To stop you getting bored at home, here are some activities for you to choose from.
Pick one English activity and one maths activity… and if you are still bored, have a go at the science activity.
Choose A or B and write it in your homework book or on a sheet of paper if your homework book is at school.
A Write a poem about snow. Add in a few interesting similes. Why not try a kenning poem (grass coverer, path blanketer, road icer, water freezer) or a riddle poem ( see the example below).
As crystal clear as diamond
Flowing down very shy
As delicate as glass
Slowly dancing by.
As shiny as an emerald
Dropping down from the sky
As glittery as a star
Comes from very high.
A winter riddle
Sparkling, delicate, amazing
Glittery, crystal, clear
Peaceful, blanketing, making angels
Shivering, frostbite, creamy, fun.
Birds can’t find food.
What am I?
B Write a diary entry about ‘My snow day!’
Choose A or B. Write your discoveries in your homework book or on a sheet of paper if your homework book is in school.
A. How far can you throw a snowball?
Make 3 snowballs. Make a start line.
Throw the 1st snowball and measure how far you threw it in paces (or with a tape measure if you have one at home). Record your throw.
Now throw the second one. Measure and record that throw.
Now throw the last one.
Measure and record the throw. Which throw went the furthest? Which throw was the shortest? What was the difference between them?
B. How long does snow take to melt? How much water will there be when it melts?
Fill a cup and a small bowl with snow. Estimate how much water the snow will make when it melts.
Use a clock or timer to time how long the snow takes to melt for the cup and for the bowl. Record what you find in hours and minutes.
When the snow has melted pour the water into a measuring jug to measure the water. Record what you find.
Write a sentence explaining what you discovered.
This term we are learning about why animals need food and what sort of food they need. Create a food plan with the foods that you would most like to eat for breakfast, dinner (lunch) and supper. You can write a list or you can draw the different meals. You choose!
Would your food plan be different in summer? Would it be different for a Snow Day in winter?
Have fun in the snow today.
Mrs Boshoff and Mrs Clark