Good morning everyone!
(Hang on, this post is a long one!)
I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter half term break. I know it was a little different but it was quite lovely weather nonetheless. I loved going for a walk a day along the river (keeping to the social distancing rule) for my daily exercise and saw some amazing animals! Can you guess what creatures I saw?
I also saw some muntjac deer. Did you see anything exciting if you went for a walk?
We had a lovely surprise in our house! In the spirit of new life, we discovered that our fish had had babies! Here is the one we managed to rescue:
Can you see him? He’s tiny!
Here is some work you have e-mailed to me so far:
Olivia wrote a lovely Easter message for us all.
Aaliyah’s amazing writing and Maths!
Tom’s robot and writing.
Harriet’s Easter garden, veg patch and crafts.
Ethan’s Easter homework.
Well done to you all!
Finally, the work for the week! I am going to continue setting 5 Maths and 5 English based tasks a week. I will also be setting an overarching project for you to do throughout the week based on the wider curriculum (history, science, etc).
This week, in English I would like you to:
- Find a picture of a butterfly you really like. Can you write a short description of it for an alien who has never seen one?
- Research 5 interesting facts about butterflies. For example, did you know that butterflies can taste with their feet?
- Write a fact file about a butterfly of your choosing. A template can be found here. (585KB)
- Research a butterfly from a different country. Compare it to a native species using the words ‘but’ and ‘and’.
- Label a picture of a butterfly with its parts. Use your Phonics to help you with your sounds.
There is a reason why I have picked butterflies this week, all will be revealed during the week!
For Maths, I would like you to recap halving and doubling:
- Recap halves and doubles to 20, how many do you know by heart?
- Mathletics task
- Butterfly doubles to 10 (97KB)orButterfly doubles to 20. (99KB)
- Hit the button game– Select double and halves.
- Work out what things in your house can be halved? Eg. half of a pizza, half of a plate of peas, half of a minute etc.
Don’t forget the BBC are always creating amazing new resources, please continue to look at the BBC Bitesize website.
During the Easter holidays, I have been planning for projects for you to do with your children. To this end, I have decided to postpone the planned topic of plants which we started before half term. Instead, we will begin to look at ‘Animals, including humans.’ This week, we are going to be studying the curriculum target of:
- identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
- describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
I would like to research one animal from each group: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Research a native specie for each group. Label a photograph/drawn picture of it with its features. Here are some questions you may want to think about: Does a bird have to fly to be a bird? Do all fish have scales? What is special about an amphibian? Do all mammals have fur? How does a reptile warm itself?
You can present this however you want: a poster, a video, a powerpoint, a model.
Another fun game is to watch the BBC iplayer video- ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and to write down the animals you see. Then, have a go at grouping them, are there any surprises?
Here are some website to help you:
Please keep sending me e-mails, I really do love hearing from you.
A few extra notes:
- I will still be uploading Story Times.
- The James Dyson Foundation have produced some fun tasks for children, based around STEM activities. These challenge cards can be downloaded here.
I hope you are all keeping safe,