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Snowy Day Tasks

Using your child’s homework as a guide please select from the list below appropriate activities.

We would suggest that the children spend approximately two hours a day on such activities.

Spelling

Learn to spell:

  • Winter
  • Snow
  • Blizzard
  • Icicles
  • Chilly
  • Snowflake
  • Sledge
  • Gritter
  • Snowplough
  • Shovel

CHALLENGE: write 5 new Winter words and learn to spell these. Make a word search using all of these words.

Reading

Read next part of novel or reading book

Here are some ideas as follow up work:

  • write out examples of WOW words,
  • find and write sentences which show good use of openers
  • write own sentences with a variety of openers
  • find and write sentences which show different connectives
  • write own sentences with different connectives
  • write out sentences showing different types of punctuation
  • write own sentences showing different punctuation
  • write about your favourite part of the story so far

Writing

Go outside and build a snowman. Write the instructions on how to build your snowman.

Remember to include instruction words.

Wordbank:

first next secondly finally after that

once you will need what to do

Numeracy

Revise your basic number skills (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division) by making a worksheet showing a mixture of sums or all of the processes above. (Minimum of 20 sums)

CHALLENGE: try to write a word problem to include in your number sheet.

REMEMBER TO MAKE THE ANSWER SHEET TOO.

Topic Work

Design and make a poster to show what you have learned about your topic

Think about including:

  • Title
  • Pictures
  • Information
  • Colour
  • Layout
  • Size

If you have a computer and the internet try to find at least 5 new interesting facts on your topic.

On a separate piece of paper record these facts and include any pictures, diagrams on your topic.

Thinking Hats

Using white hat thinking write a list of essentials you might need if you were stuck inside due to snow for at least a week.

Expressive Arts

  • Design a snowflake (pattern)
  • Design a hat, scarf and glove set suitable for children to be sold in a shop.
  • Learn some snowy day songs or write your own to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Health and Well Being

PE

1. Take resting heart rate before you go out in snow.

2. Have a snowball fight with your friends, parents, carers. Use the over arm throwing technique focussing on , weight transfer, side on stance, leg push, hip turn, shoulder turn, fast arm leading with elbow, use the correct sequence to then finally finish towards target

3. Check your heart rate after throwing 5 snowballs, 10 snowballs, 15 snowballs.

4. Swap over with friends and now dodge snowballs that are being thrown by friends. What is heart rate after this activity?

5. Build a snowman...check heart rate at end of this activity.

6. Walk up a hill in the snow, what is heart rate at the top of hill?

7. Roll downhill.

8. Climb back up hill pulling an empty sledge behind you. What is heart rate at top?

9. Slide downhill in sledge

10. Pull sledge back up hill with someone / thing in it...what is heart rate at top?

11. Jump in sledge to slide back down hill with friend.....make it go as fast as you can!

12. GET OUT AND ENJOY THE FRESH AIR.....WORK AND PLAY WITH OTHERS......

Eco

Try to leave some food out for the birds as they will need to be looked after too. Keep a record of the birds you see (sketch). Use the internet to find out a little about the birds you have seen.

Thank you.