Fun Home Learning Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Here is a list of activities to keep pupils of all ages educated and busy, away from a phone/tablet/computer. There are links below for a range of activity ideas.

 

Writing:

  • Writing Prompts-this website lists over 300 creative (independent) writing prompts that children could use to write their own story/letter/report. https://thinkwritten.com/writing-prompts-for-kids/
  • Twinklthere are hundreds of writing resources that can be printed/used on this website. At this time, using a valid email, parents can sign up for 1 month free use of this website. It has a wide range of downloadable materials, power-point quizzes, and practice tests. Use code: UKTWINKLHELPS with this website: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer 
  • Sport Based-have your child research and write a report about their favourite athlete or team, or they even could design their own indoor workout.
  • Science/Geography/History Based-writing a report about interesting animals, countries of the world, time period of history, etc…opening up for children to follow and learn about an area of interest.
  • LitFilmFest-they have put together some writing challenges for children during this period of school closure. https://litfilmfest.com/playlists/
  • Daily Diary-writing a daily diary of children’s time off of school, their reflections about what they are doing, hearing, experiencing.

 

Maths:

  • Cookinghelping to follow recipes and measuring ingredients is a great way to improve maths skills. Here are some websites with easy recipes for children

http://spatulatta.com/          https://www.thekidscookmonday.org/        

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking

  • Card Gamesit’s amazing what you can do with a deck of cards. Here are some links for family friendly games. 

https://www.weareteachers.com/math-card-games/     http://mathengaged.org/resources/card-games/

 

Science:

  • Home Science Experiments-here are some links to bring out the young scientist in all of us, using things that might be laying around the house.

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html  https://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/

https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/collection/science-experiments

https://fun-science.org.uk/top-5-science-activities-home/

https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/easy-cool-science-experiments-for-kids

 

PE:

  • Make a Workout Videolinked to a writing idea above. Plan a workout, record it on your phone/tablet then get the whole family to join in. Here is a link to an example on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McD6_oOWs-M
  • GoNoodle-lots of fun exercises for children to do at home to keep fit. https://www.gonoodle.com/
  • 5-a-day-more fun workouts for children. Currently with a 14 day free trial.    https://5-a-day.tv/
  • JumpstartJonnywebsite with fun workouts for children, free resources

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

 

Arts and Crafts: