Learning Activities for today

Good Morning Class 2,

I hope you enjoyed your poetry yesterday.

Below are some activities for today.


Learning Objective/Focus: Write a play script

Main input: Talk about the difference between a play and a story. In a play you need;

  • List of characters (with a brief description)
  • A description of the setting
  • To write the speakers name followed by : then write what they say
  • Stage directions (which are not spoken)
  • You may choose to have a narrator

Activities: MUST – choose a story you know and write a conversation between two of the characters. Set it out like a play script.

SHOULD- choose a story you know and write it as a play.

COULD- come up with an idea for your own play and write the script.

Extension Activity Ideas: Act out your play with your family. You could video it and send it to us.


Learning Objective/Focus: weighing

Main input: find a recipe for a cake, scones, biscuits or something similar that you and your family would enjoy eating.

Activities: MUST- find all the ingredients you need and weigh them accurately. Mix the ingredients together as the recipe tells you to. Ask an adult to cook it in the oven for you.

SHOULD- as above plus, work out if the ingredients for the recipe would feed 4 people how much of each ingredient would you need to feed:

  • 8 people
  • 2 people
  • 12 people

COULD- if your original recipe is enough to feed 4 people work out how much of each ingredient you would need to feed:

  • 40 people
  • 20 people
  • 400 people

Extension Activity Ideas: make up your own recipe for something you would like to eat. Make sure you think carefully about how much each ingredient you will need.

Foundation Subjects

Subject: Music

Learning Objective/Focus: to create, combine and represent rhythms

Main input: you will need something to bang (sorry parents), so if you do not possess a percussion instrument, you could make one, by putting a balloon or some strong paper over an empty can, or by filling an empty yoghurt pot with rice and securing a lid on it. Alternatively, you can bang a saucepan with a wooden spoon, or hit 2 spoons together.

Activities: MUST- write a list of characters from the play you started to write for English. Say the names clearly and play the rhythm of their name on your musical instrument. Repeat each one.

SHOULD- represent the rhythms you have created pictorially.

COULD- represent the rhythms you have made using crotchets, quavers and minims.

Extension Activity Ideas: get all the family involved. Give each member a different character to play (and an instrument or clapping). Be the conductor. Bring each character in, one at a time and combine them to create a piece of rhythmic music. As the conductor it is up to you to show the performers whether to play loudly (f) or quietly (p). You could record your composition.

Enjoy creating today.