Encourage your child to read the world news section of a newspaper. Discuss with them what they have found out.
Visit Worldbookonline and login using Username: wbsupport and Password: distancelearn. Select eBooks and your child can read ‘Where in the World can I Climb a Tower?’. Ask them to design their own tower, thinking about where in the world it should be, its features and purpose. https://worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?id=800
Reading activity about The Lost World. Challenge your child to read the text in 3 minutes and complete the questions.
Ask your child to read an age-appropriate story from their own book collection. What do they like/dislike about the book? Why?
Ask your child to summarise a book they’ve read this week in 100 words. Alternatively, they could summarise the main events in the form of a cartoon strip.
Challenge your child to complete an alphabetical list of cities from around the world. Where possible, include capital cities.
Ask your child to record the meaning, an example sentence using the word, associations, synonyms (word with the same/similar meaning), antonyms (word that has the opposite meaning) and a dictionary definition of the following words: appreciate, guarantee and occupy.
Can your child complete this prefix challenge from Talk for Writing? Ask your child to choose 5 words and apply them into different sentences. https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/The-prefix-game-easy.pdf
Ask your child to mind map words they associate with Birmingham and words they associate with Johannesburg. This will support a later task https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1-ks2-your-world-birmingham-johannesburg/zv2rkmn
Pick 5 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Task your child with choosing 4 words that have something in common and an odd one out. https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2019/08/29/13/56/09/5a42eb6a-f57f-4dc4-a66e-bd4c5e27e4b7/SpellingWordList_Y5-6.pdf
Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Blackhat or your child write a description about their ideal world. https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/resource/the-black-hat-ks2-activity-pack-
Your child can pick a city of choice and create a travel leaflet all about it. Make sure that they include information on: weather, travel time, key tourist spots, accomodation and the local cuisine.
Listen to Zahra. Discuss what the story is about and how we know Zara is from a different country. Ask your child to rewrite the story of Zahra. https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html
Use the story of Zahra to ask your child to create an advert to support WaterAid. What persuasive language could they use? How could they make their advert eye-catching? https://www.wateraid.org/uk/
Ask your child to create a poster which will assist younger children to learn about where the continents, particular countries and oceans of the world are. It must provide key facts and an imaginative layout/design to get children to learn where key places are around the world
Get your child to test their times table knowledge by finding the products and factors in this game. Can they work through all of the levels?
Play multiplication war with your child with a deck of cards. Flip two cards over and multiply. Whoever has the highest product keeps the cards. Ask your child what the inverse division fact would be. Use 3 cards as a challenge.
Encourage your child to practise their column multiplication and short division with these missing digit games. Can your child make their own versions? https://www.mathplayground.com/brain_workouts/brain_workout_01_multiplication.html
Choose three or four countries and record the temperature over the course of a week for each of the countries in a table. Your child can draw a line graph showing each country's temperature each day across the week.
Give your child the digits 3, 7, 8, 0, 6 and ask them to make as many whole numbers as they can. How can they be sure they have found all the potential numbers? After, give them five different digits and ask them to repeat. Do they find the same amount of potential numbers? If so, why could this be?
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about countries and cities around the world. Learning may focus on different cultures and traditions, famous landmarks, food and clothing.
● Flags of the World- Flags are a national symbol for all countries. Cultures use different symbols and colours on their flags which are meaningful to them and represent their history and people. Ask your child to pick 5 countries and investigate their flags. What symbols and colours have they used? Why are these significant to this country? Can your child create a flag for the UK which they feel represents our culture, history and people? Share at #TheLearningProjects.
● Tastes of the World- Children all around the world eat a variety of food and many of the foods we eat today are inspired by other countries. Can your child research and make a dish from another country which they have not tried before? They could find a recipe, source the ingredients via an online shop and follow the recipe to create a dish for the whole family.
● International Games- As part of the London 2012 Olympics a variety of countries were asked to name a traditional game which represented their culture and traditions. These can be seen here. Ask your child to research these games and take inspiration from them to design their own game. Encourage your child to think about how the game is played, how you win and what equipment is needed. Where possible, they should test their game and make any changes needed. Ask them to present their game through writing and pictures. These could be handwritten or digital. https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/international_inspiration_traditional_games_-_map_of_the_world.pdf
● From Birmingham to Johannesburg- Direct your child to think about what it would be like to live in another country. Do they think their life would be the same or completely different? Use the following clip to compare living in Birmingham to Johannesburg. Ask your child to show the similarities and differences between their life and Nwabisa’s life in South Africa. They may wish to show this in a Venn diagram, table or a poster. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1-ks2-your-world-birmingham-johannesburg/zv2rkmn
● Exploring the World- Throughout history many people have explored new places. You can find out about some of them here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-explorers/zjh8bdm Ask your child to pick an explorer from the list or one of their choice. They could map out the places that the explorer visited or they could create a piece of art inspired by the places they visited using digital images as support. They may wish to write a diary entry from the explorer’s point of view to share what they have seen and experienced. Coronavirus