Welcome to the online learning page for Elm.
Any tasks, resources or homework will be published below when they become available:
We are well into the month of June and I hope you are all keeping well. I was lovely speaking to you all last and to find out how you are all getting on. I'm glad to hear you have all received your work packs and continue to work through them. I would like for the students to continue with Independent living skills and hope you enjoyed the last links I added on the webpage.
Please follow the link below and work through the lessons the best you can. https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/independent-living/early-development I would also like the students to continue working on time and money.
I have added a few different links to try this week for interactive games.
When in the class the students enjoy playing pairs on the whiteboard. Students can play on their own, with a sibling or parent, join in the fun and see who can collect the most pairs. http://mypuzzle.org/find-the-pair https://www.webgamesonline.com/memory/index.php
There are also plenty of links below to have a look through and have a go at online learning. Have a good week and just remember to work at a pace that suits you and your family.
All the Best and stay safe
Please find below a list of suggestions for activities as well as a host of web links to help support your child’s learning at home. This is in addition to the home learning pack you have already received and aims to give you as many options and ideas as possible for structuring your child’s day.
Children often prefer a solid routine. Therefore, we would like to suggest that you try to carry out learning related activities at regular times during the day, preferably with short sessions happening both in the mornings and afternoons. Guidance on this can be found on the school’s website. At school, we usually start our day with English and Maths lessons, followed by the other curriculum subjects. Please do what works best for you as a family, at a pace and to an extent you find manageable.
Ideas for learning and exploring at home:
Make paper aeroplanes – see whose travels the furthest
Make a thankful jar – everyday place a piece of paper with something you are thankful for
Build a playing card tower – this helps build motor skills – who can make the tallest tower?
Have a DVD/Movie day – afterwards discuss your favourite parts or re-enact them
Play games together – games like scrabble and hangman and good for literacy skills
Cook dinner together – help your child to follow a recipe
Complete household chores – make a chore list.
Complete a HIT workout (Joe Wicks) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&safe=active -Joe Wicks has recorded various 5minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children
Cosmic yoga on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU We practise this at school at least 4 times a week and the students always enjoy it. There are lots of different ones to choose from.
Just dance on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=just+dance - a great workout activity and again the students always really enjoy it.
Relax and unwind with calming music or meditation – Cosmic Yoga – mindfulness on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cosmic+yoga+mindfulness.
Keep a daily diary – we are living in unprecedented times at the moment and a first-hand account would be great to pass down to future generations
Write letters to friends or family who they will be missing and talk about what they have been doing. Get them to ask questions about what their friends or family have been doing.
Read and discuss what you have read
Draw and paint lots of lovely pictures – Spring is here!
Watch Newsround daily
Practise tying shoe laces for those that haven’t quite mastered it yet. Here are some helpful videos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqPCGGHoxsE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeSkBOYUlag - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKlB5UCrUrU
Above all, we hope that you can take this opportunity to spend precious time together. Please may we wish you all the very best in these uncertain times. Stay save and well!
With best wishes,
Your Elm class team
https://mathsticks.com/my/ online resources and print offs with specifically broken-down key stage focuses.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - free online books–brilliant if you can’t get to the library.