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Activities to try at home

If, like me, you're a little bit fed up that we're not back at school yet, here are some activities that might help take your mind off things and RELAX you too. 

Please send your home learning to so it can be shared on the work page. Home Learning tasks can be found at Year 2 Home Learning Activities and older tasks can be found Year 2 Home Learning Archive

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A  fun project for you to try in relation to our Plants. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you left the top of a carrot in a saucer of water? Probably not! Look at the fact sheet below to find out what to do to try this experiment that brings a carrot (or celery) back to life! Or just copy the picture and see what happens. 


Nature Mandalas  Do you know what has blown into your garden/street with all the wind we have had recently? This fun activity makes use of the nature that surrounds us. To make a Mandala the idea is to collect items and arrange them in a pattern working from the centre outwards. You can use  twigs, petals, grass, rocks, leaves, buds, catkins and much more. Try to make your pattern ‘balance’ so that it has the same thing on each side. The best thing is that you can rearrange it as many times as you like. Don’t forget to take a picture and send it to me!

Bird Spotting. At the moment I have some Blue Tits nesting in my garden – I have to shoo the neighbour’s cat away to keep them safe!  The good thing about bird spotting is that all you need is a window (if you can see a tree that is a bonus). This website shows you some of the common garden birds you can spot at this time of year. See if you can sit quietly and listen out for the different sounds of each bird. In Walthamstow it is common to hear the very noisy Magpies! They are the big black and white birds that make a ‘caw caw’ sound.


Staying Active – D.A.N.C.E!

Now I know the Cuckoos and I know they don’t take too much convincing to burst into a dance. This Girl Can (also for BOYS) and Disney have teamed up to make these videos which are all about moving your body to stay active and have a good time. So, if you want something a bit different to Joe Wicks (who we still love) then give this a whirl! You can find their videos here

Kindness Calendar

The idea is simple, you choose any act of kindness you want to do each day, one for yourself and one for someone else (they don't have to be ones from my example). Not only does it feel good, but doing things for others can help improve relationships. I'd love to see you all starting this positive habit - you could encourage your family to join in and see how it feels after a week.