Please find a pack to assist you for home learning.
In this pack you have the following options:
The children have access to Times Tables Rock Stars and Purple Mash using their log in details. These can be found in the front of their reading diaries.
Twinkl (an online teaching tool) is offering a month’s free membership to assist with home learning. Details of this can be found on their web and facebook page. I often take ideas from this website.
Times Tables Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/
Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/login/
This online resource offers:
Literacy grammar games
2Write and 2Create a Story allowing children write a story on a theme
writing genres and themes
Serial Mash - books and activities that children can use
Maths times tables
games and activities that are topic based
Computing 2code - practising their coding skills
2DIY3D - children can create their own 3D game
2Do it Yourself- children can create a range of quizzes and activities relating to either topics covered or their own interests.
Art 2Animate - easy to create animations
2Design and Make - design a range of vehicles, houses and masks
2Paint a Picture - a range of painting tools for children to use to create their next masterpiece
Science 2Quiz – Children to create a quiz on a science topic already covered
There are many topic heading to support the learning of topics covered in class i.e. The topic of Forces and Space which we have been covering recently.
Geography and history A range of activities including writing projects, paint projects and Mashcams that cover a range of topics.
Twinkl is offering every parent and carer free access to their site so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Enter the code: UKTWINKLHELPS
Hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home have been created for parents to access on the TWINKL Parents Hub.
For primary-aged children, take a look at our 5-11 area. Again, this was created with parents in mind so it’s filled with guides and information about what children should be learning in each year group, for each curriculum area.
Here you will find a range of School Closure Home Learning resource packs for distance learning due to school closures caused by the Coronavirus. Designed for LKS2 and UKS2, they offer comprehensive lesson plans in the event of school closures due to COVID-19 virus, meaning that your children can keep learning while they are at home. Encompassing a wide range of worksheets, PowerPoints and cross-curricular activities, they provide a great online learning alternative to being in the classroom; all ready to download and use, again and again.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Home Ideas
Retell the story from the point of view of one of the other children.
Retell the story from the point of view of an Oompa Loompa.
Write a letter from each of the children to Mr. Wonka after their visit to the factory.
Write a newspaper article which gives information about the day of the visit to the factory.
Imagine that Charlie kept a diary. Write about the days leading up to his discovery of the golden ticket. Write about the days after his trip to the factory.
Charlie's grandparents were 'as shrivelled as prunes' and 'as bony as skeletons'. Can you think of other similes to describe things?
Spies used to steal Willy Wonka's recipes. Write a top secret report from a spy about what they have seen inside the factory.
One for the family to do - Can you perform some of the scenes in the story as a drama activity, e.g. When Charlie buys a chocolate bar using the coin that he has found, When he goes to tell his family about the ticket, When Willy Wonka gives Charlie the factory.
Make up names for some of Wonka's newest chocolate bars, using the old names as a starting point for ideas. Create an advert for this.
Write a biography for Willy Wonka? Where was he born? What was his life like when he was growing up? What amazing adventures has he had throughout his life?
Create a storyboard which shows different scenes from the book, e.g. Mr. Wonka greeting the children when they first arrive at the factory, the exploration of the chocolate room, travelling in the great glass lift.
Willy Wonka warns the children not to get lost when they first enter the Chocolate Factory. Imagine that one of them does wander off where they shouldn't. What might they discover?
Everything is made of sweets and chocolate in the Chocolate Room. Imagine that your classroom is made of similar things and describe what it is like.
The Oompa Loompa use words like 'gorge', 'guzzle', 'feed' and 'feast' in their songs to describe one of the children eating. Can you think of any other synonyms? Can you make up some new words Roald Dahl style? What do your new words mean?
Imagine that you were given a stick of Willy Wonka's chewing-gum meal. Write some sentences / paragraphs to describe how it tastes and how the delicious flavours change as you chew it. Create an advert to advertise your new gum.
Charlie Bucket thinks it would be excellent for you to spend this time learning your times tables – in year 3, you should know your 2,5,10,3,4 and 8 times table in and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn related division facts.
Design and make packaging using nets for a new chocolate bar you have created (these can be done on purplemash and printed) Have a go at making them.
Look at a selection of chocolate bars and sweet packets. Find out how much they weigh. Put the items in order, from the lightest to the heaviest.
Make a list of chocolate bars and their prices. Can you make some word problems using this information?
Find a recipe for making a chocolate cake. Can you use ratio to work out the ingredients needed for different numbers of people?
Grandpa Joe offers Charlie a silver sixpence that he has been hiding. Can you investigate pre-decimal currency and find out how it differs from current denominations?
Charlie finds a 50p coin in the street. Find out what can be bought with just 50p. Explore how many fifty pence coins would be needed to buy certain items (e.g. a toothbrush, a magazine, a television).
Measure the length of different chocolate bars and items in your house – use cm and mm. Convert between cm and mm. Try the same looking at mass. Weigh them and use kg and g.
Charlie walks past the chocolate factory every day and smells the delicious chocolate. Later, he goes on to taste some of the delicious treats. Use this as a starting point for learning about different senses. Why do we need different senses?
Prince Pondicherry wanted a palace made of chocolate. Discuss why chocolate might not be a very good building material.
If someone was given a lifetime supply of chocolate (like the children in the story), what might be the effect on their body? What foods are good for a body? Design a menu for a meal that shows a balanced diet.
Willy Wonka 'invented a way of making chocolate ice cream so that it stays cold for hours and hours without being in the refrigerator.' Could you investigate the best insulators to keep a pack of chocolate ice cream cold?
Charlie's house has 'little jets of freezing air' rushing through it. Investigate how houses are insulated to keep them warm and to save energy.
Learn how chocolate is made.
Mike Teavee has to be given vitamins to make him grow after he is shrunk. Find out what vitamins do to our bodies. What effects to different vitamins have?
At Alton Towers there is a 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Could you design your own ride linked to the book? Could you make a prototype?
Design a machine to help Mr. Bucket screw toothpaste caps on more quickly.
Design a new boat / craft which travels along the chocolate river.
Look at examples of different chocolate bars and sweets? Can you design your own chocolate bar and packaging? Have fun designing and making your creations.
Design a golden ticket to be hidden inside a chocolate bar.
Draw pictures of the different expressions on Charlie's face at various points in the story, e.g. When he opens his birthday chocolate bar and doesn't find a golden ticket, when he finds the 50p in the street, when he meets Mr. Wonka for the first time?
When Willy Wonka describes Loompaland, he explains that it has 'thick jungles infested by the most dangerous beasts in the world - hornswogglers and snozzwangers and those terrible wicked whangdoodles.' Could you create a new creature from Loompaland? Could you add labels to show its different features?
Draw a picture of the Inventing Room in the chocolate factory. What happens inside there?
Design some lickable wallpaper for your bedroom. What would it have on it?
The Oompa Loompas make up lots of songs throughout the story. Could you compose a tune for some of their songs? Could you make up new lyrics to describe another of the events in the story?
One for the family - make a household band – use the saucepans as instruments, make a shaker with rice, use a tube as a microphone!
Listen to this soundtrack to the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' ride at Alton Towers. Could you compose your own soundtrack for a film / ride about the book?
Find out where the ingredients of a chocolate bar come from. Could you plot these on a map?
Research chocolate factories around the world.
Make a map of the chocolate factory showing the different rooms described in the book.
Imagine that you could be sent anywhere in the world by TV. Where would you like to travel to? Why would you like to go there? How else could you travel there and how long would it take?
Draw a family tree which shows the members of Charlie Bucket's family. What does your own family tree look like?
What can you find out about the history of chocolate?
Can you research any inventors and inventions that have changed the world?
Plan and perform a new dance for the Oompa Loompas – one for all the family to enjoy!