Learning At HomE
Please see the sub-sections below for more information on optional Home Learning that you might wish to complete at home with your child.
- Count regularly forwards and backwards;
- Practise the sounds that will be coming home in the Phonics pouches; begin making simple words to sound out and blend together;
- Look at letters and numerals in the world and talk about them;
- Practise writing their name using cursive letters;
- Practise writing cursive letters at home;
- Talk about the shapes of things around you, e.g what shape is a plate? What shape is a road sign?
- Look at a range of books, enjoying and sharing together;
- Talk about how stories might end and what might happen in them;
- Visit www.hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk or www.foundationyears.org.uk for simple ideas on how to support your child and information about child development.
- Look at Google Earth and Google Maps. Do images of objects look different from an aerial perspective?
- Bring in a photo of you on holiday and tell the class all about it!
- Enjoy looking at globes, maps and atlases. Create a fact file about different countries (maybe somewhere you have been on holiday);
- Create your own treasure map. Can you use the map symbols we have learnt?
- With an adult, sketch a building in Cullompton. How is it different or similar to the buildings around it?
- Can you draw or paint a picture of your favourite place(s) in Cullompton?
- Draw a picture of the view you can see from a window in your home;
- Make a 3D model of an area in Cullompton;
- Create a map of your walk to school using a key with map symbols.
- Go on an Autumn walk and collect some natural things to use in our outside area (cones, conkers, leaves);
- Write an acrostic Autumn poem;
- Using a crayon, take some rubbings of Autumn items so we can guess what they are.
- Use natural objects to create a repeated printing pattern using William Morris' designs for inspiration;
- Find a Victorian recipe and cook it at home;
- Recreate or make your own Victorian playground game;
- Explain why you would rather be rich or poor during Victorian times and give reasons;
- Find out what Cullompton was like during Victorian times;
- Write a diary as a child during Victorian times;
- Make a model of a steam train;
- After our trip, write a recount of the day or a fact file of what you learnt;
- Create a drawing, painting or collage of Queen Victoria.
- Create a sarcophagus for a small doll;
- Build a pyramid;
- Make a death mask;
- Research and present ten facts about Tutankhamun;
- Draw a map of Egypt, showing the key geographical features;
- Make a mummy;
- Make a Pharoah's tomb;
- Find out the five most gruesome facts you can about the Egyptians. Use a tally to show which fact is the favourite when you share them with friends or family;
- Write a story set in ancient Egypt;
- Use hieroglyphics to write a coded message.