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Saturn Other - Summer Week 3 (04.05.2020)

Thursday 7th May 2020

Well, we have woken up to another glorious day. I’m looking forward to getting out and walking my dogs ๐Ÿถ. 
Yesterday, I set you the task of creating some bunting to decorate your house ready for VE Day tomorrow. If you haven’t finished that, keep on going, we want your house ๐Ÿ  to look splendid and stand out from the rest. Try to think of something a little special that you could do to celebrate and mark the event. You could try to organise a little picnic ๐Ÿงบ in your garden with some delicious treats, play a family game together, listen to your favourite tunes, put on one of your favourite outfits. Try to make the day special.

If you have finished your bunting and are still wanting something to do, use the sunshine ๐ŸŒž to your advantage and do some shadow art. 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

I hope you enjoyed learning about VE Day yesterday and why it is so important and relevant to our history. There were lots of street parties that took place in celebration ๐Ÿฅณ, now I know at the moment this is not possible to get close to those on our street to hold such a festivity but we can still try to get the bubbly atmosphere that must have taken place. 
People decorated their homes and this is your task for today. I would love for you to create some bunting, pictures, chain bunting to place either instead your home somewhere or place it outside so that everyone around you will be able to see your hard work. Yesterday, when I was at school, myself and Mrs Jackson placed lots of fantastic bunting on the school gates, it really brighten not only the fence but also our moods.Take lots of piccies to show me on ‘Class Dojo’.


Paper chain bunting

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Normally it would have been ‘May Day’ yesterday but for special reasons it has been moved to Friday 8th. Do you know why it has been moved?

yep, you’ve got it. It is to coincide with something that is called VE Day, which is extremely important to British and national history. In order to learn a little more about it, I have attached a PowerPoint presentation all about it and at the end there is a task to write a postcard and design a picture to go on the front of it.

Try to picture yourself there, in that period of history. What thoughts would be racing around your head? What emotions would you be feeling and why? Who would you be wanting to see and talk to the most? What would you say to them? What could you have been doing at the time you found out? 

VE Day powerpoint

Monday 4th May 2020

It’s ‘Star Wars’ day in my house as ‘May the fourth be with you’, lol ๐Ÿ˜. Whilst the weather is still looking ok today, let’s get active and continue with our throwing and catching skills. Our focus today is throwing, we are going to try and throw with greater accuracy over arm, try these tasks and even think of some of your own.

Here are some tips for teaching a basic overhand throw to a child:

  1. Have the child stand straight while facing the target and holding the ball in their dominant hand
  2. If they are throwing with their right hand, have them turn sideways to the target so their left arm/foot are in front and right arm/foot are behind
  3. Have them place their feet about shoulder-width apart
  4. Have the child lift their left arm so it is pointing at the target they want to hit.  While doing so, they should shift their weight slightly onto their back foot.
  5. The child then lifts their throwing hand so the ball is near their right ear
  6. Finally, in a single motion, they should shift their weight forward, drop the pointing arm, twist their torso, and bring their throw arm forward to release the ball.

#1 — Sock vs cardboard target 

If you are teaching to throw overhand for the first time, consider using a rolled up sock and a cardboard target.  A rolled up sock is easy to handle, is unlikely to break anything and won’t roll far after being thrown.  Make a cardboard target for the child to attempt to knock over.  You could also use a cardboard box placed on its side with a painted target in the bottom.

#2 — Cardboard Javelin 

This is an excellent game for children who are trying to learn the mechanical process of throwing overarm.  To play this game, you will need:

  • An empty cardboard tube
  • String or twine
  • An outdoor area with two objects that the string can be tied to

Start by running the string through the cardboard tube.  Next, tie the string to two objects (trees work well) so it is forms a straight horizontal line with the cardboard tube running along it.  Children can then grasp the cardboard tube and see how far they can throw it along the line.

This is a useful game because it helps you teach children the mechanics of throwing overarm.  You will be able to show them how to place their feet, how to turn their torso and how to use their arms.  They will quickly see an increase in the distance of their cardboard javelin throws as their technique gets better — and they won’t have to worry about chasing after the ball they just threw.

#3 — Beginner’s dodge ball

To play this game, you will need a fence or wall which is at least 3 or 4 meters wide, and a soft foam ball (large or small) or your socks.

Have one of the children stand just in front of the fence, facing away from it.  The other child stands about 4 to five meters away from the fence and is given the ball.  The child with the ball must throw it in an attempt to hit the child in front of the fence.  The ball can only be aimed at the legs.

The player standing in front of the fence must attempt to dodge the throw.  If they succeed, they win a point.  If they fail, the other player wins a point and they swap positions.  The player standing in front of the fence can also catch the ball to win a point.  The first player to 15 points wins!  Because this is beginner’s dodge ball, make sure you use a very soft ball so no one is at risk of being hurt.