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 your timetables and read a book. Have lunch, complete a task from below and a short
fitness routine. Play a game, free time, eat dinner, read. - Keep fit indoors. Create a daily fitness routine to complete with your children.
- Some suggestions: 10-star jumps, 10 sit ups, 10 push ups, 10 squats
- 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.
- Some suggestions: Times Tables Rock Stars (Maths)
- 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
- Hit the Button (Maths) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
- Active Learn (Phonics and Reading) https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
- BBC Bitesize (English) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
- Videos clips of famous historical figures (History) https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/famouspeople/zdqdscw
- Busythings (All Subjects) http://my.uso.im/elsley
- TTS have prepared packs for parents. Click on the KS2 Activity Book https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html
- White Rose lesson videos, worksheets and answer booklets (Maths) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
- Play games with your children.
- Some suggestions: Card games, pen and paper games (hangman or noughts & crosses)
- For children: Each child will be provided with log in details for the following websites: Active Learn to support phonics and reading LGFL which has Busy Things (all subjects) and J2E Blast (Spellings and Times Tables) Times Tables Rock Stars to practise times tables.
09:00 – 09:30: PE with Joe Wicks
09:30 – 10:00: Maths
10:00 – 10:30: Reading (Comprehension or Book Review)
10:30 – 11:00: Play & Snack Time
11:00 – 11:30: Spellings practice
11:30 – 12:00: Writing task
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch Time
13:00 – 14:00: Outdoor Topic Activity
14:00 – 14:45: Indoor Topic Activity
14:45 – 15:00: Diary/reflection time
- Read a book aloud to your parent or sibling.
- Afterwards, write a book review to recommend your book to someone in your class.
- You have Brent library books, a World Book Day book and a Reading Book Hut book
- There are books uploaded in the Useful Links section of this page.
- Your teachers have set you books to read on Active Learn
- Learn, learn, learn your times table! With special focus on 3s, 4s, 6s and 7s.
- Create a video, song or rap to practise your times tables
- Go on Times Tables Rock stars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
- Time yourself reciting your times tables out loud. Speed up to 4 seconds for each calculation.
- Learn the inverse calculations
- Complete these maths puzzles. Afterwards, create your own maths investigation for someone else to solve.
- Use your imagination to write a story based on a picture prompt (example: www.pobble365.com).
- Remember to add illustrations to your story.
- Practise your spellings using the read, write, cover and check routine. Spellings can be found here at the top of this page.
- Design your own video game and write a set of instructions to teach someone how to play.
- Practise your neatest handwriting by writing a short story, keeping a diary and describing a picture.
- Write your own story. Think carefully about the setting, characterisation and story arc. You could set it during the Roman Empire, your characters could be a Roman soldier or a Celtic farmer.
- Create a character for your favourite film, in your neatest handwriting.
- Write an acrostic poem, for example using your name, Elsley Primary School or your favourite food.
Topic & Outdoor Learning
- Research a famous scientist and create a presentation or write a fact file about their life.
- Scientist: Thomas Edison
- Famous plant hunter Joseph Banks - Create a project about ‘Fair Trade’ or ‘The Functions of Flowering Plants; and what they need for survival’, our topics for Science and Geography next half term.
- Look at the Knowledge Organisers for Science, History and Geography at the top of this page.
- Try making your own shadow puppet with paper and a straw or pencil. Use a torch or phone to experiment with the size of your shadow by moving the light closer and further away.
- Make an observation diary. Watch the spring growth on a tree, bush or shrub. Write down the changes you notice day by day. Draw pictures to illustrate your diary.
- Investigate reflections. Draw your own creative pattern and put it in front of a glass of water- how does the pattern change? Try writing a sentence, what happens to the words? Draw some pictures to show what you find.
PE & Mindfulness
- Joe Wicks 30 minute morning workout
- Joe Wicks 5 min kids workouts:
- Mindfulness and Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
- https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-login/ (Beardman’s Coding Adventures)
- Digital Creativity