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Click on the the links below for ideas for the children and families to do at home.

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Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: Amazing Animal Adventures

Click on the link below to download a pdf  ‘AMAZING ANIMAL ADVENTURES‘ to help you, through movement, play, stretching, massage, breathing, affirmations and visualisation to have some Amazing Animal Adventures!

AMAZING ANIMAL ADVENTURES

For the visualisation at the end of the session, click on the sound file, VISUALISATION below to help you use your imagination and visualise a story – helping you feel calm and relaxed.

(Please be patient, it may take time to download)

VISUALISATION: Jack and the Beanstalk (mp3 sound file)

Then give yourself a ‘New ANIMAL name‘ ! Click on ‘ANIMAL NAME‘ below to find out how to give yourself a new name.

ANIMAL NAME

Then why not complete a WORDSEARCH or a COLOURING SHEET. Click on the links below.

WORDSEARCH

COLOURING SHEET


Year 3 and Year 4: Brilliant Me

Click on the link below to download a pdf  ‘Brilliant Me‘ to help you, through movement, play, stretching, massage, breathing, affirmations and visualisation notice how amazing your bodies are!

BRILLIANT ME

For the visualisation at the end of the session, click on the sound file, VISUALISATION below to help you use your imagination and visualise a story – helping you feel calm and relaxed.

(Please be patient, it may take time to download)

VISUALISATION: Aladdin (mp3 sound file)

Then give yourself a ‘New BRILLIANT Name‘ to remember how special you are! Click on the ‘Brilliant Me New Name Generator’ below to find out how to give yourself a new name.

BRILLIANT ME NEW NAME GENERATOR

Then why not make a dice, write a letter, use the conversation starter to talk with someone at home, write all about how ‘BRILLIANT’ you are or write words around your face!

BRILLIANT DICE

BE BRILLIANT LETTERS

BRILLIANT CONVERSATION STARTERS

ALL ABOUT ‘BRILLIANT’ ME

BRILLIANT WORDS ALL AROUND ME


Year 5 and Year 6: Brilliant Me

Click on the link below to download a pdf  ‘Brilliant Me‘ to help you, through movement, play, stretching, massage, breathing, affirmations and visualisation notice how amazing your bodies are!

BRILLIANT ME

For the visualisation at the end of the session, click on the sound file, VISUALISATION below to help you use your imagination and visualise a story – helping you feel calm and relaxed.

(Please be patient, it may take time to download)

VISUALISATION: Be Confident (mp3 sound file)

Then give yourself a ‘New BRILLIANT Name‘ to remember how special you are! Click on the ‘Brilliant Me New Name Generator’ below to find out how to give yourself a new name.

BRILLIANT ME NEW NAME GENERATOR

Then why not make a dice, write a letter, use the conversation starter to talk with someone at home, write all about how ‘BRILLIANT’ you are or write words around your face!

BRILLIANT DICE

BE BRILLIANT LETTERS

BRILLIANT CONVERSATION STARTERS

ALL ABOUT ‘BRILLIANT’ ME

BRILLIANT WORDS ALL AROUND ME



Click on these activities from Relax Kids to help your child stay calm during this challenging time. Read the ‘Message for Parents’ first. Ks2 children will start to find Relax Kids activities added to their Google Classroom.

Message for Parents

Creating a Calm Corner

Calmometer

Calm Activities

Meditation for Calm

Calm Exercise Cards

Calm Affirmations

Calm Pack Door Hanger

Calm Selfie Props

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  • ‘Keep Kids Reading at Home with Vooks’. Click below to access one months free access for all.

In the response to the ongoing situation, PhonicsPlay has made the decision to allow free to access to its site with immediate effect. Click here to login to their site and then simply use the log in details provided on their homepage

TAKE PRIDE

Take Pride have been working hard to provide you with some material for children and parents to use while they you working from home. They have a = Youtube channel with videos teaching yoga, mindfulness, cycling activities and fitness and skills practices. They will be adding new videos regularly so please subscribe and like their channel. Take Pride  are also on Twitter and Facebook where there are additional resources. See all the links below. Click on the link below to read their latest Newsletter.

Take Pride Newsletter May 2020

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-dVC5AJ79oDI-T_DREY1A

https://www.facebook.com/take.pridecic.1

Twitter name-    Take Pride CIC


Premier League PRIMARY STARS

HOME LEARNING – Train like a Footballer

Using the motion capture technology used to generate EA SPORTS’ series of FIFA video games, and featuring Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, these clips show how to master simple movements to help you train like a footballer.

Click here to visit the site and start to train like a footballer!


DANCE WITH OTI MABUSE on Facebook

Every day at 11.30am, but children can view the class at anytime.

Oti Mabuse on YouTube


JOE WICKS DAILY WORKOUT

Joe Wicks is hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on his YouTube channel. With schools closed and us all spending more time at home, it’s more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive. Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic. The workouts are fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. You don’t need any equipment, just tune in to his YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout. Follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv 


FOR  WHEELCHAIR USERS OR THOSE WITH MOBILITY PROBLEMS

Adaptive Yoga with WheelPower

Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase strength, flexibility and your balance that can lead to improvements in both your physical and mental wellbeing. At WheelPower we believe that lives can be transformed through sport and physical activity and today we are launching a series of Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes.

https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/resources/adaptiveyoga


 

Children of Britain invited to share their designs to create a “super-bear”’ cuddly toy using #DesignYourSuperBear to be sold at Christmas – with 100% of the profits going to the NHS.

Their challenge is pretty simple – take your children into your garden and see what bugs they can find!

Simply point them at the nearest hedges, flower beds, trees, long grass, logs, stones, rocks (well, you get the picture)… let them explore and then report back to us what they have found.

Please be sure, however, to follow government advice and do not leave your property. 

Make it into a project – if they find a spider or woodlouse, find out all about it. Draw it, examine it (carefully!), what does it eat, where does it live – maybe even write a story or poem about it, design a poster, shoot a video and then email it over to us by the 12th June to rebecca@ase.org.uk (use mailbigfile free to send large files).

Click here to find out more details

The closing date for entries is 12th June 2020.

PRIZE:  The winning entry in each category, selected by a panel of experts from both the ASE and Royal Entomological Society (RES), will receive a copy of this fabulous book:

‘Let’s talk about Animals’ https://www.millgatehouse.co.uk/product/lets-talk-about-animals/ ,

plus a bundle of bug exploration-related prizes, whilst the overall winner’s school can select a day when schools are back in the (hopefully) Autumn term when the team from the RES will join them for a hands-on “Insect Day”, bringing along an assortment of insect life that we can guarantee won’t be found underneath a log by the school pond

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  • Have a ‘Paper Horse Race’. Click here to see how you make your Paper Horses.

  • Make  Weather Diary

Create your own weather diary and make a note on the changing weather that is happening. Spring is an exciting season
which can see anything from snow to sunbathing weather. What will spring 2020 be like?

You will need:
• Notepad
• Pencil and pens
• Thermometer
• 2ltr plastic bottles
• Scissors
• Compass (usually one on you parent’s phones)
• Beaufort Scale (see below)

What to do
Decide on a location in your garden. Make sure you can get to the same place every day and at the same time.
Think about and record the following each day to create a weather diary:

    • What is the temparature?
      What are you and your family wearing? Are you wearing a coat, jumper or a t-shirt? Hold your thermometer out in the
      air for a minute to see how cold it is.
    • How strong is the wind?
      Look at any trees or bushes you can see? Is your hair blowing in the wind? Look at the Beaufort Scale below or on the
      Met Office to see what number it is like.
    • What direction is the wind?
      Pick up a piece of grass or tissue paper, throw it in the air above your head which way does it go? Using your compass
      work out which direction the wind is coming from?
    • How much rain has fallen?
      Using a plastic 2ltr bottle, carefully cut the top off about ¼ of the way down from the top, invert the top in to the
      bottom of the bottle to make a funnel and add a little water to weigh it down. Mark one centimetre intervals above the
      water line and you have made a rain gauge to record from.
    • How many clouds are in the sky?
      Look straight up in to the sky divide your view in to 8 how many of the 8 pieces have clouds in. Give it a score out of 8.
    • What colour are the clouds?
      Are they fluffy white clouds or grey clouds? Think about what it might mean the sky is doing by the colour of the clouds?

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have a range of activities for families and their children.

For those that don’t have access to a garden of your own or maybe for those rainy days when you’re stuck indoors. Here are their top indoor activities:

If you are lucky enough to have access to a garden at home, you might want to try these ideas out with your young explorers:

 

  • PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube

Weekdays at 9am but you can visit any time on YouTube to view the workout.

The Body Coach

  • Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook

Every day at 9.30am for answering all your wildlife, biology, conservation, geography and exploration questions.

Steve Backshall on YouTube

  • Science with Maddie Moate on YouTube

Weekdays at 11am, Maddie & Greg chat about science and nature!

https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

  • Dance with Oti Mabuse on Facebook

Every day at 11.30am, but children can view the class at anytime.

Oti Mabuse on YouTube

  • Maths with Carole Voderman

Free access to her maths website: www.themathsfactor.com

  • Music with Myleen Klass on YouTube

Twice a week but you can view these at anytime on her YouTube channel here.

  • Storytime with David Walliams

Free story everyday at 11am on his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com

Elevenses with David Walliams

  • Jamie Oliver: Keep Cooking and Carry On

One for all the family at 5.30pm on weekdays on Channel 4. Catch up on previous episodes here.

  • NEW CHALLENGE: Build a Spaghetti Bridge (The Dyson Foundation Challenge)

For those of you who really want to challenge yourself, why not try to build a bridge made of spaghetti…YES spaghetti…..that will hold a bag of sugar. Watch the video below and read the challenge card. A great challenge to involve your whole family!

 

Once you have built the bridge you can then upload  a picture to your Google Classroom page to share with your peers.

  • A Scavenger Hunt to help your child become more familiar with the diverse wildlife of the UK. This downloadable ‘pdfs’ below includes two scavenger hunts; a hunt for plants and animals and a hunt for birds. A great way to get children outside with a focus!
  • Scavenger Hunt in your House or Garden

In your house or garden collect as many of the following in your tub/bowl as you can:
• Something wet
• Something noisy
• Something old
• Something heavy
• Something shiny
• Something dry
• Something quiet
• Something new
• Something light
• Something dark
• Something you would like to keep
• Something that can blow in the wind
• Something you have never seen before
• Something that smells nice
• Something beautiful
• Five shades of green

Make something from your finds
With the scavenged items create a sculpture or picture. Can you invent a new species of creature? Or replicate a beautiful
landscape you have seen?

There are more than 500 virtual museum tours for you to take online on the Google Arts and Culture page. Children can digitally visit the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, the Munch museum in Oslo, the Uffiz gallery in Florence and many more…

Click here for the full list of museums.

Why not visit:

Striving to be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. We aim to inspire visitors with award-winning exhibitions, iconic objects and stories of incredible scientific achievement.

The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. Explore a story of natural history discovery in an interactive experience, dive into the museum’s 80 million specimens with unique, new features: encounter a prehistoric marine reptile in virtual reality, discover pioneering Museum research in a short film, navigate the galleries in 360 degrees, take a tour of ten new exhibits tackling natural history themes, and enjoy an expedition through the galleries to learn about adaptation in the natural world.

As the world’s leading museum of art and design, the V&A enriches people’s lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

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