At this difficult time the staff at Lawrence View are working extremely hard to ensure that your child's education continues. Each class page will have regular updates from their class teacher, they will also be keeping in regular touch with you via our Dojo system.
Everyday I will be adding a variety of fun activities for you to do at home with your children. You are very welcome to send in pictures or video clips of your children participating in any of the activities or sharing your own ideas with us. If this is done via The Dojo I will then add them to this page.
Week 2 day 2 31.03.20
General knowledge questions: round 4
Junk modelling games.
Recycle your used: boxes, bottles, tubes, yoghurt pots, drinks cartons and any other junk that you can find around the house. I have added a few ideas for you to adapt.
Week 2 Day 1 - 30.03.20
Welcome to week 2, each day there will a variety of activities to try at home. Keep sending your pictures into class teachers via Dojo and I will add them to the gallery section on this page. Stay safe. Mrs Lord.
General Knowledge quiz round 2
Follow these simple steps to turn your old, broken and seemingly unusable crayons into new ones.
Allow the crayons to cool and harden sufficiently, then pop them out and they're ready to use.
● For this method to melt crayons, you need to use a microwaveable container, that the crayons will not stick to. Baby food jars, microwave-friendly trays or even paper cake cases will do.
● Place the crayon stubs and pieces in the container.
● Set the temperature of the microwave to “high” or “warm” and heat the container for 4-6 minutes.( keep checking the crayons during this time)
● The crayons should melt into wax. Use an oven mitt to handle the container and pour the melted wax into candy moulds or a muffin tray.
● To cool and set the wax, freeze the mould for 20 minutes. Then remove and pop crayons out.
Melted crayon wax is a very flexible and innovative material to make different objects. You’d be surprised at the amount of crafting ideas and activities this waxy ingredient can be used in. Below are a few ideas:
To make the melted crayons decorative, experiment by using different coloured crayons in different arrangements. Gold and metallic colours are unique colours to use. Or use radical colour combinations, such as pink and brown crayons melted together. You can sprinkle fine glitter over the crayons, before they melt, for glittery crayons.
Cornflour Finger Paint
ingredients 1 cup cornflour
3 cup water
• pour two cups of the water into the saucepan and bring the water to a boil.
• place the cornstarch into a mixing bowl. stir in the remaining cup of water. mix until the cornflour has completely dissolved in the water.
• stir the mixture of cornstarch and water into the boiling water. keep stirring the cornflour and water constantly, and let it come to a boil once more. let it boil for about one minute, until it is thick.
• pour mixture into separate containers. add your choice of food colouring to each container.
• get creative, if you like, embellish the paint by stirring in glitter. you can also stir glycerin into the paint to make it shiny.
Pour water into a large bowl and bring to a boil in the microwave.
Remove from microwave and add in Johnson’s & Johnson's No More Tear Moisture Wash.
Portion out into separate bowls and add colors. If you are only adding in one color you do not need to create separate bowls.
Add in one cup of flour into each bowl of 1 cup of water/soap and stir. Slowly add in up to one cup more.
At about two cups of flour per one cup of water/soap mixture your playdough will still be sticky but this is ok. Remove it from the bowl and place it on a flat surface where you will have room to knead. Coat your play dough in non-stick oil spray, kneading it in and adding more, until it no longer sticks to your hands.
General Knowledge quiz round 1
GKQ Round 2
Day 4 26.03.20
General knowledge quiz- round 1
Each day I will set a new quiz and reveal the answers the following day. Have fun!
Day 3 25.03.20
Grow your own fresh veg.
1 Help your children to dig over the soil and mix in some compost or manure.
2 They will need to plant the seeds following the guidance on the seed packets. They don't have to grow the crops in rows - they can plant in patches, spirals or even in pots and window-boxes if they wish. Just ensure the children leave enough space to be able to get to the plants for watering, weeding, slug removing and picking!
3 When they have planted the seeds, they need to water them gently. Ask your children to water them every evening if it's at all dry - seeds must be kept moist to germinate.
4 When they start to grow, your children should ensure the slugs don't come and eat everything. They could try making a slug trap with some beer in a jar - make sure you dig a hole to place the jar in so that it sits at soil level.
5 Remind your children to keep pulling out the weeds, but not to disturb the lovely salad crops. And they could give the pea plants some twigs to climb up.
6 Now they must wait until the salad crops look ready to eat - they'll have to be patient! The raw peas can go in salad - the children just need to take them out of their pods.
The nasturtiums and pot marigolds are there for two reasons: they encourage predators (pest-eaters) to come into your garden, and you can eat them too! The marigold petals and the leaves and flowers of the nasturtium will brighten up any salad.
7 Try growing some tomato plants with your child. March is a good time to do this. Start by filling a small flowerpot with fresh potting compost.
8 Press the soil until it's firmly packed and then evenly sprinkle a few tomato seeds on the surface of the soil.
9 Cover the seeds by putting a little compost into another pot and shaking it gently over the new seeds, like a pepper pot.
10 Cover the pot with cling film or a plastic bag and secure it with an elastic band and place it in a warm, light place until the seeds begin to sprout.
11 When the seedlings appear they will need to transfer them to their own pots. And around June time, when the weather is a bit warmer, they can plant them outside in larger pots or in the garden.
12 Ensure they keep the plants well-watered and give them a special treat of plant food once a week.Get your child to wash their hands after gardening, and the produce before
they eat it.
Create a miniature garden
Whilst the sun is shining why not have a go at designing a miniature garden.
Pictures of your creations can be posted via Dojo to your class teacher, I will then upload them onto this page. Mrs Lord.
I have posted some ideas below.
Go on a garden treasure hunt
Encourage children to look carefully by asking them to find some unusual things in your garden. It will improve their language development, basic maths skills and social skills. But best of all, it will teach them to enjoy being outdoors.
1 Give them a list of things to look for.
2 Here are a few ideas:
3 Your children could have fun with all their family finding all the things, or split them into two teams and see which team can find everything first.