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A page to share ideas for home learning activities.

If you are happy to share photos of any activities that you have been up to then it would be greatly appreciated! I am sure lots of you would appreciate seeing what others are up to and how you are all approaching teaching at home! 

If you are happy to contribute to this page then please post what you have been up to on tapestry and write in the caption that you are willing for the photo to be uploaded.

Thank-you in advance,
Miss Heafford




Your dinosaur stories were all amazing!
Creating your home school environment!
Practising taking away using an abacus!
Getting the children involved in preparing lunch!
Researching a topic chosen by the children!
Practising number formation!
Getting outside and helping with the gardening!
Making pop up pictures!
Playing with shadows and making patterns!
Lots of you have made hopeful rainbow pictures!
Making kites (this one is a monster kite!)
Making healthy snacks
I have lots of painting and building which is fab!
Planting sunflowers, good for measuring!
Scotch creme eggs!!!
Colour by numbers
Use masking tape and chalk to make patterns
Colouring your favourite characters
Writing about your favourite characters
Building dens
Science experiments (mummifying apples)
Phonics flowers to practise sounds you find tricky
Helping with some painting!

In class the children pay for their snack and milk using play money every day. It is a super way to practise simple addition and also it helps them to understand that each coin holds a different value.
So far we have looked at paying for items that have cost between 1p-10p using 1p, 2p and 5p coins. 

One idea is that you could set up a tuck shop at home.

If you have children in EYFS and/or KS1 then you could price things up to 10p or 20p depending on how confident your child is with addition.

If you have children in KS2 as well as in Foundation then perhaps you could look at making some items more expensive and getting your older child to work out change.
Create an exercise circuit in your house or garden
Plastic bottle + sock = bubble machine!