Welcome to Bluebell Class Webpage!
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!
If you have any questions or would like further guidance you can now contact me personally on the following email address; firstname.lastname@example.org . From 01.06.2020 I will be in school everyday. I will be responding to emails on Thursdays from 3.30pm and ask that any work that needs to be celebrated during our Virtual Praise Assembly is sent by this time.
A little poem...
"Up high in the sky is a little buzzy fly
Oh Fly, how do you fly?
It's my wings!
A world so big
I'm sure one day
Luck will come my very way"
Time to celebrate
There has been some incredible home learning happening throughout the school and we really wanted to come together to celebrate these achievements. Follow the link to view our very first St Mark's 'virtual praise assembly'...
Due to the current circumstances whether Sports Day, as we know it, will happen is uncertain however, we still have a cup for a winning house to win. So welcome to our Virtual Sports Day….
How to win points for your house:
If you have a go at any of the Virtual School Games challenges, please email me (email@example.com):
· Your name
· Your class
· Your house
· The challenge you have completed
· Your best score
Bonus points can also be won, they will go to children who send me any PE pictures/ video related to the lesson ideas I send out each week.
I will then collate the scores and we can include the running total in the Friday Celebration Assembly.
Curriculum Support and CPD Manager
Each week the lovely people at 'White Rose Maths' create resources to support the home learning of children working within the Early Years Curriculum. If you are finding my planning difficult to follow or want to try something new please take a look at what they have uploaded! Learning always centers around a book and looks really fun
The government have released online phonics lessons following the Letters and Sounds program that we use in school. We have reached the point where I would really like to introduce new learning to the children rather than just them revising and these seem to be the best way to do this. Admittedly I think they are slightly dry but the children may learn something new!
The Great Bug Hunt 2020
The Association for Science Education has 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: