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Week 8 Topic
22nd February-26th February
You can complete these activities in any order
Make friends with a tree! Circle it with their arms, smell it, touch its bark and take a close look at its branches and leaves. Take rubbings of its bark, collect a few of its leaves and take a photograph of their tree to help with identification. Children could make a mini book all about their ‘own’ tree including their rubbings and leaf prints. Write independently about their tree.
Learn that some trees are deciduous and some are evergreen. Look at pictures of both types of tree and read their names. Take a socially distanced walk around the local environment to look at people’s gardens and describe the trees they can see – deciduous or evergreen?
Deciduous trees shed their leaves during autumn while evergreens keep their needle-like leaves all year round.
Draw or paint a picture of a woodland creature. You could even make 3-D junk models of different creatures including foxes, badgers, birds, squirrels and owls.
Look at Andy Goldworthy’s artwork using the internet. Using natural materials found outside, make your own artwork. You could use leaves, sticks, grass and anything else that can be found in the local environment.
Bird watching- How many different types of bird can you spot at home in your garden or out on a walk. Use the bird spotting sheet to help you identify the birds that you see.
Week 6 Topic
8th-12th February 2021
Art – Following on from our story this week, you will be creating a piece of penguin artwork. This animal is Miss Stokes’ and Miss Proctor’s favourite. Have a look at the image below. We would like you to make your very own penguin artwork. In class we will be using different shades of blue tissue paper for the background and some black card for the penguin. I am looking forward to seeing yours.
Art – Today you will be learning about aboriginal art. Have a watch of the videos below and stop as needed. You can use your finger to paint the dots if you do not have any cotton buds. If you are unable to watch the videos then there is a picture below for inspiration.
Here is another video that you might want to watch if your child enjoyed completing the tortoise:
Thursday and Friday
On Friday it is Chinese New Year. There is a selection of activities for you to complete over Thursday and Friday. Do not feel that you need to complete them all or if you would like to complete extra activities please do.
Here are some websites that you might find useful:
Week 5 Topic
1st - 5th February 2021
Geography- Ask your child what big cats they can think of? Create a list on a piece of paper. Go through the PowerPoint below. Discuss what continents the countries are in:
Russia – Europe and Asia
China – Asia
Iran – Asia
Pakistan – Asia
Mexico – North America
India - Asia
Look at the world map together and decide where each big cat lives. You can write these on a piece of lined paper or print out the map and write what big cat lives in each continent.
RE – Today in RE we will be learning about Noah’s Ark. Have a read through the story and discuss it. Have you heard of the song “The animals go in 2 by 2”? This song was written all about the story of Noah’s Ark. Have a go at singing it with your adult. After you have done this, we would like you to have a go at sequencing the story using the pictures provided. Then use these pictures to retell the story. You can retell the story using actions, writing it or just verbally reciting the story. The choice is yours.
Art – Today we would like you to have a go at following instructions whilst drawing. Here are some videos that will teach you how to draw some animals. Take your time to listen to the instructions and draw your animal.
ICT – Using the software “Paint” have a go at drawing your favourite animal. Remember that the lines you draw need to be closed (touching another line) so that you can colour the animal correctly
PE - What is your name? – Try to spell your full name including your middle and last name!
Week 4 Topic
25th January – 29th January 2021
Science - Go through the PowerPoint below looking at herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Can you sort the animals into groups? Use the resources below to help you.
PE – Today we would like you to have a go at some Go Noodle. Select one of the videos below and have a go at copying them. The videos below are some of the children’s favourites!
Art – Use some watercolours (or similar) to create a lovely warm sunset. Think about what colours you should use. Once this is dry then have a go at cutting out a tree and giraffe silhouette using some black paper. Then stick this onto your watercolour sunset. You should now have a beautiful African sunset. Have a look at the picture below for some inspiration.
Science – Today in science we would like you to learn about food chains. Go through the PowerPoint below looking at the different types of food chains. Then have a go at using the pictures to create different food chains. You can either print off these pictures and stick them on a piece of paper or you could draw these on a piece of paper instead. Don’t forget to add in the arrows to show the transfer of energy.
Design and Technology – Children are to have a go at creating their very own paper plate parrot. If you do not have a paper plate then you could cut a circle out of card. Have a look at the picture below to give you some inspiration. At school we will be using bingo dabbers to create a pattern. What could you use? Perhaps tissue paper, finger painting, even stamps. Do not forget to give your parrot an impressive tail too.
18th January - 22nd January 2021
Don’t forget that Joe Wicks is available for you to complete at any time during the day.
Science – Today we are learning about zoos. Have you ever been to the zoo? What was your favourite animal? Why? Have a look through the document called “Paper Zoos” and then use the resources to create your own paper zoo. If you do not have a printer then create a table on a piece of paper and draw in the animals. Can you add any more animals to your zoo? Can you create another category?
Geography – Have a look at different maps. Can you find a map of a zoo? Look at the features of a map eg: a key, colours etc. Today we would like you to create your own map of a zoo. It can be a real zoo or a zoo that you make up yourself. On your map we would like to see:
Science – Today we would like you to create a fact file about an animal. Have a look at the document to help you with some of the facts. Feel free to research an animal that is not in the document. Once you have gathered your information we would like you to create your fact file in whichever way you would like. You may decide to create a poster, write some paragraphs or even make a PowerPoint presentation. The choice is completely up to you.
Art – For art today we would like you to make an animal mask. Select your favourite animal and have a go at creating a mask. There are some templates provided if you would like to use them or you can draw your own. What could you use to make your mask? Perhaps you could use some feathers if your mask is of a bird. Maybe some cotton wool if you decide to make a sheep? Use items around your house and in your garden. Feel free to make as many as you would like. Maybe you could make one for everyone in your house?
Design and Technology – This week we have been looking at zoos and different animals. Your challenge today is to design (draw and label) and then to create your own zoo animal. Will your animal fly, walk or swim? How many legs or fins will your animal have? As an extra challenge can you write a sentence about your new animal telling me what your animal is called and what your animal likes to eat?
11th - 15th January 2021
Design and Technology - Today’s challenge is to make your own tiger food tin. Look at tins that you have at home and discuss what is on them eg: pictures, ingredients, bar codes etc. Have a go at designing one using the template. Once completed, try cutting it out and turning it into a 3D tin.
Art -Today we would like you to sketch a portrait of an animal. You can pick any animal that you want, perhaps you could complete more than one? Send over pictures of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Science – Have a look at the Human Life Cycle information. Read through what the different stages. Can you think of anyone you know who is at each different stage of the life cycle? Create your own drawing of the life cycle and label each stage. Challenge – Can you write a sentence about each stage of the life cycle?
PE- Go through the Yoga PowerPoint and have a go at the yoga poses. Can you and your family complete them all?
PSHE - Why is it so important that we wash hands etc.?
What diseases can be spread from one person to another? (e.g. cold, ‘flu, chicken pox).
Can you think of think of diseases that cannot be spread? (e.g. asthma).
Explain that not all illnesses are caused by germs, but many are - and we can help to stop these from spreading by good hygiene routines.
What are posters used for? Any ideas why the government want people to have them displayed - for example in hospitals and schools?
Explain to the children that they will be making some posters to help prevent the spread of germs, and diseases.
Children should design their poster to show one aspect of preventing spread of diseases, wash hands after toilet, hand over mouth when coughing etc.
Discuss what makes a poster eye-catching or memorable. (e.g. catchy slogan, rhyming, etc).
We would also like you to complete the PE at Home with Joe Wicks everyday when you have time.
6th - 8th January 2021
PE – How many of these can you do in 100 seconds?
Send a record of how many you do to email@example.com
PSHE – Think about New Year Resolutions. Have you ever made any in the past? Has your family? Have a think about what New Year Resolution you could set yourself. Find a leaf outside (allow to dry if needed) and write your New Year’s Resolution on it. When you have done this go outside and throw your leave in the air. Send a photo of your leaf to firstname.lastname@example.org
Art – This afternoon we would like you to have a go at drawing some animal print. Have a look at some different types of animal skin eg: snake, lion and parrot. Have a go at creating a detailed drawing and add some colour. How many different animal print pictures can you do? Send photos of your work to email@example.com