Week commencing 20.04.20
Hello Beech Class! I hope you are all happy and well and didn’t eat too much chocolate! This term our topic is ‘Why do Zebras have stripes?’ Below are some activities for this week’s home learning. Have fun!
We start by going on a Safari! Watch the video on YouTube and fill in the animal spotting sheet (attached).
African Safari Wildlife- Safari Visit for African Animals Documentary.
Below are a list of related activities for you.
This week’s Literacy activities are:
- Pack a bag for what you will need to take on Safari. Draw the items you want to take and label your pictures. There is a backpack template attached.
- Write a diary entry for your Safari adventure. How did you travel there? Who with? What was the weather like? Who did you meet? What did you see? How did you feel? You could use some of the African themed paper in your Term 5 pack.
- Write a list of all the animals you saw on Safari, can you describe what they looked like and how they moved?
- Write a postcard home to a friend about your Safari trip. A postcard template is attached.
This week’s Maths activities are:
- Practise counting to 100, you could hop, clap and jump as you count
- Practise writing your numbers from 1-20 and beyond, you could create a long colourful number snake writing each number in a different colour in a long line! Number formation sheets are also attached.
- Count forwards and backwards to 20, pretend to be a rocket zooming to the moon. You can show your family how we do this in school.
- Order your numbers to 20. There is a safari cut and stick numbers to 20 sheet and a superhero ordering sheet attached.
Look closely at numbers 11-20 and talk about how they are made up of 10 plus more e.g 11=10+1, 12=10+2. Children could create a tower of 10 using counters, pebbles or pieces of lego and then make a new tower to show what they need to add to make the two digit number. Example below. They could practise writing numbers 11-20 next to their towers. What’s the same about numbers 11-20? What’s different?
- I have attached a workbook (see tab on left) focusing on numbers 11-20 and also some number cards and quantity pictures to match up. You could play snap with these too.
This week’s Topic activities are:
- Watch the African drumming pots and pans video on YouTube, collect some pans and play along!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpowm8KISs4 African Drumming for Kids, With Pots and Pans: Kuku
- Make your own rainmaker or shaker and decorate in bright colours https://buggyandbuddy.com/how-to-make-a-rainstick-instrument/
- Make an animal mask using cardboard and paints or pens
- Safari colouring sheets are attached for you to enjoy!
- Listen and respond to African music. Describe what you can hear? Dance and sing along, try and copy their movements. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FclwRECHoWc
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
- RE- What makes you special? What are you good at? Interview your family and get them to write down their ideas!
- Saying thank you to all the key workers! Colour and display a poster. Perhaps put a sheet on the letterbox for the postal worker to see or you could decorate your bin ready for collection. Colouring posters attached.
Purple Mash activities set are:
- Colour and label an elephant
- Create a story of words, picture and audio of your Safari Adventure
- Explore practical everyday maths in Maths City 1
(Please see 2Dos)
This week’s scavenger hunt is:
A band-aid is another word for a plaster Beech class. Take a photo of you with all your treasures!
Please email any pictures, learning or WOW moments to me on the class email. I would love to see them. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate in contacting me.
Please feel free to pick from the suggested activities above and do as little or as much as you wish. Happy Learning Beech class.
Hope to see you soon!
Take care and stay safe…..
Mrs Gray x