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Have a great Summer and see you all next term...

Class 13 Home Learning Area

 

We made it to the end of term. I hope you had lots of fun trying out different learning activities. We are looking forward to seeing you again next term, back at Ceara.

Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions and please send in some photos which I will post here, for all your class friends to see. ncordner131@c2kni.net 

 

 Check out the goodbye video below for all the leavers and the final assembly. Have a great summer.

Nikki

 

Week 22 - 26 June 

Learning Activities

Week 15 - 19 June

Healthy Lifestyles

Choose 1 or 2 activities per day from the videos below. Watch the staff doing it and and see if you can complete the challenge. And please send in a photo for the whole school video. 

Try making some of these healthy eating recipes.

Learning activities Week 8 - 12 June

Here is a short yoga practice to do in the garden.

Watch carefully and see how many triangle shapes that you can make.

Weekly Activities 1 June - 5 June

Weekly Activities 26 May - 29 May

Weekly activities 18 - 22 May 

English and Media.

Summer Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg5i9rxxuJM

Letter of the week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TV4QpjgCE4

Numeracy

Watch these video with your kids.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTCcqQxT5Gk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTCcqQxT5Gk

Talk about counting in 2's, count pair around the house such as pairs of shoes or socks.

Science and technology

Class 13 had lots of fun doing the skittles experiment. Give it a go here using smarties and then try the other ideas on this short video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t957N-yhCoI

Learning for Life and work

try to complete one activity daily with your child to bring happiness into their life, here is a list from Autism awareness.

PE

Lets do yoga. Here is a video I made especially for you all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZUM4R2XjH4&t=2s

Try out the Joe Wick 5 minute kids work out this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Free Online training for parents

 

Here is a free on line book on caronavirus to download and listen to. 

https://stories.audible.com/pdp/1839941537?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_cntr-2-1

Gina Davis is offering free online training for parents with Attention Autism, this will be really useful as the children of Ceara are familiar with this programme and love it. Click on this link to register. http://ginadavies.co.uk/parent-courses/?fbclid=IwAR0CrbbLf8KOtIx-2wQCfvptLM8YfBFzK571lTbfb7KOBS-Bgt5lXMdyp1s 

 

If you would like to access the twinkl website and download some of the free resources here is a link to tell you how, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMNHN8JzwGQ  The twinkle website address is https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer     and the password is CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

If you are interested in some online training for parents the Middletown Centre for Autism are running some very good online classes, Simply click on this link and register. https://www.middletownautism.com/

Here is  parents guide to using numicom which is a popular resource for our kids at Ceara in supporting their understanding of number.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/numicon-guide-for-parents/?

Weekly Activities 11 to 15 May

Circle time...

English and Media...

Numeracy...

 

PDMU...

Use the symbols below to discuss the lock down with your child and ask them to point and find how they are feeling.

Music...

Here is a great website to help you find some fabulous music resources to do at home with your child.

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

Science and technology....

As we are at the start of the Great Ceara Bake Off it is appropriate to learn some kitchen science. Here is a link to making a fizzy lemon. All you need is a lemon, food colouring, baking soda and a fork. Just click on the link below and have fun exploring the reaction with your child.

https://mommypoppins.com/19-easy-science-fair-projects-fifth-grade-school

Environment and society.....

I hope you enjoyed making some leaf rubbings last week. This week please look back at growing seeds. Below is an activity for sequencing the order of growing. See if your child can help you to put them in the correct order. You can also find this to print out on twinkl.

Weekly Activities  4 May- 8 May

Circle Time...

English and Media...

  • Please complete the letter Xx work sheet. Build a letter X using 2 sticks or little stones.
  • Click on this link from BBC bitesize. Watch the video story together with your child. Sing the song together, and then ask your child how many bones they can name and identify on their body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6djqp3
  • You may wish to click and explore some of the other news stories from BBC newsround, there is a lot of topics to talk about with your child, can you find the one about Llamas? 
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
  • We talk Makaton sign of the week - Dinosaur  https://wetalkmakaton.org/

Numeracy...

  • Click onto BBC bitesize and take this weeks maths challenge. Can you child count the strawberries and name the shape. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhmbrj6
  • Do some practical subtracting activities with your child. Here is an example, Find some simple garden items such as leaves or daisies.  Set out 5 flowers then take 2 away, and ask how many are left. Then ask your child if they remember how to write this as a number sentence. Repeat this activity with different numbers.
  • Sign into Education City and complete 2 maths activities within the subject areas. Sign in information is in the home learning pack, (choose between Foundation and Level 3 and adjust to your child's ability) 
  • There are also some simple adding activities in your work

Science and Technology...

Bake some mud cup cakes with your child. Mix some mud and water and place in bun trays and decorate with with nature items. Make a prediction of how long it will take to dry. Leave in the sun to harden up. You can extend this learning by comparing what ingredients you might use is edible buns. Where would you cook the, and how you could decorate them. 

Environment and society...

  • Collect some different types of leaves when you are out of a walk. Make some leaf rubbings with crayons or chalk when you return. Identify and name the parts of the leaf, the stem, veins and leaflet. Try to identify the type of leaf on the page below.

On your daily walk, see if you can find any of the objects on the spring checklist. Perhaps you would like to collect some for the various learning activities this week, such as:

  1. The build a letter X activity in English.
  2. The subtraction activity in numeracy.
  3. The mud pie cup cake activity in science.

PE and movement breaks...

And finally, here are some other outdoor learning ideas, to help you keep your child occupied.

Have fun learning!

Weekly Activities  - 27 April - 1 May

Circle time....

The first three circle time songs remain the same as kids like repetition. I have added a new spring song and a short story about planting a seed, to introduce the growing activity. As well as the letter W song. These changes are in bold.

Good morning song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuI_p7a9VGs  

Days of the week song

https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=days+of+the+week+song

Months of the year song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk

Spring Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DobrRgD5aOU

Peep and the Big Wide World: Peep Plants a Seed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxs7P7LWzDg

Letter of the week-W

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQZ-c3_EDj4

 

English and Media...

  • Please complete the letter Ww work sheet. Ask your child to say the 'w sound and say some words starting and ending with the 'v' sound.
  • Watch bbc newsround and discuss the news story about a dolphin being rescued on a beach in Ireland.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52408347 
  • You may wish to click and explore some of the other news stories from BBC newsround, there is a lot of topics to talk about with your child, and the lock down. 
  • We talk Makaton sign of the week - Zebra  https://wetalkmakaton.org/
  • Read a book together with your child, ask them to identify words with the letter W. Here is a link to some animated story books with lesson ideas. These are free for parents for one month, if you register. https://www.vooks.com/parent-resources

 

Numeracy...

  • Watch the numberblocks video adding to 10.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6KDz2mAn9o
  • Play snowball smash maths game with your child. Start with addition within 10   https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/563/Snowball-Smash
  • Try some of the other games also.
  • Do some practical adding activities with your child. Here is an example, Find some simple household items such as cups and glasses.  Set out 3 cups and 2 glasses. Then ask 'How many drinks will I make altogether?'  Repeat this activity with different numbers/
  • Sign into Education City and complete 2 maths activities within the subject areas. Sign in information is in the home learning pack, (choose between Foundation and Level 3 and adjust to your child's ability) 
  • There are also some simple adding activities in your work pack.

Science and technology....

Environment and Society....

This week we will look at the different animals in north America and their calls. Please watch the video link and talk about the animals, what is strange about them and how they sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Gzbbk0cvw

See if you child can name of identify any of these north american animals 

 

PE and movement breaks...

Art and craft....

This week try some foot print art. Make some foot prints and when they have dried simple turn them into animals. 

And as always please do what you can, take time to enjoy the fresh air and feel free to send me some photos of this weeks learning activities and I will post them on this page to share with class mates.

Take care and be safe,

Nikki

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As you know your daily routines best, here is an alternative suggestion of how to structure your day.

Here is a useful web site which will give you extra timetabling ideas.

http://www.autismni.org/anxiety-resource-pack.html 

Weekly Activities  - 20 April - 24 April

Circle time...

The first three circle time songs remain the same as kids like repetition. I have added a new spring song and a  the Seven continents song, to introduce our new topic. As well as the letter V song. These changes are in bold.

Good morning song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuI_p7a9VGs  

Days of the week song

https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=days+of+the+week+song

Months of the year song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk

Spring Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DobrRgD5aOU

Seven Continents Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmvw3sTGajs

Letter of the week-V

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZjEtwr8Q4o

English and Media...

  • Please complete the letter Vv work sheet. Ask your child to say the 'v' sound and say some words starting and ending with the 'v' sound.
  • Watch bbc newsround and discuss the news stories about Elliott, who has Autism.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52220701
  • We talk Makaton sign of the week - To Ride a bike  https://wetalkmakaton.org/
  • Read a book together with your child, ask them to identify words with the letter V.

Numeracy....

  • Play a cool maths game with your child https://www.coolmathgames.com/0-nom-nom-yum 
  • Try some of the other games too
  • Sign into Education City and complete 2 maths activities within the subject areas. Sign in information is in the home learning pack, (choose between Foundation and Level 3 and adjust to your child's ability) 
  • Discuss ordinal numbers with your child (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc). Watch this video together. 
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CWWNzprEQ4 
  •  Line up some objects and ask your child to give you the 1st item, then the 4th object, etc.
  • Have races and ask your child to state their finishing position.

Science and Technology....

Class 13 love science experiments. This experiment is how to inflate a balloon. (Joe may want to miss out this on!) Please click on the link, watch the video and see if you can recreate this experiment. You will need and empty plastic bottle, a balloon, vinegar, baking soda and a small funnel. ((you can make this using paper). Have fun.

https://sciencebob.com/build-a-fizz-inflator/

 

Environment and society....

Watch this short video on the seven continents. Pause at 2 minutes in and discuss North America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYYakyS_HOg 

Talk about;-

  • How many countries in N America.
  • Which country has the most people.
  • What oceans surround N America.
  • You may want to look up of North America and name the other countries

Movement break...

Art and Craft....

Collect some leaves, flowers and petals, seeds, berries, pebbles and twigs and create a nature picture together. Here are some examples.

Please find below some fabulous virtual museum tours. Try the Roald Dahl tour and look out for all your favourite characters.

Weekly Activities 30 March - 4 April

English and Media...

  • Please complete the letter Uu work sheet. Ask your child to say the 'u' sound and say some words starting and ending with the 'u' sound.
  • Complete a pencil skills activity or  the q,r,s,t,u work sheet from the home learning pack.
  • Watch bbc newsround and discuss the one of the news stories together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
  • We talk Makaton sign of the week - Coffee Shop  https://wetalkmakaton.org/
  • Read a book together with your child, ask them to identify words with the letter U.
  • Choose a literacy activity from the education city learning platform with a focus on letter U words.

 

Numeracy...

  • Complete the final four pages from the Easter themed Maths Activity Pack
  • Sign into Education City and complete 2 maths activities within the subject areas. Sign in information is in the home learning pack, (choose between Foundation and Level 3 and adjust to your child's ability.)
  • Watch and play this online game with you child https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JRSXV1i4C0
  • Ask your child to sort and count items in the home, such as knives and forks or colour matching pairs of sock.

 

Science and technology...

  • Watch the youtube experiment on floating and sinking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQuW8G2QV_Q
  • Collect a selection of household items and repeat this experiment with your child, discuss why this happened. 
  • Complete one Lego activity from the 30 day Lego challenge in the learning pack(See image from week 1)

Environment and Society...

  • Watch the videos linked on plastic pollution 
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODni_Bey154
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFPoIU5iiYQ
  • Discuss the how plastic affects animals in the water and on land.
  • Look at all the plastic in your house - food wrapping, bags, bottles, food tubs, computer, TV, toys etc.
  • Discuss single use plastics. What could you use instead, and how you can reduce your plastic use.
  • Make a poster that shows how to reduce plastic use.

Movement breaks and mindfulness...

 

Art and Craft ...

Collect an empty plastic bottle from your home and make a junk art animal.

Learning for Life and Work....

Talk about the covid19 virus, how we would feel if we got sick and why we should socially distance from each other. Pay attention to how we want to protect the older people and people who get sick more often. Use the social story below to discuss these issues.

 

Have fun learning from home and having time to interact as a family. 

All the previous weeks activities will remain listed below and can always scroll down to find links and activities that your child found interesting.

Take care and be healthy,

Nikki 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Activities  - 23 March - 27 March 

Circle time...

Choose  a few songs from our regular morning song collection. Try to include the letter of the week and the song of the week.

 

Good morning song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuI_p7a9VGs  

Days of the week song

https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=days+of+the+week+song

Months of the year song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk

Spring Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDxM1Lyywus

Song of the week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BE4VcYngQ 

Letter of the week-T

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yl9p--gElU

English and Media...

  • Please complete the letter Tt work sheet. Ask your child to say the 't' sound and say some words starting and ending with the 't' sound.
  • Complete a pencil skills activity or a work - picture matching activity (I can read Phase 2 Set 4 - rat, rag, cup, rocket, carrot, rug).
  • Watch bbc newsround and discuss the one of the news stories together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
  • We talk Makaton sign of the week - Sensory Room  https://wetalkmakaton.org/
  • Read a book together with your child, ask them to identify words with the letter T.
  • Choose an app from the list below and explore this with your child.

Numeracy...

  • Complete four pages from the Easter themed Maths Activity Pack
  • Sign into Education City and complete 2 maths activities within the subject areas. Sign in information is in the home learning pack, (choose between Foundation and Level 3 and adjust to your child's ability.)
  • Watch an episode of number blocks and count together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhUJV4vDZhY
  • Choose an app from the list below and explore it together with your child.

Science and technology...

  • Carry out the pepper experiment with your child to explain the importance of hand washing and germs - see link below  
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVxMKpLLRoM
  • Complete one Lego activity from the 30 day Lego challenge in the learning pack.

Environment and Society...

  • Watch this extract of Blue Planet II Plastic Pollution Awareness 2018 with you child.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bascaNkfUos
  • Look at the following 2 pictures. Discuss the effects of plastic pollution on the ocean. Ask your child to draw a picture of a clean ocean and a polluted ocean.

Movement breaks and Mindfulness...

Art and Craft...

  • Take time to draw, paint and explore some ocean and fish activities. Here is a collage of ideas using some household items, please choose one to complete. 

Learning for Life and Work...

  • Discuss with your child the importance of washing hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Refer to the science experiment above for why we use soap.
  • Follow the steps below singing Happy Birthday or using a timer.