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Easter Holiday

During the Easter holiday, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help keep your children entertained and continue their learning.

 

We appreciate that keeping children engaged and occupied whilst at home during this time is not always going to be easy. We have various suggestions for tasks and activities that are perfectly matched for your child's year group that can be completed both independently or with adult support.

Rainbow

  • Read a story and talk about the characters
  • Practise phonics as often as you can
  • Practise counting
  • Talking about shapes and finding some in the home
  • Letter and number formation
  • Interact and play games

Year 1

  • Find objects around your home and use your phonics to label them.
  • Read a book everyday and write a sentence about what happened in the story, remembering to include capital letter and full stops.
  • Collect 10 pairs of socks, use them to practise counting in 2s
  • Get a pile of your favourite toys or Lego, group them into tens an ones and count how many you have
  • Get some seeds and plant them, record how high your plant grows each day.

Year 2

  • Read everyday
  • Write book reviews for the books you finish
  • Keep a diary
  • Practise spellings from the Y1/2 words list and put them into sentences
  • Practise 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Complete calculations using all four operations (+, -, x and ÷)
  • Measure objects around your home and record the lengths
  • Go on a 3D shape hunt, write the names of all the shapes you find, then make a table and record the number of faces, edges and vertices for each object.
  • Collect some coins from your money box, list the coins you have and find the total amount. Try to make the same amount using different coins.

Year 3

  • Recall 3, 4 and 8 multiplications
  • Use everyday objects to write fractions
  • Compare, order, add and subtract fractions with the same denominators
  • Measure objects around the house using a ruler and record in mm and cm
  • Baking is a perfect way to measure mass and capacity
  • Tell and write the time in 24 hour and analogue - do this at certain times of the day. Ask your children to help create a timetable
  • Draw 2D shapes and use a ruler to measure and calculate perimeters
  • Add and subtract money using both pounds and pence
  • Ensure your child reads every day ask your child to give you a recount of what they have read
  • Ask your children to keep a diary and include:
    • Conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to make sentences longer
    • Speech in sentences
    • Practise the Y3/4 spelling words

Year 4

  • Read every day. Ask questions about what might happen next
  • Write a book review
  • Practise timetables
  • Practise spellings
  • Encourage addition and subtraction using money. How much change?
  • Use everyday objects to practise fractions - how much pizza have you eaten? What fraction of the socks are blue? What fraction of the cars you can see are red?
  • Make a plan to decorate a room and measure the perimeter
  • Write an explanation text about your hobby

Year 5

  • Read lots of different types of texts and discuss them
  • Estimate the area and perimeter of the rooms in your house
  • Write a story including direct speech and parenthesis
  • Create different fractions using everyday objects, then record and compare them
  • Practise Y5/6 spelling words
  • Recap specific grammatical terminology
  • Practise multiplying 4 digit numbers by 1 or 2 digit numbers
  • Practise dividing 4 digit numbers by a 1 digit numbers
  • Read, write, order and compare decimals, for example money
  • Practise spellings from the Y5/6 word list and put them in sentences

Year 6

  • Recap specific grammatical terminology
  • Practise spellings from the Y5/6 word list and put them in sentences
  • Read lots of different types of texts and discuss them
  • Practise calculating using all 4 written methods of calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
  • Explore equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Practise calculations using fractions and decimals
  • Find fractions and percentages of amounts

Non-screen Activities

What can you do when there’s no school and you're stuck at home? Here are 25 fun ideas to choose from.

Staying Fit and Healthy

During this time at home, it is really important for you to stay fit and healthy. Try doing some daily exercise. You could even get some family members to join in with you!

 

Try these workouts for children by Joe Wicks:

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k

 

There is always something fun to try on GoNoodle!

https://family.gonoodle.com

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