St Paul's Catholic Primary School
A Voluntary Academy
Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero
Good morning everyone; I hope you are all well and are settling into our new home learning routine. I have to say that seeing your work over the past couple of days has made us so happy and proud of you all. Well done!
To start our day I thought I would share a few of the pictures you have so beautifully drawn and coloured.
Our learning opportunities today...
Don't forget to keep up with your reading; if you have finished your reading books there are e books to read on the Oxford Owls page.
Our Writing Activity Today - explaining our Christmas Collage
Speed Sounds with Rosie - new sounds available from 9.30am Follow the link below
Today the sounds for set 2 will be igh and set 3 will be a-e.
Do watch both of the videos for set 2 or 3 for the speed sounds and spelling. If you would like an extra challenge, the longer word challenge will look at ay/a-e/ai
Our Maths Learning Today
Today you will be comparing sets of numbers and labelling which are greater than and which are less than. The questions do get trickier as you go through the sheet, so don't worry if you find question 4 more challenging.
Watch the video and be ready with your worksheet or a pencil and paper / writing board to join in.
Today you are looking at comparing two different amounts of money to find the difference between them. This can be quite tricky because you are doing a few different operations. The questions go up to 7 today which are quite challenging. I think most of you should be able to do up to question 4. If you are up for the challenge, try beyond this. Don't worry if you find them tricky; they are!
Our Afternoon Activity - The History of Toys
Before Christmas we were learning about toys and how they have changed within the living memory of our parents and grandparents.
Today we will put our knowledge into practice and see if we can identify old and new toys and then use words to describe them.
We will then illustrate and describe one of our favourite toys brought by Father Christmas and we will compare this with the kind of toys our grandparents would have unwrapped on Christmas day as a child.
Now using my sheets below, or your own paper, choose one of your favourite toys you received for Christmas and draw and colour it. Make it look fabulous! Then using the adjectives from the final slide; write words around it which describe it. How it looks, feels and even what it does.
Then, if you are able to 'interview' a grandparent via a phone call, facetime or message ask them if they can remember a favourite Christmas present they received as a child. Can they remember what it was made from? What words would they use to describe it? You might need to google the toy if you aren't sure what it would have looked like so you can then draw this toy too. Again use the final slide on the powerpoint above to help you to describe the toy.
Do you remember me sharing with you the gird and cleek my dad said he used to run around the streets of Scotland with?
And Mrs Downes explaining about her doll which had a pot face and needed to go to the doll hospital to be repaired when it broke?
Hopefully this will show us how toys have changed and how the materials they were made from have changed to. I would love to see your pictures of your Christmas toys and your illustrations of the kind of toys your grandparents would have had. I think they would love to hear from you too! Good luck on this mission! You may need more time than just this afternoon to get in touch with a grandparent so don't worry. Speak to them when you can!