This is an outdoor adventurous activity for Key Stage 2 children. There is a set of emoji cards with numbers and letters. The children have to go and find the matching emoji and collect a set of letters. These then make a message which children write on the answer sheet.
This reading challenge could be undertaken by children of any age. I have been teaching in Key Stage 2 for 22 years. I give out this homework on the day before the holidays when I meet my new class for September.
The children choose 10 different reading activities to achieve over the holidays, they can even make up their own. When they have achieved each task, they cut out the relevant scoop of ice cream and stick it on a cone. 2 scoops on each cone. They can decorate the ice creams with sprinkles, cherries or flakes.
I have been using reading challenges in my class for the past four years, with great success. They give a real purpose for reading. We have a school reward and a treat - obviously ice cream or ice lollies work well.
We also have a Winter and a Spring Reading Challenge for these longer holidays.
This Powerpoint is an introduction to converting between miles and kilometres. I use this with the miles to km intro and converting units of measurement miles to km game. I have put these into a bundle.
This resource has a set of cars with conversions between miles and kilometres that you can print out and can be stuck in books as reminders. There is also a quick check set of 5 questions with answers. This resource works well with converting units of measurements miles to kilometres game and the converting miles to km PPT. I have put these into a bundle and used them as a whole lesson.
Use these resources to teach your class about converting from miles to kilometres.
Print, cut out and laminate the conversion matching cards. You can attach these to lolly sticks if you like. Keep the miles cards and hide the kilometre cards around the class or yard.
Give the children a little Porsche each with reminders about converting miles and kilometres, and they can stick it in their book.
Then show the children the ‘Converting miles to kilometres’ Powerpoint and help them to convert the measures.
After this, give the children the 5 quick check questions which they answer on the sheet and stick in their book.
If they understand how to convert, then give them the miles to km table to stick in their book, or have on a clip board. Also, give the group the miles cards. They must look at the miles and convert it to km, then run and find the card which matches their answer. They continue with this until they have all of the cards matched up. Then they check with the teacher and mark their answers.
I hope that your class have fun with this activity—my class really enjoy active Maths sessions.
The Tiki Teacher