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Learning activities set Monday 8th June

Happy Monday Hedgehogs (or happy whichever day you end up viewing this).

 

We have another set of activities for you to try. Please feel free to email to ask for help or to email and show how well you have done.

 

 

English

 

Here is chapter 2 of Tom's Sausage Lion.

Tom's Sausage Lion, Chapter 2

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English Task 1

 

Write a diary entry of one of Tom's classmates about the first day back at school when Tom spoke about seeing the Lion.

Look at the pictures below to show you an example as well as some of the features needed in a diary entry. 

 

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English Task 2

 

Below are two SPAG mats for you. Look at the one for your year group and have a go at the activities (remember to ask for help if you are unsure).

Maths

 

Have a look at the white rose videos for your year group. Work through any questions that may come up in them.

Also have a go at the maths activity mats for your Year group below.

Science

 

This week we are focusing more on the digestive system and looking at the different functions of the various parts of it (basically, what things do).

Read the powerpoint to understand what the functions are and try the quiz towards the end.

 

Then have a go at some of the activities related to it; you don't need to do all of them, but try at least one of them.

Art

 

Food is often what physically fuels use, but sometimes it is hobbies that mentally fuel us (things that we enjoy doing).

 

A really common hobby is drawing; it's nice and simple because all you need is a pencil and paper plus it allows you to be really imaginative.

 

One of the things to practice drawing is people, so the next few videos show way to draw people. See which ones you prefer and try a few people.

How to Draw the Human Body (for kids)

Easy way to get rid of common mistakes in drawing the human body. Geared for elementary art students.

How to draw a person | EASY TO FOLLOW

Learn how to draw easily: Learn the human body proportions

In this video, we're going to teach you a couple of useful techniques for drawing human body proportions. Find more great art and drawing video tutorials by ...

Music

 

This week I want you to try a bit of body percussion. Body percussion is the skill of using your body as an instrument to make music.

 

The youtube video below gives a bit of an introduction and a routine for you to try.

 

Please note, body percussion can be noisy so please be aware when you are doing it (e.g. might not be a good idea to stomp your feet when you are upstairs).

 

Challenge: Can you create a body percussion routine for a part of your favourite song? 

Ollie from 'Beat Goes On' teaching Body Percussion on CBeebies' 'Let's Go Club!'

Ollie from 'Beat Goes On' teaches a 2nd Body Percussion routine on CBeebies' 'Let's Go Club!'

Computing

Again, computing this week is a bit more musically themed. I want you to try the song maker from the link below and send it to me.
 
To save it, once you have made your music, click on the tick for save.
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Then click on the words 'copy link'.
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Then send it to me using the form below (remember, you are not a robot).

Song maker links

DT/Science

 

As our topic is all about 'what fuels me' then we should have a bit of a look at food.

 

So I have two experiments for you to try involving making food; yes, one of them will involve chocolate.

 

Try them and let me know how you get on.

If you don't have the ingredients to try them straight away don't worry, there is no rush.

History/Geography

 

'New towns' like Harlow were built just after the second World War and were to help the overcrowding and congestion in major cities.

 

Harlow started off as a collection of villages which were joined together, expanded and turned into the town of Harlow.

 

However, Harlow wasn't originally planned to be a New Town. Ongar was.

 

Below are two pictures that show what Ongar would have looked like.

 

Task: Try to imagine what Ongar would have looked like if it had been made as large as Harlow. You could draw pictures, maps or write.

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PE

 

Try a bit of PE with Joe, dance with Oti, go for a bike ride, a nice long walk or just have a crazy dance to some music.

PE With Joe | Monday 8th June

RE

 

The powerpoint below takes you through the Lord's prayer and explains what each line of it means (it's the slightly old fashioned version so also has some old fashioned words, but it does explain what they mean too).

 

What I want you to do is write your own prayer or mantra (a phrase or phrases that can be repeated to help you focus or calm yourself). They could be about being thankful, grateful, trying to inspire yourself or anything you want them to be about.

 

Once you have written it, I want you to take a bit of time and write down what each part of it means to you.

 

Feel free to share them.

Mindfulness

 

The pdf below has a few different suggestions for activities you can try (some you may have already been doing).

 

Below that you have a submission form for a question I am asking.

What has been your lockdown snack of choice and why?

I know lockdown has been tricky and sometimes we need to enjoy things to help us feel a little better; these could be hobbies, exercise or snacks (to name but a few options). So, what has been your lockdown snack of choice? It could be a healthy snack (or not). Mine has been a boost chocolate bar, mostly because its chocolate and I like the different textures to it.

Big Question

 

 

Is it our place to decide what's right and wrong for another culture/country/planet?

 

One thing I want us to look at is fact and opinion.

 

Work through the BBC bitesize page about Facts and Opinions and try the quiz at the end, see how well you do.

Prayer

 

If I have harmed any one in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask their forgiveness.
If any one has harmed me in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that.
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself, through my own confusions, I forgive myself.
Amen 

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