Monday 22nd June
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was so lovely to see many of you in school last week. I have also had the opportunity to speak to a few parents last week too and it’s lovely to have this contact and to find out how things are going at home too.
Did many of you at home take part in the Virtual Big Sing. I popped into our classroom and Miss Barrett and the children in there were taking part and having lots of fun, they even had a shout out for Millfield Primary School! We’re Famous!
There are still a few people from Oak class who haven’t collected the home learning pack with booklets and two more exercise books from school. If you haven’t managed to collect these then your parent will need to make contact with the school office to arrange a time for this.
Today’s theme for Monday is: ‘Muscle Monday’.
Today make a special effort to think about your muscle groups when you move - really think about why it is important to have a strong body. You could do some strengthening exercises too! Click on this link – there are 16 really good strengthening exercises for you to choose from: https://www.parents.com/fun/sports/exercise/strength-training-exercises-for-kids/
I mentioned last week that for our outdoor nature activities for the next few weeks, we would like you to complete some of the Wildlife Trust’s ‘Random Acts of Wildness’. Don’t worry if you haven’t signed up, I have made a list of some of their ideas and I have included this in our resources section – please have a look and select some examples to complete.
Remember to continue with your Volcanoes and Earthquakes projects – if you haven’t started this then look in our resources section for further information.
Please don’t forget to keep 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.
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
- Joe Wicks – daily PE on Youtube
- Go Noodle also available on Youtube
- If you missed any of the Norfolk School Games challenges – search for these on the internet, they are really good fun.
- Or create your own PE session – for example, an obstacle course in the garden or lead a keep fit session with your family to your favourite tunes
> 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 for maths look in our Resources section for details
> Further Maths to have a go at! Visit the White Rose website ‘Summer Term Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) and complete Lesson 1 ‘Area and Perimeter’. 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. We do not have a subscription to the worksheets so this activity is just watching and discussing the video.
> 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: For details of our writing task this week click on the resource in our Resources and Web Links.
> Continue or start your learning theme project – spend some time on this today.
> Learning theme:
EARTHQUAKES – the following activities are for Monday and Tuesday.
Click on the link in the resources section and watch the short video about why earthquakes are difficult to predict. Make notes as you watch it. https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-are-earthquakes-so-hard-to-predict-jean-baptiste-p-koehl
Complete the following questions and activities.
- What was the earliest form of recording earthquakes? Describe what it could do and how it worked.
- What equipment is used today?
- Is it possible to predict earthquakes? Explain your answer.
- Why would it be useful to predict earthquakes accurately?
- What technology well help in the future in predicting earthquakes?
Open the document ‘Seismographs Presentation’ and carefully read through all the information. Then complete the following activities:
- Complete the ‘Seismograph research activity’ – you don’t need to print this you could draw out this table or create fact boxes in your exercise book.
- On the final page (p21) of the presentation there is a DT challenge activity – to create your own seismograph. You may have to research examples of these that have been made. I have included the following link in our resources section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=41RzGwZINOk
- On page 20 of the seismograph presentation it lists other important people in the development of the seismograph. Choose 3 of these people and research each of these and write at least 3 facts for each person.
> Remember to build in some quiet time, creative time and outdoor time! Why not try the nature activity or a lego challenge? There is a list of nature activities for you to do. If you fancy some cooking, there are also great easy to follow recipes on Willow class page that you may want to try.
Have a good day!
Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett
Word of the day
Euphoria (noun) Euphoric (adjective)
- What is the definition of the WOD?
- Synonyms – (words that have a similar meaning)
- Antonyms – (words that have an opposite meaning)
- Write a statement, question and a command using the WOD.
- How could you use this word in a history themed sentence? Write an example.
- Create a word art picture that illustrates the meaning of the word.
- Create either an acrostic poem using the letters from the WOD. Think carefully about the meaning of the word and how you could incorporate different feelings or emotions into your poem.
You will need a dictionary and a thesaurus for these activities, if you don’t have these use an online dictionary or thesaurus.