It’s week 3 of home learning and week 5 of #lockdown! Hope you all had a fantastic Easter break, not that it makes much of a difference now that we’re at home 24/7. However, we still hope you had a great time celebrating the meaning of Easter and hunting for Easter Eggs. After a 2 week break, we have come back refreshed and back into learning mode! Here are some of the activities and home learning we did!
Note: #JasperBean is in Reception (age 4-5: EYFS), therefore his home learning is specific to him/his age. I have received permission to share parts of his home learning plan from his teachers.
- Phonics worksheets from Twinkl and Mrs Mactivity.
- Live Phonics from Twinkl Parents Group on Facebook
- Watched “Way Deep Down in the Deep Blue Sea” and discussed how some of the words rhyme.
- Discussed how the nouns have a matching verb (for example, the dolphin was diving).
- Wrote a new part of the story using the same pattern of rhyming.
- You can buy the book from here.
- Independent Reading
- Recapped doubling from Week 1
- Discussed how halving is the opposite of doubling.
- Maths worksheets
There are a lot of activities and worksheets on Twinkl and Mrs Mactivity (free and paid subscription).
We have been using TWO great FREE resources that launched this week, they are updated daily and are perfect to supplement teachers fantastic support and work.
- National Oak Academy– An online classroom and resource hub created by 40 teachers across the country for teachers (and now your kiddies too). It provides 180 classes for children from reception age to year 10 across a range of subjects including maths, arts and languages.
- BBC Bitesize – Online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid students in both schoolwork and, for older students, exams. It has now been extended to regular daily lessons that incorporate videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles to spice up their learning.
- Daily PE with Joe
- Indoor Hopscotch with masking tape – this was not only great for jumping, hopping and skipping. We also used it as a target to throw bean bags in!
- Brightened up the garden fence with some chalks.
- Cooking! We made colourful pancakes and kimchi too!
- Shoebox aquarium to accompany our learning about the deep blue sea
- Waterplay with the Little Tikes Fun Zone Battle Splash
- Sink or float – Collected different objects and toys to experiment.
- Drawing – we drew and labelled our very own deep-sea monster.
- Scuba diving – we went deep into the ocean with our recycled scuba diving kit.
- Kinetic sand – building, cutting and “cooking” with this awesome sensory activity.
- Water beads – another great sensory activity! We brought some giant ones too and this felt so good to squash and break up!
- Lego building challenge
- My First Bananagramsword game – a great and simple game to nurture early readers interest in words and word games.
- Uno – the world’s number 1 card game!
- Osmo – we received our Osmo kit with some fab games over the Easter holiday!! Here’s our review of the award-winning hands-on digital learning system.
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What will we get up to next week?
Thank you for reading and until next time… have fun and happy social distancing!
Disclaimer: English and Maths support links and suggestions are part of the children’s at-home learning plan provided by their teacher during social distancing/lockdown. I have only added supplement worksheets, reading and activities to support his learning.