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Week 2 - 30th March 2020
I hope you are getting on well at home – enjoying time with your families and making the most of the lovely weather! Here are some home learning tasks for you for next week – Maths, English and phonics. I am also uploading a 30 day Lego challenge which a friend sent me – thought some of you might enjoy this!
Here are some activities based on number bonds to 20 work:
I have attached a sheet with the different addition/subtraction facts for the number bonds to 20. In the same way that they can practise writing out numbers from 1 – 100 on the number grid they could be given this to complete again as often as needed to make them secure with these calculations. I have attached two copies – one in the correct order and one in a jumbled order.
There are two number bonds to 20 activities on purple mash to complete.
See attached sheet with a variety of different number bonds to 20 questions.
Reasoning and problem solving challenges:
How many different ways can you make a given number? This activity can be done as many times as you like, with a variety of different numbers giving them the opportunity to practise writing calculations, using number squares, becoming more and more familiar with the additions, subtraction and equals symbol. You can pick a number between 1 and 100 and see how many different calculations the children can come up with to make the number. They can be adventurous as they like – adding/subtracting one or more numbers/ using multiplication.
2 challenge questions working on addition/ subtraction. There are hints and the solutions included. These are designed to get the children thinking and make them more resilient learners as they won’t work out the correct answers right away. I started the first challenge with one group in class but we did not finish it so it may be familiar to some children.
In maths we have been looking at measurement this week both using non-standard forms of measurement and standard forms of measurement.
The children have been measuring items around the classroom using hands, cubes and rulers.
Here are some activities to continue their learning in this area.
You do not have to complete all of them!
Task 1: Sheet included in the pack – measuring the items (using non-standard form of measurement, cubes) – answers are included in the pack.
Task 2: What items can they measure the length or height of around the home? Either using non-standard forms of measurement or standard forms of measurement.
Task 3: What items can they use around the home to make a metre? Can they estimate how many of the object would be needed to make a metre? E.g. 30 matchsticks to make a metre and then see how many they actually need. See attached sheet for recording.
Task 4: Find the longest and the tallest activities on purple mash – set as to dos.
Task 5: See attached measurement challenge cards – pick some to complete.
In the packs is a planning sheet for writing a letter from Duncan. Children to choose one of the crayons from the story and plan a letter from Duncan explaining why he is sorry to their chosen crayon.
Write the letter as Duncan to the chosen crayon.
Art activity: Draw a picture and colour it in. Children can then identify which colour they use most of the time and which colours might feel left out in their pack of crayons. Or create a picture using all the colours you have, just like Duncan does.
Art activity: Draw pictures of items using unusual colours e.g. blue strawberry; green dog – the more unusual the better!
Reading task – which crayon do they feel most sorry for and why?
Writing task linked to purple mash. Children to think about the stationery in our classroom – the crayons, but also glue sticks which are sometimes left without a lid – how would they feel; pens left without a lid to dry up; the pot of pen lids we have without a lid – now left unused on the side. Purple mash activity set as a to do – writing their own story based on stationery in our classroom ‘The day the stationery quit’ or ‘The day the glue sticks quit’. Pick a name; think about which stationery items they will write about; draw pictures and write their own letters to a chosen character explaining why they are feeling unwanted/unused/over used etc. Children to think about if the stationery could talk what would they be saying to us. Other possible outcomes – could record themselves taking on the role of one of the items in our classroom verbally say what the item would be telling us if it could talk. Set as a to do – story writing – create a picture and then write a few sentences from each item of stationery explaining why they are quitting.
Create a poster for our classroom or for home, encouraging others to look after stationery carefully. Include imperative verbs (verbs at the start of a sentence to make it a command, usually found in instructions). E.g. Put lids on pens; put glue sticks away; Tidy chairs away when not using them; tidy toys away once finished with them.
Planning sheet for letter (copy already in pack so children can fill that one in or do on word)
Writing frame for letter (if wanted)
You tube link for the story
Example letter from one of the crayons to Duncan
Example of what to write in the purple mash activity – stationery in our classroom.
Seasons work – think about what the weather is like in each season, think about what you would see outside and what activities people do in the different seasons.
Draw and colour a picture to show the four different seasons – thinking carefully about the changes that occur over the four different seasons.
The world around us
The world around us project –What we have done in class so far:
We have started a new topic, The world around us.
In class we have talked about where the UK is in relation to Africa and Australia.
The children came up with questions they wanted to know the answers to. These would have formed part of the learning in class so I will attach them as they could form the basis for a creative project at home or discussion points.
We have also talked about the equator and that countries closer to the equator will be warmer than those further away.
We have also talked about the Earth rotating around the sun and that on one side of the world it will be night time while the other side of the world has day time. Similarly when it comes to weather when it is cold and winter in UK, Australia has summer.
Here are some ideas for a creative project
Research some animals that live in different locations – Australia, Africa, North Pole, South Pole and draw and write about some of them
Research about life in Australia – what is their day to day life like?
Research about life in Australia – what are their famous landmarks?
Research about life in the North Pole or the South Pole
Write a list of what you would need if you were to visit the North/South Pole
Write a list of what you would need when going on holiday to a hot country or a cold country.
Questions about Australia the children came up with
Do they have any flowers that we don’t have?
What animals do they have?
What do their houses look like?
When kangaroos are bouncing how do they go so high?
What language do they use?
Do they have any lakes?
Do they have any types of trees that we don’t have?
How do the animals cope in Winter?
How many schools do they have?
What is a school day like?
Possible extension: Discuss how UK is the same and different to Australia.
How many skips can you do in a minute?
How many passes can you make with a ball without dropping it?
Skip for two minutes
Dance to a song from start to finish
Create a game in the garden
Hula hoop for one minute or see how long you can hula hoop for without the hula hoop dropping to the ground!