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SUMMER BREAK 2020

Please make use of previous posts too if boredom strikes!

 

 Well, after the strangest school year ever, we have finally reached the summer break.

For those children who have not been in school but have been learning at home, I hope you will have some different activities planned so that the next weeks feel different. For the children who have been in school either throughout Lockdown or since Wider Opening, it will probably feel more like a normal end of year - although not quite!

For parents, who have been balancing home-learning with all of your other life demands, we hope you will get a break, a change of scenery or a rest.

Finally, our staff - who have worked tirelessly since Lockdown began, including voluntarily through Easter and May holidays - deserve time to relax, regroup, reflect and to prepare for September.

We haven't been able to hold our usual end of year events and celebrations. None of us have had our usual 3-day transition or our whole school trip. Y6 haven't been able to have their London Residential, SATs celebrations, Performance, Family Breakfast, Leavers Service or Shirt Signing... BUT we will do something at some point when social distancing is a memory and daily life and routines have returned to near normal.

During the summer break, we hope you all enjoy more time together but also have the opportunity to see other people, visit exciting places and restart some of your usual activities.

We are not setting any specific learning over the break but will post activities here that might entertain, amuse or fill a quiet afternoon. Children from our new Y3s to our old Y6s will have access to TT Rockstars, Numbots and Spelling Frame  and all previous home-learning pages remain live if anyone wants to make their learning less 'rusty'! You also have CGP books if they've not yet been completed.

 

TRANSITION Learning Projects

EYFS       Y1/2        Y3/4/5

 Summer Reading Bingo

Reading Agency and the OU's Summer Reading Challenge - lots of fun resources to support and extend your reading

Maths on The Move - physical activities and challenges with added maths

        Y1/2         Y3/4         Y5/6

 

Why not take a virtual tour of a museum, gallery or zoo? Google virtual tours and there are lots available but a few good ones to start you off are:

BBC Historical Tours

Buckingham Palace

Chester Zoo

Houses of Parliament

National History Museum

The Tate Modern

 

Fun and Different Learning Activities

Off-line activities 1

More off-line activities

50 Things To Do Before You're 11 and 3/4

 

Science

Starters for STEM (linked to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Primary Science Activities to do at home

150 Sensory Learning Ideas - aimed at children with a sensory-based SEN but many will appeal to the whole family.

  

Computing

If you'd like to try some different Learning at Home this link has some great Scratch ideas that will enable you to refresh your skills and learn some new programming techniques.

 

Art

Try Drawing with Rob Biddulph - lots of easy step-by-step guides.

 30-Day Art/DT Challenge

 

Cookery 

Try some recipes from Kidadl - maybe you'll discover a new family favourite!