Good morning Robins. What a wet weekend we had! Well I know our gardens needed rain, but it would have been lovely if more had fallen at night, rather than during the day. No lovely sunny walks in the countryside for us during the last couple of days. Anyway, I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend with your family, probably taking part in more indoor activities. Thank you once again for all the messages and photos, which have been sent to the class e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This week, I have placed your ‘White Rose Maths’ home learning in a separate blog, with all the video links and worksheets. There is a possibility that you have already completed some of the fraction work scheduled for this week, so there is an alternative schedule towards the end of the blog. If you are eager to do extra Maths, you can still work through the Bitesize lessons!
Here is the BBC Bitesize schedule for this week.
Today’s English lesson is called ‘Word endings’, so there seems to be an error on the schedule above for Monday. Your lesson begins with a game, which will give you an opportunity to practise your knowledge of word endings. This is followed by three activities. To complete the Small Town Superheroes mini game, you will have to navigate the yellow arrows to find ‘Tricky Word Endings’. Afterwards, for the first activity, you will need to find a book and then look for words ending with er, ed, es, ll, ly and compile five lists. The second activity asks the question, What should I do with my Rubbish? After finding out about rubbish, try writing down any of the words that you heard, which you found unfamiliar. Have a chat with someone in your house, to find out what they mean and then write three sentences using at least one of the words. Finally, have a look in your kitchen and list some items linked to food and drink. Choose five items and write some sentences about them, making sure you use some words that contain the word endings you have practised today.
The third lesson is History and I found it very interesting when I went through it yesterday. It is about a famous person called Elizabeth Fry, who helped to reform prisons. There are two videos, which explore her life and achievements, and two activities. After watching the first video, you need to make a list of some questions that you would like to ask Elizabeth Fry. In the second video, an actor plays Elizabeth Fry who is talking about her life; while watching, you need to consider whether any of your questions have been answered. The part I found particularly fascinating was when she talked about how her life changed, after listening to an American preacher, who said ‘Take the life you’ve been given and do good with it‘. She then found her purpose and I will leave it for you to find out what she did by watching the video. For the final activity, you need to order some key events of her life, in the correct order.
There are no further written tasks linked to Elizabeth Fry, but feel free to write an information sheet, or poster, about her life and achievements.
Finally, I am going to start a new topic today, which you would have been learning about had we all been working together in school – The Seaside. To begin, I am giving you some extracts from a book, which will give you a little information about the seaside. Afterwards, I would like you to create a front page for the topic, using one of the seaside border pages, one of which contains the name of the topic, whereas for the second one, you write your own title. Draw some pictures of features of the seaside, adding some labels.
Finally, I would like you to make some comparisons between living in a town, the countryside, or the seaside. Here is a short PowerPoint to give you some ideas. After watching it, use the worksheet and draw some pictures, to show the differences between the three locations, adding subtitles and captions.
I hope you enjoy your home learning today and remember you don’t have to complete every task. Make sure you spend some time outside, if the weather has improved since the weekend.