Wednesday 8th July
Dear Class R parents and carers,
Thank you for your continued engagement with the activities we are setting. It really is lovely to see what the children at home are getting up to and it really helps to keep us connected to the children that we are missing terribly.
Thank you to those of you who have sent over your transition information, for us to share with Ms Osman today. We are currently only waiting for three more to be sent in. If you are yet to do this please can you make sure you send it over ASAP.
This morning I would like the children to begin the day by listening to the attached story 'Whatever Next!'
This was my younger brother's favourite story when he was young and I remember reading this to him lots and it also became my son Jack's favourite story when he was younger.
In the story baby bear wishes to travel to the moon and uses his imagination and things he found around the house to help him create his own rocket.
If you were going to travel anywhere where would it be? How would you get there?
I would like the children to plan their own expedition and pack a snack or lunch and then use things they find around the house to create their own mode of transport. There are no rules on what they choose to make, however it does need to be big enough to fit themselves in / on.
After they have done this could the children write down the opening of their expedition "Can I go to the (...). I would like to go there because (...)
After this I would like the children to go through the attached powerpoint 'Transport around the world' and discuss the parts of the powerpoint with their grownups.
Following this I would like the children to watch the BBC Bitesize video 'Development of transport during the Victorian era' - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4fvr82 Please note that this is a KS2 resource but actually there are some interesting demonstrations of a range of different vehicles and I think the children will quite enjoy some of the information in there. It also has a section on Isambard Kingdom Brunel, an engineer who had a hand in several things the children may have had the opportunity to see before 'The SS Great Britain and Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, The South Devon Railway line in Dawlish Warren, as well as the Royal Albert Bridge in Plymouth.
Can they discuss with you what they notice in the video?
After this I would like the children to have a go at the 2do 'Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.' This involves working out some addition and subtraction sums and using the keybord to type their answer. Please note that this can be saved to their Tray afterwards and I can view this.
Mrs Benney will be adding a challenge later in the morning so please look out for that.