Please continue to use Education City to aid home learning in Literacy, Maths and Science.
I have made an example of a Home Learning Timetable to help with anyone struggling for a routine similar to school. This is for you to use if you wish but please do not feel pressured to follow!
Timetable example for home learning
A useful link for Maths is below, following the White Rose Maths scheme of learning.
Please practise making number bonds to 10 and 20 e.g. 9 + 1 = 10, 6 + 4 = 10, 19 + 1 = 20, 16 + 4 = 20 and counting in 2, 5 and 10. Having these skills embedded in the children’s learning helps support all areas of Maths.
Some ideas linked to our topic ‘Jungles and Rainforests’ –
- Introduce children to ‘A rumble in the jungle’ https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/rumble-in-the-jungle/. Encourage children to think about how the animals move, what they look etc. Try to get some adjectives (describing words) for each animal. Children to record the animal (you can draw it or write its name) and write down the adjectives that are used to describe it, can you add anymore adjectives of your own?
- Read the Lion section from Rumble in the Jungle, without expression. Ask the children how we could make it more interesting? Read again using an expressive voice and actions, ask them which version they preferred and why? You could role play the story using masks (look on Twinkl for these or make your own); remember to use lovely expression and actions. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Why not record your performance and email it to me at email@example.com – I would love to see your work!
- You could have a go at filling in this table to describe different animals found in the poem; this will support writing your own poem. Found Animal poem table
- Using the found poem table, we can use this to write our own animal poem. A structure in mind could be: Where it lives, what it looks like x2, how it moves, what it sounds like.
- Once you have your poem draft, you could write it out neatly and illustrate it. Here is a lovely page border you may wish to use. Again, I would love to see any poems you come up with! Lined jungle border
Our Science topic this term is Plants. There are lots of games, activities and worksheets I have put onto Education City, so please have a look at these. If you are able and have a garden, a nice idea would be to plant your own seeds/plants – I am trying to grow some strawberries in hanging baskets (I hope they work)!
Alternative pronunciation for y.
Examples of alternative y = sky, reply, fry, by, my, spy (makes a long ’igh’ sound)
= lolly, merry, crunchy, happy, very, funny (makes a long ‘e’ sound)
= gym, crystal, cygnet, mystery, pyramid (makes a short ‘i’ sound)
Also to practise reading and spelling the high frequency words mouse, once, put, could (if the children were to sound these out to help with spelling then they could be spelt wrong, they need to recognise them from memory).
I have loved seeing some great work already, so thank you to those who have emailed! If you would like to email me photos of your work, any arts or crafts or activities you have been doing, I would love to see them! You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you are all keeping well!