This week we are encouraging you to take part in Children's Art Week is run by Engage - the National Association for Gallery Education. During this time, schools, art galleries, museums and community groups are encouraged to plan and provide art activities and events with the goal of providing opportunities for children, young people and families to take part in practical activities with artists and art educators.
Children's Art Week 2020 will take place across 3 weeks from 29th June to 19th July. Activities will take place online, at home and in schools. Each week has a different theme:
Who is Engage?
Engage, or the National Association for Gallery Education, was founded as a way to bring artists and communities together so that everyone is able to access and benefit from the arts. Children's Art Week 2020 is run by Engage and also supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the Arts Council of Wales.
What activities take place during Children's Art Week?
In 2020 there is a focus on art activities that can be accessed online. This could be a live-streamed session with an artist, digital challenges, virtual tours of galleries and more. Participants are encouraged to share any of their creations online and with others. The activities that take place are also often linked to the Scottish, Welsh and English curriculum for Art. All events and activities are free or low cost to participate in. Please find lots of activities to get you started below.
Wimbledon was set to start on 29 June 2020. However due to current restrictions, the event has been cancelled in 2020, so the next Wimbledon will take place from 28 June to 11 July 2021. However, we thought you might enjoy some Wimbledon themed tasks to complete this week.
The Championships, Wimbledon, or simply Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Considered by many to be the most prestigious, it’s been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877.
Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the other three Majors being the Australian Open, French Open and US Open.
It’s the only Major still played on grass, the game's original surface, which gave the game of lawn tennis its name.
There are five main competitions - men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles.
Wimbledon has a strict dress code where players must dress almost entirely in white.
In 2013, Roger Federer was asked to change his shoes because they had orange soles.
The ball boys and girls (BBGs) undergo intense training for months before the tournament to make sure they’re prepared.
Over 50,000 balls are used throughout the tournament.
Top three male multiple open era champions:
Top three female open era multiple champions:
This week we are encouraging you to create your own Time Capsule. The following Home Learning 2020 Time Capsule Resource Pack is a great way to keep children of all ages busy while at home. Children can work through a selection of worksheets which encourage reflection on their new way of life. The completed sheets can then be put into an indoor family time capsule. Make a note on the calendar to look back on this work to remind yourselves of what life was like for a while.
What is included within this pack?
The pack includes a quick parent overview, a 2020 Time Capsule Activity Booklet, a 'Letter to My Future Self' activity, a Home Learning Diary and a sheet with information about how to create an outdoor time capsule.
How can children make a time capsule with this pack?
Put the completed activities in this pack in a tabled time capsule box and make a note on the calendar to look back at them at the end of the year.
This Sunday marks Father’s Day for 2020. This day will be celebrated across the UK, providing us with the opportunity to celebrate and say thanks to a male father figure who is in our lives. This may not be a Dad, it may be a Grandfather, an uncle or even a family friend who has looked after you. Below you find lots of crafts which you may like to complete and give to someone important to you, to let them know how much they are loved and appreciated.
In these unprecedented times, we have been learning to adapt and live with a new ‘new’. We recognise the importance in supporting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing, and we think it is important to encourage discussion for how to keep the mind healthy and happy.
Why not explore the collection of resources below with your child, designed to support mental health and emotional wellbeing in children, along with resources to promote positive thinking.
Top tips for thinking positively:
Thinking positively can often be a challenge, especially in uncertain circumstances like today. Here are our favourite top tips on how you can actively practise positive thinking:
This week we want to encourage you to get crafty! Mrs Amison has taught you lots of skills and techniques in Art and Design throughout the year and now’s the time to put them to the test. Below you find lots of different activities you can try at home. You should be able to find the materials and equipment needed lying around the house. Don’t worry if you can’t you can always adapt them, using the things you have available.
This week we thought you might like to know about a special day ... National Thank a Teacher Day (Wednesday 20th May). To find out more information about this day click on the following link. Here you can learn more about what this day is, how you can celebrate any adults that you think are special within your school and get ideas from pupils in other schools. Below, you will also find resources which you can print off and complete if you are struggling with ideas.
This week we are encouraging you to carry out some Science experiments at home. Here you will find a great set of Science experiments to carry out. These fun and easy science experiments are great to do at home because they require ingredients you are likely to already have in the kitchen. The pack contains four different science experiments including a dissolving experiment, make your own lava lamp, fun with density and fireworks in a glass.
More science experiment activities for children:
These Science Experiments are a fun way to introduce children to scientific investigation, using everyday objects. Use with the science investigation resources to get your children observing, analysing and recording the results they see. Or, for a more specific experiment, why not try the Rain Cloud in a Jar Science Experiment?
Why is science important?
Science is an important subject for children to learn as it allows them to develop their observational and analytical skills. It will help them become more curious and ask questions about certain experiments and events.
Victory in Europe Day - also known as VE Day - celebrates the Allied Forces accepting the Nazi’s unconditional surrender from World War 2. The final document was signed on 8 May 1945. Today, countries throughout the world celebrate VE Day annually, on either 8 or 9 May.
This year makes the 75th anniversary of that day and so additional celebrations had been made to mark VE day this year (prior to the lock down). However, there are still lots of interesting and fun activities you can take part in to remember this important and memorable day in history.
Why not try something different this week and try your hand at a bit of cooking. Below you will find 10 easy recipes aimed to introduce children to cooking. REMEMBER you must always have an adult's support when cooking in the kitchen!
If you're feeling a little more adventurous then why not access the Good Food website and try your hand at something a little more tricky!?!
If you cant get cooking in the kitchen why not develop your Computing skills with the following game. By putting the ingredients in, in the correct order, you are creating sequencing (fundamental to code making). Have fun in the robot bakery
This Thursday marks St George's Day in the UK. St George's Day in England remembers St George, England's patron saint. The anniversary of his death, which is on April 23, is seen as England's national day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess. Please find activities linked to St George's Day celebrations below.
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