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14th May

Hello Fir Class,

 

We have really enjoyed our phone calls with you all over the past couple of weeks, hearing about your time in lockdown. There have been some fabulous examples of home learning sent to us this week too, which you can see below. 

Some of you took part in Mr Tull's PE Challenge. There has been another installment this week, a brand new challenge for you all to try. Clearly all the praise and recognition is not going to Mr Tull's head AT ALL.  Videos of the challenges can be found on class pages, along with a montage of all the video entries that Mr Tull received last week. 

Also on class pages is Reading with Mrs Johnson. Mrs Johnson uploads a new installment of her KS1 and KS2 stories every Tuesday and Thursday, so remember to tune in! In addition to all this is Forest School at Home with Mr Lenton, which is updated with fresh ideas weekly and Cooking with Mrs Kyne, which has many a tasty recipe. I know a few of you have had a go at some already and seem very happy with your efforts. We are just sorry that you can no longer bring your baked goods in for us all to try!

As always, take care and keep safe!

 

Miss Miller and Mrs Causer 

Maths

I know many of you have been continuing to revise your times tables, which is fantastic. You can still use times tables rockstars, or practise in any way you find best for you. You might even want to challenge someone in your home to a round of times tables splat! 

Another thing I would like you to do is go out in your garden and find at least ten different ways that you can see 'Maths' in your garden. Examples could be perimeter, shapes, measure, symmetry, arrays and so on. You will start to spot it everywhere.

 

We are continuing this week with Week 4 of the White Rose Hub. This week's lessons are as follows:

Lesson One: Area of rectangles

Lesson Two: Equivalent fractions

Lesson Three: Converting improper fractions into mixed numbers and vice versa

Lesson Four: Comparing and ordering fractions less than one

Lesson Five: End of week Maths challenge

 

Art

Over the next couple of weeks our Art lessons will be linked to our topic of the Tudors. 

In Tudor times there were no cameras, so rich people would have artists paint their portraits so that future generations could see what they looked like. It was also a good opportunity for people to show how wealthy they were. They would often wear their most expensive clothes and jewellery to show how rich and important they were. One of the most famous portraitists of the 16th century was Hans Holbein. He was a German artist who came to England in 1526. In 1535 he became King’s Painter to Henry VIII, painting portraits of the king and other members of the royal family.

The portrait of Anne of Cleves is the picture that Holbein painted for Henry in Germany to show him what she looked like before they were married. When Henry saw her in person he was angry with Holbein for making her look prettier than she was. He called her the ‘Flander’s Mare’ and divorced her a few months later.

Activity

Choose a Tudor portrait. You can use one of the ones you see on here, or find your own portrait of a Tudor Royal. Try to replicate the portrait, either by sketching or using paints. 

Alternatively, you can dress up as a Tudor, photograph yourself and then sketch or paint your own portrait!

 

Tudor Portraits

Anne Boleyn
Anne of Cleves
Catherine of Aragon
Elizabeth I
Henry VIII

Science – Outdoor learning

Last week you were asked to create your own habitat and place it outside. You were then asked to check it every day and make a note of all the creatures you found living there. This week I would like you to sketch and label this habitat. Firstly, I suggest you take a seat outside. You may also need a piece of A4 paper or larger (and something to lean on), a sketching pencil, a rubber, colouring pencils, a writing pen and a ruler to draw the arrows for your labelling.

 

In the middle of the page I would like you to carefully sketch and colour your habitat. Please take your time with this. Use a ruler, sketching pencil and colouring pencils.

 

With a pen and ruler, label the drawing to show what the habitat is made from.

 

With a pen and ruler, label the drawing to show the conditions in the habitat.

 

With a pen and ruler, label the drawing with the names of creatures you found living there. You can draw these if you wish. If you found no creatures, make a note of this and explain why you think this is.

 

At the bottom of the page (or wherever there is room) please explain in one or two sentences whereabouts you placed your habitat.

 

Finally, give your sketch a title and underline it.

 

This should take approximately one to one and a half hours.

 

Music

Write the letters A – Z on a page. By each letter try to think of a word linked to music. You can use musical terms (for example, beat, rhythm), musical genres (for example, Jazz, Rock, Pop) or musical instruments. You can even use the titles to songs - but they must be ones we have all heard of.

 

Try to find a word for each letter of the alphabet.

 

English

Please create a short story based around this picture. You will need to plan this before you write, so take a few minutes to look at it and get some ideas together. Then, make a note of the following:

 

Characters – Who will be in this story?

Setting – Where will your story take place?

The opening – How will it start?

The conflict – What is going to happen? Is there a problem that needs solving?

The resolution – Usually things turn out alright – how will this happen in your story?

The end – Is it happy or sad? Is there a cliff hanger?

 

Once you have made a note of the above points, you should plan out your paragraphs.

 

It should take at least an hour for you to plan all this so you are in a position to write your story.

 

Write your story in best. It can be handwritten or typed.

 

When you have finished, please check your work for capital letters, full stops, commas, exclamation marks, question marks, brackets and speech marks. You should have tried to include these. Please then place it in your folder for us to read when you return.

 

One hour - planning

One and a half hours - writing

Fifteen minutes - checking and editing

Examples of Home Learning

Oracy 

 

You are allowed to choose three of the following wishes. Decide which three you would pick and discuss your reasons with someone at home. 

 

1. Unlimited wealth

2. 100 years of perfect health

3. Being able to fly

4. To look young and beautiful all your life

5. Ability to cure any illness

6. Ability to read minds

7. Ability to bring people back from the dead

8. Immortality for you and two family members

9. Super strength

10. Ability to remember everything you read and hear word for word. 

 

Guided Reading

 

This week I would like you to think of a traditional children's story that you know really well. Some examples include:

- Little Red Riding Hood

- Jack and the Beanstalk

- The Three Little Pigs

- Hansel and Gretel

I would like you to retell the story from the point of view of the 'wicked' character, for example the wolf, the giant or the witch. Show your knowledge of the original story, but persuade the reader to feel some sympathy for the wicked character instead. 

 


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