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Happy Easter

Our school chicks are hatching which can mean only one thing -

it's Easter time at Rufforth Primary School!

Please find below a list of fun Easter activities that you may like to do. We would love to see what you have been doing over the Easter holidays so please send your photos to us via Twitter or email. 

Week 3 of Home Learning will resume from Monday 20th April 2020 ...

 

 

1. Easter egg challenge – it may not be in school as normal, but we would love to see your family’s creations.

 

2. What Easter treats can you bake?

 

3. Egg and Spoon races - who is the champion in your house?

 

4. Make bunny pancakes - find the recipe here!

 

5. Design and make your own Easter wreath

 

6. Can you make an egg bounce? - find the science experiment here! 

 

7. Obstacle course/relay race - Set up a simple obstacle course in the backyard or even the living room and give it a fun Easter theme. Lots of hopping, eggs on spoons, egg throwing and catching, and maybe even some bowling with a hard-boiled egg to knock over the pins.

 

8. Leapfrog/bunny game - Leapfrog is always a fun family game. Pretending to be bunnies instead of frogs makes it perfect for Easter!

 

9. How creative can you be with your egg boxes? Click here for some inspiration from CBeebies.

 

10. For creative learning ideas from Crayola please click here

 

We always have the wonderful YoYo team come into school in the Spring Term to deliver exciting Easter workshops and assemblies. As they haven't been able to come into school this year, they sent us through some lovely resources for parents to use at home over the Easter period. You can find their animations and workshops here and some really fun games here. If you fancy a good sing a long then you can find their songs here.

 

 

Welcome to our Home Learning page

On this page you will be able to find the learning opportunities suggested for each year group. The home learning tasks are intended to develop our pupils' excitement and passion for their learning and to help parents support their children at home. It works well if learning is broken up throughout the day into smaller, more manageable chunks. To secure learning, some tasks are best repeated a few times to ensure they are embedded.

 

Your child will have a home learning book in which they can record work completed at home. For children in Class 1, please continue to record learning on Tapestry. Your child will also have a book if they would like to use that to work in as well. Feel free to be creative with how you record any learning. 

 

We appreciate that these are unusual times so please make tasks as fun as possible – use photos, art, IT, crafts etc. – to engage your children in their learning. If you have any further questions or queries in relation to the work set then please contact your child's class teacher on the emails provided in the newsletter dated 20.03.20.

 

Year Group

Learning Packs

& Projects

(Reading, Writing,

Maths & Topic activities

specific to Year group)

 

Phonics / Reading / 

Spelling 

Maths Fluency
EYFS

EYFS Learning Opportunities

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Phase 2 - 5

Phase 3

Alphabet

Phonics Play (free access to parents

with Username: march20 / Password: home)

Monster Reading 

(recommended 1. First Steps

2. Fun with Words)

EPIC Reading (Enter class code: sin6386 

- can be used on Laptops or through

the EPIC app on iPad and Android)

We have been working through the

number blocks lessons on the NCETM website

(see the link below). We have just finished

the number 10. Please work through the lessons

in sequence.

NumberBlocks

 

Here are some links for excellent songs to

support learning:

Shapes Song

Number Bonds

The 2’s, 5’s and 10’s song

Counting to 20

 

We recommend the Top Marks website.

There are lots of excellent links to number

activities. Please select 3-5 or for challenge 5-7.

Top Marks 3-5

Top Marks 5-7

White Rose Maths Home Learning

Year 1

KS1 Learning Opportunities

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Dance Mat Typing

Phase 2-5

Phase 3

Phonics Play (free access to parents

with Username: march20 / Password: home)

Tricky Words

Digraphs

Y1 Personalised spelling

lists (sent home)

Y1 Common Exception Words

High Frequency Words

Monster Reading 

(recommended 1. Fun with Words

2. Champion Readers)

EPIC Reading (Enter class code: gcr3024 

- can be used on Laptops or through

the EPIC app on iPad and Android)

We recommend the Top Marks website.

There are lots of excellent links to number

activities.

Top Marks 5-7

 

IXL

Year 1 IXL learning objectives to work on:

Addition Section M

Subtraction Section P

Multiplication Section Z

Division Section AA

(Work through the objectives in order

to support understanding and learning)

Rockstars

Numbots

Prodigy Maths - (Click on "new player" and

playing from "school" then enter

class code: 47FA22 - can be used

on Laptops, iPad and Android)

Maths Calculation Examples - the presentation

from the Calculation Evening we held

White Rose Maths Home Learning

Year 2

KS1 Learning Opportunities

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Dance Mat Typing

Y2 Spelling

Y2 Common Exception Words

High Frequency Words

Buzz

Y2 Personalised spellings

lists (sent home)

EPIC Reading (Enter class code: gcr3024 

- can be used on Laptops or through

the EPIC app on iPad and Android)

IXL

Year 2 IXL learning objectives to work on:

Addition Section D

Subtraction Section H

Multiplication Section Y

Division Section Z

(Work through the objectives in order

to support understanding and learning)

Rockstars

Numbots

Prodigy Maths - (Click on "new player" and

playing from "school" then enter

class code: 47FA22 - can be used

on Laptops, iPad and Android)

Maths Calculation Examples - the presentation

from the Calculation Evening we held

White Rose Maths Home Learning

Year 3

KS2 Learning Opportunities

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Y3 Spelling Buzz

Personalised spelling lists (sent home)

Year 3 and 4 statutory word list

EPIC Reading (Enter class code: syw9638 

- can be used on Laptops or through

the EPIC app on iPad and Android)

IXL

Year 3 IXL learning objectives to work on:

Addition Section I

Subtraction Section J

Multiplication Section CC

Division Section DD, EE, FF

(Work through the objectives in order

to support understanding and learning)

Rockstars

Numbots

White Rose Maths Home Learning

Year 4

KS2 Learning Opportunities

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Y4 Spelling Buzz

Personalised spelling

lists (sent home)

Year 3 and 4 statutory word list

EPIC Reading (Enter class code: syw9638 

- can be used on Laptops or through

the EPIC app on iPad and Android)

IXL

Year 4 IXL learning objectives to work on:

Addition Section C

Subtraction Section D

Multiplication Section H

Division Section I, J, K, L

(Work through the objectives in order

to support understanding and learning.)

Rockstars

Numbots

White Rose Maths Home Learning

Year 5

KS2 Learning Opportunities

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Y5 Spelling Buzz

Year 5 and 6 statutory word list

EPIC Reading (Children have logins

- can be used on Laptops or through

the EPIC app on iPad and Android)

IXL

Year 5 IXL learning objectives to work on:

Addition Section B

Subtraction Section C

Multiplication Section D

Division Section E

(Work through the objectives in order

to support understanding and learning)

Rockstars

Numbots

White Rose Maths Home Learning

Year 6

KS2 Learning Opportunities

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Y6 Spelling Buzz

Year 5 and 6 statutory word list

EPIC Reading (Children have logins

- can be used on Laptops or through

the EPIC app on iPad and Android)

Mr Stevens Read Aloud "The Boy Who Flew"

IXL

Year  IXL learning objectives to work on:

Addition Section B

Problem Solving Section N

Multiplication Section C

Division Section D

(Work through the objectives in order

to support understanding and learning.)

Rockstars

Numbots

Fun Maths practise & "Vid-a-mins"

White Rose Maths Home Learning

 

Other useful websites that will supplement your children's learning at home are outlined below. Some of the games are iPad friendly smiley

 

Literacy

EYFS and KS1 Literacy

KS2 Literacy

Primary Literacy Shed

Primary Spelling

Bedtime Stories

Author Videos and Writing Resources

 

Maths

Whole School White Rose Primary Maths

Oxford Owl Primary Maths

CrickWeb KS1 Maths

CrickWeb KS2 Maths

Timestables Learning

 

Whole Curriculum Resources - academic, enrichment and wellbeing

Twinkl

Nutrition Test - All ages

PE with Joe Wicks The Body coach 

 

Topic and Wellbeing

In addition to the core subjects, you may like to work on some topic learning or spend some time enjoying wellbeing activities at home.

 

Class Spring 1 Topic Spring 2 Topic  Science
1

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are

Are all minibeasts scary?

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

 

MiniBeast investigation:

Go on a MiniBeast Hunt around your garden – write down/draw all of the minibeasts you find and the different places they live

 

Look at the different features of each minibeast and where they live or what they might eat – how are they the same/how are they different.

 

Watch  and talk about all the different minibeast you learn about in CBeebies Mini Beast Adventures with Jess:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mini-beast-adventure-with-jess

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=minibeast+adventure+with+jess

 

Investigate the life cycle of a caterpillar

 

Build a simple minibeast hotel in your garden

2

Let’s go on safari

Geography - study of African animals, countries, landscape, food and culture

 

Let's Explore Nigeria!

 

Virtual Safari

 

Compare poor and rich countries in Africa.

 

Google Maps - looking at the different landmarks and terrain

Creepy Crawlies

Science – the study of insects and plants around the world

 

Learning about Creepy Crawlies

Bug investigation - what insects can you find in your garden? Can you create a fact file about your favourite insect?

 

Bugs up Close - virtual insects

 

Bug observational drawings - labelling the parts of the insect.

 

Learning about the life-cycles of insects e.g. caterpillars, fly etc

What kinds of animals would you find in the different countries of Africa?

Animals including Humans – identifying body parts in humans and animals, to identify and classify animals (see Creepy Crawlies ideas), to understand what our senses do

The Human Body Learning Journey

Using a big piece of paper can you sketch around your sibling or parent and label all the body parts?

Play Simon Says naming parts of the body

What are the senses?

Exploring the senses while at home - during meal times, out in the garden etc.

What plants would Little Red Riding Hood find in our school grounds?

Identifying and naming plants, understanding the structure of flowers, plants and trees

What does a plant need to grow?

Children could plant their own seed and write a "Seed Diary" to document its growth and what it needed. They could measure it weekly to see how much it has grown.

Identify plants and flowers in the garden.

Become "chief gardener" and ensure all the plants have enough water each day.

Observational plant drawings - complete with labels.

3

River Deep, Mountain High

Geography – study of mountains and rivers including their locations, formation & the Water Cycle. To include what happens when we have too much or too little water.

How rotten were the Romans?

History – investigate: Who were the Romans?

Why was their army so successful?

What do we know about Eboracum?Who was Boudicca? What do we know about Roman art & culture?

Sound

-Investigate how sound travels through vibrations.

-Label a diagram to summarise how the ear works and how sounds are heard.

-Find patterns in sounds that are made by different objects e.g. saucepan lids of different sizes, elastic bands of different thicknesses.

-Create string telephones to investigate that sound gets fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

-Research the first telephones and their inventors.

-Investigate musical instruments from around the world to find out how the pitch and volume of sounds can be changed in a variety of ways.

-Make musical instruments and play them. Compose a piece of music that includes changes in pitch and volume.

 

Magnets & Forces

 

- Investigate forces by comparing the speed of a toy car over different surfaces.

-Identify objects / activities that require forces (pushes and pulls) to make them work e.g. the pull cord on a light or the ring-pull on a can etc.

-Investigate how magnets can act at a distance as they attract or repel one another using a bowl of water and a magnet on a float.

-Participate in a ‘Scrap Yard Challenge’ – predict then sort materials into magnetic and non-magnetic items.

-Investigate the strength of different magnets by investigating how many paperclips they can attract.

-Make predictions about attraction and repulsion. Explore magnetic poles by making a compass to hunt for treasure.

Make, play & evaluate games that include magnets.

4

Unmasking the Mayans

 

Mayans

 

Mayans discovery

 

 

‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’ (WW2)

 

How did WWII start?

 

Battles, Events and Leaders

Living Things and Their Habitats

 

Forces

Forces exploration

Forces video

 

 

 

 

Wellbeing & Keeping Active Activities

Stay Home Super Hero - a story to help children understand the changes to schooling due to COVID-19

Newsround

ThinkUKnow - staying safe online

Pobble - non screen learning

Cosmic Kids Yoga 

Yoga4Kids

Supermovers

GoNoodle - Mindfulness 

 

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