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Monday 4th May 2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

This afternoon you will be doing RE. You also need to do a little bit of Science and we will end with a little bit of mindfulness.

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Monday 4th May 2020

LI: To relate my own experiences to the key messages within the month of Ramadan

 

This afternoon I would like you to think back to Year 5 when you learned all about the 5 Pillars of Islam. One of the Pillars is 'Sawm': fasting during the month of Ramadan.

 

Today you are going to learn about what Ramadan means to muslims and why fasting is important.

 

Follow this link and then complete the 3 Activities:

Task 1:

 

Ramadan is a brilliant time to reflect on things that make you grateful and happy. It is a great time in the world for everybody to try and focus on positive things: Muslim or not! Either download and print this worksheet, or make your own, to record positive thoughts for the month. Get the whole family involved!

Task 2:

 

Using the knowledge you may have already had and what you have learned so far, answer the following three questions:

 

1. What is Ramadan?

 

2. Why do Muslims fast?

 

3. How do Muslims fast?

Task 3:

 

Just as Muslims go without food and drink during Ramadan, people have had to give up lots of things during the lockdown. Muslims make special plans for the end of Ramadan. What special plans would you like to make for when lockdown ends? Use this activity from Twinkl to help you make future family plans.

 

You will need: a jar, small pieces of paper (you can cut them out from the worksheet or make your own), a jar label, and ribbons to decorate your jar.

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Science: Plants

Just a quick science catch up today!

 

Today, like every Monday, you need to measure and record the growth of your plant. It has been growing for a week or two now (depending when you planted it) so is hopefully starting to have shoots and roots!

 

1. Measure the height of your plant and record it on the graph that you made last week.

 

2. Have a look at the two plants in different environments (for example,Miss Hesketh has one in the cupboard with no light, and one on the windowsill with lots of light). Is anything different happening to each plant? Write down your observations.

Sunflowers: Miss Hesketh vs Jenny. 2 Weeks since planting.

Sunflowers: Miss Hesketh vs Jenny. 2 Weeks since planting. 1
Sunflowers: Miss Hesketh vs Jenny. 2 Weeks since planting. 2
Sunflowers: Miss Hesketh vs Jenny. 2 Weeks since planting. 3

Sunflowers: No light vs. lots of light. 1 week since planting.

Sunflowers: No light vs. lots of light. 1 week since planting.  1
Sunflowers: No light vs. lots of light. 1 week since planting.  2
Sunflowers: No light vs. lots of light. 1 week since planting.  3

Let's now finish our Monday with some mindfulness.

Mindfulness is time to relax and think about your body.

 

I would like you to try and follow the YouTube video below (for the full five minutes). Then choose at least one of the following activities to fill the next 20 minutes or so:

 

Quiet Activities

  • Colouring in
  • Quiet reading
  • Yoga YouTube video

 

Some children find it hard to be mindful and quiet for longer periods of time and might prefer to try a challenge. Doing something that challenges you can take your mind away from any thoughts or worries, and forces you to only think about the task in hand. Miss Hesketh learned a new song in sign language on Friday (see it on Twitter) and it took her so long concentrating, she didn't have any brain left to become distracted! You might prefer to do something like this, or learn a dance routine or kick-up challenge instead.

5 Minutes Guided Meditation for Children

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