Sycamore

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Hi Sycamore class,                         

I hope you are all ok and you and your families are staying safe and enjoying spending time together. I know these are strange times for you all. Below you will find a list of activity ideas you could have a go at along with the pack you already have. Don’t worry about completing it all at once, just a little at a time is fine. I would love to see pictures of the things you manage to have a go at or anything different you are up to.

English

Before school closed we were reading the story ‘The lighthouse keeper’s lunch’ and you have done some lovely work on this already. This link will take you to the story being read:

Some ideas for this week:

  • Write a letter to Mr Grinling from the seagulls apologising (pretend you are one of the seagulls).
  • Invent a new disgusting sandwich to stop the seagulls eating the lunch. Think of awful ingredients you would use. Write a list of ingredients and then instructions to make the sandwich. Don’t forget numbers for instructions and time connectives (First, next, then, after that etc)

Other ongoing English ideas :

  • Write a daily/weekly lockdown diary or scrapbook you can look back on when you are older. Include pictures/photographs etc even if you do normal things you could write about it and include how you feel each time and the date.

Maths

Continue with the pack where you can. Use the maths links (year 1 and year 2) to go over the following concepts over the next few weeks.

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Number bonds
  • Doubling/halving
  • Multiplication (2’s, 5’s, 10’s)
  • Division (sharing)
  • Shape

You can also find lots of activities relating to these topics on twinkl and other websites.

If you want to prioritise then concentrate on addition, subtraction (using 10’s and 1’s), multiplication (2’s, 5’s, 10’s) and division (by 2, 5 and 10)

Science

Use the outdoors and the links on the other sheet to complete a minibeast or spring hunt. Complete a tally chart and then draw a pictogram to represent what you have found. Find out interesting facts about the different minibeasts.

You could also research about your favourite animals and write a factfile about their habitat, diet and appearance.

Geography

We were looking at different maps. The children could label the countries of the UK and the seas using an atlas or researching online. They could then move onto looking at each country and finding out the following:

  • Capital city
  • Famous landmark
  • Interesting fact
  • Castle
  • Landscape

They could also make their own maps of their local area, garden or house and create a key.

Please don’t think you have to complete all of these things, they are ideas to last you for a while. I will continue to send additional ideas on a weekly basis for those that complete the activities. If you need any clarification on anything or you have any other questions don’t hesitate to e mail me.

Take care and stay safe

Mrs Belfield

Useful Website Links

English

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch story

Science

Minibeast science links for outdoor learning

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5270-minibeast-hunt-tally-sheet

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-10218-minibeast-hunt-and-location-recording-sheet

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-27093-make-your-own-minibeast-hotel-outdoor-activity

Spring science activities

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5045-spring-hunt-checklist

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/spring-themed-early-writing-activities-t-e-2549567

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/easter-themed-early-writing-activities-t-e-2549673

https://www.kidzone.ws/t.asp?t=https://www.kidzone.ws/creative-writing/easter/c-writing-prompt-worksheet-4.gif

Maths

These links provide week by week videos teaching different concepts.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

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