Learning Activities

Good Morning Class 2,
I hope you had a great weekend.

Below are some learning activities for today.
English
Learning Objective/Focus: Read poetry to an audience
Main input: Talk about poems. Discuss how to perform a poem to someone else – what would you need to remember? If you have a computer watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV23xoZRkI
Activities: MUST – Choose your favourite poem and read it to someone. Practice saying the words fluently and with rhythm.
SHOULD – Perform your poem for someone NOT in your bubble. If you have a computer maybe you could use zoom or face time. If not, you could perform it over the phone.
COULD – Learn the poem by heart and perform it without any prompts.
Extension Activity Ideas: Write your own poem and perform it.

Maths
Learning Objective/Focus: Weighing
Main input – Find as many different types of weighing scales as you can and look at how the weight is shown. Work out what each line on the scale represents.
Activities: MUST – Find at least 8 different objects from around the house and record their weight accurately.
SHOULD – Find at least 8 different objects from around the house, record their weight accurately and find the difference between their weights.
COULD – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-weighing-scales-with-differentintervals-c4rk6c?activity=video&step=1
Extension Activity Ideas: Choose some household items such as pasta, rice, beans, lentils, sugar etc (it doesn’t matter what you use!) Then see if you can estimate how much you would need to make 200g. Check if you were correct. Record your answers.

Foundation Subjects
Subject: Science
Learning Objective/Focus: Investigate freezing point
Main input: You need an ice cube tray and a variety of different liquids; eg water, milk, fruit juice, oil, ketchup, and anything else you can find. You could also dissolve some salt in tap water. Pour a different liquid into each well of the ice tray- you might need to label each one. Put the ice cube tray in the freezer. Every 10 minutes take out the tray and see which liquids have frozen. After each observation return the tray to the freezer.
Activities: MUST – Write down how long it takes each liquid to freeze.
SHOULD – Write up your experiment. Remember to write exactly what you did and to present your results clearly in a table.
COULD – Find out why some liquids freeze more quickly than others and add this to your experiment write up.
Extension Activity Ideas: Catch an ice cube. You need some ice cubes, a bowl of water, salt and string.
 Fill the bowl with water and put in an ice cube
 Wet the string and lay it over the ice cube
 Lift up the string- can you lift the ice cube with it?
 Now lay the string on top of the ice cube and sprinkle some salt on the ice
where the string is touching
 After 10 seconds carefully lift out the string
 What do you notice?
 Why do you think this happened?

Wishing you a great day!