Further Remote Learning
Here are a few extra things which might be useful for the children if you are struggling with ideas to keep busy. There are lots of resources available so we will keep updating this page.
- With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for many, we've been busy finding some of the best online storytimes for children to access freely at home. Listen to famous authors reading extracts from their own books.
- Art Builders is the main flagship arts-in-education programme for Animate Arts. It aims to inspire schools to programme art activity, giving all young children and teaching staff an opportunity to get involved in the arts and be creative. It has mini-toolkits available for the following activities:
- Mona and paper bowls
- Paramjot and talking frog greeting cards
- Hannah and thaumatropes
- Nick and cartoon portraits
- Johanna and collages
- Lots of you enjoy the Draw with Rob videos on his YouTube channel. Rob tells you how to draw each part. You can choose from lots of different drawings. All you need is a pen/pencil and a piece of paper.
- The Tate Modern has Tate Kids with lots of wonderful things to make, quizzes to take part in and Artists to study.
Design & Technology
- Design and build a bridge which can hold an item of food, you can choose what food you would like to experiment with first. If your bridge is strong enough to hold it then you might be able to choose a heavier item of food like a tin of something. What material would be suitable to build your bridge out of? How are you going to make it stronger? Can you balance more things on your bridge? Are there any materials which are not suitable to build a bridge out of and why?
- Can you design and make a stick maze? How can you change your stick maze to make it more challenging?
- Design and create a natural finger puppet. What will you create? What natural resources are you going to use? How could you make your puppet even better?
- Can you design and build a natural boat? What materials are you going to use? You might have to change your design depending on the resources you can find - use your problem solving skills you have learnt to help you. Does your boat float? Do you need to change anything? Are there any better materials you could use?
- There are lots of Science and Outdoor learning resources you may wish to take part in when you are out on a walk.
- Do take a moment to look at these examples of some of our children previously completing their remote Geography learning.
- Forestry England's forest bathing activity sheet encourages you to find a quiet spot, and start practicing the art of forest bathing!
- The beautiful surroundings, smells and sounds of a Forest help us to relax and unwind, and feel calm. The MuddyPuddles blog has 10 reasons why a walk in the woods benefits children. When you get a chance to take a walk in the Forest, use this Spotter Sheet to tick off everything that you see people doing in the Forest.
- If you're interested in exploring the natural world, there are many ways to take part. The National History Museum has a 'take part' programme.
- From deep space to ocean depths, discover the stories of our world with The National Maritime Museum.
- Kids in Museums also offer over 200 ideas from heritage sites across the UK from crafting to making videogames on its 'Lockdown List'.
Modern Foreign Languages
- Lingotots run language classes for children and prior to COVID-19 they ran a regular Spanish after school club at The Brent. They have been kind enough to provide us with access to their weekly French and Spanish lessons. We are luckily enough to be one of only a few schools chosen for access to these resources, which will be uploaded every Friday.
- Dartford Orienteering Klubb provides orienteering courses - take a look at this one at Jeskyns Community Woodland and search for the permanent markers. For more information on local orienteering opportunities, please take a look at the DFOK website.
- Try the bubble fun or the rocket mice from the KS1 resources on The Science Museum website or why not try the Chatterbox challenge from the KS2 resources, we know you like making these in school.
- Paignton Zoo has live sessions on its Facebook page - check out the information. The habitats sessions will be ideal for KS2 children as it really compliments our current science unit.