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This is where there will be weekly tasks to help you with your topic learning. 

W.B. Monday 1st June

 

Green Fingers

 

This week our new topic is 'Green Fingers'. We will be learning all about plants and trees! This week our book is 'The Tiny Seed'. Here are some activities based on seeds and plants for the week. You can do these in any order you wish.

 

Plant a seed!

When you next go to the shops you can get a pack of seeds for anything you wish (beans are a good one to watch). You can plant it in a jar in some soil and you will be able to see it grow through the jar! 

 

Life Cycle of a plant

Use this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z2vdjxs to find out all about the life cycle of a plant. Once you have watched the videos take the quiz to test what you have learnt! 

You can also draw the life cycle of a plant. 

 

Art

In the story the flower grows very big and tall at the end. Can you make your very own tall flower? You could use a collage technique and cut out lots of bits of paper. 

 

 

 

 

W.B. Monday 18th May 

 

This is our last week of our Dungeons and Dragons topic. Here are some ideas of activities you could do at home based on Zog.

 

Materials 

Knights Armour

Sir Gadabout is a knight. Knights wore protective clothing. We learnt about materials and their properties at school. His armour would have needed to be strong, can you think of materials his coat of armour could have been made of and describe why?

 

Princess Dress

Princess Pearl doesn't like pretty dresses! Can you design her some clothes she would like to wear. 

 

Animals

Take a look at the illustrations in the book, lots of other animals feature. Can you write a list of these animals? If you felt like really challenging you could sort the animals into different categories. 

 

 

 

W.B. Monday 11th May 

 

Dungeons and Dragons Continued 

 

Map for a dragon:

We have made maps at school before. This week I would like you to make one for a dragon! Dragons live in different magical settings. Use your imagination to create a fantasy land and map for a dragon. You can label the different parts of your fantasy land afterwards. 

My map:

W.B. Monday 4th May

 

 

Flying dragon puppet

Can you use objects in your house to make a dragon puppet? You could make this fly and think of a story to tell with it. 

 

Design your own dragon eggs

Dragons lay eggs. Can you design a magical looking dragon egg? If you cut it in a cracked half afterwards you could make it look like your dragon puppet is hatching out of it!

 

Animal research 

Which other animals lay eggs? Can you write a list and draw some pictures of animals that lay eggs. You can research this on the computer.

 

 

 

 

W.B. Monday 27th April

 

Well done for all your fantastic work on castles last week. Remember these activities are for the full week. 

 

We are continuing to learn about Dungeons and Dragons. This week we will be learning about knights! 

 

Watch this video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWYySCGV0Tk 

 

Once you have watched the video. Answer these questions:

1. How many years ago were the medieval times?

2. What is a troubador? 

3. What does a knight wear?

4. What was the jesters job?

5. What is a tapestry?

6. What did a foot soldier wear? Why did he wear this?

 

Remember to write in full sentences using a capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. Say your sentence first to make sure you know what you are going to write. 

 

In medieval times, knights would have a coat of arms, which is a shield, with a design important to them. 

You can draw your own coat of arms and design it.

 

 

Here are some examples. 

 

Build your own castle!

 

You can use recycled items around the house to build your very own castle. Here are some examples to have a look at. You could use toilet roll tubes, boxes, cans. Use your imagination and things you can find around the house. 

 

W.B. Monday 20th April 

 

Dungeons and Dragons 

 

Out topic is Dungeons and Dragons. This week we are going to be learning all about castles. Do you know what a castle is? 

There is a very famous castle in Harry Potter called Alnwick Castle, watch this clip to see it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SafKm0tsSOw

Do you know any other castles from stories? See if you can write them as a list.

 

Features of castles:

I have made a video about castles, please watch this so you can learn all about the features of castles, you can then draw your very own castle and label it with features. You can label the features in the video and research to find some more of your own! smiley

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUiKbvgHqFo&feature=youtu.be 

 

Enjoy your work and remember to email it over to 

1s@st-johns-pri.bham.sch.uk

1q@st-johns-pri.bham.sch.uk

Using your senses:

We learnt about our senses at school. Pick a window in your house. Stand there for a few minutes and take a look at what you can see and write or draw them down. Then see what you can hear and write or draw them down. Now you can try again but see what you can hear and write or draw them down. You could practise which senses you use if you put on a blindfold and cover your ears too. 

 

Our new topic is called 'Dungeons and Dragons'. Do you know what a dungeon in? Ask an adult to help you find out. 

Follow this link to see a castle that is not far from school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEp8gnA6p28

At school, you have been learning about how to write questions. Can you write some questions that you'd like to find the answer to? Don't forget to send them to your teacher. 

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