The Easter holidays are upon us with a chance to take a break from the home schooling and, I hope, to relax a little. I have been so impressed by everyone’s positive attitude to overcoming issues that have arisen and finding ways that work for your family at home. The work we have posted for the last 2 weeks will remain on the website should you wish to revisit it. I’d also like the children to do a page a week of their maths homework (don't worry which page they're on - we're all out of sync) and to practise spellings in the normal, holiday way. In other words, to review all of the spellings given since September to make sure they can remember the spelling rules and those pesky exception words that don’t follow the rules. The spelling and grammar games on Active Learn provide lots of practice.
While the children will need a rest over the holiday, so we are not posting daily plans for the next two weeks, I’m sure a diversion now and then might be useful. A couple of super art ideas from the children are cartoon drawing at http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob and one point perspective drawing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twcFW0RyOO8.
To remind the children of the original Easter story and the Easter miracles, this film might prove interesting: https://gloria.tv/post/aV3Lek3P4PaM2EzzKxRt9yfEP. It is fairly long, so you might want to stretch it out over a few days.
For history fans, the BBC has lots of great stuff on Horrible Histories and their schools history site https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg. We’ve still got dog-eared copies of History Heroes games at home and I’ve noticed they’ve got some free resources that might be enjoyed on https://www.historyheroes.co.uk/fun-downloads-and-activities/.
As they have now closed for the duration, quite a few of the screenings of London shows are now free on-line. We watched some of Wind in the Willows https://www.willowsmusical.com/ at school on Thursday which was great fun.
Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in a Tempest workshop at school recently, so you might be interested in this virtual production by the Oxford based company, Creation Theatre – although it is not free I’m afraid.
Tennis is always very popular at break-time and the LTA have some ideas for honing your skills at home over the break on this site https://www.lta.org.uk/play-compete/lta-youth/tennis-at-home/?utm_campaign=11454699_Member%20engagement_content_April_Lite&utm_medium=email&utm_source=LTA&utm_content=%23TennisAtHome%20cta%20button&utm_term=1-1IMVK19&src=&dm_i=1TV8,6TII3,IEOR6E,RBAJE,1#.
I notice that National Geographic Kids are making their digital edition free for 3 months too - https://digital-uk.partica.online/uk/uk-april-2020/flipbook/4/?mc_cid=ce6e8b0ff0&mc_eid=734b7ba6a5, which is always worth a read.
I hope you find some ideas you might enjoy here, and if you have any ideas that you’d like to share, please do email Investigators Class and I’ll spread the word.
Best wishes for Easter and stay well,