Learning Activities for Today

Good Morning All,
I hope you had fun yesterday.
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Below are some learning activities for today.
Learning Objective/Focus: Read poetry to an audience
Main input: Choose your favourite poem and read through. Practice saying the words fluently and with rhythm. Watch Michael Rosen reading Chocolate Cake to help you understand the need for intonation, volume and speed.
Activities: MUST – Read your poem to someone.
SHOULD – Read your poem to your family, perhaps you can use media in some way so that people not in your bubble can hear you.
COULD – Learn the poem by heart and perform it without any prompts.
Extension Activity Ideas: Write your own poem using your favourite as a basis. Then perform with actions.

Learning Objective/Focus: Calculate area
Main input: Using the formula length X width calculate the area of a variety of shapes. https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/area.html
Activities: MUST – Draw 4 sided shapes using a ruler and measure the sides then calculate the area.
SHOULD – Draw irregular 6 sided shapes and calculate the area.
COULD – Using squared paper draw shapes and count squares used to discover area.
Extension Activity Ideas: Find the area of a circle.

Foundation Subjects
Subject: Music
Learning Objective/Focus: Understanding pulse and rhythm
Main input: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-and-rhythmc8up2t?activity=video&step=1
Use the above link to follow lessons using the Oak Academy website.
If you are unable to access, then clap or stamp some rhythms and copy each other. Takes turns to produce different rhythms using clapping.
Activities: MUST – Clap the rhythm for a nursery rhyme: for example Twinkle, Twinkle.
SHOULD – Play a game of copycat with another member of the family. Produce a rhythm using different body parts (as we have done in school) and your partner copies it. Swap over.
COULD – Listen to your favourite song and join in with the rhythm by clapping or using other body parts to form the percussion.
Extension Activity Ideas: Make up symbols for the different sounds and then draw a nursery rhyme or popular song using the symbols.

Have fun and enjoy.