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Year 3 Home Learning - TERM 6 - WEEK 1 - 1st - 5th June 2020

Dear Parents,

TERM 6 - WEEK 1 - 1st-5th June 2020

We hope you all had an enjoyable half term and are ready to start Term 6! Looking back over some of the lovely work you sent to us via 2Simple, and looking at the scores on My Maths, we really appreciate how hard you all worked last term. You have all shown such resilience and commitment to your learning; this is a sign of your maturity and growth. Well done! We are so proud of you and could not ask anymore of you.

Now that you have all had a week off, we hope you are ready to get cracking on your home learning again!

We are going to start a new topic on the Romans this week and we are very excited about it. In school we would usually have a Roman dressing up day, but as that will not be possible this year, perhaps it is something to try at home.  There are also some lovely books about Rome you could find on the online library now or if you’re lucky, you could purchase some from Amazon.

We wanted to remind you that everyone’s situation at home during this period is quite different. We have changed box D in the learning grid to include some activities of different subjects you may like to have a go at in the afternoons. However, as always, please do not put any unnecessary stress on yourselves to complete everything if this is not possible. Just try to include some maths, English and reading each day. And most importantly, enjoy the time you have as a family; being healthy, happy and together. Remember to keep active and make the most of your daily exercise, getting plenty of fresh air. Now is a great time to practise other skills besides doing your home learning. It has been heart-warming to hear about children gaining confidence on their bikes, learning to tie their shoelaces, and making tasty dishes in the kitchen – learning takes many shapes and forms!

Have a great week.

Mrs Everitt and Mrs Deal

A Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

 

Monday and Tuesday - Fact finding and note taking. To start our topic on the Romans, we need to do some research about what life was like in ancient Rome. Use the internet, and books if you have them, to do your research.  Organising your research under the following headings will help you (you don’t have to do all of them, or maybe you’d like to think of your own): Roman houses, Roman food, Roman children, Roman Jobs, Roman entertainment, Roman Gods, Rich people and poor people. You can write notes using short sentences or even bullet points.

Useful links: BBC Bitesize, Romans KS2 has lots of handy clips and the following is a link to the learner guide.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8/articles/z2sm6sg

Other useful websites:

Ducksters: https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome.php

DK Findout: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/

We’re sure you can find lots of other interesting websites to look at!

 

Wednesday and Thursday – Make a little information book about life in Ancient Rome.

You might use a mixture of plain and lined paper to make a book, or you can do this work in your writing book. Use the headings that you used when you were making notes and write in paragraphs – proper sentences with description and exciting words. Remember your punctuation! Can you make your book look like a real non-fiction book? Include pictures – draw your own or print some out and stick them in. How about including some ‘Fab Fact’ boxes or ‘Did you know?’ boxes. You might want to label some of your pictures or write captions to go with them.

 

Friday – Finish off your book. Create an eye-catching front cover and perhaps a back cover with a blurb. As this is a non-fiction book, a contents page would be a good idea. If you want to challenge yourself, maybe try making a glossary!

 

C Maths Activity My Maths

Please visit My Maths every day to complete your maths lesson for the day. This week, all the lessons are found on My Maths. Please also practise your times tables on TT Rockstars. Your logins for these can be found on the front page of your project folder.

 

If you are looking for further activities why not challenge yourself:

D Some activities you might like to do in the afternoon…

 

It was the feast of Pentecost at the weekend (when God sent the Holy Spirit to Earth to guide the disciples). Perhaps you can read about Pentecost in your bible or online. What happened? Could you create a piece of art to show the Holy Spirit appearing to the disciples? If you prefer, you could write a diary entry about it, pretending you are one of the disciples – what did you see and hear? How did you feel?

 

As we won’t be having a Roman day in school, why don’t you dress up as Roman at home? See if you can fashion a bedsheet into a toga.

ART - make a crown of leaves like Julius Caesar! We would love to see a photo!

 

GEOGRAPHY - Can you draw an accurate map of Italy? Draw some key features of Italy on the map e.g. rivers, mountains, capital city and main cities, famous landmarks and include a key.

 

RE - If we had been in school, we would be learning about Sikhism this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zkjpkmn

This link from bitesize shows you some information and can you answer the questions?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-what-is-sikhism/zn4h382

This link shows video clips you could watch to learn about the key aspects of the religion.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zr86cqt

Who was Guru Nanak? Learn about this important man for Sikhs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

Week 5 - 18th - 22nd May 2020

Week 5: Another week through and we cannot believe the month of May is flying by. We are missing all the children terribly. Trust us, it is very weird for us to be teaching through a computer. It is wonderful to hear all the lovely activities you have been doing with your families and brothers and sisters. We are really enjoying seeing your pictures and activities through 2build a profile. Although it is a difficult time and we are all missing our friends, it is an amazing opportunity to spend time with family that we would not ordinarily get; it is a blessing in disguise.

We have added a list of the Year 3 Year 4 statutory word lists for you to start looking at and learning, as well as the 200 high frequency words. This is to help with spellings and confidence in writing. Why not play some games with spellings, test your family members, or complete a spelling challenge?

We also received this link from the creative quarter which looks good – some ideas to create at home. Why not have a look? https://www.creativefolkestone.org.uk/get-creative/get-creative-at-home

Above all, please stay safe, stay happy, stay together. Missing you all!

Have a great week.

Mrs Everitt and Mrs Deal

A Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

 

Monday

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zjk46v4

 

Visit the website which explores the time zones around the world. Can you write down in your own words in your English books what you have learnt?

 

Tuesday

Play as one of our brave, intrepid explorers on an adventure through five fantastic maze worlds.

Collect the crystal shards as you go, unlocking the challenges and using your knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling to solve the fiendish puzzles.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw

 

Wednesday/Thursday

We have now looked at the story of the shadow dancer and have written our own version of the story. We would like you to think about creating a news report. This needs to include a catchy headline, include some eyewitness quotes, subheadings and a eye catching picture. The news report can either be about your version of the story of the Shadow dancer, or, you can report about the shadow dancer that visited your home in search of help.

 

You can either write these and design the layout how you wish, or you could produce these on the computer and print them out.

 

Friday

We have included some light and dark poems underneath the grid this week. Read through these. Which poem do you like the best and why? Which poem do you like the least and why?

Write down in you best handwriting your favourite poem in your English book and practise reading it aloud. Can you perform it to your family? You could video your performance or take a picture of your performance and stick it in your books.

CHALLENGE – perhaps you might like to write your own poem about light and dark?

Have a go at the crossword to test your knowledge. It is a separate pdf on our page.

C Maths Activity My Maths

Please visit My Maths every day to complete your maths lesson for the day. Some of the lessons are to be done on an external link given, so please do not click off the page before noting the link and activity or this will be lost.  Please also practise your times tables on TT Rockstars. Your logins for these can be found on the front page of your project folder.

 

Monday /Tuesday –  https://nrich.maths.org/2343

Can you make these shapes yourself? You could use Lego/Duplo to build them. What do they look like from different positions? You could send us photographs or pictures of your models. You can also try drawing these models.

 

Complete the activity either watching BBC bitesize link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk

Watch the first three videos and complete the activities.

Using anything available at home e.g. playdough, straws, sticks from the garden etc. can you make some 2D shapes and take pictures of them? Can you describe them? The number of sides and corners? Parallel lines? Angles?

 

Using the link can you pick the criteria and sort the 2D shapes using the Carroll diagram? Have a go at changing the criteria each time. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/75/shapes_sort_carroll#

OR/

Please look at the sheet called “Odd one out 3D shapes” on our page. Print this out if you can and work out which is the odd one out of the 4 shapes available.

 

Wed – Frid Activity is on mymaths (lesson and homework)

 

If you are looking for further activities why not challenge yourself:

  • Go onto Topmarks website and have a go at the challenge hit the button. Change the criteria that you are answering.
  •  Maths and Art session - 2D shape collage – fill a shape with 2D shapes e.g. an animal shape, or a house etc.
  • Maths Games session e.g. Shut the Box (make your own version of this –easy to do!), Yahtzee, dice games, Factor/Multiple games.

D Home Learning Project

Continue with your project on a subject that really grabs your attention. We are looking forward to learning from all your projects, with all their fun filled facts, pictures, designs and so on. Keep working hard! 😊

 

I’m Not Afraid of the Dark                                                                   My Shadow                

Oh, I’m not afraid of the darkness.                                                    When I swing a bat
I don’t mind an absence of light.                                                        My shadow does that.
I can’t say I’m scared of the sunset                                                    When I pat a cat
or things that go “bump” in the night.                                               My shadow does that.

I’ve never been frightened of monsters                                             When I wear a hat.
or tentacles under my bed.                                                                  My shadow does that.         
Not skeletons, witches or goblins                                                        My shadow is a copycat!
or creatures come back from the dead.

I’m not at all worried of werewolves,
or even a vampire’s bite.
I’m simply not scared of the darkness,
except when you turn off the light.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,                                    He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,

And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.                             And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.

He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;                              He stays so close behind me, he's a coward you can see

And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.                        I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

 

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow-                         One morning, very early, before the sun was up,

Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;                         I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;

For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,                     But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,

And he sometimes goes so little that there's none of him at all.               Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

 

Week 5 - Odd One Out 2D shapes

Week 5 - Light and Dark Crosswork

Week 5 - Spellings

Week 5 - High Frequency Words

 

Week 4 - 12th - 15th May 2020

We hope you all had a lovely restful weekend and how lovely to have had an extra-long weekend too!

So, start of a new week and it still feels weird to be away from the children for so long. We miss the children and their bubbly personalities. We are so proud of all the children and how they are continually working hard with MyMaths and we are sure they will be enjoying this time spent with family.  We also want to thank you for your continuing commitment to their online learning and the efforts you are going to in supporting the children.

We are going to continue this week with our science-based topic on light. It might be a fun idea to make shadow puppets and see if a family member can guess what you have made. You could video a story of the shadow puppets. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z87jmp3

This is a video that shows you how to make shadow puppets. It would be a lovely activity to do as a family and create a little show.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vig2wElEFo

We wanted to remind you that everyone’s situation at home during this period is quite different. Please do not put any unnecessary stress on yourselves to complete everything if this is not possible. Just try to include some maths, English and reading each day. And most importantly, enjoy the time you have as a family; being healthy, happy and together.

Have a great week!

Mrs Everitt and Mrs Deal

 

A Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

Monday – Holiday

 

Tuesday

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjjx6v4

This is an introduction to light and dark. The children can watch the 2 video clips with information, and then complete the 3 activities that follow. Please record any work in your English book.

 

Wednesday

Today we would like you to research the dangers of the sun. How can we protect ourselves and what we can do?  Create an awareness poster in your English books with lots of facts, images and advice.

 

 

Thursday/Friday

Re-read the story of the Shadow Dancer.

(The story is still below this plan)

Imagine what it was like in the darkness.  How would it compare to finding the light? Can you imagine being one of the shadow dancers being left behind in the shadowland watching your friend leave for a place you have never seen? Would he return? Then when he does return, you all get to see this place for yourselves.

 

Retell this story from your character’s point of view. It must be written in 1st person. Try to use interesting words and phrases. Use a variety of conjunctions; meanwhile, following, afterwards etc to include a lot of information.  For example, you could describe the Shadow dancer’s kingdom in detail using words and phrases that will capture interest and imagination.

 

We look forward to seeing these and reading your stories.

 

CHALLENGE –

 

If you finish your story, it would be great if you created a book cover for it. This would involve a catchy title, an eye-catching picture and a burb that entices the reader to need to know more. Do you accept this challenge?

C Maths Activity My Maths

Please visit My Maths each day to complete your maths lesson. Monday to Thursday this week, the activities set are for pen and paper. They are on mymaths and should appear on your dash but be careful, as once you click off it will mark as complete and will disappear. The lessons are listed below too. Friday’s lesson is a lesson and homework on mymaths.  

 

Tuesday - When telling the time, we sometimes use Roman Numerals. Watch the clip from youtube that shows how the Roman Numeral system works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1UmAgekzbs

 

Play the game to see if you can recognise the numbers to match the Roman Numerals.

www.mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/550/Roman-Numerals-Guard-the-Garden

 

Have a go at the worksheet. You can either print it out and complete or copy out.

www.mathematicshed.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/caesarromannumerals.pdf

 

Wednesday –

Can you put these digital times onto an analogue clock?

6.55pm, 10.25am, 2.50pm, 8.10am, 3.30pm, 1.10pm, 12.20pm, 9.35am, 11.05pm, 7.50am, 5.00pm, 2.55pm

 

Can you put these 12 mixed up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.

Challenge yourself and write them out in 24 hour clock/digital times.

 

Thursday - Add two hours to each of these digital times:

 

a) 9.52am

b) 3.15pm

c) 11.30am

d) 1.42pm

e) 11.15am

f) 10.48pm

 

How many hours from:

a) 4.00pm to 7.00pm

b) 5.00pm tp 11.00pm

c) 9.00am to 1pm

d) 8.30am to 6.30pm

 

Challenge yourself – can you make your own time differences up?

 

EXTRA CHALLENGE- AM is the lettering we use to show morning time.

PM is the lettering we use to show afternoon and evening times.

Can you tell us what they stand for?

Can you write down 6 things you do when it is AM?

Can you write down 6 things you do when it is PM?

 

Friday – My maths activity online lesson and homework

 

If you are looking for further activities why not challenge yourself:

 

  • Go onto Topmarks website and play the daily ten – the children know how this works and there are many settings you can choose from.

 

  • Create a maths story e.g. like ‘The Number Devil ‘– google this book. Awesome! Another good maths story is ‘Fractions in disguise’. You can find these on Amazon.

 

  • Maths in the outside - can you find a flower with 4 petals? Can you find a blade of grass wider than 1cm? Can you find something symmetrical?

D Home Learning Project

Continue with your project on a subject that really grabs your attention. We are looking forward to learning from all your projects, with all their fun filled facts, pictures, designs and so on. Keep working hard! 😊

 

The mythical story of the Shadow Dancers

Long, long ago, in a magical time, the earth sat completely still in the universe. It did not move at all. This meant that the side of the earth, which faced the sun, was always bathed in light, but that the side facing away from the sun was forever in darkness and nothing could be seen. The light side of the earth was full of colour, energy, movement and happiness. On the dark side of the earth and towards the very bottom was the hidden Shadowland kingdom of the Shadow Dancers. They were magical beings who drifted around very, very slowly in the darkness and whispered to each other in sad and melancholy voices, telling stories of the wonders of the light side of the world. But were the stories true? One of the very smallest Shadow Dancers, Prism, found these stories tantalising and decided to find out more about the exciting land beyond their own. He summoned all the energy he could and ventured upwards, through a frozen land to the very edge of the darkness. Prism knew what he was doing would cause great upset to the elders, but he was sure that it would be worth it. Little by little, every last particle of him poured out into the light. Whoosh! Suddenly he could move so fast he didn’t know whether he was flying up or down, or side to side. He was astounded at the whiteness and the brightness! An amazing energy engulfed him and instead of a dark shadow, he became a shower of rainbow colours dancing in the air. He soared, he zoomed, he flew and he felt something he had never felt before. It was happiness. Prism knew he had to share this with his friends.

The young Shadow Dancer flew back and found the jagged crack in the ice, which was the entrance to his kingdom. Using the energy he now had, Prism rocketed back down the crevice to his friends. He persuaded them to follow him to the surface. As they emerged, a magical vision filled the sky; their energy became an amazing aurora, which can still be seen nowadays from time to time by humans in the furthest north or the southern skies of the earth. (Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights and Aurora Australis – the Southern Lights.) 

The Shadow Dancers frolicked and danced, they sang and they played together, but they knew that they would soon be missed and had to return to their home. One by one, they flew back down the crevice. What they didn’t realise was that they were about to change their melancholy world forever. The energy that they had gathered in the light meant that once they were back in their land they continued to move and to dance and to be happy. Their dancing, in the depths of the earth, had an amazing effect. The earth began to turn, little by little, and it also began to move around the sun, very slowly, following a course that it continues to take today. Instead of the sun shining on just one side of the earth, from that day onwards, the sun would shine on the part that faced it. The earth took a whole day and night to complete one turn, and a whole year to travel around the sun. The Shadow Dancers discovered that when their side of the earth was tilted towards the sun they could emerge from their world and gather energy. This would be enough to keep them dancing and frolicking back in their kingdom during the times of extreme darkness and it would keep the earth moving just enough for their land to have light from the sun for half of the year.

 

Dear Parents,

Week 3 - 4th -  7th May 2020

Week 3: We would normally be starting a new topic this week. The topic is called ‘Shadow Dancers’. The unit covers areas of light and dark for science, looking at light sources, reflections and the dangers of the sun. It also investigates day, night and seasons around the world. It explores the earth’s tilt and effects of its spinning and travelling around the sun. If you would like to research any of these areas with your children that would be fantastic.

This Friday is VE Day, Victory in Europe Day. On the morning of 8 May 1945, a national holiday for ‘Victory in Europe Day’ was declared in Britain, Churchill had gained assurances from the Ministry of Food that there were enough beer supplies in the capital and the Board of Trade announced that people could purchase red, white and blue bunting without using ration coupons. Street parties were held across Britain with bunting lining the streets. How could we celebrate? Could you make some bunting for your garden or window? Could you decorate some flags to go up in the window? Perhaps you could have a picnic (indoors if it is raining) with your family? You could even listen to the recording of Winston Churchill’s VE day speech or find some 1940’s music to create the mood. Remember to take photos if you can and stick these in your book to share when we get back to school.

Have a great week!

Mrs Everitt and Mrs Deal

 

A Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

Monday

This link will take you to a site to practice recognition of nouns and adjectives. Remind yourself what these are. It gets you to replace boring nouns and adjectives with more exciting choices like we have practiced in class. This is the same story as last week, but you are looking at different things this week!

Tuesday

Have a go at the punctuation games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar05

Please follow the link and complete the three activities. The purpose is to look at where we use punctuation and its purpose. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar04

This is a game to help your understanding of why and how we create paragraphs in our writing. Have a go.

 

Wednesday

With an adult, can you guide your person around a room without them looking where they are going? Can you be guided? Is it easy or hard? What happens when we shut our eyes? Without sight, sounds and voices become much more important. There are animals that can see in the dark. They are known as nocturnal. Can you write a list of nocturnal animals?

Pick one and write a fact file page about it.

 

Thursday

Read the story of the Shadow Dancers (see after the learning grid).

What do you think about the story? Draw a horizontal line across the page and a vertical one down the page. Put one of these headings in each area:

  • What I like
  • What I dislike
  • What it made me feel
  • What it made me wonder

Once you have completed your grid, can you read it to an adult (showing intonation and awareness of the audience)

Friday

BANK HOLIDAY – VE DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Maths Activity My Maths

Please visit My Maths every day to complete your maths lesson for the day. Please also practise your times tables on TT Rockstars. Your logins for these can be found on the front page of your project folder.

 

If you are looking for further activities why not challenge yourself:

  • Look at the TV guide and make up some     problems using the information on it, e.g. What programme is on ITV at 9.30 am? If Paw Patrol starts at 10.05 am and ends at 10.12 am, how long does it last for?
  • Start a number pattern (e.g. doubling, adding five, or even a complicated pattern) and continue it for at least 20 numbers or even further. How far can you go? Can a grown up work out your pattern or sequence?
  • Make a Maths quiz to test a member of your family. Don’t forget to work out the answers so that you can check their work!

 

Remember Maths is all around us, it is in our everyday lives. Make sure to keep practising times tables to help with all other areas.

D Home Learning Project

Continue with your project on a subject that really grabs your attention. We are excited to see these when we return to school.

Make sure you evidence your work in your folders. This can be through photographs, drawings, paintings, modelling and written work.

The mythical story of the Shadow Dancers

Long, long ago, in a magical time, the Earth sat completely still in the universe. It did not move at all. This meant that the side of the earth, which faced the sun, was always bathed in light, but that the side facing away from the sun was forever in darkness and nothing could be seen. The light side of the earth was full of colour, energy, movement and happiness. On the dark side of the Earth and towards the very bottom was the hidden Shadowland kingdom of the Shadow Dancers. They were magical beings who drifted around very, very slowly in the darkness and whispered to each other in sad and melancholy voices, telling stories of the wonders of the light side of the world. But were the stories true? One of the very smallest Shadow Dancers, Prism, found these stories tantalising and decided to find out more about the exciting land beyond their own. He summoned all the energy he could and ventured upwards, through a frozen land to the very edge of the darkness. Prism knew what he was doing would cause great upset to the elders, but he was sure that it would be worth it. Little by little, every last particle of him poured out into the light. Whoosh! Suddenly he could move so fast he didn’t know whether he was flying up or down, or side to side. He was astounded at the whiteness and the brightness! An amazing energy engulfed him and instead of a dark shadow, he became a shower of rainbow colours dancing in the air. He soared, he zoomed, he flew and he felt something he had never felt before. It was happiness. Prism knew he had to share this with his friends.

The young Shadow Dancer flew back and found the jagged crack in the ice, which was the entrance to his kingdom. Using the energy he now had, Prism rocketed back down the crevice to his friends. He persuaded them to follow him to the surface. As they emerged, a magical vision filled the sky; their energy became an amazing aurora, which can still be seen nowadays from time to time by humans in the furthest north or the southern skies of the earth. (Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights and Aurora Australis – the Southern Lights.) 

The Shadow Dancers frolicked and danced, they sang and they played together, but they knew that they would soon be missed and had to return to their home. One by one, they flew back down the crevice. What they didn’t realise was that they were about to change their melancholy world forever. The energy that they had gathered in the light meant that once they were back in their land they continued to move and to dance and to be happy. Their dancing, in the depths of the earth, had an amazing effect. The Earth began to turn, little by little, and it also began to move around the sun, very slowly, following a course that it continues to take today. Instead of the sun shining on just one side of the earth, from that day onwards, the sun would shine on the part that faced it. The earth took a whole day and night to complete one turn, and a whole year to travel around the sun. The Shadow Dancers discovered that when their side of the Earth was tilted towards the sun they could emerge from their world and gather energy. This would be enough to keep them dancing and frolicking back in their kingdom during the times of extreme darkness and it would keep the Earth moving just enough for their land to have light from the sun for half of the year.

 

Dear Parents,

Week 2 - 27th April - 1st May 2020

Second week back into our home learning and we hope the children have settled well into the routine. The important thing to remember is creating a workspace that allows them to concentrate and not become distracted. Maybe set a timer perhaps to show them how long they need to sustain their attentions? Remember, just try to do what you can. If you cannot do all activities, don’t worry. Ensure that the children get plenty of outside time, fresh air, play and exercise. This is good for the mental and physical wellbeing of us all.

Encourage siblings to play together. Make sure they are helping around the house too. In this weird environment we find ourselves in, now is a great opportunity to teach our children what it takes to run a household. Get them to help with washing and sorting of clothes, washing up, polishing or cleaning surfaces. Every little helps. We will make independent people of them yet!

Take care,

Mrs Everitt and Mrs Deal

A Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Visit this site to have a story read to you  https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

 

B An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

Monday

This link will take you to a site to practice recognition of verbs and adverbs. Remind yourself what these are. It gets you to replace boring verbs with exciting verbs like we have practiced in class.

Tuesday

Please follow the reading link and complete the activity reading the text and matching it to its purpose e.g. news report, non-fiction text or a catalogue. The purpose is to encourage reading and contextual understanding.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4026

 

Wednesday

For the next three days you are going to become Diamond Detectives. This is linked to the topic we started on Rocks for Science. Can you find the answers to these questions?

  1. What is the difference between a rock and a precious stone?
  2. Why are diamonds called rocks?
  3. What is a diamond?
  4. Are diamonds coloured?
  5. Where do diamonds come from?
  6. Where does the word diamond come from?
  7. Who owns the most valuable diamonds in the world?
  8. Are all diamonds real?

Look up the definitions for these: gem, jewels, precious stones, minerals, crystals, stones, rocks, pebbles, fossils. Are any of these the same?

 

Thursday

Think of ideas for a story about a lost or cursed diamond. Jot down ideas for the name of the diamond, where it came from, how it was lost or cursed, and any characters involved. You can use a mind map to record your ideas. Break this up into sub-categories: setting, characters, beginning, middle, end.

 

Friday  

Start your story writing. Remember each paragraph and what it should include. Try to use interesting language to excite the reader. Can you start the sentences in different ways? Try to write the opening and build up today. You can illustrate your paragraphs with wonderful diamond pictures showing all the rainbow facets and illustrate each paragraph if you want to.

 

Extension

Only if you would like to, you can you finish your story!

When you are finished read your story to an adult. Ask them to tell you two things they really like about your story and one thing you could improve. Take their advice and improve it! Maybe the grown-up could write a comment on your story as if they were your teacher.

 

 

C Maths Activity My Maths

Please visit My Maths every day to complete your maths lesson for the day. Please also practise your times tables on TT Rockstars. Your logins for these can be found on the front page of your project folder.

 

If you are looking for further activities why not challenge yourself:

•Choose a multiplication table that you are not sure about and learn it off by heart. Practise, practise, practise!

 

•Design a board game that uses a number track. You can make it as simple or as complex as you like! There are lots of templates you can use online.

 

•Play ‘noughts and crosses’ (or ‘tic tac toe’). Try adding more spaces to the board. How does that change the game?

 

 

 

 

 

D Home Learning Project

Continue with your project on a subject that really grabs your attention. I am very excited to see these when we return to school.

Make sure you evidence your work in your folders. This can be through photographs, drawings, paintings, modelling and written work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Parents and children,

Week 1 - 20th-24th April 2020

We hope you are all keeping well, and home learning is not too daunting. We are all finding the home learning a new challenge and we are getting to grips with the timings of our working day. It is a personal choice how you set out your day, what works for one will not necessarily work for another.

We have set out some work in the grid that you have been using for the last week and half before Easter. We hope you are all used to the way it works.  Try to do what you can. If you can’t do them all, don’t worry. We have tried to be as detailed as possible and there is always an option to extend your children with activities that inspire them. For example, you may want to grow your own vegetables – from this you could write instructions. Or you may like to research your family tree. Skype or Facetime a member of your family, interview them, ask questions about their life, create profiles about them. The options are endless!

And just as we would recommend during normal times, ensure that the children get plenty of outside time, fresh air, play and exercise.  This is good for the mental and physical wellbeing of us all.

Do contact the office should you need a phone call from us or advice with any aspects of your child/children’s learning.

Kind regards, Mrs Deal & Mrs Everitt

A Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

Monday

Go over your spellings.

Pick ten spellings from the Y3 and Y4 statutory list in your Home Learning packs.

Suggestions on how to learn them:

  • Bubble writing
  • Rainbow colours
  • Put in sentences

 

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Choose an activity you would like to find out more about e.g. parkour, zorbing, rock climbing etc. The more obscure the better.

 

Research your activity and create one of the options all about your weird and wacky activity:

  • informative poster
  • leaflet
  •  if you’re feeling really inspired create a PowerPoint presentation

Friday

Visit: https://www.literacyshed.com/takingflight.html

 

Watch the video clip and describe one of the adventures in detail. 

Start with the line, "I was travelling in the 'Radio-Flyer; when... "

Or create your own story about a journey with Grandpa.

 

C Maths Activity My Maths

Please visit My Maths every day to complete your maths lesson for the day. Please also practise your times tables on TT Rockstars. Your logins for these can be found on the front page of your project folder.

 

If you are looking for further activities why not challenge yourself:

  • Measure while you cook or bake. Fill measuring cups with water or flour and measuring spoons with extracts to introduce your children to the concept of whole numbers and fractions. Ask questions such as "Can you fill a half cup? Can you fill one teaspoon?"
  • Find two dice/die. If you add up the dots on the top and the bottom, you'll get 7. Find two dice to roll them yourself. Add the numbers that are on the top. What other totals could you get if you roll the dice again? Can you find all the combinations?
  • Look at the picture below. Can you create your own template and pick a new number each time?

See the source image

D Home Learning Project

Continue with your project on a subject that really grabs your attention. We are very excited to see these when we return to school.

Make sure you evidence your work in your folders. This can be through photographs, drawings, paintings, modelling and written work.

If you are stuck for ideas here are some:

Pick a person to research e.g. a famous leader, astronaut, sports person

  • create a profile about them
  • think about their favourite dinner and cook it
  • create a new recipe for them
  • paint a picture of them
  • design a new outfit
  • how do they impact on our society?

The options are endless, but most importantly have fun with your project!

 

Fun Easter Activities - 2nd April 2020

Home School Learning - 23rd March - 1st April 2020

 Take care and stay safe.

Ms Deal and Mrs. Everitt

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