Additional activities to access at any time

Please find below activities which you could do alongside or instead of home learning activities.
Remember there is no pressure to complete these - your and your child's mental well-being is more important.

Reading for pleasure

At St Joseph’s we value reading for pleasure and want to stress how important it is to continue to develop your child’s attitudes towards books and reading in general during this difficult time. Below you will find some useful links to resources that will support this. These links have been put together by the Babcock School Library.

With kind regards

Mrs Samantha Owens

English Coordinator

Audible -https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

All children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

 

BookTrusthttps://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

A site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

 

The Wildlife Trust have lots of suggestions on their website:

 
Wildlife watch have loads of different spotter sheets - some might be useful for identifying plants / minibeasts in the school grounds
 
Parachute egg drop - fun, creative science
 
Daily prayers for home
 
Online educational resources from the Government
 
Activities from the Royal  College of Paediatrics and Child Health:
 
Inspire your inner ocean activist and check out this series of lesson plans along with helpful tips on how to deliver these at home. 
You can find out all the info at https://www.sas.org.uk/news/inspire-your-inner-ocean-activist-with-our-lesson-plans-for-at-school-and-home/ including a tutorial video with Naomi Wilkinson who will run you through the 5 lessons and what they're all about.

Theatre Alibi weekly activities
 
The Scouts -
take a look at https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/.  Keep your children learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds!).
 
Harold's Daily diary
Happy, Healthy Harold's daily support for all children. Harold is giving daily ideas for keeping well - physically and emotionally whilst schools are closed.