Week 3

 Writing Tasks: 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. This live stream may help. 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: 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. Friday (theme) 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! 1,3,5,7,9, 1,3,5,7,9, 1,3,5,7,9, 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.