Good morning Robins. I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some fun activities. The weather was warm and sunny yesterday, so I’m sure you were able to spend some time outside. Perhaps you went out for the day with your family.
All your ‘White Rose Maths’ tasks are set out in a separate blog, with the Video Links, Worksheets and Answers. This week, you will be continuing to learn about telling the time.
This week you will continue with the BBC Bitesize lessons, but I will also be giving you a few other activities.
Here is the BBC Bitesize Schedule of lessons for this week, with the link to the website.
This week in your BBC Bitesize English lessons, you will be writing your own fiction story. Each day you will learn something that will help you to write an amazing story. Today, you will learn how to explain what a story is and understand that a story can be broken down into a beginning, middle and an end. In the first video, you will be reminded of the differences between fiction and non-fiction. When writing a story, the beginning establishes the setting and the characters, the middle section usually contains some kind of conflict, or problem, that needs to be sorted out and the ending will have a resolution, which may be happy or sad. In the second video, you need to try and spot the beginning, middle and the end. The first activity is called ‘What makes a good story?’ To help you decide, watch another short video, before answering a couple of questions. Afterwards, you are asked to collect some favourite words by completing a table with your own words and choosing a new category. Keep these words, because you can use them later in the week when writing your own story. For the final activity, you will be helping MC Ernie with story time by playing the ‘Punctuation’ mini game on Small Town Superheroes.
Your third lesson today is Science and I think you will find it a lot of fun, but it may also be fairly messy! It is called Bubble fun and you will be using your observation and testing skills to discover how to make the best bubbles. First, watch a video and discover the science of bubbles with the Science Museum Group. The first activity is from this group and you will be using their special bubble recipe and some ideas about how you can create your own brilliant bubble blowers. So download their ‘Bubble fun’ activity worksheet to get started. There are things you can investigate, such as can you make a really big bubble! For the second activity, there are some different bubble mix recipes for you to try and you need to decide which makes the best bubble mix.
As the focus this week is on writing your own amazing story, it would be good if you could spend some time reading a work of fiction. You can either choose a book you already have, or find something to read on the Oxford Owl website. Remember, you can find the link on the Robin home page. As you read, think about how an author sets the scene at the beginning and introduces the main character(s). Can you then identify the conflict, or problem, and also how it is resolved at the end of the book.
I am also giving you a grammar activity. This time, it is all about confusing words.
Have a lovely day. This is the last full week of the Summer Term, so not long until our long holiday begins, when you will have lots of time to relax and play.