Week of Monday 18th May
Children why don't you have a go at creating some mosaic art?
It is really simple and often looks very effective.
You could use masking tape/cellotape to create straight edges, (see below photos).
Then colour in the different sections (you don't even have to use chalk, you could use any resources). Once your chalk/paint is dry, carefully remove the tape and you have
perfectly straight edges separating your different colours!
You could even create your own mosaic pictures by cutting up lots of tiny mosaic tiles (squares, triangles) out of paper and glueing them together to make your design. You could experiment with colours and sizes too! Have fun! Please remember to send me your fabulous pieces!
I know many of my children love being creative with paper/card.
Why not visit the below websites to discover how to make origami animals?
Week of Monday 11th May
Regrow Food in Water
Have a go at growing your own vegetable... it is very simple to set up but does require patience!
1. Firstly, choose a vegetable and let the roots grow a little.
2. Then, plant the root of your veg into some water (you don’t need a lot of water – just enough to cover the roots).
3. Then just wait...
4. Be sure to check the water every 2-3 days to ensure that there’s enough water and no rogue lettuce pieces fall off and slime up your bowl.
The size of container should be relative to the size of the food you’re growing. For example, lettuce and celery grow best in shallow bowls, whereas, green onion and lemongrass grow better in taller, skinny glasses. You can regrow multiples of the same plant as long as you’re not overcrowding the area.
Week of Monday 4th May
Have you ever wondered how it rains?
Here is your chance to create your own clouds and watch them rain!
To make your raincloud you need: shaving cream (use the foam kind, not gel),
a jar, water, and food colouring.
Follow these instructions:
Create a weather journal to record the weather over the next week and compare each day!
(See templates below)
You could add detailed illustrations and suitable clothing suggestions!
You could even become a weather reporter and predict the following days weather in order to create a news weather forecast! Good luck!
Week of Monday 27th April
Class Two, can you remember how much fun we have had
singing along (and dancing to) the song, "Love Song to the Earth"?
Why don't you show your family how amazing you are and teach them the words! (see below)
You could even make up a gymnastics routine or dance to go with the song! Have fun!
On a recent walk, I discovered a little stream full of eggs.... on my next visit the eggs had gone and little black dots appeared.... With this excitement, I kept visiting the same stream. Days past and the black dots hadn't moved, some more days past and everything STILL looked the same. Until two weeks later, the black dots had plumped out and grown little tails - tadpoles!
Can you create a life-cycle wheel, including my discoveries and of course, what will happen next...?! Don't forget to send me your work email@example.com
Week of Monday 20th April
Please try and stay as active as possible by practising your football skills with the guidance of Shaun.
You can also try some Disney-inspired, 10-minute short indoor activities! Have fun!
Week of Tuesday 14th April
Cooking with Jamie Oliver
I know lots of my children have been very busy cooking and baking at home,
so why not try cooking with Jamie Oliver?!
Please do send me photos of your masterpieces so I can pretend I am enjoying them with you too!
Easter Holiday Spring Cleaning!
We all know how much we dislike a mess in Class Two.... I'm sure it is the same at home.
There's always time for a good clean!
1. Tidy your bedroom - Books, Toys, Games,
2. Fold and put away ALL your clothes,
3. Check all rubbish is in the bin, collect any recycling,
4. Help hang out the washing/bring it in,
5. Sweep the floors,
6. Assist with making lunch/dinner.
Don't forget to check with Mums and Dads first!
Week of Monday 30th March
To make the most of this beautiful sunshine I would love you to have a go at recreating some shadows! Find a sunny spot, and sketch away.....
Challenge: Order your shadow from shortest to tallest, can you draw YOUR SHADOW?
Week of Monday 23rd March
Countryside Activities at Home
Please visit this wonderful website to find several 'countryside' activities you can do AT HOME!
1. Select the appropriate age group
2. Use a subject/theme
3. Have fun and send me your photos please!
Week of Monday 16th March
1. Have a go!
2. Can you describe what is happening?
3. Try with different tissue - compare the results...
4. Send me a photo! firstname.lastname@example.org