27/3/20 - Pobble 365
Pobble 365 is a great website (http://www.pobble365.com/) with a different image added each day to its main page. There are loads of writing opportunities around using the picture to develop children's literacy skills. You can visit each day and complete some of the activities they have, or scroll back and find pictures from previous days. To find the tasks just scroll down below the image.
This would be a really effective way of practicing writing skills whilst at home and I will be setting these as tasks for the next learning pack.
I hope the children find these fun and engaging!
Children can tune into Jane Considine, a primary age writing specialist, giving online writing lessons every weekday on Youtube at 9.45am on her channel. She has decided on this time to follow on from the Joe Wicks PE lesson which will be taking place at 9am every weekday so this might provide some good structure for the mornings each day. (More info below on Joe Wicks) I'd say this will be a really excellent way of providing children with an opportunity to do some quality writing during these times away from the classroom and it will be enjoyable for them too.
For spelling, one of the best ways to practice is to use the Spelling Shed login details each child has been given. New spellings will be set every week online and a letter with all the spellings on was sent home at the beginning of Term 4. Below you will also find a document that gives lots of other fun ways of practicing spellings if children want to have a go at some of these. These include methods like rainbow letters, pyramid writing, fancy letters, ABC order and more. All they need is a pencil/pen and paper along with the spellings!
I have found a good resource for writing which I have attached below. It breaks the learning down into daily lessons and explains to parents what to do to teach each part, each day. These are going to be updated weekly so I will add them on here each week. There is no need to print if you don't have a printer at home. Just use blank paper or a notepad for children to do their writing on.