Learning Activities for Monday 22.02.2021

Hope you had a fantastic half term break and managed to get out for some fresh air in the little bit of sun that peeped out. Below are some activities for today:


Learning Objective/Focus: Reading a classic narrative poem; sequencing the events.

Main input: Read the first verse of The Highwayman. Read it in your head first and then try reading it out loud. What patterns do you notice? What mood would you say this verse has? What do you think might happen?

Activities: Must: Watch the PowerPoint of The Highwayman or watch the video animation and follow the words as you do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryu1JZiSbHo When you have finished try to tell the story out loud. What happens in this narrative poem?

Should: Cut out the Highwayman Events and try to put them in order. Watch the PowerPoint or the video again to help. When you have finished, check your answers with a grown-up. Tell them the story of what happens.

Could: The poem is a bit mysterious. Write five questions or puzzles that the poem raises.

Extension: Read the Tips for Learning a Poem By heart and try learning the first verse and some other verses of the poem by heart. Could you perform this to someone else? Your older relatives may know the poem from school.


Learning Objective/Focus: Forming equations.

Main input: See PowerPoint.

Activities: Must: Fluency activity.

Should: Reasoning activity.

Could: Problem Solving activity.

Extension: Abigail spends 92p on yo-yos and sweets She buys 𝑦 yo-yos costing 11p and 𝑠 sweets costing 4p. Can you write an equation to represent what Abigail has bought? How many yo-yos and sweets could Abigail have bought?


Learning Objective/Focus: STEM activities: Develop and use problem-solving strategies to construct models.

Main input: When anything is being built – a building, a bridge, a road, or a pier – the architects and engineers have to design it carefully so that it is safe and fulfils the required purpose. This can be quite a challenge!

Activities: Must: Today you are going to build a tower using just spaghetti and marshmallows. First, let’s look at some famous towers you might recognise. Use the sheet attached. These can give you inspiration for your design. You are going to try to build the tallest tower you can. The spaghetti provides the framework and support for the tower and mini marshmallows are used to make the connectors. If you do not have spaghetti or marshmallows then use any materials you have available.

Should: What do you like and dislike about your current design? What was the biggest challenge you faced? How did you overcome it?

Could: Redesign your tower, what would you change? What things put a limit on how tall your tower could be?

Extension: Try building a tower out of other materials. Can you build a taller tower?

Hope you have a good day and enjoy the STEM activities this week.