Home Learning with Archibald First

We understand that some children and families will need to stay at home and isolate while waiting for the result of a Covid-19 test, or your child may have just received a positive result.

This page is designed to be used in the interim, provided your child is well enough to engage with learning.

In the instance of a positive result, this page can be used whilst you wait for resources to be sent through on Seesaw or Tapestry.

EYFS

1) Sing along to some Number rhymes. Try the CBeebies website or Little Baby Bum

2) Practise writing your name in different media – in sand, in rice, in flour, etc.

3) Count a selection of everyday objects e.g. cars, bricks, dolls, sweets.

4) Sorting – Sort buttons, socks, cars – sort by size, by colour, by item, etc.

5) Make a picture storybook of your favourite story – retell it together.

6) Paint/draw your favourite farm animal – what features does it have? what facts can you find out about it? 

7) Practise all your sounds and words from your sound book and word book.

8) Make your own playdough – and do some dough disco – check it out on Spread the Happiness on YouTube.

9) Work those fine motor skills by threading cheerios on a straw, pasta on string and finger painting – making sure each finger has a different colour.

10) Exercise – Can you complete 10 different moves e.g. 1 – hop, 2 -jumps, 3 – press-ups, 4 – Star jumps or check out Joe Wicks

Reading

Online books can be accessed using our login details for Oxford Owl.

Year 1

Phonics
It is really important for your child’s reading development that they access something phonics based everyday if possible – even if it’s only 10 minutes per day! At AFS we use the Little Wandle programme to teach your child phonics.
Here is a link to the parents section of the site that includes information and some useful videos about the scheme and how it is taught.
We also have a break down of what sounds are being taught in year 1 and those that were taught in reception.

Reading and Spelling
Reading unlocks the curriculum and opens up all other aspects of learning. It is really important that children read with an adult or listen to an adult read to them every day. Sharing favourite stories and books help children develop a love of reading, so build ‘reading for pleasure’ into your daily routine if you can.

We have also linked some of the tricky words that the children have already covered and should be able to read. They now need to practise spelling these to help with their writing. Can you make spelling fun? Be creative and as silly as you like when practising your child’s spellings. We have included some ideas below to get you started.
The common exception words are an end of year target but have been included as some children will be ready to start spelling these now.

Writing
This Talk 4 Writing booklet is designed to inspire and support your child to develop skills and confidence in English – speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Through Alison Cooper’s world of ‘Picnic Time with Brian and his friends’, children will explore a range of purposeful activities which are broken down into bite-sized chunks.

Numeracy
White Rose Maths will help you support your child to enjoy and master maths both in school and at home.

They produce daily ‘home learning’ lessons.
Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully. Follow the link above to find your current week that will match into the learning going on in school too (worksheets for lessons after those linked will be available on Seesaw).
In addition to this you may wish to practise number bonds and skip counting in 2s with your child.

Creative Curriculum
Read through our Curriculum Booklet (coming soon).
Our topic for this half term is Pole to Pole, can you research a very hot or very cold country and make a poster, booklet, PowerPoint, model or something else to tell your teachers about that country?
Do you know WHY your country is hot or cold? Does it have any interesting human or physical features? Does it have a coast and rural and urban areas? Think back to our geography work from our Paddington topic to help you with this task.

Visit Oak Academy’s online classroom to view all of Oak’s free lessons, searchable by key stage, year or subject.

Year 2

Phonics & Reading
Visit Phonics Play and explore the free online games they have to offer. Use this site to practise your sounds and tricky words. You might like to try the Hidden Words Game attached!

Please ensure you read everyday. Can you use expression for character’s voices?

Writing & Spelling
This Talk 4 Writing booklet is designed to inspire and support your child to develop skills and confidence in English – speaking, listening, reading and writing. Please enjoy ‘Alfie’s Star’.

Below you will also find spellings from the beginning of the school year. Practise them in a variety of ways; can you write them correctly in sentences?

Numeracy
White Rose Maths will very happily carry on helping you support your child to enjoy and master maths, both in school and at home.

Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully. Follow the video links that correspond with the numbered worksheet.

Below is a week of content:
Video 1: https://vimeo.com/488106597
Video 2:
https://vimeo.com/488108584
Video 3:
https://vimeo.com/488110327
Video 4:
https://vimeo.com/488111269
Video 5:
https://vimeo.com/488113679


Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme for daily times tables practice. All children have been provided with logins, so your child can access the online resources.

Creative Curriculum
Read through our Curriculum Booklet. What research can you do around a chosen area?

Visit Oak Academy’s online classroom to view all of Oak’s free lessons, searchable by key stage, year or subject.

Year 3

Writing
For hundreds of years, people all over the world have feared monsters and told tales of how terrible we are. Well, I’m here to tell you that we are not really that bad. In fact, we’re marvellous! In this non-fiction workbook by Maria Richards, you will be inspired to write about your own marvellous monster.

White Rose Maths will very happily carry on helping you support your child to enjoy and master maths, both in school and at home.

Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully. Follow the video links that correspond with the numbered worksheet.

Below is a week of content:
Video 1:
Video 2:
Video 3:
Video 4:
Video 5:

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Your child’s class teacher will provide you with a Parent Letter and Username Label so you child can access the online resources.

Creative Curriculum
Read through our Curriculum Booklet. What research can you do around a chosen area?

Visit Oak Academy’s online classroom to view all of Oak’s free lessons, searchable by key stage, year or subject.

Year 4

Inside this Year 4 Talk for Writing booklet you’ll get the chance to explore ogres! In this workbook by Dean Thompson, we are going to be writing an information text about ogres. Of course, these are mythological figures. Even though this is a non-fiction genre of writing, we can still be inventive and creative. We like calling it FACTION because the form fits information about facts, but the content is fiction.

You will need something to write with, or a computer to type on. Have fun!

Numeracy

White Rose Maths will very happily carry on helping you support your child to enjoy and master maths, both in school and at home.

Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully. Follow the video links that correspond with the numbered worksheet.

Below is a week of content:
Video 1:
Video 2:
Video 3:
Video 4:
Video 5:


Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme for daily times tables practice. All children have been provided with logins, so your child can access the online resources.

Creative Curriculum
Read through our Curriculum Booklet. What research can you do around a chosen area?

Visit Oak Academy’s online classroom to view all of Oak’s free lessons, searchable by key stage, year or subject.

#ThisIsPE (All Year Groups)

The #ThisIsPE campaign, led by Yorkshire Sport Foundation, uses specialist teachers of PE from across the county to film two-minute videos with activities that can be replicated at home, all linked to the primary PE curriculum.

Spanish

Senora Dunlop would like to invite you to join her YouTube Channel here.

She also has some fun quizzes on offer over on Quizlet.