Time Capsule Competition
‘The Art of being 2 metres Apart!’
Do you want to make history?
The Engagement Hub, part of Suffolk County Council’s Children and Young People’s services have launched a time capsule competition in partnership with Suffolk Archives and The Hold (www.suffolkarchives.co.uk) to capture the moment in history when a virus called Covid-19 came to Town and changed daily life as we know it.
The closing date for the competition is 1st September 2020.
The idea behind this time capsule competition is to help children and young people to express and share their feelings during this difficult time, which could include general reflections on daily life, ways in which we are adapting and how we are managing our fears and hopes. Also, to gather advice for future generations should they face a pandemic or significant period of change again.
Within each of the three categories (Artwork, Music and Creative Writing) and two age groups (5 to 11 years and 12 to 19 years) there are opportunities to win prizes.
Visit the webpage here (or click on the picture above) to find out more.
To help to keep your children reading, Oxford Owl have a number of eBooks available for free in their eBook Library. Parents will need to log in or register but the eBooks are free to use.
Children in Years 4 and 5 can access Accelerated Reader from home, in order to quiz on their reading book. Children should log in using their username and password by clicking here:
To check whether a book that you are reading has a quiz, visit the free ARBookfinder website here:
Summer Reading Suggestions
There are a number of websites featuring fun summer reading challenges and activities over the holidays:
Summer Reading Challenge
Toppsta Click here for the reading pack.
Books for Topics for recommended reads booklists and a
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The Best Ideas for Kids Website has recently updated their list of the 35 best educational apps for kids. The website also includes a wide range of activities and ideas from craft to cooking.
Parents of children in the Early Years could try some of these indoor activities:
Phonics Play have allowed free access to their website so that parents can use a wide range of interactive phonics games with their children without subscribing.
If you would like to get active and try a little bit of Yoga at home with your child have a look at the Cosmic Kids Website.
The PEN Network Home Learning resources have been developed for families to play and learn together at home. All the activities that parents and carers do at home with their children are very important in helping them to develop learning skills. Click on the picture to go to their website.
Hungry Little Minds is a government campaign aimed at supporting parents with their children's learning. Take a look on their website here:
Play maths learning games at home:
Counting games for children in the Early Years can be found here:
Years 1 and 2 can use their own log-in to play Numbots:
Years 2 to 6 can use their log in to play Times Table Rockstars: