Non screen time ideas
Google classroom is where your child's teacher will share specific learning tasks for your child for homework. It is lovely to see the children responding to each other's work and comments. Not all of the best learning needs to happen online and there are so many worthwhile activities that you could do without using screens or the internet. Here we have put together some ideas of non screen activities that could be completed by children in all year groups.
|Measure, Geometry and Statistics
- Play a game of fingers with somebody in your house
- Times table shootout. You could play this against a sibling or even a parent. One person reads the question, who will be the first to answer?
- Use playing cards, pick 2 of the numbered ones and multiply them together.
- Use a dice to generate numbers. Can you add these together, subtract one from the other, multiply them, divide one by the other?
- Use playing cards pick 3 of the number cards and create a 2-digit and 1-digit number and multiply them together using grid multiplication.
- Follow a recipe to measure and make something to eat for your family.
- Collect together a selection of leaves or sticks and measure them accurately using a ruler. Order them smallest to largest.
- Reading aloud
- Predict what's going to happen in the next chapter. Were you correct?
- Complete a book review or recommendation for a friend.
- Write your own mini saga (story with exactly 100 words). It needs to have a beginning, middle and end and still make sense.
- A-Z story challenge. Write a story of 26 words. Each word needs to start with the next letter of the alphabet. Good luck!
- Write a biography about somebody in your family.
- Write a letter to somebody that you cannot see at the moment. Maybe you could even post it.
- Write a diary
- Information text
- Write instructions for a game you have made up.
- Read, write, cover, check
- Time yourself 1 minute, how many times can you write your spelling correctly.
Creative Project ideas
- Create a dance, song, rap, radio advert or news report
Drawing a landscape/city-scape
Make a miniature garden
Take a photo of an object, landscape, building etc, sketch it then paint it using different mediums
Pointillist painting using felt tips or cotton buds and paint
Banksy style stencilling
Make a portrait of yourself in the style of Picasso
Make a running person animation
Optical illusions in Art
Perspective in drawing & painting
Create structures using Lego
Create your own TV show using toys, puppets etc
Making/creating boxes from nets
Write a play script & perform
Draw a cartoon – make a comic
Make a bug house/ bird feeder
Sewing a design, mobile phone case, make a cushion
Make a piece of art out of natural objects
Potato printing, leaf printing
Make a shelter in the garden
Build a bridge out of diff resources
- Design a treasure hunt for somebody else to complete - write them clues
- Listen to BBC's Ten Pieces of music. You could grab some colouring pencils / pens/ even paints and aim to fill a page with ‘what you hear/ what the music makes you think about’ in order to create some creative response artwork. Here are some links to MP3s of some of the pieces Reich, Orff, Copland and Adams.
- Design and make a healthy meal making sure you use the right proportions of the different food groups
- Make a rocket mouse and explore with different sized plastic bottles. Consider which mouse went the furthest and explain how it went further. Template http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/educators/teaching_resources/activities/rocket_mice.aspx
Try planting a seed and look after it so that it grows into a strong plant. Measure and record what has changed every couple of days.
- It is important to keep fit and healthy whilst at home. It has been recommended to exercise for at least 1 hour a day. This could be running around the garden, skipping, going for a run or a bike ride or doing a home workout. Check the website link page for useful resources and ideas.
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