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 Wednesday, 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.
Take care Brilliant Badgers - missing you all! Mrs Maynard
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