Good morning Robins. It has been lovely to receive more photos of your Seaside front page, with some super illustrations. Well done to all of you who have made a good start to our new topic.
I hope you are enjoying your ‘White Rose Maths’ tasks this week. Several of you have let me know that you are using the alternative schedule, so have been busy solving addition and subtraction word problems. Yesterday, I was impressed to see that James had used a number line to work out the difference between two amounts of money.
Today your BBC Bitesize English lesson is called Zigzag letters and commas in lists. You will be learning how to form zigzag letters correctly – v w x z, and to use commas in a list sentence. For those of you who can recall how to write a list sentence, this lesson will consolidate your previous learning. There are two short videos to watch and then three activities to complete. After practising writing zig zag letters and deciding where to insert commas in a sentence, you will write some instructions to explain a process. Think of something that you really enjoy doing, or creating, and then write a series of instructions to explain how to do it. You need to include a list of items within one of your sentences and remember to separate each item with a comma, but you need to use and between the last two items.
The third lesson is Science and is all about Squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. You will watch a video, complete an activity and you will need to use a sock! After watching the video, you will then explore the four movements using your sock. For the activity, you will be looking for objects in your house that can be squashed, bent, twisted or stretched and your aim is to find eight for each movement. Good luck! You could present your findings in a four-box grid, drawing pictures of some of the objects.
Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.
Let’s now return to our Seaside topic. When we learnt about our local area and made comparisons between living in Norfolk and Tocuaro in Mexico, we often talked about the human and physical features of a place. Remember, human means things that have been made by people, whereas physical refers to all the natural things of a place. To begin, label some of the key features of a seaside place.
Now, think about how land and buildings are used in a seaside area. Look at the following PowerPoint, which show photos of seaside places, some featuring things made by people and others showing the natural landscape. I am also giving you a short extract from a book to read, which is about Seaside buildings.
I would now like you to draw some pictures of the human and natural features of the seaside, adding a sentence under each section, using the following worksheet.
Finally, here is an art activity, which involves painting a natural picture of the sea and beach. It leads into a display, which obviously we can’t do at the moment, but the various scenes may inspire you to produce your own painting of the sea and beach, which may be sandy, rocky, or be covered with pebbles.
I hope you enjoy a range of activities today, but remember there is no pressure to do everything on this blog. Any photos and messages to be be sent to the class e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.