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Monday 29th June - Friday 10th July

Monday 15th June - Friday 26th June

Monday 1st June - Friday 12th June

Twinkl.com is a great resource for activities regarding the core subjects (English, Maths, Science and IT) and now includes Summer themed tasks. Not only can your child complete interactive games, but there is also screen learning and worksheets to print out where appropriate.

 

English –

Crosswords, word searches and other similar activities to include phonics tasks around the topic of Summer and Writing plays which is a new topic for this term.

Students have accounts to access Reading Eggs to practice their English skills of phonics, reading and spellings.  https://www.readingeggs.com  

Also teach your monster to read has many activities for practising phonics. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com   

 

Focus on writing stories, use interesting characters, set the scene, make sure your writing has a beginning, middle and end.

I have given you 2 scenarios to choose from – or complete both

Don’t forget use of correct punctuation in your writing.

Use interesting descriptive words

Task 1

Who doesn’t love Disney characters?

I would like you pick your favourite and write a story about them to include the following details

  1. They are on holiday
  2. They are with family
  3. They learn a new skill
  4. They use this new skill to help someone in trouble
  5. When they return home from holiday there is a party to celebrate their achievements.

Task 2

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

The link below is another writing activity.

It presents a scenario in a vets waiting room.

Look at the characters and decide why they have needed to visit the vet

The link below gives you an activity sheet and there is a word mat to help you construct your story.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/the-zoo-vet-what-happened-next-writing-activity-t-or-1162  

Maths –

Continue to use Sumdog to complete challenges.  https://www.sumdog.com  (sumdog is also offering spelling practice) and reading

Look out for any competitions – we have had great successes in the past on the leader boards nationally

 

Focus on Telling the time.

Telling the time is a very important skill for many reasons

Can you use an analogue clock to tell the time in both AM and PM?

Make your own clock face with moving hands

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-5481-make-a-clock-face-activity

https://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Plate-Analog-Clocks/

Understand how we tell the time using keywords -  hour, quarter past, half past, quarter to,

Do you understand both 12 and 24 hour clocks?

Ask your family members to ask you what the time is at intervals during the day

Do you have a watch?

Maybe if not, get yourself one – it doesn’t have to be expensive – this is the best way to learn!

Below are some links of examples to help you learn and understand telling the time using analogue clocks

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=tell+the+time+powerpoint

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-918-telling-the-time-quarter-past-half-past-quarter-to-task-setter-powerpoint-and-worksheets 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-2544952-oclock-and-half-past-activity-sheets

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv

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

 

Science –

 Explore Solids, liquids and gases

We have done some learning on this in school

Find substances around the house and in the garden to sort into categories

The links below show how solids, liquids and gases present themselves as substances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ4WduVp9k4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wclY8F-UoTE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/resources/1

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-s-132-solids-liquids-gases-sorting-activity

Explore separation techniques –

Sieving, filtering, mixing, dissolving

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcvv4wx/articles/zw7tv9q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zb9c87h

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t3-sc-54-separating-techniques-match-and-draw

There are more similar activities to complete on   https://www.twinkl.co.uk

Look on https://www.Youtube.com  where you will find lots of simple and safe practical investigations that you can carry out at home.

 NB. A reminder that when you log into Twnkl.com for the first time you will need to set up an account which is free on the following link-

https://www.twinkl.com/resources/parents    

 

IT –

Can you write an email to a friend or member of the family that you have not seen for a while?

Tell them all your news, ask how they are and that you hope to see them very soon.

 

Food Technology -

Now the weather is better, it is ideal to have a picnic.

You don’t have to go outside for this, you could even have a picnic indoors if it is raining!

Build yourself a tent out of sheets and blankets – pretend you are camping!!

What foods do you like to eat on a picnic?

Research picnic food for alternative ideas of what to eat on a picnic

Choose a theme? – Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Texan, Vegetarian

Design a picnic menu

Make and have a picnic with your family

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/picnic

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/picnic-recipes-kids

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g783/picnic-recipes-0609/

 

PSHCE/Independence and Personal Skills –

Who do we contact if we need help?

Do you know the number to call for the Emergency services?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5417-emergency-services-scenario-quiz-powerpoint https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/citizenship/people-who-help-us/

Do you know your address and telephone number in case of emergencies?

Have role play time with a family member and make a ‘pretend’ call to the Police, Ambulance or Fire service

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ks2-what-to-do-in-an-emergency-cards-t2-t-10000391

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/introducing-emergencies-primary

Do you know the number of your Doctor and/or Surgery?

And as always –

Keep yourself clean especially washing your hands before preparing food, using the toilet and handling soil outside.

 

Art –

Create artwork using the skills learnt from class

Sketching, painting, printing, collage etc…

The theme of British/ German Art presents a vast range of things to make and do.

Research German artists - https://learnodo-newtonic.com/famous-german-artists

https://www.ducksters.com/history/art/expressionism.php

Research British Artists – one of the most famous is David Hockney

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-david-hockney

Or in more recent years Tracey Emin

https://kids.kiddle.co/Tracey_Emin

Can you recreate a piece of artwork by either of these 2 artists?

One of Tracey’s piece may be inspirational to you as she created a piece of an unmade bed!!

If you created a self portrait a few weeks ago, can you do another one and see if your skills have improved?

Choose a different medium to last time – paint, pencil, crayon, collage, clay, junk modelling

Other Suggested websites for a whole range of activities  –      https://www.pintrest.co.uk      https://www.youtube.com        https://www.activityvillage.co.uk

 

Monday 18th May - Friday 29th May

Twinkl.com is a great resource for activities regarding the core subjects (English, Maths, Science and IT) and will now include Summer themed tasks. Not only can your child complete interactive games, but there is also screen learning and worksheets to print out where appropriate.

English –

Crosswords, word searches and other similar activities to include phonics tasks around the topic of Summer and Writing plays which is our current focus in English.

Students have accounts to access Reading Eggs to practice their English skills of phonics, reading and spellings.  https://www.readingeggs.com  

Also teach your monster to read has many activities for practising phonics. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com   

Look at how scripts are written for plays or films.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/ks2-writing/ks2-fiction/ks2-fiction-play-scripts

The following link gives a range of examples of scripts that you could down load, print out and recreate

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=example+of+play+script+for+kids&qpvt=example+of+play+script+for+kids&FORM=IGRE

You could highlight punctuation in script text – commas, full stop, exclamation marks, speech marks, apostrophes,

Have a go at writing your own script, either create your own or adapt an existing play or film that you are familiar with.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/write-a-play-script-activity-pack-t-tp-6969

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-12252-play-script-templates

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-910-play-script-writing-frame

Maths –

Continue to use Sumdog to complete challenges.  https://www.sumdog.com  (sumdog is also offering spelling practice) and reading

I hope that you read in my email that as a school we did very well nationally in the latest Sumdog challenge – well done to all who participated!!

Looking at capacity, find different sized containers around the house that will hold liquid.

Estimate which ones will hold more/less / same liquid as the others.

Have a measuring jug available to check measurements

If you do not have a measuring jug, fill one container with water as a measure to compare to.

You could practice your skills of drawing a table to put in predictions and results.

Below are some  links of worksheets to practice measuring capacity -

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-2545146-year-2-measure-capacity-differentiated-activity-sheets

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-m-4043-reading-scales-in-litres-and-millilitres-differentiated-activity-sheets

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/colour-the-measuring-jug-activity-sheet-t2-m-4770

You could try making some simple snacks that require measuring liquid

For example:

Jelly-    https://www.bing.com/search?q=jelly+making+instructions&FORM=R5FD

Milkshake -  https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Milkshake

custard -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/how_to_make_custard_82327

Science –

Since our topic is learning about ourselves, healthy lifestyles and personal hygiene, this week I would like you to create a timeline of  human life  to show the main stages of human growth in the lifecycle.

Make your timeline quite big/long to leave enough room to add details – for example birth, toddler, child, teenager, adult, mature adult (when you are old) and death.

Think about what happens and changes at those stages of a Human’s life.

To extend this, you could add in personal details – date of birth, when you started walking and talking, when you started preschool, Primary school, Secondary school

The links below will give you some general information about life cycles to include Humans and then some ways to make a time line/ lifecycle

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/zfbnscw

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-sc-429-ks1-all-about-the-human-life-cycle-powerpoint

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-253156-human-life-cycle-activity-sheet

IT –

Look for all the appliances/ equipment you have around the house that need IT to support them.

When you have created your list, research the history of some of the appliances to see how they worked without the technology we have now –

For example the mobile telephone – when was it invented?

By whom

How has it changed?

What was life like before we had access to mobile telephones?

How did we communicate before mobile telephones were invented?

The links below will get you started –

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-i-113-ks1-identify-information-technology-in-the-home-activity

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-i-123-history-of-computing-display-timeline

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-h-48-past-and-present-sorting-activity

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-h-25721-changing-technology-activity-sheet

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/the-old-toy-room-comparing-old-and-new-toys-powerpoint-t-or-1308

NB. A reminder that when you log into Twnkl.com for the first time you will need to set up an account which is free on the following link-

https://www.twinkl.com/resources/parents  

Design Technology -

Following on from the activity set for Science,

I would like you to design an appliance of your choice for the future, it could be a Television, Iron, telephone, oven, computer

Remember when drawing your design to include measurements, dimensions and materials. Make your design eye catching and fun, but practical – enjoy!

https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-cardboard-telephone/

PSHCE/Independence and Personal Skills –

We have all been at home now for quite a while and it has affected us all in different ways.

This week, I would like you to do 2 things

  1. Think about how you are feeling, would talking about how you feel help you or writing it down?
  2. Ask the people around you how they are feeling. Let them know that it is good to talk.

Remember there are lots of people around to talk to and share how you are doing.

Art –

Create artwork using the skills learnt from class

Sketching, painting, printing, collage etc…

Let’s have a go at printing !

Collect a variety of objects form the house that you think you could make an interesting pattern with.

This could be food items such as fruit or vegetables, toy transport, feet of plastic toys or characters, plastic kitchen utensils, shoes, trainers, string, hands, feet, leaves, bubblewrap – anything to make marks with.

If you don’t have paint available, use playdoh or even find some mud when you are out an about!

https://craftwhack.com/25-cool-printmaking-ideas/

https://www.netmums.com/activities/top-printing-ideas-for-kids 

 

Suggested websites –      https://www.pintrest.co.uk      https://www.youtube.com        https://www.activityvillage.co.uk

Monday 4th May - Friday 15th May

Twinkl.com is a great resource for activities regarding the core subjects (English, Maths, Science and IT) and will now include Summer themed tasks. Not only can your child complete interactive games, but there is also screen learning and worksheets to print out where appropriate.

English –

Crosswords, word searches and other similar activities to include phonics tasks around the topic of Summer and Writing plays which is our current focus in English.

 Students have accounts to access Reading Eggs to practice their English skills of phonics, reading and spellings.  https://www.readingeggs.com  

Also teach your monster to read has many activities for practising phonics. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com   

 Explore re-enacting your favourite film or cartoon to your family, perhaps you could write your own episode or chapter

Invent different endings to your favourite film?

What would happen if you changed the setting of a favourite film, for example Charlie and the Dog food Factory?

https://www.momtastic.com/parenting/453343-movie-scenes-my-kids-love-reenact/

https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Simple-Screenplay-(for-Kids)

https://www.knowalot.org/movie-kids-quiz.htm

Maths –

Continue to use Sumdog to complete challenges.  https://www.sumdog.com  (sumdog is also offering spelling practice) and reading

If you haven’t already taken part in the current challenge – have a go! You never know – You could get a great score and be in the top 10 on the leader board!!

Collect data of your family and friends of favourite films, pets or anything else you can think of to create a tally chart or bar graph.

Help your parent write the weekly shopping list, working out how much of each item you would need to feed the family for a week.

Can you research the best deals of food items on the internet? Supermarkets are very competitive on price.

Science –

Following on from the activity set on cooking a healthy meal can you now explore balanced diets?

 The diagram opposite which shows the recommended portions of food types for a healthy meal.

If you wrote a food diary, have a look at that and see what you could change to make it healthier and balanced.

For example,  eating fried foods is acceptable as long as it’s not every day.

If not, try designing 5 meals for your family that contain something from each of the sections of the ‘Eat Well’ plate.

Do you have any vegetarians, Vegans or anyone on specialised diets at home?

How do these groups of people ensure they have access to a healthy diet?

For example, how do Vegetarians consume Proteins and dairy?

Cook a vegetarian meal for your family

Look on Youtube.com where you will find lots of simple recipes that with support, you can carry out at home or –

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/vegetarian-meal-ideas.html

https://www.vegan.com/meals/

IT –

Use https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q to research how to stay healthy through diet and exercise .

There are a number of learning pages, quizzes and interactive activities you can complete on this topic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhvbt39/articles/zmjkhbk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6bqkmn/articles/zj7s6v4

There are also a number of websites with easy recipes that you can follow -

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking

The website below gives 10 really nice ideas for simple meals that you can cook with adult support

https://www.workingmother.com/super-quick-super-healthy-kid-friendly-dinners

 

NB. A reminder that when you log into Twnkl.com for the first time you will need to set up an account which is free on the following link-

https://www.twinkl.com/resources/parents   

 

Design Technology

Design and make a picture frame from any packaging you have used at home –

Practice skills of measuring, using rulers and scissors

Work out how to fix each piece of your chosen material together to make the frame

Empty boxes or containers, cardboard, polystyrene and decorate with pasta, collage or paint

https://twokidsandacoupon.com/2012/07/kids-crafts-5-fun-homemade-picture-frames-to-make-w-your-children.html.

https://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/photoframespictureframesartscraftsideaskids.html

Take photographs of your frames and send to me (parents have my school email address)

 

PSHCE/Independence and Personal Skills –

Help with gardening jobs

Cook simple meals for family – see above for recipe ideas

Keep yourself clean especially washing your hands before preparing food, using the toilet and handling soil outside.

 

Art –

Create artwork using the skills learnt from class

Sketching, painting, printing, collage etc…

Due to the wonderful weather we have had recently, there are probably lots of lovely flowers and plants in your garden  that you could use as a still life project, as we have done in school.

      

I would love to see any of the arty activities you have completed. Thank you to those of you that have already done this.

 

Suggested websites –      https://www.pintrest.co.uk      https://www.youtube.com        https://www.activityvillage.co.uk

Monday 20th April - Friday 1st May

 

Twinkl.com is a great resource for activities regarding the core subjects (English, Maths, Science and IT) and will now include Summer themed tasks. Not only can your child complete interactive games, but there is also screen learning and worksheets to print out where appropriate.

English –

Crosswords, word searches and other similar activities to include phonics tasks around the topic of Summer and Writing plays which is a new topic for this term.

Students have accounts to access Reading Eggs to practice their English skills of phonics, reading and spellings.  https://www.readingeggs.com  

Also teach your monster to read has many activities for practising phonics. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com   

Explore writing plays through role play, re enacting things that you have been doing whist off school with family and storytelling, look up plays on the internet, watch films or read books containing plays to find inspiration.

Maths –

Continue to use Sumdog to complete challenges.  https://www.sumdog.com  (sumdog is also offering spelling practice) and reading

Look out for any competitions – we have had great successes in the past on the leader boards nationally

 Focus on weighing and measuring -

 Weigh ingredients for recipes

Work out amounts of ingredients needed to feed the number of members of your family

Investigate favourite food or meals to collect and record data by tally, in tables or practice drawing graphs

Science –

 Explore healthy lifestyles

How healthy are you?

Share knowledge with your family about how to be healthy to include diet, hygiene and exercise

Look on Youtube.com where you will find lots of simple and safe practical investigations that you can carry out at home.

Physical activities are good –

Competitions in running, ball skills, group games

 Incorporate designing menus into the exploration.

IT –

Build skills in using a spreadsheet program  

Write a report of what you have been doing over the last few weeks whilst at home

NB. A reminder that when you log into Twnkl.com for the first time you will need to set up an account which is free on the following link-

https://www.twinkl.com/resources/parents  

Design Technology -

Design and make a picture frame from any packaging you have used at home –

Practice skills of measuring, using rulers and scissors

Work out how to fix each piece of your chosen material together to make the frame

Empty boxes or containers, cardboard, polystyrene and decorate with pasta, collage or paint.

Take photographs of your frames and send to me (parents have my school email address)

PSHCE/Independence and Personal Skills –

Help with gardening jobs

Cook simple meals for family

Keep yourself clean especially washing your hands before preparing food, using the toilet and handling soil outside.

Art –

Create artwork using the skills learnt from class

Sketching, painting, printing, collage etc…

The theme of British/ German Art presents a vast range of things to make and do.

Investigate British/German artists via the internet or factual books you might have.

Have a go at painting a self portrait or a member of your family (a pet?)

Suggested websites – 

https://www.pintrest.co.uk          https://www.youtube.com             https://www.activityvillage.co.uk

 

Monday 6th April - Friday 17th April

Twinkl.com is a great resource for activities regarding the core subjects (English, Maths, Science and IT) and will now include Easter themed tasks. Not only can your child complete interactive games, but there is also screen learning and worksheets to print out where appropriate.

English – Crosswords, word searches and other similar activities to include phonics tasks around the topic of Easter.

Students have accounts to access Reading Eggs to practice their English skills of phonics, reading and spellings.  www.readingeggs.com

Also teach your monster to read has many activities for practising phonics. www.teachyourmonstertoread.com 

Explore poems and  practise  poetry writing skills through storytelling, rhyming sentences, acronyms for the word Easter or of things that happen around Easter and during springtime.

Look up poems on the internet or read books containing poems to find inspiration.

Maths – Continue to use Sumdog to complete challenges.  www.sumdog.com (sumdog is also offering spelling practice) and reading

Look out for any competitions – we have had great successes in the past on the leader boards nationally

Focus on the use and value of money.

Recognise the British coins

Investigate their value and working out how to make £1.00 in as many different ways as possible.

Set the challenge of creating shopping lists and working out how much items cost and a total of a bill. They might be surprised of how much money we spend!

Science – Carry out investigations with ingredients you can find in your kitchen cupboards –

Eggs, flour, salt, baking powder, food colouring, sweets.

Look on Youtube.com where you will find lots of simple and safe practical investigations that you can carry out at home.

Separation techniques are good –

sieving, mixing, heating and cooling .

Incorporate cooking into the experiments.

Melting chocolate and mixing with cornflakes or other cereal.

Freezing and defrosting.

Mixing oil and water based items together.

IT – Use a paint program  

Make some colourful rainbows to display in windows a we have been doing at school

Make Easter cards to send to friends and relatives that cannot be visited at present.

NB. A reminder that when you log into Twnkl.com for the first time you will need to set up an account which is free on the following link-

https://www.twinkl.com/resources/parents 

Food Tech –  Look through cookery books to find recipes they would like to cook.

Weigh out and follow instructions from a recipe using the skills they have learnt in school to make some tasty Easter treats?

PSHCE/Independence and Personal Skills – Help out around the house, make the bed, sort the washing, dust or vacuum.

Practice brushing your teeth, hair or tying shoelaces independently. 

Put the bins out and wash your hands.

Art – Create artwork using the skills learnt from class

Sketching, painting, printing, weaving etc…

The theme of Easter presents a vast range of things to make and do.

Have a go at painting flowers from the garden, images from books or on the internet

Suggested websites –      pinterest.com      Activity village.com    Youtube.com

 

Monday 23rd March - Friday 3rd April

 

English – Reading at home with parents or independently – audiobooks, digital/online stories, physical books etc…

Students have accounts to access Reading Eggs to practice their English skills of phonics, reading and spellings.  www.readingeggs.com

Also teach your monster to read has many activities for practising phonics. www.teachyourmonstertoread.com 

Students can practise their writing skills through keeping a diary, write reviews of the books they have read or TV shows they have watched. Write a commentary based on a documentary that has been watched.

Maths – Use Sumdog to log on and complete the challenges.  www.sumdog.com (sumdog is also offering spelling and reading practice)

The term has been focusing on Measurement, this includes weighing, capacity, length, time and money. These areas can be explored at home through cooking, using measuring jugs, weighing scales and reading the time.

Science – This term has concentrated on light please refer to the two bbc bitesize website links below for many videos that will reinforce the learning that has been explored in class time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

IT – Identify all the ICT equipment in your home and write a list, demonstrate how to use items safely. Think about technology other than just screens like iPads and computers, what other technology do we rely on? Encourage a discussion around correct use of technology and e-safety rules when accessing social media apps/websites.

 

NB. The following website has a lot of resources and ideas for implementing learning at home for the above subjects. You will need to create a free account.

https://www.twinkl.com/resources/parents 

 

Food Tech – Baking at home with parents, or help prepare the dinner J

PSHCE/Independence and Personal Skills – Help out around the house, make the bed, sort the washing, dust or vacuum.  Practice brushing your teeth, hair or tying shoelaces independently.  Put the bins out and wash your hands.

Art – Create artwork using the skills learnt from class, i.e. sketching, painting, printing, weaving etc… The theme has been coasts, nature but I am sure they will have a range of ideas that they would like to explore.

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