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Colehill First School

Year 2 – Squirrels Class

Home Learning During School Closure: Colehill First School

We have put together some information and website links to help you structure your child’s learning at home. Please note this is generic advice for all year groups, but there will be a class-specific link to download below as from Monday 23rd March 2020.

Daily activities

Here are some activities, which can be carried out on a daily basis (perhaps as part of a morning routine):

Reading: Daily reading of Home Reading books, common exception words and a ‘reading for pleasure’ book (can be read by, with or to the children);

Handwriting practice: Using the letter formation guide in Home Learning Books, practise writing high frequency words and/or common exception words (perhaps 3-5 words at a time). Write these focus words into sentences (age appropriate). Children could also choose a poem to write up in their best handwriting and illustrate;

Phonics play activity time: (10-15 mins) for Year R, Year 1 and Year 2 (see website link).

Times Tables practice: for Y2 (2s, 5s, 10s) Y3 (2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 4s, 8s) and Y4 (all) – see website links;

Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s: (forwards and backwards) for Y1 and Y2;

Number Sense practice: number bonds to 20, one more and less, 10 more and less;

Book reviews after the reading of a book - this could be extended to profile one or more of the main characters;

Daily exercise: Twitter: @getset4PE (daily active task for the whole family to complete!)

Every pupil has this week been set up with a Google Classroom account. This is an interactive learning platform and instructions for accessing it can be downloaded below.

Useful Websites

Below is a list of useful websites with a brief description for each:

White Rose Maths - daily lessons with videos

https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword : This logs on to Espresso as used in school. User name = student10906; password = colehill

www.oxfordowl.co.uk : This website has a wealth of book-banded e-books to read on a tablet or computer. There are also spelling, maths and times tables activities. It is free to register.

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer  : An educational website offering a free one month’s membership to all teachers and parents in the UK. All you need to do is register and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS;

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ : This website uses a range of pictures to give children great ideas for writing, whatever age they might be;

www.sumdog.com : This website is a great way for children to practise maths skills while playing fun, maths-related games against classmates. The games are individualised for each child’s ability, so users play against opponents with the same skills. Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 children have individual logins for this website (stuck in Home Learning books);

www.ttrockstars.com : This is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Y2, Y3 and Y4 children have individual logins (see Home Learning Books);

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize : This website has free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject;

https://www.nessy.com/uk : Some children have access to Nessy online, which is a program that generates tailored lessons to help their learning. These children will have their logins;

https://www.topmarks.co.uk : A useful website for maths skills practice.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk : This website has interactive phonics games and ideas.

www.gonoodle.com : A useful website to get children (and adults) moving with short interactive activities;

https://www.cosmickids.com/ : A useful website for yoga and mindfulness activities;

https://www.pedssa.com/stayactiveathome/: Ideas to keep active at home;

Twitter: @getset4PE (daily active task for the whole family to complete!)

https://www.accessart.org.uk/sketchbooks-an-online-course-for-children-families-parents-teachers/ : online art ideas and resources