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24/01/21

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Mrs Fraser

Exercise in lockdown, who has an exercise bike? Which one do you have? Used to like spinning classes, looking for something similar, but is sooo expensive - is it really really worth it? Pls RT as I really want some opinions

23/01/21

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Gender Action - awards for schools and nurseries

This National Reading Day, here at GenderAction we're thinking about how books can be gendered and pigeonholed into 'girls books' and 'boys books', as well as perpetuate gender stereotypes.

23/01/21

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Penguin Books UK

If, like us, you're struggling to concentrate during the latest lockdown, here are some of the reading strategies we've found helpful. https://t.co/tKLau9eKfd

22/01/21

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Kelly Clark

Looking forward to seeing a glimpse of my client on tonight as they offer chair yoga to

22/01/21

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Penguin Books UK

‘Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.’ Lord Byron, born in 1788

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22/01/21

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Jane Considine

Non-fiction unit starts this morning - persuasive letter. Spread the word to teacher friends and parents. Lesson starts at 9.45am 🖍💌📮🖍🖍💌📮🖍💌📮🖍💌📮🖍💌📮🖍💌📮🖍💌📮🖍 https://t.co/Hdl8dz8GlA

21/01/21

This drawing will resonate with most people. It is really tough for a lot of people. We must continue to take care of each other and stay at home. This will not last forever. https://t.co/UHQrTzC6bw

21/01/21

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Shauna LaVoy Reynolds

I’m sure there are children today deciding to be president when they grow up. But there are also children deciding to be poets. ❤️

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21/01/21

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BookTrust

It's time for some more fun with ! Get over to to enjoy the latest chapter of How to Ride a Dragon's Storm - it's a perfect lunchtime treat 🐉 https://t.co/uoYIy4fucr https://t.co/GpUsUxB8Zf

20/01/21

Beautiful poetry by an inspirational young woman. https://t.co/ffnIBgMsdD

20/01/21

Whatever your politics, Kamala Harris is an inspiration for children growing up on both sides of the Atlantic. This is an example of why the curriculum is always in draft form. The world keeps changing and we keep learning from it. https://t.co/tctFBLX3wz

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19/01/21

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BMAT

BMAT are recruiting additional staff to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/sp3KUgt9K3

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19/01/21

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Literacy Trust

Our first author of the week in our new is ! Watch an exclusive video to find out how everyone’s favourite rebel, Tracy Beaker, got her name and read Tracy’s story for FREE! https://t.co/W7gjCMt6AM

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18/01/21

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Be A King

As you honor my father today, please honor my mother, as well. She was the architect of the King Legacy and founder of , which she founded less than three months after Daddy died. Without , there would be no .   https://t.co/cLvgTjeUwE

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17/01/21

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Jane Considine

Watch live tonight for some free CPD tonight at 7:30pm GMT. In tonight’s session, I look at the planning of English lessons. https://t.co/KxeCdJyZFn https://t.co/yWX7F7ulpw

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15/01/21

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M&S

From Monday we will bolster the Government’s weekly £15 School Meal Vouchers to £20. The extra £5 can provide children in England with nutritious meals each day at home. So you can get breakfast & lunch for 2 children for £20. See our nutritionists' planner for meal inspiration. https://t.co/joZrCBlqFg

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14/01/21

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BMAT

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 don’t forget to submit your application by Friday 15th January. https://t.co/LdmjRjxz1a https://t.co/br6yXyWAKj

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14/01/21

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 don’t forget to submit your application by Friday 15th January. https://t.co/sp9WsNLeft https://t.co/Js9pqzpf4j

13/01/21

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Joe Wicks

If you missed today you can do it anytime here 😀 https://t.co/rfyC8NOETd

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13/01/21

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Department for Education

We’re sending rapid coronavirus test kits to primary school staff from Monday. This is an expansion of our existing rapid testing programme to all schools and colleges in England. https://t.co/HjFVIhzMDN

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Phonics

Read, Write, Inc. (RWI)

If your child is in Reception or Year 1, they will have a daily phonics lesson. We use the Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phonics scheme to teach early reading. If your child is in Year 2, they may have daily RWI lessons. If your child is in Year 3, they may have regular phonics interventions.  

The daily phonics teaching plan below is there if you choose to use it, depending on your own confidence and time. You may choose to watch the daily phonics lesson with your child and you may wish to read the e books which are available for free. You may wish to pick and choose from the activities below. There is no expectation that you will do this; it is here if you want to.

 

Daily phonics teaching plan

RWI Phonics lessons at home during school closures

From Tuesday 5th January 2021, we will restart our free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on YouTube and via Facebook for children to watch at home.

One lesson at each level will show at 9.30 am each day and be available for 24 hours. 

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Spelling
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Spelling
  • Read longer words
  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. 
  • Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. 
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. 
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. 

If you already have the Online Subscription, please continue to send home links to specific films from the Virtual Classroom. This is the best way to ensure children practise sounds and words at their individual level.

Go to www.ruthmiskin.com for the daily schedule (available soon) and further information.

Spell the words taught and reviewed in the online lesson – you could also teach other words that have the sound in.

 

Spell common exception words for your child’s year group – these can be found at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/.  Scroll down and look at Learning at Home Activities which is split into year groups.

 

After spellings, choose one RWI book from the free RWI  e books available on Oxford Owl, (some groups currently only have 1 book available) which are noted below. To access the e books, go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/, click on Levels, then Read Write Inc Level and choose the colour group your child is in.

 

  • Ask your child to read the book out loud.
  • They should use a pointer e.g. a pencil or a ruler to read the words. 
  • You could practise reading it together to start with and then ask your child to read. 
  • The book you choose should be read every day, until your child is fluent. 
  • There are guides and questions at the end/back of the e book to work through.

 

Current RWI e books available on the Oxford Owl site – you should choose the colour that matches the colour RWI book your child brings home. 

 

Red : Sun, hat, fun, Nog in the Fog

Green : Rag the rat, Go and Play, Let’s Go, Nip and Chip

Purple : Run, Run, Run, Skateboard Sid and the Hat, What is it? Red Ned

Pink : The Big Match, Dragon Bay, Baboons, The Troll in the Pond

Orange : Black birds, We can play

Blue : A hole in my tooth, Save the Whale, Our Incredible Planet

Grey : The Ice and Snow book, A job for Jordan

 

Practise handwriting through the variety of activity sheets also on the site, under Learning at Home Activities.

 

YouTube Speed Sounds lessons update

From 1st June:

All lessons will be available at 9.30 am.

Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart.
Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.

New daily films:

  • Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently. 
  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Reception.
  • Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y1.
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)

For an updated schedule and further information on our new films, head to www.ruthmiskin.com.



Supporting learning anywhere

Read, Write, Inc. have made even more free resources available which can be recommended for children who are continuing to learn at home.

The new free resources include:

  • Two more Yellow Non-Fiction eBooks, by popular demand
  • More Sound Blending Books – we now have five Sound Blending eBooks to ensure a wider range of words are covered, including CVC, CCVC and CVCC words
  • Fresh Start mapping chart to show how the free Read Write Inc. Phonics eBooks can be used by Fresh Start pupils
  • A video introducing parents to the free resources available on Oxford Owl for Home.

Click here for the free resources.

Reading Eggs is a website which is offering 30 days of free access for parents. Click on this link to read more about it. You may find it helpful if you have pre-school age children as well as children of school age: https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 


General Reading Opportunities

If children are well, beyond the work packs, they should read as much as they can and those looking after them should read to them, again as much as possible because the benefits are priceless. There are also online storytime sessions, including the following:

 

Storytime with Nick

From Monday 20th April, you can watch and listen to Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller. See him in action here.
 
Three stories will be published each week on the RWI YouTube channel and are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. So far, they are filming stories by Jeanne Willis, Tom Percival, Jill Murphy, Cressida Cowell and Claire Freedman.

Most films will be available for the period of school closure.
 
 

Astronauts reading stories from space.

https://storytimefromspace.com/library/

The author Oliver Jeffers will read one of his stories and talk about some of the things that went into making it; it will be added to his website.

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/

 


World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click on the following link to access them.

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html…


 

An increasing number of children’s authors are reading stories online. These can be found here: 

https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1HoUcrrEyqL4a4-q0B6H_0vIK-PRGZKwgmKovEmZGM5Dd_DLalCPnCqBY

 

DfE English Resources

The DfE have published an extensive list of resources which are free of charge to support children's education at home. Here are the English resources:

 

Free access to Collins Big Cat ebooks and worksheets

 
 
 

EasyPeasy app

EasyPeasy is an award winning app with hundreds of game ideas and activities to play with your 2 - 5 year old child at home, keeping them entertained and on track with their learning too!

Try proven games for free until 31st May. Parents and carers can sign up to get EasyPeasy on their mobile phone 
here.
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