Purple Mash Throughout Summer
June 28, 2016, 12:45 pm
School may soon be out for summer but your pupils' free home access continues throughout the holidays as normal. Remember that you won't be able to give support to your pupils during this time so, to make sure children leave for the holidays knowing their login information, distribute login cards that state their usernames and passwords.
With the Rio Olympics, holidays, and hopefully some good weather, there’s a lot to look forward to this summer. Here are four example activities that capture the summer spirit and that children will love. You can see completed versions of all the activities mentioned here on the display board below.
Find: Tools > 2Do It Yourself > Puzzle
Draw a lovely summer scene, like a beach or a picnic in the park, and easily turn it into a jigsaw-style puzzle with 2Do It Yourself. Try and put your picture back together or set a time limit and challenge friends and family to complete it in time!
Create a sun safety poster
Find: Search ‘summer’ > Sun safety
Re-enforce sun safe practice over the hottest months of the year by creating sun safety posters. ‘Think about’ prompts encourage children to think about the best steps to take to enjoy the sun responsibly, and space for drawing and clip art means they can put their own creative stamp on it.
Design a new Olympic Logo
Find: Tools > Paint
Every Olympics has a specially designed logo. Try to make a great logo for the next Olympics, which will be in Tokyo in 2020.
Create an athlete profile
Find: Search ‘Olympics’ > Sports Star Profile
Use the internet to research your favourite Olympic athlete at Rio 2016 and use this writing template to create a fact-file with the information you have gathered.
Summer Display Boards
Why not set up a summer display board? Display boards are a brilliant way to celebrate pupil's work. For example, you could create one with the title 'What I did this summer' and children can submit work to the board.
Can You Mash It?
One dampener on the summer is that England have already been knocked out of the Euros - but don’t worry, Purple Mash users still have a shot at glory! The ‘Can you mash it?’ football competition closes on the final day of Euro 2016, July the 10th. The best entry will win a customised national kit of the winning child’s choice and their school can pick between free CPD and six months free Purple Mash.
To enter, children just need to create something football related in Purple Mash and share it with us. It can be anything at all, let your imagination run wild. Download the competition guide here.