Lockdown Week 3 (W/C 18th January)

 
Weekly timetable - Please use this as a guide to support you in structuring your day. 
 
There are still a number of useful resources available on the 'Yellow Class' section of the website, that you can utilise in addition to following the weekly plan if you wish.
 
 
Daily Phonics
 
Please join Yellow Class at 9am everyday via Zoom for our daily phonics lesson (Zoom invites will be sent via Dojo). If you cannot make the session, please drop me a message on Dojo to let me know, and go through some of the phonics resources on the Phonics support page.
 
 
Daily Maths
Here you will find all the Maths resources for the week. There is a PowerPoint presentation and worksheet for each day. There is also an extension worksheet for each day if you would like to give it a go.
 
 
Daily English
 
Here you will find information about your English task for each day. These tasks will often revolve around our T4W topic (The Dancing Tiger), but will sometimes be an unrelated handwriting or fluency task. 
 
 
Monday 18th January 2021
 
The Tiger!
 
Read through the poem (practising your actions and using your storymap as you go) and think about the words use to describe the tiger. 
 
Think about what exactly makes the tiger special and unique? How do the words do this?
 
I would then like you to come up with some adjectives that you think describe a tiger.
 
Once you've had a think, I would then like you create a artistic picture of the tiger. This can be a drawing, painting, or any other way that you would like to use, but I want it to be really colourful. You can then write your adjectives around your final tiger artwork. 
 
Complete handwriting/spelling worksheet.
 
 
Tuesday 19th January 2021
 
Character description!
 
I would like you to look at the tiger poem (practise your actions and follow your story map as you go) and pick out which words are used to describe the tiger. 
 
Do you think these words describe the tiger well? Do they paint a good picture in your minds?
 
I would then like you to CHANGE the poem. You are going to think of a different animal (anything but a tiger), and think of and write the words that you would use to describe your animal. Add these words and the new character into the poem and see if it still makes sense. 
 
Complete spelling/handwriting worksheet.
 
 
Wednesday 20th January 2021
 
Once upon a picture activity 
 
'Pegged'
 
Follow the link below, look at the image carefully and answer the questions.
 
  • What’s happening here?
  • Give the creatures names.
  • Why does the purple creature have a peg on its nose? Why are its cheeks bulging?
  • Is the large character an ogre? A troll? Something else?
  • Why does he have his foot in a bowl?
  • How is he feeling? Why?
  • Why are there flies around him?
  • Add thought bubbles to this picture.
  • Which character do you like the most? Why?
  • Which character can you best relate to? Why?
  • Why is the title ‘Pegged’? Give this image a new title. Explain your choice.
 
Complete handwriting/spelling worksheet.
 
 
Thursday 21st January 2021
 
Change your actions and storymap!
 
On Tuesday, you spent time changing the character within the poem, and the words used to describe the character.
 
I would now like you to change your poem actions to reflect the changes in the poem.
 
I would then like you to make yourself a new storymap that also reflects the changes that you made to the original poem. 
 
Complete handwriting/spelling worksheet.
 
 
Friday 22nd January 2021
 
Once upon a picture activity 
 
'Dragon'
 
Follow the link below, look at the image carefully and answer the questions.
 
  • What can you see? What do you think is happening/has happened/will happen?
  • Who owns this boat? Where is it from? Where is it going? Who travels on this boat?
  • What can you see beneath the surface of the water?
  • What is the creature called? Describe the creature. Consider its eyes, mouth, legs, tail and other details.
  • What is the creature doing?
  • Where the boat going?
  • Why are the fish swimming alongside the creature?
  • Who is in the hot air balloons?
Complete handwriting/spelling worksheet.
 
 
Daily Topic/Creative/Research task
 
This activity will often be linked to our current topic (40s to Naughties), but may sometimes be an individual creative or research-based task.
 
 
Monday 18th January 2021
 
Creative Task!
 
Follow the link below to the Tate Kids website.
 
On here you will find instructions for drawing your own 'sound creature'.
 
I'm really eager to see what amazing drawings you come up with :)
 
 
Tuesday 19th January 2021
 
Rocking and rolling into the 1950's.
 
Explore 1950's music and think about how it differs from the music of the 1940's.
 
Listen to at least one song from each of the following genres:
 
1950's Rock'n'Roll
1950's Traditional pop
1950's Country rhythm 
1950's Blues
 
Which genre was you favourite, and why?
 
Did any of the songs sound similar to the music of Vera Lynn or Bing Crosby?
 
 
Wednesday 20th January 2021
 
The King of Rock'n'Roll - Elvis Presley 
 
Today you are going to be learning about Elvis Presley.
 
I would like you to do some research and answer some questions.
 
Firstly, listen to 5 different Elvis Presley songs (my favourites are 'Can't help falling in love' and 'Jailhouse rock').
 
Which song was your favourite and why?
 
Do you think all of his songs were Rock'n'Roll songs?
 
Where was he born?
 
When was he born?
 
When did he die, and how old was he?
 
Why was Elvis so famous?
 
 
Thursday 21st January 2021
 
'The King' - Elvis Presley 
 
Today I want you to find out why Elvis was known as the King.
 
Can you tell me some of the other nicknames he had, and where they came from?
 
Find a video of Elvis performing live.
 
What do you think of his dance moves? Do you think you can dance like Elvis?
 
Find some pictures of Elvis and create some Elvis artwork (I don't mind what form this takes).
 
 
Friday 22nd January 2021
 
Finish off Friday!
 
You can use this time to finish off anything from the week that you would like to, or catch up on any other bits if you want. 
 
We've done A LOT of work this week, and I'm very impressed with all the work you've been sharing with me. Because of that, I'd be happy for you to have some free time in this afternoon slot, if you and your grown up think you have earned it :)