Monday 29th March
Watch the video all the way to the end. The video is not very clear what is going on, which is good for us because there's no right or wrong answer when we talk about what we think is happening.
Can you think of and write down 3 'I thinks' after you have watched the video.
Did you see the things on legs? What did you think they were. Keep in mind the video is called Spring.... does that change your opinions in any way?
After your 3 I thinks, you can watch it again, this time think of 3 questions you have about it? Do you want to ask the girl something? Do you want to know what's going on> What the things on legs were?
I think the things on legs were winter monsters, leaving so that spring could come. What do you think?
Your job is to design a winter monster and a spring monster. Think about what both seasons would look like as a monster. How does winter and spring make you feel? What colours do you associate with winter and spring? How will they be different?
Challenge: label your picture to describe it using onomatopoeia. Watch the video below if you need reminding of what onomatopoeia is.
eg. 'creaking legs.' 'dripping mouth' 'flashing eyes'
How many 2d shapes can you draw in 2 minutes?
Quiz (sheet below)
How many 3d shapes can you write down in 2 minutes?
Design your own quiz for both 2d shapes and 3d shapes. If possible, ask someone in your house to complete it.
You will need to start by thinking of the shape you want to describe. Choose 2 properties to describe that shape with,
eg 'it has 4 edges and 5 faces.'
or, 'it is a regular quadrilateral and has 4 vertices.'
Since we are looking at Spring this week, I would like to set you a creative project for this afternoon.
Find something in your house that you can recycle and make into a plant pot.
Yoghurt pots, cardboard boxes, empty pop bottles, toilet rolls, milk bottles, empty cereal boxes.
Design and decorate it as a plant pot.
Then do some research into flowers of spring. Pick your favourite flower.
Now find something else that you can recycle and make into that flower.
By the end of the afternoon you will have created a flower, out of something you have found around the house (ask a grown up first) and a plant pot out of something you have found around the house. Enjoy getting creative!
Tuesday 30th March
Watch all the video again.
What do you know for a fact from the video? How do you know it?
What do you think you know from the video? Why do you think it? What clues did you spot?
You may need to watch it a few times to find as many clues as you can.
Think carefully about the difference between what you definitely know and what you think because of clues.
Sticky knowledge - buzz words - 2d shapes - draw a right angle and label it. draw an obtuse angle and label it. draw an acute angle and label it. draw parallel lines and label them. draw perpendicular lines and label them.
Buzz words for 3d shapes, faces edges and vertices.
Watch video below to remind yourself.
Creative challenge: how many 3d shapes can you make out of things around your house?
You will need straight things and sticky things.
Ideas for straight things: spaghetti, straws, hair grips, cotton buds
Ideas for sticky things: blu tac, slime, marshmallows, playdoh
Use the sticky things as vertices (corners) and stick the straight things into them to build 3d shapes.
PE - We will do a warm up on teams then spend 30 minutes on your own doing something physically healthy
Wednesday 31st March
No teams this morning.
Please see your science and art jobs, set by Mrs Hardy, below.
'Chesterfield in Lockdown'
As well as the planned exhibition ‘Chesterfield in Lockdown’, Chesterfield Museum is promoting a new project to create something special.
A wall hanging, a textile artwork made up of fabric squares, that will commemorate a shared narrative of Lockdown in our town.
The Museum wants to encourage local people, community groups and schools all over the Borough to take part.
Each square will be a personal creation; sewn, knitted, decorated, designed, painted, dyed or printed by individuals, families, friends and groups from all over Chesterfield.
Thursday 1st April
Watch the video again.
Think about what will happen next. Use your work from Tuesday, what you definitely knew and what you think you knew based on clues to help you decide what comes next, so it makes sense and isn't totally random.
Comic strip what happens next. Draw in each box in order.
Challenge: underneath each box, write a reason why you decided this would happen next. Your reasons should either be because of clues from the video or what you definitely know from the video.
eg, 'this would happen next because the video gave me _______ this clue, or the video showed me this_____.'
Wordsearch buzz words
Design your own easter egg hunt.
Draw a bird's eye view of your garden (from the sky, as a bird would see it).
Decide on where your egg would be hidden in your garden and draw a little egg or X marks the spot.
Decide your starting position for your egg hunt.
With a ruler, draw straight lines from your starting point to your egg, avoiding any obstacles.
Challenge: how many perpendicular lines are in your route? acute angles? right angles? obtuse angles?
Challenge: where would you need to move your egg to to get the most right angles in your route? Find the most difficult route (most angles) /find the easiest route (less angles)
Get creative! Easter bonnet competition!
You can either design a bonnet (hat) or, actually make one out of whatever you can find. You can use cardboard or paper to make a hat, or if you have an old hat you don't wear anymore, you can redesign that.
The Easter bonnet actually originated as a European tradition. In the 1870s, the first Easter Parade in New York City occurred. The Easter bonnet was brought into American pop culture by the Berlin song in 1933. However, the parade and bonnets didn't peak in popularity until the 1940s.
It represents the tail-end of a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter, in harmony with the renewal of the year and the promise of spiritual renewal and redemption.
The "Easter bonnet" was fixed in popular culture by Irving Berlin, whose frame of reference was the Easter parade in New York City, a festive walkabout that made its way down Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral:
In your Easter bonnet
with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.
At the depths of the Great Depression a new hat at Easter, or a refurbished old one, was a simple luxury.