Robin Home Learning: 16.6.20

Good morning Robins. I hope you enjoyed learning at home yesterday, but also enjoyed some sunny activities outside in the garden.

Your ‘White Rose Maths’ lessons continue today with learning about the properties of 3-D shapes (see separate blog). This should consolidate the work we did in class when we made 3-D shapes using plasticine, art straws and Polydron shapes.

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is about ‘Days of the week and joining words’. You will begin by watching a short fun video, led by Leroy the Lizard Monster, who will explain the difference between common nouns and proper nouns. Nouns are naming words, but a proper noun begins with a capital letter, for example, Monday, Norwich, Blofield Heath and Ben. The second short video gives you further guidance on using contrations, which is the proper name for a joining word, such as and, because, if and when. For the first activity, you will write sentences to demonstrate the three reasons for using capital letters – to begin a sentence, for proper nouns and when using I to talk about yourself. The second activity begins with a short film of Joe Wicks talking about his top five favourite exercises, such as running on the spot. Your task is to write sentences about each of these, using capital letters and joining words, for example, Joe Wicks exercised his legs when he ran on the spot for thirty seconds. Finally, record your own exercises, or activities, in a diary for each day of the week, again using joining words to add more information.

The third lesson is Geography and gives you an introduction to Antartica, a huge continent on the bottom of our planet, which is the coldest and windiest place on Earth. There are two short animations and a film showing the landmarks of Antartica. The film shows some amazing scenes of the landscape – the sunrise over icebergs and penguins waddling across the snow. After watching the videos, read through a list of key words, which can be used when describing places. There are three activities, the first of which checks whether you can identify things that belong in Antartica. Afterwards, pretend you are visiting Antartica and write a postcard home, explaining what it is like. Finally, there is another opportunity to play the fun ‘Pirate Bunnies: World Adventures’ game, when you earn treasure by completing quests.

Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize website.

Well today is Tuesday, so here are your spellings to practise this week. W.S.1 contains the spellings, which are a little more challenging, but you are free to choose whichever list you feel able to learn, or you can always practise both lists.

Returning to our Seaside topic, I would like you think about all the various activities that people do at the seaside. First, watch a PowerPoint, which has some information about some of these activities.

Now, think about your favourite activities at the seaside. Use this writing frame to draw and write about them.

Finally, I’m sure you all like eating an ice cream when you visit the seaside. How about creating a piece of art about ice creams – here are a few ideas.

There is quite a range of activities here, so remember you don’t have to do everything! Have fun and enjoy your home learning.