Learning From Home - Afternoon Tasks
Here is the list of possible activities for you to complete in the afternoons whilst learning from home. I do not expect you to complete all of these activities every afternoon. If you can think of any other tasks that will help your learning or things that you'd like to practise and learn, then feel free to try them out. It is up to you and your families to decide how much you think is suitable. You may decide to create and plan your own timetable to ensure that you aren't missing out on key learning.
Please remember to upload pictures and posts as evidence on Seesaw for me and everyone else to see what you’ve been getting up to.
1. Subscriptions and Websites
Maths Whizz https://www.whizz.com/login
Times Table Rock Stars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
Hit the Button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Maths Frame - Multiplication Tables Check https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons (music, computing, geography, history, etc.) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
2. Over To You - Projects
Being at home with additional time is an ideal opportunity to do some research about a particular topic. Therefore, every week during lockdown, we are going to be exploring a different theme. I will let you know what the theme is each week via SeeSaw.
As the title states, once you receive the theme, it is OVER TO YOU how you present your learning. You can complete as little or as much as you like, but here are some possibilities;
Not all of these ideas will be suitable or appropriate for all of the themes, so please choose wisely. You do not need to choose just one of these each week. You can do as much as you like.
Mix it up. Get writing. Get creative. Get presenting. Get learning. Most importantly, have FUN!
This week's theme (06.07.20 - 17.07.20) :
For these last two weeks of the term it really is “Over to You”!
I’d like you to reflect on all the wonderful mini projects you have seen and produced during this time and think of your very own topic to complete some work on.
Make sure you choose wisely as there must be enough scope for you create something interesting. Remember you can present this as you wish and it must be informative and look professional.
There is no limit or expectation on the amount of work you wish to produce, but remember, and take inspiration from all of the different suggestions and items that you have seen so far.
You could possibly choose to produce work on; something that you find particularly interesting - such as a hobby or a sport, someone that inspires you - such as a famous person or activist, something that has given you joy or pleasure - such as a good book or film, something that has a close or sentimental meaning to you - such as a family heirloom or family tree, something that is special to you - such as a favourite toy or item, a particular country, town or city, or a particular historical event that fascinates you - such as a sporting event, revolution, movement, invention, war or natural disaster.
As this is the ‘grand finale’ of lockdown projects, I have given you two works to complete this work. This means you can take your time both whilst selecting what you’d like to produce and whilst researching and completing the work.
Good luck Class 3, I can’t wait to see what you manage to produce!
3. Life skills
Remember, some of these might not be suitable for you and are just some examples. If you can think of any more then why not give them a try!
Class 3 Life Skills Checklist
Be as creative as you can with your ideas and remember, unlike some subjects, there is no correct answer in art so don't be afraid to take risks and give something a try!
Like I always say, reading is very important so why not take the opportunity in the afternoons to enjoy either one of your school books or books from home. Read as much and as often as possible. I'd love to hear about the books you read so why not make a short video reviewing a book or letting the rest of the class know what the book is about. You could also record yourself reading and post it to Seesaw. Remember, it is not just books that you can read but there are also; magazines, newspapers, poems, leaflets, and so on!
Please ensure you are dedicating some of your time to practise your weekly spellings, as well as your National Curriculum common exception words. In your home-learning packs, you will also find a spelling rules booklet. This booklet could be used during an afternoon session to learn/revise the key spelling rules. Why not choose two a week to master?
Here are some strategies to help you learn your spellings;
During this time, it’s really important that we stay fit and healthy. Therefore, I would like you to spend some of your afternoon sessions doing PE. Get up on your feet, move your bodies and feel better! As we know, exercise is not only good for our physical health, but also our mental health. Here are some ways you can work out during this period;