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Summer Topic


This is a great website to look at to support children with their learning on Rainforests.  Please pick and choose the activities you want to try:

Topic Work


Reading Activities


1/ Download the 'scratch' program and allow the children to play on it to become familiar with it.  The children may need some parental support to find out how to use it to start with and to extend their knowledge of what it can do. The download is free and the website to do this is here: https://scratch.en.uptodown.com/windows  

2/ If you don't have windows, other versions are available and you can do this by googling 'scratch free download'.

3/ Please allow the children to 'play' or explore with powerpoint too.  Make pictures, stories, cards - anything you are interested in. 

4/ The ultimate aim is for children to be familiar with this so that they are able to be taught how to make a quiz - either using powerpoint or scratch.  

5/ If they think they are ready for the challenge to make a quiz, I can download lessons onto the website.  If not, we will do it when back at school.




1. Pop art at home. Find a tin of food in your cupboard at home. This might be baked beans, soup or spaghetti hoops.

Draw it in pencil then colour it in with bright colours, remember to outline it with bold black lines. 

2. A view through your window. Look out of a window at home and draw what you see. Try to get the proportions and perspective by really looking at what you can see. Colour in your drawing with colouring pencils or shade it with a pencil.

3. Create a 3D landscape with recycled packaging like cereal boxes, clean empty food packaging. If you have paint you can paint each section or cover it with tissue paper. Try collaging with magazine pictures and colouring with felt tips.

4. Create a comic strip - create a character and draw your character in a cartoon style. Think of a story line and draw boxes to sequence the story in. Use speech bubbles and some text to tell the story.

5. Research an artist of your choice. Do an artist copy in an any medium you have.

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