Hope you have all had a nice weekend.
I will be uploading a selection of work each Monday of the Easter break (Mon 6th and Mon 13th) to hopefully give you some ideas of little activities, academic and non-academic, that you might do over this time. Remember that none of this work is compulsory. You can complete as little or as much as you want. The majority of the half term will hopefully be spent enjoying time with your families whilst you are at home, these are just some ideas if you run out of activities. When possible, I have tried to make the activities themed around Easter or Spring to hopefully add a little bit of fun.
I have tried to include a selection of different activities; Crafts, Outdoor, English, Maths and Reading. I have found 5 of each activity so there is one for each day if you wanted to keep the structure of a normal day.
Some of the activities that I have linked to will require you to log onto Twinkl to either view a powerpoint or read a story.
To use Twinkl you need to go to twinklhq.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to log in and then follow the links I have attached. I have tried to include as many activities that do not require you to print anything.
I have also found a variety of free apps and websites that can be used to practise - do keep up using their Classroom Secrets login, NumBots and TTRockstars for Year 2
- Oxford Owl is offering free eBooks during the closure - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
- Teach your Monster to Read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ - app
- The Maths Factor - https://www.themathsfactor.com/
- Crazy Maths Adventures - app
- Scratch Jr - https://www.scratchjr.org/ - app
I hope you have a lovely Easter week and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want any guidance on the activities. I would also still love to see pictures of the fun you are having during the Easter. :)
Easter Holidays WB 6th April
- Mail a hug to a loved one! Draw around each other on a large piece of paper from your chest up and then cut out and decorate to look like you. Fold it up to fit into an envelope and include a little note to your loved one. Post it away!
- Make a Nature Colour Swatch to use to find different objects of different colours.
- Make an Easter nest - this could be made out of scraps of paper, leaves, recyclables or even rice crispies or cornflakes!
- Make an Easter bonnet and have a pretend Easter Bonnet Parade in your own house!
- Turn your handprint or footprint into a Superhero or Princess.
- Use the Nature Colour Swatch that you made as a craft to search for different items outside that match the colours you have chosen. Can you try to find 5 different items to match each colour?
- Make a dinosaur skeleton out of sticks you can find outside
- Have a go at pressing some flowers, between two pieces of kitchen roll and heavy books.
- Make an insect house or a bug hotel outside using any objects you can find outside.
- Go through a kitchen drawer and collect slotted spoons, fly swatters, spatulas, and anything else that has holes to make bubbles. Make your own bubble solution and then head out to see which utensil creates the best bubbles!
As there will probably be lots of internet use over this time of home learning, it would be really beneficial to remind the children of the rules of Internet Safety. Read through the Internet Safety Powerpoint and then create a poster explaining the rules of E-Safety.
Read through the Easter Powerpoint to learn about the Easter story. Can you write a summary of what happens in the Easter story? You could complete this as a story board by drawing a picture and writing a sentence to go alongside it or if you have access to a printer you could print these pictures, stick in the correct order and write a sentence to go with each.
Writing (these can be completed as either a small writing task or a Big Write depending on how much you want to complete)
- You wake up on Easter to discover that you have become the Easter bunny. What would your day be like as an Easter bunny? Describe your experience.
- How do you celebrate Easter? Do you have any family traditions on that day? What do you eat? What do you wear? Do you go anywhere special?
- Complete the sentence, I love Easter because… What do you love the most about Easter? Is it the chocolate bunnies, Easter egg hunting, egg decorating or something else?
- Finish this sentence in 10 different ways: I woke up on Easter morning and saw…
- The Easter bunny is normally the face of Easter. Imagine if another animal was the face of Easter. What animal would you choose to represent Easter and why? How would this animal change Easter?
- Sound: s Words: sat sea sunny shape
- Sound: a Words: ant ask any apple
- Sound: t Words: tree take thing the
- Sound: p Words: pig plant pin push
- Sound: i Words: it ink igloo into
I am just going to upload a bulk of Maths activities split into Year 1, Year 2 and Problem Solving (also split into Year 1 and Year 2). Do not do all of these in one day - spread them out over the week, maybe a couple of Arithmetic questions and one Problem Solving a day.
Year 1 Problem Solving
Year 2 Problem Solving
I have tried to find a few different e-books with comprehension activities that you could complete.
- Saving Easter eBook - read through the story and answer one lot of the differentiated questions.
- The Easter Journal eBook - read through the story and answer one lot of the differentiated questions.
- Easter Story - Pick 1 Star, 2 Star or 3 Star then read the text and answer the comprehension questions.
- Happy Easter Text
Happy Easter Questions
- Crunchy Easter Cakes Text
Crunchy Easter Cakes Questions