Oak Class Work Week Beginning 28th September 2020
Dear Parents/Carers, We are sorry if your child is having to stay at home at the moment. Here are some activities they may wish to do, if well enough. Please let us know if you need anything else. Activities written in green are more suitable for sensory learners.
Look at a map of Ancient Egypt ( https://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/ancient-egypt-maps.html ), and try to make a simple 3D model of the map with things you have at home, e.g. paper, card, material, modelling clay, etc.
Sensory learners could play with sand to represent the desert, and a tub of water, to represent the Nile. You could even make a paper boat to play with on the water.
Revisit last week’s task, and use higher numbers if your child is confident:
Write numbers from 1-10 (or higher) on pieces of paper. Mix them up, and see if you can put them back in the right order. Try the online games again:
Sensory learners could do some correspondence work:
Put out five cups and five teaspoons. Model placing one teaspoon into each cup. Let your child practise, with prompts where needed.
Try some of the free phonics games here. More confident readers should try the higher phases: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources
On Wednesday we will have a Zoom to do some story reading. Look out for the email.
Sensory learners could go on a sound hunt at home or outdoors. Can you find things to shake, scrape, bang, rub, spin, drop, etc. and see what noises are made? Look for the responses and reactions that your child makes.
If you can, get into the garden or go for a walk and collect some fallen leaves. Can you identify the? There is some help here: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/media/48345/leaf-id-sheet.pdf
You could do some leaf-rubbing by covering leaves with a sheet of fine paper and rubbing crayon over them, pressing down hard.
Sensory learners could find some leaves and do some leaf-rubbing (as above) with some hand-over-hand help.
In RE this term, we are looking at family and Hinduism. Watch and talk about this video that explains a key Hindu celebration: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmwmpv4
Please find attached a sheet of activities put together by our outdoor learning teacher, Janet.
Could you have a little disco with your family? You could pick your favourite songs to dance to. You could also make a party buffet. And it wouldn’t be a disco unless you pick your fanciest clothes to wear!
Snakes and Ladders
If you have a game of snakes and ladders at home, you could have a family game. If not, there is an online version here:
You could have a pampering day! Wrap up in a dressing gown. Fill a washing-up bowl with soapy water to have a foot spa. Paint your nails. Wash, dry, brush and style hair. Style a family member’s hair. Try a spray of deodorant, perfume or aftershave. Spoil yourself! These activities need to be supervised by an adult.
Set up a pairs of chairs (like a train) in a line in front of an iPad or internet TV. Ask your parent to look for a rollercoaster ride on YouTube. Play the video, and imagine that you are on the rollercoaster. Hold tight! You could even look up a train ride instead. This may be more relaxing for some pupils.