Home Learning

During the period of school closure, we will be supporting the children in continuing their learning journey through online home learning.  This page will be the source of learning activities for all children in KS1 and KS2 (Year 1-6).  Home learning activities for Little Owls (Nursery), Barn Owls and Tawny Owls (Reception) will be shared through Tapestry.

We hope that pupils have received a home learning pack, containing some initial activities and resources for you to use with your child. 

Staff will upload a weekly plan for daily learning activities.  These will usually include:

  • An English activity
  • A Maths activity
  • A mini project to last the whole week based on the children's interests 

Wherever possible, staff will set tasks that can either be completed online or in the exercise books sent home, as we understand not all households have printing facilities.

We also encourage the children to complete daily practice of key skills:

  • Phonics/Spelling/Handwriting
  • Reading 
  • Maths Facts, i.e. counting, doubling/halving, number bonds to 10/20/100, times tables
  • Physical Activity, i.e. dancing, aerobics, yoga (there are lots of resources on YouTube to support these)

These can be supported by resources in the home learning packs that have been sent home and through online learning resources (see below).

Please also take the time to get some fresh air, even if this is just in the garden or a short local walk, to play games and be creative!

If you have any difficulties relating to accessing these resources, please email office@hobhill.staffs.sch.uk and we will do our best to help.

Year 1 Home Learning

Year 1 – Africa (chosen by William in Ash class) – week beginning 23rd March 2020

  • Locate Africa on a world map. What countries can you find that are near to Africa? What oceans can you name?
  • Research your favourite animal that you would find in Africa. Discover their natural habitat. Draw your chosen animal and natural habitat. Write three key facts that you have found from your research.
  • Listen to African music. What instruments can you hear? Create your own African beat. Be creative in what you use.
  • Investigate African art. Create your own African piece that is inspired by what you have discovered.

Year 1 - Chocolate  (Chosen by Olivia in Ash Class) - Week beginning 30th March 2020.

  •  Willy Wonka is looking for a brand-new chocolate bar and he would like you to design it. Think of all the tasty chocolates and sweets you like to eat. Can you make this into one delicious bar? Draw your new chocolate, label the different flavours and sweets included and give it an exciting name. (Yum)
  • Your chocolate bar now needs a wrapper. Can you design and make a wrapper for your chocolate bar? It needs to be colourful and eye catching. You must include the name of the chocolate bar on the wrapper.
  • Let’s get baking and make some cakes! Can you make a chocolate cake? With the help of your parents read and follow a simple recipe to make a cake. Measure all the ingredients carefully and mix up your cake. Bake, decorate and enjoy.
  • Write a set of instructions on how you made your chocolate cake. Try and include:

- Title

- What you will need

- Instructions and pictures for each step.

Year 2 Home Learning

Year 2 – Bugs and Grubs (chosen by Henry in Elm class) – week beginning 23rd March 2020

  • Investigate minibeasts in your own garden. What insects can you find in two different microhabitats? For example, under a log, under a stone, in the flowerbed.
  • Research your favourite insect that you found in your garden. Write five interesting WOW facts that you discovered during your research.
  • Create your own minibeast. Draw it or make it using the materials that you can find. Create a habitat for you own minibeast.
  • Write your own minibeast adventure story.

Year 2 Dinosaurs - (Chosen by Peyton in Oak Class) - Week beginning 30th March 2020.

  • Research different examples of dinosaurs and design one to be your pet. Can you draw what your pet dinosaur would look like and then can you label the different features. Remember to use adjectives in your descriptive labels. Can you remember what an adjective is? Once you are finished, can you name your new pet?
  • Make a dinosaur egg using different recycled materials or paper Mache. Once you have created your dinosaur’s egg, can you decorate it?
  • Using coloured card create a dinosaur out of 2D shapes. What shapes could you use to create a face, Feet, Spikes and legs?
  • Use the internet to research your favourite dinosaur. What is your dinosaur’s name?
    • What habitat does your dinosaur live in?
    • What does your dinosaur eat? Draw and label its diet.
    • What words can you use to describe your dinosaur?

Year 3 Home Learning

Year 3 – What is the moon made from? (chosen by Hailey) – week beginning 23rd March 2020

  • Moon discovery – Find 10 interesting facts about the moon. What is the moon made from? What is the atmosphere like on the moon? When was the first moon landing?
  • Watch the first moon landing. Write a diary entry as Neil Armstrong. How did it feel when you took your first step onto the moon? What could you see, hear and feel when you explored this new discovery?
  • Create your very own moon using different materials that you can find or create your very own moon painting.
  • Moon survival kit – If you were sent on your own mission to the moon what would you take and why? Choose three items. Why would these be important for your trip into space?
  • Imagine life without gravity. Create a dance sequence that is inspired by the atmosphere on the moon. Think very carefully about how you would travel.

Year 3 - Nature (chosen by Scarlet) - week beginning 30th March 2020

1. Observational Drawing

  • Go outside in your garden and choose a leaf, flower or insect to draw or sketch.

2. Artist Research – Research the artist Andy Goldsworthy.

  • What have you found out about him? Can you recreate some of his art work in your garden. Create your own piece of art work using his ideas to inspire you.

3. Bees – How important are Bees?

  • Use the following links to answer the question

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/would-we-starve-without-bees/zkf292p

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1-how-honey-is-made/z7j76v4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9zZ48jJZyk

  • What have you found out? What would happen if we didn’t have bees? Where would be a good place in your garden for a bee hive? How important is the Queen Bee? How is honey made?
  • Why not try some honey on toast for a snack if you have some!

4. Mini Beast Research

  • Choose an Insect/Mini Beast or animal. Research this creature finding out what it eats, where it lives, what it likes to do and any other fascinating facts about it. Create a fact file, poster or leaflet about your chosen creature.

Year 4 Home Learning

Year 4 – Olympics (chosen by Finley) – week beginning 23rd March 2020

  • Mini research project – Discover the history of the Olympics. When and how did it start? What was life like at this time?
  • Life as an athlete – research your favourite athlete. What do they have to do before a race, competition or a match? How often do they train? How do they keep healthy to be the best at their chosen sport?
  • Write a diary entry from the view of your chosen athlete. What does it feel like before a race after months of training? Have you been able to reach your Personal Best (PB) or did something go wrong during your race/competition?
  • Create an obstacle course outside in your garden or a circuit of activities. Time yourself when completing these for the first time. Can you beat your PB?

 

Year 4 - Famous Inventors (chosen by Hughie) - week beginning 30th March 2020

1. How many inventors can you find?

  • Make a list of as many inventors as you can find and what they invented.

2. Research an Inventor

  • Choose an inventor of your choice and create a fact file about them and their invention. You could make a leaflet, a power point presentation, a poster or booklet to present your learning.

3. Are you an Inventor?

  • You are an up and coming inventor. What would you invent and why?
  • This is your chance to be creative and think of something you would like to invent.
  • What would you invent? Why would you invent it? What would it do? How would you make it?
  • Design and draw your invention or even have a go at making a model of it.
  • Create an advert for your invention either a poster, flyer or a video of your advert that you create, or you could create a song. Be as creative as you want!

Ideas for inventions – new chocolate bar or sweet, a mode of transport, a tool you may need, a piece of clothing, a toy or games console.

Year 5 Home Learning

Year 5 – Ice Age (chosen by Lucas) – week beginning 23rd March 2020

  • Mini research project – When was the Ice Age? What happened before the Ice Age began? How did the Ice Age start?
  • Ice experiment – Create your very own ice experiment. What environment makes ice melt faster? Place ice in different environments in your house. Observe and time how long it takes the ice to melt. Were your predictions correct? Record your findings.
  • Make your very own dinosaur fossil. Be as creative as you like with the materials that you have. You can create a drawing, a collage or a model. Explore images of real dinosaur fossils to help you bring your creation to life.
  • The Day The Earth Froze - Write you own Ice Age poem to describe the beginnings of the Ice Age.

 

Year 5 – Australia (chosen by Alfie in Y5L) – week beginning 30th March 2020

  1. Geographical study of Australia
  • What countries are next to Australia?
  • What oceans surround Australia?
  • What is the capital of Australia?
  • How many people live there?
  • What is Australia famous for? What famous landmarks can you find in Australia?
  • Australia is a very large country where city life is very different to those who live in the outback. What are the similarities and differences for those who live in the urban (city) areas of Australia to those who live in the rural (countryside) parts?

 

2. Create a fact file comparing Australia to the United Kingdom. What are the similarities and differences?

3. One of Australia’s most famous landmarks is the Great Barrier Reef. Using the internet take part in your own discovery of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • What is the Great Barrier Reef and how is it changing during our lifetime?
  • What difficulties is it facing due to how we live our lives in the modern day?
  • Write a persuasive letter to our World Leaders explaining the importance of acting on Climate Change. What actions do we need to take to save our world and the Great Barrier Reef?

4. Investigate the artist Albert Namatjira and explore the artwork that he created. In the style of Albert Namatjira paint your own watercolour painting in the style of him.

Year 6 Home Learning

Year 6 – The Victorians (chosen by Elsie) week beginning 23rd March 2020

  • Mini research project – What was life like for a child during the reign of Queen Victoria? When was the Victorian period? What were the similarities and differences of life for the Victorians and our own?
  • Education became compulsory until the age of 10 in 1880. Many children were sent into the world of work once they became 10 and their education did not continue. Do you agree with this? Write your own persuasive argument to Queen Victoria (for or against) on children entering the world of work at the age of 10.
  • What did Victorian children do in their spare time? How were toys and games similar or different to those that children play today? Invent your own Victorian outdoor game.
  • What did Victorian children eat? Investigate Victorian recipes. Can you create one for your family? Remember to ask an adult to help and support you with this.

 

Year 6 – Vehicles (chosen by Dylan) – week beginning 30th March 2020

  1. Investigate the history of transport.
  • How were goods and people transported in the past? What was the main source of travel?
  • When were cars invented? Did everybody own a car at this time?
  • Explore how cars have changed over time.
  • Have you always had to have a driving license? How has this changed throughout time.

2. Design your own moving vehicle. Remember it has to move.

  • What will be the main part to your vehicle?
  • What materials do you need?
  • How will it move?
  • How will you make your design?

3. Using your design make your moving vehicle and test it. What would you change to improve your product? Evaluate your design and model.

4. Design the car of the future. Create a pitch to leading car manufacturers. Why should they build and support your design? What is special about your car? (Be as creative as you like. You could create a video, film yourself taking part in an interview, create a poster or pamphlet, etc...) We look forward to hearing your pitch!

Online Learning

English:

Spelling Shed                  Phonics Play                               Oxford Owl

Maths:

Numbots                          Times Table Rock Stars            Myminimaths

White Rose Maths          Maths Factor with Carol Vorderman

 

Varied Subjects/Other:

Purple Mash                    BBC Bitesize                               Espresso

Cosmic Kids (Yoga)        Twinkl

Support Resources

Resources recommended by the Educational Psychology service:

Well-Being Links     

Resources from ELSA support:

We-are-at-home-right-now.pdf

Social-contact-story.pdf

Coronavirus-home-challenge.pdf