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Monday: Sing and create songs - Topic 1

Do you know any space-themed songs? What about Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (see below)?

Can you play the song and sing along?  Have you got any instruments at home you can use to play along with the song?  Could you make an instrument or other items such as tapping a saucepan or clapping along?  Try a few different things and play them along with the song. If you don't have any instruments or items, can you make some suggestions of what would be good instruments to use and explain why.

Now we are going to use a different song.  Listen to 'The Farmer is in the Dell' below and listen closely to the tune as you will be using this tune to make a space song afterwards.

Using the tune of 'Farmer in the Dell', sing 'In The Sky' song (below).  Have a think about what instruments could be used when singing this song. 

Next, can you add a verse to 'In The Sky'?  What can you remember about the planets you've learnt about or the moon?  Use this information to make a new verse.  For example:

The moon goes round the Earth,

The moon goes round the Earth,

Round the Earth in 28 days,

The moon goes round the Earth. 


After, can you perform your finished song with or without instruments and record and post on dojo.  We maybe able to share your songs during assembly!


If you want another space song, here is another song to listen to:

Tuesday: Constellations - Science Lesson

What can you see at night time in addition to the moon?  STARS!  You're right!  Do we see stars in the daytime?  No - do you know why?  The biggest and closest star to us on Earth is the Sun!  The reason we don't see stars in the daytime is because the Sun outshines them all, but they are there!  It is easier to see the stars at night time because that's when out part of the Earth is facing away from the Sun.  Even though it maybe easier to see the stars at night time, we may not always see them.  Do you know why?  To find out, watch the video below that follows the children on a star gazing journey.  While watching the video, listen carefully as to why you may not always see the stars at night and what we call a group of stars.

Did you enjoy the video?  Were you able to hear the reasons why we might not always see the stars?  Some reasons are:

  • cloudy or rainy weather
  • light pollution caused by street lights, vehicles and other lights like torches
  • it might actually be a plane

Remember, if you want to see stars at night, the darker the better.  Also remember, if you see a bright, large star, it could be a planet!


The second thing I asked you to listen out for was what a group of stars are called.  Well done if you heard that they are constellations.  Constellations are when a group of stars make a pattern when viewed from the Earth.  The pattern could be in the shape of an animal, creature, person or and item such as a compass or crown.  The stars are joint together on paper with straight lines.


Have a look at some of the constellation pictures below:

Now you've had the chance to explore some constellations, using a ruler and the dots in the document below, can you make some well-know constellations?  Underneath, write a sentence explaining what you understand about constellations.  Can you research any other know constellations and write about them?

Don't forget to send your work in via Dojo and if you want to look for constellations yourself, I recommend the app: SkyView Lite where you position the camera to the sky (night or day) and you can see all the stars out there and whether any of the big, bright stars are actually planets!  Let your teacher know what you discover!

Wednesday: Constellation Art - Topic 2

This will be a pre-recorded lesson, so head over to the the video resource centre for the video.

You will need black card, a ruler and white chalk.


Yesterday we learnt about constellations and today we are going to be making our own ones.  For this we need to remember our success criteria of:

  • In a shape of something.  

  • Multiple stars near each other. 

  • Joint together with a straight line. 


With this in mind, work through the powerpoint below, firstly looking at how many stars there are and making your own and then check to see if you got it in the right shape for know constellations.

Now, you've made known constellations, you need to design your own.  Remember to use dots or star stickers and join them together with a straight line and surround them by other stars.  Have a look at some examples below.  Give your design a title and send it across to your teacher via dojo.

Thursday: Advice and Wisdom - RE Lesson

This half-term we have looked at a lot of new vocabulary surrounding Sikhism.  There are three words that we have focused on are: Guru Granth Sahib, Gurdwara and Naam Karan.  Have a go at the vocabulary activity below and send it back to your teacher.

Today we are going to be focusing on how older people are seen and valued within Sikh families and why they are seen as important.


Before we start, have a think of who is the oldest person you know?  What are they like?  Why do you think older people are important in Sikh families? 


In Sikh families, older people are important because they are seen as being wise and having good advice. Why do you think older people are seen as wise and good?  What do you think older people have done and got that younger people have not?


Older people are seen to have more knowledge and life experience because they have finished school, had a job, had more experiences and so on.  Have a think about how much more knowledge and experience do you think you will have in 50 years time?  


Tell the children that they are going to ask an older member of society some questions.  Have a think about what would you like to ask an older person.  Some question you could ask is:

  • What is important in life?
  • How should we treat others? How should we behave?
  • Where is the best place to visit?
  • What is the coolest thing they have ever done or seen?
  • How is the world different now compared to 30 years ago? 
  • What exists now that didn’t exist when they were little? 

Write the questions down you would like to ask an older member of society and then can you ask a trusted adult, such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle.  


After, write down a response to one of your questions and explain who answered your question and why you chose them.   Do you see this person as wise and having good advice?  Why?

Friday: Chinese New Year - RSE Lesson

This will be a pre-recorded lesson, so head over to the the video resource centre for the video.

Read through the powerpoints below and complete the Chinese New Year activity.