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Week Commencing 13th July 2020

PE: This week we are celebrating Sports Day. The children in school will be participating in a safe and socially distanced Sports Morning on Monday. Even though you are still learning at home, we would like you to participate still. 

CLICK HERE to participate in Sports Day 2020

MUSIC: This week we will learn about pulse, rhythm and the character of music with Florence Price and the Juba Dance.

This lesson includes:

  • one video exploring Florence Price and the Juba Dance
  • four activities to try at home

CLICK HERE to take part in the music lesson

HISTORY: During the Summer Term, we have spent some time learning about the Romans. This week, we would like you to put all of your knowledge together and create a factfile or a poster to help teach other children about this period of time. 

CLICK HERE to access Romans information and video clip to help you

DRAMA Why not try something different this week. Learn the basics of vocally interpreting characters through the use of volume, pitch and accent.

This lesson includes:

  • two activities to try at home

CLICK HERE to take part in the Drama lesson

ART To finish off our learning in Art, we will learn about the basics of Aboriginal and African art and the concept of line drawing and using symbols.

This lesson includes:

  • threes video on Aboriginal and African art and line painting
  • two activities to try at home

CLICK HERE to take part in the Art lesson

Week Commencing 6th July 2020

ART: In this lesson we will learn about automatic drawing and create our own abstract artwork.

CLICK HERE to take part in the Art lesson

MUSIC: In this lesson learn about how to make music with objects you can find around your house or garden. 

CLICK HERE to take part in the Music lesson

PSHE: In today's lesson, some very sad news will be shared as part of a topic that will need the support of a parent or carer. We will use the event to then look at how to cope with such sad news.

CLICK HERE to take part in the PSHE lesson

Geography: In this lesson, we will learn about the impacts caused by the extraction of natural resources around the world.

CLICK HERE to take part in the Geography lesson

Week Commencing 29th June 2020

PSHE: This week,  we will be building on the wonderful work that has taken place on Black Lives Matter by using the ultimate tragedy of George Floyd’s death to drive change nationally. As Deputy PM, you will lead this via contributing to a ‘Fund it’ page, create a billboard and a slogan to raise awareness of the issue of bias.

CLICK HERE to take part in the PSHE lesson

Art: How many circular objects can you think of? You will use your imagination and creativity to beat this challenge!

CLICK HERE to take part in the Art lesson

Geography: In this lesson, we will be analysing the natural resources that can be found in the UK, focusing on how coal helped it to become a wealthy and powerful nation.

CLICK HERE to take part in the Geography lesson

Week Commencing 22nd June 2020

PE: Don't forget to check out the PE section of our website for lots of ideas to keep yourself active and healthy. Now that Joe has reduced the number of his lessons, why not spend the other days using Mr Saville's PE lessons! This week is also the Rainbow Games. 

CLICK HERE to go to the PE section

PSHE: In our lesson this week, we will visit a key topic of Black Lives Matter given the recent case of George Floyd. The lesson is around creating hope for the future – a future that is not based on the colour of someone's skin but the content of their character. A national push for an Oak Tree of Hope will be shared, where we all share a hope using #Iamhopefulfor and attach it to a tree as a symbol of the diversity of our society.

CLICK HERE to take part in the PSHE lesson

ART: How about creating your own hand artwork.  This is very simple.  Draw around both hands on an A4 piece of paper.  Add some vertical and horizontal lines using a ruler.  Colour each section in a different colour.  You can also add in some patterns to the sections and place your hands in different ways/directions

Art June

Computing: This week we are going to look in more detail about keeping yourself safe online and how to look after your computer, protecting it from viruses. 

CLICK HERE to take part in the Computing Lesson

DT: This week, we would like you to have a go at creating some structures as part of our work in Design Technology. 

Here is some advice: 

  • When making a structure, you may find that some are strong and others are not. 
  • There are simple rules that can be followed to make structures strong.
  • Ensure that the base is wider than the top.
  • Offset the way blocks are stacked so that gaps don't run down the whole structure - look at house bricks to get a better idea.
  • Use triangles where possible - take a look at a bridge or pylon and you may see lots of triangles there to add strength to the structure.

CLICK HERE to watch video to help you.

Task: Using materials from around the house, have a go at building your own bridge. It needs to be strong enough to hold up a toy vehicle, so think about what you have learnt about strong shapes and structures and add this into your design.

 

Week Commencing 15th June 2020

PSHE: In this week's lesson, we will be looking at some of the heroes in the NHS who have worked tirelessly to protect us. So many doctors and nurses have come out of retirement to help - we need a new generation to support our wonderful NHS. As Deputy Prime Minister, you must convince children across the country to use school to develop the skills needed to succeed in working for the NHS.

CLICK HERE to take part in the PSHE lesson

RE: We will first begin by learning about the split amongst Muhammad's followers after his death. Then, we will begin to make some notes for our piece of writing. 

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HISTORY: Did the Romans conquer Scotland? This week we are going to find out how far north the Romans were able to get and the reasons why. 

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How and why did the Romans invade Britain?

CLICK HERE to take part in the History lesson

MUSIC: This week we are going to look at using a range of dynamics. 

CLICK HERE for some music activities

ART: This week we are going to look at exciting paintings. 

CLICK HERE to take part in the Art lesson

Week Commencing 8th June 2020

RE: This week we would like to continue our exploration of Islam. In this lesson, we will be learning about the mosque, the Muslim place of worship. We begin by recapping our previous learning regarding the Qur'an, before looking at the external and internal features of the Mosques.

CLICK HERE to take part in the RE Lesson on Mosques

CLICK HERE to take part int he RE Lesson on Festivals

MUSIC: This week we will be learning to clap to the pulse of a song in 3 and 4 time. 

CLICK HERE to take part in the Music Lesson on pulse.

ART: Drawing Skills: How can we use texture to make our drawings more interesting In this lesson we will first learn how to use our pencil to create interesting textures before creating a drawing of a view from a window.

CLICK HERE to take part in the Art lesson 

Week Commencing 1st June 2020

PSHE: This week, imagine the Prime Minister has been called away and you must step up as his deputy to lead the country by way of a formal public letter of guidance. 

CLICK HERE to watch the video of the lesson and get full activity instructions

RE: This week we would like you to learn some more about Islam by looking at the 5 pillars of islam in more detail. Before you watch the lesson, create a mind map about everything you can remember about Islam from your previous learning at school. 

CLICK HERE to take part in the RE lesson.

COMPUTING: This week we will learn about how the internet works and how you can use search engines to use the internet. This lesson includes: Two videos and Two activities to help you learn more.

CLICK HERE to take part in the Computing lesson

E-SAFEY - CEOP have produced some new resources to help children develop their understanding of how to be safe online.

CLICK HERE to download the CEOP activity sheets

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

Throughout the week, we would like you to complete the activities listed below. Please don't put too much pressure on yourselves, these can be spread out throughout the whole week. Do work through them at your own pace. Get in touch if you need support.

E-SAFEY - CEOP have produced some new resources to help children develop their understanding of how to be safe online.

CLICK HERE to download the CEOP activity sheets

PSHE: Draw around both of your hands on pieces of paper. On the right hand, use each finger to write things that you are most looking foward to doing when we are able to come back to school. On the left hand,use each finger to write down the names of people you are missing in school and what message you want to send to them. CLICK HERE to send us pictures of your hands and messages and we will share them with the rest of the year group. 

ART: The competition we shared last week is still running (scroll down to see it). This week we would also like you to start thinking about creating your own Roman villa. You might need to spend a few days collecting some resources to complete this task, so don't worry if you don't finish it this week. It might make a great half term task too. 

CLICK HERE to download instructions for Roman Villa Art project. 

MUSIC:If you love making music but don’t have an instrument, then this is the one for you. The performance is made up of body percussion and as you all have a body, then you can all do it! Watch and join in with the performance. Why not try coming up with your own performance - you could even get the rest of your family involved and create an even bigger and louder performance. 

CLICK HERE to find out more

HISTORY: This week we would like you to find out more about the Roman Empire and produce a leaflet to help other people learn about it. Read the text and watch the video to help you gather the information you need. 

CLICK HERE to read about the Roman Empire

Week Commencing 11th May 2020

Throughout the week, we would like you to complete the activities listed below. Please don't put too much pressure on yourselves, these can be spread out throughout the whole week. Do work through them at your own pace. Get in touch if you need support.

PSHE:  Living through lockdown.Imagine you are being interviewed in years to come about their experiences and emotions throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.This is a great way to articulate your feelings during this very particular moment in time.   

CLICK HERE for the questions. 

We would love to compile your responses to share with the rest of the year group. CLICK HERE to send them to us

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History: This week we are going to look at Julius Ceasar's attempted invasion of Britain. Go through the presentation and then have a go at the activity. 

CLICK HERE for presentation 

CLICK HERE for Activity

Watch the video for more information to extend your knowledge. 

Music: If you have ever wanted to be in charge of a group of musicians, then now is your chance!  Drag the icons onto the characters to make them sing.  For ages 5 – 11.  Further ideas below the link:

https://www.incredibox.com/demo/

1 - Build a symmetrical piece. Start with one performer, add the next and continue until there are no more empty silhouettes. Now mute each person one at a time in the same order until you end with the sound you started with. 

2 - Listen to all the sounds - can you find some that are soft/loud/long/short. Try mixing different types of sounds to make an interesting piece

3 - Changes in texture. Listen to one sound by itself. Now add another, then another until there are no more empty silhouettes . What happens to the sound? Experiment with muting some performers and then letting them sound again.

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

Throughout the week, we would like you to complete the activities listed below. Please don't put too much pressure on yourselves, these can be spread out throughout the whole week. Do work through them at your own pace. Get in touch if you need support.

Look out for some special VE Day 2020 activities and ideas to help you celebrate over the bank holiday weekend (Friday). 

Victory in Europe Day 75th anniversary activities

Veday 75 logo 

To celebrate 75 years since the end of World War 2, we have put together a selection of activities that you may want to complete to learn about this important event in our country's history and have some fun. Click on the links below.

VE Day task sheet

Decorate your home with Union Flag bunting

If you are unable to print, create your own bunting using paper, card or other pieces of material.

Victory window poster

Or feel free to create your own VE Day window poster.

PSHE - This week we would like you to spend some time reflecting on the current situation and think about what people will think in the future when they look back at this current period of time. Therefore, we thought it would be nice to create our own Covid-19 time capsules. (you can create your own without needing to print the document out). 

CLICK HERE for Covid Time Capsule Template

ART/DT - Continue with your Mosaic from last week. 

HISTORY - This week we would like you to find out what life was like in Roman Britain. Use the BBC resource below to find out more about it. Read the information and watch the videos to find out more. 

CLICK HERE to access resource

Activity: Create an information booklet, leaftler or poster to explain to somebody what life was like during Roman Britain. Inlcude as much information and details as you can.  CLICK HERE to share your poster with us. 

MUSIC - Enjoy imaginative activities from The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, all about Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 

CLICK HERE for Activity

Join in a different song for every day of the week!  Uplifting songs, thoughtful songs and funny songs are all here, complete with words for you to follow and backing tracks.  Suitable for whole primary range.

CLICK HERE for daily songs

PE: Mr Saville and Mr Bartishel have are setting weekly challenges. CLICK HERE to find out what the challenge is for this week. 

Week Commencing 27th April 2020 

Throughout the week, we would like you to complete the activities listed below. Please don't put too much pressure on yourselves, these can be spread out throughout the whole week. Do work through them at your own pace. Get in touch if you need support.

PSHE - We would like to elaborate on the global feeling of caring for each other and appreciating each other by designing a beautiful table mat for the centre of the table in your houses. Either draw or write words/phrases that describe how much you love and appreciate your families and what your families do for you. We would love to see your table mats if you want to share them! 

ART - You will need to spend some time collecting coloured paper/card/newspapers/magazines/fabric etc (anything that has some colour on and can be cut up into small squares). 

One important art technique the Romans used was Mosaics, where they would decorate the rooms with large pictures made up from small coloured tiles. many of these can still be seen today! 

Your task: Create your own mosaic design of yourself, family member or friend. If you dont have glue or coloured paper, you could do your design using colouring pencils by drawing out small tiles. Don't forget to share your mosaics with us! 

HISTORY - This week we want to take you back in time, over 2000 years back in time! What was life like in Britain during this time? Why did the Romans want to come to Britain? Watch the video below. 

Your Task: Go through the presentation (this might need some adult support) and then answer the questions about why the Romans decided to come to Britain. (you don't need to print these out - you could answer orally or write them down on other paper). Answers are included at the end to help check. 

CLICK HERE for the presentation 

CLICK HERE for the questions 

Learn First Aid skills

Learning Basic First Aid skills is one of the most important things children and adults can learn as you never know when you might need to use them in order to help somebody else. Why not have a go over the next few weeks while you are at home. This is a great activity for the whole family to join in with! **Please be careful though and very sensible - we don't want to cause any real injuries!

We would love to see photos of you practicing. 

Click Here to go to First Aid Lessons

Week Commencing 20th April 2020

PSHE - We LOVE the NHS Project - Choose some of the challenges from the grid below to help show your appreciation of the hard work being carried out by all those working in the NHS at this difficult time. 

NHS Project

ART  - Every Wednesday at 12pm Pete Mckee will be delivering a live lesson to help you develop your cartoon skills. He started this a few weeks ago, so you can also see the previous one too. Have a go at drawing the cartoons and then practice. If you want to share any of your cartoons then please use the link at the top this webpage and I will upload them to the website and facebook page for others to see. Happy drawing!

Click Here to go Pete McKee's Cartoon Workshop

HISTORY - Our new history topic will be exploring the Romans, which was a really important period of history. Did you know that the Romans did a lot for you. Look around you and you will see lots of things that the Romans were responsible for! 

To get us started with our new topic, watch the following Horrible Histories video and then write down questions you have about the Romans and a list of things you would like to do, make and find out about. Let me know what these are and we will include these in our future history lessons, either at home or in school. 

Before we explore the Romans more, let's spend some time developing the skills we need in order to be excellent historians. 

Click Here to go to History Online lesson 

 

Coronavirus Story for children

A book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear. With everything that is going on at the moment; big changes to children’s routines and lots of stories on the news it can be a really scary time for children. This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner.

Click Here to read the story with your children

 

Rainforest Topic

You will be able to continue to learn about the Rainforests across the world while you are at home. We would love you to share this work with us when we return to school, so please keep it safe.

Your first rainforest task is to find out about some of the different rainforest animals in the Amazon Rainforest. If you can, draw the animal and find some interesting facts about the animals. You could even try and apply your science skills and create a food chain, or a sorting diagram using good questions to help identify the different types of animals.You might even want to try and make an interesting and exciting book all about your chosen animals.

Geography

Watch the David Attenborough documentary below. Your task is to use this documenatry to help you produce a piece of work to explain how we can work together to save the rainforests from around the world. You might choose to create a poster, leaflet, make a video, draw or write a story, write a report, do it as a newspaper... it is up to you. 

Click here to share your work 

Twinkl

A page full of teacher-created planning and assessment materials and teaching resources! Twinkl have kindly opened up all of their resources during the coronavirus outbreak - including to parents. To sign-up for free, simply go to twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS. Once you have signed-up, visit the 'Parents Hub' for resources that are appropriate for your child's age group.

Parents Hub 

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