WE ARE THE PARROTS!
Here at our CoIN Centre we give children with communication and interaction needs (CoIN) the opportunity to achieve their potential; academically and socially.
Meet the team
Francesca Barrett Aileen Williams Sue Martin Donna Carnell Jo Sayer
Head of CoIN Centre Senior LSA Senior LSA LSA LSA
Elisa Zupnik Jane Robins Hamira Akhtar
LSA LSA LSA
Weekly newsletters and resources
Week beginning 6th July
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Week beginning 1st June
Week beginning 18th May
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|Frog Subtraction Counters and Dice.pdf||Download|
|Frog Subtraction Game Boards.pdf||Download|
|Frog subtraction instructions.pdf||Download|
|Gross motor skills roll and excercise.pdf||Download|
|How to Grow a Plant Display Posters.pdf||Download|
Week beginning 11th May
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Week beginning 20th April
I hope you are staying healthy in these unsettling times - we are missing the children and send all our best wishes.
I am sure you are doing all you can to keep busy within the restrictions applied but thought it might be useful to highlight some extra things you could be doing:-
- Reading! Please use any opportunity to read to your child or help them sound out some words in the book.
- Visit http://www.oxfordphonicschecksupport.co.uk/ and generate an example screening check to practice with your child.
- Please listen to a piece of music together. Discuss what instruments you can hear and whether they like the piece of music.
- Visit https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/ Mo Williams has videos encouraging children to doodle and draw.
- Joe Wicks PE sessions Monday - Friday 9am on his youtube channel.
- Complete a yoga story from CosmicKids Yoga youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
- Visit https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ for a range of educational games
- BBC are putting up lessons every day on their website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p
- Sign up to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ for access to a range of ebooks
I hope the weekly newsletters are providing you with some ideas of what to be doing but there are also some more ideas on this page. I will periodically add new bits to it for you to try. Please pick and choose the bits that feel right for your child as they are all at different stages with their learning. Further down the page, you will find the weekly newsletter and any related documents for future reference.
If you would like any more ideas or specific resources, please don't hesitate to drop me an email.
Keep safe and hope to see you soon :)
Visual resources to support the understanding of Coronavirus and it's guidance can be found at: http://www.starsteam.org.uk/coronavirus-resources
Home Learning ideas
Speech and Language
Why not have a go at some of these activities?
In English, we spend time developing all our literacy skills including our phonics and our handwriting. We aim to foster a love of stories/books with the children and use stories in a range of ways to support this. The children are often found to be role playing the book of the week or retelling it using sequencing cards.
We help the children to build up their literacy skills with a range of different strategies that include the Colourful Semantics programme which supports sentence structure, developing their vocabulary through mind maps and specific vocabulary lessons as well as using a range of visual resources to help the children in their work.
We spend a lot of time getting the children ready to write and this includes taking the time to ensure their shoulder and arm muscles are strong, through a range of gross and fine motor activities. We plan lots of opportunities for the children to mark make including painting on big paper on the walls, using pens to draw under the tables and writing on the floor outside with chalks. When the children are ready to put pen to paper, we work hard with them to develop their pencil control and to begin to form their letters.
Encouraging your child to mark make in a variety of exciting ways, really supports their handwriting development. Examples of this include using sticks to write in the mud, using your finger to write in shaving foam and making your own paintbrushes out of leaves to paint mud outside.
Below, there are some general English activities that you can use alongside the weekly newsletter suggestions.
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|Colourful semantics sentence strips.pdf||Download|
|CVC Pics and Words 2.doc||Download|
|CVC Pics and Words 3.doc||Download|
|CVC Words Mixed.doc||Download|
|Farm writing prompt.pdf||Download|
|Find the rhyme.ppt||Download|
|School writing prompt.pdf||Download|
|Under the sea writing prompt.pdf||Download|
In Maths we are busy learning all about out numbers. We are using the Numberblocks programme to support the children’s understanding of numbers and what they represent. We are spending a lot of time getting to grips with what each number means using different representations e.g. 3 counters, 3 fingers, 3 spots on a die and the numeral 3. We love to get practical with our maths and encourage its use during the children’s play. Having a solid understanding of what each number represents, really helps as the children move forward and develop their mathematical understanding.
There are so many opportunities in the big wide world to support your child with maths such as spotting numbers on registration plates, counting the stairs as you climb, counting the fruit as you buy it in the supermarket and laying the table for dinner.
Some useful websites that have different maths resources on are:
Numberblocks resourcces. You can get the episodes on YouTube https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060
White Rose Maths Hub
Below, there are some general maths activities that you can use alongside the weekly newsletter suggestions.
Don't forget to keep practicing your sounds. You can find the songs and actions here
Take a look at what your friends have been up to. Have you been doing the same? We love seeing pictures of what you are getting up to, keep sending them in!