Learning Activities

Good morning, I hope you all had a good day yesterday. Below are some learning activities for today:


Learning Objective/Focus: Word Families.
Main input: Words are often related to each other, either by the use of a spelling pattern, or through the use of a root word.
Activities: MUST – Draw a word family house and write all the words you can find that use the same spelling pattern as “light”.
SHOULD: Investigate the root word help, and see how many verbs, adjectives and adverbs you can find you can make using it.
Eg: noun- care.
Verb- cares, cared, care
Adjective – caring, careful, careless, carefree
Adverb -carefully, caringly carelessly
COULD: Draw a tree outline and write all the words you can make from the following root words, on the branches:
help, use, friend, sign, pose.


Extension Activity Ideas: Challenge yourself to find other root word.
How many different prefixes and suffixes can you use?


Learning Objective/Focus: Finding lines of symmetry in 2D shapes.
Main input: A line of symmetry is a line which cuts a shape exactly in half. This means that if you were to fold the shape along the line both halves would match exactly. Equally if you were to place a mirror along the line the shape would remain unchanged.
Activities: MUST – Look at the shapes you drew yesterday and find as many lines of symmetry in them as you can. If you have a little mirror at home you can use, this will make it easier. Paint or draw a symmetrical butterfly.
SHOULD: As above but also draw all the capital letters in the alphabet and find their lines of symmetry.
COULD: Draw your own symmetrical pattern and colour it (if you have squared paper at home this will make it easier).
Extension Activity Ideas: How many lines of symmetry are there in a circle?


Learning Objective/Focus: Listening.
Main input:

https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=1L993HNAa8M

Listen to the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens.
If you can’t find the version attached there are many versions on YouTube.
Activities: MUST – Choose one of the animals in the piece, draw a picture of the animal and write one or two sentences to explain how the music
describes the animal.
SHOULD: Choose four of the animals in the piece and draw a picture of each. Explain how the music describes the animal. Think about the
different instruments, the dynamics (loud and soft) the tempo (speed) and the pitch (high or low).
COULD: Which is your favourite animal in this piece of music?
Explain why.
Extension Activity Ideas: Find out as much as you can about Camille Saint -Saens.

Have a great day and keep warm.