Wednesday 18th November
Wednesday 18th November 2020
Good morning everyone,
We are so sorry to have to inform you that we have a case of Coronavirus in school. Therefore, sadly we will be closed until Thursday November 26th. If your child has been off school with a high temperature and a cough or develops these symptoms, please would you arrange a test for your child. The children who have had direct contact with the affected person will have received a letter explaining that they must isolate for 14 days from the last point of contact.
During the next week at home we will post daily learning activities on the blog for you to try with your child.
Today here are some simple games you can play at home just using everyday household objects.
Playing “Kim´s Game” is a good way of developing your child´s memory skills and concentration, both of which are skills they need for learning.
Start with around 5 things from around the house on a tray, it could be things like a pencil, an orange, some cotton wool, a toy etc. You can increase the number of objects up to ten as your child’s memory and concentration improve.
Ask your child to look carefully at them for about thirty seconds. Then take the tray away and ask them to tell you what they remember.
Another way of playing the game is to cover the objects, take one away and ask the child to spot what is missing. You can put more things on the tray as they get better.
You might be interested to know that the name of the game comes from the book “Kim” by Rudyard Kipling, where the character Kim plays this game as part of his training as a spy.
Another simple game is “Hide and Seek” pairs. Get sets of matching objects e.g. a pair of socks, two lego bricks, two spoons, two apples, two pencils, two toy cows etc.
Then hide one object from each pair around the house. Give your child a basket with the other set and ask them to find the matching pair. Children love this game and it can keep them occupied for a long time.
Another game you could try is “Colour Hunt” ask you child to go around the house finding objects of different colours e.g. you could ask “find me something red” etc.
I’m sure you have favourite games you play at home and it would be lovely to hear about them.
Our book this week is Mr Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham. You can listen to it by clicking on the link below.
You will also find video messages from your teachers below.
Have a good day and remember we are here to help if you need, please e-mail
Stay safe and have a good day.