Bath’s biggest and most popular resource for families at home is back again, with part 23 of our ongoing collection of resources to help keep families at home fit, learning and happy.
The Photo Club is exhibiting work by its 11-16 year olds members in its Through Our Eyes online exhibition. The project showcases the groups’ response to the isolation caused by the COVID-19 lockdown through a series of challenges, culminating in this online exhibition.
Find out more here
New from the always lovely team at Stagecoach Bath – the learning portal www.stagecoachathome.com offering plenty of FREE bite-sized videos in singing, dancing and acting and you don’t have to be a stagecoach student to join in!
Tiny Toes Baby Reflexology and Massage is running a series of one hour a week, four week courses online. The courses uses elements of baby reflexology, movement and baby massage to encourage parents and carers to communicate, connect and calm their baby.
To have this course tuition 1:1 is £80 and can take place at a time to suit the baby and its care giver. For a small group of no more than three babies, for £50 for the course.
For more details, click here.
The Victoria Falls Adventure Golf Course in Victoria Park in Bath will be open again on Saturday from 10am-5pm! You can only play with people from your own household, there will be a five minute gap between each group, clubs and balls will be cleaned after use and payment is only by card.
Now just point us to the miniature windmill…
This looks amazing! Roustabout, a Bristol-based theatre company, has just released a programme of FREE online activities to help keep young creative minds engaged during this period. This includes –
– Theatre Home Delivery – short scripts that can be performed at home. For children and teenagers (7 – 16 years).
– Rehearsal Madness – instructional videos for rehearsal games available here. A great for drama students and teachers. For ages 7+
– Lights Up On… – a 12-week programme of interviews, open Q&As and ongoing mentorship opportunities for young theatre makers and students of Drama and Theatre Studies. Starting 27 May, hosted by Toby Hulse.
– (It’s not all) Zoom & Gloom – a brand new play which celebrates the wonderful creativity that so many have shown during lockdown, and the nonsense that comes with any attempt to communicate online. Written and directed by Toby Hulse. For ages 5+
This one’s a bit different but looks fascinating too… The Urban Tree Festival is taking place until 24 May and includes A Virtual Tour of Ancient Trees in London
Visit urbantreefestival.org for more information about this year’s exciting programme of events. You can register for as many as you like. Note, all events are free but most must be booked in advance. The festival is entirely run by a dedicated team of tree-loving volunteers.
Find out more here
Another recommendations, this time from mum of three Ellen… ThinkersMeetUp uses technology to link students worldwide with the best teachers to create exciting and challenging courses.
You will be able to see your instructor and fellow students, ask questions, listen to others’ questions… You might also write in the chat, use the whiteboard, watch videos together… Subjects available include the classics, English literature and language, maths, science, modern languages, music and art and philosophy, politics and society, with different age ranges available for each subject.
Find out more here
More fascinating facts and learning opportunities from the Museum of East Asian Art, which has launched its latest online resource based around traditional Chinese folk takes and associated activities. This week, inspired by a traditional folktale known as the Empty Pot, you can discover more about porcelain and the importance of flower patterns in the Chinese tradition. Head to https://meaa.org.uk/learning/family/ to download the activities pack.
Mum of two, Siobhan, has reminded us about the Government’s own list of online education resources for home education, which states, ‘These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
The list includes subject-specific resources for English, maths, science, PE, wellbeing and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
They are currently being offered for free here
100 Summer Crafts For Kids offers’ fun summer crafts and activities to keep the kids engaged all summer long! Includes summer craft ideas, art activities, fun science and more.’ You can choose from making beaded bubble wands to melted crayon sea shells, pasta jewellery, splat painting (how good does that sound!) and so much more!
To get arty in the sun, click here
Yet another parent recommendation, this time for Kate M who suggest Learn As You Play as a great resource for families of younger children. It’s packed full with ideas for educational play that are ideal for children aged three and upwards, ranging from old school classics like toilet roll binoculars to geocaching and more.
Find out more here
Children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson is to judge a short-story competition about your favourite journey with GWR. You could be heading to a secret destination or taking a journey back in time – in fact, anything you care to imagine.
All you’ve got to do is use the following sentence as the start to your story: “It was as the GWR train was pulling out of the station that it first caught my eye. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing…”
Key Stage 1 children (5-7 year olds) should write no more than 250 words. Key Stage 2 children (7-11 year olds) should write no more than 500 words.
Naomi will pick three winners in each age category. They will each receive a #GWREnterTrainment pack including a jigsaw and set of GWR Top Trumps.
Full details can be found here