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Home Learning - No Computer Required

Learning for a range of subjects and abilities:

The BBC have plans to expand their educational resources and programmes. You might want to check out the following as they are developed:

  1. A daily educational programme for different key stages or year groups - with a complementary self-learning programme for students to follow, broadcast on BBC Red Button and made available on demand on BBC iPlayer.
  2. Increasing our educational programming on BBC iPlayer, bringing together the best from BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach and the wider BBC portfolio where educationally appropriate.
  3. BBC Four and BBC Red Button devoting a block of programming each weekday evening to show programmes that support the GCSE and A Level curriculum. In Scotland, the Scotland channel will support the Scottish NQs and Highers in daytime.

 

English

Read

Where possible, read as much as you can! Books, comics, news-papers. 

Writing ideas:

Keep a learning journal or diary describing what you are doing at home (include any life skills or home activities such as cooking, gardening or even playing games) 

Read and write simple recipes or shopping lists. 

Write simple book reports or review a programme you have watched. 

If gardening:  Write and draw a simple growth diary (with photos) 

If you are finding it difficult to visit older members of your family, perhaps write an email, make a card or write and post an old fashioned letter. 

 

Activities you could do with your child:

  • Share a story/write a book review/write a character description e.g. for a Top Trumps Card
  • Read some opening chapters from the Love Reading 4 Kids website
  • Write a story, poem, play
  • Make puppets and put on a play
  • Play a board game, dig out old favourites and hold championship tournaments! You could even design a new one for a target audience!
  • Paint a picture and label it/write about it / create a poem
  • Blackout poetry – A blackout poem is when a poet takes a marker (usually black marker) to already established text–like in a newspaper–and starts redacting words until a poem is formed. The key thing with a blackout poem is that the text AND redacted text form a sort of visual poem.
  • Look, say, cover, write, check spellings
  • Create a poster about washing hands/hygiene about Coronavirus
  • Make an Easter Egg Hunt with clues in your garden
  • Make Mother’s Day cards, poems
  • Research 'project'/poster on a topic that's been covered in school recently, e.g. the Egyptians, a famous author, an inspirational person etc. This could be in the form of a poster, leaflet, booklet or a PowerPoint presentation etc.
  • Have a good declutter/sort-out of your toys! Which toys or books do you no longer use? Write a review of your favourite with a target audience!
  • Bake! Bake your favourite recipe and write up the recipe so as to create a class book of favourite recipes when you return to school.
  • Junk modelling – why not upcycle some waste materials in order to make something new?
  • Provide children with paper and pens/pencils/crayons to draw pictures, engage in writing - including practising letter formation, writing simple words, captions, lists, simple sentences.
  • Provide opportunities for children to play boards games with adults or siblings, encouraging taking turns, communication, language and vocabulary skills and maths skills. For example dominoes, snakes and ladders, bingo, tiddly winks.

 

Maths

Activities you could do with your child:

Playing games, especially card games, dice games, dominoes or games involving counting in any form, such as Yahtzee, Monopoly, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders.

In addition, games that support memory, such as memory matching games (https://www.education.com/worksheets/memory-games/) or ‘I went to the shops and I bought…’ (https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/memory-time-fillers/i-went-to-the-shops..._ can help to develop children’s retention skills. 

For children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2, practice making and recalling pairs of numbers that make a given total, such as all the pairs of numbers that make 10, 8, 5 etc. 

Practise times tables.

 

Science

If school is closed but your child does not need to self-isolate you may consider ….

Take a walk in nature. Make a collection of things you find. Once home, display them and see if you can identify them. Nature Detectives has some great ‘spotter sheets’ which might help.
Plant some vegetables to grow at home. How can you keep them healthy? Once grown, can you use them in your cooking? Easy ones to grow for younger children are lettuce varieties, cress, radish or basil and mint herbs.
Have a family sunflower competition. Who can keep their plan healthy and grow the tallest sunflower? Keep a diary of how much it grows each day.


Other activities you could do with your child:

Make a marble run. How long can you keep the marble moving for?
Take a ‘Science Selfie’. Take a photograph of themselves with something science related in the image. Print off the photograph and complete the caption ‘This is science because…’
Make a collection of ‘Science Selfies’ to show how science is all around us.
With an adult for guidance, experiment with cooking and food preparation. Make cakes and discuss what they notice at each stage of the recipe. Try this experiment to see how oven temperature affects cake mix: Make some cake mixture and place in 15 separate muffin cases. Put all the muffins in the oven then after every minute remove one from the oven until all 15 have been removed. Which is the best cake? Why? What do you notice? Mix up the cake order and see if you can put them back in the correct order.
Try making some healthier snacks. Try super-seed energy balls, homemade granola, hummus with veg sticks. Explore online for some great ideas.
Make a den, inside or out. Explain what materials you used and why your den is good?
Research a famous scientist. What did they discover? How is their idea used today?

What is the best way to stop ice cubes (or an ice lolly) from melting? Suggest 3 different things, test them and see which ice cube lasted longest. For younger children change where they put the ice cubes. For older children change the material they wrap the ice in (testing thermal insulators).

 

Physical Education

Fleetwood Town FC Resource Packs

Fleetwood Town FC have very kindly shared their amazing resource packs with schools for pupils (and parent-carers!) to use at home. Check out the packs on the PE page if you have access to the school website or call us at school for a paper copy.

Great Arley would like to give a big thank you to the PE department staff at Fleetwood Town who have put these excellent resources together!
 

Blue Moose Dance Company have set 5 challenges for children in Wyre and Fylde schools. You can find these challenges oin the PE page too, or, if you can't access the school website, contact us for a paper copy.

 

Activities you could do with your child:

If school is closed but your child does not need to self-isolate you may consider ….
Some sort of physical activity. The Chief Medical Officers guidelines for young people is to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Examples of moderate intensity activities include, walking, playing outside in a park, riding a scooter, cycling, ball games etc. Reduce the time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity. Aim to spread activity throughout the day. All activities should make you breathe faster and feel warmer, above all make it fun and
something the children enjoy.

 

Create opportunities for children to play in outdoor spaces – gardens, backyards (not visiting parks or public places.) Games which involve throwing and catching, (soft items from indoors such as sponges, scarves, balloons, etc. bubbles using washing up liquid and wire to make a simple bubble blower, skipping, jumping, hopscotch, etc.

Creative Curriculum

 

Activities you could do with your child:

Draw out your family tree - ask questions of different family members to see how far you can trace your family back
Make a poster about your grandparents. Call them on the telephone and ask them questions about their life and use this information to record in the best way you can think of.

Paint, draw and create!

 

Design Technology

Activities:

  • Make puppets and put on a play
  • Play a board game, dig out old favourites and design a new one for a target audience!
  • Research, design and make Easter Cards
  • Make Mother’s Day cards and gifts
  • Have a good declutter/sort-out of your toys! 
  • Bake! Bake your favourite recipe
  • Help to make meals during the day
  • Learn about the washing machine, dishwasher and other household appliances
  • Junk modelling – why not upcycle some waste materials in order to make something new?

 

Early Years Foundation Learning

Ideas for Parents to Support their Child’s Learning at Home:

Provide children with paper and pens/pencils/crayons to draw pictures, engage in writing - including practising letter formation, writing simple words, captions, lists, simple sentences.
Provide opportunities for children to play boards games with adults or siblings, encouraging taking turns, communication, language and vocabulary skills and maths skills. For example dominoes, snakes and ladders, bingo, tiddly winks.

Opportunities for children to play in outdoor spaces – gardens, backyards (not visiting parks or public places.) Games which involve throwing and catching, (soft items from indoors such as sponges, scarves, balloons, etc. bubbles using washing up liquid and wire to make a simple bubble blower, skipping, jumping, hopscotch, etc.

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