Every week during lockdown the CU Trust will publsih a national worksheet with five suggested activities for the week. These will give you or your child fun ideas for activities that can be done at home. There's one for each day of the week, but you can do as many or as few as you like! Each activity is worth 1 credit.
To get a stamp code for Children’s University Online email email@example.com with evidence - this could be a photograph, video, a work sheet - or a completed reflection sheet.
Dr Jo Science
In place of our holiday Challenges, we are introducing The Hive Children's University Club. This offers a range of activities for our students to complete in their own time at home, over a complete term. We will produce three Club Acvtivity Packs each year and occasionally we will produce seasonal activities for festivals and celebrations.
1: What would life be like without electricity?
2: What does sound look like?
3. Do you see what I see?
4: What’s in the clouds?
5: Where does the sun go at night?
6: Where can you find patterns?
7: Can you lift something heavier than yourself?
Videos and worksheets for all activities listed below:
How to build your own bottle rocket
Make a rainbow
MAKE POP ART LIKE WARHOL
Design your own piece of pop art inspired by this famous artist
DRAW A FRIEND
Follow along with the video to draw someone you love and then make them into an installationaw
MAKE A SAND ART PICTURE
Grab some sand and create some art inspired by the seaside!
MAKE A WAVE PAINTING
Be inspired by nature and use found objects to make your own unique paintings
MAKE A KALEIDOSCOPE
Be inspired by Olafur Eliasson and make your own colourful kaleidoscope
GO ON A COLOUR WALK
Take a colourful treasure hunt walk through your neighborhood or around your house
A colour walk is a walk where you try to look for all the colours of the rainbow. You might think of it like a treasure hunt, where the treasure is colour! https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/go-on-colour-walk
MAKE A PLAY DOUGH SCULPTURE
Be inspired by Saloua Raouda Choucair's sculptures and stack up your own play dough sculpture. https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/sculpture/make-play-dough-sculpture
MAKE A ROBOT
Grab some bits and bobs from around the house and create an art-inspired robot. Have a look in your recycling for good materials to use. You could try old cereal boxes, magazines or plastic bottles. Tin foil works really well to make a shiny robot!
You might need some adult help when using pliers or scissors.
History of Titanic Discover the story of the RMS Titanic in this activity pack, perfect for finding out more about the Titanic! Titanic Activity Pack https://seacitymuseum.co.uk/wpcontent/uploads/Titanic-Activity-Pack.pdf
Southampton Through Time Southampton Through Time Activity Pack Dive into the amazing history of Southampton with this fun resource pack. https://tudorhouseandgarden.com/wpcontent/uploads/History-of-SouthamptonActivity-Pack.pdf
Mayflower 400 Activity Pack Find out about the Mayflower in this fun activity and information pack. https://seacitymuseum.co.uk/wpcontent/uploads/M400-Activity-Pack.pdf
Hive Challenge: Be a Historian Find out about one person from the past who interests you. Make a fact file on this person. Make a list of 10 interesting facts about them and tell us why you have chosen them. Draw a Picture of them.
Off With Their Head: Find out more about the terrifying Tudors in this pack filled with activities to do at home or at school. https://tudorhouseandgarden.com/wpcontent/uploads/Off-With-Your-Head.pdf
Write you Own Spooky Story Use this pack to help you write your own spooky story set in Tudor House. A fantastic resource to encourage your imagination!
Black History Month
Museum of Croydon
Croydon’s Famous Music History
Draw a picture of a famous black Croydon resident (or just your favourite Croydon black resident) using our frame.
Post it on social media using #MOCBlackhistorymonth and we will share them!
Activity can you complete this word search containing words relating to music in and out of Croydon
Find Downloads : https://museumofcroydon.com/black-history-in-croydon-learningpack
Thank you for the chocolate:
A story about thanking the people who make our food. Tom receives a very special gift on his birthday. But as his Grandma reminds him, when you receive the gift of chocolate, there’s more than one person you have to say thank you to!
Patrick’s Virtual Visit
Home Learning Challenge sheet available for ages 7-11
Patrick talks about climate change and the impact it is having on tea farmers in the part of Kenya where he lives. There are also supporting documents and activities including:
A Home Learning Challenge sheet
A worksheet for students – using Google Maps or an atlas to find out more about where tea is grown plus a design activity where students think about what information they want to see on packaging
Film length: 06m 47s
Remembrance Day - 2020
Challenge packs comprise of 4 sections: games, food, craft and other.
25th March 2020
We are aware that children and families are currently being directed to participate in a wide range of online learning activities and parents may be concerned about internet safety.
We are ‘Thinkuknow’ Ambassadors and it is our pleasure to share with you a brilliant set of resources called #OnlineSafetyAtHome.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from National Crime Agency (NCA) and Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP), a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
We will provide 1.5 hours of Children's University Learning for all completed activities upon submission of evidence, in the usual way, to us by email.
Here are the downloadable resources:
Activities to do at home and online
Children’s University is all about encouraging participation in learning beyond the classroom. At present many of the destinations, clubs and social spaces that we typically signpost people to are not as accessible as they would normally be due to the spread of COVID-19.
Croydon CU Seasonal Challenges are changing
We have been asked by some parents if they could have longer to complete the seasonal challenges, as sometimes there isn’t time to complete all the challenges the children would like to do. We think it is great that children want to complete more, so we are going to publish Termly Challenges which will cover some school holidays too!
The next Challenge is now ready and is called ‘The Summer Term Challenge’ starting from the beginning of the Easter school holiday and will run to the end of the Summer Term 2020. The activity folder sheets (can be downloaded below) should be completed for each activity and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of September 2020, parents can support younger children to complete these. We will email a certificate with the relevant CU Codes to claim the credit. We are happy to receive several activity sheets at a time so that individual codes can be included on one certificate.
This will be followed by our usual ‘Summer Holiday Challenge’ covering August and then ‘The Autumn Term Challenge’ will run from September to the end of December 2020.
Challlenges shared with us by our CU partners:
Learning can take place anywhere including the home and online. Here are resources from our network and all across the world in order to keep you active, learning and entertained! We’ve put these into different categories so you can easily find something new to do.
Please note for all challenges completed an activity evidence sheet must be completed in order to retrieve the CU Online Code, parents and carers of younger children can help their children to complete these. Completed sheets should be emailed to email@example.com and the code will be sent by return.
The Children’s University has a number of activities and resources that you can download and complete either at home or take with you to a learning destination.
You can also find the learning providers in the area where you live as well as when you are visiting family and friends away from home or on holiday on the Children’s University Digital Platform:
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