Welcome to the Diamond Class Covid-19 page

If your child completes any learning or wishes to share an activity with me please upload it onto Tapestry! I am also available via email if you have anything you wish to share or discuss – mwicks@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Phonics is one of the most important lessons we teach in Diamond Class. It allows the children to become independent readers and writers and they love learning the new sounds!
If you would like to turn the tables and invite your children to become your phonic teachers during this home schooling process here are the links to the sound cards we use in school - set 1set 2&3.
Last weeks sounds - ai, ee, igh, oa - video 
‚ÄčThis weeks sounds - oo, ar, or, ur - video
Don't forget that there are loads of games on phonics play (password on Tapestry) to help you learn and revise these sounds!
Useful websites and apps for Diamond Class children:
Teach Your Monster to Read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
This is an amazing resource (free to use on desktop/laptop computers but there is a charge to download the app onto a phone or tablet). I have created an account for each child and their password can be found on their reading book envelope.

Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
You can choose to subscribe to Phonics Play or there are a number of free games and activities to use.

Oxford Owl for Home - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
A website with interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.

ICT Games - http://www.ictgames.com/
Some excellent English and Maths resources and games.

Numberblocks -https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
An excellent resource, including episodes, to secure understand of number and number patterns.

Cosmic Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
A great resource to continue physical development and core strength

Twinkl - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
If you have access to a printer or just want some ideas of new activities/resources you can have a look on the Twinkl website. Twinkl are also providing a month’s free access for all parents and teachers during this Covid-19 outbreak.