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Welcome to the Bluebell Class home learning page!  On here you will find weekly maths and phonics plans that I have adapted for you to complete at home with your child.  Within these plans you will find any links to websites that you may need.  I’ve kept the need for printing to a minimum.  I will also provide resources that will complement the planning but are not necessary in order for you to complete each session.  These resources may need to be printed – you could look at them as extension tasks. 

 

Within the pack I have sent home with each child you will find; paper, a pencil and several activities that I am unlikely to refer to within my planning.  Again you could look at these as extension tasks or you could save them to complete in the event that I become ill and am unable to upload planning onto the website.

 

On the front of your child’s home learning pack I have attached your child’s username and password for an online resource called ‘Sum Dog’.  These are online maths games that your child might like to complete independently but again I am unlikely to reference this resource within my planning.

 

Many parents have asked me to provide a ‘home learning timetable’.  I have devised one based on a ‘normal’ day in Bluebell Class, however, please take this with a pinch of salt!  Each family will find themselves in a different set of circumstances during this uncertain time so try and relax into the timetable and be flexible! 

 

Above all make home learning light and fun as this will mean your child is more likely to engage in the activities and enjoy them! 

 

Stay safe everyone!

Mrs Cox

 

If you have any questions or would like further guidance you can now contact me personally on the following email address; bluebell@st-marks.w-sussex.sch.uk .  I will be online everyday between 3-7pm so will aim to get back to you during this time.

 

 

 

 

Key Workers and School Opening

If you are not already aware of this; please read this carefully.  It is taken directly from the government website and stresses the importance of keeping our children at home as much as possible.  We are being asked to do this, not only for the safety of our own children, but for the sake of critical key workers, their families, for the health and well-being of the community and without sounding dramatic the country too.  Your support in this is very much appreciated.

 

The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

It is important to underline that schools, all childcare settings (including early years settings, childminders and providers of childcare for school-age children), colleges and other educational establishments, remain safe places for children. But  the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

 

Schools, and all childcare providers, are therefore being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

Update 27.03.20... It's nearly the weekend!!

I hope you are all keeping safe, well and sane!!  This week I have a couple of attachments you will need to support the planning- I've indicated within the planning which of these will ideally need to be printed.  I've tried to keep sessions light, active and fun with minimal resourcing (fingers crossed you and your children will agree!).  I've added more to the additional resources bank but again don't feel that these have to be used - look at them as extension tasks or resources that will compliment the planning.  Within the list of useful online resources I have included the 'Oxford Owls' eBooks page.  There are many free books for your children to read (remember; if nothing else, please try and read with your child at least 3 times a week) you will need to select the letters and sounds phase 2 or 3.  Start with texts that your child is confident with and can read fluently as reading should build confidence with some gentle challenge - otherwise it becomes too overwhelming for everybody involved!

 

Take care everyone!

Mrs. Cox

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The Great Bug Hunt 2020

The Association for Science Education have opened up this annual competition so all primary school children (and their parents) can enter from home.  The children need to simply go on a bug hunt and record their findings!

 

It is a really simple challenge that I'm sure your children will enjoy.  It will also really support their development towards the 'Understanding the World' Early Learning Goal and is definitely something I would normally be doing with them at school.  The winner of each age category win a bundle of amazing prizes for their class!  I would also very much like to see any entries so please email them to me - I love to see what everybody has been getting up to.

The closing date is 12th June so there is plenty of time.

For further information, including how to enter, click on the following link:

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