Choose one of these activities to complete every day.
Watch the video below to introduce you to the topic this term - how many different animals can you spot? How many of then are you familiar with? Were there any you'd never seen before? To begin the topic, I'd like you to try an create an 'underwater alphabet'. On a piece of paper, try to write down one sea/ocean creature or living thing for each letter of the alphabet - is it possible? Let me know by emailing school with your list!
Open up the presentation below and read the information. It will talk you through an investigation you can do at home. If you don't have tea towels, use kitchen paper or socks! Make sure you open up the activity sheet and fill it in as you go along.
Open the presentation and follow the instructions for the various investigations - ask an adult to help you. Whilst you complete the investigations, note your observations and results on the activity sheet.
Use books, atlas' or the internet to correctly label the 'Our Oceans' worksheet. Try to identify as many as you can.
Open the document for your instructions and photographs. Follow the instructions to create a poster about your chosen animal - this should take you 2 lessons.
Ocean Animal Art
Open the document to find the instructions for creating some animal art - we'd love to see photographs of them at school!
The Water Cycle
Using the information from the 'water cycle reading comprehension' in the literacy section, label and colour the diagram of the water cycle - there are 3 levels to choose from.
Open the presentation to learn some amazing water usage facts - you'll be suprised to know some of the easiest ways we waste water every day. After you've read them, create a poster to encourage people to save water. Don't forget to add some of the fabulous water facts and some pictures (you could draw them or print them off)
Cool Colour tones
Either download the colouring templates below or draw your own picture of an underwater animal. Then, colour it in using cool tones and colours (look at the information on the poster). Can you create collection of animals - your own aquarium maybe?
Science - Sorting African Animals
Cut out the animal picture cards below. Using them and the Carroll diagram, try to stick the animals into the correct places on the sorting diagram.
Art and Design - Tinga Tinga
Take a look at the presentation to learn all about Tinga Tinga art and then use the outlines below to create your own. Either before or after, you could watch an episode of Ting Tinga Tales on the BBC iplayer.
Geography - Discover Africa
Watch the video below and make notes of the things you can see in Africa. Do some research using the internet and create a leaflet or poster aimed at persuading people to visit Africa. Think about using a bold, catchy title; text boxes; key facts; an introduction and pictures.
Art and Design
Look at the traditional African Patterns below. Can you use them as inspiration to design your own. Think about what colours you can see in the patters and the different shapes that are used.
Geography - Map Work
Use the internet, an atlas or other books to complete the first page of the resource below. After that, see if you can identify where each of the African countries go on the map.
Science - Classification
Watch the BBC Bitesize video in the link below and complete the activities. After that, draw and label an living thing of your choice and then describe it using scientific vocabulary.
Art - Ndebele Houses
Ndebele artwork can be seen throughout Africa and is quite unique. Traditionally only the women of a village would paint the houses using only paintbrushes made out of chicken feathers and paint - no ruler necessary! Open the presentation and the challenge worksheet and get creating your own!
Geography - The Massai People
Open up the presentation below to find lots of information about the Massai people of Kenya. After reading the information, complete the 'Match It' activity and the 'All about the Massai People' activity.
Science - Living Things
Click the link below to learn about classifying living things. After that, create a poster to explain what a vertebrate and and invertebrate is.
Geography - The UK
Click the link below to access the BBC bitesize work on cities of the UK. After watching the video adn completing the activities, make a leaflet, poster or mini book all about the UK. Think about adding facts about: