Final Days and Summer Holiday
Dear Year R,
We are in our final days at school before the summer holidays! We would like to start by saying how amazing you have all been during this strange time. A very different year for everybody and one we will always remember. You have all been such superstars! Returning to school and settling so well with all the changes or keeping up your fantastic learning at home.
We will miss you all next year and wish you the best of luck with your new adventure into Year 1.
For the final few days we would like you to recap any learning we have put up on our page throughout the last 14 weeks. There are some fantastic maths challenges and literacy worksheets for you to have a go at.
We would also like you to continue practising the following skills throughout the summer holidays:
- Read, Read, Read! Read a selection; fiction, non-fiction, comics, magazines, poetry etc. Remember to talk about what you have read. Who was your favourite character? Why? What do you think will happen next? Did you enjoy the book? Did you learn anything new from the book?
- Keep practising your key words. The tricky words songs are at the bottom of the Year R home page- https://www.bwis.org.uk/year-r-bats-rabbits-owls/
- Continue to practise your handwriting. Think carefully about how we form our letters. The following link will take you to our handwriting resources page where you will find all the sheets to support you and a fun video to watch if you have forgotten how to form your letters. https://www.bwis.org.uk/handwriting-resources/
- It is also important to practise writing your numbers. The number formation activity is also on our handwriting resources page.
- Counting, adding, subtracting, sharing and halving are also skills you can practise at home during the holidays. Can you share the sweets equally between your family? Can you count how many steps you take when you are walking to the park? Can you cut the cake or apple in half?
- Recognising and Ordering numbers.
- Last week we put some fun maths and literacy activity ideas on our creative page. We have put on some instructions explaining how to make playdough, slime, mud paint and putty and the different ways you could use these to practise your maths and literacy skills. https://www.bwis.org.uk/creative-12/
- You also have access to Sumdog. A great exciting way of practising your math skills.
- Don't forget our learning links page https://www.bwis.org.uk/learning-links/ and our video resource centre https://bishops-waltham-infant-school.primarysite.media/ where you will find videos of your new teachers telling you about themselves and your new classroom. Also lots of lovely stories being read by all of the teachers.
- Below are some useful links which will give you some fun ways to practise your phonics, tricky words and math skills.
Ace Early Years: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaR_7zF97cE5SsJ7DMVY0yg
Little Learners: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCraBbapvgSgtvV9_pJ9O0OQ
Bitesize Phonics: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j
Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
BBC iPlayer Alphablocks and Numberblocks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=numberblocks
But most importantly, Have fun! Enjoy your summer and spending time with your family. Remember to wear sun cream and a sun hat when you are outside and keep drinking lots of water.
We will look forward to seeing you around school when you return in September.
Keep smiling and being Superstars!
Love from the Year R team