You can't walk anywhere at the moment without seeing a rainbow in someone's window.
That's because families have been busy painting and drawing them as a display of togetherness for the NHS and to give children something to spot while out on their walks.
Take a look at some of the children's wonderful rainbows below.
Musycyling - Recycle things from around the house to make music
Can you make a musycle guitar, using items within your household?
Click on the link below to follow the instructions:
Healthy Mind at Home
This booklet has been put together by Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners as part of Liverpool’s Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing.
Over the next few weeks we will all experience extra pressures that will affect how we think and feel. It’s important to recognise that all of us have mental health and, just like our physical health, at this time it’s important to look after it.
Inside this book are a few tips, activities and useful information to help you to keep yourself and your family emotionally healthy at home.
Maths - 100 Square
Play this fun maths game online:
Colour your 2s, 5s and 10s times tables.
Science - Seasons
Learn all about the seasons by watching this video:
Can you read this poem below and answer the comprehension questions?
Thank you for your continued support.
Jigsaw - Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
We hope you are all staying safe and well.
In the efforts to support families, schools, teachers and of course…children… at this difficult time, Jigsaw are giving away Jigsaw Families stories and Calm Me time (relaxation and mindfulness practice) audios…on the Jigsaw home page of www.jigsawpshe.com.
These are accompanied by learning activities and are free for anyone, not just people associated with schools using Jigsaw PSHE materials.
Even more exciting… Jigsaw are going LIVE with the Jigsaw Big Sing.
See link bellow
They are starting the Jigsaw Big Sing by giving away the Jigsaw song, ‘Together as One’, (seems apt at this time), along with suggested learning activities etc, and then inviting people to upload themselves singing Together as One…and at 3pm on April 14th the collage of videos will go LIVE (same link) so children (and grown-ups) can watch and see if their video made it to the final cut.
If you have anyone you can send the link to, please do…children singing across the world in this strange time…what could be more uplifting?
Thank you for your support
Sing out proud…Together as One
Water balloon phonics
Phonics matching games
Make a bird feeder
Cosmic Kids Yoga - YouTube
Arnold the Ant | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!
Join Jaime on a kids yoga adventure - about having big dreams. Arnold is an ant who lives in an apple. He has a dream to go to space - but how could something amazing like that happen to him?
Popcorn and the Pirates
A fast-paced and fun kids yoga adventure about making the most of whatever treasure we find in our life. We meet Popcorn the Dolphin again - and she reminds us to 'Stay Calm, Keep Breathing and Think Positive!'
Colonel Crockles the Crocodile
Throw a party for Colonel Crockles - to cheer him up. A story all about being kind to the older members of our communities.
Alice in Wonderland
Trolls | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!
A yoga adventure based on the movie, Trolls. Join Jaime on an adventure in yoga poses - as we help the Trolls bring happiness to the world!
Mini the Puppy | Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids
Mindfulness and positive thinking for kids aged 5+
How to develop your ATTENTION and how we can practise it.
We meet Mini - Jaime's dog - and we talk about how she learned to focus her attention.
Times Tables- please learn your x2, x5 and x10 tables.
Times table online games:
Number and place value
- Counting up to 100 forwards and backwards
- Reading and writing numbers up to 100
- Reading and writing numbers up to 20 in words
- Counting on and back in twos, fives and tens
- Using a number line to put numbers in the correct order
- Recognising patterns in numbers
- Recognising odd and even numbers
- Estimating amounts of objects and then counting to check
- Learning simple addition and subtraction
- Recognising mathematical words and symbols
- Using money – paying and giving change
- Learning which pairs of numbers add up to 20 (number bonds)
- Doubling and halving
- Finding a quarter of a quantity
- Working out multiplication and division questions using objects to group or share out
- Telling the time to the hour and half hour
- Putting the days of the week and months of the year in order
- Measuring length, weight and capacity and comparing these measurements
- Recognising, naming and describing common 2D and 3D shapes
- Using shapes to make patterns, models and pictures
- Describing whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns
Try this at home
- Play games: a simple board game such as snakes and ladders gives your child valuable practice in counting on. Dominoes are also good for counting spots and matching numbers
- Sort things out: if you have a box of beads, sort them by size or colour
- Look for numbers when you go out – look on houses, buses, road signs
- Ask your child to set the table: they’ll have to count the settings and work out how much cutlery is needed
- Get cooking: children love to weigh out the ingredients and check the timer
They're learning about... Drawing and making models and reflecting on their work.
They're learning about... Collecting, assembling and combining materials.
They're learning about... Food hygiene, cooking skills.
Joe Wicks has announced that he is showing online PE lessons to help keep children fit and healthy during the school closure. These will be live on Youtube every morning at 9:00am. If you can't make it live, they'll be available to watch as a video later on. It's called 'PE with Joe'.
It's much tougher than you would think. Can you challenge your parents to join in with you? Who can keep up with Joe the longest?
The link below provides activities with resources to do at home with your child.
10:00 Red pandas
11:00 Rothschild's giraffes
12:00 Asian elephants
14:00 Sun bears
14:30 Sumatran tigers
14:45 Humboldt penguins
(*Running order may be subject to ever so slight changes... and there may be more surprises throughout the day!)
The link below provides fun global activities for children to do at home.
Explore CAFOD and the wider world with our online games for kids, films and prayers for children, as well as printable activities to do indoors or outdoors.
Enjoy playing with letters and sounds in games and activities, this will really help to support children's learning.
Other activities that are listed can help your child to develop key skills such as speaking, listening and numeracy, and to support what they are learning at school.
1. Rhyming games
- Listen to and join in with rhyming stories, like Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo.
- Play rhyming games.
- Make silly rhyming jokes. For example: What do you call a smelly elephant? A smellyphant! What do you call an elephant watching TV? A tellyphant!
2. Phonic games
- Play snap or bingo with letters and sounds. Write letters on pieces of papers or cards, to create homemade flashcards. Make two for each letter. Use them to play snap. You could also create a bingo card with eight boxes – each one containing a letter. Put the flashcards into a pile, facing down and take it in turns to be the bingo caller.
- Play phonics fishing! Use homemade letter flashcards, add a paperclip to each, tie a magnet to some string and a stick and ask your child to ‘fish’ for a particular sound.
- Play ‘I spy’ games (for example, ‘I spy something beginning with a…’, using the letter sound) when you are out and about.
3. Memory games
- Play ‘Kim’s game’. Put a few items on a tray (for example, a crayon, an apple, a building brick, a toy car). Then look, cover, remember and check!
- Talk about, photograph or write out some ‘events’ from something you have done together – can your child remember the correct order?
- Go shopping – try to remember the list together!
4. Listening games
- Play games such as ‘Simon says’ – party games are often good ways to practice speaking, listening, and memory skills, without them even noticing!
- Listen to music and talk about the instruments being played – find pictures on the internet together.
5. Action games
- Make a puppet theatre with cardboard boxes or a towel over a chair and encourage your child to make up or retell a story to you (or any willing family members!).
- Have lots of fun dressing up with clothes and props at home so that your child can dress up as a character and act out favourite stories. You can find lots of cheap props and clothes for dressing up in charity shops.
- Play games such as ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’, but write the times down for them to read instead of saying them.
6. Tactile games
- Use magnetic letters to spell names and simple words on the fridge or radiator.
- Use modelling clay to make your child’s name or simple words like mum.
- Enjoy jigsaws together and chat about finding the right pieces!
7. Screen games
- Watch TV programmes linked to books and then read the books afterwards. Little Princess, Katie Morag, and Charlie and Lola are good places to start. Talk about what they like or don’t like about the characters.
- Find story-telling sites like Little Kingdom, story-telling TV programmes, or story apps for your phone.
- Look at DVDs from picture books together, such as Penguin.
8. Car journey games
- Play ‘The cook’s cat is an amazing cat/beautiful cat/clever cat/daft cat…‘ and so on, and then make up your own versions (for example, ‘The doctor’s dog…‘).
- Play this noisy version of the car game, ‘Who can spot…?’. It’s great fun – but check out with the driver first before you start this one! Decide on a noise, or a word to call, when you spot the things you’re looking out for. For example, ‘Bang!’ for a yellow car, ‘Buzzz!’ for a bus, and ‘Wow!’ for a bird.
- Listen to an audiobook.
- Carry on reading books of all kinds to and with your child: picture, pop up, information, poetry, eBooks, print books… and the levelled books brought home from school. Video or record your child reading them for fun!