Robin Home Learning: 3.6.20

Good morning Robins. I hope you enjoyed learning about Rio de Janeiro yesterday and finding out about the carnival that takes place there. Jessica was keen to create her own floats, so her family had a mini carnival at their home. You can see the photos in our new Gallery 5, which I started on Monday. If you want to see all our other photos, you will have to find Galleries 1 to 4, in addition to the one dedicated to V.E. Day, in our class blogs. Don’t forget you can send any photos, or messages, to the class e-mail (

I shall be giving you some new spellings to practise after the BBC Bitesize lessons. The first lesson is Maths and don’t forget you can still watch the ‘White Rose Maths’ video before beginning. There are two videos and three activities, which will help you to understand division as grouping. For one of the activities, you will again need to gather up twenty small items, which you will use to put into equal groups.

The English lesson is about suffixes, which I hope you can remember learning about during our lessons in school. A suffix is added to an existing word, for example, play can become played, or playing. The activities will help consolidate what you already know and challenge you by learning some different suffixes. During this lesson, you will be watching a video and completing three activities, which involve creating new words using four suffixes, writing sentences and sorting words by their suffix.

Finally, your third lesson is Science and you will be learning about Habitats. You will watch eight short animated videos, which are about different habitats around the World. Afterwards, there are three activities, which I think you will enjoy. You will be drawing, or making your favourite habitat, including the animals and plants which may live there, creating a fact file for a habitat from Twinkle and completing some activities/quizzes. After you finish this lesson, you may wish to do some further research and perhaps produce a comparison of two contrasting habitats.
Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.

As mentioned above, here are your spellings to practise this week. W.S.1 contains the spellings, which are a little more challenging, but you are free to choose whichever list you feel able to learn, or you can always practise both lists.

Finally, here is an art activity, inspired by the paintings of the Spanish artist Joan Miro, who created abstract paintings. Abstract art is modern art, which does not represent images of our everyday world, but uses colour, lines and shapes. Joan Miro used some doodling lines and bird-like creatures in some of his paintings. Here are two pages for you to read, before you attempt to create a drawing, or painting, in the style of Joan Miro.

Here are three of Miro’s paintings to inspire you to be creative.

I hope you enjoy today’s home learning and have fun doodling!