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Topic Activity for Week Beginning 13th July 2020

 

As the term draws to an end this week we thought it would be nice to celebrate the people who have made this year so special... you lot!

 

Your task this week is to draw a picture of yourself in the middle of the page and write down the top 10 things that make you awesome! Think about all of the different parts of your personality. Think about what your parents and friends love about you! Think about any special talents you have or what you love to tell people about yourself. You can make it as bright and colourful as you like smiley . If you're stuck, ask your friends and family for their opinions too!

 

We can't wait to see your top 10 awesome posters and we will pass them on to your next teacher so he or she knows more about you ready for September!

Topic Activity for Week Beginning 6th July

This week we want you to start reflecting on your time in year 3. Even though this year has seen a lot of disruption to your usual school life, we were still together from September - March (The bets part of 6 months minus the holidays). During that time we covered topics such as 

 

This is me - Where we looked at our bodies and our feelings

Twisted Tales - Where we looked at different versions of traditional tales and you retold stories.

The Frozen North - Where we learnt all about the Arctic and read 'Pugs of the Frozen North.'

The Rotten Romans - Where we learnt all about the Roman Empire and how it was built.

 

You went on trips to Caerleon and St Fagans and performed with year 4 at our Christmas Concert 'Stable Manners'.

 

We want you to create a bubble map listing all of your favourite memories/ stand out moments from year 3 or anything that you are proud of having achieved this year.

 

Set it out like this:

 

 

Topic Activities Week Beginning 29th June

Art Attack!

 

We would like you to set about making a nature collage this week. It can be as big or as small as you like. It could be done on paper, card, your lawn or patio. You could stick it and frame it or it could be something that you brush away once its made and photographed. The choice is yours but you must use natural materials to make it e.g sticks, leaves, feathers, pinecones, acorns, bark etc.

 

Here are some photographs to inspire you:

Food Chains

This week we are going to focus on food chains. A food chain explains how plants and animals get their energy. They either produce their own energy, or consume (eat) other plants or animals to get energy. Take a look at the video below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AZCcf4Fv14&feature=youtu.be

 

Have a look at the Presentation below which shows you how to draw a food chain:

 

Food chains

 

Your task is to look at the pictures of the animals and plants below and try and make as many different food chains as possible! Your target is 10. You can use a producer or consumer more than once in a different food chain. Remember to use arrows moving from left to right to show the order of the food chain.

 

Topic Activities Week Beginning 22nd June

The life-cycle of a plant.

1. This week, we are going to look at the life-cycles of plants. Watch the BBC Bitesize clip which will explain this to you. Watch the two clips in the link below (the second one is about dandelions) and then complete the short quiz at the bottom of that page.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z2vdjxs

 

2. Look at the Powerpoint so that you fully understand the life-cycle of a plant and answer the questions on the last slide.

 

https://www.j2e.com/lansdowne-primary-school/RhianH/us-t-2546339-life-cycle-of-a-plant-powerpointver2.pptx/

 

3. Using the information that you have learnt about the life-cycle of plants, fill in the sheet with the different stages of the cycle. Choose a circle to start your cycle and write a sentence for each of the stages (start with the seed). You can look at the Powerpoint again to help you, and make sure that you write them in the correct order. You can also use pictures to illustrate each point if you want to.

 

https://www.j2e.com/lansdowne-primary-school/RhianH/life+cycle+of+a+plant/

 

4.If you are able to, see if you can plant your own seeds or plants. If you eat an apple, you could plant the seeds in some soil or you could cut the top off a carrot and put the top of it in a dish of water! If you do any planting, send us pictures of what you have done!

Topic Activities Week Beginning 15th June

Art Activity

This week, you are going to practise your art skills! We would like you to find something natural in your local environment that makes you smile. It could a view of the mountains, a tree in your garden or a pretty leaf or flower that you found on a walk. You can decide on what materials you use, it could be pencil, pens, paint etc. We would just love to see a picture of something in nature that you like and that makes you happy to look at! Have fun!

Well-being activity

This activity is from the CCFC Home festival pack. It is designed to help you have a positive mindset and to help you have good mental well-being. This activity will ask you to think about all of the things that make you happy. Think back to your time during lockdown and maybe even before that, what have you really enjoyed? What things make you happy every time you do them?

 

Complete the diagram on the sheet:

What makes me happy

Topic Activities Week Beginning 8th June

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Sources

 

Humans use all sorts of energy to power our homes and devices daily. You may have heard of our main energy sources - gas and electricity but you may not know much about them.

 

Energy can be categorised into two groups:

  • Renewable sources
  • Non-renewable sources.

 

Click here to watch the BBC Bitesize clip on energy sources.

 

Activity 1

 

We would like you to research the following types of energy and write a sentence or two to explain what each of them is or how the energy is made. You then need to show which energy types are renewable and which are non-renewable. You could do this by sorting the information into columns, colour coding the information or simply by writing renewable or non-renewable next to each energy type. 

 

Activity 2

We know that renewable sources are far better for the environment but a lot of people want to keep using non-renewable sources. 

 

We want you to look at the information you gathered in the first activity and decide which renewable energy source is the best for people to use in the future. You need to find as many positives (things that are good) about the source as possible in order to make a poster encouraging people to start using the energy source. These are things you should include on your poster:

  • A large, clear title which should be the name of the energy source
  • A diagram showing how it works
  • Facts explaining the positives of using this type of energy, especially the positives for the environment! 

 

Extension task (for extra awesomeness points!)

 

If you're feeling confident, we would love to see a short video presentation of your poster! It doesn't need to be long - maybe 1 minute max! But we would love to see you showing off everything you have learnt about the energy source you have chosen to write about. Try not to just read the poster to us but instead learn what you have written and speak to the camera directly, using your poster as a guide for your talk. 

 

You can record this on a mobile device or tablet and either email it to us or upload it via the Teams app! It would be so nice to see all of your lovely faces!

Topic activities - Week beginning 1st June

Topic activities - Week beginning 18th May

 

Hi everyone, a slight change to the topic activities this week. Below you will find some Wild World related work, but we would also like to draw your attention to something exciting that is happening on Wednesday 20th.

 

Joy of Moving Festival

This week should have been our Sports Day taking place in Victoria Park. Sadly we are missing out on it this year crying. There is an online active festival taking place however and it would be great if you could all take part!

There is more information on the well-being page of our website, you can see it all here;

https://www.lansdowneprimary.co.uk/wellbeing/

 

Food Chains

We have now found out lots about animals from what they look like, where they live and what they eat. Some animals are carnivores and some herbivores. When put together something called a food chain is created, watch the video to find out more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zwbtxsg

 

Next you will need to complete the games to create your own food chains.

There are food chains for you to learn about in the Savannah, Woodland and Tundra. There are lots of different ways to create the food chains, how many can you find in each section>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q

 

Optional extension - if you want to find out a little bit more about this area you could explore an Apex Predator of your choice. An apex predator is an animal at the top of a food chain - it does not get eaten by anything! Could you make a mini poster or fact file?

 

Minecraft Zoo

Log into your Minecraft account and build a zoo! Be creative, be wild, could you build a floating aquarium or an underground bird sanctuary? What about  your very own Arctic or Jungle area for some animals to live in?

Don't forget a grand main entrance and paths for people to walk around. Send us screen shots of your creations!

 

 

 

 

 

Topic Activities for the week beginning 11th May 2020

Animal Habitats

 

Animals live all over the world, in many different types of habitats (places they live). Habitats can be dry and hot, or cold and wet. They may be under water, in dark places or even in places where humans cannot live. All of the animals around the world live in places that are best suited to them. Today we are going to explore some animal habitats and look at the types of animals that live there.

 

Watch the videos below. The first video will introduce you to some of the world's habitats and the animals that live there. The second video explores how animals have adapated (changed) to make them successful at living in their habitats.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrSWYE37MJs - Discovery Education - What is a habitat?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRX2JtKFUzk - How animals' bodies help them survive in their habitats.

 

https://www.j2e.com/lansdowne-primary-school/Mrs+Evans/t-t-4796-animal-habitats-powerpoint-ver2.ppt/

Here is a Presentation further explaining about animal habitats and how animals are suited to llive their.

 

We would like you to explore the following habitats and make a list of 5 animals that live in each. Once you have your lists, choose one animal from each habitat and explain one way that it has adapted to make it successful at living in its habitat.

 

Habitats:

  • Desert
  • Forest
  • Grassland
  • Mountains
  • Oceans
  • Wetlands

 

You may wish to set out your work using the following proforma:

https://www.j2e.com/lansdowne-primary-school/Mrs+Evans/habitats+proforma.pptx/

 

 

 

Animal Adaptations

 

In the above activity, you started to explore how animals are suited to their various habitats. Today you are going to be choosing one animal from any habitat and listing all of the ways it has adapted its body and behaviours to live in its habitat. 

 

Watch this video first to see some of the fascinating ways animals have evolved to make them suited to living in their environments and avoiding predators!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_YD0XU0TNU

 

Draw your animal in the middle of your page and aorund the edge, label or list the ways it has adapted to live successfully in its environment. Here is an example:

 

 

 

Optional Creative Activity:

In literacy this week, you were asked to create an animal of your own imagination. Why not have a go at this activity where you need to draw your made up creature and explain how it is suited to its habitat. 

 

Use this sheet to draw your animal:

https://www.j2e.com/lansdowne-primary-school/Mrs+Evans/Worksheet.pdf/

 

Topic Activities for Week Beginning 4th May 2020

Herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

Last week, we started learning about different types of animals. This week, we are going to be learning about what these animals eat. When we are looking at what type of food animals eat, we can sort them into 3 groups: herbivores only eat plants, carnivores mainly eat meat and omnivores eat both plants and meat. Take a look at the links below and they will explain this in more detail.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yrikH2QEFA

 

https://www.j2e.com/lansdowne-primary-school/RhianH/t-sc-004-herbivores-omnivores-and-carnivores-posters--ver1.pdf/

 

Look at the Venn diagram sheet below and the list of different animals which is below it. Try to find out whether each of the animals is a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore and sort them into the correct set. Remember that when you fill in a Venn diagram, the middle section will be for animals that eat both meat and plants (omnivores). If you have a printer, you may want to print out the Venn diagram and the animal pictures and then cut and stick them in the correct place. If not, you can draw the Venn diagram onto paper and then write in the names of the animals.

 

https://www.j2e.com/lansdowne-primary-school/RhianH/t-sc-054-omnivore-carnivore-or-herbivore-venn-diagram-sorting-activity-sheet-ver2.pdf/

 

VE Day

This week, we have a Bank holiday on Friday to celebrate VE Day. VE Day means Victory in Europe Day  and marks the end of World War 2. This happened on 8th May 1945 and there were great celebrations  around the country. Look at the powerpoint below as it will explain more about VE Day.

 

https://www.j2e.com/lansdowne-primary-school/RhianH/VE+Day+PowerPoint.ppt/

 

We have put some activities on here that you may like to try. There are lots of art ideas, so have a look and see if there are any that you would like to have a go at. You could also draw your own pictures / flags after looking at the examples on the page. If you do any of these activities, please send us photos of them.

There is also a link to a word search but if you are doing it and don't want to print it out, you can just look for the words on the screen.

 

https://www.j2e.com/lansdowne-primary-school/RhianH/VE+Day+Wordsearch.pdf/

 

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/category/teachers/occasions-teachers/ve-day-occasions-teachers/

Topic Activities for Week Beginning 27th April 2020

Classifying Animals

This week, to start off our new 'Wildng World' topic we are going to be looking at animals. There are millions of different types of animals in the world and to make it easier for us to learn about their similarities and differences, scientists group (or classify) them. Watch the video below to learn about all of the different animal groups.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRidGna-V4E

 

This week, we are just going to be learning about Vertebrates; animals that have a backbone. To complete this task, read through the fact cards here.

 

Once you have read through the cards, use them to complete the following table by ticking or crossing each box:

True or False worksheet

 

When you have finished, try and list 8 animals from each of these animal groups:

 

Mammals

Fish

Birds

Reptiles

Amphibians 

 

If you're stuck, use google to help you!

Vertebrates or Invertebrates?

In the previous task you watched a video that explained what Vertebrate and Invertebrate meant but if you need a reminder, it means that an animal has a spine (backbone) or it doesn't. Your task is to sort the following list of animals into two groups: Vertebrates and Invertebrates. You can present your work however you wish, with pictures or without.

Some of these animals you might not know and so will need to find out what they look like first or google more about them.

giraffe sea cucmber spider crab rattlesnake clown fish
blue whale shrimp anemone koala hamster
ladybird flamingo donkey peacock salamander
bat toad eel dolphin owl
honey bee wolf black widow spider dog human
polar bear chimpanzee python starfish worm
turtle beetle caterpillar armadillo great white shark

 

Topic activities for week beginning 20th April 2020

Design and Create a clock using Roman Numerals

 

Look at the list of Roman numerals to remind yourself of what they are e.g. X is 10.

Draw the outline of a clock, but write the numbers using Roman numerals instead of the numbers that we would usually see on a clock face.

You can draw the hands on (remember that there is a short and a long hand) or if you are feeling creative, you can cut out hands so that they can move! Send us a picture of your clock and  tell us what time it is!

 

 

Roman Alphabet challenge.

You have learnt a lot about the Romans recently, and now is your chance to show us the new vocabulary that  you have learnt!

On a piece of paper, write down each letter of the alphabet in a row e.g.

a

b

c    all the way down the paper to z.

 

Using your knowledge of the Romans, try to think of a word beginning with each letter that is connected to the topic of the Romans. it could be the name of a person, place, type of weapon or anything else that you can think of to do with the Romans.

I'll help you with the first one as an example:

a - amphitheatre

b-

Some of the letters will be difficult to match with words, and you probably won't be able to think of something for every letter. Try to do as many as you can, let me know how many you managed to get and I will tell you who got the most at the end of the week!

 

Other activities

Remember to continue with as many other activities as you can during the week, such as baking, art activities, gardening etc if possible. Let us know what you have been doing and remember to send us lots of photos! 

 

 

 

Topic activities for week beginning 30th March 2020

Weekly sports challenge

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Mr Redding's weekly PE challenge. I will post a new challenge every week for you to try, email me your efforts and the best ones will be put on the website for the whole school to enjoy... good luck!

Design and create a Roman Mosaic

Research different Roman mosaics, we have looked at some in our last week of school and we even saw areal one on our Caerleon class trip.

 

Remember what makes them special. They are made up of small pieces to make a bigger picture.

 

Here are some examples:

 

Could you make yours from recycled rubbish like cardboard and plastic, or maybe by colouring small squares at a time?

Minecraft

Log onto the Minecraft education app using you HWB logins.

 

Once there begin a project to build a Roman town and some landmarks.

Start small, could you build a roman home, them move onto a Roman bath. Could you go bigger with an Ampitheatre or even the Colosseum?

Don't forget important parts like roads, places to sit, maybe somewhere to meet friends and socialise.

 

Screen shot your work and email them to your teachers. Or could you screen shot them and share them in Teams, you could discuss ways to improve them with your friends.

 

 

 

Life Skills

 

These are just some ideas for you to do when you have spare time. Lets use this time we have together to learn some valuable skills that will always be important! Could you learn to tie your shoelaces, sew a button, make a sandwich or help cook a meal, grow a plant, play some board games or pump up a bike tyre.

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