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Tuesday 31st March 2020.

Communication and Language: Today we are going to be speaking in full sentences.  In the PDF folder you will find some sentence starters with a picture next to it.  This is what you need to do…

  1. Look at the picture.
  2. Get an adult to read the sentence starter.
  3. Think about what you have heard and seen, and then complete the sentence.
  4. Next, say the full sentence again.
  5. Check that it makes sense and that you are including all the connectives – is, and, the, it…
  6. Move onto the next picture.


Example:  The dog has a bone / I can see a duck / The fish is swimming …


If you are feeling like a challenge, ask the adult to write the sentence and you can copy it.



I am feeling so proud of the effort that you are all putting in with the home learning.  Below are photographs of some of the work that has been completed so far.  You can see how much fun the children are having.  If you would like your pictures on our class page please send them to the class email page.




Week Two Home Learning



Daily timetable for home schooling:

Before 9:00am Wake Up Eat breakfast, make your bed, get dressed, put PJ's on bed.
9:00-10:00 Morning Walk Family walk.  Yoga / exercises if it is raining.
10:00-11:00 Academic time No Electronics.  Books, class page activities.
11:00-12:00 Creative time Lego, drawing, crafting, music, cooking, imaginative games.
12:00 Lunch  
12:30-1:00 Chore time Wipe tables and chairs. 
1:00-2:30 Quiet time Reading, nap.
2:30-4:00 Academic time Electronics - ipad, laptop, phones for educational games suggested on class page.
4:00-5:00 Afternoon fresh Air Ride a bike, kick a football around the garden. 
5:00-6:00 Dinner  
6:00-8:00 Free TV time Children's shows.
8:00 Bedtime Story.



For free audio stories for all the family go onto:-  WORLDOFDAVIDWALLIAMS.COM

A new story everyday for the next 30 days.




For daily PE activities go back to the Home page, click on Children, and then click on PE.

Have fun. 


Making playdough with your children



You will need:-

1 cup of FLOUR, 1 cup of WATER, ½ cup of SALT, 1 teaspoon of CREAM OF TARTAR, 1 dessertspoon of COOKING OIL, optional 1 teaspoon of FOOD COLOURING


Put all of the above into a saucepan over a low heat and stir with a wooden spoon.  The liquid will begin to stick and dry out.  You must keep stirring until all the ingredients stick to the spoon and come off the side of the pan.  Take off the heat and allow to cool before handling.

The playdough should be kept in a plastic bag / tupperware box in the fridge.  It can last for a couple of weeks.

Have fun.



Ten top tips for reading stories to your child


  1. Make reading to your child feel like a treat.  Introduce each new book with excitement.
  2. Make it a special quiet time and cuddle up so both of you can see the book.
  3. Show curiosity in what you’re going to read:  Oh no!  I think Arthur is going to get even angrier now.
  4. Read the whole story the first time through without stopping too much.  If you think your child might not understand something, model an explanation:  Oh I think what’s happening here is that….
  5. Chat about the story: I wonder why he did that?  Oh no, I hope she’s not going to…      I wouldn’t have done that, would you?
  6. Avoid asking questions to test what your child remembers.
  7. Link stories to your own experiences (eg This reminds me of…)
  8. Read favourite stories over and over again.  Get your child to join in with the bits they know.
  9. Read with enthusiasm.  Don’t be embarrassed to try out different voices.  Your child will love it.
  10. Read with enjoyment.  If you’re not enjoying it, your child won’t.