Weekly project 1 - My Family
Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)
● Working on Numbots https://numbots.com/ - your child will have an individual login to access this.
● Play on Hit the Button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.
● Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This game http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BalloonPopSkip.htm could support this.
● Work on a shopping list for the weekly shop and get children to add up how many items and add up the cost of
some items. This game https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/coin-cruncher/ could support
work on making amounts of money.
● Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time (scroll down to
access the game). Read to the hour and half hour.
● Write the numbers 0-20 in words and digits.
If you prefer, you could use the White Rose Maths website using the following link. Here you can download a task sheet and complete it as you watch the video. The mark scheme for each lesson is also available so children can self-mark when they have completed each day's lesson. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)
Reading a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book everyday.
This can be reading a book aloud everyday or sharing a book with an adult.
● Listen to a story read, Storytime https://www.storylineonline.net/ .
● Watch Newsround https://www.storylineonline.net/ and find out what is happening in the world. What did you find out? Is there anything you need help understanding?
● Create a bookmark, perhaps you could choose characters from your favourite stories.
● Complete a book review on one of the books you have read - what did you like about it? Would you recommend it to anyone?
Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)
Please practise your spellings daily, on paper or using Spelling Shed.
This week's spellings are:
You could also choose to use this game to practise different spellings https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling.
Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)
● Family: Look at a family in a traditional story - how are they different to your family? Can you write sentences comparing the two families?
● Take a look at a variety of poems with your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem
● Write a letter or postcard - find out about different postcards and why people write them. Can they design the front of the postcard and then plan what to write and who they could write it too.
● Ask your child to create a story about their family. Who will be the main characters ? Where will the setting take place?
Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: My Family
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better
understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on what different makeup of
families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.
- This is time to find out about their family and traditions they follow. Ask them to think about: Who
they live with? How many adults? How many children? Can they sort their family members into
height order? Who is the tallest? Who is the shortest? Is the tallest family member the eldest family
member? If they drew around all their family members' hands; could they count in 5s? What if they
drew around their feet? Could they count in 2s? Ask think about one family member they would
love to interview. They could be a family member that lives with them or a family member that lives
somewhere else. Can they write down some questions they would like to ask them? Have they got
a pet? Can they draw or paint a picture of their family? Can they talk about their picture to a family
- Ask your child to think about which materials they use to draw? Can they find different materials
around the house to help?
Create a card:
- Ask your child to design a card for someone in their family. It can be a birthday card, thank
you card or a card to tell someone how much they love them!
Family tree :
- Look at photographs of your family members and discuss where they would
go on a family tree. Have you met everyone? Is there anyone you could
interview and find out more about?
Design a personal coat of arms shield for the family:
- Find out what a coat of arm shield means. Ask them to begin to think about their design. What
could they draw? What does it mean to them ? Ask them to think about the colours and shapes.
Maybe if they have some cardboard around the house they could make a shield to give to a family
Create a booklet all about the family:
- Can they name the people in their family and write sentences about them? Who are they?
What do they call them? What do they like or dislike? Why are they special to them?
Maybe they could get a photograph or draw a family member before they write about them.
News Reporter for half a day:
-Their challenge is to interview family members and find things they like and dislike? Can they write
down things they like and dislike? Can they compare these to someone else in their family? In your
interview they could create flashcards with words such as: colour, clothes, food, drinks, books,
places, music and then ask a family member to pick a flash card and talk about their likes and
Ask your child to look at people in the house. What colour is their hair ? Eye
colour? Favourite colour? Favourite food? Ask them to collect this and place in a tally chart.
Interview a family member:
- interview a family member that doesn’t live at home with them. Allow your child to ask them about
their childhood. Who did they live with? Who is in their family? Have they got any family traditions
they follow and why.
Write an invitation to a family event:
Ask your child to invite a family member to one of the following: - ( talent show, music show, magic tricks, jokes) Consider how this can be done without anyone leaving their house - could this be filmed and sent via email; could you video call or simply call? In their invitation ask them to think about the time, date and how you will connect. How will they design the invitation? Who will deliver it? Could it be sent by text or email? Share the https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/milkshake movement and mindfulness video with their family. Who was the best? Which part did they enjoy? Could you create a video of your own?
Don't forget that you also have logins for Purple Mash, Numbots, TTRockstars, Spelling Shed and Maths Shed. Use these as much as you like. Please also make use of the games packs sent home!