Below is the home learning for those children who are working from home at the moment. Remember you can call the school office for a paper pack of all the work if you prefer. Complete your work in the Home learning book you were given over lockdown. If you require another one, please don’t hesitate to ask. Send in your work to [email protected]
This week in English we are continuing our work on the Bear and the piano.
Watch the story below to remind you and then take a look at the learning activities on the plan below.
Autumn 2 Week 5 - The Bear and the piano
Printable version below
English Resources – click on the links below
Printable versions of the texts and questions below – click on the links
The new Read Write Inc phonics page is up and running which will have lots of different interactive sessions linked to the phonics you will have been doing in class. You can access this page by going to the Curriculum tab at the top of the page and then phonics.
Click on the link for this week’s Maths activities taken from White Rose Home Learning.
This week in our Science we will be looking at testing different materials. Watch the lesson below on Oak Academy to help you learn about the different materials and their properties. Click on the link below
We are thinking about what makes a good shelter for the bear from the Bear and the piano story in our English sessions
How can we make a fair test? How can we investigate if something is waterproof?
How can we investigate if something is strong and sturdy to protect Bear from danger?
Key knowledge An investigation to find out what is the best material to make a shelter to visit bear.
Key Vocabulary Strong, sturdy, waterproof, shelter, danger, weather, wet, fair test, investigate, same, change, prediction, apparatus, material.
Learning Activity Children to investigate different materials for Bear’s home. What is a fair test? How can we make this a fair test? What will we change? What will we keep the same? Which do you predict will be the most waterproof? Why?
In Art this week, we are looking at the artist Matisse and thinking about :
What are the primary colours? What are the secondary colours? How did Matisse use complimentary colours?
Key knowledge Matisse used complimentary colours to create contrast. He used black shapes and white space to enhance the colours.
Complimentary colours are opposite on the colour wheel.
Primary colours = red, blue and yellow.
Secondary colours = orange, purple and green.
blue complements = orange
red complements = green
yellow complements = purple
When placed next to each other, complementary colours make each other appear brighter.
Key Vocabulary Collage, paint, artist, technique, layer, overlap, shapes, colour, image, arrange, bright, vibrant, bold, contrast, primary colours, secondary colours, complimentary.
Learning Activity Revisit the primary and secondary colours. Look at black and white in Matisse’s artwork and how they create contrast and enhanced other colours. Children to create a mini-collage, focussing on layering and overlapping for each set of complimentary colours, using paper. If you need any resources to complete this task, please call the school office and we can arrange for you to collect them.
How do we use light at Christmas?
Christmas is a holiday for Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Lights are used in different ways and different places at Christmas e.g. candles, Christmas tree lights, +Christingles, outdoor lights and advent candles in church. Often candles are used as light at Christmas. They can be a symbol of remembrance, Light of God, worship, and warmth.
The advent wreath at church: Each candle is lit on a Sunday of the month leading up to Christmas. This is December and is known as advent to Christians.
The wreath is circular to show God’s infinite love. The leaves are evergreen to show eternal hope brought by Jesus. The first blue or purple candle represents hope. The second blue or purple candle represents peace. The third pink candle represents joy. The fourth blue or purple candle represents love. The fifth candle is the Christ candle.
Key Vocabulary Christmas, Christians, light, candles, electric, church, advent, wreath, joy, peace, love, hope, evergreen, Jesus, God, Christ, blue, purple.
Learning Activity 1 – Design an advent wreath in time for Christmas. Make sure to use the right colours. 2 – Label each of the parts of the advent wreath. Here Learning Activity Children to remember previous learning on balances, rolls, jumps and sequences. Children to then create their own sequence of are some words to help you: candle, joy, peace, love, hope, evergreen, Jesus, God, Christ 3 – Write a sentence about how other lights are used at Christmas.