Further Remote Learning
Here are a few extra things which might be useful for the children if you are struggling with ideas to keep busy. There are lots of resources available so we will keep updating this page.
- With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for many, we've been busy finding some of the best online storytimes for children to access freely at home. Listen to famous authors reading extracts from their own books.
- Animate Arts is showing recorded Art lessons for free on their website.
- Animate Arts also has mini-toolkits available for the following activities:
- Mona and paper bowls
- Paramjot and talking frog greeting cards
- Hannah and thaumatropes
- Nick and cartoon portraits
- Johanna and collages
- Lots of you enjoy the Draw with Rob videos on his YouTube channel. Rob tells you how to draw each part. You can choose from lots of different drawings. All you need is a pen/pencil and a piece of paper.
- The Tate Modern has lots of wonderful things to make, quizzes to take part in and Artists to study.
Design & Technology
- Design and build a bridge which can hold an item of food, you can choose what food you would like to experiment with first. If your bridge is strong enough to hold it then you might be able to choose a heavier item of food like a tin of something. What material would be suitable to build your bridge out of? How are you going to make it stronger? Can you balance more things on your bridge? Are there any materials which are not suitable to build a bridge out of and why?
- Can you design and make a stick maze? How can you change your stick maze to make it more challenging?
- Design and create a natural finger puppet. What will you create? What natural resources are you going to use? How could you make your puppet even better?
- Can you design and build a natural boat? What materials are you going to use? You might have to change your design depending on the resources you can find - use your problem solving skills you have learnt to help you. Does your boat float? Do you need to change anything? Are there any better materials you could use?
- There are lots of Science and Outdoor learning resources you may wish to take part in when you are out on a walk.
- Do take a moment to read some examples of our Reception children completing some remote Geography learning.
- Forestry England's forest bathing activity sheet encourages you to find a quiet spot, and start practicing the art of forest bathing!
- The beautiful surroundings, smells and sounds of a Forest help us to relax and unwind, and feel calm. You may not be able to visit a forest right now but here are some ways you can connect to nature and bring the forest into your home.
- When you get a chance to take a walk in the Forest, use this Spotter Sheet to tick off everything that you see people doing in the Forest.
- Museums, galleries and heritage sites up and down the country are offering live and regular activities, including the National History Museum and the National Maritime Museum.
- Kids in Museums also offer over 200 ideas from heritage sites across the UK from crafting to making videogames on its 'Lockdown List'.
Modern Foreign Languages
- Lingotots run language classes for children and prior to COVID-19 they ran a regular Spanish after school club at The Brent. They have been kind enough to provide us with access to their weekly French and Spanish lessons. We are luckily enough to be one of only a few schools chosen for access to these resources, which will be uploaded every Friday.
Join in the Lingotot World Book Day Event this Thursday 4th March from 1.30pm. If you click the link early, you will just see a Lingotot holding page counting down to the live event which starts at 1.30pm.
- Dartford Orienteering Klubb provides orienteering courses - take a look at this one at Jeskyns Community Woodland and search for the permanent markers. For more information on local orienteering opportunities, please take a look at the DFOK website.
- Try the bubble fun or the rocket mice from the KS1 resources on The Science Museum website or why not try the Chatterbox challenge from the KS2 resources, we know you like making these in school.
- Paignton Zoo has regular live sessions on its Facebook page - check out the information. The habitats sessions will be ideal for KS2 children as it really compliments our current science unit.
- The National Marine Aquarium is offering Mermaid Tales at 1.45pm every Friday. Here you can experience a real life mermaid reading a story! It is also offering a ‘Deep Science’ session between 1.00-1.20pm on a Friday led by their Aquarium teachers – fascinating facts and real time experiments. The schedule includes Creature Classification, Nautical Navigation, Ocean Mysteries, Megafauna, Life Cycles and Looking after the Ocean.