Learning Activities

Good Morning Class 3,

I hope you are having a great week so far.

Below are some learning activities for today.

Learning Objective/Focus: To be able to research and compose a factsheet based on what you discover about The Great Barrier Reef
Main input: Research the ‘great outdoors’ of Australia, in particular what lies underneath the ocean. Does anybody know what ocean Australia’s beaches are located on? (Indian ocean) Why do you think Australia is famous for its ocean/beaches? (tourism/sports). Think about what lies beneath the ocean (Plants, fish, rocks, sand, and coral.) (Hard corals form the backbone of the reef. They are animals and not plants as they were once thought to be centuries ago. Corals are remarkable creatures, forming vast colonies & habitats). Using maps and aerial views of The Great Barrier Reef. Has anyone been there? Why does the reef attract 1.6 billion tourists every year? The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world & a home to many marine species. Divers from all over the world travel to see the giant reef (for its unique & striking beauty, their diversity of marine life, its size). Tell children that their task is to find out more about the Reef and then to create a fact sheet for visiting tourists, such as divers.
Activities: MUST – Make your factsheet. Use coloured paper, pens and anything else you think will make your factsheet eye catching.
SHOULD – Produce a large poster about The Great Barrier Reef – use adjectives and nouns.
COULD – Make a passport for Australia – look at your own passport (if you have one) and design your own version for Australia
Extension Activity Ideas: Make a PowerPoint about what you can see in The Great Barrier Reef.

Learning Objective/Focus: Divide by 10, 100, 1000
Main input: See PowerPoint
Activities: MUST – Fluency activity
SHOULD – Reasoning activity
COULD – Problem solving activity
Extension Activity Ideas: Create your own problems for dividing by 10 or 100. Divide some numbers by 10,000

Foundation Subjects
Subject: P.E.
Learning Objective/Focus: To use controlled movements to express emotion or feelings.
Main input: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhyKsEn6_So
Watch the YouTube clip of an Aborigine dance. Discuss the features of the dance with your family. Can you see a story being played out?
Activities: MUST – Copy the dance along with the video.
SHOULD – Create your own Aborigine themed dance using the video clip – you can choose your own piece of music.
COULD – Use the music from yesterday and create a dance using this as your inspiration.
Extension Activity Ideas: Create a dance for the music you wrote yesterday about a story that you are familiar with.

Have fun!