Category Archives: This week’s learning

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!

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

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…

Foundation Home Learning – Outdoor Learning

Engaging with nature and doing activities outdoors is good for your mental and physical health.

Please remember to always wash your hands after being outdoors and stay protected from the sun and prickly plants.

Here are some activities that you could do:

Make a rain stick – https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/rainstick/zj39y9q

Go on a walk or explore the garden and find the signs of summer using the spotter sheets – http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/activitymenu/?cat=summer

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

Decorate a plant pot – https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Resources/Activity/Decorate-a-Plant-Pot?returnUrl=%2FResources%2FFind-a-resource%3Fso%3D0%26pi%3D20%26ps%3D10%26f%3D1,1:%26page%3D3

Create a nature weaving –

Below are useful websites with more wonderful ideas:

RHS Grow your own fruit and vegetables – https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own

RHS School Gardening – https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/home

Wildlife Trust – https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/

National Trust – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/things-to-do

Steve Backshall Live lessons on Wednesdays – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A

RSPB Daily Wildlife Challenges – https://www.rspb.org.uk/

Bocketts Farm Park – https://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/login/

Username: educationatbocketts
Password: farming

Foundation Subject Home Learning – Music

Below are the login details for Charanga. This is a scheme we use at school during our music lessons. The music team have set up a home learning activity for you to complete at home, which you will be able to access once you have logged in.

Charanga can be accessed via the internet (search Charanga via Google) or can be downloaded as an app onto a tablet (search Charanga via the app store).

Username: twoavenue

Password: symphony

Once you are logged in, you will be able to see the activity that has been set up for you.

Once you have clicked onto your package, you will find the range of activities set up for you to complete. This includes:

  • listening and appraising (discussing) a range of songs, all from different genres of music
  • some warm-up games to ensure your bodies and voices are ready to sing
  • a breakdown of how to learn the song that unit is teaching
  • opportunities for you to improvise with either your voices or an instrument (if you have access to an instrument that is great, or you could use some homemade instruments!)
  • the chance to perform the song

By completing some/all the activities, you will have fun learning a new song, improve your musical knowledge and have opportunities to be creative by improvising and performing. Please send in any videos or pictures of you learning and performing to your phase leader!

Foundation Subject Home Learning – Science

The experiments below are lots of fun! They are from a website called ExpeRimental created by The Royal Institution. They state:

           All the experiments are about encouraging natural curiosity and investigating

          the wonders of science while you play.

The aim is for children to have fun with science at home (with their grown-ups) while encouraging scientific thinking and processes.  The activities are designed to be easy to do, using household objects.  Please note, an adult is needed for each experiment.

Each experiment has a short video, explaining how to do it and the science behind it. Take a moment to have a look and have fun!

Homemade Lava Lamp

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/homemade-lava-lamp

Have fun making a lava lamp at home! Investigate floating and sinking.

Eggsperiments!

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/eggsperiments

Can you make an egg bounce? This could get messy!