Learning Activities

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Below are some learning activities for today.
Learning Objective/Focus: Writing Instructions
Main input: Discuss writing instructions. What do the children already know about instructions? What are instructions? What format or layout do they usually have? What types of words do you use?
Activities: MUST – Write a list of instructions remembering to include time words (first, next, then)
SHOULD – Write a set of instructions remembering to include time words (first, next, then, finally) and bossy verbs (get, put, turn, hold)
COULD – Write a set of instructions remembering to include time words, bossy verbs (imperative verbs) and diagrams
Extension Activity Ideas: Below is a link to an Oak Academy video teaching the features of instructions, with activities included;

Learning Objective/Focus: Converting times
Main input: Recap number of seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, hours in a day, days in a week, and weeks in a year. Use this information to create a chart together.
Activities: MUST – Provide the children with amounts of time in minutes and ask them to work out how many hours that would be. Initially start with whole hours i.e. 60minutes, 120minutes.
SHOULD – Explore converting minutes in hours and hours into minutes. Try some together before providing some for them to work out themselves.
COULD – Explore converting hours into minutes and minutes into seconds. Talk about what happens with the inverse and if the answer is not even i.e. Minutes into hours with remainders turning into …hours and …minutes.
Extension Activity Ideas: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-writing-the-time-to-oclockand-half-past-part-2-c4wkjr

Foundation Subjects
Subject: Music
Learning Objective/ Focus: Identifying feelings relating to music
Main input: Listen to an adult’s favourite piece of music or song. Talk about why they like it and how it makes them feel. Discuss how it makes the child feel, what they like about it and what they would change about it.
Activities: MUST – Draw a picture about how the piece of music or song makes you feel.
SHOULD – Create a listening map of how the piece of music or song makes you feel. I.e. draw a picture for the beginning, middle and end of the piece.
COULD – Create a detailed listening map of how the piece of music or song makes you feel. Think about every change in feeling (however small)
Extension Activity Ideas: Listen to Rhapsody in Blue
Look at the information sheet provided to find out more about it.
Then draw your own Listening Map.

Have fun and enjoy.