Moorcroft - Homework

English:

Do as much reading as possible with your children get them to do a bit too. Again, I sent work packs home, there is LEXIA and again Twinkl.
Most of the children have been learning the igh sound at the moment, reading and writing words with the igh sound. We would have been moving on to the oo and oa sounds as well. You could recap ck, ch, sh, th, ng, ai and ee sounds with them. Getting them to read words with these sounds in or spell words with them in. There is loads on all these sounds on Twinkl I have had a look.
We have also been looking at verbal instructions and would have been moving on to writing simple instructions. We were doing it for a cheese sandwich, maybe you could have a go verbally saying instructions and trying to write instructions for something else?

Maths:

Our topic is money so the more games ie describing a coin and getting them to guess what it is, matching coins to one another, setting up a shop where children have to match a coin to an item, if they are getting the hang of it creating amount eg 30p = 1 10p and 1 20p etc. Anything you can do with money so they can begin to recognise and understand money. I also sent lots of work sheets home which will help with this. Also Twinkl website is free at the moment there will be lots of there to do with money - games, activities, PowerPoints etc. There is also lots on there for any other type of maths maybe look at number activities - adding take away, ordering, missing numbers etc
There is also prodigy, which is fun maths games.

YouTube has lots of educational videos for both maths and English just type for example the igh sound and videos should pop up.

Science:

Please refer to Science week Primary PDF for Science Week home activities,resources and links suitable for work related to our Science Week Diversity topic.

View Science Week PDF

Don’t panic there are loads of useful downloads for home activities such as  www.rigb.org/families/experimental

Encourage exploring the outdoors in the community or in local cultural spots. This could be anything from local parks to the streets around children’s homes. Parents and families can get involved by going on a nature walk, exploring science related events and activities in their local area, or visiting places such as museums or science centres. Many activities are quick and easy to do as fun outdoor challenges too: http://library.crestawards.org       check Primary resources here

If you are struggling engage with Science at home, try this:

http://bsa.sc/oxford-sparks

Try experiment ideas home during the Week which may spark mealtime discussions around STEM. Try and make it as easy as possible. It can help if it’s something the children have tried or seen at school first, so they feel like ‘experts’ when they do it at home with family, allowing them to lead the learning.this: http://primarylibrary.crestawards.org/all-superstar-challenges/61747644
There are always lots of other useful downloads for take-home activities, such as:

http://rigb.org/families/experimental

Or print off the work sheet from the Science Resource file

 

Art:

There are so many Art ideas that don’t cost much. I have always maintained the idea that if you have a pencil and paper, you can never be bored! Whether you are a doodler or you try to improve your observational drawing skills. There are a wealth of objects and maybe even real live models (animals if you have pets, or humans if you can persuade them to sit still!)  you can draw in your home. Or look in a mirror for an updated self-portrait. Anything at all, even drawing the shadows on a toilet roll !!

Above all else, experiment with any materials you have. Collage with scrap paper. The white of an egg makes a good glue if you don’t have PVA glue. Draw on old newspapers. Sew with a chunky needle into scrap cardboard (Bridgewater have just done this in class very successfully). Look up origami instructions. But above all have fun making and trying out new skills.   

 

PE:

I would suggest to just try and get them moving any how. Where it’s making them walk up and down the stairs a lot, walking and running around the garden or taking them out for a walk. Just make sure you stay 6 foot away from other people. The national trust has announced that all national trust are now open for free, car parking is also free on all sights. The cafes will be closed so take your own supplies. It’s just important for them to do some form of exercise and obviously get as much fresh air as possible.

 

Food Technology:

Pupils in Moorcroft have cooked lots of foods in food tech this year that they could cook again at home with help and support from a responsible adult.

They have all participated at every level – choosing ingredients; weighing and measuring out; preparing & combining ingredients.

All pupils also take part in clearing tables; washing or drying up and putting equipment away – so please be encouraging them to help out at meal times also.

I’ve included the recipe for salt dough also for some sensory fun (this can keep in the fridge for a week; DO NOT eat !!)

I’m attaching photos of the recipes for your reference

Here are some links to easy recipes we have used also:

Cheat's Sausage Rolls  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lITDhKZghVM

Easy non-cook playdough https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/

Simple bruschetta http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/32355/simple-bruschetta.aspx

Garlic bread https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/garlic-bread

We have also made simple sandwiches;

 

Humanities:

Play some games and watch some videos on the BBC Horrible Histories website or explore the BBC History website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

I’d love it if you could draw some pictures of what you find out to create a gallery at school and/or write some stories about what happened in the past.

 

Lifeskills:

Due to trips being cancelled we moved on to creating a breakfast club where children would make their own toast, cereal, drinks and wash, dry and put away. They would do everything as independently as possible. So any type of jobs you can get them to do around the house would be brilliant. Dusting, hoovering, emptying and load the dishwasher, helping with making the breakfast etc.

We have also been focusing on making the children as independent as possible looking at things like dressing themselves, washing hands etc.. We have also been looking at how to make and receive phone calls independently, ringing the correct number (learning their own number), greeting someone, having a conversation, asking and answering questions and ending a call. Please can you continue to practise this skill together with learning their addresses, so they can use their skills of making a phone call to invite their friend to a party at their address.

We have also been learning how to play board games – it's a fun activity that you can keep returning to and will help pupils with listening skills and following instructions; retelling instructions by explaining to you ‘how do you play this?’ ‘What do I do if...?’; taking turns and counting for a purpose; learning how to lose as well as how to win;

We have a daily exercise session to Shake Break – which the children love – here is the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oOaPVq07g8