Welcome to Buzzard Class Home Learning
I hope your Easter break was fun and relaxed (and full of chocolate) ready to start our summer term. I am excited to announce our new summer topic
Commotion in the Ocean!
Throughout this topic we will be learning lots about our sea's through lots of geography, science, history, art and much more. Whilst learning from home there will be lots of fun activities set for you to link with our topic which can be found in your new homework menus (file attached below). For more resources and links, keep scrolling down this page to find information for each subject.
Remember, other places you can find extra activities are Purple mash, Sumdog and Education city (your log in is the same as your Sumdog password, which I will provide for you over the phone during out telephone call).
I understand that this can be a difficult time for both children and parents, so please don't panic about activities that have been set - to ensure you are all finding and understanding these activities well, please expect a telephone call from me this week to make contact with both children and parents to answer any questions you may have and to check you are all okay.
Stay safe and best wishes,
Miss Wilkinson x
During home learning, the children may use computing more than usual and it is really important for us to stay safe online. Also, we must remember to balance the children's screen time. If you need any information on your child's screen time, then please check our online safety tab and it will have lots of documents for you to explore.
You could also explore these documents which explore a healthy me diary and a computing home learning document.
Please always remember:
When we think about visiting the other side of the world we almost always think about taking a flight. Since the 1950s, air travel has become more and more common and aeroplanes have become much faster and more comfortable. To travel around the world without flying you'd have to use a combination of rail, road and sea transportation.
Planning an enquiry will really get your child thinking like a scientist. How will they travel around the world without using air travel?
Explain that you will be working to answer a big question. Present it to your child. What do she/he already know or think they know about travel and ways to travel?
Discuss the different ways you can approach the question. Help them to understand the sort of environments they might come across like seas, deserts and mountains. Here are some further prompts:
How will they explore the question? Prompt your child to explain their ideas, qualify them with what they already know and refine them based on views expressed by other people in your home. What is their plan for the investigation? Here are some tips:
Ask them to imagine they had to present their investigation at school assembly or to their family, how would they show their action plan? Discuss the various ways this could work.
Encourage them to plan a route on a map or globe, as well as work out the total distance travelled or how many countries you'd cross! This is a great investigation to draw on their geography knowledge and maths skills.
If your child is still feeling inspired by travel they could have a go at designing and building their own boats. What features might these boats need to travel very long distances?
Can you research and create a piece of art in the style of Thomas Hill? Don't worry if you don't have wire, put your own personalisation on it and use what you have e.g string, plastics etc or you could design what you would make.
Can you research and create a piece of art in the style of JMW Turner? Don't worry if you don't have paints, put your own personalisation on it and use what you have e.g pencils, collage (Plastics, rubbish etc).
Write your recipe in your home learning book and the instructions. You could add a photo or draw a picture.
Then write a sentence about why your meal is healthy.
Can you sort these into healthy and unhealthy in your home learning book and draw a picture for each thing?
Challenge - To write a sentence about why you have chosen a healthy item and why you have chosen an unhealthy item.
Maybe you could think of some of your own?
Here are some great P.E activities you can do at home:
Activity & competition for children and adults of all ages! To celebrate Easter in this strange year of isolation, you are invited to make an Easter Garden. Include Jesus’ tomb and take TWO pictures, one with the tomb closed and one with the stone rolled away. The garden can be real, or a model or other piece of art or craft.
Deadline - 8th April 2020.
Can you design your own farm?
Could you create a poster about where our food comes from?
How many more ways can you make 20, using times, addition and subtraction?
Buzzard Receptions you could try this activity using the number 10 or if you fancy the challenge use 20.
Investigation - exploring
Go outside to the garden to look at plants.
Make a map of the garden plot, identifying the plants and predicting what they will turn into when they are fully grown.
Plant, leaf, grow, weed, change, living, water, healthy, similar to, different from