Good morning Robins. I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some fun activities. The weather was fairly blustery on Sunday, but it stayed warm and sunny, so I’m sure you were able to spend some time outside.
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 focus on measures – volume (litres), temperature and time.
This week you will continue with the BBC Bitesize lessons, but I will also be giving you some further activities. You now know a lot about the seaside, so this week I would like you to read and write some poems about the seaside.
Here is the BBC Bitesize Schedule of lessons for this week, with the link to the website.
Today’s BBC Bitesize English lesson is about ‘Action words’ – verbs. As you’ve learnt before, a verb can describe an action (doing something), such as jumping, describe a state of being (feeling something), for example, likes and describe an occurrence (something happening), for instance, became. Remember, every sentence must include a verb. There are two videos to watch about verbs and using the past, present or future tense, when writing verbs in a sentence. The first activity is about writing ‘homophone’ action words. Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different meanings. To practise them, play the ‘Small Town Superheroes’ game – go to the ‘Steve’ section and play the ‘Homophones’ mini game. Afterwards, think of ten homophones, making sure that four of them include action words. Cut some paper into small pieces and write a homophone on each side, for example, write and right. Show one side to somebody at home and see if they can guess how the other one is spelt. For the second activity, have a go at writing an alphabet of action words. Next to each letter of the alphabet, write one action word, making sure you include the past, present and future tense, for example, A acted, acting, will act. Finally, watch a short video called ‘The Grasshopper Song’, paying attention to the action words. Think about how the minibeasts were all dancing and the words used to describe how they all danced. Write six sentences describing a dance that the different minibeasts could do.
The third lesson today is Music and called ‘Play it!” You will be playing an interactive game to learn about layering music, making a beat and creating your own song. There are lots of songs to choose from, so play the music and join in with ‘Bring the Noise: Play it!’ There is one activity. Listen to the song ‘I am a Robot’, which can be played in the interactive game, and sing the lyrics twice. Then copy the beat using body percussion, for example, stamp your feet, clap your hands, pat your thighs. Have fun and enjoy listening to music and singing!
As you’ve just been singing, here are the words to some well-know seaside songs on a PowerPoint. Perhaps you can find the tunes online and sing along.
The first song on the above PowerPoint is I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside. I have found the same song in a book of ‘Poems about the Seaside’, set out as a poem, alongside a second poem, which follows a similar pattern – The Seagull’s Song. Perhaps you would like to write your own version of this song/poem. Here are the poems for you to read.
Before you begin to write your poem, collect some ‘Seaside Rhyming Words’.
Your poem should begin with the words:
‘Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside . .’
Here is the seaside paper again for you to use for this task.
I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy making music!