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Term 5 Home Learning

 

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.  Don’t forget to check the problem solving tasks too.  Feel free to play maths games once you've finished your assigned task.

 

There is also a copy of this term’s topic web for your reference.

 

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.

- practice your mental maths at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Mr Gale and Mrs Dowling

 

Red Kites' Remote Learning - Term 4

 

If you are unable to come into school (for example, if your household needs to isolate) please base your home learning on the grid below.  You can complete the tasks in any order that you like, but please work to the best of your ability. Good luck!

 

Mr Gale and Mrs Dowling

Remote Learning Grid Term 4

Back to School... what to expect

Friday 5th March

Good morning Red Kites!

 

CONGRATULATIONS! You have made it! You have finally reached the end of your remote learning! laugh

 

We are so proud of how well you have done. Did you think you would achieve as much as you have over the last 8 weeks?

 

One important job we all have to do today is to thank all those who have helped you during your time at home. Parents, carers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends…. Whoever they are, and whatever help they have given you, it will have made a massive difference.

 

Please make sure you show your appreciation to them today by saying ‘thank you’! yes

 

Your work for today is below, and we will see you at 1pm for your live lesson.

 

Enjoy your weekend! We will see you all on Monday morning – the doors will open at 8.50am. Please bring your home learning book in to school with you.

 

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

Rather than set a separate lesson, we’d like you to use the time to make sure your spelling and grammar in your fantasy writing are as accurate as possible.  Can you make sure that you use all of the features that you have studied at home via our Zoom lessons, the Oak Academy lessons and your grammar checks?  Make sure all of the key spellings that you’ve been revising are correct too!

Website lesson English

 

LO: Edit and publish my work

Today you are going to edit and improve your piece of writing and then write it up.  Firstly, read through your work to check for sense and the non-negotiables.  Then check your work against the toolkit and add anything that you think you need to.  Below you will find attached a wardrobe that you can use as a background to write on.  We would like this work to be hand written so that you can work on your handwriting! 

 

Please bring your work in to school next week for us to display in the classroom.

 

World Book Day – online live lesson

Have you visited the World Book Day website this week? If not, it’s certainly worth a look.

 

Today, we would like you to join the ‘‘Books and The Real World’ live event, which can be accessed by clicking here. The event is starts at 10:30am and stars authors Sita Brahmachari, Jess French and Katherine Rundell. It will last for approximately 30 minutes. We hope you enjoy it!

Live lesson

Maths

We will see you at 1.00pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready.

Today, we will be applying our logical thinking skills to solve some problems. The resources have been uploaded below – I will explain them during the lesson, so don’t print or attempt them just yet!

Reading

Remember, you need to have read to the end of Chapter 13 (Carol Singing) of Goodnight Mister Tom before Monday.  If you have already – well done!

 

Thursday 4th March

 

As it is World Book Day, your work will be rather different today. 

 

Visit some of the virtual book fairs that have been created by Mrs Hanger, Mrs Flynn, Miss Sharman and Mrs Dowling.  You can visit any or all of the book fairs that you like.  Then take a look at the activity grid and complete a few of the activities on it. 

 

Make sure that you click on the red book to follow the link to the Book Trust website which is an easy way to find new books and recommendations.

 

I will see you at 1pm for a special World Book Day Zoom session. Remember, much of our live lesson today will be down to all of you to organise. You must be prepared to share a book you recommend to the rest of the class. We don’t expect a huge presentation or speech, just a short explanation as to why you like the book and who you would recommend it to.

 

See you later!

Wednesday 3rd March

 

Good morning,

 

We hope that you are enjoying some of this week's creative tasks - we look forward to seeing some of them soon.

 

Wednesday 3rd March

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

Grammar lesson

Here is a lesson recapping relative clauses, which we mentioned briefly in yesterday's Zoom lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-knowledge-of-relative-clauses-6mu6ae?activity=video&step=1

World Book Day lesson

Your afternoon art task for today is to create your own ‘Narnia Wardrobe’. You can be as creative as you like with this activity! Feel free to use whichever art or craft materials you like, for example pencil, paint, chalk, pastels, crayons or even collage…

 

See the PDF below for more information.

 

Maths

Today’s maths tasks require you to work logically and systematically (in an ordered way).

 

There are three chilli challenges to choose from:

 

1 chilli: Cheerleaders – the local cheerleading team’s uniform is red, blue and green and is made up of a hat, t-shirt and shorts. How many different combinations of uniform and colours can you find?

 

2 chilli: Ice Cream Maths – this tasty problem requires you to work out combinations of ice cream flavours that can fit on a 2 scoop cone. How many combinations are there?

 

3 chilli: Euler’s problem –Euler was a famous Swiss mathematician who lived back in the 1700’s. This problem was about a town called Konigsberg, which had seven bridges crossing its river system. He wanted to know if it was possible to take a walk through the town, visiting each part of the town and crossing each bridge only once. We’d like you to use your logical and systematic brains to see if this was possible. This is a tricky challenge, so make sure you read all the information carefully before tackling it.

 

The solutions to these problems can be found on the last page of each document, so you can check your answers at the end. Good luck!

Website lesson English

LO: Use a range of sentence structures in a story opening to hook my reader

Today you are going to write your own journey just like we started to in yesterday’s lesson. Write at least a paragraph of you entering you wardrobe, travelling through and arriving in your new world.  Below is a checklist of everything I’d like you to include.

  • I have checked my non negotiables
  • I have used ambitious vocabulary
  • I have introduced setting and character
  • I have use ENPs (expanded noun phrases)
  • I have used a range of simple, compound and complex sentences

BONUS: I have included well punctuated speech to show thoughts

This task should take 30 – 40 minutes to complete to a high standard.  You may wish to take your time and include as much as you can in your first draft, or you may wish to write a first draft quite quickly and then go back and add to it.  Take time to make it interesting and original – you want your reader to feel like they’re travelling with you!  There will be time to edit on Friday.

Remember!

Don’t forget to prepare your book recommendation for tomorrow’s Zoom lesson – see the task we set yesterday.

You may be asked to share your book with the class, so be prepared to talk about it and tell us why you enjoyed it so much. See you in the Zoom tomorrow!

Tuesday 2nd March

 

Good Morning,

We hope that you recognised our very own Mrs McCarthy in yesterday's 'masked reader'.  Who is it today? 

See you at 1pm!

 

Tuesday  2nd March

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

World Book Day lesson

LO: Create a fantasy landscape

Art: Design and create your own landscape setting.

This week in English, you are creating your own fantasy world as a setting for a story. Today, we would like you to create your setting as a piece of artwork.

Look at the attached ‘landscape setting’ resource, for some images and ideas to help you.

You can use any medium available to you: Felt tips, crayons, pastel, paint, collage etc. Maybe you have an online tool/app that allows you to design your own world in?

Think carefully about your landscape before you start. It’s always a good idea to plan it out and do a draft before starting your final version.

Remember to send in photos of your final piece!

Website lesson

Maths

LO: Solve word problems involving the four operations

Today you have a selection of word problems involving the four operations: +  -  x   ÷

There are four levels for you to choose from. The ‘1 chilli’ option consists of addition and subtraction only. The rest involve all four operations.

Remember to read the question carefully and highlight the important information. Look for key vocabulary to know which operation to use.

 

 

World Book Day preparation task

We would like you to do some preparation for our World Book Day live lesson, which takes place this Thursday.

 

We will be talking about our favourite children’s books with you, and we will also be discussing opening lines to books during the lesson. However, the majority of the lesson will be filled by you!

 

In order for this to work, we would like you to choose a book you would like to recommend to the other children in the class. This could be a book from any genre – it doesn’t have to be a fantasy text! It could be a novel, a non-fiction book or even a poetry book. The main thing is you have to be able to justify why you think other children should read it!

 

If you have a copy of the book, please bring it along to the lesson, so you can hold it up whilst telling us all about it.

 

You will need to make some notes about why you recommend the book. If you like, you can complete the Book Recommendation Template below. Any one of you could be picked to do this, so make sure you are ready and organised! We don’t need a long speech from you, just a minute or two talking about your book choice. We will listen to as many of you as possible during the Zoom.

 

Have fun!

 

Live lesson

English

We will see you at 1.00pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your plan from yesterday with you and your book or some paper to write on.

Monday 1st March

 

Good morning Red Kites,

 

Welcome to what is hopefully your final week of remote learning. And what a week!  As this Thursday is World Book Day, we will spend the week celebrating books and completing some book-based creative work.  Our theme is ‘Escape the World: Get Lost in a Book’, so try to find the time this week to sit down with a book that you enjoy and really get immersed in it. If you’re not an avid reader (yet!) try to find some time this week to think about books that you might enjoy.  Perhaps a book that was turned into a film that you enjoyed?  Perhaps a recommendation from a friend or family member?  We’ve attached a sample KS2 reading list for you to look at: it’s arranged by genre.  If you are already a keen reader, see if you can attempt one of the challenges on your reading record and perhaps experiment with a new genre. (Reading records are stuck into your homework book.  For those of you who have already handed your homework books in at school, I've included the reading records below).

 

On Thursday, you’ll be able to attend some virtual book tasters and we’ll provide a link to a website that is really helpful when choosing your next book – regardless of whether you’re passionate about books or a bit of a reluctant reader.

 

The week is really about a celebration of reading, so we hope that you enjoy the creative tasks that we set.  If you have siblings working on creative tasks, feel free to make it a collaborative effort!

 

On Thursday you have our permission to stay in your pyjamas (if you want to!) and there will be some virtual book tasters as well as a range of different activities for you to try. 

See you at 1pm for our Zoom!

 

 

Monday 1st March

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

This is another week of checking your knowledge of key spellings.  Again, if you already know all of this week’s words, chose some of your own from your writing.  As well as using last week’s KS2 spelling menu, you can revise spellings from Y1 to Y6 at this site: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/lcwc/index.html

World Book Day activity

LO: To create a place capsule for your fantasy setting

I’m sure that most of you have heard of a time capsule: a box containing a selection of objects chosen as being typical of the present time, buried for discovery in the future.  What might go into a 2021 time capsule? Newspapers? Technology? Photographs?

Instead of a time capsule, you are going to create a place capsule to reveal some things about your own fantasy setting.  Below are my ideas for a ‘place capsule’ about Narnia to get you started:

  • Cotton wool in the box to represent snow
  • Some gloves (it’s pretty chilly there)
  • A tiara and wand for the white witch
  • Lucy’s potion bottle
  • Some Turkish Delight
  • A piece of Aslan’s mane
  • A gift (from Father Christmas!)

You can either make your capsule using a small box, or draw your capsule and its contents.  Please don’t buy anything to go in the capsule: try to make it or a representation of it instead.  For example, in mine, Turkish delight is a cut up sponge and my potion is in an empty spice bottle.  Take a look at the photo below.  Good luck – we hope that you have some fun making them.

Website lesson

Maths

LO: Solve word problems involving time

Last week, we looked at time. Can you apply your learning to word problems?

 

If you feel you need some revision on time, watch this video first:

Time Video – Corbettmaths Primary

 

There are 3 levels of time problems – choose carefully. The answers are on the following page for you to check after you’ve finished.

 

Live lesson

English

We will see you at 1.00pm via Zoom for today’s lesson.  Make sure you have your equipment ready. You may wish to print off the planning sheet below ready for the lesson, but a piece of paper will be just fine too.

Reading

Please read Chapter 12 (The Show Must Go On) and Chapter 13 (Carol Singing) of Goodnight Mister Tom by next Monday.  As this week we celebrate World Book Day, make sure you find the time to find a comfortable, quiet place and get lost in a book! If you have time, see if you can start some of the challenges from your reading record. Are there any that you can already sign off?

Mrs D's Narnia 'place capsule'

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.

Red Kites art work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, November 2020

Archive

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

Welcome to the new year, Red Kites!

 

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.

- multiplication wheels - you can use these or any other methods that you like to practise your times tables at home each week. Feel free to work with a family member or play a game to help you. Are you up to 3 second recall yet?  

- 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, wherever you are!

Mrs Doran, Mrs Dowling and Mr Gale smiley

 

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