Foundation Subjects based on Sports Week

D&T

Have a go at designing your own sports kit.

 

Template below

PSHE

Time to think and be calm! For your positive mental wellbeing have a go at the mindful colouring sheet below. 

PE

Keep an exercise log of all the physical activities you complete this week. Template below.

Art

On your daily walk or daily exercise collect some pieces of nature and then use these in order to create your own piece of Nature Art.

Geography

Have a look at the image of the Olympic flag. What does each of the colours represent?

Could you create your own Olympic flag? What does yours represent? You could research the different flags of the countries that take part in the Olympics and try to incorporate different aspects of these?

This interesting website is full of facts about what different flags mean:

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/world-flags.html

History

Research as much information as you can about the Ancient Olympics. Some of the websites below might help you.

Compare and contrast this to the modern Olympics and present your findings in a creative way. This might be a poster, PowerPoint presentation, song, rap, A-Z.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39/articles/z36j7ty

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-olympics.html

https://www.sportsrec.com/6758516/why-were-the-olympics-split-into-summer-and-winter

File icon: pdf D&T - design a sports kit [pdf 147KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf PSHE - Wellbeing - Sports-Mindfulness-Colouring-Sheets [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf PE - exercise log [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Foundation Subjects based on 'The Gingerbread Man'

Science

HELP! The Gingerbread man needs to cross the river. Can you test materials that would be suitable to float in water? Which materials stay dry?

Art

Create a Gingerbread Man collage. What different textures can you create?

D&T

Gingerbread Man is in need of a new outfit!

Step 1: Plan a new outfit for him to wear. What will it be made out of? Why?

Step 2: Practice joining the material together. Will you glue, tape, sew....?

Step 3: Make your new outfit.

Step 4: Evaluate what you have done. What is good? What would you change?

D&T

Create a moving picture image for the Gingerbread man.

Can you use levers and sliders?

Look at the resources below for more guidance.

Geography

Plan the Gingerbread Man's walk/route.

Step 1: Create a map of your local area - you could use google maps to help

Step 2: Create a route that the Gingerbread Man could follow and have a go at walking that route yourself on your daily exercise.

(You could even take a Gingerbread Man with you and photograph him with important landmarks/street names)

Computing

Use Scratchjr. to create an algorithm to match the story of the Gingerbread Man. Can you make the characters chase each other? You may want to use different characters. Remember scratchjr is an app but can also be accessed online (both are free).

D&T

Design and make your own Gingerbread Man.

Download the recipe below.

Performing Arts/Drama

Use the playscript below to act out the story of the Gingerbread Man with your family members.

Science

Create a fact file for the animals in the story. Can you draw and label the animals?

Science

Nocturnal Animals: Have a look at the fox in the story as well as other nocturnal animals and compare them to those that are not nocturnal. Look at why some animals are and some are not.

File icon: ppt D&T - Sliders [ppt 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf D&T Gingerbread Man Slider [pdf 911KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt D&T Levers [ppt 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf D&T design a gingerbread man [pdf 270KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf D&T gingerbread recipe [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Perfoming Arts - Script [pdf 230KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Science - Nocturnal-Animals-Powerpoint [ppt 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Science Nocturnal-and-Diurnal-Animals-Sorting-Activity [pdf 869KB] Click to download

Foundation Subjects based on Victory in Europe Day (VE Day)

Art

Have a go at creating some VE day bunting. Either use the template below or use plain/coloured paper/card. Be creative! What different tones, lines and textures can you use? Think back to when we create our flame images, can you use different lines to complete your bunting? Maybe think about the different resources you could use: paint, pencils, tissue paper etc.

History

Use the timeline cards below to create your own timeline of events. Remember a timeline must be in chronological order.

Geography

Use a world map (a blank one is avaliable below). Research the countries that were involved in WW2. Can you then locate them on a world map and label them. What continents are the countries in?

 

If you need reminding of the continents look at this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE 

D&T

For VE celebrations many people would have held street parties. At these parties people would have eaten party food. What part food would you take? First have a go at designing your party food, remember to label the ingredients you are going to use. Next have a go at making your party food. Finally have a go at evaluating it, what would you change? what is really good?

Computing

Create a piece of digital literacy. You might try using paint, word, or the comic life app to create a poster inviting people to your street party. Have a go at changing the font (size, colour, style), add in some pictures and include some text. Remember to safely story and save your work.

PSHE

Think about what kindness means to you and how you can try and carry out a little act of kindness every day. 

 

Download the kindness checklist below for some ideas.

Morse Code

Have a go at cracking the morse code messages. Download the resource below.

File icon: pdf ART VE day bunting [pdf 858KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf History - World War Two Timeline Cards [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Geography - blank world map [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf PSHE - kindness ideas [pdf 164KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Morse Code [pdf 395KB] Click to download

Foundation Subjects based on the Sea and Whales

Science

Have a look at the powerpoint on food chains. Can you create your own food chain for sea animals?

Geography

Can you name all of the oceans?

Watch this clip and see if you can remember them? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BE4VcYngQ 

Then have a go at filling in the labels on the maps

History

Christopher Columbus was a great explorer. Can you find out more about him?

Use the powerpoint attached below or complete your own research and write down some facts that you could present to someone else in your family.

 

Extra: What experiences did Columbus and his sailors encounter? How would you be feeling? What would you see on your journey? What were the conditions on the ship? Explain the significance of Columbus using a message in a bottle, imagining the conditions on deck (e.g. ship letting in water, fear of dying in the storm, what they had discovered).

Science/D&T

Materials, materials, materials!

What material would be best to make a boat out of so that you don't get wet?

Test different materials to see which is would be best and record your findings.

Can you have a go at using your chosen materials to design a boat? Can you have a go at making the boat? What went well? What would you change?

 

File icon: pdf Science - Under-The-Sea-Food-Chain-Sorting-Activity [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Science under-the-sea-food-chains-powerpoint [ppt 7MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Geography - Mapping the oceans [pdf 591KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf History Christopher Columbus Comprehension [pdf 912KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf History Message in a Bottle Writing Frames [pdf 147KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt History Who Was Christopher Columbus [ppt 15MB] Click to download

Robot Competition

Robotics Drawing and Story Writing Competitions for Children

 

Two competitions inviting UK primary schoolchildren to share their creative works inspired by all things robotic. The competitions are hosted by the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network as part of UK Robotics Week (22nd – 28th June), a 7-day celebration of robotics science spanning hundreds of public events and activities up and down the country.

 

These competitions are designed for children to complete at home and we hope they will provide an opportunity for teachers to incorporate robotics into their remote lesson plans during the Covid-19 lockdown.

 

The “Once Upon A Robot” writing competition is open to all Key Stage 2 children (aged 7 - 11 years old), and challenges competition participants to write an 800-word story featuring any kind of robot their imagination can conjure. The story could take place on Earth, in space or even on another planet!

 

For the “Draw A Robot” competition, children in Key Stage 1 (aged 5 – 7 years old) have the chance to draw a robot that they’d like to see in the future. The robot could be designed to accomplish any task or job – the sky’s the limit! The children will be able to submit a robot drawing, up to 200-word description, and five key features (labelled on the drawing).

 

The two new competitions will be judged by robotics experts from the ESPRC UK-RAS Network, plus two very special invited literary and art & design judges. The drawing competition will be judged by Zoë Smith, Producer at Tate Kids, and the writing competition will be judged by award-winning writer AF Harrold, author of The Imaginary and the popular Greta Zargo series.

 

There are fabulous prizes on offer, including a Makeblock Programmable robot kit (courtesy of Pipebots), a Thames Komos Robotics Experiment kit (provided by Brains on Board), plus some unique and exclusive prizes courtesy of our guest judges.

 

The competitions close for entries on the 8th June 2020

 

For more information, details of prizes, judging criteria and to submit an entry, please visit  https://www.ukras.org/school-robot-competition/.

 

If you would like to stay up to date with the latest announcements about our school robot competitions, now and in the future, please sign up to our free newsletter.

 

These competitions are a new addition to our UK Robotics Week programme of events for 2020. They complement the established School Robot Challenge – an app and online-based robot design challenge open to school groups aged between 8 and 14 years old.

Foundation Subjects based on Angry Cat, Baba Yaga and Hansel and Gretel

PSHE

Anger.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HQIg3ZwAs0

Have a go at drawing anger. What does it look like?

Look at the powerpoint about managing anger can you create a poster?

Look at the top tips can you have a go at some of those activities?

Science

Draw and label all the parts of a cat. What is a cat's offspring called? What is the same what is different? What does a cat need in order to survive?

File icon: ppt PSHE Managing Your Anger PowerPoint [ppt 25MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf PSHE Anger Top Ten Relaxation Techniques for Children [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Nature/Art

Create an image of Baba Yaga's home using resources that you can find outside.

Music

Can you create a song or rhyme to keep Baba Yaga away?

Try creating a piece of music using things around your house e.g. pots and pans OR sing a song to keep Baba Yaga away.

D&T

Design you own edible house. What will you use? Who will it be for?

Practice joining your chosen materials together. Would glue be a good idea? Can you eat sellotape?

Have a go at making your edible house. What went well? What would you change?

Science

Food glorious food! Look at and discuss the foods that have been used to create the witches house. Is the house healthy or not?

Can you create your own healthy balanced plate of food. Can you create a meal plan for a whole day?

You could try making foods using playdough or use the real thing, you could draw a plate of food or create a digital image.

Geography/Computing

Geography:Make your own map. Can you create different routes to the same place. Can you use positional and directional language to describe where to go? Can you use compass directions?

 

Computing:Download the beebots app (free) - can you navigate your way through the mazes?

 

Can you complete these tasks on a larger scale? Create an obstacle course in your house/garden, can you navigate your family member or can you navigate you family through the obstacle course. Remembering to use clear positional/direction/compass directions/language.

File icon: pdf Science Healthy meal activity [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Science Sorting healthy and unhealthy foods [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Science Healthy-Eating-Powerpoint_ver_2 [ppt 20MB] Click to download

Foundation Subject ideas based on Up!

Art

Why don't you try creating a finger painting of the balloons taking Carl's house into the sky.

D&T

Use a paper mache technique to create your very own hot air balloon.

Science

Create a balloon rocket. Predict who's rocket will win the race. 

Does the size of the balloon make a difference? Why?

Art

Use strips of paper to create a hot air balloon.

Geography

Up up and away, where would you travel to? 

Use google maps to locate a country or place you'd love to visit. Can you write a little bit about that place? What continent is it in? What sea surronds it. Use the songs below to help you remember the seas and continents.

History

Think about transport over time. How has travel changed? Use the powerpoint and activity sheet below.

 

Music

Have a go at learning one of the songs below. I have included the powerpoints and the music backing tracks too. Why not put some actions together for the songs too?

PSHE

Cycle safety: Cyclying is a great form of exercise and travel. Can you create a safety poster for others to follow when cycling out of the roads/streets. Try to include the things in the activity sheet below on your poster.

File icon: ppt How Has Transport Changed [ppt 16MB] Click to download
File icon: doc Activity Sheet Travel and Transport Timeline - Editable [doc 1MB] Click to download
File icon: ppt The Transport Song [ppt 7MB] Click to download
File icon: mp3 The Transport Song [mp3 2MB] Click to download
File icon: ppt The Vehicles Song [ppt 7MB] Click to download
File icon: mp3 The Vehicles Song [mp3 1000KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt The Wheels On The Bus Rhyme [ppt 3MB] Click to download
File icon: mp3 Wheels On The Bus 10 Verse [mp3 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Cycle safety activity sheet [pdf 393KB] Click to download