- Can you solve the puzzle? There are 3 questions to complete. Please read the question at the top of the image!!
- Mental math. I've set the columns like the ones we have in class, remember to challenge yourself.
- Listen to an audio book. You can access Audible for free books here: https://stories.audible.com/discovery .
- Search Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories. Listen to it and answer the questions below.
Character questions - The animals in this story are anthropomorphized, meaning they have human qualities.
- G recorded a video of her reading a picture book with her sister and shared this on the Facebook page. Can you create your own? You might want to create a drama for people to guess the story.
- Read to someone at home. It could be your siblings, your parents, your dog or cat.
Health and Well-Being
- Take part in some yoga. It does not look like it will be a very sunny day so if you are stuck indoors do some living room exercise. Yoga with Adriene has some great videos for you, check out this rainbow yoga video.....
- If you cannot get on to YouTube why not think about your own yoga positions. You can write these down, you can share with family, you can share these on the Teams page to encourage others to be active.
- Look at the drawing below and think about the questions.
The artist, Sir Joseph Noel Paton, was very interested in myths, legends and stories. He loved painting faeries and other magical creatures but he studied animals and plants in real life to make sure that the details in his pictures looked believable.
- Look at the different subtraction questions. They are already set out as chimney sums, almost all of them are focused on borrowing from another column so please remember to do this.
- Strategies - TenThousands, Thousands, Hundreds, Tens, Units
- Find a recipe and read through the ingredients and methods. Ask someone at home if you can make it. I looked through about ten different cheese scone recipes before I chose one to make last week!!
- Look at the picture titled The Clocktower. Can you continue writing the story using the story starter? Can you answer the questions below? Reading the questions straight after reading the story starter might give you ideas about how you can write your story. Can you improve the sick sentences to make them sound better by adding more descriptive words or connectives?!
They had been waiting outside the clocktower all day. Soon, it would be time.
The cloud spat bullets of rain down upon the expectant crowd, before the droplets bounced off the taut canopies of the hundreds of umbrellas that flooded the cobbled square.
Eager eyes became glued to the long, black hands of the clock face. They seemed to be moving in slow motion, as if reluctant to reach the fateful hour: the fateful hour which would determine all their fates....
It was raining. People stood in the rain with their umbrellas. The clocktower stood nearby.
Health and Well-Being
- Everyone has read the Mr Men and Little Miss books. Now is your time to create your own illustrations and cartoon characters. Think about all the different emotions we feel and pick a few to create your own character/s, name them if you can too. I've looked at monsters, can you guess the emotion?
-Yesterday we were looking at beginning to create our own art exhibitions. Today we are going to go around the world looking at different museums and galleries.
- Head to https://artsandculture.google.com/ .
- Search for the following artwork, I've picked them to help inspire you for our mythical creature competition entry. "The Transfiguration of Luck, Bakunawa, Magwayen, and Bathala.
- Visit the exhibitions currently at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. The National Portrait Gallery where we visited in January also has some artwork on display.
-Visit Chihira Art Museum in Japan. We looked at watercolours last term and you can find some beautiful watercolour paintings at this gallery.
Other museum and galleries have opened their doors virtually around the world. An example is the Louvre in Paris, why not head over and look at their Egyptian exhibition. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
I've also found a newspaper article stating the 10 of the world's best virtual museum and gallery tours. Why not read the article, look at the tours and see if you agree or not!!
RSPB art competition
- Head to the link below for details. The competition is open till the 28th August 2020 so plenty time to think about an entry. Entries are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
-Create a piece of art inspired by nature – let your imagination run WILD! There are 2 categories to choose from this year – REAL LIFE – entries using the more traditional approach of paints, pastels, acrylics, pens or pencil. And our new GO WILD category – for those of you who want to ‘go wild’ in every sense of the word. To enter this category, experiment with textiles, sculpture, recycled and eco-friendly materials, collages – anything goes!
Home learning packs are available at the school, please check the Facebook page for times.
If you have received yours please join the Teams that have been set up. To do this log in to your Glow emails and click the link. Please say hi on the conversation so I can see that you are there. :)
- Fractions of amounts. Like last week, remember to think about what times table that you need to help you work the question out.
- Reading comprehension. Try and read the different texts and answer the questions linked to them.
- Can you add any more questions of your own to the text you completed?
- Can you create your own comprehension questions for the chapter of the book you are currently reading?
Health and Well-Being
- Sometimes we just need to imagine ourselves being somewhere else. I would be sitting having a picnic at the side of a loch looking down into the valley, surrounded by hills, forests and the sound of birds. What would your calm picture look like?
- We visited the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland in January. Think back to what it looked like, what you saw, how you felt...?
- Can you create your own mini art exhibition somewhere in your home? You could decide that you want to create sculptures so need to source recycling materials. You might have some dry clay in the house or make salt dough to create ceramics and pottery. You might want to draw things found in your kitchen cupboards. You might want to go crazy with the paint and create abstract paintings. You might want to go outside and make pictures with found objects and create a photo exhibition.
- Ideas to think about - are all of your pieces of work the same size (see picture below from homemcr.org)? Do you have a theme word to pick, like HOME, ME, RAINBOW etc? Are you going to have sculpture and painting in the same exhibition so create a mixture of different things.
- Throughout the week I will give you prompts linked to the exhibition. The task on Friday will be to set the exhibition somewhere in your house or garden. I will try and complete this too. :)
- Puzzle - what is the fraction? How many pizza slices are there to make a whole?
- Complete the fractions of amounts.
*Remember we need to look at the denominator and divide by that number e.g. 1/4 of 20 = 20 / 4 = 5.
*Challenge - first step is above. Second step is to times the answer by the numerator. e.g. Find 3/4 of 20 ........................1/4 of 20 = 5 then 3x5 = 15
-Write a quiz. Create a quiz using 10 questions. This could be of any topic that you think the rest of the class will find interesting. I will attempt to share the quizzes for us all to try.
*For example I could write a quiz about Egypt. I could ask questions about facts about its cities, the landmarks, the history, the people or it's features.
*Start your questions with who, when, why, where, what.
*Remember these need to be factual and not made up so you might have to do a bit of research.
Health and Well-Being
-Write or draw a happy memory. Next time you get worried or upset you can look at it and be reminded of the happy times. There are lots of chances to create new positive memories so these can be added to previous ones.
Facts - "Surrealist artists drew inspiration from the unconscious mind. They used games and dreams to help them create their art. The Cadavre Exquis (Exquisite Corpse) was a game they played where three or four people would add to a drawing, without seeing what anyone else had done." (National Gallery of Scotland)
Think about the following questions:
-You can play the game of Cadavre Exquis at home, remember we created some monsters in class. Get a bit of paper and fold it in three. Someone draws the head, folds down the paper, someone draws the body, folds down the paper and the last person draws the legs. And reveal.
-How about trying the above but instead of drawing use collage - cut out different pictures or photos from magazines, newspapers, etc.
- Try the Sudoku. I've popped up an example in case you haven't tried one before. You need to make sure that there is only one of the same number in a row/column/squares of 4. I will increase the number of squares throughout the weeks.
- Practice your times tables. Remember to continue to use the strategies you have learnt in class. Try the worksheet below. The first number gives you a clue for which times table to use. So number 1 will be the 4 times table.
- Write down a list of what you would like to learn over the next few weeks. Remember to use bullet points. This could be in the areas of math, literacy, health and well-being and topic. Is there a certain topic you would like to learn about? Please put the lists in the comments so I can see your ideas.
Health and Well-Being
- Do something that you love. I think I'll go out later and take quick photographs during my walk.
- What would you find at the end of your rainbow?
- Merge two animals together to create another creature. I found this one online.....
- Complete the countdown below. Once you have tried the countdown you can go to https://incoherency.co.uk/countdown/ to get the answer to the problem (enter the 6 numbers and the target number to work it out).
- Complete the different addition worksheets below (you can print these out or copy them down). Remember to try and challenge yourself, there are four different ones for you to look at. You may want to create your own number square or line to help you or write them down as chimney sums. :)
- Have a look at the Frys spelling words below starting from the first one hundred. Make sure you can spell all of the words and understand their meanings before trying the next set.
- Reading for enjoyment. Please make sure you are continuing to read. It can be anything from an online article, comic, to your favourite novel.
- Create a reading passport. I've popped some images of ideas below. See how many different genres of books and texts you can read this term.
Health and Well-being
- Write or draw things that make you feel rubbish.
- Largest and smallest challenge. Using a monster or creature from the roll the dice task or make one up, create a picture of the largest and the smallest creature that you can. Here is an example of a large one (car for comparison).
We have been mark making in class to try and create ideas for our monsters and mythical creatures. Here's a game to play to create more ideas for this.
Challenge - can you create your own game for mythical creatures?
If you don't have a dice at home, how about making your own paper/card one? See below for a net you can use.
We were asked to think about the artwork below. We needed to think about asking it a question. Here are some of our questions:
- What is on the left?
- Creature - why are you positioned like you are?
- What's on your head?
- When did it happen?
- Why do you have three heads?
- Why are they fighting?
- Why is there a head on the floor?
- Why is there a crab in the corner?
- Are you angry?
- Where are they?
- Why do you look like a unicorn?
- What are you fighting?
- What are you (creature)?
- Why are they being bullies?
- How long have you been fighting?
Task: Have a think about creatures that you would like to create....
We have been learning about creatures and we looked at a creature called Medusa. We discussed what she looked like and what she might do. It inspired us to start thinking about our own mythical creatures for the art competition. We have looked at different creatures and monsters and here are our mind-maps below:
We have been learning equivalent fractions. Equivalent fractions means that they are fractions that are equal or the same. For example 2/3 equals 10/15 (we used the 5 times table).
We have been learning Spanish today. Mrs Reid has taught us how to play Simon Says, Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes and Head Down Thumbs Up in Spanish. We also completed the register in Spanish. We have also been learning about body parts.
On World Book Day some of us dressed up in our PJs and characters from books. We watched Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and we looked at Little Red Riding Hood and we highlighted Emotion words. We took a whole school photo of us dressed up and sent it to Newsround. We had to practice the Jungle Book in our PJs.
At Jungle Book we were doing a shadow rehearsal with the teachers and we learnt a song called That's What Friends are For (part 1). It is harder than the other songs. We were in our centre positions for the Prologue and we managed to get it perfect in two tried.