Home Learning Ideas
Owing to the current national guidance on school closures, we will be posting ideas and activities that your child can do whilst at home, in order to keep our children learning and active! Please do as much or as little as you can. The important thing is to NOT put pressure on yourselves. We understand that this is a difficult time for us all.
Please see the links below to sites that have home learning activities and ideas. They are free to sign up to.
Here we are testing out our elastic band propelled boats!
In English we will be using The Gruffalo and other stories by Julia Donaldson to write character descriptions. We will also be writing our own reports about an animal.
We will be using money to find totals, find change and solve word problems in Maths. We will also be covering the topic of multiplication and division.
In Science we will be learning about different animals (including humans) and grouping them according to what they eat and and what animal family they belong to. E.g. Mammals, birds, reptiles, etc. We will also be carrying out investigations using our senses.
We will be exploring pattern and drawing techniques in Art, as well as making our own block prints. In Geography, we will be studying maps and creating our own using simple keys.
This half term our topic is 'Enchanted Woodlands'.
In science we will be sorting and identifying plants and animals. We will be working with natural materials to make sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.
Geography - making maps of our local area.
D&T - building dens.
RE - Looking at Islam and what Muslims believe.
PSHE - being responsible.
PE - athletics.
ICT - finding images on the internet and copying them into a Word document.
We had a fantastic day last Tuesday. The children were an absolute pleasure to take out for the day. We learned a lot about habitats and how we can help protect the wildlife around us. We also created some art in the woods based on the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Look out for the work we are doing in school on recreating natural works of art.
We went to explore the school field and Forest School area to kick start our new topic. Here are some photos of us in action.
We made mischievous tree boggarts out of mud and natural materials that we found on the ground....
🐍 🐸 🦋 Wriggle and Crawl 🐜 🕷 🐝
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.
In maths, we were looking for things that were longer and shorter than a metre. After that we measured the width of the playground. We found out the it was 15 metres and 47 centimetres.
Here we are building our own castles using construction kits. We tried to include features such as; turrets, towers, moats, drawbridges and battlements.
We looked at some artwork by the German artist, Kurt Schwitters.
He was most well know for his collages. We created our own collages in the same style using different types of paper and fabric. Look at the photos of us in action and some of the final masterpieces. Don't they look great?
Have a look at this link for more information. https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/kurt-schwitters-1912
Oh no!!! We had a mystery visitor in our class... look at the mess they made!
We investigated the clues that had been left to try and work out who might have done it and why.
Look at some of the things we have been learning....
We tried different types of food from around the world and talked about where the ingredients come from. We also learned about a balanced diet and designed a healthy sandwich. We then made this from collage materials.
We studied the work of Carl Warner and then had a go at creating our own 'foodscapes'.
Memorable Experience- Tuesday 11th September
As part of the Moon Zoom topic the Jolly Jellyfish explored and investigated the scene of a spaceship crash site. The class took photographic evidence and drew pictures of the spacecraft before the site was cleared.
Happy New year to you all! Our topic this half term is:
Muck, Mess and Mixtures.
We had great fun exploring all sorts of weird and wonderful mixtures, such as mud, jelly, spaghetti, shaving foam, paint and lots more! Here are some photos of our messy morning...
Bright Lights, Big City
Memorable Experience- Monday 5th November
As part of the Bright Lights, Big City topic the Jolly Jellyfish were invited to a Street party to visit the ‘Queen’. The class spent the morning researching information about her life and thinking of suitable questions to ask her during her visit to Long Row Primary School. The Jolly Jellyfish also made their own Union Jack flags, paper crowns, jam sandwiches and decorated cupcakes ready for the event.