Robin Home Learning: 18.6.20

Good morning Robins. I hope you enjoyed your home learning yesterday, whether you focused on the BBC Bitesize lessons, or decided to concentrate on finding out about the wild seaside and creating some painted shells. The weather stayed fine, so hopefully you enjoyed some time in your garden.

Your ‘White Rose Maths’ lessons continue today with shape patterns and learning about creating patterns with 2-D and 3-D shapes (see separate blog).

Today’s BBC Bitesize English lesson is called ‘Describing words in adverts’. Describing words are known as adjectives and they describe the nouns in a sentence, which are the naming words. You begin the lesson by watching a short video, which gives you an introduction to describing words, before completing three activities. For the first activity, you complete short sentences with two adjectives. Afterwards, watch a video of the Kokuma Dance Company performing a dance and write five sentences to describe the dance, including at least one adjective in your sentences. The dance is very fast, but see if you can perform it yourself! Finally, imagine you are a sports instructor, who is creating a TV, or radio advert for a sporting activity, such as football, netball, etc. Choose a sports instructor name, decide when, or where, your activity will take place and think of a snappy jingle, which is a short statement. Write four sentences that describe why people should take part in the activity and then perform your advert.

Your third lesson is Design and Technology and you will be learning about designing and making repeating patterns. There are two videos, which demonstrate tessellation and screen printing. The first one explains that tessellation is when shapes fit together in a pattern with no gaps; it also considers which shapes can tessellate. The second video is particularly interesting and you will learn about screen printing and how it can be used for small quantity runs of items such as posters, wallpaper and clothing. There are two activities: first, complete a pattern using tessellation, followed by a ‘Tiling Investigation’, when you will decide which shapes will tessellate, or fit together without gaps.

Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.

Today I am giving you various creative ideas linked to our Seaside topic. Can you create a postcard, which shows a scene from one of your holidays, adding a message to describe some of the things that you have been doing while away. The above image on the left shows a number of cards made by a class of children. Perhaps you can make a smaller version, by producing four postcards.

I am giving you a few other ideas, to give you some choice. These include a dramatic painting of the Summer sun, making a paper plate Sun, creating a Summer scene in a box, or a seaside scene in a bottle!

Finally, had we been in school this week, you would have been making a Father’s Day card. Here are some ideas for making a father’s day card and remember you can give cards to granddads and step dads too.

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy getting creative!