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The Burpham Way - Spread your wings and fly high!

WE ARE THE PARROTS! 

 (CoIN CENTRE)

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

                                                                                                                                  Jane Boylett                                                        Aileen Williams                      Sue Martin                          

                       CoIN Centre Teacher                                               Senior LSA                              Senior LSA 

 

                                                        COIN Centre LSAs                                                        

                        

       Charlotte Briski     Donna Carnell    Lindsay Ellery       Jo Sayer                  Deana Mason          Jane Robins          Elisa Zupnik                                                                                                                       

Easter Egg Hunt fun

 

Busy time......

Spring watch..

Making play dough...

What's the weather going to be like today? 

In our role play area this week we have been looking at different types of weather and how it can change with the seasons. The children have had great fun taking on the role as weather reporters and as you can see from the videos they are naturals!

Bath Bombs..

In Science this week the children have had great fun making their own bath bombs. They did so well working in pairs following instructions of how to make their bath bombs. There was also great excitement when they tested them out in water!

It was so lovely to see all the Parrots children back in school this week and although it was a big change for them, they did so well.

We have been very busy this week with our activities indoors and outdoors based around our 'Spring' theme.  We started the week with our Spring Scavenger Hunt and the children did a great job spotting lots of signs of Spring.

We also got busy planting seeds in our outside area and as you can see the children were very enthusiastic and couldn't wait to get stuck in. 

Planting seeds....

Spring Scavenger Hunt.......

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? 

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 What goes where answer cards.pdfDownload
 What goes where Scene Boards.pdfDownload
 Word games for families.pdfDownload
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English 

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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 What's the middle sound CVC.pdfDownload
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Maths

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

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Below, there are some general maths activities that you can use alongside the weekly newsletter suggestions.

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Phonics

Don't forget to keep practicing your sounds. You can find the songs and actions here

Phase 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro

Phase 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Jp5MutVlQ 

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