Week beginning 6.7.2020
What do you know about American Independence Day? Let’s find out!
Maths and Numeracy
Let’s practise addition this week.
Look at the attached file called ‘Numeracy- solve the codes’
Add the numbers to solve the codes to answer the 3 questions about American Independence Day.
Create your own codes and questions for me or someone in your family to solve. Can you create questions using 3 or 4 digit numbers? What about creating questions that use one of the other operations e.g. subtraction, multiplication or division?
Remember you will need to create your own alphabet code cracking grid.
Make sure you check your questions are correct by working them out yourself first.
Language, Literacy and Communication
Oracy: Look at the attached file ‘Oracy – Stephen Hopkin quote’. Read what Stephen said – what do you think this means? Discuss this with someone in your family and answer the questions on the sheet.
Reading: Find out about American Independence Day by reading the power point and answering the questions on Google Classroom.
Writing: Solve the riddle on the attached file ‘Literacy – solve the riddle’. Use the 7 words in the word bank to include in your own story about American Independence from the point of view of an American.
Cymraeg: Visit learn-welsh.net to learn the vocabulary in the section ‘The World’. This will help you learn about the names of countries, the environment and practise talking about the weather.
Health and Wellbeing
Look at the attached file ‘Health and Well-being Thomas Jefferson quote’ Find out what he said and why it is important. If you were to write a Declaration of American Independence today, what 3 rights would you include?
Popular sports in America include Baseball, Basketball and American football. Practise your throwing and catching skills (with a ball of socks if you don’t have a ball) How high/far can you throw a ball? How many times can you throw and catch with 2 hands/1 hand without dropping it? If you have a ball, practise bouncing it and travelling as in basketball.
See attached 3 ideas of how you could be creative to celebrate American Independence day – by creating a lantern, a hat or a smoothie.
If you could design your own healthy smoothie – what would you include?
Try it out for yourself. What does it taste like? Does it look good enough to eat/drink?
What is the America’s National Anthem? Where have you heard this being played?
What do you think the words mean?
Science and Technology
Can you mix oil and water?
What do you think would happen if you tried? Have you ever seen oil and water on the road? What does it look like?
Try the experiment on the attached file ‘Science – mixing colours experiment’ to find out what happens. Were your predictions correct?
Research to find out why this happens with oil and water.
What else can you find out about mixing liquids? What do you think would happen if you tried to add syrup to oil and water?
What can you find out about the ‘Founding Fathers’ of America?
How many were there?
What did they want to do?
Why did America want independence?
What was America called before 1776? Look at a map of the world – where is America?
What can you find out about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin?
See the attached file ‘Humanities - Founding Fathers trivia quiz’. How many questions can you get correct?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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