Look out of the window or if you can, go out into the garden and count how many different types of bird you can spot. Use this website to help identify the birds you see: https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/identify-a-bird/
Help an adult wash some cutlery, pots and pans or help take some cutlery, pots or pans to the sink to be washed.
If you have the internet go to https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/and find out the weather forecast for where you live, or on the t.v. watch the weather forecast. Have a look outside and see if the weather outside is the same as the forecast.
Help an adult dry some cutlery, pots and pans after you have eaten.
Go outside and spend some time sitting and listening to the different sounds that you can hear. Where are the sounds coming from? What is making the different sounds? If it is raining and you don’t want to get wet, spend some time inside doing the same activity.
Help an adult with preparing a meal or getting things ready to eat.
Go outside and see how many different colours you can see. Count how many things are green? Count how many things are yellow? Count how many things are blue? Count how many things are red? Count how many things you can see that are not green, yellow, blue or red.
Help an adult with a cleaning task around the home.
If you can use the internet go to this webpage https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-the-names-of-2d-and-3d-shapes. How many different 2D shapes can you spot outside or how many 2D shapes can you spot inside? Which is the most common shape?
Help an adult with the washing – sort out the clothes for washing into different colours, or help put the washing in the machine and turn the machine on.
Either go onto conquer maths – login to the student area (https://www.conquermaths.com/login/) using the username and password inside the home school folder and choose a maths activity to do, or go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk , click on the ‘Learning Games’ link and choose some maths activities to do.
Help out an adult with a task in the home either by giving them instructions for what to do to complete a task, or follow instructions doing a task or try doing a task independently.
Think of an item in your house and/or in your garden that begins with every letter of the alphabet and write down your list e.g. A for apple, B for bed, C for cup….
Write a number on a piece of paper and fold it up. Your young person has to work out what your number was by asking questions such as is it more than …, is it less than …., is it odd or even etc. You can only answer ‘yes’ or no’ to the questions you are asked. When the number is guessed, swap over and play again.
Do a helpful sorting activity around the home such as sorting out washing into different colours, cutlery into spoons and forks in the cutlery drawer, plates, bowls, mugs in the cupboard etc. or give an adult instructions to sort out objects into different household categories.
Collect items from around your garden (if you have one) such as leaves, twigs, flower petals, blades of grass etc. and items from around your house such as grains of rice, pieces of pasta, scraps of paper/cardboard etc. and then make a collage picture either of your own design or use an idea from https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/collage.
Using items from the cupboards in your house ask your young person to sort them in order of size (smallest to largest), then in order of weight (lightest to heaviest) then if you have some scales ask them to guess the weight (is it more or less than ???g) etc.
Either indoors or outside in the garden, have a game of either ‘I spy something beginning with the letter …’, ‘I can hear something beginning with the letter …’, or ‘Guess the object’ where one person chooses an object that they can either see or from a chosen category such as sport or animals and the other person has to try and work out what it is by asking questions which can only be answered to by either ‘yes’ or ‘no’.