Robin Home Learning: 7.7.20

Good morning Robins. I hope you enjoyed your home learning yesterday. The weather was a lot calmer than Sunday, but still cooler than some weeks ago.  At school, the very heavy rain at the end of the day took us all by surprise and was fairly challenging for all the parents arriving to collect their children.

Your ‘White Rose Maths’ lessons continue today with learning about measures and you will be measuring temperature using centigrade (see separate blog).

Today, your BBC Bitesize English lesson is about using describing words, which are also called adjectives; they are used to describe people, places, things, situations or actions. Watch the first video to find out more about adjectives with Big Dave. It begins with the statement that adjectives are words that describe a characteristic of a noun. There are four types of nouns: common nouns (city, boy, table), proper nouns (Norwich, Billy, Poodle), abstract nouns (love, happiness, surprise) and collective nouns (swarm, herd, flock). Watch a second short video to find out more about common and proper nouns. For the first activity, choose three rooms in your house and make a list of five things in each room. Once you have your three lists, write a describing word before each item on the list. Afterwards, look back at the three lists and choose ten items. Write a sentence for each of the items, using at least two describing words, for example, I keep my smooth glass egg on the light, brown shelf. Finally, you will be describing a cat’s walk. Watch a video and make sure you pay attention to what the cat does and where it walks. Write six sentences to describe what the cat did and where he/she went, using as many describing words as possible. Use words like first, next, then and after that to show the order of the cat’s movements.

Your third lesson today is Art and Design and is called ‘Drawing portraits and self-portraits’. You will be learning about famous artists who drew and painted portraits, before you have a go at creating your own self-portrait masterpiece. There are three videos and two activities. The first video is from the ‘Schools Art and Design’ series and artist Emma Majury demonstrates how to draw a self-portrait. The second video is fun and you will see how Art Ninja creates a portrait to disguise himself when he is in a room with some friends. Next you are introduced to three famous artists who created portraits, or self-portraits – Vincent van Gogh, Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Leonardo da Vinci. Afterwards, watch a Horrible Histories video to learn more about Leonardo da Vinci and the Mona Lisa – perhaps the most famous painting in the World. Now it’s your time to get creative! Have a go at creating a self-portrait of your inner and outer self. Draw a line down the centre of a piece of paper. On one side, draw what you look like in the mirror – your ‘outer self’, and on the other side, draw your thoughts, emotions, feelings and hobbies (the things people don’t normally see) – your ‘inner self’. If you need some help with this task, use a step-by-step guide from Twinkl – ‘How to Draw a Self-Portrait’. Finally, create a portrait of a face in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo by drawing fruit and vegetables! Think about which fruit or vegetable could be used for a nose, mouth, eyes, cheeks or ears.

Here is the link to the BBC Bitesize lessons.

Today is Tuesday, so 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.

Seaside Poetry

Today I would like you to read a poem, which is all about Seaside Sounds.

There are lots of things at the seaside, which affect all of our senses. How about collecting words and think of things at the seaside that we see, hear, smell, taste or touch. Create five lists:

See – Seagull
Hear – funfair
Smell – seaweed
Taste – fish and chips
Touch – sand

There may be some things that affect more than one sense, for instance, you can see and hear a seagull.

Once you have collected some words, have a go at writing your own seaside senses poem. Here is a writing frame, or alternatively, you can create your own poem on one of the seaside border pieces of paper.

I hope you enjoy your day being creative – drawing a self-portrait and writing a poem. Have fun!