Home learning while self isolating
Home learning while a child is self-isolating at home is extremely important to help keep routines established and to try and minimise disruption to your child’s education. This will also allow for them to have as seamless a transition back into school when they return. The below sections have a range of activities to do every day while self-isolating. In addition to completing the daily tasks, please choose 1 maths task, 1 English task and 1 task from the ‘other subjects’ section to complete. It is really important that children stay active when self-isolating, so please also try to carry out one physical activity every day as well. If you have any questions please contact your child’s class teacher via the class email addresses. Thank you in advance for your help and support with this.
Reception children please follow this link to access the Early Years specific home learning activities. Year one children follow below activities.
15 mins reading -
- Log into Epic Reading (free access between 6am and 4pm). Epic Reading sign in instructions here.
- Read one of the books you have taken home from school.
- Check out Oxford Owl's free ebook library. Its free to sign up to and they have over 100 ebooks.
- Log into reading planet using the same username and password as for times tables rockstars. The school ID code is 273622
15 mins Times Table RockStars
15 mins Spelling Shed
15 minutes daily phonics –
- Red, green and pink – phase 2/ RWI set 1 and 2 daily phonics phase 2
- Orange and yellow books- phase 2 and 3/ RWI set 2 and 3 daily phonics phase 2 daily phonics phase 3
- Blue and grey books- phase 3, 4 and 5/ RWI set 3 daily phonics phase 3 daily phonics phase 4 daily phonics phase 5
- Check out a range of phonics games on phonicsplay website, username march20 password home.
Please ensure that you chose the correct level for your child when accessing these phonics resources in order to maximise their learning opportunities.
Year 1 English tasks - please choose one a day to complete
- Animal early reading comprehension task
- 3 key words reading challenge sheets
- Read the sentence and match to the picture sheet (choose the correct level of challenge) phase 2 phase 3
- Write a book review about a book that you have read recently. You can create your own template or use this one as a guide. Remember to make it exciting, you want people to read the book that you loved so much.
- Write a letter to your class while you are at home. You could write about what you have been doing while at home, what things you miss about school or who is in your house with you. Draw a lovely picture to accompany your letter. You could even bring your letter in to school to read to the whole class once you are back. Always remember to use capital letters, full stops, neat handwriting and finger spaces.
- Try writing your own sentences using these fun picture sentence starters.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) and handwriting
- Join in with this alphabet song then have a go at this alphabet worksheet.
- Have a go at these spelling activities (choose the correct level of challenge for your child) phase 2 spelling phase 3 spelling
- A useful series of SPaG activity mats to try out (choose the correct level of challenge for your child) mat 1 mat 2 mat 3 mat 4
- Have a look at this handwriting website or check out this one and practise any letters that your child struggles with. Then practise these relevant letters from these worksheets.
Year 1 Maths tasks
In school we follow White Rose Maths. To ensure that your child does not miss any of the daily maths learning please click here to access the daily videos from White Rose Maths. This should ensure there is no break in their learning while they are at home. In addition to watching the daily video please choose one of the below general maths activities to complete each day.
- Listen to this numbers to 20 song and join in, then have a go at ordering these numbers to 20.
- Play this fun caterpillar sequencing game and then have a go at these superhero missing number strips
- Play this fun caterpillar ordering game and then try ordering to 10
- Have a go at looking at your number formation on this website (when prompted choose the option of 'all 10 numbers') and then have a go at this number formation worksheet
- Counting objects or pictures reliably is an important skill to practise, as it is easy to make a mistake. Practise counting groups of small objects at home, such as marbles, lego etc. Remember to touch each one as you count it, this is called 1 to 1 correspondence, to ensure you don't miss any out or double count them. When you are confident have a go at this farmyard count to 20 sheet
- Using some small objects at home, have a go at adding 2 groups together. Can you write the number sentence for your addition (ie 3 + 2 = 5)? Now have a go at this caterpillar addition sheet. Why not challenge yourself to write the addition sentence underneath the pictures?
- Using some small objects at home, have a go at subtracting small amounts from a group. Can you write the number sentence for your addition (ie 7 - 4 = 3)? Now have a go at this dinosaur subtraction sheet. Why not challenge yourself to write the subtraction sentence underneath the pictures?
- Sharpen up your counting skills with this fun I-spy and count sheet themed around space
- Play this fun one more one less game and then have a go at this dice game.
At Highfield we use SCARF for our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education. With SCARF, children learn vital life skills they need to help them be happy, healthy and safe.
The theme this half term is Keeping Myself Safe.
We’re thinking the different ways we can keep ourselves healthy and safe, including staying safe online. We’ll be learning skills to help us look after our body.
Follow this link to find specially designed SCARF at home activities. These are similar to the ones your child's class are doing in school at this time.
Other subjects tasks - please choose one a day to complete
- Theme - your theme this term is looking at your local area. Why not go on a virtual walk using Google street view. Move around the area around your school and see if you can make your way back to your house? Can you go into Urmston and have a look around there? Keep a tally chart of different features that you spot on your "walk" such as houses, shops, street lights, bus stops, bins, benches, traffic lights, zebra crossing etc.
- Theme - Look at this aerial photo of our school. What things can you spot on it, such as the playground, your outdoor area, your classroom, the field, the wooded area etc. Can you label these and more on the picture?
- Science - you are going to investigate the properties of materials using this investigation sheet. Go around your house and find items that are made of each of the materials, then test them each for the properties shown. Were the results what you expected or were there any surprises?
- Art - art can be a fantastic way to express our emotions and feelings. Make a piece of art that expresses how you are feeling right now. You can use any media that you have at home such as paint, felt tips, chalks, pencils, crayons and even use a mixture of them together. It might help you to put on some music while you create your art piece. Think about how you will express your emotion, will it be through your colour choice, the shapes and patterns that you draw? This art piece is entirely up to you to express your creativity.
- DT - Part of our nutrition and cooking topics in DT look at knowing the origins of our food. Do some research about where the foods that you eat for your lunch come from. Which come from our country, and which come from foreign countries? How many different countries make up your lunch? Can you label them on this food map of the world?
- Computing - with an adult read through these 2 stories all about Smartie the Penguin as he learns all about internet safety. Afterwards talk with your adult about what you have learnt. Have any similar things ever happened to you before? Make a poster to inform others about how to stay safe like Smartie. Story 1 Story 2
- R.E - in R.E in school you are looking at 'places that are special to me'. Discuss with you adult some places that are special to you and why. They could be specific rooms in your house, other people's houses, outside areas like parks or the library, or places where you have been on holiday. Pick one of these places and draw a picture of it, writing soem of the reasons why this place is special to you around your picture.
- P.S.H.E - with an adult have a look at this book all about how we are all different. Discuss it with your adults, does it matter if people look or act differently? What would happen if we were all the same? Should we treat someone differently based on how they look or what country they come from? Now have a go at this likes and dislikes sheet, are you the same as everyone in your house?
- Music - Follow this link to explore some music activities based around the space and the planets
- Wellbeing - It can be frustrating being at home and not at school with your friends and it's easy to focus on the bad things. With your family why don't you create a 'wall of happiness'. Use these cards to write down your ideas and stick them up somewhere to remind you of all the happy times you have and still can experience even while isolating at home. Use this banner at the top of your display.
Physical activity tasks - please choose one a day to complete
- Circuits 1 - healthy hearts activity card and video
- Circuits 2 - super strength activity card and video
- Athletics- standing long jump activity card and video
- Dance - animal moves activity card
- Dance- move to the beat activity card
- Games - battles ships activity card and video
- Games- climb the ladder activity card
- Gymnastics - ship shape activity card
- On the move - on the move activity card
- On the move - wacky races activity card