Home Learning Ideas
Please find below some great home learning ideas linked to Easter.
The first file called Easter Gardens is a competition organised by Wells Cathedral to make and then photograph your own Easter Story. Why not have a go?
All class pages have home learning that has been set specifically for the class by the class teachers. Below is a list of resources and ideas to use the time at home effectively to make sure the children remain active and curious.
Support and Advice:
For parents and educational cartoons https://www.leaderinme.org/
Downloadable book on how to talk to children about COVID'19: https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/
For Year 6 there is a lesson coming up on BBC Bitesize all about transitioning to secondary school https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zj2grj6
The below link enables you to set up a free account to all of TWINKL learning resources!
WhiteRose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/
Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
Spelling shed: https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
English with David Walliams www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses
David Walliams is releasing a audio story everyday at 11am for 30 days. These stories and books are hilariously funny and would be suitable for the children in KS2.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/ for lots of books and games
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ which has levelled books to read
- tay-at-Home Adventures with Anna McNuff
Look out for Anna McNuff’s instagram stories takeover on @WalkerBooksUK as she talks about her new book, 100 Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up. by Anna McNuff, illustrated by Clair Rossiter, it is packed with adventure ideas you can do right now in your home and garden & those big bucket list adventures that you can start planning now! You can see Anna talking about her book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTw0eFJ5yFQ
Stay-at-home with the Walker Bear
Our 'Stay home with the Walker Bear' playlist features all the best and brightest videos from our Walker Books authors and illustrators. The perfect place to find readings, activities and more to keep your little ones entertained. https://www.youtube.com/user/WalkerBooksUK?blend=8&ob=5
A Monster Calls – the movie adaptation was shown on BBC and is now available on iPlayer (more suitable for older children so please check this first!)
Football School Friday which starts at 10am with Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton on the Football School YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/footballschoolfacts!
The Bear Hunt's gone GLOBAL! All around the world, people are putting bears in their windows for families to spot on their daily walks. Walker have put together reading recommendation assets. These are the first set in bi-weekly recommendation assets which will range in theme, age group, and school subject. There are also two activity sheets for children to make their very own bear and bear ears to print off and cut out available at jointhebearhunt.com https://www.jointhebearhunt.com/ which has been updated with the latest books and news.
Chris Haughton, author-illustrator of such favourites as - Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan, Goodnight Everyone, A Bit Lost, and the soon to be in paperback Don't Worry, Little Crab - is keeping kids across the world busy with his read-alongs, live art tutorials, and activities. You can see more here: https://www.picturebookparty.co.uk/
From the award-winning creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth comes Follow Me, Flo a hilarious and heartfelt daddy and daughter cautionary tale, sure to get all young readers laughing and singing. You can watch Jarvis sharing his story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RER5zRz766k&t=27s
with Jamie Oliver www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking
Cooking with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBackshall/status/1242058846941712385
Music with Myleen Klass www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
History with Dan Snow (free for 30 days) tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
Professor Brian Cox is great for science: https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcomingschedule
Ideas for activities at home could include things like:
Puzzles (noughts and crosses/ squares/ hangman);
The alphabet game - I went to the shop and bought an apple, banana etc;
A project on something they are interested in or a topic that they have/will cover (https://www.churchfieldchurchschool.co.uk/curriculum/);
Learn all their multiplication tables;
The team behind @kaleidoscopeire are doing a daily creative project called ‘Home Club’, also starting Monday.
Starting on Monday, at 6pm GMT Oliver Jeffers (https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books) will be reading one of his books every weekday, and talking about some of the things that went into making it.
Also, Mac Barnett (https://www.macbarnett.com/) will be doing the same with his books daily, an hour later.
Audible are also allowing free access to a range of audio books suitable for family listening:
Free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.