I hope you had a great day yesterday.
Thank you for sharing some of the learning you have been doing with us and to those who have called. We will be contacting all families this week and next, just to say hello and see if there is anything we can be doing to support you more. We will be starting to put examples of learning on the class blogs, so please do send us in some examples to include.
Below are some learning activities for today.
Learning Objective/Focus: Writing Instructions
Main input: Recap writing instructions from yesterday. What do you remember? Make a list of time words. How many can you think of?
Can you use them in your instruction writing today?
Activities: MUST – Write instructions for making a jam sandwich. Highlight all the time words.
SHOULD – Write instructions for making a jam sandwich. Highlight all the time words and bossy verbs using different colours.
COULD – Write instructions for making a jam sandwich. Highlight all the time words and bossy verbs using different colours. Edit your instructions by changing the bossy verbs (imperative verbs) for alternatives.
Extension Activity Ideas: Explore writing instructions through pictures/diagrams only. Can you make sure they include enough detail?
Learning Objective/Focus: Converting times
Main input: Continue from yesterday exploring seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, hours in a day, days in a week, and weeks in a year.
Talk about the conversions undertaken yesterday – what did they learn? Did they find any of it challenging? If so what might help them today?
Activities: MUST – Provide the children with some times in minutes to convert into hours and hours to convert into minutes. Try some together before asking them to complete the rest independently.
SHOULD – Continue from yesterday adding in some examples of converting minutes into seconds and seconds into minutes.
COULD – Explore converting years into months and weeks into days. Talk about the importance of knowing how many of each are in the other to ensure the correct amount is converted. Link to other measures such as centimetres into metres.
Extension Activity Ideas: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-writing-the-time-to-oclockand-half-past-in-words-6xj3ac
Learning Objective/Focus: Lines of latitude and longitude
Main input: Talk about lines of latitude and longitude. Lines of latitude are imaginary lines that run around the earth’s circumference. The most important line of latitude is the equator and divides the world into North and South. Latitude is measured in degrees North and degrees South. With the Equator being 0◦.
Lines of longitude are imaginary lines that run up and down the earth.
They are not parallel to each other because they cross at the top and bottom of the earth (the poles). The most important line of longitude is the prime meridian and divides the world into East and West. Each line of longitude is called a meridian of longitude and is measured in degrees East and
degrees West from the prime meridian. Longitude influences the world’s time zones.
Activities: MUST – Create and complete a KWL grid (what I already know, What I want to know and what I have learnt).
SHOULD – Exploring using the latitude to find different places on a map in an atlas.
COULD – Exploring using the longitude and latitude to identify different places on a map in an atlas.
Extension Activity Ideas: Research more information about lines of latitude and create an information leaflet/booklet.
Have fun and enjoy.