Here are some websites that might help while schools are closed:
Joe Wicks 5 minute workouts - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuxu3sLztrvWFehzv-LnR2c
Joe Wicks will also be doing live PE lessons at 9am Monday to Friday on his Youtube channel.
Cosmic kids yoga activities - https://youtu.be/uUIGKhG_Vq8
Phonics Play have a username and password to make all games free - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Jolly Phonics – all songs in alphabetical order 0 - https://vimeo.com/106231366
Numberblocks videos available on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w
Numberblocks games on Cbeebies - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Story time (for when the adults need a break)
Storyline – famous faces read their favourite stories - https://www.storylineonline.net/
Cbeebies also have a collection of bedtime stories read by famous faces - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories
Lots of authors are also recording themselves reading their books - https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0p2DxC_jeqE84N2mEzsUPYInx7leadQv0_ANYWFbuHqgeu3IZnTNjkL6Y
For some fun science experiments (click on kindergarten or 1st Grade) - https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning
National Geographic Kids - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
The hedgehog club – ideas for outdoor activities - https://www.facebook.com/thehedgehogclub123/
Family Lockdown Facebook group with hundreds of brilliant ideas - https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326/
Twinkl – thousands of resources including handwriting, phonics, maths and topic related ideas and worksheets. Twinkl is now available free by using the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS or CVDTWINKLHELPS – www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
If you're struggling with the activities that we've set whilst trying to juggle working from home with looking after other children, take a look at these celebrity lessons instead (please don't try to do all of them in one day though):
9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBacksha…/status/1242058846941712385
We will keep looking for websites and activities to support you all so do check back regularly.
Welcome to Sycamore Class!
Our Foundation Stage Unit has 60 children split into two classes. Sycamore class is taught by Miss Chapman and Willow class is taught by Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Busler. Foundation Stage have 3 teaching assistants every morning and 2 in the afternoons. The teaching assistant hours are covered by Mrs Gladwin, Mrs Croucher, Mrs Raszpla, Mrs Hillyer, Mrs Semanaj, Mrs Robinson, Ms Layton and Mrs Walker. We have 4 indoor classrooms, 2 outdoor areas, a large field area and woodland. Around 50% of our time is spent outdoors so we dress according to the weather and make the most of our fantastic outdoor resources. The children take an active role in their learning including planning new topics and themes and how we will explore them. This makes Foundation Stage a fun and exciting place to be.
Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring Term in Foundation Stage. Our main topic for the term is “Journeys”. We will be learning about: journeys around school and the local area, journeys across water and up in the air, imaginary and fantasy journeys. We will also celebrate Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, Easter, and have a whole school ‘Maths investigation week’ just before half term. An overview of the curriculum can be see at the bottom of the page. This shows the main adult focus for teaching but the children additionally access a wide variety of activities and resources across our inside and outside environments as part of their child-initiated and child chosen-learning.
We are continuing to encourage independence in everything we do. New challenges for this term include changing for PE, selecting and returning library books and knowing and working towards individual targets in a variety of curriculum areas. Parents can support this by encouraging their child to practice turning sleeves through the right way and folding clothes etc. for PE and talking with their child about setting personal goals and encouraging practice and perseverance. Celebrating achievements no matter how big or small and reflecting on how we have grown and changed is also key to encouraging independence.
The Foundation Stage 'Spring Term Newsletter', sent home at the beginning of the term, also has further information about this term. Please do come and speak to your child's class teacher if you have and questions or queries. We are looking forward to an exciting term working with your children.
Please remember children MUST have a coat in school everyday. At this time of year children also need gloves and a hat and you may wish to swap wellies for snow boots if you have not already done so. If you do sent in snow boots please remember to take your child's wellies home as we cannot store two pairs of boots for each child! Please ensure that all your child's clothing is NAMED. Every child MUST have their water bottle at school EVERY day. These need to be carried into school in the morning and not put in lunch boxes or book bags as they often leak. Thank you.
ART APRONS, WELLIES AND RAINCOATS must be in school every day and please remember to name them.
PE - Foundation Stage start PE after Christmas although we do lots of physical activity outside this term. Our PE day is on Wednesday mornings so please make sure that your PE kits are in school on this day and all items are named.
Growth Mindset: Tylers Green First School is a Growth Mindset School and encourages children to have a positive outlook with their learning. We have two superheroes, MEG and MITCH, to support this ethos. Please look for the link below to see the acronyms for MEG and MITCH, and how they can help the children learn.
Please have a look on the school calendar for any significant dates that your child will be involved in during the term.
Please look on the links below for the Curriculum Overview, and additional websites that can support your child's learning at home.