I am updating this page regularly with online activities and lessons to do at home. Find more useful resources on my links page and daily reading page.
On WWF's youtube page you can find a number of fun activities and lessons including: a garden safari, how to make a recycled lantern and a bug hotel tutorial. It's starting to feel more like spring outside so if you join in with this activities on your garden, it is the perfect time!
Starting Monday 23rd March Joe Wicks is going to be hosting free workouts for children on his YouTube channel. With school being closed it is important for children to keep moving and stay healthy and positive. You don't need any equipment, just tune into his YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30 minute, fun workout.
I have also included lots of links to websites that will help you keep active (on the links page).
Oti Mabuse, professional dancer from Strictly, is doing live dance classes for children every day from 11.30am. A great PE lesson and way to learn a new skill. Year 3 know that I love to dance, and always say:
"When in doubt, dance it out!"
The Art of Brilliance are putting wellbeing lessons on their youtube channel (click here) every Wednesday at 10am. They want to keep spirits up by coming up with ways to spread some positivity and help keep minds busy with ‘good stuff’. They describe it as 'like Netflix, but for wellbeing'.
Learn how to draw
I know a lot of you are budding artists, and love to draw. So grab a pen, pencil or whatever you can find and join in the fun.
- Sheffield artist Pete McKee will guide you through the basics of character development starting with how to draw simple faces and expressions on his youtube channel.
- Steve Harpster from Harptoons Publishing is teaching families how to draw cartoons via his Facebook page and YouTube channel at 6pm every day. Monday’s episode focused on drawing different types of monsters.
- Grumpycorn author Sarah McIntyre is similarly posting drawing classes to her YouTube channel with the hashtag #DrawingwithSarah.
At 1pm Monday- Friday you can learn basic British Sign Language here. What a great opportunity to learn an amazing skill!
On Wednesday 25th March at 9.30 am, Steve Backshall is giving a live lesson on his facebook and youtube page all about the wild world. From habitats to holotypes, parasites to pademelons, he will be doing his best to bring the wild world into your living room, from... his living room!
On Wednesday 25th March at 1pm Western Approaches HQ are giving live lessons on their facebook page (and on their youtube page) from a secret bunker. Topics will include; What were rations, coding and morse code, evacuees and evacuation and WW2 history.