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Week 10: 29.6.20

Week beginning: Monday 29/6/20

Due back: Friday 3/7/20 (post on Seesaw or email teachers)

Theme: Olympics

 

Woohoo! We have an exciting new topic.....

 

The Olympics

 

Important message about this week's activities:

  • For the children who are returning to school, the activities with ** around the title will be taught and completed in school. If you are returning to school, you do not have to complete these at home but you must complete all of the other activities at home on the days you are not in school.
  • If you are not returning to school, you must complete all of the activities at home as normal.

Numeracy

**This week we are learning to: represent data using bar charts.**   

 

The top 3 countries in every event in the Olympics win medals – Gold for 1st place, Silver for 2nd place and Bronze for 3rd place.

You are going to find out how many medals the top countries won in the London 2012 Summer Olympics games. 

 

There are 3 different levels of challenge to choose from - mild, medium and spicy! Find everything you need for this activity by scrolling down to 'Resources' and clicking 'Numeracy'.

 

What to do:
1)    Complete the medal table. You can find this information easily using a Google search.
2)    Create a bar chart using the total number of medals won by each country.
3)    Write 5 sentences showing what the bar chart shows you.

 

This is an example of what a bar chart looks like.

 

 Remember to use the numbers along the side carefully to help you to draw your bars.

 

ALWAYS use a ruler and pencil when drawing any lines and colour the bars neatly.

 

You can print out the resources or complete it straight onto Seesaw, but it would be great to see you drawing your own using pencil and paper.

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This week we are learning to: use mental strategies to recall multiplication tables for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10.

 

This week we are going to use Sumdog to practise our multiplication skills. Just logon and play the games as normal and you should be asked lots of multiplication questions. 

 

When you logon, select the 'maths' option and then 'start'. We have set different challenges for each of you. If you need any help with your login details then please get in touch with Mrs Castle. 

 

We also have our competition with the Eagles class running until Friday. We are currently winning! Go Owls! Keep up the good work! 

Literacy

TASK 1: This week we are learning to: gather ideas to plan writing.

Watch the video with Max Whitlock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2XC-0Vt500

 

Read the factfile about this GB gymnast.

https://www.british-gymnastics.org/gymnast-profiles/377804/max-whitlock-mbe

Around the gymnast outline pic, write down words that you think describe this incredible athlete.

 

Think about:

  • his personality – perhaps is he committed, determined, driven etc
  • his appearance – perhaps he is strong, flexible, muscular etc
  • his sacrifices (what has he given up in order to be an Olympic athlete?)

 

Scroll down to 'Resources' and click 'Literacy' to find everything you will need for this activity.

 

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TASK 2: This week we are learning to: organise our writing into sections. 

 

https://www.teamgb.com/sports

1) Have a look at the different Olympic Sports and choose one that interests you.

 

https://www.teamgb.com/athletes

2) Then have a look at the athlete list and find an athlete from that sport.

 

Research this athlete and create a factfile about them. You need to include:

  • general information: name, age, where they’re from
  • information about their sport
  • medals won so far and from what competitions
  • what training do they have to do?
  • what kind of food must they eat?
  • who do they train with and where?
  • hopes for the future – what are they aiming for?

Think carefully about how you will present your factfile. 

 

Scroll down to 'Resources' and click 'Literacy' to find everything you will need for this activity.

 

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TASK 3: **This week we are learning to: use connectives to show links within sentences. **

 

Use the links below to learn about an inspiring female British athlete called Dina Asher-Smith.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQbCO7XXSJA

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/great-britain-ni/dina-asher-smith-14378282

https://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/dina-asher-smith-winter-grind-1039927711/

https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/athletes/dina-asher-smith/

 

Once you have read this articles and watched the video, see if you can complete the sentences in the 'Resources' section in 'Literacy'. First, choose a connective from the box and then complete the sentence.

 

If you’re feeling confident, have a go at completing the sentences which start with the connective. Remember this creates a clause and must have a comma to show this.

Now can you write some of your own sentences, either using connectives to extend your sentence or start your sentence.

Topic

TASK 1: **This week we are learning to: activate our prior knowledge and explore new ideas.**

 

Watch this advert for the London 2012 Olympics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVrjFlt4hI

Can you think of 5 words that come to your mind when you watch it?

 

What do you know about the Olympics? Tell a family member or write your ideas down.

 

Did you know the Summer Olympics takes place every 4 years? There is also a Winter Olympics in between. The last Olympics was in 2016 and it took place in Rio. The Olympics was supposed to take place in Tokyo this year but it has sadly been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

 

Look at the pictures in 'Resources'->'Topic'. What can you see? What do you think? What do you wonder? For each one, fill in the lines including what you see, think and wonder. Try to write 3 ideas for each. 

 

To explore some more, watch a few minutes of the Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_qXm9HY9Ro

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TASK 2:

This week we are learning to: locate places using maps.


Do you know the difference between a continent, country and city?
Swansea is one of many cities that make up Wales. Wales is one of many countries that make up the continent Europe.

Go onto Google Maps -  https://www.google.com/maps
Type in Swansea and zoom out using the minus (-) button at the bottom right so you can see where in the world we are! How amazing is that?

 

Which cities have hosted the Olympics in the past?
Let’s have a look!

1984 – Los Angeles
1988 – Seoul
1992 – Barcelona
1996 – Atlanta
2000 – Sydney
2004 – Athens
2008 – Beijing
2012 – London
2016 – Rio de Janeiro

2020 – Tokyo (postponed)

 

Do you know what countries these cities are in?

 

1)   First, use Google Maps to find which countries these cities are in. Write your answers in notes or handwrite them and take a picture to upload to Seesaw.

e.g. Paris -> France

2)  Next, create a string of flags for these countries. Find the flags using a Google Search, draw them on paper and colour with pencils. You could put it up in your window/bedroom/garden to celebrate the countries that have hosted the Olympics. Please take a picture to show us!

Wellbeing

**This week we are learning to: value our friendships.**

 

Look at the picture of the Olympic flag. Have you seen this symbol before?

If you went to an Olympic stadium, you would see this symbol everywhere – on flags, seats, posters, towels, medals… The Olympic rings are 5 interlocking rings coloured blue, yellow, black, green and red on a white background. The symbol was created in 1913 to represent the world linked together in friendship. 

 

During this time apart, I know lots of you have been missing your friends. Our friends are so important in helping us to feel happy and valued. This week we are taking inspiration from the Olympic rings and making our own friendship chains.

Look at the picture above to see what a paper chain looks like. 

 

How to make a friendship chain:
•    Cut some strips of paper;
•    Write your friends name and why they are a good friend on each one
(for example: Jane is a kind friend who always makes me laugh);
•    Colour, draw pictures and decorate;
•    Stick the ends of each strip together to make a loop and link them together.

 

Your chain can be as long as you want! You can display it somewhere to help you to remember how many amazing friends you have. Don’t forget to take pictures and upload them onto Seesaw.

Activities explained by Miss Sanderson

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