Nursery & Reception
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Keep Promoting a Love of Reading at Home
#EYPictureBookClub – Please do come and link up with us and share the ideas with your families. We hope that it helps to encourage playful ideas for home learning that involve fun and family time, promoting connection too – and a LOVE of PICTURE BOOKS!
This month our book is We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.
- LoveMyBooks on Twitter
- Cathy on Twitter
- LoveMyBooks on Facebook
- Love My Books website and their Bear Hunt page.
- Early Education’s picture books page and Loving Books Together blog
- Year 1 – Feelings and Emotions | Things that make me happy (activity)
- Year1 – Phonics and Literacy
- Year 1 maths – 2 digit numbers
Please note: In order to access the suggested activities, you will need to set up a ‘Free Twinkl account’ All you need to do is provide a valid email, then choose a password and when asked what is your occupation you need to select ‘Home educator’ then you will be able to download the activities.
- Art – About the artist David Hockney
- Geography – Human features
- Science – Living and non-living
- Maths – Place value
Activities for All
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Science activities to do at home – please email the school any work you’d like to share with the class
teachers and we will also upload your work on to the school website.
Dear parents and carers,
In order to access the suggested activities, you will need to set up a ‘Free Twinkl account’ – just Google
Twinkl and you will find the link. All you need to do is provide a valid email, then choose a password and
when asked what is your occupation you need to select ‘Home educator’ then you will be able to access
New Literacy Booklets
Please find suggested reading lists for your child’s age group.
Dear Parents and Carers, the following link provides access to a range of Letters and Sounds You tube videos to support your children with phonics at home.
Dear Parents & Carers,
We would like to encourage you to get your children doing the daily mile while at home. Please read the following documents as a guide of how to complete the daily mile and why it is important. In addition to this it is vital that your children go out daily for fresh air and exercise, this is not only good for their physical needs but also for their emotional well-being. Keep healthy and be as active as possible.
At Odessa every teacher uses the PE Hub to plan physical activity lessons – please click on the link to access the Portal for Parents for some activities to do with your children.
Please get your children involved in some Cosmic Yoga sessions – you can access some sessions on YouTube by clicking on the link.
Emotional Wellbeing (PSHE)
Please click on the link below to access some assemblies based on well-being and feeling good. The Oak National Academy host assemblies to share inspirational speakers and think about some of the wider things affecting us.
Dear Parents & Carers,
The week is mental health awareness week (18th of May) and the theme is kindness which is very appropriate for these unprecedented times we find ourselves in. Please click on the link below to find out more and also find some activity suggestions in the document.
We know that all of our children will have their own worries and questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some resources for parents and carers to help support your children’s emotional wellbeing.
Covibook – A short story about the coronavirus aimed at supporting and reassuring children aged up to 7 years old (available in several languages).
BBC Bitesize will be providing material for KS1 around Emotional Wellbeing. (Starting in April)
NSPCC Learning – Books for children who are worried or anxious.
The government guidance for parents on how to support children’s mental health
Tate Kids – creativity is good for all of our mental health.
Wild Schools City of London
Activity ideas using reclaimed everyday items and natural materials.
Stay active with Premier Education – Mon 13 Apr – Fri 17 Apr 2020 (Easter Fun)
As you are aware Eid will be being celebrated by many of families this coming weekend. Please use the below links to find out more information about Eid. The videos are pitched at young children. The below documents have suggested activities to do to mark Eid. We usually come together for assemblies to celebrate cultural events such as Eid, but unfortunately at this time we unable to do so. In light of this please be sure to share your child’s creations with us by emailing photographs to our school email. Eid Mubarak to all.
- Crescent moon and star mobile
- Activities for Eid
- Potato Eid bunting printing
- Henna design for hands
Can you research with your family why Ramadan is important to Muslims. You could make a leaflet about Ramadan.
Design an Eid outfit – make it as fancy as you can!
If you are celebrating Ramadan or would like to mark it as well – why not search up how make Iftar and make it with your family.
Design a prayer mat.
Make a mosque using junk materials, such as cereal boxes, kitchen roll tubes and yoghurt pots – be as creative as you like.
If you are marking Ramadan – make a quiet, cosy corner in the house or your bedroom to recite your holy book
Write a letter to your friend/family explaining what Ramadan is and what you like about it.
Click on the following link to view a range of songs and activities for your children to access online through Out of The Art Music at home.
Daily lessons – click to view
World Environment Day
Pleas eclick on the link to view the VED presentation.
Black Lives Matter
We are deeply saddened by the unlawful killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the 25th of May 2020 and we fully condemn all mistreatment of black lives, hate crime and all acts of racism in our society, our community and our world.
Black Lives Matter everyday
There are no words to describe the unlawful killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the 25th of May 2020 and we fully condemn all mistreatment of black lives, hate crime and all acts of racism in our society, our community and our world.
Black Lives Matter everyday
We would like you to join us in educating ourselves and our children about equality. To end such events and racism we must join together in solidarity as a whole community. We need to talk to our children and educate them to raise them to be respectful citizens for the world.
We have an assembly powerpoint , reading resources and activities for you to share with your child/children. There are some stories that you can access using a scan code – you can download a scanning code app on most mobile devices and then you can scan the code and listen to the stories.