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School Closure - Home Learning Zone
We know that missing school isn’t easy for your children —or for you. But we also know that there are simple ways to turn unexpected time at home into exciting opportunities for children to learn, think, and grow.
We have put together some ideas and some links that we think your children will enjoy and should be able to be completed with little or no adult support. However, it is always fun to learn together!!
The KS1 Team
We strongly recommend that you commit to a sense of routine during these closure days and enable your child to complete the learning activities given; we all benefit from routine and structure and this can be particularly beneficial during unusual and concerning times such as these. We acknowledge that many parents will be working at home and the learning activities are designed to fit in with your own busy schedules.
A day with your child may look like this:
Perhaps you could design your own schedule together each week.
Daily Phonics lessons
As a school we follow the Read Write Inc Spelling Programme.
RWI Inc are supporting parents during school closures by scheduling free phonics lessons every day on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of the RWI trainers every day for the next two weeks.
Films will be streamed live and will only be available at the times below:
Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm
Please try and watch these lessons and practice with your child every day.
Weekly Learning Activities
This amazing website has lots of activities and support for parents to help their children with their learning.
Online Maths Resources:
Complete a daily maths lesson from White Rose Maths. Watch the video together. Answer the questions/complete the activities. Mark the work together using the answer guides.
TT Rockstars: Practise your timestables and mental division skills.
Numbots: Have fun with your number skills.
Hit the Button: Practise your division and number bonds facts against the clock.
Coin Cruncher: Can you make different amounts of money using this fun game on the Natwest website?
Off-Screen Maths Ideas:
- Practise telling the time to the nearest five minutes.
- Teach someone in your family your rolling numbers – can you create your own rhyme for your rolling numbers? Can you video yourself doing your rolling numbers?
- Practise making amounts of money using coins – how many ways can you make 50p? £1? £5?
Online Reading Resources:
Free online reading books through the Oxford Owls website (see link above)
- Phonics Play: Practise your phonics skills using this website.
- Storyline Online
- International Children’s Digital Library
- Open Library
- Amazon’s Free Kids eBooks
- Barnes & Noble Free Nook Books For Kids
- Mrs. P’s Magic Library
Reading questions Questions to ask your child when sharing stories or books.
Have fun and keep active with some of our favourite websites!
- Write a diary about your day.
- Write a postcard to your teacher.
- Write a story involving different members fo your family, What might happen? Do they have to travel somewhere unusual? Do they have to defeat a monster?
- Write a set of family rules. Could they begin with ‘We always…’ rather than ‘We do not…’
- Write a rap/song/poem about something you are passionate about.
When you are writing, you could plan your idea, draft it, edit and then publish it in your very best presentation. Remember to think about your punctuation and make sure your sentences make sense.
- You could practice your handwriting by copying out your favourite bits from a book or even your funniest joke. Have fun practising your letters using different types of writing resources; e.g. pens, felt tips, pencils, glittery gel pens or in sand.
The spellings that children in Year 2 must know how to spell by the end of the year:
Also make sure you know how to spell all the Year 1 common exception words too.
Use these How to draw..... guides to practise drawing some of your favourite animals. Share them on the class twitter page @y2wps
Home Learning Project
Try some of the activities linked to the Olympics. How might you present your work? Create a book? A poster? A powerpoint? A video?
Additional Learning Resources:
- Free access to online learning platform.
- TTS have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared. With a combination of independent and collaborative learning activities, the home learning books provide a great opportunity for parents to learn with their children.