel.  I have included a schedule of these for your information, but your child only needs to watch the Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling film every day.  
 
For reading books, please login to Oxford Owl at Home, using the following class login details:
 
    mabe_kittiwakes
    Year_R
 
On this page you can select Read Write Inc from the reading scheme menu, and a shelf of ebooks will appear.  During the previous lockdown, the selection of books available was extended to support home reading, so hopefully this will be the case this time, too.  For now, please contact me via Dojo for advice on which book to select to match your child's current levels.
 
As always,  if you have any questions or need any support with the activities here, please do message me via Class Dojo.  Do keep an eye on Dojo messages and on this page, for updates to our online provision over the coming weeks.
 
Take care, and stay safe
 
Mrs Champion
Week Beginning Monday 4th January
(Mon 4th INSET, learning begins Tues 5th!)
The following resources support the activities in this week's learning grid.  Please also see the guide to daily Phonics learning below.

Phonics

Please watch the daily Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling film on the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel. (Schedule attached)

This week's set 1 sounds to be covered are as follows:

Tues: 'm'

Weds: 'a'

Thurs: 's'

Fri: 'd'