Week Commencing 30th March 2020
Monday 30th March
Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you are all coping well and that you are keeping yourselves busy. Please remember that you can email me any time - here is my email so that we don't continue bombarding the office! - firstname.lastname@example.org. Show me your work, let me know what you have been doing, share your worries or ask about your work. I will do my best to answer as soon as possible between 9am and 3pm.
A quick note about TTrockstars. I have noticed that only 3 children have been on to practice their times tables this week. Having so much time away from school, this is a perfect time for you to be getting super quick at your really important maths facts. Remember, the quicker you are at these, the quicker our maths lessons will go when we get back to school.
Maths this week is a little different. Instead of three days work, I would like you to work through these lessons on fractions for the next 5 days. This website is a great resource for us, so I would like to test it out this week and see how it goes. Can you follow the link below, click on the plus next to 'Week 1' and start with Lesson 1 - Unit and non unit fractions. Watch the video and then answer the questions. There is no need to print the sheet if you don't have a printer, simply copy the answers into your book.
English - RE
As we approach Easter, I have put together 3 English lessons that will explore the Easter story. Today, have a look at the missing words text and see if you can fill them in. Then, use the text to answer the Guided Reading questions at the bottom of the document, in your books. On Friday you will be asked a 'big write' question which you must answer with all the evidence you have and your opinions, so please pay close attention to each lesson. Check back on Wednesday for the next lesson.
This week we are going to finish our Stone Age topic. You have done so well remembering all the information about the progress humans made through the three ages; stone age, bronze age and iron age. What fascinating people we were!
This week you will look a little harder at the iron age. Take a look at the document attached and it will take you through the last lesson and the exciting task in store for you!
Week Commencing 23rd March 2020
For children who are not able to attend school, this page will be updated with work that the children can complete throughout the week. Also included are our school prayers, links to MindUp and some links to the songs we have been practicing in singing assembly in case the children are looking for some familiarity.
Below is a guide timetable to help the children structure their day and focus on their learning when required (and maybe you might get a little help around the house too!).
Prayers and Singing Assembly
Thank you for this brand new day.
Help us to embrace opportunities for new learning.
Show us how to listen and love.
Support us and our friends.
Guide us to excellence in all that we do today.
Lord of the loving heart,
May ours be loving too.
Lord of the gentle hands,
May ours be gentle too.
Lord of the willing feet,
May ours be willing too.
So may we grow more like you,
in all we say and do.
MindUp and Brain Breaks
Every class takes part in three brain breaks throughout the school day. Brain breaks are under five minutes each and give children calm time to focus their minds on one thought at a time. Please follow the link below and give your a child the opportunity to continue these at home by listening to the recording provided. MindUp has put together a bank of resources and activities you may like to explore together at home.
Daily Reading - Free books to download and read:
Stories to listen to:
Daily Exercise Ideas
Below, you will find regularly updated links and documents with tasks that your child is expected to complete. They will be updated in time for Monday, Wednesday and Friday learning time.
In addition to these activities, your child will be expected to practice their times tables and spelling words.
Use your Home Learning books to record your learning. You may also use them for art, book reviews, any extra learning, or thoughts that you'd like your teacher to read. It goes without saying, you must use your best handwriting at all times.
Friday 27th March
Here is a weekly maths quiz for you!
Have a go at this maths puzzle. You can use dried pasta, lego or anything else you have around that would be suitable if you don't have counters. Copy the grid and off you go. Have fun!
Have a go at this fun comprehension today. Read the story and then answer all the questions below the text.
Re-tell the story from the cat's perspective.
The water cycle
For those of you that weren't in the lesson with Mr McCance, you will need to research the water cycle.
Could you all draw a diagram of the water cycle and label it with the words evaporation, condensation, precipitation.
Where else can you spot evaporation and condensation. (Clue: Look out for it in your kitchen and bathroom!)