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Sustran - Week 1 Activities

Day 1: Bike floor art

Create bicycle designs throughout history using everyday items from around the home. 

What you'll need

  • Items from around your home of various shapes and sizes
  • A clear space on the floor - your 'canvas'.
  • Make a bicycle out of things you can find around the house.

    Instructions

    Using the items you have collected, shape them into the design of bicycles.

    Share your designs on social media using #SustransOutsideIn

    Extension

    Too easy? Research iconic bicycles through history such as the Penny Farthing, Boneshaker and the Velocipede. 

    Find out what they looked like; what they were made of; who invented them and what year they were first made. 

    See if you can recreate these historic bikes at home using floor art.

     

RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch

 

January 5, 2021 - February 22, 2021

 

The children survey the birds they see in their school grounds and send the results to the RSPB. Submission for results is open between 5th January - 22nd February.

 

Mrs Magill usually completes this survey with P5, but since we are not at school you might consider registering for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch -  https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

 

Check out the RSPB youtube video for further information. 

 

 

 

The Daily Mile Home Challenge

 

 

The Daily Mile at Home

Looking for a way to stay active at home? Why not try The Daily Mile at Home?! The Daily Mile at Home is an easy and fun way to help improve your physical and mental health & wellbeing.

Anyone can take part in The Daily Mile at Home – it’s just 15 minutes of walking, jogging or running per day.

The Daily Mile can be done around the garden, in parks or on the street, but please do bear in mind government social distancing regulations.

 

With the help of London Marathon, The Daily Mile have devised weekly challenges to keep you motivated check these out at The Daily Mile at Home | The Daily Mile UK

Have a look at the letters below for further details.  

 

Sentinus - Stem Science Workbook - P5 - P7

We have enjoyed some excellent pupil and parent evenings with Sentinus before Covid.  Please find attached below a workbook you might like to use while at home - some simple science experiences and ideas which you can enjoy together.   

Sentinus Stem Workbook. P5 - P7

Sustrans Outside In 

 

 

Sustrans Outside In provides fun ideas and inspiration for parents to bring education, health and wellbeing activities into their home.

Parents can access resources by registering for the free parent newsletter. Over four weeks, you will receive weekly videos, themed activities, games and challenges designed by their experienced school officers.

 Parents can register at:  www.sustrans.org.uk/OutsideIn 

 

Storicise is a platform that delivers fun and innovative activities designed to support children through the impact of Covid-19.

Explore some of our interactive quizzes and activities, or dive into some of the answers that Dr Xand and Dr Chris gave our curious Covid-19 questioners!

 

 

Video of Dr X and r Chris answering questions about Corona Virus - KS2

 

True or False - 

A great way to entertain and inform your pupils. A short, fun and (almost) interactive set of true or false questions for your class to enjoy with Dr. Xand and Dr. Chris. Dispelling myths and sharing knowledge around Coronavirus.

 

Hidden Words

Can your class find the 12 words hidden in the grid? Discover and talk about the items and topics hidden in our letter jumble and use one of the words you find to unlock our interactive Storicise quiz.

 

Hidden Words - PDF you can print

Solve the Maths Problem - PDF worksheet - KS2

New Healthy Year Calendar - P4 - P7

New Healthy Year Calendar

P1 - P3

Road Safety Education 

Road Safety Education - Task (Safer Places to Cross 4-7 year olds)

Dear Parent,

This task is designed for you to work alongside and complete with your child/children in relation to a key road safety issue.  The focus is on safer places to cross and builds upon and encourages the use of “Stop, Look and Listen” when out and about as a pedestrian.  Use the opportunity of your daily exercise to allow children to learn through doing under supervision – in this case finding a safe place to cross and using the three key words of Stop, Look and Listen to get across safely. 

There are also two follow up activities (name the crossing/sequencing) which can be printed out and completed by your child.

 

Safer Places to Cross (4-7 year olds)

On your daily exercise, see how many of the following ‘Safer Places to Cross’ you can find (before you go, you might want to use the internet to learn what those less familiar ones look like and how to use them properly):

 

Zebra Crossing

Pelican Crossing

Toucan Crossing

Puffin Crossing

Pedestrian Island

Footbridge

Subway

Level Crossing

 

Don’t forget the School Crossing Patrol as a safer place to cross – if there is a Patrol on the normal route to/from school then this is an excellent discussion point with your child.

 

If there are none of the above available on your journey or at particular places you need to cross, then ensure you cross from a position that you can see and hear traffic coming from both directions.  This is especially relevant in rural locations.

 

Remember to:

  • Hold hands with your child/children when at or near the road.
  • Stop with toes behind the kerb when you find a safe place to cross.                                                                          
  • Look and listen before crossing the road, even if there is a Green Man illuminated.
  • Continue to Look and listen for traffic as you cross the road - If you are using a pedestrian island remember to treat each section as two separate crossings so once you reach the island in the middle of the road repeat the stop, look and listen procedure to reach the other side of the road.

 

For further information, why not have a look at the following resources to assist you in teaching your child how to use our roads safely and effectively as they develop:

 

Watch the following short video: https://youtu.be/-HlOJqqL56U

 

To view the teaching aid calendars that are issued in hard copy to every primary school across Northern Ireland providing each class teacher with a weekly photograph, message and discussion note on a road safety theme: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/road-safety-teaching-aid-calendars

 

A recently produced guide for Parents of children aged 0-7 years: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/parents-guide-road-safety-0-7-years

 

General road safety information for parents of young children: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/road-safety-children-under-seven

 

 

Road Safety Education - Task (Safer Places to Cross 8-11 year olds)

 

Dear Parent, this task is designed for you to work alongside and complete with your child/children in relation to a key road safety issue.  The focus is on safer places to cross and builds upon and encourages the use of the “Green Cross Code” when out and about as a pedestrian.  Use the opportunity of your daily exercise to allow children to learn through doing under supervision – in this case finding a safe place to cross and using the six steps of the Green Cross Code to get across safely.  There are also two follow up activities (name the crossing/fill in the missing words) which can be printed out and completed by your child.

 

Safer Places to Cross (8-11 year olds) - Task

On your daily exercise, see how many of the following ‘Safer Places to Cross’ you can find (before you go, you might want to use the internet to learn what those less familiar ones look like and how to use them properly):

 

Zebra Crossing

Pelican Crossing

Toucan Crossing

Puffin Crossing

Pedestrian Island

Footbridge

Subway

Level Crossing

 

Don’t forget the School Crossing Patrol as a safer place to cross – if there is a Patrol on the normal route to/from school then this is an excellent discussion point with your child.

 

For extra special research, check out what a Pegasus Crossing is and for whom in particular!

 

If there are none of the above available on your journey or at particular places you need to cross, then ensure you cross from a position that you can see and hear traffic coming from both directions.  This is especially relevant in rural locations.

 

The Green Cross Code:

  1. Find a safe place to cross.
  2. Stop on the pavement with toes behind the kerb.
  3. Look all round for traffic and listen.
  4. If traffic is coming - let it pass then look all round again.
  5. When there is no traffic near, walk straight across the road.
  6. Keep looking and listening for traffic while crossing.

 

For further information, why not have a look at the following resources to assist you in teaching your child how to use our roads safely and effectively as they develop:

 

Watch the following short video: https://youtu.be/-HlOJqqL56U

 

To view the teaching aid calendars that are issued in hard copy to every primary school across Northern Ireland providing each class teacher with a weekly photograph, message and discussion note on a road safety theme: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/road-safety-teaching-aid-calendars

 

General road safety information for parents of 7-11 year old children: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/road-safety-seven-11-year-olds

 

Pedestrian safety leaflet: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/pedestrians-leafet

 

KIDS NI - Magazine

 

Click on the picture below to access the January edition of this free online magazine.  

 

BBC Teach - a source of educational programmes and activities for many areas of the curriculum.

Click on the picture or links below. 

KS1 English - Age 5 - 7                                                  KS2 English - Age 7 - 11

Maths 5 - 7                                                                      Maths 7 - 11

Science 5 - 7                                                                   Science 7 - 11

Consumer Council - Activities for Home

Activities for ages 4 - 10

The Consumer Council promotes and safeguards the interests of all Northern Ireland consumers and we have devised a number of consumer rights themed games and quizzes that you and your family can do while you are in the house. The recommended ages for these activities are 4 - 10 years old.

 

Consumer Council Website

 

CEOP link
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