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School Closure Activities

Glow Homework – Time Zone

All parents have a copy of the most recent Form 4 at home and this will give you some ideas of themes that you can cover to help progress development of your child.

Additionally below there are a few ideas to help strengthen skills.  Not all of these will be appropriate or at your child’s specific level so please dip in and out and don’t feel your child needs to do every task.

In the Time zone we recognise that some of our pupils associate these types of tasks just with school and can become distressed when faced with them at home, so please do not worry if this happens with your child. We aim for this to be a nice experience for you and your child, to share their learning with you, we don’t want it to be stressful.

There is a chart included if you want to record progress your child is making to share when they come back to school.



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Number songs (you tube)

  • Five little ducks
  • Little number song (Kids tv123)
  • Ten in the bed
  • Five little monkey jumping on the bed (Kids tv123)
  • 1,2,3,4, 5 once I caught a fish alive
  • Five little speckled frogs

Nursery rhymes (you tube)

  • Hickory dickory dock
  • Humpty dumpty
  • Incey wincey spider
  • Twinkle twinkle little star
  • Wheels on the bus (singing hands)
  • Row row row the boat
  • Baa baa black sheep

Literacy songs (you tube)

  • Jolly phonic songs group 1 sounds
  • ABC Song in the sea (Kid tv 123)
  • We are the alphabet (Kid tv 123)
  • Phonic song (Kid tv 123)

Songs linked to our theme would also be great.  This year (2016/2017) we are looking at keeping healthy & safe, Weather & clothing, Homemade band, space and Castles, Kings & Queens.

Maths games (size and measurement) (number order) (counting) (counting) (selection of numeracy activities for various stages)

Literacy games (animations illustrating different sounds with games) (identify sounds in words) (identify sounds and letters) (letter and number formation) (phonics) (phonics and reading)

Others things to supplement your child’s learning:

Baking – baking is a fun way to explore a variety of mathematical concepts from counting out spoonful’s to exploring measuring.

Going on a hunt – going for a walk can offer a variety of opportunities to support maths and literacy. You could go on a shape hunt, a number hunt and let’s not forget a bear hunt!

Practice the Makaton signs with have been using in class.

Mark making – you can practice writing using lots of sensory materials found around the house. Baking trays are a great for this. You can put a thin layer of salt of sugar on the tray and use your finger to make patterns, shapes and practice letter and number formation. You can also use shaving foam or flour, messy but fun!

Water play – is great for exploring measuring and volume. Pouring helps develop hand and eye coordination. Water play can be done when helping to do the dishes or when they are in the bath.

Texture book - Make a texture book using different textures – like wall paper, sand paper, bubble wrap, washing scourers, foam wash cloth etc.

Smell tour - Take a ‘Smell tour’ past places like the fishmongers, fish and chip shop, the body shop/Lush soap shop, pet shop, etc.

Dance competition - Put on music and have a dance competition!

Substitute sand - Moonsand,for indoor play, made by Spin Master Ltd ™ is available at most toy stores, including the Early Learning Centre. It’s a soft medium that trickles like normal sand, but moulds like dough. Lots of colours. Great fun!

Sensory indoor tray play- Use a plastic box, filled with different things, like dried beans, sand, shaving foam, even toothpaste, for sensory play.

These are just a few ideas. Have fun, we love to know how you get on with these activities. Feel free to send to let us know or send in photos.