Week Commencing 06.07.20
I hope you are enjoying our topic ‘Blue Abyss’.
Please practise the new spellings during the week and have a spelling test on Friday to see if you can remember them. It is also important to revise previous spellings and the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list. There will also be 5 Purple Mash activities to do during the week set as 2Do’s on the Purple Mash website.
Please use the Birch email to contact me if you have any queries or questions. Enjoy your learning and make the most of being outdoors in the sunshine!
Hinduism in Britain
Why did Hindus settle here? Show images of bomb damage, destruction and ruined buildings in Britain after World War 2. Explain that the British government asked workers from India and Pakistan, as well as the Caribbean, to settle in Britain and help the rebuilding from 1945 onwards. Find these countries in an Atlas or Google maps. Stress that these workers came over at the British government’s invitation to help the country. Write a paragraph describing the thoughts and feelings of a Hindu arriving in Britain for the first time after World War II.
Look at Antony Gormley’s sculpture, Another Place, on Crosby Beach, Merseyside. Study photographs and video clips taken at different times and tides and talk about the sculpture’s effect and impact. Give reasons why they think the artist chose cast iron for his sculpture and talk about the short and long term effects that the sea will have on the figures. Discuss their ideas about the meaning of the work and express their thoughts in discussion, before making sketches of isolated figures with attention to form and shape.
Find out why the 1872 Royal Navy ship, HMS Challenger is considered to be so important and how its story has contributed to modern oceanography. Write a diary entry in the role of one of the ship’s scientists documenting their discoveries.
Year 3 – ‘full’, ‘ness’
Year 4 –‘anti’