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Cuckoo Class

We are at the end of our first week of home learning and it has been lovely to see the photos of your toy classes. There are some great registers.  Are you going to celebrate any achievements with them this week in a celebration assembly?  Will they have a medal and certificate?

So far, the parachutes seem to be helping the space modules land safely.  Rectangles and circles seem to have worked well and some people have explored the best material by reusing some plastic bags.  It’s also good to see the other learning you have been doing at home. You and your families have such brilliant ideas!

Here are today’s activities.  If you are not sure or finding something tricky, it’s okay to stop.  I’m really proud of you for trying.  Some of the work you will be doing includes some online links.  As always, please make sure an adult knows that you are using the online links.  Always follow the e-safety rules we have learned about at school.  If anything does not seem right, let an adult know immediately. 

Finally, I have created a space survey for you to fill. I’d love to see your responses. You can find it here...

Space Survey

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Skouros

Reading and Spelling

Please complete your daily reading and spellings.

English/ Topic

Please read these instructions for 'how to build a space rocket'.  Some of the children in Greenfinch class hopefully followed these earlier this week.

How to Build a Space Rocket

You will need:

  • Clean plastic bottle or drinks carton
  • Paints
  • Paper/ tissue paper/ card etc.
  • Glue

1. Colour or paint the bottle and wait for it to dry.

2. Paint, draw or colour a circle for the window of the rocket and decorate the rest of it.

3. Cut out a circle of card or paper and fold it into a cone to make the nose of the rocket.

4. Draw fins onto a piece of paper or card, cut them out and stick to the rocket.

Can you make your own spacecraft?  You might use ideas from the rocket instructions, or you might choose your own craft.  Always ask an adult’s permission before you start any making.

This webpage from Nasa kids has some ideas:

spaceplace.nasa.gov/build-a-spacecraft/en

You might make a moon landing craft, a space station or a space buggy to move across the surface of a planet.  Think about what you might use.  You may have some craft materials or perhaps some construction toys like Lego.  Perhaps you have a toy which could be part of a spacecraft?

When you have finished it, write some simple instructions for how to make it.  When we are back together, we can have fun following the instructions.  They don’t need to be very long, but they do need to be clear.  Use what you learned about commands yesterday to help you.

Mathematics

We have been looking at time this week.  You should now have a MyMaths task waiting for you when you log in.

Year 1 – Starting to tell the time.

Year 2 – Telling the time to quarter past and quarter to/ Telling the time to 5 minutes. (2 Tasks)

After this make your own day in space timetable

I decided to use bottle tops as clocks on my timetable, but you could draw your times or use other objects (Click on the picture to make it bigger).

Religious Education (RE)

At school we have started to think about thankfulness.  On a Friday we celebrate the fantastic things we have been doing at school in the week as well as times when we have seen our Golden Key in action.

Please take a moment to think of what you are thankful for this week.  You could write a prayer to reflect this or show it through a picture, collage or a collection of the things you have enjoyed.

Physical Education (PE)

Write down different -ing words that describe moving.  For instance jumping, skipping, walking, marching etc. Pop them into a sock, bag or box – use your imagination!

Find a safe space.  Pick the words out one at a time and do what the word says.  When you feel ready, pick another word.  Decide how many you will do at one time.

See if you can play this with another member of your household.  Can they think of -ing words too?

Other Learning Suggestions

Can you make a role play space base of your own at home?   You could put your mission patch on the entrance.  Are there any other crew?  I seem to have cats popping into mine!!

Remember, you might need to radio home, go on a space walk etc. and, of course, have fun! 

Don’t forget that you can carry on learning with Numbots, PhonicsPlay and other activities you can find here: www.st-peters-sch.uk/Our-Learning/home-learning.

There's the paper plate challenge too!