Cygnet Home Learning


Dear Cygnets

We are going to start today’s learning by looking at a painting.

Look at the painting. What can you see? How does it make you feel?

The name of the painting is Castle and Sun. It was painted nearly a hundred years ago by an artist called Paul Klee. Yesterday we learned about the names for parts of a castle. Look at the painting can you see the window slits, an arch, a moat, a flag, a drawbridge, battlements, turrets or a portcullis?

You will see lots of shapes. What different shapes can you see? Can you find 5 shapes which are the same size? Can you find 5 shapes which are the same colour? Choose a colour, how many different shades of it can you find? Can you find 5 shapes which are the same shape?

Your next challenge is to find my shape. Here are the clues. I have straight sides. I am not red. My sides are all the same length. I am under a yellow triangle. I am next to a black square. Now choose a shape and see if you can give someone clues to find your shape.

Your next challenge is to draw or paint your own castle and decorate it with shapes.

You might like to make a dragon from recycled materials to go with your castle.

Your Phonics challenge today is to read the story, circle the words with the “ai” digraph and record them in a list. How many can you find?

Today’s White Rose Maths activities are for Week 8 Day 5. Today you will be doubling, investigating pairs and full and empty.

Here is another pairs challenge you can try.

Let’s end our week’s learning with a rhyme. See if you can join in with the words.

Tomorrow is Saturday the 20th of June. It is a special day it is called the Summer Solstice. It is special because the sun will rise at its earliest and set at its latest. The sun will give us day light for the longest amount of time of all the days of the year. Some people like to celebrate the Summer Solstice. In Sweden it is called Midsummers and is celebrated with a holiday. You might like to make a sundial with sticks and stones to celebrate.

Have a good weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Hemblington Primary School

Headteacher: Miss Kendra Collier

Telephone: 01603 713243

Fax: 01603 716994