Things to do!
As we all do our bit by staying at home, here are some ideas and links to activities and areas of interest. We will be adding to this list on a regular basis.
The one, the only… the Weekly Tutor Group Quiz for 29th June.
The RCPCH has a page with some links to Stay at home activities for children and young people.
Do some colouring-in… Great free resources from Amy Dover.
Starting on 20 April the BBC will offer daily programmes to help parents and children with schoolwork at home during the lockdown. Videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles will appear on BBC Bitesize Daily via the BBC iPlayer, red button, BBC Four and BBC Sounds. Read about it at their page BBC offers biggest online education push ‘in its history’ or access BBC Bitesize Daily to go straight to the lessons.
Joe Wicks does an online PE lesson at 9am on youtube
Joe Wicks – 5 Minute Moves!
Pick up a book. Screens and films show you an image, books fire your imagination.
Online e-books at the Oxford Owl
Weekly Tutor Quiz
Learn British Sign Language (BSL)
Watch Horrible Histories
Or how about watching the animals live at Edinburgh Zoo?
Switch Off with your favourite soaps and boxed sets
Explore the world at the National Geographic for Kids
Chill out with the Georgia Aquarium Ocean Voyager webcam.
Do activities you enjoy
- listen to music
- read books/magazines
- declutter your bedroom
- daily art challenge
- play some board games
- play an instrument
- word searches
- mindfulness colouring books
- Keep a routine – get up at the same time everyday, keep to a schedule
- Eat healthily – limit sweets and fizzy drinks
- Keep a diary or scrapbook
- Limit social media – healthy mind, healthy body
- Create goals for the rest of the year
- Listen to news and seek information at set times to reduce anxiety and take control of your time at home – communicate with family and friends
- Make a timeline of the most important times in your life
- spend time with pets
- spring watch
- press flowers in a book
- make a fairy garden
Bird watching – can be done out of a window or in a secluded area during daily exercise break
Here is a Bee identification sheet
Wildlife activities for all ages from The Widlife Trust.
Hour of code from Code.org before moving on to app lab
Learn to code in Python
Learn about codebreaking and cyphers
Create a Time Capsule – write a letter to yourself outlining:
- your age
- favourite TV show
- book etc.
- draw a picture of yourself!
- say what you would like to be when you grow up
- take some pictures and include them
Or print this one out and fill it in – 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule.
The Science museum games and apps – Launchball is great!
The Scouts say ‘While we normally love the great outdoors, we’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas’ see – The great indoors
The Royal Society for Chemistry YouTube channel is full of experiments and things.
Do you know how to make Instant ice cream?
Whoa! 3D models
An IFLscience mathematician explains how to flatten the curve of coronavirus
Science buddies science projects
How about lollipop stick marshmallow launcher?
Or there’s Science on the CBBC
OpenEdu is an excellent science resource for older students. Good to practice scientific method, take measurements, plot graphs, experiment, consider variables etc. At least the first few experiments can be done without much more than stuff than is available in the house. Go to OpenEdu
And here is the OpenEdu booklet that goes with it
It’s amazing what you can make with cardboard packets and tubes, a bit of glue (or sticky tape) and some paint. Make your own city (or world, or planet, or…) and populate it! Make up stories about your creation…
Instructables is the website for people who like to make things. (Psst – don’t tell anyone but when you make something new you’re really an inventor).
Be a Risk Taker !
Access Twinkl Home learning packs
Access a range of fun, hands-on activities for families to use at home, suitable for all ages from 4 to 16 from Stem Learning
‘At home’ Learning Resources from Chester Zoo
Numeracy and Literacy
Go to IDL – your login is your surname + first intial + @ne476lr – for example BloggsJ@ne476lr . The password is hbhs16