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Mrs Shuff Class

Working from Home

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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