Easter Blog! (Week 1)

Good Morning Owls!

Please find below some interesting activities that you may like to complete during the Easter break! 

Click on the links for video instructions.

Monday

Make a pitched instrument

Making a Pan Flute: Instructions

Boredom Busters for Kids | Boredom busters for kids, Instrument ...

 

Friendship Bracelets 

Striped Friendship Bracelet Instructions

Pin on Products

 

Tuesday

Origami Boats

How to Make a Paper Boat - Origami for Kids - Easy Peasy and Fun

How to make Origami Boats

how to make a paper boat steps - Google Search | Make a paper boat ...

Origami Animals

How to make origami animals!

Origami for kids. Top 5 easy origami animals. #2 - YouTube

 

Wednesday

Make a Miniature Garden

Magical Fairy Garden Ideas You & Your Kids Will Love | Balcony ... Pin by The Girl who Gardens on Mini Gardens | Mini garden, Garden ... Miniature Garden Inspiration Gallery

Handmade wooden fairy furniture, fairy garden accessories, wooden ... Fairy Garden Ideas Archives - GrandparentsPlus.com 30 Amazing Fairy Garden Ideas You Can Try at Home - DIY Home Art

Make your own Naughts and Crosses game using painted stones

12 Fun Spring Garden Crafts and Activities for Kids - Amazing DIY ... A set of 10 hand painted story stones in a hand sewn bag. The 5 ... Bugs and bees pebbles naughts & crosses. Love it | Painted rocks ...

Thursday 

Make a paper kite

Make a Paper Kite Instructions

How to Make a Simple Paper Kite | Summer arts and crafts, Kites ...

Make a dream catcher

Dream Catcher Instructions

How to Make a Dreamcatcher!! : 9 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables

Friday 

Create an obstacle course in your back garden. Be creative and use items you already have – but please be safe! Make sure a parent or carer checks the course before you begin! 

64+ Ideas garden party games obstacle course for 2019 #garden ...

Backyard Obstacle Course Ideas – Be A Fun Mum

Make a chord (shoelace) dragon fly!

How to make a Dragonfly

3 Minute Dragonfly

Easy Paracord Dragon Fly How To - YouTube

 

 

Friday 3rd April

Good morning Owls!

I hope you enjoy today’s activities!

Science: Electricity

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Below is a link to the Circuit Construction Kit we began to experiment with in class:

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/circuit-construction-kit-dc/latest/circuit-construction-kit-dc_en.html

You could use this programme to have a go at some of these activities:

  • Set up a circuit where you can input different materials to test whether or not they are conductors. Record your results in a table. 
  •  Create a series circuit and parallel circuit. Use scientific vocabulary to explain the difference between the two circuits and how they operate.
  • Create a circuit with a bulb or a buzzer. Record what happens when you increase and decrease the voltage.

 

PSHE: Dreams and Goals

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Setting goals is a great way to stay motivated and achieve new things that we might not think are possible or to improve our confidence and ability in something by reaching a target. Here are some ideas for personal goals you could set yourself whilst you are at home: 

Physical Challenges:

  • Aim to complete a work-out every day (Joe Wicks?!)
  • Achieve a skipping time record in your garden
  • Try to hit a target number of bike rides

Mental Challenges

  • Learn or master a set of times tables
  • Complete a spelling challenge of 100 words
  • Research and learn facts about a new topic
  • See how many words you can learn in a new language

Work and Behaviour Challenges

  • Complete a goal for a number of daily reading sessions
  • Keep up a regular number of homework challenges
  • Achieve a personal record for good behaviour
  • Invent a goal for helping around your home
  • Invent a longterm goal for helping to look after a family pet

Healthy Lifestyle Challenges

  • Aim to eat your 5-a-day fruit and vegetable portions
  • Drink a recommended amount of water every day
  • Complete a target amount of exercise for a number of times each week
  • Aim to help design and prepare healthy meals 

When you have chosen your next goal, use the action plan proforma below to help you to plan how you are going to achieve it:

Goal Setting Task

Calculations Policy

Dear Parents and Carers

We have had some requests for additional guidance on supporting children with Maths home-learning tasks.

Please find attached our school calculations policy- we hope this will be a helpful guide for you. In addition, please do not hesitate to contact us for further support should you need it.

From Mrs Robertson and Mr Newlands

Calculations Policy

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning Owls! I hope this blog finds you safe and well. 

Life has been very quiet here in Eastbourne. Mr Robertson and I have walked along the seafront most days for our daily exercise and it has been extraordinary to see this seaside town so quiet at a time of year when the tourists are usually starting to arrive. At home, I have been using some of the time to work on my sewing skills and am pleased to have almost finished my first sweatshirt. This has been especially tricky as the material is very stretchy!

Mr Newlands and I have enjoyed seeing what you have all been up to, so do keep uploading to the PurpleMash blog when you can! 

French – Food Glorious Food!

Have a look at the School Canteen Menu below:

French Menu

Ideas for activities:

  • Type the words into GoogleTranslate to listen to the pronunciations: https://translate.google.co.uk/
  • Plan a week of lunches in French. Make sure they are varied for a healthy diet.
  • Draw and label a favorite meal using these items.
  • Test yourself- Create two sets of cards: One set with just the illustrations, one set with the french words. Can you match them up correctly?

Music – Composing, Singing & Performing

Music

We know that songs have been used for thousands of years to tell stories, to document experiences and to express how people feel at different times. During this current extraordinary time, I have noticed that many people are creating their own songs about their experiences of the past few weeks and the impact that the Coronavirus has had on their lives.

Why don’t you choose a favorite song and have a go at composing (writing) your own lyrics about your feelings and experiences of the past few weeks? This could then form part of your journal record. 

Reading

Here are the answers to last week’s Guided Reading questions:

Guided Reading Answers

Art

People across the country have been displaying rainbows in their windows as a sign of hope during the coronavirus crisis – here are some ideas for alternative rainbow pictures you could create! 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 1st April

Hi All,

There are now loads of different celebrities trying to help out children during the school closure. Have a look at the picture below and see if anything takes your fancy!

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Maths:

The TTRS challenges are going well. Brilliant work by Rowan in Year 5, he has got the majority of the points for them so far. Who else in Year 5 can help him? Year 6 have closed the gap and are working well as a team!

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Year 6: Ratio- Week 1 Home Learning
Look at the following link and click onto Week 1 Lesson 3 (Introducing the ratio symbol). The link gives you a video explaining the learning and I have attached the sheets here! If you want to check the answers they are on the same page as the video.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

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Year 5: Decimals- Week 1 Home learning
Look at the following link and click onto Week 1 Lesson 3 (Decimals and Fractions 12. The link gives you a video explaining the learning and I have attached the sheets here! If you want to check the answers they are on the same page as the video.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

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English:

Please continue with your daily journaling, you may need to finish designing your journal. Please share in the comments on this blog or upload what you have done so far to the Purple Mash blog.

https://www.purplemash.com/app/link/2blogchildren#/app/blog/5e72519363791e130143f8f9/

Project:

Continue on your Roman project.  Please can you have a chapter based on the following headings:
  • Introduction
  • When in history?
  • The expansion of the Roman Empire
  • What made the Roman army so successful?
  • Why were Romans more civilized/advanced?
  • Why did the Roman Empire collapse?
  • Primary/ Secondary source analysis. (We completed this on Tuesday afternoon- Find your own sources and analyse them using the sheet)

Analyse the source below- You can use the source analysis sheet to go into more depth.

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Source Analysis

 

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Morning all,

I hope everybody is still doing well, it would be great to see more people engaging with the class blog. Please post a comment if you have any questions that you might have!

Maths:

Don’t forget to keep logging into MyMaths and TTRS. At the moment Year 5’s are winning the battle but not by much!

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Year 6: Ratio- Week 1 Home Learning
Look at the following link and click onto Week 1 Lesson 2 (Ratio and Functions). The link gives you a video explaining the learning and I have attached the sheets here! If you want to check the answers they are on the same page as the video.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Y6-Spring-Block-6-WO2-Ratio-and-fractions-2019

Year 5: Decimals- Week 1 Home learning
Look at the following link and click onto Week 1 Lesson 2 (Decimals and Fractions 1). The link gives you a video explaining the learning and I have attached the sheets here! If you want to check the answers they are on the same page as the video.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Y5-Spring-Block-3-WO2-Decimals-as-fractions-1-2019

English:

Journaling has been shown to improve your mental health in a variety of different ways and to drive self-improvement. I want you to try and write about something that you are thankful for or choose some positive things that have happened throughout the day. For this to be effective it needs to be consistent, I will post a reminder to this daily on the blog.

You might want to use a notepad/notebook, design it/decorate it in a way that best represents you. In the future, you will be able to look back at it and think about all the positives which have come out of our current situation.

Project:

Continue on your Roman project.  Please can you have a chapter based on the following headings:
  • Introduction
  • When in history?
  • The expansion of the Roman Empire
  • What made the Roman army so successful?
  • Why were Romans more civilized/advanced?
  • Why did the Roman Empire collapse?
  • Primary/ Secondary source analysis. (We completed this on Tuesday afternoon- Find your own sources and analyse them using the sheet)

Source Analysis

If you can think of other headings please include them!

Arts/Crafts:

Don’t forget to check out Mrs Griffiths Youtube channel, she keeps adding loads of fun activities you could be doing at home!