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Home Learning Week 12

This week’s theme is ‘Famous and significant people’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day – fractions

 

  • Encourage your child to write all of the number bonds up to 20 e.g. 3 + 17 = 20, 17 + 3 = 20. Can they use these to write the inverse e.g. 20 - 3 = 17.
  • Give your child a number between 1 and 20 and ask them to think about how many ways they could make the number using addition.
  • Practise totalling amounts on this game then post the letter in the correct post box to show your answer.
  • Get your child to write one of the number bonds to or within 10 - e.g. 2 + 8 = 10 or 3 + 4 = 7. Can they use these facts to find out the addition facts up to 100? E.g. 20 + 80 = 100 and 30 + 40 = 70.
  • In Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem 'Royal Tea' he tells the reader that he paid £8.50 to visit Buckingham Palace. What coins could he have used to pay for his ticket? How many different ways can your child represent this amount?

Weekly Reading tasks

         Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Benjamin Zephaniah is a famous poet from Birmingham. Your child can listen to his poem 'Royal Tea' here. What did your child like about the poem? What did they dislike about the poem?
  • Ask your child to find out about one significant person here. Can they read any tricky words? Why is this person important?
  • Ask your child to re-read their favourite story out loud. Remind them to use expression. Task your child with creating a new book cover for their favourite story or writing an alternative ending!
  • Who was Queen Elizabeth I? Watch this short video and then your child can record what they’ve learned about this royal. They may also wish to use books or websites to help.
  • Set up an interview where your child can be the interviewer and you can be the famous person (choose from here). Ask them to write down and read back to you some of the things you have said.

Weekly Writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Once your child has listened to 'Royal Tea' ask them to create a list of questions that they’d like to ask Benjamin Zephaniah about his visit to the palace.
  • Ask your child to write their very own royal adventure story. They can write in role as a king, queen, prince, princess, knight or servant.
  • When your child has completed their royal adventure story, they can design a cartoon strip to accompany their writing or a front cover for their story.
  • Can your child write a letter, postcard or email to their teacher? They may want to describe what they have been doing at home. They might want to tell their teacher about the things that they are missing about school.
  • Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on 'The Clock Tower'. Or they could write a description of Buckingham Palace using this image.

Weekly Phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Choose letters that make words that can be read phonetically. Write the letters in chalk on the ground outside. Give your child a word and they must spell it by jumping from letter to letter. This could also be done on paper inside the house.
  • Your child could visit this interactive game and play Sentence Substitution.
  • Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale are remembered for helping the sick during the Crimean War. How many adjectives can your child list to describe medical professionals? Can they apply these into sentences?
  • Kind ’, ‘ past ’, ‘ improve ’, ‘ many ’ and ‘ people ’ are some of the words that children in KS1 need to be able to spell. Can your child use these to write sentences about Mary Seacole or Florence Nightingale?
  • There are live phonics lessons on Youtube daily. click here to watch and join in.
  • Daily phonics - your child to practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below. 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Famous and significant people

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about famous or significant people. Learning may focus on past or present inventors, explorers or scientists and how they influence society today.

 

  • How Important is Mary Seacole? - Mary Seacole was a Jamaican-born nurse who is remembered for helping soldiers during the Crimean War. Using this video your child can create a simple timeline of Mary Seacole’s life. If this is too challenging, why not ask your child to design an award for Mary Seacole. Your child could also locate Jamaica and Scotland on a world map.

 

  • Keep them Clean! - Mary Seacole visited Florence Nightingale, another important nurse, during the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale was known for highlighting the importance of hygiene when caring for the sick, particularly handwashing. Ask your child to create handwashing posters for the home. They might want to make up a jingle too!

 

  • Intriguing Inventions - Challenge your child to invent something new. Perhaps a new gadget for the home to keep the family entertained, or something that would help a doctor or a nurse. They can draw and label their design, and could have a go at making it using things from the recycling box.

 

  • The Queen: Then and Now - What was life like for Queen Elizabeth I? this video may help your child to understand. How is life different for the current queen, Queen Elizabeth II? Ask your child to create a list of the similarities and differences. They might focus on appearance, family and interests. They could show this using illustrations too.

 

  • A Seriously Significant Somebody - Who is important to your child? What makes them so important? Your child could draw or paint a portrait of their significant somebody using a photograph or digital image to support them. They may wish to write an information report about this person too!

 

  • Beulah Henry 1912 – 1970 - Beulah was a famous American inventor who invented over 100 new products. She made several umbrella inventions from clip on covers to special umbrella bags. If you were going to design an umbrella what would it look like and what materials would you use? Try making a model umbrella using junk box materials you might find at home.

 

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with…

IXL - Click here for Year 1 or here for Year 2. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs Learning packs with different activities and lessons. Includes notes on how to do these activities with your children.

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website now has daily lessons and has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

White Rose Maths- online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

 

Home Learning Week 11

This week’s theme is ‘The Rainforest’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day - fractions

  • Cut pieces of paper into different shapes or food that can be sliced, then work with your child to find half by cutting or drawing on the shapes or by slicing the food. Make sure both sides are equal and if they aren't, talk about why it is not half. Repeat for finding a quarter.
  • Ask your child to watch these videos and complete the activities about what a fraction is and how a fraction should be written.
  • Get a chocolate bar and work with your child on how it could be split into half, quarters and thirds. You could investigate whether the size of the chocolate bar affects how much they get. Does ½ always look the same?
  • Your child could estimate and count the number of different plant types or insects that they can see/find in the garden. Record in a table.
  • Select an even number of some of your children’s toys (e.g. toy cars, marbles). Work with your child on splitting the total amount in half by sharing out into 2 piles. Repeat this to find a quarter but share the amount into four piles.

Weekly Reading tasks

         Aim to do 1 per day

  • Create a sock puppet based on a favourite story character. Show your child how to use the puppet to retell the story the character appears in.

 

 

  • Ask your child to go and read in a sunny spot in the garden. How did it make them feel reading outside?

 

  • Some of our everyday food comes from the rainforest. Your child can look in the kitchen cupboards and identify foods with the ‘Rainforest Alliance’ logo.

 

  • Help your child to look through cookery books for a recipe involving chocolate. Ask them to use decoding skills to read some of the ingredients. They can learn about where chocolate derives here.

Weekly Writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Your child could start a nature diary. At the same time each day, they could record the animals that they can see in the garden or from their window and describe the weather and plants. What differences do they notice over the week? Or a month?

 

  • Can your child create a fact file about a spider monkey or a tree frog? Describe the animal’s appearance, habitat, diet and any other facts.

 

  • Your child could write a short description of the rainforest. Ask them to think about what they can see, hear, feel and smell. This live stream may help.

 

  • Many trees in the rainforest are chopped down to use for paper. Ask your child to create a poster about saving and reusing paper at home.

 

  • Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on Caterpillar shoes. Or, write an acrostic poem about a rainforest creature.

Weekly Phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • The word ‘rain’ contains the sound ‘ ai ’. Ask your child to list as many words as they can containing the ‘ai’ sound. Your child might identify words that contain an alternative spelling for ‘ ai ’ such as ay / a-e .
  • Can your child think of an animal or plant that begins with each letter of the alphabet? How many of these can be found in a rainforest?
  • The tree frog, spider monkey and boa constrictor are just some of the animals that can be found living in a rainforest. Ask your child to list verbs (action words) to describe how each animal moves. How many can they think of?
  • Your child could visit this interactive game and play Forest Phonics.
  • This game helps your child to practise the ‘tricky’ words for their year group in a fun, interactive way.
  • Daily phonics - your child to practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below. 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: The Rainforest

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the world’s rainforests. Learning may focus on the plants, animals and insects that inhabit the rainforest, food that originates there and weather patterns. It could look at plants and animals that can be found in the garden too.

 

  • Fascinating Forest Floor- Can your child create their own replica forest floor? Task them with collecting materials from the garden or during your daily exercise.

 

  • The Sounds of the Rainforests- There are many wonderful and intriguing sounds that can be heard in the rainforest. You can listen and watch real footage from a rainforest here or watch this BBC Our Planet clip. Which animal makes the most noise in the rainforest? Ask your child to record what sounds they can hear and to predict what animals the sounds have come from. Can your child replicate these sounds using objects from around the home?

 

  • Where in the World are the Rainforests? - Using an atlas or online map, can your child locate the continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and South America) where rainforests can be found? If this is too challenging, can your child locate one country with a rainforest, and then locate the UK. Ask them to describe the similarities and differences between the UK and the country they have located.

 

  • The Big Garden Tidy Up - Why not work together as a family and have a Big Garden Tidy Up? Task your child with pulling out weeds, raking up the leaves or just having a general tidy. Take before and after photographs.

 

  • Sketch a Spider Monkey or a Tree Frog- Can your child create a detailed sketch of an animal that inhabits the rainforest? Using pencils, crayons or whatever else you have, ask your child to copy an image of a rainforest animal, thinking carefully about the patterns and tones.

 

  • Rainforest Insects -  Watch this video. There are lots of insects/mini-beasts in the rain forest. You can see some pictures of them here. Look for mini-beasts living in the garden or on a walk, what are these mini beasts called? Which one do you like the best and why? Try drawing pictures of the mini-beasts you find.

 

 

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with…

The Rainforest Alliance Website is packed full of information, resources and games which may support some of the above activities.

IXL - Click here for Year 1 or here for Year 2. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs Learning packs with different activities and lessons. Includes notes on how to do these activities with your children.

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website now has daily lessons and has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

White Rose Maths- online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

 

Home Learning Week 10

This week’s theme is ‘Sports’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Play a board game together so that your child can practise their counting and the language of position and direction. Maybe Snakes and Ladders?
  • Place an object on the ground and use positional language such as forward, backwards, up, down, left and right to direct them to the object. You could switch roles and get your child to give the directions. If you wanted to make it harder, you could use a blindfold but be extra careful!
  • Play ‘Catch’ with your child using a ball or anything else that can be thrown safely. Instead of counting in 1s each time the ball is caught, ask your child to only count every second, fifth or tenth catch.
  • Encourage your child to play this NRICH activity to develop their understanding of positional language.
  • Each member of the family could have a go at the Long Jump. Ask your child to measure the length of each jump using a measuring tape and record the lengths. Who jumped the furthest? Who had the shortest jump? What was the difference between the shortest and longest jump?
  • Continue to work on place value of numbers to 50 to start with and then up to 100. Playing this ordering numbers game may support – focusing on tens and units to help you.

Weekly Reading tasks

         Aim to do 1 per day

  • Provide your child with a bag and ask them to collect items to go in it that relate to a well-known story. If they can’t find an item, they could draw a picture instead. Ask them to use the objects in the story bag to retell the familiar story.
  • Talk to your child about a hero from a book they have read recently, for example the Prince from Rapunzel or Mulan. Ask them to draw the hero or heroes from a story and list adjectives to describe their appearance and personality.
  • Your child can listen to the Cbeebies story ‘Martin the Mouse’ (click here). Ask your child to record the main events from this sporty story. They can draw the events, write sentences or even retell the story orally in their own words.
  • Ask your child to choose and read a healthy recipe from a recipe book. If you have the ingredients, why not follow the recipe together?
  • Watch and listen to Little Princess - I want to win’ based on the Tony Ross book. Talk to your child after this about how the Little Princess felt each time she won a game. Can they think of a time they felt like the Little Princess?
  • Find and read some facts about famous sports people, such as David Beckham, Tiger Woods or Serena Williams. 

Weekly Writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Has your child got a favourite sportsperson? This could be their P.E. teacher! Ask them to write an information booklet about this person.
  • Ask your child to think of questions they’d love to ask their favourite athlete. They could write a list of questions using a range of questions words such as ‘when’, ‘why’, ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘how’. Don’t forget the question mark punctuation.
  • Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Catch or your child could write their own sporting story featuring their hero.
  • Can your child design a poster all about teamwork? This could be linked to your family and how you all have to work together as a team.
  • Ask your child to design a gold medal and present it to somebody deserving within the household. Why have they chosen this person? Ask them to write a few sentences and include the word ‘ and ’, ‘ because ’ and ‘ if ’.

 

Weekly Phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • The word ‘ sport ’ contains the sound ‘ or ’. Ask your child to list as many words as they can containing the ‘ or’ sound . Your child might identify words that contain an alternative spelling for ‘ or ’ such as oor / ore / aw / au .
  • Play the Solve, shoot, score spelling game on the Premier League Primary Stars. Encourage your child to write down the words spelt and add sound buttons.
  • Ask your child to list words to describe athletes or their sporting hero. For example, strong, winner, speedy. Can they use these words to write descriptive sentences about athletes?
  • Ask your child to add the ‘ ing ’ suffix to these verbs: jump, skip, hike, throw, catch, kick, smile, run & shout e.g. jump + ing = jumping. Which root words need the ‘ e ’ removing first?
  • Daily phonics - your child to practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below. 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Sports

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about sports and games. Learning may focus on the history of sport, sporting-heroes, physical challenges and performance.

 

  • Obstacle Course Fun- Task your child with designing and making their very own obstacle course in the garden. Ask them to draw and label their design first and include all of the equipment they need. They can then use their design to create their obstacle course. Ask the family to complete the obstacle course whilst your child times them. Your child could even make medals from tin-foil or any other suitable material and present them to the winner during a winner’s ceremony.

 

  • Make a Family Mascot- Your child could make their very own family mascot using materials from around the house. First of all, visit the Olympic Mascot Official list here and look at past mascots. What makes a good mascot? What qualities does the mascot represent?

 

  • Remarkable Routines- Can your child create their very own simple routine, just like a gymnast, dancer or synchronised swimmer? Start by watching a video of a routine together, here are some suggestions: men's gymnastic routine, synchronised swimming routine . After this, your child can choose a piece of music to practise their routine to. When they are confident, why not film your child’s sequence. Watch the performance together- what does your child think went well? What could be even better?

 

  • Terrific Team Kits- Ask your child to design their very own team kit. They should consider the flag of the country that they would represent and how to incorporate these colours into the design. They could draw the design with a pencil or use a computer program to do this.

 

  • Can you Invent a New Olympic Game? - Challenge your child to invent their very own game for the 2021 Olympics. Look at a list of all of the sports that already compete in the summer Olympics here. Can they write a set of instructions for the new game or draw illustrations? Why not test the game out as a family.
  • Brilliant Bodies - What can your body do? Balance on one leg? Touch your nose with your tongue? Look at the Body challenge cards and see how many you can do. Ask your family to join in and make your own body challenge cards.

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with…

The NHS Change 4 Life website has some great games and activities, specifically ones for staying indoors. Have a look here.

Cbeebies website  - For lots more clips, activities and ideas to get active visit the sport’s section on the Cbeebies website.

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website now has daily lessons and has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS (limited subscription).

White Rose Maths- online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

 

Home Learning Week 9

This week’s theme is ‘Under the Sea’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Write the months of the year on separate pieces of paper and mix them up. Can your child order them correctly?

 

  • With your child, list different activities/chores they have to do throughout the day. Can they order them after making the list? Can your child sort them into the times of day each thing happens in (e.g. morning, afternoon, night etc)?

 

  • Using a clock in your house practise telling the time with your child to the nearest hour and half hour.

 

  • Ask your child to survey the family about their favourite sea creature (choose from 5). Represent the results using a tally chart or a pictogram. Which sea creature was the most popular? Which was the least popular?

 

  • Practise your knowledge of tens and ones by playing this Place value game. Pick numbers up to 49 to start with.

 

Weekly reading tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Encourage your child to learn the rhyme ‘A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea’. Click here for a video of the rhyme and lyrics. Can your child perform this rhyme by heart?

 

  • Task your child with building an ‘Under the Sea’ themed reading den. Can they find some sea-themed books to cosy up with and share in there?

 

 

 

  • Your child could read a story/poem/nursery rhyme to another family member. This could be to a younger sibling before bedtime or they may wish to FaceTime an elderly relative (with adult supervision of course).

 

Weekly writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Visit a desert island here. Ask your child to write a message in a bottle. What can they see, hear, feel, taste and smell? Why not roll the message up and pop it in a plastic bottle for the reading den?

 

  • Task your child with planning the perfect beach trip. Ask them to draw and label all of the things that they would pack including a picnic. Who would they take? What games would they play? How much time would they spend in the sea?

 

  • Speak to your child about all of the things that make them happy or all of the things that they’re grateful for. Ask them to record these in a list.

 

  • Help your child to create a fact file about the endangered Sea Turtle. Can they find out about its appearance, its diet and its habitat? This link may help. Following this, your child could draw a detailed sketch of the Sea Turtle

 

  • Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Lighthouse. Or, your child could design a beach safety poster. What tips would they give beachgoers for staying safe at the seaside?

Weekly phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Go on a sound hunt with your child around the house/garden. They can list all of the items they can find containing the ‘ea’ sound. They may identify objects that contain an alternative way of spelling the ‘ea’ sound such as ee/y/e.

 

  • Can your child list words that they associate with the sea? Following this, ask your child to identify words that rhyme with these.

 

 

  • Ask your child to write the alphabet using capital letters. Challenge your child to write the lowercase letters too.

 

  • Daily phonics - your child to practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below. 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Under the Sea

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about life in and around the sea. Learning may focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that occupy our oceans, their habitats and how human beings affect this environment.

  • Guess Who? - Ask your child to write fact cards about animals from under the sea. They can use books or websites to find out about the appearance, habitat and diet of each creature. After this, play a game of ‘Guess Who?’ using the cards and yes/no questions.

 

  • Junk Modelling- Using junk or recycling materials from around the home, ask your child to design and make a Sea Turtle. Your child may wish to make another sea creature after this.

 

  • Put Your Goggles On- Your child can visit this website and watch a live stream of a tropical reef. Whilst watching, ask them to sketch all of the animals that they can see. Remind them to look at the shapes and patterns on each creature and to include these in their sketches.

 

  • How do Humans Affect the Sea? - Is your child aware of all of the ways that humans affect the sea and the living things within it? Talk about and investigate the impact that human beings have on the sea. Think about fishing, transport and pollution. Create a poster or information report.

 

  • The Oceans of the World - Using an atlas or the web ask your child to identify the world’s oceans. Year 1 children may need some support with this. Can they find out what animals live in each ocean? This game allows your child to practise naming and locating the oceans.

 

  • Unplugged Coding - Watch this video. Create a simple under the sea obstacle course or draw an obstacle course on a piece of paper. Write simple code to guide the submarine around the obstacles found under the sea. E.g. Rocks, shipwrecks, sleeping octopus. E.g. →→↓→→↑→ etc.

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website now has daily lessons and has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS (limited subscription).

There are some lovely games and ideas from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution here.

White Rose Maths- online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

 

Home Learning Week 8

This week’s theme is ‘Family’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Play on Hit the Button -  number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.

 

  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s on Times Tables Rockstars.

 

 

  • Work on a shopping list for the weekly shop and get children to add up how many items and add up the cost of some items. This game could support work on making amounts of money.

 

  • Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to access the game). Read to the hour and half hour.

 

 

  • Write the numbers 0-50 in words and digits.

 

 

Weekly reading tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Reading a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. This can be reading a book aloud every day or sharing a book with an adult.

 

 

 

  • Watch Newsround and find out what is happening in the world. What did you find out? Is there anything you need help understanding?

 

  • Create a bookmark, perhaps you could choose characters from your favourite stories.

 

 

  • Complete a book review on one of the books you have read - what did you like about it? Would you recommend it to anyone? 

 

Weekly writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Family: Look at a family in a traditional story - how are they different to your family? Can you write sentences comparing the two families?

 

 

  • Write a letter or postcard - find out about different postcards and why people write them. Can they design the front of the postcard and then plan what to write and who they could write it to.

 

  • Ask your child to create a story about their family. Who will be the main characters? Where will the setting be?

Weekly phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Daily phonics - your child to practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below. 
  • Phonics play
  • Top Marks
  • Spelling
  • Spell the full date and write it every day,

E.g Monday 1st June 2020

 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Family

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on what different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

 

Family: This is time to find out about their family and traditions they follow. Ask them to think about: Who they live with? How many adults? How many children? Can they sort their family members into height order? Who is the tallest? Who is the shortest? Is the tallest family member the eldest family member? If they drew around all their family members' hands; could they count in 5s? What if they drew around their feet? Could they count in 2s? Think about one family member they would love to interview. They could be a family member that lives with them or a family member that lives somewhere else. Can they write down some questions they would like to ask them? Have they got a pet? Can they draw or paint a picture of their family? Can they talk about their picture to a family member?

 

Self-portrait: Ask your child to think about which materials they use to draw? Can they find different materials around the house to help? Ideas

 

Create a card: Ask your child to design a card for someone in their family. It can be a birthday card; thank you card or a card to tell someone how much they love them!

 

Family tree: Look at photographs of your family members and discuss where they would go on a family tree. Have you met everyone? Is there anyone you could interview and find out more about?

 

Design a personal coat of arms shield for the family: Find out what a coat of arm shield means. Ask them to begin to think about their design. What could they draw? What does it mean to them? Ask them to think about the colours and shapes. Maybe if they have some cardboard around the house they could make a shield to give to a family member.

 

Create a booklet all about the family: Can they name the people in their family and write sentences about them? Who are they? What do they call them? What do they like or dislike? Why are they special to them? Maybe they could get a photograph or draw a family member before they write about them. 

 

News Reporter for half a day: Their challenge is to interview family members and find things they like and dislike? Can they write down things they like and dislike? Can they compare these to someone else in their family? In your interview they could create flashcards with words such as: colour, clothes, food, drinks, books, places, music and then ask a family member to pick a flash card and talk about their likes and dislikes.

 

Data detective: Ask your child to look at people in the house. What colour is their hair? Eye colour? Favourite colour? Favourite food? Ask them to collect this and place in a tally chart.

 

Interview a family member:  Interview a family member that doesn’t live at home with them. Allow your child to ask them about their childhood. Who did they live with? Who is in their family? Have they got any family traditions they follow and why?

 

 

Write an invitation to a family event: Ask your child to invite a family member to one of the following:  - (talent show, music show, magic tricks, comedy show) In their invitation ask them to think about the time, date and place. How will they design the invitation? Who will deliver it?

Share the https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/milkshake  movement and mindfulness video with their family. Who was the best? Which part did they enjoy? Could you create a video of your own?

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website now has daily lessons and has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS (limited subscription).

 

 

Home Learning Week 7

This week’s theme is ‘Celebrations ’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Play on Daily 10 -  play levels 1 or 2 to practise adding and subtracting.
  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This game could support this. 
  • On a calendar (here is an online calendar if needed) go through and write down when different family members birthdays are or when special events are happening in your family.
  • Practise telling the time in words. This could be done through this game (scroll down to access the game). Read to the hour, half hour and quarter past.
  • Choose and write the name of a 3D shape of your choice. List how many edges, vertices and faces it has.

 

 

 

 

Weekly reading tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Find a book where you can see the characters celebrating. Is it a birthday? Can you read the book to someone over the phone or on facetime?

 

  • Read the story Kipper’s Birthday. Discuss how it may be similar or the same to your birthday celebration.

 

  • Read the story When Willy went to the wedding. Have you been to a wedding? Tell someone about the wedding you went to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_aknDIHXSE

 

  • Create a celebration book with your family. Can you add sound buttons onto the words?

 

  • Create a Celebration Reading Den. What will you have in there? Who can read in there with you? Will you have cushions in there so you are comfortable?

 

  • Talk about how children celebrate birthdays around the world. Write a list of the similarities and differences

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrTgtX8q9k

 

Weekly writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

Ask your child to:

 

  • Write an invitation for a celebration. This could be a birthday party, Easter celebration etc.

 

  • Create a list of all of the celebration days they can recall and write a sentence about what they remember about each.

 

  • Invent a story involving a celebration. They could write it out or make a story map. Encourage your child to use story language.

 

  • Create a birthday card for the next family member’s birthday. Try and add a rhyming poem in the middle.

 

  • Write a menu for a special celebration. It could be Christmas dinner or a Diwali feast.

 

Weekly phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

 

 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: celebrations

This project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about celebrations. Learning may focus on different types of celebrations that take place and who may celebrate them. It could look at how people celebrate different events differently in other parts of the world.

 

What does celebration mean to you ?

Watch with your child. Make an A-Z list of celebrations around the world. How many can they find?

What have they celebrated this year with their friends and family? Can they remember celebrating their birthday? How did they celebrate their birthday? Could they draw a picture of their special celebration? Can they interview a family member about their favourite celebration? What did they do? Who can they remember?

 

Create a celebration card for a family member. - What will they put on the front? Will it be pictures or will they write a birthday poem? Can they use different materials to design their celebration card?

 

Bake a cake: Weigh out the ingredients and bake a cake for a celebration. Can they write the instructions and send them to a friend? Can they tweet their school with a photo of their cake and instructions?

 

Design a celebration party: Ask your child to choose a celebration. Who would they invite? Get them to make a list of things they will need? (banners, balloons etc...) Would they have to have a dress code? Can they design a celebration invite? On a piece of paper can they think about the colours and pictures they may have.

 

Months:

Can your child name the months in order? What do they notice about them? (Look at the letters at the beginning of the month.) Can they think of a celebration for each month they may have with their family? Find out when it’s people's birthdays or anniversaries. Which month has the most celebrations?

 

Seasons: Ask your child how many seasons we have? Can they name them?

Watch 1    Watch 2  Ask them to look outside their window and see if they can name the season we are in at the moment. What can they see? Can they see any flowers? Or new buds? Can they draw a picture of what they can see using different materials?

 

 

Calendar: Collect some materials to create a Seasons Calendar. Think about the design and what they will need. 

 

Spring is in the air: Spring is around us: Can they look around the house to see what they can use to make a crafty spring project.

 

Celebrations across the four season:

Think about all of the celebrations we have around the world. Can they name them and place them into the correct seasons?  

Autumn: Diwali, Bonfire Night, Harvest Festival , Hanukkah

Winter: Christmas, New Year

Spring: Holi, Easter, Mother’s day

Summer: Father’s day, EID, Vesak

 

Create a card for each of these celebrations. How will their designs be different? Are there particular colours they can use? Could they make a pop up card? Could they make a card using no pen and only fabric?

Traditional celebration: Talk to an adult and ask about any traditional celebrations you may have as a family. Why do you celebrate them? How do you celebrate them and when?

Do you have to wear different clothes and eat different food?

 

Gather the family and sing the song ‘Celebration’: Can you add actions to the dance? Could you have a concert and perform to your family and friends?

 

 

 

 

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website now has daily lessons and has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Week 6

This week’s theme is ‘food’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

 

  • Look in the cupboards and the fridge. Sort some of the foods you can find into different groups. Which food group has the most or least amount of items? Which item of food is the lightest or heaviest? Why might this be?

 

  • Play the game Fruit Fall - answer the statistic questions based on how many pieces of fruit you catch. 

 

  • Choose and draw a 2D shape of your choice. List how many sides, vertices and lines of symmetry it has.

Weekly reading tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Read out aloud the ingredients on the back of a tin or cereal box to an adult?

 

  • Can you add the sound buttons onto three words?

 

  • Find a cooking book in the house or online and read the ingredients needed to make something.

 

  • Find a food leaflet in the house and read some of the items. Make a list of the food in alphabetical order and add on sound buttons.

 

  • Read a variety of books and make a list of all the different types of food you find.

Weekly writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Create a shopping list for the week. Can your child group the items into food groups on their list e.g. fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy?

 

  • Write a recipe for a healthy meal of their choice. Can they use subheadings for the ingredients and instructions?

 

  • Write a set of instructions for making toast. Can they use imperative verbs?

 

  • Design a new label for a cereal box. What eye catching information will you add? Can you use an exclamation mark?

 

  • Write a poem about your favourite food. Will it rhyme?

 

  • Design a new milkshake. Which ingredients will you include. Can you label the milkshake? Will you have a mascot that is linked to your new creation? Can you make the milkshake?  

Weekly phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Food

Food

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more food. Learning may focus on where different foods originate from, what makes a healthy meal, opportunities to cook etc.

 

Balanced diet: Show your child this video about how to have a balanced diet.

Play these games about healthy eating.

What do we have today? Look in the kitchen to see if you can create an A-Z list of foods.

 

Fruit and vegetables - Draw pictures of fruit and vegetables in your house. Label the fruit and vegetables and place in alphabetical order.

 

Sorting activity: Collect food from the kitchen and sort into healthy and unhealthy foods.

 

Design a poster - think about the foods you like to eat and food that you need to eat to keep you healthy. Create a poster that you can put in the kitchen or in the school hall. Will you be able to use any food wrappers or make your poster interactive?

 

Healthy lunchbox: can you play this game and make a healthy lunchbox?

 

Traditional food: Many cultures have various dishes of food to celebrate their festivals. Find out about a festival and compare it to a different festival. What are the similarities? What are the differences? How is the food prepared? Do you have any traditional food you enjoy with your family?

 

Restaurant: Can you plan a menu? Think about what you would like to have on your menu. Can you design a menu for a vegetarian? Can you design a menu for a vegan? Will you have options on your menu for people who have allergies?

Look around the house for any leaflets or take away menus. What price is the food? Can you do any meal deals?

 

Designing a school menu. Can you design a new school menu? What could you add? What would you keep the same? Will it be a healthy school menu? Can you find pictures or draw pictures to add to your menu? Plan out your menu and remember to include prices.

Will you have a different menu every day?

Cooking: find a few recipes and check if you have the ingredients at home and cook a meal for your family. Think about a starter, main and dessert. Can you cook as a family? Who will do the measuring? 

 

Fruit survey: ask in your family the different fruits they like to eat. Collect the information and add it

to your tally chart. Can you represent this information in a particular way?

 

Fruit and vegetables printing: Look at the work of the artist: Lynn Flavell. How does she represent fruit and vegetables? Can you create a piece of artwork in the style of Lynn Flavell.


Look at the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Using different drawing materials, can you create a picture of your own?

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website now has daily lessons and has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

 

 

 

Home Learning Week 5

This week’s theme is ‘Environment’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Play on Number Balance -  play levels 1, 2 and 3. Make the scales equal by ensuring that both sides total the same value.
  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This game could support this. 
  • Look out of your window or stand in your front garden and count how many cars go past. What is the most popular colour that passes? What is the least popular colour that passes?
  • Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to access the game). Read to the hour and half hour.
  • Choose a number between 10 and 20. How many different ways can this number be partitioned? Do bigger numbers have more ways they can be partitioned?

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly reading tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Listen to the information video about caring for the environment. Discuss with your child after.  Watch

 

  • Read a story that has a woodland in.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjgugbdwvMY

 

 

 

 

  • Find and read a book aloud about materials. Discuss the materials you find and place them in alphabetical order.

 

  • Place the words onto paper and read them out aloud : environment, recycle, reuse, conserve. Can you put the sound buttons on?

 

  • Listen to Newsround and discuss what has been happening in the world this week. What new things have you found out?

 

Weekly writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Write a ‘thank you’ letter to the people who collect your rubbish and recycling. What could you include in your letter? Can you think of any questions you could ask about recycling or where the rubbish goes?
  • Can you label the plants in your garden or in the house?
  • Write a weather report. Can you use any adjectives?
  • Write a set of clear instructions on how a rainbow is made.
  • Design a re-cycling poster.

 

Weekly phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

 

 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: animals

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the environment. Learning may focus on changes to different environments, the impact of humans on environments, climate change etc .

 

Create a chart to record the weather. Label the chart with days of the week and record the weather at different points in the day. Can you write down key words and take a photograph of the sky. Does it change in the week? This link may help.

Watch the weather report on T.V. How do they describe the weather? What do you notice about the map? Can you find Retford on the map? Have they got symbols when they are talking about the weather?

 

Weather reporter: Pick a day that you would like to present as a weather reporter. Can you create some symbols to use when you are talking about the weather? Can you talk about the weather in your local area and maybe compare to another place in the UK?

 

Create a weather wreath. Using different materials can your child design a weather wreath? Encourage them to think about the symbols used in your weather report.

 

 

What a load of rubbish!  With your child look at the rubbish as a family you throw out. Do you help to recycle? How do you sort these into junk and into recycling? Look at the range of items and group them into different material groups. Talk to a family member about how certain groups are plastics and can also look and feel different to each other. Could you design a new way to help recycle more items? Ideas

 

Beat the clock- Can you sort items into the correct recycling and waste bins?  Play

Switch it off: Ask your child to take a look at all the electrical devices in their house. Are they all plugged in? Do they need to be plugged in?  Create a poster to place around the house to help remind people to switch it off once they have finished. 

Save Electricity, Recycle Paper, Conserve water. What could you include on these? Where could you place these in the house? Can you talk to your family about the posters and how you could help the planet?

Listen to a song about things we can do to help to save the planet.

 

Write and draw!  Ask your child to choose one thing they could do to help the environment in school. Get them to make a poster to encourage people to do it!  Think about the classroom and also the school.

 

World Environment day- This year it will be on Friday June 5th. On this day people from all over the world will do something positive to help our planet. Ask your child what could they do? Lots of little things can make a big difference. What could they do to celebrate World Environment Day at school? Can they create a poster to display at school?

Storytime. – Listen to the story Michael Re-cycle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZj14ChIY8I

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website now has daily lessons and has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Week 4

This week’s theme is ‘animals’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Play on Number Fact Families - find the addition and subtraction fact families for numbers up to 20, 50 or 100.  

 

  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This game could support this. 

 

  • Go out in the garden and observe the different creatures/animals that can be seen. Count how many of each animal/creature you can find.

 

  • Practise learning about money by playing this game. You could also use real coins and play a similar game with family members.

 

  • Select a number between 2 and 20. Make a poster showing how many different ways to make this number using addition, subtraction, multiplication etc.

Weekly reading tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Can you read fiction, non- fiction and poems about animals?

 

  • Can you find adjectives in the books used to describe the animal?

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/library-lion/

 

  • Create a bookmark with animal facts

 

  • Read common exception words and time how long it takes for you to read them all. Can you beat your score by the end of the week?  

 

Weekly writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • A-Z Animal list: Can you think of an animal for each letter of the alphabet. Can you add sound buttons?

 

  • Draw a picture of your animal and label it. Can you write sentences using adjectives?

 

  • Write a set of questions about animals you would like to find out about.

 

  • Create a fact file about your favourite animal. Research an animal of your choice and explore the vocabulary required to describe them.

 

  • Describe similarities and differences between animals.

 

Weekly phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: animals

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about key animals they are interested in. Learning may focus on exploring the physical aspects of an animal, their habitat, categorising animals etc.

Find out about:

What are mammals?

What are amphibians?

What are birds?

What are fish?

What are reptiles?

What are minibeasts?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

 

Create a mask: Using different materials around the house, create a mask of their favourite animal. Think about the colours and shape. Can they add different textures to their mask?

 

Where does your animal live? Play this sorting activity to develop their understanding of where different animals live.

Animal grouping: Get your child to group animals into two columns. Identifying animals that can fly and cannot fly. What do animals eat? Scientists group animals into three different groups according to what animals eat. These groups are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plant material including fruit, leaves, vegetables, omnivores eat a mixture of meat and plant material. (Animals that eat other animals are called carnivores. Animals that eat plants are called herbivores. Animals that eat both plants and other animals are called omnivores)

Sorting Cards

Needs of an animal. Can all animals be kept as a pet? Think about a particular animal and find out if that animal could be a pet. Draw pictures of different animals. Sort the animals into two groups; suitable for a pet and not suitable for a pet. Explain why animals were sorted in a particular way.  www.rspcaeducation.org.uk/teachers - Design a leaflet explaining to potential pet owners what each animal will need. - Interview a pet owner to discuss the responsibilities involved with looking after an animal.  How often do they need to find their pet? Who helps clean? What does their pet eat? Find some pegs at home. Can you create your own mini animal or object, cut it in half and stick it to a peg?

 

Nocturnal animals - What do they think this word means? Watch and discuss the animals they saw. Have they seen these animals? How could they describe them? Play  Nocturnal animals are more active at night than during the day. These animals sleep during the day, often in a burrow or den. They have special adaptations that help them survive in the dark. Over millions of years, these animals have developed traits that help them survive in the darkness. Nocturnal animals may have larger ears to hear better, bigger eyes to see better, and body parts that glow in the night. Create your own big-eyed nocturnal animal art.

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website now has daily lessons and has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

 

 

 

Dear parents and carers,

 

Starting on Monday 27th April 2020 you will be able to keep your child's phonics on track by following the daily lessons 

 

Letters and Sounds for Home and School.

Please read the PDF document: Letter to parents and carers about online phonics, explaining how to do this.

 

 

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Home Learning Week 3

This week’s theme is ‘viewpoints’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This game could support this. 

 

  • Look in different rooms and go on a number hunt. How many items can you find that have numbers on them? What is the largest number you can find? What is the smallest number you can find?

 

  • Practise making shapes on this online geoboard. Once you have made the shape from one view, can you make it from another? How do you know it is still the same shape?

 

  • Choose a number between 0 - 50. Make a poster showing how many different ways can you represent this number?

Weekly reading tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Reading a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book everyday. This can be reading a book aloud everyday or sharing a book with an adult.

 

 

 

Who do you think was right?

 

  • Read a non-fiction book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxl6Kiy7NPI

 

 

  • Read an article from a newspaper or magazine to an adult. 

 

Weekly writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • write a set of instructions for planting a seed or a bean. Read the instructions out aloud. Can you follow the instructions and plant a seed? Remember to keep watering it! 

 

  • Draw a picture of your house and label it.

 

  • Write sentences using adjectives to describe a room in your house.

 

  • Hide and seek: Write a set of instructions on how to find something in your bedroom. Think about the positional language to help find the object.

 

  • Diary: Keep a diary of things that happen outside one of the windows in your house. Write down sentences using suffixes. Try to use exclamation marks.

 

  • Draw a map of one of the rooms in your house. What symbols could you have? Where will you place items?

Weekly phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: viewpoints?

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about different viewpoints. Learning may focus on physical viewpoints in terms of what you can see outside of the window at home, what others can see looking into your home and then progress onto personal viewpoints and of others.

Using your senses:  Ask your child to watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxy987h to refresh the senses. Then ask your child to pick a window in the house. Ask them to stand there for a few minutes and take a look at what they can see and write or draw them down. Now ask them to try this activity again but this time ask them what they can hear? Write or draw these down. Ask your child to help find a piece of material in the house and then blindfold them. What can they see? Which sense do they use now? Ask them to now cover their ears and look outside the window. What do they hear?

A ‘feely bag’ - find six objects, such as a hairbrush, a tube of toothpaste, a packet of biscuits, an ice cream scoop, a packet of tissues and a wooden spoon. You will also need something to act as a blindfold. Imagine what it would be like if you could never see because you were blind and you had to learn to rely on your other senses instead. Play with a partner and see who guesses most of the objects. Alternatively put the things under a cloth. Remove one. Can you spot which object has been removed?

Find a mirror in the house: What can they see? Imagine if they were able to walk into the mirror. What do they think you would see? Listen to the story ‘Through the Magic Mirror’ by Anthony Browne.  Look at the illustrations in the book and discuss what is different. Can they create a story similar to ‘Through the Mirror’? Draw a story map first and plan their story. Using your story map, create your story and remember to think about your illustrations.

Find a place in the house. Look around what they can see. Sketch what they can see. What is on the left hand side of them? What is the right hand side of them? Does it change if they sit in another part of the house? Make a list of all the things and compare.

Read the stories: Goldilocks and the Three Bears,  Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella.  The characters will be going to see Judge Jenny. Can they persuade Judge Jenny to see the story from their point of view. Watch these links to help Judge Jenny to decide. Now it’s their turn… read the stories Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs and Gingerbread Man. Imagine they are going to be one of the characters from the story and an adult is going to be Judge Jenny. What would they say to Judge Jenny? How could they persuade her?

School Uniform: Tell your child that they will be presenting to the School Council about the school uniform. Do they think it is a good idea to wear a uniform or are they against wearing a uniform? Can they write down why they think they should have a uniform and then write down why they shouldn't? Design a new uniform. What would they wear?  Would it be the same for girls and boys? What would they say to the school council? How would they campaign? Would they have badges, posters, events and banners to help their debate.

Could you design a new school logo? Ask your child to think about their current logo now. What does it represent? What could they add or change? Is there something that represents their school or area recently that people would recognise? Look at the shape of the logo. Would they keep it the same or change it?  Remember to include a bee.

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the

BBC bitesize This website has links to every aspect of the curriculum and is child friendly. (English, Math, Science, History, Geography)

 

 

 

Home Learning Week 2

This week’s theme is ‘where I live’.

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

 

  • Create a card game that is based around making number pairs to twenty that can then be played as a family.

 

  • Identify shapes and finish the patterns in this online game. Can any of these shapes be found around the house? How many of each shape can be found?

 

  • Write the numbers 20 - 50  in words and digits

 

Weekly reading tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Reading a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book everyday. This can be reading a book aloud everyday or sharing a book with an adult.

 

  • Listen to a story read:

https://www.storylineonline.net

 

If the link doesn’t work type in google search Storyline online

 

Which story did you enjoy and why?

Weekly writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Write your address: Discuss with your child. Do they know who delivers the post? Share a letter with them and explore the envelope from the front and back. Can they see any numbers on the front or back of the envelope? What do they mean? Who is the letter addressed to?  Ask your child to write their address on the envelope. Discuss the postcode and any capital letters?

 

  • Well known addresses:  Discuss with your child any well-known addresses of book characters/famous people/ historical figures they may know? e.g. 10 Downing Street, The Post Office, Isle of Struay Katie Morag. This Powerpoint may help.

 

  • Write a letter to someone, even  the Queen and post it.

 

  • Write a menu for the dragon.

 

  • Hide a toy in the garden and write clues for someone to find it.

Weekly phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

  • Daily phonics - Ask your child to practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below. 

 

 

 

 

  • Spell the days of the week

 

  • Spell common exception words

 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Where do you live?

 The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to the village.

To develop knowledge of the location of significant places:

Ask your child to look at where they live. What can they see outside the window in the front of their house? At the back of their house? What could they find near them? Find a map and see if they can find Nottingham, Worksop, Langold. Do they know the name of their street? Can they create a street sign with their street name?

 

My address:  Support your child to find out your address. Can they find the number on your door? Can they write the number in digits and words?  Ask them to try writing the number using crayons, paint and water and a paint brush in the garden.

Can they write a postcard or letter to a teacher at school? They could tell their teacher about where they live and things about their local area.

 

My house:  Discuss with your child what their house looks like inside and outside? How many bedrooms does it have? Who has the biggest bedroom? Who has the smallest? Ask them to look outside their window and see if they can spot a house different to their own.

Can they draw their house? How many windows at the front? How many windows at the back? Do you have one door or two? In a special bag - could you (with adult support) place things that make it your home? Why would you pick those items?

Draw a picture of your street. Support your child to take a look at the street and buildings around where they live. Encourage them to think about the shape of the buildings.

 

Shape hunt: Take your child on a shape hunt around their house and garden. Look at the different shapes of the windows, doors, and houses. Can they name them? Are they 2D or 3D shapes?

Ask them to create a picture of their house or street.

Name the shape: Place some 2D or 3D shapes into a bag and play the game ‘Can you name the shape?’ You will need a partner to play this game. One partner has a shape from the shape bag and they stand back to back. The partner with the shape describes it to their partner who has to try and draw it.How many do you know?

 

Find you house on ‘Google maps’.

Search for your house on the street? Can you find Langold, Worksop, Nottingham, Sherwood Forest, Doncaster etc

Compass: Make a compass. Do you know what the different compass points mean? Can you label the points?

 

Create a passport: create an individual passport to show your own information about where you live. Discuss the use of a Passport. What is a passport? What information does it contain? What does a passport allow you to do?  Can you find a real life passport? Do you have one? 

Flag: Below is the Birmingham flag. What do you think the flag represents? Can you design your own flag for your local area? What could you add? What would they mean to you?

Langold Lake  can you find out about the lake and make an information leaflet about it.

Create a song about ‘Where you live’ - Can you add your address in your song?

Can you find the UK on the map? Can you name the countries? Why do you think the Countries begin with a capital letter? This song may help.

Fun dance activity

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/young-dylan-dance-along?s=Discover&t=Wo3/23/20-FP-4A-Featured%20on%20GoNoodle%20TUESDAY&sid=1735&x=2&y=1&mft=simple%20row

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/poppin-bubbles?s=Discover&t=Wo3/23/20-FP-4A-Featured%20on%20GoNoodle%20TUESDAY&sid=1735&x=3&y=1&mft=simple%20row

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.

 

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Autumn 2 Homework 

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