We hope you are well and we are missing the children very much. Best wishes for your safety and your loved ones at this time.
Please continue to work through activities in Purple Mash, log in regularly and complete the 'To-do's that we set. Continue to read the e books and complete activities on Serial Mash (found in Purple Mash) or novels you may have at home. Reading widely is important.
We hope to use this class page to add some more ideas for your child to complete. If you would like to, you could take a picture of some of your work or attach a word document to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Try to encourage your child to do some Maths or English and reading each day. Perhaps leave the afternoon for something creative and some down time. The activities are here to dip in and out of and are not designed to be completed from start to finish, pick activities that you feel suits your child's abilities and interest. Most children should be able to work at level 4 in maths (see photograph in pictures below). A few children will reach level 5 in maths (see photograph in pictures below).
We are really hoping to see the P7's back together before the end of term.
Thinking of you all,
Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Bell
Topic: Term 3 Rainforests. Remote learning after Easter Holidays (Reading focus)
Get your child to read though the following powerpoints as research for the topic. Double click on the titles below to open the powerpoint.
They can also spend some time researching the topic on the internet finding some websites of their own. Make notes under the following headings:
1) What is a rainforest and where are they located?
2) Why are rainforests being destroyed and by whome?
3) Investigate the topic from the point of view of timber loggers/ environmentalists/ tribal people
4) Add in some paragraph titles of your own that you would like to research and use.
Activity 1: Plan, write and edit your own information text about the rainforest. (see photograph below for ideas)
Make sure your writing has an introduction and a conclusion. Use paragraphs and sub-titles to structure your work. The notes made on the titles above may help to guide you.
Use a thesaurus to create great words and a dictionary to check spellings. Edit your work and make improvements and add more detail. Use a variety of complex and simple sentences. (One week)
Print on word if you wish or neat handwriting is lovely also. (All levels of ability could complete this task)
Activity 2: ICT Make a video on Ipad or phone to persuade people to stop destroying the rainforests (2-3 English sessions to research, plan and complete). Make your arguments clear and expressive. Use the internet to add in some statistics to support your arguments. A planning sheet to help you with your presentation is found in pictures below.
Activity 3: Spellings to learn: Topic words: equator, rainforest, hemisphere, tropical, monsoon rain, precipitation, vegetation, endandered, species, environment, destruction, food chain, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, emergent, deforestation, conservation, conflict, sustainable, canopy, shrub layer.Do meanings for any unknown words. Don't forget there's a spelling section on purple mash.
Activity 4: Rainforest maths
Double click on rainforest maths above to open. I use slides 1, 2, 3,and 4 from this powerpoint. Use the internet to find out answers on slide 2. The children are asked to draw some graphs (bar or line graph) to show the differences between the two areas.
Double click on line graphs powerpoint to open.
a) Could you use the data given in slide 6 to construct a line graph showing the age of the tree and height of the tree? It should look like slide 7
b) Could you work out the mode (the height that occurs most often) and the range of the data based on tree heights given on slide 11? Answers on slide 12.
Art ideas: Find a rainforest animal that you like. Draw and colour it. Make a rainforest background and stick your animal on top of it. Be creative! See tiger below. All children could complete this activity. (See sample art below in pictures.)
Science: Double click on the powerpoint below to read about food chains. Create some food chains based on the rainforest. Budding scientists should try to complete a food web. All children could complete this activity.
Complete Year 7 activities on a maths website such as:
* Carol Voderman Maths factor (free for 3 months)
All children could complete these. If Year 7 (year 6 on English websites) is too difficult drop to the year below
Twinkl rainforest activities to print (Search for these titles on Twinkl)
a) The effects of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest writing worksheet
b) Rainforest Information Powerpoint
c) Tribes of the rainforest differentiated Comprehension activities
d) Rainforest calling e book
Activity 9: www.bowlandmaths.org.uk Classroom projects- Mission Rainforest (Run online) Very tricky-stretch and challenge activity only suitable for a few children that have a very high maths ability.
Activity 10: Write a rainforest poem. Try an acrostic poem or a Haiku (3 lines, 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables). Suitable for all children
PE: All children are enjoying 'The Body coach' on Youtube at 9 am live (see photograph below)
RE: Hope for Youth Ministries (Colin Tinsley Facebook) are hosting live assemblies, songs, Bible Stories
Activity 11: For the creative types in the classroom who like to build and make. Double click on powerpoint below.
Maddie Moates science videos on You tube-Let's go Live
Some lovely rainforest art to get you thinking.
You can use your imagination to decide how to best present your rainforest information text.
A list of what most children in P7 can achieve in Maths by the end of P7
By the end of the P7 some of the children will achieve some or all of the following aspects of maths
The fact sheet below could be used to plan out your presentation for your video to save the rainforest and the wildlife within it.
First of the P7 Titanic rooms in today, Well done Abigail.
Primary seven made these fantastic technology projects whilst studying the body as part of their science topic.
Well done to Lucas and his team who finished Ist in the league with the 'Rapid Rebels'.
P7 enjoyed a brilliant day out to the Mac to see a performance of their class novel Under the Hawthorne Tree
Victorian Art using print
Bruce Ismay being led away to prison following our class debate deciding who was responsible for the thinking of the Titanic. Pictured below were our excelled cross examining barristers and the judge who read the final verdict of the jury.
P7 Body Projects- absolutely brilliant effort! More in the classroom to brighten the area with our efforts