Term 6 - Storytime
We have really enjoyed welcoming so many EYFS children back to school for term 6. Things are a bit different but school is still a fun place to learn and play. This cartoon shows you a bit what it is like at Paulton Infant School (but we aren't taking your temperature when you arrive).
This term we are going to base our learning around quality children's texts. By doing this we aim to provide safe and familiar contexts to learning; continue to develop a love of literature and allow us to touch on a broad range of fun and engaging topics.
Week 1 3/6/20 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
You can see an animated version of the story here.
Mrs Brady recorded a song about the caterpillar.
The caterpillar eats different food every day. Here is a song to help you learn days of the week.
Week 2 8/6/20 - What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
You can hear a version of the story here.
You can hear Mrs Brady's song here.
Week 3 15/6/20 - Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas
You can watch an animated version of the story here.
On the theme of magic Mrs Brady has recorded a version of 'Puff the Magic Dragon.'
Week 4 22/6/20 - Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson
You can listen to the story being read here.
Mrs Brady has recorded the song 'Sharing a Shell'.
Week 5 29/6/20 - Jack and the Beanstalk
You can find a collection of songs that link to Jack and the Beanstalk here.
Please see Mrs Hogan's letter dated 29/5/20 for the most up to date information regarding partial school reopening in Term 6.
Learning at home
As school is now open to all children from EYFS teachers will no longer be able to provide the same detailed activity suggestions that have been sent out during the school closure period. If you are choosing to continue to educate from home then we suggest you refer to the following links to support you and your child.
Daily phonics lessons are available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw These are helpfully differentiated into 'Reception' lessons for those children who are on track with their phonics and 'Learning to Blend' lessons for those children who can't blend sounds together to read words.
Lessons for all other subjects are being provided by Oak Academy at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#schedule
Some other websites and apps that provide useful practice include:
· Phonics Play www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
· Phonics Bloom https://www.phonicsbloom.com/
· Teach Your Monster to Read app (Practise your phonic skills)
· Oxford Owl (ebooks) www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ username: classname20 (e.g. jade20) password: books
· TopMarks (maths games) www.topmarks.co.uk/
· NRich (maths learning ideas) https://nrich.maths.org/
The government has also published its own list of online learning resources. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources
End of EYFS expectations:
These documents will support you with understanding where your child is working in relation to the end of year expectations for their first year in school.