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Stirling

Hello and Welcome to The Stirling Class Page,

In the section below you will find a number of ideas and activities that you can do with your child at home. You can combine the activities as you want, following your child interests, but we recommend sticking to a routine. Time to build in rewards or things that add incentive to completion should be done after each activity.

The ideal structure of the day will be as follows: 

1) Set Morning ‘In tray’ tasks – colouring, fine motor skills activities eg threading, basic skills for literacy / numeracy activities

2) Attention Building / Bucket

3) Reading Book / Literacy / Numeracy

4) Break

5) Practical / Life Skills Activities

6) Lunch

7) Afternoon – creative activities eg Art / ICT

In Stirling, we find that it is better to complete the more formal learning tasks before lunchtime. Structure and knowing in advance what is happening during the course of the day are important.

The ideal duration for each activity is about 20 mins before a break / reward / distraction is needed. However, if your child is engaged and enjoying you could extend it as much as you want.

I will add resources, links and ideas for each section as I go along. This will include work we have completed but engage and interest our students. However, please contact me or let me know when we chat about how we can support anything you wish to do at home.

The Stirling Team

Simon, Luke, Emma and Nelson


  • Morning ‘In Tray’ Activities

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

  • Attention Building
  • Reading Books / Literacy / Numeracy

Oxford Owl https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

‘I Want my Hat Back’ https://vimeo.com/109685599

‘Lost and Found’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNgh3Q58QoI

‘3 Billy Goats Gruff’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QzT1sq6kCY

‘Little Red Hen’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLqGLE5zTIk

‘Winnie the Witch’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jO5Omszt74

  • Practical / Life / Social Skills

Activities we have been practising that can be undertaken at home include –

  • Self-Care and Presentation (Brushing hair, washing hands, washing face, brushing teeth) these can be combined with a song for structure
  • Making simple snacks – sandwiches / drinks / toast / tea
  • Hoovering / cleaning
  • Dressing for the day

Summer Term – ( Resources to follow )

 

‘Yeti and The Bird’

 

 

 

‘The Yellow Kayak’

 

Childrens Magazines / Newspapers (continued)

The Seasons / Summer / Months of the Year

 

  • Emotions and feelings / Facial Expressions
  • Creative Activities

#ArtWithLuke – activities to follow

https://www.gosh.org/power-of-play

https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/

https://www.empoweringlittleminds.co.uk/resources-1?fbclid=IwAR2AInVCXXW_ZMOg4I3Xdynlze8fEwmRnUXe2b8i1rivmM17eSb1D9RpCuc

  • Songs

https://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLearningStation

‘Wash Your Hands’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDHJW4r3elE

‘Solar System Song’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ-qLUIj_A0

‘Big Number Song’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ-qLUIj_A0