Following the Government’s decision to close schools, we would like to provide you with some ideas and suggestions for activities you can do with your children whilst at home.
The school will be closed from FRIDAY 20th MARCH. Please see the letter below with details on how you can contact us during this time.
The following websites have some useful ideas for activities and also educational games:
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ (this website also has links to educational apps you could download onto your smart phone or tablet)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies?collection=bbc-childrens (cbeebies also have educational apps you could download onto smart phone or tablet)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k&index=2 (P.E with Joe every weekday at 9:00am)
Coping Calendar (30 actions to look after yourself and others)
Spread the Happiness
We also like to challenge our families throughout the year to complete the “100 things to do before you are 6” These are fun and exciting activities which also help to “Spread the Happiness”.
We have listed some of the activities below that we think you could easily do at home. We would love to see some photos on class dojo of you completing the challenges!
- Discover your favourite story/stories
- Go on a treasure hunt around the house
- Do the hokey cokey
- Build an indoor den under a table or tip up the sofa
- Paint using only your hands and feet
- Learn to roll like a pencil
- Squirt shaving foam and then rub your hands in it
- Bake fairy cakes and lick the bowl
- Have a tea party for your toys
- Make a scrap book of your favourite things/
- Play jack in the box in a large cardboard box
- Jump on your bed
- Make a sock puppet and do a show
- Do a coin rubbing with paper and crayons
- Bounce a bouncy ball as hard as you can
Here are some additional resources to enjoy and keep you busy...
Please try to limit the amount of screen time for your child each day. The current guidelines are for a maximum of 1 hour screen time a day for 3-4 year olds. They also recommend 180 minutes of physical activity for each day so remember to find fun ways to exercise and get moving.
Most of all enjoy spending time together, sharing stories and remember to talk, talk, talk!
Please remember to look after yourselves and each other during these difficult times.
We want to share the below information with you so we all know what to do if we are worried about someone.
If you want to talk to anyone, you are more than welcome to call us, our details are on the letter at the top of this page.
Alternatively, please follow these links for support too;
Keep in touch and Keep Sparkling!