Home learning: teacher updates & resources

Home learning
Welcome to our home learning page. Here you will find some ideas and resources for children to try out at home. The most important thing is to keep children reading, writing and practising basic Maths skills. All these things can be covered in so many fun ways by involving your children in home routines. 

Year 1&2 statutory spellings can be found on our homework page, and children are expected to be able to spell them by the end of year 2. We have also provided year 3&4 statutory spellings to practise. Brain-builders have also been handed out. Most importantly please stay safe and try and enjoy this time with your family.

Best Wishes
Mrs Guy and Mrs Field
 
Timetable (optional)

If you want a little more structure to your child's day take a look at our suggested timetable for learning at home. This is only a suggestion so please don't feel bound by this.

Sparrow Class,
It was lovely seeing so many of you back in school last week. You all managed to follow the new social distancing rules and adapted well into our new learning environment, well done!! This week we will be following the same timetable as last week. If you are in either pods you will be doing the home learning in class and when you're not in school you can access the lessons on the links below.
 
Well done for last week Sparrow class!
Mrs Field and Mrs Guy
Maths week commencing 29.6.20
This week in maths we will be finishing off our time module. Our next module is height and length, however continue practising time at home as well as learning your 2,5,10 timetables moving onto 3 and 4 timetables. 
Please note the extra for experts length and height activities are named as deep dive in the attachment. These are additional activities if you're up for the challenge!!
English 29.06.20
This week we will again be following the BBC Bitesize English planning...
English 22.06.20
This week we will be following the Year 2, BBC Bitesize English sessions, not only for home learning but also as a basis for the sessions taught in school. This will help ensure progression across the week, hopefully combining home and school learning for those children who are returning. See the link below. We may also provide additional resources linked to the learning. (Try to stick to the days provided and avoid jumping ahead to avoid duplication!)
 
For reading this week we have included the 2019 SATS paper 2 for comprehension practice. They are big documents so you may choose not to print the reading booklet itself. You could either allow your child to complete independently or work through the questions together. 
Maths, Week commencing 22.6.20   Telling the time
Going forward, attached will be daily maths lesson plans. If you are in school on that particular day you'll complete the work in class. There are additional activities to access (Extra for experts) for you to enjoy too!!
Maths - Extra for Experts - Telling the Time
Maths 15.6.20
This week in Maths there is a link in the below attachment that will take you to BBC Bitesize. The focus this week is multiplication and division. Included are songs and videos to help keep children focused and engaged. Remember to continue practising telling the time! 
English 15.06.20
Reading:For the reading comprehension this week we have included a past SATS paper from 2019. The children will not be sitting the end of key stage 1 SATS this year, however we thought this could be a useful resource for assessing your child's reading comprehension. You could leave your child to complete this totally independently and then work through the answers together at the end, or you could work together from the start. We will include reading paper 2 as part of next week's home learning. 
 
Writing: For the writing tasks this week feel free to dip in to a range of daily writing and SPAG activities from the 2 PowerPoints provided. We have also included a PowerPoint on Social distancing this week. As some children will be returning to school from the week beginning 22nd June we thought it might be useful for the children to have a look at the slideshow and as an additional writing task they could design their own leaflet or poster which explains how social distancing works (see the templates provided).
Check out these resources for Oceans Day...
Maths 8.6.20
This week we are continuing with addition, subtraction and reasoning problems. Attached are timetables activity and telling the time. These are skills that will support children as they into year 3. Additionally, children could create their own timetable for home that includes time and how long they spend on activities. Throughout the day ask them what time it is using an analogue clock or how long until the next hour? 
English 8.6.20
Here are this week's SPAG, reading and writing tasks. On the Powerpoint there are a range of different ideas to inspire creative writing, and other documents containing some basic sentence work and story setting descriptions, perhaps aim to select a range of activities across the week.
 
Maths 1.6.20
 
For the next couple of weeks we will be recapping number bonds, addition and subtraction and applying the inverse. Children should be familiar with this as it was taught during the Autumn term. This is to help secure their knowledge and address any misconceptions. There are reasoning problems to show depth of understanding however, children can be challenged by using bigger numbers in equations. 
English, 01.06,20
Here are this week's writing, reading and SPAG tasks. For the reading this week we have included the link to JK Rowling's new book the Ickabog. Although the text may be too challenging in places this could be something you read and enjoy together, new chapters are being released online each day. 
 
Although there are no set comprehension tasks for this week there is an illustration competition your child might want to have a go at. Being able to generate relevant illustrations is dependent on the ability to have a good understanding of the detail provided in the text. We also we thought it might be a bit of fun! We would love to see any illustrations and if you tweet your entries to JK Rowling let us know whether you get a reply!
 
For any Harry Potter fans we have also included a link to the chapter by chapter celebrity readings of Harry Potter - although an account will need to be created before accessing these - it is free to register.
Science 1.6.20
 
Continuing with plants this term we will be looking at what plants need to grow and survive. On the word document there are links to short videos to support children's learning. As well, there is an optional experiment you may like to try at home!
English, 18.05.20
Here are the reading and writing tasks for this week...
Maths - 18.5.20 - Exploring calculation strategies
This is a 2 week module where we look at strategies to answer various calculations. This module is designed to support children answering reason problem questions showing their working out. This also provides steps to visualise any misconceptions.   
Science Plants WC 18.5.20
Continuing with plants this term the next few activities focuses on evergreen and deciduous trees. Next time you go for your daily walk see what type of trees you notice. How can you tell? Remember t take pictures or get creative and sketch!! 
English 11.05.20
Here are this week's reading (choose one), SPAG and writing tasks. 
Maths - 11.5.20 - Mass
This week in Maths we are looking at Mass. In the link below there are various differentiated activities however, if you are using other schemes or resources please continue to do so.  
Art - Packaging 27.4.20 - 11.5.20 (updated)
This term we will be looking food packaging (main focus will be on chocolate bars!) rules and regulations. There is a PowerPoint to dip into but please use products in your home to identify key points and main ideas. If you find some activities challenging keep it simple by taking pictures or write sentences to showcase your home learning! 
 
(Art home learning alternates with science home learning. Last week science was resourced 4.5.20 and the week before 2 weeks of art was resourced 27.4.20 therefore, there is no additional art work set this week.)
 
If children are really engaged they can begin to sketch ideas of what their chocolate packaging may look like including requirements to meet law guidelines. 
English, 4.5.20
Here are the writing, SPAG and reading comprehension tasks for this week...
Maths 4.5.20 Volume and Capacity
This is the last week we will be spending on volume and capacity. There are varied worksheets to complete (Some fun worksheets to help engage those that might be finding it challenging). Children may find it slightly challenging but if you can relate this module to everyday life such as how much water is needed to fill a bath/sink, a mug or saucepan etc it may help.    
Friday 8th May - VE Day
To commemorate this important time we have uploaded various activities for you to enjoy! To support with home learning there is a PowerPoint  to understand this historical day and why we celebrate it. Please dip into it as much as you like, have fun and take pictures, we would love to see your celebrations!!
Science - WC 4.5.20
In science you have previously been looking at oldest or tallest living plants either in your local area or worldwide making links with plant growth. Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at how and why it is important for plants to stay healthy and plants life cycle.
Below you will find some fun experiments to demonstrate key learning objectives such as how water is transported through roots and what happens if plants don't stay healthy? You may want to make comparisons between humans and plants staying healthy. 
Remember when doing an experiment it is important to write predictions and conclude with your results! We know many of you have taken up gardening, so you may want to make diary entries about how you are keeping your plants healthy linking your knowledge to plants life cycle.
   
English week beginning 27.4.20
Here are this week's SPAG, reading comprehension (pick one of the three given) and writing tasks. 
Maths 27.4.20 Volume and Capacity
For the next couple of weeks our new module is volume and capacity. There are various worksheets to complete, some support with mathematical vocabulary. Children may find it slightly challenging but if you can relate this module to cooking measurements or weather temperatures it may help!     
Science, week beginning 20.4.20
Throughout the summer term our topic is about plants. Below are some activities and resources to support home learning. If you can't download or print the resources please take the opportunity to draw or sketch the pictures. Don't feel like you have to complete all the activities. If children want to find out about plants in their garden or what they see in local parks that's great too!! 
Maths, week beginning 20.4.20
Here are our maths ideas and resources for home learning for Summer term, week 1 (week beginning 20.4.20). The topic for this week is place value of 3 digit numbers up to 1000. Click on the link below to access the word document...
English, week beginning 20.4.20
Here are some writing, reading comprehension and SPAG activities for the upcoming week. Reading and writing tasks this week are linked with our new topic for the term 'Chocolate! from bean to bar'. We hope you enjoy...
The reading comprehension tasks are at 3 different levels, choose one of the following. The SPAG tasks are at 2 different levels choose one of the following.
Topic, week beginning 20.4.20
 
Maths (added 30.3.20)
 
See below for some additional maths resources for this week, these cover the following areas...
1) Using the language of rotation
2) Giving directions (with board game)
3) Compass directions
 
If you want additional tasks, children could plan out and make a list of directions for a treasure hunt around the living room or garden with various clues for you to follow. Remind them of key vocab: left, right, clockwise, anticlockwise, full, half, quarter turn.
 
Children could make links with Geography and use compass direction to make links on ordnance survey maps. They may want to experiment with the wonderful Digimaps resource (see our school subscription, click on the link below...)
 
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Reading
Please find some reading comprehension activities you might want to do with your child.
 
A tale of two feathers: A longer read with differentiated questions (one star easiest and three stars hardest).
The 60 second reads are shorter texts with fewer questions. 
 
 
Maths
Here are some additional maths resources for this week.
 
1) Comparing and sorting 2D and 3D shapes
2) Learning to use the vocabulary of position
 
From prior learning children should be familiar with vocabulary such as 'right angles' 'vertices' 'length' and 'sides' however they may benefit from a recap for the sorting task. Take it at your child's pace!
 
Science - Materials
Over the last couple of terms we have been looking at materials and investigating why certain objects are made from particular materials. (Why can't a house be made from paper?) We had linked the topic to a class book we had been reading, The Boat by Helen Ward. As a class we made paper boats and added weights (coins, scissors, rubbers) to investigate and question what makes a boat sustainable to float. With this is mind, children could design (with labels) and create their boat using food packaging and/or fabrics. Then have fun testing it!! 
 
Questions to consider:
- Method (What am I going to do?)
- Hypothesis (Prediction)
- List of equipment
- Did the boat float? (How long for?) 
- Conclusion (What did you find out?)
- Evaluate (What would you do differently and why?)
 
Take pictures, record your findings and have fun!!
 
With this knowledge you could take the learning one step further and look at what boats and cruise ships are made from. Why did the Titanic sink? 
 
 
 
 
 We will continue to update our home learning page over the coming weeks.
 
Reading
In the meantime we encourage you to keep up with daily reading with your child. Try to read a range of genres. eg: recipes, children's news reports, magazines, instructions, fact books as well as stories. Enjoy reading together and ask questions about the text, What has happened? What might happen next?  Why do you think this? What sort of words are being used? Why? How it is the information presented/arranged on the page? 
 
Writing
You may want to use stories you have read together to inspire some creative writing. Whether it is drawing and describing a character from the story you have read, describing a spooky or exciting setting from the story, writing an alternative ending to the story, designing a new front cover or writing a book review. Take your child's lead.
 
Other writing ideas could include:
- A set of instructions for a recipe from something you have cooked together
- A fact file of mini beasts found in the garden
- A letter or postcard to family and friends
 
This thing we are all part of, it's living history. Children are all part of this, and it will be talked about for generations to come. Schools are closed; sports are cancelled; people are quarantined... on a global level. The best thing children can do is to keep a journal over the next few weeks. Handwritten, typed, in photographs or drawings... record events, day to day activities, fears and feelings. Let them make a video journal if they prefer. As parents, let them interview you, be a part of it. Help them create a tangible, primary source of their own history.
 
 
Maths
In maths we have recently been learning the names of 2D shapes, and their properties: sides, vertices,  right angles and lines of symmetry. We were also beginning to look at 3D shapes. Children could become shape detectives by locating and naming shapes found around the house. eg: they might like to look at different shaped packaging that they can find such as cereal packets and tins.
 
Below find a couple of resources you might want to use to support further learning.
1) 3D shape information pack - 3D shape names and their properties. 
2) Printable nets - nets to cut and stick, children could make their own dice, or design their own packaging
 
Finally children should keep practising their x2 x3 x5 x10 tables and the related division facts. Try online resources such as www.hitthebutton.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
You might want to try some of these non-screen activities, have fun!