Week of 20 July 2020
Top Tips to make the most of the summer in Islington
We’ve put together tips and resources to support your child’s learning during the summer for when you are out and about.
You can find all of these resources and more on our website at www.islingtoncs.org/home-learning
- Website of the week
- Let’s go outside
- Reception Activities
Website of the Week
We’ve picked the best websites out there to support home learning over summer.
The Oxford University Press set up Oxford Owl to provide support to schools and parents.
- a free e-book library
- top tips for supporting reading and maths
- plenty of other fantastic ideas to support all primary aged pupils at home
Let’s go outside
Although London is a city we have many fantastic green spaces and there is no better time to enjoy them than the summer!
This week try visiting Parkland Walk. Did you know that it is the longest Linear Nature Reserve in London at 4km in length? It follows the former railway line connecting Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace which opened in 1873.
Pick five spellings from your year group.
Practice spelling one of these words each day of the week using these strategies:
- Rap each letter in order. Make up a short rhyme to go with your rap.
- Make up a dance routine. For each step you do, say each letter of the word you’re practicing. You will need the same number of moves as there are letters in the word.
- Use chalk and practice spelling words on the pavement.
- Create a mnemonic to help you remember the spelling. Use these ideas if you’re stuck
Body Percussion – where your body is the instrument!
There are many ways to use the body to make sound and rhythm. The four main body percussion sounds are clicking, clapping, patting and stamping. Also try tapping your chest, slapping your thighs or rubbing your hands together. Listen to the different types of sounds produced by the different actions. Create a simple rhythm like clap, clap, stamp, click, click, stamp! For variety, add more actions to the sequence, repeat them, change the order, speed up them or slow them down! Need more inspiration? Watch Anna Meredith demonstrate body percussion moves in this BBC Ten Pieces video of her composition Connect It.
We are starting off the summer by sharing some of our favourite traditional tales with you.
There are lots of fun activities to do together with your reception aged child this week from puppet making, building and testing houses for The Three Little Pigs to finding out all about West Africa where the wonderful Anansi stories originate.
More things to do
We’ve got resources for English, Maths and Science on our Home Leaning website:
Find Things to Do on the Family Directory
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