The Summer holidays are here!
Hopefully you will be able to get away and enjoy a badly needed change of scene. Over the Summer, there are a number of activities and challenges running that you can take part in.
Take a look at the West Berkshire Summer Prospectus to see all the activities available - there are many prizes to be won! Some of the activities are highlighted below.
Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event run by The Reading Agency and libraries across the country which is aimed at 4-11 year olds. Every summer holiday, children are encouraged to read six (or more) books of their choice with a certificate for every child who completes the challenge.
Due to COVID-19 and the ongoing social distancing measures, this year the Challenge is DIGITAL!
It's FREE to take part and children will need permission from a parent/carer to complete the online registration.
Please see the PowerPoint below for further information.
West Berkshire Museum Story Competition
This summer West Berkshire Museum are running an exciting short story competition for young people. It’s a chance for young writers to create their own story inspired by eight very different museum objects (see information sheet).
Your story can be a maximum of 500 words in length and of any genre, such as science fiction, mysteries and detective, or fairy tales and myths, to name but a few. Whatever the genre, the challenge is to include every object in the narrative –
let your imagination run wild!
'Maths Talk Counts' Summer Challenge
Maths Talk Counts is a West Berkshire Summer Holiday challenge aimed at getting children talking about maths.
Activities are grouped by Year group, but you can choose which ever one suits your child best.
There are 31 activities for the 31 days during the month of August. You may choose to work in chronological date order or not. Shade in each date as your child completes. Once completed, email a scanned copy or a photo of the calendar to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 11 September 2020.
A random winner from each year group will be chosen with each winner receiving a £20 Amazon voucher.
- West Berkshire Maths Talk counts Year 1
- West Berkshire Maths Talk counts Year 2
- West Berkshire Maths Talk counts year 3
- West Berkshire Maths Talk counts Year 4
- West Berkshire Maths Talk counts Year 5
- West Berkshire Maths Talk counts Year 6
- Year 1 Calendar
- Year 2 Calendar
- Year 3 Calendar
- Year 4 Calendar
- Year 5 Calendar
- Year 6 Calendar
Road to Tokyo
Can you complete enough activities to complete the 6000 miles 'virtual' distance to Tokyo, over the Summer holidays?
Here are some daily challenges and activities which equate to distance. See if you can complete enough to reach Tokyo - just keep a record using the record sheet and hand it in to your teacher in September. More bonus activities will be sent out in August.
BBC Micro:bit Summer School
Park House School Computing Hub have created a 'Code In, Keep Fit, Love Nature' Summer School.
When you register you receive a Micro:bit programmable device then you can follow the 6 webinars to create a micro:pet, step counter, species counter and much more.
Book your place here.
Early Years Summer Challenge
Any adult involved in a child’s life wants to be part of making special moments they will remember forever. Why not see how many memorable moments you can create this summer by trying the Early Years Summer Challenge? You may wish to colour the memories as you complete them.
To enter the prize draw email a photograph of one of the memories you have made from our challenge to Kirstie.email@example.com. Please remember to state if you give your consent for us to post your photograph entry on the Family Information Service Facebook page or you would prefer to keep the entry private. The draw closes on Monday 31st August 2020.