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Hello children and parents,

I have listed below some more Youtube references which have really good suggestions for sensory activities which you may be able to share with the rest of your family:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkA78Ulneso
10 Simple Sensory Activities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e7QzOVKl-Y    10 Simple Sensory Activities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11EMTOxW608    How to Entertain Your Baby at Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrvmC5otcBE     30 TODDLER ACTIVITIES AT HOME

 

These are some more useful sites that you may wish to explore:

Soundabout have a live session on Tuesday and Saturdays at 2pm. On the facebook page they also have the pre-recorded ones.
https://www.soundabout.org.uk/soundabout-live/

 

We have also been working very closely with other professionals linked to our school. The teacher for children with visual impairments has suggested the following:

This has lists of apps suitable for visually impaired children.
http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/apps-for-children-who-are-visually-impaired
This website is also useful for ideas of keeping little ones with VI busy during their time at home.
https://www.positiveeye.co.uk/general-news/activity-shares-for-families-and-professionals-covoid19/
This is an informative article about CVI which may be a good read for some staff or parents.
https://www.rnib.org.uk/insight-online/supporting-children-cerebral-visual-impairment

 

There are Story Massage Programmes that run live broadcasts every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm on Facebook.  We know story massage is an easy, fun and effective way of engaging our children, and I hope this is something you can all enjoy at home.

 

As a school we access HelpKidzLearn.com which has a host of different computer programmes that the children enjoy.  We are unable to give you our school login but you will be able to sign up for a free trial.

 

I hope these additional activities will be helpful to you.  I plan to add more activities to the website in a couple of weeks.

Home Learning Activities

Daffodil Class

 

Hello pupils, parents and carers,

I hope you are all well at this time.  I will be posting some activities over the next few week to help keep you occupied, alongside all the physiotherapy activities / exercises that you are doing and the equipment that you are already using.  There are a few ideas below:

 

1.  You can make playdoh with someone at home.  

Silky soft playdoh

You will need: 1 cup plain flour, 1/4 cup salt, 1/2 cup warm water, 5 drops food colouring, 1 tbsp vegetable oil

If you're worried about the amount of salt, an alternative is:  1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup corn starch, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 5 drops food colouring

Method

1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.

2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.

3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough.  Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough.  If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.

4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.

 

For lots more sensory playdoh ideas and recipes take a look at the twinkl website

Free access can be acquired using the offer code: twinklhelps

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

 

2.  Tune in to 'Singing Hands' on youtube - I have put the details in a separate post.

 

3.  Share stories together. 

Try to find a book that has lots of repetition, actions and excitement to it.  Incorporate lots of actions, signs and maybe even props to help engage and keep focused.

Our sensory story this term has been 'children around the world' and we have listened to music, played instruments, tasted or smelt different foods from Canada, Australia and India.   You may be able to continue with some of these activities.  Alternatively, these are links to some Australian and Indian short stories on Youtube:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itszep0duwI - Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail (Animated Stories for Kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d_wgWZ94Ws - Storytime - How the Kangaroo got her pouch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gf5lVjNtGY&list=TLPQMjYwMzIwMjAx2Ca5Cnrplg&index=6 - An elephant and a tailor - Short story for kids

 

4.   If you have access to an outside space, and following Government advice regarding social distancing, it is good to get outside and explore.

Here are some ideas for outside learning:

  • Collect natural objects and create a collage together .
  • What can you see?   Look around your garden, see what you can find - take some photos on a camera or a tablet if you have one.
  • Practise ball skills - throwing and catching, rolling, pushing and tracking a ball.
  • Talk about the weather with your child and notice the changing weather.

 

5.    To help with vision, Kate from the Visual Impairment team, has given us some apps you might be able to try.    Here are the links and what they are for:

  • This has lists of apps suitable for visually impaired children.

http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/apps-for-children-who-are-visually-impaired

  •  This website is also useful for ideas of keeping little ones with VI busy during their time at home.

 https://www.positiveeye.co.uk/general-news/activity-shares-for-families-and-professionals-covoid19/

 

More ideas will be posted soon to keep you busy and learning in our time apart.  In the meantime, stay safe and look after yourselves.   Please take photographs that we can share when we are back together again. 

 

We now have a class email address if you would like to tell us what you have been up to or if your parents need to talk to us.  Here it is -    daffodil@ladyziawernher.primaryluton.co.uk

 

Have fun!

Cath and Daffodil Class team

 

 

  

 

Makaton fun with the wonderful 'Singing Hands'.    Monday - Friday, 10.30 am.

Starting from Monday 30th March.  Tune In!

It can be watched on Youtube, Facebook or Zoom.

 

Schedule:

Free on Facebook & Youtube

Monday - signed story.

Wednesday - Topic series + guest stars

Friday - Makaton Pot Luck - games, songs, activities.

 

£2.00 on Zoom portal - Stay Afloat

Tuesday - Zoom live webinar - rhymes and songs (for younger pupils)

Thursday - Zoom live webinar - rhymes and songs (for older pupils)

 

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