Everyone at Crosscrake wishes you a lovely Summer Holiday.
We hope you enjoy doing the Summer Reading Challenge and the Kindness Calendar.
Cumbria Libraries Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Holiday Activity - Create your own Kindness Calendar for August 2020.
We thought it would be a lovely activity for you to do and be creative with your ideas for kindness but also in your design. It would be great if you could add little pictures pictures, maybe think about the font/handwriting styles and colour of the lettering. Here are some examples of the blank calendars that you can use, but you will find more online by Goggling - blank August 2020 Calendar. Make it neat and colourful and bring it into school in September, as we would love to see what you have created.
We hope you have a lovely Summer Holiday and if you want to continue to dip into some of these suggestions please go ahead as I will not be deleting them from the page.
Please keep looking through all the ideas on this page.
Newly added suggestions are not always at the top, so keep scrolling down to check out new additions and to remind yourself of those that have been on since the start.
We hope that you found the Home Learning packs useful. They are also on the Class Pages of this website.
We love hearing about what you've been doing during school closures, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
How's your Sunflower doing? Look at Toby and Ruby's! They must have been looking after it well.
There are lots of ideas and activities here, but for specific learning for your child's class, please see your child's Class Page.
Primary Homework Help - Interactive English Games and Activities - see link below
There are so many activities here that will help with many aspects of literacy - spelling, punctuation, grammar, text types
Captain Tom Moore - Picture News Newspaper Challenge
KS2 - Try RadioBlogging - unfortunately they are not able to broadcast new live shows anymore but you can listen to and have a go at the great broadcasts they have done previously. - see link below
'Lost Words' by Rob MacFarlane
Letter Join – Handwriting and Spelling tasks - see link below
Home user name – ak03174 password- home
Please note Class 1 YR & Y1, Class 2 Y 2,3,4 & Class 3 Y5 & Y6
Reading Challenges - Use these with your own books from home or using www.oxfordowl.co.uk or cumbria library service (free ebooks for all primary ages)
Topmarks Online Maths Resources, Games etc - Hundreds of resources
These are free - you do not need to click on the XL section.
If you are using a phone, keep scrolling down to the 'Maths Sheets By Topic' then select the area of Maths that you want to work on.
On Desktop/laptop, scroll down to see headings/tabs in yellow on the left-hand side and choose an area of Maths that you want to work on.
Maths Tables & Number Facts – practise every day and get super speedy J
Crash Course Kids - YouTube videos on a range of subjects but particularly focusing on science and engineering based topics for primary age children. see link below
Eat Farm Now -Lockdown Learning - This website is a resource which links the food on our plate to farming, produced in collaboration with NFU and eatfarmnow. Videos are frequently added. There are a couple of videos from Mrs Robinson's farm!
An idea I thought you might like -
Sports Day Events to do at Home
As in School, I want you to keep beating your personal best at the following events. Please adapt to your situation. It would be great if you could record your times/distances in your Home Learning Exercise book, but don't worry if you don't, just enjoy the challenge.
1. Standing Jump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzeuJmQLxI8 master the technique to improve
2. Sprint or shuttle sprint (measure a distance and do this distance each time, and try to get faster)
3. Long Distance (maybe 10 laps around the garden or if you have a huge garden 2 laps- use your own judgement but keep to that distance each time. Time yourself and keep trying to beat your PB.
4. Throw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0sI_YYBxuo (Use the same ball each time. If you have a small garden you could throw something light like a sponge or a table tennis ball rather than a tennis ball which might end up in your neighbours garden!
Youtube - search
- P.E with Joe - These are daily workouts that the whole family can join in
- Cosmic Kids - These are Fun Yoga sessions that we use in school which are based on children's stories. The stories range, so some are more suited to younger children whilst others are more suitable for older children such as Star Wars, & Harry Potter
There's a knot inside my tummy
Looking After Your Smile
Discovery Education - Maths, English, Science, Topic, videos, educational games, children’s news.
See link below - Click on “login” and select “Espresso”
Home user name- student9762
Here are some useful websites which span various aspects of the curriculum that you might wish to try at home.
PhonicsPlay is a great site which is free to use during school closure period. Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
BBC Early Years Resources https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/early-years-teaching-resources/zhhf92p?dm_i=3YNL,1452X,2M51XF,3X05J,1
BBC KS1 Primary Resources https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1/zn2n92p?dm_i=3YNL,144UA,2M51XF,3WZ0Z,1
BBC KS2 Primary Resources https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2/zvh3jhv?dm_i=3YNL,144FD,2M51XF,3WXAR,1
The Maths Factor - created by Carol Vorderman https://www.themathsfactor.com/
This is a great website which has been free during school closures but I think they now charge but half the usual subscription cost.
Starters for STEM are 10 activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. https://www.stem.org.uk/sites/default/files/pages/downloads/Starters-for-STEM.pdf
Youtube - search
- Myleene Class Music Lessons - with the help of her children she helps children understand various aspects of music. You don't need an instrument!
Try the RSPB website. Whilst some of the activities for children will not be suitable, there are some which you can do in the home and around your garden