Learning Activities for Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

Good morning, hope you had a good day and enjoyed finding out about Japan. Learning activities for today follow:


Learning Objective/Focus: Reading explanations, identifying features and answering questions.  

Main input: Read Maillard Reaction Explanation. What do you think is the most important information here to help someone understand the Maillard Reaction? Read Explanation Features. Highlight and annotate Maillard Reaction Explanation to show any of these features.


Choose a Question Set to work with. Question Set 1 is easiest, Question Set 2 is in the middle and Question Set 3 is hardest. Complete the Question Set that you have chosen by reading the explanations that it tells you to read and answering the questions in clear sentences.

Watch these two video explanations of the Maillard Reaction.

Which of these is the best explanation in your opinion? Use Video Comparison to make notes about the good and less good features of each of these videos.

Can you try explaining the Maillard Reaction to somebody else? Are they able to understand? Do they ask any questions that you are not sure about? How could you test whether they have understood?

Complete question set 3.


Learning Objective/Focus: Area and Perimeter.

Main input: See PowerPoint.


Fluency activity.

Reasoning activity.

Problem Solving activity.

True or false? Two rectangles with the same perimeter can have different areas. Explain your answer.


Learning Objective/Focus: To develop techniques, including control and use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Main input: There are three types of writing systems in Japanese: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Hiragana and Katakana are under the ‘kana’ group. All types can be used in one sentence. In Japan, the tradition of folding square-shaped paper to make various shapes is known as origami. This form of paper artwork can range from simple to complex. Cranes, hats, animals, flowers, and shuriken are among the most common and traditional origami creations you may come across.


Research and write your full name in Japanese.

Draw/label a traditional kimono costume. Explain when it is worn.

Draw/label a samurai warrior costume/armour.

Design and make an origami figure (paper folding).

Hope you have enjoyed your day and persevered with the paper folding. Once again please send photographs of your art work so that we can share.