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 tables off by heart up to 12 x 12.
- 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.
- Complete this maths puzzle. Afterwards, create your own maths investigation for someone else to solve.
The number has 3 digits
The number is less than 30 (eg 29.7 etc)
The tenths digit is equal to the sum of the tens and ones
The number has odd and even digits
The number is greater than 20
The ones digit is half of 10.
- 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.
- Act out a scene from The Mousehole Cat (your class English book).
- 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
- Get creative in preparation for Year 4’s next connected topic ‘Viking Invaders’.
- Children will learn about the Vikings’ invasion of Britain. Please help your child to choose one task from the table below. It must be of a high standard as it will be used for their class display.
- Research Viking shields and design your own.
- Research an area of Viking life. For example: homes, clothes, food, war, religion or transport.
- Create an information leaflet or poster about
- Viking Gods (include drawings, captions and subheadings).
- Research and design a Viking helmet. Make sure that your label your work.
- Look over the Knowledge Organisers for Science, History and Geography at the top of the page.
- 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