Recommended reads for year 1.
Purple mash is a fun online resource where children can learn basic IT skills as well as complete a range of activities linked to their learning in class. Go to https://www.purplemash.com/ahi You will need your username and password which was in your remote learning pack.
Everybody likes a good singing session to lift the spirits. Berkshire Maestros are doing singing lessons every morning that you can join in with on YouTube. Join Bimbi for some stretching, voice warm up exercises and learn a new song to make you smile.
The lovely people from Ruth Miskin Phonics have very kindly given us permission to put some of their resources online for you to use. Reading is such an important skill and it's good to keep those phonics ticking over whenever you can. They have some very helpful videos for parents. Check out their website via this link. https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
Don't forget to join in with daily speed sounds lessons on YouTube or Facebook.
Here are some alien words (nonsense words) and sounds to practise at home. This helps the children to recognise sounds and blend them when reading.
Top marks is a great website with some fun maths games, that help to practise those skills the children need in KS1. Including counting, ordering, sequencing, + and -, money and shape.
Keep reading stories with your children and enjoy as many books as you can. You might like to have a go at the reading challenge below. We understand though that sometimes it's nice for the children to listen to audio stories for those moments when you also have a lot to do or just need a break. Currently Audible have a selection of free books for children to listen too or World Book day have a selection of videos where stories are read. Don't forget CBeebies bedtime stories too.