Monday 4th May
Hope you all had a super weekend. What fun things did you get up to? My son who is only 6 has been enjoying creating experiments from a science kit he was given for Christmas. We managed to make snow and a crystal tree. He also came up with the idea to make a parachute, which we made from a plastic bag, sellotape, wool and of course a small toy person – Captain America was proudly taped to the wool! I dropped it from an upstairs window and we had a lot of fun watching it land. Do you remember when you were in Year 5 and you made these with your parents at the learning celebration afternoon last Spring?
This week our learning will focus on VE Day celebrations – details are in our learning descriptions below.
Today’s theme for Monday is: ‘Marvellous Monday’.
If you could have any super power what would it be and why? (This theme fits in well with my flying Captain America!). How would you use your super power? What would your super hero name be?
Thank you to all of you who are keeping in touch with us regularly, it is so lovely to hear about what you’re up to and how you’re getting on with your learning – keep it up! Don’t forget if you have been doing other things such as trying a new hobby, learning a new skill, we would love to hear about these things too.
Norfolk School Games have produced weekly virtual challenges for you to try. Week 1 is tennis. You can use other equipment if you don’t have a tennis racket. Ask your parents to read the guidance information before you click on the link which is in our resources section. They are keen to have children sending pictures or videos these need to be sent via social media @norfolkschoolgames (twitter - @norfolkschgames ) or email it to us email@example.com. They are looking for the school with the most entries who will be celebrated in June.
The link for ‘Week 1’ is https://youtu.be/aZTMdnppKmw I have also added this to our resources section.
If you would like to enter a competition to say thank you to the NHS then click on the link in our resources section.
Have a good day!
Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett
Monday's Learning tasks:
> Start your day with an Active Start. There are lots of options for you:
- Weekly challenge from Pav
- Norfolk School Games ‘Week 1’
- Joe Wicks – daily PE on Youtube
- Go Noodle also available on Youtube
Further information can be found in our 'Resources and Web Links' section
> Read your book for 20 minutes. Or you could read a book from Bug Club.
> Complete a maths quiz on diagnostic questions.
> Maths: This week we are looking at ‘Money’. Open the document ‘Money Lesson Monday 4th May’ in the Resources and Web Links section. Read, discuss and answer the questions carefully. The main activity is a budgeting task.
> Further Maths to have a go at! Visit the White Rose website ‘Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) and complete Lesson 1 ‘Simplifying Fractions’. This will be a good refresher for you as we covered fractions at the end of the autumn term. Remember, if you are finding these too tricky you could look at a lower year group or if you need a greater challenge look at a higher year group instead.
> Complete the word of the day activities - see below.
> Visit Active learn website and select a maths and a SPAG activity to complete.
> Writing challenge for the week: This week our writing will link to the VE Day celebrations on Friday 8th May. Firstly, you will need to look at the ‘VE Day Information Presentation’ in our Resources and Web Links. Then write a diary entry - details of the task are saved in the Resources section.
> As Friday is a bank holiday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), we are going to focus on this for our wider learning.
This week we would like you to choose your own activities to celebrate VE Day and there are a number of suggestions below to help guide you. You may have some of your own ideas, you don’t have to do every one on our list.
When the end of the Second World War was announced, street parties were held across Britain with colourful red, white and blue bunting lining the streets. Start by looking at the ‘VE Day Information Presentation’.
Here are some suggestions to help you (we would love to hear about your activities):
- Create colourful bunting and hang up in your windows – these could have a red/white/blue design, or war themed, Union Jack etc
- Plan and create a street party (picnic in your garden) for your family to enjoy on Friday. Create a menu and prepare different foods – you could use some of the recipe ideas from the Bletchley Park link. There are many other ideas online.
- Research the events of the 8th May 1945 – you could write a news report and ask a family member to film you reading your report. You could edit your film with backgrounds or real footage from the time.
- Code breaking activities on the Bletchley Park link https://bletchleypark.org.uk/learn/resources/ve-day-learning-resources – why not create some of your own codes for your family to solve.
- Listen to some war time songs
- Create a VE Day poster – see ideas in the resource section. You could display your colourful poster in your window at home.
- Remember to build in some quiet time, creative time and outdoor time! Why not try the nature activity or a lego challenge?
Have a good day!
Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett
Word of the day
- What is the definition of recycle?
- Write a sentence using the WOD and include either brackets or dashes in your sentence.
- Research activity: The prefix ‘re’ means back / again. What other words use re as a prefix? Make a list and underline the root word in each word that you find. Eg, refresh. How many words can you find?
- The word ‘recycle’ is often shown as an image so people can quickly recognise it, such as at recycling centres and on goods that we buy. Research the designs and sketch and colour your favourite one. You could use the symbol/design in your own poster to promote recycling to people.
You will need a dictionary for this activity, if you don’t have one use an online dictionary.