Information for Children
Between the 17th July - 9th August 2020, the Big Butterfly Count is taking place in the UK to see how our butterflies are doing and to count how many we have in the environment. Choose a place and sit for 15 minutes as you keep a record on the chart. Results can be submitted to https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/
Self-Care this summer
Self-care is all about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It’s a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help your body and mind to relax, drift away, or be more energised.
There are lots of different ways you can try self-care: dancing, spending time with friends, playing sports, laughing, drawing, spending time with pets - anything that makes you feel good!
If you would like some ideas of activities to do for your self-care, have a look at the booklet below and try something to help yourself to feel good.
50 things to do this summer
If you are bored and want to try something new this summer, try something on this list.
Summer Reading Bingo
The Summer Reading Bingo is an activity for you to try over the summer holidays. There are lots of fun ways that you can read a book. Can you complete a line across or down on the bingo board? Or maybe you can fill in all of the squares on the board and get a full house.
If you need a bit of inspiration for new books www.booksfortopics.com has produced this list of recommended reads for you.
Science Fun at Home
There are lots science experiments that you can do at home to help your home learning.
www.sciencebob.com - Science Bob has a great variety of experiments for you to try at home as well as videos on YouTube to watch amazing experiments that you cannot do at home.
Operation Ouch - Do you watch this programme on CBBC? Doctors explain interesting facts about how the body works and experiments to try.
Nasa for kids - Nasa has a section on their website especially for kids. It contains stories, games, things to make and colouring in to expand your knowledge about space.
Maddie Moate (from Cbeebies 'Do you know?') has a fantastic youtube channel called 'Let's Go' in which she explores a science topic everyday for the week. She teaches interesting facts and has lots of activities for you to try at home.
This week is 'Maths Week London' and there are lots of exciting online Maths games and videos for you to develop your Mathematical skills and knowledge.
Mathplayground- A range of online games to work on addition, subtraction and fractions.
Fractiono's Pizzeria- This is a great game on Purple mash to practice your fractions. Don't forget that the school subscribes to Purple Mash so to access more Maths games use your log in details.
www.j2e.com - The Just 2 Easy website tests your speed at answering the times tables and sums. Can you improve your score each time you take the test?
www.nrich.maths.org - Nrich Maths have chosen their favourite Maths activities for you to try at home
BBC Maths KS1 - BBC Teach has lots of Maths videos to teach you about different Maths concepts. KS1 is for Years 1 and 2.
BBC Maths KS2 - Online videos to teach about different Maths concepts for Years 3, 4, 5, 6.
If you are looking for something new to read, there are lots of books and stories online to keep you entertained.
Storylineonline - This website has a wide selection of stories being read by celebrities.
David Walliams - David Walliams is reading a chapter of one of his books every day at 11 o'clock. He has been reading his books since the start of lockdown so you can listen along to Awful Auntie, Fing, Slime, The Ice Monster and The Beast of Buckingham Palace.
BBC School Radio - The BBC has a wonderful selection of video and audio stories. Some are linked to topics that we study at school e.g. World War II, Greek Myths, Traditional tales from around the world, Shakespeare and the Vikings.
www.booksfortopics.com - There is a great selection of books to listen to above and they are grouped according to age. Click on the link or scan the QR code to hear the stories being read on youtube.
At St. Teresa's , we are very good at being kind to our friends and to the staff. We know that a little act of kindness can go a long way just as St. Teresa teaches us. This week, the assembly at Oak National Academy was all about kindness and what you can do. The assembly is below if you would like to watch it. Remember 'If you can be anything, be kind.'
Earning Badges At Home
Do you watch Cbeebies or CBBC on the TV?
Did you know that you can work towards a 'Hey Duggee Stay at Home' badge or a 'Blue Peter' badge from home?
Hey Duggee is a Cbeebies TV programme and each episode the squirrels earn a badge. Now you can earn the 'Stay at home' badge. Print the chart and complete the tasks. When you have completed all the tasks, you can print off your certificate. www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/earn-your-stay-at-home-badge-hey-duggee
Blue Peter is a CBBC TV programme that has been around for nearly 70 years. The Blue Peter badge is a special badge that you can apply for by sending in interesting letters, stories, makes, pictures, poems or good ideas for the programme. During June and July , Blue Peter are encouraging you to take part in the 'Six Badges of Summer'. www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges?collection=blue-peter-badges
First News (Online children's newspaper)
At school, we enjoy reading the children's newspaper 'First News.' Why not have a look at their website with the news, competitions and much more. Log on at www.live.firstnews.co.uk
Summer Reading Challenge
Did you know that the Summer reading challenge has started? Since the libraries are currently closed, you can sign up online for this year's reading challenge. There are lots of games and challenges on the website as well as discovering more books to read. Keep reading and enjoy the challenge.
Keep Active At Home
Every year our school takes part in the London Youth Games and performs fantastically well. This year, we can still participate but from home. Each week, the London Youth Games will set challenges for you to complete and enter your scores. Below are some of the challenges being set. Find more on the website www.londonyouthgames.org/virtual-games
Can you complete 5 shots from 5 different ranges?
Don’t worry if you don’t have a netball. You can use any type of ball or even a pair of rolled socks. If you don’t have a post, use a box, a bucket or any other household object. You will receive 1 point for each successful shot you complete.
How many Burpees can you do in 60 seconds?
No equipment needed. Just make sure you have enough space. You get 1 point for each burpee you complete. Download the Challenge Sheet on the website for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.