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Early Year's Home Learning - Week beginning 25th January 2021
Theme: Traditional Tales – Jack and the Beanstalk

Hello Early Years!

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. As discussed on Friday’s zoom call, we will now upload pre-recorded videos on to the website explaining the learning for each day; there will be a separate video for maths, literacy and phonics. Furthermore, we have also uploaded phase 2 and phase3 floppy phonics songs so that you can recap previously taught sounds with your child.

Zoom meetings will still take place on a Tuesday and a Thursday afternoon at 2pm, these meetings will have a wellbeing focus and will give the children an opportunity to catch up and share a story together. However, if your child cannot attended these meetings, a pre-recorded story will be uploaded.

We will continue to attach the relevant learning activities to the website. Additionally, the resources within your child’s personalised learning pack will help to support their learning; alongside the weekly tasks that are set on purple mash, spelling and maths shed.

As always, we love seeing the work that you have been completing which you could email to us or upload it via Tapestry.

We miss you lots and hope to see you all again very soon.

As a reminder, the email addresses for the Early Years classes are:
classa@moorgateacademy.co.uk  (Miss Howe)
classb@moorgateacademy.co.uk (Miss Morrin)

Phonics

Please see the attached video explaining Monday’s learning.  

Literacy:

Please see the attached video explaining Monday’s learning. A 'Jack and the Beanstalk' Ebook has also been attached below. 

Maths:           

This unit focuses on practising the skill of comparing groups of objects up to 10, using the key mathematical vocabulary of more, fewer, more than and less than. Children will be exposed to various misconceptions throughout the unit, including comparing groups where objects within each group are different sizes, shapes and colours. Please see the attached video explaining Monday’s learning.  

Topic Learning:

Please choose topic tasks that interest you and complete these weekly.

  • Provide a selection of bowls numbered from 0 to 10 and add a basket of broad beans/ peas. The children can match the quantity of beans to the numeral written on the bowls.
  • Have a range of junk-modelling materials and construction toys available for children to create their own castles for the giant.
  • Provide construction toys for children to use to build beanstalks of different heights. Encourage them to compare the heights of the beanstalks and introduce language such as taller, taller and shorter. This encourages children to understand that even though there is the same number of blocks, the tower may be a different height. Children consider how the height of the block affects the height of the tower.
  • Give children plates and cups (making sure there are not the same number of each) to set the table for the giant. Ask: Are there more plates or cups? How many more?
  • Challenge children to shape and mould green playdough into beanstalks. Encourage them to explore rolling the dough into long, thin beanstalks and adding smaller balls of playdough for the leaves.
  • Add large chalks outside so the children can design and draw a variety of story pictures, such as beanstalks, castles and giants.
Useful Information
Maths Farm Animals Resource - Monday
Phonics Learning Video - Monday
Literacy Learning Video - Monday
Story Time Video
Maths Learning Video - Monday
Phase 3 Floppy Phonics Songs
Phase 2 Floppy Phonics Songs
Jack and the Beanstalk Ebook
Purple Mash - Parents Guide
Oxford Owl - Home reading books
Year 1/2

Home Learning 25th January 2020

Welcome to the Year 1/2 home learning. We really hope you enjoyed our Zoom sessions last week, we hope you can log into as many of them as possible this week too. Please get in touch if you require any of the codes. As a reminder, there is no afternoon 'Live' Zoom story on a Friday as you wouldn't normally be in school, but don't forget to tune into STAR OF THE WEEK instead.  

We would really like it if you were to email in any learning from the week. If you have any questions or if you need any of the logins for your child, we will be more than happy to share them again with you using the class email addresses below: 

classc@moorgateacademy.co.uk (Mrs. DeMay)

classd@moorgateacademy.co.uk (Miss. Walker)

classe@moogateacademy.co.uk (Mrs. Eaglefield & Mrs. Trevelyan) 

English:

Monday:  Can I use imperative verbs?

There’s a game to play. You’ll need a dice and counters for each player. Roll the dice and move your counter. If you land on a picture you’re the boss. Tell your partner what to do using the picture to help you think of a verb. Can you add an adjective to your bossy sentence? Maybe ‘a tall ladder’ or ‘muddy football’. Have a go at adding an adverb to tell your partner how to do it. Words like: carefully, gently and thoroughly.

Tuesday: Can I identify the features of an instructional text?

Have a look through the instructions you have been sent. Which of the features on the tick sheet do you notice? Highlight them on the instructions and tick the ones you notice.

Wednesday: Can I write an introductory paragraph?

Today you’re writing a sentence or two to tell your read about the instructions. How will you hook your reader? How will you make it sound so exciting that your reader wants to have a go?  Use the ideas sheet to help if you’re a little stuck.

Thursday: Can I plan an instructional text?

Plan your title and then each instruction must include a temporal conjunction (we did these last week, they’re words like First, Next, Then), a bossy verb and an adverb to explain how to do it. There is a vocabulary sheet for some ideas.

Friday: Can I write an instructional text?

Your sheet has a picture, title and a list of what you will need. You just need to write the instructions for your rocket. Remember to use all the skills you’ve worked on this week.

 

Phonics & Spelling

Using the Oxford Owl Class Login Year 1 will be focusing on Book 25 and Book 26 within Floppy's Phonics. 

Phonics Play now have lots of resources on their website which you can access for free at home. There are lots of games/activities to have a go at. It would be helpful to focus on phase 5 sounds but work through the activities that you feel most confident with. The log in for home access is: username- jan21, password- home. We have attached the link to the website below. 

Year 1 Phonics

MondayToday is tricky word Monday! The tricky words we are looking at today are ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’. Look at both words and how they are spelt. Read the sentences and highlight the tricky words.

TuesdayToday we are looking at the split digraph /ie/ in words such as ‘field’ and ‘piece’. Read the words with an adult. Sound them out, for example ‘f-ie-l-d’ and add sound buttons. Ask an adult to show the /ie/ words, how quickly can you read them? You could use a watch to time yourself.

WednesdayToday we are continuing to look at the digraph /ie/ in words such as ‘field’ and ‘piece’. Cut up the words and mix up the letters. Can you remember how to spell the words from this week? Piece the letters back together.

ThursdayToday we are looking at the trigraph /igh/ and the grapheme /y/ ‘bright’ and ‘sky’. Read the words with an adult. Sound them out, for example ‘b-r-igh-t’ and add sound buttons. Ask an adult to show the /igh/ and /y/ words, how quickly can you read them? You could use a watch to time yourself.

FridayToday we are continuing to look the trigraph /igh/ and the grapheme /y/ in words such as ‘bright’ and ‘sky’.  Use the link provided to go on Phonics Play and play Buried Treasure using the /igh/ trigraph OR you could play noughts and crosses with a member of your family. Remember to read the words before you draw your nought or cross. Who will win?

Year 2 Spelling

MondayToday we are looking at Suffixes such as ‘ing’, ‘ed’, ‘er’ and ‘est’. We are looking at how with words like ‘hike’ you remove the ‘e’ before adding a suffix to change the word meaning for example the word ‘hike’ could become ‘hiking’. Cut out and read the word cards. Have a go at changing the word meaning by adding different suffixes. What new words can you make?

Challenge: Read the word list – some words are correct and some are incorrect. Tick correct and incorrect words.

TuesdayToday we are continuing to look at Suffixes such as ‘ing’, ‘ed’, ‘er’ and ‘est’. We have a range of new words to look at today. Cut out and read the word cards. Have a go at changing the word meaning by adding different suffixes. What new words can you make?

WednesdayToday we will be looking at removing the ‘e’ from the end of words and adding a ‘y’ to change its meaning. For example, ‘scare’ becomes ‘scary’. Read the words cards and think about what each word would become. Write the words from the word cards, remove the ‘e’ and add a ‘y’. What new word have you made?

ThursdayToday we are continuing to look at removing the ‘e’ from the end of words and adding a ‘y’ to change its meaning. For example, ‘scare’ becomes ‘scary’. Cut up the words. What new words can you make? Remember to remove the ‘e’ and add the ‘y’ at the end of your words.

ChallengeLook, Say, Cover, Write – Have a go! How many words did you spell correctly?

FridayToday we are continuing to look the trigraph /igh/ and the grapheme /y/ in words such as ‘bright’ and ‘sky’.  Use the link provided to go on Phonics Play and play Buried Treasure using the /igh/ trigraph OR you could play noughts and crosses with a member of your family. Remember to read the words before you draw your nought or cross. Who will win?

Year 2 also have a range of challenging activities on Spelling Shed to work through.

 

Reading

This week we will start reading pages 9-12 of Charlie and the Cheesemonster and find out what happens next! We are going to be making predictions about what might happen next on the basis of what we have already read. The pages you will need are attached below- Encourage your child to recap what has already happened in the story. In addition, there are appropriate sheets to help you carry out the activities below too. 

Monday – Can you read page 9 only and discuss with your adult how you know Charlie has landed on something? What words make you think this? You may also discuss what you think Charlie has landed on, have a look at the front cover.

Tuesday – Can you read page 9 again? We know that Charlie has landed on the moon but what do you think it might be made out of? Why do you think this? What words might be on the next page describing the moon? Write your ideas on the worksheet for today.

Wednesday – Read pages 9-12, Charlie bumps into a strange creature! Who do you think this might be? Why do you think this? Remember to use your capital letters, full stops and finger spaces when writing your sentences.

Thursday – Read all the pages we have read so far, what do you already know? Can you make a prediction what might happen next? What might Charlie be doing? Who is going to be in the rest of the book? Write down your predictions and next week we will find out what really happens!

Friday – There is a range of questions for you to take a look at and answer all about what you have read this week. In school, we call this Focus Friday. This will be familiar to your child. 

 

Maths – Year 1

Monday – We will be learning about our relative facts. You will use your part whole models to make relative number sentences using the challenges set in your power maths books. Use your knowledge of number sentences to help you. We will be using Power Maths pages 96-98.

Tuesday – We are going to be counting backwards from numbers within and including 10. Using number lines or objects around your house you will be able to count backwards. Before you start, try seeing if you can count backwards from ten without any help! We will be using Power Maths pages 99-101.

Wednesday – We will be learning how to subtract by finding the difference between two numbers within 10. Linked below is a number line that will help you with your counting backwards. To help you, you may also use objects around your house to represent numbers. We will be using Power Maths pages 102-104.

Thursday –  We will be solving subtraction word problems. You will need to read your challenges extra carefully and use your number line or objects to help you solve them. Remember you can also use your part whole models and number sentences to help you. We will be using Power Maths pages 105-107.

Friday – Today we will be comparing additions and subtractions. You will be comparing your numbers and using the < and > symbols to help you answer questions. Remember what we have been learning about our number sentences to help you. We will be using Power Maths pages 108-110.

Maths-Year 2

Monday- We will be learning how to work out division word problems. You could use a number line or counters to help you. Use your knowledge of division facts to help you work out different problems. E.g.. If I had 30 marbles shared between 5 children, each child would get 6 marbles each because 30 ÷5= 6. If you have your Power Maths practice book and would like to complete the tasks, the starting page is page 30.

Tuesday- We will be learning how to make a tally chart. Have a go at completing the tally charts for the rock/paper/scissors game. There is a video attached to help you understand how to make tallies. Use counting in 5’s to help you count the tallies more easily. If you have your Power Maths practice book and would like to complete the tasks, the starting page is page 35.

Wednesday- We will be learning how to make a pictogram. Have a go at completing the pictogram for favourite animals. You could make these numbers up if you need to or you could ask family members or friends about their favourite animals for your chart. There is a video attached to help you understand how to make a pictogram. If you have your Power Maths practice book and would like to complete the tasks, the starting page is page 38.

Thursday- We will be learning how to make a pictogram where one picture stands for more than 1 person or object. E.g.. 1 plate represents 5 dinners. There is always a key that tells us this information. Have a go at completing the pictogram for how children get to school. You can make these numbers up if you need to. If you have your Power Maths practice book and would like to complete the tasks, the starting page is page 41.

Friday- We will be learning how to interpret information from a pictogram. Think about the pictograms you have created this week and look at the information. What was the greatest total? What was the fewest total? If you have your Power Maths practice book and would like to complete the tasks, the starting page is page 44.  

 

Topic:

This week our Moon Zoom Topic lessons will continue to develop children’s computing skills as well as some Year 1 & 2 history content. Below you will find a range of engaging activities at an age appropriate level. If you require your child’s PurpleMash log in to access any of these, please get in touch with school or via the class email address above.

Monday – In today’s topic lesson we are going to learn all about Neil Armstrong through an immersive story with Now>Press>Play. Your child will be familiar with now press play through the interactive software we have at school. We have been able to secure a home learning version for you to use this week using the link below  https://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/ and the password nowpressplay. Find yourself a comfy spot and turn up the volume. After the session, see if you can answer the questions in the follow up quiz below.

Tuesday – After yesterday’s lesson you should now know lots of interesting facts about Neil Armstrong. Look at the 6 images (linked below) which directly link to the story you heard on Now>Press>Play. Describe what is happening in each picture, can you sequence the images in the order that they happened? This is similar to a timeline. If you would like an extra challenge, why not add a factual sentence or two to each picture as well.

Wednesday – Tomorrow, your child will be creating a fact file all about Neil Armstrong but before they can do that we need to do a little more research. Work through the Neil Armstrong PowerPoint below and gather up the facts you learnt in the fact file skeleton under the correct subheading. As it’s research notes, you do not need to write in full sentences.

Thursday – Now we have learnt all we can about Neil Armstrong, let’s turn this into an interesting fact file. You could use the fact file 2do set on Purple Mash or create your own template at home, don’t forget to include a title, subheadings and factual sentences! Your teacher would really like to see this!

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us via the class email. We look forward to seeing your learning. 

Useful Information
Charlie and the Cheesemonster Work Sheets WB 25.01
Charlie and the Cheesemonster Pages 1-12
Y1/2 Literacy: How to make a rocket - Writing Instructions
Year 1 - Phonics Resources
Year 2 - Spelling Resources
Pictograms web link
Tally charts web link
Topic Wednesday - Fact File Notes template
Topic Tuesday - Neil Armstrong Sequencing
Maths templates for Thursday 28th Jan
Topic Wednesday - Neil Armstrong Fact File
Maths templates for Wednesday 27th Jan
Maths templates for Wednesday 27th Jan
Now>Press>Play Neil Armstrong
Tally chart template for Tuesday 26th Jan
Topic Monday - Now>Press>Play Quiz
Year 1 and 2 How to make a rocket
Spelling Games and Strategies Year 2
Phonics Play
Maths Bot
Phonics Bloom
Spelling & Maths Shed
Purple Mash Parent Guide
Oxford Owl Reading
Year 3/4

Home Learning – Year 3 and 4 – Week Commencing 25/01/2021

Y4 Maths

Each week we will be completing a week’s worth of learning just as we would have done in school. All work can be recorded directly into their Power Maths books.

This week’s coverage;

  • Division with remainders
  • Dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number
  • Dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number
  • Dividing a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number
  • Problem solving -division

Please make sure you log onto the Year 4 Maths Zoom with Miss Villers from 9.15am – 10.15am.

Y4 Arithmetic

Please make sure you log on to TTRS and Maths shed as there are activities that Miss Villers and Miss Birtles have set. We are continuing to look at our 11 times tables.  

Y3 Arithmetic

Please make sure you log on to TTRS as often as you can. I will be sending out weekly certificates to children who achieve the most correct answers and make the most progress. Also check Purple Mash as new activities are uploaded on a weekly basis.

Y3 Maths

This week will start by finishing off our unit on Multiplication and division and then towards the end of the work we will be starting a series of lessons on Money. All learning will be done straight into Power Maths books after the teaching input on Zoom in the morning maths lesson.

This Week

Problem Solving- Mixed Problems

Multiplication and division evaluation

Converting pounds and pence.

Y3/Y4 Spelling

Please log on to Spelling Shed and Purple Mash for the spelling activities.

This week the Y3/4 statutory words we are learning are library, ordinary and separate.

Which spelling strategies are you going to choose to use to help learn these words?

  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Quickwrite – How many can times can you write each word in a minute?
  • Pyramid words
  • Box it up – Draw around the word making a clear distinction in the size of ascenders and descenders.
  • Copy the word into a sentence
  • Use a dictionary to find and record the words meaning

Y3/Y4 Literacy

This week in Literacy we will be following the Oak Academy’s unit on Instruction writing and will work towards writing our very own set of instructions for a Pizza designed for a monster.

Monday – Can I identify the features of instructions?

In this lesson, we will read through instructions and find their features, including sequencing words and imperative verbs.

Please find attached video link for today’s lesson below.

Tuesday – Can I devise ingredients for my monster pizza?

In this lesson, we will look at the ingredients of pizza and generate ideas for what types of ingredients a monster would use to make their pizza.

Y3/Y4 Reading

This week we will be starting our new class story Stig of the dump!

Please find the attached flipchart for this week’s learning. Here you will find the extract needed for today's lesson along with a selection of questions we would like you to answer. Answers can be recorded directly into their work books.

Everyone Reads in Class (E.R.I.C) – Please continue to spend 15 minutes a day reading your own reading book. If you have finished please read a new book on your book band on Oxford Reading Tree (link below).

Y3/Y4 Topic

This week we are beginning to look at our digestive system. We are going to learn about the organs in our body that helps us to digest food and then use this information to write a story about a piece of toast!! (You may choose other foods if you wish)

Monday – Can I label the human digestive organs?

There are 4 videos you will need to watch – these can all be found on the website below. Then please could you complete the diagram labelling the digestive system.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8

 

Miss Villers – classg@moorgateacacdemy.co.uk

Miss Birtles – classh@moorgateacademy.co.uk

Mr Moran -   classf@moorgateacademy.co.uk

 

 

Useful Information
Literacy Video - Tuesday
Y3/Y4 Tuesday - Spelling, Literacy and Reading
Y3/4 Topic Flipchart Monday
Literacy Video - Monday
Y3 Maths 25.1.2021
Monday Topic Videos
Y3/Y4 Monday - Spelling, Literacy and Reading
Ideas for Topic Homework - A list of optional activities to explore from home
Horrible Science Disgusting Digestion - The Mighty Mouth optional reading
TT Rockstars
Purple Mash Parent's Guide
Spelling & Maths Shed
Purple Mash
Oxford Owl Reading
Year 5/6

Year 5/6 Home Learning

Week Beginning 25.01.2021

Please see below a list of activities to complete for this week’s home learning. Please send work to your class teacher If needed, here is a reminder of the emails:

classi@moorgateacademy.co.uk     (Mrs Embleton/Miss Meadows)

classj@moorgateacademy.co.uk     (Miss Hardware)

classk@moorgateacademy.co.uk  (Mr Hawker)

classl@moorgateacademy.co.uk    (Miss Larmour)

Each morning, your class teacher will hold a morning briefing at 9am to explain the tasks you are to complete that day.

 

English

This week we would like you to continue your work on 'The Girl of Ink and Stars', with a focus of writing a biography. This week there will be a combination of live zoom lessons and resources used from the Oak Academy. In your morning briefing, your teacher will inform the one you will need to use. Additionally, there is an English booklet below to support you in your learning.

Monday – Use the Oak Academy to access the lesson ‘to identify the features of a biography’. The link to this will be uploaded on Monday morning. We would then like you to identify the features in the example biography for ‘Thomas Hubbard Sumner’. A teacher will be available on zoom to support you in the completion of this task from 9:45am (Year 5 with Miss Embleton and Year 6 with Miss Larmour). It is important you watch the video on the Oak Academy before joining zoom. 

 

Reading

Our text is ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’. There will be two videos uploaded of Miss Larmour reading chapter 10 and Mr Hawker reading chapter 11. Please listen to both of these chapters in preparation for next week. Additionally, please complete the following activities:

Monday– Read Chapter 10. Miss Larmour has recorded herself reading this chapter to you and a link will be uploaded.

 

Spelling

Monday : Retrieval - Let's Practise - conscious, conscience (Y5/6 Common Exception Words). What is the meaning of both words?

 

Year 5 Maths

Monday – As we are now moving onto the fractions unit, today we are going to have a recap on fractions as this is a topic that was missed during lockdown 1. Watch the video clip in the links at 10:30, pause when told to and complete the activities from the video. If you do not understand first time, feel free to re-watch the clip.

Miss Hardware will be available on zoom from 11:-00 until 11:30 to answer any questions about the worksheet provided in the links (no Power Maths book today).

 

Year 6 Maths

This week will be continuing with our work on percentages and then moving on to our new focus of Algebra. We have uploaded a video for you to watch at 10:30. This will explain your learning for today. If you do not understand first time, feel free to re-watch the clip. When you are asked to complete the task please do not continue the video as we would like you to complete your work in your Power Maths book (page 56).

Mr Hawker will be available from 11am - 11:30am to go through each activity if needed. It is important you watch the video before joining the zoom at 11am. 

 

Topic

On Monday, your teacher will hold a Topic briefing at 1:30pm to explain the following tasks.

For this week’s Topic we would like you to learn about our longest reigning monarchs, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II.

Activity 1 – Watch the video about Queen Elizabeth I. Identify some of the main events in her reign and create a time line of these events.

Activity 2 – Use the power point (Queen Elizabeth II) to learn about now you’ve learnt about her reign, compare the two Queen Elizabeths.

Activity 3 – From what you learnt over the past two days select either of the Queens and create a biography about them. A 2do has been set on Purple Mash for you to do this.  

Useful Information
Year 5 maths answers - Monday
Year 6 Maths Monday Answers
Y5/6 Spelling
Year 5 maths worksheet - Monday
Year 5 maths video - Monday
Year 6 - Monday Maths Worksheet
Year 6 - Monday Maths Video Presentation
Topic 2 - Queen Elizabeth II's life presentation
Topic 1 - Queen Elizabeth I video
Topic booklet - week 4
Monday English - Oak Academy lesson
English booklet - week 4
Reading booklet - week 4
Reading video (Chapter 11)
Monday Reading Video (Chapter 10)
The Girl of Ink and Stars (Chapter 10-11)
The Girl of Ink and Stars (Chapter 7-9)
The Girl of Ink and Stars (Chapters 1-6)
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Purple Mash
Times Tables Rockstars
Spelling & Maths Shed
Oxford Owl Reading