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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.

Dart Team

  • 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.

Exe Teamwww,hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk

  • 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.

Otter Team

  • 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. 

Culm Team

  • 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.