Hi everyone! I hope that you are all Ok at home and had a restful half term break. 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:
1. Complete Day 36 spelling and one of the grammar activities on Purple Mash 2Do
2. Complete an arithmetic task on Kids Classroom Secrets
3. Maths –I have put a worksheet based on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 on the class web page. We have covered this in school so it will be a useful revision exercise for you. Please complete it if you can. You don’t have to print it off, just record your answers and working out in your green book or do it on the squared paper I gave you and stick them into you green book. I have posted the answers for the work on the Friday before Half Term for you to self-mark and I will post the answers for today’s work tomorrow for you.
5. Writing - Theme: Climate Change
Read and make notes about Greta Thunberg, a young environmental activist, taken from the book Earth Heroes by Lily Dyu (extract has been attached below)
After reading about Greta’s life, watch these two clips and make further notes about her life.
(Note: Due to the sensitive nature of some the content, it is advised that these clips are watched and discussed with an adult)
After reading and watching the clips about Greta Thunberg, create a short biography about her life.
Remember to write your biography in chronological order (from Greta’s birth up until most recent times), selecting the key dates and facts about her life.
Make sure you proof-read your work as you write, checking for spelling and punctuation.
6. RE – Pentecost
Pentecost is one of the most significant days in the Christian year. Pentecost takes place ten days after the Ascension and celebrates the arrival of the gift of the Holy Spirit. We studied this in class earlier this year. The Holy Spirit is the promised helper and comforter who Jesus told his disciples to wait for just before he ascended back into heaven. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity who fills the hearts of believers with the fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self-control. The Holy Spirit is an invisible power who works in Christians to build God's kingdom here on earth.
The image above is the stained glass is in the Lantern Tower in Blackburn Cathedral. The colourful patterns are created when the light shines through it. Your challenge is to continue creating the stained glass images using paint, crayons, pencil or chalk etc. The colours of the glass represent the Holy Spirit. Discuss with an adult which colours you are going to choose to use in your creation, and how they represent the Holy Spirit.
Equipment: Paper, pencil, ruler, colours
The aim of this week’s Learn task is: To guide a blindfolded parent/carer to land safely on a chair/sofa through effective communication.
Task 1 – Air Traffic Controller
· The parent/carer is the plane and the child is the air traffic controller. (ATC)
· The ATC guides the plane around the room using verbal commands (walk, stop, turn left etc.) Parent/carer as plane keep eyes open.
· The parent/carer is blindfolded/close their eyes and be guided by the air traffic controller using verbal commands again (walk, stop, turn right etc.). (Q) Which way round the room will you take them?
Task 2 – Air Traffic Controller (can’t speak to communicate with the plane)
§ The air traffic controller must not speak words when guiding the plane to land
§ The parent and carer must create a way of communicating with each other without speaking words. (See Think about.)
§ Change starting position of the plane in the room. The parent/carer is blindfolded/close their eyes and is guided again by the air traffic controller without speaking but with their own creative way of communication.
Think about. . .
1. Instead of using words to guide the plane to land (sofa/chair) what other ways of making a noise could you use (whistle, clap, click fingers etc.)
2. Which of these can you use for walk, turn left/right, stop? (i.e. clap once to walk, whistle to stop)
3. How will you tell the plane how far to move or turn? How will you tell them to sit (land) on the sofa/chair?
4. Try your communication out and see if you need to change or improve it.
Task 3 – Change roles – Parent/carer is Air Traffic Controller and guides the child using their creative way of communicating.
· (Q) How did it feel when you were blindfolded?
· (Q) Did you trust the Air Traffic Controller to keep you safe?
And as always, any questions please just ask.