Learning Activities for Thursday 25th February 2021.

Good morning, hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and enjoyed the sun shine. It’s so nice to feel the warm weather once again – let’s hope it continues. Learning activities for today follow:

English

Learning Objective/Focus: Revise use of colons, semi-colons and dashes; practise writing rules that include colons and semi-colons.

Main input: Read Rules of Participation. This is about the Flutag competition. Which do you think is the most important rule here? Highlight the punctuation used in this writing. What is the name of each and what is it doing?

Activities:

Use the Revision Card or the PowerPoint to revise using colons and semi-colons in lists. Practise using colons and semi colons in lists. Look at Crazy Competitions. Which of these would you most like to see? Which would you most like to take part in.

Read Crazy Competition Rules. Choose one of these competitions and write the rules as a list introduced with a colon and with items separated by colons.

Try writing lists for two more competitions.

Use the Internet to find out more about three of the Crazy Competitions.

Maths

Learning Objective/Focus: Find pairs of values part 1.

Main input: See PowerPoint.

Activities:

Fluency activity.

Reasoning activity.

Problem Solving activity.

π‘Ž, 𝑏 and 𝑐 are integers between 0 and 5 π‘Ž + 𝑏 = 6 𝑏 + 𝑐 = 4 Find the values of π‘Ž, 𝑏 and 𝑐 How many different possibilities can you find?

Music/Science

Learning Objective/Focus: STEM activities: Working scientifically: asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways. To use voices, to create and compose music on their own.

Main input: How many different sounds can you make? e.g. whispering, shouting, singing, whistling, humming, clapping, stamping, clicking your fingers.

Activities:

Improvise/compose music using only your body and voice.

Have a town crier contest. Who is the loudest and clearest?

Create a rhythm track using scientific words i.e. bi-ol-o-gy, phys-ics, chem-ist-ry, math-em-at-ics.

Stretch a string so that it is taut. Pluck or bow the string to produce a note. If you hold the string in the middle and pluck again what happens to the sound?

Have a good day and be careful with your voice if you are trying the town crier contest. Please send in any recordings or work you have completed and would like to share.