Count down to summer…
April 28, 2015, 2:00 pm
Spring has sprung and summer is on its way – hip hip hooray! To get you and your class excited about the warmest season of the year, why not count down to summer with 5 of our summer themed activities:
The May Day activity provides a range of stimuli including writing prompts, sentence starters, themed photographs and clip-art. With May Day being a time of year to celebrate good weather to come, this is a great project to kick-start the summer term.
Key Stage 2 objective: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Key Stage 2 objective: writing about real events
This creative activity encourages children to use texture, colour and words to paint and describe beach clothes in the first person.
Subject: Art & Design
Key Stage 1 objective: to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Key Stage 1 objective: sequencing sentences to form short narratives
Being in the garden is a big part of summer for children, which is why Simple City is a great activity for engaging the Early Years with this virtual garden adventure. Children can grow their own garden from scratch and use language and listening to stimulate play on and off the screen.
Subject: Expressive Arts and Design
Early Years objective: Express and communicate ideas and feelings in role play
Subject: Communication and Language
Early Years objective: Phonic knowledge
The summer holidays is the perfect time of year to go away, with some children flying overseas. If so, they will love this Air Traffic Control 2Code tool, as will teachers wanting to deliver a fun and inspiring lesson that is broken down into stages. The easy to use drag and drop interface lets children instruct planes to take off, and the play mode allows children to watch their code come to life.
Key Stage 1 objective: understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
Once children have completed the Air Traffic Control 2Code program, they can design their own holiday destination using Free Code Chimp.
Key Stage 2 objective: use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
This is a great activity for KS2 to use persuasive and descriptive language to promote a seaside resort of their choice. The leaflet is ready to use with a seaside themed design, including space to write and import seaside images. Children can use the writer’s check list to make sure they include everything.
Key Stage 2 objective: Identifying the audience and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own
Key Stage 2 objective: organising paragraphs around a theme