EYFS Home Learning
As a school, we are aware that many of our families are currently following the government's advice and self-isolating. From Monday, the school will be closed to many children as part of the government's planned response to the current situation. To support you with continuing your child's learning over this period, please see below a number of useful apps and websites you can access to support your child.
We will be updating this webpage with new ideas over this period, so please do check in to see what new materials and resources we have made available.
Thank you for your ongoing support with your child's education. Take care of each other and hope to see you all again soon.
Home Learning Activities
Thank you to all parents for your support during this difficult time. We ask that you access Tapestry and upload examples of home learning to your child's Tapestry account. If you have not signed up you will receive an email link.
Please access the educational links below to support learning at home. We will update the class page with new and exciting activities so we ask that you check in on a regular basis during this time.
We look forward to seeing your responses on Tapestry.
We are using the EPIC website or app to give children access to a huge number of books online. It includes comics, read-to-me titles, audiobooks and books to read independently from a vast range of topics and genres, there are even educational videos on there too!
All parents have been sent the code to log your child into their class account by email. If you did not receive the email, please notify the office so they can check the email address we have on file for you is correct. The classroom account is available between 6am and 4pm. During the current international situation, with so many schools closed or planning for closures, the app as provided free unlimited access until the end of the academic year. This includes weekends and evenings. If you would like to have parental access to this, and to unlock the account so that it is available weekends and evenings, please email the office with permission to share your email address with the app.
Get reading and let's see which Reception class can read the most books!
To log in simply visit the webpage https://www.getepic.com/students
Enter the class code
Select your name and get Epic!
Read, Write, Inc. Phonics
At Lark Hill, we follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme developed by Ruth Miskin. In the programme children learn sounds and the letters that represent them, and how to form the letters. Then, they read books written using only the letters they have learnt (and a small number of separately taught ‘tricky words’). This gives the children plenty of early success and builds up their reading confidence.
Learn how to pronounce pure sounds from Set 1 Sounds through to Set 3.
RWI is providing daily phonics lessons at home. Click on the link below to access Set 1, 2 and 3 sessions from Monday to Friday.
Practise reading red words daily using the red word cards in your child's book bag. You can play red word splat, word hunt games and matching pairs.
You can also play online games such as;
XL LEARNING - English and Maths
In the past, we have used IXL to support maths at home. Children will have full access to the website for the next 90 days.
Please support your child in working through the maths and English objectives within their year group. Moving forward, we will be letting you know on this page what the focus for the week would have been in normal teaching so you can mirror this at home where appropriate. Usernames and passwords have been sent to all parents.
White Rose Maths
At school, we follow the small steps of progress published by White Rose Maths.
They are producing home learning links. These include videos to explain learning and worksheets that can be downloaded to complete with answer sheets to help mark them.
Please check back each week to see what your child would have been learning if they were in school as these will be updated regularly.
To support our children in developing the level of number fluency they need to master maths, we subscribe to the website numbots. This is a great way for your child to practice counting and number sense, number recognition and shape, space and measure.
Try to practise little and often - short blasts of learning everyday are better than one mega blast once a week in retaining and recalling these key facts.
Useful sites for parents
Please click on the links below to access free online home learning activities.
Dear Parents/Carers the following websites have free audiobooks to stream for your children: