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Wider Curriculum Project 14

 

 

This week is the last week of school and, therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the year we have had and think about the future and next year.

 

Reflecting on this year

  • Write about or make a poster of some memories from this year:
  • Favourite class trip
  • The best book you read
  • Activities you enjoyed doing at school or at home
  • Friends you made or friends you missed

 

  • Write an end of year poem or song.  You could perform and film it for the school website.

 

  • Write about what you have missed during the lockdown and what you have enjoyed.

 

Thinking about next year

  • Write a letter to your new teacher, telling them all about yourself.  Remember to include things you enjoy, things you are good at and your favourite subject.  You could also include things that you think you need to work on at school.

 

  • Write a letter to yourself to explain the things you are looking forward to next year and what you hope to achieve in your new class.  You can also include things that you may be worried about.  Save this letter until the same time next year and then see if you have achieved the things you wanted to.

 

  • Prepare something to teach your class next year.  This could be some type of origami, a dance routine, a song, a clapping game or a sports skill.

 

  • Write a list of all the things you would like to do in the summer holidays.  You can tick them off when you do them.  Remember you probably will not be able to go out as much as you usually do so you will need to be imaginative.

Wider Curriculum Project 13

 

 

History

Who were the Suffragettes?

·     Find out who the Suffragettes were and write a report

·     Make a campaign poster demanding votes for women

·     Compare women’s rights between now and then (1900s)

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/the-suffragettes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3eGgyD27jg

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/suffragettes-facts/

https://learning.parliament.uk/resources/votes-for-women-video-and-resources/

 

PE

·     Find out about famous women tennis players and write a fact file on your favourite

·     Have a Wimbledon day where you play tennis matches with your family/friends and eat strawberries and cream, as they traditionally do at Wimbledon.  If you cannot play tennis then you could watch some old matches online and pick up some tips. 

https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/index.html

https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2019-12-20/matches_of_the_decade_ladies_singles.html

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/10-fun-facts-about-wimbledon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/40557264

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/27974108

 

Art

Frida Kahlo is a famous Mexican artist.  In 1925 Frida was in a serious traffic accident and while she was recovering she started to paint.  She always painted herself looking very serious because she wanted to find unusual ways to show how she was feeling.  To do this she painted curious images as clues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfbLR15Bh74

·     Re-create one of Frida’s self-portraits, the link below gives you a step by step lesson in how to draw her face.

https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-frida-kahlo/

or

·     Draw/Paint your own self portrait in the style of Frida Kahlo.

 

If you want to do some more art and crafts based on Frida there are some ideas here:

https://www.redtedart.com/frida-kahlo-projects-for-kids/?cn-reloaded=1

 

PSHE

International Women’s Day was officially in March but there is nothing to stop us celebrating Women at any time. 

Find out all about amazing women from history and from the present day from the CBBC website (see link below) including quizzes, songs, interviews and TV programmes. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/international-womens-day

 

Science

There are many different famous and important women in science. These are a few examples:

·     Maria Sibyila Merian - insects

·     Rosalind Franklin - DNA

·     Katia Krafft - Volcanologist

·     Dr James Barry - women disguised as a male doctor, her real name is Margaret Ann Bulkley

·     Elizabeth Blackwell - first women to receive a degree in medicine

·     Ada lovelace - computer scientist

 

Research a famous women in science to create a:

·     poster

·     PowerPoint

·     Autobiography

·     fact file

 

https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/diversity-in-science/influential-british-women-science/

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/7213/13-Women-in-STEM-Who-Changed-the-World

https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/10-amazing-women-in-science-history-you-really-should-know-about/

Wider Curriculum Project 12

 

This summer would have been the 2020 Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.  Unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic this will not be going ahead this year. Therefore, we thought it would be nice to have an Olympic week.

 

Art and Design

Design a new Olympic gold medal

https://www.olympic.org/olympic-medals

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-3016-design-a-medal

Re-Design the Olympic Games logo

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/olympic-logo-design-12297677

Design a new Team GB kit i.e. Tracksuit, running vest

https://www.teamgb.com/news/team-gb-kit-launch-rio-2016-designs-revealed

Draw / Paint a picture of your favourite Olympian

https://www.olympic.org/athletes

 

History

Find out about the history of the Olympics and write a report about it. 

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-olympics.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39/articles/z36j7ty

Compare how the Olympics are now and how they were 2000 years ago

Choose an Olympian and find out about them.  Write a fact file

https://www.olympic.org/athletes

 

Geography

Plan a trip to Tokyo:

How will you get there?

Where will you stay?

What places will you visit?

What will you eat?

What will you need to take with you?

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/japan-facts.html

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/destinations/tokyo/holidays-in-tokyo

 

 

PE

Hold a mini Olympic Games with your family in your garden or at the park.

https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/local/central-wiltshire/in-the-know/create-your-own-mini-olympics

Choose an Olympic activity that you can do by yourself at home.  Do the activity each day for a week and record your result i.e. times, distance.  See if you improve over the week.

https://www.olympic.org/sports

Make up a dance routine for the opening ceremony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4As0e4de-rI

Make a list of all the sports that they do in the Olympics.

 

Science

Make a model of a lung and find out how lungs enable you to breathe.

https://www.science-sparks.com/breathing-making-a-fake-lung/

Investigate your heart rate when  you are resting and then compare it to when you have done some exercise. 

https://www.science-sparks.com/heart-rate-investigation/

Investigate how your joints work to enable you to move.

Create a model of a functioning heart.

https://www.steampoweredfamily.com/activities/heart-model-heart-stem/

 

We need your help

In addition to all the Olympic activities we have been asked to write letters to a local care home as the residents have been feeling a bit lonely during the pandemic.  They will be delighted to hear what you have been doing and all about you, it will brighten their day.  Please look at the ‘How to write letters to care homes’ sheet to help you.

Please send letters to:

Community Senior Letters

FAO: Gilmar Claudino

Willesden Court Nursing Home

3 Garnet Road

Willesden

London

NW10 9HX

 

 

Wider Curriculum Project 11

 

This week is ‘Careers Week’.  We would like you to look into lots of different jobs and think about what you would like to do when you grow up and what you would need to do to get there. Make sure you are being ‘ambitious’, which of course is one of the Newfield values!


Research your dream job:

What is you dream job? What education do you need? What steps do you need to take to achieve your dream job? Who could help you? What skills do you need to develop?

https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmdc382

 

English - Create your CV (A CV is a document which you give to employers to tell them all about you and why you would be good for the job)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-1534-cv-template

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/cv-template-6391260

 

Create a dream business:

What would your product or service be? How will you make your product? How much will it cost to make your product? How will you fund your business? What education do you need?

https://bizkids.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Kids-Business-Plan.pdf

 

Interview a parent or guardian about their job: create questions to ask them and find out about their job role.  You could video the interview and send it in for the website.

 

Maths - Money skills. Learn about how to look after all the money you are going to earn from your fabulous career.

https://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/learn/life_events/family_life/educating_your_children

https://barclayslifeskills.com/families/money-skills/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-money/zht4nrd

https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/parents/

 

Drama: Try acting out your dream job interview, what questions might you be asked? What skills could you bring to the job? Why should you have this job? What are your strengths and weaknesses?

 

Research Britain’s key workers:

What are key workers? What skills do they need to complete their jobs? Why are they keyworkers? Why is this a job critical in the current pandemic?

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) what jobs can you apply your STEM learning to?

http://actonstem.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/English-STEM-links.pdf

 

Linked to equality week: Is there equality in the work place? How could we create equality in the work place?

 

For younger children:

 

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/what-will-i-be-when-i-grow-up

https://alittlepinchofperfect.com/when-i-grow-up-activities-and-free-printable-for-kids/

Wider Curriculum Project 10

 

As you would have seen on the news, there have been protests in America and around the world where people have been speaking out against racism.  There have been protests here in London, which you might have even attended or know someone that did.  Therefore, this week we will be looking at ‘Equality’ in the wider curriculum.  (Parents/ Carers click on the information for parents tab for further links and information.)

 

Answer these questions

  1. Can you make a list of things that make us different
  2. What things make us special?
  3. What do you think makes people bully?
  4. What might people bully about?
  5. We all have the right to be happy.  What else do we have the right to?

 

  • Make a ‘Black Lives Matter’ poster
  • Write a speech about racial discrimination
  • Write a newspaper report about the protests going on around the world
  • Find out about people who have fought against racial inequality:
    • Nelson Mandela
    • Ruby Bridges
    • Leslie Thomas QC

 

On Monday 22nd June it is Windrush Day.

Find out about Windrush here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48638418

Do some of the activities on this worksheet

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/The_Windrush_generation_student_worksheet.pdf

 

Science:

In relation to this week’s focus we have been looking at people within science who haven’t always been given the recognition that they deserved. These people include three female African-American mathematicians (Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan), who play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn's launch into orbit.  Therefore, we have found some different aspects of space that you can create a research project or poster about.

  • Conditions for life on planets in the solar system.
  • Missions into space
  • The different moons in the solar system.
  • Differences in years and seasons on the different planets in the solar system.
  • Information about Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan

 

 

Wider Curriculum Project 9

 

On Sunday (14th June) it will be the three year anniversary of the Grenfell fire.  To remember the people who died in the disaster, we thought we could do all things green this week. 

 

Did you know Green has been chosen as the colour of the campaign because the word "Grenfell" used to mean "green field". The colour has now become synonymous with remembering those affected by the disaster.

 

Here are some ‘Green’ activities you could do:

 

  • Make green playdough
  • Make green oobleck (like slime). Thank you Thomas (3 Cherry) for the website link in your blog

https://www.livescience.com/21536-oobleck-recipe.html

  • Make a green salad with lots of different green vegetables (can you name which parts of the plant each vegetable would come from?)
  • Paint your face green or someone else’s with face paints (if you have them)

 

  • Tie die a white t-shirt with green colouring
  • Make a pattern using green handprints by painting your hands with paint
  • Make a green cake by adding green food colouring to the mixture or icing
  • Write a poem or rap about the colour green or Grenfell
  • List all the green things you can think of
  • Make a green heart and write a nice message to one of the Grenfell survivors on it
  • Wear green clothes and follow Mr Bodle’s PE workout (You can still do it if you don’t have green clothes)
  • Identify and name green plants/trees in your garden or on a walk.
  • Name and label the features of a green animal

Wider Curriculum Project 8

 

This week is international week at Newfield Primary School.  Here are some activities you can do to celebrate international week.  You can either base the activities on a country which is special to you or you can choose one you don’t know much about.

 

Geography / English

Research your chosen country and write a factsheet about it.  You could find out the following things:

  • What is the population?
  • What language do they speak?
  • What are their top tourist spots?
  • What is the weather like?
  • How do you get there from the UK?
  • What traditions do they have?

Remember to include some fun interesting facts!

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/geography-facts.html

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries.html

 

Art / Design Technology

 

  • Research a dish from that country and either write instructions on how to make it or make the dish yourself.  Remember to send in some photos for the website.

 

  • Find out what a traditional outfit would be for your chosen country.  Draw a picture of someone wearing traditional dress or try to re-create it with clothes you have at home.

 

  • Make a flag of the country.

 

https://www.roughguides.com/gallery/traditional-dress/

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/flags.html

 

Music / English

  • Learn a song from your chosen country and perform it for your family

 

  • Learn a poem from your chosen country and perform it to your family

https://www.mamalisa.com/?t=eh

 

 

Modern Foreign Languages

 

  • Learn some words in the language they speak in your chosen country.  Teach them to someone else.

 

Science

  • Research a plant that lives in a specific country. Can you find out how that plant adapts to survive in its environment? 
  • Investigate an animal from one country. You could look at their habitats, what they eat, how they hunt for food, how they have adapted to live in their environment.

Wider Curriculum Project 7

 

As it is Eid al-Fitr at the end of the week, this week’s theme is ‘Celebrations’.

 

Carnival 

This Eid we celebrate all the acts of kindness,charity, maintaining a social distance, clapping for the NHS and key workers, helping the vulnerable, making rainbows and looking after our neighbours.

 

The links below are fun creative colouring in and hat making exercises.

 

https://www.carnivalarts.org.uk/post/eid-colouring-sheets  


https://www.carnivalarts.org.uk/post/celebrating-the-act-of-kindness

 

www.mahoganycarnival.com

 

 Let’s be creative and spread the joy in our community by colouring in the sheets and sticking them in our windows, making hats, flags or even arm bands, add a touch of carnival. You can trace the sheets if you don’t have a printer.

 

We look forward to seeing your creative talent! Please post your creations on your social media platforms and on @ LutonHarmony and on @carnivaldesign.

 

Art and Design

Make an Eid card for someone you know or a ‘Miss You’ card for someone you haven’t been able to see over the lockdown period.

http://www.sakkal.com/Graphics/Eid02_order.html - ideas for Eid design 

https://www.greetingsisland.com/cards/thoughts-and-feelings/miss-you - ideas for ‘Miss You’ design

Draw around your hand on a piece of paper so you have a hand print. Then do a mehndi design on it.  Here is a website to help you with the design:

https://www.postoast.com/mehndi-design-for-kids/

 

PSHE / RE

During many religious celebrations, people often do good deeds for others.  A good deed is doing something nice for other people.  Think of a good deed you can do for someone in your family or for a friend. You could take a picture of you doing the good deed or write about it.

Plan a party – What food would you have? Where would you have it? What would you wear? What would you do during the party? Would you have decorations?

Special occasions – write about a special time that you celebrate with your family.  It could be about how you celebrate birthdays or religious festivals.  Write about what you do on those days.

 

Science

Investigate the reaction of frozen vinegar and baking soda.

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/vinegar-pops/

 

Make water fireworks to observe the effects of oil and food colouring in water.

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/water-fireworks/

 

 

 

 

Wider Curriculum Week 6

 

 

This week we are focusing on mindfulness and making sure that our minds and bodies are healthy.

 

PE

Follow Mr Bodle in the video section on the website doing the following exercises.  Try them every day and see if you can improve over the week.  You could keep a diary to write down how many of each you managed each day.

  • Jogging on the Spot
  • Jogging
  • Plank
  • Leg raises
  • Ladder Run
  • Press-Ups
  • Burpees
  • High Knees
  • Step-Ups

 

Yoga- try out some yoga using the following websites:

https://www.cosmickids.com/

https://yogawithadriene.com/yoga-for-kids/

 

PSHE

Complete the following sentences about yourself:

  • I am a good friend because….
  • I am really good at…
  • I have worked hard to improve…
  • I am proud of myself when…
  • I am a good team member because…
  • My special talent is…
  • I am a good family member because …
  • I am unique because…
  • I am a good citizen because…

 

How can you be kind to yourself?

Have you ever thought about how you can be kind to yourself? Draw five big hearts on your page.  In each heart write one way you can be kind to yourself.  Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Choose kind friends
  • Eat healthily

 

Positivity Jar

Find an old jar (maybe an old coffee or jam jar).  Decorate the jar however you want.  You could wrap the jar, use paints and add accessories to it such as ribbons, stickers and pom poms.  Make it look nice and personal to you.  Cut up lots of slips of paper and on each piece write something positive about yourself. Fold up the slips of paper and put them in the jar. You can even ask your family to write positive things about you.

Once you have completed the jar try to look at the jar every day for a few minutes and remember how special and positive you are as a person.

You could even make a jar for another person.

Here are some ideas for your slips:

  • I am funny
  • I am brave
  • I am kind

 

Art

Make a poster using a positive message.  You could use one of the following or think of your own.  Make your poster bright and colourful.

  • Stay Strong
  • Be kind, Be Creative, Be brave, Be you
  • Stay Positive
  • Positive Vibes
  • Mistakes are proof that you are trying
  • Have big dreams you will grow into them
  • Think happy, Be happy

 

Design Technology

Design and make a healthy snack or meal.  If you don’t have the ingredients you could write some instructions for preparing the food and draw a picture.

 

Wider Curriculum Project 5

 

History / Art / DT

On Friday 8th May it is VE day and will be a bank holiday across the UK.  Find out what VE day is and do some of the activities below:

 

  • Make some bunting to decorate your house for the celebrations on Friday
  • Prepare a picnic to have in your house or garden on Friday or write / draw a list of what you would like in your picnic
  • Bake a Victoria sponge cake
  • Create a newspaper front page announcing the first VE day in 1945
  • Listen to Winston Churchill’s VE day speech and re-enact it (see link below)

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/ve-day-celebrations-in-lockdown-540015

https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1941-1945-war-leader/to-v-e-crowds/

 

PE

May Day is usually celebrated on 1st May but this year it has been combined with VE day.  On May Day some people celebrate by doing a special dance called Morris Dancing.  Try to learn some Morris Dancing.  You could film it and send it in to the school.

http://projectbritain.com/mayday/morrisdancing.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHQOZ9sVaJU

Look out for Mr Bodle’s Morris Dance on the school website

 

Science

 

Make your own ice cream in a plastic bag

https://sciencebob.com/easy-to-make-ice-cream-in-a-plastic-bag/

Get a paperclip to float

https://sciencebob.com/make-a-paperclip-float/

                                                       Wider Curriculum Project 4 

  

History

On the 27th April 2020 it is Morse Code Day.  Find out what Morse Code is, when it was used and how to use it.  Write a message to your family or friends using it.  You could even email your message in and the teachers will try to read it.

https://kidskonnect.com/science/morse-code/

http://www.crayola.co.uk/free-coloring-pages/print/morse-code-message-coloring-page/

https://nrich.maths.org/2198

 

Geography / Science

Also on the 27th April 2020 it is Marine Animal Rescue Day.  Find out what a marine mammal is and why they need rescuing.  Find out about where they live (their habitat), what they eat and what they need to survive. What part of the world do they live in?  You could do one of the following:

  • Make a PowerPoint presentation to explain what you found
  • Write a report
  • Make a poster

 

https://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-water-mammals/

https://www.whalefacts.org/what-is-a-marine-mammal/

 

Art and Design

Make a model of your favourite marine mammal.  Here are some ideas:

 

https://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/ocean.html

 

Science

Investigating dissolving

Investigate which substances and materials dissolve in warm or cold water.  Find at least five things to test from home.  You could try things like sugar, paper, pasta, salt, flour, gravy and rice.

 

Complete a table to show your findings. 

  • Did it dissolve?
  • How long did it take to dissolve?
  • Did dissolve better in warm water or cold water?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcvv4wx/articles/zpbdpbk

https://www.science-sparks.com/exploring-which-solids-dissolve-in-water/

http://www.thunderboltkids.co.za/Grade6/02-matter-and-materials/chapter4.html

 

 

                   Wider Curriculum Family Project 3

Geography / PSHE

On the 22nd April it is World Earth Day. 

https://www.earthday.org/campaign/environmental-education/

Pick one or more of the activities below to celebrate this special day at home.

  • Write an earth day poem
  • Think about how the school can become more environmentally friendly, create a PowerPoint to share your ideas with Ms Bolt.
  • Write a report on an environmental issue.  You could choose one from the following issues or one of your own:
    • Climate change
    • Plastic pollution
    • Air pollution
    • Endangered species
    • Deforestation
    • Recycling
  • Make an Earth Day poster to inform your family how they can help the environment around the house.

Here are some websites that can help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp22pv4

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/caring-environment

https://www.worldlandtrust.org/get-involved/educational-resources/conservation-videos-for-schools/

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/01/conservation-for-kids/

History

On the 23rd April it is St George’s Day.  Find about the story of St George and why it is celebrated in England.  Make a cartoon storyboard to tell the story of St George and the dragon or act out the story with your family.

Here are some websites to help you:

http://projectbritain.com/stgeorge.html

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/st-georges-day

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-st-georges-day

Art and Design

Make a collage of a dragon.  Recycle things that you find around the house to make your collage.  You could use magazines, food packaging, coloured paper, and leaves and twigs from your garden (or from your daily walk).  Remember to wash your hands after you have worked on your collage.

Alternatively, you could paint or draw your dragon.

 

 

Wider Curriculum Family Project 2

History

Pick a castle in the UK and find out about its history.You can write about it and draw pictures. 

 

Try to find out who built it and who lived in it?  Are there any interesting facts you can include?

 

Here are some well-known UK castles:

  • Windsor Castle
  • Warwick Castle
  • Leeds Castle

 

Alternatively, you could just find out about castles in general.  Why do castles exist? What are they for?

 

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/guide-to-castles/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/castles/index.html

 

Geography/IT

Find out where some of the castles are in Britain and locate them on a map of the UK.  Which castle is closest to London?

 

Use Google Earth / Maps street view to have a look around the castle.  Which one is your favourite?

 

 

Art

Make a rainbow using paints or any other art supplies you have at home.  Put it in your window so other children can spot it when they are out for their daily walk.

 

 

DT

Make a junk model castle (check with an adult if OK to use boxes and containers first).  Can you make a draw bridge for your castle, what about towers or a moat?

 

https://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Castle-out-of-Cardboard-Boxes

 

Science

Make your own Play Dough

 

Materials:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 ½ cups of salt
  • 6 tspn cream of tartar
  • 3 tbspn of oil
  • 3 cups of water

 

Instructions:

*Junior Scientists must have a responsible adult assistant to help!

  1. Dissolve salt in the water.
  2. Pour all ingredients into a large pot.
  3. Stir constantly over medium heat until a ball forms by pulling away from the sides.
  4. Knead the dough mixture until the texture matches playdough (1-2 minutes).
  5. Store in plastic container. Should last for at least 3 months.

 

Take a look at some of the ways pupils at home have been celebrating World Earth Day.

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