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Snow Day Activities for School Closures

Ideas for learning activities in the event of a school closure.

Early Learning Centre - Primary 1

  • Create a "snowy day" picture using a variety of materials - EXA 0-02a
  • Sledging/build a snowman - HWB 0-25a
  • Baking healthy food - perhaps showing children how to make soup - HWB 0-30a, HWB 0-35a
  • Stories - watch/listen/read with discussions of likes and dislikes - LIT 0-01b/LIT 0-11b
  • Discussions about the snow and then link to the different forms of water - SCN 0-05a
  • How does sledging work?  Link to basic forces and what makes them move - SCN 0-07a
  • Discussions about the weather, how it makes them feel and link to seasons - SOC 0-12a
  • Take a photograph of a snow scene and explain what you like about it - TCH 0-04b
  • Use of computer for Educational games -TCH 0-04a

General Activities

  • Revisit phonic sounds/ spelling words already covered to date
  • Basic Maths/Problem Solving Activities
  • Personal Topic Research
  • Play counting on games such as Snakes and Ladders, Dominos
  • Revisit any topics that children have had particular difficulties with

Primary 2 - Primary 4

  • Look out of your window and draw what you see - EXA 1-03a
  • Sledging/build a snowman or snow sculpture - HWB 1-19a
  • Baking something healthy - HWB 1-30b
  • Write an imaginative 'snow' story/create a newspaper article on snow or keep a diary of what you have been up to in the snow - LIT 1-20a/LIT 1-22a/LIT 1-23a/LIT 1-24a
  • Discussion of different forms of water, link to the snow and make predictions - SCN 1-05a
  • How does sledging work? - SCN 1-07a
  • Topical Science- Discussion of the impact of this weather on society - SCN 1-20a

General Activities

  • Revisit phonic sounds/ spelling words already covered to date
  • Continue with any spelling/ reading homework if it has been issued
  • Work on the alphabet/alphabetical order
  • Basic Maths/Problem Solving Activities
  • Times tables Revision
  • Personal Topic Research
  • Play counting on games such as Snakes and Ladders, Dominos
  • Revisit any topics that children have had particular difficulties with

Primary 5 - Primary 7

  • Look out of your window and draw what you see - EXA 2-03a
  • Create a short script based on "A Winter Story".  This could be performed to your class - EXA 2-14a
  • Sledging/build a snowman or snow sculpture - HWB 2-19a
  • Making something healthy to eat - HWB 2-30b
  • Write an imaginative 'snow' story/create a newspaper article on snow or keep a diary of what you have been up to in the snow - LIT 2-20a/LIT 2-22a/LIT 2-23a/LIT 2-24a
  • Record and display measurements based on daily snowfall - MNU 2-20b
  • Design a sledge work- Design a fast or slow sledge- what did you choose and why? - SCN 2-07a
  • Topical Science- Discussion of the impact of this weather on society - how can we help those in need at this time? - SCN 2-20a

General Activities

  • Revisit spelling words already covered to date
  • Continue with any spelling/ reading homework if it has been issued
  • Work on alphabetical order/word meaning
  • Basic Maths/Problem Solving Activities
  • Times tables Revision
  • Personal Topic Research
  • Revisit any topics that children have had particular difficulties with

All Ages

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