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Lesson 1


Last week, you learned about fish and their life cycles. Today, we are going to find out more about the different types of habitats they live in.


What is the meaning of the word habitat? Discuss with your adult.


There are lots of different habitats around the world. You can find out more about each of them here Which of these habitats would you find fish in? (coastal, ocean and pond)


However, the water in these habitats are very different. Some are fresh water and some are salt water. Watch this video to find out more.....


Choose one of the water habitats that you have learned about today, and draw a picture of it. Label it with the features you'd find there and include the animals that live in it.




Lesson 2


Today we are going to get creative! You are going to be creating your own underwater habitat laugh


First, watch this video of an underwater ocean habitat


Now, you will need to find a container to make your habitat in - it could be a glass jar or you might have another clear, water-tight container that you can use.


Discuss ideas of the shapes and colours of the fish and plants living in the sea and that you saw in the video. Discuss materials you could use (Use sand, coloured stones, pipe cleaners, glitter, card, sequins, etc.). You could make fish, seahorses, crabs, starfish, etc


Get creating your underwater habitat and creatures and send me a photo of your handiwork! I can't wait to see what you have made with your knowledge and inspiration!




Lesson 3


Are plants alive? How do you know?


Watch this video to find out more about how we define if something is alive, and how plants show these features


What do you think plants need to survive? Write a list of your thoughts.You might consider water, light or soil. Maybe you have other ideas?


You are going to conduct an experiment! Yes, you're a scientist! 


You will need some seeds (beans and sunflower seeds are ideal as they grow quickly), a couple of plants pots and some soil/compost. Alternatively, you could buy 2 identical plants.


Plant your seeds/plants into the pots and then you are going to test one of your ideas about what plants need to grow. For example, if you were testing water, make sure both the plants are placed in exactly the same position on a windowsill (so they have the same amount of light) but give water to one of the plants, and no water to the other. What happens over the space of a week? What does this tell you about your prediction?


Photograph your results and write a conclusion. Send them to me and I will assess whether you have earned your scientist award!



Lesson 4


Can the you name any sports that take place on water? (e.g. swimming, canoeing, sailing, diving).

Look at and find information about some of the different water sports.


Britain has some of the top medallist athletes (Steve Redgrave and Jack Beresford rowing, Ben Ainslie sailing, Kerri-Anne Payne marathon swimming, Alistair Brownlee triathlon, Paralympic rowers Tom Agar and Naomi Riches, etc).


How do these athletes train? What about their diet and healthy eating?


Discuss the importance of a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water (fluids).


Watch the video on BBC Bitesize about what we need to stay healthy


Work with your adult to design a warm up activity for PE. Choose some exercises to put together and then try doing them.

Now select one of the following tasks;


  • Write about you favourite athlete.
  • Design a healthy menu.
  • Create an exercise plan.
  • Write instructions for your warm up

Lesson 5 - Yoga and Mindfulness


Concentrating on something else for a while, can help both yourself and your child to relax. Yoga is a perfect activity for mindfulness and relaxation as you need to fully concentrate on the positions that your body has to move into.


Below is a power point presentation that tells a story, incorporating yoga moves suitable for children. There is also a pdf of the different moves and another for the order of them within the story.


I hope you enjoy your yoga story and I'd love to see photos of you all attempting it!