COVID-19 Homeschooling Activities

WIth the news today that schools in the UK will be shut indefinitely, we take it as one of our greatest responsibilities to share the best ideas for children to explore at home. We decided that children and parents need access to resources that:

- inspire and evoke questioning and curiosity

- provide a break from screen time

- are free!

- help keep morale high in uncertain times


*Note the content is specific to a mixed-year context and the topics covered so far in the academic year.

*More resources will be shared here or on twitter (@northmcrstem)

Cleaning careers and chemical names KS3/4 (docx)

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Helping you to read scientifically KS4 (docx)

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Self-isolation science GARDEN EDITION (pdf)

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Self-isolation science rec (pdf)

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Self-isolation science 1 2 (pdf)

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Self-isolation science 3 4 (pdf)

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Self-isolation science 4 5 (pdf)

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Self-isolation science 5 6 (pdf)

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STEM at home - Incredibly low-budget, minimal-edit videos

Investigate which liquids float on water

(Identifying, grouping and classifying / comparative tests)

Water experiments for every day of the week 

(Pattern seeking / comparative tests)

Name that thing II - Electrical conductors and insulators

(Grouping and classifying / researching)

Name that thing! 

(Identifying, grouping and classifying)

How to make a human sundial

(Observing over time)

Baking bread from scratch!

World Book Day | 5th March 2020

BFG Dream Jars

George's Marvellous Density Tower

George's Marvellous Density Tower

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Create your own dream jars with 4 simple ingredients.

George's Marvellous Density Tower

George's Marvellous Density Tower

George's Marvellous Density Tower

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Inspired by George? Why not see how many liquids you can stack on top one another.

James and the Giant Gummy Bear

Fair Chocolate Bars for Charlie

Fair Chocolate Bars for Charlie

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Do gummy sweets grow like James' peach?

Fair Chocolate Bars for Charlie

Fair Chocolate Bars for Charlie

Fair Chocolate Bars for Charlie

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How can you decide if this chocolate bar is divided equally?

Christmas and World Space Week

Galaxy Slime

Fill the Bottle Challenge

Fill the Bottle Challenge

Purple sparkly and matte green slime in children's hands

Celebrate World Space Week 2018 with this recipe for galaxy slime - curated by year 5 children at Crab Lane Primary School.

Fill the Bottle Challenge

Fill the Bottle Challenge

Fill the Bottle Challenge

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Suitable for KS1 - KS3, this challenge brings together problem solving and tinkering skills, whilst practising fluency in capacity, measure and density.

Christmas Trees of Hanoi

Fill the Bottle Challenge

EYFS Present Delivery Service

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A themed twist on the classic 'Towers of Hanoi'. This activity is suitable for KS2-KS5, bringing in chess-style step-ahead thinking, modelling and generalising. 

EYFS Present Delivery Service

EYFS Present Delivery Service

EYFS Present Delivery Service

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Nursery and Reception children can help Santa deliver his presents using QR code scanning and number recognition skills. 

Help Santa with his Presents

EYFS Present Delivery Service

Help Santa with his Presents

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Suitable for EYFS and year 1, this challenge brings together number skills, engineering problem solving and high-quality verbal reasoning.

Non-Standard Trees

EYFS Present Delivery Service

Help Santa with his Presents

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Get young children used to the concept of measure and scale in a concrete way. In this challenge, children measure Christmas trees with their hand-span.