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Early Year's Home Learning - Week Beginning 1st June 2020.
Hello Early Years!
It has been lovely speaking to many of you over the phone and seeing the work you are sending in via Tapestry and the class email. As a reminder, the email addresses for the Early Years classes are:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Miss Howe)
email@example.com (Miss Morrin)
Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Explore these questions and more in this magical project all about fairy tales, goodies and baddies!
Possible lines of enquiry include:
• fairy tale characters
• goodies and baddies
• homes and castles
• magic and fantasy
• writing and telling stories
- Read contemporary versions of fairy tales with a twist. For example, Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole, The Great Fairy Tale Disaster by David Conway or The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas (see attached). Ask your child to point out differences as you read the story. Do they like the original or contemporary version best? Let your child choose a fairy tale and change the ending. Provide simple pictures and dictionaries to support your child’s writing.
- Set out a long roll of paper with pots of brightly coloured pens, pencils and felt tips. Draw a path down the middle of the piece of paper. Write ‘Once upon a time’ and ‘The End’ on separate cards, then sticky tack to opposite ends of the paper roll. Work with your child to retell a familiar fairy tale using drawings, speech bubbles, simple sentences, labels and captions. Check the story is told in the correct sequence, asking your child to walk along the roll of paper whilst you read it. They can add more detail after checking the accuracy of their work.
- Set out the numbered gingerbread men on a table top and offer buttons for your child to put the correct amount on each. After putting the buttons on, ask the children to place the gingerbread men in order and count how many buttons they have used in total. Encourage them to use mathematical language, such as more than, less than, one more, one less, bigger and smaller.
- Present your child with a jam jar full of ‘magic beans’. Place number cards face down on a table top and ask your child to turn one over. Ask your child to take the number of beans on their card out of the jar. Alternatively, your child could take a handful of beans from the jar and estimate how many there are before counting.
- Can your child think of some ‘baddies’ from the fairy tales they have read? Can they remember what the baddies did and how they caused problems for others? Ask your child to think about a time when something went wrong because of their actions or the actions of others. Ask ‘How did it make you feel?’ and ‘Were any other people upset?’ Explain to your child that doing good things can make them feel good inside and doing something bad can make them feel bad inside. Ask them to think of something good that they could do today.
- Read Goldilocks and the Three Bears to your child then show them the ingredients and equipment that they will need to make porridge.
These are ideas to keep you busy and to help you to remember what we have been learning in class. Complete them at a time that is good for you and your family.Useful Information
Year One Home Learning - Week beginning 01.06.20
Hello everyone in Class C and Class D. We hope you’ve had a fantastic half term and you’re ready to get back to some more fabulous learning at home. Don’t forget to keep sending emails of all you get up to. Here are the class emails for both Y1 classes:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mrs. DeMay)
email@example.com (Miss Wormall)
- Check out the Literacy Pack and story attached.
This week it’s about a pirate princess. We’re continuing to work on our capital letters and full-stops, practising the alternative way of spelling the ‘ur’ digraph, and reading about real life pirates.
- Fill up your paddling pool.
Make a pirate ship, complete with a flag and sail it acorss the pool.
This week in maths, we will be looking at measuring and comparing mass and introducing capacity and volume. The short videos on the White Rose website will help you to understand what you need to do. Please do not worry about printing out any work or worksheets. Make notes on paper or talk about it with a grown up.
- White Rose Maths – Week 6
To support this Maths work, you may also like to try the following Maths activities:
- Gather a group of objects from around your house or garden. Can you make predictions about which object is the heaviest? Which object is the lightest? Use scales at home to find the answer. Were you right? You could have a competition between yourself and your family at home.
- Find three cups or glasses, roughly the same size. Can you make one full, one almost full and one almost empty? Change the colour of the liquid using things you have at home. Change the amount in each cup only using the liquid you have already used.
- Find a jug, or large vase. (Using the cups from the previous activity) How many cups do you think it will take to fill your jug? Count the cups as you pour them in. Were you right?
This week for topic, we will be thinking about our new topic BOUNCE. We can think about animals that we know that jump, hop, leap and bounce. We will also be looking at making decisions, how our decisions can be influenced and who can help us make decisions.
- Talk about animals that bounce. What animals can you think of that bounce? How do they move? Do they jump, hop, leap? Write a list or draw pictures of the animals you think of.
- Watch the video about animals that bounce. Were there any animals you missed off your list? How many animals did you think of? Can you sort the animals into different categories depending on how they move?
- In your garden or when you are outside, think about how each animal moves. Can you move like the animals you have researched? Which animal is your favourite and why?
- Think about how you make decisions - recognise situations, which involve a decision, identify some decisions a person could make and who could help them and describe how some decisions we make can be influenced by other people. Use the PowerPoint to help you complete Resources 1 and 2.
These are ideas to keep you busy and to help you to remember what we have been learning in class. Complete them at a time that is good for you and your family.
Have a great week Miss W and Mrs D :)Useful Information
Year Two Home Learning - Week beginning 01-06-20
Some more amazing work last week well done Class E. I hope you enjoyed the glorious weather also, I know I certainly did!
As a reminder here is our class E email address for you to send any learning that you have completed.
Again for English this week there are some activites that have been set on Purplemash recapping spelling rules we have already learned. There is also another chapter book, complete with comprehension questions for you to complete.
Read, read, read and read some more!! I really love listening to you telling me about the stories you have been reading at home – and how some of you have progressed on to chapter books!
There is a link below to a text and some activities all about ‘Rainbows’. Just like before do not feel you have to print off the document all of the work can just as easily be completed on lined or plain paper.
Before you write you could plan your work just like we would in school, think about what words you want to use and the order of your sentences.
Well done on all of your maths work that has been completed so far. I am really proud of how hard you are all working at home.
Again, I have set you a range of daily activites related to our previous learning on Purple Mash please find the link below.
This week’s maths focus is on multiplication and times tables. This includes using the ‘x’ multiplication symbol and using arrays. We have already looked at this in class so this should be a refresher.
· White Rose Maths – Week 18.05.2020.
As White Rose have made the resources available to subscription schools (which we are) I have downloaded the files and they are attached below, these files do not need to be printed the questions can be followed and answered on paper. The videos can be accessed as they were before.
You could also continue practicing your times tables – below are some links to help with this. Remember in Y2 we need to know our 2’s 5’s and 10’s times tables.
This week for topic, we will be thinking about our new topic BOUNCE. We will think about animals that we know that jump, hop, leap and bounce.
We will also be looking at making decisions, how our decisions are influenced and who can help us make decisions.
•Talk about animals that bounce. What animals can you think of that bounce? How do they move? Do they jump, hop, leap? Write a list or draw pictures of the animals you think of.
•Watch the video about animals that bounce. Were there any animals you missed off your list? How many animals did you think of? Can you sort the animals into different categories depending on how they move?
•In your garden or when you are outside, think about how each animal moves. Can you move like the animals you have researched? Which animal is your favourite and why?
•Use the Powerpoint below named ‘Decisions’ this will get you thinking about some decisions you might have made or may be about to make. ‘Chocolate cake or Grapes?’ Then there are a couple of activites – these are called ‘PSHE Resource’ that you can try. You do not have to print these off – they are just as easily completed on plain paper.
Take care, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all again soon - Miss V :)Useful Information
Year Three/Four Home Learning: Week Beginning: 1st June
Welcome to Week 6 of our Home Learning Platform. We hope you’ve all had an enjoyable half term break in the sunshine. We have some learning activities planned for you this week.
Remember to send in all your home learning and family activities to us via email. We truly love reading each one.
As a reminder, the email addresses for Years 3 & 4 classes are below.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr. Moran)
email@example.com (Mrs. Embleton & Mrs. Eaglefield)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Miss. Birtles)
Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure? Have you ever wanted to be a spy?
In this week’s Talk4Writing Home-School booklet you will be introduced to the story ‘Mission Possible’. Remember, you don’t have to print this off, please feel free to complete this on your own pieces of paper.
Read or listen to ‘Mission Impossible’ The audio link is below.
- Delve deeper and record your initial thoughts of the story. Create a quiz for a friend and complete the story mountain, sequencing the events of the story in the right order.
- Get creative and complete your own character profiles and setting descriptions.
- Create a secret code and design your very own spy gadget.
- Plan your story using the box it up and road map documents provided.
- Draft and edit your story.
Reminder: please don’t forget to send your work to your class teacher to have your chance at being this week’s Star of the Week!
To help further inspire you for your adventure story, hunt through your collection at home for an adventure story or check out the adventure books on Oxford Owl on the link below. The title ‘Alien Adventure’ looks like a good read. You will also find a document with some amazing texts as suggestions if you wanted to add to your home collection.
Many 2Dos have been set on Purple Mash. Continue to engage in these, along with Maths Shed and Times Tables Rockstars to keep you up to scratch in arithmetic.
Year 3 Maths: This week your learning is about fractions and decimals. Use the videos on the White Rose website to watch before you begin the activities. You will find them under White Rose Home Learning: Year 3/ Week 6. If you need any additional resources try making your own fraction wall out of pieces of cardboard or use the fraction wall on Mathsbot.
- Some activities will be added to Purple Mash to support your learning.
- Have a go at some of the games on Topmarks to help you practice fractions:
- Fraction Matcher
- Fraction Fiddle
- Fraction Beach
- Converting fractions to decimals
Year 4 Maths: This week your learning is about fractions and calculating quantities. Use the videos on the White Rose website to watch before you begin any of the activities. You will find them under Home Learning: Year 4/ Week 6 on Whiteboard. If you need any additional resources try making your own fraction wall out of pieces of cardboard or use the fraction wall on Mathsbot.
- Additional activities are on Purple Mash to support your learning.
- Have a go at some of the games on Topmarks to help you practise:
- Build a Fraction
- Fractions: Equality
- Daily 10/ Level 4: Fractions
This week’s focus is on urban art. It is often referred to as graffiti. Have you seen any examples in Tamworth? There are some examples in underpasses and also down by the bowling alley.
Discuss the following question with someone at home - Do you think that graffiti is art or vandalism?
Graffiti artists have a variety of styles for their art work e.g. Bubble Writing and ‘Hand Style’ (the handwriting of a particular graffiti artist).
Using the Letter Styles word document, explore and practise different styles of lettering.
Having a Tag is like a graffiti artist’s signature and it is very important for all Urban Artists.
For your home learning you will be creating your own tag. To help you to achieve this use the YouTube Video clip linked below.
Stop at certain points during the video clip so that you can create each ‘level’ or section of your tag. If you have a longer name, you may need to shorten it!
Watch and imitate the bubble style graffiti.
- Write the letters
- Draw ovals around the letters
- Make the outline of each letter bold
- Draw in the shadow
- Draw in reflection
- Colour in letters
You may use crayons, paint, you could chalk it onto a pavement, you may be lucky enough to have a wall to paint your tag onto. Email a photograph of your finished ‘tag’ to your class email and it may be shown during the live ‘Star of the Week’ assembly.
Below is a link to some fun daily activities and challenges to keep your bodies’ fit and healthy during this time.
Take care, stay safe and we look forward to speaking to you and seeing you all again soon.Useful Information
Year 5 and 6 Home Learning
Week Beginning 18.05.20
Welcome back! It was lovely speaking to many of you over the phone and seeing your work on the class email before the break. As a reminder, the email addresses are:
email@example.com (Miss Larmour)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr Hawker)
email@example.com (Miss Hardware)
Here is some learning that you could complete over the next week. Don’t forget to send over some pictures of either your work or what you’ve been up to, to your teacher. If you do this, you could be in with the chance of achieving star of the week live on Facebook with Mr Williams at 3pm on Friday.
I hope you enjoyed your work on the J.K Rowling’s ‘The Tale of the Two Brothers’. This week we will be moving on to producing some writing based on Jumanji. In the links below you will find the English booklet that you may wish to use to support your learning. However, you do not have to print this off, please feel free to complete on your own pieces of paper.
- Reading – In the English booklet, you will find the first part to the story ‘The Game’, which has a similar plot to the film Jumanji. Read the extract and answer the comprehension questions that follow to show your understanding.
- Make your own Game – Watch the 1995 Jumanji film trailer from the link below. (If you would like to watch the full film, both the 1995 and 2017 versions are currently on Netflix!) Along with the story, collect some ideas on what your game could look like, how is it played, what is the purpose of your game and what could go wrong for players. Now using these ideas, create your very own game.
- Create your own instructions – Read the instructions given for ‘The Game’. Identify the modal verbs and adverbs and try replicate how these are used in the instructions for your game. On Purple mash you have been set a 2do for you to write your instructions to your game on.
Reading: It’s brilliant to hear that so many of you have enjoyed the story Ollie and the Great Stink so far. Chapters 3 and 4 have been set for you on Purple Mash this week.
Year 5 Maths
Well done on your decimal work. This week you will be recapping your learning on multiplication and division and calculating perimeter. Follow the link ‘Year 5 Maths’ which will take you to the White Rose website, here you will find your learning under Summer Term – Week Three (w/c 4th May). The videos will give you guidance on how to complete the learning for each day.It is not necessary that you print off the activity sheets if you do not have access to a printer, just simply load up the sheets from the website and write your answers on your own paper.
You have also been set some activities for long multiplication, a division with remainders and perimeter on Purple Mash if you finish these activities and would like to have a go.
Year 6 Maths
MATHS WHITE ROSE UPDATE
From the phone calls we have been conducting, it seems that many of you are enjoying the White Rose activities and videos. Unfortunately, the website have now only given access to the resources to paid subscribers. Therefore, due to the success, we have bought the subscription for teachers to access. However, this does mean that there will be a change to how these resources will be presented to you. Along with the website link, where you can still find the daily videos, below will be a PDF document with the daily activities. Similarly to before, each lesson has a corresponding video to support the children in completing the activities.
To continue with your work on revision, follow the link ‘Year 6 Maths Videos’. This will take you to the White Rose website; here you will find your learning videos under ‘Summer Term – Week Four’. To access the activities that support these videos, please click on the link ‘Year 6 Maths Booklet’. It is not necessary that you print off the activity sheets if you do not have access to a printer, just simply load up the sheets from the website and write your answers on your own paper. Alongside this, Section 3 of your CPG SATS revision books will give you further guidance and additional questions for this Topic.
There are additional 2dos based on fractions set on Purple Mash if you wish to complete these.
This week we celebrated the 200th Birthday of Florence Nightingale. But who was she? What did she do? Being as we are showing our appreciation towards the NHS, we want you to research one of the most famous nurses in British History.
- Research - use the videos below to help you complete some research about her. If you type in ‘Florence Nightingale’ on Purple Mash you can find a slide show with extra information.
- An interview with Florence – On Purple Mash we would like you to use your research to complete an interview for a magazine with Florence Nightingale.
It’s time for some RE. Over the next 3 weeks, we would like you to work your way through the following document. An airport is being built in our town, but we need your help! After completing a range of activities on different beliefs and faiths, you will Design an Airport Multi-Faith and Belief Room for the airport. Use the interactive document to complete this project. Good luck!
Take care and we hope to see you all soon.Useful Information