Dr Walker's Church of England Primary School

An Exceptional Place to Flourish

Learning Activities set Monday 13th July 2020

Hello Ladybirds! Welcome to another week's wonderful home-learning activities. I hope you've had a good week and managed to enjoy the weather when it's been nice. This week at school we completed our (very different) sports day, which is being shared online with other schools in a fantastic way of making the most of our current situation. You can even get involved in it if you're not at school! Have a look on Twitter for links to the details. You've got until the July 17th if you want to complete the simple activities and send in your results to support your house.


The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, by Ronda and David Armitage

A classic children's story for you this week that you will enjoy.


Now that you've heard the story The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, here are a couple of activities for you to enjoy!

First can you have a go writing your own shopping list of things you'd put in your dream packed lunch? It can be real food or totally made up food. Try and write a neat list and add pictures for each item.


Secondly I've attached a reading comprehension activity all about lighthouses! Year 2s can try reading the information and then answer the questions. Year 1s will need to read it with an adult and then discuss the questions together.


Which is heavier?

1. This game is ideal for playing at home. Gather a few cuddly toys and then pick one to start with.

2. You must then go and find an object that you think is lighter than the cuddly toy.

3. Next try and find an object that is heavier than the cuddly toy.

4. change the cuddly toy to a bigger or smaller one to repeat the game.

5. Year 2s should be shown how to then weight the items to check if they were right or not.



For your creative challenge this week I would like you to try and make a 3D lighthouse model. a toilet roll or kitchen roll tube is a great place to start. See if you can make the coloured stripes on it. Can you even make a rocky island for it to stand on?



Recently at school we did an investigation experiment to test floating and sinking which you can have a go at too. You will need:
1. a large tub full of water (bubble water makes it more fun)

2. an assortment of different objects made out of different materials that you can get wet.

3. a towel to dry off...


Start with a discussion about what is floating and sinking, just try and describe what it means and looks like. Then have a think about what makes something float or sink... is it whether it is light or heavy? Whether it is hard of soft? Whether it is solid or hollow? Do certain materials float and others sink?

Next select an object and predict whether it will float or sink, and then test it!
Once you've found some objects that float, test if they will still float when they have things that sink on/in them.



A Prayer remembering God is with us:

Lord God, you are always with me.
You are with me in the day and in the night.
You are with me when I'm happy and when I'm sad.
You are with me when I'm healthy and when I am ill.
You are with me when I am peaceful and when I am worried.
Help me to remember that you love me and are with me in everything today.