Years 1 to 4 - Summer Term Second Half - Ideas & Suggestions
Structuring your child’s day
In our resources list: https://www.standrewslowerschool.co.uk/home-1/home-learning-resources
you will find a document with a suggestion for the structure of the school day at home.
The idea is not to replicate a normal school day as working one to one, or even with a small group as we currently are in school, the normal structure is not appropriate. Replacing it with quiet and intense academic study from 9.00 – 3.30 is not appropriate either, as at school between 9.00 and 3.30 this sort of work is mixed up with discussion, practical, creative and physical activities and socialising.
Have a look at the suggested structure and alter it to suit your child and your family.
The idea of having a structure is a good one. Children thrive and feel safe in routines. (So do adults actually!)
But when you have this sorted, remember to alter it at the weekends! Five days per week is plenty.
We would love to see anything the children make or do. Please photograph things and upload them on Kidblog. You could also collate things into a scrap book or folder. When we re-open the children are welcome to bring these in to show us.
This half term we would have been focusing on RESPONSIBILITY.
This is how we normally explain it to the children:
Responsibility is when you agree to something, do it. Responsibility is answering for your own actions. Responsibility is taking care of your own matters. Responsibility is being trustworthy. Responsibility is always using your head. This is a great one to talk about at home, helping the children to think for themselves, e.g. remembering things themselves, tidying up after themselves, helping with chores that help the running of the house and getting some activities completed each day and sharing it with their teacher on Kidblog.
As well as having a focus on one value for a half term we always remind the children about all 12 values. They are; Honesty, Peace, Humility, Tolerance, Respect, Responsibility, Joy, Thankfulness, Co-operation, Forgiveness, Freedom and Love.
This is the most important part of the curriculum, when the school is open and when it is not. Sharing books, including e-books, with your children is vital. Read to them and let them read to you. Talk about the books and ask them questions. Ask them about particular vocabulary and what words mean. Ask them about what they think characters are thinking and what they think may happen next. Make time for this in the structure you plan for the day so that it is a daily activity.
Please make a short part of each day all about times tables.
(In each year band children can go further if they are able – no limits!)
Children should practise counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.
Then they can practise reciting the 2, 5, and 10 times tables.
Year Three should recap X2, X5 and X10 and work on X3 and X4.
Year Four should recap X2, X5, X10, X3 and X4 and work on X6, X7, X8, X9, X11 and X12.
Once all are learned – test them by jumping around the tables.
Have a look at this website: https://www.themathsfactor.com/
(This list includes some things the children in school are doing.)
Other Suggested Tasks for Week beginning 1st June
ALL BOOKS CAN BE FOUND ON YOUTUBE
Years One & Two
Reading-The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.
English- Write instructions for seed planting.
Maths- Year 1: Choose a toy and turn it one quarter turn, one half turn, three quarter turn and a whole turn. You could do this using your body too.
Maths Year 2: Choose a toy and turn it one quarter turn, one half turn, three quarter turn and a whole turn. Turn clockwise and anti-clockwise.
PE- Draw a hopscotch and add jumping/hopping tasks.
RE- Read the story of Noah’s Ark or watch it online. Can you retell the story verbally, in writing or by making puppets and acting it out? Then draw a picture. Don’t forget to include the rainbow – the sign of hope!
Science- Rocket mice
Geography- Look at the local area on Google Earth and Google Maps- identify human and physical features.
PSHE- Use some mindful colouring resources/ children can draw their own pictures to have some quiet reflection time. Put some relaxing music on at the same time. ( Twinkl has lots of mindful colouring resources and it is free at the moment ).
Years Three & Four – Florence Nightingale
Carry out research and write an information text - Who is Florence Nightingale?
Florence Nightingale - Reading/Comprehension – On Twinkl
Compare Victorian and modern day hospitals – Spot the difference/compare two hospital pictures.
Quiz about Person Hygene/Microorganisms activity – germs – helpful/both/harmful
Barvember – Problem Solving – Bar Modelling
Magical Maths activity – Problem Solving
Children to design and make their own Paper Lantern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPaBSyTdPPI – guidance is needed.
Design and make your own crossword/
wordsearch – using words form this topic
Collage a picture of Florence Nightingale/design a poster showing the terrible conditions in Victorian Hospitals.
Children to design a board game with true and false questions about Florence Nightingale.
Diagnose the patient – Role Play Game
Other Suggested Tasks for Week beginning 8th June
Years One & Two
Reading-Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs
English- Design a castle at the top of the beanstalk and describe it using interesting words.
PE-Catching a ball- increase how high you throw it up in the air to catch it.
Maths- Year 1: Sequence daily events chronological order using language: eg first, before, next, after, finally. Practise telling the time to o’clock and ½ past.
Year 2: Practise telling the time to ¼ past and ¼ to. Extend your learning to telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes eg 10 past 3, 20 past 5.
RE- Design a stained glass window containing a rainbow.
Computing- Find out about how technology has changed.
Science- Take a virtual tour of the science museum and look at the exhibitions- https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/virtual-tour-science-museum
Geography- Label the 7 continents and 5 oceans onto the blank world map and colour it in. Cut the map up into puzzle pieces, can you fit them back together again? https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/87/49/t2-g-561-world-map-continent-and-ocean-labelling-activity
PSHE- Have a positive pot at home. Write one or two positive things on a slip of paper each day, then share them all at the end of the week. E.g It was lovely and sunny today, I had a chat with my granddad on WhatsApp, The flowers are starting to grow in my garden.
Years Three & Four – Earth and Space
Create a fact file about Earth and Space. Research the nine planets, the Sun and Moon/day and night / seasons. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdrrd2p
Write an imaginary story about a journey to the moon.
Write a descriptive setting for a new planet. Consider the atmosphere, climate, landscape, seasons and possibility of life.
Write a newspaper story about astronauts finding a new planet.
Write an acrostic poem with the title ‘SPACE’ or ‘PLANET’
Compare temperatures – research the temperature for each planet in the solar system. Place them in ascending order.
Compare size – research the size of each planet in the solar system. Place them in descending order.
Twinkl have space based Maths games / Times table games.
Maths space challenge https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-m-465-space-themed-maths-challenge-cards-ks2
Design and make a model rocket ship
Design and make a model solar system – using different size balls?
Bake rock cakes – like moon rocks.
Other Suggested Tasks for Week beginning 15th June
Years One & Two
Reading-Ten Seeds by Ruth Brown.
English- Draw the life cycle of a seed and label or write paragraphs.
Maths- Year 1: Use weighing scales and compare the mass of objects using mathematical vocabulary for example lighter/heavier.
Year 2: Use weighing scales and compare the mass of objects using >, < and =
PE-Skittles using bottles and socks.
RE- Think of the colours of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Can you think of something for each colour that makes you happy? Make a poster showing all these things.
Science- Label parts of a plant and research their functions- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82
Geography- Research the UK and contients of the world- there are lots of clips and games on BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j
PSHE- Use this link to share the story The Full Warren. https://www.everyschool.co.uk/pshe-key-stage-1-caring-for-others-2.html ( A story about helping others) Can you think of some more ways you can help other people?
Years Three & Four – Food
English and DT
Cook something delicious and write your own recipe with instructions of how to make it.
Make a smoothie and design some packaging for it.
Design a poster promoting healthy eating.
Research two historical figures that you would like to invite to a fantasy dinner party.
Write a food diary and explore different food groups.
Create some artwork based on Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans,’ using your stockpiled tins for inspiration!
Solve money problems: finding totals of food shopping and working out the change.
Convert measurements in recipes (ml to l and g to kg).
Find fractions of shapes (eg. cake, pizza) https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-m-109-colour-and-label-fractions-worksheet
Create bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs to represent data about the food you have in your home.
Other Suggested Tasks for Week beginning 22nd June
Years One & Two
Reading- Eddie's Garden: and How to Make Things Grow by Sarah Garland.
English- Acrostic poem.
Maths- Year 1: Organise UK coins from the lowest value to the largest value. Write down the value of each coins .
Year 2: How many different ways can you make amounts of money?
Eg 26p = 20p + 5p+1p
20p + 2p+2p+2p
PE-Egg and spoon race in the garden
RE- Go on a hunt to find signs of new life, for example, new flowers. Make a list of everything you see. If you post your list on Kidblog you could see who finds the most signs in your class
Computing- www.online.espresso.co.uk (big books)
Science- Look at different types of clouds and make a cloud in a jar- http://coolscienceexperimentshq.com/make-a-cloud-form-in-a-jar/ (Health and safety- involves boiling water)
Geography- Make a fact file about the 7 continents and 5 oceans.
PSHE- Make your own sensory circuit at home. You could draw a sensory circuit on a patio or pathway. This is a route to follow with lots of fun activities to complete e.g follow a wiggly line, do 3 frog jumps, complete the hopscotch, jump in the square, do 5 star jumps.
Years Three & Four – The Environment and Recycling
Research the question - How do human beings affect the environment?
Choose one of the major environmental issues and write a letter to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to highlight your concern and suggests ways that the issue could be resolved.
Write about ways in which you could care for the environment in school and at home
ks2-all-about-plastic-pollution-differentiated-reading-comprehension – on Twinkl
Plastic Pollution Activity sheet (Twinkl)
Interpreting scaled pictograms activity sheets (Twinkl)
Calculate food miles for boxes, packages and cartons. Which foods have travelled the furthest? Why?
Bar-Modelling-Number-Bonds-to-100-Differentiated Activity-Sheets (Twinkl)
Colour by 3D shape (Twinkl)
The Mystery of the Missing Football Cup Maths Mystery Game (Twinkl)
Design and make your own plant pot out of recycled materials
Create your own Weee Man with pictures of electronics etc and a cardboard figure (See Eden Project)
Play the recycling board game (Twinkl)
Build and paint a robot – with recycled materials.
Design a poster to raise awareness about looking after our environment and recycling.
Other Suggested Tasks for Week beginning 29th June
Years One & Two
Reading-Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French and Alison Bartlett.
English- Diary entry showing how something new has surprised you.
Maths- Year 1: Draw an array to calculate 5 x 2 =
Year 2: Draw a number line to calculate 5 x 5 =
PE-Balancing objects on your head.
RE- Even though things are different right now, there are still lots of things to be thankful for. Cut up strips of paper and write or draw something you are grateful for every day for a week. At the end of the week join the strips to make a thankful paper chain.
Computing- Children to design a poster to help others if they experience something they do not feel comfortable with on the computer.
Science- Go on a walk to look for different habitats and microhabitats. What animals and plants live there? How do they survive in these habitats? Habitat fact file https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ba/58/t-t-2547618-ks1-animal-or-plant-habitat-differentiated-fact-file-activity
Geography- Landmarks of London matching. activity https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/a0/e2/t-g-333-landmarks-of-london-fact-matching-cards
PSHE- Complete some of the following fun activities- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-he-456-mindfulness-challenge-cards These can be used as a break between other learning activities.
Years Three & Four – Riotous Royalty
Research William the Conqueror, King John, Henry the VIII, Queen Anne and Queen Victoria. Write an information text.
Make an invite for a party for William the Conqueror.
Can you create your own song about Queen Victoria like the Horrible Histories one?
Create your own ‘Wanted Wife’ poster for King Henry VIII. What attributes would she need to have?
Princess Diana – reading comprehension – Twinkl
Adding 4 digit numbers; Add up the birth dates of each royal member. What is the total? Add the death dates up for each royal member, what is the total?
Create your own map with royal treasure on with co-ordinates to play with a friend. Can you find all the royal treasure?
Create your own crowns using a range of shapes – can you identify the shapes and their properties.
Other Suggested Tasks for Week beginning 6th July
Years One & Two
Reading- Your favourite book.
English- Role play yourself or with puppets your favourite book.
PE-Obstacle course in your garden.
Maths- Year1: Go on a ‘square hunt’. How many squares can you find?
Year 2: How many different 2d and 3d shapes can you find around your house and/or garden?
RE- Make a heart to give/send to someone who might be sad or lonely. You could draw it, paint it, make it with hama beads and so on. If you have a white wax crayon or candle you could write a message on it with the crayon or candle and then do a paint wash over the top to send them a message too.
Computing- Find out about blogs. Explore Kidblog and send a message to someone who has access to this.
Science- Plant a seed, create a plant diary. What does it need to grow and stay healthy? There are videos and games on BBC Bitesize- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82
Geography- Look at a range of different maps, identify symbols. Create your own symbols for a map.
PSHE- Talk about all the things you are thankful for. Colour in the following sheet. In some of the larger shapes you could write a label for something you are thankful for e,g nanny, my bike, my friends, baking.
Years Three & Four – Australia
Locate and label a map – Where is Australia?
Learn about the states and territories – write information cards about some of them – All the information is on Twinkl
Research Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and then read one of them.
Write a blog about what you found out.
Write your own Dreamtime story.
Find out about the Great Barrier Reef and create an information poster or leaflet about it to try to persuade people to visit.
Mathletics – Shape
Go on a shape hunt around your home/on a walk. Write down what the object is and identify what 3D shape it is – can you name the properties eg how many vertices / edges / faces.
DT / Art
Create a collage or 3D model of one of the famous landmarks in Australia.
Other Suggested Tasks for Week beginning 13th July
Years One & Two
Reading- The enormous Turnip.
English- Write a recount of your daily routine.
Maths- Year 1: recognise, find and name a ½ and ¼ as equal parts of an object, shape or quantity eg ½ of 12 = ¼ of 12 =
(use 12 objects or jottings and split between 2 piles for a ½ or 4 piles for ¼. How many are in 1 pile? That is your answer)
Year 2: Write simple fractions, for example ¼ of 16 = and use this to calculate ¾ of 16 =
RE- Draw a picture of all the things you are looking forward to doing when Lockdown is over.
Computing- Find out about passwords and why it is important to keep these safe as well as keeping information safe.
Geography- Create a map of your local area, include human and physical features. Ask a family member to follow the map to get to a certain location. A video to support reading maps and compass directions: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/using-a-compass-and-reading-maps/z77tf4j
PSHE- Draw a picture of yourself. Around the picture write labels for all the things you are good at- riding my bike, helping my friends, making people smile, colouring, making up new games. Write one thing you are practising to get better at e.g practising my spellings, riding my bike without stabilisers.
Years Three & Four – Summer and the Weather
Planning a summer adventure – where would you go and what would you take? Stimulus ‘Sun’ by Sam usher
Design a ‘weather maker machine’ and then explain how it works – stimulus ‘A cloudy lesson’
Measuring volume and temperature (weather related)
Interrupting and presenting weather statistics
Record and measure shadows
Research what a shadow is and why they change
Design and make a shadow show/puppet
Create summer weather art
For other creative and physical activities please look at the list of resources on
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We hope all this is useful to you.
Mrs. Rolfe, Mrs. Willis, Miss Jakes, Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Steer.