During the weeks commencing Monday 6th April and Monday 13th April, you are very welcome to continue to use this page and have a go at some of the activities however, there is no expectation for you to do so! I hope you all have a lovely Easter.
Learn From Home Elm
On a daily basis, it would be extremely beneficial for your child if they could do the following:
- 20 minutes reading
- 15 minutes times tables practice
- 15 minutes spelling practice
- 1 hr maths
- 1 hr writing
- 30 mins Science or RE (please look on this page for ideas)
- 30 mins physical activity (perhaps you could get outdoors?)
- 1 hr topic project (please look on this page for ideas)
If your child would like me to have a look at any of their work, please use Seesaw to share outcomes. (Your child should have taken home their login details).
You can access Seesaw using the link below or by downloading the App
- Please ensure that your child reads either their school book or should they complete it, a book of their choice for 20 minutes. I understand that parents/carers may not have the time to listen to their child every day and so even if your child reads to their self, this would really benefit them. Make use of your reading at home chart so that on your child's return to school, they can redeem lots of extra Dojo points! Inside your child's learning from home pack you will find a list of question types to ask your child about their book.
Everyday, there will be a phonics lesson posted on Ruth Miskin's Youtube channel. Follow this link to access the lessons, which will each be available for 24 hours: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
- Fancy entering a science themed poetry competition? (We've recently been learning all about poetry and so here's a chance to practise those skills)
- Create a fact-file all about a method of transport of your choice. I would love to learn some interesting facts!
- Could you start up a diary? Every day, write about how you’ve spent your day and share your ‘best bits’. In years to come, you can look back at your diary and reminisce.
- If you are lucky enough to do some Easter baking, could you write up a recipe? I would love to have a go at following some of your recipes and so you’ll need to make sure all of your sentences make sense and that you use your most beautiful handwriting!
- Write a letter to a friend or a family member that you’re currently unable to visit. Tell them what you’ve been up to and ask them some questions about how they’ve been keeping themselves busy.
- Have a go at writing an Easter themed acrostic poem. (We’ve learnt about acrostic poems in school)
- This website contains some useful instructional videos: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk
- Play SPaG games by folowing this website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=spag
- To access some daily maths exercises, open this Powerpoint presentation file: Daily maths exercises (You can complete them on the computer, print them off or copy them down in your home learning book).
- If you're able to access Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars (for which your child has a login that can be found in their reading record) please make use of these education sites. They allow your child to practise a wide range of mathematical skills in a fun way. Either download the apps or use the following links to access their websites:
- Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/
- TT Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/
- You can access a range of maths games using this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=2
- With the permission from and help of a grown up, you could carry out a scientific experiment at home. This website has some fun ideas on it:
- Conduct some research about a famous scientist and present your findings in any way that you like. You could create a leaflet, poster, Powerpoint Presentation or video clip.
- Easter is very nearly here. Remind yourself of the story of Easter by watching this video clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-christian-story-of-easter/zhgv47h
- Could you have a go at re-telling the Easter story either by creating a video, writing it in your own words or by creating a storyboard that contains pictures and short sentences?
- Decorate a cross, this will be a competition and the winning design will be made from wood and put on display.
Topic project ideas:
- Create an Easter bonnet and host your very own Easter bonnet parade for you and your family.
- With your parents’ permission, could you do some Easter baking? Follow this link to find some brilliant recipes: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/fun-easter-projects-kids
- Lots of children across the country have been designing and making rainbows to put up in their windows at home. These rainbows are a sign of hope and will hopefully make lots of people smile!
- Make some Easter cards for members of your family.
- Daily P.E lessons are being posted on Joe Wicks' Youtube channel everyday at 9:00AM. These are each 30 minutes long. To join in the fun, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
- Could you help out with some gardening? Gardening can be very physical and it is therefore, a great form of exercise.
Work of the Week!
Well done to all of Elm for making so much effort with your home learning. Each week, I am going to share three pieces of work on this page.
Paighton created a lovely Easter story booklet.
Elsie conducted a scientific experiment:
Lucas wrote a lovely letter for his friend: