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Wonderful Warsop

Our theme for the next three weeks will focus on exploring the local area. Some tasks will take longer than others, so feel free to complete these over several days if needs be. You may do these in any order that you wish, and present your work in a way that suits you- be creative!

Click on the link below for this week's tasks:

Be Inspired!

For the next few weeks our theme will focus 'inspirational people in British history'. I would like you to conduct your own research into the different figures, and choose a task for each person. You may do these in any order that you wish, and present your work in a way that suits you- be creative!

Click on the link below for this week's tasks:

I would love to see the creations you come up with this week so please email them to me at mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Explore Electricity!

Our science theme for the next two weeks will focus on exploring electricity. Some tasks will take longer than others, so feel free to complete these over several days if needs be. You may do these in any order that you wish, and present your work in a way that suits you- be creative!

Click on the link below for this week's tasks. Scroll down for some useful resource links to help you too.

I would love to see the creations you come up with this week so please email it to me at mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Useful Resources:

Electricity knowledge organiser

BBC bitesize- electricity

Switched on kids- games and information

Ancient Greece

This half-term we will be learning about Greece/Ancient Greece. Each week you will be given a selection of activities to undertake during the course of that week. You may undertake these tasks in any order that you wish. Bear in mind that some will take longer than others to complete, you can be creative with how you choose to present them.

Click on the link below for this week's tasks. Scroll down for some useful resource links to help you too.

I would love to see what Ancient Greek creations you come up with this week so please email it to me at mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Fun Fact: The Ancient Greeks played an important part in the development of the alphabet. The first two letters of the Greek alphabet - alpha and beta - have given us the word 'alphabet'.

I loved seeing your VE day celebrations and decorations, I'm glad you were able to safely enjoy your day. I would love to see what Ancient Greek creations you come up with this week so please email it to me at mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Fun Fact: In ancient Greece, throwing an apple at somebody was a declaration of love, and in some instances, the gesture was used as a marriage proposal.

75th anniversary of VE day (8th May)

Have you seen any Union Jacks on houses? Maybe you have made some bunting yourself. It is because Friday marks 75 years since the end of World War Two conflict in Europe- Victory in Europe day!

Watch this video to find out about VE day.

On 8th May 1945 at 3pm, Winston Churchill announced on the radio that the war in Europe had come to an end. To celebrate this, it is traditional for people to throw street parties. I know some of you are having your own lockdown celebrations, I hope you enjoy them.

Ancient Greece

This half-term we will be learning about Greece/Ancient Greece. Each week you will be given a selection of activities to undertake during the course of that week. You may undertake these tasks in any order that you wish. Bear in mind that some will take longer than others to complete, you can be creative with how you choose to present them.

Click on the link below for this week's tasks. Scroll down for some useful resource links to help you too.

Thanks for your amazing Ancient Greek research last week, I can tell you are enjoying this topic. I would love to see what you come up with this week so please email it to me at mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Fun Fact: The Greeks had some strange superstitions about food! E.g.

Some wouldn’t eat beans as they thought they contained the souls of the dead!

Thanks for your amazing topic work last week, I loved seeing your tunics, vases and fact files! I would love to see what you come up with this week so please email it to me at mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Fun Fact: The Ancient Greeks invented the yo-yo!

It is considered the second oldest toy in the world, after the doll. Have you ever played with a yo-yo?

I would love to see what you come up with so please email it to me at mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Fun Fact: It's all Greek to me! The longest word ever written is Greek.

It was written in a play in 391 BCE by Greek playwright Aristophanes. It has a whopping 171 letters, and refers to a fictional dish consisting of several different types of meat. If you’re feeling brave, try to pronounce it without making a mistake: λοπαδο­τεμαχοσελαχο­γαλεο­κρανιο­λειψανο­δριμ­υπο­τριμματο­σιλφιο­καραβο­μελιτο­κατακεχυ­μενο­κιχλ­επι­κοσσυφο­φαττο­περιστερ­αλεκτρυον­οπτο­κεφαλλιο­κιγκλο­πελειο­λαγῳο­σιραιο­βαφη­τραγανο­πτερύγων

Happy Easter!

Have a look at your Easter Challenge here!

I'm sure it is not the Easter break a lot of you had imagined, but we can always look for the silver lining and spend some time resting, creating and making memories with people around you.

In the meantime, let’s all take a leaf out of Baloo’s book (not the ant eating part) and look for the bare necessities…

Friday 3rd April

Thanks for your posters about looking after your teeth!

Today we are looking at food chains. What is a food chain? Watch this video to find out.

Here is some examples of food chains:

Your tasks:

1. Have a go at these food chain challenges in the Savannah, tundra or woodland here.

2. Create your own food chain. You can display this however you want. Be creative, you could draw them, make a paper chain or even a powerpoint! Here are some pictures to spark ideas:

If you fancy a challenge, choose a food chain challenge card.

3. Label your food chain with these key words:

Producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, predator, prey

4. Email your fantastic food chains to me, I can't wait to see them! mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Thursday 2nd April

Today we are going to be looking at tooth decay. We will learn about what it is and how to prevent it.

First, watch this video from 3 minutes 35 seconds. We would have been doing this experiment in school if we could! You can give it a go at home if your grownup says it’s ok!

Then read the information on this website about how to look after and brush your teeth.

Your task today is to put all the information you have learnt into a poster to inform younger children what tooth decay is and how to look after their teeth properly. Make sure you send me a picture – I can’t wait to see them!

Here are some WAGOLLs:

Other useful websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zh2kjxs

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/how-to-brush

Wednesday 1st April

Thank you for sending me your work, I can tell that a lot of you are enjoying this science topic! Today we are going to look at different types of teeth and their functions (jobs).

I want you to watch this video and read the information on this website about different teeth. There is also a 'build the mouth' activity you can do on there (have an explore).

Use what you have read to label the picture below with either molar, premolar, canine or incisor. Have a look at your own teeth, can you see the different types? SAY CHEESE

You can print the picture off or have a go at drawing one yourself. Now, can you decide what teeth I am describing below?

These are the first teeth we grow, they have sharp edges and help us to bite into food.

Write a description like this for each of the other types.

Extension (this is optional)

Animals have different teeth depending on their diet, think about how our teeth are different to a tigers. This video talks about different animal's teeth.

Design your own fantasy animal and think about it's diet, is it a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore? Draw your animal's teeth according to it's diet. If you do this activity I would love to see your creations, please e-mail them to me at mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Tuesday 31st March

Well done- some of you have sent me some accurately labelled diagrams of the digestive system. Recap yesterday's learning with this game here (each level gets harder).

Today we are going to look at the functions (jobs) of all those different parts. Click here to watch a short video about the digestive system.

Below are two tables. One contains the parts of the digestive system, the other contains the functions. Your task is to match them up correctly.

Here are some links to other websites to help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8

https://www.ducksters.com/science/digestive_system.php

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/digestive-system.html

Wish Jar

Here is something that you may want to set up for you and your family...

Each time you, or one of your family members, wishes that they could do something, go somewhere, treat themselves, see someone they love, visit a new place or invite someone to visit , write it down on a piece of paper and pop it in the jar!

When our lives return to normal, you will have a 'bucket list' which you will be able to work through. In turn, you will be more grateful than ever for the little things that we often take for granted. Until then, enjoy watching your jar fill up with your wishes to look forward to!

If you are looking for fun ideas for things to do indoors, have a look on the mindfulness and online activities pages.

Monday 30th March

Today we are going to start our science work on Teeth & The Digestive System!

We will start by looking at the different parts of the digestive system. First click here to watch a short video about the digestive system.

Your task is to label the parts of the digestive system with these words: mouth, tongue, teeth, salivary glands, oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, large intestine, gallbladder, pancreas, liver, rectum, anus.

If you have a printer you can print this image and label it. If not, have a go at sketching it. Don't worry about artistic perfection- the important thing is the labelling.

Here are some links to other websites to help you:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/human-digestive-system

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/your-digestive-system/

https://www.ducksters.com/science/digestive_system.php

Mr. Brightman is holding a 'Book Trailer Competition'- get involved, there are prizes!!

Music

Mr. Stanton has kindly provided home learning music lessons, click here for the instructions.

Here is week one's lesson. I wonder if you can think back to our 'Music Through the Decades' topic to help you!

Here are some links to the songs we like to play in the classroom in case you want to learn them and have a dance around:

The Beatles- All You Need is Love

Justin Timberlake- Can't Stop the Feeling

Joni Mitchell- Big Yellow Taxi

Harry Styles- Treat People with Kindness

Zip- A- Dee- Doo- Dah

Friday 27th March

Earth Hour is taking place this Saturday 28th March. People all around the world are turning their lights off to come together and protect our planet (click here to learn more.)

I know you eco-warriors have been looking at how to be more sustainable in topic, and some of you have already told me you are making sure you only use lights when you need them.

Today I want you to create either a news report, speech or short video persuading people to turn off their lights for Earth Hour, telling them why it is important to protect the environment. Watch this WAGOLL video.

Don’t forget to share them with me at mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Here are some other fun ideas related to Earth Hour. Today at 3pm you can watch this live lesson to learn how to make a recycled lantern.

Scroll down for topic, history and music activities.

Thursday 26th March

Look at these line drawings (click for a song).

I would like you to get your creative juices flowing! I am giving you a choice of art activities. Use pencil, colour, pen, chalk... whatever you prefer. (It doesn't even have to be on paper) I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Activity one: Use these line drawing techniques to create a picture. It could be related to our wild world topic, something you can see or from your imagination.

Warm up here.

Activity two: Find something in your house and draw it. You could do it by eye or use this fun method.

Warm up here.

Please email your masterpieces to mgoodwin@birklandsschool.co.uk

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month! This is a great opportunity to celebrate women in history. Below is a list of famous women who have shaped history. Choose one to research, or one of your own, and create a fact-file/ information poster.

(Click on the name to find out more information)

Wild World activities

Here are some activities to recap our 'Wild World' topic. You could choose one to complete each day, I can't wait to see what you come up with. Happy creating!

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