Welcome to week 2 of the ‘UCPSpace’ project learning!
We hope that you enjoyed the launch of our new learning projects last week! The anticipation is building and we hope you can rescue your new teacher from this far away planet! This week you experience a challenging twist to the project! Be sure to access the YouTube videos sent through for this weeks learning to discover the problems that lay ahead… We really need your help!
- Writing: each day this week, you will be writing a diary entry describing the events of your days! Every day you will be writing about something different but for each diary entry, we would like you to practice using a full range of punctuation, including commas and colons.
- Maths: Practice counting up and down in 25s.
Please find attached some physical challenges that you can take part in throughout this week:
Monday 6th July
This week we will be continuing our learning on measures.
UCPSpace Project 1: You have designed and researched your rocket and created an instruction manual on how to fly it so now you are ready to launch!!! Enjoy your journey into space!
- Write a diary entry describing what you can see outside of your rocket window: Diary Day 1
- Don’t forget to use different sentence starters and interesting adverbs.
Tuesday 7th July
- Video link: Add and subtract mass
- Practice sheet: Tuesday adding and subtracting mass
- Extension investigation: BuildItUp
UCPSpace Project 2: Uh oh!!! You have run out of fuel and crash landed on a strange planet called Pandora!
- Can you make a ‘top tips’ video on ‘How To Keep Calm During a Crisis’ for your team members? What advice do you need to give them now that everything is going wrong?! Alternatively, you could create a top tips poster: Poster Border In your video or poster, make sure you refer to our school values of empathy, gratitude, respect, courage and trust and explain why each one might be important to show during a crisis.
- In your diary entry for today, can you describe the moments of your crash – what led up to it and what happened next? How do feel knowing that you and your team are safe and unhurt? Diary Day 2
- Can you draw a sketch of the crash-landing scene?
- Today is World Chocolate Day! Who even knew this existed?! Ms Natale will be sharing with you a recipe for the most delicious-looking chocolate cake. Here is the recipe: Recipe for chocolate and ricotta cake
- Ms Natale will also be helping you to revise your French vocabulary from the year.
- Both video links will be emailed to you.
Wednesday 8th July
- Video link: Solve Problems Involving Mass
- Practice sheet: Wednesday Solving Problems
- Extra spicy: Wednesday Extra Spicy
UCPSpace Project 3: You are still stranded on Pandora and desperately need to find fuel so that you can re-start your journey to find your teachers!
- As you search for fuel, can you investigate this new planet and create a map of what you discover? Make sure you use the eight points of a compass on your map. Include any physical features you find (e.g. volcanoes, rivers, mountains) and make sure you use a key and symbols to show these things on your map. You can use this template if you’d like, or create your own: Create a map of your planet!
- For your diary entry today, write a description of what you find: Diary Day 3
Thursday 9th July
- Video link: Read a scale
- Practice sheet (which links with today’s UCPSpace Project video rather than Oak Academy’s video: Temperature Yr 4
UCPSpace Project 4: You are miles away from your landing site and have discovered that your planet has some strange and bizarre weather patterns!
- Can you build a shelter at home that you can use to shelter from the harsh weather you are finding on Pandora?
- For your diary entry today, describe the weather that you are experiencing: Diary Day 4
Wellbeing: Gardening (video link will be emailed to you).
Friday 10th July
- Video link: Read capacity and volume
- Practice sheet: Friday Read capacity and volume
- Extra spicy: Extra Spicy Friday
UCPSpace Project 5: (There is no video for this project today).
Hooray!!! Finally you have discovered a fuel source for your rocket but it isn’t like any other fuel we might have on earth. You might call it magical…
- Can you create a magic fuel potion at home and write down the list of ingredients? (e.g. a sprinkle of sand, 2 handfuls of orange mud, 500ml blue fizzy liquid, 4 petals): Potion Template
- In your diary today, describe how you found the potion, what it is like and how you feel now: Diary Day 5
- You could get artsy and paint or draw the fuel that you find!
Handwriting & Spelling
- If you would like to practice more spellings, Spelling Frame has home learning opportunities for you to work on.
- Pen Pals, the scheme of handwriting UCPS follows, is currently also offering resources for free.
- Audible (currently free)
- First News is offering free weekly issues during this time frame.
- Get Epic is an online library with 40,000 children’s titles available to read.
- Oliver Jeffers’s will read one of his books every day. Readings will take place at 6pm UK time and are broadcast via Instagram Stories. All broadcasts have been recorded and will also be added to Jeffers’ website
- Poets are reading out their poems here, with online prompts offering comprehension questions.
- Storyline Online
- Mark Kistler is hosting a live drawing session every weekday at 5pm.
- Rob Biddulph is also hosting a Draw-A-Long every Tuesday and Thursday.
- Ideas for being creative outdoors can be found here.
- If you would like to practice your touch typing you can visit Typing Club or Nitro Typing. Both are free to sign up for.
- Educode Academy also offer 30 minutes of free coding time each day.
- Check out these six home activity packs with a focus on ‘Online Safety at Home’:
- Home Activity 1
- Home Activity 2
- Home Activity 3
- Home Activity 4
- Home Activity 5
- Home Activity 6
- Active History is offering one month free access to their simulations, games and quizzes. They cover a broad range of historical eras.
- AvantiSchools are providing free daily well being opportunities. “Stay home and be well.” You can register and find the videos here.
- Outdoor mindfulness activities
- Free 30-day mindfulness challenge for families
- Woodland trust have compiled audio clips of different bird sounds so you can learn them and begin to recognise them on your walks! https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/identify-bird-song/
- Singing is a great way to lift your spirits and connect with those around you. You can find songs with music and lyrics to sing on the SingUp website
- If you would like to challenge your brain with some fun thinking visit this website for weekly challenges, riddles and games.
- You can find daily science activities and challenges at the Children’s University and Club SciKidz.
- Science Spot also offers ideas of science you can do at home, as well as Mystery Science, which is free for now.
Sustrans Outside In
- Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to contribute to keeping us active and healthy in body and mind. During this time where we are mostly required to stay at home, these activities become harder to do so. Sustrans Outside In therefore aims to provide ideas and inspiration to bring health and wellbeing activities into the home.