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Have a look at the activities below to complete at home
9.11.20 Ridiculous plan
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This week we are looking to understand that we can group animals according to their features.
- Animals can be grouped according to their features.
- Amphibians are cold blooded animals that live in water and also on land. They lay eggs underwater.
- Mammals are warm blooded animals give birth to live young
Vocabulary sorting, grouping, features, legs, wings, fur, tail, underwater, air, amphibian, mammal
Activity 1 Look at the different images of lots of different animals including birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates.
We can group animals according to their features. Discuss with your child how they might group the animals provided.
Get your child to explore sorting animals and discuss how they decided to sort e.g 4 legs, wings etc.
Explain that scientists use special categories to sort animals. Look at the words amphibian and mammal as two examples of animal groups.
Use the links below to gather information about the different categories
Amazing amphibians https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2qfjty
Animals that lay eggs https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zdw9wmn
Animals that live in the sea https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmxqxnb
Fabulous fish https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z33jv9q
Marvellous mammals https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zt3jv9q
Remarkable reptiles https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcvwy4j
We are still looking at the Artist Jackson Pollock this week.
Can we use splashing, dripping, dribbling painting techniques?
Information about the artist
Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter.
He became famous for painting in the abstract expressionist style.
Pollock’s most famous paintings were made by dripping and splashing paint on a large canvas – this style is often called action painting
His paintings are in museums all over the world.
Pollock’s most famous paintings were made during the “drip period” between 1947 and 1950
Abstract art is modern art which does not represent images of our everyday world. It has colour, lines and shapes (form), but they are not intended to represent objects or living things.
Activity at home
Activity 1 We hope you have enjoyed learning about Jackson Pollock, and we hope you have had fun creating your own action paintings.
Can you talk about the paintings you created? How did you create it? Is there anything you would do better next time? What colours did you use and why?
Activity 2 Have a look at some of Jackson Pollocks work above or click on the link to the Tate Gallery https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/jackson-pollock-1785
Try and answer some of these questions when looking at his paintings.
What do you see when you look at the painting? What kind of colours have been used? How would you describe these colours?
What do you think the artist was feeling when he created this picture? How does the painting make you feel?
Key vocabulary Colour, Paste, Brush, Edit, Fill, Tools, Curser, influence, drip, dribble, splash, automatism, abstract, action painting.
Listen and Appraise – The Planets: Mars by Gustav Holst.
Information about the music and it’s composer
Gustav Holst was born in 1874 and died in 1934 and was a British composer.
His most famous work was The Planets written between 1914 and 1918.
The music of Mars from The Planets describes all the known planets in the solar system at that time and their characters.
The first part of the musical work, called the first movement, is Mars the Roman god of war.
The music feels military, like the army, because of the drum ostinato (repeated pattern).
Activity Play the piece of music. Click on the link to access this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I
Use your body to find the pulse whilst thinking about these questions.
After listening, talk about the song and answer the questions together using correct musical language.
Do you like the song? What can you hear? What is the style of this music? How is the song put together? How old is this piece of music? Does it sound old? Use your imagination when you listen, what does it make you think about?
Key Vocabulary Pulse, rhythm, pitch, rapping, dancing and singing
PSHE / Values
Values To know about the different roles and responsibilities people have in their community.
What are the roles and responsibilities of the people in our community?
Activity Discuss what the word community means. Community – a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. We are all part of the Morecambe community because we live here. There are many communities living within Morecambe, so many of you will belong to more than one community. We all belong to a school community. Some children in your class may belong to a Polish community, an Irish community or an Indian community depending on their tradition and background. Some children may belong to the Christian or Jehovah Witness community others may be part of a travelling community. What communities do you belong to?
We all have a part to play in a community. In school you wear a uniform to show that you belong to the school community. You follow the rules in school and are part of a class. When you get older you may join a workplace and become part of that working community. You will take on a role and a job description and maybe wear a uniform. Can you think of some jobs like this?
Activity Draw a picture of the role that your mum, dad, grandparents, uncles etc play in the community.