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Wednesday 17th June

Wednesday 17th June

Fact of the day:

A baby puffin is called a puffling.



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


Today we are going to think about comparing the mass of objects. We are going to think about whether an item is heavier than another, lighter than it, or if it weighs the same. 


Have a look at these scales:

These scales show us that the ball and the box are the same weight. We know this because the scales are balanced, they are level. 



Look at these scales...can you tell which item is heavier?

The cake is heavier! We say it has a larger mass. 

We know this because the scales are unbalanced and the side with the heavier object goes down.


Have a go at the following worksheet. Everybody should be able to have a go at the first page (questions 1-3) and if you're feeling up to the challenge, push onto the second sheet. 


This afternoon we are going to do some painting with our fingers (or a paintbrush) and with a fork! (If you don't have access to paint at home, you could create this using colouring pens, pencils, crayons, whatever you have at home!)


Mrs Collins set this for her year 1 class to do last week and the group of children I had really enjoyed it...I thought it might be a nice activity for you to do as well!


You will need:

A fork

Your pinky finger

Your index finger

Yellow paint

Brown paint

Green paint!

A paintbrush if you don't want to use your fingers!


Have a look at what you're going to make:



How to make!


Step 1:

The brown circle in the middle. You are going to use your pinky finger (or paintbrush) and make small blobs. I started by putting 1 and then going around and around until it was big enough! You don't want it too big or you won't have space for the petals! Try to fill in the white spaces so it looks mostly brown. 


At the bottom of the page you can see a big, brown blob. This is to show you that the blobs come out much bigger if you don't use your pinky finger. It looks more effective with your pinky but it's up to you!


Step 2:

This is where you get to use the fork! You need to dip the BACK of the fork into the paint. You place your fork down so that the tip of the fork is at the edge of the brown. Then drag the fork backwards. Keep doing this all around the brown middle. You might need to fill in any white places. 


Step 3:

Use your index finger to do the stem, petal and grass!


If you want to, you could use other coloured paint to put some more detail on your painting!


I hope you have fun!

Fork Paint Sunflower Craft Idea | Easy Simple Painting for Kids

Here is a video of somebody doing this if you would like to watch how the fork is used!
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