Learning at home

During the unusual circumstances of the coronavirus, we would like to offer parents, carers, school teachers and anyone involved with children an opportunity to take part in daily learning outside. Each of the activities you see below have been written and/or tested by us. It gives your children a chance to do something outdoors, and in some cases indoors.

Please be sure to comply 100% with Government guidelines, on the amount of time spent outdoors, social distancing, and more.

Keep safeā€¦ and keep loving learning.

Animals that live in the soil

A perfect day for a new type of animal hunt! You will need: an empty, large drinks bottle (1 litre fizzy drink bottle tape shape), some soil you can collect, a light (torch or a phone light will do). Cut the bottle 1/3 down from the top. Turn it over so that the spout is […]

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Walking colour rainbow

A lovely little experiment today that is nice to watch for a while... You will need: food colouring (or some kind of dye) in red, blue and yellow (the primary colours), 6 small cups/containers (they don't need to be the same shape, but don't make them too big because it will take too long!), some […]

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Jellyfish spotting!

It's the start of Jellyfish Season..... so we thought we would post our Jellyfish spotting chart for you! See what you can find! You can download the chart here... If you aren't by the sea, you might want to look at the Jellyfish cam at Monterey Bay Aquarium!

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Thursday is still an activity you can do in the garden or in a house/flat. You will need: coffee filter paper or kitchen towels, scissors, a few different colours of felt tip pens (we suggest black, green, purple, red), some water in a bowl, a timer (or the ability to count to 60). Cut the […]

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Rainbow wind indicator

A bit more learning about wind today. This is nice and simple... a rainbow wind sock. This is great for little ones, but a nice independent activity for slightly older ones too. You will need: An old milk carton, some rainbow (or any colour you choose) tissue paper / paper coloured in / ribbon, some […]

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Flying Kites

It's super windy across most of the UK today, so a nice activity to learn about wind direction and have fun too! You will need: two wooden skewers (straws will do - the stronger the better), scissors, some string, Sellotape. 1. Make the two wooden skewers into a cross and tie them together in the […]

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