Below you will find useful websites/folders and indoor activities to support you and your child's learning during this home schooling period.
Please do not put any pressure on yourself or your child when using the activities. If they find it difficult then choose another. Enjoy this time together and make learning and teaching each other as fun as possible.
Week beg: 30th March
Fun 10 minute challenges linked to different authors. My favourite MG Leonard create your own plastic monster/playdoh or whatever resources you have and write a comic strip involving your monster. https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ I will show you mine through the week on facebook!
https://radioblogging.net/ this is an interactive site that provides opportunities to do writing tasks and post up on the site. Again I will do Tuesdays activity and post it up on facebook and you send me yours.
Watch the you tube clips showing The day the Crayons quit and The day the crayons came home by Drew Daywait
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZttMDho5HMw The day the crayons quit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bEyOrsGVf0 The day the crayons came home
Choose any of the activities below, you would like to do over the three days:
Do daily 10 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 everyday
Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Week 1
Press the year group your child is in.
Y4 Tenths and hundreths
There is a teaching powerpoint and then activity to match what they have been learning.
Please find PDF below called Easter Expert and Jesus' journey
The Egg Drop
Create an investigation to stop an egg breaking when dropping it from a metre height.
Your goal is simple, design and build a system that will protect an egg from a 1 metre (3.3 feet) drop. Eggs that smash or crack fail the test while eggs that survive without a scratch pass!
Which materials supported the egg best?
Did you have to use lots of layers?
Could your egg survive a higher drop?
You need to create something that can absorb the energy the egg gathers as it accelerates towards the ground. A hard surface will crack the egg so you have to think carefully about how you can protect it. Something that will cushion the egg at the end of its fall is a good place to start, you want the egg to decelerate slowly so it doesn't crack or smash all over the ground. You'll need to run a few trials so have some eggs ready as guinea pigs, those that don’t survive will at least be comforted knowing they were smashed for a good cause, and if not, you can at least have scrambled eggs for dinner right?
Leo and I will also try this investigation and let you know how we got on!
Use the https://studio.code.org/ and try the Hour of Code Dance Party. Follow the input then do the activity.
Design Project: Dragons Den style
Watch the you tube clip 'Shampoo idea' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRrXRJ_vrl8
Talk with your adult about creating something nobody has used. Maybe something to entertain/use during are isolation time at home. Or a new protective mask for doctors and nurses against the coronavirus.
Use a selection of recycable items in your house or plan it on paper as a diagram and record/write an explanation on how it could be used.
It would be great to see some of your designs and ideas, so message to our facebook page.
Remember to do Miss Sharpe's Van Gogh birthday challenge on Monday for his birthday.
I look forward to seeing some of the work you have done next week and I will share mine!
Look after each other and I'll see you soon.
Children can use the sites below for interactive learning:
9am Monday - Friday, there will be a live workout for school aged children. Keeping fit is very important, both for body and mind. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Child friendly news each day at 9.15am, 12.10pm and 4pm https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
Purple Mash ( children have their log in in their folders) This site will cover a lot of concepts in science/computing/history and geography. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stcleopasl8
www.topmarks.co.uk this can be used for interactive maths, English and science activities https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Pobble 365: every day a new image is shown and the children can continue the story/answer questions and correct grammatically incorrect sentences http://www.pobble365.com/
TTRockstars to support times tables (Login can be found in your child's home learning folder) https://ttrockstars.com/
Times tables check https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/
Sciencekids: investigations, activities and information to support the science curriculum http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
bbc.co.uk/schools has video clips to support learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/
interactivesites.weebly.com covers a variety of subject that can be completed online http://interactivesites.weebly.com/
Transum: daily maths problems https://www.transum.org/
Things to do inside!
Here are just some ideas you could try with your children during isolation:
Create instruments with various items found in the kitchen- pots/pans/rice/pasta etc and explore the sounds they make/how they change/loud or soft sounds etc
Recycle cardboard boxes to create their own world/journeys/houses/boats- have children write a postcard from the places they visit on their adventures
Make your own TV show... film on pads/phones, edit and share with the family.
Bake- lots of easy recipes online
Make dens with pillows, blankets etc and use their senses to describe what it is like
Create art masterpieces using different techniques. Display them as an art gallery and describe what they are, colours you have used etc
Science experiments- lots of easy experiments can be found on pinterest
Create a story podcast
Play balloon tennis
Learn origami- lots can be found on You-tube
Salt-dough ornaments- recipe for salt dough online
Yoga for kids (Cosmic Kids Yoga on You-tube)
Make a family tree
Create a weather station
Create a map of your house/garden and have someone find the treasure
Play and make board games