It's been lovely to hear from some Brilliant Badgers over the last week! Please keep emailing in pictures of your work, or just drop me a message to let me know what you have been up to. I will always reply to these emails, so please send some photos in to share some of your activities. I am in school on Thursday and Friday this week. Remember, there is no expectation to do all of the work on this page. It is better to do a little bit of work each day well, rather than trying to do all of the work posted. Feel free to try some of the work from other year groups too if you are finding some of the English and Maths work to be too tricky. Whilst we are still in these unusual times, it is vital that everyone has family time as well, to relax and take time for themselves. I've started a project with my daughter of trying to encourage more wildlife to visit our garden, inspired by 30 Days Wild. Perhaps you could make your own bird feeder, grow some plants from seed, or create a bug hotel. I'd love to see what you get up to! Our first project was creating a "Bee Cafe" which you can learn about in this video https://safeYouTube.net/w/0M1K
Hopefully, over the next few weeks the plants will grow and start to flower more and attract some insects to this gloomy corner of our garden. We will be keeping track of the insects we spot in our garden and seeing if we attract more or different insects to visit our 'patch'. Take care and keep in touch Brilliant Badgers! Missing you all! Mrs Maynard
Tell your child to imagine that they are famous. What would they
be famous for? Can they write a diary entry recounting the day’s events in
Using the words FAMOUS PEOPLE , get your child to write an acrostic
poem about significant British people in history.
Ask your child to find out when the NHS began. Who was the founder ? Encourage them to compare the NHS then and now. Can they represent information on a timeline or in an information booklet?
All famous people should earn £1,000,000 per year. Does your child
agree/disagree? Ask them to have and write a discussion on this statement.
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 The Truth about Trolls
Visit Ducksters and encourage your child to choose a person that
interests them to read about. Can they record 10 facts they discovered?
Ask your child to read a magazine or newspaper article about a
famous person. Ask them to write a diary entry from the viewpoint of that person.
With your child, take a look at this information all about Neil Armstrong, the
first man to walk on the moon. Complete the quiz and test your knowledge!
This week the Learning Project is titled: Famous and Significant People.
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about famous or significant people. Learning may focus on past or present inventors, explorers or scientists and how they influence society today.
Activities for you to choose from throughout the week:
Famous Fact Find
Find out about one or more Famous British People here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd8fv9q
Ask your child to decide how they would like to present the information they have discovered. This could be a slide show, a poster or an information report about them. Can your child create a true or false quiz about their chosen person and test it out on the family during a games night?
As the NHS plays such a significant role in our lives, ask your child to represent our amazing NHS staff with their own piece of artwork. This could be a painting, collage or even a collectable stamp https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsbsqty of a famous medic e.g Florence Nightingale https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zns9nrd/articles/znsct39 Mary Seacole https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zns9nrd/articles/zjsxcqt or Aneurin Bevan. Remember to tweet a photo of their artwork #TheLearningProjects.
Watch an interview with Rod Ellingworth, a famous, British cyclist - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z48b4wx Then go for your own bike ride as part of your daily exercise. Don’t forget to wear your helmet. No bike? Then take a walk and look out for any cyclists you see. (Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week).
As a family, discuss the famous people that may have had an impact on their lives and the choices they have made about the jobs they have chosen. Talk about who has inspired them and why. Your child can create a family tree that illustrates inspirations and choices.
Religious Role Models
Ask your child to find out about significant religious people, like Jesus, Moses, Muhammed (pbuh), Guru Nanak or someone else who is important to your family. What do they notice about these people? What is similar about them? What is different? Need help? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7hs34j
Record the similarities and differences in a table format or make a Religious Role Model mini-book.
STEM Learning Opportunities #sciencefromhome
● Sophia was a British inventor who invented the Helter-skelter in 1907. Try using junk box material to make your own helter-skelter or marble run.
● Try and make a run that takes exactly 60 seconds for the marble to complete the run.
● To find out more about building your own marble run click here - https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html
You could try Cosmic Kids Yoga this week, or maybe Go Noodle. So even if the weather isn’t so good, you can still keep active! Below are links to their YouTube channels with lots of different video activities to try.
There’s an exercise activity based on Famous and Significant People – check it out on this week’s Learning Project.
Or you may want to have a go at these Basketball skills.