Geoffrey Field Infant School

Geoffrey Field Infant School

Home learning

Please click here to read our remote education provision for periods of partial school opening.

 

Please click here to read our contingency plan for information about how to access remote education during an outbreak or during periods of self isolation. 

 

Click on the year group buttons to find learning for your child: 

Nursery Reception 

 Year 1 Year 2

How to access home learning 

The best place to access home learning for your child is on Tapestry. 

This is where home learning videos, documents and links are posted. We also ask that parents use Tapestry to post their child's home learning so that staff can see the learning and provide specific feedback. Parents can post photos or videos of what their child has done, or can post comments (notes) to explain what their child did or said. 

If you are unsure of how to post or of your log in details for Tapestry please see the additional information by scrolling down this page. 

We will use this website page for posting files or videos that are too large to be posted on Tapestry. 

If you would like paper copies of home learning resources, or you would like a pack of resources such as pencils and paper to use at home, please come and collect a pack from the school office between 8.30am and 3.30pm. 

 

Tapestry

You can access Tapestry by downloading the free app or by using their website: https://tapestryjournal.com/s/geoffrey-field-infant-school

Parent/carer accounts were set up when your child joined our school. However, if you would like additional relative accounts set up, for example so that both parents have their own log in, please contact admin@geoffreyfieldinfant.reading.sch.uk  Please also use this email if you require any help with remembering your log in details. 

 

This video shows you how to add an observation using the Tapestry website. Using the app is very similar, just click on the blue + in the top right corner of your screen. 

 

For tips on home learning for parents/carers, please click here

Support 

If your child is worried about coronavirus, or is finding the changes difficult there are some resources to help them. Please click here and here.  You can also contact our Pastoral Support Worker, Sarah King for any help and advice linked to your child, yourself or others at home. Email sarah.king@geoffreyfieldinfant.reading.sch.uk or call/text 07716 643783. 

There are also some additional links for support for parents and for children on our COVID-19 information page

 

General Home Learning Links

The following websites may be useful in supporting home learning.

The links are colour coded: red - suitable for Nursery and Reception, blue - suitable for Years 1 and 2, purple - suitable for all.

 BBC Bitesize are posting daily content. There is also a lot of other content that you can access by following the link. 

 Videos of a range of authors reading their own books aloud

Books and planned activities The CLPE (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) have produced plans to go alongside some picture books. You don't need to own a copy of the book as there is a video of the book being read aloud. There is a separate plan for EYFS and KS1 - you don't have to complete each part of the plan, but it may help give some ideas that you can adapt for your child. 

iMoves PE and Dance Sign up or a free 14 day trial to access a range of dance and PE lessons to help keep children active at home. 

Active at Home Get Berkshire Active have launched a range of activities to encourage children to keep physically active at home.  

Draw alongside an illustrator Videos of authors/illustrators showing you how to draw characters from their book. Join in and develop your drawing skills! 

  For something with music and movement, daily YouTube body percussion sessions at 11.00am

 Every week at 4.00pm on a Thursday, Julia Donaldson reads one of her books.  The videos are also available afterwards on her Facebook page. 

 Disney Dance-along workouts to help keep active at home

National Literacy Trust Family Zone Guides for specific age ranges to support learning at home. 

Whizz Pop Bang!  Sign up for free to access some fun science experiments and other ideas. Planned activities start from Year 2 but some will also be suitable for Year 1. 

   Home access to Espresso, which is a learning platform that we use in school to access a wide range of resources.  Click Login in the top right corner, the username is student4619 and the password is geoffrey

 Free access to audio books that can be streamed on a computer, tablet or phone. 

Activity Village  Craft, colouring and puzzle activities. 

Scratch Junior Computer programming app suitable for ages 5-7

Learning projects This website has suggested learning projects for EYFS (Nursery and Reception) and KS1 (Year 1 and Year 2) 

Chester Zoo hosted live streams throughout the day on Friday, these are still available to watch. Then you could complete a zoo inspired project at home:  

Oxford Owl free online books Free online ebooks for your child to read. There is an online reading assessment to help you find the right level of book, as the colour levels will not match the ones we use at Geoffrey Field

Oxford Owl learning  Learning activities from Oxford Owl

Twinkl You can sign up for access to free resources 

Maths Mastery Free Early Years and KS1 maths resources - printables for KS1 and activity ideas for Early Years.

Phonics Play This website has a number of free to access phonics games that would be particularly suitable for pupils in Reception or Year 1

Non screen based learning activities Here is a list of 25 activities that you can do to support learning at home that are non screen based

Spellings Games that support pupils in Years 1 and 2 to learn some of the common exception words as listed in the National Curriculum 

KS1 printable pack This pack produced by TTS is a printable activity book. The activities cover a range of subjects such as Literacy, Art, Science and Music. The activities will not link to your child's current topics in school but you may be able to look through together to find something they are interested in learning about

Early Years Maths This website has a range of leaflets that suggest ways to support Maths learning at home without needing to print any resources

Early Years Writing These are the leaflets from the same website as above, linked to Writing

Early Years printable pack This pack produced by TTS provides some printable resources as well as a wide range of suggested activities including making playdough (recipe provided), nursery rhymes and physical activity challenges

 Free access to a range of maths activities

Go Noodle Short videos to guide your child through physical activities from mindful yoga to more intense workouts that can be done at home

Lego challenge This 30 day Lego challenge calendar gives a purpose to Lego play and encourages your child to plan, construct and problem solve

100 things to do indoors There are lots of fun things to do on this list and lots of learning opportunities within them

BFfC stay at home activities Helpful links and suggestions of things to do at particular times of day, which may help with timetabling your days at home