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Hello!

We hope you are all okay and keeping safe at home. We are all really missing  you. We have been thinking of lots of ways to keep you busy during this time,  which you will find below. We look forward to hearing what you have been up to once this is all over.

Remember- keeping safe and well is the most important thing right now. 

Whilst at home, some of you may like further guidance with learning at home. We have been working hard to ensure that learning is provided for the children to access at home - through work packs and electronically. These are:

  • Pupil logins for Lexia, Mathletics & EDShed which are individualised for each child.
  • Work packs with daily worksheets in core curriculum areas.
  • Class pages providing topic based learning.
  • Online links for subject areas (see below).
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Reading

A favourite author for children  is releasing short stories from The Worlds’ Worst Children every day! Check it out!

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Find a comfortable spot and listen to a story

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

https://authorfy.com/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

https://www.englishmastery.org/

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Writing

Science

These links provide a range of activities that your child can complete at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

 

Time to Talk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000fzn3

Have a look daily at these interesting questions posed and discussed on CBBC. They are available on iPlayer to catch up if you cannot watch at the time it is shown. Pick your favourite ‘what if…’ question and write your own thoughts and opinions on the topics…

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Wellbeing

Geography

The link below is to Edinburgh Zoo: they are encouraging people to watch the animals live to see how they are getting on. What is your favourite animal and why? If you could be an animal, what would you pick and why?

Check back each day and see what is different.

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/

Minibeats- Blue class, Yellow class & The Hive

Minibeasts!

Hello boys, 

The adults in your class have put together some links and activities that are all about your new and exciting topic- MINIBEASTS! Check them out and see what new information you can learn... 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkkc87h

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-30729833

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c25tYsnd54o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfbE5AUG5tM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awa2-PZWUgc

Pharaohs- Orange & Purple Class

Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods! Make yourself a nemes and you’ll really look the part! Become an apprentice and work for Ramose – he’s the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt – who knows what treasures you will find?

Activities

This list has been created to provide you with a range of different learning in which you can do at home!  Please pick the things that interest you... remember something very important to us is ensuring that you HAVE FUN! We cant wait to see what you have found out!

  • ​Create shadow play showing a mummification scene
  • Explore Tutankhamun's tomb 
  • Write a non-fiction text (Use a title, subheadings, imagews, labels) about Tutankhamun's tomb
  • Use a world map to find and locate Egypt 
  • Research the changes of Egypt over time- What is the same? What is different? Has the temperature changed? Are there pyramids still? What are tombs used for now?
  • Create a fact file about the River Nile and compare it to other famous world rivers. Include photographs and wow your classmates by showing them the range of amazing animals that live in and by the river.
  •  Find out who or what ‘Ka’ was. Design a colourful symbol that might represent ‘Ka’ in Egyptian hieroglyphics.
  •  Make a model pyramid from building blocks – how high can you go? Photograph your achievement and record the number of blocks you used.
  •  Use the words ANCIENT EGYPT to create an acrostic poem.
  •  Make flatbread and serve it to your family with authentic Egyptian dips or salads. Find out more about the food of ancient Egypt.
  •  Design 2-D or 3-D Egyptian-style jewellery.
  •  Use hieroglyphics to write a message to a friend or family member. Can they crack your Egyptian code?
  •  Make an illustrated scroll to show the journey to the afterlife.
  •  Find out why animals were so important to the Egyptians. Create an information collage to show your findings, combining text and images. •
  • Find out what happened to Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh.
  • Watch documentary footage on the links below about the River Nile in ancient Egypt. Learn why the Nile was so important to the development of ancient Egyptian society and its wealth. Find out how the Nile flooded to create a rich and fertile land and compare how people used the river then with how it is used today. Sketch a map or 3-D diorama of the Nile, locating towns and cities along its course.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3rwmp3 

https://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/river-nile-facts.html

 

Some other interesting links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/daily-life-in-ancient-egypt/zfhtscw

https://www.kidsgen.com/ancient_egypt/daily_life.htm

https://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/daily-life-in-ancient-egypt.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZWB5-aXMXQ

 

 

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