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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
* 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 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.
- CGP books
All children have their CGP books at home and have had guidance from their teachers about which sections to prioritise. We would like the children to complete an hour of work per day for Maths, Grammar & Punctuation and Reading. If the children complete their CGP books for any subject then they should begin to look at former SATs papers on: https://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5
- 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
- Testbase practise for Reading, Maths, and Grammar
- If you click on the links below, they should take you to different activities for the children. There will also be a tab with the answers on so that the children can see which questions they have got wrong and can learn from these mistakes.
- Reading Links
- Maths links based on topics
- 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 these maths puzzles. Afterwards, create your own maths investigation for someone else to solve.
Chinese New Year (21 January - 20 February) Chinese New Year always falls sometime between 21 January and 20 February. The exact date changes depending on when the new moon appears within these dates.
This type of calendar is called a lunar calendar. Legend says that every New Year’s Eve, a monster named Nian would terrorize villages. Most people would hide in their homes when he came. One day, a boy
decided to fight and scared Nian off using firecrackers. To this day, firecrackers are still used to celebrate.
Solve each question below. Then use the key to find the answer to the joke. Letters can be used more than once.
- 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 Rooftoppers- think about the formality of your characters and how they would speak.
- 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. Choose from either of these scientists Carl Linnaeus or Charles Darwin.
- Create an informative poster on a mountain or river of your choice. Research your chosen river or mountain and try to make your poster look bright and engaging.
- Look over the Knowledge Organisers for Science, History and Geography at the top of the page.
PE & Mindfulness
- Joe Wicks 30 minute morning workout
- Joe Wicks 5 min kids workouts:
- Mindfulness and Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
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.
Experiment with creating your own rhythms and mixing percussion instruments.
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.
David Walliams Podcast about famous composers, musical genres and weird instruments:
A website with even more links to music resources:
- https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-login/ (Beardman’s Coding Adventures)
- https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted (Click on Tutorials)
- Digital Creativity
- https://app.sketchup.com/ (Sign in with a Google account)
- https://www.lgfl.net/learning-resources/summary-page/app-maker (Login with MyUso details)