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Key Instant Recall Facts

KIRFs

To help develop children’s fluency in mathematics, we ask them to learn Key Instant Recall Facts each half term. We expect children to practise their KIRFs at least 3 times a week.

 

These lists of KIRFs align with the new curriculum.

They designed to be challenging and it is intended that children will be taught the necessary maths in lessons beforehand.

 

 

 

Key Instant Recall Facts

Year 1 – Autumn 1

I know number bonds for each number to 6.

By the end of this half term, children should know the following facts. The aim is for them to recall these facts instantly.

 

0 + 1 = 1

1 + 0 = 1

 

0 + 2 = 2

1 + 1 = 2

2 + 0 = 2

 

0 + 3 = 3

1 + 2  = 3

2 + 1 = 3

3 + 0 = 3

0 + 4 = 4

1 + 3 = 4

2 + 2 = 4

3 + 1 = 4

4 + 0 = 4

 

0 + 5 = 5

1 + 4 = 5

2 + 3 = 5

3 + 2 = 5

4 + 1 = 5

5 + 0 = 5

0 + 6 = 6

1 + 5 = 6

2 + 4 = 6

3 + 3 = 6

4 + 2 = 6

5 + 1 = 6

6 + 0 = 6

 

Key Vocabulary

What is 3 add 2?

What is 2 plus 2?

What is 5 take away 2?

What is 1 less than 4?

       
     
   
 
 

 

They should be able to answer these questions in any order, including missing number questions

e.g. 3 + ⃝ = 5 or 4 – ⃝ = 2.

 

 

Top Tips

 

The secret to success is practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise these KIRFs while walking to school or during a car journey? You don’t need to practise them all at once: perhaps you could have a fact of the day. If you would like more ideas, please speak to your child’s teacher.

 

Use practical resourcesYour child has one potato on their plate and you give them three more. Can they predict how many they will have now?

 

Make a posterWe use Numicon at school. You can find pictures of the Numicon shapes online – your child could make a poster showing the different ways of making 5.

 

Play games – You can play number bond pairs online at www.conkermaths.org and then see how many questions you can answer in just one minute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Instant Recall Facts

Year 2 – Autumn 1

I know number bonds to 20.

By the end of this half term, children should know the following facts. The aim is for them to recall these facts instantly.

 

Key Vocabulary

What do I add to 5 to make 20? What is 20 take away 6?

What is 3 less than 20?

How many more than 16 is 20?

 
   
 

 

 

 
 

0 + 20 = 20

1 + 19 = 20

2 + 18 = 20

3 + 17 = 20

4 + 16 = 20

5 + 15 = 20

6 + 14 = 20

7 + 13 = 20

8 + 12 = 20

9 + 11 = 20

10 + 10 = 20

20 + 0 = 20

19 + 1 = 20

18 + 2 = 20

17 + 3 = 20

16 + 4 = 20

15 + 5 = 20

14 + 6 = 20

13 + 7 = 20

12 + 8 = 20

11 + 9 = 20

20 – 0 = 20

20 – 1 = 19

20 – 2 = 18

20 – 3 = 17

20 – 4 = 16

20 – 5 = 15

20 – 6 = 14

20 – 7 = 13

20 – 8 = 12

20 – 9 = 11

20 – 10 = 10

20 – 20 = 0

20 – 19 = 1

20 – 18 = 2

20 – 17 = 3

20 – 16 = 4

20 – 15 = 5

20 – 14 = 6

20 – 13 = 7

20 – 12 = 8

20 – 11 = 9

 

 

 

 

They should be able to answer these questions in any order, including missing number questions e.g. 19 + ⃝ = 20 or 20 – ⃝ = 8.

 

 

 

 

Top Tips

 

The secret to success is practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise these KIRFs while walking to school or during a car journey? You don’t need to practise them all at once: perhaps you could have a fact of the day. If you would like more ideas, please speak to your child’s teacher.

 

Use what you already know – Use number bonds to 10 (e.g. 7 + 3 = 10) to work out related number bonds to 20 (e.g. 17 + 3 = 20).

 

Use practical resources – Make collections of 20 objects. Ask questions such as, “How many more conkers would I need to make 20?”

 

Make a poster – We use Numicon at school. You can find pictures of the Numicon shapes online – your child could make a poster showing the different ways of making 20.

 

Play games – You can play number bond pairs online at www.conkermaths.org and then see how many questions you can answer in just one minute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Langold Dyscarr

Class Dojo

Parent’s Guide

At Langold Dyscarr Community School, we believe that effective communication between home and school is essential to supporting children in their learning.

As a result, we use Class Dojo in every class to celebrate the success the children have and the sensible choices the children make.

 

What is Class Dojo?

  • Class Dojo is an app which allows you to be connected to the school community and it can be accessed on a range of media (smartphone, tablet or computer)

 

  • You will be able to be engaged in your children’s learning by following how many dojo points they receive as well as seeing class and whole school messages.

 

  • You will receive an email invite or a letter containing a code to be able to set up your own parent account.

 

  • If you already have an account, this will continue, your child will just move into their new classroom page and any siblings, new to school can be added to this account.

 

  • Parents/carers can communicate with staff in school via School story (all parents/carers in school), Class story (parents/carers of specific class) and Messages (private/1-1).

 

  • Only school staff can allocate dojo points.

 

  • Children will have their own Class Dojo avatar, which will be allocated, into their specific classroom.

 

  • Children can have their own portfolio, which allows them to change their avatar, access allocated activities and upload work. This is set up through your parent account.

 

  • The aim is that a Class Dojo account for a new pupil and parents/carers will be set up in Foundation stage and these accounts will then become part of the school directory until Y6.

What you can expect from us?

  • The class teacher will navigate each Class Dojo page and will use the Class Story page for sharing learning, photos, videos and messages with you.

 

  • In class, your child will regularly receive dojo points as a reward for various reasons.

 

  • Teachers may communicate with you on a 1:1 messaging service or via the Class Story where general class messages can be shared.

 

  • Whole school messages will be shared on the School story, which can be seen by all parents/carers in school.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns:

If it is related to a post on the School or Class Story, feel free to comment underneath the post. Remember school staff as well as other parents will see these comments.

 

Otherwise, feel free to message your child’s teacher on Class Dojo. Remember this messaging service is NOT designed to replace a face-to-face discussion and is only for simple, questions, queries or concerns.

 

In order to maintain the well-being of our staff, we ask that you bear in mind that though teachers can be messaged by you at any time, they are advised not to respond back to the messages during the ‘quiet hours’, on weekends or at any other time outside of the stated period.

 

The agreed quiet hours are between 5.30pm and 7.30am. Mondays to Thursdays and from 3.30 p.m. Friday throughout the weekend.

 

All parents are politely reminded that you are given access to the Class Dojo system at the discretion of school and we have a zero tolerance policy in terms of abuse of this service.

 

If Class Dojo is used inappropriately, for example being abusive or rude to staff, your account will be terminated immediately and you will be invited into school to discuss the matter further.

 

Remember if you have an urgent or more complex concern or query; please do follow the channels of communications that you would have done previously, i.e. phone, email or visit school office/head teacher.

 

 

 

 

https://www.classdojo.com/

 

 

Autumn Term 1 Newsletter.

Year 1 and 2.

Welcome Back,

We hope that you have had a great Summer break and are looking forward to the Autumn Term. Hopefully, this newsletter will inform/remind you of class routines within KS1 and give you an insight into what your child will be doing this half term, so when you ask them what they’ve been doing in school today, you know what ‘nothing much’ or ‘I can’t remember’ really means.

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If you have any questions or queries, please message on DOJO

 

This week we will be starting our topic called ‘Into the Jungle’.

 

The children will be developing their English and maths skills by engaging in a number of projects related to their topic work. These will include writing a story, reports, poetry and recounts. In maths, the children will learn how to solve a range of problems involving number, shape, space and measure.

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In geography the children will learn about the world in which we live and where jungles are located on a world map. They will learn about the animals that live in jungles and what the weather is like in jungles.

In art the children will be focussing on the painting by Henri Rouseau  -Tiger in a Tropical Storm. They will then be creating their own painting based on this famous painting.

In science, the children will be learning about animals including humans. They will be learning about the different types of animals and animal life cycles. We will also look at what humans need to keep us healthy.

In PE, the children will be working with Mrs Footitt and Miss Courtney to develop their balance, throwing and catching skills, as well as learning dances related to their topic work.

Tuck Shop

Tuck Shop is available every day. At the moment just toast.  It is 20p a day or £1 a week, money to be brought on Monday for the week in a named envelope. The kitchen staff will deliver the tuck shop for the children to their class before morning break.

Homework

Your child will bring home a reading book, spelling sheet and home-school diary every night. Please could you listen to them read and help them to practise their spellings on a daily basis. This will then need to be recorded in their home school diary and brought into school every day. They will also bring home a homework challenge at the beginning of each term. Please choose a task to complete weekly and record it in their homework book.

 

P.E.

PE days are Wednesday and Friday.

 

During Covid 19 we are asking all children to come to school in their PE kits on Wednesday and Friday. Your child should wear jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt with a t-shirt underneath in case they get hot. They will also need to wear plimsolls or trainers. If you would like your child to change into their school shoes, please send them in a named bag.  NO JEWELLERY PLEASE.

 

Reading

 

Your child will now be bringing home 2 books in their reading bag. One story is for parents and carers to read to their child and the other is for your child to read to you. The reading books are now matched to your child’s current phonic phase. This means that they will be able to read on sight or sound out all of the words in the books. Children will work on phonic phases until they are reading at an age related level which is usually as they enter Year 2 (level 16 reader) then they continue working on levels until they enter Key Stage 2.

 

If you have any questions or queries, please message the class teacher on DOJO

Thank you for your support.

KS1 Class Teachers

 

 

 

 

Transition to Year 1/2 September 2020

Home Learning Week 15

This week’s theme is ‘Space’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day – Length and Height

 

  • Ask your child to find a book in your house. Can they find three items which are longer than the book and three items which are shorter? Order the items from longest to shortest. Measure the items to work out the difference in lengths in mm or cm.
  • Can your child write down the name of each family in order from tallest to shortest? Is the tallest person the oldest person or not? Discuss why this might not be true. They could measure family members using a measuring tape.
  • Play level 1 of this game to practise measuring things with a ruler. Write handy hints for using a ruler e.g. start at 0.
  • Look outside, in your garden or on your walk, can your child find things that are taller than they are and things that are shorter than they are?
  • Can your child design a logo for their rocket? They must include the following 2D shapes: rectangle, triangle, hexagon and heptagon.

Weekly Reading tasks

         Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Ask your child to select a book and imagine they are reading it in space. Try reading it with a flashlight just before bedtime.
  • Ask your child to listen to Look Up! read by the author and then take part in a drawing session with the book’s illustrator.
  • Take a look at these facts about space and read them together. Planets on Oxford Owl has further facts. Does your child have any further questions about space that you could investigate?
  • Ask your child to list any space related words from the books they have read or listened to this week. Can they write the meanings of each word?
  • Listen to Beegu here. Can your child write a character description about Beegu? Encourage them to reference events from the story.

Weekly Writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Ask your child to design their own rocket and create a bank of adjectives to describe it and verbs to describe how it moves.

 

  • Now that they have designed their rocket, ask your child to create an advertisement of the rocket launch. How much will it cost? What time will it launch? Is there anything else on offer?

 

 

  • Ask your child to plan their own trip to space – what will they take and what will they do there? Record this in a timetable.

 

  • Encourage your child to research facts about a planet and then create a fact file about their chosen planet. This could be Earth.

 

 

  • Watch the Disney short “La Luna” here. Ask your child to write a short diary entry about the star crashing into the moon.

Weekly Phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • The word ‘ space ’ contains the sound ‘ a-e ’. Ask your child to list as many words as they can containing the ‘ a-e’ sound . Your child might identify words that contain an alternative spelling for ‘ a-e ’ such as ai/ay/a.
  • ‘ there ’, ‘ move ’, ‘ climb ’, ‘ fast ’ and ‘ behind ’ are some of the words that children in KS1 need to be able to spell. Can your child use these to write sentences about a rocket travelling into space?
  • Look at the words: want, wash, wasp, wand, swallow, squash, swap, squad, swamp, watch . Ask your children to sound talk the words and identify how the letter a should be pronounced in each of these words (/o/). Explain that when /w/ comes before vowels it can affect the pronunciation of the vowel.
  • Write the names of the planets on seperate pieces of paper and practise reading them. Can your child order them alphabetically?
  • Play the online game 'Yes/No Yeti' or the 'Suffix family'. Can your child list words that end in the suffixes: ing, en, ly?
  • Daily phonics – can your child practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on links below. 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Space

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about space. Learning may focus on our Solar System, the Sun and the Moon. It could look at life in outer space from the view of an astronaut and travelling through space.

 

  • Our Solar System - Encourage your child to think about what they already know about space and create a mind map. Can they name the planets in our solar system? Use the solar system song to create a diagram showing the order of the planets. Or make real ones using balloons and paper mache.

 

  • Astronaut Aerobics- Astronauts have to be fit and agile for their missions into space. Ask your child to design a home workout and put your agility to the test! You could even use This teacher's video to help. Then, your child can plan a day of healthy eating for the aspiring astronauts thinking carefully about each food group.

 

  • What are Day and Night? - Share the video of day and night with your child. Watch the video and then create a poster about day and night explaining why we have day and night. Play the quiz and see how many answers you can get right!

 

  • Rocket Creation - As part of their writing tasks, your child has designed a rocket. Ask your child to create their rocket using objects they can find in the home such as cardboard boxes, newspapers and tin foil. Can they write a set of instructions to share with a family member or friend? Can you send pictures to your teacher so they can put it on Twitter please.

 

  • Is There Anything out There?- Tim Peake is a famous British astronaut. Ask your child to record the questions they would ask him if they could interview him. Can they answer the questions in role as him? Why not task them with designing a new space suit for him? What would make a good space suit?

 

  • Mission X – Astro Food - Collect a variety of plant foods from home or download the cards from this resource. Group the food/cards e.g. fruits, seeds, vegetables. Which parts are edible? Sign up and access all of the Mission X resources here .

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with…

Further activities at Nasa for kids.

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 14

This week’s theme is ‘Music

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day – Shape

 

  • Can your child complete the patterns on these sequencing games using 2D shapes? This will help your child to recognise 2D shapes and to problem solve.

 

  • Look at the tins/cartons of food in your cupboards. Discuss with your child which ones are cylinders, which are cubes and which are cuboids. Sort them into groups. Which 3D shape do they think makes the best packaging and why?

 

  • Ask your child to practise spelling the names of these 2D and 3D shapes- square, circle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, cube, cuboid, sphere, pyramid.

 

  • Go on a shape hunt around the house or on your daily walk. Label things that match the shape names they have been practising.

 

  • Describe 2D shapes to your child based on their properties. Ask your child to draw the shape or make the outline using pasta or rice.

Weekly Reading tasks

         Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Listen to the programme instruments together. Your child can design a poster for a concert – who will be performing? What instruments will be played?

 

  • Ask your child to read a favourite story or to read Rumpelstiltskin here. When reading, play some classical music. Talk to your child about how it made them feel. Mind map their feelings after this e.g. relaxed, calm.

 

  • Read along to the story Every Bunny Dance. Following this, ask your child to list all of the instruments and dances that appeared in the book.

 

  • Practise a favourite rhyme or poem. Your child could learn the National Anthem for their country. Create actions and perform this to the family.

 

  • Listen to the story of a poor musician and a stray dog. Stop the film at certain points, e.g. 5:11 or 5:43. Discuss together what the characters might be thinking. Can your child draw thought bubbles showing this?

Weekly Writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Make an A-Z list of musical vocabulary. This could include instruments, artists or musical verbs. Apply some of these into sentences.

 

  • Create fact files about musical instruments. This could include

where they originate from, what they’re made from, etc. Your child can include an illustration of the instrument and label the parts.

 

  • Can your child rewrite the events from Every Bunny Dance as a newspaper report? If this is too challenging, they could draw the events in a comic strip style using words such as ‘first’, then, and ‘after that’.

 

  • Task your child with writing their own family song. When ready, they can perform it- perhaps to a family member on Facetime (with adult supervision).

 

  • Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on Once in a lifetime or your child can create an invitation for their family song performance.

Weekly Phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Can your child list different musical words that begin with the letters M, U, S, I & C ? How many can they write? Can they identify rhyming words?

 

  • Look at the following sounds: ai, ay, igh. Read the following words out and your child can match the correct sound to the word: nail, light, play, pray, night, paint, fight, spray, day, may, tray. Look for objects in the house with these sounds.

 

  • Ask your child to add the ‘ ing ’ suffix to these root words: beat, clap, dance, sing, hum e.g. beat+ing = beating . Where does the rule change?

 

 

  • Write a list of musical words on paper/card. Play snap using these words. Rule: to be able to read the word to win!

 

  • Daily phonics – can your child practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on links below. 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Music

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about music. Learning may focus on famous musicians, listening to and performing music and exploring a range of music genres and instruments.

 

  • Famous Musicians- Find out about famous singers and bands from the North East. Listen to some of their music. Ask your child to list what they like/dislike about the music. What genre of music is it? Does it remind them of any singers or bands that they know? Create a fact file about the musician/s.

 

  • Making Music- Task your child with making a variety of shakers. Using empty bottles from the recycling, fill them with different dry foods/things from the garden. How can they make the shakers sound different? Ask your child to use the shakers during their family song performance (see above). They could also write a set of instructions for making your own musical shakers.

 

  • Making More Music! - Can your child use different parts of their body to make music e.g. clicking fingers, stamping feet. After this, ask your child to design a new instrument. This could be an instrument that belongs to the woodwind or brass family. They can draw and label their design and then make it using materials from the recycling. Does it work? Ask your child to record 3 ways they could improve their design.

 

  • The Four Seasons- Vivaldi wrote The Four Seasons during the early Classical period. Divide a piece of paper into 4 and ask your child to draw each season in each box as they listen to the music here. Discuss how each movement sounds different e.g. Spring is energetic and has a fast tempo.

 

  • What can I Hear? Ask your child to visit different places in the home and garden. Get them to list all of the different sounds that they can hear e.g. the humming of the fridge. Which room is the noisiest? Encourage them to use words such as volume, tempo, pitch and beat. After this, ask your child to record the sounds and play them to the family. Can the family guess where the sound is coming from? Alternatively, your child can replicate the sound and the family could guess this way instead.

 

  • Making Instruments – Animal Sounds - How many different animal sounds can you make with your voice? Try making an instrument that sounds like a chicken. You will need: tin can/plastic cup, and some string. Make a small hole in the base of a tin can or plastic cup. Thread string through with and knot on the inside. Wet your fingers and run them down the string to produce a chicken noise. For more ideas take a look at the full resources here.

 

 

 

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 13

This week’s theme is ‘Around the world’

Weekly Maths Tasks

Aim to do 1 per day – fractions

 

  • Get your child to have a go at the online game for subtraction facts up to 20.

 

  • Give your child a number between 1 and 50 and ask them to list how many ways they could make the number using subtraction. Try 20 if this is too hard.

 

  • Get your child to write a subtraction number bond to or within 10 - e.g. 9 - 4 = 5 or 7 - 2 = 5. Can they use these facts to find out the subtraction facts up to 100? E.g. 90 - 40 = 50 and 70 - 20 = 50.

 

  • Look at flags from around the world either in books or on the internet. Ask your child to list any shapes they see and name the properties of the shapes they find. Ask your child how many lines of symmetry the flag has.

 

  • Encourage your child to practise different ways to subtract by playing these different games.

Weekly Reading tasks

         Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Ask your child to look through their books and identify any places from around the world by looking at the illustrations. They could also look through a magazine or newspaper and find the names of different countries.

 

  • Follow the story Here We Are with your child. What makes our world so special? Using the story, your child can make a list.

 

  • Help your child to look through cookery books for a recipe originating from another country. Ask them to use decoding skills to read some of the ingredients. Why not make it if you have the ingredients!

 

  • Use an atlas or a map and locate countries that make up the UK. Your child can then locate a contrasting country such as Brazil or Kenya. What is different? What is the same?

 

  • Follow the story When I coloured in the world. What would your child change about the world? Task them with drawing a picture of their ideal world.

Weekly Writing tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • Ask your child to create a leaflet about a place in the world they would like to visit/have visited. Include the weather, landmarks and cuisine.

 

  • Draw a picture of 10 different pieces of fruit or vegetables from around the world and label them using adjectives e.g. fresh, juicy pineapple.

 

  • Your child could write a set of instructions for a meal they would love to share with family and friends. They can use illustrations too.

 

  • Your child could write a letter to a friend or a family member who lives in a different part of the world - describe where they live and describe school. Think of questions to ask about where they live and about their school.

 

Weekly Phonic tasks

Aim to do 1 per day

 

  • The word ‘around ’ contains the sound ‘ ou ’. Ask your child to list as many words as they can containing the ‘ ou’ sound . Your child might identify words that contain an alternative spelling for ‘ ou ’ such as ow.
  • Practise spelling days of the week using different materials in the house. Can they find materials to match the colours of the UK flag?
  • Where ’, ‘ would ’, ‘ people ’, ‘ clothes ’ and ‘ water ’ are some of the words that children in KS1 need to be able to spell. Can your child use these to write sentences about a contrasting country?
  • Can your child list places from around the world using the alphabet? Can they add an adjective before each place that starts with the same letter?
  • Recognise vowel and consonant digraphs and blending by playing this game or add suffixes playing this game.
  • Daily phonics – can your child practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below. 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Around the world

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about countries and cities around the world. Learning may focus on different cultures and traditions, famous landmarks, food and clothing.

 

  • Flags- Look at flags from around the world with your child. Discuss which are your child’s favourites and why? Ask your child to recreate their favourite; this could be through drawing, collaging etc. Can they place the flag on a map? There are some quizzes that your child can have a go at here. Can they create their own quiz about the UK?

 

  • Dance Around the World- Watch the following dances: Diwali Stick dance, Maypole dancing and Spanish Flamenco dancing. Encourage your child to have a go at some of the moves used in these videos. Record the dances and ask your child to evaluate what they did well and what they could do even better when watching them back. Can your child recreate one of the costumes using items from their wardrobe? Perform the dance to a family member.

 

  • Food Tasting Fun- Find some different fruits from around the world. This could include: mangos, kiwis, pineapples, bananas. Encourage your child to try them and have a discussion about which ones they liked and which ones they did not like. Cut the fruits open and task your child with sketching the inside of each fruit. Remind them to look closely at the patterns and shapes.

 

  • Where in the World? - Have a discussion with your child about your own family heritage. Discuss with them your traditions and where your family originates from. This may be where you live now or it could be somewhere completely different. Ask your child to create a poster or PowerPoint all about their own family. Can they include a map identifying the country they’re from?

 

  • Speak the Language- There are lots of different ways to say hello around the world. Learn how to say hello in Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, Arabic and Italian with your child using Google Translate. Practise writing hello using the colours of the flag for each country.

 

  • Engineering Around the World - World’s Largest Steel Structure - The Bird’s Nest is the world’s largest steel structure and was built in China for the 2008 Olympic Games. It is made out of 26 miles of steel. Use strips of paper, card or wool to create your own bird nest style building. You might like to search for photos of the ‘Birds nest’ to help you with your design.

 

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 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.

 

 

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.

 

Autumn 2 Homework 

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