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Home Learning Section

Below you will find lots of different activities and challenges for you to do at home. Have fun!

Early Years Picture News

Below you will find the Early Years picture news. It is all about a picture and thinking questions, great for speaking and listening.

Picture News – statues
Picture News – All about zoos
Picture News – Why do we decorate different things?

Home Learning – Wb 13.7.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the theme ‘Marvelous Me’ and ‘Moving on up’.

Marvelous Me!

Spelling Shed – challenge – o-e and e-e.

Purple Mash – Designing a medal and designing yourself.

Home Learning – Wb 6.7.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the theme ‘Under the Sea’ and the text ‘Snail and the Whale’.

Snail and the Whale

Elmer colour by numbers

Spelling Shed – challenge – e-e and i-e.

Purple Mash – Designing a fish and an underwater treasure chest.

Home Learning – Wb 29.6.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the theme ‘Monster Mash’.

Monster Mash

Spelling Shed – challenge – a-e and e-e.

Purple Mash – Designing a monster and drawing a Lochness monster.

Home Learning – Wb 22.6.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the theme ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Watching the story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/my-pet-and-me- teddy-bear-picnic.

Spelling Shed – challenge – a-e and ay.

Purple Mash – Designing a teddy bear and drawing a bear. 

Home Learning – Wb 15.6.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the text ‘Here Come The Aliens’.

Home Learning Grid – Alien Invasion

Spelling Shed – challenge – ou

Purple Mash – Matching pairs games.

Home Learning – Wb 8.6.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the text ‘Owl Babies’.

Owl Babies

Spelling Shed – challenge – or, ar and ur.

Purple Mash – Paint the Owl Babies on a branch.

Home Learning – Wb 1.6.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the text ‘The Colour Monster’.

Acorns (PC) Home Learning Grid – Over the Rainbow

Spelling Shed – challenge – or.

Purple Mash – Create your own rainbow.

Home Learning – Wb 25.5.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the text ‘Handa’s Surprise’.

Acorns Home Learning Grid ‘Handa’s Surprise’

Spelling Shed – challenge – ow.

Purple Mash – Design your own bowl of fruit.

Home Learning – Wb 18.5.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the text ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

Little Red Riding Hood

Spelling Shed – Two challenges – ure.

Purple Mash – Little Red wears a cape. Design your own cape. 

A special message 11.5.20

Here is a special message for you from Me and Mrs Alvarez.

We are missing you so much and hope that you are all staying safe.

Home Learning – Wb 11.5.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the text ‘Guess How Much I love you’.

Guess How Much I Love You

http://www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com/childrens-activities (Guess How Much I Love You website)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-N-016-100-Square (link to a hundred square)

Spelling Shed – Two challenges – ur.

Purple Mash – Creating flowers for someone you love.

A little help…

LPDS (our school advisory team) have started to create resources to help support parents of children in EYFS. I will upload and post those documents here.

LPDS – Communication and Language support

Phonics

I hope that you are missing your phonics lessons. Here are some links to lots of different sound videos. You can pick one a day.

Abi’s Online Phonics Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClyxR0fgHj9_4ApFNNMaepg/videos?d=n&app=desktop

Mr Mc’s Phonics

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTcZnvuTeovlznioLRo0GOA

Home Learning – Wb 4.5.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the text ‘Zog’.

Zog learning grid

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog  (video of Zog on BBC iplayer)

Spelling Shed – Two challenges. ay and ee.

Purple Mash – Creating your own dragon and knight.

This weeks phonics video with Mr Mc even has a special guest. ‘Reach for the stars’.

Home Learning – Wb 27.4.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the text ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’.

Jack and The Beanstalk

Spelling Shed – Spelling with the er sound and a tricky word challenge.

Purple Mash – Creating the Giants castle. 

Home Learning – Wb 20.4.20

Have a look at the learning for next week. All around the text ‘Shark in the Park’.

The Shark in the Park
Phase 2 3 4 tricky word mats

Spelling Shed – Words with air.

Purple Mash – Making a song for Miss Cavaney.

Special message from Mrs A

Home Learning – Wb 13.4.20

All about the story: The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Another great book for you to look at and lots of new activities. Have fun!

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Tricky word mat – Phase 4
World Book Day Ideas – The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Spelling Shed – ear sound
Purple Mash – Make an Easter egg. Go on an egg hunt.

Home Learning – Wb 6.4.20

All about the book: We’re Going On a Bear Hunt

One of my favourite stories is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. I have shared a video with you below. I have also created a grid with different activities that you can do all about the story. Have fun!

Bear Hunt Activities

Home Learning – Wb 30.3.20

Whilst we are at home we need to make sure that we are looking after ourselves? What is good for our body? Can you make a list of all of the different things?

One of the things that is good for us is healthy eating. We talked about this at school. Should I eat the crisps or the apple?

I have set you two tasks on Purple Mash. Completing the fruit jigsaw and drawing a healthy meal. If you cannot access Purple Mash then email school for your password.

Recognising Numbers

Can you recognise numbers to 10? Can you recognise numbers to 20?

Watch the video to learn how to play matching pairs. Have fun!

Afterwards you can practise ordering the numbers.

Spring Picture

Make a spring picture. Watch the video of me and get instructions on how to complete the challenge.

Have a look at some of the pictures created by the children in BYT.

Home Learning – Wb 23.3.30

Superhero’s and Under the Sea

Superhero and Under The Sea idea’s

Have a look for lots of different learning ideas.

Hello to all Parents,

The Acorns team would like to welcome you to our Class page. You will find lots of information on this page from our class newsletters to our topic webs, we will also share with you our learning in pictures so that you can see what has been happening. Learning links are available at the bottom of the page.  For more information about our Foundation Unit please see your welcome booklet.  Enjoy!

Meet the Teachers

My name is Miss Cavaney and I have been a teacher for eleven years.  I have predominately worked in the Early Years but also have experience of working with children with SEND.  I love teaching and spending time with my little boy.

This year in Acorns, we are supported by Alex Alvarez (Class TA) and Jill Smith (supporting School Readiness and Nurture). My PPA and Management Time will be covered by Mr Burke.

USEFUL RESOURCES

Have a look at the link below for a list of words that your child will be learning to read.

High frequency and tricky word checklist

Click on the picture below to access the phase 2 sounds.

Phase 2 sound mat

Click on the picture below to access the phase 3 sounds.

Phase 3 sound mat

Phonics Play is a website that we have already recommended to a lot of parents. Please have a look and explore the phonics games. Please check with either Mrs Jabeen or Miss Fielding if you are unsure what phase your child is working on. Click on the picture below to go directly to the website.

Phonics play picture

Purple Mash, an online resource to practise ICT skills and apply what the children have learnt. Click on the picture below to go straight to the login page.

Purple mash icon