Things to do
Whatever you choose to do - make sure you think it is fun. Often things become fun once we start them. If you are feeling energetic, don't forget the daily mile bingo.
100 things to do indoors
Mrs Merchel says - I'm thinking of activities around shadow/ light (our topic in science at the moment):
Shadow puppet theatre...
They were excited about the idea during Google meet.
And maybe Wild challenge?
What is Wild Challenge? (rspb.org.uk)
How it works
What makes up your Wild Challenge is up to you.
There are a range of fun activities to choose from and bronze, silver and gold awards to achieve depending on how many you complete.
The activities are divided into two sections:
Help Nature - making our gardens brilliant homes for nature and our outdoor spaces wonderfully wildlife-friendly!
Experience Nature - getting up close and personal with wildlife and exploring the world of amazing nature right under our noses!
Miss Osborne says -
Last year in Y6 we did a theme week so I've attached the Music one I did in case there are some useful things you might like to try
A week of Music activities
Here are some ideas for activities for you to try this week. They are all with a Music focus! Try to complete a few of these - don’t feel that you need to do them all. We can’t wait to hear what you come up with!
Recreate or redesign an iconic album cover. It could be your favourite album, or just one you think has an interesting cover.
Learn a dance routine. This could be something as simple as the Macarena or as complex as Thriller. (The band OKGO have made some INCREDIBLE dance routine music videos…)
Watch a Star Wars film or any of the Harry Potter films. Yes, really!
The composer, John Williams, uses a technique called ‘leitmotif’ which basically means characters or events have music which represents them. Every time you see that character on screen, you hear the music. (Think about The Imperial March or Hedwig’s Theme) How many can you spot?
Do a bit of research into the different musical ‘themes’ (leitmotif) composers use (they do this in computer games too!)
Some good composers to start with are: John Williams, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Nobuo Uematsu, Koji Kondo
Listen to a piece of classical/ instrumental music and draw how it makes you feel. This can be actual images, shapes, swirls, patterns, whatever you like!
Learn a piece of music/ song. (Sorry parents!)
If you have an instrument around the house, use that (with permission) or make an instrument out of whatever you have lying round the house, or learn the vocal part/ harmony to a song.
Composition (Sorry again parents!)
Create a brand new piece of music using any instruments around the house or whatever you can find. Can you layer the sounds? Can you add vocals? There are lots of free apps/ websites that will help you with this, for example ‘Audacity’
Create your own soundtrack.
Movies use soundtracks of popular/ familiar songs to enhance films (Look at the use of 90s pop punk in Captain Marvel, or the eclectic mix of styles in Moana)
Choose a film you really enjoy and see if you can create a new soundtrack for it with songs that fit the tone/ atmosphere.
Take a piece of classical/ instrumental music and write some lyrics for it. The Disney film ‘Sleeping Beauty’ did this when it took the music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet and rearranged it and added lyrics.
Compare Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Garland Waltz’ to the song ‘Once Upon a Dream’
PSCHE - Research your family tree as far back as you can go
Art - Create a picture for your front window for people to look at on their daily walks
- Create an 'Art Attack' in your living room or back garden (just remember to tidy up a afterwards!)
Literacy - Create/ film a 'book trailer' for your favourite book like the ones we saw when we read 'Journey' as a school
I hope these help 🙂
Mrs Drake says
- Record yourself reading a story or part of a longer book, add in actions a props to make it more exciting. (Maybe these could be shared somehow as a school 'storytime' after half term?)
- Go for a walk and collect any fallen leaves, twigs, petals that look interesting (don't pick anything that is still growing though!) when you get home, use these items to create a picture.
- Create your own 'that's not my...' book using nature. See the attached photo for ideas.
- Save your egg boxes, cut out the different shapes, paint them and create egg box animals for your wall. They can be 3D.
Mrs Howells has sent in a Spanish Challenge.