Please be aware that none of these activities are compulsory, but just ideas for you to fill your time during our quarantine period.
Please let me know what you get up to! I'd love to see...
P.S. if you have any other suggestions, let me know!
It's Easter, if you can't paint eggs now, when can you...
Just remember ask a grown up to to hard boil them first... We don't want any eggsidents.
While you go for your family walk, see how many 'Easter' themed things you can see while you're out.
Nests, Flowers - Daffodils/Tulips, Art on people's windows.
If not Easter, pick a theme and see what you can find!
A traditional way to celebrate Easter, is by creating a special Easter Bonnet, find what you can around your home and see if you can create a bonnet!
Yoga is great to help mindfulness and breathing...
If you are finding yourself becoming a bit anxious during this time, it may be worth trying.
I've added some files that could help.
There are so many 'classics' that were from before you were born!
I've created a list based on my favourites, which was the motive behind the Thythorn Movie Nights.
See if you recognise them all.
This one is going to be a challenge for all the family.
But it will be good to get away from the screens and spend time doing creative things/going back to basics... It will be interesting to see who cracks first (in my household it will definitely be my parents!)
There's a whole world full of songs out there,
Spend some time learning some of your parents / grown ups favourites.
S Club 7
Sewing is a dying skill, during the Second World War people had the mentality mend and make do.
Now we often get rid and buy a replacement.
It is important you learn the basics, you all made a sock puppet with Mrs Ralph, can you make another one? Can you make it better this time? Why not try making something a little more difficult?
I made my very first scrapbook in 2016 when I returned from my trip to New Zealand and Australia.
I love looking through it and remembering what I got up to, even on the days where I sat on a bus!
These are going to be unforgettable days in the future, log it as best you can.
During this difficult time, lots of places are shut.
However, there are lots of virtual tours you can go on...
A time capsule is the ultimate way to capture the moments of now for those in the future, you can keep a 'time capsule' in many different ways...
1. create/write a letter to your future self, put it in a sealed envelop somewhere safe.
2. fill the diary log attached, it will be worth looking at when you're older.
3. find some items that future you/children may want to learn about life now, put it in a box and bury it in the garden! (with a grown up's permission/help)
So many of you love building Dens on our field,
or remember building a tee pee on the field with Mr Hill and I?
Well let's see how much better you can make it at home!
This can be indoors or outdoors.
I know this is one that you're not so keen on, but you will get a great sense of accomplishment from taking 20minute and cleaning/tidying a part of your space.
You never know what treasures you might find!
I found this...
Have some fun with different science experiments and investigations!
I've added a few examples... But there's LOADS on the internet.
Remember, always have a grown ups permission before you get your science hat on.
I know I have a class with lots of competitive individuals. Almost as competitive as Mr Hill...
So make the most of the time and play board games with your family.
Remember; be patient, be kind and that it's not a rush to the end (The best games take time!)
Origami can seem challenging and takes patience, find somewhere quiet and maybe challenge your older sibling to have a go too. It's great fun once you've cracked it.
Enjoy it Year 4.
There's so many to choose from!
I've added my favourites,
Or with a grown up, look and see if you can find a new game to play
This age old game is one that I still love to play as a grown up. Who can find the best place to hide?
I know secretly you all love this... Get creative! Make something different or unusual or even USEFUL!
An animal, a monster/robot, a toy or well... ANYTHING!
I'd love to see what you've made!
Have a go at drawing gregosaurus or a sausage dog! This will be a fun way to see who's the best artist in your household...
Touch typing is a life skills, it is the ability to be able to use your keyboard to write without physically looking for individual letters on the keyboard and using both hands so that you are able to do so quickly.
Log on to purple mash and look up 2type. It will show you the process to learn to touch type and has games linked to it.
I love a good scavenger hunt... It doesn't have to be indoors!
I've found one for you to do... But maybe you could make one up for your siblings to do, or even your parents?
Have some fun creating your own secret language...
Can you speak it?
Can you write it?
Just remember, when this is over, you will have to speak ENGLISH at school.
For this you will need a grown up to help
Take a look on the BBC good food website and find some Kids' cooking ideas.
See if there's anything you all want to try making, maybe be adventurous and see if there's something you would never try ordinarily!
During this beautiful Spring Time, it would be so important to keep the birds fed.
Have a go at feeding the birds - leave some stale bread outside (but make sure you break it into tiny pieces) or even make your own bird feeder!
I've added some ideas of how...
Makaton is the sign language used by Mrs McGuire and the Birkett House Team while they were at Thythorn. I know all of you have learnt some through Mrs McGuire. It may be worth using your time now to learn more through the 'Singing Hands' videos on YouTube.
Go outside, listen to what you can hear... Because there's less cars on the road, you can hear the quieter birds! Flowers are blooming and so much is changing.
Have a go at writing a poem to reflect what's happening...
How many times can you fold a piece of paper?
I've never tried, but I'm sure it would be interesting to find out...
Most of you have been watching the Joe Wick's workout daily...
Have a go at making up your own one!
I've attached some ideas for you to look at to help
Enjoy some of your favourite songs as a Karaoke or Sing-along.
I've added some songs/ideas to get you started
See what happens when you grow some seeds... Watch carefully as some plants grow quickly!
Another one I know you guys won't be so keen on, but a messy shelf is one thing that I always feel better after tidying. Plus it's time where your brain is thinking and concentrating!
The best way to cheer me up is always through baking!
I love making different cakes, I'll even show you some of my creations I've made before!
If at any point during the holidays you want to let me know how you are doing, what you have been up to, show me what you have made or just want to say hi. Please let your grown ups know, I am more than happy to hear from you.
This can be through a email, video clip or audio file.
Enjoy your Easter break Year 4!
Stay safe and keep in touch.