Learning Activities for Friday.

Well we made it to the last day of the half term, congratulations and well done for all your hard work during the last few weeks.

Today is Chinese New Year so, “xin nian hao”

In Mandarin, “Happy Chinese New Year” is “xin nian kuai le” (pronounced shin nee-an kwai le), which is a formal greeting typically used for strangers and means “New Year happiness.” A shortened version is “xin nian hao” (pronounced shin nee-an how) is more often used for friends and family.

Below are some learning activities for today:


Learning Objective/Focus: Creative writing.

Main input: Choose 10-15 words from the text. Remember you can listen again (if you find this too difficult then use the text you are reading currently). Some categories for the words might include the most interesting words / the most important words.

Activities: Must: Write a text using the words. This text could be a story, poem or news report.

Should: Write a letter to a character explaining who you are and tell them something that you enjoy doing.

Could: Create a story map for The Butterfly Lion.

Extension: Write an alternative ending to The Butterfly Lion.


Learning Objective/Focus: Formulae.

Main input: See PowerPoint.

Activities: Must: Fluency activity.

Should: Reasoning activity.

Could: Problem Solving activity.

Extension: Jack and Ilara are using the following formula to work out what they should charge for four hours of cleaning.

Cost in pounds = 20 + 10 × number of hours

Jack thinks they should charge £60

Ilara thinks they should charge £120

Who do you agree with? Why?

Religious Education

Learning Objective/Focus: The acknowledgement of other world views.

Main input: Chinese New Year 2021 falls on Friday, February 12th, 2021, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 26th, 2021.

Use the PowerPoint presentation to find out more about Chinese New Year.

Activities: Must:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/chinesenewyear/WhatIsChineseNewYear.aspx Use this link to find out even more about Chinese New Year and present information in a style of your choosing. This can be a poster, leaflet or song (any way you wish to relay the information).

Should: Find out which animal you are and draw it.

Could: Make an Ox puppet.

Extension: A red lantern is not only a symbol of luck and prosperity but people hang them as a means of ‘lighting the way’ for the family’s Kitchen God on an important annual mission to see the Jade Emperor. People want the Kitchen God to give a good report of the family to the Jade Emperor so that they have a good harvest and make more money in the forthcoming year. Lanterns also help the Kitchen God find the door of their house on the way back. Make your own red lantern and hang it up.

We hope you have a good day and enjoy the half-term break. Stay safe.