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Gretton Primary School

Ash

 

On this page, you can find some fun activities to do at home.

Mrs Hill 


Time Capsule Challenge

 

English, Maths and Reading:

  • Extra Core Learning: Maths, Reading, Spelling and Grammar activity books are available for free here for paper-based learning. 
  • Times tables: Keep practising your 2, 3, 5, 10 times tables. Times Tables Rock Stars is currently the most popular way to do this. 
  • KS 1 practice SAT papers - click here
  • Read the time on an analogue clock. Lots of choice over levels, including: reading time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, five minutes or minute. - click here
  • Practice your 2,5, 10 and 3 x table - click here
  • Find some mental maths worksheets here
  • Spelling Games: Here is a really fun spelling game for KS1 spellings: Karate Cats.  There are also some great Key Stage 2 spelling games here.
  • Reading: Children should still be reading for pleasure at least five times a week. I have created a class login for you to access Oxford Owl  which has a free eBooks collection developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Click on ‘My class login’ and then type in the details: Username: ashgretton, Password: gretton
  • Further reading: You can find more stories to read here 
  • Creative writing: Literacy Shed for KS1 is a website that shares videos and animations which inspire children to be creative, write imaginatively and think deeply. Adult guidance is required. Children choose a short animation to watch and then complete the activity pack.
  • Digital Resources: This is really valuable for subjects like grammar and reading comprehension. Plus, no printing out worksheets required! Discover a variety of ready-to-go lessons and activities for each year group across English and literacy, Reading, Maths, Science, and French on Rising Stars.

 

Physical Education & Physical Activity:

  • The Government website have brought together these lists of online educational resources to support children’s education at home while they may not be attending their normal education setting.
    Included are:

    Disney 10 Minute Shakeups Website
    Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
    Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.
    Lawn Tennis Association
    Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2
    Description: videos, activity cards and resources giving children the chance to explore key character qualities demonstrated by tennis players.
    Super Movers
    Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2
    Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.
    #ThisIsPE
    Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2
    Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

  • There are activity cards that are easy to 'pick up and go' here and they are available across all PE curriculum areas. Each card is brought to life with a short video clip.
  • Jasmine PE: If you’re getting bored of Mr Wicks and want to learn some new skills, this online platform is great for PE. I like the Key Stage 2 activities best. The website is home.jasmineactive.com Parent email: parent@grettonpri-1.com Password: grettonpri
  • Outdoor Learning: The link below takes you to one part of the Woodland Trust website. It has some lovely activities to get you thinking about the trees and wildlife in our local area.

 

Computing:

  • Internet Safety: Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10-15 minute videos offer simple online safety advice using fun activities and discussion for 6-9 year olds. Find them here.
  • Coding: Raspberry Pi Foundation have 200+ free online step-by-step projects for children aged 6 and above, support tutorials for parents who want to understand the computing tools used in schools and a weekly series of instructor-led videos and live code-along sessions for young people at home. We use Scratch in school.
  • Internet Safety: Think U Know provides activity packs for parents to deliver to their children. This week they explore how children can stay safe while live streaming. A really important area considering some of the popular social apps being used currently. Packs are available for 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds.

 

Wider Curriculum:

  • Music: BBC Ten Pieces encourages children to listen to and interact with a wide range of musical genres: 
  • First Aid Training: Green Box First Aid Training have produced 5 free First Aid Shows for children, with worksheets that children can do alongside the videos.
  • Design and Technology project ideas -  The Design Museum
  • Outdoor art: Just 45 minutes of creating art can significantly reduce stress hormones in our body. (Plus, it’s really fun!) I’ve put together some lovely outdoor art ideas for you to pick and choose from.
  • Geography: Think about where your house is and what you might find in the local area. Create a map of the local area. This could be a sketch or it could be made using sticks, leaves and other things you can find in your garden.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing: There are some lovely activities here if you scroll down on the page, including calming down techniques, an activity idea to make a ‘jar of joy’ and conversation starter myth busters for parents and children to talk about regarding Covid 19 to alleviate some of the fears surrounding it.
  • Music: Listen to music on BBC Ten Pieces and think about how it makes you feel. I really like the piece of music that inspires you to create a story about a mythical creature! I’d love to see your pictures or read your stories if you give this a go!
  • Click here to find some screen-free ideas for home learning.
     
  • Here are some science experiments to try.  Maybe you could have a go at one this week - let Mrs Hill know how you get on!
  • Here are some ideas of how you can encourage your child to stay connected to their family and friends.

Great ways to stay connected

  • Click the link below to see some activities to do outside.

Fresh air activities

Core Values

  • K

    Kindness

  • C

    Co-Operation

  • A

    Ambition

  • S

    Sportsmanship

  • P

    Perseverance

  • P

    Pride

  • H

    Honesty

  • C

    Courage

  • R

    Responsibility

  • R

    Respect