Category Archives: This week’s learning

Enrichment Activities – Summer 2, Week 1

There are 5 enrichment activities to be completed over the next week.

The enrichment activities develop skills, independence and encourage children to learn by doing.

Please ensure that you are adhering to the government guidelines. Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing.

Year 1

1. With adult help, create a rainbow sensory shaker – https://kidscraftroom.com/rainbow-sensory-play-bottles-and-homemade-musical-instruments/

2. Read or listen to The Rainbow Fish and then create your own Rainbow Fish – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFORvXhub28  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifXlc0QI2kY  https://artsymomma.com/the-rainbow-fish-book-extensions.html

3. Make your own bunting out of paper or material – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHEzYvVM8E

4. Make a colourful blossom tree – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/make-a-colourful-blossom-tree-for-holi-festival

5. 30 Days Wild – Look for a four leafed clover.

Home Learning – Summer 2, Week 1

Welcome back! We hope that you have had a wonderful half-term break!

Topic

Maths

Comprehension

Half Term Enrichment Projects

Below are links to a variety of resources that your children can access over the half term break.

Eden Project – Eden at home has lots of outdoor learning resources to do at home – https://www.edenproject.com/learn/for-everyone

Chef Jamie Oliver is hosting a nightly cooking show on Channel 4 to help families plan their meals “in these unique times”. https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/books/keep-cooking-and-carry-on/

Blockly is a fun and free way to learn computer programming. https://blockly.games/

Little Inventors is a creative education organisation that inspires imagination by taking children’s amazing ideas seriously.  https://www.littleinventors.org/

Joe Wick’s PE workout – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Scouts – The Great Indoors –https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Pobble – Non Screen Activities you can do at home

Please see a list of optional ideas for projects and enrichment activities for half term.

Challenge 1– Draw an amazing home for fish

Challenge 2– Design your own garden – https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/virtual-chelsea

Challenge 3- Food Waste Challenge – Invent ways to encourage people to waste less food. Create a poster, model or presentation to explain your invention.

Challenge 4- 30 Days Wild – 30 Days Wild starts in June but there is no reason why you cannot start early! This is The Wildlife Trusts annual nature challenge. Do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, well-being and for the planet. https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1

We would like to see the work that you are doing at home so please email your child’s Phase Leader so that images can be shared on the blog and passed on to your child’s class teacher.

Enrichment Activities – Summer 1, Week 5

There are 5 enrichment activities to be completed over the next week.

The enrichment activities develop skills, independence and encourage children to learn by doing.

Please ensure that you are adhering to the government guidelines. Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing.

1. Make a tasty salad – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/salad-0

2. Create ice paint – using water, ice cube tray, food colouring and a lolly stick. See attachment

3. Create a hand print flower picture

4. Collect items from the garden to create a stick wand

5. Create slime – see attachment

Health and Wellbeing – Summer 1, Week 5

Health and Wellbeing – The importance of sleep

Watch the BBC Bitesize video ‘Rodd’s Bad Day – Sleep is important!’ with your child: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqjqhyc  Read out the dialogue written on the screen during the sketch as though you are actually talking with Rodd – there will be points where your child can ‘talk’ to him too. There is a part where you and your child can play a memory game with Rodd (optional). For this game, you will need to prepare a tray with:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Rubber
  • Apple
  • Lunchbox

For the second game (optional), you will need a tray with:

  • Scissors
  • A watch
  • A water bottle
  • A pencil
  • A sock

Talk to your child about the importance of a good night’s sleep:

  • What happened to Rodd when he stayed up too late?
  • How does your child feel at school when they are tired? Help your child to consider how they feel when they are tired and whether it is a nice feeling.

Activity: Ask your child to draw two contrasting pictures: Picture 1: A picture of themselves when they have had a good night’s sleep Picture 2: A picture of themselves when they have not had a good night’s sleep.