Week 11: Monday 6.7.2020 - Friday 10.7.2020:
This week's topic is Parks. Here is a selection of activities we shall be completing in school and that you might like to take part in too:
Week 10: Monday 29.6.2020 - Friday 3.7.2020:
This week is all about the Olympics, which this year would have been taking place in Japan.
You should already know a fair bit about the origin of the Olympic games as we did this is in class as part of our topic, just before the lockdown.
I would like you to do a little research project about the Olympic games in Japan: which city were they going to take place in? When will they take place instead? What is in place for the games? You can either produce a power point or a poster or a booklet to present your information.
I am also including some craft ideas for those of you who enjoy them:
https://youtu.be/jjt-c282q3A This has opening ceremonies for you to watch. Choose a country and draw its flag. You could make up a dance routine for your opening ceremony (this is for Catherine :) ).
Draw and colour the Olympic rings using a compass. Find out about the rings and maybe redesign them for now (they were first designed in 1912).
Design medals. Should they be Gold, Silver, Bronze or maybe should they be awarded for other reasons?
Design a mascott for the Olympics.
Remember to look at the Spanish and Music activities set for you too.
Week 9: Monday 22.6.2020 - Friday 26.6.2020: Safari
This week I am going to give you several activities to choose from and leave it up to you to do as little (minimum of two please) or as much as you want. You must do the RE though as we are a catholic school. Don't forget to check the Music and Spanish tasks too!
You could try:
1) Animal-inspired mono printing: look at the Africa resource which has animal patterns (tiger stripes...)
Use a mini paint roller to spread washable paint evenly on the bottom of a baking dish/ glass surface (you could use a glass jar) then use cotton buds swabs to make designs in the paint. Press a sheet of paper over top of the paint. Lift it up to reveal your unique monoprint design!
'Get bitten by a mosquito, miss a go'
' Get bitten by a lion, go back 3 squares'
You could decorate your board game and add in pictures on the board too.
Week 8: Monday 15.6.2020 - Friday 19.6.2020: Rainforests
1) Find out where in the world rainforests are found and produce a fact file/ poster about rainforests.
2) RE sheet:
Here is a lovely collage we shall be doing in school: Henri Rousseau "Surprised"
Have a go at making a parrot using your hands and feet!
Hammered art: You will need a grown up to help!
You will need:
- Some cloth (white or cream is best),enough to make 2 pieces the size of a book mark or a small square. If you do not have cloth, try some filter paper or plain paper.
- Some plant material (leaves, petals....)
- A hammer or a rolling pin
What to do:
- Cut two pieces of fabric of the same size. If you have crinkly scissors use those as they make nice edges. Place them on a hard surface such as a chopping board.
- Arrange your plant material on one of the pieces and cover with the other one.
- Gently tap or use your rolling pin (you'll need to press harder) all over your cloth to transfer the plants onto the cloths. Lift every so often to see.
- When you are stisfied with the results, remove the plant material. The bottom piece of cloth is your print (the top one, you were tapping on, mght be marked). You can use it as a bookmark or mount it to make a card or frame it to make a picture.
Have a look at the lovely Spanish and Music activities Mrs Blackledge and Mrs Bowsher have left for you on the main page.
Week 7: Monday 8.6.2020 - Friday 12.6.2020:
World Ocean Day.
- Click on the link below for lots of interesting activities, workshops and live streaming.
- Label the 7 continents and 5 oceans on the map below and colour it in.
- In school we'll be making these mini pompom sea creatures. Have a try. They are quite addictive!
- Your RE worksheet for this week.
1) Watch these two BBC Bitesize clips about the oceans and have a go at the quizzes.
Today at school we will be looking at pollution of the oceans and in particular plastic pollution.
Look at the information in the link below and make a poster about plastic pollution. Tomorrow we'll be looking at solutions to pollution, so today just concentrate on how plastic pollutes and the damage it does.
1) At school today we'll be making one of those:
Complete the Spanish and Music work set by Mrs Bowsher and Mrs Blackledge. It is on the class pages part of the school website.
Week 6: Monday 1.6.2020 - Friday 5.6.2020:
1) On Sunday it was Pentecost. This is 9 days after ascension day, when Jesus goes up to heaven to be with his Father. At Pentecost he sends the Holy Spirit to the apostles.
Read the text then complete the Pentecost activity attached:
2) Jump for Joy: draw or paint some of the things that make you joyful.
3) Make a jar of Joy: write all the things that make you happy on little slips of paper, then fold the slips and put them in a jar (hopefully there is one in the recycling you can use!). Whenever you feel sad, pull one out to remember the Joy.
4) Here is a wordsearch for you; find the following words.
clouds, dessert, family, fort, French fries, friends, hockey, skating, trophies
1) This is the second reading of Pentecost. Read it and then refelct and discuss with someone in your family. What do you think? Do you agree, disagree, why?
1) This is your third reading of Pentecost:
2) Science investigation:
You might have done this last year with Mrs Hampson, but have another go if you can.
Sadness turns memory spheres blue when she touches them. Try this activity and turn something blue.
You will need: celery, a knife, water, a glass/jar, blue food colouring, a spoon
What you do:1. Fill the glass/jar, halfway with water.
2. Put in enough blue food colouring into the water to make it turn a nice, deep shade of blue (it needs to be very dark, otherwise it won't work). Stir.
3. Trim 2/3cms off the bottom (the end without the leaves) of the celery stalks (get an adult to do this bit).
4.Place the celery stalks into the blue water so the leaves are sticking out of the jar/glass.
5. Leave.... and see what happens, overnight, after a few days....
6. Try with other things (flowers work well) and draw/ write up your investigation. Can you find out why you get the results you do?
Today we are going to take a look at the Royal Palaces:
Take a look at the pictures (sorry, many adverts! But mostly for women’s fashion, so ok)
Make a list of the castles. Which is your favourite and why? Colour in Buckingham palace:
Decorate a room in the palace (scroll down this link)
You could then describe the room, what it might be used for....
It is finishing off Friday. If you have any activities outstanding, today is your chance to complete them before the weekend!
If you are up to date and would like something to do, here is a quiz for you:
Week 5: Monday 18.5 - Friday 22.5.2020:
This week we are continuing our travels and leaving the UK to go around the world.
First stop: Europe
Make a list of all the countries in Europe and find out the name of their capital cities. You could also find out what their flags look like and how to say hello in some of the european languages.
Select a country and make a collage about that country or you might prefer to make a collage about several countries or Europe (it can be about anything; you could make a collage with the name of the country, or a landmark of the country). Use bits of coloured paper, magazines, newspapers..... be creative!
Church activity sheet
Today Asia. Look at a world map to see where Asia is and which countries form this continent.
Two activities to choose from:
1) Make a henna hand: trace your hand on paper then decorate with henna style patterns.
Did you know that originally henna was used to keep cool? It is also used on the feet.
Can you find out what henna is made from?
Where in Asia is henna used?
Use the information from the website below (Africa facts)to label the different African countries on the blank map. If you can't print, you could sketch the map and put the countries on, it doesn't have to be perfect.
There are many African flags. The colours and shapes all have meanings. Look at some of the flags below (I'm sorry there are adverts - only look at this site with an adult).
Then design your own flag, thinking about what the colours and shapes mean (you can give your own meaning) and write about it on the flag.
Australia! In the story you read for English, there was a lot of information about Australia. Here we are going to find out a little bit more about Aborigenal art. The Aborigenese are the native inhabitants of Australia. They had a very distinctive way of living and their own art form. You can explore a bit more by completing the activity below (again, don't worry about printing the template, I know some of you have ran out of ink or the printer has packed up, you can just draw your own template by copying the model; it doesn't have to be perfect). Have fun!
Final stop: Antartica.
We are going to take a look at penguins. See the link below for some information.
Remember you do not need to print the penguin, you could draw your very own penguin.
When you have finished, could you please write up your experiment. Use the following headings:
2. Aim: (what is the experiment trying to show?)
3. Equipment:(what do you need?)
4. Method:(step by step of what to do)
5. Results: (What happens)
6. Conclusion:(what did your results show? )
Week 4: Monday 11.5.2020 - Friday 15.5.2020: The United Kingdom
Monday 11.5 2020:
1) Make a passport that will be used throughout the week to record facts about the UK.
Follow the instructions on the video:
2) decorate the front page/cover of your passport
3) Watch the video and think of all the places in Somerset.
On the first page of your passport complete this sentence: I love Somerset because.....
On the second page draw the Somerset flag. Why do you think it has a dragon on it?
1) Write England on the next page of your passport.
2) Watch these videos then write some information about England.
1) Write Scotland on the next page of your passport and write some facts/ information about Scotland (see yesterday's videos).
2) you could make a Nessie, using these instructions:
1) Write Wales on your page and add some information about Wales. You could use the video from Tuesday. You could also take a trip on a train up Snowdonia (see link below).
2) The daffodil is the emblem of Wales.
Find out what the emblems of Scotland and England are.
Add them to the relevant pages of your passport.
You might like to make a daffodil, using the instructions below (there are 2 types to choose from):
1) Write Ireland in your passport and add some fact about Ireland including the emblem.
2) You might like to make a marbled shamrock. See instructions below:
How are you getting on with learning the song? (See 5.5.2020)
Can you make a poster about the 75th Anniversary of VE Day? Have a look at the information in the Power Point below (VE Day home learning) to help you add useful information to your poster.
Could you make some bunting? See the information from the BBC below.
If you would like more things to do about VE Day have a look at the twinkl link for more activities to keep you occupied.
Lots of links to the activities being done in school all about VE Day, which is on Friday. It's the 75th anniversary this year. There is a power point to explain what VE Day is, a template to make a spitfire and a song to learn: Dame Vera Lyn’s ‘We’ll meet again’. This will happen as a doorstep singalong at 9pm on Friday after the Queen’s speech.
This week is deaf awareness week and I have found lots of nice things for you to do. Have a look!
Choose your recipe and make it if you have time. We'll share next week. take a photo if you can.
Make Your Own Paper Bird!
Please continue with your bird watching project.
Think about a recipe you could share.
You might also like the following activity:
Could you do some bird watching and record the birds that come in your garden?
Find out their names and sketch them.
Design a bird box.
Read and complete the activity sheet then you might like to do the colouring in.
On Purple Mash: Paint project and Purple Mash Cam! Have fun!
Here is another Earth Day Craft (I gave you the link to the salt dough creations on Monday).
Don't worry if you can't print the sheets, just draw the earth and hearts instead (or just the hearts).
You can also watch CBBC Newsround and TwinklNewsRoom.
Purple Mash: UK weather report activity
Music: a note from Mrs Bowsher
Hope you all had a fun Easter ☺We are going to be using the theme of recycling to be creative over the next few weeks. I expect your family recycles various things that would normally go in the bin like butter tubs, yoghurt pots and tin cans. I’d like you to look some out, clean them well and think about how you can make them into a musical instrument. (Make sure you get a parent to check for sharp edges with cans) You may need a couple of elastic bands or some rice or pasta to make a shaker...see what you have that you can use but check with a parent first! I’d love to see a picture of you playing your instrument ☺Here are some ideas
Purple Mash: RE Crucifixion newspaper
Earth Week activity: a nice necklace and coaster made out of salt dough:
Purple Mash: Easter Story
Purple Mash: Spring picture in the Art section, set for you. You might also like to make an actual art piece/picture and send me a photo of it. Have fun and be creative :)
01.04.2020: Science activity set in Purple Mash: Robot writing project
My daughter found these Snoopy sites. If like us you are fans, enjoy!
Science activity set in Purple Mash: Purple Mash cam Astronaut.
Music: At the beginning of the spring term we learnt about how sounds are produced. Watch the link below to remind yourself. Then using the words vibration, molecules, sound wave and ear drum can you explain to someone in your family how we hear sounds. If you have an empty can and an elastic band you could even try to make your own musical instrument and see the vibrations yourself. Have fun!
Mrs Bowsher. Link at the top!
RE set for you in Purple Mash, log in and check. You should have: Stations of the cross.
PE: Look for PE with Joe on You Tube for your daily 9 am workout.
If you liked the yoga, here is the link again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg
Adriene has lots of yoga on her site, you could select something else if you like.