Swallows in action!
Swallows class 2020-2021
Home Learning July 2021
A good start to home learning has been made! Here is some of your work so far:
Summer Two – Weeks 1-3
The children have been incredibly busy since we came back to school after the half term break. Over the past few weeks we have been thinking about how art has changed over time. We have studied the work of Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol and Banksy! The children have been painting, sculpting and so much more. We are hoping to invite the parents to an art exhibition in the coming weeks to showcase all the brilliant art we have made.
In maths we have been busy working our way through money and geometry and the children have been working hard on their times tables and division facts.
In English we have been doing a lot of reading comprehension and writing on the famous artists we have been learning about and also using some of artwork as stimulus for writing.
Here a few photographs of some of the things we have been up to this term so far:
Week Seven- Week beginning 24.5.21
This finished our English unit on ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. We were so excited about the story that we put our imaginations and literacy skills to the test by writing a missing chapter. We also spent some time practising using different art materials before completing a final piece depicting out favourite scene from ‘Firework Maker’s Daughter’. In maths, we have been collecting and representing data in tally charts, pictograms and bar graphs. The highlight of our week was ‘Alpington in Action’ day. We spent the morning thinking about homelessness and wrote letters to Boris Johnson informing him of our ideas on how homeless people can be helped. In the afternoon, we joined the rest of the school for an anti-bullying protest as we marched around Alpington with our anti-bullying posters!
Week Six – Week beginning 17.5.21
This week have continued our work on ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. We are enjoying this book so much! This week we have been building on our vocabulary and describing the Fire-Fiend and the Grotto. In maths we have moved onto learning about money. So far we have been recapping pounds and pence, converting from pounds to pence and adding amounts. On an afternoon we have been composing our own pieces of music. You can watch our performances on our Stream channel!
Week Four and Five – Week beginning 3.5.21 and 10.5.21
In week four we finished reading ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and in week five we started our new book ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman. In maths we have been continuing with our work on fractions. We have shown such resilience when learning all about fractions as at times it can be quite hard! In week five we have been curious and thinking about how music has changed over history. We have been exploring lots of different types of music.
Week Three – Week Beginning 26.4.21
So far this week we have continued our work on George’s Marvellous Medicine and our work on fractions. We have been finding fractions of amounts and writing our own recipes! On an afternoon we have begun our work on our science topic ‘electricity’. We have thought about how electricity is generated and how we use electricity on a day to day basis.
Week Two – Week Beginning 19.4.21
This week we have so far enjoyed a bit of yoga and have designed and made our own inventions.
Week One – Week Beginning 12.4.21
What a lovely first week back we had. We have really enjoyed getting stuck into our new topic – ‘Ideas that Changed the World’. We began by thinking about the difference between an invention and a discovery, we then moved onto looking at what inventions around the home are important and then later on in the week moved onto learning about the invention of the internet. We all seem very curious and engaged about this new topic and look forward to exploring it further.
In maths, we have been recapping what we have learnt previously about fractions, ready to begin new learning next week.