During these difficult times caused by the COVID-19 virus, the staff at Peregrinate have been working hard to provide interesting, diverse and fun activities for you to do at home. We have devised a list of activities and lessons below which we hope you agree provides a welcome break to your days confined to home. The idea is that you can dip in and out of these activities to suit yourselves. Many are interactive. Some are games and/or challenges. All are fun. All are educational. What could be better for those long days stuck at home than having fun and learning.
You will see below there is a wide range of activities:
English/Literacy Lots of audible books, reading and writing exercises, and drawing books
Maths (still fun!) You Tube, interactive maths explained in easy to understand formats
Sciences Lots of interactive activities covering all sciences including becoming an astronaut
History Virtual tours of the World’s top museums, coral reef and the Rainforest.
Geography Explore some of the most amazing natural wonders the Earth has to offer
Arts & Culture Teach yourself to draw or dance. See some of the best art ever painted
Computing/IT Learn how to touch type and the secrets of Minecraft
Movement & Exercise Take some online fitness and Yoga classes
We will be adding to this list as the weeks move on so please let us know what you think about these activities and tell us what types of things you would like to see.
Before we closed the school, you were all given a folder of work that you must complete whilst at home. Angela or Chris will call you and your families each day. This call is to support you with schoolwork, make sure you are keeping well and then speak to your parent or carer to see if your family are OK or if they need anything.
So, feel free to try out these online activities and we all hope you enjoy exploring, discovering and learning with them. If you use the ‘contact us’ page on the website you can give us some feedback. Or you can phone, email or text, as usual.
You will need to sign up to access the many and varied Bitesize resources on offer here, but only need to do this when you first access them. Bitesize lessons are released every day and cover a wide range of topics and subjects.
Just click on any of the links below and you will go directly to your chosen activities.
MATHEMATICS – (REMEMBER, STILL FUN)
ARTS & CULTURE
THE PEREGRINATE CHALLENGE
Here is our challenge to you. Create your own fitness video showing how you and your family are keeping fit during lockdown and we will forward it to the producers of the fitness videos below. If it ticks all of the boxes it will be published online alongside the rest of their videos. Send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
MOVEMENT & EXERCISE
ESCAPE ROOM PUZZLES
Many of you visited the Breakout Rooms as an end of Term Treat earlier this year. You can now test your skills again as Breakout Rooms have allowed us access to their latest venture Escape from Home. This is a great idea which allows you to plan your escape from three different scenarios without leaving the comfort of your own sofa. The three escapes are The Egyptian Escape, A Pirate’s Problem and The Global Gateway.
HOW TO PLAY
To play the game, all you have to do is solve the puzzles on each page. The answer to the puzzle is the password for the following page. When you think you know the answer, enter the code to gain access to the next part of the adventure. Passwords are in lower case unless it needs a capital letter (names, places etc)
You’ll need access to the internet search engine (Google) and a paper and pencil to help you complete the adventures.
If you aren’t sure on how to solve the puzzle, there are hints on each page to help you out. All you have to do is highlight the hidden text. On a laptop and PC, do this by left clicking over the hidden text and dragging across to highlight. On a mobile or tablet, you’ll need to select the hidden text and copy and past to another document or notes page in order for the text to appear.
If you enter a password and it’s incorrect, you can go back to the previous page by clicking back on your browser and looking at further hints. Depending on how many times you have attempted the password, you may need to click back more than once.
To begin your adventure, click here. And, good luck!