Monday 29th June - FINAL WEEK OF HOME LEARNING
The final week of home learning does not fit neatly into maths and English categories so you will find it all here, on this page. We would like you to work on an animals project. The idea is that YOU decide what activities to do and practise working independently. There are some ideas below, but we don’t mind what work is done - it’s about being interested. If there's a piece of work that you are particularly proud of, bring it into school in the final two weeks, as we would love to make a display of your work.
You might choose to base your work around all animals, one animal or a particular group such as mini-beasts, jungle animals, birds or pets. Perhaps you could:
- Design a game - it could be similar to Top Trumps or Snap or Snakes and Ladders, eg giraffes and elephants – up the necks and down the trunks!
- Bake some animal cookies or cupcakes.
- Make a model (using junk, playdough or Lego), do some art work or colouring.
- Be a wild animal friend by making a bird feeder, or planting some flower seeds for the insects.
- Write an acrostic poem or a riddle. Look at the powerpoint below for ideas.
- Make a quiz. Maybe you could create this on Kahoot and we could try your quiz out when we are all back in school?
- Write an animal origin story eg. How Camel Got His Hump, or Why Aardvark Has A Long Nose. This needn't be factual - perhaps Aardvark's nose was stretched when he got it stuck in an ant's nest?!
- Think about environmental issues and how they affect animals, for example pollution in the sea. Make a poster that we could display in school. You might write to our MP or a supermarket and make suggestions about what we need to do to protect wildlife or ask questions about what they are doing to help.
- Do some research - it could be about a particular animal or group of animals. Find out about record breakers, habitats, lifespan etc. Use your research to make a factfile or leaflet, include pictures and ‘Did You Know?’ boxes. You could create this by hand or in a program like Word - remember you can access this through your Office 365 account.
- Write a diary imagining you are a particular animal. What would your day be like?
- Imagine you are an animal living in a zoo. Write a letter to the visitors - what would you tell them? Do you like living there and seeing visitors?
- Design a new fish, beetle or bird that has never been seen before – Where does it live? What does it eat?
- Draw a diagram of a life cycle. Draw an animal’s skeleton. Draw a food chain – who eats what?
- Find out about animal adaptations - this is how animals are suited to the environment they live in. Tigers have stripes for camouflage, elephants have large ears to keep them cool in hot climates, penguins have webbed feet to give them extra power when swimming etc. What else can you discover about adaptation?
- Once you understand about adaptation, why not invent a new creature and explain how it is adapted to suit its environment?
Stay safe and keep washing those hands ,
Mrs H x