Welcome to Daffodil Class
We hope you and your families are safe and keeping well.
We will be updating this page regularly with activities to support the children while they are learning at home.
Please take photographs that we can share when we are back together again.
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Daffodil Class team
Home Learning Activities
Here is a list of activities you can do at home:
- Daily physiotherapy activities / exercises.
- 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.
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
- 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.
- Using these links watch 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
- 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.
- 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/
Here is a list of 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
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.
This website is also useful for ideas of keeping little ones with VI busy during their time at home.
This is an informative article about CVI which may be a good read for some staff or parents.
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.
Handy Pac Track 1
Handy Pac is a massage programme used in school. Listening to the instructions and music you carry out different massage actions such as tapping with finger tips onto your child.