Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Home learning Year 1 Wednesday

Topic-Creating your own play puppets.

The I want my hat back is a very simple story that would be easy to turn into a play. This will help to develop confidence and expression and is great fun. The following video shows someone  performing a puppet show version of I Want My Hat Back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBJmp1c3XIQ. This video shows a simple way to make a puppet theatre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQQo2_SA51E, not needed but might be fun to do. This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLJsVy7XV8Q shows you how to make fish puppets or you could make hand puppets here. https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Simple-Paper-Puppet

  • Bronze: Choose a style of making puppets. Make some puppet characters of any story you would like to perform later. You could use I Want My Hat Back, the prequel you made to that story or any other story you like.
  • Silver: Can you make one or more of your puppets move in some way?
  • Gold: Evaluate your designs. What are 2 great aspects of your puppets and what would you improve if you could?


English-Performing a play.

Now I would like you to put on a puppet play for your family or friends using the puppets you made earlier. Do not forget to write a simple script/have pictures to help prompt what you have to say.

  • Bronze: Recreate 2 scenes from a story of your choice.
  • Silver: Recreate  the entire story. You might want to assign roles to different family members so you don't have to many characters. Give each character a different voice if you can.
  • Gold: Can you use expression in your story to make the characters sound how they did in the story. (Use your work that you did with the different said words to help you)


Math-Exploring simple 3D and 2D shapes.

We are going to go back to earthquakes today just briefly. In New Zealand they have a lot of earthquakes and we are going to try to design a earthquake proof building using different geometric shapes. Before you do this you might want to watch this video which shows you how to make a shaker table and provides some useful ideas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLsqVjtrovo.

Try different building materials such as Lego, spaghetti and Sellotape/marshmallows ETC but make sure when you are testing the different shapes you stick to the same material to make it a fair test. (So you don't make a lego cube and then a paper pyramid. https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/common-3d-shapes.html provides the common 3D and 2D shapes I would like you to explore.

  •  Bronze: Explore whether a cube, cuboid or square based pyramid structure is the best shape.
  • Silver: Can you spot the hidden 2D shapes inside these 3D structures? (Rectangles, squares or circles.
  • Gold: Try to use different 3D shapes like a triangular pyramid and triangular prism.

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