Hi everyone! I hope that you are all OK at home. It is so so nice to hear from most of you yesterday. Please keep in touch and let me know how you are getting on. Even if it just to say hi!
**Please just do what work you can and please please don’t worry if you don’t do it all. I’d rather give you lots to keep you busy than not enough. If you wish to do alternative activities, that is also absolutely fine. Just do what is right for your family situation. Also, if you get stuck or are unsure, please just ask me. **
Today’s activities are as follows:
Writing - Theme: Climate Change
Watch Climate Change: the Polar Bear’s Story
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online
Further information about the impact of climate change on polar bears can be found here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/02/polar-bears-starve-melting-sea-ice-global-warming-study-beaufort-sea-environment/
(Note: this webpage contains links to latest news features, plus some linked pages to the polar bear theme which are sensitive)
Imagine you have been asked to create a narrative (or voice-over) for the first clip watched today:
Your voice-over would need to describe polar bears and explain how climate change is impacting them. You can use all you have read and watched over the past few days about polar bears to help you write your script (or voice over).
You may choose to write this as a story which could accompany the cartoon images or a non-fiction voice over (like David Attenborough) explaining the problems.
Once you have written the script, have a go at reading it over the clip – making sure it fits in the time and you get all your information across to your viewer and listener.
Read the imagining a better world blog on the Tearfund website:
and look at the video and discussion guide.
Now think about your dreams for a better world post coronavirus and how this could be achieved. Record your thoughts in your green book. Look at Tearfund’s 5 steps to a better world too:
** When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online **
You will need: A balloon or ball
With a balloon or a ball, how many times can you sit down and stand up whilst keeping the balloon or ball in the air in 60 seconds? Your bum must touch the floor for one point and you must be fully standing for one point. Remember you can use any part of your body to keep the ball in the air, even your head! Should you lose control of the balloon/ball then start again from a standing position but this will not count as a point, but be quick because the clock will still be running!
To make it;
• Easier – Add more air to your balloon or beach ball.
• Harder – Only use hands rather than any body part
• Inclusive – try it seated and try to touch the floor with either of your hands whilst the ball is in the air. How many times can you touch the floor?
Remember to email your videos in to me if you can!
And as always, any questions please just ask.