Robin Home Learning: 20.5.20

Good morning Robins. What lovely weather we have had this week and it is set to continue tomorrow. I hope you have enjoyed spending some time outside – either playing, bird watching, or relaxing in a chair reading a book! I received photos yesterday of some of your work on multiplication arrays and it was great to see that James created an array with his Beano comics. What a great idea!

Today I would like you to continue with the BBC Bitesize lessons. Before beginning the Maths lesson, remember to watch the ‘White Rose Maths’ video, which is about the 2-times table. The Bitesize activities include singing along to a counting-in-twos song and further practise with drawing arrays. The English lesson is called Using one-armed robot letters when describing! After practising writing these letters you will be collecting words, which contain them, and using adjectives to write about a monster. Lesson 3 is a Science lesson called Basic forces, which will be teaching you about the forces of push, pull and twist. Here is the link to these lessons.

Let’s return to bird watching. I hope you managed to look at the RSPB website yesterday and to read some information about the birds you saw in your garden and listen to their birdsong. Today I am giving you a few activities to complete. First, I would like you to complete the following reading comprehension task about garden birds.

You may have already counted the birds you’ve seen when outside during the last couple of days. If not, perhaps you can sit in your garden today and create a tally chart of all the birds you see. Remember, you will need to sit quietly, otherwise the birds won’t land. Hopefully, you have made a water tray, or a bird feeder to attract the birds to your garden. However, before going outside, you will need to apply some sunscreen and wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. After you have completed your tally of garden birds, I have a bar graph (block graph) template, which you can use to present the information you have gathered. Study your bar graph and make some conclusions: Which was the most popular bird in your garden or least popular?

Finally, here are two practical activities. Can you create a Robin using your footprint? Can you make a bird kebab?

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy spending some time outside in the sunshine.