This half term, we are looking at the Maya.
Below are some lessons that you can look at to support your learning.
Lesson 1 – Who are the Maya
Learn who they are and where they lived.
Lesson 2 – Maya numbers
Learn the Maya number system and how they counted.
Lesson 3 – Maya Calendar
Follow the presentation and if you have a printed available, you can make your own maya calendar.
Lesson 4 – Maya Gods
Learn about the Maya gods and what they did.
Lesson 5 – Maya Food
What did the Maya eat?
When you have finished, create a poster or fact file about all you have learnt about the Maya. You can also include your Maya name, which you can learn to write using this booklet:
World War 2
If you enjoyed our World War 2 topic, below are extra places you can look at to support your learning of this.
Using the BBC website, find something you are interested in about the war and do some research. Create a fact file or poster about the aspect of the war you have looked into.
WW2 topic ideas for how to show your research
If you’ve completed your project, you may wish to choose a different topic in WW2 to focus on. The National Archives have an abundance of wonderful primary sources that are free to access. Just follow the link below and then select the links from that page to study specific topics.
WW2 Primary Sources from The National Archives: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/second-world-war/
You may also wish to complete some history lessons. Follow the link: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/sessions-and-resources/?time-period=second-world-war&key-stage=ks1%2Cks2%2Cks3%2Cks4%2Cks5&resource-type=lesson# and choose a lesson. You could choose to learn about Belsen Concentration Camp, evacuation or even whether Hitler was a ‘passionate lunatic’. Some of these lessons are aimed at Year 7 – 9, but the content is really interesting and the lessons have been carefully created by historians.
Geography: Spring 2
In Spring 2, we are doing geography and looking at Brazil.
Have a look at Brazil in more detail. Using the Knowledge Organiser, learn more about where Brazil is located in the world. Think of what countries border it, what ocean it is near, the name of major cities and other geographical features such as mountains and rivers.
I have also provided the information for different areas of Brazil. Use this to create a poster about what you have found out.
Once you are finished, see if you can answer the questions in this quiz.
Do people live in the Amazon rainforest?
Go through this powerpoint and learn about who could live in the Amazon.
Once you have done this, do some research about the tribes living within the rainforest and create a fact file about them.
In Spring 2, we will focus on OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities). This is difficult to guide whilst we are still learning from home, but if your parents/carers are happy to complete some OAA tasks with you, that would be fantastic. OAA tasks can include planning a journey, orienteering (using a map and compass), pitching a tent and/or camping and shelter building. Often, lots of OAA is taught alongside team building skills so it is best to have a go at some of these activities with siblings or other members of your household so you can work on these teamwork skills too.
If OAA is too difficult for you to do at home, for the first few weeks in Spring 2, you should open the document below and choose one video from the link in section 1 and a minimum of one video from the links in section 2. You can choose which area of sport in section 2 you focus on. Remember, most importantly to stay safe and have fun!
This half term, our focus in PE is dance. We are learning about the Mayans in our history topic and your PE lessons would have culminated in developing a Mayan inspired dance routine.
Due to lockdown, we have adapted this planning. Below are a series of dance routines inspired by different cultures around the world. Work through them, focusing on one style of dance each week. Once you have watched the video, have a go at creating your own dance to the same piece of music. Consider how you move your body, levels and how you use the space around you. Feel free to include some gymnastics too.
Once you have completed all the different styles of dance, you should develop your own dance routine to any piece of music of your choice. You should use at least one move from each style of dance you have studied, as well as your own ideas.
As well as completing these dance lessons, you can also join in with PE with Joe Wickes (three times a week) and go for regular walks outdoors.
This half term, we will be learning all about the weather in our French lessons.
Visit the BBC Bitesize page to learn how to use French verbs and nouns to talk about the weather. There is also a game to play once you have worked through all the new French learning.
Have a look at the PowerPoint to familiarise yourself with the new vocabulary.
Have a go at the worksheets below to test your knowledge!
The below video will run through some of the vocabulary so you can hear how to pronounce the French. Make sure you pause the video and repeat the French phrases aloud.
In Art, there are 3 topics you can look at. Each topic will take minimum 2 weeks. The first lesson should be researching the artist and creating a fact file/presentation on them.
The second lesson can be planning your art piece and creating it, inspired by the artist and their art. This art can be created with whatever you can find in your house, outside in gardens or on your walks, or on your computer/technical device at home.
Artist 1: Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Artist 2: Andy Goldsworthy
Artist 3: Andy Warhol
Other art ideas:
If you have finished looking at the artists above, research these to new artists and create some work inspired by them
Choose your favourite and try and create something inspired by them. If you prefer more digital art and using purple mash, then look at David Hockney’s revolutionary IPad artwork. If your prefer physical works then look at Alexander Calder’s mobiles and try create your own balancing art.
This half term, we will be learning all about Brazil in our geography topic. Although we do not have a DT topic for Spring 2, we thought it could be a useful opportunity to focus on food technology and cooking whilst we are still learning from home.
- Research Brazilian foods
- Design a menu with a savoury starter, savoury main course and sweet dessert. Your menu should be healthy, tasty and appeal to a wide audience. You can choose whether you want to focus on a vegetarian, vegan or omnivore audience.
- Ask your family or the people you live with for their feedback on your menu and make any suggested changes.
- Now, purchase your ingredients. Make sure you consider the costs and check with an adult before buying anything.
- Make your meal with an adult present at all times so you stay safe.
- Eat and enjoy your meal.
- Ask your family or the people you live with for their feedback.
- Remember to take photos of all the work you produce!
There are many websites you could look at to help you with your research. Here is one with recipes for some traditional meals:
Remember that your menu should be healthy and include a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and fibre. Below is a link to BBC Bitesize to remind you of what a balanced diet should include.
Please download the attached document. This will give you a timetable of how to work through your DT project. The document also includes links to videos and web pages, as well as the objectives that will be covered and step by step instructions.
This half term we will focus on dreams and goals. Begin by watching the video of Dr Seuss’ book ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’.
Once you’ve listened to the story, reflect on the lessons you’ve learnt from it. What did this story teach you?
Now, consider your hopes for the future and fill in the worksheet below.
It’s really important that you allow yourself to have hopes and dreams for the future, but it’s also important to think about how realistic your goals are. Do you know what steps you can take to support yourself in achieving your goals?
Have a look at the PowerPoints below. Once you’ve looked through them, make a list of all the jobs and careers you can think of. Ask your parents/carers and siblings if they can think of any more and add these to your list too.
Consider your attributes. What are you main personality traits? How much effort and work are you prepared to put into working towards achieving your goal? Remember, you are capable of anything if you put the work in. Fill in the sheet below on your ideal job.
Now you’ve thought about your ideal job to help you achieve your hopes and dreams, consider the goals you will need to aim for to help you get there.
Here are the PSHCE activities for you to do during lockdown. There are 2 journals on self reflection and wellness that I recommend you complete, to support your mental health during this lockdown.
We have tried to focus on positivity and our emotions during our PSHCE this lockdown, and how to stay positive throughout it all. I know this can be a challenging time, and hopefully these activities will help you to look at your own emotions and feelings and how to boost your confidence.
Try do a task a week to build on your self-esteem and work on your feelings. Remember there are always people you can talk to if you need any further support.
Worksheets to support positivity
In RE this half term, we are learning all about Easter and the role this celebration has in a Christian’s life. Below are some websites with further information about Easter and a copy of our knowledge organiser. Once you have completed your independent research, you can choose an activity to complete.
- Read the following document to learn about stained glass windows: Easter_story_in_traditional_stained_glass
- Watch the video:
- To learn more about the resurrection, read Luke 24:36 – 49 – Luke Resurrection
- Try some Easter themed baking. BBC Food has some great recipes! https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/occasions/easter
- Re-write part of the Easter story on one of the templates: all-3005428
- Create your own stained glass window: Making_tissue_stain_glass_window
- Write a diary entry as one of the disciples after the resurrection.
Art & DT
We have been learning about how WW1 was represented in art work at the time. For your home learning, please follow the link below and choose one of the artists from WW2. Once you have chosen your artist, you should complete a research page about them and their art, experiment with their styles and then complete a final piece of artwork that has been inspired by them.
In DT, we have been learning to sew. You have designed and begun to sew your bookmark. In order to continue developing your knowledge and understanding of textiles, you should design another product, such as a purse or mobile phone cover, and sew your design for this at home. Use the video below to re-cap some of the basic stitches. You will need a needle, coloured thread, felt or fabric in order to complete this learning.