This week our question is: What are the Olympics?
Please use the pack provided below or do a safe search on the internet with a grown up to find out about the Olympics, including where the Olympics have taken place and which sports are included in the Olympic games! You may choose to write the information down taking any form you wish! This could through a time line, a fact sheet or poster, a newspaper report or orally present your findings in a presentation. There is also a poem about the Olympics for you to read. Can you recite the poem using expression and fluency like a real poet? Can you learn parts off by heart? You could present it to your family using actions and movements!
These are the Olympic rings. The design is symbolic. Can you find out what the rings represent?
Could you create your own design for the Olympics?
Maths: Telling the time and timestables
Please use the link below to help teach the time. Be warned! Learning to tell the time can be a tricky concept for children to learn as it can be very confusing! So please take it in small steps!
Start by teaching the time on an analogue clock only. (Not digital!)
Show your child the 'minute' hand and the 'hour' hand. Remind them that the minute hand is always longer than the hour hand.
Start with 'o'clock. Discuss how the minute hand is always pointing to the 12 and the hour hand determines the hour. Ensure your child understands this before moving on.
When ready, explore half past times, showing how the minute hand is always pointing to the number 6. After, move on to quarter to and quarter past times.
Please find below some worksheets which can be printed off so your child can show the correct times.
Can you tell the time to five minutes on an analogue clock? (5 minutes past 8, twenty five minutes to 9, 5 to 11 etc)
Please also practise your 2x, 5x and 10x tables! Can you recite them out of order and off by heart?