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For the final week's class topic activities, we are going to focus on mindfulness and growth mindset activities. Below are a selection of activities that you might like to have a go at. Choose some you think will benefit you. 

Monday 6th July

 

This week we are going to look at different pieces of music. We will be combining art and music as we draw what the music makes us think of. Music can be interpretted in different ways by different people. What does this piece of music make you think of? Draw/paint a picture. Why not get your adult to do the same. Compare ideas. What was the same, what was different. How did the music make you feel? Can you identify any instruments used. Is the piece fast or slow, loud or soft?

Tuesday 7th July
Wednesday 8th July
Have a look at the Music and Earth dance clips from the BBC. Here, the dancers have interpretted the music and put their ideas into a dance. Can you copy their movements. Does the music make you think of the same things as the dance shows, or do you imagine something different when you hear the music?
Thursday 9th July

Friday 10th July

 

Have a look at the Fire and Water dance clips from the BBC. Here, the dancers have interpretted the music and put their ideas into a dance. Can you copy their movements. Does the music make you think of the same things as the dance shows, or do you imagine something different when you hear the music?

Monday 29th June

 

Today we are going to learn about Andy Goldsworthy.

Have a look through the fact sheet and PowerPoint below. What can you find out about Andy Goldsworthy?

Tuesday 30th June

 

Yesterday we found out that Andy Goldsworty made famous land art. Land art is art that is a part of the landscape and is left to erode naturally. Look through the Lesson Presentation- Land Art PowerPoint below.

What materials could land art sculptures could be made from?

Wednesday 1st July
Thursday 2nd July
Can you create your own piece of land art from any available resources you can find outside. Think about how you can form colour, patterns, outlines etc. We have had a go at doing this at school. Here is Zog made by the reception children. And here are some pieces of land art by the year 1s. Can you see the chameleon? Or the beach and palm tree? How about the self portrait?
Friday 3rd July

Monday 22nd June

 

Science

Talk with your family about your experiences of playing outside during the summer. Use the questions on slides 1-5 of the Lesson Presentation to help structure your discussion.

Did you discuss all the different activities which children typically do during the summer, such as playing in the park, in the paddling pool, having a barbeque or playing on the beach? What could do to keep yourselves safe in the sun; are you aware of any ways you can stay safe in the sun?

 

Now look at slides 6-12 on the lesson presentation Powerpoint. Go through all the different protection strategies and explain how they protect you from the sun and why they are important to do. Can you say why it is important to stay safe in the sun? Can you explain why it’s never safe to look directly at the sun?

 

Safety in the Sun: Choose and complete an activity from the Safety in the Sun Activity Sheets.

Tuesday 23rd June

 

Art

Use the slides on the lesson presentation to introduce the concept of sculpture as 3-D modelling. Discuss different kinds of sculptures. 


Can you identify and discuss the common materials used in the three sculptures shown. 


Many sculptures are made of metal, clay or stone. Why? What are the properties of these materials? Another word for sculpture is model. 


Natural Objects: Continuing with the Lesson Presentation, looking at the idea of ‘nature’ and ‘natural’. 


Making Mini Models:  You are going to make a mini model. Think about making a solid base and moulding the rough shape of the object first.

Techniques To Try: Demonstrate adding the texture of the object to your model using modelling tools.

What A Good One Looks Like: Look at the image on the Lesson Presentation to illustrate the end result. Look through the images from the Photo Pack for examples of natural objects and woodland creatures.

Making Mini Models: Have a go at making mini models of objects from the natural world. In school, we will be using clay, but if you do not have any clay at home you could always try making your own playdough. A simple recipe for making playdough is attached below. Take photographs of the finished piece as you will need these for a later lesson.

Wednesday 24th June

 

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Thursday 25th June

 

Art

Using the lesson presentation, have a look at the concept of Nature Sculpture.
What is this Sculpture Made From? Can you identify the materials used in the nature sculptures. 
Natural Materials: Continuing with the Lesson Presentation, remind yourselves of the difference between ‘nature’ and ‘natural’. 
Looking Closely: Look closely at images of a leaf, a pine cone and an acorn and discuss shape and texture. 
Drawing from Nature: Create an observational drawings by examining their chosen object closely. You can use the items you collected for your literacy wood scenes! Refer to the Observational Drawing resource for support.

Friday 26th June

 

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