Week 2 - Monday 30th March
Thank you so much for your photos and emails - keep them coming. It is great to see what you are getting up to.
Remember this is the email address to use:
A special well done to mums/dads/carers. Keep safe.
We have made a staff ‘Where’s Wally?’ The link below will take you to our school twitter (@FreelandSchool) where you will find the picture! Can you find Wally and all 16 Freeland school staff?!
Friday 27th March (6.30am)
As I type this - I hope all Robins are still fast asleep!
Thank you to those of you that have sent pictures and updates of your learning. I'm glad that to see that some of you are taking part in the Joe Wicks workouts at 9am. I like pretending to be a kangaroo - but am not so keen on the karate kicks!
As you know, it is show and tell today. I hope you will all continue to do this at home. I would like to 'share' something with you. This week I received a letter from my 'penfriend' who lives in Germany. She used to live in Cornwall, and we met once - a long time ago. We have been writing to each other for 43 years! Although postage stamps are expensive (ask a grown up), and call me old-fashioned (ask a grown up what that means!) - nothing beats receiving a 'nice' letter through the post. Perhaps next week we could have 'writing a letter' as one of our 'fun things to do'?
Happy Friday - keep in touch - and just because I can't see you - doesn't mean that I'm not thinking about you all!
Stay safe and keep smiling!
Welcome to the Robins home learning page. On the Wk 1 menu document you will find numerous learning activities. Children are very adaptable, and I have no doubt that you will continue to be a fantastic support to your children.
You may (or may not!) find it useful to have some sort of routine to your day. However, I would suggest the following learning times as a maximum time limit -
Phonics (15 minutes) - see Week 1 menu for ideas/links.
Read every day - as much as you can whenever you can. Remember this should be fun - and something that you both enjoy and want to do.
Writing - Encourage your child to write about 'anything' that interests them (see Wk 1 menu). For example - write a list shopping list. Design and label an Easter egg hunt map. Write a caption for a model that has been created. Please resist the temptation to sound out each word for your child. Instead, encourage and support your child to independently sound out and write the corresponding letter sounds that he/she can hear. I do not expect all words to be correct! As adults we forget that writing is hard work, the children have to think about lots of different skills at the same time. Sounding out the word, remembering what the sounds are, forming the letters - and remembering what you intended to write in the first place! Some children are reluctant to write, without constant reassurance from an adult. Please support your child to understand that we learn by making mistakes. The more they practise writing, the easier it becomes.
Maths - 15 minutes daily. See Week 1 menu for ideas.
Although the Government has stated there will be no formal assessments at the end of the academic year, I would like to remind you of the Early Learning Goals. A copy was given to everyone at the last parent meetings, but I have also posted a copy for you to refresh your memory.
Teaching in Foundation Stage is a privilege. As parents you have always played the most important role in your child's progress. I know you are all going to do a fantastic job. Do not allow your child to inform you, "this is boring!", what they usually mean is, "this is challenging and I don't want to try"!
I have no doubt we will all become more resilient.
We will go down in history.
I will be in touch. Do check the page on a regular basis. Do not feel daunted by the information on the Wk 1 menu. Use this time to be creative, learn and laugh.
Have fun and good luck!