This week we are learning about position and direction.
Go through the powerpoint below - parents this is an interactive powerpoint so please don't print it off! You will need a space to work in and a partner to work with.
Once you have done this, watch 'We Are Going on a Bear Hunt' as instructed at the end of the powerpoint.
This week we are going to be using the book 'Commotion in the Ocean' which can be watched below.
In the book, there are lots of different types of sea creatures. Write about your favourite sea creature - why is it your favourite? Which sea creature do you like least and why?
Today I would like you to use your new knowledge of directions to have a go at the one of the games below. There are three different levels - choose the right level for you.
In the story, there are lots of different sea creatures. Today you are going to write an acrostic poem about a sea creature of your choice. Go through the powerpoint so that you understand what an acrostic poem is. Once you have done this, you can use one of the attached sheets to help you write your poem.
Today I would like you to devise your own game using directions. It can be based on anything you like - the more imaginative the better! I can't wait to see what you come up with.
The book gives us lots of information about the sea creatures featured. For today's task, I would like you to pick a sea creature and create a fact file about it. I have included some fact file templates for you below but feel free to pick another sea creature if you would like to, and use the template as a guide.
Today's focus is quarter and half turns. Go through the powerpoint - you could have a go at making quarter and half turns with an object at home. Once you are familiar with quarter and half turns, try the sheet below. Pick the level that is challenging enough for you.
For today's work, I would like you to make up your own sea creature. I can be as imaginative and fantastic as you would like it to be. Perhaps you could merge together bits of some different sea creatures to create a new one?
Draw your creature and label the different parts.
On Monday we celebrated the school's Feast Day and I hope that you were able to celebrate with a shared picnic at home - don't forget to email your pictures to Miss Vedamuttu!
For your RE work this week, I would like you to find out as much as you can about Saint Peter. Write up some information in your book and then draw / paint a picture of him.
Once you have done this, I would like you to write a prayer to Saint Peter. Think particularly about our school values of Faith, Love and Respect. I wonder who can be clever enough to incorporate these into their prayer?!
Other subjects this week
This week we would like you to create your own 3d aquarium. Watch the video below for some inspiration and ideas. I would suggest that you do this activity over a couple of afternoons.
Afternoon 1 - gather all your equipment together and design / make the background to your 3d aquarium. Include different shades of blue for the sea, some sea weed, coral etc.
Afternoon 2 - design the fish that you will include in your aquarium. Make sure that they are bright and colourful. Think about how you are going to hang them from the top of your box.
I hope you managed to plant some seeds last week for your experiment. This week, I would like you to observe your plants - what has changed in the last week? Are the seeds all growing? Are there any that are not growing? Why do you think this is? Record your observations in your book = think back to your predictions from last week. Is there anything that surprises you?
I hope you are still learning to spell your high frequency words correctly! Make sure that you can spell them on their own, but also in a sentence correctly.