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Mexico homework

 

Curriculum Area

 

Activity

 

In English we will be listening to and learning about a range of different fiction sea-side stories. It would be great for you to either visit the library or look at home for your favourite seaside story. See if you can read it with a grown up and then if you are feeling extra clever, write a book review explaining what was good, why you liked it and what it was about! You could even create a poster to advertise your chosen story! Bring your work into school and we may even read the story in class!

 

Tricky words to learn- please see high frequency words stuck to front page of the homework books.

Practice your letter formation and recognition at home

 

 

In maths we will be introducing fractions and starting to think about halving and sharing objects. You could choose your favourite summer snack or sweet and share it between 2 or more people. This is easily done with a pizza!

 

We will also be looking at measuring in maths and will be focusing on measurement. For length and height children could use measuring tapes and rulers to measure how long different objects are, they could use centimetres or non-standard units of measure such as Lego bricks or wooden blocks. Children could explore how tall the people in their house are and find out who is the tallest and the shortest.

 

For Science you could look at the different oceans and compare all of the different sea creatures and their habitats. If you fancy a challenge you could research why the different animals live there and how they have adapted? For example colourful fish live in coral reefs so that they are camouflaged and other animals don’t eat them!

 

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In art you could create a picture of the seaside using either natural materials such as sand, sticks for boats and shells or by simply using paint. If you choose paint you could challenge yourself to see how many different shades of blue you can make for the sea by adding more and more white paint.

 

For design and technology can you create a model boat which floats? This means you need to think about shape, design and which materials are waterproof. Perhaps, you could even test some materials in water?

 

In PHSE we will be continuing our focusing on growing up and the changes our body will go through. You could draw a picture of a child and a grownup and label the differences between the two bodies. If you are slightly older, you could also focus on the changes with puberty. You could also talk about feelings and keep a feeling diary thinking about what activities make you happy and why some things may make you sad.

Please record any homework activities you undertake in the homework book you have received from class alternatively you can email any pictures to admin@stgiles.derby.sch.uk In the Subject box mark them for the attention of your child’s class e.g. For the Attention of Mexico Class and we will print them and pop them in the book.