Tuesday 5th May
Hope you all had a lovely Monday. I managed to put up a large sunflower in my upstairs window, which we had painted over the weekend
Did any of you think about what your super hero power would be in our ‘Marvellous Monday’ theme? If so, what power did you choose? I decided I would choose to have elastic/stretchy arms because when I want something from upstairs that I’ve forgotten it would save me climbing the stairs as they would be able to reach and bend around corners to collect whatever it was I needed. I would also find this useful when watching a film and I want a drink or snack my stretchy arms could reach into the kitchen cupboards or make a cup of tea.
Today’s theme for Tuesday is: ‘Top Two Tuesday’.
‘Think about the people you live with. For each person tell them your two favourite things about them. If you would rather write it rather than say it, you could leave a kindness note in their room with a special message to tell them two top things about them.
Don’t forget the NHS competition – there is a link for this in our Resources and Web Links section.
NEW! I have just added a general knowledge quiz kindly provided by Mrs HP that you might like to have a go at - this is optional but really good fun.
Remember that this week we are focusing on VE Day and we are giving you’re the choice of what you activities you would like to have a go at. You may have some great ideas of your own that you would like to try. You could even get crafty and practical and make giant VE DAY letters using different materials such as wood, fabric, cardboard etc and decorate these using different media. Or why not create a WW2 aeroplane or tank using junk modelling or lego. There are many things you could try, pick something that really interests you. Do remember we would love to see photos, so email your efforts and we can display them in our class gallery.
I have also included some extra resources in our VE Day resource section (Resources for week beginning 4th May). Have a look at these as it may help inspire you or to give you more helpful information, there’s a great video clip from BBC Class clips – I recommend this!
Have a good day!
Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett
Tuesday'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
> 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 ‘Tuesday Maths Money Word Problems’ in the Resources and Web Links section. Read the questions carefully and answer them. If you find the questions too tricky I have included a mild set of questions on a separate document. On Wednesday you will be able to self-mark these.
> Further Maths to have a go at! Visit the White Rose website ‘Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) and complete Lesson 2 ‘Compare and Order fractions’. This is good revision as we haven’t covered fractions for quite some time!
> Complete the word of the day activities - see below.
> Visit Active learn website and select a maths and a SPAG activity to complete.
> Please continue with the writing challenge for the week: See document in Resources and Web Links section. Write a diary entry – make sure you read all the information carefully for guidance on how to plan, draft and re-draft, remembering to use the features list to help you.
> CONTINUE with our VE Day learning activities (see below for some suggestions) I have included a great BBC class clip for you to watch in the resources section https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr
The official website for VE Day has great information and resources – you may want to click on the photo of Dan Snow VE Day Challenge for lots of ideas of activities you could do. https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/ (Link included in our resources section).
All 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. I have included the information from yesterday to remind you!
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. If you haven’t looked at the ‘VE Day Information Presentation’ then make sure you read through it today.
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 – suggested list on the English Heritage link
- 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 create?
- Synonyms – (words that have a similar meaning)
- Antonyms (words that have the opposite meaning)
- Write 3 questions using the WOD.
- Create a word art design – can you show the meaning of the word in your design?
You will need a dictionary and a thesaurus for these activities, if you don’t have these use an online dictionary or thesaurus.