Learning Activities for Tuesday

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you had fun yesterday exploring plastics and the positives and consequences.

Below are some learning activities for today.


Learning Objective/Focus:Write a story entitled: “Under the Sea”
Main inputThink about what you found out about plastics and oceans yesterday. Can you use this information to write an exciting story? You will need to decide who or what the story will be about; it could be a sea creature, a human or even a boat.

Write a story plan. Describe the character(s) and the setting. Describe what will happen to the characters and what leads up to the climax (high point) of the story. What is the climax of the story? How will this be resolved? Draw a picture of your story plan – think about the different types of story maps you have learnt to use.
SHOULDCreate a story map and use it to write your story.
COULDWrite and illustrate your story. Remember to include some ‘tension’ and ellipses (…)
Extension Activity IdeasCan you use what you learned yesterday about what happens to plastic in the oceans to include a moral in your story?


Learning Objective/Focus:Finding the area of a 2D shape
Main inputArea measures the space inside a shape and is measured in square units. So what you need to do is count the squares inside your shape.

You will need squared paper and a ruler. Draw the following shapes and count the squares inside them: A rectangle 3cm x 2cm
A square 3cm x 3cm
A rectangle 5cm x3cm  
Now draw some shapes of your own and find the area. The units will be square cm.
SHOULDAs above. Can you see a connection between the length of the sides and the area?
Now work out the area of  a rectangle 20m x 2 m, a square 15m x 15m, a rectangle 45 cm x 5cm.  
Do you need to draw them to find the answer?
COULDComplete the attached ‘Finding the Area’ sheet.
Extension Activity IdeasLook around your home and garden and make a list of the jobs which knowing the area of things would be helpful.

Foundation Subjects

Learning Objective/Focus:Rhythm and pulse
Main inputIn this link you will find the pulse of different pieces of music and start to read some rhythms. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-and-rhythm-c8up2t?activity=video&step=1  
If you are unable to access this link, then you could under the following activity ideas.

Choose a short poem or song that you like, and clap, stamp and tap the beat to it.
SHOULDFind the beat to a poem or song, choose some of the words and clap the rhythms to them.
COULDWrite the rhythms in words from a song or poem either your own notation, or try using crotchets and quavers etc.
 Extension Activity IdeasWrite some rhythms of your own and play them. Give them to members of your family to play – you could turn this into a game!

I hope you have a great day and look forward to your story maps and stories.