Bonjour Year ,
Mrs. Carsberg, Miss Tew and Miss. Moloney here.
We hope you are all well and keeping safe. It has been lovely to hear about the work you have been doing at home in your comments on last week’s blog post. Here are some more activities for you to dig your teeth into.
We have assigned you 2 books linked to our Science topic on Scholastic. You could do some more research about your favourite animal. Maybe you could make a factfile.
Maths Activity Ideas
We have 5 tasks for you again this week. Remember we would like you to do your best and do as many as you can. You could space your activities throughout the week or have a Maths day if you like.
Task 1: Make a list of all your number bonds to 10. For example, 1 + 9 = 10. After that, complete the following calculations.
32 + 8 38 + 2
52 + 8 58 + 2
12 + 8 18 + 2
82 + 8 88 + 2
92 + 8 98 + 2
33 + 7 37 + 3
53 + 7 57 + 3
13 + 7 17 + 3
83 + 7 87 + 3
93 + 7 97 + 3
Do you notice any patterns? How do these calculations link with your number bonds? Write any rules that you notice are always true.
Task 2: See if you can find some coins in your house. If you can’t, use the coins from the picture below. Some of the coins in the photo are only partly shown; try to work out their value from clues on the coins (e.g. size and colour).
How much do you have altogether? Write your amount as pounds and again as pence (e.g. £7.28 or 728p). What different amounts can you make with your coins? Try ordering your coins in order of their value from smallest to largest.
Bonus challenge: you could even make a tally chart of the different coins you can find in your house.
Task 3: Have a look through your cupboards with the help of a grown up. How many items can you find that could replace the question mark below? Write them down in descending order. We would love to know what the heaviest and lightest items you find are.
2g < ? < 1kg or 1000g
Task 4: Find at least 2 different cups or mugs. You need to work out which would hold the most liquid. You could do this using a measuring jug. If you do not have a measuring jug, think of other ways you can measure. You could see how many spoons of water it takes to fill each cup.
Task 5: Learn how many days they are in each month. Use the video to help you. Make a list of the months with how many days they contain next to the name. You need to make sure you spell the months correctly as well J
English Activity Ideas
Explain what a verb is to a member of your family and write a definition. Now try to find as many verbs as you can in the Selfish Giant extract, or from a book in your house, and write a verb list.
Task 2 Using the verb list you created yesterday, write some simple sentences based one or two verbs, but change the tense, for example:
Present: I am climbing over the wall.
Past: I climbed over the wall.
Future: I will climb over the wall.
Re-read The Selfish Giant. Think about the beginning of the story. Do you agree with the children’s decision to jump over the wall and play in the giant’s garden? Why?
Re-read the Selfish Giant. How does the Giant’s character / mood change as the story progresses? What events lead to the change in the Giant’s character?
Imagine you find your own secret garden. What would it look like? What would you do there? What games could you play? What exciting thing could happen?
Draw a picture and write short story about your secret garden. Remember to include: an introduction, a build-up, a problem, a resolution and an ending.
Following on from our Ancient Egypt topic, this link will take you to some more clips to have a look at. We would love it if you could send us some new facts which you have learnt. Why don’t you write a secret message using hieroglyphics.
Remember you have your Emile and TTrockstars accounts also.