Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good Morning Leaders

I hope you have all had a good week so far.  Today we are gong to be spending quite a bit of time outside so let’s hope that the sun shines – or it stays dry at least. ๐Ÿคž
 
After making a list of questions to find out about the world, we are going to be taking a closer look at the things around us and hopefully collecting things to be able to create something beautiful next week (once we have dried the things that we find).

Why is the Sky Blue? – English

As we are looking closely at nature today in all our areas of learning, I thought it might be nice to continue this theme in our writing.
I would like you to choose a somewhere to write a descriptive piece of writing about.  Preferably a view of a landscape or outdoor space.  Make sure that you use all your senses to describe what you see.
 
E.g. Like a lullaby, I could hear the tweet of ten tiny birds tittering in tune.
 
Look at this example and see you can use some of the different language styles we have re-visited recently.
If you can’t find a landscape, or the weather isn’t nice, you could always use an image from the internet or one you can remember.

Fibonacci Sequence – Maths

The Fibonacci Sequence is a series of numbers. The next number is found by adding up the two numbers before it.

Have a go at these questions and then follow the link to find out some interesting facts about the Fibonacci sequence, which is often found in nature.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fibonacci-sequence.html 

Challenge – see If you can spot the Fibonacci sequence in nature – take a photograph and upload it.

Collecting Flora and Fauna – Science/Art

Whilst out investigating nature for evidence of the Fibonacci sequence, see if you can collect some flowers and leaves that we are going to try and press.

There are a number of different ways that you can dry flowers but here is one recommended by the Natural History Museum.

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-press-flowers.html 

You will need : a newspaper and some heavy books

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

I hope that you have a wonderful night’s sleep ๐Ÿ˜€

I am impressed with how well you are doing, when learning about angles.

Today, you are going to see if you agree with Ron’s thinking, and then try to spot the odd one out.

Look carefully at the evenly spaced dots on the second question, this will help you to answer.

 

Today, we are going to find out which plants bees prefer.

One way to help prevent bees from dying, is to make sure that there are enough of the plants they need.

Here is a website, which may help you to identify different plants: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/03/wildflowers-for-bees/ 

Today, I would like you to write a list of the plants that you have spotted bees using.

If you struggle to identify the plant, you could draw it or send me a picture, so we can figure it out together.

 

Today, you are going to draw the fish that you chose to write about yesterday.

Use the video from Monday, to help you remember the key parts, and use the picture on yesterday’s website to include the finer detail.

You can use this picture in your report.

Here is the video you used on Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW7BFwDogh8 

Here is the website that you choose your fish from: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/ 

Have a great day, 

Mrs Taylor 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good Morning Leaders

Welcome to July – the last month of the summer term.
 
The school year has flown by this year with the surprise school closure although it has been amazing to be able to keep in touch with you all through your uploads and talking to your families.  It has been fantastic to learn so many things about you all; the masses of green-fingered gardeners ๐ŸŒฑ, the budding musicians ๐ŸŽผ and the Masterchefs ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ in the making to name a few.
 
Let’s see how many more fantastic things we can share over this month.

Why is the Sky Blue – English

How many people are there in the world? Is there anyone else just like me?

In English today, we are going to listen to a song: https://youtu.be/uOgNeea8wRU and think about the lyrics.
What do you think the song writer is talking about from the lyrics used. Are there any other meanings to the phrases and verses other than the literal meaning?

Exactly like we would in guided reading, choose parts of the song to explain and evidence your answers.

Square and Cube Numbers – Maths

Now that we have investigated both square and cube numbers, the next questions ask you about both so make sure that you read the questions carefully.

Is There Anyone Else Just Like Me? – Art

We are going to continue our theme from English about different people and have a go at drawing faces today. This is something that lots of people find quite tricky to get right so you might want to watch the clip first to have a go at drawing a face. Remember you can stop the clip and have a go alongside if you would like, working step-by-step.

https://youtu.be/TqjbaNlTjP0 

One you have had a go at drawing a face, I would like you to have a go at completing a face like the attached pictures, showing multiple people on one face.

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

I can’t believe that it is the 1st July already! Can you?

Here are the answers to Tuesday’s questions. Did you answer them all correct?

Today, we are starting to look at angles within shapes, so that you can identify if they are acute, obtuse, or right angles.

Try to answer each of the questions, and if you get suck, here is a video which may help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RTM418qfdI 

 

Why are bees dying?

Today, we are going to try and answer this question.

I have uploaded lots of information for you.

Can you read the information, and try to summarise its key points?

After you have found the key pieces of information, tell everybody in your house, and we can start to protect bees together ๐Ÿ˜„

Today in science, I would like you to research one particular fish.

Here is a website, for you to choose your fish: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/ 

After you have chosen one, make notes about it, summarising its key facts.

We will use this information later in the week, when we will create a report about it.

Enjoy looking at the different types of fish, some of them are very interesting!

I hope that you all have a lovely day, 

Mrs Taylor 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good Morning Leaders

What a change in the weather!! ๐Ÿ’ฆ

I’m not sure you will be needing your sun cream on your walks today but possibly a raincoat and umbrella. โ˜”๏ธ

Why is the Sky Blue? – English

You should now have a list of questions from yesterday that you would like to know the answers to.

Today, I would like you to concentrate on question words and see if you can write a question beginning with as many different ones as you can think of. Why is probably one you have used most often in yesterday’s list.

Happy questioning.

Cube Numbers – Maths

Now that we have reminded ourselves about square numbers, I’d like you to look at cube numbers, making a 3 dimensional cube.

Have a go at the questions attached.

 

Follow Me Facts

Over the course of the week, I would like you to make a follow me card game.

The cards are a little bit like dominoes with 2 sides, one side will have a question and the other side will have an answer. The question on the final card will be answered on the first card so that they make a loop. (Have a look at the picture attached).

Each question that you fins the answer to this week will become part of your game.

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

How are you all feeling today?

In maths, we are continuing to learn about angles.

Use what you learned yesterday, to help you figure out who is correct in today’s first question.

For your second question, you need to add together the largest acute angle (less than 90 degrees) and the smallest obtuse angle (bigger than 90 degrees).

 

Today in English, we are learning more about bees.

I have uploaded some information for you, which explains a little bit about why bees are so important.

Did you know that without bees, we wouldn’t have around a third of the foods that we eat, including apples and strawberries?

Today, I would like you to look at the list of foods and write down all of the ones that you eat, then tell me how many foods you wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for bees pollinating them.

Yesterday, in science, you drew and labelled a fish.

Today, you are going to learn some fun facts about them.

Here is a website with many facts for you to learn: https://www.coolkidfacts.com/fish-facts/ 

I have also added a picture of some more facts that aren’t covered on the website.

It would be great if you could compile the most interesting facts, and teach somebody in your home about them.

Did they already know any of your facts?

Have a great day everybody,

Mrs Taylor 

Tuesday the 30th of June – Pioneers,Here are your Suggestions for Learning

https://www.maddiemoate.com/busybees

Maddie Moate has a wonderful collection of science videos and one of her passions is Beekeeping.
Take a look. There are some amazing facts to collect.

Use the question words again when watching the video. It goes hand in hand with the Bee book.
How
Why
When
Who
What

Once you have listened to The Bee book and watched Maddie Moate’s videos have a try at some Bee Reading and Writing.
I have written a short text which you can read together,learn and write.
You could try a short story map to go with it.
Discuss pairs.
The bee has 3 pairs of legs,2 pairs of wings and 1 pair of eyes and antennae.
This is another opportunity for counting in twos
Happy Learning

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bp2qlb/numberblocks-series-3-flatland

Here are two videos to watch to get going on your shape work.
I have also attached a vocabulary list for you.

The Tangram is a fun mathematical puzzle which allows comparison and conversation about shape and measure.

A set of shapes has five pieces.
First, make a square using four pieces.
Then, make a square using all five pieces.

Then add another set of five pieces (so now there are ten) and make a square with all of them.

https://nrich.maths.org/5528
If you have Flash Player then there is an online version here too.

And there is also a 7 piece Tangram set to have a go with.

See Tapestry for Tangram pieces.

Enjoy

Monday 29th June 2020

Good Morning Leaders
 
What a whirlwind weekend.  There was definitely rain before rainbows this weekend, multiples of both!!  How many rainbows did you see?
We are going to continue to think about the world around us this week, investigating the answers to questions you may have.  There are so many amazing things out there which may make you wonder how things happen.  The more questions you have the better this week.
Find questions that quiz you.
 
Why is the Sky Blue? – English
 
Our text this week is โ€˜Why is the Sky Blue?โ€™ which is full of real questions about the world around us.

Before we take a look inside the book, I would like you to make a list of questions about the world around you that you would like to know the answer to.

We will look further inside the book tomorrow.

Square Numbers – Maths

We have looked at square numbers in class, have a go at these questions to remind you. 

Why is the Sky Blue? – Science

I’d would like you to have a go at investigating the answer to this question.  You might already have an idea or you may like to start by watching the clips below.
 
https://youtu.be/dSUfpMXRriM
 
You can present your information however you wish.

 

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers, 
 
I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.
 
In maths this week, we are going to move on to looking at shape.
 
Firstly, we will be learning about angles. What can you remember about them?
 
There are three key words when looking at angles: acute, obtuse and right angle. Can you remember what these words mean?
 
Watch the video on this link to help understand the different types of angles:
 
 
Now, see if you can answer the questions. 
 
 

We are moving on in English, and are going to be focusing on learning about bees. This is in preparation to write a report about them. 
 
Before we can write a report, we need to learn lots about them. Many people mistake bees for wasps, because they look so similar.
 
Today, I thought it would be great for you to look at the different types of bees on the identification sheet, and then spend time outside, spotting as many as you can. 
 
You could write down the names of the bees that you see, and record the amount next to their name. 
 
Or, you could print out this sheet and write on it. 
 
Let me know which ones you spot ๐Ÿ˜„ 
 
 
We are going to learn about fish this week. There are so many interesting facts to find out, and so many beautiful species to look at. 
 
Do you know any unusual facts already?
 
Did you know that sharks are the only fish that have eyelids?
 
Firstly, we are going to look at the different parts of a fish, and what they look like. 
 
You can watch this video, and then draw and label your fish. 
 
 
 
Have a great day everybody,
 
Mrs Taylor 

Monday the 29th of June 2020 -Have a Wonderful Windy Day

Walter was determined to make a wonderful web but it was hard work.
Listen to the book together and discuss the shapes he used.
Take a look outside. Can you spot some wonderful webs?
Take a look at the other links posted today to start building up your knowledge of shape.

 

Once you have listened to Walter’s Web have a look around the house to find some shapes. I suggest food tins,jars and packages and perhaps some building blocks.
Get some play dough or even mud in the garden.
Press the shape into the dough.
Ask your Pioneer:
Tell me about what youโ€™ve made.
Can you see other blocks/packets that might make the same footprint?
Look at the block and the footprint it has made side by side. Whatโ€™s the same and whatโ€™s different?

What will happen if we turn the shape over and make a new footprint?
How many different footprints do you think you can you make with this shape?
Which shapes might have made this footprint?

Draw around a block or packet. Look at the shape you have made.
Is it the same shape as the footprint?

If you dont have dough you could use paint or try out talc on black paper for a different kind of messy work.Enjoy

Here is our book for the week. This book is full of questions. To begin the week we are going to focus on the question about bees and flowers.
Hopefully your Pioneer will be curious and have lots of questions to pose.
Try using all of the question words to construct sentences
How?
Why?
When?
What?
Who?

This is a wonderful book to begin our learning about bees.
Listen together.
Do you know what a miracle is?
Use the question words,”Who,what,where,when,why and how”
What does the bee collect?
Why does the flower smell nice?
Where does the bee take the pollen?
What is a bee’s special job?
Where do bees live and work?

 

https://7esl.com/parts-of-a-bee-vocabulary/

Here is an annotated diagram of a bee.
Ask your Pioneer to draw or to paint the bee,looking closely at the structure of the body and naming the parts.
I hope that they enjoy learning the new vocabulary.
Thorax is one of my favourite words.