Hi Super Squirrels,
I can't believe we are in July and nearly at the end of our Summer term. What a strange term it has been! But as long as we are all safe and well, then that is the main thing.
It has been great to hear from some of you this week. It really is lovely to hear what you have been up to - even if it's not school work related, it's great to keep in touch.
I really do miss you all and can't wait to see you again very soon.
Best wishes to you all from Mrs Robinson
Jane Considine will no longer be teaching her daily Sentence Stacking lessons.
All previous lessons are still available by clicking here –
Monday - Subordinating conjunctions
Tuesday - Newspaper features
Wednesday - Using alliteration to write headlines
Thursday - Revising word types
Friday - Reading lesson: TBC
Or have a look at the writing tasks in this weeks additional activities, which can be found under the learning project.
Here is the link to the White Rose Maths which we follow in school.
Also find below, the activity sheets and answers.
Or, have a look at this website which offers daily maths lessons and activities.
Or, follow the BBC Bitesize home learning daily lessons.
Here is the timetable for BBC Maths lessons this week:
There are also some other maths activities, under the learning project, in the additional activities document - enjoy!
This week the Learning Project is titled: Animals.
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about key animals they are interested in. Learning may focus on exploring the physical aspects of an animal, their habitat, categorising animals etc.
Activities for you to choose from throughout the week:
Let us Wonder
Create fact files about deadly predators. Draw pictures of the predators
and label them with information they find out. Where does the predator live? Why does it live there? What does it eat? How does it capture its prey? What special qualities do these predators have? Make a food chain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuKs9o1s8h8 to demonstrate why a predator is at the top of the chain. They could make a set of top trump cards https://www.google.com/search?q=top+trumps+template&rlz=1C1RUCY_enGB687GB688&oq=top+trumps&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l7.9119j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 using the information they found out.
Let us Create
Explore the artist Franz Marc - https://www.google.com/search?q=franz+marc&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwijmf3w5pfoAhUYahoKHR7yBWMQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=franz+marc&gs_l=img.3..0i67j0j0i67l2j0j0i67j0j0i67l2j0.236257.239749..240032...0.0..0.156.888.7j3......0....1..gws-wiz-img.c-N7IlEekKQ&ei=y6trXuOHFJjUaZ7kl5gG&bih=615&biw=1262&rlz=1C1RUCY_enGB687GB688&safe=strict&hl=en Find out who he was and what type of artist he was. What did he like to create pictures? Look at some of his paintings online. Then choose an animal to draw and add colour to, in a similar style to his. What do they think of his paintings? Did they like their finished piece of artwork? Why? / Why not?
Get out into the garden and make a bug hotel. Go on a mini beast hunt and record what they find. If they find any minibeasts they have not seen before they could always look it up online. What can they find out about these amazing creatures?
Time to Talk
Find out which animals are their family members' favourites and why. Have a
family debate about whether zoos should exist. Discuss whether they agree/disagree and why? Do their family members have a different opinion to them? Why not debate whether animals should be kept as pets?
Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences
Which animals are considered to be sacred around the world and why? Sacred Animals - https://spiritualray.com/most-worshiped-animals-around-world
Who admires cows? Lions? Wolves? Which animals were important to the Egyptians and why?
Below I have added a document of further activities , mostly linked to the theme of 'Animals.'
My sunflowers are still growing well each week.
Look at this photo below, it is of one of the sunflowers which I put into a separate plant pot on its own.
What do you notice?
This sunflower has had more room to grow and the stem is much thicker than the stems on the other sunflowers.
The stem supports the plant and also transports water and nutrients from the roots, to other parts of the plant.
To be able to name family members and pets in Spanish.