Hope you are all well? And keeping safe.
Firstly, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you a rough timetable that you could follow at home (This is a guide! As a parent of three children six and under we needed a little structure in our house!!!)
9:00 – PE (Joe Wicks is doing a free PE session for children on youtube -over 800 thousand users joined in today including my children) Cosmic Yoga on youtube could also be used
9:30 – Phonics play games 15-20 minutes followed by handwriting practice.
10am – Diary Writing (remember capital letters, finger spaces and a full stop)
10:30 – Busy time (mark making, board games and free play)
11:30 – Mathletics (counting) and work set
12pm – Lunch and Play in the garden
1 – Arts and crafts/cooking/making time (we will share different ideas on our blog)
2:30 – until dinner time – chill time with a movie.
Please remember this is just a guide, the most important thing is you have fun with your children.
So many companies are offering free online access during the next few weeks/months. Whilst this list is not exhaustive, it may help you a little to have a place to start. I will continue to post links and activities as and when I find them. I will also share ideas for activities that can be undertaken inside and outside at home (E.g. whilst we can still get out Tesco has play sand 2 bags for £4 this could be in the garden to mark make with, also seeds for growing, pots and soil can all be purchased cheaply in store)
Reading and Storytelling.
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities
This website contains a list of times and dates that authors will be reading their books online for children to enjoy. It is an American website so the ages are split into Elementary, Middle School and High School. Many of the authors are posting on Facebook and Instagram and we do not encourage children to access these independently. However, this could be a lovely shared activity as research shows that children who listen to stories are more likely to enjoy reading as adults, as well as improved levels of comprehension.
Youtube and CBBC.
Further recorded stories can be found on Youtube and CBBC iPlayer by searching for ‘Cbeebies Bedtime Stories’
Audible are releasing hundreds of audiobooks for free. They are grouped by age group. These can be accessed on devises as well.
Vooks- Storybooks Brought to Life.
You can sign up for 1 free month to get access to virtual story books.
Purple Mash allows children of all ages to explore lots of lovely resources to explore.
For free access, please use the username: march20 and the password: home
Letters and Sounds
See you all Soon