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Date set: 6th July 2020

 

YOU'VE DONE IT!  This is the final week of home school work set and I want to thank you all for the fantastic job you have done.  The quality and quantity I have received from most of the children is exceptional and they, and you, should be very proud of all of your efforts throughout this testing and difficult time.  Well Done!

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize are doing Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

This week's English tasks are all about 'Fing'.  We have finished the book now, the prologue, 37 chapters and epilogue.  All of the links for each chapter can be found lower down this page if you would like to hear them or re-listen to them.

 

Task 1: In English Resources, you will find a reading comprehension on David Walliams.  It is differentiated, with 3 levels.  The first 6 pages are Level 1, the next 6 Level 2 and the final 6, Level 3.  Choose whichever you are most comfortable with.

Task 2: On the following link, you will find a word search and also a chance to design your own monster for the Monsterpedia: https://www.harpercollinschildrensbooks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Fing-Activity-Sheet.pdf.

Task 3: This task is about analysing Myrtle's character.  You can do this by just creating a character description - remember you need to remember appearance and personality, or you can use the the Analysing Character Sheet in English Resources.  Would you like Myrtle as a sister?  Why / why not?

Task 4: Who is your favourite character in the book?  Explain your reasoning.

Task 5: Write a book review of Fing: you will find a template in English Resources. 

 

Maths Tasks

For our final week there will be lots of games, puzzles and activities.

Task 1: MyMaths booster work has been set.

Task 2: Concentrating on number sequencing, look at the following link to play the interactive game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity01.

Task 3: Complete the Alphabet Puzzle challenge found in Maths Resources.

Task 4: Look at the Mathematical Investigation on Polyominoes.  Answer the questions on them and play Tetris on the link included.

Task 5: TTRS to finish the lockdown work.  Can you improve your scores and times?

 

Times Tables / Number Bonds

I have attached, in Times Tables / Number Bonds Resources further down the page, the Star Times Table sheets we use in class.  I have also included a couple of Year 3 sheets and also a Number Bond set which includes decimals.  Please feel free to do any of them should you choose.  In class, the time limit is usually 5 minutes and 5 seconds but don't feel that you have to limit your time.  Getting answers correct is more important than rushing and making errors.

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: Sign Language: I hope you're enjoying the work on Sign Language.  We have been through the alphabet, greetings, colours and family members so far.  This week, we will look at how to say numbers from 1-20.  Use the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOlOHg6djSE&feature=youtu.be&list=PL7_g0MboxfaGOTJSRxOe117TRMbTQcsZJ and enjoy learning new words.

Challenge 2: P.E.: Active Essex have been running a youtube channel, running activities for individuals and families.  The link is: https://www.activeessex.org/keep-essex-active-youtube/ and it is updated weekly with activities to do.  

Challenge 3: I.C.T. - Online Safety: Given the enjoyment the children have playing games online, the attached file discusses online safety in terms of gaming.  It even concludes with a basic game you can play with them.
Challenge 4: Art: Draw with Rob is a youtube channel that breaks down how to draw different things.  Type in "Draw with Rob" to your browser and select videos at the top of the page.  You can then choose anything to draw.  This is the link to the unicorn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWc5JVDGKAA, but there are numerous alternatives.

Challenge 5: Powerpoint: Create a powerpoint of your lockdown experience.  include things you have done, how your days have changed, things you have changed and are now doing differently to when lockdown started.  Put in any pictures or videos you might have made.

Computing Resources

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 29th June 2020

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize are doing Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 33 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 34 will be added on Monday, with chapters added every day from then on. With all other work set, you only need to listen to the story - no tasks will be set until the book is completed.

Apologies for not adding the remaining chapters recently however please try to ensure you look at previous weeks to see all of the chapters of the book.  We will finish the book this week and next week's English work will be based on the book.

Chapter 34: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/_TtF3H5megs.

Chapter 35: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/PYvrOr5HDm8.

Chapter 36: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/N3_6qWUP3vA.

Chapter 37: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/wQnosmWeo00.

Epilogue - The Final Chapter: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/wfU36R0ILl4.

 

For Writing tasks this week, you will be doing poetry and revising determiners.  Work through the files in English Resources.

 

Maths Tasks

 

This week, you will work on factors, multiplying 3 numbers together and using column addition with money. There is also a powerpoint to watch which will help any misconceptions.

 

Times Tables / Number Bonds

I have attached, in Times Tables / Number Bonds Resources further down the page, the Star Times Table sheets we use in class.  I have also included a couple of Year 3 sheets and also a Number Bond set which includes decimals.  Please feel free to do any of them should you choose.  In class, the time limit is usually 5 minutes and 5 seconds but don't feel that you have to limit your time.  Getting answers correct is more important than rushing and making errors.

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: Sign Language: I hope you're enjoying the work on Sign Language.  You may start being able to sign sentences as we have learned the alphabet, greetings and also family members.  This week we will be learning colours.  What's your favourite colour?  Is it also your favourite colour to sign? You will find the demonstrations on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z4-GrD5U8U&list=PL7_g0MboxfaGOTJSRxOe117TRMbTQcsZJ&index=5.

Challenge 2: P.E. (This activity is to be continue throughout June): Active Essex have a 30 minutes for 30 days challenge.  Follow the link and enter your email to receive resources to use: https://www.3030essex.com/jointhemovement/.

Challenge 3: Art: This week, Roald Dahl's illustrator, Quentin Blake, will show you how to draw Willy Wonka.  Watch this link to see how to draw him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZJm6QXSOP4.
Challenge 4: Outdoor Learning (This activity is to be continued throughout June): Essex Wildlife Trust has a 30 Days Wild initiative for June.  Follow the link and take part to receive a pack from them to use: https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1.

Challenge 5: Science: This week you will need help from an adult.  You are going to try to shrink crisp packets in the oven.  The instructions and the video give slightly different ways to conduct the experiment however the result is the same.  On the video, there are even things you can use your shrunken crisp packets for afterwards. The links are: http://www.planet-science.com/categories/experiments/chemistry-chaos/2012/01/shrink-a-crisp-packet.aspx and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MMphd9r570.  Have Fun!

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 22nd June 2020

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize are doing Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 33 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 34 will be added on Monday, with chapters and tasks added every day from then on. With all other work set, you only need to listen to the story - no tasks will be set until the book is completed.

 

For Writing tasks this week, we will be using a picture called View from the Cockpit, which can be found at: https://www.pobble365.com/view-from-the-cockpit/.  You can do them in any order.

Task 1: Perfect Picture, designing a mode of transport.

Task 2: Sick Sentences

Task 3: Sentence Challenge

Task 4: Question Time

Task 5: Story Starter

 

Maths Tasks

This week we will look at the 7 times tables and how it looks on a number line, factors and also co-ordinates. There is a Powerpoint on co-ordinates to show you how they work.  We will use this to draw pictures and shapes next week.  All of the relevant resources can be found in Maths Resources.  In each of the files there are differentiated sheets for you to choose to complete.

 

Times Tables / Number Bonds

I have attached, in Times Tables / Number Bonds Resources further down the page, the Star Times Table sheets we use in class.  I have also included a couple of Year 3 sheets and also a Number Bond set which includes decimals.  Please feel free to do any of them should you choose.  In class, the time limit is usually 5 minutes and 5 seconds but don't feel that you have to limit your time.  Getting answers correct is more important than rushing and making errors.

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: Sign Language: I hope you're enjoying the work on Sign Language.  We have been through the alphabet and greetings so far.  this week, we will look at how to say our family members.  Follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ64xUc9ofQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PL7_g0MboxfaGOTJSRxOe117TRMbTQcsZJ and enjoy learning new words.

Challenge 2: P.E. (This activity is to be continue throughout June): Active Essex have a 30 minutes for 30 days challenge.  Follow the link and enter your email to receive resources to use: https://www.3030essex.com/jointhemovement/.

Challenge 3: I.C.T. - Online Safety: Over the last couple of months, everyone has been online even more than usual.  For the next couple of weeks, we will look at a couple of online safety videos.  The attached file will explain what exactly to do, but this will culminate in creating a poster.
Challenge 4: Outdoor Learning (This activity is to be continued throughout June): Essex Wildlife Trust has a 30 Days Wild initiative for June.  Follow the link and take part to receive a pack from them to use: https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1.

Challenge 5: Topic: During the Autumn Term, which seems like years ago, we studied Rainforests.  As a revision, in the file attached, is an Actionaid pack on the Amazon Rainforest with information and activities, including using Portuguese and finding a forest at home!

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 15th June 2020

This week's work has been set with the help of Emily Johnson from Fox Class.

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize are doing Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 30 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 32 will be added on Monday, with chapters and tasks added every day from then on. With all other work set, you only need to listen to the story - no tasks will be set until the book is completed.

Chapter 32:  Link is: https://youtu.be/k9WJWd-0Yfw.

Chapter 33: Link is: https://youtu.be/XoiAayZenV4.

 

For Writing tasks this week, some of the activities will be based on a film clip called "5.80 metres".

Task 1: The name of the film is "5.80 metres" and is about giraffes. What do you think the film will be about and why?

The subtitle of the film is: "High Diving Giraffes".  Does this give you any further clues?  What do you think will happen in the film now and why?  Watch the clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPrWo5pEvyk&t=2s) and write down whether your initial thoughts and feelings were correct.  Was your prediction correct?  Did you enjoy the film? 

Task 2:  Today you are going to re-watch the film and make notes to plan writing instructions to dive.  For example, Step 1 – Starting position. Toes at the end of the board with arms overhead. Keep your head up and focus on target.

Step 2 – Take off...etc

Task 3:  Write a set of instructions for how to dive.  Remember time words (next, then, first, finally, etc), imperative (bossy) verbs and in a chronological order.

Task 4:  Plan writing a letter to Mrs. James, telling her how you have been through lockdown and when you hope to see her again.

Task 5:  Write your letter in your best writing, with no crossings out, that you can send to her.

 

Maths Tasks

 

This week, you will be revising column subtraction, perimeter and area.  There are a couple of powerpoint that you can use to revise what you know - Complete 1 Task per day.  Record your answers in your books.

 

Times Tables / Number Bonds

I have attached, in Times Tables / Number Bonds Resources further down the page, the Star Times Table sheets we use in class.  I have also included a couple of Year 3 sheets and also a Number Bond set which includes decimals.  Please feel free to do any of them should you choose.  In class, the time limit is usually 5 minutes and 5 seconds but don't feel that you have to limit your time.  Getting answers correct is more important than rushing and making errors.

 

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: Sign Language: After learning the alphabet last week, this week you will learn how to greet someone by saying things like, "Hello" and "Welcome".  Watch the clip and practice the greetings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdGVJRcdy0g&feature=youtu.be&list=PL7_g0MboxfaGOTJSRxOe117TRMbTQcsZJ.  Try to say a greeting with my name to sign and send to me.  For example, "Hello, Mr. Mackler".

Challenge 2: P.E. (This activity is to be continue throughout June): Active Essex have a 30 minutes for 30 days challenge.  Follow the link and enter your email to receive resources to use: https://www.3030essex.com/jointhemovement/.

Challenge 3: Art: After drawing with letters last week, this week you will use the letters "A" and "M" to create an optical illusion where your letters look like they are coming out of the page.  The link for "A" is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr-zAzxfTVU and "M" is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07il8wZR1Tk.
Challenge 4: Outdoor Learning (This activity is to be continued throughout June): Essex Wildlife Trust has a 30 Days Wild initiative for June.  Follow the link and take part to receive a pack from them to use: https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1.

Challenge 5: Science: This week's experiment is to learn about the science of a sneeze.  Using the following website, https://www.globalhealthhomeschool.org, watch the clip, https://youtu.be/2uJZEICNyho and use the steps in the file found in Topic Resources.  Please send me the results of your experiment.

 

Topic Resources

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 8th June 2020

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize are doing Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 30 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 31 will be added on Monday, with chapters and tasks added every day from then on.  I have added Chapter 30 to re-listen to.  With all other work set, you only need to listen to the story - no tasks will be set until the book is completed.

Chapter 30: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/1i3yuP3qrTM.  It's a short chapter so just listen to the story.

Chapter 31: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/TsOfr409nJk.

 

For Writing tasks this week, the activities will be based on a film clip called The Lego Story, which can be found on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdDU_BBJW9Y&t=2s.  The film is about 17 minutes long and is the story of Lego so is not a story, more an animated documentary about how it came to be.  Tasks 1 and 2 can be discussed with an adult.  The tasks are building up to writing a non-chronological report at the end of the week.

Task 1:  Watch the whole film.  Who do you think is narrating?  Did you know any of these facts before seeing the film?  What did you find interesting?  What have you learned about Lego from the film?

Task 2: Play the film from 9:58-11:25. Who did Godtfred meet? What was their conversation about? What was the key word in the conversation? How did this word factor into the invention of Lego? What does “system” mean?  Use a dictionary. Do you agree or disagree that Lego needed a system? List or discuss the key facts from the clip which would be important in a report about the invention of Lego.

Task 3: Create a timeline of events shown in the film.  Use some Lego pieces in your timeline if you have some.  Watch the film again if you need to for some assistance.

Task 4: Tomorrow, you will be writing a report on Lego, so today you can prepare and plan.  Choose at least 3 of the following: the creator of Lego, his family, their background, the actual product, the success of the product and Lego today. If you want any other heading, please feel free to add it.  We have done non-chronological reports already this year.  Remember, you will have an introductory paragraph then 3-4 other paragraphs about the invention of the toy. You can research further information to go into each paragraph and also make a note of key vocabulary to include.

Task 5: Write your report.  include diagrams as well.

 

Maths Tasks

After last week's holiday planning, this week you will be designing a new bedroom for yourself.  You have to draw your design and work within a budget again.  Make it as personal as you can and have fun making your own bedroom.  Use the files in Resources, starting with the Bedroom powerpoint which will explain what you have to do.  Have fun!

 

Times Tables / Number Bonds

I have attached, in Times Tables / Number Bonds Resources, the Star Times Table sheets we use in class.  I have also included a couple of Year 3 sheets and also a Number Bond set which includes decimals.  Please feel free to do any of them should you choose.  In class, the time limit is usually 5 minutes and 5 seconds but don't feel that you have to limit your time.  Getting answers correct is more important than rushing and making errors.

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: Sign Language: Over the next few weeks, we will be learning how to sign.  Every week, a video link will be given for you to practice and learn things like the alphabet, numbers and colours.  This week's task will be to try to sign your name.  You can find a demonstration on the following link as well as seeing a poster of each letter in the file in resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGEKXi517xA&feature=youtu.be&list=PL7_g0MboxfaGOTJSRxOe117TRMbTQcsZJ.  It would be great if you could record it and send it to me! 

Challenge 2: P.E. (This activity is to be continue throughout June)Active Essex have a 30 minutes for 30 days challenge.  Follow the link and enter your email to receive resources to use: https://www.3030essex.com/jointhemovement/.

Challenge 3: Art: Last week you drew some fantastic art from numbers; this week you can use letters and make drawings from the alphabet.  Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMU-LN1snvI and have fun!
Challenge 4: Outdoor Learning (This activity is to be continued throughout June)Essex Wildlife Trust has a 30 Days Wild initiative for June.  Follow the link and take part to receive a pack from them to use: https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1.

Challenge 5: Science: This week's experiment is, 'How to Make Invisible Ink'. Watch the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzzjI0D7MJY and follow the instructions: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/invisibleink.html to send secret messages.

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 1st June 2020

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize are doing Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 30 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 31 will be added on Monday, with chapters and tasks added every day from then on.

 

For Writing tasks this week, the activities will be based on a short film clip called The Present, which can be found on the following link: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-present.html#.  Your responses to Tasks 1, 2 and 4 can be written down or discussed with an adult.

Task 1:  Watch the first 50 seconds of the film.  What do you think might be in the box?  Watch the next 10 seconds of the film.  Were you correct?  What do you think the boy thinks of his present?  Why do you think his mum might have bought him this?

Task 2: Watch all of the film.  Do you think the boy's feeling toward the dog change during the film?  Why might that be?  Did the puppy's feelings change toward the boy during the film?  Why?  If your answers are different, how can the same event be seen in different ways depending on your feelings?

Task 3: Go to 1 minute 44 seconds into the film, where the puppy brings the ball to the boy. Use Task 3 in English Resources to fill the speech bubbles with what you think the boy and puppy might say at various points of the film.

Task 4: Watch the film again. How do you think the boy’s life will be different now that he has a dog? Will he play computer games in the dark so often?  What do you think are the key benefits of dog ownership? Bullet point your top 5 points.

Task 5: Choose a character, either the boy or the dog.  Imagine you are that character.  Write the story from your character's perspective.  Remember to use first person and try to use dialogue if you can.

 

Maths Tasks

We have all been stuck inside for over 2 months now and not had the chance to have a holiday.  Some of you had holidays booked but couldn't go on them so this week's task is to plan a holiday.  

You have all week to do this and there may be a couple of calculations with which you need some help from adults however you have to work within a budget and choose the holiday you want, paying for things such as flights, location and activities.

Use the files attached and have fun!

 

Times Tables / Number Bonds

I have attached, in Times Tables / Number Bonds Resources, the Star Times Table sheets we use in class.  I have also included a couple of Year 3 sheets and also a Number Bond set which includes decimals.  Please feel free to do any of them should you choose.  In class, the time limit is usually 5 minutes and 5 seconds but don't feel that you have to limit your time.  Getting answers correct is more important than rushing and making errors.

Writing Resources

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: Science: This week's experiment is to make a parachute from which an egg can be dropped.  There are a variety of ways in which this can be done so I have put some instructions in the resources and also a link to a video showing this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edl-IlLWXR8.  Please make sure you have adult supervision, especially when dropping the egg.  Try it with a runny egg too to see if it works!  Can you do it so the egg doesn't break?  Most of all, have fun with the experiment!

Challenge 2: P.E.: Active Essex have a 30 minutes for 30 days challenge.  Follow the link and enter your email to receive resources to use: https://www.3030essex.com/jointhemovement/.

Challenge 3: Art: This week's art is to use numbers as a starting point to draw.  Watch the video to see how writing down numbers from 0-10 lead to being able to draw a panda, a carrot and a spider web amongst other things. The link for the video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRavJtuv6po.
Challenge 4: Outdoor Learning: Essex Wildlife Trust has a 30 Days Wild initiative for June.  Follow the link and take part to receive a pack from them to use: https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1.

Challenge 5: R.E.: As we continue our learning of Judaism, this week will look at diet.  Jewish people eat food which is called Kosher.  Look at the attached resource and complete at least one of the 3 tasks.  Next week, I will be adding recipes to make some Jewish food for you to make should you like to taste it.

Half-Term Activities

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 18th May 2020

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize are doing Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

 

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 30 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 31 will be added on Monday, with chapters and tasks added every day from then on.

 

For Writing tasks, this week the activities will be taken from a new e-book that has been released, called Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home.  The link for the e-book is: https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721fa99e30b70f0?authid=7dNZAolx0j6O

Task 1:  Look at the file in Writing Resources called "Reading".  Can you match the author to the book?  Choose one of the authors and write as many of their books as you can think of.  Before reading the book, look at the front cover and the blurb on the back of the e-book; what do you think the book will be about?  Can you link it to anything you know?

Task 2: Read inside the front cover and also the acknowledgement.  Does it change what you thought about the book yesterday?  Does it make you want to read the book?  Read the first 4 pages of the book (up to the scientist on the TV).  What other things do you think might be mentioned in the book that you have encountered?

Task 3: Start by looking at the file in Writing Resources called " Wednesday 20 May" which is on inference. Read the next 8 pages (up to Winnie eating all the different pumpkin food).  Write a short rhyming song or ditty that you could sing whilst washing your hands, like Winnie has done.

Task 4: Finish the book.  What have you done through the lockdown that has not been included in the book? Write about 2 of these, as if you were Winnie or Wilbur, which could be added to the book.

Task 5: Read the book the whole way through to an adult.  Make sure you add expression and ensure the tempo of some of the paragraphs are read correctly to add effect.

 

Maths Tasks

This week's task is to complete a Murder Mystery.  We have done these in class so the children know what to do. There are files in the Maths Resources below, showing clues and other information.  In the file entitled, "Murder Mystery 18 May Help", there is a breakdown of each clue and how to work them out, with the answers. Your aim is to find the killer, doing 1 clue per day.

Monday: Look at the "Suspects" file.  Read the instructions on the 2nd page and then choose a suspect that you think may be the killer.  At the end of the week, see if you're correct! Look at "Monday - Clue 1" and complete the clue.  Remember to look at "Murder Mystery 18 May Help" if you need help with working out the clue.

Tuesday: Look at "Tuesday - Clue 2" and complete the clue. Remember to look at "Murder Mystery 18 May Help" if you need help with working out the clue.

Wednesday: Look at "Wednesday - Clue 3" and complete the clue. Remember to look at "Murder Mystery 18 May Help" if you need help with working out the clue.

Thursday: Look at "Thursday - Clue 4" and complete the clue. Remember to look at "Murder Mystery 18 May Help" if you need help with working out the clue.

Friday: Look at "Friday - Clue 5" and complete the clue. Remember to look at "Murder Mystery 18 May Help" if you need help with working out the clue.

 

Were you right? Did you choose the culprit at the start of the week? 

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: Science: This week's experiment shows the differences between liquids and solids.  The experiment is called Dry Erase.  The instructions can be found here: http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/dry-erase/ and a video of the experiment can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56diV8cdeDc&feature=youtu.be.

Challenge 2: P.E.: In Topic Resouces, in the P.E. powerpoint file, there is a week's worth of exercises for you to complete.

Challenge 3: Geography: There are many games on the World Geography Games website: https://world-geography-games.com.  Have some fun by choosing Europe Games and then Europe Countries, Europe Capitals or Europe Flags.  Try them all as many times as you want!
Challenge 4: P.S.H.E.: In Topic Resources, there is a 30 Days Life Skills Challenge.  This has 30 activities that can be done around the house.  Choose 5 activities that you haven't done before and do them over the course of the week.  Record which ones you have done and write down how you found the activities.  Were they fun?  Were they useful?  Will you start doing them regularly?  This is the same file as last week so choose different activities.

Challenge 5: R.E.: You have learned about the Hebrew alphabet and The Torah.  This lesson will concentrate on the synagogue.  Read through the attached powerpoint.  At the end there are some questions, which you can answer in your books.  If you would like to draw or design one of the synagogues in the powerpoint, please do.

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 11th May 2020

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize are doing Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

 

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 26 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 27 will be added on Monday, with chapters and tasks added every day from then on.

Chapter 27: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/cufJ5ujaWyk.  Draw a picture of Myrtle and the trolley after she hit the bus.

Chapter 28:  The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/TRkjSu3vR88.  

Chapter 29: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/g5jrtcu6EnI

Chapter 30: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/1i3yuP3qrTM.  It's a short chapter so just listen to the story.

 

For Writing tasks, please look at the following link: https://www.pobble365.com/an-unexpected-adventure/. Your tasks for this can be found underneath the picture.  Please complete one per day however you can do them in any order.

Task 1: Question Time

Task 2: Sick Sentences

Task 3: Perfect Picture

Task 4: Sentence Challenge

Task 5: Story Starter

 

Maths Tasks

Task 1: TTRS - Play 5 games of Soundcheck.  Add your total score up and send this to me along with your highest score.  If you would like a challenge, why not send me your average score?

Task 2: Watch the link on equivalent fractions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcHHhd6HizI.  In Maths Resources you will find a fraction wall to help with this.  Once you have watched the clip, choose 1 of the 3 differentiated worksheets to complete.

Task 3: Below are links to several equivalent fractions games.  Play them as often as you want:

https://www.ezschool.com/Grade4/Math/Fractions/EquivalentFractions/EquivalentorNot#

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity06

https://www.splashlearn.com/equivalent-fractions-games

Task 4: Mymaths has been set up for equivalent fractions.

Task 5: Arithmetic Tests - Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 for those wanting to challenge themselves.

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: Art: Use the link below for a breakdown of how to draw Disney characters.  There are clips for different ones that you can follow.  https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/03/draw-mickey-mouse-at-home-with-a-disney-parks-artist/?fbclid=IwAR25F-op6c8A4O2fbiB-6Y1GLXVj8hX_U8zMQajC_A0riNW4K_vl18ucaXo

Challenge 2: P.E.: There are many ways to exercise: Joe Wickes, Cosmic Yoga and your own exercises such as bike riding and walking.  You can also look at Zumba Kids on youtube.  There are 2/3 minute Zumba exercises to well-known songs that are fun to work out to.

Challenge 3: Science: This week's experiment is to make an Ice and Salt Rainbow or Ice Sculptures.  Follow the link to see how the experiment works and look at the file in Topic Resources for step by step instructions to follow.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em8UcMYxYos
Challenge 4: P.S.H.E.: In Topic Resources, there is a 30 Days Life Skills Challenge.  This has 30 activities that can be done around the house.  Choose 5 activities that you haven't done before and do them over the course of the week.  Record which ones you have done and write down how you found the activities.  Were they fun?  Were they useful?  Will you start doing them regularly?

Challenge 5: R.E.: In the last lesson, you learned the Hebrew alphabet.  This lesson is about The Torah, which is the Jewish bible.  Here is a link to a 12-year-old girl reading from the Torah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMNuLJWuW4s.  In Topic resources, there is a powerpoint to read through and also little activity in which you fill in missing words.  You can write this in your book.  If you would like to do some Design and Technology, you could make a Torah and write some Hebrew inside it.

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 4th May 2020

 

The 75th anniversary of VE Day is this week so most of the tasks will be linked toward this historic day.  In the English and Maths Resources, you will find a powerpoint explaining VE Day and providing information and detail.  Please read it to increase your knowledge.  Also, here are some links to VE Day / History websites.  There was also a programme, VE Day in Colour, on C4 on Sunday at 8pm.  You can watch it on Catch Up if you would like to.

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/teaching-remembrance/remembrance-lesson-plans/ks2-lesson-plans

https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/75th-anniversary-ve-day

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/ve-day/

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize are doing Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

 

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 23 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 24 will be added on Monday, with chapters and tasks added every day from then on.

Chapter 24: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/uU-uqmo8We4.  The chapter is called Being British. With this week being the week of VE Day, speak to an adult about what you think Being British means.

Chapter 25: The link for the chapter is: https://youtu.be/lLjqB3EgxUE.  The chapter is about Mr. Meek trying to get to the biscuit aisle.  Write down as many biscuits as you can.  How many can you name?  Send me your list!

Chapter 26: The link for the chapter is: https://youtu.be/2UjQ_-9huIk.  For Chapters 26 and 27, please just listen and enjoy.

 

This week's Writing task is about the superhero story you were planning last week.

Task 1: Writing your story - after all of your planning last week, write your story completely.  Try to write 1 or 2 paragraphs for each of the 5 sections you have planned.

Task 2: Edit your story - review your story, editing the following areas:  spelling, punctuation, ensure the same tense is used, dialogue is used and presented correctly.

Task 3:  Watch the following video of VE day in London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=NEavcsrMoMw&feature=emb_logo.  Consider why people were celebrating and why it's important that we remember it today.  Write 2 paragraphs explaining your thoughts.

Task 4: Read the attached passage called Victory Celebration.  It is a long passage so take one page (more if you would like to read more of it) and complete the following task:

  • Highlight in red the words and phrases that indicate happiness.
  • Highlight in blue the words and phrases that indicate relief.
  • Highlight in green the words and phrases that indicate sadness.

 

Maths Tasks

Task 1: Mymaths has been set.  For some of you, there are 2 activities set, the second one being an extension in terms of challenge.

Task 2: Arithmetic Tests - Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 for those wanting to challenge themselves.

Task 3: The following link gives 10 wartime recipes: https://the1940sexperiment.com/2020/04/28/10-great-1940s-ration-book-recipes-to-celebrate-ve-day/.  Some of the ingredients would not necessarily be used in cakes today however try them in your baking.  Remember to adjust the amount of your ingredients depending on the number of people for whom you are baking.

Task 4: In WW2, a way of communicating to make sure the enemy did not know what was happening, was through the use of codes.  Attached is a codebreaker task for you to try.

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task:

 

Challenge 1: Art: As there may be street parties this week, draw and colour Union Jacks and bunting to go in your window or outside your house.  

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/teachers/ve-day-anniversary-colour-in-bunting/

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/14/9e/t-t-2548139-union-jack-template-display-bunting_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1588510176~acl=%2Fresource%2F14%2F9e%2Ft-t-2548139-union-jack-template-display-bunting_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=f45801239e3881e39612fae975ef24f61f6f0256fa4c874cb3a740679cd21689

Challenge 2: P.E.: Play ‘Sticky Ball’ (Don’t let the ball drop to the floor).

  • -  rest the ball with two hands on your tummy as a starting position
  • -  roll the ball towards the knees, toes and back to the tummy

  • -  roll the ball around the middle

  • -  roll the ball to the chest, chin, top of head and back to the

       chest

  • -  roll the ball from the chest along one arm and back along the

       other arm

Challenge 3: Science: Blackout.  During the war, it was extremely important that windows were covered completely at night so that no light could be seen outside.  What material would be best to use to cover your windows during a blackout?  Using a torch, investigate shining light through different materials you can find at home. Which one would be best to use to cover your windows? Take a picture of your blackout.  Try and record your results in a way of your choice!
Challenge 4: Music: Wartime Songs.  Listen to and learn some wartime songs.  In the attached Wartime Songs file are 4 songs.  Follow the links and try singing them.  Why don't you record or film yourself?

 

 

VE Day Resources

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 27th April 2020

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize have, from today, started Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

 

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 11 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 12 will be added on Monday, with chapters and tasks added every day from then on.

Chapter 19:  The link is: https://youtu.be/3wlx51GRxaY.  If the helephant met and had an argument with Myrtle, who do you think would win?  Explain why you think that.

Chapter 20:  The link is: https://youtu.be/WeRIHACfsK8.  Draw a picture of Mr. Meek with the Fing as his parachute.

Chapters 21 and 22: The links are: https://youtu.be/jhepInwNEPQ and https://youtu.be/5JKXCKBJ29U.  Myrtle says she already has a Fing.  Do you believe her?  Why?  If you don't, what do you think she has instead?

Chapters 23: The link is: https://youtu.be/Svw9kSAZkbk.  Just enjoy listening to the chapter.

 

This week's Writing task is to plan a superhero story to go alongside the Art challenge that has been set.  This will be broken down so that each day concentrates on one part of the story mountain.  The story will be completed next week.  Remember, you only need to use bullet points or notes in your planning - you do not yet have to write your sections.  Use the resources below if you need to.  Remember for description, to use adjectives and adverbs as well as imagery (your 5 senses).  Close your eyes and imagine what you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste.

Task 1: Introduction - create your main characters, 1 good and 1 bad.  Describe them, using both types of character trait (Personality and Appearance).  Also generate the setting for your story.

Task 2: Build-Up - Plan the build-up to your story.  Expand on what the reader knows about your characters; add dialogue between your characters; add suspense so that you are building up to your dilemma.

Task 3: Dilemma - What will your dilemma, or problem, be?  What will your characters do and feel?  Will there be a choice?

Task 4: Resolution - How will your problem be resolved?  What will happen and how will your characters react?

Task 5: Conclusion - Link all of your ideas together.  Will you have a happy ending?  Can you add a surprise or a twist?

 

Maths Tasks

 

Task 1: Either complete the sheet entitled Y3 Addition Subtraction Place Value or the Y4 equivalent.

Task 2: Look at the word problems in resources below.  Select one of the files to complete.

Task 3: Negative Numbers.  Watch the powerpoint to check your understanding of negative numbers then complete the activity.  The answers are also attached.

Task 4: My Maths activities.

Task 5: Arithmetic Tests - Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 for those wanting to challenge themselves.

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: Art: Go to the link: https://www.eastofengland.coop/colourcomp.  On this link you will be able to download a template of a word search and superhero drawing competition.  The word search contains the names of 5 colours that need to be included in the drawing.  Your completed drawings need to be sent off to enter the competition.

Challenge 2: P.E.: Tired of Joe Wickes?  Try Cosmic Yoga.  Subscription on their website is free for 14 days but if you access via Youtube, you can stream sessions.  Use this link for the introduction and underneath there will be a variety of sessions: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Challenge 3: R.E.: This term we will learn about Judaism.  Look at the first 5 slides on the attached powerpoint.  Once you have read the introduction, look at the Hebrew letters in the following link and practice writing them: https://www.formsbank.com/template/90244/aleph-bet-chart-for-printing.html?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social_cpc&utm_campaign=pinterest_ad.
Challenge 4: History / Geography: Our topic is the Stone Age and today you will find out about Skara Brae.

Visit the following link: https://gridclub.com/activities/stone-age-survival. On this page is a Stone Age game as well as information about Skara Brae.  Play the game and read the information, then write 2 paragraphs discussing similarities and differences between how we live and how they lived.  Use one paragraph for similarities and 1 for differences.

Challenge 5: Computing: On BBC Bitesize, the following link will take you to Dance Mat Typing which has touch typing activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr.  There are 4 levels to play.

R.E. Resources

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 20th April 2020

 

Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

BBC Bitesize have, from today, started Daily Lessons for Homeschooling.  Please follow their link on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons to see what can be accessed.

 

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

 

The set Reading tasks this week will be based on the David Walliams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting the YouTube link, along with questions and tasks.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

The links to the prologue and first 11 chapters of the book can be found further down this page.  Chapter 12 will be added on Monday, with chapters and tasks added every day from then on.

Chapter 12: The link is https://youtu.be/LHvJfC-8dm0.  Mr. Meek is off to the deepest, darkest, jungliest jungle.  Draw a map of how he might travel there.  What forms of transport could he take?  How long would it be?

Chapters 13 / 14: The links are as follows: https://youtu.be/e1xd6VjMvOw and https://youtu.be/8oH4O0_uW-w. Listen to the descriptions of the animals: the wong-wing bird, the honkopotamus, the plunge, the flattened humming bungbung, the purplephant, the lood and the looooood.   Choose 4 of the animals and draw them, based on their description in the chapters.

Chapters 15 / 16: The links are as follows: https://youtu.be/zdkZX5DRypg and https://youtu.be/_L8gEbCxkWc.  Now all of the custard creams have been stolen, how can Mr. Meek trap a Fing?  Make / create / draw a trap that he can use to trap a Fing.  Put labels on so that others know how your trap will work.

Chapter 17: The link for this chapter is: https://youtu.be/OjKTBz3zXAo.  Write a diary entry (it only needs to be a paragraph) describing 1 day of Mr. Meek's trip.

Chapter 18:  The link for this chapter is https://youtu.be/ED3s_Phk7s4.  Just listen to the chapter today.  Re-listen any other chapters you want to go back over if you want to recap the story.

 

For Writing tasks, please look at the following link: https://www.pobble365.com/reshaping-the-world/.  Your tasks for this can be found underneath the picture.  Please complete one per day however you can do them in any order.

Task 1: Question Time

Task 2: Sick Sentences

Task 3: Perfect Picture

Task 4: Sentence Challenge

Task 5: Story Starter

Maths Tasks

 

Task 1: Please look at Lesson 2 on  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ or https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ dependant on your Year, looking at the powerpoint and completing  the activity.

Task 2: Complete the attached St. George's Day multiplication and division mosaic, colouring them in correctly.

Task 3: Get a plate and fill it with as many items as you can.  The catch is that you can only have 1 item on the plate starting with each letter (eg apple, banana, cork, etc).  Once you have done this, ask an adult to put a price on each item (eg. £1.46, £0.43, etc).  Once this has been done, you need to...

    a) find the total amount of your items.

    b) find half the total amount of your items.

    c) round the total amount to the nearest £1 and £10.

    d) try to make as close to £15 with as many of your items as you possibly can.

Task 4: My Maths set in fractions / decimals

Task 5: Arithmetic Tests - Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 for those wanting to challenge themselves.

 

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: P.S.H.E.: Draw a family tree, showing at least 4 generations of your family.  Either draw one from scratch or use the attached template to complete.

Challenge 2: P.E.: Tired of Joe Wickes?  Try Cosmic Yoga.  Subscription on their website is free for 14 days but if you access via Youtube, you can stream sessions.  Use this link for the introduction and underneath there will be a variety of sessions: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Challenge 3: History / Art: Thursday (23rd April) is St. George's Day!  There are resources attached.  Please select 1 Art and 1 Comprehension activity during the week to increase knowledge and understanding of this special day.  Good art and craft activities can be found at https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/st-georges-day-crafts.
Challenge 4: French: Access the following website: https://www.french-games.net/frenchtopics.  Choose the activity "Home" and work through a topic, playing games and then taking the multiple choice test.
Challenge 5: Geography: Look at the attached resource: 'Geography Topic Jigsaw'.  Complete 3 activities from the jigsaw.

Happy Easter

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An Easter message for you

Easter Holidays - 3rd April 2020

Happy Easter everybody!  Please find below a mixture of activities and links for you to use to occupy yourselves and the children over the next 2 weeks.  They include over 60 links to places showing virtual feeds, including, science centres and zoos.

Please feel free to use these as and when you want, as well as continuing to use Bug Club and TTRS.

I will also be loading chapters of 'Fing' each day over the holiday.

Please have fun and stay safe. 

Fing - David Walliams

 

Chapter 8: https://youtu.be/rCE-c3O5ViY

Chapter 9: https://youtu.be/s-m5SlarwcA

Chapters 10 and 11: https://youtu.be/TMtwSZan-QM and https://youtu.be/48z8O3ScSyw

Links and Files

Activity Village.  This link gives a number of craft-related activities.  There are a number of activity packs for all ages.   https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/school-closures

Art:  The following youtube link is a 1 hour power hour link on how to draw the Simpsons.  I suggest watching parts of it, although start watching it at 9 minutes as before that is about the setting up of the page,  The link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4c9dqgJ_uI

Science: The file below includes 3 experiments on static electricity.

 

Find your class homework here in the event of coronavirus school closure

Date set: 30th March 2020


Homework activities:

Please find below the web links to the websites for which passwords have been sent by class dojo.

Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Mymaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

TTRock Starshttps://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

Below is a file with some fun and games on football-related things.  This is just a little fun for the children should they wish to use it in their down time.

 

 

Fun and Games

Children are please required to complete the following work:

- a daily English/spelling task

- a daily Maths task

- reading for 30 minutes daily

- recapping times tables and divisions up to 12 x 12 for 30 minutes daily

- a grid challenge

 

Maths and English tasks will be added to the website on a weekly basis, with daily activities included on them.  A grid of 5 topic activities will also be added from which an activity is to be completed daily - they can be done in any order.

 

English Tasks:

 

The set tasks this week will be based on the David Williams book, 'Fing'.  Please don't worry if you don't have a copy or cannot get access - I will be reading a portion of the book on video and posting it onto Classdojo, along with questions and tasks that will also be input onto the website.  Please access the video and answer the tasks.

 

Date Set: 30th March 2020

 

Please select 1 task per day.  

Task 1: Follow this link: https://youtu.be/pAkbVXEQqWI and hear the prologue of Fing.  After listening to the video link, use your imagination and description to draw what you think Maurice, Meredith and Myrtle Meek look like.

Task 2: Today's link is: https://youtu.be/He6XQ6BebH0 where you will hear Chapters 1 and 2.  After listening to the chapters, make an alphabetical shopping list of items you would like to have, and why.

Task 3:  Chapters 3 and 4 are now uploaded using the following links: https://youtu.be/wHKWllFT20A and https://youtu.be/8aAwLk0EqD0.  Now Myrtle has asked her parents for a Fing, what do you think a Fing is?  What would you want if you asked for a Fing?  Describe and draw what you think a Fing is.  When you draw what you believe it is, add arrows around your diagram explaining what it does or its characteristics.

Task 4: Chapter 5 can be found at: https://youtu.be/Ju6wNunegDw.  For your task, please describe what you think the ancient vaults of the library is like.  Use imagery (5 senses) for your description.

Task 5: Chapters 6 and 7 are now online on the following links: https://youtu.be/CH3zv3lZDrA and https://youtu.be/GnDxxPREZGs.  In Chapter 7, there are a number of books mentioned.  Your task is to think of 10 things you like and make up book titles with them, using alliteration.  For example, "Fantastically Fast Footballers".

 

Please also find below 5 SpaG sheets.  Choose one subject per day that you would like to work on.

Maths Tasks:

 

Date Set: 30th March 2020

 

Task 1: Create and record on a tally chart and draw a bar graph.  Go for a walk and record the number of various things you see.  For example, the number of rainbows, cyclists, people walking their dog, cars, etc.  Record them on a tally chart and put them onto a bar graph.

Task 2: Listen to the Rounding Rap on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3afU6JQG15I.  There are 3 challenges in the Resources: the first is about Place Value and the other 2 are different levels for Rounding.  Remember to circle the number in the correct place value column and underline the number on its right.

Task 3 : Spend time on TT Rock Stars or Hit the Button working on your times tables.  I will be logging on as well, so why don't you challenge me and see how we do against each other?

Task 4 : Mymaths has been set

Task 5 : Arithmetic Test.  There is a Year 3 and a Year 4 test.

Topic Tasks:

 

Date set: 30th March 2020

 

Weekly challenges:  Please choose one of these challenges to complete each day in addition to your daily Maths and English task: 

Challenge 1: P.S.H.E.: For this lesson, the children will explore gratitude and think about what they are grateful for.  The following link, https://teachbesideme.com/gratitude-game-pick-sticks/ is a game that can be played similar to pick-up sticks.  The instructions are on the clip halfway down the page but can be adapted in regard to colours and alternatives to sticks.  All the family can play the game.  If you can't play the game, it is not an issue as the activity is for the children to write 2 paragraphs on "What we are grateful for" - people, places, toys/pets, etc. Each paragraph should have between 4/5 sentences.

Challenge 2: P.E.: On the attached resource, there are a number of websites that can be used for various physical activities as well as a Physical Activity Bingo card, which can be crossed off as all the exercises are completed.  There are 36 activities.

Challenge 3: Art: Watch the following video - it lasts approximately 12 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf5F9oJFjgo.  Once you have watched it, choose 5 animals to draw and colour.  Remember the skills used in the warm-up last week.
Challenge 4: Science: Making a lava lamp.  For this experiment, you will need water, cooking oil, food colouring, a bottle or glass and an alka seltzer or something that fizzes.  Watch the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-BYKKtXCGU, and try the experiment...when completed, write up the experiment and try the lamp in a dark area.
Challenge 5: Project - Healthy Living.  This week's activity is to keep a sleep diary.  In the 'Project Resources' document, there are questions and a table to keep data relating to this.

 

Topic Resources

Project

Over the next few weeks, you will be doing a project on Healthy Lifestyle.  It may be best to do this in the back of your books or if you would prefer to start a folder of your own.  For those of you very daring, you could mix your writing and diagrams in conjunction with a powerpoint.

The project will be split into 4 parts and I will add activities in with other work on the website.  The four parts are:

1) Nutrition - Healthy Eating

2) Movement - Healthy Movement

3) Lifestyle - Healthy Habits

4) Mindset - Healthy Thoughts

We will be using a website called The Children's Health Project from which I will be able to send resources when required.

Project Resources

Mr Mackler is the class teacher.  If you need to contact me, whether the school is open or closed, please use classdojo to send messages and I will respond in the same manner.

Here are some of the books we are reading in class

Here are some of the books we are reading in class 1
Here are some of the books we are reading in class 2
Here are some of the books we are reading in class 3
Here are some of the books we are reading in class 4

Welcome to Dragonfly Class

Things to do at home:

Reading: Children need to read at home with an adult at least three times a week. This reading should be recorded in their reading records and signed by an adult. In addition, they should be encouraged to read independently as much as possible. When reading with them it is helpful to ask them questions on what they have read to check their understanding and develop their inference and deduction skills. Children receive various rewards for reading at home. We appreciate your support with helping your child with this crucial skill. Reading books and diaries will need to be in school every day.  

Maths homework will be given to the children once a week. It will be My Maths, Times, Tables Rockstars or a worksheet.  Homework will be checked every week and team points given to children who have completed it.

Spellings  This year we are sending home Look. Cover, Write, Check sheets which will have different spelling rules each week. We have asked the children to complete these as homework and ask a grown up about the meanings of the word if they are unsure. Each week, we will ask the children to write the spellings that they have remembered and then put these words into sentences. Our hope is that the children will have moved these words into their long term memory and be able to use them again in the future.

Chilli challenges Homework books contain all the chilli challenges. We generally expect one chilli challenge to be completed a week but appreciate some may be more time consuming. We hope that the children find this a fun way to complete their homework and a good opportunity for them to share their topic learning with you.

Dragonfly Class - Information Booklet

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