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Welcome to Thames

Hi Everyone,

 

Hope you're all keeping safe, busy and well at home - and getting a chance to enjoy this extra time together in the sunshine!

 

Have you got your free trial for Twinkl yet? It is completely free to use for 4 weeks, you can download worksheets, activities, workbooks and lots more. Setup a new account here: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code 'CVDTWINKLHELPS' when asked.

 

I will continue to update our class page with new activities, games and work you can do at home to keep you busy.

 

Thanks

 

Lee, Eddine, Louise, Jenny and Steph.

Mini Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

Hi Everyone,

 

If possible I would really like all pupils in Thames class to have a go at some or all of the challenges of the award and can parents / cares take as many photos as possible and email them to me:

 

l.horan@rowanpark.co.uk

 

I will them post them on our page and forward them to Matt who is running the award. 

 

I'm really looking forward to receiving you photos - follow the link below for full details and ideas.

 

Thanks

 

Lee

Home Learning

Each child has had a home learning pack sent home, there are some learning tasks within these folders. The best learning you can do with your children is through interaction and involving learning in everyday household activities. Some additional ideas are:

  • Look at books with your child.
  • Make a shopping list and go shopping with your child. Look for items on your list, name the items your child does not know yet, ask your child about the items in the shop, involve your child to pick objects and place them in your shopping trolley.
  • Cook with your child. Talk about the recipe and ingredients. Describe and comment on what you are doing and what your child is doing. This is a perfect activity to introduce verbs like: mix, pour, grate, melt, spread, etc...
  • Sing songs.
  • Make a ‘secret box’. You can decorate it together. Use play-doh to make objects or animals and place them in the box. Give clues to each other to guess what the other person made.
  • Play ‘Memory Game’. Place 5-6 objects on a table, name them with your child. Then cover them with a cloth or scarf. Ask your child to close their eyes, so you can remove one object. Check if your child can remember which object is missing.
  • Play ‘What’s in my hand?’ Ask your child to put their hands behind their back and place something in your child’s hands. Ask your child to describe the object (size, shape, feel) before naming the object. Take turns.

Maths and literacy games

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

ICT games - http://ictgames.co.uk/

 

Resources for parents

Twinkl (4 weeks free for parents) – www.twinkl.co.uk

 

Teacher’s Pet - https://tpet.co.uk/

 

Reading

Booktrust - https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

Storyline (listen to stories online) - https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Oxford Owl - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/

 

Phonics

Phonics play - https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (free to use now)

 

Letters and sounds - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

General Information

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. Please send in £2.00 per week class funds with your child, this helps to cover the costs of daily drinks and snacks and cookery ingredients.

 

Individual Education Plan (IEP's)

This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. Plans are updated each term and sent home, this are targets that are focused on weekly and sometimes daily.

 

Reading Books

All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will bring a reading book home. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories and ask them questions to support their understanding.

 

Homework

Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning. If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into school so we can discuss it together. Your child may also be set some homework tasks based online using a site called 'Purple Mash'.

 

This Summer term, some of the things we are looking at:

  • Attention Autism
  • Literacy 
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • PSHE 
  • Art and Design
  • DT
  • History / Geography
  • Daily living skills
  • Cookery
  • RE
  • World of Work
  • Computing
  • Swimming

 

Community Visits

 

As part of Leisure and Recreation and ASDAN we will be going on a number of visits out of school, including:

 

  • Kirkstone shops
  • Balls Wood Park
  • Scrummies Cafe
  • The FACT cinema
  • Marian Square Shops
  • Local Supermarkets
  • Museums
  • Burbobank
  • Litherland Sports Park
  • TATE Liverpool

 

Your child will be learning how to access these places and giving them life skills that they can continue to practice in school or at home. They will also be following targets set by the teacher to ensure they can gain modules for ASDAN accreditation.

 

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