Elsley Primary School

Tokyngton Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6HT

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Home Learning

Access your weekly tasks through our Google Classroom

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Suggested Timetable

09:00 – 09:30: PE with Joe Wicks / Cosmic Kids Yoga

09:30 – 10:00: Phonic Activities

10:00 – 10:30: Free Choice

10:30 – 11:00: Maths Activities or English Activities

11:00 – 11:30: Free Choice  

11:30 – 13:00: Lunch Time

13:00 – 13:30: Outdoor Topic Activity*

13:30 – 14:00: Art Activity

14:00 – 14:30: Indoor Topic Activity*

14:30 – 15:00: Read a storybook or do a jigsaw together

 

* Your outdoor activity should take place in your garden or during your ONE trip outside of your house for exercise. Your indoor and outdoor activity could be linked to history / geography / science / computing / music / PE / art / design tech or food tech. Maybe try a different subject each day.

During this time, when children may not be in school, we have devised some suggested home-learning activities that you could complete at home to support your children’s learning, leisure time and routines.

For Parents/Carers:

  • Create a weekly timetable with your child to decide on which subjects to practice with your child each day.
  • Create a daily timetable. Routines are important for children.
  •  Some suggestions: wake up, wash your hands for 20 seconds, brush your teeth and eat breakfast. Practise counting 1-20 and read a book. Have lunch, complete a task from below and a short fitness routine.
  • Keep fit indoors. Create a daily fitness routine to complete with your child/children.
    • Some suggestions: 10-star jumps, 10 sit ups, 10 push ups, 10 squats
  • https://justdancenow.com/
  • https://family.gonoodle.com/
  • Limit screen time. Use the IPad, phone or TV for short periods of time to break up the day.
  • Download free educational apps or visit the websites.

  • Mr Thorne Does Phonics on Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw 

  • Topmarks educational games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ 

  • BBC Nursery Rhymes https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-a-to-zindex/z4ddgwx 

  • Twinkl educational games https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/games-twinkl-go 
    Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer  and enter the code
    UKTWINKLHELPS

  • TTS have created a pack for parents. Click on Early Years Activity Book https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html 

  • - Play games with your children.o Some suggestions: Role Play different life situations e.g. going to the doctors or going to arestauranto It’s finally spring, do some art activities linked to nature (drawings of trees or plants or a sketch ofyour local area)o Do some cooking or baking with your child. Afterwards encourage your child to write the recipe or asentence about how you made it.

Phonics

Phonic Activities:

  • Practise saying all the phase 2 sounds and phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs. Can your child explain what a digraph/trigraph are?
    The sounds are;
     
  • qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi
  • Practise writing words and sentences using some of these sounds and rainbow words.
  • Listen to the phonic songs on YouTube (links below)
  • Practice writing and reading your tricky words.
  • Write silly sentences using your tricky words.
  • Choose a sound and write as many words that you can think of with that sound in.
  • Practice forming letters to develop fine motor.
  • Play phonic based games like: I spy, phonic snap, matching pairs.
  • Phonic bingo.
  • Access the phase 2 and 3 activities on Phonics Play website (see below for login details). 

 

Useful Phonic Website Links:

Username: march20 Password: home

Maths

Maths Activities:

  • Use different objects at home to make repeating patterns like we have been learning at school.
  • Practice number bonds to 10.
  • Ask your grown up to give you addition and subtraction number sentences up to 20.
  • Choose a number between 1 and 20 – how many different ways can you represent it?
  • Look around your home what different 2D and 3D shapes can you find?
  • Can you make a picture using 2D shapes.
  • Practice writing your numbers to 20 using fancy pens.
  • Play some number board games like snakes and ladders and ludo.
  • Number puzzles.
  • Use mathematical language linked to weighing by cooking and weighing ingredients – focus on heavy, light.
  • Can you measure and compare who the tallest person is in your family.
  • Pretend to play shop keepers – using language linked to money, adding different amounts and finding change from 20p.
  • Set up a little obstacle course and direct a member of your family around the room using simple language ie, forward two steps, turn left, etc.
  • Practise counting, adding and subtracting using different skills e.g.
  • Fingers
  • Objects
  • Pictures
  • Number lines
    - Challenge! Can your child solve worded maths problems e.g. ‘Shaniqua had 6 balloons, Lilly came and took 3 away. How many balloons does Shaniqua have now?

 

Useful Maths Website Links:

English

English Activities:

  • Encourage your child to read a book aloud to you or an older sibling.
  • They have guided reading books and a pleasure book in their bags.
  • Is your child able to talk about the pictures, find rainbow words and answer questions?
  • Challenge! Can you ask your child 5 questions related to the book e.g. Why was Sam feeling sad?
  • Watch a story online with your child and talk about the beginning, middle and end of the story and
    also the characters and setting.
  • Choose your favourite setting or character, draw a picture and describe it using some WOW words.
  • We have been learning about instructions – can you write or draw a set of instructions on one of the following; how to make your favourite sandwich, how to wash your hands, how to draw a house, how to make cupcakes or how to brush your teeth.

 

Useful English Website Links:

Topic & Outdoor Learning

  • Look outside to see signs of spring – do a still life drawing of your favourite flower, tree, animal or anything else you might see.
  • Have a walk in your garden/ local park – what minibeasts can you see?
  • Help your grown-ups at home to make a yummy lunch for your family – remember to wash your hands first.
  • Make up a song about keeping your hands clean and staying healthy.
  • Use junk modelling to make an animal that lives on a farm

 

  • Next term our topic is ‘Once Upon a Time’
    - Support your child to use their imagination to create a story map, for example here is the story map of the Gingerbread Man story:

Other

  • Act out a scene from previous stories e.g. Naughty Bus, Jasper’s Beanstalk, Owl Babies, Whatever Next and Leopard’s Drum.

Music

Links to support Music at home

The BMS ​Music’sCool teaching team have been working hard and have created an online resource site that can be used by parents and children at home. It has a page for each year group and a separate page for each Music’sCool school.

You will need to complete a very simple sign up process to get access to the site: https://forms.gle/8Er3aRGurbrrURfA7  

This is a brilliant resource and we recommend you use it with your child at home, it'll be a lot of fun learning new songs together.

https://www.mamalisa.com/

https://www.fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk/songs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/music

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

 

Percussion:

Experiment with creating your own rhythms and mixing percussion instruments. 

 

Composition:

Use a range of funky sample sounds to create your own piece of music.

 

Songs and videos:

Songs for fun, songs to bring us together, songs to learn times tables and any other kind of song you can think of!

 

YouTube teaching channels:

Professional music teachers teaching from home. Learn new songs and musical skills.

Musical games:

 

David Walliams Podcast about famous composers, musical genres and weird instruments:

 

A website with even more links to music resources:

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