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Top Ten Half-Term Activities

Vaiva, Oct. 21, 2020

With an increasing number of Covid-19 restrictions in place, we know that parents may be looking for new ways to keep their children entertained over the half-term holidays. Below are our top ten recommended activities, designed to be both educational and fun.

1) A virtual tour of the British Museum

Visit the British Museum website where you can scroll backwards and forwards through time and travel across the world learning about different artefacts from across the ages: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

2) Shakespeare’s Globe online storytelling events and workshops

Throughout October, the Globe Theatre is running a number of online events for a variety of age groups. These include storytellings and workshops exploring A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and Macbeth:

https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on/?filter=Family+Events

3) Halloween Science fun

Visit the Science Sparks website for instructions on how to do a number of spooky science experiments at home:

https://www.science-sparks.com/top-10-science-experiments-for-halloween/

4) Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales Online

You can watch acclaimed author Philip Pullman’s adaptations of Grimm Tales online. Filmed at the Unicorn Theatre, these free performances will be available on YouTube. Be warned, these tales are far from the Disney classics!

https://www.unicorntheatre.com/grimms

5) National Palace Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan

An incredible opportunity to ‘visit’ a museum on the other side of the world though a virtual tour:

https://tech2.npm.edu.tw/720vr/museumen/views.html

6) National Geographic Website

Featuring much more than just geography, the National Geographic website is full of fun facts and games:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/

7) Treasure Trail

Download a treasure trail and learn new facts about your home town. I’m particularly excited about the ‘Wizards of Watford’ treasure trail and ‘Secrets of St Albans’ spy mission:

https://www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/hertfordshire

8) The Big History Project

Complete five chapters of online videos, games and activities to discover 14 billion years of history!

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/chapters/1#intro

9) Reading list for the half-term

In order encourage students to explore different writers, styles and genres, as well as help them develop a love of literature, our lead English tutor Milda has compiled a list of 12 book recommendations for each year group from Year 3 to Year 11. The books on the list range from timeless classics to recent releases. As they go through the list, students will become familiar with the work of world-famous writers and meet iconic book characters.

You can download the Reading Recommendations here:

https://trefoiltutors.co.uk/documents/138/Recommended_reading_list_-_Trefoil_Tutors.pdf

10) Trefoil holiday work

Keep an eye on our website to find the extra assignments and materials Vivek, Rebecca and Milda will be posting over the holiday:

https://trefoiltutors.co.uk/free-holiday-materials/