|Class learning set by the teacher
Activity – Who can jump the furthest?
Warm up with some jumping. Agree that we can jump up high, but we can also jump across (like if we had to jump over a puddle). Ask who can jump the furthest in your home. Is there a way we could measure our jumps? Create a fixed starting point and a way of recording where people land (this could be a toy, a chalk mark or a coin). Have some practice jumps and then take turns to jump, record the landing point and measure by placing a shoe as many times as it takes to cover that distance. You are measuring in shoes.
Extension: help your child to create a table to record everyone’s jumping distance. Challenge your child to increase their distance. Use the internet to find out the jumping distance of other animals – mark out the distance using your shoe.
Noughts and crosses!
Draw out the grid (3×3) on paper. Decide who will play noughts and who will play crosses. Explain that the winner is the one who can get three of their symbols in a row. Take turns to play.
Extension: Keep score as a tally. Increase the size of the grid (4×4, 5×5, etc.) and the number in a row needed to win. Play on a chalk-drawn grid, using objects as counters, e.g. daisies vs leaves
|Communication & Language
Activity – Make and use a cup telephone.
Make a small hole in the base of each cup, small enough to allow the string through. Thread the string though each cup and knot it to hold it in place. The knot should sit inside each cup, the cups joined by the string and the drinking rims pointing in opposite directions. To speak, gently pull the string taut between the cups. One person speaks into their cup while the other person puts an ear to theirs. Have fun holding a conversation at a distance!
Extension: Tell jokes, give instructions, and ask quiz questions using the cup telephone. Explore how the sound travels down the string and what happens if the string is limp or someone holds is when you speak.