Tuesday 26th January 2021
Grammar

Todays lesson is grouping information to form paragraphs.

read through the Power point here-Lesson Presentation Paragraphs

Complete the introductory activity on ‘mammal mania’ here-Mammal mania introduction activity

Answer sheet for ‘mammal mania’ here –Mammal mania answer sheet

Finally complete the paragraph worksheet here-Paragraphs worksheet on insects

Answer sheet for paragraph worksheet here-Paragraph insect answer sheet

Spelling activity

Spelling activity worksheet to complete here-Daily spelling task 26.1.21

English

Today’s lesson will be to write your final scene for your playscript- Scene 4: The house made of bricks.

Read the instruction sheet and checklist carefully here first-Instruction and Checklist for writing playscript

I have written a playscript example for the final scene for you to use to help structure your own work.  Use this when writing your own.  You will need yesterday’s work to include in this playscript-Scene 4 Mrs Woods example of playscript

Year 3 math

Begin by watching the video of the Power Point

Here is a copy of the Power Point-Y3 – PPT

Complete the worksheet-Year 3 work sheet

Answer sheet-Year 3 answer sheet

Maths fluency worksheet-Year 3 math fluency worksheet

Maths fluency answers-Year 3 math fluency answer sheet

Everyone to do the Do it and attempt the secure it.  If you are confident in both of these then challenge yourself to the Deepen it.

Year 4 math

Begin by watching the video of the Power Point

Here is a copy of the Power Point-Y4 – PPT

Complete the worksheet-Year 4 work sheet

Answer sheet-Year 4 answer sheet

Maths fluency worksheet-Year 4 math fluency

Maths fluency answers-Year 4 maths fluency answers

Times table practice

Instruction sheet on how to complete the worksheet-Instructions on times table grids

Worksheet- 2 x times table worksheet

Answer sheet-Time table answer sheet

Music

Monday 25th January 2021

Weekly spellings

Begin by reading the Power Points on your spellings this week:

Year 3- Power point

Year 4- Power point

Complete the Look, cover, write and check worksheet:

Year 3- Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet

Year 4- Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet

Complete the handwriting sheet:

Year 3 right handed- Right handed handwriting sheet

Year 3 left handed- left handed cursive handwriting sheet

Year 4 right handed- Right handed cursive

Year 4 left handed- left handed cursive

There is a word search with your spellings once you have completed all the above:

Year 3- Year 3 Word Search

Year 4-Year 4 word search

Don’t worry if you don’t get through everything!  It is just there if you need it!

English

Today’s lesson will be writing an opening and ending descriptive paragraph for Scene 4: The house of bricks.  using the story of The Three Little Pigs.

Please read the instructions carefully and read my examples to help you structure your writing-Lesson instructions and example

Year 3 Maths

Begin by watching the video of the Power Point

Here is a copy of the Power Point-Y3 – PPT

Complete the worksheet-Year 3 work sheet

Answer sheet-Year 3 answer sheet

Maths fluency worksheet-Year 3 math fluency

Maths fluency answers- Year 3 fluency answer sheet

Year 4 maths

Begin by watching the video of the Power Point-

Here is a copy of the Power point-Y4 – PPT

complete the worksheet-Year 4 work sheet

Answer sheet-Year 4 answer sheet

Maths fluency worksheet-Year 4 math fluency

Maths fluency answers-Year 4 math fluency answer sheet

Times table practice

Instructions on how to complete the sheet-Instructions on times table grids

worksheet-2 x table worksheet

Answer sheet-Answer sheet

RE

WAL about the 5 pillars of Islam.  

 Last week, we looked at how prayer is an important part of Islamic life. 

 Today, we are going to look at the 5 pillars of Islam – one of which (Salah) focuses on prayer. These pillars are the foundation stones of the Islamic faith. 

Please read through the presentation here and then complete the questions here. You can go through the presentation again as you write to help.

Friday 22nd January 2021

Reading

Don’t forget to read your book daily for 15 minutes at least.  You can read it to yourself or out loud to somebody at home.

English

Today in English you will watch the video for your Year group and complete the reading comprehension.  You will need a pencil and paper for the activity.

Year 3- click on the link here- https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-a-text-61k66r

Year 4- click on the link here- https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-jeff-c9k6cd

Spelling activity

Buzzing bees!

Draw and colour an outdoor picture.  Count your spelling words. Then write the words inside each of the ‘spelling bees’.  write neatly!

You can find the worksheet here that includes your spelling list- Spelling practice activity

Year 3 maths

Begin by watching the video on the lesson.

A copy of the Power Point is here-Y3 – PPT

Worksheet is here-Year 3 work sheet

Answer sheet is here-Year 3 answer sheet

Fluency worksheet here-Year 3 math fluency

Fluency answer sheet is here- Year 3 math fluency answers

Year 4 maths

Begin by watching the video on the lesson.

A copy of the Power Point is here-Y4 – PPT

Worksheet is here-Year 4 work sheet

Answer sheet is here-Year 4 answer sheet

Fluency worksheet here-Year 4 math fluency

Fluency answer sheet is here-Year 4 math fluency answers

Times table practice

Here is the worksheet for todays times table task.  Remember you are using your 2 x table knowledge to complete this- 2 x table lesson sheet 9

Use the guide on how to complete the bar model here-Instructions on times table grids

Forest school

Bird feeders

There is very little food available for birds over the winter.  It’s great to help them out and providing food will attract more birds to your garden (remember we’ll be doing the RSPB bird watch next week).

The videos shown below give you instructions on how you can make your own bird cakes and bird feeders.  Have a go at one or both of these and put them in the garden if you have one where they can be seen from a window.

Have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpAPaUsYg18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SLHG_pUYX4

https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/make-bird-feeder

If you don’t have a garden to put on in or you are not able to make one for another reason, draw a design for your own ultimate bird feeder!  What would you make it out of?! What shape would it be?! Maybe the shape of a castle or a boat?!  How would the birds access the food?!  Maybe you could include a bird bath too!  Be as inventive as you like!

Thursday 21st January 2021

Grammar lesson

You are practicing your handwriting using your spellings for this week.

Year 3- The right handed handwriting sheets are here-Handwriting year 3 right handed

Year 3-The left handed handwriting sheets are here-Left handed Year 3 handwriting

Year 4- The right handed handwriting sheets are here-Handwriting Year 4 right handed

Year 4- The left handed handwriting sheets are here-Handwriting Year 4 left handed

Please be careful to write the same as how the letters are modelled on the sheet.

English

In English today you will writing the playscript for scene 3- the house of sticks.  You have written the opening and ending for this scene for the narrator.  Be careful to read through the Power Point first- this is here- English lesson instructions

Then read Mrs Woods example of the playscript and use this to copy the structure and record your own ideas.  Here is the example playscript-Scene 3 Mrs Woods example of playscript

The checklist is here to look at to check you have included everything you need to in your playscript-Checklist for writing playscript

Remember this is not a story, you are writing a playscript.

Spelling activity

Vowel circle!

Write out all of your spellings and circle all the vowels in the words.

Remember vowels are a,e,i,o,u

The worksheet is here-Spelling practice task

Year 3 Maths

Begin by watching the video on the lesson.

A copy of the Power Point is here- Y3 – PPT

Worksheet is here-Year 3 work sheet

Answer sheet is here-Year 3 answer sheet

Fluency sheet is here-Year 3 math fluency

Fluency answer sheet is here-Year 3 math fluency answers

Year 4 Maths

Begin by watching the video on the lesson.

A copy of the Power Point is here- Y4 – PPT

Worksheet is here-Year 4 work sheet

Answer sheet is here-Year 4 answer sheet

Fluency sheet is here-Year 4 math fluency

Fluency answer sheet is here-Year 4 math fluency answers

Times table practice

Find the instructions on the bar model here for guidance-Instructions on times table grids

Complete the worksheet here-2 x table lesson 8

Remember you are using your 2 x table knowledge

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Grammar lesson

Begin by watching the Power Point on determiners here.

Complete the worksheet here-Grammar-worksheet-for-determiners.pdf

Use the determiners poster to help you here if you need- Type of determiner poster

Once you have finished your work check it using the answer sheet here- Answers for determiners

English

Begin the lesson by reading through the work sheet and my example of the ending paragraph I want you to write for Scene 3.  Remember this is a paragraph that will be read by the narrator about what is happening in the scene. The worksheet is here- Lesson instructions and example

Use this check list to make sure you have included all the features you need in your paragraph- Checklist

When you have finished check your spelling and punctuation and read your work aloud to yourself or someone at home.

 

Spelling activity

Consonant circle!

write each of your spelling words, then go back and circle all of the consonants in each of your spelling words.

Don’t forget to write neatly.

Your worksheet for this activity can be found here- Daily spelling activity

 

Year 3 math

Begin by watching the video of the Power point

You can find a copy of the Power point here-Y3 – PPT

Complete the worksheet- Year 3 work sheet

Check your answers here- Year 3 answer sheet

Maths fluency worksheet is here- Year 3 math fluency

Maths fluency answers are here- Year 3 math fluency answers

 

Year 4 maths

Begin by watching the video of the Power point here-

You can find a copy of the Power point here-Y4 – PPT

Complete the worksheet- Year 4 work sheet

Check your answers here- Year 4 answer sheet

Maths fluency worksheet here- Year 4 math fluency

Maths fluency answers are here- Year 4 math fluency answers

Times table practice

Find the instructions on how to complete this sheet here- Instructions on times table grids

Complete the worksheet here- Timestable practice x2

Remember you are currently applying your 2 x table knowledge.  Write the 2 x table out to help you.

Geography

Today you are researching one city in the UK and making a fact file about it (not a local city like Gloucester)

Read the lesson instructions here- Geography lesson instructions

Then use this worksheet to record all your information before you put it into a fact file.  Find the worksheet here- Geography worksheet for fact file

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Grammar Lesson

Begin by watching the Power point on determiners here.

Complete the worksheet here, use the determiners poster here to help you if needed. 

Check your answers using the answer sheet here.

English

Your instructions for today’s English lesson are here.

Here is a checklist that might help you to remember what to include in your writing today.

Spelling Practice

Spelling Poem!

Write a poem using several of your spelling words.  Underline the words that you use.  Illustrate your poem if you have time and would like to!  You can write any part of simple poem that you like – have fun!

Maths

For both year groups, please first complete your fluency questions and then check the answers (just do as many as you can in 15 minutes).  Next, watch the video input and then have a go at your worksheet (everyone should be able to do the Do it and Secure it tasks and some of you may have a go at the Deepen it, but don’t worry if you don’t feel able to – that is fine).  Finally, check the answers when you are ready.

Times Tables Practice

Here is your times tables practice for today – remember just do as many as you can in the time available.  Here are the instructions which I included yesterday incas you need them: Instructions on times table grids

Music with Mr Perrins

Last week we started looking at rhythm and pulse! Today we are going to continue looking at these and developing what we can do with both of them.

First of all, before we get into composing (making up) our own rhythms, if you need to recap what ‘Rhythm’ and ‘Pulse’ are, then you can revisit the video on BBC Bitesize here.  It is only a few minutes long and is well worth watching to remind us about the basics of each.

Ok! So now we have reminded ourselves what they are, we can start composing our rhythms! Last week we ended by making up a pattern to 4 beats, which sometimes had two words / syllables to a beat. There is an example below:

1                   2                       3                           4

I                   like to                Play                       Foot-ball

Just practice this phrase. Make sure you clap the pulse at a steady speed, trying not to speed up or slow down. Then speak the words in time on the correct beats. This may take more than one go, but practice is always key in music!

Good! Now what we are going to do, is double the length of the pulse! So it will go from 4 beats long to 8 beats long! The speed does not change, it is still the same, and you do not need to speed up just because the pulse has got longer. I am going to put some other words to fit the rest of the pulse for you to practice (The – is to separate the syllables of one word, it does not mean there are two words!):

 

1                2                 3                4                    5              6                 7                   8

I            Like  to          Play         Foot-ball           It             Is                 Rea-lly         Fun

 

Practice clapping the 8 beat pulse and speaking the phrases underneath to go with it! Once you feel comfortable doing that, then I want you to make your own 8 beat phrase up! It could be on the same subject as my example, so something you enjoy doing.  However, do not just copy my example, try and make it different so it is your own example with your own words! Once again, make sure you keep clapping the pulse at a consistent speed and can say the phrases in time!  If you are confident, see if you can do a couple of different ones on different subjects of your choice.

BONUS activity answer! – Last week I asked you if you could find an object in your house which is always making a continuous noise – i.e a pulse! The answer I was after is a ticking clock! So well done if you found that! Also well done if you managed to find any other objects!  If you did find something different, let your teacher know on Class Dojo and they will pass the message on to me – I would love to hear your ideas!

Monday 18th January 2021

Spelling Lesson

Begin by watching the presentation.  Then have a go at practising your spellings in your best cursive handwriting.  There are left and right handed practise sheets if you need them but you can just write it in your own book or paper – you don’t have to print these out.

If you have time at the end of the session and you want to you can complete the wordsearch and find your spellings.  

English

First read your English lesson instructions here and watch the video below where I will talk you through them.

Scene 2 Mrs Woods example of playscript

Checklist for writing playscript

Spelling Practice

Using this week’s spelling list for your year group do the following: 

Maths

For both year groups, please first complete your fluency questions and then check the answers (just do as many as you can in 15 minutes).  Next, watch the video input and then have a go at your worksheet (everyone should be able to do the Do it and Secure it tasks and some of you may have a go at the Deepen it, but don’t worry if you don’t feel able to – that is fine).  Finally, check the answers when you are ready.

Times Tables Practice

Your activity for today is here.

I have also included some notes from me which might help you to complete your sheet each day here.

RE

WAL about: the reasons why Muslims pray and how they do it. 

 

Please watch this short BBC video about Muslim prayer:  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-education-ks2-my-life-my-religion-prayer-in-islam/zjndxyc 

 

Watch it again and make notes, if you like. (There are questions to answer below!) 

Where do Muslims pray?  

 When Muslims pray, they always face in the same direction towards their most holy city in a country called Saudi Arabia. What is the city they face called?  

 The boy in the video briefly describes what Allah is doing during the prayer ritual. What did he say?  

 Which of the 99 names of Allah does the boy in the video say shows that He (Allah) deserves to be prayed to?  

 Which parts of a Muslim’s body touch the floor when they lean forward to pray? 

 What do Muslims believe sit on their shoulders?  

 How many times a day is the Muslim prayer ritual completed?  

 How does praying in this way help Muslims feel connected to each other?  

The answers are here for when you need them.

Friday 15th January 2021

Handwriting

Today, you are going to start by continuing to practise your spellings and handwriting at the same time!  Write out each spelling in your best handwriting – stop after 15 minutes, no matter how many words you have done.  You can continue from the word you finished on yesterday if you didn’t complete them all. I have included the handwriting sheets below so that if you have a printer you can print them out if you want to and if you don’t, you can look at the words on screen to help your form your handwriting correctly.

Year 4 handwriting sheet- right handed

Year 4 handwriting sheet- left handed

Year 3 handwriting sheet- right handed

Year 3 handwriting sheet- left handed

Reading

Don’t forget to read your book each day for at least 15 minutes.  You can read quietly to yourself or try reading out loud to someone at home.

English

Please click on the link below to watch and follow the reading comprehension lesson in the video.  You will need a pencil and paper.  

Year 3: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-a-text-c8tp2t  

Year 4: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-bradley-cgvk8c

Spelling Practice

Shape Spellings!

Maths

For both year groups, please first complete your fluency questions and then check the answers (just do as many as you can in 15 minutes).  Next, watch the video input and then have a go at your worksheet (everyone should be able to do the Do it and Secure it tasks and some of you may have a go at the Deepen it, but don’t worry if you don’t feel able to – that is fine).  Finally, check the answers when you are ready.

Times Tables Practice

Here is your times tables activity for today – just do as many questions as you can in 15 minutes – you don’t need to do them all!  Maybe take a few questions from each section.  If you are not sure about any of the sections or questions – don’t forget, just ask me on Class Dojo and I will help you out.

Forest School

This is the same as Oak class so if you have siblings, you can do it together each week!

Forces – air resistance

If you wave a paper fan in front of your face, you can feel the air moving against your skin. Sail boats use sails to catch the wind to drive them across the water.   These examples show you that there is something in air, which can provide a force to either push you along or hold you back.

Activities:

If you are able to go out for a walk or in your garden, try collecting some feathers (the fluffy small ones are best), sycamore seed helicopters and a few stones. With your parents help find somewhere safe and high you can drop these items from to see how fast they fall to the ground – don’t do this on your own.   If you are on your own, just stand up straight and drop them to the ground from head height.

If you can’t go outside, try and find some things from around the house that you think will be similar weights to the items I suggested above.

Which falls slowest and which the fastest?  Why do you think this happens?  What slows down the fall of some of these items?

Parachutes are designed to slow the fall of someone dropping out of an aircraft by using a surface to push against the moving air. Think about how you could make a small parachute for a toy (for example a small Lego person).  What materials would be best?  What shape and size would be best?  Design an experiment to test your ideas – what you test is up to you.  For example, you might think the thickness of paper might make a difference.  You could then make parachutes out of kitchen roll, newspaper and perhaps cardboard to test this.  Make sure this is a fair test by only changing one thing.  In my example the difference is the thickness of the paper, so the size of the paper and the toy would have to be the same, as would how I tied the string from the corners of the paper to the toy.  The high place you drop them from should also be the same and how you time how many seconds it takes to reach the ground.

What did you test?  What were the results?  Was this different to what you expected? Why do you think you got this result?

An idea for how to make your parachutes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RA9x4wlnW8

Thursday 14th January 2021

Handwriting

Today, you are going to start by practising your spellings and handwriting at the same time!  Write out each spelling in your best handwriting – stop after 15 minutes, no matter how many words you have done.  I have included the handwriting sheets below so that if you have a printer you can print them out if you want to and if you don’t, you can look at the words on screen to help your form your handwriting correctly.

Year 4 handwriting sheet- right handed

Year 4 handwriting sheet- left handed

Year 3 handwriting sheet- right handed

Year 3 handwriting sheet- left handed

English

Your English task for today can be found here.

I have included a simple copy of the Three Little Pigs story below to help you if you can’t remember what happens!

Spelling Practice

Story, Story!

Write a story which includes all of your spellings from Monday’s list.

Be sure to underline your spelling words in your paragraph – or maybe do them in a different colour to make them stand out.  (Don’t worry if you can’t quite fit them all in!) Your spelling words are below.

Year 3   Year 4  
Myth 

Gym 

Egypt 

Pyramid 

Mystery 

Hymn 

System 

Symbol 

Lyric 

Typical  

Accept 

Except 

Aloud 

Allowed 

Effect 

Affect 

Weather 

Whether 

Whose 

Who’s  

Maths

For both year groups, please first complete your fluency questions and then check the answers (just do as many as you can in 15 minutes).  Next, watch the video input and then have a go at your worksheet (everyone should be able to do the Do it and Secure it tasks and some of you may have a go at the Deepen it, but don’t worry if you don’t feel able to – that is fine).  Finally, check the answers when you are ready.

Times Tables Activity

Your Times Tables activity for today is here.  Don’t forget, you don’t need to print it out, you can just look at it online and write the answers on a piece of paper.

PE

This afternoon we are going to do PE!  It is the same as the Oak and Elm PE, so if you have siblings, you can do it together.  (There is just a slightly different yoga session for the children in Elm).

There are 3 parts to each session:

1st part Karate – do one lesson for 10 minutes 

2nd part Dance  5 minute session (you could do it more than once if you like) 

3rd part yoga –  5 minutes session 

 

Session 1 

Karate:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SVyH8mQwDvuaFB4fKjpxYR2g1oU89wXU 

Dance: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jsf1 – Oti’s Boogie Beebies – Zoom to the Moon  

Yoga  KS2: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL77qxbaWTaf_9ehgYVAMksa_t_E4QKUQF&safe=trueIntroduction session – We Can Move 

Have a go at as much or as little as you like!

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Grammar

Please read the PDF here for your grammar lesson today.

Here is the quiz – Past and progressive Power point

English

Please click here for your English lesson today.

Spelling Practice

Blue Vowels

You will need a blue coloured pen or pencil.  Trace over the vowels in each word with your blue coloured pen/pencil.

Vowels = a e i o u

If you don’t have a blue pencil, don’t worry you can use another colour!

Maths

For both year groups, please first complete your fluency questions and then check the answers (this should take about 15 minutes).  Next, watch the video input and then have a go at your worksheet (everyone should be able to do the Do it and Secure it tasks and some of you may have a go at the Deepen it, but don’t worry if you don’t feel able to – that is fine).  Finally, check the answers when you are ready.

Times Tables Activity

2 x table lesson 2 – here is your activity for today!

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Grammar

Begin by reading the worksheet on what is progressive form of verbs in present and past tense here.  Have a go at the sentences to test your understanding.   

Complete both worksheets here for the past progressive form of verbs and then the present progressive form of verbs.  Once you have completed that then mark your work with the answers here. 

English

For today’s English lesson, read the instructions on the sheet here.

Here are the answers for when you need them – Answers English 12.1.21

Here is the Three Little Pigs Story – The story of the three little pigs

Spelling Practice

Click here for your 15 minutes spelling practice today.

Maths

For both year groups, please first complete your fluency questions and then check the answers (this should take about 15 minutes).  Next, watch the video input and then have a go at your worksheet (everyone should be able to do the Do it and Secure it tasks and some of you may have a go at the Deepen it, but don’t worry if you don’t feel able to – that is fine).  Finally, check the answers when you are ready.

Music

This afternoon, Mr Perrins has planned a music activity for you to have a go at completing at home.

Hello all – I know that music can be a hard subject to learn at home, so I have planned some fun activities for you to have a go at this afternoon.

First of all, he would like you to watch this video on BBC Bitesize -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f to find out about pulse and rhythm.  Watch it as many times as you need to feel confident.

Now that we know what Rhythm (notes with different lengths) and pulse (Steady beat – notes are all the same length) are, we can try to make our own! To do this, we need to have our magic number which is four! Our PULSE will be FOUR beats long – 1 2 3 4. Try counting out to four at a steady pace, not rushing too fast.

Good! Now we’re going to put a phrase to that Pulse! To start with it will be nice a simple:

 

1            2           3        4                          1            2           3          4

I           Like       My       Dog                          OR             I           Like          Dis – ney

To do this – clap the pulse of four beats, and then speak or sing your phrase.  You should start the clap and phrase together, and they should finish together too! In total you should clap four times, and speak / sing your phrase. Try to come up with at least 3 phrases!

Ok! Now you have put a simple rhythm to your pulse it’s time to try and put some more complicated rhythms in! So far we have put one word or syllable per beat in our pulse! Now it’s time to try and put TWO words or syllables to at least ONE beat.

 

For Example:     1                2                 3                4

I            Like – to          Play         Foot-ball

We have got the same pulse of four beats at the same constant speed! However, now we have more words / syllables to fit in time with that pulse. The trick here is to get used to clapping the pulse first at a steady speed, then slowly put the rhythm in. So once you are used to clapping the pulse, repeat and add your first beat of the rhythm, then repeat and add the next beat of the rhythm, then again and add the third beat of the rhythm, and finally the fourth. Do not worry if you can’t do it the first time, this is very difficult! The best thing you can do is to take your time, not to rush it, and keep practicing! You will get it!

BONUS activity! – Can you find an object in your house which has a consistent pulse? Remember a pulse is a steady beat – always at the same speed!

Monday 11th January 2021

Spelling Task

Start by reading the presentation about your spellings for this week. 

Next, read the spelling word list for this week.  

Look, cover, write and check your spellings from the list.   

There is also a word search to practise these spellings if you have a printer at home and you have time.

There are different spellings for Year 3 and Year 4 so make sure you get the right ones! 

English

Look again at the playscript of ‘Little red riding hood’ which can be found here.  As you read each page, I want you to write down on a piece of paper the features you notice in the playscript.  I will give you some hints below: 

  • What punctuation do you notice? 
  • What is the punctuation used for?  
  • Who is in the script? What are they called? 
  • What tense is the script written in? past of present? 
  • How is the writing structured? look at how the lines are used 
  • How is the writing structured, what side of the page is this written on? 
  • What is not used in playscripts?  

 

Once you have made your list, I want you to explain what these are used for/how they are used.  

When you have completed this look at the ‘features of a playscript’ checklist which can be found here and see if you are correct.  Add any to your list that you did not get. 

15 minute spelling pratise
Maths

For both year groups, please first complete your fluency questions and then check the answers (this should take about 15 minutes).  Next, watch the video input and then have a go at your worksheet (everyone should be able to do the Do it and Secure it tasks and some of you may have a go at the Deepen it, but don’t worry if you don’t feel able to – that is fine).  Finally, check the answers when you are ready.

Times Tables Activity – 15 minutes

Using a deck of cards, turn two cards over at a time and multiply the two digits together. 

For picture cards J = 11; Q = 12; K = 13 

When you can do this at speed with very few mistakes, turn over three cards at a time. 

E.g. 2 x 3 x 6 = 36 

If you don’t have a pack of cards, you could make your own by writing the numbers 1 – 13 on small pieces of individual paper – make a couple of sets and then play the game!

RE

WALT: identify some beliefs about God in Islam.

This term we are studying the topic: How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim.

Here are some words that you need to know:

Islam is a religion which is followed by nearly one quarter of all the people in the world. It is based upon one true God.

Allah is the name of the one true God.

Muslim is the name for the followers of Islam.

 

Did you know that both the word Islam and the word Muslim come from the same root ‘slm’ in Arabic which means ‘peace’?

 

You can find out some more information about Islam on the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/articles/zrxxgwx

 

Now, read through the powerpoint: Introduction to Allah, which can be found here.

Task 1

Use at least 3 adjectives (describing words) from the powerpoint to use in a paragraph explaining how Muslims believe about Allah.

e.g. Muslims believe that Allah is forgiving and will always forgive them from doing wrong. They also think…………

 

Task 2

Choose 3 of the names of Allah from slide 8 of the Powerpoint.

Write a sentence for each explaining when a Muslim might choose to use this word.

E.g. The One = Muslims believe in a single, true God.

Friday 8th January 2021

Handwriting

Get a lined piece of paper and select one word from each of the letters of the alphabet on this common exception word list sheet.

Write in joined cursive handwriting, making sure the words are on the line, with finger spaces between each word and that the ascender and descenders are correctly formed.   

As a follow-on activity, use your dictionary and read the meaning of each word.  

English

Today is our reading session for the week.  Please can you click on the links to complete the online reading lessons below.

Year 3 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-6tj3jd  

Year 4 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-cnhkcd

Year 3 Maths

First, have a go at your fluency for today which can be found here.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Next, there are some two times tables activities here for you to have a go at: click here.

Finally, watch the video below where I will take you through today’s maths input (there is a PDF here of the Powerpoint if you want to look at it closer up).

When you are happy, have a go at your activity here for today.  Don’t forget, you need to try and do the Do It and Secure It questions but the Deepen it task as there as a challenge – not everyone will be able to complete it and that is fine.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Year 4 Maths

First, have a go at your fluency for today which can be found here.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Next, there are some two times tables activities here for you to have a go at: click here.

Finally, watch the video below where I will take you through today’s maths input (there is a PDF of the Powerpoint here if you want to look at it closer up).  Apologies for today, the end of the video got chopped off for some reason but I was just going to explain the secure it which can be completed in the same way as the Do It questions to find out if Coco was correct!)  Don’t forget to write a sentence explaining why you think she is incorrect – use the word because to help structure your sentence).

When you are happy, have a go at your activity here for today.  Don’t forget, you need to try and do the Do It and Secure It questions but the Deepen it task as there as a challenge – not everyone will be able to complete it and that is fine.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Forest School Activity

Each Friday, Mr Pritchard will provide the children with a forest school type activity to complete at home.   Please find the first one for today below:

What is under your feet?

Fossils of animals that lived millions of years ago can be found in the rocks of the Whiteshill area.  If you have a garden at home, have a look to see which stones and rocks you can find.  If you don’t have a garden, maybe on your daily exercise in the local area, either today or at the weekend, see what rocks or stones you can find – you might even spot a fossil if you are lucky!  There are plenty to be found in Ruscombe and Standish woods, plus Sherman’s Wood on the other side of the Main Road.  (Please DO NOT remove stones from walls, there are usually plenty on or in the ground.)

Activities:

  1. Try taking some photos of your finds, or perhaps draw the rocks/fossils.
  2. What types of fossilised creature can you find?
  3. Based on the fossils found, what do you think it was like in Whiteshill millions of years ago?
  4. Using the internet, can you find out what type of rock is found in this area? Is this rock igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary? In what era was this rock and its fossils made and approximately how many millions of years ago was this?
  5. Have a look at this video to learn how fossils are made – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rkGu0BItKM

You don’t need to do all of the above activities – just do what suits you best and enjoy being outside in the fresh air!  If you are not able to get outside, choose the online activities instead and see what you can find out about fossils.

Advance notice – your Forest School at Home activity for the 29th January will be to enter the RSPB bird watch.  You might like to start feeding the birds in your garden if you have one, to ensure there are plenty to watch at the end of the month.  Advice on feeding – https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/feeding-and-attracting-birds/

Thursday 7th January 2021

English

Begin the lesson by watching the Power point presentation in the video below.  There is a copy of the PowerPoint here if you need it.  You might need to pause my video at some points too to keep up!  This lesson you will be looking at play scripts and eventually you will write and perform your own. 

Once you have watched the Power point, look at the playscript of ‘Little red riding hood’ which can be found here.  Note there are four main characters.   

You could get a family member to read the other parts with you and act out the stage directions or maybe some of your teddys could join in?!  If not read all the characters yourself and have a go at acting it out.   

You could perform to the rest of your family or video yourself reading it and play to yourself or your family later in the day if you are able.  Or make an audience of your teddies/lego minifigures/dolls and perform to them!

When reading your playscript, make a mental note of it’s features as we will be discussing this in the next lesson.   

Year 3 Maths

First have a go at your fluency questions first.  Do as many as you can in about 10-15 minutes.  Don’t worry if you don’t finish them all.  They can be found here.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Next, watch the video below where I will take you through the lesson.  Don’t forget, you can pause the video at any point or go back to it whilst you are working if you need to.

Finally, have a go at your activity for today which can be found here.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Year 4 Maths

First, have a go at your fluency for today which can be found here.  Do as many of the questions as you can in about 10-15 minutes – don’t worry if you don’t finish them all.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Next, please have a look at the PowerPoint here – Y4 – PPT which explains your task for today.

Then, have a go at your activity for today which can be found here.  Your answers for today can be found here for when you need them.

Geography

Begin the lesson by watching the PowerPoint presentation on ‘Counties’ in the video below.  A copy of the PowerPoint can be found here if you need it and don’t forget you can pause the video to think whenever you need to.

Look at the worksheet- ‘labelling counties’ here.  There are 107 counties altogether in the UK.  Label as many as you can, aim for around 30.  If you would like to label them all that is great.  Start by doing any that you know and then maybe ask other people at home if they know any if you are able to? If you have an Atlas at home, use this to help you or use the internet.  Once you have completed this look at the answer sheet to check you are correct – Counties answer sheet.  

At the end of the Power point presentation it said to create a fact sheet all about the County ‘Somerset’.  Use the internet and any resources you have at home to create a fact file to share with your family if you have time.   Find out what Somerset is famous for? Where in the UK is it? Which counties are nearby? Why do people visit Somerset?  Is it famous for a particular food?  If you don’t have time today to complete the factfile, just do some reading on the subject and tell somebody else at home what you found out.