Oak Work

March 2021 Oak Class

Home Learning Tasks Set 7

  • Please find some more suggested tasks/activities for any time you are doing some home-learning. If you are still working on any from last time, that’s fine. These are just here for if you need them.
  • If there are any of the tasks on your child’s IEP (sent earlier in January) that you can try at home, please feel free to have a go!
  • We know that you will ensure that the children are safe when using the internet. It is always good to include questions about internet safety when using the computer, such as’ ‘What would you do if somebody asked for your password?’   
  • Just do what you can when you can.
  • Make a simple timetable of what you will do to give your child structure.
  • Include time for breaks, play and exercise. These things are just as important.
  • Feel free to adapt tasks or invent your own if you have a good idea!
  • Please use the paper provided for any written or drawing work.
  • When children are writing, they may need to you to scribe what they have said so that they can copy write. Some pupils may be able to write more independently.
  • Where you can, please take pictures and send them to cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk or keep work to send into school. We want to celebrate and value all the work that the children do.
  • Please get in touch with any questions or worries… we are here to help: cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk     01772 792 681

 

With thanks and best wishes as always,

 

Oak Class Team

 

* PLEASE LOOK TO THE END OF THE DOCUMENT FOR IDEAS FOR SENSORY LEARNERS *

 

English

World Book Day Activity

You may want to watch and listen to one of the stories here. You may be able to find some objects related to the stories to help you talk about the things that happened and which you can explore together.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6vv4wx/resources/1 

Do you have a favourite story, book, or film? Could you make a model of one of the settings or characters?

You could also make a BOOK REVIEW with the headings:

NAME OF STORY; AUTHOR; ILLUSTRATOR; MAIN PEOPLE/CHARACTERS; MAIN EVENTS; OPINION/DO YOU LIKE THE STORY and WHY? PICTURE

 

Phonics

As always, you may try some of the free games – work upwards from Phase 2 to the Phase you feel most comfortable with. I can give you individual targets if you contact me. 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

 

Maths

Doubling

Take 20 small items (pasta shells, counters, or Lego bricks of the same size and colour). Do lots of practical practice doubling from one to ten.

To start off, ask addition questions – from one.

1 + 1 =   2 + 2 =   3 + 3 =   etc. Use the items to work out the answers.

 

‘TopMarks’

As always, there are plenty of maths activities and games at this site that you can pick and choose:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting 

 

Art

Sketching

If you have a vase of flowers or a plant at home (real, dried, or false), look at it together. Talk about what you can see. Now try to sketch the main shapes – these might be block shapes such as a rectangle for the vase, thin tubes for stems and circles or ovals for the flowers. Then go on to adding more details and shading. You may even wish to paint or colour.

 

PE

Wheelchair-users may like to have a go at some of these activities:

https://www.gympanzees.org/our-home/online-resource-hub/cerebral-palsy/19-games-and-sports-to-get-your-child-moving-in-their-wheelchair

Some Saint David’s Day dances and action songs dances you may like to have a go at:

You could try this one if you have a larger family – it can be adapted for wheelchair-users, too.

Ysgol Bryn Hedydd Welsh Folk Dance - Bing video                

 

These are the simple action songs – don’t worry about singing in Wesh – just enjoy watching and follow the actions:

Cân Helô, shwmae (iaith arwyddo) | Cyw's hello song (sign language) - Bing video

Clap clap 1,2,3 (skip to my Lou) - Bing video 

 

Other Work

If you have any worksheets or paper activities that were sent home that still need to be completed, you could have a go at doing those.

* SENSORY LEARNERS * - please continue with some of the activities already sent out. There are some more ideas here, too:  

 

Treasure hunt

Find one of your child’s favourite items. Hide it in different places in a room or around the house. Ask them to hunt for it. Look together, and give a simple commentary as you go along, e.g.,  ‘Is it under here?’, ‘Behind here?’, etc.

 

Sounds hunt

Go to various places around the house and make noises with different things, e.g. turn the tap on and splash water, click a light switch on and off, push a door open and shut, etc.

 

Number and correspondence work

Put out three cups and three spoons. Ask your child to put one spoon in each cup. Count with them as they do this. Practise this lots. You could use other items for a change, e.g. put straws into glasses.

 

Numbers to three song

Listen to the song, and try to beat or clap to three each time there is counting. (The songs last a long time, so just do part of the video.) Then, take three items and do some counting practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=953rtb_5pT0&safe=active

 

Sensory Bottle

There are some ideas on this site to show you how to make a fun ‘sensory bottle’ with your child:

https://preschoolinspirations.com/how-to-make-a-perfect-sensory-bottle/

 

Dance

Some of the dances that the children love to do:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388Q44ReOWE&safe=active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6YbSxMhsQ0&safe=active

 

Stories

Some stories to listen to and watch. You may be able to find some objects related to the stories which you can explore together.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6vv4wx/resources/1 

 

February 2021 Oak Class

Home Learning Tasks Set 5

  • Please find some more suggested tasks/activities for any time you are doing some home-learning. If you are still working on any from last time, that’s fine. These are just here for if you need them.
  • If there are any of the tasks on your child’s IEP (sent earlier in January) that you can try at home, please feel free to have a go!
  • We know that you will ensure that the children are safe when using the internet. It is always good to include questions about internet safety when using the computer, such as’ ‘What would you do if somebody asked for your password?’   
  • Just do what you can when you can.
  • Make a simple timetable of what you will do to give your child structure.
  • Include time for breaks, play and exercise. These things are just as important.
  • Feel free to adapt tasks or invent your own if you have a good idea!
  • Please use the paper provided for any written or drawing work.
  • When children are writing, they may need to you to scribe what they have said so that they can copy write. Some pupils may be able to write more independently.
  • Where you can, please take pictures and send them to cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk or keep work to send into school. We want to celebrate and value all the work that the children do.
  • Please get in touch with any questions or worries… we are here to help: cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk     01772 792 681

 

With thanks and best wishes as always,

 

Oak Class Team

 

* PLEASE LOOK TO THE END OF THE DOCUMENT FOR IDEAS FOR SENSORY LEARNERS *

 

Maths

Addition Practice  

Use physical items, such as Lego blocks, pieces of pasta or counters to practise some practical addition. Put out two sets (start with smaller numbers) and count each set. Then count the total. Write addition sentences for each.

 

Move on to using a numberline – draw a numberline from 0 -20 (or a number square with more numbers if you child can manage). Work out addition questions by counting-on on the numberline. 

 

Some addition games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/addition-to-10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/robot-addition

 

‘TopMarks’

There are plenty of maths activities and games at this site that you can pick and choose:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting 

 

English

Signs and Notices

As it’s hard to get out and about at the moment, we are missing lots of opportunities to do functional reading in the community. Could you make a few signs that could be put up around your house or on household items to help practise these skills? e.g. push, pull, press, turn the handle, exit, entrance, danger, etc. Think about some of the signs you might see in a shop, in town or in a supermarket. Some children may even want to draw a shop scene and add signs and labels. 

Phonics

Try some of the free games – work upwards from Phase 2 to the Phase you feel most comfortable with. I can give you individual targets if you contact me. 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

 

Chinese New Year

Concerts at Home

This year’s Chinese New Year is on Friday 12th February. There are some craft ideas here if you wish to have a go at any:

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese-new-year-crafts

Here is a link to the song ‘Kong Hei Fat Choy’ which you may wish to listen to and sing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D5afVVBjY4

A link to the suggested accompanying actions:

https://nancymusic.com/Gunghayplay.htm

 

Art  

Local Architecture

On the internet, search for and look at pictures of Salmsbury Hall. There is a good link here: https://www.samlesburyhall.co.uk/

Look at the way the building is made up and talk about the colours. Can you draw or paint your own version? Think about the main shapes, the colours and areas of dark and light. Use the whole page. Some children may even want to add extra items to the art work (e.g. pieces of other materials, such as lolly sticks) or even make a model. Do what you want to with the materials that you have.  

 

* SENSORY LEARNERS * - please continue with some of the activities already set out. Here are some more ideas:

 

Body Awareness Songs

Play these songs and help you child to point at the different body parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkHQ0CYwjaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6LoRZsHMSs  

 

Fine Motor Activities

A link to some ideas for sensory play:

https://www.learning4kids.net/play-categories/list-of-sensory-play-ideas/  

 

Stories

Some stories to listen to and watch. You may be able to find some objects related to the stories which you can explore together.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6vv4wx/resources/1 

 

Mark Making and Messy Play

Can you draw circles and lines in different media and using different tools? This activity will need lots of hand-over-hand help and then see if your child can so some without help. You could use shaving foam, sand or soil in a tray, foil, etc. Try using sticks, wooden spoons, small sponges, etc, as tools to ‘write’ with. 

 

Music

Concerts at Home

We normally enjoy listening to visiting musicians performing at school throughout the year. As this is not currently possible, you may wish to pick and choose some of the work that has been put together on these sites. They have been recommended by Mrs Miller – thank you. Some of them ask you to join in – see what you can make use of at home for instruments.

https://www.livemusicnow.org.uk/lmnonlineschools

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXShtCdi0nZ-DrJbUUIFvQ

 

 

January 2021 Oak Class

Home Learning Tasks Set 1

  • Please find some suggested tasks/activities for any time you are doing some home-learning.
  • I will also send your child’s IEP in the post/in bags. If there are any of the tasks that they do at home from this, please feel free to have a go!
  • We know that you will ensure that the children are safe when using the internet. It is always good to include questions about internet safety when using the computer, such as’ ‘What would you do if somebody asked for your password?’   
  • Just do what you can when you can.
  • Make a simple timetable of what you will do to give your child structure.
  • Include time for breaks, play and exercise. These things are just as important.
  • Feel free to adapt tasks or invent your own if you have a good idea!
  • Please use the paper provided for any written or drawing work.
  • When children are writing, they may need to you to scribe what they have said so that they can copy write. Some pupils may be able to write more independently.
  • Where you can, please take pictures and send them to cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk or keep work to send into school. We want to celebrate and value all the work that the children do.
  • Please get in touch with any questions or worries… we are here to help: cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk     01772 792 681

 

With thanks and best wishes,

 

Oak Class Team

 

Maths

Length

1. Find a variety of objects from around the house. Line them up in order of height. Talk about the length of individual items using descriptive and comparative language – ‘long’, ‘longer’, ‘longest’, ‘short’, ‘shorter’, ‘shortest’, etc.

2. Draw three people of different heights and label them with the words ‘tallest’, ‘shortest’ and then talk and write some comparisons – ‘Person 1 is taller than/shorter than …’

3. Use hand spans to measure the length of ten things around the house, and then record your results. 

4. If you have a ruler, look at the scale with your child. Try to do some measuring of lines or different objects, remembering to tell them to place the start of the line at ‘0’.

 

English

Mystery Stories

1. Draw three objects that you may find in a treasure chest and describe them orally and then in writing (e.g. a gold coin, sparkly jewellery, a golden key, etc.) 

2. Google and watch an episode of ‘Scooby Doo’ and talk about the story. As what, where, when, who and why questions.

3. Draw a picture of a possible setting for a mystery story, for example, a creepy castle. Write some words or a short paragraph to describe the setting.

 

Science

Living Things

1. Make a list of twenty different animals. You may want to draw a picture of each one.

2. Use the internet to find out what MAMMALS and REPTILES are. Talk about this and make a few notes.

3. Try to write a list of five mammals and five reptiles.

You will need help and support on the internet to do this.

 

RE

Islam

We are looking at why the Prophet Muhammad is a good example to Muslims.

1. Can you think of a five good actions and five actions that are bad – talk about these and draw some pictures.

 

PE

Games

1. If you have a yard or a garden, you could take out a bucket and place it at different heights, dependent on the child’s height or if they use a wheelchair. Practise aiming and throwing a ball to score ‘baskets’. If you don’t have outside space, you could do this in one of the larger rooms at home.

2. If you don’t have a ball, you could make a ball by rolling up a few pairs of socks.

3. Try to practise bouncing the ball as many times as possible. Then try to bounce and move with the ball. You could do this around a course made up from tin cans or plant pots.

4. Try a few of these dances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsonHTjcnj4&safe=active (good for wheelchair–users)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp1Hrp_JwqQ&safe=active

 

Foundation Subject

French

1. Watch and listen to the French song about places in the town. How many places do you know? Can you pause the video and repeat some of the places? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zRAjXA8uJg&safe=active

 

January 2021 Oak Class

Home Learning Tasks Set 2

  • Please find some more suggested tasks/activities for any time you are doing some home-learning. If you are still working on any from last time, that’s fine. These are just here for if you need them.
  • I will also send your child’s IEP in the post/in bags. If there are any of the tasks that they do at home from this, please feel free to have a go!
  • We know that you will ensure that the children are safe when using the internet. It is always good to include questions about internet safety when using the computer, such as’ ‘What would you do if somebody asked for your password?’   
  • Just do what you can when you can.
  • Make a simple timetable of what you will do to give your child structure.
  • Include time for breaks, play and exercise. These things are just as important.
  • Feel free to adapt tasks or invent your own if you have a good idea!
  • Please use the paper provided for any written or drawing work.
  • When children are writing, they may need to you to scribe what they have said so that they can copy write. Some pupils may be able to write more independently.
  • Where you can, please take pictures and send them to cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk or keep work to send into school. We want to celebrate and value all the work that the children do.
  • Please get in touch with any questions or worries… we are here to help: cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk     01772 792 681

 

With thanks and best wishes,

 

Oak Class Team

 

 

Maths

Mass/Weight

1. Find a variety of objects from around the house. Line them up in order of height. Talk about the length of individual items using descriptive and comparative language – ‘light’, ‘lighter’, ‘lightest’, ‘heavy’, ‘heavier’, ‘heaviest’, etc.

2. If you have a kilo bag of sugar, take some time to hold this and feel its weight. Now try to classify a set of other objects as ‘heavier than 1kg’ or ‘lighter than 1kg’.

3. If you some weighing scales, look at and talk about the numbers and markings on the scales.

4. Find some objects to weigh. Make a chart with the items and record their weights.

 

English

Mystery Stories

1. Find some objects that you can put underneath a towel or sheet. Play a guessing game – what is the object? Take turns in giving simple descriptions without saying the object’s name, e.g., It’s shiny… you use it for eating… it has a handle… etc.

2. Try to think of a character who might be in a mystery story – maybe a witch, a detective, a mysterious old man or a strange animal. You may want to find some clothes and props, dress up and act out some scenarios. Talk about the person – what are they like? Draw a picture and write some words or sentences to describe them.

Phonics   

1. Try some of the free games on Phonics Play. Work upwards from Phase 2 (easier) to Phase 5 (harder).

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5

 

PSHE

Relationships

1. Talk about, and draw a picture of the people who are in your family. What family member are they? (Mother, brother, etc.)

2. Try to describe one of them, what they like, and why you like them. 

Outdoor Learning

Bird Feeders

1. Look for items you could use to make some feeders for your garden or windowsill. There are some ideas here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/bird-feeder 

 

Geography

The UK - its Countries and Counties

1. Find or look on the internet for a map of the UK. Talk about the different countries in the UK. There is a map here you could label and colour:

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/united-kingdom-map

2. Find out five facts about one of the UK’s countries. You could make a poster with pictures or a fact file with your facts, e.g. flag, foods, capital, etc.

 

Art

1. Townscape – can you draw, paint, or make a model of a town/city scape. You can use your imagination – use different materials and try to show a sense of depth – the buildings at the back will look smaller than the ones at the front. 

 

A night time Cityscape Art lesson – Fiona Hill Artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2021 Oak Class

Home Learning Tasks Set 3

  • Please find some more suggested tasks/activities for any time you are doing some home-learning. If you are still working on any from last time, that’s fine. These are just here for if you need them.
  • I will also send your child’s IEP in the post/in bags. If there are any of the tasks that they do at home from this, please feel free to have a go!
  • We know that you will ensure that the children are safe when using the internet. It is always good to include questions about internet safety when using the computer, such as’ ‘What would you do if somebody asked for your password?’   
  • Just do what you can when you can.
  • Make a simple timetable of what you will do to give your child structure.
  • Include time for breaks, play and exercise. These things are just as important.
  • Feel free to adapt tasks or invent your own if you have a good idea!
  • Please use the paper provided for any written or drawing work.
  • When children are writing, they may need to you to scribe what they have said so that they can copy write. Some pupils may be able to write more independently.
  • Where you can, please take pictures and send them to cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk or keep work to send into school. We want to celebrate and value all the work that the children do.
  • Please get in touch with any questions or worries… we are here to help: cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk     01772 792 681

 

With thanks and best wishes as always,

 

Oak Class Team

 

 

Maths

Mass/Weight

Understanding the concept of a kilogram. Hold and talk about a kilogram packet (e.g., a bag of sugar). Now find a range of objects and hold them. Do they weigh more or less than a kilogram? Put them into separate piles. You could draw a picture of a bag of sugar with headings More Than 1kg and Less Than 1 kg on either side, or then draw and label some of the items you discussed.

 

Time

Use an analogue clock to practise telling the time. Start on the hour, then the half-hour, and if your child is ready, move to quarter past/to. There is a teaching clock here if you wish to use it:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

 

English

Making sentences

Try to build sentences that include details about who is doing something and what they are doing. There are some sheets attached that you may like to use with pictures as prompts. You can do this in various ways - talk about the pictures first and then write some sentences (which may need to be scribed by an adult and copied). You may even want to cut out some wood the phases on the sheets and arrange them so they make sense.

 

Geography and Science

Weather

Keep an eye on the weather this week and make a record each day. You may want to write a diary using symbols or words (or both). This would be a good thing to talk about if you get out for permitted exercise.

 

French

Places in town

Make a map of places in town in French. You could draw roads and pictures of the buildings/places in various locations. Try to find the words for the places on the Internet. Here are a few to help: la piscine - swimming pool; la banque - bank; le supermarché - supermarket.

 

 

February 2021 Oak Class

Home Learning Tasks Set 4

  • Please find some more suggested tasks/activities for any time you are doing some home-learning. If you are still working on any from last time, that’s fine. These are just here for if you need them.
  • If there are any of the tasks on your child’s IEP (sent earlier in January) that you can try at home, please feel free to have a go!
  • We know that you will ensure that the children are safe when using the internet. It is always good to include questions about internet safety when using the computer, such as’ ‘What would you do if somebody asked for your password?’   
  • Just do what you can when you can.
  • Make a simple timetable of what you will do to give your child structure.
  • Include time for breaks, play and exercise. These things are just as important.
  • Feel free to adapt tasks or invent your own if you have a good idea!
  • Please use the paper provided for any written or drawing work.
  • When children are writing, they may need to you to scribe what they have said so that they can copy write. Some pupils may be able to write more independently.
  • Where you can, please take pictures and send them to cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk or keep work to send into school. We want to celebrate and value all the work that the children do.
  • Please get in touch with any questions or worries… we are here to help: cworsley@acorns.lancs.sch.uk     01772 792 681

 

With thanks and best wishes as always,

 

Oak Class Team

 

* PLEASE LOOK TO THE END OF THE DOCUMENT FOR IDEAS FOR SENSORY LEARNERS *

 

Maths

Counting in Tens

Write the numbers in tens (from 10 to 100) on pieces of card or paper. Play lots of games where you have to order the tens, take out a missing ten and say which is missing, etc.

Watch the video and see if you can sing along and follow the actions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CEOlAOGas 

 

Money

You will need a coin of each denomination. Practise identifying the coins and putting them in order from the lowest value to the highest value.

You could try to add two together and then more, depending on what your child can manage (start with pennies).  

 

‘TopMarks’

There are plenty of maths activities and games at this site that you can pick and choose:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting 

 

English

Mystery Items

Read (or ask your child to copy) these sentences. Can you draw and label a picture to represent each description? Can you guess what the mystery items are?

 

  1. I have four windows. I have a front door. I am made of red bricks.
  2. I am furry. I have four paws. I have whiskers. I love to catch mice.
  3. I come in a bottle. I am made from oranges. I am cold and tasty.
  4. I am made from bread. I am warm. I usually have butter and jam on top!
  5. I have a pointed hat. I have a long chin. I have a cat. I ride on a broomstick. I can cast spells.

Phonics

Try some of the free games – work upwards from Phase 2 to the Phase you feel most comfortable with. I can give you individual targets if you contact me. 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

 

Music

Concerts at Home

We normally enjoy listening to visiting musicians performing at school throughout the year. As this is not currently possible, you may wish to pick and choose some of the work that has been put together on these sites. They have been recommended by Mrs Miller – thank you. Some of them ask you to join in – see what you can make use of at home for instruments.

https://www.livemusicnow.org.uk/lmnonlineschools

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXShtCdi0nZ-DrJbUUIFvQ

 

Geography

The UK and its Counties

Could you Google some of the following items (or others) associated with our county, and do some work about them? You may want to write a little fact file, draw and label some pictures, make a video presentation, or just chat about them.

 

Lancashire

  • cheese
  • hotpot
  • butter pie
  • Blackpool Tower
  • Lowry
  • Red Rose
  • canals

* SENSORY LEARNERS * - please continue with some of the activities already set out. Here are some more ideas:

 

PE/Dance

Here is a song that the children like to listen and dance to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6YbSxMhsQ0

 

Fine Motor Activities

A link to some ideas for developing fine-motor activities:

https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/

 

Stories

Some stories to listen to and watch. You may be able to find some objects related to the stories which you can explore together.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6vv4wx/resources/1 

 

Body Awareness

It helps to set a calm mood and perhaps have your child lying down for some of these tasks.

Take a soft brush and brush different parts of your child’s body, talking about what part of the body it is – head, arms, hands, legs, and feet.

Take a handheld mirror and let them explore their face. Ask your child to point at different features.

Try this action song which encourages your child to shake different parts of their body:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UzIV2SDExU

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