SUSTRANS PHOTO COMPETITION
Sustrans is running a photo competition for people in Liskeard schools, to help identify any areas in town that make it difficult to walk or cycle.
They don’t need artistic or creative pictures but want to find out where you would like to see future improvements to make travelling actively easier for people walking or wheeling.
In this activity you will learn about how we use filters to separate things. You will test different materials to find which ones are best at cleaning murky water. Just like scientists in industry, you will prepare samples, carry out a fair test and record measurements. Click on “Filter Fun” to get all the information you need!
- Have a go at creating your family mission statement, and answering these reflection questions.
- Why not try to learn a skill, we think OP art is a great place to start. Please share your pictures to our Facebook page!
- Create a compliments tree, find some twigs and put them in a washed out tin. Cut out some paper leaf shapes, write a nice compliment for each person in your home and hang them on the tree – get everyone to add their compliments. We would love to see your finished tree!
- We have been in lockdown for a while now, it can be tricky to manage, create your list of coping tools, have a look here for some ideas.
- If a dog wore trousers, how would it wear them? Draw your ideas and post them in our Facebook group.
- Today’s dilemma to discuss with your family: You’re in the middle of an intense video game. Just a few more points and you’ll beat your high score. You hear Dad say it’s time to turn off the game. The game’s loud, so it would be easy to pretend you didn’t hear. That way, you could finish the game. What will you do? Here are some great sentence starters to help construct your point of view.
Useful Learning Websites
The Tate has its own website just for kids. It is brilliant for anyone interested in exploring and creating art. The ‘Make’ section has lots of ideas to inspire you, including: how to make a robot, how to create Van Gogh style art and many, many more ideas. Finally, the ‘Games and Quizzes’ area will provide you with hours of arty fun!
Rob Biddulph is an award winning author/illustrator of picture books. He started posting online videos every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am for you to draw-along to! All of the online drawing tutorials Rob has recorded so far are on the website, so you don’t need to stream live if this is not possible.
BBC Bitesize have a great collection of video resources online. It is organised into various sections, where you can choose the area of art you want to look into, including art disciplines, media and materials and artists.
The National Geographic Kids site has a wide range of exciting resources which are free to download, once you have signed up. The resources come with step by step instructions on how to create various different things, including: carnival masks, pebble people and a dinosaur bone.
STEM.org.uk is a one-stop-shop for all things Science, Technology and Maths. The website is crammed full of great resources, tutorials and planning. I would encourage parents to have a look through the site first before letting children explore as the content is vast. Find an area they they are interested in an hone in.
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website targeted primarily at children. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface.
This website includes free coding lessons in an attempt to encourage children to build upon (or start) their computer science knowledge. This is a nice pre-cursor to block build coding.
Fun for all the family, this useful website also has handy recipe ideas, activities for 3-16 year olds and resources including PowerPoint presentations, posters and activity cards.
A one –stop shop for all things design and technology. Here you will find videos about the design process, different skills you will use and videos relating to each aspect: materials, mechanics and engineering, electronics and electrics and food.
The Fable Cottage provides a range of stories in French. There is also a French transcript to go with each story which can then be translated into English so you can read along with the story!
Brush up on French words and phrases while watching entertaining graphics. This website also has mini stories to listen to and follow.
This website offers daily French lessons ranging from ‘Activities and Hobbies’ to ‘Birds, Bugs and Beasts.
You can discover many different things from what it is like to live in a rainforest to explosive volcano facts.
You can search for many different places all over the globe from The Sphinx to the Great Wall of China. What is the most bizarre place you can find?
Ducksters is an exciting, educational website which allows you to research and discover many intriguing facts about the 7 continents on Earth. You can study maps, look at a country’s population and research into different geographical features.
You can find out so many things from fun facts about the Queen to the treasures of Tutankhamun.
In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
Do you want to challenge your arithmetic and problem solving skills? Why not try the Corbett Maths Primary 5-a-day questions?
Choose the age group that you want and then pick a category that interests you. There are lots of different games to play. Have fun and maybe even challenge someone too!
This website has lots of games which you play like regular computer games but with an added twist of challenging your Maths skills too.
Charanga is the resource that we use in school to teach music. Many pupils will be familiar to with it. There are many activities for pupils to use at home including learning to play an instrument.
Discover the stories and secrets hidden in these classical pieces of music. For each piece you will find different ways you can explore the music, exciting short films, arrangements and more.
The Rhythm Trainer is a free, Flash-based program for learning and practising rhythm.
An opportunity for children to explore and bring classical music’s great composers to life through music, stories and games. Websites for music.
Start your family band by crafting some awesome homemade musical instruments.
Active Schools help by providing rigorous, outcomes-based curriculum tools to every physical education teacher – no exceptions.
Body Coach TV posts weekly home workouts to help you get, stronger, healthier and happier.
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence.
Boogie Beebies – a fun website aimed mainly for foundation and KS1 children to encourage them to get up and dance with CBeebies presenters.
10 min activities that count towards children’s recommend minimum 60 minutes of activity a day. Fun moves for all primary age children based on well know Disney movies.
Clips for KS1 and KS2 which help pupils to learn subjects like Maths and English while they move and stay active.
Join in with Mummy Penguin’s song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet.
These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions. This is more suitable for 8 to 11 year olds.
Here are some short video clips, where KS 1 children talk about different feelings and emotions.
Learn about our amazing planet and some of its biggest threats.
Lots of downloadable activities in relation to different beliefs and cultures.
On this website there are lots and lots of animated and fun stories related to the different world religions.
Enter the wonderful world of Ancora and play your way through exciting Bible Quests. With new updates every few months, the stories of the Bible are really brought to life in a new and exciting way.
The Primary Science Teaching Trust is working with Science Sparks to create activities for children to have some fun with science at home.
‘Explorify at Home’ is a weekly supply of activities for parents and carers to do with their learners at home.
‘Wow Science’ is a bank of videos, experiments and games linked related to a wide range of scientific topics.
A great way to practise phonics, spelling patterns or the common exception words listed in the UK English Curriculum.
Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.
Unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes from leading publishers to help kids everywhere read, learn and grow.
Help your child learn with expert advice and free activities from Oxford University Press.