Offline Learning

English

  • Share a story/write a book review/write a character description e.g. for a Top Trumps Card

  • Write a story, poem, play

  • Make puppets and put on a play

  • Play a board game, dig out old favourites and hold championship tournaments! You could even design a new one for a target audience!

  • Paint a picture and label it/write about it / create a poem

  • Look, say, cover, write, check spellings

  • Create a poster about washing hands/hygiene about Coronavirus

  • Make an Easter Egg Hunt with clues in your garden

  • Make Mother’s Day cards, poems

  • Research 'project'/poster on a topic that's been covered in school recently, e.g. the Egyptians, a famous author, an inspirational person etc. This could be in the form of a poster, leaflet, booklet or a PowerPoint presentation etc.

  • Have a good declutter/sort-out of your toys! Which toys or books do you no longer use? Write a review of your favourite with a target audience!

DT (Design & Technology)

  • Bake! Bake your favourite recipe and write up the recipe so as to create a class book of favourite recipes when you return to school.

  • Junk modelling – why not upcycle some waste materials in order to make something new?

Mathematics

  • Playing games, especially card games, dice games, dominoes or games involving counting in any form, such as Yahtzee, Monopoly, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders.

  • In addition, games that support memory, such as memory matching game.

  • Practise your times tables.

  • Help work out how much the shopping will cost.

Science

  • Take a walk in nature. Make a collection of things you find. Once home, display them and see if you can identify them. Nature Detectives has some great ‘spotter sheets’ which might help.

  • Plant some vegetables to grow at home. How can you keep them healthy? Once grown, can you use them in your cooking? Easy ones to grow for younger children are lettuce varieties, cress, radish or basil and mint herbs.

  • Have a family sunflower competition. Who can keep their plan healthy and grow the tallest sunflower? Keep a diary of how much it grows each day.

  • Make a marble run. How long can you keep the marble moving for?

  • Take a ‘Science Selfie’. Take a photograph of themselves with something science related in the image. Print off the photograph and complete the caption ‘This is science because…’ Make a collection of ‘Science Selfies’ to show how science is all around us.

  • With an adult for guidance, experiment with cooking and food preparation. Make cakes and discuss what they notice at each stage of the recipe. Try this experiment to see how oven temperature affects cake mix: Make some cake mixture and place in 15 separate muffin cases. Put all the muffins in the oven then after every minute remove one from the oven until all 15 have been removed. Which is the best cake? Why? What do you notice? Mix up the cake order and see if you can put them back in the correct order.

  • Try making some healthier snacks. Try super-seed energy balls, homemade granola, hummus with veg sticks. Explore online for some great ideas.

  • Make a den, inside or out. Explain what materials you used and why your den is good?

  • Research a famous scientist. What did they discover? How is their idea used today?

  • What is the best way to stop ice cubes (or an ice lolly) from melting? Suggest 3 different things, test them and see which ice cube lasted longest. For younger children change where they put the ice cubes. For older children change the material they wrap the ice in (testing thermal insulators).

P.E

  • Some sort of physical activity. The Chief Medical Officers guidelines for young people is to be active for at least 60 minutes a day

  • Examples of moderate intensity activities include, walking, playing outside in a park, riding a scooter, cycling, ball games etc

  • Reduce the time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity. Aim to spread activity throughout the day.

  • Any activity should make you breathe faster and feel warmer, above all make it fun and something the children enjoy.

History

  • Draw out your family tree - ask questions of different family members to see how far you can trace your family back

  • Make a poster about your grandparents. Call them on the telephone and ask them questions about their life and use this information to record in the best way you can think of.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Provide children with paper and pens/pencils/crayons to draw pictures, engage in writing - including practising letter formation, writing simple words, captions, lists, simple sentences.

  • Provide opportunities for children to play boards games with adults or siblings, encouraging taking turns, communication, language and vocabulary skills and maths skills. For example dominoes, snakes and ladders, bingo, tiddly winks.

  • Opportunities for children to play in outdoor spaces – gardens, backyards (not visiting parks or public places.) Games which involve throwing and catching, (soft items from indoors such as sponges, scarves, balloons, etc. bubbles using washing up liquid and wire to make a simple bubble blower, skipping, jumping, hopscotch, etc.

Contact the School

Dee Point Primary School

Dee Point Primary School
Blacon Point Road
Blacon
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 5NF

Main Contact: Admin Team: Mrs Roberts, Mrs Mannion & Mrs Mowles

Tel: 01244 372631
admin@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs N Sawyer

SEN Email: senco@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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