Wow! I can’t believe we’ve made it to half term already. It’s been a pleasure to look at the amazing, outstanding work you have all produced at home during this half term.
We are so proud of you all. As a special treat, the whole school is having a funday.
Below I have attached a list of fun activities for you to choose from. You can do as many as you like! Some are quick and some will keep you going for a while. Like a mini-project.
There are plenty of activities so you can also use them for something to do over Half Term.
I would love to see what you decide to do so please send in some photos.
‘Making Some Noise’ at 11.45am
Today, as a whole school, we will be ‘Making Some Noise’ at 11.45am in recognition of your home learning journey. Come outside into your garden or on your doorstep and make some noise (clapping, singing, playing instruments). Mrs Thomas will mention it in the Friday Worship so hopefully, you will be able to hear lots of of other children from our school making noise at the same time, as a way to say well done for your hard work!
1. Lego Challenge:
Your Lego Challenge is to build some amazing Lego creations using your random pieces. The website below has instructions for some amazing things. I’m really sorry about the name of the website – it’s certainly not just for boys. However, the ideas are great. You can choose from things like: Lego Marble Run; Lego Spinning Tops; Rubber Band powered Lego Car; Lego Catapult and Lego Lock and Key Safe. Remember to send me a picture of your creations!
2. Random Act of Kindness (RAOK):
I bet there’s someone at home working really hard today, either doing their normal job, looking after you and anyone else who’s there with you, getting household jobs done or maybe all of those things! For your RAOK, take some time to do something for them -maybe write a note with a kind message on it and leave it where you know they will find it. Offer to help them make the tea or wash up / dry up whatever you think they will appreciate!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day so for your second RAOK, enjoy getting crafty and making a Valentine’s card. This does not have to be for a romantic reason. Think about someone in your local area who is perhaps feeling isolated or lonely at the moment. Once your card is finished you could post it through their door on your daily walk with your family, as a really lovely surprise that will brighten up their day!
3. Get cosy and read:
Take some time to relax with some reading material. This could be a story book, a non-fiction book or maybe a magazine. Get cosy with a cushion and maybe your duvet off your bed! You could read to yourself or someone in your home or a pet! You could even ask your grownup at home if you could read over the phone or via a supervised video call to a family member.
Remember to record your daily reading in your planner.
Check what ingredients you’ve got at home and have a go at baking something that you and your family can enjoy over the weekend. Here’s a great Millie’s Cookies recipe that is popular.
You could try these or choose anything else that takes your fancy and that you’ve got the right ingredients for. Here’s another link to a really simple fairy cake recipe:
Good luck and remember to share your baking creations with me!
5. Let’s Get Physical:
Make some time today for some physical exercise – we all know how important it is for our bodies and minds. I know you all enjoy different things so here are some ideas for you to choose from (alternatively, choose an idea of your own):
- – Go for a walk, jog or bike ride (make sure you’re safe by going with someone else and remember your road safety)
- – Do a Joe Wicks PE lesson or HIIT workout
- – Find a relaxing Yoga tutorial like this one on YouTube:
- – Access and do some of your favourite PE challenges from Mr Garvey on the blog
6. Chill out with a film:
Take some time to relax and watch your favourite film or maybe something new that you’ve been wanting to watch. We all need some down time! Enjoy! Let me know any good film recommendations.
7. RSPB Wild Challenge :
This has some great activities for you to do and they also get you outdoors!
Ask an adult at home to sign up to the RSPB Wild Challenge.
Get closer to nature, have fun – and earn awards for doing it!
Are you ready to take on a Wild Challenge? You can help wildlife, explore nature and enjoy lots of wild, fun family activities. Tell us what you’ve done and work towards awards. Have you got what it takes to achieve gold?
Click below and follow the instructions with an adult https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/
8. Card Tricks!
Here’s a really fun way of using that pack of cards that you might have at home. With a bit of practice, you will be able to amaze your friends and family!
The video shows three card tricks for you to learn. The third trick is a bit more challenging than the first two and might need more practice.
9. Get Arty:
Spend some time doing something arty today. I’ve shared a few ideas below.
This became a bit of a craze in Sycamore Class last year!
You will need some wool to try this – any will do and you can tie different ones together if you need to.
Once you pick it up it is really relaxing and you can use what you have made to create other things. Watch the video below – it’s speeded up so just remember to pause it at each stage to see what to do.
Here’s a link to a really clear decoupage tutorial:
Don’t worry if you’ve not got the right sort of glue at home. Here’s another link to show you how to make a simple, home-made glue using four and water:
Remember to share your creations with me!
Have fun and keep smiling.