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YEAR 3 - HOME LEARNING - END OF TERM 6

Dear Children,  

By now you should know that when you come up to Year 4 you will have me, Mrs. Neale, as your teacher and Mrs. Race supporting us all. We are both extremely excited to get to know you and have been busy getting all your books and the classroom sorted, ready for September.

In Year 4 there are lots of interesting (and some kind of gross) topics for you to discover, it’s going to be very informative and fun! 

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the school year and we will be able to start enjoying our summer holidays. We hope that you have lots of interesting and fun things planned. We are both looking forward to spending time with our families and dogs.

Don’t forget that there is the library’s summer reading challenge called “The Silly Squad.” It’s a brilliant way to build up your reading mileage and earn rewards. We have some amazing books to read next year and flexing your reading muscles over the summer will help you enjoy them all the more. It will be lovely to find out about what you have been reading when we start Year 4 together.

We have been hearing so many wonderful things about what you have been up to at home from Mrs. Everitt and Mrs. Deal and we can’t wait to find out more in September. Have a brilliant summer and we will see you very soon!

Best wishes,

Mrs Neale and Mrs Race

 

 

Dear Parents,

TERM 6 - WEEK 8 - 20th-22nd July 2020

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!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 8 - Crest Activities

 

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

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

 Take care and stay safe.

Ms Deal and Mrs. Everitt

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