Learning is so much more that the academia of English, maths and science lessons. Children of today need to be prepared for the world of tomorrow and so at St Antony’s we place an importance on developing curiosity, independence and creativity, on wonder and imagination.
We are conscious of the increasing amount of time we all spend behind a screen, be it on a laptop, phone, television or iPad. It is therefore important to balance this with some 'screen free' time and use this opportunity to broaden our horizons. This is as important for the adults as it is for the children.
It is for these reason that we are continuing our ‘Curiosity Fridays’ throughout this present lockdown. We have put together a list of ideas to spark your children’s imaginations, to get them away from their screens and to enjoy the wonder of the world. One of the main principles behind the Curiosity Friday initiative is to allow children to have a choice in their learning in the hope that this would ignite and spark their enthusiasm and curiosity to learn more. So whilst they may be given some activities/ideas to support them in their choice, they may have another idea/activity that they want to explore and this is to be encouraged.
The activities are designed so that your children need as little support as possible in order to encourage independence and build resilience. We have also tried to ensure that any resources needed can be easily found around the house. We do not expect the activities to be ‘turned in’, but if you would like to share any pictures or videos, feel free; it would be lovely to see them.
So, imagine, explore, make and enjoy.