For the next two weeks we will be having a focus on learning about different countries around the world and languages. The home learning grids give some ideas for activities that your child may like to try. How many children can complete 3 activities of their choice over the next two weeks?
Why not join in with Cosmic Kids Yoga.
Parent info video and links to all types of themed Yoga sessions for children.
The best way to celebrate World Music Day is to spend the day listening to all your old favourites, sing along and even make your own music with improvised instruments.
How many things in your house could be turned into an instrument. – https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/musical-instruments
Get outside and share some music or open your windows and share a song.
Create a family song , learn the lyrics and perform it.
Make a pledge to do something good for the environment.
Save the planet video – for P4 to P7 https://www.projectgivingkids.org/save-the-planet/
Spend the day thinking of nice things to say to the people in your family.Say it to them, call them or write them a message and let them know if you don’t live with them and can not visit.
Remember safe distance when you are out on your daily exercise.
Get outside – go on a bug hunt, watch out for butterflies, birds, bees, squirrels, hedgehogs.
Put out food and water for birds.
Learn about the names of the creatures that live around us and identify some of them. Y
ou don’t need to print these – just open up the PDF on your phone or device to help you identify. There are also lots of nature ID apps available – just check that they are for UK wildlife.
Enjoy your favourite biscuits in the house.
Talk about what makes them so special. Read the ingredients.
Find out about a famous Scottish biscuit factory and its history – http://www.tunnock.co.uk/about-us/
Be a biscuit designer. Can you create a brand new biscuit?
Give it a name, draw it or actually make it.
Design a box or a wrapper for it to be sold in.
Design an advert for the TV or radio to promote your biscuit and get people buying it. Film your advert on your phone.
Find out how biscuits are made in the factory
Additional ACTIVITY SHEET IN YOUR PACK – O wing glider instructions
More info for parents about O wings
Have fun today making different aeroplanes, investigate different types of paper and card, use old bits of wallpaper, card from food packets etc. In your pack you have some paper and card/paperclips. Sometimes you need to think about the nose weight – use paper clips , bluetac or plasticine to add weight to the nose.
REMEMBER safety when you fly them – don’t fly towards others. See which plane flies the furthest, straightest etc. This weblink gives step by step instructions to make lots of different types of planes at varying difficulty levels
Share on Google Classroom or parents can share on Twitter @CarlibarPS #carlibarSTEM
A scavenger hunt is just a list of things that you have to search for. You can make them as hard or as easy as you like to suit all ages.
Have a go making up a hunt around your home/ garden for your child to do on their own. It can be the actual names of things they have to find or clues/sounds etc.
There are so many sites online with examples you can use. All you need is something to write your list on and the person hunting can bring the actual item to you or tick it off on the list or write the answer.
Here is a sensory example.
ScavengerHunt – 10 items
Search around the house and garden to find something that is
o Soft, bumpy, sticky, rough, smooth, sharp, hard, slippery, bouncy, fluffy.
Lots of resources for gardening activities suitable for all ages can be found on the RHS school gardening website
Two resources below can be found on their website
Get outside and identify some wild flowers, some people call them weeds, but weeds are just wild flowers in places people don’t want them to grow!
Flowers come in all shapes and sizes – learn more here about what we call the different shapes of flowers.
Flower shape guide
Try growing the top of a carrot https://laughingkidslearn.com/how-to-grow-a-carrot-top/
Look after the plants that you have grown from seed – they might be ready to go out in your garden now.
Share your learning on Google Classroom or Twitter @CarlibarPS
There are lots of great craft ideas online with a turtle theme.
Use your creativity to come up with your own ideas.
Use empty food and drink containers to make turtles – lots of ideas online to get you started
National Geographic for kids has some amazing facts about turtles
Make your own quiz about turtles
How many different types of turtle can you name?
Find out which country or countries they live in.
Look for videos online of mass turtle hatchings on beaches – they are amazing.
A weekly guide for parents will be produced by Education Scotland to give you more ideas for learning at home with your child. You can sign up to receive this by direct email.