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Week of Monday 18th May

Geography

This week I would really like you to visit the below website which contains an abundance of brilliant interactive geographical based games, ranging from world games, to identifying countries and flags. Please don't worry if you find the games tricky to begin with... practise, practise, practise!

 

Once you've become an expert, test yourself! Below is a world map...

How many of the world's 207 countries can you find/name?

Have a go at learning the locations and flags of every nation!

This is a long task so please take you're time...

Remember you can use any maps or atlases to help you!

 

Week of Monday 11th May

Vincent Van Gogh

After 14 years, two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh - thought to be lost - were rediscovered.

These paintings had in fact been stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in 2002.

The fast-moving thieves were in and out of the museum in only a few minutes.

The robbery became world news, shocking the public.

In September 2016, an Italian law team, who started an investigation, stumbled across the two paintings! They then happily returned to the paintings to the museum in Amsterdam.

 

Can YOU recreate one or both of the stolen paintings?

You can use any materials you like: paints, crayons, pencils, felt-tips, college.

You can trace the templates below, use them to sketch your own masterpieces or colour them in.

 

If you would like to find out more information about Van Gogh and his paintings, visit this website: https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/stories/theyre-home-again#0

 

Extension: Compare the two paintings! Which painting do you like best and why? What are the similarities and differences between Gogh's two paintings? Can you write a description for each one?

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Week of Monday 4th May

Class Two become architects! 

Children, I challenge you to build your own CITY/TOWN...

You can base your development on the town Penrith or any town/city you have visited.

All you need to do is, print the templates, add some colour/detail,

cut along the red lines, fold along the blue lines and glue matching flaps together.

Then repeat…. depending on how many building you would like in your town/city.

Please don’t forget to send me your innovative plans!

helliott@st-catherines.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Extension: Can you add surroundings to your city? Perhaps some trees, a lake or river?

Is there a road, do you need signs?

(Templates courtesy of British architecture studio, Foster + Partners.)

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Week of Monday 27th April

Art - linking to RE 

1. I would love you to design a cross to show, 'Jesus is Risen.'

You can use any resources/tools/equipment you like. 

You could use college lettering to create words, use of symbols or even create a crown of flowers?

Prayer Table

2. Create a prayer table at home!

In school, we choose from, an artefact, a candle, a picture, a prayer and a story

but at home, you can choose ANY 5 objects to go on your prayer table.

 

Don't forget this week we are celebrating Pentecost. Pentecost is a time of celebration so a white tablecloth would be fab! 

Please do send me some photos!

 

 

A little booklet explaining Coronavirus for children

Week of Monday 23rd March

Geography - World Map

 

This year Class Two have become very familiar with continents and maps.

Have a go at creating a world map using the printable documents below.

1. Can you construct a world map without any help?

2. Check your map,

3. Draw your own flat world map,

4. Add the continent labels (can you spell them?).

 

Research:

1. The size of each continent: Can you order them smallest to largest?

2. Find out about 'The Ring of Fire': Can you create a fact-file?

https://mocomi.com/the-ring-of-fire/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFbKsAE-8Ek

 

Week of Monday 16th March

Chester Zoo - Live Visit

From 10am Chester Zoo is doing a live stream and opening its 'virtual gates' to let you inside!

Click on the link below to access the line stream: 

https://www.chesterzoo.org

 

Timetable:

10:00 👉 Red pandas 🐼

11:00 👉 Rothschild's giraffes 🦒

12:00 👉 Asian elephants 🐘

13:00 👉 Butterflies 🦋

14:00 👉 Sun bears 🐻

14:30 👉 Sumatran tigers 🐅

14:45 👉 Humboldt penguins 🐧

16:00 👉 Aquarium* 🐠

 

Research the habitats of the following African animals.

What do they have in common? What is different?

 

Challenge: Design your own zoo!

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