Well, it seems your weekend has already begun! Nevertheless, it’s still a school day and if you are stuck at home again I have some suggestions for activities for you to do connected to our learning in class:
Literacy: Reading. Simply read a book! You should all still have your group books at home so read it to yourself or an adult if possible. If you would like more of a challenge, draw a cartoon strip of your favourite story, practising your writing and phonics in the speech bubbles.
Mathematics: Seasons. Believe it or not, yesterday was the first day of (meteorological) Spring! Despite the snow, it is not far off. Draw a picture of how your garden- or the landscape around you- will change in Spring, making sure you use lots of colour.
Science: Electricity. Choose a room or rooms in your house and make a list of all the electrical items- mains or battery powered. Then do a safety ‘audit’- meaning check the room for any electrical hazards (water/ drinks near electricity, cables across the floor, overloaded wall sockets- and any others you can remember!).
P.E.: Gymnastics. Find a carpeted floor and put together a gymnastic sequence involving one balance, one rotation (spinning or turning your body), one jump, and one travelling movement. Don’t forget to warm up and cool down.
Health and Wellbeing: ‘What makes me happy’. Simply do the thing that makes you most happy (if you can!) for an hour. It’s not just fun- it is also great for your mental health.
Topic: Space. Learn the names of the planets in our solar system- Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. To make this easier (and more fun) you can make up a sentence using the first letter of each planet name in order (M, V, E, M, J, S, U, N)! Here are some examples:
- My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Noodles (or Nachos)
- Mercury’s Volcanoes Erupt Mulberry Jam Sandwiches Until Noon
- Very Elderly Men Just Snooze Under Newspapers
- My Very Efficient Memory Just Summed Up Nine
- My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Names
- My Very Expensive Malamute Jumped Ship Up North
Whatever you do this (long) weekend, make sure you look after yourself and stay safe, and I’ll see you all on Monday. Bon weekend!