Robin Home Learning: 12.6.20

Good morning Robins. Well here we are again, at the end of another week! I’m hoping to see a return to sunny weather this weekend, because having been in school this week, I feel in need of a long walk around our local area to see how the crops have grown during the last ten days.

As usual, your ‘White Rose Maths’ will be solving as many challenges as you feel you can attempt. Good luck! If you are keen to do some extra Maths, there is a further lesson on the BBC Bitesize website, which is called ‘Describing position and direction on the football pitch’.

Today’s BBC Bitesize English lesson involves listening to extracts from a book – The Night Box, by Louise Greig. You will be learning to explain what words mean and to write a diary entry. There are two videos of the TV presenter and racing driver Jodie Kidd reading extracts from the book and three activities. This is a magical story, which sees the jobs of Night and Day as adventures. For the first activity, there are some questions to answer about Night. Activity 2 wants you to think about how the writer makes Night and Day sound like real people; this technique is called personification. Look at the video transcript and find five examples of how the writer makes Night, or Day, seem like a person. Finally, you need to imagine that Night writes a Diary before he or she goes to sleep. Use the extracts to write the diary and refer to the ‘Top tip!’ section for ideas to help you organise your writing.

Your third lesson is Art and Design and is about Sculpture. There are two videos, followed by a practical activity. In the first video, the artist Emma Majury gives an introduction to some of the basic techniques that can be used to make sculptures from dry materials. She makes a lightweight fairy figure using pipe cleaners and tissue paper. In the second video, a baker and master cake decorator, Lily Vanili, makes cake sculptures out of fondant icing. Three children are then challenged to make a cupcake topper, using a selection of coloured fondant icing. Finally, your challenge comes from the Tate Galleries and you will need some cheap bars of white soap and a selection of scrapers and peelers. If you have some soap that you can use, you need to follow the guidance to make a sculpture out of soap. Have fun with this task!

Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.

Here are your Seaside topic tasks. I would like you to start with some map work and use an atlas to plot where you live on a UK map. In case you haven’t got an atlas at home, I have downloaded a map of the UK, which you can use. I also want you to label some seaside resorts on your map, as well as two cities, which are marked by a red dot. Here is the blank map for this work.

For your next activity, I would like you to read some information about beaches and answer some questions.

Finally, can you use this seaside border sheet, to answer three questions about the seaside and then compose one further question. You can write your answers neatly under the questions and then draw some pictures to illustrate your work.

I hope you enjoy selecting your home learning from the above tasks and also make sure you spend some time in your garden, hopefully enjoying some sunshine! Have a lovely weekend with your family.