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.
- Online storytimes for children to access freely at home. Listen to famous authors reading extracts from their own books.
- The Animate Arts Company have lots of making resources for families who want to make things at home.
- Draw with Rob, through his videos Rob shows you, step by step, how to draw amazing pictures. So many to choose from and all you need is a piece of paper and pen/pencil and some colouring pencils.
- The Tate Galleries website has Tate Kids which has lots of wonderful things to make, quizzes to take part in and Artists to study, as well as a place to create your own masterpiece under Tate Paint.
Design & Technology
- Design and build a bridge which can hold an item, you can choose what 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. 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?
- Take a walk in the woods with your family and together you can design and make a stick maze? Use only those already on the ground and when complete discuss how you could adapt it to make it more challenging?
- 20 super ways to play, create and explore with one of the oldest toys in the world – the humble stick!
- Design and create a natural finger puppet. What natural resources can you find and how will you use them? Let your imagination lead you?
- Can you design and build a natural boat? 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?
- Forestry England has lots of science and outdoor learning resources you may wish to look at if you are heading out for a walk.
- Forest Bathing encourages you to find a quiet spot, to relax and destress and is becoming increasing popular. Discover more here.
- The beautiful surroundings, smells and sounds of a forest help us to relax and unwind, and feel calm. MuddyPuddles has 10 reasons why a walk in the woods benefits children and when you go, why not use this spotter sheet to tick off the activites you see other people doing.
- If you're interested in exploring the natural world, The National History Museum has a number of 'take part' programme you can join.
- From deep space to ocean depths, discover the stories of our world with The National Maritime Museum.
- Kids in Museums offered over 200 ideas during the 'national lockdown' from crafting to making videogames. Take a look for activities you can do as a family at home.
Modern Foreign Languages
- Lingotots run language classes for children and have been kind enough to provide us with access to some French and Spanish lessons.
- 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.