This week's learning is outlined below. As the 2020 Olympics were due to take place in Tokyo this year, our new theme is 'The Olympics.' Please see the new Olympics topic grid below.
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Week beginning Monday 6th July
Maths – This week, you will be learning to measure volume, read temperatures and tell the time. There are lessons to watch on White Rose Maths. (Week 11, w/c 6th July). St John's has a subscription to the White Rose worksheets which you will be able to access from the homework area when you login to Spider. If you wish to do further practise, linked activities can be found atBBC Bitesize. Please practise measuring on Mathletics. I would encourage you to practise your mental maths skills through regular practise on Times Tables Rockstars, Mathletics Playand Numbots(use your Times tables Rockstar password to login).
Writing – This week's writing activities are linked to Usain Bolt. Complete the English activities on the PowerPoint: Usain Bolt - The Boy Who Could Fly, available in the homework area when you login to Spider. Upload your writing onto the Homework Area for others to view and comment on, or upload it to Your Scrapbooks where only you, your parents, Miss Proctor and I can see it (we cannot leave a comment here however). The Homework Area and Your Scrapbooks are available when you log in to Spider using your pupil login.
Reading – Read a book assigned to you on Bug Club and complete the comprehension activities. Write a review of a book you have read and upload it onto the Homework Area under your pupil login.
SPAG (spelling, grammar and punctuation) – This week I would like you to practise using the present and past tenses correctly. I have assigned you activities to complete in Bug Club.
I can write an information report - Usain Bolt PPT*
Topic Grid Activity
Olympics Topic Grid
The Olympics were due to be held in Tokyo in 2020. Using a world map, find the location of Tokyo and plot it, along with some of the previous host countries of the Olympics. Can you add the confirmed future host countries too?
Create an IMovie to advertise the Olympic Games that should have taken place in Tokyo in July 2020.
Create your own piece of Olympic art. You can choose the style of art and the media used. A couple of examples can be seen below.
Try as many different sporting events over the next 2 weeks as you can. How many will you manage to try?
Compose a piece of music that could be played during the opening ceremony for the Olympics. You can use an instrument you have at home or objects you can find around the house.
Athletes need a healthy balanced diet. Can you design a meal for an athlete who is in training for the Olympics?
Research the history of the Olympics. Present your facts in a poster or on a timeline.
Design your own Olympic event. Can you teach your sport to a friend or family member?
Paddington Bear Topic Grid
Research where Paddington came from and record some interesting facts about the country.
Use the Pic Collage app (or a similar photo collage app) to create a collage of the attractions Paddington could visit in London.
Add a background, photos and text. Experiment with changing the font and colour.
Look at some of the illustrations of Paddington in the books by Michael Bond. Try to replicate some of the drawings. Think carefully about the sketching techniques we learnt in school and how you can create different tones.
Write a script for a scene in the next Paddington Movie! Can you find family members who will perform it with you?
(Possible characters- Paddington, Mr and Mrs Brown, Jonathon and Judy Brown, Aunt Lucy)
Imagine you are going on a journey away from your family like Paddington did. Think about what you would miss most. Draw the 5 most important items you would pack in your suitcase and write a sentence to explain their significance to you.
Make a marmalade themed snack fit for Paddington. Will you stick to his favourite marmalade sandwiches or try something new like marmalade cake?
Research the history of the teddy bear. Who invented it and when? How have the designs changed over the years?
Present your findings in any way you choose (poster, PowerPoint, leaflet etc)
Create a puppet of Paddington. This could be as simple as a paper plate Paddington face mask or stick puppets. If you are feeling more adventurous, why not sew a puppet using the skills we learnt in school?
Take photographs of interesting things you spot in nature. This could be plants, creatures, flowers. Think about the composition of your photos. Post your best ones on Spider.
Draw a diagram of a flowering plant. Label the flower, petal, leaf, stem and roots. Write what each part of the plant does. (What is its function?) Use this BBC website to help.
Use your skills at drawing a plan from a birds' eye view to draw a plan of the park of your dreams. Label the features like on this plan of a park here. Or, for extra challenge, include a key like on this plan here.
We are living through a historic time, one that will be written about in history books in the future. Write a diary of a day under lockdown. What did you do? How did you feel? Why was it unusual? A historian of the future may use it for evidence! (Remember how Samuel Pepy's diary tells us about the Great Fire of London?)
If you live in a house of more than one story, stand on the top floor and look down on your garden. Draw a plan of your garden from a bird's eye view. If you live in a flat, or do not have a garden, perhaps draw a plan of what you can see.
We are now in spring. What seasonal changes have you observed since winter? What have you noticed in nature recently outside your bedroom window? Write and draw your observations.
Use the internet to research the NHS. Create a PowerPoint showing what you have learned. You could include: what does NHS stand for? What does the NHS do? When was the NHS created? What jobs do people have in the NHS? You could descibe a time when you used the NHS.
During this wonderful weather, get out and about with a sketchbook or paper, and some pencils. Do some observational drawings of flowering plants, trees, birds - anything in fact! Remember to observe the subject closely and draw in the lines of the overall shape, then add the detail.
Imagine you are Joe Wicks (an exercise coach) for the day. Create an exercise routine. You need 10 activities that are done for 30 seconds each, with a 30 second rest in between each set. Get your family to do it!
If you have a member of your family, or a family friend who works in the NHS, interview them about their work at this time. Write down the questions you are going to ask beforehand so you are prepared. If you do not know anyone, send me your questions and I will ask them to my friend who is a nurse (very famous - she was on Channel 4 news last Friday!). I will video the interview and post it on Spider.
Write a prayer of thanks for the NHS and other key workers. Perhaps ask God to watch over them at this difficult time?
Grow a plant from a seed. A sunflower seed or a runner bean seed is an easy seed to start with. Put a couple of seeds in a pot in case one doesn't germinate (look up the meaning of this word). Keep a diary to record your observations and measurements as it grows.
Investigate what plants need to grow. Plant seeds in 3 separate pots. Put one in a light place and one in a dark place and water regularly. Do not water the third pot. Observe them after a few weeks. What do you notice? Draw a labelled diagram of each pot showing what has happened.
Listen to some music - this can be a popular song or a piece of classical music. Move to the music. Do you like it? Why? How does it make you feel? Can you clap to the beat?
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