On this you'll find some other activities you can do to keep yourselves busy while not at school.
Keep checking back as Mrs Partridge and Mrs Oldroyd will keep adding new activities.
If you enjoyed playing Countdown in class or just want to practice so you can try and beat Mr McKittrick and Mr Frankland, you can CLICK HERE to find the game.
Also on the Countdown site are lots of other maths games and investigations you can have a go at.
CLICK HERE to see what there is.
If you're missing PE lessons and want ideas to get active, why not check out Joe Wicks Youtube channel where he has lots of ideas for keeping active.
Additionally, Joe has said that he'll be doing live workouts on his channel called PE with Joe which will be at 9am Mon - Fri so you could join in with them as well!
Week 1 Activities
- People have been creating rainbows to stick in their windows for people to spot. Can you create one of your own? Be creative and use anything!
- Make a nature picture of a rainforest animal like the ones we learnt about in our adventure using natural materials you can find outside like sticks, leaves and grass.
- Create a time capsule explaining about what is happening in the world right now as when people look back this will be a big event in history. You might write diary entries about what life is like or explain some general information like things people like at the moment such as tik tok!
- Design, draw and label your own hybrid rainforest animal that would have adapted really well to live there such as the feet of a frog, the arms of a sloth, the body of a jaguar and the head of an anteater.
- Go on a shape hunt around your house. Hunt for 2D and 3D shapes. You could create a table to categorise the ones you find.
- Why not have a go at drawing a picture showing the layers of the rainforest? Or you could even make a model? You could use Lego, toilet roll tubes, sticks - anything you have a available!
Layers of the Rainforest
Week 2 activities
- What do you want to be when you grow up? What will you look like in your job and what will you do on a daily basis? You could either draw, write or create a PowerPoint presentation all about what you will do when you grow up. We can't wait to hear about all your plans when we see you again.
- Can you design a zoo or animal sanctuary - you can have any animals (real, extinct or made up). How imaginative can you be? You could watch the videos that Chester Zoo put online last week showing people round some of the different animals there or look on their website to get some ideas. You could even build a birds-eye view model of your zoo.
- Play a game of Yahtzee! Remember the dice game we played on maths day? You can google the score sheets (or get them from the picture below) and all you'll need is 5 dice. If you don't have any dice you can generate them here at this website https://www.random.org/dice/?num=5
- It’s nearly Easter. If you were planning on entering the decorate an egg competition, why don’t you draw your design instead so you can make it at a later date. If you do make it, take a photo so you can show us what you came up with when we see you at school again! Hope you come up with some eggxellent ideas!
- As we would have been doing this in our adventure, can you find out about deforestation in the Amazon rainforest? You could find out key information like what deforestation is, why it takes place, what the effects are and where it takes place. After you've found out some information you could decide which side of the argument you are on: a new Rio or protecting the rainforest? Write an argument stating the reasons for your decision. When we get back to school, I'd love to hear your opinions and you could read them out to persuade the rest of the class.
This is a good website to use: https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/deforestation/443116
- The clocks went forward at the weekend. If you could travel forward in time 1000 years, what do you think the world will be like? Draw or write your ideas. You could even write a story set in your idea of the future. You might think about what would school be like, what would people wear, what would transport be like, what new technology would there be, what would houses be like?
Week 3 Activities
- Easter Egg Hunt - It's almost Easter so it's a perfect time to practice your egg finding skills. You could hide some chocolate or draw some colourful eggs around your house. Sketch a map for someone to use to try and find them. If you want to bring in a bit of maths, you could plot coordinates for someone to find.
- Get Active - Hopefully you've had a go at some of the Joe Wicks workouts that he's been doing on his YouTube channel every morning. If so, I'm sure you'll have lots of exercises up your sleeve. Could you now become the next Joe Wicks? Come up with an exercise routine that you'd be able to host to someone else in your household.
- Languages - How many ways can you find to say 'Hello'? Go online to try and find as many ways as you can to say hello. You could listen to how they are pronounced aswell and have a practice. Then when we're back at school, you can say hello during the register in a different language.
- Maths challenge - Can you have a go at solving this maths challenge question?
A little tip - consecutive means when numbers that follow each other.
- You might have been watching a bit more television that usual recently. So why not have a go at writing a script for an episode of your favourite TV programme. Which characters would you have in it? What would happen? You could even see if people in your house would read through your script for you and act as the different characters.
Week 4 Activities
- I hope you all had a lovely Easter! I also hope you have seen our Westwood video of all the staff having a dance to 'Better When I'm Dancing'. If you haven't go over to the school's facebook page to have a watch. Below is the part of me and Mr Oldroyd embarrassing ourselves if you wanted to see!
What I'd love you to do for one of your activities this week is to get dancing yourselves - you know how much we enjoyed making up moves to Viva La Vida! For our class song, Bare Necessities (Willow) and Don't Stop (Sycamore) I'd like you to make up some of your own moves for the rest of the song. When we get back to school, you can show off your moves!
Better When I'm Dancing
- If you could speak to anybody from the past, who would it be and why? It might be someone from a period of history that we've learnt about like the Mayans, someone who did something incredible when they were alive like Neil Armstrong or an explorer like Christopher Columbus. What questions would you ask them? You could also find out a little bit more about them and make a fact file of them on Purple Mash.
- Using Google maps or an atlas, plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Which 10 countries would you go to and why? What would you do in those countries? What are the key sights to go and see? What is the weather like there? What would you need to take?
Week 5 Activities
I hope you all had a lovely Easter. If you had a break from school work make sure you look above to see if there's any activities you've missed that you'd like to have a go at.
- Go to this website https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups?filter=the-lion-king#shakeups-hub and have a go at some of the Disney-inspired active games there are. You can do many of them indoors and check out how many players it says. There's step by step instructions for you to follow. Have fun!
- You have practised lots of programming in your computing lessons at school. Can you complete the challenges on Transum Logo using the skills that you know. You can try different challenges and levels when you feel confident. Follow the link below to have a go!
- Go to the website https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/animals/ and have a look through for your favourite animal. After reading all about it can you create a quiz to ask someone in your house or you may even call a friend for them to answer your questions. Then have a go at writing a non-chronological report about it. Remember these pieces of writing are non-fiction, include lots of facts and have headings such as habitat and diet. When you've done all that you could try and do a sketch/drawing/painting/collage of your chosen animal. I'd love to see these projects when we get back to school - you could even test me with your quiz!
- Have a go at designing a stage for a play - it could be a real play, one that you’ve seen like The Wizard of Oz or one that you’ve completely made up. Think about the set, props and lighting. Make sure you think about all the different sets that you'd need such as the Yellow Brick Road, the Emerald City etc. You may then want to think about the costumes and design some of these for the main characters.
- Think back to when we learnt about light in Science. Can you find out about these different objects, what they are and how they work:
Periscope Telescope Binoculars Mirror Magnifying glass.
Then can you write an explanation about it using diagrams. You may even want to have a go at making a periscope afterwards. You could have a look on the bitesize website to remind yourselves about what we learnt. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7
Week 6 Activities
Hello everyone! I can't believe we're into week 6 of not being at school; I hope you're all ok and staying safe. Here's some activities for this week to keep you busy
- I think at the moment we all wish we could be superheroes or have some kind of superpower! I'd like you to imagine you are a superhero and draw yourself in your outfit, pick your superhero name and think of the superhero name you'd have. You could even create a comic strip of you being a superhero!
- Hopefully you remember our new school values 'Dream, Believe, Achieve'. I'd like you to think of the 'Achieve' part of this and think of something you'd like to achieve by the time we are all able to come back to school to be able to share with everyone. It might be something to do with learning like learn more words in French so you could have a simple conversation or know your prime numbers up to 50. It might be something totally different like something to do with sport, music, cooking, gardening, whatever you fancy!
- Board games are a good way to pass some time during the days of being at home. We loved our board game afternoon at school this year too! Why not have a go at creating your very own board game? Think about what the game would be called, the aim of the game, what the board would look like, what the counters would be like and the rules. Try and make your board game and play it with someone in your house. I'd love to play some of them when we're back at school.
- We recently looked at some different inventors in a reading lesson - remember it said that everything around us has been invented by someone! Find out more about a famous inventor like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, The Wright brothers or one of your own choice. Write an explanation or information text about the inventor or the invention.
Then can you have a go at inventing something new and amazing that would help us in everyday life?
Bake with Mrs Oldroyd
200grams of butter
300grams of golden syrup
500grams of oats
100grams of sugar (optional)
Chocolate to melt on top (optional)
Week 7 Activities
VE Day is on 8th May. This year is the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2. Here are some things you could do to remember:
- Have a sing-along using the songs we learnt for our Wartime Christmas concert: We’ll Meet Again; Quartermaster’s Store; You Are My Sunshine. Can you find anymore songs that were popular at the time?
- Could you bake something that might have been eaten at the celebrations?
- Write a poem about WW2. Think back to what you learnt about life for evacuees.
- Look back on the web page for 'A Wartime Tale' and remind yourselves of what we learnt. Did you have a part that you liked learning about the most like evacuation, rationing, The Blitz? Can you do some more research into what you found the most interesting. You could go on Purple Mash and write a report about this area of WW2.
- Create a mood board all about you. Use old magazines/newspapers, print pictures from the internet or draw to create a mood board all about you. Include favourite colours, food, activities, subjects, pets etc.
- During this time there are lots of key workers who are working hard to keep everyone safe or providing people with essential items like food. I'd like you to think of someone or a group of people you'd like to thank for all they are doing. Design a poster or a card to say thank you.
- This month it is 'Local and Community History Month'. The aim of this is to increase awareness of local history and people understanding the history of where they live. I'd like you to look into this and find out a little more about the history of where you live. What did it used to look like? What was the main industry/jobs many years ago? Were there shops that were there many years ago that are still there today? Have a look online and do some research to answer these questions and any more you can think of.
- As promised, the last activity for this week is Baking with Mrs Oldroyd. I've done some videos to show you how to make flapjacks. If you managed to get the ingredients or manage to get them in the future, you can follow along. If not, you can watch the videos and have a laugh at me attempting to bake. However they were 'Mr Oldroyd Approved' so I can't have done too badly!
Week 8 Activities
- On Saturday it was World Fair Trade Day. Fair trade is a way of buying and selling products that allows the farmers to be paid a fair price for their produce and have better working conditions. I'd like you to find out more about this and why it is so important. Then make a poster, written report or leaflet on Purple Mash to show what you have found out.
Here are some websites to use to help:
- Maths dice rounding
There are three dice, each of them with faces labelled from 1 to 6.
When the dice are rolled they can be combined in six different ways to make a three-digit number.
For example, if I roll a 2 and a 4 and a 5, I can combine them to make 245, 254, 425, 452, 524 or 542.
Now round each of these numbers to the nearest 100:
245 rounds to 200, 254 rounds to 300, 425 rounds to 400, 452 rounds to 500, 524 rounds to 500 and 542 rounds to 500.
Repeat for other rolls of the dice.
If you don't have dice, you can use this dice generator https://www.random.org/dice/?num=3
- Lots of people have been enjoying doing quizzes while staying at home. I'd like you to create your own quiz and you could even host it for the people you live with. Think of some rounds for the quiz that you could think of questions for e.g. animals, geography, sports, general knowledge, films, music. Then you could do 5 questions per round by researching online.
- Story writing
I miss teaching you writing and reading all of your fantastic work. I'd like you to have a go at writing your own story. There is a story idea generator that you can find linked here http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/
If you don't like one of the ideas generated, you can spin the individual wheel again until you find an idea you like.
- Alphabet challenges
Have a go at some of these alphabet challenges. Then see if you can think of some alphabet challenges of your own to give to someone else.
Alphabet challenge- can you think of an animal for every letter of the alphabet?
Alphabet challenge- can you think of a fruit or vegetable for every letter of the alphabet?
Alphabet challenge- can you find a country for every letter of the alphabet? Can you also find the flag for each country?
Alphabet challenge - can you think of a singer/band/musician for every letter of the alphabet?
Week 9 Activities
- This week it is Mental Health Awareness Week and their theme is Kindness. Below are some activities you could do to celebrate it - make sure you stay safe :)
Write a special thank you to someone who has done something nice for you.
Make a list of all the things you could do to be kind.
Draw a picture of yourself and write a description about yourself and your good qualities.
Create a handprint kindness heart (see link below).
Write a kindness postcard (see link below).
Create your own recipe (see link below).
Tick list of how to show kindness (see link below).
What you will need:
- A clear jam jar or similar see-through container with a screw-on lid
- Washing-up liquid or liquid soap
- Food colouring
What to do:
Fill up the container with water then add a few drops of the washing-up liquid and a few drops of the food colouring. Tightly screw on the lid.
Swirl the container around in a circle lots of times and then stop. Inside you should see what looks like a tornado. It will slowly disappear as it reaches the top of the container.
Tornadoes in the real world are made in a similar way, when cold and warm air combine and spin.
- Have a go at some puzzles and problems for Year 5 and 6 by clicking on the document link below.
- When we were learning about Rio Vs Rainforest, we had started to look at the different animals that live in the Amazon rainforest. In order to survive and thrive in their habitats, animals have adapted over many years to have features which help them. For example the sloth uses camouflage and moves very slowly to make it difficult for predators to spot, the spider monkey has long, strong limbs to help it climb, the flying frog has fully webbed hands and feet allowing it to glide from plant to plant and the toucan has a long, large bill to allow it to reach and cut fruit from branches that are too weak to support its weight.
I'd like you to try and find some other animals and how they have adapted to live in their habitat. It could be the rainforest or somewhere else like the Arctic or desert.
- Have a go at building a den (make sure you get an adults permission first). You could do this indoors or outdoors. Watch the video below for some ideas.