We hope you have an hoppy Easter. Here are some cracking hop-tional activities to eggcelerate your learning over the next two weeks!
* Book Recommendation -- While you have more time to read, what exciting new books have you discovered? We would love it if you created a book recommendation. It could be in the form of a written review, a comic strip, a video or even a movie poster version of the book. Surprise us!
* Historical Journal -- Now is the perfect time to keep a journal or diary of your day-to-day lives in lockdown. What might seem a boring experience now will, in years to come, be a fascinating event that children will learn about in history. "You kids today don't know how hard we had it -- let me tell you about life back in my day," you'll tell children in years to come, even though you'll only be fifteen.
* Create a maths resource -- One of the problems with working from home is that you don't have the resources in the classroom. Or do you?? Have a think about what apparatus could help you -- fraction walls, place value sliders, number lines... see what you can create! Perhaps you could be more adventurous and design your own maths game, whether in real life or on the computer (e.g. like BlondePanda's MonkeyMaths Scratch project).
* Beat the Nation -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJN5fUOla-A Have a go and see if you can beat the nation on these tough KS2 challenges.
* Easter Card - Can you create a beautiful Easter Card?
* Easter Pun Competition -- Who can fit the most Easter puns into one Easter message? Poach your family's most eggcentric yolks and work around the cluck to hatch a cracking plan to make the competition hopping mad.
Writing Our History - Easter Challenges!
As you will all be aware, we’re living in unusual times; this isn’t the first time that the people of Britain have had their movements restricted, but what you are experiencing is, in many ways, a unique event. As such, we have the opportunity to think about our experiences in a historical context. We would like you to select some activities to complete over the Easter holidays to create a set of historical resources relating to this period of time; you may create these on your own or enlist the help of your family!
We will collate all of your work (some of which may go into the school newsletter or on to the website) and will ultimately create a lasting, historical record of life in Taunton during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Write an account of life in lockdown so far. You could include the following information.
What have you done?
How have you adapted?
What has the impact on your family been?
Is there anything you’ve enjoyed about the lockdown?
What have you liked the least?
How have you felt about what’s been going on?
Do you feel that the government measures are proportionate?
How has it impacted upon your school work and hobbies?
What are you most looking forward to when life returns to ‘normal’?
Write a series of diary entries, recounting the routines and activities that you do each day:
How has life changed since the lockdown?
How are you feeling?
Who have you spoken to?
This could be in the form of a family journal, where you all add your thoughts and feelings.
Create a virtual time capsule – choose a set of items that you would place into a time capsule to illustrate what life is like under lockdown. You may wish to illustrate these or add pictures/photos. Add an explanation as to why you have chosen each item. Your items may be physical things or images / videos that you feel depict our lives. Be creative!
Or you could be even more creative -
* Computing Crazy - Don't forget that the Raspberry Pi site has some amazing Scratch, HTML and Python projects to have a go at. Can you create your own game? https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en
* Art Challenge - Have a go at the Andy Goldworthy challenge (see the PowerPoint below).
If you haven't yet created one, consider making a rainbow for your window to recognise the role of key workers and bring cheer to everybody. You could use felt tip or colours, collage or tissue paper. It could be small or large. I know several people, such as Flamingogirl01, have already been working on theirs.
Have a super Easter!