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Home education: Six quick and easy key stage 1 activities

Many of the resources and support being offered for home education focus on key stage 2 and above. Here, Jack Dabell offers six quick activities for younger children in key stage 1

Planning activities for children now they are learning at home is a whole new ball game with many unexpected challenges. There is a lot to consider: How will your activity translate at home? Will the adults at home need more explanation? How much time will they have to explain the work? How do you differentiate effectively? What resources do they have on hand?

If you need some ideas which can work well at home, here are six activities for children in key stage 1 that are simple to explain, resource and differentiate. They are also fun to complete and offer a valuable learning opportunity.

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