The Baker's Boy!
I will be delivering a live phonics lesson at 10.30 for all children to attend. Please have a pen and paper ready for the spelling part of the session.
Please also complete daily spellings, handwriting and any extra phonics games from the phonics game tab on cherry remote learning page.
This week's spellings:
Please practice spellings at home for a short time each day.
This week on our search for the treasure chest has brought us to the cryptic caves. However, guarding the entrance is a terrifying 3 headed dog! Today we will be describing the mythical animal. Have a look at the pictures and video below, see if you can think of any adjectives to describe the animal. Make sure you are trying to think of lots of different adjectives, not just colour or size.
e.g. The ferocious three headed dog has sharp fangs and terrifying teeth.
It is really important the children sound out when spelling, use adjectives, 'and', full stops and capital letters. Their handwriting should be neat and on the line, with letters formed correctly.
This week we will be learning about 'half 1/2'. At this age, it is really important the children experience the topic in a very active and visual way. Therefore, it would be good for the children to have cut out shapes which they can cut in half etc.
It is important the children recognise that when something is halved, the two sides are equal in size. Half is directly down the middle.
The 3 headed dog is stopping us from entering the cryptic cave. We have had the idea that if we put them to sleep we may be able to creep past. In order to do so, I need you to create a special sleeping potion.
What you can find in your kitchen that you could use ion your potion? Could you make your potion bubble?
Make sure you are careful when mixing the potion. You could experiment with different amounts of bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to see if you get a different outcome. Does the amount of food colouring change what happens?
Kitchens are full of lots of materials that can be used to make magic potions. Have fun making your own magic.
1. Put a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in each bowl.
2. Add a drop of food colouring to each bowl.
3. Put the pipette in the vinegar and squeeze the top. You will see the vinegar sucked up into the pipette.
4. Put the pipette over a test tube and squeeze the top.
5. Wait for the magic reaction!
You will need: • test tubes and holders (if you don’t have these, a bowl will work well) • pipette (a teaspoon will work if you don’t have any) • teaspoon • food colouring (any colour is fine) • bicarbonate of soda • white vinegar
The science: Vinegar is an acid. When an acid mixes with a base such as bicarbonate of soda, they react and release a gas called carbon dioxide. This is what causes the fizz.