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Saturn - Other Summer week 4 (11.05.2020)

Friday 15th May 2020

Good morning my shiny happy little people. We are going to think about our science topic of light and shadows today. In future lessons we will be investigating light 💡  by using the sun 🌞 as our light source, but before we do, we must recognise that the sun is a powerful light source that we have to be aware of and so we are going to have a lesson on sun safety.

I have found for you a short PowerPoint that you can go through and learn facts about the sun and how to stay safe in the sun, it also has discussion elements for you to chat to another person about.

After you have watched the PowerPoint, you could either design a poster to explain to younger children how to stay safe in the sun, what they must do. Or you could create a mini video explaining the importance of staying safe in the sun and how we can all do this.

If you choose the poster, remember to make it eye catching, bold, colourful, a big title that stands out, use sub-titles for different sections. I look 👀  forward to seeing what you come up with.

Sun Safety Powerpoint

Thursday 14th May 2020

Seeing as the sun 🌞 is shining and the weather is starting to get warmer, let us get back to the PE lesson that we started on our throwing skills. Last time we looked at throwing over arm, today we are going to concentrate on our underarm throw. Remember if you don’t have a ball 🎾 or much space you can use a rolled up pair of socks 🧦.


 

Underhand throwing is usually easier for children to master.  Children will be more accurate when throwing underarm and will have more control the velocity of the ball when they throw.  Learning how to throw underarm will allow the children to begin playing games like bocce ball, lawn bowls, ten pin bowling and kid’s softball.  Performing an underarm throw is simple!  

  1. Have the child grasp the ball in their dominant hand
  2. Look at the target with both feet pointed towards it
  3. Swing the arm holding the ball backwards like an elephant’s trunk, then as it goes forward, release the ball.  The child can also step a foot forward as they throw (the foot opposite the throwing hand).
  4. Remind the child to keep their eye on the target.

 

This approach gives the kids a sense of accomplishment and they will notice their own throwing skills improving.   This circuit uses small ball or rolled up socks because they are easier for the children to hit the target with.  The circuit can include:

  • Underarm throwing station 1
    Have the children attempt to throw their ball at a pylon with a ball on top.  Their goal is to knock the ball off.
  • Underarm throwing station 2
    Have the kids try to throw their ball into a bucket.
  • Underarm throwing station 3
    Have the children partner up and try to successfully throw and catch the ball three times in a row.
  • Underarm throwing station 4
    Have the children attempt to throw the ball at a target on a wall.

 

 

Bucket toss golf

This game combines underarm throwing with the rules of golf.  To play, you will need:

  • Beanbag balls, rolled up socks or soft foam balls
  • Buckets or cardboard boxes
  • Pieces of cardboard or string for golf tees

Start by setting up a miniature golf course, with string for the tee and a bucket or cardboard box for the hole.  Ideally, you should have at least 5 holes in your miniature golf course.  

Have the participants start at the first tee and attempt to throw their beanbag ball into the bucket with as few throws as possible.  The children should throw one at a time until everyone has completed the hole. 

You can keep track of the scores on a piece of paper.  The child to complete the course in the least number of  throws is the winner.  You can also vary the length of the holes to make the course more challenging if the children are accurate throwers.

Wednesday 13th May 2020

We are going to think about creative artistic skills today.Our overall topic this term would be cave paintings to coincide with our Stone Age topic. As you can imagine they wouldn’t have had paper in this period of time to draw on and so used the walls of a cave to show their ideas. By doing this, texture would have been created and so I feel that you guys need to look at textures that you can use in art to help you understand what it would have looked like. Let me know how you get on.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hello my little darlings. I hope you are all well and raring to go today. We are going to get our coding heads on today. From the feedback that I received from you on ‘Class Dojo’, you absolutely loved the last task I set, trying to get your avatar to dance 💃 along to your favourite tune. So I am asking you to look at another coding program/game that you can sink your teeth 🦷 into. Can you have a go at one of the following please.

Monday 11th May 2020
I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday and chilled for a few days and enjoyed the sun 🌞.

I wasn’t sure what the weather would be doing today, seeing as it went for a cold drop yesterday, so instead of some PE skills like I have normally being setting on a Monday, we are going to have a bit of a history session.

Last time we looked at history, you started to look into prehistoric Britain and I asked you about a picture of people who were sitting around a fire 🔥 in a cave. We are going to look at the next lesson in which we start to look at the Stone Age era.

 

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