Hello! We hope you are doing okay! Keep up the amazing effort on education city and having a go at the activities below. Remember, you are more than welcome to email the office to share some of the work you have been doing at home. They will forward on the email to me so that I can reply.
I was very pleased to hear from one child in our class this week, who sounds like he has been working very hard at home! He has build a tent in the garden to do his reading, learnt to tell the time, done some baking and even created folders for all of his home learning! Here are some pictures he sent me this week:
Keep up the fantastic work!
This week we will be reviewing our skills with 2D and 3D shapes. Each day click the link and follow along to the lesson. Then, complete the shape activity below for each day.
Monday: Let’s go on a shape hunt! Take a look at the 2D shapes. Name all the shapes on a piece of paper. Can you remember any of their properties (vertices, sides)? Complete a 2D shape hunt around your home. Write or draw the different 2D shapes you find.
Answer the following questions about your shape hunt
Which 2D shape did you find the most of?
Is there any 2D shape you could not find?
Can you sort the objects you found by sides? ( Shapes with 4 or more sides, Shapes with 3 or less sides)
What other ways can you sort the shapes you found?
Tuesday: Mild: Complete the challenge below.
Medium/Spicy: Complete the challenge below.
Wednesday: Let’s go on a shape hunt! Take a look at the 3D shapes. Name all the shapes and write them on a piece of paper. Can you remember any of their properties (faces, edges and vertices)? Complete a 3D shape hunt around your home. Write or draw the different 3D shapes you find.
Challenge: Answer the following questions about your shape hunt
Which 3D shape did you find the most of?
Is there any shape you could not find?
Can you sort the objects you found by curved and flat edges? (Hint: draw a venn diagram to help you!)
What other ways can you sort the shapes you found?
Thursday: Choose a chilli challenge mat to complete!
CHALLENGE: Try a chilli challenge from a trickier mat. (Mild choose one from medium, medium choose one from spicy, spicy try the extra spicy challenge).
EXTRA SPICY CHALLENGE:
Friday: Mild: Draw a picture using as many different 2D shapes as you can. Write down the shapes you have used!
Medium/Spicy: Complete a shape wanted poster. Draw your shape and describe it!
Challenge: Open the shape riddles link at the bottom of the page. How many shapes can you guess correctly?
Monday: Read the Jack and the Beanstalk story (attached below). When finished choose a challenge below to complete.
Mild: Answer the following questions on a piece of paper
- What is the setting?
- Who are the main characters in the story?
- Where does Jack live?
- What objects does Jack find in the castle?
- How does Jack get away from the giant?
Medium/Spicy: Answer the following questions on a piece of paper
- What is the setting? What adjectives can you use to describe the setting of the story?
- What words does the author use to describe the giant? List them and for a challenge explain why the author used those words?
- What words does the author use to describe jack? Can you write some more descriptive sentences about Jack?
- Why was Jack’s mum furious when he brought the beans home?
- How do you think Jack felt when they woke up to see a giant beanstalk in their garden?
- How did Jack solve his problem in the story? Do you think this was a good idea?
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: For the next few days we will be using this reading response challenge board below. Each day choose one challenge to complete.
Before you get started, retell the Jack and the Beanstalk story to an adult, sibling or pet!
This week we will complete some writing activities using the story ‘The Elves and The Shoemaker.’ There is a booklet attached at the bottom and a guide to each activity below.
Monday: Read ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’- you can listen to the audio file as well! Can you learn some of the story? Perhaps you can make up some actions or draw it as a story map! What did you think about the story? Can you answer the questions on page 6? (Remember you don’t need to print- answer the questions on some paper).
Tuesday: Re-read the story ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’. Now it’s time to see if you can be a detective and answer some questions- remember to use the text to help you. Complete the questions on pages 7 and 8. Finally, have a go at matching the words with their meanings on page 9.
Wednesday: Today we are going to be thinking about verbs, adjectives and nouns. (A noun is a person, place or object. A verb is an action word. An adjective is a word that describes a noun). Can you complete the table on page 10. Have a go at copying and completing the table on a piece of paper. Now you need to help the elves design their new clothes! Use page 11 to help you.
Thursday: Today we are thinking about letters. Read the letter on page 12. Have a go at writing your own postcard using page 13. Remember when we wrote our post cards for Sunny the Meerkat? Could you do this on paper and decorate it? If you’d like to show me your wonderful work remember to email a picture to the office!
Friday: Today, you are an author! Can you make up a story about some elves that help people? Decide on your characters. What are their names? Use the story mountain on page 14 to help you. (Remember when we used the story mountain to retell the Winter’s Child? It’s exactly the same idea, but this time it’s your own story.) Now you’ve planned your story, have a go at writing it. Maybe you could illustrate it? I’d love to see some of your stories, so remember to email them to the office!
Extra: The rest of the booklet can be used for some extra work but is not compulsory. There is a great activity linked to our science learning on page 15 and 16. Can you guess the riddles? I think I’ve worked it out! How about writing me a new riddle and emailing it to the office for me to work out?
Spelling Activities: Have a go at the spelling activities attached below or head to education city to practise!
Extra topic work (not compulsory):
Our topic this term is all about Knights, Giants and Beanstalks! Below is a menu of activities you could complete over the next couple of weeks and I'd love it if you could bring them into school when we get back for me to see. You don't have to do them all, but choose the ones you can do easiest at home with the resources you have available.
Shape ART: Create a shape Robot using as many different shapes you can! You may want to draw and color in or you may cut out different shapes and piece them together to make a robot. Give the robot a name and label all the shapes you’ve used.
If you have recycling at home, have a go using those 3D objects to create your robot. Name all the 3D shapes you have used.