Class 3 – Year 5 & Year 6

Coronavirus & Home Learning –

We will e-mail all home learning from May 2020. If you need to return anything, please return to the teacher’s email, admin e-mail or head’s email. Any photographs can be sent to the head’s e-mail for newsletters etc…

This term’s project focuses on the eco theme Sustainability and several of the challenges are linked to this topic. 😊

  • Make up a five-minute exercise routine and complete it each day for a week. Teach the routine to other members of your family – they could join in with your daily workout.
  • How many words can you make out of SUSTAINABILITY… who in Class 3 can achieve the most? Words of any length allowed. Common and proper nouns all allowed!
  • Create a set of posters as part of a campaign to persuade others to live more sustainably (link them to issues such as recycling, not littering, saving energy, etc). Perhaps you could create memorable characters to convey your key messages – find out how the Wombles of Wimbledon achieved this in the past! You may be able to go on to create your own animation or your own audio advert addressing the same messages.
  • Find out the names of the National Parks in the UK, where they are located, when they were formed and why they were created. Go on to discover natural features within each National Park that are special and design a new logo for a selection of the parks using your discoveries.
  • Recycle a plastic water bottle and, using twigs and natural materials, make a bottle bug hotel to attract minibeasts to your garden.
  • Discover why the rainforest is so special by recreating the famous layers of the rainforest in your own three dimensional model. You could use a shoe box or something similar and materials of your choice. Be sure to discover the different layers and the contrasting habitats and creatures in each layer.
  • Make a useful household item from recycled resources ONLY!
  • Research the life of a famous environmentalist and produce the script of an imaginary interview with them about their life and their most memorable achievements – perhaps you could go on to record it, acting the parts with another member of your family. Possible environmentalists could be Greta Thunberg, John Muir, David Attenborough, Isatou Ceesay, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, Wangari Maathai, etc. Alternatively find out who all of these people were and explain who you believe was the most important of them all!
  • Imagine the building of a wind farm was proposed to be located on the top of Windgather Rocks … list what could be the key arguments for and against such a project. You could go on to write a letter to the government as a local citizen arguing either for or against the project and possibly also write their reply.
  • The current lockdown is having some positive impacts on our planet. Can your research this and either list and explain several key changes, or draft a newspaper report including the key facts.  You may wish to focus in particular on the impact of lockdown on a particular animal species which may be venturing into new places and changing their habits – consider the consequences of these changes.
  • Create natural artwork by carefully decorating (perhaps in paint or chalk) a pebble or stone. Alternatively make artwork out of natural materials such as pebbles, twigs, leaves, etc. If you can, photograph your artwork and share it with school.
  • Pan flutes or pan pipes are associated with South American countries many of which are also famous for their rainforests. Discover what pan pipes are and have a go at making your own version. What music can you create?
  • Find out about and produce a Fact File or leaflet about a ‘Fair trade’ product such as coffee, tea, bananas or even footballs!

24th March 2020 Home-Learning-Resource-Guide

Websites and apps for support – parental responsibility ~ please check them for suitability

27th March 2020 Educational Websites

27th March 2020 Educational Apps

31st March 2020 Maths resources www.whiterosemaths.com

1st April 2020- Some supporting websites Click here

20th April 2020BBC Bitesize

The BBC’s ‘Ten Pieces’ was the starting point for some of our artwork.

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Class 3 visited Chester Cathedral for the biennial pilgrimage.  As well as experiencing this spiritual and historical building, the children had the opportunity to discover what life would have been like as a monk as well as taking part in a range of practical workshops.  The workshops this year included bell ringing, mosaic design and discovering more about birds of prey through a falconry presentation.  The children also spent time reflecting in the children’s chapel and joined children from other schools in an act of worship to end the day.

Harris hawk in flight

Harris hawk in flight


Learning about how the organ works

Learning about how the organ works


Experiencing life in a monastery

Experiencing life in a monastery

 

Our annual residential visit to the Conway Centre on Anglesey was a great success. Activities, including kayaking, sea traversing, abseiling and raft building proved to be great team building experiences.

Raft building to develop teamwork

Raft building to develop teamwork


Kayaking at the Conway Centre on the Menai Straits

Kayaking at the Conway Centre on the Menai Straits


Belaying on the high ropes

Belaying on the high ropes


Working together

Working together