Kings and Castles
Write down all the things you already know about castles. Then, write questions you'd like to find out. This can be done as a list or as a brainstorm. You can use the laptop or paper and pens.
Find out about how castles began, read some information with an adult and watch different videos, stopping to ask and answer questions - The Beginning of Castles
Research castles in Britain; Where are they? When were they built? Who lived there? Are they still there today?
Read lots of Castle books - fiction and non-fiction
Here's a story you can download and read with your family Knights and Dragons, Unite! eBook
Go on a dragon hunt. Where might they like to hide?
Act out Kings and Castles stories. Who will be the King or Queen? Who will be the noblemen and who will be the servant? You might like to have a go at dressing up! This video might help. What was life like?
Use phonics play to practice all phonemes - try to do this for 5 minutes every day.
White rose home learning - multiplication and division
BBC Daily lessons and activities - Multiplying by 10
BBC Daily lessons and activities - Multiplying by 5
BBC Daily lessons and activities - Multiplying by 2
Practically count forwards and backwards in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s - Group objects to help with counting.
Sharing as division - this can be done with anything inside or outside - sweets, coins, stones, sticks. Use word problems such as; I have 12 coins, I share them between 3 teddies, how many do they get each?
Design your own castle - look at photographs of different castles and then draw your own. Label with the different parts e.g. tower, turrets, drawbridge, moat, battlements etc.
Use junk modelling to build your own castle. Use cardboard boxes, kitchen roll tubes, yogurt pots, egg boxes, paper, felt tips, paints.
Find out about the artist Paul Klee.
Paul Klee created a beautiful painting called Castle and Sun. Here's a video to show you how you could make a piece of art work like his
Go on a 2D shape hunt, inside and outside. Can you name and photograph all the shapes you see? Ask your mum or dad to quiz you on the shapes, can you name them and describe them?