Category Archives: Home learning

Summer Home Learning Opportunities

To encourage children to get outdoors and experience new things, we have created the Avenue Activity Passport with the help of the Department for Education. Over the years, technology has changed virtually every aspect of society. One of the differences that have been most noticeable is the change in the way that children play and interact with each other from previous generations. Although technology does provide many positive benefits for learning, it also can have several negative effects on child development and quality of life. Children need to explore, take risks, question, experiment, discover, sing, dance, and imagine. Activities outdoors or new experiences support children developing these skills and their development both physically and mentally. My Avenue Activity Passport includes a range of activities for children from Nursery to Year 6. Most activities will require some adult supervision. Please scroll down to page 4 for the Year 2 activities.

Below are some English and Maths Home Learning opportunities that you might like to complete over the summer to assist with your child’s transition into Year 3.

Below is the reading trail for Year 3 that can be used as book suggestions for your summer reading.

Foundation Subject Home Learning – RE

The Good Samaritan: KS1

Link to United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

UNCRC: Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.

It is important that we help others, forgive others and show acts of kindness, especially during these difficult times. We can show kindness by treating each other with love and respect, without expecting anything in return. The term ‘Good Samaritan’ today refers to a person who helps others in a random act of kindness. It originated from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, a story that is very familiar to Christians. Please share ‘The Good Samaritan’ story with your child.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcyr87h

Can you answer and complete the following:

  1. Have you ever needed help?
  2. Can you make a list of the people who help you?
  3. Choose one person who has helped you and write about what they did.
  4. Have you ever helped anyone?
  5. How did it make them feel?
  6. Would you only help your friends or would you help anyone who needed help?
  7. Can you write a thank you message to someone who has helped you?

Have a look at the following video about acts of kindness

  1. What acts of kindness did you see in the video?
  2. Can you complete an act of kindness?

Here are some ideas of random acts of kindness:

  • Say something nice
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Volunteer to do a chore at home
  • Ask how somebody is feeling today
  • Raise money for charity
  • Volunteer to pick up litter (with your grown up)
  • Donate old clothes, toys and books to others
  • Send a thank you note
  • Give up your seat for someone who needs it.
  • Smile!

Enrichment Activities – Week 7

There are 5 enrichment activities to be completed over the next week.

The enrichment activities develop skills, independence and encourage children to learn by doing.

Please ensure that you are adhering to the government guidelines. Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing.

1.Create a bubble painting – https://artful-kids.com/2012/02/02/paint-with-bubbles-3-ways/

2. Create a space shuttle – https://alittlepinchofperfect.com/cardboard-space-shuttle-craf/

3. With adult support, make apple crisps – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/down-on-the-farm-apple-crisps

4. Make a milkshake – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/milkshake

5. Have a go at a Go Noodle – https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/

Health and Wellbeing Home Learning

Health and Wellbeing – E-Safety: Playing Games, Online and Offline FriendsFollow this link to find two e-safety activities from CEOP to help your child stay safe online when playing games and when chatting to friends: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-5-7s-home-activity-sheet-8.pdf


If you would like to find out more about how you can keep your child safe online, Parent Zone are holding interactive live stream workshops for parents throughout the summer where you can find out how to use technology safely at home and ask questions about online safety. Visit Parent Zone for more details: https://parentzone.org.uk/be-internet-legends-parent-sessions

Maths and Topic Home Learning w.c. 7th July 2020

Maths

Topic

Comprehension

Phonics

This week, we would also like the children revise the different suffixes and spelling rules they have learnt during Year 2.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-6 – Please choose ‘Suffix Factory (Set 1 and 2)’

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/6 – Please choose any/all games from the selection (Username: march20 Password: home)

Enrichment Activities – Week 6

There are 5 enrichment activities to be completed over the next week.

The enrichment activities develop skills, independence and encourage children to learn by doing.

Please ensure that you are adhering to the government guidelines. Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing.

1.Animal HIIT workout – https://hes-extraordinary.com/downloads/7-minute-hiit-poster

2. Create a DIY Hovercraft – https://www.muminthemadhouse.com/balloon-hovercraft/

3. Create a rainbow suncatcher – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/cbeebies-house-suncatcher?collection=cbeebies-house-makes

4. Create a bird feeder – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/bird-feeder

5. Create your own dance routine to your favourite song

Transition Activities – End of Year Celebration Task

Now we are coming to end of the school year, we would like you to celebrate by looking back at your happy memories in Year 2. Although this year has been a very unusual one, you have all achieved so many amazing things that you should be very proud of.

Task: We would like you to think about all of your favourite things throughout the year. We would like you to either (choose one or both if you wish)…

*write a letter to your friends/teacher and/or

*create a collage/draw some pictures

You could include…

*your favourite topic (Growing Up, Down Under, Brilliant Britain or Nature Detectives)

*your favourite piece of work

*your favourite subject

*your best memory with your class

*ways you were kind to others

*any awards you won

*you can also include some memories/achievements from lockdown if you wish 🙂

*and anything else you can think of…

Maths and Topic Home Learning w.c. 6th July 2020

Maths

Topic

Comprehension

Phonics

Foundation Subject Home Learning – French and Art

French

Art

Sadly, this will be your final art project sent to you during lockdown! I hope you have enjoyed the previous two art projects J I have loved seeing your amazing creations uploaded onto your year group blogs. Seeing as this is your final project, I thought it would be a great idea to give you some freedom!

Therefore, you can choose:

  • The artist you would like to get your inspiration from
  • The materials you use
  • How you would like your art to look
  • How you would like to display it

Task:

  1. Find an artist you like and choose one that you would like to base your art work on. (I have included artist fact files for you to choose from.)
  • Write a fact file about your chosen artist:

Include:

  • Their name
  • Where they live
  • The type of art they create (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography)
  • Can you name any techniques they have used?
  • What colours can you see?
  • Do they use any patterns or shapes in their art work?
  • What do you like about the art? How does it make you feel?
  • Plan your art work. BE CREATIVE! It doesn’t just have to be a piece of artwork on an a4 piece of paper. For example, if you have chosen William Morris as your artist, you could create a 3d living room in a card board box and wallpaper the walls with painted designs inspired by his art.
  • Create the piece of art work inspired by your chosen artist.
  • Challenge! Analyse your art work. What is good about your art work? How could you make it even better next time?

You have worked so hard on your art work this year! You should be extra proud of your achievements in art J I have included a certificate template. If possible, you may like your parent to print it and write it for you.