Hello to all our home learners…
I know that lots of you are enjoying your home learning tasks from your teachers. One of the most important things that you can do each day, is to read something! Every subject in school requires you to read; and just about everything you do outside of school requires some kind of reading too… consider what reading you might need to do when you go shopping, or when you go to to park, or plan a holiday for example… what other examples can you come up with?
For pupils in key stage 2 / year 2
If you are lucky enough to have books at home, then why not create book reviews to encourage your class mates to read them too? Show us what you have been reading and recommend on your blog pages.
Remember that with your Purple Mash login you can search the pages for activities – there are some really good books (in serial mash) if you haven’t already been reading some. Let your teachers know if you would like further access to reading online. They can set you some stories to read, or give you further library logins.
Did any of you read Luke Temple’s book that he kindly gave to us as a pdf? I have re-attached it below with a couple of other links you might like…
For pupils in key stage 1 and EYFS
You all have logins for Purple Mash and see below for a reminder about Oxford Owl should you need it:
Oxford Owl is a free to use, online bank of resources. The website address is www.oxfordowl.co.uk Parents can make their own accounts on this website to access e-books, phonics, reading and maths activities. There is also lots of advice on this website regarding how to support your child’s learning at home.
On the ‘Free e-book library’, you can select books that match the coloured book banded books that your child brings home each day. You can also organise the books according to the phonics level that your child is reading at (this will be between phase 2 and phase 3 for EYFS and phase 5 for most Year 1 pupils).
Many of the books have an audio feature, so that your child can listen to the story whilst also reading it themselves. Most of the e-books within this section of the website also have comprehension activities that your child can complete after reading the book.
And don’t forget there are also some useful websites where you can practise your phonics to then apply in your reading books. See the links below.
Happy reading everyone,
Mrs. Thomas 😊
Felix Dashwood and the Mutating Mansion
BBC Bitesize reading resources including useful links
Picnic on PlutoDragon’s DenBuried TreasureGames for Reception and NurseryBingo for all the family!
Mindful poetry moments