Every Thursday afternoon the Get Creative task will be coding. We will set a lesson per week, so please resist the temptation to do more, or cross to different year groups or you will find yourself repeating learning. You can, of course, return to any of the Y1 lessons.
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Wednesday 13th January: History/Science
In KS1 history, we learn about significant figures throughout history. Today we would like you to learn about Edward Jenner and how he developed a vaccine for smallpox. Your child is probably hearing a lot about vaccines in the news and may well find this interesting, if not a little bit gruesome. This is meant for both KS1 and 2 but I would advise sitting with your child to watch it. Have a conversation with your child about what they are understanding about the current pandemic. The way they bring the story to life using dance and music is lovely. Can your child re-create the story through dance or art?
There is also a video where the team behind Operation Ouch explain what a vaccine is.
Tuesday 12th January (Science and Art)
Today we are creating pictures using different materials such as foil, paper, card, wood, plastic, fabric, wool and cotton wool. I have attached some ideas which may help you. Think about the material you are using. How do they feel? Can you name and describe them?
Get Creative (Science) - Monday 11th January
Each Monday, our get creative activity will be Science based. The theme for the next few weeks will be 'Materials and their properties'. Today I would like you to watch the short clip which talks about materials and uses some exciting scientific vocabulary to describe their properties. Then go on a material hunt either inside, outside or both. Can you find different objects made from a variety of materials, what are they called? Can you describe them? How do they feel or look? Use the sheet attached to record your findings.
Each Friday, our creative activity will be music-based. For the next couple of weeks we will be exploring 'The Lark Ascending' by Vaughan Williams.
Vaughan Williams was an English composer. He was born in 1872 and died in 1958.
This beautiful piece of music is about a skylark, which is bird known for its beautiful song and its amazing ability to fly straight up into the air.
Listen to the piece of music. It is quite long, but I recommend relaxing and listening to at least the first 3 minutes. Think about the following questions as you listen:
What is the lark doing?”
“Is the lark happy or sad?”
“Is the lark flying high in the sky, or close to the ground?”
“Can you hear any other animals?”
Listen again and this time spread your wings (arms!) and move about the room. Try to move along with the rhythms of the music.
Exploring pitch : In our music lessons we have discussed the musical term 'pitch'.
Click on this link to hear the real song of the lark. How do you think it compares to the Vaughan Williams version?
What makes a good friend?
We are all going to miss one another again during the next few weeks. Think about what makes a good friend and complete the attached poster. If you prefer you could draw or paint your own special friend and label their great qualities.