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Week 15 - 6th July

Maths challenge-


This week we're playing a card game.

First to make 20 wins.
(Usually this game is known as 21 or blackjack but playing this game to 20 instead helps practise mental addition and number bonds)

Place the deck face down in the middle. Each person takes a card.
Ace = 1, Jacks, Queens and Kings =10, All other numbers in between hold their normal value.
Then each person must decide whether to 'hit' and take another card or 'stick' with what they have.
The closest person to 20 wins. However, if you go over 20 you lose or 'bust'.

Take a look at the picture for some other card games you can play.
If you don't have any cards then making a set together is great for number formation.

English challenge-


It's time to quiz your grown-ups!
While we've been at home lots of grown-ups might have been taking part in quizzes or games online. Well now it's your turn to quiz your grown ups!
Write down a list of ten questions about anything you are interested in. Just make sure you know the answers!
Then see how many they can get correct!
If you send them to your teacher they may even be able to post some of these onto DOJO.
Remember to use :
- capital letters
- question words - who, what, why, when, how....
- question mark at the end ?

Take a look at my quiz and try to answer these as well if you like!

Phonics challenge-


Split digraphs are when 2 letters are split up but still make the same sound they would if they were together.
The split digraphs are:
a_e like in cake
i_e like in bike
e_e like in theme
o_e like in dome
u-e like in cube

They are sometimes written with a dash - in the middle as usually a letter (or letters) squeeze in the middle.

Find a coat hanger with clips and clip a split digraph onto it. 
Make some letter cards and add to it to turn it into a word. How many different words can you make? What's the longest word you can make?


Make something Monday- 


Make something Monday - paper mache
This can get very messy!
Paper mache is a way of modelling.

Think of what you want to make. Some paper mache is created over a balloon. Others are created over junk modelling. 

1: Find a shape for your project - you could use an inflated balloon or a bowl. Maybe you could build something to cover.
How about making a planet, a bowl or a volcano!

2: Find some PVA glue or flour. Then water it down to make a paste.

3: Tear off strips of paper (newspaper, coloured paper, tissue paper, magazine), dunk into the paste and lay over your object. Make sure it is all covered before the paste dries up.

4: Once covered, leave to dry and go hard.

5: Your paper mache should now come away from your object. If you have used a balloon you could even pop the balloon inside it. Some people put a layer of vaseline down before they start with their strips just to be sure it comes away at the end!

6) Paint and design your creation!



Topic Tuesday-


There are many different religions around the world. In KS1 we learn about Christianity, Islam and Judaism. In KS2 the children go on to also think about other religions like Hinduism and Buddhism.
Choose a religion you would like to learn about.
Can you find out:
- a religious story
- some facts about what they believe
- where they pray
-the name of an important book, scroll or reading
You could record a video about what you have found out or tell someone at home all about your research.



Wonderful World Wednesday-


There are many beautiful patterns in nature.
Some of these are symmetrical - where one side reflects the other. This is commonly seen in butterflies. What other examples of symmetry can you find in nature? The line of symmetry is the line it reflects on and may go down, across or diagonally! 
Keep an eye out when on your daily walk or when in the garden. 
Maybe you can use natural objects to make your own symmetrical picture? 


Therapeutic Thursday-


Lay back and have a look at the clouds today. What shapes can you see? Use your imagination!


Fitness Friday-   Circus Skills


Let's practise some circus skills.
Here are some ideas:
- Create a balance beam. Can you walk across it without falling? - This could be made outside or using string/ cushions indoors.
- Learn to juggle - great for co-ordination! How about using balls, teddies or small toys? How about juggling with a partner?
- Hula hooping
- Dancing with fabric/ scarves
-Plate spinning (Please don't use real plates! Maybe try with a plastic picnic plate and a stick?)
Enjoy practising and maybe put some skills together to create a show!