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FRIDAY 3RD APRIL 2020

Good Morning Golden Eagles. Next week is the Easter holidays so we will not set any home learning. We still expect you to be reading where possible. You will still be able to access Mathletics so feel free to log on whenever you like. Check the school website on Monday 20th April.

 

MATHS: Please visit Mathletics. We are currently in the top 50 classes in the UK! Keep it up!

 

READING: After reading for 20 mins, think about impression the author wants the reader to have of the characters.

There are some free audio books here: https://stories.audible.com/discovery

 

SPELLING: Test yourself on the spellings you have been practising this week.

 

ENGLISH:

You should have written all the paragraphs for your non-chronological report.

You now need to write it up in best. It is up to you whether you do it on paper or computer. Paper may be easier, so you can draw a picture of your creature.

Remember to include the features of a non-chronological report (attached) and you could also look at the examples posted on Wednesday.

Don’t forget to proof read your writing, checking all the non-negotiables.

 

MUSIC: Log onto Charanga and practise your brass instrument.

 

PE: Think of 5 moves. E.g. star jumps, burpees, squat jumps, high knees and plank shoulder taps. Do each move for 40secs and then have a 20sec rest. Repeat 4-5 times. Alternatively, have a go at one of Joe Wicks’ (body coach) workouts.

 

Brass - Why not try some of these tasks on Yumu?

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning Golden Eagles.

Happy April Fools’ Day! Probably not a sensible time to be pulling pranks though I’m afraid!

Instead, here are your activities for Wednesday and Thursday.  

 

MATHS: Please see Mathletics for your assigned activities. Some of you have been reassigned previous activities that you need a little more practise on. Keep up the good work!

 

READING: Please read for 20mins each day.

Think about how the author tries to keep you engaged. How do they make you want to read on?

 

SPELLING: Use the 10 spelling words you practised on Monday and Tuesday, either:

  • Write each word in a sentence, or
  • Write a paragraph containing all your spelling words.

 

ENGLISH:

Over the next two days you be writing the main sections for a non-chronological report, based on the creature you’ve already designed.

 

Look at the attachment –there are three examples of a non-chronological report, there are stars at the top of each page.

* = must

** = should

*** = could

Look at the relevant example, so you know what your finished report should look like.

 

Task 1 – Write the paragraphs for:

  • Introduction
  • Habitat
  • Appearance

 

Task 2 – Write the paragraphs for:

  • Behaviour
  • Lifecycle
  • Did you know? (Just a fun fact about your creature. Don’t repeat something you’ve already written)
  • Conclusion

 

TOPIC: Volcanoes

Look at the attached World map. 

Each triangle represents an active volcano. The majority are located along where the tectonic plates meet (‘fault lines’).

 

TASK: Research the world’s most dangerous active volcanoes and create an information leaflet all about it.

Some suggested volcanoes:

Yellowstone Caldera, USA

Mount Vesuvius, Italy

Popocatepetl, Mexico

Sakurajima, Japan

Galeras, Columbia

 

EXTENSION: See if you can find out about the ‘Ring of Fire’

 

Did you know that the Hobbit movie was mainly filmed on location in New Zealand? New Zealand has active volcanoes on it – see if you can find out about them.

MONDAY 30th MARCH 2020

Good Morning Golden Eagles. I hope you all had a good weekend and you are keeping well.

 

MATHS: Please see Mathletics for your assigned activities. Well done to the vast majority of you, who are completing your assignments every day – keep it up!

 

READING: Please read for 20mins each day.

Think about the setting of the book you’re reading at home and compare this to one of the settings in ‘The Hobbit’. Can you write a paragraph stating any similarities and differences?

 

SPELLING: Take 10 of your spelling words (5 on Monday, 5 on Tuesday).

How many times can you write each word in 60 seconds?

 

ENGLISH:

TASK 1: Can you write some ‘Alan Peat’ sentences? Download the attachment and look at the examples. Write your own sentences based on any scene or character from ‘The Hobbit’.

Must

Should

Could

Look at the ‘red’ examples

(slides 1 – 3)

 

Write your 3 of your own sentences.

Look at the ‘blue’ examples

(slides 4 – 13)

 

Write your 6 of your own sentences.

Look at the ‘green’ examples

(slides 14 – 23)

 

Write your 6 of your own sentences.

 

TASK 2: This week, you will be creating your own mythical creature to write a non-chronological report for.

Firstly, design your own creature. Draw a picture of it and label it.

Start to write a list of its key facts. E.g.

  • How long does it live for?
  • What size does it grow to?
  • What does it eat? How does it hunt/get its food?
  • Does it have any predators? If so, how does it protect itself?
  • What habitat/climate does it live in?

 

SCIENCE: Friction

Watch the clip on friction. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs

Write a list of when we need friction and when we don’t. E.g.

When we need friction

When we don’t need friction

 

Pressing the brake pedal in a car.

 

Going down a slide

 

If you need some ideas, watch the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2P6CuHVWvI

FRIDAY 27th March 2020

 

Good Morning Golden Eagles.

 

You are almost at the end of your first week of home learning… well done!

 

Below are the activities that you need to complete today – we don’t expect you to work over the weekend!  Complete each task to the best of your ability. Remember, this is just a guide, so do what you can.

  

MATHS: Make sure you have finished all of the activities you have been assigned this week, then you can ‘Play’ some of the games against other children. Remember – the ‘Play’ section won’t open up until you have completed all of your assigned activities.

 

We notice that some of you haven’t attempted any of your Mathletics tasks – please don’t be shy and ask a parent to contact us if you’re problems logging in!

 

READING: Summarise the last chapter you have read. 

 

SPELLING: Using the words you have been investigating this week, create a silly story that includes as many of them as possible.

 

ENGLISH:  How many features of a non-chronological report can you remember from yesterday (without looking!)

Then have a go at the ’60 Second’ read (see link) and complete the answers. You can then check your answers on the second page.

 

MUSIC: Log onto Charanga and practise your brass instrument.

 

PE: Create your own workout. Think of 5 moves. E.g. star jumps, burpees, squat jumps, high knees and plank shoulder taps. Do each move for 40 secs and then have a 20 sec rest. Repeat 4-5 times. Alternatively, have a go at one of Joe Wicks’ (body coach) workouts. Do it outside!

 

Well done on getting through your first week. Enjoy the weekend and we will send you some more tasks ready for Monday!

Take care and stay safe. 

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Good morning Golden eagles! I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Below are the activities for you to complete over Wednesday and Thursday.  Decide what to do each day and manage your time well.  Complete each task to the best of your ability. Remember, this is not compulsory – just try your best.

 

MATHS: Please spend some time on Mathletics each day.  Well done to those of you who have been on daily and completed your tasks – keep it up!

 

READING: Find all the words you are unfamiliar with in last chapter. Use a dictionary to find out their meaning. Can you use them in your own sentence?

 

SPELLING: Using the same words as Monday/Tuesday, practise your spellings using a method of your choice. E.g. bubble writing, fancy writing, pyramid. Aim to do 10 spellings.

 

ENGLISH:  (NCR = Non chronological report)

I hope you got on okay with your boxing up. I’ve uploaded a completed one for you to look at.

 

TASK 1 Using the features key document, highlight the features from the Werewolf NCR (see Monday's attachment).

 

Must

Should

Could

Ask an adult to help you with reading. You could talk through the features together.

Highlight the features.

Questions to investigate:

What is the purpose of a NCR? Where can they be found? What other examples can you think of?

Highlight the features and think about their purpose and the effect on the reader.

What other NCR examples can you find?

 

TASK 2 Compare the Jabberwock NCR and the Werewolf NCR. What similarities and differences do you notice? Which do you prefer and why?

 

Must

Should

Could

Create a similarities and differences table to compare the Werewolf and Jabberwock NCRs.

Write a paragraph about the similarities and a paragraph about the differences for the Werewolf and Jabberwock NCRs.

Write an essay style comparison between the Werewolf and Jabberwock reports.  Feel free to also compare a third report of your choice. 

 

 

TOPIC: Layers of the Earth

Mount Doom is a fictional volcano from The Hobbit / The Lord of The Rings.

During topic in class, we started to look at the layers of the Earth. We would like you to become more familiar with them and how they cause volcanoes to form.

Read the information in the ‘Layers of the Earth’ document, answer the following questions.

  1. How many layers does the Earth have?
  2. Name the layers.
  3. What are the pieces of the Earth’s crust called?
  4. What causes earthquakes?
  5. Which is the thickest layer of the Earth?
  6. What is created when the mantle leaks out onto the surface?
  7. What two metals is the core made of?
  8. Is the outer core a solid or a liquid?
  9. What is the inner core like?

 

EXTENSION TASK: Draw an annotated diagram showing the different layers of the Earth, or make a model of the Earth’s layers. You could even add labels to your model describing the features of each layer.

Good Morning Golden Eagles

 

 I hope that you are well and keen to keep learning at home.  Below are the activities that you need to complete over Monday and Tuesday.  Decide what to do each day and manage your time well.  Complete each task to the best of your ability.

 

MATHS: Please spend some time on Mathletics each day.  I currently expect you to complete 4/5 tasks each day.  These expectations may change as I monitor your progress.

 

READING: Please read independently for 20 minutes each day.  Can you predict what will happen next?

 

SPELLING: Please refer to the spelling lists in your folder.  Ensure that you can spell each word and use it in a sentence. 

 

Must

Should

Could

Revise the Y2 spelling list

Revise the Y3/4 spelling list

 

Revise the Y5/6 spelling list

 

ENGLISH: We are starting a unit on non-chronological reports. 

TASK 1: Read the report about werewolves (attached) and answer the questions below.

1. What does ‘hybrid’ mean?

2. Which type of wolf has poison claws?

3. How are werewolves still evident in modern culture? List 2 examples from the text.  Add one of your own ideas if you can.

4. How can a person become a werewolf?

5. Explain how a werewolf differs from an ordinary wolf.

6. How might you spot a person that is really a werewolf?

7.  How do the pictures add to the report?

8. Create a glossary to accompany the text.

 

Must

Should/Could

Ask an adult to help you with reading. You could talk through the questions together.

Think about the recent reading test/ SATs test you completed. Create 5 questions in a similar style.

 

TASK 2: Box up the text on the grid provided (either print out or copy grid onto paper) to show the key sections.

 

OPTIONAL TASK: create a story map for 2 of the paragraphs. Can you learn it off by heart?

 

SCIENCE: Water upthrust and buoyancy

 

Watch the clip on the below link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zc89k7h/articles/zytqj6f

 

At the bottom of the web page there are further links to help you if needed. E.g ‘What are water and air resistance?’

 

Create a poster explaining why some objects float and some sink. You can include pictures/diagrams/text etc.

Try to include the vocabulary: water upthrust, weight, buoyancy.

 

 

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