Primary Department Activities – Week Beginning 18th May
Here are some fun activities for you to try at home this week.
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Story Of The Week: ‘The Snail And The Whale’ By Julia Donaldson
This week’s story is about an adventurous snail who longs to see the the world and his unlikely friendship with a whale.
Click below to watch and listen to the story:
The book study below has some great activities for you to try at home based on the story.
Links and additional documents to support the activities can be found below:
Activity 1: Design Your Own Sea Creature
These templates can also be downloaded using the link below:
Activity 2: Move Like A Sea Creature
These can be downloaded using the following link:
Activity 5: Snail Trails
Other Activity Ideas:
Colour By Numbers:
Make Your Own Paper Whale:
Draw Your Own Snails:
These activities can be downloaded using the following link:
You can find out more about making your own ‘Snail And The Whale’ sensory tub at:
Science: Slugs And Snails
In keeping with our Story Of The Week, ‘The Snail And The Whale’, here is some interesting information about slugs and snails. The download links can be found below each activity.
Now that you know a bit more about slugs and snails, why don’t you try these activities?
Make A Snailery:
Parts Of A Snail:
Learning Grid: Life Skills
Here is a learning grid for Life Skills. It contains 16 activity ideas for you to help develop and promote your child’s independence in a range of household and life skills tasks.
These activities are only suggestions and we would recommend that, where appropriate, you adapt these activities to meet your child’s ability level.
Learning Grid: Get Active!
Here is a learning grid for Getting Active! It contains 16 activity ideas for you to help promote physical activity both in and out of the home on a daily basis.
These activity are only suggestions and we would recommend completing one activity each day. However, we would love to see what other creative ways you and your family are using to Get Active daily!
Links to YouTube Channels and websites can be found below.
Oti Mabuse Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape
Joe Wicks – Body Coach YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/
Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Learning Station YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLearningStation
Bumble Bee Physio: https://www.facebook.com/bumblebeephysio/
imoves.com also have lots of fun exercise activities for you to try at home. Here are some of the challenges and the links to access them:
Mountain Bike Challenge: https://imoves.com/home-learning/723
Exercise And Health: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1272
Wellness Warrior – Fruit And Veg Dance: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1332
Positions And Directions: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1334
Samba Carnival: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1340
Balance Challenge: https://imoves.com/home-learning/964
Strong Core: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1393