Good morning Robins. I hope you’ve had a good weekend and enjoyed some outside activities. We went for a long walk on Saturday afternoon around some of our local farm fields and were surprised by how tall the crops were. The barley was turning yellow and the potato plants were all flowering. We then sat in the garden yesterday and enjoyed a sunny afternoon.
All your ‘White Rose Maths’ tasks are set out in a separate blog, with the Video Links, Worksheets and Answers. This week, you will be focusing on measures – length and mass (weight), which will consolidate your previous learning in class. There are three alternative lessons on describing movement and turns, if you find that you have already completed these lessons.
This week you will continue with the BBC Bitesize lessons, but I will also be giving you activities linked to our Seaside topic each day. Today we are moving on to learn about Seaside Holidays in the Past.
Here is the BBC Bitesize Schedule of lessons for this week and the link to the website.
Today’s English lesson will teach you to identify verbs and use them in your writing. Remember, a verb is a doing or action word and all sentences contain at least one verb. There is a short video, when you will have a chance to spot verbs and three activities. For the first activity, you need to highlight the verb in each sentence. You will then test your knowledge of verbs by completing the Verbs Quiz. Afterwards, write ten sentences about things you have done in the past. Don’t forget to use sentence punctuation and highlight the verbs you have used. Finally, you will watch and listen to a video to spot the verbs. Write them down and choose five to use in sentences.
The third lesson is History and is about the life and achievements of Florence Nightingale. Now, I am aware that you all learnt about her during our Two Famous Nurses topic in the Autumn Term, so you may decide to move straight onto the Seaside work. However, you may go through it as a revision of our previous work in class. After watching the video about her life and achievements and putting three key events in order, there is a Twinkle fact sheet about her life, which you have already completed during our topic work. I suggest you ignore this and, instead, look through the presentation that I have downloaded from the Florence Nightingale Museum website. It contains information and various activities.
Seaside Holidays in the Past
Well, as you can see, we are now moving on to learn about Seaside Holidays in the Past. The three Photos above show the following seaside locations, from left to right:
Bognor Regis, 1890
The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare, 1955
Great Yarmouth, about 1950s
Southend on Sea, about 1960
I would now like you to watch a PowerPoint, which makes comparisons between seaside holidays in Victorian times (Bognor Regis photo) and today.
Your first task is to create your front page for your history seaside work. The title is: Seaside Holidays in the Past. Use an A4 blank piece of paper and write the title in the middle of the page. Then draw pictures of people on holiday in different time periods using the photos above, or the Powerpoint. You can also add a border pattern around the edge.
Here is a worksheet, with photos of people on holiday in three different time periods – modern times, 50 years ago and 100 years ago. Write a short report saying how seaside clothes have changed.
At the seaside, in the Victorian period, people enjoyed paddling in the sea. They changed into their bathing costumes in wooden bathing machines. These were wheeled into the water. Here is a ‘Victorian Beach Scene’ for you to make.
I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy all the lessons and activities that you choose today.