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Friday 15th January 

 

Good morning Golden Eagles, we are nearly at the end of our second week of remote learning. I've been really impressed with your effort and participation during our live lessons - keep it up!

See you all later smiley

 

Arithmetic

Go to the Corbett Maths site and choose your level of challenge: bronze, silver, gold or platinum. Remember to check your work using the answers.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

Alternatively, if your times tables are not up to speed, play hit the button at:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Spelling and Grammar

Follow the link to revise subordinate clauses:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-non-finite-subordinate-clauses-crtkgr

 

Website lesson English

 

LO: Apply my knowledge of formal texts to change an informal text to a formal

The 'Letters' document below has two letters in it.  Read the first carefully and identify the formal features that it uses.  You could annotate the letter or list them (this should take no more than ten minutes).  Now read the second, rather informal, letter.  Please re-write Kezie’s letter for her so that it is suitably formal.  Remember to use:

  • Standard English (with NO contractions, shortenings or slang)
  • Formal vocabulary choices
  • Formal conjunctions (to create complex sentences)
  • Passive voice
  • Subjunctive (if you can)

As an extra challenge, use persuasive techniques to help Kezie receive her demands.  Rewriting her letter should take 30 to 40 minutes.  Please take at least 5 minutes at the end to proof read your letter: maintain high standards!

 

Website lesson

Art

Art: Experiment with sketching techniques

Today, we are going to continue to work on our sketching techniques. Watch the video below, which demonstrates the difference between outlines and edges.

Have paper and pencil ready, and try the techniques you see. 

Start Drawing: PART 1 - Outlines, Edges, Shading - YouTube

When the video has finished, draw a different shape, e.g. a circle. Can you add edges to your shape to create depth?

Look at the WW2 images below and pick one that you would like to try and draw.

Can you apply any of the skills you’ve just learnt?

 

Live lesson

Maths

I will see you at 1.45pm via Zoom for today’s lesson. The 'maths converting measures' resource is for AFTER the maths lesson. It includes conversion charts to help you and answers at the end. You may want to print it, or just have it up on your screen after the lesson. 

 

Reading

Remember, you need to have read to the end of chapter 3 of Goodnight Mister Tom before Monday.  If you have already – well done!

15/1/21 resources for you reference

15/1/21 resources you may want to print

14/1/21 Maths live lesson

Thursday 14th January 

 

Good morning Golden Eagles, I hope you are ready for another day of learning smiley

See you all for maths at 1:45pm 

 

Arithmetic

Go to the Corbett Maths site and choose your level of challenge: bronze, silver, gold or platinum.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

Alternatively, if your times tables are not up to speed, play hit the button at

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Website lesson

Topic

LO: To understand the difference between Allies and Axis countries in WW2.

Neville Chamberlain was the Prime Minister at the outbreak of WW2. Listen to his radio speech announcing that Britain was at war with Germany on 3rd September 1939. While listening, see if you can empathise with how people across the country may have felt listening to this on the wireless. Click here.

 

Today we will be learning about the countries that were involved in WW2.

Watch the video on here.

 

Now use the Internet to research Allies and Axis countries.

If you have a printer, you might want to print out the map of the Europe and colour the countries according to whether they were Allies or Axis countries. If you don’t have a printer, don't worry, you could create a list of Allies and Axis countries on a piece of paper.

 

Some countries were called ‘Neutral’. What do you think this means? Can you add them to your map or list?

When you have completed this task, can you add countries from other parts of the world to your list? E.g. Australia was a member of the Allies; Japan was a member of the Axis.

 

Website lesson English

 

LO: Review knowledge of modal verbs/the subjunctive

I have uploaded a PowerPoint recapping modal verbs and a PowerPoint about the subjunctive. 

You can also recap modal verbs at the BBC here : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zps4pbk

And there is a video about the subjunctive at the BBC learning English site here (it is designed for older pupils learning English as a second language, but it is quite useful for our purposes):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/upper-intermediate/unit-20/session-1

 

Once you have looked at the PowerPoint file and video, attempt the relevant attached worksheet.  You can also add some examples to your ‘Magpie Sheet’, as these will be useful in your writing next week.

 

Modal verbs sheet: Choose whether to complete the one, two or three star sheet.  Copy the sentences into your book (remember to be neat and to include the non-negotiables). No peeking at the answers until you’re finished!

 

Subjunctive sheet: There are 6 pages of questions.  Start on page 1 (easiest), page 3 (middle) or page 5 (hardest).  Do as much as you can and feel free to skip ahead if it’s easy or go back if it’s hard.  Again, don’t look at the answers until you’re finished!

 

Live lesson

Maths

I will see you at 1.45pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready. 

We are revising converting units of measures – you may want to have the attached ‘measure conversion’ sheet to hand to help you.

13/1/21 grammar live lesson

Wednesday 13th January 

 

Good morning, I hope you are all keeping well. Remember, just do the best you can with your home learning - here are today's tasks smiley

 

Arithmetic

Go to the Corbett Maths site and choose your level of challenge bronze, silver, gold or platinum.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

Alternatively, if your times tables are not up to speed, play hit the button at

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Spelling and Grammar

Please visit the following website, and complete lesson  on fronted adverbials:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-fronted-adverbials-71h64t

 

Website lesson Jigsaw

 

Jigsaw: My ideal job

Decide what your ideal job is.

Using the internet, you are going to research some of the key facts about this role.

You can record your findings onto the ‘ideal job’ resource, or you could design your own way of recording the information.

You will need to find out about and record:

• Job title

• Job description/main duties

• Qualifications needed

 • Salary

• 3 steps needed to take to achieve my dream job, e.g. work hard at school, get some relevant work experience (mechanic/hairdresser), go to university, work in my dad’s shop, etc.

 

Website lesson

Maths

Please visit the Mathletics website and complete the tasks you have been set.  Remember to use the ‘measure conversions’ help sheet if needed.

 

Outdoor learning task:

Go outside and make a scale drawing of your garden. Measure the edges of the garden and where the key features are. Decide on the kind of scale you are going to use for your drawing and create a key to show the landmarks.

 

Live lesson

English

Hopefully you managed yesterday’s independent task.  Below I've uploaded an example answer  – take a look to see how it compares to your paragraph. Have yours ready to show at the start of today's Zoom lesson. 

I will see you at 1.45pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready, including your ‘Magpie Sheet’ or your own version of it. The grammar task which is attached below is for AFTER our Zoom lesson.  You can complete it on the sheet or copy it into your book. There is also a glossary which some of you may need to use, again AFTER our Zoom lesson.

12/1/21 Grammar live lesson

Tuesday 12th January 

Good morning Golden Eagles, please see below for today's tasks. See you this afternoon. 

 

Arithmetic

Go to the Corbett Maths site and choose your level of challenge bronze, silver, gold or platinum.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

Also, if your times tables are not up to speed, play hit the button at:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Spelling and Grammar

Please look at this week’s spelling words, which are all linked to our topic.  Take some time to learn them as they will be useful in the next few weeks.

If you’re still unsure about the able/ible rule from last week and last term, you can complete lesson 2 at this site:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/suffixes-ible-able-fcac?from_query=able+ible

 

Website lesson Science

 

Science:  Describing properties of materials

To begin, watch this short clip giving an overview of why different materials are used for different jobs, depending on their properties.

How to identify materials - BBC Bitesize

Look at the attached resource – definition sort.

There are 10 words and 10 definitions – can you match them up correctly? If there are some words you are unsure of, remember you could look them up on the internet.

Now spend some time looking around your house – can you find an example of a material for each one of the 10 words you just found the meaning of? You could use the attached resource ‘materials around the home’, or create your own table on paper. (See the image below for an example)

 

Website lesson

Maths

Log onto Mathletics for your assigned tasks.

Today and tomorrow, your tasks will be related to converting units of measure.

It was a little while ago we looked at this, so I’ve attached a ‘measure conversion' help sheet.

 

On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we will be setting an optional outdoor maths challenge of the day. Here is today’s task:

 

Measure the boundaries of your garden. Calculate its area. Your site may be square, rectangular or another shape. What different calculations might you need to use to calculate the site’s area?

 

Live lesson

English

I will see you at 1.45pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready.  You may want to print a copy of the ‘Magpie Sheet’ from the website, or just have a piece of A4 handy to make notes for future reference.  You’ll also need your book to write in.

11/1/21 - Reading live lesson

Monday 11th January

 

Good morning Golden Eagles!

I hope you all managed to have a good weekend. Please see below for today's tasks.

See you all this afternoon smiley

 

Arithmetic

Go to the Corbett Maths site and choose your level of challenge: bronze, silver, gold or platinum. Remember to check your work using the answers on the website.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

If you need to go over your times tables, have as go on the below game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Spelling and Grammar

Revisit the website below and complete the lesson about relative clauses.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/t1-sentence-level-objectives-1343

 

Website lesson ICT

 

On Friday in your art activity, you looked at some of the WW2 aircrafts.

Using an internet search engine, research the different aircrafts/ships/tanks that were used during WW2. These can be from any of the countries involved in WW2.

 

If you have access to PowerPoint or Word, you could present your research on here. Alternatively, you could make a poster/leaflet on paper.

Below are some links that you may find useful.

World War II for Kids: WW2 Aircraft (ducksters.com) 

 (At the bottom of this page is a ‘play’ button, where a recording of the information will be read to you)

Aircraft in World War Two - History for Kids

 

Machines of the military - BBC Teach

 (A video clip)

 

Website lesson

Maths

Please log onto Mathletics for your assigned tasks. These are on volume, which we looked at last week.

 

Live lesson

English - Reading

I will see you at 1.45pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready.  Ideally, you should have read chapters 1 and 2 of our book (but don’t panic if you haven’t!) 

On the website there is a ‘Reading Question Support1’ document.  You will need this AFTER our lesson.

 

Reading

Please read to the end of Chapter 3 of Goodnight Mister Tom by next Monday.  If you finish, read your own reading book.  Try to read every day – 30 minutes is ideal, but every minute counts!

Friday 8th January

 

Good morning Golden Eagles.

You have nearly completed your first week of remote learning - well done! Keep up the motivation and hard work. I will see you at 1.45 for our lesson. See below for today's tasks. 

 

 

Arithmetic

Go to the Corbett Maths site and choose your level of challenge bronze, silver, gold or platinum.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

If you need to practise your times tables, click on the link.

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Spelling and Grammar

Please visit the following website, and complete lesson 1, ‘To Explore Complex Sentences’ You will need to watch the video and complete the tasks as the teacher sets them. Please work in your homework books. 

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-65j30c  

 

Website lesson

English

LO: Create a wartime vocabulary glossary

 

Today you are going to create a glossary for some of the vocabulary used in the model text.  For each word you need to:

a. Find it in the text and read it in context.  What word class is the word? Do you already know the meaning or can you work it out?

b. Check the definition using a dictionary (online is fine) and write a definition.

c. Use the word in a (high quality) sentence of your own. As an extra challenge, can you use some of the words in two different ways?

This task should take you approximately 45 minutes.  If you haven’t finished all of the words in that time, don’t worry (as long as you worked hard!) If you finish more quickly and have already used some of the words in two different ways, then try and find some more ambitious vocabulary to add to the list – it will come in useful for the rest of this unit.

 

Words: ration, utmost, crucial, adhered, rigidly, restriction, imperative, ensure, diverted, munitions, weaponry, invasion, propaganda, appeasement, evacuee, allies

 

The first has been done for you as an example:

Ration (noun/verb): a fixed amount of a commodity or item allowed during a time of shortage, such as a war.

Because her ration of butter was small, she hadn't enough to bake a cake. (noun)

“We must ration for the good of the country,” his mother explained. (verb)

 

Website lesson

Art: WW2 aircrafts

Look through the slideshow, which goes through several different techniques for sketching. On paper, have a go at some of the skills they suggest.

 

Choose one of the aircrafts to have a go at sketching yourself. It’s up to you what sketching technique you use. If you like the ‘grid’ method for sketching, use the attached resource.

 

Live lesson

I will see you at 1.45pm via Zoom for today’s Maths lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready. You will need some paper and a pencil to do your work with.

 

Reading

Either carry on reading chapters 1 and 2 of Goodnight Mister Tom, or spend 30 minutes reading a book of your choice.

7/1/21 Live lesson - volume

Thursday 7th January

 

Good morning Golden Eagles,

It was great to see you all again yesterday - keep up the super work!

See below for today's tasks.

See you at 1.45pm ready for maths.

 

Arithmetic

Go to the Corbett Maths site and choose your level of challenge bronze, silver, gold or platinum.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

Remember the answers are also on the website, so you can check your work when you’ve finished.

 

Website lesson

Topic!

LO: To share what you already know about WW2 and understand some of the causes of WW2.

Our topic this term is World War 2. We will be learning all about the causes of WW2, key people and significant events that happened between during the war (1939-1945).

For today’s tasks, we would like you to do the following:

 

Activity 1

First we would like you to create a brainstorm about everything you know about WW2 already. You can add to this as we move through the topic, so don’t worry if there are lots of gaps in your knowledge – we will soon learn lots together! In the centre of a large piece of paper, write WW2 in a bubble. Around the edge of the bubble, record what know. You might want to think about:

  • The countries that were involved in the war (were they Allies or Axis countries?)
  • Key people
  • Significant events
  • Important machinery / aircraft that were used
  • What happened to children during WW2

 

Activity 2

After you have created your brainstorm, please read through the ‘Facts about WW2’ sheet (below), then answer the following questions in your book in full sentences, maintaining high standards of presentation.

  1. What date did WW2 start?
  2. Who was Adolf Hitler?
  3. Which country did Germany invade to cause the start of the war?
  4. What is a swastika?
  5. What did the Nazis believe?
  6. Was Germany part of the Axis or Allies?
  7. Name three countries that were part of the Allies.
  8. Who was Winston Churchill?
  9. Which country swapped sides in 1943 from the Axis to the Allies?
  10. What does VE day mean?
  11. Who won the war: the Axis or the Allies?

 

Next week, we will look in more details at the countries who were involved in WW2.

 

Website lesson

English

LO: Demonstrate an understanding of a formal persuasive text

Today you are going to answer some questions about the model text to make sure that you know it really well.  Each question will have a numbers of marks next to it to give you an idea of how much detail we expect in your answer.  Some of the questions will be literal, others will ask for your opinion (which you will have to justify).

1. On what date does clothing rationing start? (1)

2. What does ‘crucial’ mean? (1)

3. From what age are children’s clothes rationed? (1)

4. Why won’t infants’ clothes be rationed? (1)

5. How will cloth be saved? (1)

6. What design features will be limited? (2)

7. How much money will be saved? (1)

8. What does ‘diverted’ mean? (1)

9.  What is the other advantage of rationing clothing? (2)

10.  Find and copy 3 phrases that show the formal tone of this text. (3)

11. Find and copy 3 phrases that show the persuasive nature of this text. (3)

12. How effectively does this text inform and persuade its audience? Justify your answer with examples from the text? (3)

e.g. I think that the text informs well because…    I don’t think that the persuasion is particularly effective because…

 

Challenge: Have a look at the examples of speeches on the PDF document.  Which do you think is the best and why? How does it compare to the model text? How does it compare to Boris Johnson’s recent speech where he INFORMED us of the new Covid restrictions and PERSUADED us that it was the right course of action?

 

Live lesson:

Maths

We will see you at 1.45pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready.

I have attached a multiplication square, which some of you may find useful to have for the lesson.

 

Reading

By Monday, you need to have read all of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of Goodnight Mister Tom.  Pace your reading to suit you: if read the chapters quite quickly, move on to your own reading book.

Wednesday 6th January

 

Good morning Golden Eagles,

It was great to see so many of you during yesterday’s live lesson – thank you for being patient and having a go at the tasks. Once we have done a couple more, I’m sure we will get into the swing of things and get to grips with the technical side of it - myself in particular!

See below for today’s task. See you later for the live lesson.

 

Arithmetic

Go to the Corbett Maths site and choose your level of challenge bronze, silver, gold or platinum.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

Spelling and Grammar

Please visit the following website, and complete lesson 1, ‘To Explore Simple and Compound Sentences’ You will need to watch the video and complete the tasks as the teacher sets them. Please work in your homework books. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/t1-sentence-level-objectives-1343

 

Website lesson

Jigsaw

We are starting a new unit in Jigsaw:  Dreams and Goals

 

Finish the sentence:

‘If I won lots of money my dream would be...’

Discuss with someone at home if you can, if not, jot down your own thoughts and ideas.

Consider if any of your dreams could be fulfilled without having money.

What dreams might we have that do not involve money?

Or do most of our dreams rely on us having enough money to make them come true?

 

Can you list 15 different jobs/careers that people may have?

Now consider:

What are your dreams for the future?

What would you like your life to be like when you are grown up?

What might you be able to do that you can’t do now?

 

Draw or list any of your dreams for the future. Maybe draw yourself achieving this dream. Think about what you need to do in order to achieve these dreams. Are there any obstacles/barriers you will need to overcome?

 

Website lesson

Please visit the Mathletics website and complete the tasks you have been set. Remember if you are accessing Mathletics on a tablet or phone, you will need to download the free app from the App store.

 

Today’s tasks are based on area and perimeter, which we looked at last term.

Remember:

The perimeter of a shape is the distance around its edges (the outside).

To find the perimeter: add up the measurement of every side.

 

The area of a shape is the amount of surface it covers (the inside).

To find the area of a square/rectangle: length X width

The area of a triangle:  base x perpendicular height, then ÷ 2

 

Remember, if you click on the ‘i’ icon, it will go through an example of how to solve the question.

 

Live lesson

We will see you at 1.45pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready.  There are copies of the model text (rationing) and mark sheet on the website which you can print if you are able (but it will be fine if you don’t).

 

Reading

Please read to the end of Chapter 1 of Goodnight Mister Tom.  There is a PDF copy of the novel attached if you need it (do NOT print it, as it is over 200 pages long!)  You are welcome to read alone or with an adult.  You should read for around 30 minutes.

Tuesday 5th January 

 

Happy New Year Golden Eagles!

I hope you all managed to have happy and safe Christmas break. Today we begin our remote learning – it is slightly different to the home learning you experienced previously.

 

Every weekday at 1:45pm, I will do a live lesson via Zoom (what could possibly go wrong?!)

You will need a pen or pencil, your homework book to write in and some paper or a whiteboard to take any notes or make jottings on.  Make sure that you’ve been to the toilet and have somewhere quiet to work that will enable you to concentrate.

The table below details the work that we would like you to complete today. A similar table will be uploaded each day.  Remember, work to the best of your ability: don’t rush through the tasks, but equally try to do as much as you can.  Take regular breaks but make sure you focus and work on each task for a suitable period of time. If you need to adapt work to suit you, please do so.

You will also see that we have uploaded this term’s spelling list, copies of the high frequency words and Y3-4 spellings lists as well as this term's homework grid and topic web.

Good luck – I’ll see you at 1.45 today.

Miss Johnson

 

Tuesday 5th January

Arithmetic

Go to the Corbett Maths site and choose your level of challenge bronze, silver, gold or platinum.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

Spelling and Grammar

This term’s spelling grids have been uploaded.  Check that you know the meaning of each word and its word class.  Can you use each word in a sentence? Once you are confident that you know the meaning of each word, start to learn the spelling.

Website lesson: Maths

Log in to your Mathletics account and complete your assigned tasks – these will be related to area of shapes, which we looked at before Christmas.

Website lesson: Science

 

This term we are starting a new unit: Properties of materials and changes of state.

 

In our first session, we are looking at the three states of matter.

Watch this video as a reminder.

Make sure you read the key facts about solids, liquids and gases which are below the video.

What are the states of matter? - BBC Bitesize

This video explains how the behaviour of the particles in each state.

The behaviour of particles in solids, liquids and gases - KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize               

Activities: (If you are unable to print, just complete on paper)

 

See the attached ‘solid, liquids, gases sort task’. Can you sort the materials into 3 columns? Solid, liquid and gas.

 

See the attached ‘science glossary’. These are some of the words we will be using during the unit. Using the internet, can you find the meaning of the words?

 

Live lesson

English

I will see you at 1.45pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready.

Home learning due to Covid-19 isolation

 

If your child is isolating at any point, please refer to the class' current home learning grids and spelling lists below for home learning tasks. In addition, your child should log in to Mathletics and complete the tasks they have set on there. They should also be reading and discussing what they have read with an adult on a daily basis.

Archive

Please see below for past home learning grids / activities / resources.

Welcome to the new year Golden Eagles!

 

Below are copies of the work that has been set in your homework book. You have:

- a spelling sheet - you will work on these words in school, but also practise them at home.

- a homework grid - choose a task to complete each week.

- a reading record - complete it each time you finish a book and see how many of the challenges you can complete this year.

- your Mathletics logins have been sent home and you should log on each week to see what work has been set.  Feel free to play maths games once you've finished your assigned task.

 

If for some reason you are unable to come to school, please use these as a basis for your work.  Be original and work to the best of your ability.  For example, you could:

- write out your spellings in super sentences in your best handwriting.

- review a book from your reading challenge.

- choose a task from the homework grid and take the time to plan, produce, edit and publish to a very high quality.

 

Keep up the good work

Miss Johnson, Miss Dearlove and Miss Lowing

Welcome to your new class - September 2020

Please visit our 'COVID19 Information Page' which can be found in the 'Key Information' area of our website.
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