Reading tasks: (one or two tasks require the internet to watch/listen to a story, but children just choose to do the activities they prefer)
|Monday||Create a sock puppet based on a favourite story character. Now use the puppet to retell the story the character appears in.|
|Tuesday||Watch Eric Carle’s Slowly, slowly, slowly, said the Sloth or Rumble in the Jungle. Once you are familiar with the story, you can read along or join in with familiar sentences.|
|Wednesday||Today go and read in a sunny spot in the garden or a cosy corner in your house. How did it make them feel reading outside/somewhere cosy? Maybe do both and compare the two!|
|Thursday||Some of our everyday food comes from the rainforest. Today can you look in the kitchen cupboards and identify foods with the ‘Rainforest Alliance’ logo.|
|Friday||Help your adult to look through cookery books for a recipe involving chocolate. Ask them to help you if you struggle to read some of the ingredients or don’t know what they are.|
You could also practice by tracing them on your parent’s back with your finger and asking them to guess which word you are writing. Why not do some rainbow writing? Make sure you are always using your neatest writing!
Writing Tasks: (one or two tasks require the internet to watch/listen to a story, but children just choose to do the activities they prefer)
|Monday||You could start a nature diary. At the same time each day, you could record the animals that you can see in the garden or from your window and describe the weather and plants. What differences do you notice over the week? You could carry this on and compare it over a longer period of time if you like.|
|Tuesday||Can you create a fact file about a spider monkey or a tree frog? Describe the animal’s appearance, habitat, diet and any other facts.|
|Wednesday||You could write a short description of the rainforest. Think about what they can see, hear, feel and smell.|
|Thursday||Many trees in the rainforest are chopped down to use for paper. Your challenge today is to create a poster about saving and reusing paper at home. Your poster should persuade others care about paper and the rainforest too.|
|Friday||Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on Caterpillar Shoes. Or, write an acrostic poem about a rainforest creature.|
|Maths tasks: (one or two tasks require the internet to watch/listen to a story, but children just choose to do the activities they prefer)|
|Monday||Cut pieces of paper into different shapes or food that can be sliced, then work to find half by cutting or drawing on the shapes or by slicing the food. Make sure both sides are equal and if they aren't, talk about why it is not half. Repeat for finding a quarter. (Remember equal means exactly the same) Half means to split into 2 equal parts/groups; quarter means to split into 4 equal parts/groups.|
|Tuesday||Ask you to watch these videos and complete the activities about what a fraction is and how a fraction should be written.|
|Wednesday (theme)-||Get a chocolate bar and work think about how it could be split into half, quarters and thirds. You could investigate whether the size of the chocolate bar affects how much they get. Does ½ always look the same? Remember to share the chocolate/food if you are using it!! You could use paper/card to draw a chocolate bar if you do not have any.|
|Thursday||You could estimate and count the number of different plant types or insects that you can see/find in the garden. Record in a table.|
Select an even number of some of your toys (e.g. toy cars, marbles). Work on splitting the total amount in half by sharing out into 2 piles. Repeat this to find a quarter but share the amount into four piles. Use this rhyme to help you remember which numbers are odd/even:
0,2,4,6 and 8,
0,2,4,6 and 8,
0,2,4,6 and 8,
Even numbers are really great!
This is my odd number rhyme!
All tens are even so it’s the ones number you are looking at.
In our previous learning we have also learned that number which can be put into pairs are even numbers and those with an ‘odd one out’ are odd.
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about the world’s rainforests. Learning may focus on the plants, animals and insects that inhabit the rainforest, food that originates there and weather patterns. It could look at plants and animals that can be found in the garden too.
(one or two tasks require the internet to watch/listen to a story, but children just choose to do the activities they prefer)
|Fascinating Forest Floor||
Can you create your own replica forest floor? Try collecting materials from the garden or during your daily exercise. Why not share a photograph of your creations with Miss Holden or Mrs Jones?
|The Sounds of the Rainforests||
There are many wonderful and intriguing sounds that can be heard in the rainforest. You can listen and watch real footage from a rainforest here or watch this BBC Our Planet clip. Which animal makes the most noise in the rainforest? Record the sounds you can hear and predict which animals the sounds have come from. Can you replicate these sounds using objects from around the home? You could record this and send it to your teacher.
|Where in the World are the Rainforests?||
Using an atlas or online map, can you locate the continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America and South America) where rainforests can be found? If this is too challenging, can you locate one country with a rainforest, and then locate the UK. Describe the similarities and differences between the UK and the country they have located.
|The Big Garden Tidy Up||
Why not work together as a family and have a Big Garden Tidy Up? Check with your grown up and ask them to help you. You might be able to help with pulling out weeds, raking up the leaves or just having a general tidy. Take before and after photographs. You must do this job ONLY with permission and help from your adults at home.
|Sketch a Spider Monkey or a Tree Frog||Can you create a detailed sketch of an animal that inhabits the rainforest? Using pencils, crayons or whatever else you have, copy an image of a rainforest animal, thinking carefully about the patterns and tones.|