MONDAY 15TH JUNE - FRIDAY 19TH JUNE
Monday 15th June
Have a look at the picture below and try to answer the following questions.
- Why is the boy taking a pig for a walk?
- How does the pig feel about this?
- Did they begin their walk before or after it started raining?
- How do they feel about the weather? Will they feel the same if/when the rain stops?
- What is the frog doing?
- Has it been with them all along?
Extra challenge – write a story about what you think happens next
Resource from 'Once Upon A Picture' who give credit to Paulo Visgueiro.
Deeper thinking task
Want an extra challenge? Have a go at this sharing question from White Rose Hub. Don't forget to show your working out if you use drawing to help you!
Wider curriculum – art
Have a go at following these instructions to draw your own duck. Here is the video link. There are screenshot of each step below to help but you may also want to pause the video after each step to catch up.
Tuesday 16th June
Literacy – skills lesson
We are using a new book to help our home learning this week called ‘Just Ducks’ by Nicola Davies.
Here is a video of her reading her book, we hope you will practise making your best duck noises as you listen!
Our skill today is going to be putting words in alphabetical order and also we will be using dictionaries. Don’t worry if you don’t have a dictionary at home, we are going to be using an online children’s dictionary which sometimes has pictures to help!
Task number one
Can you put these words into alphabetical order? Remember alphabetical order is the order the letters come in the alphabet e.g. a b c d e f g h … so ‘cat’ is before ‘dog’ in the alphabet.
Below is the link for the online dictionary that we will be using to find out what different duck words mean. You only ever need ‘Definition 1’ which is the first explanation of what it means. You need to type your word in the box on the left and press the blue ‘go’ button when you are done.
Look up these two words in the online dictionary and write a sentence about what they mean, you can draw a picture too if you would like.
1.Put the following words in alphabetical order (a-z)
2. Write a sentence with a definition for each of the words using the online dictionary to help you.
Duck - A bird that lives on or near water with webbed feet and a large, flat bill.
Maths - Grouping
Deeper thinking task
You may want to find 30 objects to help you to solve this task such as lego bricks. If you can't find 30 of something, try drawing dots into circles like you have practised at school.
Don't forget to share the 'counters' equally!
Wider curriculum activity – science
Here is an explanation of what a food chain is from BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z96r82p
Use what you have found out to put these garden food chains in order. You may want to draw the objects or just write out their names if you do not have a printer at home.
Here is the story of ‘mad about minibeasts’ which you may like to listen to after you have sorted out the food chains.
This week you will be thinking about your dreams and goals. Who are your heroes? What would you like to achieve? How are you going to reach your goals?
Firstly, enjoy some Calm Me time with Mrs Cocker and then have a go at completing the worksheets below or make your own poster including inspiring words, quotes and pictures.
You may also want to have a listen to some stories about dreams and goals, click on the link below and you will find a marvellous assortment of children's books about inspiring people.
Thursday 18th June
Literacy activity – skills lesson
Today we are going to be using commas in a list.
Remember a comma goes between two nouns (person, place or thing) but don't forget to use the word ‘and’ between the last two nouns.
I would like to buy bread, milk and jam from the shops.
Here is a powerpoint from Twinkl which you can use to remind you of some other examples if you need a reminder.
Use your senses to describe what you can see, hear, feel and smell at a pond.
- use sentence starters like at the pond or down by the riverbank at the beginning of your sentences.
- write a list of 3 or more things and don't forget to use commas.
At the pond I can hear wings flapping, leaves rustling and frogs diving.
Choose your favourite image from the links below or just use your imagination!
Deep thinking task
Here is an open challenge for you about odd and even numbers.
You could try investigating what happens when you add -
even and even numbers
even and odd numbers
Can you explain what you found out? Use pictures if it will help you!
Have a go at this maths investigation from Hamilton Trust.
You may want to use or draw the coins to help you!
Games you could play at home
Use anything large or small and experiment balancing it on any part of your body. Using harder and more obscure objects to balance on yourself. Is it too easy? Try and balance multiple objects on someone else after you’ve asked permission! It is like a game of human Buckaroo!
Using three soft similar size objects. Start with two and practice until you can introduce a third. Challenge: Use another person and juggle as a pair.
Why not try some of the alphabet active learning challenges? Pick your favourite sport to have a go at by clicking on the sport name e.g. zumba.