Robin Home Learning: 3.7.20

Good morning Robins. Well, you may have a little less time for your home learning today, because hopefully you are coming into school this morning, so we can have a short get-together in two groups before the Summer holiday.  Some of you may be feeling a little nervous, as this will be your first day in school since March!  I am really looking forward to seeing you all.

As in previous weeks, you will be solving your ‘Weekly Maths Challenges’, which you can find via the ‘White Rose Maths’ link, or BBC Bitesize daily lessons. Good luck!

Today’s BBC Bitesize English lesson is the Daily Book Club and you will be listening to extracts from the book George’s Marvellous Medicine, by Roald Dahl. There are two videos to watch with a TV presenter, Karim Zeroual, reading extracts from the book, followed by three activities. You may also need to read the video transcripts, to make sure you can remember what happens in the extracts. This book is about George Kranky, an eight year old boy, who lives with his parents and Grandma. Mum has gone shopping and left George to give Grandma her medicine. George decides to make a medicine of his own for her. I really enjoyed listening to both extracts, because they are read in such an animated way. The first extract is about how George made the medicine and in the second one, you find out what happens to Grandma when she drinks the medicine. There are some questions for you to think about, while you listen to each extract. For the first activity, read the transcript, or watch the extract again, and think of a word to describe the character of George. Look for some evidence in the extract which supports your description of George. Afterwards, look at the second extract again and focus on how Grandma and George react and how they are feeling. Look closely at the text and you may need to read between the lines. Finally, have another look at the first extract. The author, Roald Dahl, uses a lot of descriptive language to describe the mixture. Imagine you have made a mixture and write a short paragraph to describe your own marvellous mixture. Look at the top tips with some guidance for this writing; you can also use some of the author’s ideas, as well as your own.

The third lesson is Design and Technology and is about ‘Sources of Energy’. You will be learning about the basics of energy generation from different sources. There are two video clips demonstrating how electricity is made and about water wheels and two activities. The first video clip is called ‘How is Electricity made? and is taken from the ‘Curious Cat’ series. It shows different power stations using different types of fuel, including coal, oil and even rubbish, all of which are burned to make energy. Energy from the sun, wind and flowing water can also be used to make electricity. It lasts for just over nine minutes and I thought it was very interesting. The second video is from ‘The Dengineers’ and demonstrates how to create an eco-friendly water wheel. For the first activity, try to find the different energy sources in a fun ‘Energy word search’ from Twinkl. Afterwards, form a plan for your school, or home, to make use of renewable energy sources. This could involve installing solar panels, or building a water wheel. So get creative!

Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.

Seaside Holidays in the Past

These two images are two of the pages I put in yesterday’s blog. I have uploaded them just to remind you of the task you should still be working on, so I am not giving you any new seaside work today. I hope you are still enjoying working on your history booklet about seaside holidays in the past. I look forward to seeing some photos of your work when you have finished your booklet.

I will be seeing many of you in school this morning, which will give us a chance to talk and share what we have all been doing for the last three months. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy having time to relax.