Learning Project W/C 8th June 2020 - Famous & Significant People
Age Range: KS1
Weekly Reading Tasks
Weekly Phonics Tasks
- Monday - Choose letters that make words that can be read phonetically. Write the letters in chalk on the ground outside. Give your child a word and they must spell it by jumping from letter to letter. This could also be done on paper inside the house
- Wednesday - Ask your child to re-read their favourite story out loud. Remind them to use expression. Task your child with creating a new book cover for their favourite story or writing an alternative ending!
- Wednesday - Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale are remembered for helping the sick during the Crimean War. How many adjectives can your child list to describe medical professionals? Can they apply these into sentences?
- Thursday - ‘Kind’, ‘past’, ‘improve’, ‘many’ and ‘people’ are some of the words that children in KS1 need to be able to spell. Can your child use these to write sentences about Mary Seacole or Florence Nightingale?
Weekly Writing Tasks
Weekly Maths Tasks
- Monday - Encourage your child to write all of the number facts up to 20 e.g. 3 + 17 = 20, 17 + 3 = 20. Can they use these to write the inverse e.g. 20 - 3 = 17.
- Tuesday - Ask your child to write their very own royal adventure story. They can write in role as a king, queen, prince, princess, knight or servant.
- Tuesday - Give your child a number between 1 and 20 and ask them to think about how many ways they could make the number using addition.
- Wednesday- When your child has completed their royal adventure story, they can design a cartoon strip to accompany their writing or a front cover for their story.
- Thursday - Can your child write a letter, postcard or email to their teacher? They may want to describe what they have been doing at home. They might want to tell their teacher about the things that they are missing about school
- Thursday - Get your child to write one of the number bonds to or within 10 - e.g. 2 + 8 = 10 or 3 + 4 = 7. Can they use these facts to find out the addition facts up to 100? E.g. 20 + 80 = 100 and 30 + 40 = 70.
- Friday - n Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem ‘Royal Tea’ he tells the reader that he paid £8.50 to visit Buckingham Palace. What coins could he have used to pay for his ticket? How many different ways can your child represent this amount?
Learning Project - to be done throughout the week
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about famous or significant people. Learning may focus on past or present inventors, explorers or scientists and how they influence society today.
How Important is Mary Seacole?- Mary Seacole was a Jamaican-born nurse who is remembered for helping soldiers during the Crimean War. Using this video your child can create a simple timeline of Mary Seacole’s life. If this is too challenging, why not ask your child to design an award for Mary Seacole. Your child could also locate Jamaica and Scotland on a world map.
Keep them Clean!- Mary Seacole visited Florence Nightingale, another important nurse, during the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale was known for highlighting the importance of hygiene when caring for the sick, particularly handwashing. Ask your child to create handwashing posters for the home. They might want to make up a jingle too!
Intriguing Inventions- Challenge your child to invent something new. Perhaps a new gadget for the home to keep the family entertained, or something that would help a doctor or a nurse. They can draw and label their design, and could have a go at making it using things from the recycling box. Share this online using Dojo’s.
The Queen: Then and Now- What was life like for Queen Elizabeth I? This video may help your child to understand. How is life different for the current queen, Queen Elizabeth II? Ask your child to create a list of the similarities and differences. They might focus on appearance, family and interests. They could show this using illustrations too.
A Seriously Significant Somebody- Who is important to your child? What makes them so important? Your child could draw or paint a portrait of their significant somebody using a photograph or digital image to support them. They may wish to write an information report about this person too!