Ideas for learning at home
UPDATE: Every week parents will recieive a parent mail containing daily literacy and maths activities and 5 topic activities. These will also be attached below, along with any files that may be too big to send via email (for example PowerPoint presentations).
Below are lots of ideas for activities that you could do at home to keep you busy and keep your brain ticking over for the time being. Some of the activities below will need some adult support to complete and some can be done with very little or no adult support. Please remember that there are no expectations of what should be produced at home, you and your parents should decide what and how much work will be completed each day. More activities will be added so keep on checking the website.
Note to parents: We know this is a difficult time for everybody so please don’t put too much pressure on yourself. We are not expecting children to be ‘home schooled’, these are just lots of ideas to help you out. Some of you may decide to create a timetable to schedule each day, some of you may not, it is completely up to you! Also remember that play has a vital role in the learning process, so it is absolutely fine if some days the children are playing with their toys, playing board games and puzzles or on any devices. If you have any questions then do not hesitate to email email@example.com and your email will be forwarded to us. You are also welcome to email photos or work that your child has completed for us to have a look at and comment on 😊
- Handwriting practise – copy common exception words, parts of a story or a poem and focus on joining your handwriting. Remember that we never join capital letters! Make sure all of your writing sits on the line and the descenders dangle under the line (f, g. j, p, q, y) and ascenders are tall (b, d, f, h, k, l, t).
- Create a comic strip – this could be based on The Twits or you could create your own.
- Write a diary entry.
- Read a book and complete activities based on the book:
Write a book review.
Use adjectives to describe one of the characters.
Write your own version of the story but change the characters or the ending.
Use some toys to act out the story.
- Listen to stories on https://www.storylineonline.net/
- Follow David Walliams on Instagram and listen to his free audio story at 11am every day.
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com (free website, paid app)
- Use measuring skills when cooking or baking.
- TT Rockstars
- Practise mental maths so you can get really quick at recalling (doubles and halves, number bonds to 10 and 20, times tables)
- Teach your parents how to use the column method to add and subtract.
- Learn how to tell the time.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/b08bzfnh (Numberblocks episodes)
- https://www.themathsfactor.com/ (Carol Vorderman's free maths)
Our topic after Easter is ‘Mini Beasts’ so you could do work based around this topic.
- Research mini beasts.
- Create a fact file about a mini beast.
- Draw or paint a mini beast.
- Search for mini beasts in the garden or while you go for a walk.
- Use recyclable materials to create a minibeast.
- Make a DIY wormery https://rainydaymum.co.uk/make-wormery-explore-happens-underground/
Mindfulness and keeping active
- Make sure you get some fresh air every day by either playing in the garden, going for a walk or going for a bike ride.
- ‘PE with Joe’ every morning at 9am - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
- Cosmic Kids Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga