Do you want to help your children to use phonics in their reading? Are you unsure of the correct way to pronounce some of the sounds? Then these short films will really help.
Wowzers 1B, you’ve all been so busy! It’s fantastic to see pictures of what you’ve been up to. Remember you can send pictures and messages to 1Bhomelearning@holbeach.lewisham.sch.uk
Miss you all, keep safe and be kind.
Well done Stella!
Well done Ana-Clara!
Don’t forget to keep sending me more of your great work to this email address…
You could leave a comment for you friends on our sharing blogs to let them know what you think of their work.
Keep smiling everyone! Miss you all.
Happy Easter everyone!
Have a go at the Holbeach Lego challenge.
Send me some pictures of your creations and I’ll share them on the blog.
The Easter Holidays are a great opportunity for you to spend time with your family playing board games, card games, completing jigsaws, reading together and lots more.
Below, we have tried to compile a few additional ideas of things you can do together, whilst ‘social distancing’ at home.
We would love to hear what you have been doing. Please comment below or send photos of the fun you have had to email@example.com
Holbeach Easter Art Challenge
Miss Simpson has challenged everyone to take part in an Art project during the holidays. The challenge is to draw something different every day related to Easter or Spring
She would like you to send her your finished product to this address.
Send your art to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can use any medium you like (e.g. pencils, paints, chalk, water colours, clay etc…)
Take a virtual trip to see some animals
- San Diego Zoo – https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
- FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms – https://www.farmfood360.ca/
- Play games and learn all about animals – https://switchzoo.com/
Discover things about our world or the universe beyond
- Vegetable growing learning activities that can be done inside or outside.
- Easter Fun with Maths – Get the whole family doing some fun Maths activities. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/easter-fun/
- National Geographic for Kids – https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/
- Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China – https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china
- Virtual Tour of the planet Mars – https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/
- Space science – https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html
- The worlds most detailed globe – https://www.google.com/earth/
Take some time to appreciate famous Artwork or visit a museum
- The Louvre virtual field trip – https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
- Virtual tour of the British Museum – https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
- The Metropolitan Museum Of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/
- Opportunities to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art – https://artsology.com/
Try to recreate some Science Experiments or Design and Technology Projects
- Daily experiments to do at home – http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/
- Science Experiments to try at home – https://www.everyday-earth.com/courses/experiments/
- Quick & easy at home projects – https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home
- Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/
- Paper Engineering Challenges with things you have at home – https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/
- Online photograph jigsaw puzzles – https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/
Have some physical fun or musical fun
- Give It Your Max – Weekly online tennis sessions that you don’t need any equipment for!
- Dance and sign along – https://www.gonoodle.com/
- Child-friendly fitness workouts — https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts
- Play instruments online – https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/
- A large selection of fun songs – https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm
Develop Computing Skills Together
- Improve your typing skills – https://www.nitrotype.com/
- Keyboarding practice – https://www.typingclub.com/
- Learn to code – https://www.codecademy.com/ or https://www.kodable.com/ or https://scratch.mit.edu/
- Coding with Star Wars – https://code.org/starwars
- Hour of Code – https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn
Prepare meals by cooking together
- Recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. – https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library
- Chartwells Super Yummy Kitchen – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyu3g1IGSmMJAqGQGOJr7MA/featured?disable_polymer=1
Explaining Coronavirus to your children
In order to support you at this difficult time we have identified the most important aspects of government advice for you.
As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, household isolation and social distancing.
Please follow these key principles:
- If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
- Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
- Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
- Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
- Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible
Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this.
- Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs
- Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Get your PE kits on Holbeach! Every day at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a live PE lesson. You can find it on You Tube by clicking here. Or click on one of the links below for a previous day’s lesson.
Please use the comments box below to let us know if you have already been joining in with Joe. How are you finding it? Have you got the whole family joining in?
A message from Joe – “Parents are going to be under pressure to keep their children occupied, so for 30 minutes every weekday I can take over and inspire and energise kids to get active, bounce around and have fun. You can even join in with the kids.”
I hope everyone is Ok. I’m missing you all like crazy!
Life is pretty bizarre at the moment I know -but these strange times will pass. Life will return to normal eventually – and we will all be back together again as if nothing ever happened! Yippee!
In the meantime I will post pictures of when everything was normal and we were all busy at play and work in Reception…
Try and remember what it was you were doing in each photo and tell your grown-up. You could even write a caption to go with it.
It was pumpkin soup! Well done if you remembered correctly. For extra points, what was the Season?
I’ll be back with more photos from our time in Reception very soon – I think I have finally mastered how to do a blog!
Take care of your little selves. I’m thinking of you all.
Lots and lots of love. Xxx
Wow Oscar, you have been busy!
I am very proud of you Oscar!
Remember you can send me your work too if you want to share it with your friends. Send it to our class email address-
Have a restful Easter and I hope you have lots of fun with your families.
Love Miss Little
It’s been a busy week! Look at this selection of fabulous work! I love receiving your emails. Well done everyone! You’re brilliant! 🙂 Remember, it doesn’t have to be school work – could be a photograph of anything you have done that you are proud of or a photo of you doing something fun at home. Sun is out! Have a lovely weekend! Stay safe, stay home. 🙂