We understand that now the government have taken the step to close schools this will be inconvenient and possibly a bit overwhelming. It certainly wasn’t in our plans. We have developed a pack for ideas and activities over this time.
Tip 1: You don’t have to recreate school in your house. Desks and tables are not mandatory. In fact, sitting on a couch (even upside down) or in bed can make it more comfortable.
Tip 2: Read every day. Read to your child / children. Listen
to them read. Read comics, read picture books, read on-line, read books that
you loved when you were a child. And if you need some chill out time, find an
(Check out this website for more reading tips https://readforgood.org/reading-inspiration/ )
Tip 3: Play. Play board games and card games. Play charades. Play Pictionary. Have lego competitions – but try and stay away from the consoles!
Tip 4: Write letters and diary entries documenting your days. Keep them! It will be interesting to look back at these and remember the time they were stuck at home!
Tip 5: Enjoy a slow rhythm together at home…no early morning rushing to get to school on time.
Tip 6: Be creative. Do the things you don’t normally have time for. Build a fort. Design a robot. Bake cakes. Paint.
Tip 7: Make a record of what you have done with the day – take photos and email them to school. (Look out for updates on our Twitter feed to see if your photo makes it onto our twitter feed)
Tip 8: Get physical and get active. You may be in the
house but that doesn’t mean you can’t exercise.
Useful links: Youtube – Cosmic Kids Yoga, Joe Wicks kids workouts, Go Noodle, Just dance
Twitter – Follow CapnPetesPE
We look forward to when school is open again and the children can share all the activities that they have been doing.
Mr Scott, Mr Tooby and Miss Bates
Activities: We have organised a range of activities. Some of these we have printed and put in your pack and some are on-line. Please use your new exercise book to keep a record of all your learning. You could decorate the outside of your book and create a title page at the start, with a title such as ‘My Home Learning’.
Complete your POWer Projects: See the Project sheets for more information
Complete your ‘Dennis to the Rescue: Recycling at Home’ Booklet
Complete your English Quest (See separate sheet with Maths Quest)
‘The Nowhere Emporium’ home learning: See sheet for more information
Grammar: Relative Clause Activity, Adverbials Activity (see separate sheets)
Use Grammar sheet when you create any of your writing.
Spellings: Practice challenging words from the exception words from key stage two. Can you create a story using as many of these words as possible?
Write book recommendations and reviews for the books you have read over the period. Create some art work related to the book to go on display when we start back at school.
Extra: Design yourself a superhero and create a comic strip of their adventures. What makes the superhero unique? What superpower do they have? What adventure will they get up to? Be as imaginative as you wish.
Complete your Maths Quest (See separate sheet with English Quest)
Complete PAL activities – Practice some similar questions
Complete Arithmetic activity – which questions did you struggle with. Practice some more examples of these.
Fitness and Wellbeing: See separate sheet for ideas and activities
TT Rockstars – What level can you get to in ‘Garage’? Can you get faster in ‘Studio’? Aim to play at least 10 games a day. Send ‘Rock Slams’ to your teacher. Look out for when your teachers are playing a live Battle (Keep an eye on school website and year group area for more details)
Fiction Express – Use your new log ins and start reading. Mr Scott recommends ‘Ghostwriter’ (new chapters published weekly with the option to vote to decide what happens next). Mr Tooby recommends ‘Mystery at Moon Base’ which is a complete book. Miss Bates loves the quizzes based on each book. Which one will you recommend?
Testbase – Maths questions taken from lots of example tests – Look out for the URLs on your group pages for the questions. (The questions will also come with a tab for the mark scheme so you can check your child’s answers too)
Reading / English / Maths – Visit Oxford Owl for a wide range of resources – including over 350 e-books https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home
Maths / English / Science – Visit Collins website for range of ideas and resources – even whole study
books that you can download! (You could choose some to complete in your
Literacy Shed – Visit the ‘Literacy Shed’. Watch different short films to get some inspiration for your free writing. (Below each clip are some ideas for your writing). Mr Scott recommends ‘Powerless’.
Maths / Spelling Shed – Choose the games you wish to play – Use your new log ins to do this.
History – Check out National Geographic for kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Search for information about the Mayans or Mexico and create a fact file or presentation. Or choose your own topic that interests you.
Music – Have a look at this website for ideashttps://home-ed.info/heresources/music_resources
Spanish – https://spanishtown.ca/index.html
Other useful websites to check out:
The BBC have announced that they are updating their on-line content. Keep looking for lots of ideas and resources. https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html (Links to our Space topic)
https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/ (For Science ideas and videos)
https://sciencebob.com/ (More Science ideas)
https://gridclub.com/ (Lots of on-line games and activities)
Still need more ideas – check out https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/#parents for lots of activities and ideas for each week