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'I pin my hopes to quiet
processes and small circles in which vital and transforming
events take place.'' Rufus Jones

 

Thanks for all the feedback! Keep talking, playing and creating your own activities. Quiet processes and small circles.

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Cubitt Town Junior School

 

We have posted our last Daily Activity, but Mr Pear and his colleagues on the mist wreathed Isle of Dogs have posted oracyrich activities for half term. Enjoy!

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No 52. Today's Activity!

Last Lockdown Activity, but we hope you come back to visit. An Indian short story for you to tell in your own way and your own words.

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No 51. Yesterday's Activity!

Linking Vikings to Britain's history. This activity invites your biographies.

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No 50.

Next stage of our Viking week. Even more role cards with shorter captions.

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There is a strong argument for teaching Viking history at all ages, making a visit every year.

 

 

No 49.

Next stage of our Viking week. More role cards! Bone up on an artefact, get in role and delight your family and friends with your expertise.

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There is a strong argument for teaching Viking history at all ages, making a visit every year.

 

 

No 48.

Next stage of our Viking week. Role cards! Bone up on a date, get in role and shock your family and friends with your expertise. Make the mini books!

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There is a strong argument for teaching Viking history at all ages, making a visit every year.

 

 

No 47.

Do you like Board Games? Play our Vikings game and help us improve it. We are planning a Viking week.

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No 46.

Get in role. Become a mythical character from ancient Greece and introduce yourself.

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No 45.

Talking about Feelings.

You can add extra words.

 

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No 44.

It's Superworm!

Three Games.

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No 43.

investigating spelling rules. Discover the words that refuse to behave.

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No 42.

A way to begin to understand the smallness of small things.

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No 41.

Become a rich Roman and make your choices.

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No 40.

Acting out connectives.

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No 39.

Cowels and Vonsanants.

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No 38.

Air Raid Connect Four for VE day.

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No 37.

Maths again and three levels of difficulty.

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No 36.

Crafty Mimes!

Welcome to the Middle Ages! Rehearse a mime and test it out on your family.

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No 35.

Cinco de Mayo!

Here is a chance to virtually visit Mexico.

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No 35.

Cinco de Mayo!

Here is a lot more information where things and people talk about themselves.

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No 34.

Maths you tell us are the activities you like best. Here's a track game which you can easily draw on paper if you can't print our version.

If you haven't got a die you can notch a pencil or put paper numbers in a tin. In the last case you can add bigger numbers or even put minus numbers in! Click on picture on left to access the full activity.

 

 

Here is the link to all our maths activities!

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No 33.

How much? How many?

This activity does not need printing out.

Try doing it by calling out the items.

 

 

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No 32.

Rapid Addition Chatterboxes.

Why not make a difficult one to try out on parents or carers or brothers or sisters!

 

 

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Mayday Activity! No 31.

Rhyming Dates Pairs Game.

Challenge is finding worse rhymes than these!

 

 

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No 30

In this activity you have to bid for paintings to fill your bingo board art gallery. You need to ask the whole family to play.

 

 

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No 29

Here is a chance to use all the interesting descriptive words you mined yesterday to write Haikus.

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No 28.

An invitation to play a Connect Four Game and then make your own version.

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We have drafted a resource summary for Connect Four.

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No 27

Mental Maths Boards which can easily be constructed and you can devise your own.

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No 27

And a card version of the boards activity.The theme is microbes of different colours.

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We are took a little rest on Sunday and offered you a dip into Colin West's poetry book.

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No 26.

Staying with the nineteenth century here are games to play and to make your own.

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No 25.

To help remind you what school was like, here is a sorting game about schools now and schools in the 19th century

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No 24.

23rd April Extra Activity!

Happy Birthday Will!

A blockbusters game to test each the other on Midsummer Night's Dream and general Shakespeare knowledge.

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No 23.

A chance to make the longest and most ingenious energy chain.

And illustrate it. We are certain you can do better than our artist.

 

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No 22.

All previous daily activities are down the page.

All a virus wants to do is turn you into a billion copies of it.

Our sorting activity puts you in the head (if it had a head) of a virus.

 

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No 21

We are still working on our virus related activities so it you would like to add more cards and pictures please contribute!

 

 

 

Extra for National Tea Day! 21st April!

 

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No 20

We want you to choose a favourite book and make a track game.

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No 19

Here is an example from our collection. This book is popular across the age range.

 

 

We have reached No 18! Education is conversation and some of the best dialogue takes place when producing your own versions of a game.

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No17.

Would you like to make your own seasons connect game to try out with those you know well and then send to us?

 

 

 

No 16.

Is it time to invent a new superperson? Or are human beans better?

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No 15.

Here are the bare bones of a creepy story! Would you like to flesh it out

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Five times four possible plots!

 

 

 

 

No 14.

Float in a sea of chatter and improve your mental maths!

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No 13.

A super opportunity to draw some aliens and get the spelling of there or their right. And a bingo game!

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Share your aliens and their belongings!

 

No 12.

Become rainforest animals and introduce yourselves in role.

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No 11.

Giant Turnip Games from Mantra's version of the story available on their website in many languages.

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Pairs and Bingo games

No 10.

How do you play these musical instruments?

Can you make your own musical instrument gameboard? Click on picture on left to access full activity.

 

 

No 9.

Time for some imaginative similes. Here's a game to remember the old ones.

Can you think what might be better than warm as toast or crafty as fox? Click on picture on left to access full activity.

 

 

No 8.

Too Many Apostrophes!

This activity can be played as it is. but we hope it will inspire you to write sentences full of apostrophes.

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Too Many Apostrophes!

Have a go at writing your own sentences that need a lot of apostrophes and then try making sentences where you can add too many to try out for the game.

 

 

No 7.

Neutralisation Rules

This activity is easy to copy out if you don't have a printer and can be extended by adding more substances.

 

 

Neutralisation Rules

We thought that even if you don't have access to printing, it is fairly straightforward to produce a hand crafted version of this activity.

Ideally we planned for pairs to compete with other pair because it produced more talk but two can play of course if there are only two of you to play.

Has anyone considered trying out our activities on Zoom? We wish Voice21 well experimenting here and look forward to seeing the results of their work.

 

 

 

No 6.

Seacoast and/or Mountains

This activity can be played with or without an Atlas.

This activity can be opened by clicking on the picture on the left.

Seacoast or Mountains

We thought that even if you don't have access to printing, it is fairly straightforward to produce a hand crafted version of this activity. You can choose your own countries.

Ideally we planned for pairs to compete with other pair because it produced more talk but two can play of course if there are only two of you to play.

Has anyone considered trying out our activities on Zoom? We wish Voice21 well experimenting here.

 

 

 

No 5.

Dirty Bertie Track Game

With the current emphasis on hygiene would you like to improve on our Dirty Bertie Track Game.

We need a better track and more dirty and/or clean cards.

Click on the title page on the left to see our very basic Dirty Bertie Track Game

 

 

 

 

No 4.

We made Mini Books

You are invited to make and then write and illustrate a mini book.

Click on the title page on the left to see our Bash Street Pets mini books.

You need to be very accurate in folding and cutting to produce a tidy mini book. There is a bigger template on the activity page.

 

 

No 3.

An Introduction to Open Ended Dominoes.

This activity invites you to try out making your own open ended domino activity similar to Steve's.

You are invited to construct your own open ended domino activity. Choose a topic It can be a something physical or mental. Brainstorm the vocabulary then write the words on dominoes.

Click on the title page on the left if you want to download the complete activity.

 

You will find other open ended examples on our website and here is our resource summary.The hope and plan is that you will think up lots of unexpected and creative arguments to link your dominoes and then argue constructively with the other players

Please send us your versions.

 

 

No 2.

Scroll down for earlier activities

You may decide you need a magnet for this activity.

The boldest go forward without one since you can always check your guesses later.

You are going to construct your own game board like the one below or if you can find real objects that are small enough you can lay them out in a game board formation on the floor or table

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Make a game board like the one on the left by drawing objects or just writing their names. Make two or more different coloured sets of mini cards/paper scraps with M for magnetic on some and N for nonmagnetic written on others.

Players take different coloured mini card sets. Mix and Shuffle your mini cards. Place them face down. Players take turns to pick a card from their mini pile and place it on a correct place on the board. First player to get four of their mini cards in a row in their colour is the winner.

You may want to make a bigger board which makes the game last longer. The downloadable board is twice the size. If you are using real objects rather than pictures and you have a magnet you can easily check your guesses so there won't be a need for an adjudicator!

 

 

 

No 2

Welcome to the Unfortunately, Fortunately Storytelling Framework.

These stories can go on and on. Optimistists stop at fortunately, pessimists don't. Illustrations are optional but fun. Send us your stories!

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Work in pairs. Both of you decide a topic for your story. Write the first line on a sheet of paper and then exchange your stories. Write an unfortunate event for the story and exchange again. Write a fortunate event and exchange again and so on until you decide to stop or just can't go any further.

 

 

 

No 1.

Burglar Bill inspired this activity which is a Connect Three game of asking questions about a book. Choose a book and pick two characters from it.

Click on the book cover for the whole set of activiies for BB.

 

Thinking about using it for Noughts and Crosses, Bleak House or Tess of the d'Urbervilles??

Make a gameboard for your book and a set of mini cards for your two characters. This can of course be very basic or you can spend time on it and produce brilliant drawings.

To play the game you take turns to ask each other questions about your book. If you get your question right (without looking at the book!) you can put one of your mini cards on the board. The first player to get three of their cards in a row is the winner.

Please send us your versions!

 

 

 

No 0!

We put this as nought because we counted backwards incorrectly!

This book by Anna-Maria Mclean is an animal alphabet published in 2016, but now quite difficult to find. The paintings are spectacular. Here are two examples to inspire you to produce your own alliterative alphabet for animals or for anything else you think up.

Please send us your productions which we w.

 

Thank you everyone who is helping us with these activities. A big thank you for your feedback!