Welcome to St Thomas More ‘Home Learning’ Platform. 

Here you will find interesting and exciting learning opportunities to do at home.  

We will be updating this page regularly with links to activities you may like to do with your child at home. As your child is in Reception, they will learn mostly through play. It is important to value all of the different areas of learning within the Early Years curriculum, more information can be found on our Foundation Stage page.  Our usual routine in Reception is to have short 20 minute focused sessions, if you are doing any focused learning at home try to keep to sessions of no more than 20-30 minutes spread throughout the day. Please find below a suggested timetable, based on how our day currently runs in Reception to help you plan your day, if you require it.

Under ‘Weekly Focused Learning’ we will be uploading weekly home learning projects for you to work on at home.

Your child will have brought home additional reading books and a blank exercise book.

Please use the blank exercise book provided by the school to record any learning that you complete at home including the weekly learning projects plus anything else your child would like to add. 

If your child has a particular interest, you can be led by them. If you have any questions please do get in touch.

 

Home Learning Schedule EYFS

 

Weekly Focused Learning:

 

Term 6:

Week 14-Learning-Project-TRANSPORT and TRANSITION

Week 13-Reception-Learning-Project-SPACE

Week 12-Reception-Learning-Project-MUSIC

Week 11-Reception-Learning-Project-Around-the-World

Week-10-Learning-Project-Reception-Famous People

WEEK-9-Learning-Project-Reception-THE-RAINFOREST

Week-8-Learning-Project-Reception-Sport

 

Preparing to return to school

Coming back to school in a bubble. A book for children

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Hand Washing Song



As we continue to adjust our way of life there are many challenges we face. At times these can be tricky – for our children and for ourselves. Here is a selection of advice, links and resources which we hope you find useful.

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http://Coronavirus For Kids Axel Scheffler

Mental Health Support Primary Newsletter PRIMARY

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https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

 

Free eBook: Everybody Worries

Prayers Needed | The Grace Place Church

https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/parishes-online

http://Bishop Patrick McKinney

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Reading:

Phonics Play      https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk              Username: march20 Password: home

Oxford Owl    https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Stories to Share Stories and Rhymes to Share

 

Maths Calculation Policy

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Physical Activity:

Physical Activities for Children STM

SOCK FEST 2020

 

Internet Safety:

Parent help and advice in a digital world

Keeping children safe online training for parents

Parent online safety at home survey

https://parentinfo.org/article/child-online-safety-during-lockdown-where-to-report?

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Fancy something different:

Rainbows as Symbols of Hope Please join our school project to spread Hope in our community!

Make a Positive Thought Box

Earth Day 2020 Activities for your child to take part in Earth Day on Weds 22nd April

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2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets

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Lego challenges:

Lego30daychallenge

27-Brick-Challenge-Calendar

 

More Home Learning Ideas:

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Home Learning Websites and Resources

Early Years Home Learning Resources these links have come from the Oxfordshire Early Years Team 

 

Useful websites for further ideas on home learning:

1. BBC Bitesize

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2. 30 virtual field trips

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview

 

3. Twinkl ‘parents hub’ – sign up for free, to download learning packs for each year group

https://www.twinkl.com/resources/parents

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

 

4. National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/

 

5. CBeebies Bedtime Stories

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/bedtime-stories-readers

 

6. CBeebies Early Years Activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies