Please find below activities for your child to complete this term if they are working from home. Please do not worry if you are unable to achieve all of them. We have tried to give a wide variety so you can choose what suits you and your child.
For any queries regarding these home learning activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Paula or Nicki will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks
Maths Activity 1
To practice measuring using a ruler to find the longest and shortest.
Step 1. You will need to find 5 fruit or vegetables.
Step 2. Lay your ruler on a flat surface and place your vegetable on the ruler making sure that one end of the vegetable is on zero (0)
Step 3. Look at the number at the other end of the vegetable and write it down. That is the length of your first item. If you don't recognise the number then start at number 1 and count each number until you get up to that one.
Step 4. Repeat step 2 and 3 for each fruit or vegetable, remembering to start measuring from zero each time.
Step 5. When you have measured all your fruit or veg, have a look at the numbers. Can you name the longest and shortest vegetable? (remembering that the highest number is the longest)
Step 6. Look at your fruit or veg and lay them out in size order, the longest at one end and the shortest at the other. Does it match with the length numbers you wrote down?
Can you find other items in your home to measure? What is their length? What is the longest thing you can find?
We would love to see photos of you doing your measuring work. You can email any photos to email@example.com
Maths Activity 2
To practice weighing and finding the heaviest.
Step 1. Find 5 food items and measuring scales.
Step 2. Make sure the scales are on zero. Place the item on the scales. If you are using digital scales then you can read the weight number that it stops on and write it down. If you have scales with a needle then you can count how many lines the needle moves past.
Step 3. Repeat this for each item.
Step 4. Which item was the heaviest (the one with the highest number, or the item that made the needle moves past the most lines)
Maths Activity 3
To practice weighing specific amounts.
This will help with your measuring on the days you do baking.
You will need weighing scales, a bowl, a teaspoon and something to weigh like flour, sugar or rice.
Step 1. Put the bowl on the weighing scales, making sure it is on zero.
Step 2. Spoon the flour into the bowl, checking the weight each time you add a spoonful. Keep adding flour until you get to 10 grams.
Step 3. Keep adding more flour until you get to 20 grams.
If you don't have digital scales, then try adding just enough to make the needle move up one line at a time.
You can also practice adding up to 5 spoons of rice into a bowl, remembering to keep count or by putting 2 cups of pasta into a saucepan.
We would love to hear how you got on. Please let us know via the class email firstname.lastname@example.org
Home learning resources
Please visit the Oxford reading tree website and choose an ebook to read to your child. We are working on Stage 1 Stage 1+ Stage 2 Stage 3 in class. Ask your child questions about what they have heard or what they can see.
Read these poems with your child. If they are able to learn any of the words and say them with you that would be good.
Class story to read Powerpoint or PDF version
Set up a mini greengrocers using real fruit and vegetables or pictures. Give each item a price. Some children will be able to count out coins to the correct value to buy the items and work out change. Other children should make choices as to what they would like to buy. They can then practise exchanging money/card to gain the items.
Visit your garden or a local park for some fresh air. Make a list with your child of all the things you can see there. Take photographs if possible to remind them when you return home.
Use this visit to get them to dictate sentences or make choices of what they saw so that the adult records what they remember. Use a tablet/eye gaze/laptop to record.
Look at a picture on the internet by Claude Monet, the water lilies. Let your child explore with blues and greens,either paint,felt tips,cornflour with food dye,coloured papers,whatever medium is right for them. Let them produce their own water scene in the style of the water lilies. If you have a printer they can produce the background and then add pre-printed water lily flowers on to it.
If you have the resources, help your child to explore soil and seeds before decorating a small plant pot and planting one. Cress/sunflower seeds are good. Talk about what the plant will need to grow.
We will be making some of the following things at school, using vegetables and fruit that might grow in the garden. If your child is working at home and you would like the recipe for any of them, please email us.
- Vegetable soup
- Vegetable curry
- Cheese and vegetable muffins
- Vegetable ratatouille
- Vegetable Spring rolls
- Fruit salad
- Skewered fruit
- Fruit crumble
- Fruit muffins
- Fruit smoothies
- Veggie burgers
- Veggie meatballs
- Pizza rolls
- Carrot sauce for pasta
- Chickpea veggie nuggets
- Fruit smoothie pops
Useful Telephone Numbers
Childcare Disability Team (Respite)
Community Nursing Team
0333 405 0085
Continence Clinic (24hr answerphone)
Edwin Lobo Centre, Redgrave Gardens
0333 405 0087
Speech & Language Therapy
Wheelchair Repairs (Millbrook)
The Edwin Lobo Centre has 2 numbers - the 700300 number redirects you to the 0333 number where messages are taken and redirected to the appropriate service e.g. physio.