Weekly Challenge for Week Beginning 22.6.20
We thought for this week's challenge, we could mark the fact that our famous local festival has been cancelled and we could hold our own at home. You could build a tent, decorate your garden with posters and bunting, make your own pyramid stage, try out circus skills, try food from around the world and listen to your favourite music. Please post your photos on your blog to show us your very own Glasthomebury 2020!
Design A Sports Kit Challenge
In the UK, many people enjoy watching and playing sport. However, we have not been able to watch our favourite teams or kick a ball around with our friends for over ten weeks! This week sees the return of the Premier League in football, where teams will now be allowed to play against each other in an empty stadium. This will hopefully lead to other sports including netball, rugby and tennis returning to normal in the coming weeks as well.
As sport in the UK is returning, we thought that it would be a good idea to celebrate.
Your challenge this week is to design your own kit for your favourite team. Maybe Manchester United would look better playing in purple and orange stripes? We have templates below for football kits, rugby kits and netball kits. If you don’t have a printer there is no need to panic. You can draw your kit on a blank piece of paper instead. When creating your own kit, don’t forget to add some sponsors – you could add these to the front and on the sleeves of your kit.
You might like to also have a go at making a flag to support your favourite team.
Please post any activities that you complete on the blog so that we can all see your fantastic designs.
Springwatch Weekly Challenge
Springwatch is broadcast from across the UK and is being shown from 26th May to 12th June 2020. The programme is on at 8pm, on Tuesdays through to Fridays, on BBC Two. They have wildlife cameras rolling 24 hours a day from the morning of Saturday 23rd May until the final show on Friday 12th June and you can catch all of the highlights through the website.
This week we are joining in with Springwatch to look at wildlife through our windows. There are lots of video clips of wildlife to watch:
Mr Reynolds has taken these beautiful photographs in his back garden.
Your challenge is to watch the wildlife through your window and in your gardens. You can draw/paint pictures or take photos, and put them together like Mr Reynolds or in your own creative way.
For our challenge this week we are going to travel all the way to New York, where we will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Explore the art by clicking on the red or yellow dots on the map. There are pictures, videos, information and suggestions for things to do. Try out the time machine to discover art from around the world at different times in history - just jump in the time machine, choose when and where to go and press the red button!
You can also visit areas of the museum with these 360 videos.
Share your discoveries on the blog with your friends. We would love to see your favourites, and any of the activities you choose to do.
MATHS LESSON 4, PLEASE NOTE: Lesson 4 is an alternative lesson to the one shown on the White Rose Maths website, as the shown lesson is a repeat from earlier in your home learning. As such, THE VIDEO TO INTRODUCE MATHS LESSON 4 CAN BE FOUND HERE:
Florence Nightingale is a significant role model in history. She is famously known for being a nurse and for helping wounded soldiers in the war. She changed people’s opinions of nurses and made hospitals better at caring for others. It would be her 200th birthday on the Tuesday 12th May. Seeing as we are supporting the NHS at this time, we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate her birthday and learn more about her.
Have a look at the link below. This a 360 degree tour of the house that Florence Nightingale once lived in. See if you can notice the differences between our houses and hers.
Once you have explored her home, here is a booklet of activities you could complete. There are some interesting facts and lots of different tasks in here. You do not have to do them all, just complete your favourite activities! See if you can find out what Florence had as a pet:
Please post any activities you do on the blog so that we can share what we have all learned.
Challenge for this week:
As this week will be International Dance Day, we wanted to do something special to make you all smile and dance. Below, you will find a video of some familiar faces doing their own 'Wake & Shake'. If you would like to, you could follow our version or you could have a go at making up your own. You could pick your own song; just make sure it's a song that makes you happy. If you would like to, you could post a picture of your best dance move to the blog or Seesaw so that we can see. Please make sure that you get your parents' permission before doing so.
As the photos are going to be shared please follow some safeguarding rules.
We hope you have fun with this challenge and enjoy our Wake & Shake.
Join us this week on a virtual tour of Longleat Safari Park. Share your ideas about this adventure with all of your friends on our Robin Class blog. You can comment on your friends' posts and add your own comments and pictures. You could tell us which animal or part of the safari you liked best and why. What was your favourite fact about your animal? Can you draw a picture of your favourite part of the tour and put it on the blog?
You will find the virtual safari at https://www.longleat.co.uk/news/longleat-launches-virtual-safari
We can't wait to see your ideas! Have a fantastic visit, learn about the animals and have fun.
NHS Easter challenge instructions.
Mrs Scott's NHS Easter Challenge.
You are invited to make an Easter picture to say thank you to all of our doctors and nurses and our National Health Service. We will send these on to our local NHS.
The picture can be drawn or painted. It should be bright and colourful and include:
An Easter egg
A drawing of you
A message saying something along the lines of -
Thank you to all of our nurses and doctors
Thank for looking after everyone
Thank you to everyone in the NHS
Please take a photo of the picture and put it on your class blog.
Ask one of your parents to email the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and class.
Put your picture in one of your windows.
From Mrs Scott
ACCESSING LEARNING FROM HOME
All children have a home exercise book. This contains our school handwriting policy and Year 1 and 2 spellings. Please use this to practise spellings and writing. The key focus for writing in Year 1 is to write in clear sentences which are marked with capital letters and full stops. In addition to 'Doodle Maths' there are other maths websites they can access which are listed below.
We wish everyone good health at this difficult time and hope that the content we put on here can help in some way.
Twinkl is an educational website offering resources for all subjects and all year groups. Twinkl are offering a free membership to everyone which parents are able to create. This allows you to access work sheets and presentations, should you wish to use them. Details of how to create an account are below:
Oxford Owl for Home
There is a home learning section of the website with free books to read and English and Maths activities for each year group.
Robin class can use the website below to practise basic maths skills such as number bonds (numbers which add to make another number):
HIT THE BUTTON:
These are other useful Maths sites where children can practise their mental arithmetic, addition and subtraction skills:
TOP MARKS MATHS GAMES:
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
A great project you could try with your child over the coming weeks is to make a moving parts story book. You could plan a story together and then turn it into a simple book involving some moving parts. The children have learned how to make two different types of sliders which could be incorporated into their story to make characters or objects move across the page.
A good video to watch to look at creating sliders can be found here:
'The Pop-up Channel' on YouTube features many videos showing how to create different moving mechanisms. Have fun watching and seeing which ones you and your child can master. All can be attempted with thin card (any old cereal packet will do) or paper, as we initially tried in class. Good luck!
Every day at 9 a.m. Joe Wicks teaches a PE lesson for children on YouTube. Parents can join in too! Children from all around the world are taking part. You don't need any equipment or much space.
GoNoodle also has active sessions for children, including yoga and games.