School Closure 2020 - Activities Page
Learning isn't just about English and Maths! There are loads of fun activities you can do whilst you are at home with your family!
(Also useful for boring rainy Sunday afternoons!)
An explanation of Coronavirus for young children...
Some ‘off curriculum’ Activities/Resources to keep you and your families entertained
9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
11.00am - Lets Go Live with Maddie Moat https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmTANLv-GyXWvII2La-sXEePmN2PC9H3g (science/adventure discoveries)
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Cheap things to do at home:
Zoos with live streams
HUGE list of ideas
See the bottom of this page.
- Advertisements: create an advertising campaign to sell a product. The product can be real or imaginary.
- Album Covers: create artwork for an album/book/poster connected to something you have been leaning about, or an interest you have.
- Autobiographies: write the story of your life.
- Awards: create awards to present to historical figures, scientists, mathematicians, authors, or characters from a novel.
- Banners: create an information banner for your favourite topic/subject.
- Bar Graphs: create illustrated bar graphs, based on things such as items in your kitchen cupboard.
- Boardgames: create your own board games.
- Booklets: create an information booklet, using books you have at home for research.
- Bookmarks: create illustrated bookmarks.
- Calendars: create a calendar for the rest of the year using pictures or photographs for each month.
- Circuit Training: devise a route around the garden, with a number of exercise stations for your family members to rotate around (include a rest stop every now and then). Set a time for each station eg. 30 seconds or 1 minute.
- Coat of Arms: create a family coat of arms for yourself or a character from a novel or a person from history.
- Collages: create a collage or collection of images related to a topic - this can be hand drawn, printed, or clipped from a magazine or newspaper.
- Comic Strips or Books: create an illustrated comic strip or book representing events from history or a work of fiction.
- Crossword Puzzles: create a crossword puzzle to review definitions of challenging vocabulary words.
- Diary Entries: create diary entries for a person from history or a fictional character who experienced an historic event.
- Dramas: create a play - select people (fictional, famous, or otherwise) to play the role in a movie version of story or historic event. Write your own script.
- Easter Crafts: make Easter cards to send to friends and relatives that you can't see at the moment. Make Easter bonnets or decorate egg shells.
- Flags: create a flag representing either an actual county (like Libya) or fictitious place (like Narnia). Write a brief report about what ideas the colours and images on the flags represent.
- Flash Cards: create cards helpful for study and review. Flash cards can be created for any subject and topic.
- Hieroglyphics: create pictures that represent vocabulary words - think about your Talk for Writing pictures.....write a section of one of your books, using pictures.
- ID Badges: create identification cards for characters from a work of literature or for people involved in an historical event. Include relevant details on the badges.
- Instructions: write instructions on how to use the washing machine, make toast or build a den in the garden. Ask family members to follow these once complete.
- Inventions: create and illustrate your new invention that address a problem in nature or society.
- Magazines: create your own magazine with stories, word searches, puzzles and news stories.
- Maps: create maps based on actual landmarks or illustrating the setting of a story and the journey of a character.
- Murals: create a mural or a large drawing. If you can do this outside using chalk on the patio or items from nature, all the better.
- Myths: write creation myths to account for scientific or historic events or for a creative writing assignment.
- Newscasts: Pretend to be a news reader. Write the script about key events in your household and be prepared to broadcast. Include the weather.
- Pen-pals: write letters to and from people you miss at the moment or important people from history or the characters in a story.
- Poems and Raps: write a poem or rap, based on an item in your house, a topic you enjoyed, a character, a TV programme.
- Questionnaires: create a questionnaire and survey people in your house.
- Reader’s Theatre: silently act out the events of a story or text alone or with somebody else while someone reads the text aloud.
- Recipes: create recipes for ingredients you have a home, plan a meal or offer to help cook the dinner.
- Scrapbooks: create a scrapbook of your favourite things.
- Soundtracks: create a soundtrack for a movie version of a novel or historical or natural event. Use actual songs or just describe the mood of each song if you do not know song titles. Explain why you feel that each song matches the event.
- Stamps: create commemorative stamps on a topic of your choice.
- Storyboards: create story boards summarising a short story or to plan a narrative, movie, or presentation.
- Tests: write a test to help you review a topic such as multiplication. Questions can be multiple choice, matching, and true or false. Answer keys should be provided. Test your family.
- Word Search: create a word search based on a theme eg. fruit, vegetables, places in the UK.
ISS webpage of foodie themed resources Feeding Hungry Minds
- Activity Sheets – including wordsearches, brain teasers, drawing and colouring challenges, etc.
- Recipes – to try at home including follow along videos and bitesize, step-by-step guides
- Kitchen Experiments – examples of how leftover foods can be regrown at home
Chartwell's Super Yummy , Simply Delicious Snacks on YouTube: Super Yummy, Simply Delicious