If you enjoyed home-learning and would to continue with some activities over the summer holiday, we've gathered some suggestions below. Please dip into these as and when you'd like to, while making sure that you still have a holiday and a good rest! We'd love you to bring any work you complete back with you in September so that we can display and celebrate it.
You can find the Year R 'Summer Holiday' themed topic web here.
For KS2 we have an Engineering topic web which can be found here plus resources here
We'd love all children to take part in the library Summer Reading Challenge. All of the books and the whole challenge is available online this year, or Devon libraries are now open and able to lend the books in the usual way. More information can be found here. Please let us know if you complete the challenge so that we can celebrate this in school in September.
Links to 3 documents containing maths puzzles and problems can be found below:
Year 1 and 2
Year 3 and 4
Year 5 and 6
Below, there are also a couple of suggested websites for the children to use if they want to.
https://nzmaths.co.nz/problem-solving These problems are more suitable for KS2 and get more challenging the higher the level.
The Book of Hope
Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals and can be found here.
It would be lovely to create a display about this book for the re-opening of our refurbished and re-stocked library in September. For the display, I'd really like the children to create mood boards in response to one or more stories or poems from the book. Some guidance on how to create a mood board can be found here.
Our Local Area
We're so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. I'd love to create a display in September of the children's art work inspired by our local area, Dartmoor, wildlife, villages, houses etc. It would be great if everyone could have a go at producing a piece of art-work for this display and bring it with you when we return in September.
You can revisit any of the content or lessons from the Oak National Academy, who have been providing video lessons and activities throughout the lock down. The Oak National Academy classroom can be found here.
You can also search BBC Bitesize for lessons and activities on themes of your choice. This content can be found here.
If you enjoy programming, have a go at Hour Of Code. There are tutorials and activities. The dance party one is particularly fun.
Some other lovely ideas for things to do over the summer:
National Literacy Trust- Free online resources:
Where’s Wally activities:
Big Butterfly Count 17th July- 9th August
Devon Live have produced Sixty-four fabulous and free things to do with kids in Devon
Western Morning News have produced 50 things to do with your kids. The image is very small, but you can zoom in to see each activity.