Counting The easier activities are at the top- it gets gradually harder as you go down! Money 1 Get some toys and make a toy shop. Make price labels for the toys – none of them should be more than 10p. Use pennies to pay for the toys. Make sure that you count the pennies carefully. 2 Ask a grown up for a pile of coins. Look at them carefully and sort them into their different values. (All the pennies in one pile, all the 2p’s together …etc. 3 You will need one ten pence and nine pennies. Make ‘teen’ amounts e.g. 13 by counting on from the 10p. so.. 10,11,12,13. Try for different amounts. 4 Get different amounts of change and practice counting the money (less than £1) Write down how much there is – make sure you include the p! 5 Get different amounts of change and practice counting the money (more than £1) Write down how much there is – make sure you include the £ sign and . 6 Problem solver. It costs 30p to have a turn on a large sledge. How many turns could you have if you had £1? How much money would you have left over? What if you had £2? What if you had £3? For Year 1 and 2 Literacy and numeracy games – try this website. Children will need a grown up with them to do the games properly. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/ More games using ICT. There is a lot on this site so children will need help http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html Snow activities. (Science) Fill a cup with water and bring it into the house to melt. How long does it take to melt? What do you notice. Or fill several cups with snow. Put them in different parts of the house to melt. Which melts the fastest? Why do you think that is? Do you notice anything? Fill some plastic cups with a little bit of water. Put them in different places in the garden. How long does it take them to freeze? What happens if some cups are full and some cups only have a little bit of water in? Why? Reading. Everybody read your books in you book bag and practice sounds/word boxes if you have them. Literacy: How many words can you think of that describe snow? Can you write some instructions on:- How to make a snow man or how to go sledging? Make a word fishing game. Make some fish shapes. Write a word from your word box on each fish. Put a paper clip on each fish to make it ‘magnetic’. Tie a magnet to a piece of string. ‘Catch’ the fish and say the word on each fish as you catch it!