Welcome to Sunrays.
As the two weeks beginning 25th May and 1st June are the two designated holiday weeks in Trafford, we will be having a break from the home-school learning, feedback, assemblies and phone calls that have become part of our provision since the Easter Holidays. I hope that the more relaxed opportunities that have been afforded by our Government allow brief moments away from home for our families too and I hope this time is enjoyed by us all. Our provision for Key Workers etc will remain unaltered. We have provided a list of websites that may be useful to you over the holidays and this can be found in the downloads section.
Have fun everyone and take care.
See you all again soon.
Love from Miss Brash
Should you wish to keep to a familiar school routine whilst at home, then you could follow our Reception pattern of the day. This is just a guide to give you an idea of what we do in class each day it is NOT a timetable for you to follow at home. Please understand that I share it only to support – I am not suggesting you turn your lounge into Sunray’s classroom!
9 – 9.30 Handwriting and Fab 5 sentence writing (for Fab 5 we give the children a picture then they talk with a partner about what they see before writing their own sentence – ask your child about the Fab 5 rules: Capital letter, sound talk, finger spaces, neatest handwriting, full stop.)
9.30 – 10.30 Literacy focus – read a story/non-fiction text then i.e. write, draw and label a character, make a story map of the events using toys or drawings, retell the story in sentences, write a shopping list, write a letter to someone special…
10.30 – 11 Physical activity – have a run around the garden, ride your bike, bounce on a trampoline, hunt for bugs, follow an online PE session.
11.00 Phonics – practise using your keyring or use online resources and activities on Twinkl, Phonics Play. Write some of your key and tricky words – segment and blend the sounds and letters.
11.30 – 12.30 Lunchtime
12.35 – 12.55 Practise fine motor skills by drawing – follow instructions using online sites such as Squiggler, How to draw a … (on YouTube) or just draw things you see around your home.
12.55 – 1.20 Maths focus – count in 2s, 10s and 5s, can you recognise each coin and add up coins of different amounts? Role play being a shop keeper and customer, label some of your toys with prices and find the right coins to pay, sort some toys by size or things around the home by their shape, length, weight. Have you got a big clock or watch that you can use to learn how to tell the time? The Twinkl website has lots of ideas for Maths.
1.20 -3.00 Explore a variety of activities for:
Physical Development – throwing/catching a ball, balancing, skipping, complete a jigsaw, make a den.
Creativity – paint a picture, do an observational drawing, build a model, cooking, sing, dance.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World – find out about people, places, things that interest you, use Facetime or Whatsapp to catch up with grandparents, explore your favourite animal and where it lives.
3.00 Story time – read anything and everything to your child, as often as possible!
I would urge you to, above all else, and in order to help your child learn best, simply PLAY with them, TALK with them and LISTEN to them. Learning outdoors and alongside others (you) in active, fun situations cannot be underestimated or ignored at this time.
Please do not feel any pressure to keep up the work that a teacher would do each day in school! There are 7 areas of learning within the Foundation Stage curriculum – choose the activities your child would enjoy the most and focus on those; make this family time count and have fun!
Some of the activities below show what the children would have been learning about next week had we been in class. The activities are not a list of things you ‘must’ or ‘should’ do, they are simply a selection of ideas surrounding a theme that are intended to help you find a starting point and add some consistency/focus/purpose… and hopefully some fun, into the uncertain time we face ahead.
Should you need any help or support with the activities below please contact me via this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my very best to help you where I can.
I wish everybody my very best and I hope you all remain well and keep safe.
I will miss my Sunrays class so much, so please tell them I’m thinking about them and please let them share pictures/videos/messages with me via this email too.
I look forward to hearing from you all soon.
Take care everyone.