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Year 1 and 2 Inspirational Women Home Learning Pack

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This home learning pack is designed for children in Y1 and Y2 (ages 5-7) to complete, with some adult support where possible, over a week, based around the topic of ‘Inspirational Women’.

It offers a range of activities covering reading, writing, design technology and music, linked to the text ‘Inspirational Women: Dame Evelyn Glennie’.

The resource could be used as part of Women’s History month in March or to learn about the achievements of women as part of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021.

This resource pack includes:

  • Reading practice – Inspirational Women – Evelyn Glennie
  • Writing Task – A woman who inspires me
  • Images of inspirational women
  • Images of percussion instruments
  • Make a musical instrument activity
  • Listening and responding to music worksheet
  • Themed writing paper

National Curriculum programme of study links

Reading

  • Listen to and respond to texts beyond the level that they can read independently
  • Answer questions about what they have read

Writing

  • Write for different purposes

Music

  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically

Design & Technology

  • Select and use a range of tools and equipment to perform a practical task (make a musical instrument)

  • Reading practice – Inspirational Women - Evelyn Glennie
  • Writing Task – A woman who inspires me
  • Images of inspirational women
  • Images of percussion instruments
  • Make a musical instrument activity
  • Listening and responding to music worksheet
  • Themed writing paper
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