South Brent Primary School

South Brent Primary School

Wider Curriculum

Week Beginning 20th April


Friday 24th April

If you have finished the activities from YUMU for the 'Dancing in the Street' unit, I would like you to select an activity from the life skills link below.  


Thursday 23rd April

Hopefully you've had a chance to listen to some of the songs on Charanga/YUMU.  I would now like you to pick your favourite songs from the ones you have listened to.  I would also like you to briefly explain why that one is your favourite.  It could be that you like the introduction, the tune, the rhythm or tempo, the lyrics or it might be that it reminds you of something else.  


If you are feeling brave and joining in with the "Clap for Carers', you could even sing one of the songs this evening. 


For your wider learning this week I would like you to do some music activities using 'Charanga', which we have previously used in class.  The home learning version is called YUMU which can be found using the link below. Click on the pupil/teacher login button on the left hand side of the page and then follow the instructions.  You were given the login information before school closed down. 

Throughout the week, try to complete as many of the activities as you can.  The activities are down the right hand side of the page.  The songs are all Motown songs - many of which you will have heard before.  I hope you enjoy the songs but remember - No Dancing in the Street!

Friday 17th April

Today I would like you to select one of the activities that Mrs Hancock and Mrs Faulkner have created to help develop different life skills.

Follow the link below to the activities on the Year 3 home learning page. 

Thursday 16th April

Following on from yesterday's task, where you decided which form of renewable energy you would like for South Brent, I would like you to show the location of your renewable energy production on a map of South Brent.  I have included a map of South Brent which you could print or (even better) you can draw your own version (with less detail) in your books.  

You also need to explain why you chose that location for your wind turbine, water wheel, solar panel etc.  Your location could help you to produce more electricity but also think about your neighbours who may not want a wind turbine right outside their house.  A picture of your method of energy production in its location would also be great, if you have time. 

Wednesday 15th April

Hopefully, you are now familiar with the terms renewable and non-renewable and are able to give some examples of each type of energy production.  I would now like you to think about one example of a renewable form of energy production that you would like to have in South Brent and one form of non-renewable energy production that you wouldn't like to have in South Brent.  

You need to explain: why you have chosen each example; where you would locate the renewable form of energy production and why this would be the best choice for the village.  Make sure that you think about what other people would think and how it might affect them.  You also need to think about how reliable it would be and whether it would produce electricity all of the time.

When you pick your location, think about how that might also affect other people in the village.  For example, if you built a wind farm on the Rec, the cricket and football teams might not be too pleased.  


You could use these sentence starts to help you.


I think that a ___________ would be an excellent choice of renewable energy production for South Brent because ...


I think that a ___________ power station would be a terrible thing to have in South Brent because ...


You might need to look back at the weblinks from yesterday or carry out some further research to help you make a good choice.  




Tuesday 14th April


Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Production


One of the largest contributors to carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere (and therefore a large contributor to global warming) is the generation of electricity.  However, we now have lots more environmentally friendly ways of producing electricity than we did in the past.

I would like you to research the different ways in which electricity is produced both in this country and around the world.  In your learning journals, explain what the difference is between renewable and non-renewable energy production.  You then need to create a list of renewable and non-renewable methods of electricity production. Try to find on a map where there are examples of each of the different types of electricity production.


I have included some links to website which should help with your research.  









Monday 23rd March 



I would like you to look around your home and/or garden for different materials (both natural and manmade) that are used for everyday objects.  Using a table (like the one below) write down the object and the material/materials that it is made from.  Try to be as specific as possible, when naming the material.


You can then explain what you think is the best material by finishing this sentence.


I think that ... is the best material because ...      


There is no right or wrong answer to this question but try to be as scientific in your explanation as possible.  

Some words you could use are:


hard, tough, flexible, transparent, rigid, recyclable, transparent, opaque, conductor, insulator 

Tuesday 24th March

Following on from yesterday's science, where you were looking at different materials used around the home, I would like you research and write down which materials are:


1) The hardest 

2) The strongest 

3) The most stretchy

4) The toughest (not the same as strongest)

5) The best conductor (thermal or electrical)

6) The best insulator (thermal or electrical)

7) The lightest (least dense)

8) The heaviest (most dense) 

9) The most absorbent 

10) The most water repellent 

You can also add your own properties to this list. 


I would then like you to design something that you can use in the house or an everyday object that makes use of one or more of these materials and its fantastic properties.


Draw a picture of your object, explaining your choice or choices of materials.  You might also add any disadvantages there might be for using that material.    


For example - a titanium mug would be very strong and wouldn't smash if you dropped it.  However, it might be hot to hold or burn your lips because it is a good conductor of heat!

Wednesday 25th March


Today I would like you to get out into your garden and collect a nature's pallet or colour wheel, using objects or plants that you find.  Try to find as many different colours as you can and think carefully about how you arrange them. Or instead of finding lots of colours, you could look for as many shades of green as you can. Make sure that you check it is ok to collect the flowers or plants first!


I have included an example but how it looks is up to you.You could then ask an adult to take a picture of it on their phone or with a camera


Once you have done this, you could then use some of these found objects to create a picture.  If you aren't able to go outside you could do the same activity but with things you find in your house.  Check that you can borrow them first!

Have fun hunting, collecting and arranging.



Nature's palette

Nature's colour wheel

Thursday 26th March 

Hopefully you've had the chance to do some exercise throughout this week and today's task should help you do even more.  I would like you to invent a game for one or more players that can be played safely in the garden or inside.  It has to include a skill such as throwing or catching, a way of scoring the game and a forfeit or reward of exercise.


For example, your game could involve throwing a tennis ball into bucket from a suitable distance (the skill).  You score 5 points for throwing the ball into a bucket (way of scoring). Anyone who scores 10 or more  points with three goes has to do 5 press ups or skip around the garden (the reward).  


It is your choice if the exercise at the end is a forfeit for losing or a reward for winning.  Make sure that your game is safe to play and try to be as creative as possible - it could even have a theme.  If you don't have any tennis balls or similar at home or you need to play the game inside, you could always use a piece of screwed up paper instead of a ball (as long as it isn't out of you home learning book!)  


After you played your game a few times, see if you can adapt it - you could make it harder or easier; change the scoring or add different rewards or forfeits. 

Friday 27th March 

Morning or should I say bonjour or buenos días.  For your wider learning today, I would like you to visit the website link below and pick a few of the games or activities in either the French or Spanish sections.  You do not need to sign up via Google or Facebook (just skip that part). Any new words or phrases that you learn could then be put in you home learning book with the English word or phrase and an illustration.  

Au revoir or adiós (goodbye)!