- Children can read their own books independently and log their reading using the reading log attached, which encourages them to monitor and reflect on what they read.
- Or they could read Bug Club books independently as this gives interactive questions as they read.
- Or if they are reading with an adult there are some question ideas attached to encourage discussion and reflection on their reading.
- Test out your reading skills by completing one of the reading comprehension challenges in our weekly English resources.
Oak National academy www.thenational.academy has online virtual classrooms and are especially good if your parents are working and can’t help you with the lessons we've set you. BBC Bitesize also has daily lessons, or can be used to help if you forget how to do something, or can’t remember what something means.
English WC 5th July 2020
Continuing from last week, add more of your work to your lapbook, see resources. You will notice that last week's ideas are still there for you to access, together with new ideas too. Remember, it can include other pieces of work, that you are proud of, artwork and photos.
You will probably enjoy the task where you award medals to your friends who are the most likely to.... For example: The most likely to release an album (I wonder if you're all thinking of the same person as me here!) There are lots of suggestions, but of course you can make up your own awards too.
MATHS WC 06.07.20
Monday 6th July 2020
WALA investigations (time)
Tuesday 7th July 2020
WALA investigations (Shape 1)
Wednesday 8th July 2020
WALA investigations (shape 2)
Thursday 9th July 2020
WALA Investigations (Binary Numbers)
Friday 10th July 2020
Complete the Friday arithmetic paper.
Mark your paper.
What was your score?
What did you find challenging? Have a look in your revision books to remind yourself of what you need to do.
Choose one activity below in addition to your daily maths and English tasks
This week’s music is again straightforward and most importantly fun! If you log on to Espresso…
…then you can access the activities below which have some engaging and exciting activities that explore different musical vocabulary. Next week we will be progressing to the Level 2 activities.
Over the last few weeks you have looked at the different types of transport on the Dengie Peninsular. Can you remember what they are? Hopefully you can. You have completed some excellent map work using Microsoft Word as well.
For the final geography activity of the year we want you to imagine that you are in charge of transport in the area and you can decide how you want people to travel. We would like you to write your own short report on how you want transport to be. You can also annotate a blank map to show what transport systems you would like.
You may have some amazing ideas such as; building more cycle lanes, having a solar helicopter pad in every village or perhaps motorboats or jet skis going up and down the river? It is up to you, but remember more roads could lead to more climate change so try and be green and environmentally friendly with your choices
You report can have simple structure
There is a document that reminds you of the features of a non-chronological report to help you write it. There is also a blank map document where you can annotate the map with different transport features (roads/paths/ airports/ ports) which we learnt to do in the last couple of weeks.
Have fun and be creative with your geography J
So far we have look at plants and animals, but what else is living I hear you ask? Micro-organisms. Micro-organisms are also living things and are divided into three groups: fungi, bacteria and Protista. The following are all magnifications (made bigger) of different micro-organisms. Some are harmful and some are helpful and beneficial. Watch this video
To give you some background information on different types of micro-organisms. Remember 99% of bacteria are helpful.
Task: Open this week's science document in the resources.
WALA Meditation art- mandala
Sometimes it's good to take some time out and clear our heads of thoughts about the world around us.
Meditation and art can help us do this.
Mandalas, meaning "circles", are sacred symbols that are used for meditation, prayer, healing and art therapy for both adults and children. Mandalas have been shown to boost the immune system, reduce stress and pain promote sleep and ease sadness. Colouring mandalas can promote relaxation, calms the nervous system, invokes positive energies, and balances body energies.
Watch the video clip from 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Have a try and making different mark making patterns. Remember they must be repeated.
Using the template provided make a mandala for meditation.
Look at some examples below.
We are all very different! That is obvious when we look around the class, the school and our own world. We are all very special and unique and we should all show love and respect for our own bodies. Firstly, can you complete the ‘Who do I think I am’ sheet. When you have completed it, discuss with an adult what you have written. You should have written lots of positive things about yourself and about the wonderful and unique person that you are J
If you look at the appearance ideals document gives you an opportunity with some prompts to talk to your child about the media pressures they may experience with regards to having the ‘perfect body’. There is also a student activity for the children to complete with regards to body image. We advise you to look at if first and decide if it is useful and appropriate for your child. It centers around the problems associated with trying to have a ‘perfect body’ and also focuses the children on how wonderful and unique their own bodies are, but please have a look first and assess if you wish to carry out the activities
Welcome to Fox Class
Homework is obviously the best way for you to support your child at school. Reading with them regularly (at least three times per week), talking to them about their writing (talk homework) and helping them with their spellings and times tables are essential.
Reading: Children need to read at home with an adult at least three times a week. This reading should be recorded in their reading diaries 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. We appreciate your support with helping your child with this crucial skill. Reading books and diaries will need to be in school every day. Children have also been allocated a large number of books on their ActiveLearn account via ‘Bug Club’. Reading diaries will be checked on a Friday and a reward given to the children that have read at home at least 3 times during the week.
Maths: A majority of homework will be set using mymaths.co.uk. It will be set every week online on a Friday and this needs to be completed by the following Friday. On occasion, paper-based homework may be set. If Internet access is a problem then please speak to your child’s teacher so we can make other arrangements.
Spellings: will be set on a Friday and the children will be tested the following Friday at which point they need to bring in their completed work. Children are expected to practise these at home. This can be done by way of a test, or using ‘Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check’. Sheets will be given out and spellings will be copied into their reading records every Monday. Spelling work should be completed with joined and fluent writing and sentences should be completed to the best of the pupils’ ability.
Talk Homework: This will be set approximately every three weeks and will help the children prepare for an extended writing task that they will undertake at the end of each unit of work.
Topic: At the beginning of every half-term, children will receive a number of activities to complete. They may choose 1 activity per week from the menu provided. This homework will be based on our current topics as well as supporting all of our English-based objectives.
All homework activities will be monitored every week and the children will need to catch up on any homework that is missed.