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Kempsey Primary School

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Topic Activities

Over the next few weeks our topic is going to be 'My Family Tree'. During these strange times we find ourselves living in, staying in contact with our families is becoming even more important. We have decided that a fun way to add this into our learning is by exploring our family trees, talking to relatives about their lives and thinking about why our families are so important to us!


Below are your activities for this week. Remember you can choose one and work on it a little bit each day, until you've completed it. You can then move onto a new one (but you don't have to complete all of them). Some of them, like the family tree one, might take quite a while! Also, check back throughout the week as activities are added at different times.


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Activity 1 - Our Family Tree

Lots of people explore their family trees in order to find out about their ancestors (these are people in your family who lived a long time ago), they often find out really interesting facts about people in their family tree. I wonder what you will find...


Start by looking at the PowerPoint in order to find out more about what a family tree is. You can then start to explore further. You can choose how much you explore, you might just create a family tree of close relatives (like parents and grandparents) or you might explore further and find out about others (like great grandparents, or great great grandparents? Maybe even your grandparent's brothers and sisters!). It's totally up to you how much investigating you do. You might find that this takes you some time. You could also ask people to help you. Why not call or video call other family members to find out what they know about your family tree? You might also like to see if people in your home would like to join in too!

Activity 2 - Time Capsule letters

One of the pages in your time capsule is a letter to yourself and a letter from your parents to you. For this activity, we would like you to write a letter to your older self. What would you say to you in ten years time when you're a teenager? Or maybe even older than that? What are some things you've learnt that you'd like to remind your older self of? What things did you do with the people in our home that you'd like to remind your older self of? Maybe you'd tell yourself to stay in touch with family and friends because it's so important. Maybe you'd remind yourself of all of the baking you've been doing and the games you've played. You might tell yourself about the daily walks you've been going on. 

At the same time, why not ask the adults in your home to write the letter to you!

Activity 3 - Computing

Find out about sequencing, programming and how computers work by following this BBC Bitesize lesson.

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