Here are some ideas for your home learning. Remember to check Seesaw, which I will be updating regularly with lots of different, fun ideas.
Daily maths lessons, with online teaching:
Free audio books:
P.E. with The Body Coach
Watch this clip: how to boss looking after yourself while you're at home
1. Go for a mindful walk. Have a stroll around your neighbourhood, the local park or the woods, making an effort to spot things you haven’t noticed before. During the walk, concentrate only on the things you can hear: an easy exercise in mindfulness.
2. Make a mindfulness jar. Fill a jar almost to the brim with water, tip in some glitter, and fasten the lid firmly. Your child can then shake the jar and focus on what happens as the glitter swirls and then settles.
3. Blow bubbles. This is a great way to focus on breathing: a key part of mindfulness practice. Encourage your child to make the biggest bubble they can, and notice how they have to blow slowly and steadily to make it happen.
There are lots of great resources, covering a range of subjects, on Twinkl. They have activities linked to science, history, geography, languages and lots more!
What a brilliant first term we have had back at school! We have a very exciting second half of autumn term coming up, with lots of fascinating things to learn! A few highlights will include finding out all about earthquakes and volcanoes in geography; learning all about space in science, including a visit from Durham University who are bringing a planetarium into school; using technology to explore space in computing and creating a soundtrack to accompany the moon landing in Garage Band; and many other interesting lessons.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Ouseburn. We spent the morning completing the Ouseburn trail as part of our historical enquiry into the life of Lizzie Dowson. We saw what was left of the leadworks where she worked, where her house used to be and even managed to find where her brother went to school (although the building isn't being used as a school any more).
In the afternoon, we explored the Victoria tunnels, learning about how they were used for mining in the Victorian era. We learnt all about Victorian money and the types of job Victorian children would have had; we even met Basil whose grandparents were real Victorians!