The next few weeks are going to be very different. To keep us all active, engaged and learning we will be setting daily tasks or challenges which you can complete as a family.
Once you have completed your task or challenge you can email us at email@example.com to share your pictures, videos or diaries.
Our Daily Challenge
Friday 3rd April 2020 - Easter craft challenge
With just over a week to go, it’s time to get creative! You don’t have to finish this challenge today but we would like you to start to plan an Easter bonnet or decorated egg to complete over the next week. We know that some materials may be harder to come by at the moment so we need you to be extra creative with this one and try to just use what you can find around the house. The more creative, the better!
Below is a website with easy ideas and printable templates to make your own Easter theme hat.
We can’t wait to see your eggcellent creations at firstname.lastname@example.org, get cracking!
Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Animal challenge
Your challenge today is to find out about a completely new animal that you don’t know much about already. What is the most amazing fact you can find out about it? Can you find an animal that you’ve never heard of before? Maybe you’ve spotted a type of bird on your daily exercise that you’d like to find out more about. Think about how you would like to present your findings, perhaps on a powerpoint or in a factfile or leaflet.
Steve Backshall has been doing weekly Q&A sessions on his youtube channel, some of these may give you inspiration! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn-nRfyMFtA
Don’t forget to let us know what you’ve found out at email@example.com !
Wednesday 1st April 2020 - Origami with Miss Bruton
Have a go at making your own origami heart, with thanks to Miss Bruton. We are very excited to 'get involved' with this one! We can't wait to see all of your final products at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Tuesday 31st March 2020 - Multiplication around us
Today's challenge is to hunt for examples of multiplication in the world around you. What ‘groups of’ can you spot around your home or in the garden? Can you build any arrays (e.g. 4 lines of 3) using things around you home?
See if you can create a grid like the one in this link with a representation of your multiplication https://www.mathsisfun.com/activity/multiplication-around-you.html . For a challenge, can you use the inverse to create a division or a fact family for your multiplication?
Thank you to Miss Wilkinson and Miss Stanton for the idea for this challenge. Can you spot which multiplication Miss Wilkinson has found shown in her CD rack?
Send in your pictures of multiplications around you to email@example.com .
Monday 30th March 2020 - Wish Jar
We’ve seen this on social media and love the idea! Your challenge today is to create a wish jar. Things are a little different at the moment and you may find yourself not being able to do some of the things that you did before.
Every time you wish you could do something, see somebody, go somewhere, treat yourselves, or visit a new place, write the idea down and pop it in your wish jar. When things are back to normal, this will be your list of things to do and feel grateful for! Why not decorate your jars and let us know what your first wishes will be at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
Joe Wicks is running live daily PE lessons at 9.00am on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Monday to Friday for 30 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape/videos Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing: daily kids dance classes on her YouTube Channel.
KS1: 16 minute workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo
KS1: 5 minute workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYi1kyMeFHQ
KS1: 5 minute workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w
KS2: 20 mins workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WgkiB-GQMI
KS2: 20 mins workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHCqRsrQwNU
KS2: 8 minute workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDC-plCTBbc
10 Minute Shake Up videos and activities: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities
Why not try some Yoga? It helps to relax the body and mind, whilst improving flexibility and blood flow.
We would love to see images or videos of you getting involved in these at the above email address!
A week stuck at home can be "as tough as a week in the mountains" for kids, Bear Grylls said. He has worked with Scouts and they have made more than 100 free activities, games and craft ideas available online to help keep kids entertained and educated while they’re in #TheGreatIndoors.https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors
If you can get out into the garden, try some of these! We would love to see your plant people.https://kidsgardening.org/garden-activities/
Maths puzzles: https://www.transum.org/Maths/Puzzles/Riddles/
White Rose home learning: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning
The Maths factor: https://www.themathsfactor.com/ - now offering free subscription during school closures
Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Phonics Play: www.phonicsplay.co.uk
The Reading Realm: https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/ - ideas for tasks based around a different text each day
www.SPAG.com (punctuation and grammar)
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ Daily free audio story from ‘The World’s Worst Children'
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/ Book Trust hometime: many live streams/existing video including Cressida Cowell reading chapters of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw EYFS: Shonette Bason-Wood on YouTube channel ‘Spread the Happiness’. She is doing a daily live ‘dough disco’ (funky fingers) at 9:30am and a 1pm daily storytime.
https://www.willowsmusical.com/ The Wind in the Willows musical can be streamed here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKK2ZUkwjZ4 EYFS/KS1: Ruth Miskin daily speed sounds videos.
https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html Lots of free online books
Sooper Books is an online library for 4-12 year olds bringing award-winning children's stories to schools and families across the UK at the touch of a button. All content is available free of charge.
Free British Sign Language Level 1 Course - https://www.doncasterdeafsign.org.uk/
STEM science challenge cards - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-d-032-stem-challenge-cards
STEM Maths, Science and Computing activities - https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary
Messy Little Monster – full of art and craft ideas www.messylittlemonster.com
The Imagination Tree – A range of ideas for things to do at home https://theimaginationtree.com
Time to come in, Bear - https://youtu.be/DA_SsZFYw0w - A Children's Story about Social Distancing
The Muddy Puddle Teacher – Lots of ideas for ways to learn outside https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk
https://www.youtube.com/c/RobBiddulph72 Illustrator Rob Biddulph is hosting live draw-alongs at 10am each Tuesday and Thursday
STEM Science lessons - pupils in years 3 - 6 have the opportunity to book online science sessions (they will go fast). https://www.stemkit.co.uk/
Education City: This website has lots of educational games for English, Maths and Science. Log in and then click on subjects – https://www.educationcity.com/
https://littlelearnersuk.com/ EYFS: Little Learners UK are streaming a live lesson every day at 10am offering free daily activities for under 5s.
cBeebies – Lots of fun games, actvties, videos and series episodes! Number Blocks, Messy and Alphablocks are our favourite! www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
One hour tutorials and coding activities for children. We love Lightbot!
Education Quizzes: https://www.educationquizzes.com/
National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Geography games - https://www.toporopa.eu/en/
Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
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We all need to continue to look after both our physical and mental health. Make time for this by trying these links…
Try ‘ Peace Out’ guided relaxations and the ‘Zen Den' at https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Headspace for Kids has breathing exercises and even some focus-based meditation which are customised for different age groups: https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids
Guided meditation: https://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/