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Stoford Reception class 2020/21

  • Firstly, welcome to West Buckland school. We are using this class page as a virtual online support platform and contact base, which we hope will support you and your child during this unusual transition into the reception class. 

       The resources on this part of the Stoford class page are there to provide ideas in which  you                can support a smooth transition and also prepare your child for school (There is also  more                    detailed information in your parent pack, in the starting school booklet). To help  with letter and              number recognition: While you are out for a walk look out for numbers, letters and words  

      along the way, on road signs,house names,post boxes etc. 

  • The class email address is: stoford@educ.somerset.gov.uk, should you wish to ask any questions that you haven't had answered from this page or the parent pack. I will do my best to reply as soon as I can, please put 'new reception class' in the subject box so I can separate from the current reception class . Mrs Sherrin 
  • A whole school walk around video to follow.
  • Photographs of the key areas your child will spend time to follow.
  • Transition/Home visit zoom meeting dates and times to follow. We will email via the class email to check your availability, 
  •  All about me videos of staff that will be working with your children to follow.

 

For the love of reading: 

Fine motor control: to aid a strong pencil grip

Ideas of funky finger challenges: similar online or email for more

Number, shape space and measure support:

Physical activities to support gross motor control

PE With Joe | Wednesday 1st July as an example but daily videos added

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Early letter recognition, Understanding the world and Music 

Welcome to Stoford Class 2019-20

Stoford class page has material to support your child’s learning while school is closed and lots of ideas to keep them busy. We will do our best to provide feedback at least once a week on anything that they are able to do. However, please put your child’s needs first. If you or your child are finding it difficult to manage, just do what you can, when you can.

 

Poppy concerntrating hard on her handwriting

Betsy has had a busy week

Ella has created a planet mobile

Grace designed her own planet

Ella's Bear toast

Under the sea art and craft by: Ella,

Betsy under the sea art

Freya's under the sea art

Still image for this video

Lauren, Edith, Poppy & Betsy Pirate craft

Stoford Newsletter 20.3.20

Computing, Singing and music links

Google Expeditions 

Free home learning app which brings a new ways of learning with virtual reality visits to Zoos, musuems and much more, recommended by David Walliams

App store: Google Expeditions (has a small red flag)

 

MORE NUMBER BLOCKS VIDEOS: 

Week 13: 22nd June       Week 14: 29th June        Week 15: 6th July  Week 16: 13th July

   

 Week 13: Series 4: On your head

               Series 4: Ten's place

               Series 4: Balancing bridge

               Series 4: Sixteen

Week 14: Series 4: Square club

               Series 4: Seventeen

               Series 4: Eighteen

               Series 4: Loop the loop

               Series 4: Nineteen

Week 15: Series 4: Twenty

              Series 4: Tall stories

              Series 4: Flights of fancy

              Series 4: I can count to twenty

              Series 4: Heist

Week 16: Series 4: Sign of the times

                 Series 4: Fun times ahead

                 Series 4: The lair of shares

                 Series 4: Terrible twos day

                 Series 4: Divide and drive

 Remaining videos for series 4: Twenty one and on, We're going on a square hunt, Thirty's big top, Land of giants, Fifty, Sixty's high score, The big one, One hundred, One thousand and one, more to explore.

                                

MORE NUMBER BLOCKS VIDEOS: 

 

Week 9: 25th May        Week 10: 1st June      Week 11: 8th June      Week 12: 15th June       

 

Week 9 : Series 3: What's the difference

               Series 3: Numberblock rally

               Series 3: Five and friends

               Series 3: Octoblock to the rescue

               Series 3: Ten again

Week 10: Series 3: Flatland

               Series 3: Pattern palace

               Series 3: The legend of the big turn

               Series 3: Mirror mirror

               Series 3: The wrong number

Week 11: Series 3: The way of the rectangle

               Series 3: Ride the rays

               Series 3: Eleven

               Series 3: Twelve

               Series 3: Block star

Week 12: Series 3: Thirteen

               Series 3: Fourteen

               Series 3: Fifteen

               Series 3: Tween scenes

               Series 3: Step squads

MORE NUMBER BLOCKS VIDEOS: 

Week 7: 11th May        Week 8: 18th May       

 

Week 7 : Series 3: Once upon a time

               Series 3: Blockzilla

               Series 3: The number blocks express

               Series 3: Fruit salad

               Series 3: Zero

Week 8: Series 3: Now we are 6 to 10

               Series 3: Numberblobs

               Series 3: Building blocks

               Series 3: Peekaboo

               Series 3: Hiccups

Wk beg: 13th July 2020

What another busy week we have all had. We have all made it through home learning and although it hasn't been easy, in any way shape or form, the children have demonstrated ho resilient they have become and have enjoyed the quality time they have been fortunate enough to spend with you all. 

Next week we are looking at the story ' The bad tempered ladybird' this will lead us into the maths topic of time. We are also using this story to help with doubling, halving, odds and evens. There is a template for clocks, just in case you don't have the one we may of made a few weeks ago.  I have added all the last of the series 4 Number blocks to the page now so that you will have some to look at through the summer if you wish. 

The English aim is: to understand what a fact file is and try to create one about mini beasts. We will also be looking at seasons and how we use our senses. There are writing stimulus pictures, labelling, sorting, investigating as well as our normal reading comprehension.

Craft and science are in abundance again this week with many story and mini beast themed activities to complete. 

I was wondering if you would like me to put some summer themed crafts, writing and science things on here for the holidays. If you would like this, please email to let me know.

 

Have a good last week of term, seems very weird that we are here already. I want to thank you all for your kindness and hard work, without these I would have found it very hard to settle into West Buckland so quickly at such a difficult time. 

🐞 Kids Book Read Aloud: THE BAD-TEMPERED LADYBIRD by Eric Carle | StoryTime with Miss Randall

🐞 The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle. QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES BELOW ⬇️ Description: The Bad-Tempered Ladybird picks fights with every animal he meets, ...

Ladybug Facts for Kids | Bug or Beetle ???

Ladybug Facts for Kids | Bug or Beetle ??? is an educational video for kids that will teach them all about ladybugs. Here are some of the facts that you will...

Minibeast Adventures with Jess - Crazy Critters | Bugs for Kids

Watch more Minibeast Adventures with Jess on Wizz: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCI_BIMJR-XHf42hIrpYkyyYfJv9W58ju For the best kids shows subscribe...

What is a minibeast? | Primary Biology - Animal Types

Suitable for teaching 5 to 11s. A short audio slideshow that explains the different characteristics that make an animal a minibeast. Subscribe for more Prima...

Other stories you could read about ladybirds:

  • What the ladybird heard
  • What the ladybird heard next
  • The very lazy ladybird
  • The little ladybug
  • Lara the yellow ladybird

Wk beg: 6th July 2020

What a busy week we have all had. So many emails and evidence of some fantastic hard work at home, and many hours of hard work and chatting for those back to school. Mrs Farmer and I are really tired this weekend after our first week back to a normalish routine, that's for sure. 

I hope you all enjoyed the science and craft activities linked to the lighthouse keepers lunch. We enjoyed watching the story and talking about what other adventures the seagulls or Mr Grinling might have, while we were learning at school. 

Next week we are learning one of my favourite stories as a reception teacher and one that never seems to wear thin with the children and their humour 'Pig in the pond'. 

We will be looking at floating and sinking, prepositions, and capacity in maths, as well as our normal number activities. 

English aim is for more writing stimulus, labelling, sequencing, mothers and their young activity as well as our normal reading comprehension.

Craft and science are in abundance again this week with many farm based activities to complete. Enjoy the music, rhymes and songs (music is on the page to accompany these) and send me any videos of performances you have.

 

Have a great week! 

Pig In The Pond

Story: Martin Waddell Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Adventures - A Himitsu We are a non-profit school encouraging students to learn English through read...

On The Farm - Educational Video by abcteach

Age level: preschool and early elementary. What types of animals can you find on a farm? This video teaches young students to recognize and identify farm ani...

I Want To Be A Farmer - Kids Dream Job - Can You Imagine That?

This is Ben and he wants to be a farmer, Can You Imagine That? He would have his own farm where he would grow he own fruits and vegetables! There would be an...

music for farm songs

2. Baa Baa Black Sheep Song.mp3

3. Underground Vegetables Song.mp3

4. Old MacDonald Song.mp3

Other stories you could share:

  • A squash and a squeeze
  • The grumpy goat 
  • Mudpuddle farm
  • Farmer duck
  • Farmyard Hullabaloo
  • The greedy goat
  • Big Red barn
  • Down on the farm
  • Farmer Dan's barn

Wk beg: 29th June 2020

Wow what a lot of fantastic work I have had back this week, well done to you all. 

The space theme always seems to engage the children and open up their inquisitive minds,

it has been lovely to hear some of the conversations that you have been having with your child. 

Next week we are opening up the classroom to some children so I maybe slower in replying to emails. But I will answer them each day, I promise.

The new theme for learning is going to be 'the Lighthouse keepers lunch'. This will involve some work around the seaside, foods, 3d shapes and measuring and time. Please can you also work on instructions: maybe make some of the cookery or craft items with your child writing the instructions of how they made the item they choose. I have put in many home learning challenges this week, so that you can have a more cross curricular learning week, hopefully this will engage those children who are beginning to struggle with home learning a little bit now. 

In class when we work on this theme, we may also make weaving patterns and create our own baskets, which we would then make a line in order to slide it down at lunch time, this could be a fun activity if you fancy it?

Have a great week! 

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Give Us A Story!

Mr. Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, finds himself in a titanic battle between good and evil with some ravenous seagulls. See how he comes out on top with a ...

The lighthouse keepers lunch English and phonics:

How Do Lighthouses Work?

Have you ever wondered how a lighthouse works? What a Fresnel lens is? What a lighthouse keeper does? Find out all about lighthouses in this video, as we dis...

Paper Weaving Basket | How to make a Paper Easter Basket | DIY Easter Basket

makingpaperbasket, #paperweavingbasket, #papereasterbasket I have made a paper weaving basket making video tutorial. In this paper easter basket making vide...

Additional stories and videos relating to Lighhouses:

YouTube ~ 

  • The lighthouse keepers breakfast
  • The lighthouse keepers rescue
  • The lighthouse keepers cat
  • The lighthouse keepers picnic
  • The lighthouse keepers tea
  • The lighthouse keepers catastrope
  • The lighthouse keeper
  • Milo-the lighthouse
  • The lighthouse children
  • Hello lighthouse

 

Wk beg: 22nd June: 'Aliens love underpants!'

 

I have really enjoyed seeing all the lovely Teddy bears picnics that you have been having this week. We have some very lucky teddy bears in Stoford classes homes, that's for sure!! . Again, I have seen some fantastic work and some lovely videos of  children taking part in various Bear hunt tasks, lots of children have been hunting for caves, rivers and long wavey grass, I think this made us all go out exploring this week.So thank you again to you all (parents and children). 

This week we are looking at 'Space and the moon'. There are some really fun stories to enjoy during this topic and some fantastic science experiments and craft that we can do.  The main focus for Maths this week is 3d shapes and measuring, with capacity and length/height. In English we are looking at: comprehension, planning and non fiction information about the moon and space in general. We are also looking at thought bubbles and how these are used.  More suberising with the dice and recognising that the 2 dots is the same as number 2 without counting(suberising) is also something the children need to be able to do.   Please can you complete the pre learning about the space and the moon donut (It is in the frequently used documents at the top of the class page for future use) and then one afterwards to build the confidence around brainstorming some more?

I hope you all enjoy this week, I really enjoy this theme and all the craft and science that we can do around it. There are also some lovely stories for you all to enjoy on the story book list at the bottom of the activities. Enjoy!!

Aliens Love underpants - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

Books Alive! Read aloud Claire Freedman and Ben Cort's super funny tale of how Aliens nick our knickers! More funny reads here https://www.youtube.com/channe...

Planet Song for Kids

Please watch: "Types of Clouds" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsH7QU7mKIc --~-- Download the Kids Learning Tube App here for an ad-free viewing experience:...

Space and moon: Certificate

Additional stories and videos relating to space and the moon:

YouTube ~ 

  • The First Hippo to the moon
  • The dinosaur that pooped a planet
  • If I were an astronaut
  • How to catch a star
  • Roaring rockets
  • Eric and the red planet
  • Our solar system
  • Toys in space
  • Beegu

Oxford Owl ~

  • The rocket flight
  • Silver foil rocket
  • Max's rocket

Wk beg: 15th June: 'We're going on a bear hunt'

 

I am so pleased that everyone enjoyed the Under the sea theme this week. It is so nice to know that what we would have been learning in class would have been enjoyed. Again, I have seen some fantastic work and some lovely videos of  children taking part in various Under the sea tasks that we have on our class page or ones they found themselves, so thank you again to you all (parents and children). Many parents have asked about reading books so I have added a few reading comprehension activities for you complete 1 per day, I hope that helps. 

This week we are looking at the outdoors and a variety of settings within our countryside environment while using our senses and learning what they do. The main focus for this week is repeated text that children can know off by heart and knowing that rhyming is something we can all do and learn. We are also looking at speech bubbles and how these are used, I have put a blank bubble on the class page so that you can introduce whenever you feel this is most relevant during the week. In math's we are looking at subtracting and addition but using a number line this week, numbers will vary depending on your child's ability so please print off the ones relevant for you. Looking at a dice and recognising that the 2 dots is the same as number 2 without counting(suberising) is also something the children need to be able to do. So.. I have put a suberising game on together with a blank dice net so that you can make a play games using it. We are recapping 2d shapes also.  Please can you complete the pre learning about the bear hunt and bears donut (I will put it at the top of the class page for future use) and then one afterwards to build the confidence around brainstorming some more?

I hope you all enjoy this week as much as the last two, it is a hard act to follow when you have all enjoyed the previous themes so much, fingers crossed!

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

http://www.jointhebearhunt.com For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through the award-winning favourite pictur...

Other Bear themed stories to read :

YouTube stories:

  • All about Bears- Non fiction
  • Can't you sleep little bear?
  • Goldilocks and the three bears
  • My friend bear
  • Goodnight little bear
  • Bear snores on
  • Boogie bear
  • Where's my teddy?
  • Brown bear, brown bear, what can you see?
  • Postman bear

Oxford owl stories: 

  • A home for Ted
  • The lost teddy

Wk beg: 8th June: 'Under the sea' - sharing a shell

I am so pleased that everyone enjoyed the Pirate theme this week. I have seen some fantastic work and some lovely photos of many children enjoying themselves with the craft and challenges that the topic set for them, so thank you to you all (parents and children). 

This week instead of focussing on top of the sea we will be taking a dive into the water and looking 'Under the sea'. Let's hope the children all enjoy this week as much as the last and that the weather is kind to us so that we can still get out and about.

Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson, Read Aloud Book for kids, Rhyming Story for Children

Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson is another easy to listen and follow story about three friends learning to share one home. Big bright pictures and subtle ...

Other 'Under the sea' stories to read :

YouTube stories:

  • Tiddler
  • Rainbow fish
  • The little mermaid
  • Barry the fish
  • The fish who could wish
  • Fidgety fish
  • Commotion in the ocean

Oxford owl stories: 

  • Dolphin resuce
  • Tiger's fish
  • The starfish
  • Save the whale
  • Things that sting

Week beg: 1st June 2020

Pirate theme so we can use a creative skills to become pirates at home.

Please can you choose from the variety of maths, phonics, craft and written tasks that are suitable for your child. Before you start the new pirate learning can you complete a mind map, which is the donut shape sheet (to make it a bit more fun). The idea is that we can see what the children think they know about the topic 'Pirates' before we start the teaching and then we complete one at the end to see what they now know after teaching them all about the pirates and their lifestyles etc. This mind map can be completed with pictures to show what they can tell you or by writing labels or sentences.  Maybe once the children have made a tea stained treasure map, and hidden treasure in your house or garden to find, then you could blindfold each other and take it in turns to use directional language in order to find the treasure?  there are many ideas for all sorts of outdoor learning this week and we will continue the mind map idea until the summer holidays so we get more practice before year 1. I have also put in a story map this week so that the children can begin to record the sequence of a particular story in either written or pictorial representations.

Pirates love underpants - Books Alive!

Books Alive! presents a reading of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort's hilarious addition to the Underpants series is full of pirates, sharks and treasure. You'll...

Backing track music for the pirate rhymes

I'm a pirate song

We're off on an adventure

Other pirate stories to read:

  • Penguins make bad pirates (YouTube)
  • Skullabones Island (YouTube)
  • The night pirate (YouTube)
  • Bluebeard & Redbeard by Eric Herman (YouTube)
  • The pirates next door - videos (YouTube)
  • Pirate adventure (Oxford Owl)

Week beg: 18th May 2020

Growing linked with Jack and the beanstalk

Please choose a focus plant; either Sunflower or bean and use that plant to select the resources you need from these below. The children may want to plant their own seed to be part of the exploration and make it easier to log the growth in their diaries. 

Jack and the Beanstalk

This video is about Jack and the Beanstalk

Other stories linked to Jack and the beanstalk or sunflowers are available online but here are a few suggestions:

  • The Sunflower story - YouTube
  • The Tint Seed by Eric Carle - YouTube
  • Jack and the jellybean stalk 
  • Trust me Jack's beanstalk stinks, the giants version
  • Jack and the flumflum tree
  • Stinky Jack and the beanstalk

Runner Bean hypogeal germination time lapse over 24 days

Runner bean hypogeal germination time laspe Filmed by Neil Bromhall for www.rightplants4me.co.uk It took 10 days to film the underground germination and a fu...

Sunflower Seeds Germination and Growth Time Lapse

Sunflower painting

Please introduce the children to Van Gogh and him as an artist. Attached is a mall video to show the famous sunflower images and there are many other videos of how to paint sunflowers etc on YouTube. You could try making collage sunflowers, toilet roll painting of sunflowers or make a play dough model of a sunflower, it is completely up to you. 

Maybe we could have a class growing competition for either sunflowers or beans?

5 Surprising facts about Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers

How much do you know about Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers painting? 5 facts about this famous artwork. Find out more: https://vangoghmuseum.com/everythingabou...

Wk beg: 11th May 2020

 

How a Caterpillar Becomes a Butterfly

If you enjoyed this video, you will also love the science videos from our friends at http://GenerationGenius.com/SciShow. They make science videos and lesson...

Life Cycle of a Butterfly | #aumsum #kids #science

Our topic for today is Life Cycle of a Butterfly. A butterfly lays eggs on the leaves of a plant. These eggs hatch and young ones called larvae or caterpilla...

Stories: There are many different stories on YouTube about caterpillars and butterflies. Here are some of the suggested ones:

  • The Curious Caterpillar
  • The Crunchin, munching caterpillar
  • Ten magic butterflies. 

Maths for life cycles

Week beg: 4th May 2020

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

The Hungry Caterpillar Maths

Post Easter activities 

 

Welcome back after the Easter break. I hope you are all keeping well. As we are still working/learning  from home I thought we would have more of a focus for the next few weeks. I have added a link for online phonics which is a rolling program with a 'Read, write, inc' professional at 9.30 each day (just after Jo Wicks PE) and also a timetable to inform you of what sounds are being learnt when. There are many videos that you as parents can view as support pre-watching them with your child, you subscribe for free and then will get alerts for new videos and where and when you can view missed sounds/sessions. 

So, I have chosen the traditional tale 'Goldilocks and the three bears'. 

Please could you read the story (either one that you already have or the one I have attached) each day until your child is able to confidently sequence the events in the story. Following that please can you:

  • Sequence the story using the resources or home made pictures, we will work our way through the other English activities as we feel the children can manage and via our email correspondence.
  • Role play the story- which you could use the stick puppets or make masks for
  • Maths - there are various maths activities linked to the story attached ( I have also added the new Number blocks videos for you to enjoy below).
  • Reading: ask your child to spot 'red, tricky' words within the text, have a go at reading the book or make their own version up as they read to you. Later on within the couple of weeks, we can do the reading comprehension linked to the story too.
  • Science - there are cooking recipes and experiments linked to the story, please feel free to have a go at some of these and make sure you share this in your learning scrapbooks and/or via emails to me.
  • I will try and add some of your photos/fantastic learning so far to our class page too this week so that we can all celebrate each others learning.  

 

Daily phonics: read, write, inc videos

timetable from Ruth Miskin online learning

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Fairy Tales - Full Story

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Fairy Tales - Full Story 4K Goldilocks and the Three Bears is one of the most popular fairy tales (story) for kids in English....

MORE NUMBER BLOCKS VIDEOS: 

Week 3: 20th April         Week 24: 27th April         Week 5: 4th May

 

Week 3: Series 2: Nine

               Series 2: Ten

               Series 2: Double trouble

               Series 2: Counting sheep

               Series 2: Blast off

Week 4: Series 2: Just add one

               Series 2: The two tree

               Series 2: Fluffies

               Series 2: Odds and evens

               Series 2: The three threes

Week 5: Series 2: Numberblocks castle

               Series 2: Ten green bottles

               Series 3: Ten again

               Series 3: Flatland

               Series 3: The wrong number

Additional Maths resources to support home learning

Reading links 

Writing activities 

                                           Useful website links for Phonics 

Useful links for maths 

Physical activities 

                                                         Open ended topic 

Don't worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don't worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou:)

Singin: don't worry bout a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don't worry (dont worry) bout a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, this is my message to you-ou-ou:

Singin: don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. don't worry!
Singin: don't worry about a thing - I won't worry!
Cause every little thing gonna be all right.

Singin: don't worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right - I won't worry!
Singin: don't worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don't worry about a thing, oh no!
Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Keeping Active

 

Physical activity and exercise can improve our health, make us feel better, give us more energy and it reduces the risk of developing several diseases like diabetes and heart disease. In this time of increasing restrictions on our movement with Coronavirus, it is still crucial we are active for 60 minutes a day. Being active also releases natural endorphines that make us feel much happier. It also tires the children out and some peace and quiet may ensue (not guaranteed!). 

 

There are many ways we can keep fit at home with no equipment. You Tube has a plethora of content - obviously, please supervise the children while they are using this platform. These are some of my favourites and the children (and you) can literally just follow them - click, play, workout, happy days. 

 

Sallys - awesome strength workouts. There are Sallys for squats - the easiest, stomach/core which is harder and if any of you can complete Sally arms, you get a gold medal! 

Sally squats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bql6sIU2A7k

Sally core: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9cnrvL4Apc&t=18s

Sally arms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41N6bKO-NVI

 

Moovlee - there are so many workouts - yoga, meditation and active workouts. Here are a couple of good ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i0tUVNHfLA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toi50kBcLM8

 

Joe Wicks the Body Coach. Joe Wicks is brilliant - he has hundreds of workouts on his YouTube channel specifically for children, but also tons for adults to do too. It is important that children do the children's work outs as they are specifically designed for their growing bodies. All of the workouts need little space and no equipment and are really easy to follow. 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga. I use these a lot in school and the children love them. There are lots to choose from and they too have their own YouTube channel. 

 

Government advice is to still be active and even if self isolating, it is important to go out, but keep away from others. This means a walk, a run, a cycle or scoot is an option, but no close contact with anyone. 

 

Home Circuits - this is a really fun way to keep fit - design your circuit, set up your timer, get some music on and off you go! Here is one that I do at home: star jumps, press ups, sit ups, sprint on the spot, tricep dips (I use the edge of the sofa), lie on back and do leg raises, jumping squats, plank, punches (stand with legs apart and punch forward with alternate arms as hard as you can), squat with alternate knee raise, punch up in the air (straight up above your head) with alternate arms, crunches. 

You decide on the work/rest balance. Start with 30 seconds work and 30 seconds rest between each exercise, then try 35 seconds work with 25 seconds rest and aim for 40 seconds work and 20 seconds of rest. I write the exercises out on bits of paper so I can re-use them. Enjoy!

Our class highlights:

Phonics

We are really enjoying learning our letter sounds in phonics. We are learning a new sound every day and are practicing reading 3 sounds together to read a word. We have been building these with magnetic letters and reading them with our partner. 

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The children really love learning their sounds and get quite excited at the prospect of a new one each day! It will really benefit your child's learning if you practice reading these sounds every day. We will soon start reading green words in our phonics sessions once we are a little better at blending (putting all the sounds together to say the whole word). 

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Welcome to the Stoford class page. We have begun an exciting journey of learning in our first year at West Buckland. The children are coming into school more and more settled which is great. They are growing in confidence and are learning to play together and co-operate kindly.
Please visit your child's class page regularly while the school is closed for information to support their learning at home.
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