Home Learning

Basaeline Check

Maylands has been selected to pilot the new government Reception Baseline check. The assessments are created by NFER (National Foundation for Educational Research) and we have been using a similar tool in our school for the past two years. If you have any questions about the baseline check, please see your child’s teacher.

Video Link

 

Helping your Child at Home

The most successful school children know that their family supports them and shows an interest in their day to day school life.

  • Discuss with your child about what they are doing at school.
  • Encourage them to investigate things for themselves.
  • Read with your child. Take them to Harold Hill library and help them to choose books they will enjoy.
  • Let your child help in the kitchen and when you are doing other jobs around the home.
  • Listen to your child. Encourage them to question. If you do not have the answer, try and find out together.

Fred Fingers - Information for Parents on Spelling (click to view video)

 

Homework

Your child will bring home work each week which will include reading, spellings, writing and maths. Your interest in this will increase their motivation and satisfaction. It should not take a great deal of time and is important that you see the work is completed and returned to Maylands. If you have any concerns about your child's progress or learning, you should speak to your child's teacher.

 

Embracing Thrive: A Parent's Guide

 

Maths Chase - Times Tables Games - Fun Maths Tests

Maths Chase provides free maths games to help students learn. Test your times tables, addition and other maths skills in a fun and engaging way.

 

Mathletics Competition

Drapers' Maylands Primary School has been entered in the Mathletics competition (Europe wide). Please encourage your children to log on to Mathletics at School and Home as much as possible to earn more points!

 

Home Learning Support

Below, you'll find a series of videos from Ruth Miskin Training with help and advise on how to support your child with their Phonics, especially for their upcoming Phonics Screening Check. The Phonics Screening Check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability.

    

   

Below, you'll find a series of external website links offering help and guidance on additional help and support you can provide for your child from home.

 

Home Learning - EYFS (Dormouse and Hedgehog Classes)

Thursday 16th May – Home Learning

  • Talk about music. What music do you enjoy listening to? Where do you hear music? Can you make music with your voice? Can you make music with your hands? Explore sound with people at home.    
  • Phonics – On your way to school, see what signs you can spot and read (using your phonic knowledge). Make up a story about the things you see.
  • Using phonic knowledge to write – Write some sentences (paper provided) about the things you see on your walk to school. Do you see any shops? Do you see any animals? Do you see any friends?
  • Maths – Practise our Halving Song (see printout). Ask your child to show you the actions.
  • Maths – Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password. Will anybody receive a certificate in assembly this week?
  • Purple Mash – ‘2Do’ activities first, then explore some more.

Halving Song

Half of 2 is 1,

Let’s have some fun!

Half of 4 is 2,

My favourite colour’s blue.

Half of 6 of 3,

Smiling happily.

Half of 8 is 4,

Knocking on the door.

Half of 10 is 5,

Come and do the jive.

Thursday 9th May – Home Learning

  • Talk to your child about Healthy Eating. What is healthy eating? Why should we eat healthily? What food and drinks are healthy for us? Why should we eat a variety of food types? Ask your child if they have tried any new fruit or vegetables at school.
  • Phonics – Practise reading/writing all Set 1 and Set 2 Sounds.
  • Phonics – Draw a picture and write some sentences about a healthy meal that you enjoy at home. (Use sheet of paper provided).
  • Maths – Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password.
  • Purple Mash – ‘2Do’ activities first.

Thursday 2nd May – Home Learning

  • Talk about Minibeasts. Perhaps go to the Library to find out more information? Perhaps use the internet?
  • Maths – Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password.
  • Phonics – Practise reading/writing all Set 1 and Set 2 Sounds.
  • Purple Mash – ‘2Do’ activities first.
  • Red Word – Can you make up sentences containing the words ‘you’ and ‘I’? Practise reading and writing the words ‘you’ and ‘I’.
  • Technology Sheet – Please complete and leave in book bag for us to collect.

Thursday 11th April – Home Learning

  • Talk about Easter. What does it mean to you?
  • Physical Development – Practise using a knife and fork.
  • Maths – Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password.
  • Maths Sheets – Complete sheets; practise areas less confident with (e.g, counting or writing number 5).
  • Phonics – Practise reading/writing all Set 1 Sounds. If your child is secure with all Set 1 Sounds, revise all Set 2 Sounds too.
  • Phonics Sheet – Use ‘Fred Fingers’ for each word. Say the whole word, show the amount of fingers needed (log would be 3 ‘l-o-g’), write 1 letter per box. Challenge: Write a sentence for each word on the back of the sheet.
  • Red Words - Learn/revise all Red Words (stuck in book). Remember: You cannot sound Red Words out, you just have to learn them!
  • Purple Mash – ‘2Do’ activities first. Then you may explore the program…

Have a wonderful Spring Term break. See you on Monday 29th April, 8:45am!

Thursday 4th April – Home Learning

  • Talk about our Farm Visit (Monday). What animals were your favourite and why?
  • Maths – Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password.
  • Phonics – Practise reading/writing all Set 1 Sounds. If your child is secure with all Set 1 Sounds, focus on 4 more Set 2 Sounds.
  • Purple Mash – ‘2Do’ activities first.
  • Reading – Please complete activities 16-20 from the stars (stuck in).
  • Red Word – Can you make up sentences containing the word ‘no’? Practise reading and writing the word ‘no’.

Thursday 28th March – Home Learning

  • Talk about animals and their young, as you use the sheet to draw a line from the adult animal to their baby. Write some sentences about animals and their young (e.g. The pig is pink. The cow is big.) on the paper provided.
  • Maths – Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password.
  • Phonics – Practise reading/writing all Set 1 Sounds. If your child is secure with all Set 1 Sounds, focus on 4 more Set 2 Sounds.
  • Purple Mash – ‘2Do’ activities first.
  • Reading – Please complete activities 16-20 from the stars (stuck in).
  • Red Word – Can you make up sentences containing the word ‘no’? Practise reading and writing the word ‘no’.

Thursday 21st March – Home Learning

  • Talk about animals and their young, as you use the sheet to cut and stick the pictures.
  • Maths – Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password.
  • Purple Mash – ‘2Do’ activities first.
  • Phonics – Practise reading/writing all Set 1 Sounds. If your child is secure with all Set 1 Sounds, focus on 4 more Set 2 Sounds.
  • Name Writing – Most children are now able to write their full name, without adult support or copying each letter. Practise each day (using the sheet provided). If your child is confident on their first try (Friday), on Monday check they are writing it as neat as they can (using correct letter formation for every letter). Capital letter for first letter in each name only. Finger gap to be used in between first name and surname only. 
  • Reading – Please complete activities 11-15 from the stars (stuck in).
  • Red Word – Can you make up sentences containing the word ‘there’? Practise reading and writing the word ‘there’.

Thursday 14th March – Home Learning

  • Talk to your child about farmyard animals and their young; what do we call their babies?
  • Maths – Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password.
  • Maths – Add two amounts together. To support your child, use objects (e.g, 6 pencils in one pile, 3 pencils in another. Count them all to find the total). Challenge: Add, by counting on (e.g, 6+3. “6 in your head – 7, 8, 9”).
  • Phonics – Practise reading and writing; Set 1 Sounds, words, short sentences. Set 2 Sounds now in back of book – focus on ay, ee, oo/oo.
  • Reading – Please complete activities 6-10 from the stars (stuck in).
  • Red Word – Can you make up sentences containing the word ‘are’? Practise reading and writing the word ‘are’.
  • Purple Mash – ‘2Do’ activities first. Not everyone is completing the tasks set – please see us if you cannot find where to click.

Jigsaw Class Assembly, parents/carers from that class are invited to attend –

  • Hedgehog Class: Thursday 21st March, 9am
  • Dormouse Class: Wednesday 27th March, 9am

Please help your child with practising their line (stuck in). It may be a solo line or a shared line.

Thursday 7th March – Home Learning

  • Talk to your child about Spring. Perhaps go on a Spring Walk? What changes have you noticed? Look at the leaves, trees and ground. Notice how you feel; what is the weather like?
  • Maths – Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password.
  • Maths – Practise number recognition and number formation; can your child recognise numbers 0-20? Can your child write numbers 0-20?
  • Phonics – Practise reading and writing; Set 1 Sounds, words, short sentences.
  • Reading – Please complete activities 1-5 from the stars (stuck in).
  • Red Word – Can you make up sentences containing the word ‘my’?
  • Purple Mash – Well done to those who have completed the activities in the ‘2Do’ section! Please encourage your child to do those first, then they may explore some more…

Thursday 28th February – Home Learning

  • Talk to your child about the animals you might see at the farm. Ask your child about the eggs we had in school. What happened?
  • Maths – Practise ‘1 more than’ and ‘1 less than’ a given number, using fingers, a number line or objects (e.g. ‘Show me 5 fingers. What is 1 less than 5?’ Your child can bend 1 finger and then count the rest to give you the answer). Challenge: 2 more/2 less, 3 more/3 less.
  • Maths - Log into Mathletics (online) using your individual Username and Password.
  • Phonics – Practise reading and writing all Set 1 Sounds. Read and write simple words. Challenge: Can you write a sentence, using finger gaps?
  • Purple Mash - Log into Purple Mash (online) using your individual Username and Password. Complete the ‘2Do’ list tasks first.

Thursday 14th February – Home Learning

  • Talk – Think back a few weeks to when you made Gingerbread Men. What ingredients did you need? What did you have to do? Can you retell the story? Perhaps you have the story at home you could read?
  • Red Word – he Ask your child to read and write the word he.
  • Phonics – Continue to practise reading and writing all Set 1 Sounds. Write words using phonic knowledge, such as: chip, sing, hat, swim, sink, leg, map, shop, mash, fit. Challenge: Write a simple sentence, such as: ‘he can run’ or ‘he can hop’ (no capital letters or full stops at this stage).
  • Mathletics & Purple Mash – Use Username and Password (see last week) to complete the activities.

Have a wonderful Half Term break. See you on Monday 25th February.

 

Thursday 7th February - Home Learning

  • Talk – Dragons. Do you know any stories where one (or more) of the characters is a dragon? Create your own dragon - How imaginative can you be? What would it look like? What would it be able to do?
  • Red Word – was Ask your child to read and write the word was.
  • Phonics – Continue to practise reading and writing all Set 1 Sounds. Write words using phonic knowledge, such as: bed, drink, fox, fish, hand, jam, jump, king, milk. Challenge: Write a simple sentence, such as: ‘the cat was sad’ or ‘the rat was big’ (no capital letters or full stops at this stage).
  • Mathletics – Use Username and Password (see last week) to complete the ‘Numbers’ activities.
  • *New* Learning Online, Purple Mash - Login using your child’s details below (every child has a different login, so that we can keep track on what your child has completed at home). If you do not have access to the internet at home, this will provide a good opportunity to visit the library. Always complete ‘to do list’ tasks first, then you may choose your own.
 

Thursday 31st January – Home Learning

  • Talk – Chinese New Year. What do you know about Chinese New Year? Who celebrates? Why? When? How? Research.
  • Red Word – is Ask your child to read and write the word is.
  • Phonics – Continue to practise reading and writing all Set 1 Sounds. Write words using phonic knowledge, such as: frog, zip, fan, cup, from, chat, ship, thin. Challenge - Write a simple sentence, such as: ‘the bus is red’ or ‘the dog is hot’ (no capital letters or full stops at this stage).
  • Name Writing – Some children are still unable to write their full name. It is important they keep practising until they can write all letters in their name confidently.
  • *New* Mathletics, Maths online - Login using your child’s details below (every child has a different login, so that we can keep track on what games your child has completed at home). If you do not have access to the internet at home, this will provide a good opportunity to visit the library.
 

Thursday 24th January – Home Learning

  • Talk about food and cooking. What is your favourite food? Why? What is a balanced diet? Why is it important to drink water?
  • Do some cooking or baking with your child; cook dinner together, or bake a cake together, talking about each step (e.g, First we need… Then we have to…).
  • Maths – Cut/stick numbers and objects, using sheet provided.
  • Phonics – Complete sheet by asking your child what is in the picture, then support by saying the sounds in the word. Let your child write the sounds independently, using the Desktop Speed Sounds Chart provided (back of book), e.g. ‘man. m-a-n. Can you write the word man? Use one box for each sound.’

Next week we are celebrating National Storytelling Week in school. If you would like to tell a story or read to a small group of children or the class, please inform your child's class teacher.

 

Thursday 17th January - Home Learning

  • We will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 1st March! Talk about why books are wonderful – fiction/non-fiction. On Friday 1st March, all children can dress up as a book character. Think about the character they might like to be. We ask that your child brings the book in on the day, so it can be shared with their friends.
  • Maths – Practise counting in 10’s to 50 (’10, 20, 30, 40, 50’). Colour the following 10 numbers in: ‘10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100’. Can you spot a pattern on the Number Square?

  • Phonics – Practise all Set 1 Sounds, with focus on z, ch, qu, x, ng, nk. What words can you read and write using the sounds?
  • Reminder – We need your Parent Consultation feedback sheet, as it forms part of your child’s final report. Thank you if you have returned yours already.
  • Book change changes - As of WC 21.01.19 your child will receive 2 books on either Tuesday or Wednesday. They will keep these 2 books for 1 week. We encourage you to read additional books with your child; perhaps you could introduce a weekly library trip, if that’s not something you do already?
 

Thursday 10th January – Home Learning

  • Talk to your child about the ‘Music Making Day’ we had on Monday – we used recycled materials such as boxes and tubes as well as music making on the Interactive Whiteboard. Our friends recorded our music using iPads, cameras and sound buttons.

  • Talk about winter and changes in the environment.
  • Maths – Practise ‘1 more than’ and ‘1 less than’ a given number, using fingers, a number line or objects (e.g. ‘Show me 5 fingers. What is 1 less than 5?’ Your child can bend 1 finger and then count the rest to give you the answer).
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  • Red Word – the Ask your child to read and write the word the.
  • Phonics – Practise all sounds, with focus on j, v, y, w, th. What words can you read and write using those sounds? Ask your child to read the following words, using ‘Fred Talk and Blend’ (like this: “p-e-n, pen”).

pen  bat     zip   wet   think   chat

 

Thursday 19th December – Home Learning

  • Talk – What does Christmas mean to you?
  • Practise – Zipping your coat up and putting on gloves. Your child should now be able to zip their coat up and put their gloves on independently.
  • Maths – Penguin numbers (see sheet) - number recognition/ordering to 10.
  • Phonics – Practise reading and writing all Set 1 Sounds (see back of book). Read all words (see sheet) like this ‘n-e-t, net’ (daily). Day 1 – 5, support your child by allowing them to copy you, if needed. Day 6+ ask your children to teach you. This time, you copy them. Can they match the words to the pictures? If they can, they can colour the picture in.
  • Reading Book - Encourage your child to say each sound; blend the sounds to read words such as sit, red, ant, net, kip, chop, thin (choose a few words from each page) like this, “th-i-n, thin”.

Have a wonderful Christmas Break! See you back on Monday 7th January 2019.

 

Thursday 13th December – Home Learning

  • Practise – Nativity songs/line (for performance).
  • Listen – Have you heard any Christmas songs? Perhaps on the radio? Perhaps in a shop?
  • Maths – Count the objects, write the number (see sheet/number line provided).
  • Phonics – Practise reading and writing the following sounds: j, v, y, w, th, z, ch, ng, nk. What words do you know that start with these sounds?
  • Reading Book - Encourage your child to say each sound; blend the sounds to read words such as bag, wet, hen, shed, sip, map (choose a few words from each page) like this, “w-e-t, wet”.
 

Thursday 6th December - Home Learning

  • Talk – Talk about what our Elf has been getting up to this week. What Behaviour for Learning have you been showing him? Have you been a good listener? When? Have you followed instructions? When? Have you been a kind friend? When?
  • Practise – Continue to practise the Nativity songs – Lyrics provided previously. If your child has a line to learn, please ensure they practise daily.
  • Maths – We have been learning doubles. Practise our song at home: ”1 add 1 is 2, tap it on your shoe. 2 add 2 is 4, knocking on the door. 3 add 3 is 6, let’s play with sticks.”
  • Phonics – Please find the set 1 speed sounds in the back of the Home School Communication books. Practise saying the sounds and making words, such as box, tin, mug, zip, sat, this, chin, shop.
 

Friday 2nd November - Home Learning

Please:

  • Talk about traditional tales. Can you re-tell your favourite story? Does your child have a favourite?
  • Maths – Can you help your child to make simple repeating patterns with things around your house? E.g orange, banana, orange, banana. Red brick, blue brick, red brick, blue brick.
  • Phonics – Practice writing the sounds m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o.  What words can you make using these sounds? (E.G. mad, mat, pig, dog).
  • Reading Book - You will notice that your child has now been given a reading book with words. Encourage your child to say the each sound, then blend the sounds to read word (such as cat, man, log), like this: “c-a-t, cat”. First, you have a turn, then ask your child to copy.

You: “c-a-t, cat”

Your child: “c-a-t, cat”

Talk about what the word means. Challenge: Can you child write the word by copying each letter? Use the handwriting phrases provided to support with letter formation.

 

Friday 21st September – Home Learning

Please:

  • Talk to your child about their first few days at school. What did they enjoy the most? What are they looking forward to doing?
  • Choose something different to count each day. Trees? Cars? Buttons? Socks? Hangers? People?
  • Share the picture book by encouraging your child to talk about what they see on each page.

Please write a comment for each of the bullet points.

Next week please remember to bring:

  • Water bottle (daily)
  • Book bag (daily)
  • P.E kit (to stay at school until Half Term)
  • Chatterbox (decorated shoe box filled with memorable items that your child can share with their class – no toys please)

If you would like to donate for Harvest Festival we are now collecting items; tins and packets only please.
Please check our website for regular school updates and newsletters. www.drapersmaylands.com

 

Friday 28th September – Home Learning

Please:

  • Talk to your child about their interests, including their likes and dislikes (i.e. “I like being in the garden but I don’t like getting muddy!”)
  • Help your child to find different ways to count to 10 (i.e. stamp their feet 10 times, clap their hands 10 times.)
  • Share the picture book by encouraging your child to talk about what they see on each page.

Please write a comment for each of the bullet points.

Parent Workshops for Reception parents:

  • Wednesday 3rd October, 6pm – Read Write Inc, Phonics (How we teach your child to read and write).
  • Wednesday 17th October, 6pm – Forest School (For you to find out more).
  • Wednesday 31st October, 6pm – Early Years (Learning expectations).
 

Friday 5th October – Home Learning

Please:                 

  • Talk to your child about school lunchtimes. What have they enjoyed eating? Have they tried anything new? Do they like being with their friends?
  • Practise using a knife and fork.
  • Support your child with recognising numbers. Can they recognise any numbers in your door number? Can they recognise any numbers in your telephone number? Can they spot any numbers when you go shopping – prices, barcodes, signs?
  • Share the picture book by encouraging your child to talk about what they see on each page.

Please write a comment for each of the bullet points.

Due to a lack of interest the Read Write Inc. workshop was unfortunately cancelled. We will inform you of the next available workshop.

Please go to or call the office to book onto the Forest School workshop and the Early Years workshop to confirm your attendance.

 

Friday 12th October – Home Learning

Please:

  • Talk about signs of autumn. What can you see? What can you hear? What can you feel?
  • Maths – Can you count 10 natural items (leaves, conkers, acorns) and bring them in?
  • Name Writing – First name. Extension: Surname.
  • Share the picture book by encouraging your child to talk about what they see on each page.

Remember that repetition is important!  If your child has had the same book before, encourage them to story tell with expression (including more vocabulary).

 

Friday 19th October– Home Learning

Please:

  • Talk about fireworks. What do they look like? What do they sound like? What do they smell like? Remember to book your tickets for our firework display on 02.11.18 if you have not already done it. J If you would like to donate towards the Early Years enterprise stalls we would be grateful to receive lolly pops and small party bag sized prizes (e.g. bouncy balls, novelty rubbers or toys.)
  • Talk about when you were a baby and what your child was like as a baby. Do you have a baby photo that your child can bring in of themselves?
  • Maths – Can you spot any shapes on items in your home? Outside? (E.G. windows/television – square/rectangle, car wheels/clock - circle, warning sign – triangle).
  • Phonics – Practice writing the sounds m, a, s, d and t. What words can you make using these sounds? (E.G. mad, sad, mat, sat).
  • Share the picture book by encouraging your child to talk about what they see on each page.

Have a happy Half Term and we look forward to seeing you at 8:45am on Monday 29th October.

 

Friday 9th November - Home Learning

  • Talk - Diwali: What does your child know about Diwali? Can they tell you about the Diva Lamps they have made? Can they tell you about their firework painting they created?
  • Practise – E-safety assembly line (see slip stuck in separately).
  • Maths – Support your child with recognising and ordering numbers to 10. Can they tell you the number if it isn’t in order? Spot numbers in your environment – Do they recognise numbers on a clock? In the shops? On a bus?
  • Phonics – Practice reading and writing the sounds m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l and h.  What words can you make using these sounds? (E.G. mad, mat, pig, dog, leg, hot.).
  • Reading Book - Encourage your child to say each sound; blend the sounds to read words such as cat, man, log (choose a few words from each page) like this, “c-a-t, cat”.
 

Thursday 15th November – Home Learning

  • Talk – Can you ask your child to retell the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff? Can they draw a picture of the story? Can they label it?
  • Name writing Keep practising name writing, using correct formation. First name and surname (using a capital letter for only the first letter only).
  • Maths – Can you find anything around the house to measure with that your child could look at? E.g scales. Measure objects together. Perhaps make a cake and use the scales to measure the ingredients?
  • Phonics – Practice writing the sounds m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h.  What words can you make using only these sounds? (E.G. dog, leg, hot, ten, van).
  • Reading Book - Encourage your child to say each sound; blend the sounds to read words such as mum, peg, fit (choose a few words from each page) like this, “p-e-g, peg”.

Reminder – Children in Need Cake Sale! Friday 16th September, 2:30pm. Children will be dismissed from their classroom at 2:30pm so you can take part in our fundraiser.

 

Thursday 22nd November – Home Learning

Enjoy learning the words to some of our Nativity songs (see printout for lyrics). Please support your child with learning their line in the upcoming performance. We kindly ask that you bring all parts of the costume into school, as soon as you have it. 

 

Thursday 29th November – Home Learning

  • Talk - Changes in the environment. Have you seen frost? What do the trees look like?
  • Sing – Practise the Nativity songs – Lyrics provided (ask you child to teach you the tune).
  • Maths – Practise adding one more. E.G count 4 socks, add one more, how many are left?
  • Phonics – Practise saying the following sounds: sh, r, w, e, f, b, l, h. What words do you know that start with these sounds?
  • Name writing – Full name in lowercase letters. (Capital letter for the first letter of each name, only). Ensure correct letter formation, using the handwriting phrases provided previously. 

Reading Book - Encourage your child to say each sound; blend the sounds to read words such as fox, ship, leg (choose a few words from each page) like this, “sh-i-p, ship”.

 

Home Learning - Year 1 (Squirrel and Rabbit Classes)

Home learning ideas will be posted here every week, once school resumes in September 2018.

Home Learning - Year 2 (Badger and Fox Classes)

Home learning ideas will be posted here every week, once school resumes in September 2018.

Home Learning - Year 3 (Seal and Otter Classes)

Home learning ideas will be posted here every week, once school resumes in September 2018.