Friday 2nd April 2020 – Sunday 19th April 2020.
Activities for over the half term period:
- It is important that you know that you do not have to do any activities at all during the Easter break.
- The below activities are only optional activities for those who want to do some activities at home during this time.
- Please see Class Dojo for the ‘Mr Scott Challenge’, if you would like to take part.
Possible activities your children could choose to do (if they wish):
- Reading Comprehension: Read Theory. (Link: https://readtheory.org/auth/login?login_error=1) This is the best tool available to help your children keep their reading comprehension skills up to date that I have seen.
- Writing Ideas: Pobble365 (Link: http://www.pobble365.com/) is a website that has a different stimulus (photo) and set of writing activities for every day. If one day your child wants to write a story, they can browse each day until they find an image they want to write about. When they find the image, they can then scroll down and read a passage from that story – as well as find some writing tasks to do.
- Times Tables: I have set on Purple Mash a quick times table quiz for each times table from 2 – 10. Your child could focus on the times tables they struggle with. There is also a mixed times table quiz on there that does all the times tables. There is also Push the Button (Link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button). This is an online game that helps them to learn their times tables. There are also plenty of different maths games on Top Marks (Link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/) as well as for all sorts of interactive learning games for lots of different subjects.
- Four Operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division): There are literally hundreds of games for each of these topics in the ‘Maths’ section of Purple Mash. Just look at the ones you like the look of and give them a try!
Possible Practical Activities:
- Mr Scott’s Challenge: You can post a video on our Class Dojo Class Story showing our class something you can do that you think I cannot do. We will then see if I can do any of them (However, you will have to try mine as well!)
- Cooking/Baking: Here are a few ideas for some of the things you could bake/cook with your family (Link: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking) PLEASE REMEMBER TO FOLLOW ALL RELEVANT HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVICE. CHILDREN SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT ALONE COOKING OR BAKING WITH APPLIANCES THAT CAN CAUSE THEM HARM E.G HOT OVENS, SHARP KNIVES ETC. IF IN DOUBT, DO NOT DO IT!
- Other Activities: You could build a castle, write a song, begin to learn a new language, write letters to loved ones, help younger siblings with things they find hard.
There are so many things you can do – and there are so many resources you can easily search for online. There are only so many I can post on here.
Basically, have a lovely two weeks off. I hope you all enjoy a well-deserved rest – and if you do any of these activities or any that I have not mentioned – GREAT! If not – ALSO GREAT!
I look forward to hearing all about them when we next speak!