Please remember that the following is a list of things you can do with your child this week, not a list of all the things you should do. Please continue to use Purple Mash, YUMU, Maths Shed, Spelling Shed, TTRockstars and Numbots. Please also check out the Story Time page and Fun Things page for extra things to do.
Week 2 Learning Project – Where You Live
Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)
Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day) (For more ideas or more reading resources look on our reading page.)
- Reading a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. This can be reading a book aloud every day or sharing a book with an adult.
- Listen to a story read: https://www.storylineonline.net/
- Watch Newsround and find out what is happening in the world. What did you find out? Is there anything you need help understanding?
- Read a book from home. Discuss the illustrations and why the book has been set out the way it has.
- Create a mask of one of the characters from your book. Can your child hot seat the character?
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)
- Ask your child to Imagine that they live in the opposite house. What would they see? Write sentences using a variety of suffixes - ing and adjectives.
- Write your address: Discuss with your child. Do they know who delivers the post? Share a letter with them and explore the envelope from the front and back. Can they see any numbers on the front or back of the envelope? What do they mean? Who is the letter addressed to? Ask your child to write their address on the envelope. Discuss the postcode and any capital letters?
- Well known addresses: Discuss with your child any well-known addresses of book characters/famous people/ historical figures they may know? e.g. 10 Downing Street, The Post Office, Isle of Struay Katie Morag. This Powerpoint https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-g-115-our-country-the-uk-facts-powerpoint may help.
- Write a letter to the Queen and post it.
- Make a card or write a note for others on your street – something to cheer people up, perhaps with a rainbow on it! Post them through letter boxes when you go out one day for your daily exercise with your adult.
Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Where do you live?
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to your town.
To develop knowledge of the location of significant places:
- Ask your child to look at where they live. What can they see outside the window in the front of their house? At the back of their house? What could they find near them?
- Find a map and see if they can find Chesterfield. Do they know the name of their street? Can they create a street sign with their street name?
- Support your child to find out your address. Can they find the number on your door? Can they write the number in digits and words?. Ask them to try writing the number using crayons and paint.
- Can they write a postcard or letter to a teacher at school? They could tell their teacher about where they live and things about their local area.
- Discuss with your child what their house looks like inside and outside? How many bedrooms does it have? Who has the biggest bedroom? Who has the smallest? Ask them to look outside their window and see if they can spot a house different to their own. Can they draw their house? How many windows at the front? How many windows at the back? Do you have one door or two?
- In a special bag - could you (with adult support) place things that make it your home? Why would you pick those items? Draw a picture of your street. Support your child to take a look at the street and buildings around where they live. Encourage them to think about the shape of the buildings.
- Take your child on a shape hunt around their house and garden. Look at the different shapes of the windows, doors, and houses. Can they name them? Are they 2D or 3D shapes? Ask them to create a picture of their house or street.
Name the shape:
- Place some 2D or 3D shapes into a bag and play the game ‘Can you name the shape?’ You will need a partner to play this game. One partner has a shape from the shape bag and they stand back to back. The partner with the shape describes it to their partner who has to try and draw it. How many do you know?
Find your house on ‘Google maps’https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/.
- Search for your house on the street? Can you find Highfield Hall Primary School; the town hall; the market square; the Crooked Spire?
- Make a compass. Do you know what the different compass points mean? Can you label the points?
Create a passport:
- Create an individual passport to show your own information about where you live. Discuss the use of a Passport. What is a passport? What information does it contain? What does a passport allow you to do? Can you find a real life passport? Do you have one?
Design a cottage -