W/B Monday 25th January 2021
While some of us are not able to be in school, daily lessons will be shared on here for you to complete at home. As much as possible, the lessons will follow our class timetable which we would use in school. Please feel free to share any completed work, photos of home learning or questions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For some lessons, there are a choice of worksheets or activities, some are designed to be more sensory or require less writing than others. There may also be matching or ordering activities, these will require a little bit of preparation as they will need to be printed and cut before teaching. Please choose the activities which are more suited for you. If you need any assistance with this please get in touch.
Each day in class, we start our morning by reading either independently or with an adult or friend. Choose a story, book or magazine to read at home each day. If you want something new to read, have a look at the websites below. Alternatively, you can find a book to listen to on Storyline Online.
Choose a story to listen to - https://www.storylineonline.net/
Ebooks and games - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Ebooks - https://freekidsbooks.org/
This week we are learning about rhyming words! There are lots of videos, games and activities which you can use to help you hear, recognise, identify and name words which rhyme. Each day choose a video and activity to complete.
This week we are continuing with halves but we will start halving sets of objects and numbers.
The ideal way to start learning this is to use practical resources so that you can actually split the objects into 2 groups. You can use cubes, counters, smarties, buttons, beans, toys, dolls etc. Anything small which you have up to 10 of!
Below there are some worksheets which you can work on throughout the week, choose worksheets which you feel are the right level of challenge. There are also links to online games and activities and some ideas of practical activities which you can do from home.
Understanding the World
This half term's topic is 'Basic Navigation'.
Week 3 is maps and symbols.
We are learning to recognise places on a map and to understand how symbols can be used to represent a landmark or type of place/building.
If you are able to, you could spend some time on google maps, look at areas familiar to you, such as your street, school and your supermarket or local park.
When you have done that, try a symbol matching activity and then have a try at designing some symbols of your own.
Pathway to Adulthood
This half term's topic is 'Working Together'. The aim of this topic is to explore different types of jobs, understand their role and importance in society and to think about the kind of jobs we might like to do ourselves in the future.
Week 4 is about working with animals.
Think about the different kinds of jobs that would require you to work with animals. Would you like to work with animals when you are older?
Check out Chester Zoo's website and their YouTube channel. They have lots of great videos, including videos of their live virtual zoo days. Keep an eye out for the next virtual zoo day!
While we are staying at home, it is a good idea to get moving as much as we can. You could go for a walk each day or try some yoga or home workouts. I will post a new yoga and workout video here for you each week. You can also find many more on youtube.
In school, we do cookery every Monday afternoon. This half term I will post a new recipe you can try at home each week.
Work Related LearningAs park of supporting young people to develop their skills, your child will take part in work related learning experiences. This term your child is going to be baking and selling loaves of bread. This will involve food hygiene, following instructions, working alongside others, developing baking skills and customer service skills.
We ask parents and carers to return the home / school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child’s day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with me.
Individual Education Plan(IEP’s)
This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child’s learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. Below are some links to sites which have lots of ebooks you can read or listen to.
HomeworkSome pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning.