Holiday Activities at Home

Holiday Activities at Home (Week Commencing Monday 6th April & Monday 13th April 2020)

Holiday Art Project

This holiday we are asking all our children to step away from their computers for a little while, reduce their time online and get creative in a practical way.

To help us do this, Miss Windsor-Richards has set us all an Art Project based on the theme of ‘Connection’.

This theme is particularly important to us at the current time. It is also is a fun way to show how we can stay connected to those we live with and those who are in our thoughts.

Click here,  follow the instructions and let the fun begin!

 



Michael Rosen Project

Michael Rosen is a famous writer and poet from NW London. To find out more about his fascinating life and work click here. 

Interview with Michael Rosen

Then click on the links below to hear some of his work.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt         |       Don’t        |        Funny Things at Home – Hot Food         |       Chocolate Cake

Recently, Michael has been unwell and had to go to stay in hospital. We thought it would be a good time to think about Michael and his family and remember all the brilliant and funny poems he has written over the years.

 

Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 – Your challenge!

  • Learn one of his poems! A great one to start with is ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. Perform it to your family.
  • Teach your family the poem and perform it together.
  • Go on your own bear hunt at home and think about how you could adapt the words in the poem to show your adventure in the house or in the garden if you have one.
  • Take a photo or short video of you performing the poem and send it to [email protected] Give it the subject Michael Rosen Poem and remember to let us know your name and class and we will upload it onto the school website. We are looking forward to seeing your work!

 


Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 – Your challenge!

KGPS would like to send Michael and his family letters of support during this difficult time. If you would like to join us in this and would like to write a letter to Michael or his family here are some top tips to remember:

  • Audience – Michael or his family
  • Purpose – To express concern about Michaels’ health
  • Impact – To inform Michael or his family that you are thinking about him/them at this difficult time and show empathy

Other things to consider:

  • How will you introduce yourself? Consider the tone/register that you want to create – think about the vocabulary and level of formality your letter will need. Michael is a well-known and much-loved writer so your letter would need to be warm in tone, yet you do not know his family so there will need to be level of formality.
  • How will you make them feel that you are familiar with Michael Rosen’s work? Have read any of his poems? Have you met him? Michael once came to our school and shared his poems with us during assembly. Did you see him?  What impact did this have on you? What do you enjoy about watching his videos?
  • How will you show your support?
  • How will you keep the letter upbeat and optimistic?

Take a photo of your letter or email it to [email protected]  Please put ‘Michael Rosen letter’ in the subject line and don’t forget to tell us your name and class!

 


Additional Challenge for everyone – adults included!

Have a go at writing your own poem inspired by Michael’s work OR learn one of his poems take a photo/short video (up to 1 minute) of you performing it and send it the school email address.
We are looking forward to seeing your work!

 


Other things you could do this Holiday:

Fancy a virtual visit to a zoo? Then check out  this link!

 

Or maybe ballet is more your thing? If so, click here to watch a performance of Peter and the Wolf.

 

Other fun activities to keep everyone busy!

 

Here are a few fun ideas to do with your family whilst at  home.  How many of these can you do?