Afternoon Activities This is an image of the United Kingdom. The countries in the United Kingdom are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Draw the outline of the United Kingdom on a piece of paper. Research where the four countries are and label the image. Then watch a weather forecast on television or on the internet. You can draw pictures to represent different weather on your drawing of the United Kingdom and then you can report the weather to your family.
Below are a few snow day activities; should the school be closed. Children should start the day spending time on J2blast working on their spellings and times tables. Then they should try the following activities:
A grown up to poke holes in the bottom of the cups or yogurt pots
Cut a piece of string (About 3 metres)
Ask a grown up to poke a small hole in the bottom of each cup.
Thread the string through each cup and tie knots at each end to stop it pulling through the cup (alternatively you can use a paper clip, washer or similar small object to hold the string in place).
Move into position with you and a member of your family holding the cups at a distance that makes the string tight (making sure the string is not touching anything else).
One person talks into the cup while the other puts the cup to their ear and listens, can you hear each other?
Activity 2 – Listening Skills
Play a game with your new cup phone! Try to look away from the person on the other end of the cup phone.
Take turns to say a word and ask the person on the other end to repeat it.
Can you take turns to say a poem or a rhyme and then try and repeat what you have heard?
Ask or answer a maths question?
Activity 3 – Memory Game
The Suitcase Game
This is a round-the-table memory game. In a group, go around in turn and say what you are putting in a suitcase. Each person has to say all the other items as well as their own new one. To keep things fresh, decide on a theme of the objects – it does not always have to be travel-based.
Do you know anything already? What is it called? What are they like? Where in the world are they? What grows there? Watch the video again and imagine you are there. Use your senses to help: see, hear, smell, feel and taste.
Complete a senses journey based on the rainforest. The sheet can be found below. Please do not print it out, just copy it onto paper or complete it on the computer.
Look at the words and definitions below and match them. Again no need to print these out, discuss with an adult or write them out.