We’re sorry that you’re not able to be in school with us at the moment. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it is safe for you to do so. In the meantime, here’s some learning that you can have a go at. Please get in touch if you have any questions or have produced some learning that you’d like to share with us.
Have a go at these maths lessons and worksheets. Remember to check your answers at the end.
You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.
(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Numbots/Rock Stars daily)
This is the reading fluency that we’ll read in class this week. In school, we generally follow this sequence:
Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.
(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)
We teach a phonics lesson daily at school. Your child should have a ‘Practise Phonics’ book that they bring home from school. The sticker on the front will indicate which phase they’re working at. On Phonics Play, the activities and games match the phases. If you’re unsure which phase your child is working on, email your class teacher.
Use a different Phonics Play activity for :
- Revisit: Flashcard Speed Trial, Flashcard Time Challenge or Tricky Word Trucks
- Practise: Play Buried Treasure, Dragon’s Den or Picnic on Pluto
- Apply: Have a go reading one of the Comics or the Reading Robots
Login details are Sphere (user name) and Spher3 (password).
(Suggested time: 20 minutes daily)
We’ll be using this ‘RIC‘ text in class to practise comprehension skills.
This is what RIC stands for:
Retrieve: finding information in a text
Interpret: using clues in the text or pictures to unlock information
Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read
Read for 10-15 minutes daily. You could read the books you have brought home from school or any other books you have at home. Remember that the ‘Practise Phonics’ book is designed to be read more than once, to help with segmenting (sounding out), blending (putting the sounds back together) and fluency.
(Suggested time: 10-15 minutes daily)
These writing lessons are about writing a non-chronological report. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)
(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)
This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:
Day 1: Copy the words out in your best handwriting (like in our handwriting guide) – using a lead-in line or joined handwriting. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text.)
Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our super spelling strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.
(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)
Our topic this half-term is geography. Look at these lessons about the seven continents. You’ll also recap your understanding of physical and human geography by comparing an area of the UK with one in a different continent.
(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)
Our science lessons are all about plants. Have a go at these six lessons. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.
(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)
Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!
Do two of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!
(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)
As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…
This sequence of lessons may interest you. They’re music lessons about pitch.
Living and Learning is important to help us live and learn together. This half term, we’ll be discussing what it means to live in a democracy. Check out this Newsround video from the BBC to find out more.