Welcome back to what would have been the start of Term 5 in school. I hope you all managed to have an enjoyable break over Easter and didn’t eat too much chocolate! Hopefully, many of you did some of the Easter activities that we set for you – don’t forget to get your parents to send in any great photos of the fantastic things you have been getting up to at home.
One thing I would love you to do is to take a look at a new service that has been launched by BBC Bitesize on Monday 20th April. New Maths and English lessons will be available every day for all ages. These will be created with resources from Bitesize, other parts of the BBC and other education providers. The content of these lessons will be backed up by new videos, practice tests, educational games and articles. Regular lessons on other core subjects, including science, will also be available. Mums and dads can get advice on how to teach anyone who is home-schooling and the Bitesize website will also have guides for pupils with SEN (special educational needs).
BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will host Bitesize Daily. These are six different 20 minute shows, each designed to target a specific age group, from ages five to 14, and for pupils throughout the UK. Experts and teachers will be involved, covering what should be learned that day for the different year groups and key stages. Maths, Science and English will be covered in dedicated programmes, and other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art will also be covered. You will find the service here:
1. On the 23rd April it is St. George's Day. Read the story about St. George and the Dragon.
2. Draw or paint your own picture of a dragon. Think of as many adjectives to describe the dragon as you can.
3. Write your own story about St George and the Dragon.
4. Keep practising the Year 1 and 2 Common Exception words. Try to help Mr Whoops to practise his spellings.
5. Read as much as you can. Have a look at the Oxford Owl ebooks.
1. Keep playing Numbots or Times Table Rockstars.
2. Have a look at the White Rose maths Home Learning to revise fractions and length.
3. Make a game such as throwing balls in buckets or knocking down skittles. Award scores in ones or multiples of 10. Keep a total of the score.
4. Practice counting some money. Make amounts up to £1.00