Robin Home Learning: 29.6.20

Good morning Robins.  I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some outside activities in your garden.  Perhaps you’ve had a day out and visited a local beach.  We went for a long walk on Sunday morning – a little blustery, but it was good to get some fresh air.

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 continuing to focus on measures – mass (weight) and volume (capacity), which will consolidate some of your previous learning in class.

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, with the focus continuing to be on Seaside Holidays in the Past.

Here is the BBC Bitesize Schedule of lessons for this week, with the link to the website.

Today’s BBC Bitesize English lesson will focus on spelling and writing questions. You will begin by playing the ‘Small Town Superheroes’ game, which will give you practise with spelling. You need to find the ‘Ena’ section and play ‘Parts of Words’ mini game. Afterwards, there is a short video when you will be learning how to use question marks with Brain. For the first activity, you will be writing some basic questions. Find a piece of paper and divide it into eight sections. Think of eight words that featured in the ‘Small Town Superheroes’ game and write one in each of the eight sections. Then write a question sentence that contains that word, making sure you use a capital letter and a ? and check that it makes sense. Next, you can have a go at writing silly questions! Create a list of at least ten different words that can be used to start a question sentence, such as Who, Can, Could and then write silly sentences, for example, Can you close the chair? Finally, select eight people and think of a question you would like to ask them. Create a grid and write the names of the people on one side and the questions next to them.

Your third lesson today is History and you will be learning about the life and achievements of Mary Seacole, who was another famous nurse living in the same time period as Florence Nightingale. She also went to help the soldiers who were fighting in the Crimean War. There are four interesting videos – the first is a general view of her life, whereas the other three focus on, or after, the war: ‘Journey to the Crimea’, ‘The Crimean War’ and ‘After the war was over’. After watching these videos, I’m sure you will be able to make some comparisons between the lives of these two famous nurses and how they were treated at the time. There are two activities with this lesson. Firstly, create a poster about the life and achievements of Mary Seacole and then order some events in her life. A third activity could be to write about the similarities and differences between these two nurses, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. Here is a worksheet you could use, if you choose to do this task.

Seaside Holidays in the Past

Two of the photos above show steam trains and the other one shows a seaside resort. Many years ago, people used to travel to the seaside in a steam train for a day out by the sea. Well, I would like you to read the following ‘Reading Comprehension’, which is about The Seaside Outing and then answer some questions.

Can you now write a short story about a child going on a trip to the seaside? You can either write about a day out now, or you could imagine you are a child living in Victorian times. Further, you can be a character in the story and be a first person narrator, or you can write about another child and be a third person narrator. Please note, this is a story, not a piece of information writing. However, here are two double pages of information to help you with ideas.

Remember to think first and collect some ideas on a story plan. Here is the seaside border paper again, in case you want to use it for your story.

I hope you have a good day and enjoy all the tasks and activities you choose to do.