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Suggested Home Learning Resources

Dear Children and Parents,

 

This new content has been added to help you practise learning this week, in Maths and English and includes some topic ideas too. It is not expected that you must do all of these, please do what fits in with your own plans and timetables. This work is provided to support children in learning at home. We have provided as many resources as we think will help with this, including videos (found in the Video Resource Centre) explaining some of the lessons in Maths and English. please let us know if you have any questions, using the Contact Our Teacher page.

Outdoor Half-term Activities

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Think about your favourite lessons and do things related to them:

PE - go outside and exercise as much as you can. If you can't go outside then put on music and boogie or use the 5 a day fitness videos we love in class. These are the links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBTvnJpwcKw&safe=active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLMGJ9S0seE&safe=active

Or go to Gonoodle for 'Bananas, bananas, meatballs!' - they do lots of other fun clips too.

Gonoodle also have mindfulness clips which might help if you feel worried or just want to distract yourself. Kids Zen Den is another meditation site, put this into the search engine, you will recognise the videos we have used in class.

 

DT - design something, then go and make it! Draw and measure first, decide what is its purpose (why are you making it - what will it do?) then create it with whatever materials are available.

 

Maths - you can never practise times tables too much! If you think you know them all, practise speedy recall. Ask someone to test you the way we do in class, they say the question, give you 3 seconds to write the answer then ask another.

 

LEARN TO TELL THE TIME! This is a life skill, use analogue (clocks with hands) and digital (clocks that just show numbers). Once you can tell the time (practise with a grown up or someone who can tell the time to help you), then start creating and solving problems for yourself. What is half an hour earlier than twenty past 2?

 

English - Write stories! Remember all the features we use in school writing and include them - eg. how to build tension or create action sequences with short sentences and ellipsis; add relative clauses (extra information) with brackets or commas (see what I did there?); describe settings and characters richly to make them interesting to a reader. Then send them to me on the contact page - I would love to read them! 

 

You can download this pack and print it for activities for English

 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-41226-uks2-english-easter-home-learning-activity-pack 

 

Learn The Owl and the Pussy Cat poem by heart as we discussed. The link for the poem is this: https://poets.org/poem/owl-and-pussy-cat . Create VIPERS questions about the poem - it is an poem with some old language that you are unlikely to know so look it all up, teach yourself new words :-)  

 

Read, read, read, read... Read Theory is always fun, your log in details are in your reading record book or email me on the Contact our Teacher page. Read for pleasure - choose a book and snuggle down to enjoy it. If you want to practise the skills we use in school remember VIPERS and come up with your own questions to answer. 

 

Art - lots of you love Art - this is a great time to be creative! Drawing, sketching (remember hatching, perspective and all the skills you have practised to make your drawings look effective). Make sculptures with clay or playdough. Paint - we have practised so much recently with watercolours you should be experts!

 

Music - sing! Sing along to your favourite songs, choose a composer and listen to different styles of music than you normally choose, practise reading music (Youtube can help there).

 

French - practise saying all the words we have learned and keep putting them into new sentences. There are lots of apps to help you learn languages (Duolingo is the one we looked at together, it's free), pick one and make learning the language fun.

 

Home Learning Challenges

Home learning QR codes

When you scan the QR codes, they will take you to websites and tasks that will help practise what you have been learning in school. Free QR code reader apps can be downloaded from your app store if you do not already have one.

 

If you do not have a QR code reader, you can click on these links, they will take you to the same websites and activities.

 

Fractions and Decimal Games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/fractions-and-decimals

 

Times Tables

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

Multiplication and Division

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

 

Letters

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4046

 

Reading- Deduction skills

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

 

SPaG- Punctuation

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

 

Reading

https://readtheory.org/

 

Volcanoes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zd9cxyc

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

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/volcanoes

 

Ring of Fire

https://www.kids-fun-science.com/pacific-ring-of-fire.html

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/ring-fire/

 

Earthquakes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zj89t39

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/earth/earthquakes/

 

Rivers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7w8pg8

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/geography/rivers/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/rivers.html

 

Science – Separating materials

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

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/science/mixtures/

 

 

 

If you have not yet completed your homework project, that is another task for you to do! For anyone who has forgotten - you are to create a project about South America (the info sheet is in your homework book). You can choose any aspect of the continent or one of the countries within it to learn more about, and then creatively present your learning.

An example of one idea:

 

 

Be as creative as you like!

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