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HUNT: Physical Excercise Power walk Treasure Hunt. With an adults permission, take a power walk and look out for ... rocks/stones, leaves, numbers and letters. Complete the table attached.

Read, Write, Inc.

We are comparing the 3 sounds we have looked at this week. Complete the tasks on the sheet and upload to class dojo.

Reading: Grandpa's Garden

This week, we are reading 'Grandpa's Garden' by Stella Fry.

Complete the tasks and upload to class dojo.

1. What do the words mean? (vocabulary)

2. Can you read it? (Fluency)

3. Read the text and answer the questions. (Apply)

Maths - Make equal groups activity

P.S.H.E- Good to be me –Impulsive behaviour and thinking things through. 

Discuss the notion of ‘impulsive behaviour' - (doing something without thinking first) 

Gather together x2 dolls / teddies / puppets


Using 1 puppet, teddy or doll imagine this character doesn't think about what he or she does. 

If something goes wrong she/he gets cross, she/he hits outs and if she’s/ he's happy she jumps and sings. Think about how we think she/he would behave if she/he came to St.Christopher's. What would she/he do if  they came first in a race, they lost a game of snakes and ladders or if someone was unkind to them. (write down your ideas or talk them through with an adult)


Now use puppet number 2. This puppet / teddy or doll is a great thinker and if something goes wrong always stops to think about how to make it better. If something good happens they tell people how happy they are. Discuss how you think they would behave if they also came to St. Christopher's – If they came first in a race, they lost a game of snakes and ladder or if someone was unkind to them. (write down your ideas or talk them through with an adult)


As children and adults we are often a bit like both of these characters. We can often be 'impulsive' - this is how the first character behaved.


We have two parts of our brain – we can do the first thing that comes into our heads and act on our feelings straight away (character 1) or we can stop think things through and find better ways of doing things. (character 2)


ACTIVITY – Produce a poster showing character 1 thinking and then character 2 thinking. perhaps you could create your own scenario showing the right and the wrong way to react. 


Now Discuss with an adult  which behaviour  you think is the most positive and will allow people to achieve their goals. To make things work we might need to use both parts of our brain. Our thinking brain helps us to make sense of what we are feeling, and helps us to choose what we should do.




Music - lesson 1 - Finding the Pulse


This lesson will give you the opportunity to - find the pulse in a piece of music and teach you how to follow symbols to keep the pulse.


Follow the link provided above were you will learn an African song called ' Kye Kye Kule'. Listen to the instructions provided by the teacher to learn the song and use various body parts to keep the steady pulse.

Find out the meaning of the word 'pulse' in a piece of music. 


Activity 1 - 'Tapping to the music'


Listen to the two pieces of music provided (reggae – leaving for Jamaica and Tasty Funk groove guitar backing track) from video and  consider the questions given.Find out about the tempo – the speed of each piece and recap what is the pulse.


Activity 2 - 'Following symbols to the pulse'

Take a look at the visual aid of the beat chart numbered 1 -4 taken from the video.

Can you stamp your feet as you follow the beat chart and keep to the steady pulse?

Follow the video to make the tempo faster but try your best to keep with the pulse.

Can you change the pattern to stamps and claps keeping a steady pulse?

Use the worksheet (below) to create your own 4 beat pattern. Can you perform your pattern for somebody in your family?