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Friday 3rd July - Geography

 

We hope you enjoyed your Geography learning yesterday, learning about continents and oceans. 

 

Over the next few lessons you are going to be learning all about a country called Kenya. This country is in Africa. 

 

Today we would like you to start to find out all about this country. Below you find some pictures with lots of information on. Spend some time reading through this information and talking about what you find out. You might want to think about the questions below as you do your research.

 

Where is Kenya?

What is the weather like in Kenya?

What is school like for children there?

What animals will you find there?

 

Once you have looked through this information we would like you to create a poster. On this we would like you to write and draw pictures about things you have learnt so far about Kenya. You might like to make it colourful and bold. 

 

We hope you have fun with this activity! We will continue looking at Kenya even more in our Geography sessions next week too. 

Thursday 2nd July - Geography

 

Over the next week we are going to be having a Geography focus for our topic sessions.

Today we are going to learn about the continents and oceans of the world.

 

Begin by thinking about and discussing with a grown up:

  • What is a continent?

  • How many are there?

  • Can you name any continents or oceans?

  • Look at the map of the world below. Do you recognise any of these? Can you name any countries that are in continents?

 

Continents are the largest masses of land on Earth. There are seven continents and five surrounding oceans. These are shown in the map below. Did you name any of these? We live in the continent of Europe, in the country of England as part of the United Kingdom. Can you spot where this is on the map?

 

 

What is your task?

Spend some time looking through the following PowerPoint slides. These provide information about the continents including their population, number of countries and facts such as the longest river. 


You can also watch this lovely video to learn about the continents and oceans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFIS3aLQPfs

 

 

We would like you to have a go at the following task which involves organising and labelling the continents and oceans of the world. If you have an Atlas at home, you could use this to help you. I have also attached a world map below, try to only ‘peek’ at this if you are stuck or to use for checking at the end.
If you are unable to print, perhaps you could have a go at drawing and labelling the continents and oceans. You may also like to have a go at this fun naming continents and oceans game: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm

Wednesday 1st July  - RE

 

 

Today you are going to continue with your RE learning, exploring the story of Moses, the leader and teacher from the Torah.

 

Moses was born into slavery in Egypt and was rescued from death as a baby, brought up by the Pharaoh’s daughter. He became the leader of the Israelites and under God’s guidance he freed them from slavery and led an ‘exodus’ back towards the land God had given them; the land of Israel. En-route, Moses receives the Torah including the ten commandments from God and builds an ark for storing God’s Torah as part of a mobile place of worship. Moses promised God that the Israelites would keep the Ten Commandments.

 

 

To begin, I would like you to think about what’s inside a Bible. That’s right, it is a collection of sacred texts and scriptures. The Torah is the first part of the Jewish Bible and refers to the five books of Moses. The story of Moses is important to people like Zoe. His story is in the Torah scroll and also in children’s bibles for both Jewish and Christian children.

 

 

Can you remember making your Torah in the last RE lesson? This week you are going to learn the story of Moses and sequence the story.

 

You can begin by reading through the attached PowerPoint of the story of Moses below. Next, using the attached sheets you can order the story in its correct sequence (the 1 star is the easiest and 3 star is the hardest). If you don’t have access to a printer, you can illustrate and write down the correct sequence.

 

You can keep referring back to the PowerPoint to support your learning.

 

As a challenge, I would like you to complete the following sentence opener, discussing it with your grown up…

 

Moses was a good leader because...

 

 

Tuesday 30th June - Yoga

Warm up
Imagine that you are a superhero getting ready to fly up in the air. Whoosh! Can you zoom around the room as you fly to school? Can you do a loop around the school field? Can you do a triple loop around the astro? Can you fly over the Lodge? Remember to use your whole body. Now, land gently on the playground.

 

Activity
We would like you to complete a Cosmic Kids Yoga adventure; you can find the link below. Today you are going to go on a special adventure all about learning to wash our hands properly. Make sure to complete the relaxation at the end as this is your cool down.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rymXdOwW68

Monday 29th June - PE

Warm up

Picture 1

Today in PE we are going to be practising our batting skills. Below is the technique we use when batting in rounders.


Batting technique:

  • Hold the bat high in one or two hands using a “handshake” grip
  • Stand side on to the bowler
  • Begin with keeping your weight over your back leg
  • Keep your eye on the ball
  • As the ball gets closer begin to swing your bat forward
  • Transfer your weight to your front leg, leaning into the swing as you make contact with the ball
Picture 1

You might like to have a go at practising the technique before using a ball and find out if you prefer holding the bat with one or two hands.


If you haven’t got any type of bat at home you could use your hand. Alternatives for a ball could be a rolled up piece of paper, a rolled up pair of socks, a piece of fruit or a soft toy.


Activity 1
We would like you to first practise hitting a ball forwards with a bat. You are going to hold the ball in one hand a little way above the bat then drop the ball, hitting it forwards with your bat. Remember if you’re using a bat to hold it using a “handshake” grip.

 

If you’re not able to hit the ball by dropping it you could hold the top of it and hit it from your hand. Or to make this activity more challenging you could have a go at slightly throwing the ball into the air and trying to hit it forwards with your bat.


Activity 2
Now we would like you to have a go at hitting a ball that has been thrown to you by a partner using an underarm throw. You are going to need to remember to stand side on to your partner and watch the ball carefully as it is thrown to you. When you hit the ball, you want to hit it gently back to your partner so that they can catch it. As a challenge, you might want to try and hit the ball in different directions and see if your partner can move to the right place to catch it.


Cool down
You are going to stretch your bodies for today’s cool down. Remember to only hold a stretch for a count of 10, breathing in and out slowly.
Arms

  1. Stretch right arm across the front of the body, holding it with your left hand just below your elbow. Turn your head to look over your right shoulder. Repeat on the left arm.
  2. Clasp hands in front of the body then turn hands upside down and stretch arms above the head pushing the palms up towards the sky.
  3. Clasp hands behind the back and lift as high as possible keeping the arms straight.

Legs

  1. Bend your right leg and pull your foot towards your bottom. Repeat for the left leg.
  2. Stand with legs just wider than hip width apart. Bend from the hip, keeping your back flat and legs straight, aiming to touch your right foot, left foot then the floor in the centre. Relax the head and neck allowing the weight of your head to increase the stretch.

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