Robin Home Learning: 17.6.20

Good morning Robins. I hope you enjoyed your home learning yesterday. It was certainly a day of contrasts – a beautiful sunny morning, followed by heavy downpours of rain during the afternoon!

Your ‘White Rose Maths’ lessons continue today with sorting 2-D and 3-D shapes (see separate blog). I hope you can all remember your previous work in class when we made comparisons between 2-D and 3-D shapes.

Today’s BBC Bitesize English lesson is about ‘Using long ladder letters in writing’, which can be recognised by their straight lines – l, t, u, y, i, j. A short video introduces these letters and shows you how to write them correctly. Afterwards, complete the Bitesize worksheet – ‘Long ladder letters’ to practise forming these letters. For the second activity, ‘Let’s get sporty’, you will watch a short extract from a Blue Peter programme, which introduces their new Sports Badge for 2020. Imagine you are searching for a new sport and use the video to give you some inspiration. Choose six different sports and write sentences explaining why you would like to try each one. When you have finished, circle or highlight all the long letters in your writing. For your final activity, choose a favourite sportsperson and write them a postcard, telling them all about a sport you’ve been playing, or maybe one that you have been thinking about trying.

Your third lesson is Science and you will be learning about the parts of the body and five senses. There are eight interesting videos and four activities, which include two quizzes. To check what you have learnt, you can either look at a member of your household and see how many body parts you can name, or you can use a Twinkle worksheet – ‘Parts of the Body’. Finally, draw a picture for each of the five senses, either using a sheet of paper, or download the Twinkle worksheet mentioned. However, when I clicked on the worksheet last evening, I couldn’t access it, so if this is still the case today, use paper as suggested.

Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.

For today’s Seaside activities, I would like you to focus on learning about a seaside habitat, thinking about the animals and birds that live there and the plants that grow at the back of a beach, or on the cliffs. Here are two PowerPoints with photos and information for you to look at and read.

Here are some further sheets of information for you to read.

Here is a writing frame – ‘The Wild Seaside’, so you can write about the animals, birds and plants that you will find in a seaside habitat. It would also be great if you could draw some detailed drawings of some of the seaside wildlife, to accompany your writing. Alternatively, feel free to create your own booklet about ‘The Wild Seaside’.

Finally, here is another art activity for all you budding artists in Robin Class. Shells are created using pearlised paint, which I do understand you may not have at home. Alternatively, use any medium (paints, coloured pencils, felt pens, collage materials . .) you have at home to create your own paintings, or drawings of shells.

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy finding out about the wild seaside. With all the lovely weather we had over the weekend, I hope some of you managed to visit the seaside with your family. There are photos of Bracken, James and Louie in Gallery 6, all enjoying their visits to seaside locations.
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