South Brent Primary School

South Brent Primary School

Wider Curriculum

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.


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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.    


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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 palette  1

Nature's colour wheel

Nature's colour wheel 1

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. 

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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)! 


2019/20 - Year 3/4 enjoying a day with their Roman visitor