Hello again 3B! I hope you are all really well and that you are all still learning lots. We would love to see some of your learning, so please do get your grown ups to email it into [email protected] and then we can reply to it.
This half term’s topic is another great one:
Why don’t you have a go at some of the ideas and activities below?
- Take a journey into the rainforest. Use your senses to describe what you can see, hear, touch and smell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JDocMmxLOo
- Where can you find rainforests in the world? Label them on a world map
- Use Google Earth to explore some of the world’s rainforests
- What creatures can you find in the rainforest? Make sketches of them and then create factfiles about them: what they eat, where they live etc
- Watch the amazing David Attenborough in this clip and then go out and explore some of the plants in your surroundings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9MV5CgPgIQ
- Can you name the different parts of a plant? Draw a plant and label its parts.
- Did you know that plants have male and female parts? Watch the following clip and then create your own Adobe Spark video to describe plant reproduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqM6rgB_l_o
- Rainforests have various layers. Can you write a report to describe each layer? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkdnvcw
- It’s not just creatures and plants in the rainforests…humans live there as well! What can you find out about them?
- The world’s rainforests are disappearing…why? Do your research and find out what is happening to them and use your creativity to produce a poster/Adobe Spark or PPT about what is happening and what can be done about it
- Paint your favourite rainforest creature
- Create a song about the rainforest
- Create a wire sculpture of your favourite rainforest creature
I hope you are really well – everyone at Ryelands is missing you very much. This half term we should have been learning all about The Stone Age to the Iron Age so I have a few questions for you to find out:
When was The Stone Age?
How did Stone Age people live?
What do we still have that we can use to find out about the Stone Age people?
How were the Stone Age and Iron Age people different?
What other metal age was there?
Can you be a little bit creative now?
Why don’t you have a go at one of the following things:
- Research stone age caves. Make your own cave out of any materials and of any size!
- Create stone age characters to go in your cave! Describe them and make up a story about them.
- Create a timeline of what happened during the Stone Age using your research!
- What is the best rock for making a cave? Why? Use this website to help you.
- Watch the Flintstones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oAnEiH_B5I
- What sort of clothes did they wear? Design your own stone age outfit.
- What jewellery did they wear? Create your own stone age jewellery. What is made of?
- What animals did they hunt? Draw one.
- What did they wear? Label a Stone Age person in their clothes
- What tools did they use and what were they made out of?
- Write a diary entry as a person living in the Stone age.
- Write instructions on how to make a shelter or a spear in the Stone Age.
- Research Stone Henge and make a visitors guide about it.
Other than that make sure you are reading everyday and practicing your handwriting. Can’t wait to see you all again! Stay safe!
Send a photo of anything you create into [email protected]
Use these links to help you:
Mrs Barker, Mrs Smith and Mr Atkinson are so sorry that we cannot all be together at the moment, but the main thing is that you all keep safe until we can be back at school again.
Make sure you look after each other during this time. Please do feel free to have a look at the websites below – they will keep you busy and keep those neurons ticking.
Don’t forget to keep reading and learning those times tables – we know how much you love BBC Supermovers!
You could also try making an Adobe Spark video to showcase what you are doing during this time away from school – take photos and upload them into an Adobe Spark.
Or, why not learn how to draw something via YouTube?
Miss Sharkey and I have also created a blog of ideas linked to your current topic – go onto 3S webpage to find it.
Loads to do!
Take good care and we will see you as soon as we can xxx
Learning if school closes
This is where any worksheets, notes and website links will be posted for different year groups should the school be asked to close in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. We will try and keep this updated regularly, but please bear with us as we all try and keep on top of things. Links to year groups specific learning are at the bottom of the page but please look at all of the links below as they may be suitable for your children.
We cannot take responsibility for any links that take you away from our school website so please be aware that you follow these links at your own choice.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/something-special-getting-started-with-makaton – learn Makaton sign language
https://www.purplemash.com/login/ – Purple Mash login with your own details (if they cannot remember their details then they won;t be able to get on)
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ – Oxford Owls online ebooks and activities
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ – interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.
http://www.pobble365.com/ – a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ – a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures.
https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ – lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.
https://tpet.co.uk/ – free online resource packs.
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html – free online home workbooks
kids.classroomssecrets.co.uk – free resource
BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Futurelearn https://www.futurelearn.com Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Blockly https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming
Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course https://thecrashcourse.com You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com All kinds of making.
Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones.
Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/ A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games
DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/… Activities and quizzes
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ teach your Monster to read
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ – spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ – free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
https://lindsaylittleson.co.uk/home/resources/ – free resources linked to the books of Lindsay Littleson including The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ – vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf – downloadable reading activity pack.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ – free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library
parent.numberfunportal.com – Free access for 30 days, just make sure you cancel anything before the end of it!
https://parallel.org.uk/ – free online maths problems, more focussed at older children.
https://mathsticks.com/my/ – online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html – a large range of free videos and short films that are then supported by questions and tasks underneath.
https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/ – free online range of activities broken down into year groups and levels including Greater Depth
https://uk.ixl.com/math/ – Maths link
https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ – lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site).
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ – lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden
PE and fitness – http://theimovement.com/
https://www.gonoodle.com/ – lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and medidation
https://www.typingclub.com/ – online programme for teaching and developing touch typing
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/12/30-ways-to-get-creative-for-30-days-wild/ – different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden