Week beginning 6th July science, art, RE, reading comprehension, Forest School acitivities
If, like me you would usually be watching Wimbledon this week, why not try to learn more about the event by trying one of the Wimbledon reading comprehensions? As a rough guide, 1* would suit Y3, 2* would suit Y4 and for Ys 5&6, try 3*.
For Science this week I have given you some different options.
For Y3&4, your first task is to complete a KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER all about the digestive system. We have completed our work on this topic, and it is important to reflect on what you have learned - this helps the learning 'stick' so that you can draw on this knowledge in future. We usually complete the KWL grids in school - this is similar but lets you do a bit more, you could get really creative and use different coloured pens and draw pictures as well as writing down all your fascinating facts. Please send them into school if possible, so that I can see how you have found this topic.
Secondly, I have put up a really great Science lesson from the Oak Academy, all about animal adaptations. This is another chance to get creative, as you will be asked to imagine and create your own habitat and living creature.
For Y5&6, here is your final lesson on the Circulatory System and keeping healthy. This week we are considering how drugs and alcohol affect the body and circulatory system. Remember that 'drugs' can be legal or illegal - medicines prescribed by the doctor also come into the category of drugs. First of all, read through the powerpoint. Then, use the label cards to find out more about which parts of the body are affected by different drugs. You could print them out and stick them on the body diagram, or just make your own notes on the body diagram once you have read the labels.
If you want even more Science, I have also found a really great lesson for you on Darwin and evolution from the Oak Academy: this is something we all find fascinating so I hope you enjoy the lesson.
Forest School Activities
In Forest School, we made daisy chains and treasure frames. Why not try these activities at home?
To make a daisy chain, gather some long-stemmed daisies. Near the base of the first stem, make a hole with your thumb nail. Thread the second flower through the hole and then do the same again. Can you make one long enough for a necklace or crown?
For the treasure frame activity, find 4 sticks and lash them together with wool to make a frame. Lashing means winding wool over and under the corner to join the two sticks securely together. Once the corners are secure, tie a piece of wool onto one side of the frame, and keep winding it over to the opposite side. When finished, tie the end, and your frame is ready to weave natural treasures into. Leaves, flowers, feathers all look good!
I think you will really enjoy this lesson from the Oak Academy this week. You will learn about the artist Matisse, and there is a link to Greek mythology. You will be creating a collage from coloured paper - you will need scissors, glue and some different coloured paper (this could be cut from a magazine or just shaded in with coloured pencils).
This lesson follows on from last week's, where you started an essay about Islam. There is a recap on what happened after Muhammad's death, and at the end you will reflect on how Christianity, Judaism and Islam are similar. If you have done enough writing, you could make a mindmap of all the different information you know about Islam, or draw some pictures to show what you have learned.