Topic week beginning 6.7.20 and 13.7.20:
- Last week I asked you to look at features you can find at different seaside resorts. I asked you to compare each seaside that you researched. Complete the seaside features sheet below and match the feature to its name.
- This week I would like you to complete the seaside craft ideas below.
- I would also like you to complete some cosmic kids’ yoga on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Topic weekly planning 29.6.20:
Look at underwater habitats and where your favourite sea creature, from the story lives in the ocean.
- Research different seaside resorts around the UK. What features do they have in common? E.g. sand, pebbles, cliffs etc. Compare different seaside locations and discuss their similarities and differences.
- If you were going to the seaside what would you pack in your suitcase and why? Use the template provided to write down your ideas.
See resources provided.
Science weekly planning 15.6.20:
Look at different materials and discuss their properties. Give your child an object and ask them the following questions:
What can you feel? How does it feel? Can you describe it?
Can you sort the objects into different categories based on their properties e.g. all soft, hard etc. Choose three categories and create a Venn diagram, do any fit into both?
See additional topic activities below.
Topic week beginning 1.6.20:
Year 1 and Year 2:
- As part of our English topic, I would like you to look at the life cycle of a sea turtle (see PowerPoint provided). Complete the sheet provided to show a turtle’s life cycles.
- Sketch you favourite sea creature.
- Design and make you own sea creature using junk model stuff in your home.
- Look at the different seas and oceans on a map and research which sea or ocean different sea creatures live in.
- Look at mixing paints to make different colours
- Paint or draw a picture of your favourite sea creature
- Move around like your favourite sea creature or animal
- Look at where sea creatures live in the sea
- Look at floating and sinking with your child. Ask you child to predict whether the object will float of sink before testing it. Use resource provided to support you.
Week beginning 11.05.2020 and 18.05.2020 tasks:
Year 1 and 2:
- Look at plants in your garden and label the different parts.
- Complete the experiment below, with the plants that you have grown and observe the changes. You could take pictures and write what has happened. Bring you findings into school when you return.
Place one plant on the windowsill in the sun, watered daily.
Place one plant on the windowsill in the sun, with no water.
Place one plant in a dark cupboard, watered daily.
Place on plant in a dark cupboard, with no water.
- Ask your child to sketch and label their favourite plant.
- Draw or paint a picture of a sunflower. Remember to think about the colours that you might need to use. Think about the parts of the plant e.g. the stem, leaves and petals.
- Try making a model of your favourite plant. You could use playdough, paper, card, construction toys or junk modelling resources. Think about how you are going to make the different parts of the plant. Keep your models or take a picture, I would love to see any models you make!
- Try planting some seeds and exploring what plants need to grow.
Week Beginning 27.04.2020 - 04.05.2020 Tasks:
During Summer Term One, we will be looking at growing plants, at mini-beasts, animals and their habitats and we will be looking at the weather. Whilst you're in your garden, on a bike ride or on a walk, can you look around and see what plants you can see?
- Sketch pictures of plants you find
- Monitor the growth of plants in your garden and write a diary
- Look at animals/mini-beast's habitats and draw a poster explaining what the habitat offers.
- Discuss what plants need to grow
Added to website 26.3.2020
Science/Understand the World
Monday and Tuesday (added to website 26.3.2020):
We have been looking at materials linked to our traditional tales. We discussed what the Three Little Pigs built their houses out of and we looked at hard and soft materials.
At home you could:
- Identify simple materials around your house or garden (e.g. wood, plastic and metal)
- Sort toys into hard or soft
- Look at what we could build Baby Bear's new chair out of.
Thursday and Friday (added to website 26.3.2020):
We have been looking at different materials and their properties. The children explored materials and completed sorting activities based on the materials properties. We looked at where materials come from and have looked at what different materials are used for and why. We completed experiments to test materials, we created a packaging using different materials to identify which material would protect a chocolate egg from getting broken in the post.
At home you could:
- Identify materials around your house or garden
- Discuss the properties of materials
- Research where materials come from and home they are made
- Create a poster about a chosen material
- Look further into absorbent and waterproof materials. Make predictions as to which material will be most absorbent and waterproof and complete an experiment (e.g. sponge, kitchen roll, cling film, cloths, tinfoil etc).
Next term (added to website 26.3.2020):
During summer term we will be looking at plants and growing plants. We will also we looking at mini-beast linked to our topic 'Jack and the Beanstalk and Oliver's Garden'.
What you could do at home in preparation for this:
- Look at plants around your house and garden
- Compare different plants
- Discuss how plants grow and the basic needs of a plant
- Look at seeds, bulbs and beans
- Year 2 children could look at the life-cycle of a certain plant
- You could plant plants at home and bring them into school when we return
Design and Technology:
Monday and Tuesday (added to website 26.3.2020):
The children have looked at structures and stability. We have explored different materials and looked at how we can make materials stronger. We have looked at the natural and man-made structures around the world.
We used 3D shapes and completed an experiment to see which shape was the most stable.
We then use cardboard and made a variety of cylinder tubes of different heights and width. The children then completed an experiment to see how many books they could add to their cylinder tube before they broke. We found that the there are three key features to a stable, free standing structure which are: low height, wide base, flat base.
What you could do at home:
- Explore the strength and stability of different materials
- Build a chair for Baby Bear or a different structure using materials
- Look at how to make materials stronger by doubling them up
- Research different structures around the world and build one at home