As well as the work pack that came home with your child you could look to do the following: name and spell, label items around the house. Get your child to help compile a shopping list. Watch a film and talk about the plot, etc. Read a book as a family. Keep a family diary.
Please see work pack sent home on the last day of school.
Please refer to Early years pdf for activities resources and links suitable for our Science Week Diversity topic that can be done at home.
Mum/Dad/Carer think about how your own job might link to science and technology subjects and chat with your children about this. Encourage exploring the outdoors in the community or in local cultural spots. This could be anything from local parks to the streets around your children’s houses. Get involved simply by going on a nature walk, exploring science related events and activities in their local area, or visiting places such as museums or science centres. Some of our activities are quick and easy to do as fun outdoor challenges too: http://library.crestawards.org/ go to the Primary resources
or use resources such as: http://bsa.sc/oxford-sparks
Try and experiment at home, spark mealtime discussions around Science and Technology. Try and make it as low-resource as possible. It can help if it’s something the children have tried or seen at school first, so they feel like ‘experts’ when they do it at home with family, allowing them to lead the learning.
As well as this pack, there are always lots of other useful downloads for take-home activities, such as:.http://education.gov.scot/parentzone/Documents/IamaScientistMar16.pdf copy paste this into your browser ,it’s really great or download it straight from the School website
or copy paste this
http://rigb.org/families/experimental – some brilliant home Science activities here
There are so many Art ideas that don’t cost much. I have always maintained the idea that if you have a pencil and paper, you can never be bored! Whether you are a doodler or you try to improve your observational drawing skills. There are a wealth of objects and maybe even real live models (animals if you have pets, or humans if you can persuade them to sit still!) you can draw in your home. Or look in a mirror for an updated self-portrait. Anything at all, even drawing the shadows on a toilet roll !!
Above all else, experiment with any materials you have. Collage with scrap paper. The white of an egg makes a good glue if you don’t have PVA glue. Draw on old newspapers. Sew with a chunky needle into scrap cardboard (Bridgewater have just done this in class very successfully). Look up origami instructions. But above all have fun making and trying out new skills.
Play some games and watch some videos on the BBC Horrible Histories website or explore the BBC History website for kids:
I’d love it if you could draw some pictures of what you find out to create a gallery at school and/or write some stories where you go back into the past.