Foundation Phase Learning at Home

Teachers have provided activities on Seesaw for  distance  learning.  If  you  need  any  other  ideas,  there  are  lots  to  choose  from  on  this  page.

Don’t forget Y1&2 that you also have reading and maths that you can use on Active Learn and Bug Club. If you have lost your password, please send a message to your teacher on Seesaw.

Here are some good ideas produced by Pobble which don’t need a digital screen – good for if you have been on a tablet or PC a lot in a day!

Support for Parents / Carers – Welsh Government have produced guidance and support for parents on Hwb in the Parents / Carers section. This includes information about accessing learning, supporting and staying safe online.

Time Capsule

One day, these times will be remembered in history. Why don’t you make your own time capsule? There are some good ideas here from Long Creations. You can print the sheets out or if you don’t have a printer, try designing your own. We’re sure that you will have lots more ideas of things that you can put in your time capsule!

Other Ideas to Support Learning and Wellbeing

There are lots of ideas / activities on the following websites to support learning and development during this period of school closure. Click on the links to visit any of the sites.

Welsh Government are releasing new resources regularly on Hwb. Keep a look on on the Resources section.

Some of the links require you to create a FREE account in Twinkl. Details of how to do this are on the Learning at Home Page.

The BBC Bitesize Education are producing a vast range of programmes / lessons.

Great Ormond Street Hospital have 35 ideas on their web page link here. There are lots of lovely things to try out at home.

Some of the links may go to You Tube* – Please ensure that these have been checked before your child views them or set up an account through You Tube Kids if you do not already have one.

Pre-School Children

Wrexham Early Education Team are posting lots of ideas on their new Facebook page for young children. Although aimed at pre-school children, many of the activities and ideas will be suitable for Nursery and some Reception children. Click on the link or search Wrexham Funded Early Education Home Learning on your Facebook account.

Wrexham Family Information Service‘s Facebook page also has a wealth of information.

Health & Wellbeing

Real P.E at Home An online programme which enables families to play, learn and be active supporting emotional and physical health. We use this scheme at school and are fortunate to be able to offer FREE access to over 250 challenges and activities which the children will find lots of fun. You will need the user name and password which was texted to you on 27/3/2020.

BBC Teach Supermovers PSHE A couple of active videos for developing self-belief and understanding the difference between right and wrong.

Feelings and Emotions – A collection of clips from BBC Teach with Dr Radha Moghil and the puppets which explore how to express feelings and emotions, and how to help feel better.

Cosmic Yoga – Lots of free ideas for mindfulness and relaxation on You Tube*.

Joe Wicks P.E Lessons – Live each day at 9am on his You Tube* channel or can be watched later at any time. Fun for all of the family.

Scavenger Hunts – Similar to a treasure hunt, these can be made by the children themselves or with your help. They are great for focusing outdoor challenges and can be adapted for indoor rainy days. Some ideas are Five Senses Scavenger Hunt, Minibeast Scavenger Hunt, Spring Birds Scavenger Hunt or make up your own involving colours, shapes or numbers.

Naturally Learning and the Woodland Trust have produced some wonderful fun ideas for outdoor activities for younger children.

Hafan Cymru have produced general activity packs for children under 4’s and 4-7yr olds and packs to support wellbeing and resilience for under 4’s and 4-7 year olds.

Language & Literacy

Oxford Owl – Parent’s Guide to Phonics and Free E-book Library

Alphablocks – Phonics and sound practice from CBeebies* These videos are through YouTube and may be better searched for through You Tube Kids.

Book Trust – Stories read aloud, stories children can read along with and they include signing. There is also a Hometime Hub with literature based games and activities for the whole family.

Audible Stories – Stories which can be streamed for FREE whilst schools are closed.

Top Marks Guided Reading

BBC Teach Supermovers English – Fun movement videos to help learn and consolidate basic rules of grammar. More suited to Y1 and Y2 children.

BBC Bitesize Karate Cats English – Help with grammar, punctuation and spelling through games.

Tom Fletcher, formerly of McFly and now children’s author is reading stories on his You Tube* channel, including ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess’. New stories every Monday.

Spelling Patterns and Tricky Words – Practise spellings and reading / writing tricky words.

Cymraeg Facebook Page – This has been created by WCBC Welsh Language Outreach Co-ordinator to support primary age children to continue to develop their Welsh language skills. There are lots of simple ideas which do not require parents to have Welsh language skills. Parents will need to log into a Facebook account to access this.

Cyw – Videos and games which your child can access ‘yn gymraeg’ to help keep up their Welsh language skills.

Mathematics and Numeracy

Parent Support – Online maths training sessions for parents. These need to be booked on I See Maths

Number Sense Games & Resources – Games to help children recognise small quantities, essential early number skills.

Sum Turnover and Connect 4 Games – Videos from Gareth Metcalfe, I See Maths.

YouCubed – Lots of activities that will improve number fluency and ideas for maths outside your window.

White Rose Maths – Weekly lesson videos and activities for all ages and stages of development. If the activities are a bit tricky, try a year group below or for further challenge, pick a year group above.

Number Blocks – Play doh number videos from CBeebies* These videos are through YouTube and may be better searched for through You Tube Kids.

BBC Karate Cats Maths – Train with the Karate Cats and be a maths champion.

BBC Teach Supermovers Maths – Fun movement videos to help learn and consolidate fundamental maths concepts. May be more suited to Y1 and Y2 children.

BBC Teach Supermovers Times Tables

Top Marks Maths Games for 3-5 year olds

Top Marks Maths Games for 5-7 year olds

The Maths Factor – Carol Vorderman shares videos and games / practice to support maths development and confident. This is FREE during the COVID-19 crisis.

Other Topics, including Expressive Arts, Humanities, Science & Technology

Digital Safety Home Activity Packs for 4-5 year olds and 5-7 year olds from CEOP Think You Know

True Stories – BBC Teach History for 5-7 year olds

Religions of the World

BBC ‘Go Jetters’ – Funky geographical facts

Myleene’s Music Klass – Myleene Klass provides online music lessons on her You Tube* channel.

Dance with Oti Mabuse – Live at 11.30am everyday or catch up on You Tube*

Science Sparks – Fun Science activities with items / materials that you may have at home.

Keep Cooking and Carry On with Jamie Oliver – You may need a FREE My4 account to play this.

Hafan Cymru have produced some cooking for all ages packs – click for Pack 1 and Pack 2

Chester Zoo Facebook Page We can’t go to the zoo but the zoo can come to us with virtual tours and other games on their Facebook page.

Ty Pawb – Family Art Club at Ty Pawb are posting new activities every Saturday morning on their Facebook page.

Twinkl Coronavirus Time Capsule Resource Pack