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Mrs Whitby’s ‘Families Together Activities’

All weekly challenges can be completed at anytime, and not in order. They are an IF YOU WANT TO you can.

1.7.20. Mrs Whitby ‘Families Together.’

22nd June 1907 The London Underground opened some of its stations.

https://kids.kiddle.co/London_Underground facts about the London Underground, read, create a fact sheet or booklet.

27th June 1880 Helen Keller was born. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Braille Alphabet Framed Art Print by Hoolst - Conservation Walnut - MEDIUM (Gallery)-22x22
Great Idea for when we are reading about Helen Keller - braille with split peas
Using peas to create braille
Sign Language A To Z Numbers Hands Pack #teachsignlanguagetokids

6 July 1942, Anne Frank and her family were forced to go into hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/anne-frank-facts/ facts about Anne Frank, read, create a fact sheet or booklet.

https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/ Information about Anne Frank and her life (key stage 2), including photographs.

I have a 3D windmill to create from a printout onto paper. Windmills of Holland, where Anne Frank grew up and hid. Email me if you would like the template. learningmentor@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

http://moosweeet.blogspot.com/2013/11/model-of-wwii-air-raid-shelter.html ideas of air raid shelters to create using recycled items including a shoe box.

19th July 1545 One of Henry VIII‘s ‘great ships’, Mary Rose, sank.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Mary_Rose Information about the Mary Rose for children. Maybe you will want to create a fact poster or booklet.

21st July 1969, American Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Neil_Armstrong Information about the Neil Armstrong for children. Maybe you will want to create a fact poster or booklet.

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11.html Video of Neil Armstong‘s stepping onto the moon.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wonder-Astronaut-Helmet-3475968 Astronaut helmet template to print and colour. Maybe stick to cereal box, cover in foil from recycled yoghurt pots to create your own mask. (If you need elastic, let me know, I will post some)

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/29768/recycled-craft Make a Jet Pack out of recycled bottles.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a4/02/ca/a402ca5e05dd343ab453ae4d13027bc3.jpg Paper Mache Helmet using a large punch balloon (rajati_7 seller 1 balloon 99p or 10 for £2.09 – cheapest I’ve seen on Ebay).

Create any of the above using anything from from the garden, on walks, in the recycling. Enjoy!

8.6.20. Mrs Whitby ‘Families Together.’

9th June 1934 Donald Duck was ‘born.’ Have a go at drawing Donald Duck or create him using Lego.

How to Draw Donald Duck Step by Step
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https://i.pinimg.com/originals/25/93/32/259332e0d4e9b083cfbaf6aadc88dc97.jpg https://www.deviantart.com/vaniakorn5/art/CUBEECRAFT-DONALD-197946209 Print a Donald Duck Paper Toy template (2 different designs)

Make your own Donald Duck mask, using recycled cereal boxes or cardboard. Free printable version available https://eng.ohmyfiesta.com/2014/09/donald-vintage-free-printable-mask.html

Donald Vintage Free Printable Mask.

11th June 1776 John Constable was born.

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/John_Constable http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/constable_john.shtml Information about John Constable for children. Maybe you will want to create a fact poster or booklet.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/john-constable-the-hay-wain You Tube clip about John Constable’s ‘The Hay Wain.’

26.5.20 Mrs Whitby ‘Families Together.’

Big Ben started ticking for the first time 31st May 1859

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKmpld1PoPQ You Tube Big Ben information for children. Maybe you will want to create a fact poster or booklet.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Big_Ben Big Ben facts for children. Maybe you will want to create a fact poster or booklet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOnOh35aowg You Tube small Lego Big Ben creation video. Try and create your own Lego Big Ben.

Ian Flemming was born on the 28th May 1908

https://www.softschools.com/facts/authors/ian_fleming_facts/1543/ Facts about the author for children. Maybe you will want to create a fact poster or booklet.

https://www.007.com/ Official James Bond website (parents/guardians please check this site out prior to your child/children to be sure you are happy with it’s pictures and information).

Make your own finger print card, secret agent card or a letter of codes. You could create a story of your own and a top secret suspect board.

29th May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Make a recycled Mount Everest using newspaper, cardboard, glue and paint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXo46KlqW78 You Tube video about Mount Everest.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Edmund_Hillary Facts about the explorer for children. Maybe you will want to create a fact poster or booklet.

20.4.20 Mrs Whitby EXTRAS Pick A Strawberry Day, today, 20th May https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pick-strawberries-day/ Eat one, cook one, draw one, paint one, plant one, write a fact sheet, booklet…anything STRAWBERRY.

National Bee Day 2020, today, 20th May https://nationaldaycalendar.com/world-bee-day-may-20/ Read all about it, make an information poster, a booklet.

Bumble bee mobile https://www.dltk-holidays.com/t.asp?t=https://www.dltk-holidays.com/summer/images/b3d-summer1.gif part 1 https://www.dltk-holidays.com/t.asp?t=https://www.dltk-holidays.com/summer/images/b3d-summer2.gif part 2 create a mobile, try using recycled card, cereal boxes or similar.

Bumble bee poem and colouring page https://www.dltk-teach.com/t.asp?t=https://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/bumblebee/bfive-busy-bees.gif

Bug Hotel video and recycled tin can bug hotel https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49051965 Video https://www.google.com/search?safe=strict&sxsrf=ALeKk01X-bYcMAvKNdOPzIPDJ7aRi36QsA:1589966619554&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=tin+can+bug+hotel&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwist8Ccj8LpAhWJThUIHeChB8kQsAR6BAgHEAE&biw=1366&bih=657 Bug Hotel https://blog.ooly.com/how-to-make-and-design-your-own-colorful-bug-hotel/ Bug Hotel

16.5.20 Mrs Whitby’s weekly ‘Families Together’ Recycled Rockets, Burgers and Wizard of Oz. 15th May: 1856 L.Frank Baum, the author of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ was born. 18th May: First Wimpy Bar opened in London opened 1955 18th May: First British lady in space 1991, Helen Sharman.

Links to:

Wizard of Oz colouring pages: https://educationalcoloringpages.com/wizard_of_oz.html

Wizard of Oz Scavenger game –  Game set up: Around your house and garden hide the game cards (printout 2) in a different locations. Follow the map to decide which order the cards should be hidden or they can find cards out of order. When cards are hidden, hand out the maps (printout 1) to each child or they could play as a team. Now, send them off to hunt for the cards!

Printout 1 http://www.bnute.com/artgiveaway/printables/yellowbrickroadscavengerhuntgamebyBNuteproductions.jpg Printout 2 http://www.bnute.com/artgiveaway/printables/wizardofozcavengerhuntgamecardsbyBNuteproductions.jpg

Burgers: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/best-burger-recipes-kids Vegetarian burgers: https://www.lovefood.com/recipes/59882/veggie-burgers-for-kids-recipe Vegan burgers: https://lovingitvegan.com/easiest-vegan-chickpea-burgers/

Recycled rocket ideas: https://www.google.com/search?q=children%27s+recycled+rockets&safe=strict&sxsrf=ALeKk038T74pYj_mlC350X4iGScc7iXNrg:1589589088604&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwit6NvnkLfpAhUTSxUIHRhuDdMQ_AUoAXoECAwQAw&biw=1366&bih=608

https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/who-was-first-woman-space also Twinkl has a powerpoint about Helen Sharman.

10.5.20 Mrs Whitby’s weekly ‘Families Together’ Weaving (indoors) and Painted Stones (indoors/outdoors), you could do several different animals and mix and match. If you require some wool, contact me and I will send some to you. If you wanted to, you could use more than two sticks, try three or four.


10.5.20 EXTRA ‘Families Together’ 10th May Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/453596993724126217/  colouring information page

12th May Florence Nightingale’s birthday. https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/design_an_award_for_florence_nightingale_worksheet.pdf     design an award for Florence

12th – 19th May is Doughnut Week (one of my favourites)

https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/cinnamon-ring-doughnuts recipe

https://tasty.co/recipe?0=%2Fvegan-doughnuts&slug=vegan-doughnuts&canonicalUrl=https%3A%2F%2Ftasty.co   Vegan recipe

7.4.20 An EXTRA ‘Families Together’ National Sun Awareness Week is a campaign led by The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD). From 4th – 10th May 2020, it aims to highlight the dangers of exposure to the sun. https://www.bad.org.uk/sun-awareness-campaign Create a poster using pictures, words or both for sun safety.

7.4.20 An EXTRA ‘Families Together’ 4th – 10th May Children’s Book Week This year, 2020, marks the 100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week. Find out more at the BookTrust Website. Draw a character from a book you are reading.

7.4.20 An EXTRA ‘Families Together’ V.E. Day activities including bunting and collage http://www.ichild.co.uk/tags/browse/454/VE-Day-75?utm_source=iChild%20Limited&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11524322_iChild%20newsletter%205%2F4%2F20&dm_i=1DJR,6V082,9JLHQZ,RIZ92,1

1.4.20 Mrs Whitby’s weekly ‘Families Together’ (Indoor and Outdoor)
Can you forward all your pictures from this day forward to me (Mrs Whitby) using my school email: learningmentor@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk
Mrs Whitby’s ‘Families Together Activities’
Indoors, this week is making funny faces week. Make more than one of each facial feature and you can then mix and match faces. Your faces could include eyes, mouths, ears, noses, moustache, beards, hairstyle or glasses. Put each one one on a stick, lolly pop stick, straw and make lots of different funny faces.
Outdoors, when the sun is shining, using chalk and imagination you could create something like the examples shown or your own ideas. While we are in lock down it is nice to smile, putting a smile on others faces as well as our own. Also, as a parent myself I like to make memory photos, maybe this will achieve a few more. I made my photos into postcards using Photobox and sent to grandparents and family as thank you cards.
Enjoy, keeping safe and healthy. If you need any help, advice or support, you can contact me via the school email learningmentor@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

25.4.20  Just an extra

Monday Kind to me Even if you’re indoors, it’s important to exercise every day. Search ‘PE with Joe’ on YouTube and get your running shoes on! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Tuesday Kind to others Hand washing is important to keep you and everyone around you safe. But it’s easy to forget! Create small ‘wash your hands’ posters to stick around your home. Here are some examples: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201536152052497220  

Wednesday Kind to the world Lots of people, such as doctors, nurses, teachers and delivery drivers, are working hard to keep you safe. Create a ‘thank you’ card to give to someone you know.

Thursday Kind to me Create a ‘I’m bored’ jar with your family. Fill the jar with ideas of things to do, such as ‘Read a book’, ‘Build a castle from lego’, or ‘Play with my baby sister’

Friday Kind to others Being in the house can get lonely. Make someone’s day by calling or texting an older relative. Ask them how they are, tell them a story or share your best joke!

Enjoy while bringing a smile to others as well as yourself.

24.4.20 ‘Families Together’ Recycled Puppet Creatures (indoors)

Mrs Whitby’s ‘Families Together’ this week is to make a puppet, the examples are using toilet rolls, string, bottle tops. I like using recycled items, hope you do too. There will be bonus awards for those creating more than one puppet and also those from their favourite book/s. The Three little pigs and a wolf? Harry Potter? Enjoy.

24.4.20 ‘Families Together’ Nature Collage (outdoors) Mrs Whitby’s ‘Families Together’ this week is a nature collage. When out on a walk or in the garden, collect small stones/pebbles, twigs, leaves, fallen blossom, weeds, bark and get creative. To be an eco-warrior, you could create you pictures on a pathway, table top, glue to old/used newspaper or cereal box cardboard. Have fun.

18.4.20 ‘Families Together’ Recycled Kitchen/toilet Roll Creatures (indoors) Mrs Whitby’s ‘Families Together ‘ challenge is choose your favourite animals, birds or fish. Then can you create them using toilet and kitchen rolls? Have fun!

18.4.20 ‘Families Together’ Recycled Planter (outdoors) Well done to all who have had a go at a Mrs Whitby’ ‘Families Together’. I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am seeing them, along with all the teaching and supporting staff at school. This week ‘Families Together’ is to do a little gardening and create something recycled into a planter. Create and upload. Each child will receive an award point as well as a packet of sunflower seeds.

15.4.20 ‘Families Together’ Recycled Bird Feeder                                                                      Well, I just thought I would put a recycling activity Mrs Whitby’s ‘Families Together’A Bird Feeder for the garden using what you have at home (Plastic bottles and wooden spoons, old cups and saucers, Pringles/crisp tubes, tins and pegs).

10.4.20 ‘Families Together’ Bunting                                                                                                  Mrs Whitby’s ‘Families Together’ challenge for the coming week. Grab a bit of string, twine, wool and create a bunting of your choice.  It could be any theme, Easter, family, cars, beach, mermaids, princesses, dinosaurs, woodlands, animals or just lettering.  Hang them up, take a picture and upload on here. Enjoy.  I’m looking forward to seeing your creations.

3.4.10 ‘Families Together’ Hand Print Poster. Mrs Whitby’s weekly ‘Families Together’ book award challenge is to create a family hand print poster (draw around hands and colour in) and put it in your window for anyone passing to see. Creating smiles. Take a picture and upload.

30.3.20 Nia Morris and the BOPA PTA competition Their idea is for children to make something relating to Easter either a collage, something made out of Lego, painting etc post your picture on their facebook and we will get Mr Thompson and Mr Jones to judge!! The winners will get a prize on our return to school. Mrs Whitby’s ‘Families Together’ will also earn an award towards a book of choice from those I have purchased.

26. 3.20 ‘Families Together’ Rainbow                                                                                            Hello everyone, I am doing a weekly make and do, recycling challenges or just for fun for the family called ‘Families Together’. For example, create a rainbow together, put in your window, take a picture and upload to inspire, encourage and support each other in these difficult times of lockdown. No rules on how it is created, but all the family try to partake. We are all in this together even if we are apart.

All weekly challenges can be completed at anytime, and not in order. They are an IF YOU WANT TO you can.