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Monday: Construct an Alien Headband - Topic Lesson 1

Before this lesson, parents you will need to ensure you have some craft materials and an Alice Band.

Discussion 1: How did Beegu feel when everyone on Earth looked different to her?  What could humans do to make an alien feel safe, happy and not scared?  What could we do to our appearance to make an alien feel welcome?

 

Discussion 2: What do we think an alien might look like?  Do you think they might all look like Beegu?  Where are their eyes?  How many eyes do they have?  Do they all have ears?  What colour are aliens? 

 

Look at the different aliens below.  Can you make a list of their similarities and differences?

Today you are going to make your own alien headbands.  Look at the examples of some alien headbands below and draw a quick design of what you would like your headband to look like.  Label it with what materials and items you are going to use to make the headband.

Now make your alien headband that you have just designed!  Please take photos of the headbands and upload them to the dojo portfolio and ask your child what they think went well and what they would do next time if they had more/different materials.  Would they have wanted any particular materials?

 

We would love the children to wear these for the assembly on Friday on Microsoft Teams at 1.30pm!

Tuesday: Phases of the Moon - Science Lesson

Look at the different pictures of the moon.  What do you notice about them?  Do you know any of the names of the different phases?  Do you know how long each cycle takes?  Do you know why the moon changes?

Now watch the video below that explains why we have different phases of the moon.

Now write a sentence (or two) about something you have learnt, whether it's a name or an answer to one of the questions above, from the video.  If you don't want to write it, maybe you can make a short recording of what you learnt.

 

After, there are three for you to complete.

 

  1. Using Oreos or Jaffa Cakes, can you show the different phases of the moon by eating them.  Can you do all of the phases with just two cookies or Jaffa Cakes?  (Document explaining how below).
  2. Make the Moon Phase spinner (see below).
  3. Keep a "Moon Diary".  Each night, have a look at the moon and draw what you see in the daily square.  Track its phases over the month.  (Record sheet below).

Wednesday: Moon Painting - Topic Lesson 2

This will be a pre-recorded lesson if you want to watch it before making your own picture.

Can you think of anyways or materials that we could use to make a realistic painting of the moon?

Before you start, you are going to need some grey paint (or mix black and white to make some), some foil, measuring spoon or cup, a thin paintbrush, 1 piece of white and black paper or card.

 

  • First, you need to draw a circle on the white paper.  The space inside will become the moon.
  • Second, fold the foil into the bottom of the measuring spoon or cup.  You may want to keep an extra bit standing up as a handle.
  • Then dip the foil into the paint and print it over the white circle until it is mostly covered.  If you want to make some deeper craters, do a few black prints.
  • While the paint is drying, paint a few small stars onto the black paper - this will become your night sky.
  • After, cut out the moon, if not already done so, and stick onto the black card.
  • Finally, take a picture of your work and add to dojo.  Don't forget to bring this with you to the assembly on Friday!

 

The pictures below show the different steps of how to stamp on the moon and the desired outcome for your picture.  All pictures, and craft idea, copied from: https://www.adabofgluewilldo.com/foil-printed-moon-craft/ 

If you like this activity and want to do some more, can you make a painting showing all the different phases of the moon?

Thursday: Different Families - RE Lesson

This half-term we have been looking at the religion of Sikhism and family traditions within the religion.  Last week you drew and labelled your family and then compared them to a Sikh family.  Can you remember some of the similarities and differences that you discovered?  Maybe you want to look at your work from last week to remind yourself.

 

The first question I want you to think about today is: Why are families important?  Following this, why is it good to be part of a family?  What do you like about your family?

 

Listen to the story below about all the different types of families.  While listening to it, can you see any families that are similar to yours?  Are they all similar?  Does this matter?

As you could see from the book, every family is different and that is ok!  It is also ok that sometimes we don't always get along, as long as you make up afterwards. 

 

Next, can you think of any other groups of people who might be like a family but are not?  Allow yourself some thinking time.  Did you think about your class?  You might think that your classmates could represent your brothers or sisters and your teachers/adults in the school could represent your adults.  Don't forget that families don't just mean who lives with you at home.  You may have other grandparents, step-parents, step-siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles who don't live with you but are also part of your family.

 

Think back to the first question of the lesson - why is it important to be part of a family?  Families are a place where you care for each other and support one another.  Could you imagine how lonely it would be without your family?

 

Your task:

Using teddies, toys and/or pictures of teddies, toys or people (there are some that you can print off from the document below or you can search for your own pictures or use some from magazines or newspapers), create a family, labelling each member.  Why did you chose each teddy, toy or picture to be that member of the family?  Can you describe what each member of their family is like?  Don't forget to send this in via Dojo!

Friday: RSE Jigsaw Lesson

This will be a pre-recorded lesson by Miss Higgs, so please watch the video and then come back for the activity.

Your task:

Draw a picture of something you found difficult before and write a sentence about how you felt after it was completed. 

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