What we are learning in P5
Below you can find P5’s topics for the Spring term, some of the learning materials that we have been using in class and some learning activities that can be done at home! Ask an adult to help you access the activities throughout this page and then have a go on your own!
Can you create your own hatching egg for Easter?
1. Find some card, paper or cardboard from around the house – the more colourful, the better!
2. Draw an egg shape and then ask an adult to help you cut it out.
3. Decorate your egg! Use lots of colours and shapes. (Stick some decorations on if you have some glue)
4. Cut your egg in half with a zig-zag line.
5. If you have a split pin, ask an adult to help you hinge the 2 halves together.
6. Use some of your left over card or paper to draw and cut out a little chick.
7. Hide the chick behind the egg or glue it to the back so you can see the chick’s head poking out of the egg!
8. Take a picture and ask an adult to send it to school so we can share it!
Have a go at some of these simple sensory activities using common household ingredients. Enjoy felling the different textures and use the paints to create a piece of art. Some of the resources are safe to taste! Have a try!
Be prepared to get a bit messy and make sure to clean up afterwards.
ChooseIt! Maker 3
If you have an iPad/tablet that your child can access, download ‘ChooseIt! Maker 3’
Here you can ‘redeem’ the following share codes to access some of the interactive learning we have been doing in class:
Shapes – XJMHBU
Colours – FKFLQK
Position – KQWUEK
Time – QAKNWA
More or Less – KDQBTY
2 key words – LYJPJX
3 key words – FJKWTG
Solids and Liquids – YUTBRV
French Vegetables – TRGKFR
Alternatively, follow the link to Help Kidz Learn on a computer and start a free 14 day trial. Here you can access the above activities and more interactive games!
We have covered lots of topics during the Spring term, including position and movement, addition and subtraction, and time. Here you can find some of the activities, songs and materials that we use regularly in Maths, as well as some topic specific games/activities that you can do at home to extend your learning!
Can you use your hands to count up to 10 and back down to 1?
Can you count along to the ‘Big Numbers’ song? How high can you count along? What’s the biggest number that you can remember afterwards?
In English we have been studying the story of Hercules as part of our Ancient Greek topic. Below you can find a selection of familiar songs and activities from our English lessons, as well as some of the materials we have used to study Hercules, including a simplified version of the story. You can also find some activities based around the story of Hercules to extend your learning, such as a creative craft activity, a writing task and the option of watching the animated Disney film, Hercules (U)!
Practise your phonics skills by singing along to this phonic song!
Challenge: Can you sign the letters and words as they appear?
Take a break from your learning and take part in the Letters Workout! Sing and dance along!
Choose your favourite book and read through it with an adult. If you are struggling to read, they can help you to turn pages yourself and study the pictures. What can you see? What are the characters in the story doing? Can you re-enact what is happening? Try and find some familiar letters and words in the book.
Below are some games to help you practise your phonics skills, as well as some familiar stories you can watch and listen to.
We have read ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ as a class and explored sensory materials that represent parts of the story. Use the file below to read through the story. You can use cups or containers and some of the following household items as sensory materials:
Grass – carpet / fill a cup with grass from outside
Water – fill a cup with water / water spray
Mud – playdough / get a bit of mud from outside
Forest – leaves and twigs from outside / green and brown bedsheets or material
Snow – cotton wool / cotton buds / styrofoam
Cave – black bedsheet / large duvet
Challenge: Can you sign some of the key words?
Challenge: Can you build a ‘den’ using furniture and bedsheets and then pretend to be the bear in the cave?
Ask an adult to help you create an account on Oxford Owl to access their free eBook library. There are plenty of stories with familiar characters!
Into Film have some free activities based around popular children’s films. Browse the films and find one that you know or one that you can watch at home. Afterwards, use the activity powerpoint for that film to develop your functional English skills!
With help from an adult, login to ‘Phonics Play’ to access more fun phonics games!
Explore all of the songs and stories from ‘Barefoot Books’!
In Science, we have been exploring solids and liquids and observing the changes that occur when they are heated or cooled. Can you find some examples of solids and liquids around your house? Remember that solids hold their own shape, whilst liquids flow and change their shape!
Try putting some water in the freezer over night and seeing what has happened to it in the morning? Is it still a liquid? Now heat it with a hairdryer or other heat source and see what happens.
Have a go at the experiment below. Put some cornflour into a bowl and explore the texture with your hands. Then gradually add some water and mix it in with a spoon. What do you notice? The mixture flows around the bowl like a liquid but will feel like a solid in your hands. Have a go and prepare to get messy!
Try adding some food colouring to the water to make the experiment more fun!
Write down or draw as many solids and liquids as you can think of or find in your house. Ask an adult for help exploring materials and recording them on the sheet below.
Dance along to the song about solids, liquids and gases. How many solids and liquids can you name?
Creative (History and Drama)
Our topic in Spring is Ancient Greece and we have being studying History and Drama around this topic. We have explored what Ancient Greece was like, how the people lived, what clothes they wore and the food they ate. P5 created their own artefacts and props to use during re-enactments of Ancient Greek events, such as the Olympics!
Below are a list of activities you can do at home to extend your learning, including lots of creative activities!
Go through the slides below to explore what Ancient Greece was like. The slides are full of activities you can do at home, including Greek dancing and creating your own Greek God. Have a look!
Have a look at the clothes in the document below. Draw a circle around the clothes from Ancient Greece and draw a square around the clothes from modern times. Can you think of any more and draw them?
Here are some more creative ideas for you to try. Why not make a Greek vase or shield?
Listen and sing along to the bonjour song. Can you wave and say ‘bonjour’ to someone in your house or maybe through the window to someone outside?
This Spring we have been studying vegetables in French. Have a look through the slides below and practice the words for French vegetables. Which vegetables do you like? Do you have any of these vegetables at home?
Listen to the vegetables song and sing along if you can.
Challenge: I went shopping and all of my English and French vegetables got mixed up! Can you match them together again?
If you have access to ‘ChooseIt Maker’, use the share code TRGKFR and try and find the right vegetable.