Learning Activities

Good Morning,
I hope you had fun yesterday.
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.
English Learning Objective/Focus: Infer the meaning of unfamiliar words
Main input: Read a book and write down all the words you are unsure of. Then, using a dictionary, write the definitions by the words.
Activities: MUST – Find 5 unfamiliar words and write the definitions.
SHOULD – Use the words you are unsure of in a different sentence to ensure you have the correct context.
COULD – Make up your own words and write definitions for them.
Extension Activity Ideas: Using a thesaurus find as many synonyms as you can for your unfamiliar vocabulary.

Learning Objective/Focus: Calculate perimeter
Main input: A perimeter is a path that encompasses/surrounds a two-dimensional shape. The term may be used either for the path, or its length—in one dimension. It can be thought of as the length of the outline of a shape. The perimeter of a circle or ellipse is called its circumference.
Using the formula Length add length and length add length, calculate perimeter of a four sided shape.
Activities: MUST – Draw 4 sided shapes, measure each side and calculate the perimeter.
SHOULD – Draw a variety of shapes, measure sides and calculate perimeter.
COULD – Design a house, then find the perimeters for the doors, windows etc.
Extension Activity Ideas: Find the perimeter of a circle.

Foundation Subjects
Subject: Geography
Learning Objective/Focus: Use computer mapping to locate areas of study.
Main input: Use Google maps and find different areas in the country that interest you. Use satellite view as well as map view.
Activities: MUST – Choose an area and draw the map view – divide into squares and label the grid using numbers.
SHOULD – Change to satellite view and draw a bird’s eye view of the area that interests you.
COULD – Locate areas of interest on your selection and make up symbols to represent these on your maps.
Extension Activity Ideas: Draw a map for your journey to school by car, then if you walk. Are the maps different?

Have fun and enjoy.