A home-friendly way to make a compass feature in the garden by using the sun - no need for a compass!
Part 1 - making a compass feature using the sun The 4 compass points - 0:56 – 4:21 The 8 compass points - 4:22 – 6:08
Part 2 – discussing what direction certain places are in relative to where we live 6:08 – 6:42
Part 3 – using a map to work out what direction places are in relative to where we live 6:42 – 13:51
PE & Geography Session 2 - Week Beginning 1 June
THE COMPASS POINT FITNESS WORKOUT
In this session, we learn to move in compass point directions. This activity can be completed in the garden or in the living room and can be combined with fitness exercises, Maths questions, English questions or questions from any subject. It can be completed with a partner or on your own. Cones can be replaced with pieces of paper but it is a good idea to put a stone on the piece of paper to weigh it down so it doesn't blow away.
Breakdown of video: 00:00 - 5:00 - intro, explanation and setting up 5:00 - 6:20 - building up confidence with moving in compass point directions 6:20 - 9:20 - compass point fitness workout 9:20 - end - what's coming next...
Exercises which children could write on cones / paper: Star jumps High knees Burpees Get ups 30 second plank Press ups Spotty dogs Lunges Squats Jump lunges Jump squats Sit ups Kangaroo hops Tuck jumps 180 style squat jumps 180 style star jumps
Light and Shadows
I hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine. Here's a bit of Science to start of the week. I want you to tell me all about how light travels and how shadows are made. You could:
draw the shadow of an object to see how it changes during the day;
observe the shadows of different objects;
try to change the size and shape of a shadow;
observe the temperature difference between shade and sunlight;
make shadow puppets and put on a play.
Let me know your findings through the Year 6 email and I'll show them on here.
Have fun, Mrs Stembridge
WARNING: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN OR ANY LIGHT SOURCE!
In the holidays, my children aren't allowed screen time between 1 and 3pm. They are allowed to do ANYTHING else that doesn't involve a screen of any kind for any reason. They read, draw, bake, play in the garden, do a jigsaw, make a den, play a board game...anything that isn't onscreen. Sometimes they even manage it without my help!
I challenge you to spend 2 hours a day offscreen (not counting sleeping!), without annoying the rest of your family. Let's have lots of photos to share on the class webpage, please. Enjoy yourselves and stay safe, Mrs Stembridge
Good morning, Year 6. This challenge combines your mental maths skills AND your orienteering knowhow.
Step 1) Write out some SATs-style arithmetic questions onto pieces of card or paper (the back of a cereal box is great!)
Step 2) Create a map of your house. It might be too windy to do this outside today.
Step 3) Get a family member to hide the arithmetic cards around the house, marking their position on the map. You could set age-appropriate questions for others to find – colours, numbers and letters work well for little ones.
Step 4) It’s your turn to find the questions and answer them.
Brilliant Sports Challenges from Lancashire School Games - can you give them all a try? There are video demonstrations so you know what to do. send videos of you completing the challenges to firstname.lastname@example.org