Monday 20th April
Fact of the day:
Water covers 70% of the Earth!
Start your day off with some exercise. Choose either to follow the Joe Wicks live workout or a yoga routine from the Cosmic Kids Yoga link!
Reading for at least 20 minutes today, independently or to an adult. Don't forget, you can still quiz on books at home!
This week we will be continuing to learn about fractions. Today we are going to be creating a fraction wall. Have a look at the picture below of a fraction wall I made.
Take a few minutes to look carefully at the fraction wall, you might want to discuss it with an adult. Is there anything you notice about the fraction wall that is interesting?
As you can see, all the strips of paper are the same size. Each strip represents one whole.
The individual strips have then been split equally to show different fractions.
We are able to use fraction walls to compare different fractions.
Today, you are going to make your own fraction wall at home. This will form an important resource for you to use in tomorrow's lesson.
This is very good opportunity for you to learn about equally splitting the paper into the right number of parts.
For example, if you are splitting your whole to show fifths, you will need to split the paper into 5 equal parts.
Watch the following YouTube video to help guide you through this making process.
Please note, there is no need for the children to cut up each piece of the strip. They should end up with long strips as in the picture above, otherwise, this will become very tricky to use later in the week!
For the first half of this week, you are going to be writing a diary entry. Today, you are going to plan this.
Your diary entry is going to be about the Easter Holidays. Everybody is going to write 4 paragraphs this week, so you will need to think about 4 different activities you did over the holidays (each paragraph will be about a different activity). These activities do not need to have happened on the same day, they can have taken place on different days!
Today, in your purple books, you should produce a plan that looks like this:
When we are planning, we are only making notes, which of course can be done with bullet points. Do not write long, detailed sentences in your plan because that is what we will use the notes to form tomorrow and Wednesday!
In your notes, include any key information about that activity, any adjectives that you might want to use and even some sentence starters or time connectives.
This term, we start our new topic which is called Mind, Muscles and Me! This topic is going to include lots of science work and today you will start this by looking at healthy eating and balanced diets.
Without doing any research or asking an adult, write a few sentences in your purple book to explain what you think a balanced diet is.
Open up this food groups game. Before you click on each item of food, see if you can identify which food group it belongs in.
This is your research activity. Using the internet, research the following food groups to find out why they are important to have in our diet.
When you have found the answer, write a sentence for each food group in your purple book.
5. Fruits and vegetables
Extension - can you name 3 foods for each food group?
Below are some useful links to support children finding the information:
This is your design activity. I would like you to design a meal that includes food from each of the food groups. Draw out your meal in your purple book.
Make sure you label each of the foods in your meal and say which food group each ingredient is from.
Extension: After you have done this, explain why you have chosen that meal!