Food and Farming Day - Friday 3rd July
Click on the link below to go to the sub page with all the information and lots of lovely activities linked to Food and Farming Day which is being celebrated on Friday 3rd July 2020.
The Food and Farming Day will be hosted on www.kids-country.co.uk as well as being posted across Instagram (@kidscountryuk), twitter (@KidsCountryUK), and Facebook (Kids Country UK).
The event is free to access and will be live from 9.30am to 11.30am
Royal Society of Biology Competitions
Do you like drawing?
This is the web link for further details about the drawing competition for 7 – 11 year olds. It closes on the 31st July, 2020. Winners receive art equipment and £25. Below is a power point that was designed to introduce the competition and and a pdf. document of the competition details.
Do you like photography?
This is a web link for the photography competition for Young Photographer Year - under 18s. The title of the competition is Our Changing World and the top prize is £500. This competion closes on the 24th July, 2020. Below is the pdf. document of the competition poster.
Please contact Mrs Addison if you have any queries.
Please read the terms and conditions for entries on the websites.
English - Letters to The Earth
This week's English writing task comes from the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). Please read the information below about the task. If you would like any further assistance please contact Mrs Addison on: email@example.com or through Classroom Dojo.
Please feel free to write a letter, but keep it to yourself too if you don't want to share.
Please see the insert below with weblink and the pdf. document below.
Letters to the Earth is a collection of letters and poems that express human feelings about the climate crisis. In the book there are letters from children, parents, artists, actors, poets, politicians, songwriters and scientists.
We would like your children to add their voices to the collection. By submitting your child’s letter (using the upload your letter tab on the website https://pstt.org.uk/what-we-do/why-how-newsletter/Letters-to-the-Earth ), their letter will be considered for publication in an upcoming PSTT newsletter or for inclusion in a future Harper Collins Letters to the Earth publication or project.
The climate science section of our Why and How? Newsletter Summer 2020 includes a selection of the Letters to the Earth along with some questions and ideas about how to interpret and enjoy them. We also include a series of activities and suggestions to support children with writing their own letters. (Please see the pdf. document below.)
Whatever your child wants to write about is welcome. It could be a letter, poem, song, postcard or a picture. The letter could be written to the Earth or from the Earth, to future or past generations, to adults who have the power to make important decisions, to ordinary people or to other species (animals or plants). It could be written as a human or perhaps from the point of view of a bee, bird, beech tree or another species.
More details about the book and a video can be found on: https://www.letterstotheearth.com/
Closing date for submission of letters is 31st August 2020.
Some different activities this week and also a link to the National Geographic Kids Magazine, which is always a good read.
Well done Oak Class, keep up with the reading!
Follow the link below to find a selection of stories by Julia Donaldson, read by a variety of people.
Every Thursday at 4pm a new one is read.
13 different stories so far!
This week there are the Power Maths activities, the Summer Home Edition activities and some consolidation activities as well.
The following website has lots of videos and maths activities to support different topics, including fractions for Year 3 and length and mass for Year 2. Well worth a look!
Science - Crest Multi Pack of Activities
A super set of science investigations for you to do at home.
Take a look and pick an activity you like the sound of (or have the equipment for).
You could do more than one, or save some you like for the weeks to come.
There is a set for 5 - 7 years old and one for 7 - 11 years old, however with adult support and guidance these are not set in stone.
Each has a Star Passport to track your progress through the activities.