Learning Activities

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Below are some learning activities for today.
Learning Objective/Focus: Prediction skills
Main input: Discuss the current book the children are reading (at home or class reader). Talk about predictions and what they might be asked. E.g.
What do you think will happen next? Do you think the character has learnt their lesson? Which of these is most likely to happen? Based on what they have done so far, what do you think will happen to this character?
Activities: MUST – Draw a picture of what you think will happen at the end of the book you are currently reading.
SHOULD – Write an ending for the book you are currently reading (without reading it!)
COULD – Write a new story for one of the characters from the book you are currently reading. I.e. predict what happens next for them.
Extension Activity Ideas: Some examples of different reading comprehension texts and questions are attached.

Learning Objective/Focus: Reading timetables
Main input: Discuss the use of bus/train timetables. Why and how do you read them? Talk about how you would work out how long the journey would take you.
Activities: MUST – Convert some digital times from a timetable (imaginary/made up by adult) into analogue times on their clock face.
SHOULD – Ask the children to tell you what time they would arrive at B if they left A at …. And it took … minutes to get to B
COULD – Challenge the children to tell you the time it takes to get from A to B by providing times.
Extension Activity Ideas: Oak Academy have a range of lessons. The links below will teach the children and provide activities relating to time.

Foundation Subjects
Subject: Science
Learning Objective/Focus: Trees
Main input: Talk about trees, different types such as evergreen (keep leaves all year) and deciduous (lose leaves in Autumn/ Winter, green leaves in Spring). Talk about why trees are important to our world.
Activities: MUST – Draw a tree and label the different parts. Include roots, leaves, branches, trunk, twigs and crown.
SHOULD – Draw a tree and label the different parts. Include roots, leaves, branches, trunk, twigs and crown. Write an explanation for each part of the tree. What do they do? Why does a tree need them?
COULD – Find out about the bark on a tree. What does the bark do? Create a presentation to explain to someone else what the bark does.
Extension Activity Ideas: OpenUpScience document attached has more information and activities about trees.

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