Friday 22nd May
Please complete the activity sheet attached.
Start by having a go at the game that I have set you on sumdog called money.
Today we are finding change, I recommend using a numberline. Write the amount of money that you started with on the right. Subtract the pounds first and then subtract the pence.
The activity sheet is attached
No work will be set next week as it is half term. Have a lovely week off, hopefully the sun will stay out so that you can enjoy a well deserved break.
Have a go at the activities below, the first one is easier than the second:
Enjoy your week off!!
Thursday 21st May
Please complete the activity sheet attached.
Today we are subtracting money. A good strategy for subtracting money is using a numberline but you may prefer to use the attached coins instead. The worksheet is attached.
If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at this problem solving activity too. - https://nrich.maths.org/223
Read this information about Guru Nanak - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zr86cqt
and then create a poster, an educational video or a video interview to show what you have learnt. I have also attached a powerpoint if you would like some more information on Guru Nanak.
Wednesday 20th May
Complete the activity attached below.
Today we are adding money. A good strategy for adding money is using a numberline but you may prefer to use the attached coins instead. Start by playing this game, choose the food prices below £2 button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=PriceListsv5 . Please just choose two objects at a time.
Now complete the attached worksheet.
If you want to challenge yourself, you can have a go at the attached problem solving activity too. https://nrich.maths.org/1116
This is our last piece of work on rivers, read the attached work below and answer the questions that follow. * is the easiest, if you want to challenge yourself you could try the ** one.
Tuesday 19th May
Complete the activity sheet attached below, there is also a powerpoint for you to read.
As a starter, have a go at this problem solving activity - https://nrich.maths.org/142
You can use the attached coins to help you if you want.
Today we are converting pounds to pence, please complete the attached worksheet.
You can use the attached place value chart to help you if you want.
We have learnt about classroom objects before. Play this game - https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=School%20-%20classroom%20objects&level=primary
I have attached a set of word cards, you can either match them up, play a game of snap or play a memory game with them.
Monday 18th May
Complete the attached activities based on Fantastic Mr Fox.
If you have a library card, and you want to hear more of the story, you can download the audio book here - https://norfolk.overdrive.com/library/childrens/media/2259707
Today we are recognising money. Start by having a go at this game - https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html
Now have a go at the attached worksheet. You can use the attached coins to help you if you like.
Our character education value this week is respect. Complete the attached worksheet.
Today we are going to recap everything we have learnt about plants over the last 5 weeks.
Have a go at the 3 'to do's' on the Purple Mash link below. Remember your login details which were in your home learning pack.
Friday 15th May
Today we are going to be writing our stories. Make sure that you use your plan to structure your story and that you use paragraphs. We need a new paragraph for each new idea.
Look back at the sentences that you wrote on Wednesday, see if you can include any of these sentences in your writing. Use the word mats in your home learning pack to improve your vocabulary and to help you with your spelling.
Think about your punctuation – remember every sentence must start with a capital letter and end in a full stop – see if you can include some question marks and exclamation marks too.
Please think about your presentation too – try to join your handwriting if you can and make sure that all of your letters sit on the lines.
If you have written a story that you are proud of, please email it to the school office and ask them to forward it to me. I love reading your work and seeing pictures of the things that you have been up to.
Today we are going to be solving word problems involving fractions. We looked at a word problem involving fractions of amounts yesterday as our plenary. Today we are going to be solving word problems involving everything that we have learnt about fractions over the past 2 weeks. It is a good idea to draw a bar model to represent the question. This will help you to work out what the question is asking you to do.
Have a go at some of the fun games on this website,the first link is for an easy game, if you want to challenge yourself try the second link! These games use the skills we have learnt in computing lessons this year.
Thursday 14th May
Today you are going to be planning your story.
I want you to start with a bit of drama. Imagine you were building a robot, like the girl in the video clip, it’s not going to be an easy process. Act out the building process and what happens to your robot once he has been built.
Now I want you to plan your story – you can do this in whatever way you want. You may choose to do a boxed up plan or a mindmap or you may wish to use the attached storyboard template.
Here is the video that you watch yesterday. I want you to start watching from the 2 minute point. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgrF1TYXP6Y
Now have a go at the first page of the attached worksheet.
As a plenary, have a go at question 1 on the attached sheet called word problems.
Go to this website - http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/ and click on the tab that says years 3 -6. Now click on the tab that says languages and the tab that says French greetings. Listen to the voice clip. If the website asks for a password, type in nowpressplay.
Now complete the attached storyboard in French or design your own. You could add extra information that we have learnt previously in French such as about your birthday or about your pets.
Wednesday 13th May
Look again at the story extract from yesterday. The author has included some short snappy sentences and some long sentences with lots of commas. This is to make the writing more interesting for the reader – can you find the one word sentence in the text?
The author has also used lots of different sentence starters. Some of you when you write your stories start every sentence with then. This is a bit boring for the reader. We are going to be writing a story about your robot on Friday. Today I want you to write some exciting sentences that you could include in your story.
I want you to write 3 short sentences with no more than 5 words.
Now I want you to write 3 long sentences. Try to use different sentence starters. I have attached a fronted adverbial word mat to help you.
Start by playing this game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button choosing the button halves up to 15
Today we are going to be finding fractions of amounts when the numerator is one.
Watch first 2 minutes of this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgrF1TYXP6Y
Have a go at the attached worksheet. You can use the counters in your home learning pack or draw pictures to help you if you want.
If you want to challenge yourself, you can try this activity too- https://nrich.maths.org/218
Geography - Rivers
Today's work on rivers is on Purple Mash, there are two 'to do's' for you to complete.
Remember your login details which were in your home learning pack.
Tuesday 12th May
Start by watching this video about word classes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T71La8gQZQ
Attached is an extract from a story based on the video that we watched. Today we are going to be identifying different word classes. I want you to choose 4 different coloured pencils/pens/highlighters. The first thing that we are going to look for is nouns - remember a noun is a person, place or thing. Highlight all of the nouns in one colour. If you want to challenge yourself, you could annotate the text to tell me which of the nouns are pronouns.
Now I want you to highlight all of the verbs another colour – remember, a verb is a doing word.
Next, I want you to highlight all of the adjectives another colour – remember, adjectives describe a noun.
Finally, I want you to highlight all of the adverbs in your last colour – remember, adverbs describe a verb.
Look at your text – which colours have you used most? What does this tell you about what a sentence needs to contain?
To create a good piece of writing, we need to use all four word classes, remember this next lesson.
I want you to start by warming up your brain with this mental subtraction game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids
Today we are going to be adding and subtracting fractions. Watch this video about adding fractions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s768ZakRX4k. When subtracting fractions the same rules apply. The denominator stays the same because the number of pieces hasn’t changes. Imagine that you had 7/8 of pizza. You were hungry so you took 2/8 and ate them. What fraction would be left?
Now have a go at the activity that I have set you on sumdog called add and subtract fractions.
Finally have a go at one of the worksheets attached below. There are two challenges so choose the challenge that is right for you.
Earlier this year, in RE. We learnt about Sikhism. Create a mindmap of all the things that you can remember about Sikhism.
Now watch this video - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zkjpkmn and read the information on the webpage.
In another coloured pen, add to your mindmap any new information that you have learnt.
Optional extra - music
Monday 11th May
Watch this video about imperative verbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oApd0goKJDM. An imperative verb is a verb that gives you an order or a command. Sometimes we call them bossy verbs.
Today I want you to write a set of instructions for building a robot. Look at the attached checklist, this will tell you the features that you need to include in a piece of instructional writing.
I have attached some word mats to help you with spelling.
Today we are going to be ordering fractions.
For your starter, I would like you to have a go at question 1 on the attached worksheet called fractions on a numberline.
Now have a go at either this game - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4764 or the game on sumdog called comparing and ordering fractions.
Finally, have a go at page 1 of the attached worksheet called ordering fractions. You can use the fraction wall to help you if you want.
Our character education value this week is caring and today we are going to think about how we can care for ourselves. We can care for our bodies by doing exercise, washing our hands and brushing our teeth. It is also important to care for our minds. Complete the attached worksheet and fill in all of the things that make you an amazing person.
Read though the attached powerpoint on life cycles of plants, up to and including slide 11.
* If you have a printer, print of the attached worksheet life cycle of flowering plants (*) and check your answers on slide 14.
* If you do not have a printer, copy slide 14 into your home learning books.
Thursday 7th May
I have attached a reading comprehension about VE day. Choose challenge 1, 2 or 3 and then answer the questions in your home learning book. Remember to write your answers in full sentences.
Today I want you to design your own robot. Create a labelled diagram for your robot like the one you created yesterday. Remember to include key information such as its special features, the material it is made from and how it is fixed together
If you want, you can make a model of your robot too using recyclable objects such as yogurt cartons and toilet rolls.
Today we are going to be comparing fractions using the greater than (>) and less than signs (<). Remember, the crocodile eats the bigger number. There is a poster attached to remind you if you need it. I want you to complete the first page of the attached worksheet. You can use the fraction wall attached to help you if you want.
Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of VE day. For DT I want you to design and make some bunting or a banner to celebrate. You might choose to make your bunting from fabric or from paper or card. It is up to you. The purpose of your bunting is to celebrate so in order to be fit for purpose, your bunting needs to be bright and cheerful. Draw your design on a piece of paper first so that you can collect your ideas. If you are stuck for ideas, here are some suggestions - https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/kids/ve-day-bunting/
Here is a cupcake recipe - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-vanilla-cupcakes
and instructions for making VE day themed cake toppers - https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/kids/union-jack-cake-topper/
I have also attached some VE day colouring pages and a template for making a paper spitfire.
As tomorrow is a bank holiday, no work will be set. Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Middleton :)
Wednesday 6th May
Look at the labelled diagram on the attached pdf.
Watch the video through again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qx5hf1zLmk.
Now I want you to draw a labelled diagram of this robot. You will need to use evidence from the film clip. Make sure that you include key information such as its special features, the material it is made from and how it is fixed together.
As a starter, I want you to complete the first page of the attached worksheet called counting in tenths.
Next, I want you to print of the attached fraction wall or use this one - https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/fractionWall
The word equivalent means the same as. E.g. 2/4 = 1/2
Which other fractions are equivalent? Record as many equivalent fractions as you can in your home learning book.
As a plenary, have a go at these missing number problems - you only need to answer the first four questions.
Watch the video on this BBC website which compares two different rivers, one in Belfast, Northern Ireland and one in India.
Answer in your home school book, the following questions.
1. List the different things that happen in the 2 rivers:
|River in Belfast, Northern Ireland||River in Pune, India|
2. Why is it important to keep rivers clean?
Tuesday 5th May
Read the attached diary entry. Look at how the author has used different sentence starters which makes the writing more interesting to read.
Watch the video through again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qx5hf1zLmk. You might want to take notes or create a mindmap while you are watching.
Now I want you to write your own diary entry, imagining that you are the girl in the film. Make sure that you write your diary entry in first person, that you recall the events of the day and you explain how you felt. Use the word mats in your home learning pack to make your writing more interesting and remember the non-negotiables (capital letters, full stops and neat handwriting).
Cut out the attached cards and split them into 4 groups.
Next look at the card with a picture of one quarter on it. How many more quarters would you need to make one whole?
Have a go at the second page of the attached worksheet. You can use the attached fraction wall to help you if you want.
As a plenary, have a go at the attached problem solving question.
How do you know that you have found all possible answers?
Go to this website and click on the tab that says years 3 – 6. Choose the tab which says languages and listen to the clip about French animals. - http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/
Now cut up the cards on the attached pdf and use them to play a memory game.
Optional extra - music
Monday 4th May
Watch this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qx5hf1zLmk
We can tell how a character is feeling by looking at their expression. I want you to watch the video again and use the attached sheet to record how the girl is feeling at different points during the video clip. I have attached a word mat to help you with spellings. Use your inference skills to work out why she might be feeling this way.
Once you have done that, I want you to track her emotions throughout the film clip using the emotion graph attached. I want you to create a line graph to track how her emotions changed over time. At the top of the y axis would be positive emotions and at the bottom of the y axis would be negative emotions. The x axis will show time.
Today we are going to be looking at fractions. Remember, the numerator (the top number) is the number of pieces coloured in and the denominator is the number of pieces there are altogether.
Have a go this game. - https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/build-a-fraction/latest/build-a-fraction_en.html
Now have a go at the attached worksheet.
Now try drawing or making your own fractions. You might choose to use different coloured lego bricks, pizzas or use coloured chalk on the pavement – it is up to you.
Our character education value this week is kindness. Think about what you could do to spread kindness and record your kind acts on the kindness calendar attached. There are some ideas on the attached pdf.
Continue reading the Fantastic Flowers powerpoint below, from slide 9 to the end. After that, complete the ** pollination sheet, also below. You can either print the sheet out or copy it into your home learning book. Check your answers when you have finished, keep scrolling down and you'll find the answer sheet.
If you have some flowers in your garden, ask your parents/carers if you could carefully dissect (cut it up) to see all the different parts.
* Can you find the anther and filament?
* The sticky stigma and style?
* Any pollen?
* The ovary with ovules inside (eggs)?
* The stem, leaves and petals?
Friday 1st May
Look at the attached pdf called story starter. Here are 4 sentences to start your story. Look at how the author has used sentences of different lengths, powerful adjectives and fronted adverbials in order to engage the reader. I want you to finish this story for me. Use the plan and the sentences that you created yesterday. Make sure that you use the word mats in your home learning pack to help you and that every sentence starts with a capital letter and ends in a full stop (or an exclamation mark or question mark).
Start by practicing your 8 times table on sumdog.
Now I want you to have a go at the attached pdf called scaling. Choose one column of one page (D = Challenge 1, E = Challenge 2 and GD = Challenge 3).
Finally I want you to apply what you have learnt to solve a real life problem.
Look at this recipe for a Victoria sponge - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/classic-victoria-sandwich-recipe
This recipe serves 10 people. I want you to scale down the recipe so that it serves 5 people.
If you want to, you can make the cake too – make sure to send Mrs Lilycrop lots of photos so that she can put them on the school website.
Research on the internet, a topic you are interested in, such as your favourite animal, David Walliams books.... You could use a child-friendly search engine like Kiddle or Swiggle. Write at least 5 interesting facts about your topic in your best handwriting into your home learning books.
Thursday 30th April
Look at the pdf called sick sentences. These sentences are really boring. Can you rewrite them to make them more engaging for the reader? Make sure that you use the word mats in your home learning pack to improve your vocabulary and to help you with your spelling. We learnt about adjectives, fronted adverbials and relative clauses last week, can you include some of these in your sentences?
Now write your own sentences to describe what the troll is doing. Try to use powerful verbs. I have attached a word mat for you to use.
Next lesson, we are going to write a story about the troll. Today I want you to create a plan for your story. You may choose to do a boxed up plan or you may choose to create a mind map, it is up to you.
Start by answering the questions about the 8 times table on the attached pdf in your home learning book. Choose one page - D = challenge 1, E = challenge 2 and GD = challenge 3.
Today we are going to be solving multiplication and division word problems.
First we need to identify whether we need to multiply or divide. Have a go at this game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=postsortingwordproblem
Now have a go at solving the attached word problems. It is a good idea to draw a bar model to help you to identify which operation to use. Remember, you can use the resources in your home learning pack to help you if you need to.
Watch this video about months of the year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_u2SigckNQ
Now, applying last week’s learning, I want you to write two sentences in your home learning book. One will tell me how old you are and one will tell me when your birthday is. Mine would look like this:
J’ai vingt-cinq ans.
Mon anniversaire est le vingt-sept juin.
You need to change the words in bold. If you want to challenge yourself, you could also write the birthdays of the people in your family. There is a word mat attached below with the French numbers 1 – 30 if you need it.
Wednesday 29th April
Thank you to those children who sent me copies of their non-chronological reports - I loved reading them. If you have done a piece of work that you are proud of, please send it to the school office and ask them to forward it to me.
Look at the pdf called question time. Can you answer the questions in your home school book? Make sure that your write your answers in full sentences. Now look at the pdf called perfect picture. Draw a picture of where you think the troll lives. Write some sentences to explain what he uses the objects around his house for. For example, he uses moss covered boulders as a pillow for his head.
Start by practicing on times table rockstars.
Sometimes when dividing, the answer is larger than 12, so we can’t use just our times table knowledge. We need to use another strategy instead. We have learnt lots of strategies for division at school. Here is a video explaining how to use the bus stop method - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trjepeOy2rc but if you would prefer to use a different strategy such as chunking, that’s fine too.
Have a go at the attached board game. You may want to use the counters, arrow cards or dienes blocks from your home learning pack (or from here - https://mathsbot.com/#Manipulatives). But remember, If I was solving 62 ÷ 2, I wouldn’t get 62 counters as that would take me too long. I would get 6 counters to represent my tens and divide those into 2 groups. I would then get 2 counters to represent 2 ones and divide those into 2 groups.
If you want to challenge yourself, you can try question 2 on the attached sheet too.
1) Watch the 2 videos on BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7w8pg8
2) Copy into your home learning books the first paragraph 'What is a river?'. Remember to write in your neatest handwriting and copy words down carefully, so that they are not spelt wrong.
3) Answer the interactive questions at the bottom of the page.
Keep trying to do some kind of exercise every day, there are lots of resources online.
Tuesday 28th April
Today we are going to be editing and publishing our work.
The first thing that we are going to be checking for is spelling and punctuation. Re-read your work and check that all of your words are spelt correctly. Use the word mats in your home school pack and a dictionary, google or alexa to check any spellings that you are unsure of. Check that every sentence and every proper noun starts with a capital letter.
Now we are going to check the structural features of your text. Look at the attached pdf and check that you have included all of the things listed.
Finally, we are going to check our vocabulary and use of sentence starters. Look at the attached powerpoint called upleveling sentences. Now see if you can uplevel any of the sentences in your non-chronological report.
Now it is time to publish our work. Write your non-chronological report up neatly on a piece of paper or type it on the computer. Illustrate your text with relevant drawings. You might want to draw a labelled diagram of a troll or a picture of where the troll lives.
Warm your brains up by playing this game - https://nrich.maths.org/1252
We can use our knowledge of fact families to help us to solve division problems.
For example if the question was 16 ÷ 8 = ?
I know that the three other calculations in this fact family are:
16 ÷ ? = 8
8 x ? = 16
? x 8 = 16
Now I can use my times table fact knowledge to help me work out the missing number.
8 x 2 = 16
Have a go at one of the pages attached below. (D = Challenge 1, E = Challenge 2 and GD = Challenge 3)
complete the racing rockets activity on page 38 of this booklet - https://collectionslibrary.crestawards.org/superstar-home-learning/63241423
Optional extra - Music
Monday 27th April
Today we are going to be writing the non-chronological report that we planned last week. Last week, you generated lots of interesting sentences using adjectives, fronted adverbials and relative clauses. Look back at the work that you completed last week and include some of these sentences in your writing today. Remember to use your plan to help you to structure your work and to use headings and subheadings.
Make sure that you use the word mats in your home learning pack to help you with spelling and to improve your vocabulary. As always, make sure that you have included the non-negotiables (capital letters, full stops and neat handwriting).
Start by watching this video and joining in the actions - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk
How is the 8 times table similar to the 4 times table and how is it different? Are there any rules or patterns for the 8 times table?
Today we are learning about fact families.
Multiplication is what we call commutative, that means that it can be done in either order.
3 x 5 = 15
5 x 3 = 15
Draw an array to prove that this is true.
Division is the inverse of multiplication so there are also two division facts that fit in this fact family.
15 ÷3 = 5
15 ÷5 = 3
Have a go at this game
Now complete the attached worksheet.
If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at the missing number problems too.
Our character education value this week is friendliness. Write a letter or email or make a phone call to one of your friends. Tell them what you have been doing over the past few weeks and the things that you are looking forward to doing when you see them again.
Read the attached PowerPoint on Fantastic Flowers up to slide 8. Make sure you watch the fun video (link on slide 8) as it has all the answers that you need to complete the Parts of a Flower sheet which is below. Choose whether you want to do the * or ** sheet, you can either print the sheet or copy it down into your home learning book.
Friday 24th April
Today we are going to plan our own non-chronological report about trolls. Re-read the report on pages 4 and 5 then read pages 14 and 15 of the work book. Complete your own boxed up plan in your home learning book - remember to use a ruler. You might want to add some more subheadings, there are some ideas on page 14.
Starter - If you have a printer, print these cards out, cut them out and match them up https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/math-cards/
If you don't have a printer you can practice on timestable rockstars.
Now have a go at the problem solving activity that is attached. Remember, problem solving activities are often tricky. Think about the video we watched on Monday in PSHE. You need to be determined and be resilient. If you are finding this activity challenging, that is good, it means your brain is growing. Try asking yourself these questions:
What is the question asking me to do?
What information do I know that will help me work out the answer?
Could I draw a picture to help me work out the answer?
Are there any resources in my home learning pack that I could use?
How could I check that my answer is correct?
It's very important to stay safe when we are at home using our computers or other devices online. Have a go at the games that are on the website below, there are questions that you have to answer about how to stay safe online. There are also some videos to watch.... Isaac enjoyed playing the games !!
Thursday 23rd April
Today we are looking at relative clauses. A relative clause is a clause that gives us extra information about a noun. It is embedded (dropped) into the middle of a sentence.
Watch this video - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-english-relative-clauses-with-max-harvey/z4ndvk7 - and join in with the actions.
Have a go at the 2do that I have set you on purple mash called magic school.
Now read page 13 of the workbook and complete the activity in your home school book. Remember to use the word mats in your home school pack to make the writing more interesting for the reader.
Start by answering the questions about the 4 times table on the attached pdf. Choose one page only (D = challenge 1, E = Challenge 2 and GD = Challenge 3)
Today we are going to be multiplying using the grid method. We have learnt this method before but you can watch this video to remind you how to do it.
(we say ones instead of units at school)
Now choose either challenge 1 or challenge 2 (attached below) and complete the first 5 questions. Remember, you can use the counters and the place value chart in your home learning pack to help you if you need it.
If you want to challenge yourself you can try the extra challenge too.
Watch this video about the numbers 1 to 20 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY
Optional extra - Music
Wednesday 22nd April
Today we are looking at fronted adverbials. Watch this video about adverbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3hR3BHpeho. Fronted adverbials are adverbs that go at the front of a sentence.
Read pages 10 – 12 of the attached workbook and complete the activities in your home learning book. There are some examples of fronted adverbial on the attached word mat.
Start by playing this game - https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/pepperoni-pizza/
Now have a go at the attached board game called multiplying by 10.
Remember, when multiplying by 10, we move all digits one place to the left. Use the place value chart in your home learning pack or this interactive one - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=MovingDigitCards
We can apply this learning to multiply by multiples of 10.
40 x 5 = 4 x 10 x 5 = 4 x 5 x 10
4 x 5 = 20
20 x 10 = 200
40 x 5 = 200
Now play the other game that is attached as a pdf. Remember, you can use the counters in your home learning pack and the place value chart to support you.
As a plenary, answer the attached questions in your home learning book.
Rivers - watch the following video on the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1ks2-rivers/z6qsf4j
In your home learning book answer the following questions:
1) What is the source of a river?
2) Where do rivers end up?
3) What are the risks of living near rivers?
*If you want to include any more interesting facts about rivers, write them down in your book*
Tuesday 21st April
Today we are looking at adjectives. Adjectives are words which describe a noun, look at the powerpoint attached below.
Re-read the information on pages 4 and 5, then draw a picture of your own troll.
Read the information on page 8 of the workbook and complete either challenge 1 or challenge 2. Now have a go at the sentence of 3 activity on page 9.
Make sure that you use powerful vocabulary in order to make your writing more interesting for the reader. You might want to use some of the words on the attached word mat or use a thesaurus to improve your vocabulary. Remember to use the word mats in your home learning pack to help you with spelling too.
Remember the non-negotiables – all sentences must start with a capital letter and end in a full stop.
Start by practicing your 4 times table on sumdog.
Now print out the hundred square that is attached below. If you don’t have a printer you can use this interactive one - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares.
Choose one of the challenges below:
Challenge 1 – choose 3 colours. Colour the 10 times table in one colour, the 5 times table in another colour and the 2 times table in the last colour.
Challenge 2 – choose 3 colours. Colour the 4 times table in one colour, the 8 times table in another colour and the 3 times table in another colour.
Challenge 3 – choose 4 colours. Colour the 3 times table in one colour, the 6 times table in another colour, the 4 times table in another colour and the 8 times table in the last colour.
If you are unsure of a times table fact, you can use the counters in your home learning pack (or interactive ones here https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/doubleSidedCounters) to make an array or you can try using repeated addition.
Now write the patterns that you notice. For example, if I was doing the 10 times table, I might say that all of the numbers have a zero in the ones column, all of the numbers that I have coloured make a column on the right hand side of the grid and that all of the numbers in the 10 times table are also in the 5 times table.
Complete the crafty rafts activity on page 18 of this booklet - https://collectionslibrary.crestawards.org/superstar-home-learning/63241423
Monday 20th April 2020
Welcome back, I hope that you have had a lovely Easter break. We will only be setting one afternoon subject now to complete, please continue to do some PE whenever possible to stay fit and healthy (skipping, riding your bike, bouncing on your trampoline, dancing to music, doing the Joe Wicks workout)!! Please also continue to read for pleasure whenever possible. Remember, if you have a library card you can download ebooks and audio books for free from this website - https://norfolk.overdrive.com/. If you do not have a library card, you can download ebooks from this website - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/.
Our character education value this week is going to be determination. We have talked lots in school about growth mindset and resilience. Being determined or resilient means that you keep trying even when you are finding an activity hard. Watch this video - https://www.youcubed.org/resources/the-importance-of-struggle/
Then write in your home school book about a time when you were determined.
Read pages 1 - 5 of the attached work book. Now look at the glossary on page 6. We use a glossary to clarify the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. I want you to create your own glossary for the words on page 7. You may be able to work out the meaning of the words by re-reading the sentences on pages 4 and 5 or you may choose to use a dictionary to clarify the meanings of these words. When using a dictionary, remember, we look for the first 3 letters and then scan that page for the word we want to clarify. Do not read any further than page 7 as we will be continuing to work from this workbook for the next week and a half.
Watch this video and join in the actions - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-4-times-table-with-cyril-the-swan/zmsw382
Now complete the activity that I have set you on sumdog called 3, 4 and 8 times table. I emailed your parents your sumdog login last week. If they didn’t receive the email, ask them to email the school office so that I can send it to you again.
Now have a go at this activity - https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/how-close-to-100/
We are starting a new topic 'Plants' this is because we do not want the children to get too behind in the science curriculum. They studied Plants in Year 2 so they should remember most of the work set.
Read through the attached powerpoint below and draw the picture of the plant in your home learning book (slide 6) then copy in to your books the job that the roots, stem, leaves and flowers do (slides 7,8,9,10).
Wednesday 1st April
Watch this video about spelling rules (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-english-spelling-rules-with-the-super-movers-crew/zb9njhv).
Now choose some words from the year 3/4 national curriculum words spelling list and make up your own song.
Read the poem, on the Ning Nang Nong, by Spike Milligan.(https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/on-the-ning-nang-nong/)
Draw a picture of the Ning Nang Nong, using evidence from the text.
Now write your own poem about your own mystical land.
Look at these optical illusions (https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/optical-art-task/).
What do you notice about about the size of each of the black and white shapes?
How do these illusions trick your brain?
Have a go at designing your own optical illusion. You will need to make sure that you measure each of your shapes carefully using a ruler or your illusion will not work.
Have a lovely Easter from Miss Middleton
As today would have been the day we were finishing for the Easter holidays, have a fun lesson on the computer!!
Go on Purple Mash (remember to find our school page first) and then enter your log-in details, which were in your home learning packs. On the Purple Mash homepage, you choose which activity you want to do......
There are lots of choices: maths, science, art, topic, computing or even games to play!
See below for some Easter PE ideas that you can try.
**There will be no school work set over the Easter holidays, have a lovely, relaxing break**
Tuesday 31st March
Choose 5 words from the year 3/4 national curriculum words spelling list (if these words are too hard, you can choose some of the year 2 words). Write them using different materials/tools. You might choose to write them on the pavement with chalk, using paint,foam letters or in sand.
Complete the activity sheet attached below.
Complete this tangram picture puzzle (https://nrich.maths.org/6715) - either print out this page or draw the pieces on the squared paper in your home learning pack.
Watch this video about numbers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsc3qLMaCu8) and then have a go at this game (https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/pong?topic=Numbers%20-%201%20to%2010&level=primary).
Create an Easter card - think about symbols or pictures that are related to Easter such as eggs, lambs and chicks.
Monday 30th March 2020
Watch this video about nouns and then complete the activity attached below.
Complete the sheet attached below.
Play NIM (https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/nim-7/)– can you think of a winning strategy and record it in your home learning book?
If you want to challenge yourself try playing 21.
We have played this game in school but here are the rules in case you have forgotten:
Can you think of a winning strategy for this game?
Does it matter how many players there are?
Our Character education virtue this week is going to be helpfulness. Think of a way that you can help out the adults in your house, it might be by tidying up your toys without being asked or by offering to do the washing up.
Read the attached Powerpoint presentation on George Washington Carver and answer the following questions in your home learning books.
1. Fill in the missing words below using the words in the box and then answer questions 2,3 and 4.
Write out all the questions 1-4 to practise your handwriting.
1. George Washington Carver invented …………………….. to help farmers keep the ……………………………. in the soil they grew crops in. Rotating crops meant planting ………………………. , ...…………………….. or ……………………………… every other year instead of planting …………………………. in the same fields each year.
|soya beans||cotton||crop rotation|
2. Why didn't farmers want to start growing peanuts, sweet potatoes or soya beans? (Hint - slide 12 on the Powerpoint).
3. What did George do to encourage people to buy peanuts so that the farmers would want to grow them? (Hint - slide 5 on the Powerpoint).
4. Which three of George's amazing inventions are your favourite?
Geography - Mountains
If you have access to a printer, print off the attached mountain worksheet, label the picture and fill in the boxes at the bottom of the worksheet.
If you can't print the worksheet, in your home learning book, have a go drawing the picture and labelling it, and write out the words at the bottom of the worksheet, explaining what they mean.
***The answers are on the second page of the attached worksheet***
Friday 27th March 2020
Chose one of the Greek myths that we have looked at this week or find your own online. Draw a comic strip showing the key events in this story.
Go on a walk or sit in the garden. Choose something to collect data on such as types of bird, types of trees or the colour of cars. Collect this data using a tally chart. When you get home, represent this data using either a pictogram or a bar chart.
Our character education value this week is gratitude. Think of something that you are thankful for today. Either take a photo of it or draw a picture in your home learning book, then write a sentence underneath.
Read the attached fact sheet on Marie Curie (one *) and then answer the following questions in your home learning books.
1) What year was Marie Curie born?
2) What country was she born in?
3) How many x-ray machines did Marie Curie develop for war hospitals?
4) Who said "she helped humanity greatly by her work" ?
5) How many Nobel prizes did she win?
6) What were the 2 radioactive elements called that she discovered?
If you can, go out in the garden and enjoy this lovely sunshine...
* You could build an obstacle course in the garden, time how long it takes you to complete it.
* If you have a skipping rope, try some skipping.
* Take part in the PE with Joe on YouTube or have a go doing a 15 minute boxing class also on YouTube.
* Or do any activity, that gets you breathless and tired!!
Thursday 26th March 2020
I have set you a 2 do on purple mash called consonant or vowel. Remember, if a word starts with a vowel, we use an and if a word starts with a consonant, we use a.
Complete the activity attached below in your home learning book.
When we went on our school trip, we measured the depth, width and temperature of the river in different places. I have attached a table of the data below, choose one column and draw a bar graph of that data. Remember, the thing you change (location) goes on the bottom. Once you have drawn your graph, see if you can come up with any conclusions. E.g. The further that you get from the source, the ..................... the river is.
Lots of people have been making rainbows and displaying them in their windows as a symbol of hope and to make people smile. I saw some amazing ones on my daily walk yesterday (see photos attached below). I would like you to create your own rainbow and display it somewhere that everyone can see.
If you have any seeds in your shed, plant them in a pot. It's still a bit frosty in the mornings so you will probably need to keep your pot inside at the moment. Make sure that you send Mrs Lillycrop lots of photos of you gardening. If you don't have any seeds in your house, I would like you to design a nature friendly garden on a piece of paper.
Wednesday 25th March
I want you to start the day today with some PE to warm up your body and your brain. You can watch PE with Joe live on youtube at 9am here - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Your grown up can join in too.
Choose up to 10 words from the year 3/4 national curriculum words and make a crossword puzzle with them. The year 3/4 national curriculum words are in your home learning pack and are attached to this page as a pdf under the subheading year 3 spelling list words.
Read the story of Perseus (attached below) and answer the questions in your home learning book.
Have a go at this problem solving activity - https://nrich.maths.org/4806/index
Remember, problem solving activities are often tricky, they challenge your brain which is good because it means you are learning. If you are finding this activity hard, ask yourself these questions.
Is there anything I can get to help me?
What do I already know that will help me work this out?
Can I look back in my home learning book to help me?
Keep up with the reading and practicing your times tables but make sure that you have lots of brain breaks too. I loved seeing the photos of some of you on our home learning page, keep sending them to Mrs Lillycrop.
Log in to your Purple Mash account (details are in your home learning packs). On the home page select 'computing' - '2code' - 'Chimp' continue working through the games we started last week, if you complete all of them, have a go at the free code chimp too.
Have a go at the 'PE with Joe' on YouTube (Miss Middleton has posted the link) it is 30 minutes long, there are breaks, so you won't get too tired and it's really good fun! It will help you to concentrate on your work afterwards, as your body will be tired but your brain will be awake and ready to learn!!
Other PE activities you could do are:
* play football in the garden, practice dribbling the ball in and out of some obstacles.
* put some music on and dance to your favourite song, can you create your own dance?!
* can you throw and catch a ball in the air, how many times can you catch it? Can you throw the ball in the air and clap your hands, how many claps can you do before you catch it?!
Have fun, Mrs Neill
Tuesday 24th March
Watch this video about apostrophes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4MVPA1xCY0
Log into purplemash - if you have forgotten your login, email the office and I will send it to you. Click on the alert button and I have set you a to do (Jane’s monster). Complete this activity, then write your own sentences in your home learning book using apostrophes.
Read the story of Icarus (attached below) and answer the questions in your home learning book.
Order these times from the earliest in the morning to the latest as night - https://nrich.maths.org/7377&part=
If you want to challenge yourself, you can try this activity too - https://nrich.maths.org/7340
Watch this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK2o-mhBfuc
Write a non-chronological report about what Christians do at Easter. Remember to include a heading, subheadings and factual information.
I am so proud of the progress that you have all made with your times tables this year. Knowing your times tables will really help you in all areas of maths so make sure that you keep practicing. By the end of year 3, children are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.
Times table rockstars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/63974) and topmarks (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables) are good websites. If you have lost your times table rockstars login, please email the office and I will send it to you.
Monday 23rd March 2020 - home learning tasks
This half term, we have been looking at the place of moon and stars story (see attached PDF). We have also been planning our own story about a mystical place where dreams are created. Now I would like you to write your story in your home learning book. Make sure that you use the Literacy word mats in your home learning pack to improve your vocabulary and help you with your spelling.
In maths, we have been learning about time. Make different times using this interactive clock ( https://www.visnos.com/demos/clock ) or you could make your own clock using a paper plate.
Now have a go at one of the worksheets attached below. If you want to challenge yourself, try the roman numeral one. You only need to complete one of the worksheets and you only need to complete the first page.
If you really want to challenge yourself, you could try this problem solving activity too - https://nrich.maths.org/1812.
Our character education value this week is going to be gratitude. Lots of people are working really hard to help us and keep us safe at the moment. Write a letter to someone you know who is working really hard to help us at the moment. It might be a nurse or someone who works in a supermarket or someone else you know that is working hard to keep us safe. Remember to tell them how thankful you are for all of the hard work that they are doing.