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Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 class page.  This is where we will keep you up to date with the work and activities you are expected to complete while school is closed.

 

Remember - we will communicate with parents via Class Dojo on a daily basis.

Friday 5th March 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term.

 

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Today we have reached the end of unit for fractions.  Please complete the assessment below independently and then check your answers.  :)

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

We are continuing with our 'Volcanoes' study.

 

Session 3: LI: I can identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

 

Please click the worksheet to work through alongside the Powerpoint.  I have also attached the book again - remember where the sheet asks you to read a page number, look at the bottom corner of the page image  yes

The book we are using:

PE:

 

Click here for today's PE lesson.

 

Today's lesson is focusing on agility, balance and coordination.  Follow the video and send in any videos or photos of you taking part on Class Dojo.

 

LI: Combine movements, actions and balances and equipment, individually or collaboratively, to create a fluid routine.

Thursday 4th March 2021 - World Book Day!

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term.

 

Question 4 is asking you to multiply a 1 digit by 2 digits.  To recap this strategy that we learnt in Autumn just click this link and watch the video.

 

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

World Book Day:

Author Writing Task:

Yesterday, during our live author visit you were set a writing challenge! Your task is to write a short story about a sea creature for Natalie Pritchard’s next book. You will need:

  • A beginning
  • A middle
  • An ending
  • Include a message or moral in the story
  • Carefully consider your writing to make it exciting for the reader.  Will you use fronted adverbials?  A range of sentence structures (compound and complex)?  Lots of descriptive language (adjectives and adverbs) or even some 'show not tell' like we learned in our Borrowers work?  

Don't forget to send in your story on Dojo - the best entries will win a prize!

 

If you missed the session yesterday or would like to watch it again click here.

 

Workshop: DNA Detectives

As part of World Book Day we are really lucky to be having an online live science workshop with Dr Mandy Hartley, author of The DNA Detectives: The Stone Age Mystery. The focus of the workshop is learning about DNA. You will learn what DNA is and how it can be used to identify suspects by collecting evidence from a crime scene. You will have the chance to become ‘DNA Detectives’ yourselves by helping Mandy solve a World Book Day crime together using your new knowledge and a series of clues. The workshop will take place live at 10.00am till 10.40am.

Click on the link below at 10.00am to access to session. We will send you the passcode for the session on Dojo.  Looking forward to seeing you all become detectives for the day!!

Launch Meeting - Zoom

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term.

 

Question 4 asks you to find the 'sum' of two numbers.  If you aren't sure what the 'sum' of two numbers is asking for then use the internet to check.  Bonus points for anyone who can tell me what it means when you are asked for the 'product' too.

 

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

Today's English session is our exclusive author 'visit'!  

 

Click here to access the live session which begins at 9am.

 

There will be a follow up task tomorrow for World Book Day.

 

We would love to know, what is your favourite book and why? Tell us all about on Dojo :)

 

 

Spanish:

 

To find today’s Spanish lesson with Miss Birch just click here.

 

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term.

 

To access today's Keeping Skills lesson which covers how to round to the nearest hundred just click here.

 

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

Today's English lesson is the second session in our 'Volcanoes' book study.

 

LI: I can identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning. 

 

Follow the Powerpoint and answer the questions on the worksheet.  The book is attached on yesterday's lesson.  

Design and Technology:

 

In this lesson we are going to build our models of the drawbridges which we designed last week.  

 

The LI for today are: 

  • I can understand and use mechanical systems in their products (for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages).
  • Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures.

 

Your design should have already incorporated a mechanical system to support your drawbridge raising or lowering (for example, you could be using a cotton reel which will allow string to wind around it and lift your drawbridge)

 

Whilst you are building your model, think about how you could strengthen any weak points (usually joins / corners or where you have long pieces of material).

  • Short pieces of stronger material can be used to strengthen sheets (for example use wooden lolly sticks to add strength to cardboard)
  • Corners can be strengthened using cardboard triangles which are glued to both angles.

 

Here are some videos to help you:

 

Ideas for your drawbridge

Monday 1st March 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term .

 

 

Last time we had a question on Roman Numerals it caught quite a few of us out so if you want a quick refresher then click here.

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Today's English lesson is the first in a series of reading lessons.

 

LI: I can identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

 

Work through the Powerpoint below and answer each question on the attached sheet.

Picture News:

 

Watch this week's assembly by clicking here.

 

Send in your thoughts on Dojo to each of the questions as you go through the video (pause the video where you need to) and then complete one of the challenges at the end.

Religious Education (RE)

 

LI: Explore and describe a range of beliefs, symbols and actions so that they can understand different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.

 

This week we are starting our work on the Easter Story where we will learn about Christian beliefs and faiths.

 

First work through the Easter Story document below and make some notes so that you know the order which the key events happened.

 

Then either print out the comic strip template or create one in your writing book and retell the Easter Story in 8 boxes (use a drawing in the top box and a short description in the smaller bottom box).  Think about which events were key to the story and which bits of information are important and must be included.

Friday 26th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term .

 

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Click here for today's lesson

 

In this lesson, we will be focusing on both the climax and resolution scenes in an episode of 'The Borrowers'. We will analyse and interpret each scene and generate sentences to describe the final scenes of the narrative.

Reading Comprehension

 

Today's focus for this reading comprehension is to use evidence from the text to answer your question.  As you attempt each question, please use a highlighter to identify the sentence or section of the text where you find the answer.  Then use words or clauses from the highlighted area to support your answer.

 

 

Thursday 25th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term .

 

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

In this lesson, we will be focusing on the build-up scene in an episode of 'The Borrowers'. We will learn how to use our plans effectively to apply to our writing and construct sentences for the build-up

 

Click here for the link to the video.

 

Lesson LI: Make some choices about vocabulary and sentence structure.

Design & Technology:

 

Today we are creating a design to build our own drawbridge.

 

Lesson LI: Understand and use mechanical systems in their products (for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages).

 

Work through the Powerpoint and then use the design templates to create two different designs.

 

There are lots of examples of drawbridge designs on YouTube if you need a few ideas.

Wednesday 24th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term .

 

Q4 is asking you to round to the nearest 100, if you need to recap this skill then click here to check out a quick video I've made to remind you.  If you need further support then you can click here for the BBC Bitesize website on rounding.

 

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Click here to find today's video lesson.

 

In this lesson, we will be focusing on the build-up scene in an episode of 'The Borrowers'. We will plan our ideas and generate vocabulary that can be applied to our writing. 

 

LI: To make increasingly detailed notes on a range of given planning formats, using similar writing to support with structure, vocabulary and grammar.

Spanish:

 

Click here to access Mrs Birch's video Spanish lesson.

 

There are two follow up activities this week:

 

  1. Try this true or false quiz (Click here)

  2. Have a look here at how to say “My favourite subject is”.  See how many subjects in the list you know and how many you can work out because they are cognates.  Add your favourite subject sentence to your writing from the video lesson 

Geography:

 

Where's best to build a castle ?

 

LI: Investigate a geographical hypothesis using a range of fieldwork techniques.

 

Work through the powerpoint below and consider the factors that would make a good place to build a castle.

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term .

 

Q4 is using column addition, if you need to recap this skill then click here to check out a quick video I've made to remind you.

 

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

In this lesson, we will generate vocabulary for the build-up scene in 'The Borrowers'. We will generate vocabulary and use 'show not tell' (inference) to show how the characters are feeling.

 

Click here for today's lesson.

 

If you'd like to learn more about the skill of using inference, then this website has lots of resources and a short video that will really help you.

ICT:

 

Today's lesson intention: I can use digital technology in different ways in the classroom, home and community to achieve a set goal.

 

Work through the Powerpoint and complete the tasks as they appear.

 

Northwest Tree Octopus website

Monday 22nd February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term  

 

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

We are carrying on today with our Borrower's story.  This lesson is to practise speech using the correct punctuation.

 

Click here for the video lesson.

 

If you would like further support for this topic then why not check out the BBC Bitesize page (click here) to help you.

RE:

 

Today's lesson is all about religious symbols and their meanings.

 

Lesson objective - I can name and explain the key symbols of Christianity.

 

Work through this Powerpoint presentation and then complete the task.

 

To find out more about Christianity and it's symbols why not visit this page.

Picture News:

 

This week's news story is about the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh which relies heavily on tourism but has recently built a wall around the resort which it believes will protect it's tourist industry.

 

Today's lesson British Value - Individual Liberty

  • Sometimes people make decisions on our behalf, such as building a wall to protect us. If we think that this decision affects our freedoms, we have the right to speak out about it.

 

Work through the Powerpoint and then attempt the challenge on the last slide.

Friday 12th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term  

 

Question 4 is asking you to use column subtraction which we covered back in Sep / Oct.  To refresh your memory on this click here to find a video I've made which will take you through the steps.

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

 

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

In this lesson, we will be focusing on the opening scene in an episode of 'The Borrowers'. We will learn how to use our plans effectively to apply to our writing and construct sentences for the opening scene. 

 

Click here for today's lesson

P.S.H.E.: No Outsiders: "I can show acceptance."

 

Think:

What does what we wear say about ourselves?  Have a look at these clothes – when might they be worn and for what purpose?

 

When people wear these clothes – do they change?  Can you tell what a person is like by what they wear?  Do we always represent who we are as a person in our clothes??

 

Share: 

Listen to the story, “Julian is a Mermaid.”

 

Activity:

Create a poster, “Be Who You Want to Be”.  You could include pictures of Julian; or you could draw yourself in all your different identities – school pupil?, son/daughter?, footballer?, dancer?, mathematician?, inventor?  Think about all the different identities you take on each day and represent them in a poster.  J 

Send them to me (Mrs Chee) on Dojo and I can put them on display in school.

 

Discuss:

Look at the picture of Nan where she first sees Julian as a mermaid; what is she thinking? What did you think she was going to do when she said, “Come here, honey.”?

Nan is accepting even though at first she is surprised.  She doesn’t try to change her grandson; why not?

Why might Julian feel like an outsider at the beginning of this story?  Who helps him?

 

What can we do in our school to make sure no one feels like an outsider?

Thursday 11th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term  

 

Question 4 is asking you to use column addition which we covered back in Sep / Oct.  To refresh your memory on this click here to find a video and some useful tips.

 

Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

In this lesson, we will be focusing on the opening scene in an episode of 'The Borrowers'. We will plan our ideas and generate vocabulary that can be applied to our writing

 

Click here to watch today's lesson.

Theme: History: 1066

 

Make your own Domesday Book:  Can you compile the information you gathered and present it in your own Domesday Book?

 

Cut A4 paper in half (or use A5 paper).  You can tea stain it to give it an authentic aged appearance!  Create a front cover page - 'Domesday Book' and decorate the border with medieval patterns, see below.  On your second page, in black ink, can you write about the people living in your bailey?  What jobs do they have?  Can you give them a surname appropriate to Norman times?  If you're unsure, please revisit the Powerpoint presentation from Monday.  I have attached some useful links below, too.

Here are some front covers of those we have been making in school. 

Wednesday 10th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Another Flashback Four to start today's lesson, these are key as they will help you maintain skills and knowledge that we learnt last term  Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

So today we are going to apply our knowledge of the suffixes -ary and -ery that we investigated earlier in this topic.

 

For the lesson, click here

Spanish:

 

Click here for this week's Spanish lesson.

 

The follow up activities are:

1) Game to practise colours (web link)

2) Complete the wordsearch (click here) and see if you can remember what the words mean.  If you aren't sure, watch the video again to find them.

3) Have a go at this carnival quiz. (click here)

 

R.E.:

 

Read through the Powerpoint presentation and have a go at 'Bible Hunt' on the activity sheet provided, use the online Bible Hub if you don't have a Bible at home :)  Good luck!

Tuesday 9th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Today we are going to start the lesson with a Flashback 4 sheet.  Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

In this lesson, we will be focusing on an extract from the book and listening to a setting description. We will then discuss key vocabulary related to the setting and how we can apply this to our writing.

 

Click here for today's video lesson.

Physical Education:

 

An introduction to running, jumping and throwing

 

Children will be involved in activities introducing running stride, basic throwing actions & simple stretches as part of a cool-down. Please note this lesson will require some physical exercise and additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper. Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised when equipment is required.

 

Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring that children follow the correct safety advice provided at the start of this lesson and the instructions the teacher gives during the lesson. Parents and carers are responsible for supervising activities where required and for seeking medical advice in advance if your child has a medical condition that may prevent them taking part in physical activity.

 

Click here for today's lesson

Monday 8th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Today we are going to start the lesson with a Flashback 4 sheet.  Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

First, please make sure that you completed Friday's task to write a short story based on a given story starter (see Friday's video for more information).

 

When you have done that, click here for today's video lesson.

Re : History - Computing. 

In topic we have been learning about how William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings and ruled over England. 

This week in topic you are going to be researching the Domesday book and then recording your findings either on a document or on a piece of paper. 

Questions to think about:
What was the Domesday book?

Why was it created?

What did the book include? 

 

Once you have completed your research task, have a go of the worksheet. Complete the questions yourself first and then ask different family members the same questions. Gather their information and record it on the sheet. This will allow you to gather information for your own Domesday book. 

The information does not need to be true it can be made up. 

 

This is your task for today's theme and also Thursday's theme lesson time too, so don't rush through to get this finished - take your time and see how amazing the results can be! Don't forge to send your work on Dojo yes

Friday 5th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Today we are going to start the lesson with a Flashback 4 sheet.  Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Today's lesson is on a video, so click here to watch the instructions.

 

Picture News: Captain Sir Tom

Read through the information sheet all about Captain Sir Tom, who sadly passed away this week.

 

Task: Listen, think, share: 

 

Look at the poster image. What do we know about Captain Sir Tom Moore and his achievements? 

 

Boris Johnson said that Captain Sir Tom Moore was ‘a beacon of hope for the world.’ What do you think he means by this and do you agree?

 

Captain Sir Tom’s main goal was not be famous but to raise awareness of the NHS. He previously has said he remembers the days before its creation, when getting ill meant worrying about having to pay for treatment. Do you think Captain Sir Tom achieved his aim?

 

Whilst undertaking his first challenge of completing 100 laps in his garden, initially hoping to raise £1,000 for charity, Captain Sir Tom had said, “One small soul like me won’t make much difference”. Why do you think he might have said this? Do you think he was right?

 

Many people have said that Captain Sir Tom Moore will leave a huge legacy. What do you think we mean by legacy and what do you think the impact of Captain Sir Tom’s lasting message will be?

Thursday 4th February 2021

 

Maths:

 

Today we are going to start the lesson with a Flashback 4 sheet.  Complete your answers and send them in on Dojo.

 

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

For the third lesson on 'The Borrowers' we are generating vocabulary to use in our character descriptions.  Watch this video and complete the work in your English book (don't forget to send in to Dojo).

Spanish:

 

Here is this week's Spanish video.

 

Follow up activities:

1. Try this online crossword.

2. Listen to this song and see how many objects we have practised this lesson are mentioned in the song, write them down as you hear them.  Do you know what else she says?  

 

 

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

 

Maths:

 

So today we are starting a new maths topic - fractions.  We did cover some fraction work as part of our catch up plan just before Christmas and today's lesson is a recap of previous learning.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Today we are onto lesson 2 of 'The Borrowers'.  Click here to go to the video lesson.  In this lesson, we will be investigating the -ery and -ary suffixes and set spelling words to learn.

R.E : Christianity : Special Festivals. 

 

Read the powerpoint presentation to find out about the different festivals that are celebrated within Christianity. 

What do you think the word 'festival' means?

Do you celebrate any of these festivals? 

 

Task - After reading about what happened to Jesus in the desert, have a go at the worksheet. Can you use the word bank to fill in the gaps in the story. Make sure to read over the sentence to make sure it makes sensesmiley

 

Please send your work on Dojo yes

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

 

Maths:

 

So today we are starting a new maths topic - fractions.  We did cover some fraction work as part of our catch up plan just before Christmas and today's lesson is a recap of previous learning.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

We are going to try something new today for our English work.  Click this link and watch the video, pause when it tells you and complete your work in your English book.  Don't forget to send your finished work to your Dojo portfolio πŸ‘πŸ».

Theme 

 

For your theme this week you are going to be focusing on design and technology. Did you know the Normans were the first to introduce catapults as a weapon of warfare?

 

Can you read all about the two different types of catapult and then sketch a design of which one you think would be more effective. 

 

First prediction - What is a catapult?

                           What is a catapult used for?

 

Then work through the powerpoint and read all about the two different types of catapults.

 

Using the information can you make a decision on which one was more effective and create a sketch of that catapult. 

If you where to make the catapult what materials would you use. - use the worksheet added below. 

 

Please share your designs on Dojoyes

 

Monday 1st February 2021

 

Maths:

 

So today we are starting a new maths topic - fractions.  We did cover some fraction work as part of our catch up plan just before Christmas and today's lesson is a recap of previous learning.

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Today's task is to edit this piece of writing that Mr Cowley has completed.  He thinks it is probably the best piece of writing he has every seen πŸ™„ but do you agree with him.  Can you write this out again and find any mistakes he has made ? These might be missing apostrophes, capital letters in the wrong place or even basic spellings . . . . . just circle where you find a mistake and then write what you think it should have been instead πŸ‘πŸ».

 

 

it was a cold windy morning and ben was walking slowly to School.  bens bag was hanging loosely from his shoulder as he carefully navigated the steep steps'.  just then, his best friend came running over "shouting stop ! Dont go down there" !

 

ben quickly turned to face his friend who wasnt wearing his school uniform but instead had blue jeans and a grey tatty hoody.  sams hair was unbrushed and he looked rather scruffy.  ben wondered why on earth he hadnt bothered to get dressed.  "whats up. he replied".

 

sam struggled to catch his breath but then gasped, "its an inset day today, we arent in school?"

 

reaching in his bag ben pulled a crumpled piece of paper from its depths.  As He unravelled it he saw the familiar logo at the top 'mendell primary School' and then read the first paragraph . . . . . sam was right, no school today?

 

"why didnt you tell me." questioned ben angrily.

 

you didn't give me chance replied sam, his eyes showing he was hurt by the accusation.

 

 

Can you write another paragraph to predict what the two friends do next?

Topic:

Today's task: Can you complete the Norman quiz and see what score you can get. 

Instruction:

Type in Kahoot on Google 

Click play 

Type in pin: 03631111

Add your name. 

Complete the quiz. 

Share your results on dojo.πŸ‘

 

 

Friday 29th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Today's English task has been recorded by Mr Cowley, so you need to click here to watch the video.

PSHE: No Outsiders: “I am proud of who I am.”

 

Listen to the story, “Red: A Crayon’s Story” by Michael Hall.

 

Find someone at home to discuss the book with. What did Red find difficult?  What made everyone think he was red?  What colour was he inside?  Why did his grandparents give him a red scarf and not a blue scarf?

 

Task: What would you say to Red to make him feel confident again?  Draw Red in his red cover and write a few lines of advice for him.  Should he continue trying to be red?  Why or why not?

 

Next week we will continue to explore this story!

 

Thursday 28th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Earlier this week on Tuesday we looked at using apostrophes to show possession, especially with plurals.  Today we are going to focus on a different way of using apostrophes . . . . for contractions.

 

First task is to watch this BBC Bitesize video (click here).

 

Activity One:


Find the contracted version for each set below:

They will

Are not

Did not

It is

We are

You have

Will not

He has

They are

I am

We will

Should have

 

Activity Two:
Rewrite each sentence in your book, placing the apostrophe in the correct place to show a contraction of two words.

 

1) Its raining outside today.

2) Theyre going to the cinema today

3) Mary said, "Youve got a lovely house."

4) Mum told me Ive got to be home by 7.

 

Activity Three:
Explain the mistake in each sentence before writing it out so it is correct.

 

1) Its cold out'side today.

2) I told her I didn'ot do it.

3) The dog chased after it's ball.

4) We willn't be coming for dinner after all.

 

Spanish:

 

Click here to see Miss Birch's video for this week's lesson.

 

Follow up:

  • Play Bingo like we did in the lesson, with someone in class or someone you live with
  • Make number flashcards by getting 12 small pieces of paper and writing the numbers 1-12 on each.  Put the cards face down and then turn them over one at a time and say the age for the number e.g. if you turn over number 5 say “Tengo cinco anos”

Wednesday 27th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

A great start to our Numbots 'push' with over half the class completing their 10 minutes (with some doing more than that !!).  Keep going . . . .

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English - Reading Comprehension:

 

Carefully read the 2 pages of text before you attempt the questions.  Remember to research (or ask an adult) the meaning of any new words you don't know.

 

When answering the questions think about which section the answer might be in, then look for key words to help you narrow it down.

 

Answer each question with full sentences and try to use the text as much as possible within your answers.

Tuesday 26th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

A great start to our Numbots 'push' with over half the class completing their 10 minutes (with some doing more than that !!).  Keep going . . . .

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

This week we are going to recap our understanding of apostrophes; what they are and how we use them.  The first lesson is looking at possessive apostrophes with plurals.

 

First, read through this powerpoint:

Now, look at this snowy scene and follow the instructions:

 

1066: History; Computing

For your theme work this week I would like you to make a fact file all about Norman castles!  

Use a computer program such as Word or Powerpoint (or another program or app for presenting information if you prefer).  Use your design skills to lay out your page effectively.  You can insert images in your fact file and show your understanding of presenting text by changing size and style of font appropriately (for example, headings can be larger than the main text, or consider using bold and underline). 

 

You can choose which information you want to include about Norman castles, but your fact file MUST include the following words:  keep, motte, moat, palisade, bailey, compound and siege.

 

I have attached a Powerpoint with lots of information about Norman castles for your research, and some useful links below, too.  

 

This is your task for today's theme and also Thursday's theme lesson time too, so don't rush through to get this finished - take your time and see how amazing the results can be!  If you need any tips or further guidance, please message Mrs Chee on Dojo :)

(Expected time to complete: minimum 2.5 hours over two days)

 

Useful Links:

Medieval Castle Layout

So you're in a Norman Castle?

Castles Glossary

Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

 

Use the information in the Powerpoint to inspire your research too - Google is your friend - there's LOTS of great Norman castle information to find!  Good luck!! :)

Monday 25th January 2021

Why not start the day with a 'Well-being Walk', you could either do this round the house or wrap up well and go outside 🚢🏼‍β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»‍♂️

 

  1. Stand still and take several slow, deep breaths, which will help your body to relax.
  2. Soften your focus and look at the ground in front of you.
  3. Smile. Smiling signals to the brain that something nice is happening.
  4. Walk slowly, focusing on the movements that go into each and every step.
  5. While walking, pay attention to what you see, smell and hear.
  6. Stop from time to time to notice interesting objects or sounds.
  7. At the end of the walk, stop and stand still again, and take a few deep breaths. Remember to smile at the end as well!

Time to think about what makes you so special.

 

Being Kind to Yourself

 

 

We often think about and talk about how to be kind to other people, and how our behaviour can impact others.  But how often do we think about our own 'self talk'?  Being kind to yourself is really important!  The page below has some ideas about how to be kind to yourself, can you think of any more?  Find someone to chat to about this - do they have any different ideas that could help?

Yoga for Wellbeing

 

Yoga has been proven to improve physical and mental wellbeing.  Practising can improve your flexibility and coordination, and mentally it can improve your concentration and sense of calmness and ability to relax. We sometimes practise Cosmic Kids in school but this yoga session has been designed to focus on more traditional techniques and breathing.  If you give it a try let me know what you think!

 

Yoga for Kids!

Friday 22nd January 2021

Maths:

 

A great start to our Numbots 'push' with over half the class completing their 10 minutes (with some doing more than that !!).  Keep going . . . .

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Today's task is to use the story map you created yesterday to write the story of the escape from Pompeii in your own words.  Write your story in the 3rd person (he, she, they)

  • Use each picture to remind you what happened (and in the correct order)
    • Write at least one paragraph for each picture you drew.
  • Try and use your fronted adverbials that you thought of yesterday to start your paragraph.
  • Include the adjectives and adverbs you wrote down . . . . can you add more to create real detail in your story.
  • Include some speech in but only use it occasionally and remember to punctuate it correctly.
  • Don't forget . . . . . capital letters in the right places πŸ‘πŸ» 

Theme: History: 1066

 

Motte and Bailey Castles

After succeeding the throne by winning the Battle of Hastings, William of Normandy - now known as William the Conqueror! - set about rapidly constructing castles in Britain.  These were not only for protection from invaders but to reward his men who served him well during the battle.  One of the most notable styles of castle favoured was called 'motte and bailey.'  The Norman motte and bailey castles were quick to construct as they were made mostly from wood. It is thought that William the Conqueror brought three readymade wooden towers with him from Normandy to put up at Pevensey, Hastings and Dover, a little bit like the flatpack furniture that we have today!

 

Task:  Make a detailed drawing of a traditional motte and bailey Norman castle, showing all of its component parts. Show how people lived there and what they did by adding details and other buildings - you might include kitchens, chapels, barracks, stables, workshops, forges, stores, halls.  You might want to add in some inhabitants, such as guards, soldiers, villagers, animals and serfs.

 

I have added some diagram images on a PDF document and you could also find many more by searching 'Motte and Bailey castles' on Google.  Good luck, squires!

(Completion time approx. 1 hour)

Thursday 21st Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

A great start to our Numbots 'push' with over half the class completing their 10 minutes (with some doing more than that !!).  Keep going . . . .

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Tomorrow we are going to be re-writing the story in our own words so today we are going to create a plan . . . . . but in a slightly different way !!

 

Firstly, watch the video (click here) of the story being read and make bullet points of the main events.

 

For example:

  • Looking out of his window
  • Visit the harbour

 

Next, draw a small sketch for each of these events on a single piece of paper . . . . don't worry about your artwork, this is just to remind you of the story sequence . . . . . here's my attempt πŸ˜‚:

 

 

Now, underneath each picture write one word to describe the emotion that Trivio might be feeling.

 

Then, in a different colour pen / pencil, write three adjectives that you could use to describe things in that picture.

 

Next, in another colour, can you think of at least two adverbs that would be used to describe how things are being done for that image . . . . remember, an adverb describes a verb.

 

Finally, write a fronted adverbial beneath each drawing that you could use to start that paragraph.

 

Now don't forget to send us your plans on Dojo.  Have fun with the drawings πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Picture News!

Clap for Carers - Clap for Heroes!

Have a read through the information all about the initiatives Clap for Carers and Clap for Heroes.  Have a discussion with someone at home - what do you think of these ideas?  Do people appreciate being applauded?  Can you think of a time when someone clapped for you?  How did you feel?  Do you think 'Clap for Heroes' is a good idea?

 

Task: Think about someone who has been a 'hero' to you.  Explain who they are by writing a paragraph, drawing a picture or creating a fact file or poster all about that person.  You can choose how to display your appreciation to that person.  I'm looking forward to finding out who your heroes are!

(Time to complete: around 30 minutes)

Wednesday 20th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please don't forget to complete your 10 minutes on Numbots today, let's see if Year 4 can be the highest class in the school by the end of lockdown πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English - Reading Comprehension:

 

Carefully read the 3 pages of text before you attempt the questions.  Remember to research (or ask an adult) the meaning of any new words you don't know.

 

When answering the questions think about which section the answer might be in, then look for key words to help you narrow it down.

 

Answer each question with full sentences and try to use the text as much as possible within your answers.

Spanish:

 

Here is Mrs Birch with this week's Spanish lesson.

 

Tasks:

  1. Can you practise directions around the classroom/your room at home?  Pick somewhere in the room and then direct yourself to it, you could even give directions to someone else who is with you. 
  2. Can you fill in the missing letters in these words?

 

El c_m_dor

El p_  _ io

La sala de _nform_atica

La c_ a_ e

La b_ _ liote_ _

 

Try not to peek at the answers below before you try!

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

El comedor

El patio

La sala de informatica

La clase

La biblioteca

Tuesday 19th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English 

 

What has happened to the city of Pompeii since Livia and Tranio have been on the boat? 

 

 

What can Tranio and Livia see and hear? - Record your findings on the worksheet below or work in your books. 

 

Then watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMySiG_P6q4. - What happened when Vesuvius erupted?. 

After watching add findings to the sense grid. 

 

Next read a letter from an eyewitness account: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/pompeii.htm.

What did they see/hear/smell/touch? 

Add your findings to the senses grid.  

 

Your task: To use the information from the senses grid to write a letter from Tranio and Livia to their parents.

Can you describe the destruction of Pompeii in order from when they felt the tremors to when they saw the volcano explode. 

 

 

 

R.E.: Christianity: Lesson One: Who and Where?

 

Read the Powerpoint presentation all about the origins of Christianity.  

 

Task: Who was Jesus? 

You could have a look at the different images of Jesus and draw your own interpretation and then write a few sentences describing who He was and why He was important to Christians.

 

This information on BBC Bitesize will support your research :)

Christianity who and where powerpoint

Monday 18th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Look at this image of Tranio and Livia on the boat.

 

 

How is this different from the front cover?

 

Read the text up to ‘some falling to the grumbling, trembling sounds.’

 

 

What would Tranio and Livia be saying to each other?

Write the scene between the two, emphasise the punctuation required and the requirement for a new speaker on a new line (If you want to recap the use of inverted commas then just click here).  Try and include their thoughts and feelings.

eg.
“I have never felt so afraid in my entire life Tranio,” whispered Livia as she stared out across the Bay of Naples. She leaned forward and coughed because the black ash was in her throat.
When Tranio heard her words, his heart started pounding even faster. His eyes were fixed on Mount Vesuvius as it threw more smoke up into the air. The pumice was falling from the sky into the choppy water.
“I promise to look after you. I have always looked after you and I always will,” Tranio said as he continued to stare at the great protector.

 

Your task:

 

What is going to happen next?

Predict what is going to happen and then write the next paragraph . . . .include accurately punctuated speech.

 

 

 
   
           
           
 
 
 
 

Theme: History - 1066

Designing a Norman Helmet 

When William became King in 1066, it heralded the beginning of the Norman era. We are going to be looking at the different weapons used in the battle of Hastings and the helmets the Normans used to protect themselves with. 

 

The Normans and the Battle of Hastings for Kids (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk) provides information about the style of the helmets that the Normans wore during the battle of Hastings. Have a read and send some comments on dojo- what do you think the helmets are made of? Do you think that would have been very effective? Send me your ideas :)

 

Either use this template or on a plain piece of paper to design your own Norman Helmet and then label what it is made up of.

 

Then following the instructions in the PowerPoint have a go at making your own Norman Helmet out of paper Mache. If you do not have a balloon, then you could use the bottom of a bowl (wrap it in clingfilm or tinfoil first). Please share your results on Dojo! I would love to see what you come up with. 

 

 

Friday 15th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English - Reading Comprehension:

 

Carefully read the 3 pages of text before you attempt the questions.  Remember to research (or ask an adult) the meaning of any new words you don't know.

 

When answering the questions think about which section the answer might be in, then look for key words to help you narrow it down.

 

Answer each question with full sentences and try to use the text as much as possible within your answers.

PSHE: No Outsiders: Looking after my mental health

It's Mrs Chee here.  I've been missing you all and wondering how are you?  I have been feeling a little anxious and even sad sometimes because I miss the day to day routine of seeing your wonderful faces in school.  The main thing I have looked forward to each day has been reading through your amazing work uploaded to Dojo.  So impressive the amount of effort you have all been putting in!  

 

Watch the video! It is a story, called "When Sadness Comes to Call."  What can we do when we are feeling sad?  These strange times we are living in at the moment can give us all a wobble at times, but how can we help ourselves and each other to feel well?  

 

Task: We want to develop a culture in our class where talking about and recognising feelings is ok. We think a good way to start is by asking, “Are you ok?” Can you design a poster to encourage others to speak up about their feelings? You can use the title, “Are you ok?” but you may have your own ideas.

Thursday 14th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

What should the characters do? Go back or stay?

 

Watch the film clip ‘What happened when Vesuvius erupted?’


Stop when the narrator says, ‘The people sheltering in the boat heads had no idea what was about to happen.’

 

What has happened up to this point? What do we think is going to happen next? Is the narrator’s tone threatening or calming?

 

Your task: Decide if you think they should stay where they are or go to the boats.  Then write a persuasive letter to them from one of their parents telling them what to do.

 

Remember - to be persuasive you need to use emotive language, lots of exaggeration and the key thing is to explain WHY something is a good idea for them.  Maybe think of three reasons and then write a paragraph for each one πŸ‘πŸ». 

Spanish:

 

We are so lucky that Ms Birch is now sending us a video lesson each week to ensure that we can continue with our Spanish.  Click here for today's lesson.

 

Follow up activities:

Try this quiz - click here

 

Make your own pairs game – draw two pictures of each place e.g. two classrooms, two libraries, two computer rooms, two dining rooms, two playgrounds.  Cut the pictures out in squares to make a set of cards.   Place all of the card face down. Turn the cards over two at a time and say what is on the picture in Spanish.  The aim is to try and get two pictures that match, when you do you can remove them, until you have found them all.

 

 

Wednesday 13th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

When they were escaping Pompeii, what else may they have seen happening? Watch the day in Pompeii video up to the end of 3pm: (this is about 3 minutes into the video clip)

 

Click here for the video

 

What else would Tranio have seen / heard up to the point when he is in the boat?

 

Can create a timeline of events for Tranio’s day. Include the tremors and the ash cloud seen from the boat.

 

Your task is to write Tranio’s diary for the day of the eruption up to when they fell asleep on the boat.

PSHE

 

Talk to someone at home and/or research online about the local changes over the years. Think about things that have changed in their lifetime and debate whether these changes were positive or negative.

How might the community continue to alter? What might it look like in 10, 20 or 30 years time? Do you think you will stay in your local community during their lifetime or do they aspire to move away in the future? Make some notes in your books.

 

Mindful task

 

The Seeing Game

Spend one minute silently looking around the room. Your goal is to find things in the room that you’ve never noticed. Maybe there are some big things like a poster or a picture, or just little details like a crack ceiling or an interesting pattern on the door. After the minute is up share or write down the most interesting new things you’ve noticed.

Tuesday 12th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

 

English:

 

Read up to ‘His attention began to wander...’.

 

 


What is going to happen? Why? How do you know?

 

Without looking at the images, read up to ‘...they soon feel asleep.’

 

 

 


What noises could be heard? How was this place starting to change?

 

Note down all the sounds that could be heard on a piece of paper. What is the effect at this point that the author is trying to create?

 

Read the text again and this time let's look at the images. Look at the words again.

 

 

 

 

What do you think the conversation between Tranio and Livia could be using the two pictures from ‘He ran as fast as he could...’ to ‘...they soon fell asleep.’

 

Record ideas from their conversations next to each of the pictures (you could use this worksheet or just sketch it in your book).

 

 

Now turn the speech bubbles into a speech sandwich using a new line for a new speaker and the additional punctuation required.


e.g.
“I’m so glad you’re safe,” said Tranio, reaching out his hand to help Livia down the cracked steps. He smiled reassuringly at Livia.

Outside they could hear the frantic cries of their neighbours.
Livia stepped carefully over the loaves scattered across the floor. “Maybe we need to get out of here and find my father,” she replied thoughtfully.

 

Your task:

Write your own speech sandwiches (try and write three different ones), focusing on accurate punctuation and using a new line for a new speaker.

Theme: History - 1066

Daily Life in Norman Times

 

When William became King in 1066, it heralded the beginning of the Norman era. We are going to
learn more about the lives of people in Norman England. Today, we are going to start by thinking
about food!

 

This website gives a lot of information about the diet of the Normans. Have a read and send some
comments on Dojo – what do you think? Is it different to how we eat today? Is there anything you
like or don’t like? Why do you think some foods, which we think of as common, are not on the list?  Send me your ideas :)

 

Here is a simple recipe to make bread, the same way Normans might have nearly a thousand years
ago! If you have a willing helper and can get these ingredients next time you go shopping (or maybe
have them at home already) why not have a go at baking some bread? If you do, please share your
results on Dojo! I’d love to see what you come up with. You could even share a picture of yourself
enjoying a typical Norman meal – tasty soup and some delicious crusty rolls!

 

 

 

Monday 11th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

To make it easier for people to print all the worksheets out in one go I've added all the sheets (and answers) on the Maths Page, just click here to get them.

 

Remember,  you can either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper. 

 

Please don't forget to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

 

If you want to stretch yourself a bit further then here's todays challenge question.

English:

 

 

 

 

 

What is meant by ‘Could anyone feel safer than here, Tranio wondered’? Why has the author chosen to write this?

 

Read up to ‘...or chase dogs down the street’.


What do you think it was it like to be a child in Roman times? What did Tranio do with his mornings?

Use the text to find this information and list all of his morning activities.

 

Pupils choose three different activities and use them to discuss daily life in role as Tranio with a partner in role as a modern-day child finding out about the past.

 

Watch these videos to remind yourself what an adverb is and how we use them.

 

We can use adverbs to express time and to introduce and connect paragraphs. 

 

e.g.
Dear diary,
Today has been a perfectly normal day here in Pompeii. Everyday, I wonder if there is anywhere else in the world as safe and beautiful as my beloved city.
Early this morning, I was woken by shouting of tradesmen in the sheet below. As always, my first job of the day was to collect bread from the baker. I always enjoy my walk to the bakery because the smell of freshly baked loaves in the air is just beautiful and always makes my stomach rumble.

 

Your task today is to write a diary entry from Tranio's point of view.  Remember to include opinions and feelings.  You can use the example above to help you πŸ‘πŸ».

History:

 

Today we are going to create our own Bayeux Tapestry.  Read through the Powerpoint below to find out more about the tapestry first.

Now follow the instructions below to make your own sketchbook and have a go at creating your own tapestry.

Friday 8th January

Still image for this video

Friday 8th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

Then click on the worksheet below and either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper.  Please remember to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

Today's maths challenge if you want to stretch yourself a bit further:

English:

 

Try not to scroll down so that you don't see the picture below (it will be more fun if you don't peak)

 

Without being able to see the picture that goes with it, read the first page of the story:

 

On a hillside overlooking the sparkling bay of Naples, the Roman city of Pompeii glimmered in the sunlight.
From his window, young Tranio listened to the noise humming from bars, taverns and shops around him, and to the busy tradesmen haggling in the streets below. Beyond the massive city walls, he could see Pompeii’s greatest protector looming in the distance. They called it Vesuvius, the Gentle Mountain.

Could anyone feel safer than here, Tranio wondered? Was there anything more beautiful?

 

  • What / who is in this setting?
  • Is it set in the modern day or in the past? How do you know?

 

Using the words from the first page, create a picture of the scene.

 

Which words needs to be considered? e.g. hillside overlooking the sparkling bay of Naples; bars, taverns and shops; in the streets; massive city walls. Keep referring back to the text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When this is completed, focus on the image in the book. Is it similar to the one you created. 

 

 

Look at Tranio. What other things could he see/ hear/ smell from his window? Complete a senses grid for Tranio (either print this one out or just create one in your English book). Look at the whole image from the top to the bottom.

 

 

Look at your senses grid and highlight in the same colour things that could be grouped together in the same paragraph, e.g. the smell of the bread baking and the fire burning in the bakery together with the bakers shouting to one another.

 

Use the notes on your senses grid to create a description from Tranio's point of view about the scene from his window (remember to focus on using conjunctions, prepositions and fronted adverbials)

History:

 

Can you design a comic strip to tell the story of what happened in 1066?

 

We’re travelling back to 1066, probably the most famous date in English history. These are troubled times and there is danger afoot. A much loved king is dead and a French Duke has staked a claim for our kingdom.  Are you ready for the Norman invasion? Then don your armour and watch your back.

 

Watch the slides from BBC Bitesize to find out about what happened in 1066 and who ascended to the throne in England.  Draw the main events in the form of a comic strip and upload your work.  Good luck!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/z3s9j6f

 

Either use this template or just draw the squares onto your lined book and create your own comic strip if you haven't got a printer at home πŸ‘πŸ».  Remember, we aren't all great at art so if you want to draw stick men then that's absolutely fine, just enjoy being creative and do your best.

Thursday 7th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

Then click on the worksheet below and either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper.  Please remember to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

If you want to have a go at a challenge and work your brain a bit more then try this one:

English:

 

 

Use a dictionary (either traditional version or an online dictionary) to find the meaning of these new words that will be encountered within the text:

barren, protector, Roman, citizens, pumice, tremors, earthquake, excavate.

  1. Read the words out loud. Discuss what they mean with someone at home.

 

Are there any links between the words? When do you think the story is set? What do we know about this time in history? How could they be organised into groups? e.g. tremors and earthquake, citizens and Romans.

 

Let's have a look at the blurb on the back of the book:

 

 

Think about the key vocabulary in the blurb and what this tells us about the characters e.g. flee/ witness/ destruction. How do these words demonstrate fear?

 

Remember how we have been using conjunctions to link the words together in sentences (when, before, after, while, so, because)  e.g. Roman citizens had to flee when the earthquake happened; After the earthquake, the land was barren; Livia and Tranio felt the tremors so they knew they had to flee; Livia saw pumice flying out of the volcano after the eruption had happened.

 

Write five sentences about the volcano starting to erupt and how the people in the story reacted.  Don't forget to use conjunctions in each sentence.

 

Spanish:

 

In our last lesson we watched the parade with the Three Kings (Click here to watch the parade again) Yesterday it was El dia de los reyes!

See if you can remember the answers to these questions. If not, use the internet to find the answers.

 

1) What date do the Three Kings bring presents to the children in Spain?

2) What do the children leave out for the Three Kings?

3) What did the Three Kings follow, that is at the beginning of the parade?

4) What is a Roscon de Reyes cake?

 

Have a look at the worksheet below with the Three Kings and match the gifts to each King.

Wednesday 6th Jan 2021

 

Maths:

 

Please click here to access today's maths video

 

If you need additional support then take a look at this BBC Bitesize page which has additional videos and other information to help out.

 

Then click on the worksheet below and either print out and complete or open it on your screen and complete the work on a piece of paper.  Please remember to send your completed work in using Class Dojo (via the portfolios).

If you have completed the worksheet then why not have a go at today's challenge . . . . how do you think you will do ?

English:

 

Use the front and back cover to predict what the text will be about.

 


Look at each of the images in turn and consider what you think the book will be about.

 

As you are making your predictions think about these key questions: Who are the characters? How do they feel? Where are they going? What has happened to them?
 

Look at the front and back covers again and create 10 noun phrases to describe the image e.g. patterned carpets, exploding volcano, sailing boat. Now add more detail to noun phrases using prepositions: exploding volcano in the distance, patterned carpets on top of each other, sailing boat in the choppy water.

 

Write a story to explain how these characters ended up in this boat, include a short setting description together with related ideas grouped into paragraphs.

History:

 

Welcome to our new topic . . . . .1066. 

 

Either print out this chart or copy it onto your book / paper.

 

 

Write your ideas in the first box in grid.  What are your predictions?  What would you like to find out about?  Spend a few minutes filling in the knowledge grid.

 

1066 was the year of a major upheaval in Britain.  It was the start of the Norman era.  Life in Britain was to change in many ways – which we will find out together during this topic.

 

Edward the Confessor – was King, he was loved by all, graceful and honourable… and then… dead! 

 

Harold Godwinson claimed he should be King because it was Edward’s dying wish (allegedly!)

 

BUT – there were 3 claimants to the throne – find out who the challengers were, where they came from and what their claim to the throne was.

 

A good starting point for research is here.

 

Write bullet points to summarise who they were, where they were from and why they felt they should take the throne.

PE:

 

To get us back into the swing of working from home let's have a go at some yoga to keep us fit and healthy and ready for the learning ahead.

 

Click here for the video . . . . remember to copy the video as much as you can.

Thursday 16th July 2020

Use this time to catch up on any work that you have missed over the past few months. If you are all up to date relax and unwind. 

Most importantly, have an AMAZING summer with your families and stay safe! 

 

Creative task:

Use the template and instructions below to make a summer pinwheel:

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website and our learning today is about describing positions.

The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

 

English

We would like you to think about what summer means to you and write a summer acrostic poem:

 

Creative task:

Have a go at one of the art challenges below:

Tuesday 14th July 2020

 

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on the White Rose Hub website which can be found by  clicking here. When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths. Today we are looking at Complete a symmetric figure.

 

Spanish

It is San Fermin, one of Spain’s most famous festivals this week. Have a go at completing one or more of the activities about this festival below 

 

Creative/mindfulness task

Monday 13th July 2020

 

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on the White Rose Hub website which can be found by  clicking here. When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths. Today we are looking at lines of symmetry.

 

English

Today, we would like you to visit the website ‘Authorfy’ by following the link: https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

 

Watch the Video of J.M Joesph talking about his book ‘Fire Boy’ and complete his challenge – to write about a mystery package and a strange object inside.

 

 

Creative/mindfulness task

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ  - Follow the link and dance along with Kidz Bop! Have fun!

Friday 10th July 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week.  The worksheets can be found on our school website under class pages, White Rose Maths. Today we would like you to complete the Friday maths challenge.

 

PSHE/transition

Watch the video clips from the Newsround page below to find out how school may be different in September.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53256134

Complete the pages below and make into a booklet for your new teacher to tell them all about you.

 

Creative/Mindful Task:

Thursday 9th July 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on the White Rose Hub website which can be found by  clicking here. When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths. Today we are looking at quadrilaterals.

 

PSHE/Transition

In September you will be moving up to a new year group. Watch the video clip below which contains some top tips for managing change with a positive mindset.

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

 

If you finish, make a list of all the things you are excited about for when you move up to your new class e.g. having a new classroom.

 

Creative/mindfulness

It won’t be long until the summer holidays. Plan out your perfect day with your family for when we break up from school. What would you love to do morning, afternoon and evening?

Wednesday 8th July

 

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 11 and today it is Lesson 3 – Triangles.   Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

English:

Today, we would like you to visit the website ‘Authorfy’ by following the link: https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

 

Watch the Video of Joanna Nadin talking about her book ‘The Worst Class In The World’ and complete her challenge – to create your very own biscuit recipe and list of ingredients. You could make your ingredients amusing, you could make them disgusting or you could even make them bizzare!

 

Creative/Mindfulness Task:

Tuesday 7th July

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 11 and today it is Lesson 2 – Compare and order angles.   Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  

The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

English:

Today is World Chocolate Day – yum, yum! https://nationaldaycalendar.com/world-chocolate-day/

Task - We would like you to design your own chocolate bar. Draw a picture of your chocolate bar and design packaging for it. What makes your chocolate bar special? Write a short paragraph to describe it. Think about the taste, smell and texture. Remember to use interesting adjectives and open your sentences in a variety of ways.

Remember to upload your work on Class Dojo to be awarded some points.

 

Creative/Mindfulness task:

Monday 6th July 2020

 

Maths

 

The video lessons each week are still found on the White Rose Hub website which can be found by  clicking here. When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths. Today I would like you to have a go at Identifying angles.

 

Computing

 

Click on the link below to learn about computer algorithms and watch the video clip to see how a group of children create a computer program using algorithms.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zht4kmn

Click on the link to this website:

https://code.org/

Scroll down the page and click on ‘do an hour of code.’ Choose one of the hour of code coding activities and work your way through the levels. Remember to watch the explanation videos that pop up as they will explain key features of the coding within the levels.

 

 

Mindfulness/creative task

 

Complete this mindfulness colouring and give to a family member or friend to spread a positive message:

Friday 3rd July 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on the White Rose Hub website which can be found by  clicking here. When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths. Today I would like you to complete Friday Maths Challenge. 

 

Computing

Click on the link below to learn about computer viruses and malware. Watch the video clip and read the information to learn about different types of malware and how to avoid them.

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

Your task today is to create a poster to inform people about different types of malware including viruses, spyware, worms and Trojan horses. Make sure it is bright and eye-catching to get people’s attention.

 

Creative/mindfulness

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at the alternative content Line graphs (w/c 29th June).

 

PHSE

Can you create a passport to Year 5? Write about your targets and subject strengths. Don’t forget to send a picture in of your passport!

 

 

Creative/Mindfulness task

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at the alternative content Introducing line graphs (w/c 29th June).

 

PSHE/Transition

Reflect on this school year. Can draw or write about your experiences, including your funniest memory and your favourite classroom activity.

Mindfulness/creative task

Can you make a face using just a piece of paper/cardboard and twigs, leaves, grass, weeds or plants?

Here’s a few I made earlier:

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. Today we would like you to complete Week 10 Lesson 2 – Comparison and sum difference. The worksheets can be found on our school website under class pages, White Rose Maths.

 

English
Today, we would like you to visit the website ‘Authorfy’ by following the link: https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

 

Watch the Video of M.G Leonard talking about her book ‘The Tale of a Toothbrush’ and complete her challenge – to create your own plastic monster and write a comic strip about this. You may wish to use the comic strip template below:

Mindful Task:

Visit the BBC Super Movers website and try out one of their fun routines:

Monday 29th June 2020

 

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. Today we would like you to complete Week 10 Lesson 1 – Interpret Charts. The worksheets can be found on our school website under class pages, White Rose Maths.

 

English

Creating Characters

Today we would like you to visit the BBC Bitesize website using the following link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd6n2v4

 

Watch the video clip and read the information about how authors create characters.

Now watch the video clip of ex-England player Eniola Aluko read an extract from Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Listen carefully to the conversation between Matilda and Miss Trunchbull and think about what each character is like.

 

Task 1: Write adjectives to describe both Matilda and Miss Trunchbull

 

Task 2: Write a character description of Miss Truchbull using ideas from the video clip and the adjectives you have collected.

Remember to share your description with us on class Dojo to be awarded some points.

 

Creative/Mindful Task:

Music

Follow the link below and select ‘Get Moving’. Sing the song ‘Clap hands, Stamp feet’ and complete one of the activities to go with this.

 

Friday 26th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge (w/c 22nd June).

 

Computing

You can use the internet to browse websites, communicate with people, download pictures and videos, listen to music or do lots of other amazing things. Watch the video clips on the link below to find out more about how the internet and search engines work.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn6vgwx

Complete the activities below on your digital footprint and creating a secure password.

 

 

 Mindful/creative task

Reflect on what talents you have and what makes you a special person. Read and finish each sentence in the balloons below:

Thursday 25th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at Four operations (w/c 22nd June).

 

 

Theme – Art-sculpture

 

Click on the link below and watch the two video clips to learn about basic techniques that can be used to make sculptures from dry materials.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9ggp4j

 

Your challenge today is to make a sculpture of your house using recycled materials. You could use:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Wallpaper, corrugated card, paint, crayons etc
  • Material for curtains or blinds
  • Any objects which you may want people to see through the windows
  • Scissors, glue, sticky tape, stapler etc
  • Strong tape to make shoulder straps so you can wear your house!

 

 

 

Mindful/creative task

 

Spanish

  1. Watch this video to remind you of and learn some new animals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxCq_y8r7lc

  1. Can you make some of the animals?  You could paint them, make them from recycling e.g. boxed, toilet rolls, bottles etc or maybe even out of playdough
  2. Can you say the colours of all of the animals using ‘es’  which means is e.g. el elefante es gris

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at 'Estimating money' (w/c 22nd June).

 

Music

Follow the link and listen to the song ‘Moving to the Music’ https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/#get-moving

Why not try making up your own lyrics to the same tune with lots of brand-new actions? Start with two one-syllable actions (spin, hop, bend, blink etc.), then two two-syllable actions (pat head, tap nose, side-bend, balance etc.) and end with a three-syllable action (jump up high, show my thumbs, pat my knees etc.).

 

Get creative with some body-percussion recording! See what kinds of percussive sounds you can create: clicking fingers, stamping feet, rubbing your forearm, clapping, tapping your cheeks and altering your mouth shape for different pitches, rubbing your hands together, tapping your thighs, knees etc.

 

Creative/mindful task

Spanish

Listen and learn this song to remind yourself of the months of the year

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

Can you play this pairs game to practise the months https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/estrellas-resources/MemoryGame/Los%20MesesMemory/Los%20MesesMemory.html

Make a calendar of the months in Spanish.  There is an example here that you could print and colour instead https://cdn6.dibujos.net/files/calendario-Infantil-2020-para-colorear.pdf

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at the alternative content checking strategies (w/c 22nd June). Here is the video: https://vimeo.com/430335670

 

Computing

Follow the link: https://www.tynker.com/dashboard/student/#/dashboard

Have a look at the different courses. Choose one and use logic, loops, variables, and functions to bring structures to life.

 

Creative/mindfulness task

Follow the link: https://www.honeybeekidsclub.com/

Listen to relaxing stories and guided meditations based on much loved characters.

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website and here is our learning for today:

The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at ‘alternative content’ Estimate answers. Here is the video link: https://vimeo.com/430335306

Geography

Read the information and watch the video clips on the News Round website about climate change.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45880633

 

Now, design a poster to explain what climate change is and what people can do to help prevent climate change.

 

 

Mindful task:

Choose one or more of the drama activities below to complete:

Friday 19th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. Today we would like you to have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge (Summer Term Week 8 w/c 15th June).

Geography

Today we would like you to find out about weather and climate by watching the video clips and reading the information on the BBC Bitesize page. Afterwards, complete the quiz at the bottom of the page to test your knowledge. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4xdqp3

Task:

Create a weather report for today using the symbols below to help you. You may wish to draw weather symbols and record a video of you reading your report. Use the following link of a weather report to give you ideas:

https:// www.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast-video/21416743

 

Mindful task

Complete the climate change word search below:

 

Thursday 18th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at Round decimals. 

 

 

RE

Yesterday as part of our RE we began learning about special Christians. Today we are learning about the story of Abraham and Isaac. Click on the link below to watch and listen to their story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3c3gTwW-ME

Answer these questions about the story:

Why was Abraham special? What is a covenant? What was Abraham’s problem? How did God help with this? Create a storyboard using the template to show your understanding of the story in the order it occurred.

 

 

Creative/mindfulness task

Create your own ‘support bubble’ by following these instructions. You will need 5 different colours and use a different colour for each segment of the circle. In the middle circle, write down all the people that you live with. In the next circle, write down all the names of more distant family members who can support you e.g. Aunt/Uncle In the next outer circle, write down all the names of your close friends. In the next outer circle write down all the people you can think of who are there to help you at school e.g. teacher, headteacher, office staff etc. In the final circle, write down all the people you can think of that are there to support you outside school e.g. librarian, doctor. Reflect on which relationships are particularly important to you and how you feel supported by that person/people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at Order Decimals. If you have already completed this work sheet please click one 'alternative content'. 

 

RE

As part of our Religious Education we are learning about special people. Today we are learning about special Christians. Watch the video clip to recap our learning about Christianity:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztkxpv4/articles/zvfnkmn

 

Now we are going to focus our learning on Noah. Watch the video clip about Noah and research the answer to the questions below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JZHXkI9BB4

 

Who was Noah? When did he live? What did he do? What made Noah special? Why is he important for Jews, Muslims and Christians? What were his beliefs about God?

 

Now watch the video clip on how to build an ark boat:

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

 

Design your own Noah’s Ark and test to see if it floats in the bath or other body of water.

 

Creative/mindfulness task

Well-being bingo:

How many of these activities have you completed in the last week? Cross off any that you have and make notes e.g. what exercise have you done? Any that you have not crossed off, make it your mission to complete over the next week!

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at Comparing decimals (w/c 15th June)

 

English

 

Watch this short clip again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c88QE6yGhfM

 

Can you write the story from the perspective of one of the meerkats? Remember to make your writing as exciting as possible.

Some things you might want to include…

  • A verb to start a sentence. E.g. Racing across the savannah, we could only think of one thing: food.
  • An adverb to start a sentence. E.g. Skilfully, we passed the fruit between us.
  • Try adding some short, snappy sentences to add excitement. E.g. He froze.
  • Tell the reader when something happened. E.g. Moments later, an enormous shadow passed overhead forcing us to run for cover
  • Use adjectives (describing words) to add interest. E.g. The starving, calculated vulture landed upon the bare branch, eyeing up the sweet, ripe fruit as it dangled tantalisingly.
  • Use a simile to compare something in the story to something else. E.g. Like a well-trained rugby team we rallied into formation.

 

Creative/mindfulness task

 

Monday 15th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

 

Today I would like you to have a go at Write decimals (w/c 15th June)

 

English

Watch this short clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c88QE6yGhfM

 

Pause the film after 44 seconds as the animals emerge from their burrow. Where are the animals sleeping? What is the name for the long, seasonal sleep that some mammals partake in during winter? Describe the landscape around them- what is their natural habitat?

 

Pause the film at 1:27 when the vulture lands in the tree. What are the meerkats thinking as they climb the tree and find the fruit? How can you tell that the meerkats are happy to see the fruit? What gesture do they make? Why do they sway when they look at it? Describe their movements as the vulture lands. Do you think the vulture is going to be a hero or a villain in the story? Explain your answer.

 

Pause the film at 3:24 as the fruit is dropped and none of the animals have it. Why do you think all of the animals are so desperate to catch it? What sports does the meerkat formation remind you of? Explain how the meerkats work as a team. Think of three sentences to describe the way in which the vulture moves against the meerkats.

 

At the end of the film ask: What word would you use to describe the fruit at the end of the clip? Who do you think won in the end? Do you think there is a moral to this story? What is it?

 

Creative/Mindfulness task

Rainbow walk

Take a walk, and look for something red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.  Keep going through the colours, in order, until the end of your walk. You could take photographs of each object or make a list.

Friday 12th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. Today we would like you to have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge (Summer Term Week 7 w/c 8th June).

 

English

Re-read the opening of the story from yesterday and complete the activities:

  • Where does our story begin?
  • Find and copy any words and phrases which show how forceful the hurricane was. 
  • Why did so many crates sink? What do you think happened to them?

 

Task: Watch the following video clip of a hurricane and think of powerful verbs, adjectives and adverbs to describe it. Use these to write a descriptive paragraph

https://oceantoday.noaa.gov/hurricanestormsurge/

 

Creative/Mindful task

Positive mindful colouring:

Thursday 11th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

 

Today I would like you to have a go at Dividing 1 and 2 digit numbers by a hundred (w/c 8th June)

 

English

Read the opening of the story below (The Wild Robot) and complete the activities:

Task 1 – Think about the following questions:

What is happening in this extract? Who are the main characters?

Talk to someone at home about how this story opening makes you feel and what you like or dislike about it.  Does it remind you of anything you know in stories or real life? How?

 

Task 2 – Illustrate it! After you have read it a few times, take a pen or pencil and some paper. Draw what you see in your imagination. It can be shapes or shading - anything that captures the place and the mood of this story opening. Maybe other people in your family want to draw what they imagine as well. Remember, everyone has their own ideas and imagines things their own way. This is a good thing!

To get started, ask yourself:

Where does our story begin?

What happens?

How do you know?

How does it make me feel? Does this change?

How can I show this in a drawing?

 

Creative/Mindful task

Music

Follow this link: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ choose ‘Well-being’ and ‘Keeper of my Heart’. Sing the song and try one of the follow up activities.

Wednesday 10th June 2020

 

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

 

Today I would like you to have a go at Hundredths decimals  (w/c 8th June)

 

Science

Today we are learning how light from the sun can be dangerous and the importance of protecting our eyes from sunlight.

Watch this video clip to learn about UV light (ultraviolet light) from the sun and how it can be dangerous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgPNf-Td2og

 

 Your challenge today is to design a pair of sunglasses or a sunhat to protect people from the sun. Explain how the sun can be dangerous and how your item will help.

 

 

Creative/Mindful Task

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at Dividing 2-digits by 10  (w/c 8th June)

 

Science

Watch the video clip to learn more about different sources of light and natural/artificial light.

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

 

Study the 3 images below in detail:

lamp                                       sun                                             candle

 

Can you come up with as many similarities and differences as you can between these 3 images. Think about their appearance, what they do and where they might be found. Which do you think could be the odd one out and why? Could there be more than one answer? Remember there is no right or wrong answer!

 

Creative/Mindful Task

Design and create a bookmark for a friend or family member and enjoy some mindfulness colouring.

Monday 8th June 2020

 

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

Today I would like you to have a go at Tenths as decimals  (w/c 8th June)

 

Science

Can you remember the meaning of these scientific words linked to our topic of light: opaque, translucent and transparent?

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuUJCNzfoBw

What did you notice about the different materials?

 

Lightproof your den!

You will need:

A mix of building materials eg, (garden canes, cardboard boxes, paper, net curtain, clear plastic, old sheets, foil, tape, glue, elastic bands, packaging and other bits of recycling).

Today you are going to create a lightproof den from building materials. Think about materials that are opaque, translucent and transparent. Which will be best for this activity? Why?

Don’t forget to take pictures of your den and share them on your portfolio! 

 

Creative/Mindful Task

Let's try singing this Spanish song about how we are feeling https://youtu.be/4deUxsQOGps

Friday 5th June 2020

 

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

 

Today I would like you to have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge (Summer Term Week 6 w/c 1st June).

 

English

 

Creative/Mindful Task

Thursday 4th June 2020

Maths


This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page).  

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 6 and today it's Calculate quantities.

 

English

 

Creative/Mindful task

Make your own mini raft using twigs, leaves and string. You could design your own flag to attach to it then see if it floats!

Maths

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page).  

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 6 and today it's Fractions of a quantity.

 

Science

Today we would like you to explore light sources. What is a light source? Watch

The video clips below to help you to understand. How many different light sources can you see in the clips?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjkc87h

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zg6r82p

 

How many different sources of light can you find at home?

Create a poster by drawing and labelling different light sources.

 

 

Creative/mindfulness task

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

 

Today we are learning to subtract 2 fractions (Summer Term Week 6 w/c 1st June).

 

Science

Yesterday we started a new Science topic all about light. Here are three images showing light and shadow in the solar system. Study the images and write down as many similarities and differences as you can. Decide which image you think is the odd one out and explain why. Think about their appearance, what they do and where they might be found. There is no wrong answer here!

Mars                                         The moon during a lunar eclipse        A dusty whirlwind travelling across Mars                                                                                                                                                           

 Creative/mindfulness task

Scent challenge! Can you find up to 5 things that have a strong pleasant scent e.g. lavender.

Place them next to your nose. Breath in deeply and concentrate on their smell. Which is your favourite and why?

Monday 1st June 2020

Maths

The video lessons each week are still found on The White Rose Hub website which can be found by clicking here.  When you get to their page just click your year group and find the latest week. The question and answer sheets can be found on the school website under White Rose Maths.

 

Today we are learning to add 2 or more fractions (Summer Term Week 6 w/c 1st June).

 

Science

Today we are starting a new science topic all about light.

Can you use a dictionary to find out the meaning of these scientific words linked to our topic?         

 

  • light
  • shadow
  • reflection
  • opaque
  • transparent                   
  • translucent

 

Go on a hunt around your house to find 3 objects: one transparent, one opaque and one translucent. Draw and label your objects.

 

Creative/mindfulness task

Draw around your hand on a piece of paper. On each finger, write a feeling or emotion that you have experienced this year. Fill the palm of your hand template with lines, patterns and shapes to complete some mindfulness drawing.

Friday 22nd May

Maths

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page).  

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 5 and today it's Friday Maths Challenge.

 

English – Spelling

Can you make your own word search using the words from the year 3 and 4 spelling list that you find tricky to spell? Write in 5- 10 words in the grid below, making sure you spell them correctly. Then fill in the remaining spaces with other letters. Don’t forget to write a list at the bottom of words that you have used.

Why not challenge someone else to find them?

Challenge: Can you choose 3 of the words and write them into an interesting sentence?

Creative/mindfulness Task:

 

Try this scavenger hunt while you are out for your daily exercise:

 

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

Maths

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page).  

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 5 and today it's lesson 4 – fractions greater than one.

 

English

Alternative Endings Activity

Write an alternative ending to a well-known story.

Think of your own ideas or you can use the ideas below:

  • Cliff hanger ending – make the reader wait until the final moment to find out what happens
  • The twist – everything changes at the very last minute!
  • The unfinished ending – leave the reader wondering
  • Unhappy ending – maybe everyone doesn’t live happily ever after!
  • Narrator talks directly to the reader
  • Introduce a new mystery – to make the reader want to read the next story!

 

Spanish

Can you practise Que tal?  (How are you?)

Here is a reminder of the different answers. 

 

Practise pulling one of these faces and get someone in your house to guess which one it is that you are practising.

Can you make your own feelings bag?  Draw faces with different feelings and put them in a bag.  Each day choose which face describes best how you are feeling.  You could ask everyone in your house to say which face matches how they are feeling each day too.

 

Creative/Mindful task

Today should have been Outdoor Classroom Day, celebrate your connection to the natural world by dressing up in nature! Choose one or more of the activities below to celebrate:

  • Make a nature crown out of leaves, cardboard or twigs
  • Use a cardboard box and paints to make beautiful butterfly wings
  • Turn yourself into your favourite animal with a mask
  • Make a den and play in it

Don’t forget to upload your picture to dojo’s!

Wednesday 20th May

 Maths

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page).  

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 5 and today it's lesson 3 – equivalent fractions (2).

 

English

 

 

Creative/mindfulness Task:

Music

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

click on the link – Week two – Wellbeing Wednesday – Eat your greens.

 

Listen to the song and then sing along. Click on ‘view song activities’ and have a go at completing one of the activities.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

 

Maths

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page).  

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 5 and today it's lesson 2 – equivalent fractions (1).

 

Geography

Yesterday we continued learning about map skills. Today we have a new software programme for you to explore! Click on the weblink:

https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/

 

Login with our school postcode: ch62 7hn and password: sciles8351 and you should see this screen.

Can you find your house on the map by typing in your postcode into the search bar? (You can zoom in and out by using the bar on the right-hand side) Type in the name of your local area. What can you see on the map? (Alternatively, you could use google maps) Draw a sketch map of your local area and create a key with symbols to identify what can be found locally e.g.

 

Creative/mindfulness task

 

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510321/wow-in-the-world

 

Monday 18th May 2020

Maths

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page).  

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 5 and today it's lesson 1 – recognise tenths and hundredths.

Geography

Over the last 2 weeks we have started learning about map skills. Click the link below to learn how to use contours, keys and symbols to improve map-reading skills.

 

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

 

Activity 1:

Complete the quiz on the website to test your map-reading skills.

 

Activity 2:

Can you match up the correct symbols to their labels below?

 

Creative/mindfulness task

Can you collect 20 yellow items from around your household and/or garden? Can you sort the different items into groups? How might you sort them? Send me photographs of your sorting – the more creative the better!

 

 

Friday 15th May

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  

English

Read the poem below and complete the tasks:

Task 1:

Highlight any words you don’t know. Use a dictionary, look them up online or discuss them with an adult. Write your own sentence for each of the new words you have learnt. 

 

Task 2:

Answer the questions below:

• Why is the daffodil dancing?

• Why has the poet used the word scatter to describe the daisies?

• Which three flowers does June bring?

• Name three things that happen in the winter months.

• Which month do you like best? Explain using evidence from the poem.

Creative/mindfulness Task:

 

Follow the link below which will take you to an online just dance video workout!

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

Thursday 14th May

 Maths

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  

 

Maths:

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 4 and today it's lesson 3 (Counting Squares)

 

English

Use the template below to write a book review for a book that you have read and would recommend. Upload a picture of your book review to your Dojo profile and I will share it to our class story for others to see.

 

 

Creative/mindfulness Task:

Train and exercise like a footballer! This link will take you to a selection of exercise videos which will help you with your football skills in the garden J https://plprimarystars.com/resources/train-like-a-footballer

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  

 

Maths:

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 4 and today it's lesson 3 (Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes)

 

English

Word Builder

To make your writing as exciting as possible, you can use synonyms instead of using the same word all the time.

e.g.

guard - defender, watchman, scout, keeper, lookout, security

forest - woods, dell, woodland, coppice, thicket, copse

 

Write down as many nouns (naming words) as you can find in one of your books. For each noun, write as many synonyms as you can. You may want to use a thesaurus if you have one, or an online thesaurus. Make sure you understand the words you choose to write down!

 

Write a short story about your character. How many synonyms can you include?

 

Music

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ - click on the link – Week One – Wellbeing Wednesday – I’m Ok.

 

Listen to the song and then sing along. Click on ‘view song activities’ and have a go at completing one of the activities.

Mindfulness task

‘Wellbeing’ scavenger hunt

 

Here’s a scavenger hunt with a difference! It’s all about wellbeing and thinking about what helps us to feel happy, calm and positive. Feel free to add other items to this list, such as something that reminds you of other family members – grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins – or a special friend, teacher or pet. You could also make it an activity for the whole family and turn it into a ‘show and tell’ session. You might find each other’s items inspiring!

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  

 

Maths:

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page

 This week we are on Summer Term - Week 4 and today it's lesson 2 (Perimeter of Rectangles)

 

English

Pronouns Activity

Pronouns - take the place of a noun in a sentence e.g. he, she, they. This helps us to avoid repetition in our writing.

 

Choose two characters from your favourite book. Make a list of as many pronouns as you can think of for each character.

e.g.

Can you use your pronouns to write a character description for your chosen characters?

Spanish

Watch this video about fruit picking in Spain, which fruits are in the video that you know how to say in Spanish? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zdhqxnb

 

Can you keep a fruit diary? – write the days of the week in Spanish

Lunes

Martes

Miercoles

Jueves

Viernes

Sabado

Domingo

 

Write down in Spanish what fruit you eat on that day.  You could also record some other food items if you already know them in Spanish or you would like to learn them.

 

Creative/Mindfulness task

 

In celebration of VE day, can you create your own VE day healthy snack?

How many healthy foods can you think of?

 

Monday 11th May

 

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  

 

Maths:

Maths now has its own page on the website under class pages - White Rose Hub. All maths work will be available on that page from now on, I will continue to indicate the lesson to complete each day.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 4 and today it's lesson 1 (Multiplying and dividing problem solving)

 

Theme

Below is the digimap of our school from yesterday and the surrounding local area.

The image below shows Bromborough in the 1950s. Compare the two maps. Can you write sentences to explain how Bromborough has changed over the last 70 years? What do you notice? What has been built since 1950?

 

Creative/mindfulness task

Follow the link below to listen to the peace out podcast for some calmness and relaxation. Choose a short story from the list that appeals to you.

https://bedtime.fm/peaceout

 

Thursday 7th May 2020

Maths

Please complete Summer term week 3 - Lesson 4 - Divide 3-digit by 1-digit number

(If you have not completed Summer term week 1, 2 and week 3 lessons 1 – 3 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

Theme

 

Click the link below to watch the video clips and learn about maps including how to use them.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zdk46v4

Below is a digimap of our school and the surrounding local area.

 

Answer these questions using the map and the symbols key to help you:

1) How many schools can you find on the map?

2) How many churches can you find on the map?

3) Write down the names of the 2 railway stations in our local area.

4) What is the difference between the yellow and pink road on the map?

5) What does the symbol ‘MP’ mean?

6) How are the churches different on the map?

 

 

Creative/mindfulness task

Tomorrow is a special celebration called VE day (Victory in Europe Day) which marks the end of World War two. This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE day. Choose one or more of the activities below to complete in celebration of this.

Wednesday 6th May

 

Maths

Please complete summer term week 3 - Lesson 3 - Divide 2-digit by 1-digit number

If you have not yet completed lessons from the spring term, summer term weeks 1 and 2, or week 3 lesson 1 & 2, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

English

 

Mindfulness/ Creative task

Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for your family? We would love to see some pictures of your puppets or videos of your puppet show!

Tuesday 5th May

Maths

Please complete Summer Term – Week 3 – Multiply 3-digit number by 1-digit number

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5, week 2 lessons 1-5 or Summer term week 1 - lessons 1 - 4, week 2 lesson 1 – 4 and week 3 – lesson 1 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

English

Creative/mindfulness Task:

Create a ‘Gratitude Jar’.

Upcycle an empty jar and decorate it however you would like. Each day, write down something that you are grateful for and pop it into the jar (your family members can add their ideas too if they would like to). This can be something as simple as ‘I’m grateful that the sun is shining’. At the end of the week, you can read out all the things that have made you happy and grateful.

Monday 4th May 2020

Maths

Please complete Summer Term – Week 3 – Multiply 2-digit number by 1-digit number

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5, week 2 lessons 1-5 or Summer term week 1 - lessons 1 - 4, and week 2 lesson 1 - 4 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

English

Preposition – a word that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else

Choose a page of setting from your favourite picture book. Using the preposition board above, say and write a sentence to describe something in the setting you have chosen.

 

Science

 

Spoken Language Task:

Send a message to your Y4 friends! I understand you must be missing your friends whilst at home, so let’s send them a message! You can either record a video post or take a picture of you holding a message on paper. I will share these posts for everybody in Y4 to see!

Thursday 30th April 2020

Maths

 

Please complete Summer Term – Week 2 - Lesson 4 – Ordering money

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5, week 2 lessons 1-5 or Summer term week 1 - lessons 1 - 4, and week 2 lesson 1 - 3 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

English

Adverbials – words or phrases that give more information to a sentence. Fronted adverbials are moved to the start of a sentence, in front of the verb. They tell us where, when and how an action has taken place.

 

Spanish

Let’s have a go at a Spanish exercise routine on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Clwq4osEQ

 

Remember to add photographs or videos to your Dojo portfolios so I can add dojos!

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

Make a paper aeroplane.  How far can you get it to fly?  Measure the distance and let us know so we can have a virtual competition.  It can be any design you want.

 If you need any ideas of how to make a paper aeroplane why not check on YouTube or click here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/26050831

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Maths

 

Please complete Summer Term – Week 2 - Lesson 3 – Pounds and pence

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5, week 2 lessons 1-5 or Summer term week 1 - lessons 1 - 4, and week 2 lesson 1 - 2 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

English

Follow this link to listen to the poem ‘Please Mrs Butler’ by Allan Ahlberg. Then have a go of reading it yourself. Answer these questions about the poem.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb2k8xs

1. What is the name of the teacher?

2. What is the first thing Derek Drew does wrong?                                             

3. Where does the teacher say the narrator should take their books?

4. What three things does the teacher say the narrator should do with the rubber?

5. What is the final complaint the narrator has about Derek Drew?

6. What does the teacher call the narrator in the last verse?

 

Now read the poem ‘Excuses’ by Allan Ahlberg on the same page. Write down what you think the best and worst excuses are. Can you create a better excuse?

Challenge- can you create your own version of one of the two poems above? 

 

Creative/Mindfulness Task

Watch the video clip below to see how to make a simple origami heart. Have a go at making your own using a piece of paper and give to someone in your family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-BIL6p1Te8

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Maths

 

Please complete Summer Term – Week 2 - Lesson 2 – Halves and quarters

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5, week 2 lessons 1-5 or Summer term week 1 - lessons 1 - 4, and week 2 lesson 1 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Science

Watch the video clips below to learn about seed dispersal. Can you find out why plants disperse seeds? Draw and write to show and explain 3 different ways that seeds can be dispersed.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/z28dpbk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znvfb9q

 

Creative/Mindfulness Task

Click the link below to complete a Harry Potter themed yoga session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I

Monday 27th April 2020

Maths

Please complete Summer Term – Week 2 - Lesson 1 – Round decimals

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5, week 2 lessons 1-5 or Summer term lesson 1 - 4, please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

English

 

Creative/mindful Task:

Create an animal or insect suing natural objects in your garden. Here are some examples of the sort of thing you might make:

 

Please remember - every day you should be completing your expected times on TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button.  This will take you about an hour and a half each day but is so important if you are to keep up when school re-opens and be ready to move into Year 5.  I am checking these every day to see who is working on these core skills.

Friday 24th April 2020

Maths

Please complete Summer Term – Lesson 4 – Order decimals

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5, week 2 lessons 1-5 or Summer term lesson 1 - 3, please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Science - plants

Today, I would like you to find out about the life cycle of a flowering plant. Use the following website to help you:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgqyrdm

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/nature/the-life-cycle-of-flowering-plants/

 

Can you draw and label a diagram to explain the life cycle of a flowering plant?

You could use the sheet below to help you or create your own.

Mindfulness Challenge:

Today, your challenge is to do something kind for someone. For example, you could pay someone a compliment, make them something or help them out with a task. Don't forget to upload a picture or tell me about your act of kindness onto your Dojo profile to be awarded some Dojo points.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Maths

Please complete Summer Term – Lesson 3 – Compare decimals

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5, week 2 lessons 1-5 or Summer term lesson 1 - 2, please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

 

Science

We are learning all about photosynthesis today. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1Ymc311XS8

 

Today you are going to be super scientists and take part in an exciting experiment! After watching this video, I want you to recreate this experiment at home! Remember to ask an adult to help! Write up your results up and tell me what you discover! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IuVPg5zRhg

 

 

Mindfulness challenge: 

Try out one of the 'Cosmic Yoga' activities:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg&amp=&t=486s

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Maths

Please complete Summer Term – Lesson 2 – Write decimals

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5, week 2 lessons 1-5 or Summer term lesson 1, please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

English

Choose 4 words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list.

 

Spanish

Let's start by practising the colours https://rockalingua.com/games/bubbles.  Follow the link and then click colours to play the game

Can you copy and finish these sentences? (You may not need all of the sentences or you may need some more than once)
Mi madre se llama _________________________
Mi padre se llama __________________________
Mi hermano se llama________________________

Mi hermana se llama ________________________

Challenge!

Can you make a film introducing everyone in your house?  Ask a parent/carer to help you and using their phone or an ipad/tablet see if you can create a film and introduce everyone by saying Esta es mi madre (It's my mum) or Este mi padre (It's my dad) and even try using se llama to say their names.

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

Today is Earth Day and it's a special one - the 50th anniversary since it began in 1970.The theme this year is climate action 

To celebrate Earth Day, I would like you to complete one or more of the activities below:  

  • make a pine cone bird feeder
  • make a fairy garden
  • Earth acrostic poem
  • make a bug hotel
  • plant a tree or flower

Don’t forget to add your photographs to your portfolio!

 

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Tuesday 21st April 2020

Maths

Please complete Summer Term – Lesson 1 – Make a whole

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5 or week 2 lessons 1-5 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Science – plant variation

Watch this video clip to see how plants can differ:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsdkjxs

Today’s challenge is to find out how plants are different and how the requirements of plants can vary from plant to plant. Choose 3 different types of plants and find out how they are different. Use this website to help you:

https://science4fun.info/plants/

Example:

 

Mindfulness memory task

Test your memory and play with a member of your family. Collect 10 small objects from around your house and place them onto a tray or plate. Give your family member 1 minute to study the items. They can turn around after and try and recall the items if they wish. Tell them to close their eyes and remove one item from the tray or plate. Can your family member spot which item is missing? Take turns and swap over to play. Challenge – add more items to the tray!

Monday 20th April

Welcome back everyone I hope you had a restful Easter break and are ready for learning again.

Maths

Please complete week 2 lesson 5 -  Divide 1 or 2-digits by 100

(If you have not yet completed week 1 Lessons 1 – 5 or week 2 lessons 1-4 please complete these lessons first as learning is progressive).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Science - plants

Over the holidays your challenge was to find out the different parts of a plant and their functions. Refresh your memory about this by firstly listening to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql6OL7_qFgU

 

Over the Easter holidays I bought some plants but look what has happened to them! Discuss with people in your family what you think may have happened to them and why.

Find out and write about what a plant needs to live and to stay healthy and grow.

Use this website to help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8

Finish by completing the short check section at the bottom of the webpage.

 

Mindfulness task

Movement Monday! Energise your body and practise creating patterns with your body to ‘banana banana meatball.’ Can you create your own pattern and send us a picture or video?

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

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6th April 2020

Spring Break Challenges

 

Throughout the two week break please continue to work on your on-line core skills as these will be so important to you when we return to school:

  • TTRS
  • Numbots
  • Bug Club
  • Nessy

 

Maths:

If you haven't been doing the White Rose Hub Lessons so far, please use the Spring Break as a chance to complete the first two weeks so you are at the same stage as everyone else.

We are going to take a pause from the White Rose Hub lessons from these two weeks to allow everyone to have a break and those who didn't start at the same time to catch up.  However, White Rose Hub have added some great fun maths lessons that they are updating each day to keep you. going through the holidays. 

 

 Creative:

 

Next term we are investigating plants and will learn about the structure and function of plants. To get you started we've set a few fun tasks:

 

  • Draw a plant from your garden or one that you know and find out the functions of 5 different parts of a plant. Label your ideas if you can.

 

 

  • Make a model of a plant to show the different parts.  You can use any resources you have at home (Lego, playdoh, plasticine, junk modelling etc)

Helpful website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8

 

   

 

4th April 2020

Spring Break

Now we have reached the Spring Break, we think everyone needs a well deserved rest (teachers, pupils and parents !!), therefore we will not be setting daily tasks on the website. However, we will set a project to complete over the two week holiday as we normally do. As with any holiday period we still expect children to access online learning at home (for help with logins etc check the info page by clicking here). Teachers will not be checking who is going on this daily but will check at the end of the two week holiday.


Please feel free to still add photographs and videos to Tapestry/Dojos as the staff would love to see what the children are getting up to and we know the home school link is now more important than ever. Staff won't be responding to these but will add them to the children's online portfolio.


Daily tasks will resume on the website on 20th April.


Mrs O'Neil Edwards will also be adding a headteacher's challenge to the website for children to work on over the two week holiday.


Have a wonderful Easter, be kind and stay safe. πŸ£πŸŒˆπŸ’–

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

Maths

Task 1

Please complete lesson 4 week 2 – Hundredths on a place value grid.

(If you have not yet completed steps 1 – 8 please complete these lessons first).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 

Task 2 – Roman Gods ‘Top Trumps’

 

 

I would like you to use the following links to research Roman Gods:

https://kids.kiddle.co/List_of_Roman_gods_and_goddesses

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_roman_gods_mythology.php

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

After researching, I would like you to use your findings to make a set of ‘Top Trump’ cards (see the example below).

Once you have made your top trump cards, you can enjoy playing the game with someone at home.

The following link explains the rules for Top Trumps:

http://www.toptrumps.com/how-to-play-top-trumps/

Don’t forget to upload some pictures of your Top Trump cards to your Dojo portfolio to be awarded some Dojo points!

 

Creative/mindfulness Task:

#Draw with Rob – Rob Biddulph

Click on the link below and watch the Youtube clip on how to draw a cute stegosaurus called ‘Gregosaurus’. Please post some of your pictures of baby ‘Greg’ on your Class Dojo Portfolio so I can see your fantastic artwork.

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Maths

Task 1

Please complete lesson 3 week 2 – Hundredths as a decimal

 

(If you have not yet completed steps 1 – 7 please complete these lessons first).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Task 2

Games to play

Write a set of instructions so that everyone in your family knows how to play your favourite game. This could be a board game, a computer game or a game you play in the garden. What do you need for this game? Make this clear. Write clear steps that everyone can follow with appropriate verbs and adverbs. Make a poster to show the benefits and positive features of your game. Use persuasive features to encourage people to play your game with you.

 

Outdoor task:

Create your own obstacle course!

Can you use any household/outdoor objects to create your very own obstacle course for yourself and your family members? How challenging can you make it? Remember to upload pictures and videos on Class Dojo portfolios.

Wednesday 1st April

Maths

Task 1

Please complete lesson 2 week 2 – Hundredths

(If you have not yet completed steps 1 – 6 please complete these lessons first).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 

Task 2

Spanish

 

Song to practise colours and numbers:

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

Online game to practise colours:

https://rockalingua.com/games/colors

 

Creative/mindfulness Task

Get sketching! Either look out of the window or go into the garden and draw what you see. Or you could find a photograph of a person, place or object to draw. Don’t forget to share your drawings with me on your Dojo portfolio.

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

 

Maths

Task 1

Please complete lesson 1 week 2 – Dividing 2-digits by 10

(If you have not yet completed Lessons 1 – 5 week one please complete these lessons first).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

 

Task 2

Writing

Today we would like you to create a tourist leaflet or poster persuading people to visit Chester and all of its roman attractions. Think back to when we went on our trip and the different sites we visited including the Roman Gardens, Amphitheatre and Chester walls.

 

Try to include:

  • A clear title and introduction
  • A range of reasons to persuade the reader
  • Facts and evidence to support your reasons
  • Conjunctions to link ideas (e.g. however, therefore, furthermore)
  • rhetorical questions
  • powerful adjectives for descriptions

 

Use these websites to help you:

https://www.dewaromanexperience.co.uk/

 https://www.visitcheshire.com/whats-on/roman-tour-children-go-free-p248551

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-persuasive-text/zkcfbdm

 

 

 

Mindfulness Task

What’s in the bag challenge – Find 5 objects in your house with different textures and put them into a bag. Choose a family member to feel inside and see if they can identify the objects from their texture without looking. Afterwards, discuss how you might describe each object using your five senses.

Monday 30th March 2020

Task 1

Maths

Please complete lesson 5 – Dividing 1-digit by 10

 

(If you have not yet completed Lessons 1 - 4 please complete these lessons first).

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Task 2

Writing

 

Creative/Mindfulness Task

 

Today we would like you to create a roman mosaic pattern. Remember a mosaic is a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small pieces of materials.

You can use any resources you like to create your mosaic e.g. paper, card, natural resources– be as creative as you like!

Friday 27th March

 

Maths

Please complete lesson 4 – Tenths on a number line

(If you have not yet completed Lessons 1 - 3 please complete these lessons first).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Spellings

Mnemonics are a memory technique to help you to remember the spellings of key words. e.g. because: big elephants can’t always use small exits

Try and think of some mnemonics to help you to remember how to spell these two words:

‘special’

‘heard’

 

Project/creative work

Today I would like you to design and make a roman shield.  You could use paper, card, cardboard, colouring pencils, paint etc. Be as creative as you like! Remember their shields were typically semi-circular to deflect any missiles to one side.

There are some examples below that might give you some ideas:

You can also use this website to help you:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/shield.html

I would love to see some of your creations added to your Dojo profiles!

 

Mindfulness Task:

Green is the colour of growth, harmony and freshness. Can you find 20 green things in your house/garden and use them to create a shape?

Thursday 26th March

Task 1 -Maths

Please complete lesson 3 – tenths on a place value grid

(If you have not yet completed Lesson 1 and 2 please complete these lessons first).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Remember to watch the video as this will help you!

Task 2

Now that you have researched Roman roads, I would like you to make a 3D model of a Roman road! You could use junk modelling materials (anything in your house to be recycled), paint, natural resources you can find in your garden such as stones, gravel or mud. Make sure you check with an adult what you are allowed to use first!

There are some examples below that might give you some ideas:

 

Once you have made your model, I would like you to write a set of instructions to explain how to make it. Remember to include:

-A list of equipment and tools needed to make the model

-Clear, numbered instructions that are easy to follow

-A labelled diagram

-Imperative verbs, e.g cut, fold, add, stick etc.

We would love to see some of your creations added to your Dojo profiles!

 

Creative/mindfulness Task:

Visit the ‘cosmic yoga’ website and try out one of the yoga sessions.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Task 1

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

You should have completed lesson 1 yesterday (recognise tenths and hundredths). Complete lesson two today (tenths as decimals). Remember to watch the video as this will help you!

 

Task 2

Spellings

Choose 3 spellings from the Year 3/4 spelling list. Find a synonym (a word that has a similar meaning) for each of your words. For example, wet: damp big: huge

 

Task 3

Writing

Task 4

Using your research from yesterday, create a poster or PowerPoint presentation about Roman roads. Include information about why the Romans built better roads and what Roman roads are still in use today. Remember to upload your work to your dojo portfolio!  Useful website: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/roads.htm

Tuesday 24th March

Maths Update:

As the messages said yesterday, please do not use the Power Maths books, put them somewhere safe in your house and keep them there until the schools re-open.

 

White Rose Hub are a team of teachers and mathematicians who have for a number of years been supporting schools with planning, lesson ideas and resources of a very high standard.

 

They have just released a website to support all those children who are affected by the school closures with a daily lesson which includes:

  • A short 'teaching' video to watch first which explains the daily topic.
  • A number of activities to practice this skill and a few to challenge you further.
  • The answers for these activities which also shows how they worked out these answers.

These lessons are released every Monday and are organised by Year group (from Foundation Stage through to Year 6)

 

If you don't have printer at home, just use whatever paper you have and write the question out yourself.  Remember, it's all about having a go and doing your best, don't worry if you get stuck and don't give up because as each day goes by they will be going over the same topic / skill and you will get there πŸ‘πŸ».

 

You do not need a login or password, just click here or visit (https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/)

 

They did struggle yesterday due to the number of visitors to their site and have been working through the night to increase their capacity but if it isn't working just leave it for a while and try later.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Writing

Task 1:

  • Choose a spelling from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list. Can you: Find the definition of the word? Write it into a sentence to show your understanding of the meaning? Draw a picture to represent the word?

 

 

Task 2:

 

Geography

Research Roman roads. Why did the Romans want to build better roads? What Roman roads are still in use today?

Remember to keep your notes safe as you will need them tomorrow!

Useful website

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

Monday 23rd March 2020

Writing

Task 1:

  • Choose a spelling from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list. Can you: Find the definition of the word? Write it into a sentence to show your understanding of the meaning? Draw a picture to represent the word?

 

Task 2:

Can you write a diary entry to recount what you did at the weekend? Try to include the following in your diary:

  • an introduction to set the scene
  • writing in the past tense for main events
  • writing in the first person
  • events in chronological order
  • personal emotions and feelings
  • time conjunctions (e.g. later, meanwhile, suddenly)

 

Once you have completed this upload a photo of your work onto class dojo so I can add dojo points for you!

 

Mindfulness challenge

Can you make yourself a healthy snack today or make one for someone in your family to enjoy?

 

 

21st March 2020

Audible:

With schools closed and us all having stay apart to keep each other safe, Audible have created an  amazing resource to help make things a little easier.  They have made hundreds of audiobooks completely free (no accounts or passwords needed!) Just click here to stream and listen (or visit stories.audible.com).  All their stories will stream on desktop computers, laptops, phones or tablets.

 

The books are sorted by age group with sections just for primary school children.  This is a great way to break up your day, take a break from a screen, just sit back and enjoy having a book read to you.

20th March 2020

Active Teach:

In school we use 'Active Teach' to promote keeping fit whilst learning.  Active Teach have provided ALL their resources for free during the current school closure.  Use the link here to access their activities and keep yourself active while you are at home.

 

Nessy:

Now that schools have had to close, Nessy have also extended their spelling and writing software to ALL our children.  We have used Nessy in school for many years to support a small number of children and it is proven to support reading and spelling so please make the most of this fantastic resource.  Nessy works best if it is used for about 20 minutes every day rather than longer less-frequent spells.

  • Click here to access Nessy.
  • The secret work to access Nessy is 'commonmint'.
  • Your child will then need to enter their username that they use for all our other online learning (usually their first name with three numbers).
  • Nessy automatically adjusts the level you are working at based on how you are progressing so it will be tailored to each child's individual needs.

18th March 2020

Bug Club:

  • We expect you to complete 30 minutes a day READING on Bug Club (not to include any time you update your avatar or reward games).
  • To access Bug Club you can google 'Bug Club' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email support@mendell.wirral.sch.uk
  • The school code you will need is gpbe.

 

TimesTables RockStars (TTRS):

  • We expect you to complete at least 10 games in 'garage' per day and at least one 'studio' game.
  • To access TTRS you can google 'Times Tables Rock Stars' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email support@mendell.wirral.sch.uk

 

Numbots:

  • To access Numbots you use the same login details as TTRS / Bug Club.
  • You need to visit play.numbots.com or just click here.
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Numbots.

 

Hit the Button:

  • This is a free website and needs no usernames or password
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Hit the Button.
  • To access the website just click here.
  • Start on your number bonds and work through these levels:
    • Make 10
    • Make 20
    • Make 100 (tens)
    • Make 100
  • Aim to answer at least 20 questions correctly in the time you are given before you move to the next level.  
You can also continue to work on the Coding website that we have used earlier this year by using this link.
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