Category Archives: School Closures

And Breathe…..

Family Wellbeing: Emotional Resilience


MiniMe Yoga:

MMY Namaste Song:

MMY Strong & Free:

MMY Swimmin’:

MMY In the Jungle:


Silent Tapping with Mia Monkey:

EFT – Traffic Light Tapping for Young People:

EFT for Young People: Scared of Bees and SPiders with Mia Monkey:

Mindfulness Breathing Practices:

Tummy Chest Breathing:

Sitting Like a Frog – Breathing:

Sitting Like a Frog – The Lion’s Fear:

Quiet Time for Very Young People:

Finding Your Pause Button:

Storytime with AndBreathe

Goodnight Yoga story:

Lucy’s Blue Day:

Lucy in Lockdown:

The Worrysaurus:

The Courageous Little Boy:

The Invisible String:


The following websites have guidance and information to support activities with your nursery age child;





We would also suggest any of the following activities;



– Building a den, inside or out (Reading in a den is great fun, especially using a torch!)

– Obstacle course, inside or out.

– Put on your favourite music and dance

– Play hide and seek indoors or outdoors or tig tag outside

– Play ‘pooh sticks’ by a local stream (remember safety first!)

– Build towns and buildings with construction or junk models

– Wash a car or ‘paint’ the outside walls or fence with a paintbrush and water

– Treasure hunt, inside or out.

– Make a homemade dice with an old box and write different animal actions e.g. stomp like  a dinosaur, hop like a frog then get rolling and moving.

– Make indoor hopscotch using paper and pens (links with numeracy).

– Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube

– Sleeping Bunnies

– Ring a Ring o Roses

– The Bean Game

– Simon Say


Expressive arts

– Messy play; paint/shaving foam/dried foods/make your own playdough.

– Music making; pots/pans/wooden spoons or other household items.

– Make up your own dance routine.

– Make your own musical instrument.

– ‘Transient art’ – use sticks to create any shape and use other natural materials to create

your own master piece.

– Google famous artists and try to copy their style – Van Gogh, Monet etc.

– Sing nursery rhymes and songs.

– Bake simple recipes and involve kids in cooking of family meals.

– Playdough model making.

– Printing with paint e.g Fruit and Vegetables, cookie cutters, kitchen roll tubes.



– Read stories and talk to the children about the characters/author/illustrator.

– Ask children to retell parts of the story.

– Ask children to express their opinions e.g likes/dislikes of stories.

– Ask children to describe what is happening in pictures in books.

– Make up your own stories and act them out or hold a puppet show for your family.

– Mark making with any tools -chalk, pens, pencils, paint, sand, mud, shaving foam.

– Introduce new words to your child’s vocabulary when talking through daily routines.

– Use a device to record your child singing or talking. Record your voice reading a story for

your child.

– Help to ‘write’ the shopping list or jobs to do around the house.

– Play “Kim’s game” for memory and attention.

– Talk about different places that we see letters and how they are used.

– Encourage children to recognise letters relevant to them e.g. first letter of their name.

– What am I activity, adult gives clues about an animal and children have to work out what  animal it is.

– Cutting paper with scissors (Develops fine motor skills).



– Bring numeracy into everyday conversation; “how many stairs are we climbing”.

– Bring numeracy and the natural world together; make “patterns” with


– Colour or Shape scavenger hunt.

– Bake any basic items and introduce numeracy when weighing, measuring & counting

– Sort the laundry. Count the socks, sort into patterns etc.

– Play dominos and other pairs activities.

– Giant shape match; on a large piece of paper trace round lots of shapes then get children  to match them up.

– Share coins with your children talk about the names of them and the numbers on them.




– Sink/floating activities with water and different items.

– Build your own homemade marble run.

– Problem solving with daily chores around the house

– Help to ‘fix’ things around the house. Work out how things work.

– Lego/Duplo challenge, each day ask children to build or create something, the more

creative the better.

– Salt painting.

– Make a Kaleidoscope.

– Make a mini eruption – baking soda, coloured paint or food colouring and vinegar.



P1 – Activities

Please click on this link –  School Closure Activities List

Here is a list of some activities you could explore with your child at home if the school is closed due to adverse weather conditions. I have tried to include activities which will not require too many resources. The children will also want to go out and play if it is snowing so I have included some snow related activities. Please allow your child to choose as few or as many activities from the list as they want. They can also bring some of their drawings or pictures in to show their friends when school re-opens.


  • Practise your phonics and tricky words.
  • Ask an adult to help you read some stories with you. Choose your favourite book and bring to school to share with the class.
  • Do a black pen drawing and ask an adult to help you write about the picture.
  • Practise writing your letters
  • Practise writing sounds that you know. Think of words which begin with these sounds and draw a picture for each word. E.g. s – snowman, h – hat

Numeracy and Maths

  • Build a snowman with 8 buttons on his body, a nose, 2 eyes, 10 pebbles for a mouth and give him a hat and scarf. Use your own ideas to make a smaller friend for your snowman. Count and record how many items you used.
  • Play board games and card games.
  • Revise number stories to 10.
  • Practise writing your numbers 0 – 10.
  • Go on a number hunt. You can do it in your house or in the village. Draw or take pictures of the numbers you find.
  • Get an adult to time you – how many snowballs can you make in one minute?

Expressive Arts

  • Create a “snowy day” picture using a variety of materials. Bring to school to share with the class.
  • Build a snow sculpture. Draw a picture or take a photograph of what you have created.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite toy. Try to put in lots of detail.
  • Draw a picture of yourself in warm clothes.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Make some soup or bake with an adult. Help to weigh out the ingredients.
  • Go sledging with family or friends. Make predictions about speed and distance of different sledges, different sledgers and different positions on the sledge. Can you find out which sledge and sledger can go furthest.
  • Play board games and card games.


  • Use food colouring to make designs and write words in the snow. Take a photograph of your work. Bring it to school to share with your friends.
  • Design a new pair of wellingtons.
  • Make a model using recycling materials. Take a photograph or draw a picture of it to take in to school.

Websites which may be helpful:  This is an interactive fact finding advent calendar exploring different traditions from different countries and could be used during December.



Primary 2/3 School Closure Activities

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  • Continue to work on your Maths Passport targets.
  • Some websites to practise your skills:


    • Write a story with the title ‘ Lost in the Snow’ or ‘One Snowy day’ and draw a picture to go along with it.
    • Spelling, look back over the words you have and play some activities with them (alphabetical order, rainbow writing, pyramid writing, draw a picture for your words, write them using fancy writing etc)

Outdoor Learning

  • Go outdoors and have fun playing in the snow. You could build something and take a photo to bring in to school if you can.


Why don’t you become a scientist and try out some experiments!


School Closure Activities for P3/4

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Here are some activities you can do if the school is closed.

  1. Read your accelerated reading book.
  2. Practice the skills in your maths passport.
  3. Recite your times tables. You should all know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you can say these off by heart then you should practice the 3 and 4 times tables.
  4. Look out your window. Make a list of words to describe what you see. Make a list of words to describe what you hear.  Think about how you would feel if you were outside.  Use your wordlists to write a short, imaginative story about being outside in the weather the way it is right now.
  5. If the weather is not too wild, wrap up warm and go outside. Build snow creatures. Take a photograph or draw a picture of your creatures.  Give them names.  When you are back inside and warmed up write a sentence to describe the character of each creature.
  6. Snuggle up with a warm drink and read one of your favourite books.
  7. Write a letter to your friend to tell them you are missing them and let them know how you are spending your day off school. You can give the letter to your friend next time you see them.
  8. Fancy doing some science?

Follow this link to make a snow volcano

Follow this link to learn a scientific trick to wow your friends.  You can use snow in the bowl instead of ice.

Do you have any bubble mixture at home? If the temperature is below freezing try blowing bubbles outside and watch what happens.

Feed the birds. Our feathered friends will be very hungry in this weather.  This link will give you some ideas for putting out some things for them to eat.

Try putting out some bird food and watch quietly to see who comes along for a feed.

  1. Are you feeling arty?

Pour some cold water into the bottom of a bucket or a bowl. Add some string and leave the ends hanging out.  Place natural materials such as leaves, cones and seeds in the water.  Place outside and leave overnight to freeze.  Once frozen hang your beautiful ice picture outside.




P4/5 School Activities – Folder provided with work


General – any maths area

Problem Solving



Maths worksheets / Maths Passport

Maths Problems – GREEN

Maths Problems – RED

Maths Problems – YELLOW

Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet


Writing ideas – learning intentions and picture prompts provided.

Assessment marking sheet “traffic lighted” to show what to work on.

Functional Writing Intentions 1-3

Imaginative Writing intentions 1-3

Linguascope – French/German (Google Chrome)







Accelerated reading book – continue your own book. (go to library if you can or continue reading your own books.)

Reading comprehension sheets


Spelling words for each group – 6 words /week and choose an activity from your homework sheet.


Create a story board on any subject which interests you (complete on the same lines as your larger  “Education Systems of The World” story boards done in class.)

You tube is good finding video clips for research on topics – watch and take notes for story board.

 Please click on this link –  School Closure Activities List