Sparrows

If your child is isolating, we will post or deliver a set of CGP workbooks for them to use during their period of isolation.   You can use these workbooks to do as much or as little as you like - we understand that different parents have different needs in terms of their own work and responsibilities.  We would aim for the children to do a page from each book a day, but recognise that this may not always be possible.  Children should bring the books back with them when they return to school, thank you.

Please keep the children reading each day using the books on Active Learn or books you have at home - we can't send reading books home while the children are isolating, sorry.

We have listed below some maths and English activities your child can try while they are waiting for their workbooks to arrive - these should mostly be revision activities.   If your child has special educational needs, you may need to dip into a different year group and your child's teacher can advise on this if you email them or contact the school office by phone.

Some of the activities below are printable but we have tried in the main to make them accessible whether you have access to a printer or not.

Year One 

Maths activities to try - 

  • practice counting objects to 10 and, if they are confident with this, to 20.  Use whatever you have available - lego bricks, dried pasta shapes, Smarties ...   Get your child to put the objects in a line and touch each item as they count so that they are counting accurately.
  • write the numbers to 10 ( and then 15,  then 20) and get your child to place the correct number of objects next to each number
  • write the numerals to 10 and get your child to practice writing them (the right way round!)
  • put out 2 groups of objects - 2 red lego bricks and 2 blue ones - and get your child to put them together and count them again.  Write and say the number sentence 2 + 3 = 5 together.   Keep going with small groups of objects until they are confident, then try larger numbers e.g  7 + 6 = 13    10 + 5 = 15  until your child is confidently adding within 20.
  • put out one group of objects - e.g 6 red lego bricks - and ask your child to take 3 away.  Write and say the number sentence 6 - 3 = 3 together.  Keep going with small amounts until your child is confident then try bigger numbers - e.g 12 - 6 = 6
  • practice counting in 10s - 0,10,20,30,40 ... up to 100   and then back again

                                 in 5s - 0,5,10,15,20 .... up to 50   and then back again

                                 in 2s - 0,2,4,6,8,10 ..... up to 20 and then back again

 

Printables if you have access to a printer - 

Superhero counting sheet

Superhero I-Spy Counting

Superhero adding sheet

Writing numerals

Bear taking away sheet

Subtraction in 10 Game

 

English activities to try - 

  • write a superhero story.   Someone is in trouble - who can help?  Use the Superhero rescue picture below as a prompt if your child is struggling to come up with their own idea.
  • design your own superhero transport and label all the different parts
  • design your own superhero home and label all the different places and things inside
  • practice your phonics using the sheets below (no need to print them out if you can see them on a laptop, ipad or phone screen)
  • practice correctly forming each letter on a lined piece of paper.  Make sure y,g,p,q,j,f go under the line and t,d,f,h,k,l,b are tall

Printables (most can be used on-screen as prompts if you don't have access to a printer) - 

Superhero Story Picture Prompt

Hand control practice sheets

Letter formation sheet

Superhero description writing sheet

Superhero identity card

Superhero sentence writing

Phonics mats

 

Year Two

 Maths activities to try - 

  • write the numerals to 20 and get your child to practice writing them (the right way round!)  Can they write any number you say up to 100?
  • use long lego bricks if you have them ( or matches with the flammable bits removed, anything long and thin) as tens and little lego bricks (or counters, smarties, bits of pasta) as ones.  Ask your child to make different numbers - e.g. 23 is 2 tens and 3 ones.  46 is 4 tens and 6 ones.  Practice so that your child is confident making numbers to 50, then 100.  There are pictures of tens and ones in the printables below if you have a printer.
  • Make 2 numbers with the tens and ones - e.g. 23 and 24.  Ask your child to put the ones together and the tens together.  How many do you have now?  Say and write the numbers sentence 23+24 = 47   ( Tricky bit! - if you add 25 and 26 you end up with 11 ones.  Children should be encouraged to swap ten of the ones for a ten before adding them up).   Keep going until your child is confident adding two amounts.  If they are less confident, stick to smaller numbers so you don't have to swap ten ones for a ten).
  • Make one number with the tens and ones - e.g  27 - and ask your child to take 3 away.  Write and say the number sentence 27 - 3 = 24 together.  (Another tricky bit - if you try to take 6 ones away from 23 you have to swap one of the tens for ten ones so you have enough ones to take away) . Keep going until your child is confident subtracting a one-digit number from a two-digit number.  If they are less confident, stick with taking away smaller numbers so you don't have to swap a ten for ten ones.
  • practice counting in 10s - 0,10,20,30,40 ... up to 100   and then back again.   If they are confident with this, then practice counting in tens from a different number e.g 12,22,32,42 ... 
  • practice counting  in 5s - 0,5,10,15,20 .... up to 50   and then back again.  Go up to 100 if they are confident with this.
  • Practice counting in 2s - 0,2,4,6,8,10 ..... up to 20 and then back again.   If they are confident with this, count in 2s from 20 - 40, or from 60 - 100.

 

Printables if you have access to a printer -  

Making numbers using tens and ones sheet

Adding using tens and ones 

Subtraction colouring sheet

Subtraction to 20 Game

Subtraction to 50 Game 

Subtraction Snakes and Ladders

English activities to try - 

  • write a superhero story.   Someone is in trouble - who can help?  Use the Superhero rescue picture below as a prompt if your child is struggling to come up with their own idea.
  • design your own superhero transport and label all the different parts.  Write about who is going to use the transport and how.
  • design your own superhero home and label all the different places and things inside.   Who lives there?  Write a story about the superhero who lives in the house and how he uses all the different things inside.
  • practice your phonics using the sheets below (no need to print them out if you can see them on a laptop, ipad or phone screen)
  • practice correctly forming each letter on a lined piece of paper.  Make sure y,g,p,q,j,f go under the line and t,d,f,h,k,l,b are tall.   

Printables (most can be used on-screen as prompts if you don't have access to a printer) - 

Superhero Story Picture Prompt

Superhero storytelling dice game

Superhero reading comprehension

Hand control practice sheets

Letter formation sheet

Days of the week handwriting practice