If you find yourself in a situation where your child needs to isolate e.g. they are showing symptoms and you are waiting to get them tested or to find out about results, please use these learning materials to support. Someone from school will be in touch to discuss this with you.
Learning to read is one of the most important skills that children need to develop so that they can access learning and be well prepared for the next stage in their learning journey. At Cherrywood School we encourage all of our children to read at home as often as possible so that they can practise the skills that they learn in class and develop their fluency, accuracy and understanding. In order to engage and inspire the children to read we try hard to foster a love of reading and promote bedtime stories.
If you find yourself learning from home, it is important to check what sounds the children are currently learning in school, which Mrs Butler shares on tapestry each day, so that you can practice them at home. It is also important to use your sound mat to practice all the sounds we have learnt so far. Here is an electronic version:
Oxford Owl has produced a range of ebooks that are available for you to read at home. You will need to sign up for a free account and then you will have access to a wide range of reading material. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Learning about number
It is also important for your child to practice recognising their numbers 1 - 20 and counting objects. In school, we use numberblocks to learn about each number. It's a great site with lots of videos that can be watched at home: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Another great site for maths games is "Top marks" https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Learning to write
It is important that while children are at home they are doing some form of writing or mark making each day. This could be in the form of drawing a picture of maybe writing some sounds/words. Here are the rhymes we use in school to practice our letter formation:
Website Ideas to Support You
‘Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference’. This website has lots of fun games and activities that you can play and do with your children to encourage the early development of these skills. https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/