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Thinking Deeply about Science and Maths

Hello there Rosendale and welcome to our new blog. We want you to continue to develop your thinking and reasoning skills there are lots of different activities to choose from and we hope you enjoy challenging yourself!

We will be posting challenges here. Your teachers will sometimes load links onto Seesaw, but you can look here for extra challenges anytime. Follow the links under Tags at the side.

It would be great if you could leave a reply to let us know how you got on or even send us some pictures. To send in pictures an adult can email them to parentscommunications@rosendale.cc with the subject Rosendale Lab.

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Healthy Eating and Recycling

Healthy eating and Recycling

We are now having lunches as a class and not in the dinner hall. We are going to think about how we can make sure our lunches are healthy as well as think about what material we could use to put the food in that is recyclable so as not to contribute to pollution.

If you are in Early years or KS1 you could design your own healthy meal.

What sort of food is healthy?

Fruits and vegetables, carbohydrates (potato, rice, pasta, bread), dairy (yoghurt, milk, cheese), protein (beans, lentils, chicken, fish) fats (oil, butter). We can have fats and sugars but in small amounts.

You can use the activity attached to design your own healthy meal if you’d like.

If you are in KS2 you could design your own healthy meal as well as a recyclable container for the meal.

Think about what material is easy to recycle (cardboard, tin, glass, paper). Plastic can be recycled but it is best to avoid plastic as only some types of plastic can be recycled. Materials to avoid are: foil, plastic, cling film.

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Staying Calm

For the lab activity we are thinking about how our body reacts when we get upset. There are 2 (possibly 3 if you’re KS2) videos to watch. The first one is the story of The Red Beast which talks about a boy who gets upset and how he calms down. The second explains the activities for everyone which involves thinking about what triggers the red beast inside us and how we can try and prevent it taking over. Thinking about how our bodies are when we are happy and calm and the differences when we are upset and angry. Then making a poster of the differences between the two.

You may wish to try some yoga or mindfullness to help you feel calm

The third video is an extension activity more suited towards KS2 where it asks you to think about current threats to peace both locally and nationally and think about what you might want to change, this could be in the form of writing a letter or designing a poster. Hope you have a great afternoon.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

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Treasure Hunt Activity

EYFS/KS1 – If you are in school you can work in pairs. Choose 5 items that you are going to hide around the classroom/a room at home. Hide these items. Draw a map of where these items are. If drawing the map is too difficult you can explain to the other pair how to find each item (e.g. Start here and take 5 steps this way) Get another pair/person to use your map to find these items.

Resources needed : Plain paper, pencils, colouring pencils/pens, items to hide.

KS2 – (If children in year 3 find it tricky to write out instructions they may want to draw a map instead). Work in pairs. Choose 5 items that you are going to hide around the classroom. Choose a starting point of where the pair have to start. Put North, South, East, West signs up around the class/room. Then write out instructions of how they find each item.

For example:

  1. Start at the teachers desk facing north. Take 5 steps forward. Bend down. You should find your first piece of treasure.
  2. Now, face east. Take 2 steps forward. Then turn south. Take 1 large step forward. Reach up. You should now find your second piece of treasure.

And so on until they have found all pieces of treasure. 

Have fun!

Miss Vincett