Hello again! We can’t believe a week has passed already. We hope that you are all okay and managing to complete some of the tasks we have set up for you. Don’t forget you can leave us messages and we will answer as soon as we can. It has been lovely catching up with more of you over the telephone again this week. We have been really impressed by some of the amazing work you have been doing at home. Well done 👍😊
Here are your learning tasks for this week
This week please focus on your predictions. Ask you adult to use the questions on the ‘Predict’ section on the vipers bookmark below.
More books can be found at: Oxford Owl e-books library
Login and join for free.
On the library page click on…levels, book band and choose your child’s sticker colour.
You can also read books from home. Remember to read a range of texts: fiction and non fiction books, poems, recipes, instructions, magazines, comics etc.
Phonics Play – play games for your phonics stage – https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm
BBC Bitesize English – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv
ICT Games. – Here is a lovely website with lots of activities related to phonics, English and other useful topic activities. https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html
Youtube– these videos are great!
Geraldine the Giraffe
Watch the clip below. This lovely story is a firm favourite of ours…..
- Task Number 1 – Can you think of some really disgusting sandwich fillings to stop those pesky seagulls from eating Mr Grinling’s lunch? Write a list of your ideas be as yukky as you like!
- Task Number 2 – Mr and Mrs Grinling had a busy week. Can you write the days of the week and remember what they did each day? For an extra challenge you could write it like a diary. Ask a grown up to explain what a diary looks like if you are not sure.
- Task Number 3 – Hamish the cat wasn’t very happy about being in the basket, can you remember why? How would you make Hamish feel better? Can you write a note to Hamish telling him how you would cheer him up. Try to use the word ‘because’ in your writing.
- Task Number 4 – We think Mr Grinling’s picnic looked delicious. What would you have in your favourite picnic? You could draw it and label it or for an extra challenge write about it and tell us what are your favourite picnic foods and why.
Don’t forget to login to NumBots regularly to practise your maths skills. We can see that some of you have not logged on for a while, so here is the link again https://play.numbots.com/#/intro.
Your login is the first three letters of your first name, followed by the first three letters of your surname and the password is ‘password’.
Harry Potter would be… Login: harpot Password: password
This week in maths we are carrying on with Fractions and learning how to half shapes and numbers.
Have a go at these problems:
- Which of these fruits have been halved? How do you know?
2. Have a go at this problem – maybe an adult could draw it out or use objects to represent the coins if it hasn’t been printed out.
3. Ask an adult to draw this out for you. Remember there has to be 2 EQUAL parts for it to be half.
(Answer – any combination is correct that has 3 squares coloured in and three not).
Now ask your adult to split some objects in half and some not in half – maybe it could be 2 groups of pens, fruit, lego bricks etc. Now tell your adult which ones have been split in half and which ones haven’t and why.
4. This pirate has half of her treasure here and the rest is in her treasure chest. How much is in her treasure chest? How many pieces of treasure does she have in total?
Challenge – explain your answers to a grown up 👍
What is a food chain?
Watch this clip on the BBC learning zone website to find out.
Choose your favourite animal. Then research what it eats and if any other animal eats it!
On a piece of plain paper, draw the food chain for this animal. A food chain normally starts with plants and ends with a big carnivore. Cut out your food chain to make a jigsaw, just like the food chains in the video clip. Finally challenge your family to put it back together in the right order.
What are all of the joints in our body called? Can you remember?
Let us get arty… First, make a skeleton of the human body. You could use strips of paper, toilet rolls or boxes, cotton buds, sticks, pencils and pens, straws, cutlery or even toys for the bones. Now label all of the joints. Remember the joints are where two or more bones meet. When our muscles pull on our joints, our skeletons can move, bend and spin.
Join in with this online art lesson and learn how to draw facial expressions. You will need paper, pens or crayons. There is a sheet to print out of the outline of the characters but you can do the lesson without it.