Lifeskills

LOCKDOWN LIFESKILLS 

Dear Students, 

There are certain skills which are useful to know for your everyday life. Usually some of these skills are learnt after you leave school but your time spent at home maybe a good opportunity for you to learn! 

Each of these will be categorised grade-wise but you are free to try to learn and do items outside your designated Grade. However do not try the higher grade skills alone at home! Please ensure your parents or an adult is with you and guiding you. Students of the higher grades, you should ideally have mastered all the skills below you. 

We hope you enjoy learning as much as we enjoyed compiling this list for you. Stay safe! 

Dear parents, please help your child with the list of activities outlined below. Most of these skills will help your child to be more well-rounded person and prepare them for life. 

Grade 4 

  • Make your family members a sandwich. 
  • Wash your plate and mug after you use it. 
  • Learn to use cutlery. 
  • If you have a map at home, learn how to read it. Find your way to school! 
  • Basic stitching – learn how to sew a button on. 
  • Write a grocery list for yourself for all the items you need for the week; make sure you only put in the essentials. 
  • Learn how to fold your clothes. 
  • Learn to wash your handkerchief, socks, serviette, underwear and dry them properly. 
  • Learn how to bathe and feed your pet. 
  • Learn how to sweep and mop the floor. 

Grades 5-10 

  • Items in the above list. 
  • Plant some seeds and try to make them grow. 
  • Learn how to wrap a gift. 
  • Learn how to make a fruit juice. 
  • Learn about your family history – sketch a family tree. 
  • Learn how to iron your clothes (need parental supervision). 
  • Learn how to hammer a nail (need parental supervision). 
  • Learn how to make a cup of instant coffee or tea (need parental supervision). 
  • Learn how to ignite the cooker or gas oven (need parental supervision). 
  • Learn how to fry an egg (need parental supervision). 
  • Learn how to put your trip switch (need parental supervision). 
  • Learn how to change a lightbulb (need parental supervision). 

Grades 12/13 

  • All the items in the previous list. 
  • If there is a vehicle at home, learn to check the fluids under the bonnet – oil, coolant/water, water for the wipers (need parental guidance). 
  • Learn how to cook rice (need parental guidance). 
  • Learn how to change a gas cylinder (need parental guidance). 
  • If there is a vehicle available at home, learn how to change a tire (need parental guidance). 
  • Learn basic Graphic design – 7 day free trial of Photoshop available at https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/free-trial-download.html 

 

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