· Create a circuit routine (e.g. star jumps, bunny hops, skipping, burpees, press ups, two-footed jump)
· Recording pulse before and after an exercise (e.g. star jumps for 1 minute). Repeat daily and record pulse data in a table.
· Ball skills – e.g. seated throw, overhead throw, throwing and catching to a partner, bounce and catch (turn these into games e.g. number of catches you can do in 1 minute without dropping)
Making your own music
Can you make a bottle instrument out of 2 or 3 plastic bottles in your house like the House of Sound presenters did?
Put different amounts of water in each bottle then blow gently across the top of the bottle. This will need practise – all musicians need practise to get better.
· Dissect a flower to investigate the parts of a flower that are important in the life cycle of a plant.
· Using your knowledge about the best conditions for plants to live and grow in, grow your own plant! From cress on your windowsill to seeds in the garden. Record your observations.
· What can you predict about a plant and how it grows from the size of its seed? Plan and carry out investigations to test your ideas.
Some ideas that may keep you entertained while at home!
- Paint rocks and make a rock family
- Paint flower pots and sow some seeds
- Bake - my favourite is jam tarts!
- Make puppets and put on a puppet show
- Make/ grow a mini garden
- Make a treasure map with clues to hide around your house and garden
- Make paper planes
- Do some junk modelling and make anything you want!
- Make a little city or in a shoe box
- Make a fort or tent to play or read in
Find a photograph or a picture in a book/magazine. Make up a new story about the characters in the picture or the scene of the photo. What’s going on?
Create a Time Capsule
Create a time capsule or first person account of living during the COVID-19 pandemic! Collect pieces of news, social media posts, recipes your family has been cooking, music playlists, books, movie reviews, or family interviews (Ask questions like: What have you learned about yourself during physical distancing? How does it feel to work from home?). You can also do this activity as a family!
Find a pattern in your home (Think: wallpaper, floor, rug, furniture, tile). Learn how to draw that pattern!
Are the best things in life free?
Things like friends, family and good memories are free. Stuff like trainers, movies and video games cost and can be expensive. What great things you can get for free, and what things you can give for free, like your time and your attention? How about holidays and days out to amusement parks and things where there is more opportunity to spend time with people and see and experience new things? What about sharing a movie or video game with people?
Solve the riddles!
1. What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?
2. What has many keys but can't open a single lock?
3. What runs all around a backyard, yet never moves?
4. What tastes better than it smells?
5. What has a bottom at the top?
Check out the answers to see if you were right
1. A. stamp. 2. A piano. 3. A fence 4. A tongue 5. Legs
Where in the world would you like to go? Write a recommendation for a friend. What physical and human features does that place have? What animals are there? Draw and label a picture of the place you would like to visit.
Using rolled up newspapers/ paper create the tallest tower you can. What maths/ science/ engineering skills do you need to use? You could take a photograph of your finished tower or draw it with measures.
Ping pong story telling!
Write the opening sentence to a story, then someone else writes the next line. Then it's your turn again!
Keep alternating until you have a full story. Read it through- how does it sound?
Every time someone does something kind, write it down and put it in the jar. When the jar is full, you all deserve a special treat!
Sit at a window and draw a detailed sketch of what you see.