Cormorant's Bespoke Support

Cormorant's Bespoke Support

Welcome to the the bespoke home learning area. On this page you will find activities which have been specifically tailored to meet your child's individual learning needs.

EAL Resources

For those children where English is not their first language, learning can be quite challenging. The list of activities and resources below can be used to help your child develop their understanding of English. 

Phonics Resources

From Tuesday 5th January 2021, we will restart our free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on YouTube for children to watch at home.

One lesson at each level will show at 9.30 am each day and be available for 24 hours

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling: for children in Reception and children who are new to English.
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Spelling: for children in Year 1 and 2 (and those in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds.)
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Spelling: for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds.
  • Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently.
  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Year 1.
  • Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y2.
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)
English Resources
These are a range of resources to support pupils with their English Learning. They include SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar), and general writing resources.
Maths Resources 
These resources are aimed to support your child with their maths learning. 
Handwriting Resources
Over the last term we have worked closely with the children on developing their handwriting. We use a cursive handwriting style when teaching and encourage all KS2 children to join their handwriting. 

Physical/coordination Support Resources

Fun Fit Activities

The following activities will develop some of the skills that Mrs Moody has been working on during her Fun Fit sessions:

1. Twister
This physical, “twisted” game is a great way to promote both gross motor and social-emotional development. As children  become entangled trying to reach certain colours, they’ll also improve their strength, balance and hand-eye coordination. Playing Twister also helps them begin to understand personal space and body awareness. 


2. Animal Yoga
Any child will jump at the chance to imitate their favourite animal! With animal yoga, they can spring into action as they stretch, strut, waddle and stroll like a two- or four-legged creature. Like traditional yoga, this activity promotes balance, focus and coordination while adding in fun for children. See below for some animal yoga poses!

3. Bowling
Whether they’re a master bowler or they bowl gutter balls, your child will enjoy this activity! Bowling requires you to move your body in a wide range of motion, promoting balance, coordination, flexibility and hand-eye coordination. It even improves your focus, as you concentrate on knocking down all of the pins, or bowling a strike.  You could make a set of skittles from cuddly toys or recyling objects!

4. Hopscotch
This game is a long-time favourite and it’s also one of the best ways to develop dynamic balance,  coordination and even rhythm. Throughout the game, children are hopping on one leg to make it through the hopscotch grid. They’re also switching movement patterns quickly and frequently. To play, all you need is a hopscotch grid (using chalk or tape) and a marker (like a bean bag or rock). This makes hopscotch an easy way to get children moving and to promote these skills.

 5. Crab Walking
Crab walking is a simple, do-it-anywhere activity that practises important gross motor skills, like bilateral coordination, core stability and strength. Even better, your children will have fun imitating crabs! To do a crab walk, children need to sit on the floor with their feet in front of them and arms behind them with fingers pointing forward. Then they will lift their hips off the floor and start “walking” forward by moving alternating arms and legs (left hand - right foot, right hand - left foot). This easy activity is fitness disguised by fun!

6. Freeze
Can your child hold a static position for longer than 5, 10, or even 30 seconds? Playing a game of freeze will test their balance and body strength. It will also gauge their level of focus, as they concentrate on holding their body as still as a statue. Make it more challenging by asking them to hold the position for longer periods of time. 

Sensory Breaks/ Brain Breaks/Mindfulness Resources
We all need to take breaks throughout the day. Sometimes we need to move around a lot, sometimes we need to do something calming and sometimes we need some time to reflect. Here are some resources to help you. 
Working Memory Resources
These resources will help support your child to improve their working memory.