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What stores and transfers energy?
Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transferred from one store into another. In these pictures, which items do you think use energy? Which ones store energy? Do they all store/use the same type of energy? Cut them out and sort them into groups.
Understanding friction: Build your own balloon hovercraft
When a moving surface slides on a stationary surface it rubs against it, which slows it down. This is due to friction, a force which resists the movement of one object sliding past another. Understand more about friction with a fantastic practical project: make your own balloon hovercraft!
Super scientist quiz
Quiz questions to encourage your child to think about how scientists work and why they do the things they do.
A worksheet showing results of an experiment with questions underneath to consider.
Portrait and name writing
This portrait and peg activity will help you learn to read and spell your name and give you a fantastic opportunity to look at how wonderfully unique and special you are.
Initial sounds: i and n
Iggy the inchworm likes to collect all things that start with the same sound as his name – ‘i’. Use a pencil or crayon to match Iggy to all the things that begin with ‘i’.
Words rhyme when they sound the same at the end like dog and frog. Can you match the flags to the rhyming sandcastles?
Starting school practice: handwriting and numbers
Starting school is a very exciting time! Think about what you are excited about and practise some of the skills you have developed this year with this activity sheet.
Build a castle for St George’s Day
A brave knight called George has been very busy fighting a dragon all day and needs a place to rest that is safe from the dragon. Can you build him a large, strong castle?
Sunflower initial sound: s and t
Have you noticed that many words start with the same sound like sun, star, and slippers? Have a look at these object and see if you recongise the sounds they start with, then cut out the petals and see if you can match the sounds.
Summer number search and trace
Recognising and writing numbers is a skill that will help you a lot when you start school. Can you find the numbers in the picture and then trace the numbers in the ice creams at the bottom of the page?
Paint a pot and plant flower seeds
At the beginning of May and on May Day people celebrate with lots of traditions like maypole dancing and making flower crowns. The celebrations usually involve lots of colours and flowers. Today, you are going to have your own celebration, paint your own super colourful plant pot and plant some flower seeds.
Maypole finger strength activity
Building the strength in your fingers will help you when you start to write at school. Use matching coloured pencils or crayons to trace over the dotted lines to create the colourful ribbons of the maypole.
Make a butterfly feeder
You might start to see lots of butterflies fluttering about in the garden or at the park during springtime. However, there may not be a lot of flowers around in early spring, so you can help the butterflies by making a special butterfly feeder.
Initial sounds: a and p
Listening to words and recognising which ones start with the same sound is an important skill to learn. Listen to the sounds at the beginning of the words and park the cars in the correct car park.
Ice cream tallest and smallest game
Will you build the tallest ice cream? Play the ice cream game and see who builds the tallest and the smallest ice cream.
Hot cross buns activity
Hot cross buns are a delicious Easter treat. Do you know the song about them? Learn the song and complete the activity.
Foil boat paddling pool challenge
Did you know you can make a boat out of kitchen foil? This activity is a challenge to see who can make a foil boat that will stay floating and hold the most pennies. Let's make a splash!
Father’s Day activity
Father’s Day is a special day to celebrate the fantastic dads, grandpas or other special people in your life and all that they do for you. Today you are going to think about your daddy or special someone and why they are special to you.
Colours of the month nature walk
Today you are going to explore the colours you can see during this time of year. Visit a nature reserve or a local park with some crayons and this sheet and have a look at all the different colours you can see. Which colours can you find?
Butterfly colour by number: numbers 1-6
This creative colouring activity will help you practise your number recognition skills and strengthen your writing muscles.
Build your name race game
Knowing how to read and write your name is an important skill to master. Playing this game will help you learn to recognise, spell, and write your own name.
Build a bee race: numbers 1-6
Have you ever done a beetle drive? Play a similar game in a race to build your bee and count to 6!
Winter dominoes game: numbers 1-5
Let's practise our counting and number skills by playing this winter-themed dominoes game.