Mrs Butcher’s Class
Working from Home
Monday 6th April - Friday 17th April
Holidays are supposed to be fun, hopefully here are some ideas to get you all started for a great Easter…
Hold an Easter Egg Hunt
This is a classic in Easter activities, whether it be an indoor hunt or take you outside into the garden, a treasure egg hunt, Easter spider web or hunting by names.
Make it a Treasure Egg Hunt
Create a treasure map on a sheet of paper. Cut it into pieces. Put one piece of the map inside several hollow eggs if you have them, or loose if you don’t. They have to find all the pieces to reassemble the map to lead them to the “treasure”.
Create an Easter Spider Web
Create an Easter spider web by tying the end of a ball of string or wool to the kids’ bedroom door handles then making a long trail out of it which they have to follow all over the house, in and out of furniture, etc. until they reach the eggs.
Hunt for Their Names
Write names on egg shaped pieces of paper or put names in hollow eggs and have them hunt for their own name. If they find someone else’s name, they have to put it back. Alternatively, use stickers with their names on the outside of chocolate eggs. They can then hand over their name eggs for chocolate versions.
Bake some cookies together and decorate them with Easter themes using brightly coloured icing sugar. Create chocolate nests with mini eggs inside, or Easter marshmallow bark.
Make Easter Cards
Some colouring pencils or crayons, paper and a scissors are just about all you need to make some cute cards. Not only is this one of our favourite Easter activities for kids of all ages, it’s a great keepsake to send to grandparents and loved ones, especially those that may be stuck in isolation. Alternatively, you could print off some fun Easter colouring pages to colour or paint, and maybe put one in the window for walkers to spot when out for their exercise. Or fingerprint bunnies, messy, but lots of fun! Use your thumb print dipped in paint for the head, and your other finger prints to form the rest of the body.
Read Some Classics
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mr. Tod, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of the Flopsie Bunnies are lovely stories to read with your children during this time. You may find some great books on Storylineonline.net Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Watch Some Easter Movies Together
Sit down together and watch an Easter themed movie, you may have one at home on DVD or maybe find one on Netflix, Disney+ or Amazon Prime. How about Hop or Rise of the Guardians? Or bunny inspired movies such as Peter Rabbit or Zootopia?
Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are great fun! Let the theme be Easter and off you go! If you haven’t been on one before, use the Indoor Scavenger Hunt List attached to get some ideas.
Balloon Keepy Uppy
This simple game is great fun for all ages. Everyone stands in a circle and you hit the balloon up in the air. You must all help to keep the balloon up off the ground for as long as possible. For 2 players, you could play balloon tennis by making bats out of paper plates stuck to a wooden spoon.
Pin the Tail on the Bunny
Print an Easter bunny on cardboard with the tail area visible. Then cut off the tail area. Each player must cut out a circle from white card and glue some cotton wool to it. Stick some blue-tack to the back of each tail and write each players name on their tail. Each player is to be blindfolded before they take their turn of attempting to pin the tail on the bunny.
Monday 23rd March - Friday 3rd April
Phonics – Reading at home with parents, sounding out words and attempting to blend. Use Reading Eggs to complete the lessons and find books to read.
RE – Easter, recount the story of Easter and how we celebrate. Create some Easter crafts or paint some eggs. Bake hot cross buns. Think about what the egg and the cross represent.
PSHE – Friendships and family – create a giant Relationship Target and add names or pictures of people you know into the different rings. Think about how you should act around people in the different levels.
Duke of Edinburgh – Think about the Countryside Code and make a poster to show Respect, Protect, Enjoy. Check your kit lists to make sure you have everything you will need. Practice packing and unpacking you rucksack and holdall to fit everything inside.
College – Photography, if available use a digital camera, iPad or phone to take pictures of interesting shapes, angles or textures around the home using different perspectives and zoom functions. Take the flash off and use macro. Email in your best ones to look at when we return to school.
Science – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82
English – Use Reading Eggs, log on and complete the lessons, tests, and any allocated activities. Use the Reading Eggs library to read books and answer the quizzes.
Maths – Use Sumdog, log on and complete the challenges. Identify and count coins and notes, ‘pay’ for items or be the shopkeeper and give change. Find ‘shapes’ around the house, how many can you list?
PE – Use Go-Noodle, create a personal account and get moving! Email your level up certificates to show me your progress.
Food Tech – Baking at home with parents, or help prepare the dinner J
Communication – Use Newsround to play ‘In the News’ and get talking about the news stories and what types of news they are. Practice your Makaton signs and make a list of new ones you want to learn, or look them up and teach me them back at school.
Independence and Personal Skills – Help out around the house, get dressed completely by yourself, make the bed, sort the washing, dust or vacuum. Practice brushing your teeth, hair or tying shoelaces. Put the bins out and wash your hands.
IT – Identify all the ICT equipment in your home and write a list, demonstrate how to use items safely and correctly. Think about technology other than just screens like iPads and computers, what other technology do we rely on?