Absent from school

(20 Posts)
Lamere Sun 08-Dec-13 21:34:37

My child has been off school for the past month due to a broken leg. What work should the school be providing to ensure he stays up to date? Thanks

EdithWeston Sun 08-Dec-13 21:36:01

Age?

Sirzy Sun 08-Dec-13 21:37:04

Is there a reason that they can't go into school with a broken leg?

How old?

Have you ASKED the school for work?

Euphemia Sun 08-Dec-13 21:43:29

Off school with a broken leg? Why?

Lamere Sun 08-Dec-13 21:44:42

It's a reception child- yes have asked for work just got some phonics worksheets. Has been in hospital now in cast and needs wheelchair .

POTC Sun 08-Dec-13 21:47:30

In our local hospital the education worker speaks directly with the school to establish what work should be set but if it's only reception class there isn't much that could be set and at this time of year I doubt your child is missing much to be honest!

Sirzy Sun 08-Dec-13 21:51:19

There isnt a lot of work in reception anyway, and what there is is generally teacher led which would make it harder to send something home really.

Reading books and a few worksheets is about the limit and even the worksheets probably wouldn't teach much.

EdithWeston Sun 08-Dec-13 21:53:57

Something you might like to ask is what topics they have been covering, and see if there is anything related to that you could do. They may have worksheets and suggested activities, or you could try your library for related books you could read together.

nlondondad Wed 11-Dec-13 11:56:52

Do check with school regarding his attendence in a wheel chair; if they are able to accomodate they may be very happy to have him.

TeenAndTween Wed 11-Dec-13 19:25:09

I would
- Carry on practising phonics and reading.
- Try to do some counting (forwards and backwards to 10 or 20),
simple addition if he can do the counting.
- Encourage colouring / writing

(Parent, who has helped for 2 years in pre school and 2 years in a reception class)

He really won't be missing anything else special that will need 'catching up'

Fairenuff Wed 11-Dec-13 21:15:10

There isnt a lot of work in reception anyway

Haha, Sirzy that did make me smile fsmile

Counting forwards and backwards to 20
Counting forwards and backwards to 20 in 2s
Counting forwards and backwards to 50 in 10s
Counting objects accurately to 10
Adding two sets of objects
Number bonds to 10
Doubling to 10
Ordering numbers to 10
Counting on from any given number, such as starting at 6
Counting back from any given number, such as 16
Saying what number is one more than any given number
Saying what number is one less than any given number
Recognising written numbers to 10
Writing numbers to 10
Learning names of regular 2D shapes
Describing properties of regular 2D shapes (number of sides, corners, etc.)
Identifying shapes in the environment
Learning all the o'clocks
Comparing lengths of household items (longer than/shorter than)
Comparing weights of household items (lighter than/heavier than)
Learning names of coins
Recognising coins and naming coins
Describing properties of coins (colour, number of sides, value)
Ordering coins
Counting pennies in 1s
Counting back with pennies in 1s

...and that's just some of the numeracy.

For literacy I would concentrate on letter formation, handwriting practice and reading, using whatever phonic teaching he is used to. If he is writing in sentences make sure he has a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop at the end of each sentence, and that the sentence makes sense.

For topic work, look at how things move, particularly the push/pull forces. Discuss how things need a force to move. Look at seasons, names the seasons, discuss the differences between the seasons - weather, clothing, activities.

Music, PE, Art, RE and PSHE can probably wait until he is back.

Sirzy Wed 11-Dec-13 21:19:39

I meant in the sense of things which can be sent home as in worksheets.

DameDeepRedBetty Wed 11-Dec-13 21:20:20

dtd1 managed to break a leg in Reception, and attended in her wheelchair and later with her teeny tiny zimmer frame. Apparently they were taking turns pushing her around in the playground during the wheelchair stage, until one of the other Infants had the bright idea of giving her a stick and doing Jousting with it, which nearly caused another accident!

Wolfiefan Wed 11-Dec-13 21:24:30

Why does wheelchair mean no school?

Panzee Wed 11-Dec-13 21:26:10

Go on phonics play.co.uk and play some games. There is more formal planning there too if you like that sort of thing.

cory Thu 12-Dec-13 13:14:40

Could it be that the OP's school is not wheelchair adapted? Some primary schools are still housed in Victorian buildings that would be virtually impossible to adapt without razing them to the ground and starting again.

Obviously, if you know from the start that your child will be using a wheelchair you choose the school accordingly, but I can see how a sudden accident might leave a family stranded.

Lamere Fri 13-Dec-13 14:33:41

Thanks for all your replies. My child has been allowed back to school couple of hours daily (can't do toilet independently) . School is all one level so access not an issue.

Panzee Fri 13-Dec-13 23:04:29

I hope her recovery is going well. smile

mrz Sat 14-Dec-13 07:58:44

Toilet shouldn't be an issue either

lljkk Sat 14-Dec-13 09:31:17

I think problem is that most the learning at this age is experiential, not worksheets he could take home. Would it be crazy for OP to ask teacher to see the lesson plans, so that OP can see what kind of information is being covered and she can improvise her own ways of replicating the school experience at home?

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