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Summer Term 2 Week 1

Learning Project - Under The Sea!

 

Weekly Reading Tasks

Monday- Learn the rhyme  ‘A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea’. Click here for a video of the rhyme and lyrics. Can you perform this rhyme by heart?

Tuesday- Build an ‘Under the Sea’ themed reading den. Can you find some sea-themed books to cosy up with and share in there?

Wednesday- Make a sea-themed bookmark. You could take inspiration from ‘Sharing a Shell’ or ‘The Snail and the Whale.

Thursday- You could read a story/poem/nursery rhyme to another family member. This could be to a younger sibling before bedtime or they may wish to Facetime an elderly relative (with adult supervision of course).

Friday- Read along with ‘There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’ or listen to ‘How the Whale got his Throat’. Can you retell one story by drawing a comic strip of the event.

 

Spellings for this week:

last

past

father

class

grass

pass

plant

path

bath

hour

 

Please practise on Spelling Shed throughout the week.

 

 

Weekly Writing Tasks

Monday- Visit a desert island here. Then write a message in a bottle. What can you see, hear, feel, taste and smell? Why not roll the message up and pop it in a plastic bottle for the reading den?

Tuesday- Today plan the perfect beach trip. Draw and label all of the things that you would pack including a picnic. Who would you take? What games would you play? How much time would you spend in the sea?

Wednesday- Speak to your adult about all of the things that make you happy or all of the things that you’re grateful for. Why not record these in a list?

Thursday- Ask your adult to help create a fact file about the endangered Sea Turtle. Can you find out about its appearance, its diet and its habitat? This link may help. Following this, you could draw a detailed sketch of the Sea Turtle.

Friday- Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Lighthouse. Or, you could design a beach safety poster. What tips would you give beach- goers for staying safe at the seaside?

 

 

Weekly Maths Tasks- Time

Monday- Write the days of the week on paper and cut them up into cards. Take turns turning over the cards. If, when you turn the card, you have a day that is before or after the day shown you can say snap.

Tuesday- With your adult, list different activities/chores you have to do throughout the day. Can you order them after making the list? Can you sort them into the times of day each thing happens in (e.g. morning, afternoon, night etc)?

Wednesday- With an adult, write the months of the year on separate pieces of paper and mix them up. Can you order them correctly?

Thursday- Using a clock in your house practise telling the time with your adult to the nearest hour, half hour, 15 minute intervals and 5 minutes intervals.

Friday (theme)- Ask questions to survey the family about their favourite sea creature (choose from 5). Represent the results using a tally chart or a pictogram. Which sea creature was the most popular? Which was the least popular?

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about life in and around the sea. Learning may focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that occupy our oceans, their habitats and how human beings affect this environment.

 

  • Guess Who?- Write fact cards about animals from under the sea. You can use books or websites to find out about the appearance, habitat and diet of each creature. After this, play a game of ‘Guess Who?’ using the cards and yes/no questions.

 

  • Junk Modelling- Using junk or recycling materials from around the home, design and make a Sea Turtle. You may wish to make another sea creature after this.

 

  • Put Your Goggles On- You can visit this website and watch a live stream of a tropical reef. Whilst watching, sketch all of the animals that you can see. Remember to look at the shapes and patterns on each creature and to include these in your sketches. 

 

  • How do Humans Affect the Sea?- Are you aware of all of the ways that humans affect the sea and the living things within it? Talk about and investigate the impact that human beings have on the sea. Think about fishing, transport and pollution. Create a poster or information report.

 

  • The Oceans of the World- Using an atlas or the web ask an adult to help you to identify the world’s oceans. You should hopefully remember doing this in both Year 1 and 2.  Can your adult help you find out what animals live in each ocean? This game allows you to practise naming and locating the oceans.

 

STEM Learning Opportunities #sciencefromhome

Unplugged Coding

  • Watch this video.
  • Create a simple under the sea obstacle course or draw an obstacle course on a piece of paper.  Write simple code to guide the submarine around the obstacles found under the sea.  E.g. Rocks, shipwrecks, sleeping octopus.  E.g. →→↓→→↑→ etc.

 

 

 

Used with permission from Robin Hood MAT

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