Homework

EMOTIONAL LITERACY IDEAS

There is a learning wall and lots of good activities for all ages on the link below –

Coronavirus 14 day self isolation activities

 

Scotland Reads

Click to access lit17scotlandreadsparentsleaflet.pdf

https://Scottishbooktrust.com

STEM HOME LEARNING GRID

Ideas for working at home –

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Home Learning

Early level
Science:  Earth Hour is on 28 March at 8:30pm when we try to turn off as many electrical appliances as possible.  Talk about things in your house that use electricity.  What could you switch off that you don’t need?

Floating and sinking – at bathtime or in the sink, investigate different objects around your house e.g. fruit and veg, to find out if they float or sink.  Make predictions before you test.  Test different materials e.g. foil, paper, card and see if you can make shapes that float and shapes that sink.

Food technology:  Put the foods into the correct food groups http://fss-eatwellguide.scot/

With an adult:  Play this online game and discuss https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/education-resources/crazy-kitchen

More activities:  https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/education-resources?filter_set=a&category=199|560#in-the-classroom

Coding:  Use Scratch Junior to create an animation of your favourite story or make up your own story https://www.scratchjr.org/ – free app download on iPad or Android

Activities for beginners here:  https://www.scratchjr.org/teach/activities

Engineering STEM Challenge:  Using recycling and scrap materials, create a parachute for a small figure or lightweight toy.

Create a bridge from Lego, bricks or other materials such as recycling.  How much weight can it hold?  Try adding more rules such as the bridge must be as wide as a book or carry a certain weight such as 3 blocks.

Invention:  Invent and draw a robot that can do a job in your house.  Remember an invention has to be something new or something better than we already have.  You could build a model of your invention.
STEM in the news:  Watch Reach Out Reporter https://www.reachoutreporter.com/.  Choose your favourite news story.  Can you find out more about it and perform a news report at home?

 

First level
Science:  Earth Hour is on 28 March at 8:30pm when we try to turn off as many electrical appliances as possible.  Make a list of/draw everything in your house that uses electricity.  What could you switch off that you don’t need?  Why is it important to cut down the electricity we use?

Choose an animal you want to learn more about.  Find out as much as you can about the animal and create a poster or factbook to show your learning.

Food technology:  Put the foods into the correct food groups http://fss-eatwellguide.scot/

Design a healthy breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner using ingredients in your house.

Help to make one of these meals if possible!

Play https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/education-resources/cookin-castle

Play https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/education-resources/what-goes-where

More activities:  https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/education-resources?filter_set=a&category=199|153#in-the-classroom

Coding:  Use Scratch to create a game or animation https://scratch.mit.edu/ – join for free.

Is there a way to use Scratch without participating online?

Yes, the Scratch app allows you to create Scratch projects without an internet connection. You can download the Scratch app from the Scratch website or the app store on your device.

More activities:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zst3d2p

Engineering STEM Challenge:  Using recycling and scrap materials, create a model polar research station for scientists working at the Antarctic.  What will your research station need outside and inside?  How will you make sure the people who work inside are safe and warm?  How will you power the station?
Invention:  Invent and draw a robot to collect food from a local shop for someone who is staying at home.  Think about how the robot travels and how it is going to pick up and carry food.  Remember an invention has to be something new or something better than we already have.  You could build a model of your invention.
STEM in the news:  Watch Reach Out Reporter https://www.reachoutreporter.com/.  Choose your favourite news story.  Can you find out more about it?  Create your own STEM news update on this news story.  You could video it or perform it at home.
Second level
Science:  Earth Hour is on 28 March at 8:30pm when we try to turn off as many electrical appliances as possible.  Make a list of everything in your house that uses electricity.  What could you switch off that you don’t need?  What swaps could you make?  Why is it important to cut down the electricity we use?  Make a poster to advertise what people could do to cut down on using electricity.

Choose an activity that interests you from https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxtnvcw  Create a leaflet or factbook to show your learning.

Food technology:  Look at https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/education-resources/the-interactive-eatwell-guide

Design a healthy and balanced menu, including breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner, for three days using ingredients in your house.  Identify parts of each meal using the Eatwell Guide.

Help to make one of these meals if possible!

Play https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/education-resources/cookin-castle

Play

https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/education-resources/fridge-facts

More activities: https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/education-resources?filter_set=a&category=199|154#in-the-classroom

Coding:  Use Scratch to create a game or animation https://scratch.mit.edu/ – join for free.

Is there a way to use Scratch without participating online?

Yes, the Scratch app allows you to create Scratch projects without an internet connection. You can download the Scratch app from the Scratch website or the app store on your device.

More activities:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zfhbwmn

Engineering STEM Challenge:  Using recycling or scrap paper, create a marble run that allows a marble to travel for exactly 6 seconds.

If you don’t have a marble you could use a small ball, pompom, etc.

Remember to plan, build, test and improve your design.

Invention:  Invent, draw and label a robot to collect medicine from a local pharmacy for someone who cannot go out.  Think about how the robot travels, how it will find its way there and how it is going to pick up and carry the medicine safely.  Write down the materials and parts you would need to build your invention.  Remember an invention has to be something new or something better than we already have.  You could build a model of your invention.
STEM in the news:  Watch Reach Out Reporter https://www.reachoutreporter.com/.  Find out what else is going on in STEM at the moment using newspapers, magazines or the internet.  Create your own STEM news update on these stories.  You could video it or perform it at home.

Other STEM ideas…

 

First level BBC Bitesize all subjects:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zgckjx

Second level BBC Bitesize all subjects:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zr48q6f

Twinkle – free for schools and parents at this time:  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools  Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use code UKTWINKLHELPS

Sumdog – free until 31 March and if a school closes (check website for updates):  https://pages.sumdog.com/home-learning-during-school-closures/

BBC Terrific Scientific activities:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/terrific-scientific – includes live lessons

STEM Challenges from Dyson:  https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html

Science experiments you can do at home from Siemens:  https://new.siemens.com/uk/en/company/education/students/diy-videos.html

STEM practical activities:  https://www.engineering.gov.uk/theholidaymakers

Find out about Engineering jobs from real engineers:  https://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/tomorrows-engineers-week-2019/videos/

Find out about famous scientists:  https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/famous-scientists/

 

PE – from Miss Nowak

 

Early Level (Nursery and P1)

EARLY 1EARLY 2EARLY 3

First Level (Primaries 2, 3 and 4)

FIRST 1FIRST 2FIRST 3

Second Level (Primaries 5, 6 and 7)

SECOND 1SECOND 2SECOND 3

Nursery

St Mark’s RC Primary School

Nursery Class

Below are some ideas of activities you can work on at home with your child.

Interactive nursery rhymes

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=139

Nursery songs/action songs

https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperSimpleSongs

Maths games/activities

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1

Baking/making playdough can be a maths activity by discussing weight, measure, time etc

Playdough Recipe

1 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients and then add wet ingredients. Knead until smooth. Keep in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Colour matching

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/colors/colorgame.htm

Online Stories

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

Bookbug

https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading-and-stories

nursery

 

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Primary 1

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Primary 2

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Primary 3

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Primary 4

P4 Home learning activities

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Primary 5

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Primary 6

Primary 6 Home Learning Wall

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Primary 7

Primary 7 Home Learning Walls

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