Hope you are all out or have been out enjoying the snow this morning before any more arrives! Here are some outdoor ideas for you to keep busy…
1. A Headless Snowman
Make a snowman without a head. Then take turns to stand behind the snowman as if your head belongs to the snowman. Have a range of props such as wigs, hats, scarves, sunglasses to wear. Take photos of each other doing different poses!
2. Roll it up
Make the biggest snowball possible whilst creating a maze or interesting pattern of grass to follow afterwards. Does the size of the snowball relate to the length of the path created?
3. Guess the object
Look at different things covered with snow and guess what they are. Go back once the snow has melted and see if you recognise the feature.
4. Snow Sculptures
Most people just build snowmen. Make a snow dragon, or a monster instead. The possibilities are endless. Build a miniature yeti or just his giant pair of shoes to stand in. Or, you could create your favourite book character in snow and take a picture to share on World Book Day.
5. White Hunter
Collect together and hide a range of white objects in the snow. Can your friends or family find what you have hidden? Are all the objects truly as white as snow?
6. Funny footprints
Think up new and different footprint tracks in the snow. Instead of walking along, try jumping with both feet together or hopping. Do the hop-scotch. Walk sideways. Skate along and try not to leave a gap between your footprints. Do a funny dance. Is it possible to create an asymmetric pattern when you use both feet?
7. Track animals
Animal and birds leave trails and tracks. Find some tracks and follow them. Do this quietly to avoid frightening any thing or anyone.
8. Frozen Marbles
With all these below zero temperatures, it might be possible to freeze coloured water inside balloons. Once they have frozen, remove the balloon and you are left with giant marbles or snow bowls!
10. Helping Others
Help the adults clear your paths and driveways to make it safer for people to get around.
However, if it’s getting a little cold outside for you now, there’s plenty you can do to keep busy inside……
1. Snow themed fantasy writing and illustrating
Since today would have been our writing day, think about a fantasy world where it is winter and snowing all year round (think of Narnia). Write your own fantasy setting for snowy world and, create a fantasy character that lives there. Think of all our special effects writing techniques and try and include those too. Draw your character to go with your fantasy story setting.
Yesterday, we talked about persuasive writing techniques. Create your own persuasive poster about why schools should be open or stay closed on snowy days like today. See how many of the techniques you can remember!
Catch up/get ahead on your reading and take some extra time to prepare your vocabulary sheet work. You could also do some vocabulary work on a book that you are reading yourself and share these when we are back in school together for World Book Day.
Think about where we are with our Charlie Bone class novel. What do you think is going to happen next and why? Predict what is going to happen to Charlie Bone and his friends at Bloor’s Academy, to Benjamin and Runner Bean and to the mysterious case….
Create you own Number Talks SPLAT! challenges on the computer or by drawing them out. They could be Fraction SPLATS or Nested SPLATS or, you could come up with your own brand new SPLAT version!
Simplifying and equivalent fractions practise…..
Keep warm P5/6!