Hi Super Squirrels
I hope that you have managed to keep busy and stay safe despite the rain.
Let me know how you are getting on with the new Learning Projects. This week is all about Sea life and there are loads of fun activities to choose from. Remember, you can always look at the activities on the Y2 and Y5 pages - they are all linked to the same theme, so lots of things to choose from - enjoy!
Missing you all, stay safe
Jane Considine will no longer be teaching her daily Sentence Stacking lessons.
All previous lessons are still available by clicking here –
Talk for Writing
‘Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets’ are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.
This week’s work is based on The Truth about Trolls
Monday - Inverted commas
Tuesday - Dictionary work
Wednesday - Thesaurus work
Thursday - Synonyms and antonyms
Friday - Reading lesson
Below is the link to the BBC Bitesize home learning daily lessons. All of the activities and worksheets needed can be found here, along with the accompanying videos and animations.
Here is the timetable for BBC Maths lessons this week:
Or, have a look at this website which offers daily maths lessons and activities.
As always, there is no expectation to carry out all of the tasks for the week, so feel free to dip into the resources and have a go!
From both websites, you can also access the home learning for Year 1 and Year 2 – if you are struggling with Year 3 then have a go at previous class activities to build your confidence. We don’t want anyone to be struggling.
This week the Learning Project is titled: Under the Sea.
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about life in and around the sea. Learning may focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that occupy our oceans, their habitats and how human beings affect this environment.
Activities for you to choose from throughout the week:
Exploring the Blue Abyss
Can your child remember the oceans of the world? Encourage your child to find out about the five different layers of the ocean (Sunlight Zone, Twilight Zone, Midnight Zone, Lower Midnight Zone or Abyss and the Trenches). https://safeyoutube.net/w/htw6
Sea creatures adapt incredibly to live in specific layers where the conditions, such as the temperature and light levels, can change. Can your child explore the creatures that are found in each layer of the ocean and create a fact file for each ocean layer with a labelled diagram?
Ask your child to look at pictures of real submarines for inspiration and create their own model submarine from different materials found at home e.g. plastic bottles, paint, coloured pencils, string, paper mache, sweet wrappers, tin foil and cardboard.
When your child is collecting materials, question them on the suitability of each material. Alternatively, children could design and create a boat to carry a load on the ocean using junk modelling. Remember to tweet a photo of their creation at #TheLearningProjects.
‘Under the Sea’ Stretches
Ask your child to try some yoga using the Cosmic Kids Youtube channel - https://safeyoutube.net/w/8tw6
There are lots of ‘Under the Sea’ themed yoga workouts and even a Moana-themed adventure! - https://safeyoutube.net/w/Otw6
Or simply get stretching to some relaxing deep sea sound effects - https://safeyoutube.net/w/Vtw6
Encourage your child to ask different family members what they know about plastic waste (e.g. plastic bags, six-pack rings and microbeads) that ends up in the ocean. They could do this by creating a questionnaire and carrying out interviews (perhaps over Facetime with adult supervision?). Discuss how you could help reduce ocean pollution and work together to create a persuasive poster to reduce plastic waste.
The Great Barrier Reef is the only living thing which is visible from space! Encourage your child to take a virtual tour of the reef using https://www.airpano.com/360photo/Great-Barrier-Reef-Australia/ and create a poster or video to promote the Great Barrier Reef. Ask them to use scientific language relating to the habitats and species groups found in the reef.
Can your child identify the main threats to The Great Barrier Reef and include these too?
STEM Learning Opportunities #sciencefromhome
Autosub 6000 Ocean Floor Mission
● Children will need a basic understanding of Scratch before carrying out this Unit. Guides and online tutorials are available here if needed - https://scratch.mit.edu/ideas
● Use scratch to debug and improve the Autosub6000 around the ocean floor. Activity notes and instructions can be found here - https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/411623/autosub-6000-ocean-floor-mission
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