Under the Sea
Our learning this week is based around the collection of short poems called ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andreae
You can listen to the poems here:
or you can use the Power Point of the poems (see below in the resource list at the bottom of the page)
Why not listen to the song ‘There’s a hole at the bottom of the sea’. What sea creatures are in the song?
There are lots of activities for you to have a go at, the ones that have a printable sheet are provided and marked (S):
- If you were a diver, what sea creatures do you think you would see when you were under the water? Write a list and draw pictures (S)
- Think of your favourite sea creature and make a fact file about it. Draw a picture of your chosen creature and write interesting facts about it that you know
- If you could be sea creature for a day, what would you choose to be? Why? Draw a picture of yourself as that creature and explain your choice, I would be a ?? because …..
- Using junk modelling or construction kits, make a sea creature of your choice. What features such as eyes, fin, tail, does your creature have?
- Draw a picture of your model and label the different body features
- Commotion in the Ocean is a set of information poems about sea creatures. Can you draw a picture of what you think lives where the ‘water’s dark and deep’? What would you call your sea creature? What features would it have?
- Look at the photographs on the Under the Sea writing activity. Write sentences to describe each sea creature. Use interesting adjectives (describing words) (S)
- Can you guess the sea creature by reading the clues? Use the EYFS powerpoint game (a grown up could help you with the more tricky words) (S)
- Read the sentences about the different sea creatures. Colour them in to make the picture match the sentence (S) Read and Colour (S) Early reading Comprehension activity
- Do you want be a scientist? Try the two science investigations with a grown up. (S) Frozen Sea (S) Salt Water Density
- Design your own seahorse (S)
- Design a new sea creature using some of the features of another sea creature (S)
- Create your own under water scene using the cutting activity pictures (S)
- How many of the Under the Sea Learning Challenges can you complete? (S)
- Cut out the numbered sea creatures and put in the grid in the correct order 1-10 and 11-20 (S)
- Use the 3d shape nets to create a sea creature. Colour them in first and then cut them out and stick together to make a 3d shape fish (S)
- Solve the addition and subtraction clues to change the animals into different colours (S)
- Search for the sea creatures, then colour and count them (S)
- Complete the number sentences to find the number bonds to 10. Use the pictures of the starfisha db puffer fish to help you (S)
- Use your pencil carefully to trace the patterns. How would you describe each pattern? (S)
Have a fantastic summer and we will see you in September as Year 1’s!
Lots of love Mrs Lodge, Mrs Perry, Mrs Green, Mrs Hill and Mrs Mercer xxxxx