Greenfinch Class Wed 1st April

Happy 1st of April Greenfinches! 

Has anyone played an April Fool’s joke on you yet today?  

Today will be our last Spring upload on to the website before the holidays, as it is now the last day of the school term.  We hope you all enjoy a lovely Easter and find lots of new and fun things to do with your families! 

Best wishes from Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon.  

Reading 

Today, find a brand new spot in your house or garden to read.  It could be in a different room where you have never read before, or in a quiet corner of the garden, or maybe you could make a cosy reading den! Which book will you take with you?  An old favourite, or a new challenge? 

Writing 

Please continue to write an entry in your diary every day.  Read back over your diary entries so far – what has been your favourite thing that you’ve done at home over the past couple of weeks?  Set yourself a target – what would you really like to do next week? 

Complete your information text which you started yesterday. Once complete, use it to teach someone in your family about your chosen subject.  Can you spot any more information texts around you?  In magazines?  On websites?  Do you have non-fiction books on your shelves at home? What new facts can you learn from these information texts? 

Maths 

Join in each day at www.iseemaths.com with an online Maths lesson.  

Also, you could choose a problem to solve at http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereMathsPuzzles.htm I recommend scrolling down and starting with “Digit Detector”.  A great family challenge is “Initial Letters” – have fun! 

SPAG 

Alphabet Egg Hunt Word Game- This is a fun Easter scavenger hunt game. Have children use their detective skills to find the “eggs” and then, once the eggs are collected, find the hidden words. (They’ll try to create words from the letters on the alphabet eggs.) The winner is the team who can make the most words. Alternatively for younger children give them a word they must spell such as ‘hop’ and they search for the letters they need. But first … you’ll need to create the eggs. 

Materials: Construction paper, Pencil, Scissors, Markers 

Instructions:  

  1. Draw lots of eggs on colourful construction paper. You can make them different sizes, anywhere from 2 to 6 inches long. Cut them off the paper. 
  2. Decorate one side of the eggs with interesting patterns. Write a letter on the other side. 
  3. Make enough eggs to use all the letters of the alphabet, and then make at least three more eggs for each vowel (Example: three for A, three for I, etc.). 
  4. Make some extra blank eggs. These will be used as “wild” eggs, which means players can decide which letter they want the egg to be. 
  5. When you are done creating, ask someone to hide the eggs inside your house or garden. 
  6. Try and beat your time to collect all the letters you need or to collect the whole alphabet.  
  7. Run and place each letter in a set place before going to get a new one to increase your heart rate even further.  

Geography 

To develop your map skills visit the BBC Bitesize site at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/znm7vk7  Watch the video and read the information, then test your knowledge by taking the quick quiz.    

Following on from last week’s African drumming activity, use an online map such as www.googlemaps.com to locate the continent of Africa.   

  • Zoom in and out of the map until you can identify the countries that make up Africa.   
  • The djembe drum is originally from West Africa – zoom in on a country in West Africa. 
  • Can you spot the blue rivers and lakes shown on the map?  Which river and lakes can you name using the map? 
  • Use the satellite button to compare the images of the area – map vs. satellite image 
  • Zoom in further until you can identify towns, houses, shops, etc. 

Use the Kids National Geographic website www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/geography/ To find out more about Africa.  Challenge – within this website, can you find out how to make your own djembe drum? (A lovely set of instructions!) and can you take a VR Tour of South Africa? 

P.S.H.E. 

Online safety https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/ At the ThinkYouKnow website there are some very useful videos and activities to help you teach your child the importance of online safety.  See the attached home learning sheets for ages 5-7 and 8-10 with links and tasks to be completed.  

Spanish 

To consolidate your learning in Spanish, please logon to Espresso and  

  • Click on Key Stage 2 
  • Click on Languages 
  • Scroll down to Spanish module 2 
  • Here, explore the section labelled “lam familia y los amigos” 

There are some sections which we have used in class and some which will be new to you.  See how much you can remember from class and see which new words and phrases you can master.  Why not call or FaceTime one of your Year 3 friends and try to speak to them in Spanish?  Try to teach your parent or a sibling to speak some Spanish! 

R.E. 

Continue with your Lent and Easter research using the BBC webpage and write a short description of your Easter day and anything special you did to mark the day. It will be nice to compare and contrast these with each other when we return to school possibly!