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YEAR 3 - HOME LEARNING

Year 3

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 1st March 2021  

Well done for settling down and getting back to hard work last week! I know it’s never easy when you’ve had a week off. As you will have heard by now, the government have announced that as of Monday 8th March, we will be returning to school as we did in September.

I am really looking forward to seeing every one of you on Monday 8th and seeing how much you have all grown!

Now back to home learning for one more week. If you are unwell, and not attending school, I would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can. If you have any questions regarding any of the home learning, do contact Mrs Knight via email and we will contact you as soon as we can.  

Maths

TT Rock stars is a great and fun way for the children to learn their tables and it also teaches them to improve their speed. Please remind them that even though they may not be very fast, the more they practise, the faster they get. Even Mr Dewey had to practise his times tables when he was younger! Underneath will be the link to TT Rock Stars and other various links to help support the learning of their time tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Extension

Answers

Monday

 

Monday’s Lesson

 

Monday’s Activity

 

See PDF Attachment below

 

Monday’s Answers

Tuesday

 

Tuesday’s Lesson

 

 

Tuesday’s Activity

See PDF Attachment below

 

Tuesday’s Answers

Wednesday

 

Wednesday’s Lesson

 

Wednesday’s Activity

See PDF Attachment below

 

Wednesday’s Answers

 

Thursday

 

Thursday’s Lesson

 

 

Thursday’s Activity

See PDF Attachment below

 

Thursday’s Answers

 

Friday

 

Friday’s Lesson

 

Friday’s Activity

See PDF Attachment below

 

Friday’s Answers

English

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Last week you learnt about Captain Blood and his cheeky attempt to steal the Crown Jewels. Did you know that you can go to see the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London?

Follow this link for a sneaky visit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7GvoGQomr4

Find a picture of The Imperial State Crown and draw it. Try and write a little bit about it. The following links might help.

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Crown_Jewels_of_the_United_Kingdom

 

 

Tuesday

Over the next two days you are going to make a fact sheet about diamonds.

Use the following links to help you find some information.

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/chemistry/diamond.html

 

https://www.konnecthq.com/diamond/

https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/diamond/273988

 

 Try and answer these questions:

What are diamonds – how are they made?

Where are diamonds found?

How much do diamonds cost?

What is the biggest diamond ever found?

What are diamonds used for?

Make sure you present your fact sheet with some interesting pictures, diagrams and fun facts!

 

Wednesday

Over the next two days you are going to make a fact sheet about diamonds.

Use the following links to help you find some information.

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/chemistry/diamond.html

 

https://www.konnecthq.com/diamond/

https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/diamond/273988

 

 Try and answer these questions:

What are diamonds – how are they made?

Where are diamonds found?

How much do diamonds cost?

What is the biggest diamond ever found?

What are diamonds used for?

Make sure you present your fact sheet with some interesting pictures, diagrams and fun facts!

 

Thursday

Diamond poems

 

Today you are going to write a poem about ‘Diamonds’. Here are two poems for you to read. What do you think the diamonds really are in the first poem?

When you have read the poems, try and write your own poem. Think of lots of adjectives to describe diamonds to use in your poem. You might want to do an acrostic poem?

See PDF attached to help give you ideas and support.

Friday

Diamante Poems

 

For a bit of fun today you are going to write a ‘Diamante’ poem. This MUST follow the structure set out.

For a bit of fun today you are going to write a ‘Diamante’ poem. This MUST follow the structure set out. When you write up your poem, try and do it so that it makes the shape of a diamond. If you are stuck for an idea, take two animals (as in the examples) and start with one and end with the other.

Please see the PDF attached below

 

Thursday - English

Friday - English

Reading

Virtual guided reading lesson will continue this week with Mr Dewey, Mrs Brayshaw, Mrs Dewey or Mrs Hockey. Due to this being a virtual guided reading session, we will be using OAK NATIONIAL ACADEMY lessons to follow a story! If your child attends school as a key worker, they will not be required to complete this task as they will be heard read at school. Make sure you have checked your Ping to know what time your guided reading slot is and the correct room ID and passcode.

Monday

History/Geography – This is the final lesson in the topic and this week I would like you have an amazing fact finding session. Use the internet to find out the most amazing fats about volcanoes, mountains, rocks, diamonds, fossils, earthquakes or rivers. You can create a fact file, poster, leaflet, booklet or any other variant to show your research. If you’re struggling to know what to research, here are a few ideas:

  • What are the links between mountains and volcanoes?
  • What are the links between rivers and soil?
  • What are the links between rocks and soils?
  • What are the links between diamonds and volcanoes?

 

French (KS2 only) As we have been learning French this year, I would like to see how much you can remember. Use the website to see what we have learned previously and I would like to see if you could record yourself saying something in French. This could be something to take your time to do and say a few sentences, or you simply say your numbers from 1 – 10.

Tuesday

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar. You might want to try just dance videos or try being creative in your activities. My record of for keepie uppies is now 15 so see if you can beat that! Remember the challenge is to try and achieve 7500 steps in one day. 

Wednesday

RE –     

During the Liturgy of the Word, the readings proclaim the message of God’s love and truth, mercy and forgiveness as it has been told by the People of God in the Old and New Testaments.  On Sunday at Mass there are three readings.

The first reading is usually from the Old Testament.  It is followed by a Responsorial Psalm.  The second reading is usually from one of the letters in the New Testament.  At the end of each reading the reader says, “The Word of the Lord.” And everyone replies, “Thanks be to God.” Members of the parish family will read these readings, and everyone sits and listens during this time.

When the Gospel is proclaimed, there are a few differences to show how important this reading is.  It is read by the priest or the deacon, if there is one present. Everyone stands and joins in the singing of the Gospel Acclamation.  Often two altar servers with lighted candles will stand either side of the lectern, called the ambo. The priest or deacon makes the Sign of the Cross on the page of the Gospels, his forehead, lips and heart.  The people also make the Sign of the Cross on their foreheads, lips and heart, in preparation to hear the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We make the Sign of the Cross on our foreheads to show we believe in God’s Word, on our lips to show we try to speak God’s Word to others, and on our hearts to show we love God’s Word and will try to live a good life. Christians believe that God speaks through the Scriptures and that the Gospel is the Good News. 

Use the text above to help you answer these questions.

  1. What is the Liturgy of the Word?
  2. Why does God speak to us through the Scriptures?
  3. Why is it important to listen?
  4. Why do you think there is a difference in the way the Gospel is proclaimed and who reads it?
  5. What preparation do people make to hear the Gospel?  What do you think this means?
  6. In what ways is the Gospel ‘Good News’ for the followers of Jesus?

ICT – Complete the crossword set on db primary.

Thursday

Science – Have a look at the PDF attached Lesson 2 Reflective Surfaces. Look through the PowerPoint read each slide carefully and design your own reflective book bag.  

Friday

Design Technology / Art

Look at shiny objects under a light and observe the reflections on them.

For today’s lesson, I want you to see if you can draw a diamond or a jewel and try to create light reflecting off of it. Below is a Youtube video showing you how to draw shadow and light onto shapes which will be really helpful for those of you who think they can’t do this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5_WogFt14Q

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reflective Surfaces

 

Year 3

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 22nd February 2021  

It is the start of a brand-new term. You all worked so hard last term in such tricky circumstances and I am hoping we can continue that this term. It has been great seeing lots of you on Zoom last term with lots of you not missing a single zoom.  More importantly, you have all been sending me lots of work on Seesaw which has been amazing to see! As always, just do your best with home learning. If you are unwell, I would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can. If you have any questions regarding any of the home learning, do contact Mrs Knight via email and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Maths

TT Rock stars is a great and fun way for the children to learn their tables and it also teaches them to improve their speed. Please remind them that even though they may not be extremely fast, the more they practise, the faster they get. Even Mr Dewey had to practise his times tables when he was younger! Underneath will be the link to TT Rock Stars and other various links to help support the learning of their times tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Extension

Answers

Monday

 

Monday’s Lesson

 

Monday’s Activity

 

See PDF Attachment below

 

Monday’s Answers

Tuesday

 

Tuesday’s Lesson

 

 

Tuesday’s Activity

See PDF Attachment below

 

Tuesday’s Answers

Wednesday

 

Wednesday’s Lesson

 

Wednesday’s Activity

See PDF Attachment below

 

Wednesday’s Answers

 

Thursday

 

Thursday’s Lesson

 

 

Thursday’s Activity

See PDF Attachment below

 

Thursday’s Answers

 

Friday

 

Friday’s Lesson

 

Friday’s Activity

See PDF Attachment below

 

Friday’s Answers

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 Captain Blood Steals the Crown jewels.

 

The stealing of the crown jewels story

 

The stealing of the crown jewels video

 

Watch the video and read the account of Captain Blood attempt to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London.

 

Draw a picture of Captain blood and write adjectives to describe him. Think about his appearance and character.

 

 

Tuesday

Captain Blood Steals the Crown jewels.

 

The stealing of the crown jewels story

 

The stealing of the crown jewels video

 

 Watch the video and read the account of Captain Blood attempt to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London.

 

Draw a picture the Tower of London and write adjectives to describe him. Think about your senses. (Smell, sight, sound, taste, touch)

 

Wednesday

Captain Blood Steals the Crown jewels.

 

The stealing of the crown jewels story

 

The stealing of the crown jewels video

Diary entry part 1

 

Pretend you are Captain Blood and are planning to steal the crown jewels tomorrow. Write your diary entry that night before you go to bed. Imagine how you would be feeling and what would be going through your mind.

Thursday

Captain Blood Steals the Crown jewels.

 

The stealing of the crown jewels story

 

The stealing of the crown jewels video

Diary entry part 2

 

You are now in prison as you were unfortunately caught attempting to steal the crown jewels. Write your diary for today explaining how you got caught, how you are feeling, and what might happen to you.

Friday

Captain Blood Steals the Crown jewels.

 

The stealing of the crown jewels story

 

The stealing of the crown jewels video

Diary entry part 3

 

The King has pardoned you (let you off!) and you have returned to Ireland for a great celebration. Write your diary entry for the last time describing what happened at your trial, and how you’re feeling now. 

Reading

Virtual guided reading lesson will continue this week with Mr Dewey, Mrs Brayshaw, Mrs Dewey or Mrs Hockey. If your child attends school as a key worker, they will not be required to complete this task as they will be reading at school. Make sure you have checked your Ping to know what time your guided reading slot is and the correct room ID and passcode.

Monday

History/Geography – This week we are going to be looking at bedrock.

What is bedrock? Use this link to find out what bedrock is. (You only need to watch the beginning) 

This activity is linked to what you have done with Mrs Dewey in science, pupils will have looked at a variety of rocks. Some rocks contain grains, crystals, layers, fossils, shells. Ensure they have seen samples of all of these. Can you recognise and name any rock types? I want you to work as geologists once again and use the internet (such as the British Geological Survey website) or non-fiction sources to find out which rocks might have come from a volcanic region.

British Geological Survey

French (KS2 only) Last week you were looking at the months of the year. This week I would like to carry trying to learn the names of the months of the year. Draw a birthday cake for each member of your family (Pets included) and write the month of their birth (In French) underneath.

Tuesday

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar. You might want to try just dance videos or try being creative in your activities. My record of for keepie uppies is now 15 so see if you can beat that! Remember the challenge is to try and achieve 7500 steps in one day. 

Wednesday

RE – The people give Glory to God: The Gloria.

This lesson is carrying on from the previous week as we look at mass and what happens during different points in the mass.

CONTENT

After the priest has greeted everyone there is the opportunity to say sorry for anything we may have done wrong.  This is called the Penitential Act.  It prepares the parish family for the celebration of the Eucharist.  The response to God’s mercy and forgiveness is a song of praise called the Gloria, a prayer praising and glorifying God which also prepares people for listening to God’s Word.  The first words remind us of the heavenly message to the shepherds when Jesus was born, Glory to God in the highest.  Display the words of the Gloria from the Come and See website.

Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you,

we bless you,

we adore you,

we glorify you,

we give you thanks for your great glory,

Lord God, heavenly King,

O God, almighty Father.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;

you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father,

have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

KEY QUESTIONS

  1. What makes you think of the Christmas story when you hear the first words?
  2. Why do Christians want to give glory to God?
  3. Which are your favourite lines of the Gloria and why?
  4. What does it say about God and about Jesus Christ?
  5. How do you think praying the Gloria makes people feel?

ICT – Please log onto TT Rockstars to complete the times tables set.

Thursday

Science – This term we will be looking at a new topic. This new focus will be around light. Please look at the PowerPoint attached for Lesson 1 Light and Dark.  

Friday

Design Technology / Art Linking with our science topic about rocks and fossils, I would like you to attempt to make leaf rubbings using wax crayons on different coloured paper. You should make sure the leaves are held securely in place under the paper so that it shows clearly. Rubbings of other objects could be made i.e., different rock surfaces to compare texture. All of these shows how an imprint of one item can be made on another surface (similar to some fossils). You could also try clay imprints (of leaves, their hands, feet, plants, shells or other small items). Once more, a copy of the original is made (likened to fossils), but it is not entirely three-dimensional. Use quick drying clay.

Leaf rubbings

Light & Dark

Monday - Measure Length

Tuesday - Bar Graph

Wednesday - Equivalent Lengths

Thursday- Equivalent Lengths (2)

Friday - Comparing lengths

  

 

 

Year 3

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 8th February 2021  

We’ve made it to the last week! You have worked so hard this term in such tricky circumstances and so I wanted to say well done to each and every one of you! It has been great seeing you all on Zoom over the last couple of weeks. More importantly, you have been sending me lots of work on Seesaw which has been amazing to see. As always, just do your best with home learning. If you are unwell, I would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can. If you have any questions regarding any of the home learning, do contact Mrs Knight via email and I will contact you as soon as I can.

Internet Safety Week

This week is internet safety week. This is really important in the current environment as we believe at our school that everyone should be safe and responsible when using the internet. The internet has the potential to be an amazing place for fun and learning but also has the potential to cause lots of problems. Attached is a PDF with links to recorded lessons and information to give you a greater understanding in how to be safe on the internet. We will also be spending one of the morning zooms this week talking about internet safety in greater detail.

Maths

TT Rock stars is a great and fun way for the children to learn their tables and it also teaches them to improve their speed. Please remind them that even though they may not be very fast, the more they practise, the faster they get. Even Mr Dewey had to practise his times tables when he was younger! Underneath will be the link to TT Rock Stars and other various links to help support the learning of their time tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Answers

Monday

 

Monday’s Lesson

 

Monday’s Activity

 

 

Monday’s Answers

Tuesday

 

Tuesday’s Lesson

 

 

Tuesday’s Activity

 

Tuesday’s Answers

Wednesday

 

Wednesday’s Lesson

 

Wednesday’s Activity

 

Wednesday’s Answers

 

Thursday

 

Thursday’s Lesson

 

 

Thursday’s Activity

 

Thursday’s Answers

 

Friday

 

Friday’s Lesson

 

Friday’s Activity

 

Friday’s Answers

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 Aladdin – To plan a climax

In this lesson, we will think about what the climax of a story needs to do. We will watch a section of the opening of Aladdin and analyse it as a climax. We will then look at what happens in the clip - the action and reactions of the characters - and use this to generate vocabulary and write some powerful sentences for our climax writing.

Tuesday

Aladdin - To practise and apply knowledge of more prefixes, including test

 

In this lesson, we learn how to spell words which include the prefixes de-, re-, sub- and super-.

Wednesday

 Aladdin – To write the climax

 

In this lesson, we will prepare and write our climax based on the clip of Aladdin. First, we will revise what we need for a climax and look at notes made in earlier lessons. Next, have a go at writing it, editing it and improving it. You will need the notes you made from your 'planning a build-up' lesson from this unit to help.

Thursday

Aladdin – To edit our work

In this lesson, we will learn about why editing is important and practise editing. The children will then edit their climax writing from the previous lesson.

Friday

Aladdin – To write the end narrative

 

This is the final lesson in our Aladdin unit. In this lesson, we will recap the writing we have done from the entire Aladdin unit (outcomes 1 and 2). We will think about how we have created feelings for the reader. We will then recap some skills and the children will be free to write the end of the story as they would like it to be.

Reading

Virtual guided reading lessons will continue this week with Mr Dewey, Mrs Brayshaw, Mrs Dewey or Mrs Hockey. If your child attends school as a key worker, they will not be required to complete this task as they will read with an adult at school.

Make sure you have checked your Ping to know what time your guided reading slot is and the correct room ID and passcode.

Monday

History/Geography –This week I would like you to create a poster on either ‘What is a volcano?’ or ‘What is an earthquake’. Try to research examples of your chosen poster and try to include headings, subheadings, pictures and information. I would love to see your final poster on SeeSaw. Use DKfindout to help you with your research.   

French (KS2 only) This week I would like you to build on last week’s knowledge of learning the days of the week to going one step further……MONTHS OF THE YEAR! Use the video link below to help you. See if you can work out which month your birthday is?

Months of the year

Tuesday

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar. You might want to try just dance videos or try being creative in your activities. My record of for keepie uppies is now 15 so see if you can beat that! Remember the challenge is to try and achieve 7500 steps in one day. 

Wednesday

RE – On Sunday, members of the parish family come together to share the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Welcomers greet the people as they come into the church and give them the books they need.  The musicians get their music ready.  The altar servers and the priest put on their vestments.  When the time comes to begin Mass, someone rings a bell, and everyone stands up to sing the Gathering Hymn.  The servers then come in followed by the priest.

The priest and people make the Sign of the Cross as the priest says, “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” and the people respond, “Amen!”  He welcomes the parish family using the words, “The Lord be with you.”  Everyone replies, “And with your spirit.” 

At the end of one of Paul’s letters to Timothy, this is what he says,

‘The Lord be with your spirit. God’s grace be with you all.’

2 Timothy 4: 22

Rite means the action of God’s people, ceremony or act.

QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

  1. Why do members of the parish family come together on a Sunday?
  2. How do the people prepare for Mass?
  3. What happens during the gathering?
  4. What do you think Paul’s words to Timothy mean?

ICT – If you are not able to already, I want you to practise saving a word document. This is a life skill and by being able to do this, you hopefully won’t lose any work you ever type on the computer.

Thursday

Science – Lesson 6 – Soil – See the PowerPoint attached. This is the last lesson on this topic so make sure you answer the questions. This topic will help with our new topic of Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Friday

Design Technology / Art This week, I would like you to find a stone maybe at the beach or somewhere near you. This stone/pebble needs to be able to fit in the palm of your hand nicely and I would like you to try to either paint your name or write your name on this stone. Try to think how the stone needs to be? Smooth? Flat? Round? When you have done that, try painting or drawing patterns and designs on other stones/pebbles.

Golden Time

Well done for all your hard work this term! I think you all deserve some Golden Time on Friday afternoon – think about an activity you would really like to do at home. Whatever you decide on doing, I hope you enjoy yourself! I’m proud of you all; you really all deserve a lovely and restful break – parents included!

KS2 - Safer Internet Day

Lesson 6 - Soil

 


Year 3

Home Learning activities for week beginning

Monday 1st February 2021  

Pinch, Punch, first day of the month! It has been great seeing you all on Zoom over the last couple of weeks with lots of you teaching me new things on it. More importantly, you have all been sending me lots of work on SeeSaw which has been amazing to see! As always, just do your best with home learning. If you are unwell, I would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can. If you have any questions regarding any of the home learning, do contact Mrs Knight via email and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Maths

TT Rock stars is a great and fun way for the children to learn their tables and it also teaches them to improve their speed. Please remind them that even though they may not be very fast, the more the practise, the faster they get. Even Mr Dewey had to practise his times tables when he was younger! Underneath will be the link to TT Rock stars and other various links to help support the learning of their time tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Answers

Monday

Subtract money

https://vimeo.com/498297373

 

 

 

Monday’s Activity

Monday’s Answers

Tuesday

 Give change

https://vimeo.com/499227948

Tuesday’s Activity

Tuesday’s Answers

Wednesday

 Adding pounds and pence

 

Measurement - Money Questions  

 

Measurement – Money Answers

Thursday

Money word problems

 

 

Thursday’s Activity

See the word document attached.

The answers will be underneath the questions on the same word document.

 

Friday

 Money word problems

Friday’s Activity

See the word document attached.

The answers will be underneath the questions on the same word document.

 

English

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Aladdin – To plan a build up

In this lesson, we will think about what the build-up in a story needs to do. We will watch a section of the opening of Aladdin and analyse it as a build-up. We will then look at what happens in the clip - the action and reactions of the characters - and use this to practise some powerful sentences for our build-up writing. The content of this unit references a PG-rated film, we recommend parental supervision or permission from a trusted adult before starting this lesson.

Tuesday

 Aladdin – To investigate more prefixes

 

 

 

 In this lesson, we investigate and generate rules about the prefixes de-, re-, sub- and super-. The content of this unit references a PG-rated film, so make sure you have parental supervision or permission from a trusted adult before starting this lesson

Wednesday

Aladdin – To understand the two functions of apostrophes

 

In this lesson, we will look at the two types of apostrophes and when they are used. We will then focus on apostrophes for contraction and practise where to use them for different word combinations. The children will then have a go at contracting and uncontracting words where apostrophes are used. The content of this unit references a PG-rated film, we recommend parental supervision or permission from a trusted adult before starting this lesson.

Thursday

Aladdin – To write the build up

 

In this lesson, we will prepare and write our build-up based on the clip of Aladdin. First, we will revise what we need for a build-up and look at notes made in earlier lessons. Next, we will have a go at writing it together, editing it and improving it. Then you have a go yourself. The notes that were made in the 'planning a build-up' lesson will help. The content of this unit references a PG-rated film, we recommend parental supervision or permission from a trusted adult before starting this lesson.

 

Friday

Aladdin – To develop a rich understanding of words associated with clever or sly traits  

 

 

 

 

In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.  This is the second lesson on this so you should already have a basic understanding of what you need to do. The content of this unit references a PG-rated film, we recommend parental supervision or permission from a trusted adult before starting this lesson.

 

Reading

This week we will be starting a virtual guided reading lesson where each child will have a time slot once a day to interact with either Mrs Dewey, Mrs Brayshaw, Mrs Dewey or Mrs Hockey to discuss the book they will be learning about. Due to this being a virtual guided reading session, we will be using OAK NATIONIAL ACADEMY lessons to follow a story! If your child attends school as a key worker, they will not be required to complete this task as they will be heard read at school. Make sure you have checked your Ping to know what time your guided reading slot is and the correct room ID and passcode.

 

Monday

History/Geography-   Shake, Rattle and Roll

This week we start our new topic! For the next few weeks we are going to be looking at volcanoes, earthquakes and how the earth is formed. For this week’s lesson, I want you to imagine that you are a geologist looking for a safe place to build a brand new state of the art shopping centre. Where is a good place to put it? Use this link to find out more about the earth and where is likely to have earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. I want you to tell me where would be a good place and why, but also where should you not build your shopping centre.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/earth/ 

French (KS2 only) As well as Duolingo, this week we will be focusing on the days of the week. Here is a link to help you. I would love to see some videos of you saying these on SeeSaw.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rim94Xp2XQ4

Tuesday

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar. You might want to try just dance videos or try being creative in your activities. My record of for keepie uppies is still 13 so see if you can beat that!

Wednesday

RE – Read this story and answer the questions below. It would be nice if you wrote the question out before you answered the question.

One day, a poor man was walking along when he came to a village.  As he approached it, the villagers thought, ‘Here is a beggar and we don’t have much ourselves’.  They started going towards their homes, hoping he would go away, and they would not have to share anything.

The man called out that he was hoping for somewhere to sleep and a meal.  The villagers told him to go away and that they had not got enough to eat themselves.  The man told them he had everything for a meal and that he was thinking of making stone soup for everyone.  He took a stone out of his pocket and an iron cooking pot out of his bag.

He started to build a fire and fill the pot with water.  He put his stone into the boiling water. The villagers came out of their houses and watched as the man sniffed the contents of the pot and licked his lips. “That is good,” he said, “it just needs a pinch of salt and some parsley.”

“I can give you some,” a villager responded, and she returned with parsley, salt and a cabbage.

“Thank you,” remarked the man, “I once had stone soup with cabbage and some carrots

and it was really delicious.”  Then another villager said, “Well, as it happens, I do have a few carrots.”  He returned with some carrots and a turnip.  So, it went on until there were potatoes, onions and mushrooms.  Someone even had some loaves of bread.

When it was ready everyone sat down and enjoyed a really lovely soup. There was enough

for the entire village.  When the man left the next morning, one of the villagers, stopped him and said, “I would like to buy your magic stone. You have given us the greatest of gifts the secret of how to make soup from stones. We shall never forget.”  The man replied. “The stone is not the greatest gift, but sharing is.  It is only by sharing that we may make a feast.”

 QUESTIONS

  1. What do you think of the villagers?
  2. Why were they afraid to let the man into their homes?
  3. What started the sharing?
  4. What lesson did the villagers learn?
  5. What is the cost of sharing?
  6. What are the joys of sharing?

ICT – Please complete any outstanding DB primary work left to complete. Your ICT also links in with your Topic this week as I would like you to get used to the website that I have attached. This is a great website for our current topic s have a play around and see what interesting things you can find.

Thursday

Science – Rocks and Soils lesson 5 Hardness

See the PowerPoint attached for your science. Read all of the slides carefully and complete any activity required.  

Friday

Design Technology- NONE THIS WEEK

Art-.  Japanese Garden PowerPoint

This week I would like you to have a look at the PowerPoint of Japanese gardens. See how they are made and how the style is similar but varies in lots of ways. I want you to plan creating your own garden. Think about what resources you will need? How big will it be? (A shoe box size is perfect) what will you put in it? Finally, what will it look like? Draw a picture using colours and labels to help you for when you build your garden. 

Music – Listen to any song that you want and see if you can count the beat or pulse in the tune. You can either clap your hands or tap your wrists with your fingers. Does the pulse change during the song? What do you think about the pulse? Can you create your own beat for a song?

 

Thursday's Activity

Measurement - Money Questions

Measurement - Money Answers

Friday's Activity

Shake Rock & Roll Introduction

Shake Rock & Roll - Japenese Rock Garden

Hardness

 


Year 3

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 25th January 2021  

Happy Monday Year 3! It has been great seeing you all on Zoom over the last couple of weeks. More importantly, you have all been sending me lots of work on SeeSaw which has been amazing to see! As always, just do your best with home learning. If you are unwell, I would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can. If you have any questions regarding any of the home learning, do contact Mrs Knight via email and I will contact you as soon as I can.

Maths

TT Rock stars is a great and fun way for the children to learn their tables and it also teaches them to improve their speed. Please remind them that even though they may not be very fast, the more they practise, the faster they get. Even Mr Dewey had to practise his times tables when he was younger! Underneath will be the link to TT Rock Stars and other various links to help support the learning of their time tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Answers

Monday

Count money (pence)

 

https://vimeo.com/497343674

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to challenge yourself which I know some of you will, give this sheet a go. Don’t try this unless feel you could complete the first activity independently.

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO1-Count-money-pence-2019.pdf

 

 

 

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Y4-Summer-Block-2-WO1-Pounds-and-pence-2020.pdf

 

 

 

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-ANS1-Count-money-pence-2019.pdf

 

 

 

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y4-Summer-Block-2-ANS1-Pounds-and-pence-2020.pdf

Tuesday

 Count money (pounds) https://vimeo.com/497344241

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO2-Count-money-pounds-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-ANS2-Count-money-pounds-2019.pdf

Wednesday

 Pounds and pence

https://vimeo.com/497345587

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO1-Pounds-and-pence-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS1-Pounds-and-pence-2019.pdf

Thursday

Convert pounds and pence

https://vimeo.com/497942634

 

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO2-Convert-pounds-and-pence-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS2-Convert-pounds-and-pence-2019.pdf

Friday

 Add money

https://vimeo.com/498286318

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-WO3-Add-money-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y3-Spring-Block-2-ANS3-Add-money-2019.pdf

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

To plan a setting description

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-a-setting-description-75jked

In this lesson, we will analyse the opening of the Aladdin clip. We will look at the camera shots used and think about how to recreate this in our writing. We will match shots to an example opening, generate powerful vocabulary and practise putting it into sentences that we can use when we write our opening. Keep these notes to help with writing the opening.

Tuesday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

To practise and apply prefixes, including test

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-and-apply-prefixes-including-test-68t3ct

 In this lesson, we learn how to spell words which include the prefixes un-, dis-, mis- and non-.

Wednesday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

To write the opening setting description

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-opening-setting-description-6hjkjt

 

In this lesson, we will prepare and write our opening. We will revise what we need and look at notes made in earlier lessons. Then, we will do some writing together and check that it has all that it needs for the opening. You will need the notes you made in previous Aladdin lessons to help you.

Thursday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

 To practise writing speech

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-writing-speech-69j34t

In this lesson, we will be introduced to speech punctuation. We will look at the punctuation needed and how it should be laid out. We will have a go at punctuating speech from the Aladdin clip.

Friday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

To write a scene with speech

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-scene-with-speech-ctgked

 

In this lesson, we will write a section of dialogue (speech) from the opening of Aladdin. First, we will revise speech punctuation and have a go at writing it together. Then, the children will have a go themselves. It will help to have notes from the previous lesson to remind them.

Reading

Virtual guided reading lesson will continue this week with Mr Dewey, Mrs Brayshaw, Mrs Dewey or Mrs Hockey. If your child attends school as a key worker, they will not be required to complete this task as they will be heard reading at school. Make sure you have checked your Ping to know what time your guided reading slot is and the correct room ID and passcode.

Monday

History/Geography-   This week I would like you to go for a walk around where you live. When you’re walking around your town or village, I want you to look out for any pieces of art where you live. If you’re in Folkestone you might see the memorial arch or in Hythe you might see the statues along the canal bank. Using your knowledge of where these are, you will need to find a map or your town/village and place a symbol on the map to represent that piece of art work. You may not have many pieces of art around where you live so try to think outside the box a little. Can special buildings be considered art? Or bill boards? What about special events that might happen during the year?

French (KS2 only) Duolingo is a great language app that I currently use myself. Here you can choose French as a language and it is very simple to use. It can be a fun app to download for free.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Vm6cxoeug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN0Fb7LeN0A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzDp5TvtTDU

Tuesday

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are on live again and are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Wednesday

RE – See Appendix 1 below

ICT – attempt any activities on DB primary or TT Rock Stars that haven’t been completed. 

Thursday

Science – Rocks and Soils lesson 4 – See attached PDF

Friday

Design Technology / Art Use the clay/play dough/salt dough/plasticine that you have to create a bowl or a pot. Remember to take you time and in rolling it out, creating shapes to help form it, and use utensils to smooth the outside as much as possible. When you have created your pot, see if you can design a nice pattern on the outside. What utensils could you use?

Appendix 1

Activity 1

The feasts of Our Lady.

CONTENT

During the Liturgical Year there are many feast days set aside to remember and celebrate the journey of Mary.  Mary’s journey had joys and sorrows.  Mary was with Jesus during his journey on Earth from the beginning to the end.  The Church remembers Mary especially in May and in October and encourages people to pray the Rosary during those months.

The Mysteries of the Rosary show the steps or stages in the life journey of Jesus and Mary. Some are joyful, some sad, some full of light and some glorious.

Look at a Rosary and explain how it is prayed.  Each set of ten beads is for thinking about one of the Mysteries while praying ten Hail Marys.  Each large bead is for praying the Our Father at the beginning and the Glory Be at the end.

Our Lady is also honoured by special feast days, here are six of them:

  • Mary, the Holy Mother of God – 1st January
  • The Annunciation of the Lord – 25th March
  • The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 31st May
  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 15th August
  • The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (Mary’s birthday) - 8th September
  • The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 8th December

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. What do you know about any of these feast days?
  2. Why is Mary so honoured by these special days?

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY

  • Research a hymn in honour of Mary.  Choose one you like.  Why do you like it? What does it tell you about Mary’s journey?  Write a review of the song where you explain why it is the perfect hymn to honour Mary.

Activity 2

Jesus wants us to love one another.

CONTENT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9phNEaPrv8

Jesus would have gone to the synagogue, every week on the Sabbath (Shabbat).  He would have listened to readings from the Scriptures and sung psalms.  On three special occasions each year, it is possible he would have journeyed to the Temple in Jerusalem to celebrate the feasts that highlight the Jewish Year.

As the people travelled along, they often sang to keep themselves cheerful and pass the time, but each day, at particular times, they sang their prayers in preparation for the feast they were going to celebrate.  These ‘song-prayers’ are called psalms and we still sing these Jewish prayers today.  Perhaps you can try to remember the next time you say or sing a psalm (at Mass, for instance) that these psalms are the very same prayers that Jesus himself used to pray.

There were particular psalms that people used on the way to feasts in Jerusalem, they were called foot psalms or pilgrimage psalms, as they were said as people went on foot to Jerusalem.

There were particular psalms for each stage of the journey, looking forward to the moment when they would catch sight of the beautiful Temple as they came over the hill.

One particular psalm expressed the great joy of the pilgrim standing inside the Temple in God’s presence:

‘I rejoiced when I heard them say: “Let us go to God’s house”.

And now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.’

Psalm 122

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. Are there any songs you sing when you are travelling with the school or your family?
  2. How do you think the Jewish people felt when they first saw the Temple in Jerusalem?  Remember they didn’t have televisions or cameras in those days, so they would not know what it would look like until they saw it.
  3. What do you think the journey was like in Jesus’ time?  Why do you think it would help to sing the psalms?

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY

  • Write your own psalm for a journey to a special place of worship and begin to make links to the pilgrimage psalms. Use the internet to help you if you find this difficult.  

Lesson 4 - Fossils

 

Year 3

Home Learning activities for week beginning

Monday 18th January 2021  

 

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

TT Rock stars is a great and fun way for the children to learn their tables and it also teaches them to improve their speed. Please remind them that even though they may not be very fast, the more the practise, the faster they get. Even Mr Dewey had to practise his times tables when he was younger! Underneath will be the link to TT Rock stars and other various links to help support the learning of their time tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Answers

Monday

 

 Divide 100 into 2, 4, 5 and 10 equal parts

 

https://vimeo.com/489848691

 

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Spr3.2.5-Divide-100-into-2-4-5-and-10-equal-parts.pptx

Complete the questions on the lesson video. The answers are on the PowerPoint.

Tuesday

Divide with remainders

 

 

https://vimeo.com/492449125

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Spr3.3.1-Divide-with-remainders-activity.pptx

Complete the questions on the lesson video. The answers are on the PowerPoint.

Wednesday

 Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (3)

https://vimeo.com/494126561

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO7-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-3-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-ANS7-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-3-2019.pdf

Thursday

Scaling

 

 

https://vimeo.com/494127943

 

 

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO8-Scaling-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-ANS8-Scaling-2019.pdf

Friday

How many ways?

 

 

https://vimeo.com/496812718

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO9-How-many-ways_-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-ANS9-How-many-ways_-2019.pdf

 

English

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

To orally rehearse a section of narrative

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-orally-rehearse-a-section-of-narrative-6dgkge

 

In this lesson, we will be introduced to the story of Aladdin. We will watch a clip from the opening of the Disney film, think about what the opening of a story should do and then retell it. We will begin to generate vocabulary and practise writing sentences with our new vocabulary.

Tuesday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

 

To investigate prefixes

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-prefixes-6hgpae

 

 

 

 In this lesson, we will investigate and generate rules about the prefixes un-, dis-, mis- and non-.

Wednesday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

 

To revise our understanding of simple, compound and complex sentences

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-revise-our-understanding-of-simple-compound-and-complex-sentences-74t64d

 

 

If these grammar terms are unfamiliar, or you need some more practice, please check back to earlier lessons on simple, compound and complex sentences.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/t1-sentence-level-objectives-2d3b

 

 

In this grammar lesson, we will revise the different sentence types: simple, compound and complex. We will practise coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and play a sentence building game to check what we know. If these grammar terms are unfamiliar, or you need some more practice, please check back to earlier lessons on simple, compound and complex sentences.

Thursday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

To generate ideas for writing

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-ideas-for-writing-64ukec

In this lesson, we will watch the opening clip from Aladdin and analyse it using our senses. We will use our new vocabulary to write strong sentences. Keep these notes to help with writing the opening.

Friday

Aladdin - Narrative Writing

 To develop a rich understanding of words associated with clever or sly traits (Part 1)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-a-rich-understanding-of-words-associated-with-clever-or-sly-traits-part-1-6cr6ad

 

 

 

 

In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.

Reading

This week we will be starting a virtual guided reading lesson where each child will have a time slot once a day to interact with either Mrs Dewey, Mrs Brayshaw, Mrs Dewey or Mrs Hockey to discuss the book they will be learning about. If your child attends school as a key worker, they will not be required to complete this task as they will read at school with an adult. Make sure you have checked your Ping to know what time your guided reading slot is and the correct room ID and passcode.

Monday

History/Geography-   Have a look of a map of the world. Why do we have flat maps and globes do you think? Do they show anything differently? Can you find where we are? Below is a list of artists. I would like you to label on a map which country they were from to see how artists can come from all over the world.

  1. Shane Record
  2. Leonardo Da Vinci
  3. Albrecht Durer
  4. Edvard Munch
  5. Hokusai Katsushika                            
  6. Gorbatov Konstantin
  7. Douglas Volk
  8. Vincent Van Gogh
  9. Feliciano Centurión
  10. El Anatsui

French (KS2 only) Duolingo is a great language app that I currently use myself. Here you can choose French as a language and it is very simple to use. It can be a fun app to download for free. If this is not to your liking, please use you tube to learn the names of fruit and vegetables. Here is a link to help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Vm6cxoeug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN0Fb7LeN0A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzDp5TvtTDU

Tuesday

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Wednesday

RE –  See Appendix 1 below

ICT – Get to grips with SeeSaw. Have a play around with all the features so you become familiar. This is one of my challenges at home this week so there maybe things you’ll be able to teach me!

Thursday

Science – Rocks and Soils lesson 3 – See attached PDF

Friday

Design Technology- NONE THIS WEEK

Art-.  Use the salt dough/ plasticine/play dough/ clay to create shapes. What shapes can you make 2D and 3D? Can you join pieces of your creation together?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pp1ILnVeQg

When you have had a go at this try creating some creations and take a picture of them and post them on Seesaw.

Appendix 1

Activity 1 - Permeability in Rocks

The seasons of the Church’s year.

CONTENT 

The first Sunday of the Liturgical Year is the first Sunday of Advent.  The last Sunday of the Liturgical Year celebrates the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  The Church family journeys with Jesus through the major events of his life, death and Resurrection.

Here is an outline of special seasons in the Liturgical Year.

Advent – Christmas

  • The Season of Advent is the four Sundays before the 25th December; the colour the Church uses is purple.
  • The Season of Christmas time: from the Nativity of the Lord, (Christmas Day) to the Baptism of the Lord.  The colour the Church uses is white or gold.

Major feasts during Christmas time:

  • The feast of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
  • The feast of Mary the Mother of God (1st January).
  • The feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (6th January).
  • The Baptism of the Lord.

Lent – Easter

  • The Season of Lent: forty days from Ash Wednesday (five Sundays).  The colour the Church uses is purple.
  • Holy Week: begins with the Sixth Sunday of Lent: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (sometimes called Palm Sunday).
  • The Sacred Easter Triduum: begins with the evening celebration of Holy Thursday and includes Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
  • The Season of Easter time: begins with the Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday and for seven Sundays to Pentecost.  The colour the Church uses is white or gold.  On Pentecost Sunday the Church uses the colour red.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. What times of Jesus’ life are being celebrated in these seasons?
  2. Which of the seasons or feasts is your favourite and why?
  3. What do think the colours tell us about these seasons?

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES 

  • Choose one of the Church’s special seasons e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter.  Give reasons why and how Catholics celebrate this season of the Church’s year and the use of a particular colour.  Research some symbols used at this time.
  • Choose some of the events mentioned and in an email or a text, explain to a friend how the Church family journeys with Jesus making links with the major events of his life, Death and Resurrection.

Activity 2

In Ordinary Time we are reminded that God is always there to help us live as Christians. During this time, through the Gospels, we are journeying with Jesus on his mission.   

After the Baptism of Jesus until Lent and then after Pentecost until Advent is called Ordinary Time in the Church’s year.  The colour for Ordinary Time is green.  The Sundays are given numbers Second, Tenth, Twenty-Second and so on.  The last Sunday of the year is celebrated as the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (see Church’s Story 3 page 115).

 

During this time, there are three cycles of readings for the Sundays of the Church’s year, so we hear the journey of Jesus through three different Gospels.

  • In Year A the Gospel readings come from Matthew.
  • In Year B they come from Mark.
  • In Year C they come from Luke.

Teaching Point

The Church has a cycle of three years, so we hear the story of Jesus’ mission from three of the Gospels (see above).  This is one unified cycle, not three set side by side – therefore, the impact and content of the readings are to be judged by their ‘cumulative effect’ over the whole period.  This ensures we have the greatest coverage of Scripture stories of Jesus’ life.  The Gospel of John is used at Christmas and Easter and other times throughout the year.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. How does the Church family journey with Jesus in Ordinary Time?
  2. Why do you think the Church has a cycle of readings for three years?
  3. What do you think about the use of the colour green for Ordinary Time? (green symbolises hope and growth of the Christian life.)
  4. Which Gospel writer is missing from the list?

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES 

  • Look up a Sunday in Ordinary Time. Which Gospel is used and what does it tell you about the life and ministry of Jesus. Record who the Gospel writer is and key points of the story.

 

Year 3

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 11th January 2021  

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

TT Rock stars is a great and fun way for the children to learn their tables and it also teaches them to improve their speed. Please remind them that even though they may not be very fast, the more the practise, the faster they get. Even Mr Dewey had to practise his times tables when he was younger! Underneath will be the link to TT Rock stars and other various links to help support the learning of their time tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Answers

Monday

 

Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit

 

https://vimeo.com/486513593

 

 

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO3-Multiply-2-digits-by-1-digit-1-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-ANS3-Multiply-2-digits-by-1-digit-1-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Activity  Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit – exchange

 

https://vimeo.com/489849543

 

Complete the questions on the lesson video.

Answers are on the PowerPoint.

Wednesday

Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit (2)

https://vimeo.com/489850121

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO4-Multiply-2-digits-by-1-digit-2-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-ANS4-Multiply-2-digits-by-1-digit-2-2019.pdf

Thursday

 

Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (1)

 

https://vimeo.com/489844871

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO5-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-1-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-ANS5-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-1-2019.pdf

Friday

Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (2)

https://vimeo.com/489845622

 

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO6-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-2-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-ANS6-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-2-2019.pdf

 

English

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: to use similes to describe a creature.

 

Look back at the text in Appendix 3 to see the description of the creatures attending Aslan. What other mythical creature can you think of? (mermaids, hippogriffs, griffins) Look at some pictures of mythical beasts and think about what animals have been combined.

 

simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things. The simile is usually in a phrase that begins with the words "as" or "like."

Eg: “Their cheeks are like roses”

Design your own mythical creature and label it using similes. Draw it on a nice piece of plain paper and use lots of nice colours. Take your time and try to be creative with your similes.

 

“Sharpe like knives”

“Fast as a cheetah”

“Cold as ice”

Tuesday

 LO: to box up the story of the Lion the witch and the wardrobe.

 

Here are the links to the rest of the audio book if you have been listening to it or the link to the BBC production that we have watched in class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We have gone through the whole story of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  How well can you remember it? Your activity is to box up the story into the 5 sections of the story. (Opening, build up, problem, resolution, ending) Remember when we box it up, we don’t write in full fluid paragraphs.

Wednesday

LO: to plan a story with a beginning, middle and end.

 

 Here are the links to the rest of the audio book if you have been listening to it or the link to the BBC production that we have watched in class.

   

 

 

 

Use what you did yesterday to help you.

 

 

 

 

Write out a plan to create your own version of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. You can change some of the characters such as the 4 children but keep the structure of the story the same.

 

You may want to include your mythical creature in the story?

 

You may decide you change the time in history when they go into the wardrobe?

Thursday

LO: to write out our story in full.

 

Use your plan that you created to help you.

 

You need to complete your plan before doing this activity.

 

 

 

Use the plan you created to write out your story. Your plan is there to give you guidance and by taking your time, you can write a really good story! Take breaks when you feel yourself struggling and try and write for 60 mins over the course of the day.

Friday

LO: to finish writing out our story in full.

 

Use your plan that you created to help you.

 

You need to complete your plan before doing this activity.

 

 

 

Use the plan you created to write out your story. Your plan is there to give you guidance and by taking your time, you can write a really good story! Take breaks when you feel yourself struggling and try and write for 60 mins over the course of the day. Make sure you read your work through to check it makes sense. Also check to see if you could make it better using better adjectives, better adverbs and better conjunctions.

Reading

This week we will be starting a virtual guided reading lesson where each child will have a time slot once a week to interact with either Mrs Dewey or Mrs Hockey to discuss the book they will be learning about. Due to this being a virtual guided reading session, we will be using OAK NATIONIAL ACADEMY lesson to follow a story! If your child attends school as a key worker, they will not be required to complete this task as they will be heard read at school.

Science – Rocks and Soils lesson 2 – See appendix 2

How are rocks formed? Look at these videos to see how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed.

   Igneous:

           Sedimentary:

          Metamorphic:

RE –  See Appendix 1 below

History/Geography-   Last week you researched our local art history. If you made notes, this week will much easier as I would like you to create a leaflet about one of the artists you found. Remember that a leaflet has a mix of text, pictures, headings, sub headings and tells us lots of facts in concise sentences.

https://www.visitfolkestoneandhythe.co.uk/discover/destinations/hythe/

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-kent/vol8/pp231-253

https://shanerecord.com/

ICT – Log into zoom successfully being able to access the meeting room at the correct time ready for your learning.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

French (KS2 only) Duolingo is a great language app that I currently use myself. Here you can choose French as a language and it is very simple to use. It can be a fun app to download for free. If this is not to your liking, please use you tube to learn the Names of fruit. Here is a link to help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Vm6cxoeug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN0Fb7LeN0A

Design Technology- NONE THIS WEEK

Art-.  https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-salt-dough-recipe - Here is a link of how to make salt dough. I understand you may not have time to make this in which case, playdough, plastercine or clay will be sufficient instead for next week’s lesson.

Appendix 1

Activity 1

Recall the celebrations during the Christmas holiday.  What events marked this time?  What customs does each family have for Christmas and the New Year?

Think about the whole year, the school terms and the events at school and in the family.  Note Bank Holidays (holidays for all), family birthdays, family holidays, seasons and special days e.g. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Bonfire Night and how these are celebrated.

Think also about the difficult or sad events of the year, seasonal difficulties, the good byes to friends etc.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. What are the highlights of your year?
  2. Who is with you on the journey through the year?
  3. What makes it good?
  4. Are there any difficult times in the year?
  5. What helps you?
  6. If you were going on an actual journey, who would you like as a companion? How would you travel?  What would you take with you?  What would be your reasons for these choices?

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

Design a chart or a pathway of a calendar year, marking in your own high points and seasons with words and/or illustrations. For example I started the year working at Hythe Bay which was a high point, I then went to Brockhill which was also a high point. Corona Virus closing the school and going into lockdown was a low point.

January

I taught a lovely class at Hythe bay.

(Picture)

February

I went to see how Brockhill teach older children.

(Picture)

March

We sadly went into the first lockdown

(Picture)

 

 

(You may want to do something like this)

Activity 2

Show the diagram of the Liturgical Year on the IWB.  The year of the Church family is marked by special events and seasons.  It is called the Liturgical Year.  It begins with the first Sunday of Advent and ends with the feast of Christ the King.  The word liturgical means the Church family’s celebration and remembrance of the journey of Jesus when he lived on earth, his death and Resurrection.  It is a calendar of Sundays, feast days and special seasons which are celebrated during one year.  A feast day is a day set aside by the Church family to celebrate an event in the life of Jesus, Mary his mother or a saint.

Liturgy is the actions and words of the prayer and worship the Church family offers to God.

The Liturgical Year helps Christians to be close to the work of the Trinity, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, throughout the seasons of the year.  It brings the Church family together as everyone shares in the celebrations.  Following the celebrations Christians are sent out to love and serve God in the world.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. How is the Church’s year marked?
  2. When does it begin and end?  Why do you think it happens like this?
  3. What do you notice about the colour used at different times?

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Create a collage in remembrance of the journey of Jesus, his life, death and Resurrection.  Think about what he did? Who he met? What miracles did he perform? Who betrayed him? How did he die? When did he rise again?

Appendix 2

L.O. I understand that rocks are formed in different ways. I understand we use rocks in different ways.

Rock

Formation- igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic

What is it used for and why?

Sandstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSSIBLE ANSWERS COMING UP – Don’t peek before you’ve completed the sheet!

L.O. I understand that rocks are formed in different ways. I understand we use rocks in different ways.

Rock

Formation-

 

What is it used for and why?

Sandstone

 

 

 

Sedimentary

 

 

 

Sandstone is used for building sand, paving, construction stone and glassmaking because it is tough but easy to cut and carve.

Marble

 

 

 

Metamorphic

 

 

 

Marble is used for sculpting and decorative features in building because of its hardness and durability and ability to be polished until smooth and shiny.

Chalk

 

 

 

Sedimentary

 

 

 

Chalk can be used to adjust the acidity of soil, for writing on a blackboard, in toothpaste, as an indigestion remedy and as a fingerprint powder as it is soft, light and crumbly

Pumice

 

 

 

Igneous

 

 

 

Pumice is used in concrete, cement, ground up as a polish, used as an abrasive to soften hard skin and to filter water. It is very hard and has coarse, abrasive properties.

Clay

 

 

 

Sedimentary

 

 

 

Clay is used for making pots and plates for cooking and decorative use. It is water resistant and is effective for using in brick making. It is easily moulded when wet but dries hard – especially when fired to a high temperature.

Granite

 

 

 

Igneous

 

 

 

 

Granite is used as a building material because it is hard and durable. It can be cut and carved and can also be highly polished and used for kitchen worktops.

Slate

 

 

 

Metamorphic

 

 

 

Slate is used for roofing tiles as it is a layered rock and can be easily split to make thin, waterproof tiles. It is easy to break so has to be handled with care when being used.

Appendix 3

Aslan stood in the centre of a crowd of creatures who had grouped themselves round him in the shape of a half moon. There were Tree-Women there and Well-Women (Dryads and Naiads as they used to be called in our world) who had stringed instruments; it was they who had made music. There were four great centaurs. The horse part of them was like huge English farm horses, and the man part was like stern but beautiful giants. There was also a unicorn, and a bull with the head of a man, and a pelican, and an eagle, and a great Dog. And next to Aslan stood two leopards of whom one carried his own crown and the other his standard.

But as for Aslan himself, the Beavers and the children didn’t know what to do or say when they saw him. People who had been in Narnia sometimes think that a thing cannot be good and terrible at the same time. If the children had ever thought so, they were cured of it now. For when they tried to look at Aslan’s face they just caught a glimpse of the golden mane and the great, royal, solemn, over whelming eyes; and then they found they couldn’t look at him and went all trembly.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (BBC, 1988)    

Year 3

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 4th January 2021  

 

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Recap Consolidate 2, 4 and 8 times-table (new worksheet)

 

https://vimeo.com/485432791 

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO-Consolidate-2-4-and-8-times-tables-2020.pdf

Wednesday

Comparing statements

https://vimeo.com/485433674

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO1-Comparing-statements-2019.pdf

Thursday

 

Related calculations

https://vimeo.com/486330232

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO2-Related-calculations-2019.pdf

Friday

Activity Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit - no exchange

 

https://vimeo.com/486331580

 

 

Complete the questions on the lesson video.

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

 

 

Tuesday

LO: to be able to successfully write about my Christmas break.

 

 

 

After a long and exciting break, I would love to hear about your holiday. Write a few paragraphs about:

What did you do?

What did you get from Santa?

What did you enjoy the most?

Wednesday

Conjunctions

Oak Academy

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-conjunctions-c4wkee?from_query=conjunctions

 

Thursday

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeR65zL33QQ

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1NnLy-ns00

 

 

Read or listen to chapters 9 and 10. Think about how the characters have changed from when we first met them. The Witch? Edmund? Peter? Lucy? Susan?

Friday

 

 

Identifying adverbs in a sentence.

 

 

 

On the link below are three different levels of difficulty. I want you to choose only one of these sheets and complete it. Remember to be the best you can be so try to challenge yourself!

 

 

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/89/8f/T2-E-1829-Differentiated-Identifying-Adverbs-Activity-Sheet_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1607533370~acl=%2Fresource%2F89%2F8f%2FT2-E-1829-Differentiated-Identifying-Adverbs-Activity-Sheet_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=c635f36fd598488b216d42e1104d47a26fe1cb8aad2a93e5ced39ee4420a359c

Activity sheet - please click

RE –  See Appendix 1 below

History/Geography-   LO: to find out some of the history of my local area.

Research local history. This term we will be focusing mainly on local art including as local artist Shane record. Below are some websites giving you some ideas about local history. If you want to fine some of your own facts then please do! Write some of the facts you have learnt down so that you can bring them in to use them later in the term.

https://www.visitfolkestoneandhythe.co.uk/discover/destinations/hythe/

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-kent/vol8/pp231-253

https://shanerecord.com/

ICT – See History/Geography

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

French (KS2 only) Continue to recognise colours. Use Youtube to find a suitable video that pronounces the colours.   

Design Technology- NONE THIS WEEK

Art-.   See Appendix 2

Appendix 1

Read the text from Luke 2: 1-7: The birth of Jesus (the Nativity) Luke 2: 8-20: the shepherds God’s Story 3 pages 74- 75. Illustrate these stories using works of art which depict the Nativity.

Remind the children that it was the shepherds (amongst the poorest and least important in society) who were chosen to be the first people to visit Jesus.

Epiphany

This week is a special week for Christians as we are celebrating Epiphany. Epiphany is celebrated on the 6th January and it is when the three wise men came to visit Jesus.

Read/display the story of the Wise Men (Matthew 2: 1-12: God’s Story 3 page 76).

Remind the children of how Matthew tells us of these other visitors who were not Jewish and this shows that God’s love includes everyone. They had travelled a long way to be present after the birth of Jesus.

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Imagine that you are present as a visitor in the nativity picture by Gerard Van Honthrost, Adoration of the Shepherds. Describe how they are feeling and showing their love for Jesus. How are you feeling and how will you show your love?
  • Create an ‘interview’ scenario where the shepherds or three wise men are interviewed in front of a ‘live studio audience’. Devise questions to ask them about what they saw, how they felt and how it changed their lives. This can be recorded and played back to the class for discussion purposes.

Appendix 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dN8o_QUf64

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFKnG-vENUw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n7apcgQiz0

Look at these links about sculpting. Can you tell me what you need to sculpt something? What materials and equipment? How long would can it take? What can you sculpt?

Year 3

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 14th December 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

This week for maths could the children please practise their times tables. We have worked hard this term learning 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 10s. Using TT Rockstars is a great and fun way for the children to learn their tables and it also teaches them to improve their speed. Please remind them that even though they may not be very fast, the more the practise, the faster they get. Even Mr Dewey had to practise his times tables when he was younger! Underneath will be the link to TT Rockstars and other various links to help support the learning of their time tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeR65zL33QQ   (If you have the book then you’re welcome to use that)

 

 

Read chapter 7. Think about how the beavers’ home may look. Draw a nice picture of their home outside and inside labelling different parts using adjectives. You may also want to add the characters in the dam at the time.

Tuesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeR65zL33QQ

 

 

 

 

Write a letter to the professor from one of the four main characters prospective. Talk about what you have done so far in our adventure. Then listen or read chapter 8.

 

Wednesday

To explore expanded noun phrases

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-expanded-noun-phrases-ccwk8d

 

Thursday

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeR65zL33QQ

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1NnLy-ns00

 

 

Read or listen to chapters 9 and 10. Think about how the characters have changed from when we first met them. The Witch? Edmund? Peter? Lucy? Susan?

Friday

 

 

Identifying adverbs in a sentence.

 

 

 

On the link below are three different levels of difficulty. I want you to choose only one of these sheets and complete it. Remember to be the best you can be so try to challenge yourself!

 

 

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/89/8f/T2-E-1829-Differentiated-Identifying-Adverbs-Activity-Sheet_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1607533370~acl=%2Fresource%2F89%2F8f%2FT2-E-1829-Differentiated-Identifying-Adverbs-Activity-Sheet_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=c635f36fd598488b216d42e1104d47a26fe1cb8aad2a93e5ced39ee4420a359c

 

Science –  https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/38/87/T2-S-827-Magnetism-Word-Search.pdf?__token__=exp=1607435734~acl=%2Fresource%2F38%2F87%2FT2-S-827-Magnetism-Word-Search.pdf%2A~hmac=ccc778557e70030552ed53763eed340d84c7022146749bb9eb2b21882f68e924

RE –  See Appendix 1 below

History/Geography-   See Appendix 2

ICT – Please log into db Primary to complete the Christmas activities set.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

French (KS2 only) Continue to recognise colours. Use Youtube to find a suitable video that pronounces the colours.   

Design Technology- Finish off your magnetic game if you haven’t finished it. Think about how well it went and what you could do better next time.  

Art-.   Create something ‘Christmassy’ to put on your tree. This could be a painted pine cone, a decorated bauble, a snowflake as long as it is something you’ve made yourself.

EXTRA – Here is a Christmas word search.

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/97/e4/T-T-4356-Christmas-Wordsearch_ver_1.pdf?__token__=exp=1607435290~acl=%2Fresource%2F97%2Fe4%2FT-T-4356-Christmas-Wordsearch_ver_1.pdf%2A~hmac=8c8e868d1f54fd0ffc8815d0cb9bdfa66355f0ed4af439428fa5e019e9f4b0b6

Appendix 1

The Baptism and anointing.

CONTENT

Church’s Story 3 pages 41-42. Again the priest/deacon asks the parents and godparents if they wish to have the baby baptised in the faith of the Church which they have just committed themselves to. The parents hold the baby over the font as the priest/deacon pours the holy water over the baby’s head three times as he says

‘I baptise you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of Holy Spirit.’

Explain that sometimes the baby is completely immersed, in a large font (see the picture in Church’s Story 3 page 41).

After that, the baby is anointed again, this time with the Oil of Chrism, a sweet smelling, holy oil used to anoint Christians at Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders (becoming a priest). It is a sign of being marked out for God’s service. This oil is blessed by the bishop of the diocese during Holy Week. This oil signifies that the baby is to be like Jesus, to be holy and ready to love and serve God and all people.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. Why do you think the priest asks the parents again if they want to have their baby baptised?
  2. What is the significance of using water? (Church’s Story 3 page 41)
  3. In whose name is the baby baptised? (Church’s Story 3 page 41)
  4. What is the significance of anointing with Oil of Chrism? (Church’s Story 3 page 42)

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  •  Write down the responsibilities of being a godparent using spider diagram or a collage. (We have done both in previous lessons.)  

Appendix 2

Use google maps to see if your house is North, North East, East, South East, South, South West, West, North West from these places.

  1. North Pole
  2. Bethlehem
  3. France
  4. United States of America
  5. London
  6. Wales
  7. Australia
  8. St Augustine’s

Or try creating your own treasure hunt using a map and its co-ordinates. It could be anywhere you want and try to give it a Christmas theme

 

Year 3

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 7th December 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video.

See below for the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

 

The 8 times-table

https://vimeo.com/480763110  

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO5-Multiply-by-4-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Multiply by 8

https://vimeo.com/480761211

file:///C:/Users/Geraldine/AppData/Local/Temp/Temp1_t-m-30429-year-3-diving-into-mastery-multiply-by-8-teaching-pack_ver_6.zip/Horizontal%20Format%20-%20Multiply%20by%208.pdf

Wednesday

The 4 times-table

https://vimeo.com/480759672 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO7-The-4-times-table-2019.pdf

Thursday

Divide by 8

https://vimeo.com/480761847  

file:///C:/Users/Geraldine/AppData/Local/Temp/Temp1_t-m-30430-year-3-diving-into-mastery-divide-by-8-teaching-pack_ver_8.zip/Horizontal%20Format%20-%20Divide%20by%208.pdf

Friday

Words problems  

 

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/e8/21/ca-t2-m-1703-grade-3-multiplication-and-division-word-problems-x3-x4-x8-activity-sheet-english-canadian_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1606838101~acl=%2Fresource%2Fe8%2F21%2Fca-t2-m-1703-grade-3-multiplication-and-division-word-problems-x3-x4-x8-activity-sheet-english-canadian_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=9bfe74a1f76316fea0c16feeab428bdb75741e6513920bd9d2305c890e9a4e2d

If you have completed this, you can create your own problems.

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUK7IcrRt6o  (If you have the book then you’re welcome to use that)

 

Noun Phrases - https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/b0/88/t-l-8531-expanded-noun-phrases-example-sentence-display-poster-_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1606899222~acl=%2Fresource%2Fb0%2F88%2Ft-l-8531-expanded-noun-phrases-example-sentence-display-poster-_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=f0fb8be2fbc9ac19b8b63eb938010634a0a7e632bcb1a03f50fa98a07aaead26

Listen to chapters 1. Think about what Lucy would have seen when she entered Narnia for the first time. Activity – Draw a picture of what you think she would have seen and label it using noun phrases.

Tuesday

LO: Use noun phrases to enhance creative writing.

 

Use the text in Appendix 2 and edit it using noun phrases to make it more exciting! When you have edited it, re-write the section of text with your noun phrases included.

Wednesday

LO: to explore using apostrophes for plural possession

 

 

 

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-using-apostrophes-for-plural-possession-cgvk2d

Thursday

LO: Describe a character using evidence from the text to justify your thoughts.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUK7IcrRt6o  (If you have the book then you’re welcome to use that)

 

Draw a picture of Mr Tumnus. Write words around him to describe him. Think about his physical features (Horn, feet, scarf for example), and how he behaves.

Friday

LO: to be able to give reasons for a character’s feelings/actions based on the tent.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUK7IcrRt6o

 

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

 

 

See Appendix 3 and finish the sentences that have been started. Try thinking about how the character is feeling and thinking.

Science –  Use you design from last week to create your magnetic game.

RE –  See Appendix 1 below

History/Geography-   Can you tell me the co-ordinates for each item on the map in Appendix 4? You will need to remember to write co-ordinates you will need to start along the bottom row and then go up the side (Along the corridor and up the stairs).

ICT – Please complete and finish any outstanding lessons on db Primary and use TT Rockstars to practise times tables.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

French (KS2 only) Continue to recognise colours. Use Youtube to find a suitable video that pronounces the colours.   

Design Technology-  See Science.

Art-.   Create something ‘Christmassy’ to put on your tree. This could be a painted pine cone, a decorated bauble, a snowflake as long as it is something you’ve made yourself.

Appendix 1

Commitment and promises made at Baptism

CONTENT

The parents with the baby and godparents, go to stand around the font. The priest/deacon blesses the water, the sign of new life. The parents and godparents are asked if they will commit themselves to do all they can to help the child become a good Christian. In order to do this, they make promises to reject evil and all that means and promise to serve God faithfully as they renew their faith in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The priest/deacon asks the parents and godparents to renew their own faith by responding to three questions with the words I do.

Priest/deacon: Do you believe in God, the Father, the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth?

Parents and godparents: I do.

Priest/deacon: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?

Parents and godparents: I do.

Priest/deacon: Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting? Parents and godparents: I do.

Put this commitment of faith on the IWB.

Ask the children to notice how each section of the commitment of faith asks parents and godparents to say they believe God the Father, Jesus Christ his Son and the Holy Spirit, the blessed Trinity. (Remind the children that Christians do that every time they make the Sign of the Cross.) The parents and godparents are making a commitment on behalf of the baby that she/he will grow up a member of the Church family and to follow the way of Christ.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. What is the water a sign of?
  2. What do the parents and godparents have to promise?
  3. Why is having a baby baptised something that needs to be prepared for?
  4. What does it mean to make a commitment? (Think back about belonging to a club etc.)

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Prepare some questions for an interview and invite a catechist or priest, or a parent in to tell the children, very simply, how parents are prepared for their children’s Baptism and to make the responses to the promises.

Appendix 2
But instead of feeling the floor of the wardrobe, she felt something cold. “This is very queer” she said, and went onto a step or two further.

Next moment she found that what was rubbing against her face and hands was no longer fur but something hard and rough and even prickly. “Why, it is just like branches of trees!” said Lucy. And then she saw that there was a light ahead of her; not a few inches away where the back of the wardrobe ought to have been, but a long way off. Something cold and soft was falling on her. A moment later she found that she was standing in the middle of a wood at night time with snow under her feet and snowflakes falling through the air.

Lucy felt scared, but she felt very inquisitive and excited as well. She looked back over her shoulder and there, between the tree- trunks, she could still see the doorway of the wardrobe and even see the room from which she had set out. (She had, of course, left the door open, for she knew that it is a silly thing to shut oneself into a wardrobe.) It seemed to be still daylight there. “I can always get back if anything goes wrong” thought Lucy. She began to walk forward, crunch-crunch over the snow and began to walk through the woods towards the light.

Appendix 3

As the magical sleigh approaches Edmund, he feels surprised/anxious because

 

 

 

 

 

When the White Witch glares at Edmund with her flaming eyes, he feels

 

 

 

 

           

While Edmund is sitting in the sleigh, he feels

 

 

 

 

 

When the White Witch offers to make the Edmund a prince

 

 

 

 

 

Initially the White Witch is curious about Edmund because

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soon she becomes angry because

 

 

 

 

 

When Edmund sits in the sleigh, the White Witch is kind to him because

 

 

 

 

Appendix 4

Using a Coordinate Grid | PBS LearningMedia

Year 3

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 30th November 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video.

See below for the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

 

Multiply by 4

https://vimeo.com/476320465

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO5-Multiply-by-4-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Divide by 4

https://vimeo.com/477072164  

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO6-Divide-by-4-2019.pdf

Wednesday

The 4 times-table

https://vimeo.com/480759672   

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO7-The-4-times-table-2019.pdf

Thursday

Multiply by 8

https://vimeo.com/480761211   

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO8-Multiply-by-8-2019.pdf

Friday

 Divide by 8

https://vimeo.com/480761847

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO9-Divide-by-8-2019.pdf

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Leaflets

 

LO: to identify features of a leaflet

Look at the leaflet below (Appendix 2) and identify the features – headings, subheadings, diagrams, maps, pictures, labels, short paragraphs.

Tuesday

LO: Use non-fiction texts and web resources to research magnets and to record our findings.

 

 

Use the internet to research facts about magnets. You could look into a special part such as how it affects a compass, what is magnetic? How to find out if something is magnetic? Write down lots of notes to help you later on in the week.

Wednesday

LO: to explore conjunctions.

 

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-conjunctions-c4wkee

Thursday

LO: to use organisational devices to structure my leaflet writing.

 

 

Have one final look at a layout of a leafet and decide what design you are going to choose for yours. Start making your own leaflets. Remember to have:

  • A title
  • Headings
  • Pictures
  • Labels if required
  • Lots of facts

 

Friday

LO: to finish creating my own leaflet.

 

 Finish your leaflet. Make sure you colour it in and make it as eye catching as possible.

Science – design your own game where you use a magnet.

RE –  See Appendix 1 below

History/Geography-  Use google maps to find the school. Then use your knowledge of a compass to find a land mark that is North/South/East/West of the school. When you have done that, can you find anything that is North West/North East/ South West/ South East.

ICT –  Please complete and finish any outstanding lessons on db Primary and use TT Rockstars to practise times tables.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

French (KS2 only) Recognise colours. Use Youtube to find a suitable video that pronounces the colours.   

Design Technology- Design your own magnetic game. Think about what resources you will need.

Art-.   None this week

Appendix 1

The welcome and celebration of the Word of God

CONTENT

Church’s Story 3 pages 40-41. Sometimes the Sacrament of Baptism takes place during Mass on Sunday. At other times it may take place at a time convenient for the priest and family. The rite, another word for ceremony, begins with a welcome.

Welcome

The priest or deacon welcomes everyone. The priest/deacon asks the parents what name they have given to their child. He then asks the parents;

‘What do you ask of God’s Church for n……?’

They reply, ‘Baptism.’

The parents are asked if they will bring up their child to live in God’s way. This means they are willing to share their faith and love with their child.

The Sign of the Cross

The priest/deacon makes the Sign of the Cross on the child’s forehead to show they belong to Christ and are welcomed into the Christian family. He invites the parents and godparents do the same. Godparents support the parents in bringing up their child to live in God’s way.

The Celebration of the Word of God

Everyone listens carefully as the Word of God is read. This important reading shows how God is present in the life of Christians and how this helps them grow in faith and love. The lectionary has some specially selected readings that can be used.

Finally, the priest/deacon anoints the baby’s chest with the Oil of Catechumens as a sign of strength.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. What do the parents ask for and agree to do?
  2. What is the sign of belonging that takes places at this point?
  3. Why is there a reading from Scripture?

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Use these photos and put them in order and say what is happening and why.

  

 

 

 

 

     Appendix 2

 

https://www.bva-awf.org.uk/sites/bva-awf.org.uk/files/user/pc_flyer.jpg

 

           

Year 3

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 23th November 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video.

See below for the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

 

Divide by 5

https://vimeo.com/471012335

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO5-Divide-by-5-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Divide by 10

 

https://vimeo.com/471012878

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO6-Divide-by-10-2019.pdf

Wednesday

Multiply by 3

https://vimeo.com/475444169  

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO2-Multiply-by-3-2019.pdf

Thursday

 Divide by 3

https://vimeo.com/475444308  

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO3-Divide-by-3-2019.pdf

Friday

The 3 times-table

https://vimeo.com/476319270

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Y3-Autumn-Block-3-WO4-The-3-times-table-2019.pdf

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: To write a formal letter to Om

Try and recreate the plan you made in school to write a formal thank you letter to Om or your own Stone Age friend.

Tuesday

LO: To use organisational devices to structure instruction writing.

Think back to when we did our cave painting as a class. What did we do? What instructions were given? Write out the instructions that we did in order.

Wednesday

Oak Academy - To revise apostrophes for contraction and singular possession

 

 

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-revise-apostrophes-for-contraction-and-singular-possession-c9j64c?activity=video&step=1

Thursday

LO: to write instructions of how to paint a cave picture.

 

Children are to write instructions of how to create a cave painting using their notes from the previous session. Try adding in some adverbials to improve the language.

Friday

 

Leaflets

 

LO: to identify features of a leaflet

 Look at the leaflet below (Appendix 2) and identify the features – headings, subheadings, diagrams, maps, pictures, labels, short paragraphs.

Science – https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/90/4d/t-g-763-compass-labelling-activity_ver_1.pdf?__token__=exp=1605858490~acl=%2Fresource%2F90%2F4d%2Ft-g-763-compass-labelling-activity_ver_1.pdf%2A~hmac=9a5710f7c5b5f75a20100292f5067a0b65d411a376400ff1343bcaa7b464bf82

RE –  See Appendix 1 below

History/Geography- See Apendix 3

ICT –  Please complete and finish any outstanding lessons on db Primary.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

French (KS2 only) - learn some basic classroom instructions. Use YouTube as guidance.

Design Technology- None this week

Art-.  Design your own compass using lots of different colours. Can you make it different to how they are currently designed?

Appendix 1

The Sacrament of Baptism

CONTENT

When a baby is born, it is a time of celebration for their family. The parents want to share their joy and happiness and provide a loving home with their child. They do this by asking for Baptism for their child so that they are accepting the invitation to join the Church family on behalf of their child. Sometimes the Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated when the parish family is gathered together for Mass. Sometimes family and friends come together in church at another time. A person may be baptised at any age. It is a sacrament that only may be received once in a lifetime.

When parents bring their child for Baptism they are invited to make a promise or a commitment to help their child to grow up to love God and to love others. Baptism is a Sacrament, an occasion when God’s love and presence touches our lives in a special way. We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism, in the name of the Trinity: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

A Sacrament helps us to appreciate who God is, what God is like, and what God is doing everywhere and for each person. It is God saying. ‘I am with you and I love you.’

The prophet Jeremiah speaks of God’s love for us in the Book of Jeremiah chapter 31: 3

God says this, ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love, so I am constant in my affection for you.’

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. Why do Christian parents want to have their children baptised?
  2. How do you think parents can share their love and faith with their children?
  3. Why is Baptism a special time?
  4. How do the Sacraments help Christians?
  5. What did you think or feel when you heard the words of Jeremiah?

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

Create a spider-gram or flowchart with the word SACRAMENT at the centre, add words and or pictures which explain what a Sacrament is.

  • In pairs imagine you are a parent and the other person is going to interview you about how you will share your love and faith with your children. Give the children some examples of questions linked to the key questions. Think of some reasons as to your choice of answers and questions.

     Appendix 2

 

https://www.bva-awf.org.uk/sites/bva-awf.org.uk/files/user/pc_flyer.jpg

Appendix 3

Locate the counties of England

  1. Norfolk is north of                    .
  2. Herefordshire is west of                                   .
  3. Buckinghamshire is east of                     .
  4. Hampshire is south of                          .
  5. Merseyside is bordered by                 ,                                 and                 .
  6. Essex is                of Hertfordshire.
  7. Berkshire is               of Greater London.
  8. East Riding of Yorkshire is                   of Lincolnshire 9)          Wiltshire is             of Gloucestershire.
  1. The most south-western county is         

Locate the counties of England

  1. Norfolk is north of                    .
  2. Herefordshire is west of                                   .
  3. Buckinghamshire is east of                     .
  4. Hampshire is south of                          .
  5. Merseyside is bordered by                 ,                                 and                 .
  6. Essex is                of Hertfordshire.
  7. Berkshire is               of Greater London.
  8. East Riding of Yorkshire is                   of Lincolnshire 9)          Wiltshire is             of Gloucestershire.
  1. The most south-western county is                .
  2. The most south-eastern county is                .
  3. is bordered by East Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.
  4. West Yorkshire is south-west of                                       .
  5. Surrey is north-east of                          .
  6. Somerset is north-west of                       .
  7. The counties that border Scotland are                and    .

The counties that border Wales are                     ,                         ,                       and             

Year 3

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 16th November 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video.

See below for the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Place Value Assessment  

 

 

Tuesday

Addition and Subtraction

 

 

Wednesday

 Make equal groups – sharing

 

https://vimeo.com/471009909

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO1-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2019.pdf

Thursday

Make equal groups – grouping

https://vimeo.com/471011202

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO2-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2019-1.pdf 

Friday

 Divide by 2

 

https://vimeo.com/471011802

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO3-Divide-by-2-2019.pdf

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Reading challenge.

BBC bitesize worst witch

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjk9kmn

 

Tuesday

Oak Academy 

Homophones

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-homonyms-6gup4e

Wednesday

Oak Academy

 

Plurals

 

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-plurals-6nj64c?activity=video&step=1

Thursday

GPS Assessment 

Go out in to the garden or look you of a window at what you can see happening to the trees.   

Friday

Autumn Poem

 Go out in to the garden or look you of a window at what you can see happening to the trees.

Science – Testing the strength of different magnets. See PowerPoint attached.

RE –  See below

History/Geography- NONE THIS WEEK

ICT – Complete the DB primary lessons on anti-bullying. There are a few tasks to complete.  

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

French (KS2 only) - learn some basic classroom instructions. Use YouTube as guidance.

Design Technology- None this week

Art-.   Design a poster on how to be kind to your friends and why we shouldn’t bully anyone. Use your DB primary work to help you create a colourful piece of art.

RE- Read this story

My name is Paul. When I first joined the karate club, my teacher, who is called Sensei (pronounced ‘Sensay’), told me you should count in Japanese.

One to ten in Japanese sounds like this:

  1. ichy
  2. knee
  3. san
  4. she
  5. go
  6. roku
  7. sichy
  8. hatchy
  9. coo
  10. joo

He also gives orders in Japanese. Start is ‘ashermay’ and line up is ‘shoyo.’ I had to learn about ‘catters’. There are punches, kicks and blocks. Sensei says, “The most important thing is to promise to do as you are told and never do karate in the playground.”

The belts are white, yellow, orange, red, green, blue, purple, brown, grey and black. You bow when Sensei says “ray.” Kicks are good leg techniques, and they exercise your legs, too. Punches are hand techniques and are very powerful. Blocks are important in karate. I’ve got to decide soon whether I’m going to keep coming. It is very strict here and it is hard work, but I think I’ll carry on. I’m a lot stronger already.

Share experiences of belonging to different groups and clubs and discuss the commitment involved and the importance of rules. What form of enrolment is used? What promises are made? Understand why we try to keep rules. What would happen to the club if we did not have rules?

SOME KEY QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT

  1. What was the most important promise Paul had to remember?
  2. Do you think Paul continued to belong to the karate club?
  3. What did he find the hardest?
  4. What groups/clubs do you belong to?
  5. What is good about being in a group/clubs?
  6. Does your group/clubs have promises? If so, what are they and why do you have them?

Actvitiy

  • Using the school or class rules create a collage showing the promises you have made to follow them.

PowerPoint - Maths

 

Dear Parents,

Term 6, week 8.

Hello everyone, the final week is here and we’re really looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday from 11:30 until 1pm for a class picnic! It’ll be really good to have a catch-up with you before the start of the school holidays.

 

As there are three days of home schooling to go, we’ve planned a selection activities for you to choose from. Some of your class mates who are in the keyworker group in school made suggestions for activities they thought you’d enjoy, so hopefully you’ll find something that suits you!

 

If we don’t see you on Tuesday, have a lovely holiday!

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/

 

  1. An English Writing Activity

Here are some activities to keep you busy for the last three days. You can choose which ones you want to complete!

 

  • Think about a book that you have read at home during your home schooling time. Write a review of the book – What happened? Who were the main characters? What did you like about it? Who would you recommend it to?
  • Pick ten spellings from the word list for Years 3 and 4, and practise spelling them until you can write them confidently. Use different colours, bubble writing or pictures to help you remember them.
  • Watch a movie and write a review of it.
  • Write a diary entry about your favourite day during lockdown.
  • Make a mind map of all the things you’re looking forward to when you return to school.
  • Write a list of questions you want to ask your new teacher in September.

 

 

 

 

C Maths Activity

 

  • Keep logging on to ‘TT Rockstars’ and practising those times tables.
  • There are lots of great free games on the website below:

 

https://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com

 

D Afternoon Activities  –

 

 

  • Help around the house…

Do some gardening, help make dinner or a picnic, tidy your room, do the washing up (we’re sure you can think of lots of other ways to be helpful!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

TERM 6 - WEEK 7 - 13th-17th July 2020

Dear Parents,

Term 6, week 7: 6th -10th July 2020

Hello everyone, can you believe it is nearly the end of term?

We hope you’re looking forward to the summer holidays as much as we are! This week we are using google maps to follow the River Thames and follow where it travels through and the different landmarks it passes.  You will also be challenging yourself with some creative writing about the travels of a raindrop.

See the example attached to get some ideas.

In maths, you will be going through Fractions again and this can all be found on Mymaths.

Please remember, just keep trying your best with all the home learning activities, that’s all we ask!

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/

 

  1. An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

This week we’re going to do some creative writing, pretending we are a raindrop travelling around the water cycle.  Use your water cycle diagram to help you and perhaps play some of the science games from box D before you start!

Monday and Tuesday

Use Google Maps to find out about the River Thames. Where is the source? Where is the mouth? Use ‘street view’ and follow along the length of the river from the source (you can dip in and out). While you are doing this, imagine that you are a drop of water zooming along. Make some notes about what you can see at the source, and as you flow downstream (e.g. ducks and swans dabbling about, weeping willows reaching into the water, little houses in the countryside, pub gardens?). Use your imagination! You might want to write bullet points in a list or draw little pictures.

 

On Tuesday, carry on your journey through London (if you have a guide book to London or something like that, it could help you here) – can you see any famous buildings on the banks of the river? Imagining you are a drop of water; how do you feel? Are you impressed by the huge buildings? Scared / intimidated? Excited?

Now look at the mouth of the river, where it meets the sea. What can you see here? Keep using your imagination – these are notes for a story rather than a piece of fact writing!

 

Wednesday and Thursday – see the example attached.

Start to write your story. You are the water drop, so write in the first person. Begin at the source of the Thames. You could use this story start if it helps you:

Gently bobbing about at the source, all is quiet and still. Slowly, slowly I begin to slip downstream. I sail past sleepy cows and _____ on my journey. Gradually I begin to pick up speed…

You might add in some excitement for your water drop as it is swept up on the oars of a rowing boat or kicked by a paddling swan… use your imagination!

Over the course of these two days, reach the point where the waterdrop swirls out of the mouth of the river and into the sea. What might happen here? Might you see a shipwreck or some fish swimming about in the murky water?

Friday

Finish off your story. This is the most exciting bit. Your waterdrop will evaporate high up into the air and form a cloud, then be blown by the wind back over the land. Imagine flying through the air in a cloud. How do you feel now? What can you see? Are you part of a white fluffy cloud or a big grey storm cloud? Are you floating along on a light breeze or blustering along in a hurricane surrounded by thunder and lightning?

Finish you story as your raindrop falls back to earth to start the cycle all over again.

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.

 

Here are some other games you might like to play with someone in your family.

 

  • Play ‘Salute’

This is a fun game of verbalisation using mathematical language. Using a post-it note or something similar pick a number to stick on the forehead of your opponent and vice versa. Then you take it in turns to ask questions about the number and see who can guess what the number stuck to their head is first.

 

  • The Yes/No Game

Both players put a card on their head. It could have a number on it, a shape etc…. The first player asks a question which can only be answered with ‘yes’ or ‘no’. E.g. ‘Am I odd?’ ‘Am I under 20?’ ‘Do I have 4 sides?’ etc…..They keep asking questions until they get the answer correct, or they run out of turns (you can set the number of turns they get at the beginning of the game). Then it is time for the other player to have a go.

 

  • Bang Bang

2 players stand back to back, cowboy shootout style. A question is called out, such as ‘what is 7 x 6?’ he first player to turn, face their opponent, shout ‘bang bang’ and to give the answer wins the round. This is then repeated until a number of points, decided at the start of the game, is reached. That player is then the winner.

 

 

D Afternoon Activities (optional) –

 

Science –

Revise your knowledge of the water cycle by playing some of these games:

 

More Science / D.T –

Investigate floating and sinking by building a model raft. Have a competition with other members of your family to see who can build the best one. Decide on some criteria for the raft e.g. it must be big enough / strong enough to hold an apple.

 

Art –

Make observational sketches of plants and flowers either in your garden or from some flowers in a vase.

 

If we are allowed into the countryside (dependent on current government guidelines), go sketching near a local river or stream. Draw the wildlife and the geographical features nearby.

 

 

 

 

R.E. –

Learn about baby Moses floating down the River Nile in a basket made of reeds. Either look the story up in your Bible at home or follow this link to an episode of ‘The Beginners Bible’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65KgsHvFKd4

Perhaps you could use your weaving skills to make a model of a Moses basket or draw a picture showing what happened in the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

TERM 6 - WEEK 6 - 6th-10th July 2020

Hello everyone,

We hope you have been able to enjoy the summer weather that we have been blessed with (minus the odd shower) and are enjoying family time together making memories. It has been lovely hearing about all the fun activities you have all been up to and how you are keeping busy. It has been great to speak to the children as we miss them terribly!

This week we are focussing on Poetry and nature – so enjoy being outside and soak up the sounds, the smells, the sights and the activities we can do and get your creativity flowing.

Remember to just keep trying your best with all the home learning activities, that is all we ask!

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/

 

  1. An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

This week there’s a poetry focus.

 

Monday

Listen to nursery rhymes with a plant or flower theme (online). Here are some examples:

  • Ring a ring ‘o’ roses
  • Here we go round the mulberry bush
  • Mary, Mary quite contrary
  • Lavender’s blue
  • I had a little nut tree
  • Roses are red

Below, we have attached the poem ‘Roses are Red’. Can you clap the rhythm? Can you find the rhyming words? Is there a pattern?

 

Write a verse of your own to add on to this poem, following the same rhythm.

 

Tuesday

Today we’re going to think about the rhyme ‘Row, row, row the boat’. We’ve attached it below, with a couple of extra verses. Find the rhyming words. As you can see, it follows the same pattern as ‘Roses are Red. The rhymes appear at the end of lines B and D.

Line A – no rhyme

Line B – rhyme

Line C – no rhyme

Line D – rhyme

Can you write another verse or two of your own, following the same pattern? You could decorate it with a beautiful border.

 

Wednesday and Thursday

 

Choose a poem and learn it off by heart. There are two suggestions below, but you can find one of your own if you’d prefer. The second poem is quite long, if you want, why not choose two or three verses that you like, and just focus on learning them. It might help you to think of actions to jog your memory, write it out in different colours or draw little pictures to go with each line.

Practise reciting the poem in a strong and clear voice. Think about how expressive your voice is.

Do a performance for your family at home. Perhaps other family members would enjoy a performance over ‘face time’.

 

Hear the poems being performed by following the links:

‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45521/i-wandered-lonely-as-a-cloud

‘The River’ by Valerie Bloom:

https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/teach/resources/valerie-bloom-the-river/

 

Friday

 

Create an acrostic poem (there are some examples below!)

Choose a water word to go down the side such as ‘river’, ‘waterfall’, ‘stream’, ‘splashing’ etc.

Use as many exciting words as you can. Your poem doesn’t need to rhyme, but it can if you want!

 

Here’s a guide to help you if you need it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39/articles/ztdvw6f

 

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.

  • Use the River table below to answer these questions:
  1. How much longer is the longest river than the shortest one?
  2. If you travel up and down each river, how far will you have travelled?

 

  1. I am thinking of two rivers. One is 125km longer than the other. Which two rivers am I thinking of?

 

  1. You travel the length of three rivers. The distance travelled is very close to 1000km. What three rivers might you have travelled upon?  

 

 

D Afternoon Activities (optional). Continue with the activities from last week, but in case you finished those, here are a couple more ideas…

 

Outdoor Learning

  • Play ‘pooh sticks’- throw sticks into the river at a given point and see whose stick travels to a named point downstream the fastest
  • Make daisy chains (pick flowers only if there is a bountiful supply) – hold a competition to see who can make the longest
  • Learn to ‘whistle’ with a blade of grass- put lips against the grass blade held tightly between closed thumbs and blow
  • River eye-spy trail

 

Science

(This needs to be done on a dry day!)

If you can, in your garden or outside your house, draw around a puddle with chalk (you could always make a puddle by tipping out a glass of water!) Every hour, go back to the puddle and draw round it again. What do you notice? How can you explain scientifically what is happening to the puddle? Could you take some measurements? Could you record your work through pictures, photos or even a graph?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 6 - Weaving

WEEK 6 - Poems

WEEK 6 - River Facts 

 

 

Hello everyone,

TERM 6 - WEEK 5 - 29th June - 3rd July 2020

This week we are starting our final topic of the year, ‘From Source to Sea’. We’ll be learning all about rivers and the water cycle. In ‘normal times’, we would have been taking a school trip to Brockhill to investigate the stream there. It would really enrich your learning if you are able to visit a stream or river. Whilst there, look at the wildlife on the banks, and the physical geography of the area (i.e. what the land is like around the stream). If it’s not possible to get out and about, we’ll have to do our best with books and the internet!

In class we would have been sharing the story ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson. This is an ambitious read for the strongest readers in the class to read independently but would be suitable for adults to read as a bedtime story. Remember, we are all in the same boat, all trying to do our best with home schooling, and encouraging the children to continue with their learning. Please be kind to yourselves and don’t put pressure on yourselves with too high expectations. If you manage to complete the maths set and an English task that would be great. Anything extra is a bonus. In these difficult times, experiences are just as important too. Sharing in activities and making memories all lead to discussion and laughter; just what we need right now.

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/

 

  1. An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

 

Monday – We’re going to start our topic by learning about the water cycle. Start off by watching this video clip:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5gFI3pMvoI

Now explore this website and watch the video:

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/how-weather-works/water-cycle

Can you find out the meanings of the words below? Use a dictionary, science book, or look them up online. Write them into your English books with the meanings. It would be good to put the meanings in your own words so that you understand them.

  1. Evaporation
  2. Condensation
  3. Precipitation
  4. Cloud
  5. Groundwater
  6. Runoff

 

Tuesday – Draw and label your own diagram of the water cycle. There is an example on the bottom of this plan to give you an idea of what it might look like. Use the key words that you learnt yesterday to label your work and write a sentence or two to explain what is happening at each stage.

 

Wednesday – Alphabetical order.

Make sure you are really secure at saying the alphabet in order (especially the ‘l, m, n, o, p’ bit, where letters tend to blur together). Can you say the alphabet backwards? That’s a lot more tricky!

Play some of these online games to practise putting words in alphabetical order. Remember, if two or more words start with the same letter, you will need to look at the second or even third letters to get the correct order. Some are easier than others!

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/games/abc-countdown

 

https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/alphabetical-order-1.html

 

 

http://www.sparkisland.com/juggle_ss/launch.html

http://www.sparkisland.com/juggle_ms/launch.html

http://www.sparkisland.com/juggle_ds/launch.html

 

Thursday – Put these river words into alphabetical order and write down their definitions – use a dictionary to look them up, or look online. Remember it’s best to write the definitions in your own words! In school, we would have been learning these spellings. Why not challenge yourself to learn as many as you can along with their meanings (you might practise these over the next week for a spelling test!)

 

  • River
  • Mouth
  • Spring
  • Estuary
  • Source
  • Tributary
  • Meander
  • Riverbed

 

Friday – Choose a famous river from anywhere in the world and write a factsheet about it. The top 10 longest rivers can be found on this website:

https://www.ducksters.com/geography/worldrivers.php

 

Once you have chosen your river, find out as much as you can about it. Where is the source? Which countries does it travel through? How long is it? What wildlife lives around the river? What is the land like around the river (rain forest? Farm land?) How does the river help the people who live near it? Include a map on your factsheet. These are some useful websites:

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/famous-rivers/

 

https://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/physical-features/rivers/world-rivers/

 

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.

 

If you would like to challenge yourself with some other games, you could visit

https://kidsmathgamesonline.com/numbers.html

 

This site has lots of games you can play such as sudoku, code crackers, fun number facts, quizzes and more. Why not give some of them a try?

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

 

There are lots of fun games you can play on this website too to top up on various areas of maths.

 

We have also assigned some games on DB primary for you to have a go at.

D Afternoon Activities (optional) – some of these activities are quite big, so carry them over to next week if you want to!

 

R.E.

Friday 3rd July is the feast day of Thomas the Apostle. Take a look at the Power Point we’ve attached. Can you think of a time when you doubted that something was true and you wanted proof to show it was true (you had to see it to believe it!) Write about it or make a cartoon strip to show what happened.   

 

Geography

Draw a map of the U.K (you could trace one from an atlas, or print off an outline if you can). Draw the major rivers and mountains onto it. Can you create a ‘key’ to help you label the rivers and mountains?

 

Music

Below are some musical pieces related to the theme of water. Listen to some of them (perhaps even have them on in the background while you are completing other work). Do you recognise any of them? Which one is your favourite? The last one is by ‘Mussorgsky’ – do you remember listening to his ‘Pictures from an Exhibition’ back in January? If you like Disney films, you’ll enjoy ‘Aquarium’ by Saint Saens!

Dvorak                   Song to the Moon

David Mingyue      The Flowing Waters

Smetana                Vltava (The River Moldau)

Debussy                 Die Seejung frau

   Gliere                     Les Sirenes

Saint Saens           Aquarium (from Carnival of the Animals)

Mussorgsky           Night on a Bare Mountain

 

Art  

Watch this video which shows you how to create a simple weaving using a piece of cardboard and some wool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWLIy-Um7_0

 

Can you make your own ‘river’ inspired weaving? – The ‘up and down’ movement of the wool reminded us of water rippling along a stream. If you don’t have wool, you could do the same thing but with strips of coloured paper (colour some paper in if you need to), or you could cut strips of fabric up or even plastic bags. See below for picture ideas.

 

 

Science

Follow this link for some suggestions of simple ways to make your own water cycle experiments using everyday household items. There are several to choose from.

https://lessons4littleones.com/2015/04/15/water-cycle-rain-cycle-science-experiments/

 

 

 

 

 

For Tuesday

This is an example diagram of the water cycle. You could draw something like this, or you could design your own. Use the key words that are in the box for your own piece of work, but make sure you write a sentence or two for each one to explain what is happening at each stage.

WEEK 5 - Thomas the Apostle

WEEK 5 - Weaving

WEEK 5 - Water Cycle

 

Dear Parents,

TERM 6 - WEEK 4 - 22nd-26th June 2020

Hello everyone, this is our last week learning about the Romans, and we thought we’d finish up with a bit of creative writing. We hope you’ve enjoyed it! Next week we’ll be starting our topic on rivers.

Just keep trying your best with all the home learning activities… Maths and English should still be the focus, but do try some of the other activities if you get the time, and remember to keep up your exercise!

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/

 

  1. An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

This week, we’re going to write a time travelling story. Think back to when we read ‘Stone Age Boy’ in school. We wrote a story where our main character ‘fell down, down, down’, travelled back in time to the Stone Age and met a character called ‘Om’. Your new story could be a bit like that. Your main character is going to travel back in time to the Roman times and have an adventure with a Roman child!

 

Monday – You need to think of two main characters; a modern character (this might be yourself), and a Roman character (probably a Roman child).

  1. Draw both the characters and label them. Can you use some exciting words and phrases or even similes (for example, ‘his hair is as scruffy as a bird’s nest’, or ‘her bright turquoise eyes glimmer like the sun reflecting off the sea’).
  2. What are these characters’ personalities like? Write some sentences to describe what their hobbies and interests are. What do they like/dislike? What adjectives could you use to describe them (e.g. cheerful, smart, forgetful, adventurous).

Tuesday - Create a story mountain for your story (there’s an example at the bottom of this grid). Think about the beginning, middle and end. This is a plan for your story so you can write or draw, or use a combination of both. Will your main character travel back in time to Ancient Rome or Ancient Britain in the time of Boudicca? How do they meet the Roman child? What happens to them or what do they do? Will they visit the Colosseum, the Circus or the Baths? Will they witness a battle in Ancient Britain or spend time living with the Iceni Tribe? What happens in the end?

 

Wednesday – Today, focus on the introduction to your story. In the introduction, you need to introduce the main character and describe them. Explain how they travel back in time. Use lots of adjectives and great description so that the person reading your story gets a good picture in their mind of what is going on. How does your character feel when they realise they’re in Ancient Rome or Ancient Britain? What can they see around them?

 

Thursday – Today you need to write about your character meeting the Roman child. Can you include some speech? Remember to include inverted commas (speech marks) to show when characters are speaking, and always start a new line when a new character speaks!

Introduce the problem – the exciting middle part of your story.

 

Friday – Now it’s time to finish your story off. How does the problem get sorted out? What happens in the end? Check your story through for spelling mistakes and make sure you’ve remembered all your punctuation. If you have time, illustrate your story.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

  • For a bit of extra practise in measuring length, why not have a competition in your family to see who can build the tallest tower (of newspaper, Lego, spaghetti and marshmallows etc.) Measure the towers in cm. Can you convert the measurements into mm or m? You could also try doing this with a ‘standing jump’. Who can jump the furthest? Can you beat your own score? Remember to measure using different units of measurement!

D Afternoon Activities (optional)

D.T.

The Romans brought lots of new foods to Britain. Watch this clip to find out more…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/foods-and-drinks-the-romans-brought-to-britain/12767.html

Pretend you are a Celtic tribesman captured and enslaved by the Roman army. Can you design and make a soup for a hungry centurion using some of the ‘new’ roman ingredients? (garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, cabbages, peas, celery, turnips, radishes, asparagus, stinging nettles, grapes, apples, pears, rosemary, thyme, bay, basil, savoury mint). If you plan to use stinging nettles, be sure to look up how to use them safely in cooking!

Music

Our music lessons for this topic would have focussed on marching rhythms using percussion instruments (you could try clapping or beating out a rhythm on saucepans). Can you march in time with a steady beat? What about a faster or slower beat? Can you create your own marching ‘song’ with a repeating pattern of beats? You might want to add some simple words to help with your rhythm e.g. ‘Soldiers marching, marching along’. Keep repeating it to create a marching song. For those of you who learn musical instruments, the notes that the Romans used for most of their music were A, G, F, C. Perhaps you could add a melody?

P.H.S.E.

Life in lockdown is a challenge for everybody. Can you make life better for your family by doing something extra kind and helpful each day? Keep a ‘kindness diary’ for the week to record all the kind things you do to make other people happy. You can do this through drawing or writing.

Art

Do you have any clay or plasticine at home? If you do, you could try making a Roman pot or the bust of a Roman Emperor (a model of their head and shoulders – look up pictures online). If you don’t have clay or plasticine, you could make some salt dough. Try the recipe we’ve attached below.

R.E.

Think about all the people who are helping us in this time of difficulty. Write a prayer for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example of a story mountain. You can draw your own in your writing book.

WEEK 4 - Salt Dough Recipe

WEEK 4 - Example of a Story Mountain

 

Dear Parents,

TERM 6 - WEEK 3  - 15TH-19TH JUNE 2020

Hello everyone, how are you finding learning about the Romans? There are some amazing facts about the Romans! This week we’re going to look at what happened when the Romans invaded Britain. The people who lived in Britain at the time were called the Celts and they lived in family groups and tribes in little villages. Julius Caesar tried to conquer Britain twice but didn’t succeed – the Celts were fierce fighters and managed to fight him off. However, nearly 100 years later, between 43 and 61AD, the Romans did take control of most of Britain. This week we’re going to learn about a formidable warrior called Boudicca who led her tribe in a rebellion against the Romans… do you think she was successful? We’ll find out…

As ever, there is no pressure to complete all the learning every day, we know you will all have commitments you are continuing to juggle. There has been brilliant engagement on MyMaths, it is nice to be able to give feedback on this and for your child to know that we see how well they are doing – the children have been doing fantastically! Remember, any learning can be shared with us on 2BuildAProfile but it is better if this isn’t extended pieces of writing as we only get a thumb nail sized picture and cannot read it unfortunately, photos of your creative activities are brilliant to see!

Just keep trying your best with all the home learning activities, that’s all we ask!

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/

 

  1. An English Writing Activity

Here are your activities to complete in your writing book.

 

Monday – Take a look at the PowerPoint presentation we’ve attached that tells you all about Boudicca. If you’d like some more information, read the two pieces of writing below this activity grid (ask an adult to explain anything you don’t understand). Boudicca was a rebel and the number one enemy of the Romans at the time. Pretend you are a Roman general and create a ‘wanted’ poster with a picture of Boudicca in the middle. Below the picture, write a paragraph to explain what she did – remember, the Romans hated Boudicca so she needs to be portrayed as a ‘baddy’. Around the picture, include some sentences to describe Boudicca.

 

The Romans hated Boudicca because she started an uprising and killed a lot of their people. What do you think the Iceni tribe though of her?

 

Tuesday and Wednesday – Remind yourself of the story of Boudicca by looking at the Power point again.

This is a helpful little clip with a sequencing activity to complete:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zhn6cqt

We really enjoyed the song about Boudicca on ‘Horrible Histories’ – ask an adult to find it on You Tube.

Create a comic strip or timeline to tell the story of Boudicca (you can choose). If you enjoy drawing, the comic strip would be better for you, but remember to write a short caption under each picture to explain what’s happening and include some speech bubbles. If drawing is not your thing, choose the timeline. You could even write each event on a small card and challenge one of your family to put them in order!

 

Thursday and Friday – Over these two days, you will be writing a news report as if you are a reporter on the television news. First you need to decide whether you are a Roman news reporter or a reporter from the Iceni Tribe. Next, imagine you were at the final battle in AD61. Jot down some ideas… what happens? What can you see? (for example, the well trained and organised Roman army marching forwards, armour glinting in the sunlight, the blue painted faces of the Iceni tribe…) What can you hear? (The deafening war cries of the Iceni tribe, the clash of metal swords and spears, horses and chariots thundering past...)

 

Begin to write your news report.

  1. You will need to include an introduction – what has happened to lead up to this battle?
  2. Then write about what during the battle. Make it as exciting as you can. The people watching your report will be interested to hear all the gory details!
  3. Finally - Breaking News! – report on the death of Boudicca.

 

When your report is finished, remember to read it through and check your spelling and punctuation. Could you add in some more description to make it more exciting?

When you are happy with it, practise reading out loud. Remember that you are a news reporter on television. You need to have a very clear voice and read with expression.

Finally, when you are ready, ask an adult to film you reading your news report. You might even want to dress up for it or sit behind a ‘news desk’!

 

 

 

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.

 

  • My Maths activities are set this week on PERIMETER. It will involve some online learning as well as some links to other sites and activities that involve the use of squared paper and pencil. Please follow the instructions from My Maths for each day to see what you need to do.

 

 

 

Other Activities you might like to try…

 

  • Choose some household objects or toys and make a shop. Add prices and invite a customer (or a cuddly toy) to buy items. How much will they spend? How much change will they receive?

 

  • Start a number pattern (e.g. doubling, adding five) and continue it as long as possible. How far can you go?

 

  • Make a training circuit around the house or garden. At each station, complete a different exercise for 30 seconds, for example; bunny hops, star jumps, lunges, stepping on and off a step. Then move on to the next. Record your results and try beat them the next day

D Afternoon Activities (optional)

Art

Cut up some squares of coloured card or paper and make a mosaic style picture.

 

Geography

Look at a road map of the U.K. and find towns and cities that have Roman names (they were founded by the Romans). Roman place names usually end with – chester, -cester or -caster, for example, Cirencester, Manchester, Colchester.

 

Discussion

Can you remember the meaning of ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’? (you may have looked at that last week).

Discuss the meaning of other common sayings such as ‘All roads lead to Rome’, ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’.

 

 

R.E.

May was the month of Mary and there are lots of ways to honour our Mother in heaven. Why not try one of these ideas:

  • Build an altar for Mary – use a blue cloth as this is Mary’s special colour, add a statue or picture of Mary, some flowers and a candle. Take time to say a prayer to Mary or pray the Rosary.
  • Create a prayer garden for Mary. This could be in a quiet corner of your garden or in a seed tray etc. Include an image of Mary (you could paint on a pebble, carve one from a bar of soap or use a picture). Make the garden beautiful with flowers, coloured/painted pebbles, or sea glass. Remember, Mary’s special colour is blue!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 3 - Boudicca

 

Dear Parents

TERM 6 - WEEK 2 - 8th-12th June 2020

We are so grateful for your constant energy and commitment to your learning; keep up the good work! We have enjoyed speaking to lots of your mums and dads before half term and know you’re all working really hard. It has also been so lovely to get to speak to you all too. We have loved hearing your voices and learning about what you have been up to.

We hope you’re enjoying learning about the Romans and all the history that goes with it. The Horrible Histories book, ‘Rotten Romans’ is a good read if you have it at home or can get hold of it. Otherwise, there are some good clips on ‘you tube’ from the Horrible Histories T.V. series, and the film ‘Rotten Romans’ was released last year (available to download) and might be worth a watch. It is exceptionally good!

Remember not to put too much pressure on yourselves with regards to the home learning, you can only try your best (parents and children!). Just try to include some maths, English and reading each day. If you want to have a go at the extra activities in box D, then that is great. But the activities are very much optional – just something to take a look at if the mood takes you! Most importantly, stay safe and happy. Remember to keep active and make the most of your daily exercise, getting plenty of fresh air. Remember to try to do some things around the house together; teaching our young children how to run a household is a great opportunity to get them used to becoming more independent and self-sufficient. This is transferable when they are back in school.

We hope you have a great week and are filled with wonder! Take care!

Mrs Everitt and Mrs Deal

WEEK 2 - Number Sentence Challenge

WEEK 2 - Wednesday Division

 

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 - What was Rome like 2000 years ago? Look at the list of buildings below. Choose one or two to research each day (on Monday and Tuesday).

The Baths – a building where Romans went to relax as well as to get clean

The Circus – a stadium where Romans went to enjoy the thrills and spills of chariot racing

The Colosseum – an amphitheatre where Romans went to watch men and animals fighting to the death for entertainment

The Theatre – an open-air building where Romans enjoyed watching funny plays and pantomimes

 

Can you find out:

How the building was designed or set out? (Draw and label it). What type of things people did or saw when they got there? How much it cost to get in?

Why you think Romans enjoyed it so much?

 

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 - Choice of two activities:

  1. Design a poster advertising one of the buildings you learnt about at the beginning of the week. Remember it needs to be bold and eye-catching and have information about what you can do there as well as pictures.
  2. Build a model of your chosen building (could be junk modelling, Lego, clay, or plasticine if you have it etc.) Pretend your model is going to be part of an exhibition in a museum and write an information card to go with it.

 

Thursday – Roman Gods. Unlike us, the Romans worshipped lots of different gods. Have a look at this Power Point to discover some of the main ones.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-386-roman-gods-information-powerpoint

 

Use the websites we mentioned above, and try this one:

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/gods.htm

 

Choose your favourite god or goddess and start to create a factsheet about them or make a factsheet with information about lots of different gods. Include as much information as you can.

 

Friday – Finish your factsheet!

C Maths Activity My Maths

Please visit My Maths every day to complete your maths lesson for the day. Most of this week’s activities are on My Maths. However, on some days there are other links and activities to do. Please also practise your times tables on TT Rockstars. Your logins for these can be found on the front page of your project folder.

 

Hexagons

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday – My Maths activities

 

Thursday – Complete the number sentence challenge found underneath the grid.

 

Circles

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/– My Maths activities

 

Thursday - Complete the activity sheet ‘dividing by 2, 5, 10’ found below.

 

Friday – Complete the Karate Cat Maths games found on BBC Bitesize. Follow the link on my maths to get to the game.

 

Squares

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday – My maths activities

 

Friday – Complete the number sentence challenge found underneath the learning grid.

 

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

Pasta race You need two dice and a pile of dried pasta.

  • Take turns to roll the two dice. 
  • Multiply the two numbers and call out the answer.
  • If you are right, you win a piece of pasta.
  • The first to get 10 pieces of pasta wins.

 

 Secret sums

  • Ask your child to say a number, e.g. 43. 
  • Secretly do something to it (e.g. add 30). Say the answer, e.g. 73.
  • The child then says another number to you, e.g. 61. 
  • Do the same to that number and say the answer.
  • The child must guess what you are doing to the number each time!
  • Then they can have a turn at secretly adding or subtracting something to each number that you say to them.

 

Cupboard maths  

Ask your child to help you sort a food cupboard out, putting heavier items on the lower shelf and lighter items on an upper shelf.   Talk about the measures on the packets and bottles. Can you begin to predict amounts the more that you do?                            

 

 

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

 

Geography - What is Rome like now? Take a look on Google maps / street view. Can you find any of the buildings you are researching on Monday and Tuesday? What do they look like now? What buildings are around them? How do you think Rome has changed in the last 2000 years? Is anything the same?

 

RE -Jesus was born in Roman times and the people who followed Him were called Christians. Christians were not treated kindly by the Romans. Read ‘Daniel and the Lion’s Den’ in your bible or online to find out more. Could you create a comic strip for this story?

 

  1. – The Romans were excellent at completing huge building projects that went on for many years. Can you think of any? They must have known how to break challenges down into small achievable steps. We remember this when we say, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day!’ Could you build a famous landmark from Roman times using Lego?

 

DT – Romans brought a lot of foods over to Britain in their time of reign. Can you research what these were? Research, design and prepare your own Roman soup. Decide the ingredients and create a shopping list and give your soup a name. Create your soup with an adult’s support and take a picture of the final product.

 

HISTORY/SMSC (social,moral,spiritual,cultural) – Rome was a quite different place to how we live today. People’s rights and responsibilities in Rome were quite different to modern Britain. Women had far fewer rights than men. Slaves had no rights at all. Can you research our rights and responsibilities today?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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 Take care and stay safe.

Ms Deal and Mrs. Everitt

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