Please find a list of useful links to use at home if you would like some extra ideas. An email will also come to children each day with specific tasks, these can be accessed if you wish.
A book to explain Covid-19 to children.
Ideas for the Nursery and Preschool children
Old Bear Stories
On Fridays the National Marine Aquarium is sharing some free live lessons. More details here https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158690474237570&id=61213427569
Every Wednesday PSTT (working with Science Sparks) posts a new "Science Fun from Home" activity on the PSTT website/Facebook https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home or https://en-gb.facebook.com/primaryscienceteachingtrust/
- https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-at-Work - you can sign up for this email to come directly to you each week for the duration of the school closures.
https://wowscience.co.uk Science games, activities, experiments, apps, videos and interesting websites. All checked by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-HomeThe PSTT is putting out a new ‘Science Fun at Home’ activity every Wednesday. “Each two page sheet has activities that are: clear and simple, using household resources, accessible and manageable for all, fun for children and their families to do, linked to follow up activities.”
https://www.science-sparks.com Lots of practical STEM challenges, e.g. transport an egg using a zip wire, make a catapult, experiment with air pressure.
Literacy and English
https://nrich.maths.org/primary Full of investigations, problem solving and maths games to play.
https://idlsgroup.com/ - for P2 – 4 children who have their own log ins.
https://www.math-salamanders.com/support-files/year-6-maths-grab-pack-1.pdfA variety of maths questions aimed at Primary 7.
https://www.math-salamanders.com/math-games-learning-games.html Printable maths games for various ages.
https://www.math-salamanders.com/math-puzzles-printable.html Printable maths puzzles for different ages.
http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/toys-from-trash.php Dozens of toys to make from things you’ll find around the house.
https://code.org/student/elementary Computer science coding course with a series of tutorials for ages 4 -13.4
https://code.org/learn A variety of one hour coding activities, e.g. make a flappy bird game, make music with Scratch, code images, animations and cartoons.
https://www.stem.org.uk/sites/default/files/pages/downloads/Starters-for-STEM-5.pdf?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=Image%3A%20Starters%20for%20STEM%205&utm_campaign=Remote%20CPD%20-%2023.04 - STEM starters.
https://www.french-games.net https://www.spanish-games.net Learn vocabulary in French or Spanish for dozens of topics. Each topic has a short lesson, 10 games to practise the words and then an online test. Some topics can have vocabulary put into sentences.
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/geography/index.html Choose a geography topic to find out more about. Produce a model to show what you’ve learnt.
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/index.html Pick a history topic and use this website to start your research. Produce a PowerPoint to tell others about your topic.
http://www.projectbritain.com/calendar Click on a month then on a date to find out about a special event, religious celebration or famous person every day of the year.
Do some still life drawings of things you see around your house. Paint a landscape. Make a Zentangle. Make an Easter card. Use items found around your house/garden and lay them out on the carpet/grass to create a picture before photographing it and putting it up on SeeSaw.
Practise the violin every day.
Make your own musical instrument from things around the house.
Learn a song of your choosing, and try creating a dance to go with it.
Health and Wellbeing
https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/alfa-bravo-charlie Learn the NATO phonetic alphabet.
Try some home workouts, there are lots on YouTube, including Joe Wicks who streams a new one weekdays at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Learn some dances with Oti Mabuse, she has created a lot of child friendly dances and streams a new one every day at 11.30am https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape