Swallow Class - Wednesday 8th July
There didn't seem to be a message from Ms Price or the children this morning so I thought that I would write one instead. They are incredibly busy with the production and getting ready for the leaver's service. It has been so lovely to see some of you on 'Zoom' for collective worship, thank you for joining us. It has been a steep learning curve for me and I regularly ask the teachers for feedback so that I can keep improving. It looks like we will be continuing this in September for a while. I do find juggling different bits of software tricky whilst trying to remember to look at the camera. Mr Spencer has suggested that he and I set up our own YouTube channel, but I don't think we are quite there yet! Anyway, you really came here for today's learning. Have a fantastic day!
Today is our final lesson on position and direction. You will be using your knowledge of reflection to identify some missing coordinates. Have look at the following PowerPoint and work through the activities on the slides. When prompted complete the activity sheets on reflected shapes and mark using the answers.
For an additional challenge, complete the Vindaloo activity sheet. Symmetry is a major feature of the artist Andy Goldsworthy’s work. To end your maths lesson today, collect some natural objects and create a symmetrical design inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Imagine your design is placed on an axis. What are the coordinates of each object?
You can find out more about the work of Andy Goldsworthy by watching this video:
English (3 Days)
Collect together random objects that interest and inspire you. Put these into a jar and study your jar. Think about how your series of random objects could link together to form a story. Let your imagination roam free. Using your objects as inspiration plan and write a story. Your story can be inspired by all or some of the objects. However…your story must be no longer than 500 words! So think very carefully about how you are going to create setting, plot and ending all within 500 words. Careful planning will be crucial. Bring your story jar and story with you in September. Not only will your work be added to one of the first displays of the new academic year but you might also win a prize!
A few weeks ago, you were asked to write and perform a poem inspired by ‘Holes’. Some of you sent me your poems and I saw some wonderful evidence of your hard work at home. In the Autumn term, we learnt how to create animations using many of the features on Microsoft PowerPoint. I know many of you are also skilled at using the coding program ‘Scratch’ which is available to download free. With your parents’ permission, using a computer program of your choice, produce an animation to accompany your poem.
Optional Additional Activity
Thank you to Mr Spencer for today’s activities.
Test Match Cricket
Big news today – TEST MATCH CRICKET is back on!
England take on the West Indies in the first test match of the summer at the Rosebowl in Southampton. That is all well and good (very good) but it leaves me with a few questions for you:
1. Where is the West Indies? Is it an island or part of a big landmass?
The West Indies is a part of the Commonwealth which was formerly part of the British Empire.
2. Can you name some other countries which are a part of the Commonwealth? (Do this before looking below!)
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries. It is home to 2.4 billion people, and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. Commonwealth countries work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace, amplify the voice of small states, and protect the environment.
Can you identify any of the above commonwealth countries by the clues below? You might need to use the internet to research the answers?
This country’s population makes up around a sixth of the total world population!
The games ‘chess’ and ‘snakes and ladders’ are said to have originated in this country.
The national animal of this country is the tiger.
This country has one of the busiest ports in the world.
The name of this country means ‘Lion City’.
This country is said to be the second most densely populated country in the world. The majority of the population live in flats (apartments) managed by the government’s Housing and Development Board.
The capital city of this country is called Nassau.
This country is made up of a large number of islands and is a popular tourist destination.
The highest point in this country is around 63 metres above sea level.
The name of this country sounds like the Spanish words for ‘low’ and ‘sea’ put together...
With a population of around 186 million people, this country is the most populous country in Africa and seventh in the world.
The nickname of the men’s national football team is the ‘Super Eagles’, who will made their sixth appearance at the World Cup in 2018.
Its capital city is Abuja, replacing Lagos as this nation’s capital in 1991.
Its capital city, Wellington, is the southernmost capital city in the world.
The official languages of this country are English and Maori.
It has been estimated that there are currently seven sheep for every one person in this country. Previously, this figure has been as high as 20 sheep per person.
The nickname for the people of this country is the ‘Kiwis’, named after a flightless bird native to this land.
The official language of this country is Portuguese.
The main religions in this country are Christianity and Islam.
The capital city of this country is called Maputo, which shares its first letter with the name of the country.
With a population of 2.9 million people, this country is the third largest English-speaking nation in the Americas (after the United States and Canada).
This country is particularly known for its contribution to music, being the birthplace of genres such as Ska, Reggae and Dancehall and the home of legendary Reggae musician Bob Marley.
Over one million tourists are thought to visit this Island nation every year.
The country used to be known as Ceylon, although it changed its name when it became a republic in 1972.
This country is the world’s fourth largest tea producer (after China, India and Kenya).
It is one of the world’s most religiously diverse nations, with significant numbers of Hindus, Muslims and Christians, in addition to its majority of Buddhists.
Geographically speaking, this is the second largest country in the world and has the world’s longest coastline, at around 200,000 km (125,000 miles), which is around two thirds of the distance from the earth to the moon!
There are two official languages in this country: English and French.
The average temperature in January in the capital city of this country is around -10 °C.
Good Luck St Peter’s,
Mr Savage's Addition
You may need to save this for a long car journey! When I was primary school age, my sister and I used to enjoy playing 'car cricket' on a long car journey. There are no universal rules, but the version that we played came from an old ladybird book that I think I still have somewhere! You can find a different version on the website below:
In another version of the game, runs were scored for spotting telephone boxes, post boxes, petrol stations and pubs! Each one had a different score. A pub scored a four, but if it had a pub sign with an animal on it then the batsman was out and the next passenger got to bat! This version is even harder to play now that there aren't many telephone boxes and many small village pubs are becoming supermarkets! Also, roads tend to bypass the small villages and people often travel on the motorway.