Week 4 - Themed Activities 11 May - 15 May 2020 Fantasy and Castle

Here are some tasks we hope you will enjoy.  Please scroll down and select the tasks appropriate to your child.  

BLUE COLOURED TASKSare aimed at Pathway 1 pupils as well as pupils who prefer more interactive activities and require a higher level of support.

GREEN COLOURED TASKS - are aimed at pupils in the main body of the school.

PURPLE COLOURED TASKS - are aimed at pupils who would enjoy more of a challenge

 

If you prefer, you can download and print off the sheets by clicking on the attachments at the bottom of the page.

Fantasy and Castle

Aims:  These tasks are designed to be done with your child. Blue coloured tasks are aimed at Pathway 1 pupils as well as pupils who prefer more interactive activities and require a higher level of support. These are tasks we hope you will enjoy, please select the ones you feel are most appropriate for your child.

Thinking

Literacy Focus

Building language skills through taking part in an action song and listening to/reading and talking about a short story.

 

 

Speaking & Listening and Communication: 

Resources: W4 The Castle Song BLUE as powerpoint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEbrwAIEDRI&list=RDqn8RDDb7CDA&index=2

THEN:   Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing

Resources:   W4 Castle Adventure Biff&Chip BLUE as powerpoint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR3LCRmgxMQ

 

Here is a signed story to enjoy:

Parents and Carers and students may like to use it to practise your signing skills!

 

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Maths Focus

 

 

  • Draw a castle but only using the following shapes:

square, rectangles, circles and triangles

 

  • Watch the video below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXDx2TG1Qdk

  • Name all the 2D shapes on your castle.
  • Count how many squares you have used.
  • Count how many triangles you have used.
  • Count how many rectangles you have used.
  • Count how many different colours you have used.
  • Compare the size of the shapes, which ones are bigger/smaller?
  • Can you think of other 2D shapes that you haven’t used to make your castle with?

 

 

 

Science Focus

Fireworks in a Glass

This is a very cool, simple and fun experiment, and also completely safe, just don’t drink the water. Support will be needed throughout this experiment.

You will need: Attached document, warm water, a tall glass and food colouring

Attached: Fireworks in a glass - Blue

 

Additional Websites:

Harry Potter Science Experiments  

https://www.weareteachers.com/harry-potter-science/

Star Wars Science Experiments

https://www.science-sparks.com/star-wars-science-ideas/

Superhero Experiments

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2545548-eyfs-superheroes-science-experiments-resource-pack

Creativity

Cooking/Technology 

 

Cooking:

Rainbow Fruit Skewers - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rainbow-fruit-skewers

This is a healthy fun recipe where you can use up any fruit you have at home.

Key Skills: Find fruit that are the different colours of the rainbow, push them through a skewer in order.

 

Technology

 

Card Roll Dragon

Make your own dragon by following the attached guide. Support may be needed when cutting out shapes and attaching.

You will need: Document attached, one toilet roll tube, glue, scissors and colours

Attached: PDF Card roll dragon - Blue 

 

Create your own castle using MS Paint

Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y-OFwAb7e0

  • Open start menu, all programs, accessories, Paint
  • Follows video guidance on using a variety of shapes of different sizes to make a castle
  • Name the different shapes that have been used
  • Colour your castle in using rendering tool

 

Addition Activities:

Games on castles / matching shapes

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=castles

Ebooks

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/literacy/story-resources/story-books-ebooks

 

Drama / Arts / Music

 

 

Task 1  Focus: Making a Fairy Wand.

 Key Information:

It is spring and you might see butterflies in your garden or in the park. Why not have a go and make your own butterfly wand. Make a Butterfly-shaped wand out of paper, a wooden dowel and some glitter. Printable shape templates are included in the link for easy crafting. 

Task helpful clip to watch:

https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/fairy-wand.html

Materials Needed:

  • A4 or Letter size cardstock
  • Crayons, coloured pencils, coloured markers or poster paint· Wooden dowel (¼" x 12")
  • Glitter glue
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Masking tape
  • Curly gift ribbons, curled fabric ribbons or crepe paper
  • Pipe cleaner, rhinestones, sequins, plastic gems, stickers and other notions (optional)

Keywords: Fairies, Butterflies, Wand, Make, shape

Other Activities:

Fairies dancing girl:

After making your beautiful fairy wand why not have a dance with it! Follow the link below:

https://youtu.be/NcQJr3ShpwY
 

Task2  Focus: Making a dragon out of egg cartons

Key Information:

Egg carton craft is an endless well of craft ideas for kids. This egg carton dragon is a great recycled craft activity. Follow the first link above and print the printable dragon bits. Then, watch the second link above to find out how to make an egg carton dragon.

Task helpful clip to watch: https://youtu.be/1fRVW0Bynkw

https://amp.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/activity-articles/egg-carton-dragon/news-story/476c947fd31b8ffc63b3efcdf4a4a9e0

Materials Needed:

  •   1 x 6-cup egg carton
  •   1 x 2-egg cups joined together
  •   Coloured craft paper (about 3 x A4 sheets)
  •     googly craft eyes
  •     black marker pen
  •     scissors
  •     masking tape
  •     1 x FREE printable dragon bits

Keywords: Dragon, Egg Carton, Bright Colours, Scales

 

Other Activities:

1.Have you ever wished to have a pet dragon? Follow the link below and find out about Holly’s baby dragon!

https://youtu.be/andFSiAjyyE

 

2. Make a castle with hand paint

 

Materials needed

• Hand paint

•Pens

•Paper

• And of course a hand
 

 

Health & Wellbeing 

Physical Activity

 

The PE staff have made a circuit training video for you to work along to. It is posted on the school website. Have a go!

 

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Can you name people who live or work in castles?

Can you move around like them? Your family get a point if they can guess who you are!

Soldier? Queen? Chef? Have a go at thinking of your own.

 

Soldier follow the leader: March around like a soldier following the person in front. When they shout “change”, the person at the front moves to the back. How long can you keep this going for?

1 minute? 3 minutes? 5 minutes?

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga- Harry Potter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I

 

ThisIsPE: Updated 3 times a week. Fun and easy activities to be done at home. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=thisisPE

 

Nike Move Crew: Fun games and dance activities led by Nike athletes.  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nike+move+crew

 

Go Noodle I Get Moving: Lots of videos to get children moving, dancing and exercising with lots of music and singing. https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames

 

 

 

Fantasy and Castle

Aims: These tasks are designed to be done with your child. Green coloured tasks are aimed at
pupils in the main body of the school.
Tasks are a mixture of interactive tasks  and tasks which
build core skills. These are tasks we hope you will enjoy, please select the ones you feel are most
appropriate. 

Thinking

Literacy Focus

Developing research skills to add detail to an original story. Build skills planning and sequencing a story.

Key Terms to try and learn:  These are good revision for storytelling from our Week 2 pack of work.

noun = naming words eg table, chair, pencil, cat, dog

verb = doing word eg the boy crept along the corridor

adjective = describing word e.g. the corridor was dark and spooky.

adverb = tells you more about the verb eg the boy crept quietly.

punctuation = .   ,   ?   !   ‘  we need these to help the reader understand.

paragraph = section of writing about the same thing.

 

Speaking & Listening  + Reading:

Resources:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgRE3dhmWMA

      Powerpoint - W4 Castles Research GREEN as (please see attachment at the bottom of the page)

Speaking & Listening + Writing:

Resources:  powerpoint - W4 Storytelling Planning GREEN as

 Own choice film, T.V. programme, book OR 4 clips on the powerpoint

 

Maths Focus

 

 

 

https://nrich.maths.org/7501

  • Colour by number equations (click on the sheet below or see attachment at the bottom for a printable sheet)

Awaiting correct picture

 

Science Focus

 

How to grow your own Rainbow

Why not try and grow your own rainbow. This is an amazing experiment that can be done at home where you can learn all about rainbows and why and how they form.

What you will need: Document attached, kitchen roll/paper towel, felt tips, two small bowls of water, paper clips and thread.

Attached: PDF How to grow your own rainbow - Green

 

Additional Websites:

Harry Potter Science Experiments  

https://www.weareteachers.com/harry-potter-science/

 

Star Wars Science Experiments

https://www.science-sparks.com/star-wars-science-ideas/

 

Superhero Experiments

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2545548-eyfs-superheroes-science-experiments-resource-pack

Creativity

Cooking/Technology 

 

 

 Cooking:

Top 10 Disney Princess Recipes - https://family.disney.com/articles/top-10-disney-princess-recipes/

This website link will give you a range of recipes themed on different Disney characters. The recommended recipe is ‘Snow White’s Enchanted Apple Salad’, as it's a healthy and fun recipe to make together.

Key Skills: Chopping, Measuring, Mixing

Fantasy cakes https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking

 

Tech

 

Make your own castle out of old tissue boxes, kitchen roll, cereal boxes etc. To make it more impressive you could make a drawbridge that actually moves up and down

Helpful Link:

https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/activity-articles/make-a-cardboard-castle/news-story/65983f73f975b69aeac6568f50e45194

 

Complete an online puzzle   - https://www.jigsawplanet.com/

- Open link and type ‘Castle’ into the search bar.
- Choose one of their castle puzzles to piece together

 

Drama / Arts

 

 

Task Focus: Spotting Disney castles and drawing your own Fantasy Castle

Key Information:

We see castles everywhere in history, movies, films and especially Disney films.

But what are castles for? Where can we see them in England?

Look at the 8 real locations clip  that inspired Disney scenes. Can you spot the locations which are castles/palaces?Discuss who lives in a castle, use google to find out who lives in Windsor castle.

Then have a go drawing your own Fantasy Castle, watch the How to draw the Disney castle to help you get started.

Task helpful clip to watch:

8 Real Locations that inspired Disney

https://mashable.com/2014/08/02/disney-castles-irl/?europe=true

How to draw the Disney castle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uy2EOyoUv0

Materials Needed:  Paper, Pencil, Felt Pens

Keywords: Disney, Castle Palace, Queen, King, Princess,  Draw, Design, Imagine

 

Other optional tasks for wider learning:

1.     Make a castle out of playdough/clay/salt dough.

2.     For those into Minecraft making a Fantasy Castle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOb9Wii1PcA

3.     Making a paper castle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx7xKXRHmI4

Physical Activity

 

The PE staff have made a circuit training video for you to work along to. It is posted on the school website. Have a go!

 

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Joe Wicks PE Lessons

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kgZnJqzNaU&t=939s

 

ThisIsPE: Updated 3 times a week. Fun and easy activities to be done at home. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=thisisPE

 

Nike Move Crew: Fun games and dance activities led by Nike athletes.  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nike+move+crew

 

Go Noodle I Get Moving: Lots of videos to get children moving, dancing and exercising with lots of music and singing. https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga- Harry Potter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I

 

Fantasy and Castle

Aims:  These tasks are designed to be done with your child. Purple coloured tasks are aimed at pupils who would enjoy more of a challenge .  These are tasks where pupils should be working with greater independence, however  please take time to support pupils in starting the tasks and build communication skills. 

Thinking

Literacy Focus

Research - identifying
and recording key
information.  Planning,
structuring and writing
narrative.

Higher Challenge: Using
descriptive writing
techniques [link to GCSE
skills]

Key Terms to try and learn: 
Revision from Week 2
[see final powerpoint slide

Higher Challenge:  Have a
go at using some GCSE
descriptive language writing techniques this
week to really bring your story alive!

simile – compares one thing
ith another, usually using
‘as’ or ‘like’.

 eg. The trees stood as tall
as towers.

onomatopoeia – words that
sound a little like their meaning.

eg. The autumn leaves
cracked and crunched
underfoot.

alliteration – the same letter or sound at the beginning of words that
are next to or closely connected.  eg. The birds sang sweetly in the still and silent air.

emotive language
 
– language intended to
create an emotional response.

eg.  A heart-breaking feeling of sorrow filled his heart as he surveyed the destruction all around them

 

Speaking & Communication, Research Reading: 

Resources:  powerpoint - W4 Research Castles PURPLE as

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgRE3dhmWMA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlHq6VQtY7E

No internet, no problem - the slides from the powerpoint are all you need. 

Planning and Writing a Narrative:           

Resources: powerpoint -  W4 Castle Storytelling PURPLE as inc. video clips.

No internet, no problem, just use your favourite films/stories instead.

 

           

 

Maths Focus

 

 

  • Castle maths

https://www.mathscareers.org.uk/article/the-
maths-of-castles-and-forts/

 

 

  • Harry Potter maths word problems


  •  Arithmagic game

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/arithmagic-game-tg2-m-88

 

  • Spend this week focusing on learning your times tables. You can draw pictures to help you, log onto your times table rockstars, practise writing them out… whatever you prefer!

Science Focus

 

 

 

Unicorn Slime Experiment

Here is a fun, step by step guide to making unicorn slime.

You will need: 500ml clear washable glue, 5tbsp cornflour, water, measuring jug, spoon, bowl and food colouring

Attached: PDF Unicorn Slime experiment - Purple

 

Additional Websites:

Harry Potter Science Experiments  

https://www.weareteachers.com/harry-potter-science/

Star Wars Science Experiments

https://www.science-sparks.com/star-wars-science-ideas/

Superhero Experiments

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2545548-eyfs-superheroes-science-experiments-resource-pack

 

Creativity

Cooking/Technology 

 

 

 

Knight Shield Pizza

Why not make a Knight's Shield pizza for all your family to share. Here is a recipe with the ingredients, equipment and method to follow. The ingredients can be adaptable to what you have already at home.

Key Skills: Independent Skills, Chopping, Grating

Attached: PDF Knight Shield Pizza Recipe - Purple

Fantasy cakes
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking
 


Technology:

Challenge: Design a poster to highlight potential risks in a computer office located in a magical castle and how they can be overcome.

Challenge: Create a comic strip advising Harry Potter on how to be safe. Unfortunately he has forgotten and needs your help to stay safe online.
Can you give Harry 3 examples of how to stay safe?
For example: protecting your password, not talking to strangers online

 

You could also make your own snappy dragon. To create your mythical creature you will need the following.

You will need: The attached document, cardboard box and some split pins

Attached: PDF Snappy Dragon - Purple 


Make a Castle and Knights !

If you would like to make your own castle,  with knights to go with it, please download the following pdfs:

Instructions

Castle PDFs

 

Drama / Arts

 

 

 

Task Focus: Developing research and design skills

Key Information:

Artists like to research and discover things to help them develop new ideas

Research 3-5 facts on Windsor Castle.Tell someone at home your favourite facts you didn't know before.  Then, design and draw your own castle, it can be a mediaeval castle or a fantasy one from your imagination.  Label the parts of the castle once complete or add characters in your design

Task helpful clip to watch:

https://www.guidelondon.org.uk/blog/british-monarchy/10-top-facts-windsor-castle/

How to draw Disney Castle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uy2EOyoUv0

Materials Needed: Paper, Pencils, Colour pencils

Keywords: Disney, Castle Palace, Queen, King, Princess,  Draw, Design, Imagine, Live,  Reside

 

Other optional tasks for wider learning:

Making a cardboard castle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vdO2Qm7q1w

 

Drawing mythical creatures:

https://dragoart.com/tut/drawing-a-realistic-minotaur-22995

https://dragoart.com/tut/how-to-draw-realistic-pegasus-18801

 

https://dragoart.com/tut/how-to-draw-a-mermaid-face-84

https://dragoart.com/tut/how-to-draw-an-egyptian-sphinx-594

Health & Wellbeing 

Physical Activity

 

The PE staff have made a circuit training video for you to work along to. It is posted on the school website. Have a go!
 

 

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Joe Wicks PE Lessons

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

ThisIsPE: Updated 3 times a week. Fun and easy activities to be done at home. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=thisisPE

Fitness Blender: Build your own circuit training session

https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos

 

 

Here is the signed story on the Blue Themed pages.   Other pupils  and parents may like to use it to practise their signing skills.

 

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