Friday 5th March 2021

Reading

Start your day by reading your book for 30 minutes.

English

Today’ English activity is entitled ‘What have you been reading over lockdown?’ 

I would like you to create a presentation about the books that you have been reading while you have been at home since the beginning of term.  If there was something you read earlier in the year you would like to report on then you could use that as well.  Your presentation can be a poster, a review, a power point presentation or any thing else you would like to do. 

Think about using these questions as a starting point: 

  • What is the favourite book you have read? 
  • Explain the title. 
  • What genre does it come under? 
  • What is something you liked about it? 
  • What is something you disliked about it? 
  • Where is the story set? 
  • Which characters did you like the most? 
  • Which characters did you like the least? 
  • Describe one of the main characters. 
  • What changes does this character go through? 
  • What techniques does the author use to keep wanting to read more? 
  • How did reading this book change your views? 
  • What would you say to persuade a friend to read it? 
  • What feedback might you give to the author? 
  • What do you think of the ending? 
  • What happens, or should happen, after the ending? 
  • What would you want to read about in a sequel? 

Choose some of these to focus on in your report.  You don’t have to answer all the questions.  You can pick and choose which ones to focus on. 

You can bring your report into school and we will listen to each other’s reports when we are all back together.

Spelling Practise

Use your spelling words from this week’s spellings. 

Story, story 

Write a story using all of your spellings.   

Be sure to underline your spelling words in your paragraphs.  (Don’t worry if you can’t quite fit them all in!) 

Maths

Complete the ‘independent questions here if you can. This activity is purely a revision of work we have covered in the autumn term, although there may be some questions that you need me to go through the method for.  Please leave any you are unsure of and ask me after you have finished.  If we were in class doing this session, we would talk through any you are unsure of and I don’t expect you to necessarily remember how to complete them.  

You have a time limit of 30 minutes for the 40 questions.  For questions that are worth one mark, you only need to write the answer and for questions worth two marks you need to show your working.  If you finish before the 30 minutes is up, go back and check each answer. 

Mark your work. 

If there are any that you have answered incorrectly, have a go at practising them.  

Please ask me by contacting me on the Dojo chat if you would like me to go though any of the methods.   

Times Tables Practise
Forest School

Today, you are going to design and make your own treasure hunt!

Treasure hunts are a great way to get everyone moving about and exploring the house and/or garden!

Watch the video below for four fantastic ideas – a picture trail, a symbol trail a cryptic trail and a treasure map trail.  Choose one and have a go!

Thursday 4th March 2021

Happy World Book Day 2021!  We are hoping this day will give you chance to do something different. We have thought of a selection of activities that you can try throughout the day at your own pace – just choose whichever ones you think you will enjoy and feel able to do!  The learning today is the same for each class so if you have siblings in school you can do the activities together if you like.  The teachers will still be available on Class Dojo at the normal times and we’d love to hear and see what you have been up to so do send them photos and messages if you are able!  Your suggested activities for the day are below…

Don’t forget to take some time to just read, read, read, read and read throughout the day too!!

Book Cover Challenge!

Can you recreate a book cover or blend into a book?! Have a look at the photos below for some inspiration!  You can keep it simple or go really all out in fancy dress – it is up to you!  We would love to see your creations so please do send photos in on Class Dojo to the teachers when you are done.

Share a Story Live Event

We are delighted to celebrate this year with an extra special digital event!

You can watch the World Book Day special – Bringing Reading to Life LIVE on the World Book Day website at 10:30am. The event will last 30 minutes.
Starring: Joseph Coelho (the poet whom Maple class saw at Stroud Book Festival last year) & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks
Hosted by Nigel Clarke, TV presenter.   Just click on the link below to watch live at 10.30am.

The Masked Reader!

Watch the video clips below of our masked Whiteshill staff members reading a page from their favourite book. Can you guess who is behind each mask? I wonder if you can name any of the favourite books too?! You can send us your guesses over Class Dojo!

 

 

 

                                  How many did you guess?!

Share a story together…

Take ten minutes to share story with someone in your bubble. Look at the pictures together, guess what the characters are up to and predict what you think will happen next. Sharing stories boosts creativity and imaginationimproves wellbeing and is a positive experience for everyone!

Video books to enjoy together…

Visit the World Book Day website to watch the ‘Share a Story Corner videos’ where you will find familiar characters and easy to follow stories with tips for reading together.

https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/

You can also listen to a range of audiobooks here…

https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/

Create a bookmark

Cut out a rectangle shape from a piece of card. Add colour with pens, pencils, paint, glitter glue or sequins. Add a pompom, tassel or ribbon to the end.

Share the love – give a bookmark to your family and friends. Pass them out in the neighbourhood. They’re great to accompany any book gifts you’re giving. Or hide them in the pages of books in your local library next time you are able to visit!

Create a book nook

Of course you can read anywhere, but creating a special place to read shows just how wonderful books are.

It’s very simple to set up a book nook – all you really need is a place to sit and some books – but adding in some extra special touches can make a little reading den that you love to visit.  Perhaps you could decorate it with some posters of your favourite books?

Write a book of your own…

Click the links below for ideas…

Make a Zig Zag book.

Draw your own graphic novel.

Combine art and storytelling and make a miniature book or matchbox book.

Take the first line of your favourite tale and write your own ending.

Put yourself in a story with speech bubbles.

Guess who game…

This simple game is great for developing language, learning to take turns and following basic rules. You can play with just two players, or as many as you like. One person thinks of a character from a story book and the other players have to guess who they are by asking questions.  Try the game both ways: with you asking questions for them to answer (‘does this person fly on a broomstick?’) and also see if they can give clues. Giving clues is harder but great for considering how someone else might think.

Bring your favourite books to life with arts and crafts…

Make finger puppets or peg doll puppets of the characters from your favourite story. You may like to act out the story afterwards.

Make your own character masks and put on a show for your family.

Paint a character from one of your favourite stories.

Be creative…!

Clips, quizzes and activities…

Celebrate your favourite authors, stories and characters with the best clips, quizzes and activities from CBBC.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/world-book-day

Ready, steady, cook….

Cook, bake or put together a dish inspired by a story!  You could make the ‘wormy spaghetti’ from The Twits, the porridge from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a gingerbread man or a salad from Mr McGregor’s garden in Peter Rabbit!

Roald Dahl

The Roald Dahl website has lots of quizzes, videos, stories and activities for you to try!

https://www.roalddahl.com/world-book-day

You can also watch a theatrical reading of the Twits online here – performed at the Unicorn Theatre (probably more appropriate for the older children).

https://www.unicorntheatre.com/twits

Draw like Tom Gates…

Learn to draw like Tom Gates and lots more…

http://lizpichon.com/tomgatesmusic

Visit your favourite author’s website…

If you don’t like Roald Dahl or Tom Gates, why not look up the website of your favourite children’s author or book series – some of the websites have some fantastic facts, videos, games and activities on.  Older children could find out more about their favourite author…where do they come from?  How did they start writing?  What is their favourite book?!

We hope you have lots of fun today!!  We can’t wait to see what you get up to!

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Reading

Please read your book for at least 15 minutes – either to yourself or out loud to someone else.

Handwriting

For handwriting today, please write out all of your spelling words in your neatest handwriting.

Here are the handwriting sheets for today if you need them:

Cursive Handwriting LEFT

Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheet

Precursive Handwriting LEFT

English

Today you are going to have a go at writing your article for the newspaper.

Unfortunately, we have only today to finish the article as tomorrow is World Book Day.  Do as much as you can – but remember, quality not quantity.  If you do two or three really good paragraphs, that is better than rushing through to finish it.

Use the model text from Monday to help you with your structure.

Use the check list of features that you highlighted on the model text (lottery winner) to make sure you include all the features of a report (newspaper article).

Use the plan from yesterday to support your writing activity.

Make sure you check your word cards here to support your range of vocabulary and include a range of different punctuation marks.

Spelling Practise

Blue vowels

Write out each of your spelling words.

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

Maths Fluency

Complete as many fluency questions as you can in 10 minutes and then mark your answers when you are ready.  Don’t forget, I am on Dojo if you need any support.

Maths

Watch the video below for my input today.  Then you can have a go at your questions for today here.  Your answers are here for when you are ready.

Times Tables Practise

We are continuing to rehearse facts for the 6 times table today. Please complete the sheet here.

PE

Session 7

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

Recap session 6

Now, complete session 7 and 8

 

Dance

Complete episode 12      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k4xm

 

Complete episode 13      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k5tz

 

 

Yoga KS2                              https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5xgl729vDdllM704Y5lc2Cp/the-anywhere-yoga-challenge-makeyourmove

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Reading

Please read your book for at least 15 minutes – either to yourself or out loud to someone else.

Grammar

Continuing from yesterday, please read through the punctuating speech power point here and then complete the missing speech punctuation sheet here.

English

This week, we are going to plan and start to write a newspaper report based on the security camera footage from a sports centre in Birmingham, last Sunday evening.  Apparently, the night watchman was having a snooze when this all took place and was shocked to see the footage later on the same night!

Please watch the video below and then look at the information.

https://www.literacyshed.com/diving-giraffes.html

1) Clearly, this is a remarkable and newsworthy event, so you are going to write an article about it. As always, we need to plan first to ensure that we have the correct features and information in our text. To do this, please complete a plan using the 3 star version of the Twinkl planning sheet here.

You can watch the video as many times as you like.

2) Once planned, think of an eye-catching headline that will grab the readers attention. These might contain alliteration (e.g. Lovely London Loses Best City Status!) or hyperbole (e.g. Britain set for tropical summer in hottest months EVER!)

3) Finally today, try writing the introductory paragraph that briefly outlines the who, what, where, when, why and how elements of the story. Use the Lottery Win report from yesterday to help you do this, if necessary.

Please do not go any further with your report today!

Spelling Practise

You have a wordsearch to complete here. However, if you are not able to print this, you can try copying this week’s words in bubble writing.

Maths Fluency

Complete as many questions as you can on page 6 only of this sheet here in 10 minutes and then mark your answers when you are ready – the answers are at the bottom of the PDF!

Maths

Watch the video below for my input today.  Then you can have a go at your questions for today here.  Your answers are here for when you are ready.

Times Tables Practise

We are continuing to rehearse facts for the 6 times table today. Please complete the sheet here.

Music

Last week you created your own pulse of 8 beats, but added in a new note length which lasted for 2 beats! Today we will look at adding one new beat, and then finish by creating one new final pattern with a phrase to speak along with it!

To start with, I’d like you to just clap the pattern below:

 

1                          2                  3                       4                    5                  6                7              8

Clap                   Clap                 C        L       A     P               Clap          Clap           C       L     A   P

 

You will see it is the same phrase repeated, two claps followed by one clap which lasts for 2 beats.  Just practice this a couple of times.

Now we are going to add in what is called a REST. The rest means that no sound should be played on that beat. That beat is effectively SILENCE. So if you see the word rest under a beat, it is very important to make sure you do not make a sound on that beat! I will put an example below for you to have a go at:

1                2               3               4                 5               6               7               8

Clap       REST         Clap         Clap             Clap        REST          C      L    A     P

So with the above pattern, there are 2 rests on beats 2&6, so be careful to make sure you do NOT clap on those beats! Then the final clap lasts for TWO beats on beats 7&8. As usual, keep practicing this pattern until you feel confident and comfortable performing it at a steady speed.

OK! I’m sure you have guessed what to do next! Create your own 8 beat pattern! You can use whatever sounds you like (Clapping hands, Clicking fingers, Stamping  feet or Tapping Knees), however, you will need to include at least one rest, and one two beat sound!

Good work! Now to finish, we are going to make a longer 16 beat pattern! To do this you will take your 8 beat pattern you have just created, and repeat it to make 16 beats! It is important there is no gap between the repetition! It has to flow nicely so will need some practice! I will show my example below taking my 8 beat pattern and repeating it! To save room ‘C’ means clap and ‘R’ means rest!

1        2      3      4        5         6        7        8       9     10       11      12        13      14       15        16

C       R      C     C       C         R       C  L  A  P     C     R        C        C         C        R         C  L  A P

Take your time when looking at my example. When the word ‘CLAP’ is written out in full, that means the clap lasts 2 beats. If you would like to practice the example above first, then do, I have only used claps for my sounds as this makes it easier! Have a go at repeating your pattern so it is 16 beats long though and give that a go! If you seem to struggle, then break it down! Start with the first 4 beats, then 8 beats, then repeat the first 4 to make 12 beats, and finally try all 16 beats! It won’t happen first time, but that’s why practice is so important in music!

Monday 1st March 2021

Reading

Please read your book for 15 minutes – either to yourself or out loud to someone else.

Grammar

First, recap on the difference between direct and indirect (reported) speech by reading the Power point here. Then try completing the 3 star version of the sheet here. The answers are on the same document.

English

Next, please read through the example newspaper report: Lottery Win here.

Using the key below, colour, number or copy out examples (at least 3 of each) of the following features:

Headline
Bi-line (introductory statement that echoes the headline & gives brief overview of the report topic.)
Caption (explains photographic or diagram content)
Information on the 5ws: who, where, when, what and why (+ how)
Past tense
3rd person
Direct speech quotations
Indirect / reported speech (you might know it as either, but it is the same thing!)
Rhetorical questions
Formal language
Time prepositions and conjunctions  (e.g. In the morning or Later…..)
Concluding paragraph suggesting what might happen next

 

Please take your time on this and find examples of all the features.

Spellings

Please work through the power point here and then complete the look, cover, say, write, check sheet here.

Maths Fluency
Maths

First, watch the videos below, then have a go at the questions for today here.  When you are done, mark your work with the answers which can be found here.

Times Tables Practise

Please complete the worksheet here. We will be working on the 6 times table today.

RE

WALT: describe the events of The Last Supper from the Bible.

Watch the BBC Bitesize clip here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrfgkqt

Then read through the Power Point here.

A very famous painting that depicts the Bible event is on slide 12 of the presentation above.

This is Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’. See if you can tell which figure is Jesus and which is Judas.

(This image has been recreated many times. Look at the humorous versions on the next few slides.)

Below is some information about the characters (Jesus and the 12 disciples) in Da Vinci’s painting:

The identity of the individual apostles in The Last Supper is confirmed by The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci. From left to right in the painting, they are depicted in four groups of three, and react to the news as follows:

  • GROUP 1

Bartholomew, James the Less and Andrew are all surprised.

  • GROUP 2

Judas Iscariot is taken aback; next to him, Peter holds a knife and looks stormy, while the boyish John, the youngest apostle, simply swoons.

  • GROUP 3

Thomas is upset; James is shocked. Philip wants an explanation.

  • GROUP 4

In the final group of three, Jude Thaddeus and Matthew turn to Simon the Zealot for answers.

Judas:

In most versions of The Last Supper, Judas is the only disciple not to have a halo, or else is seated separately from the other apostles. Leonardo, however, seats everyone on the same side of the table, so that all are facing the viewer. Even so, Judas remains a marked man. First, he is grasping a small bag, no doubt symbolizing the 30 pieces of silver he has been paid to betray Jesus; he has also knocked over the salt pot – another symbol of betrayal. His head is also positioned in a lower position than anyone in the picture, and is the only person left in shadow.

In short, the painting captures twelve individuals in the midst of querying, gesticulating, or showing various shades of horror, anger and disbelief. It’s live, it’s human and it’s in complete contrast to the serene and expansive pose of Jesus himself.

Your task: draw your own version of The Last Supper. Put speech or thought bubbles above SOME of the characters to show what you think they are thinking or saying. This MUST include Jesus, Judas and at least 2 of the other men.

Friday 26th February 2021

Reading

Please read your book for 30 minutes today – out loud to someone or to yourself.

English

Watch the video for lesson 5 here and complete the lesson for today from Oak National Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-the-authors-use-of-language-6mupar

Spelling Practise

Choose ten words from the word list that you have been using this week for your spelling activities.

Secret agent words

Number the alphabet from 1-26.  Example: a=1 b=2 c=3 d=4 etc. Then convert your words to a number code.

You must write the actual spelling word next to the ‘code word’.

Maths

Complete the ‘independent questions’ here – do the ones that you can. This activity is purely a revision of work we have covered in the autumn term, although there may be some questions that you need me to go through the method for.  Please leave any you are unsure of and ask me after you have finished.  If we were in class doing this session, we would talk through any you are unsure of and I don’t expect you to necessarily remember how to complete them all.

You have a time limit of 30 minutes for the 40 questions.  For questions that are worth one mark, you only need to write the answer and for questions worth two marks you need to show your working.  If you finish before the 30 minutes is up, go back and check each answer.

Mark your work.

If there are any that you have answered incorrectly, have a go at practising them.

Please ask me by contacting me on the Dojo chat if you would like me to go though any of the methods.

Times Tables Practise
Forest School

This traditional game has been played for hundreds of years.

When you’re out in the woods, or in your garden if you have one, why not have a game of Aunt Sally.

You’ll need to find 6 throwing sticks, approximately 30 to 40cm long and 3 to 4cm diameter if possible – just use what you can find though. You will also need a small log, to act as Aunt Sally’s head – known as the dolly, and a log/post/box/low wall that can form a post for the dolly to sit on (about 75cm tall).

Play the game in an open space, so nothing can be damaged by flying sticks.  The dolly should be about 75cm above ground level.

Lay a long stick on the ground if you have one, or mark it another way, about 7 or 8m away from the dolly as a throwing line.  (Adjust the line closer for younger children).

Play three rounds.  Sticks must be thrown underarm and each player gets 6 throws per round.  The person who hits the dolly off the post the most times is the winner.

Have fun!

Thursday 25th February 2021

Whiteshill's Day of

Welcome to our very first day of wonder at Whiteshill!  Today is all about inspiring a sense of wonder, awe and curiosity about the world around us.  We want to enhance well-being by focusing on nature, getting outside and being creative.  We hope it will also give you chance to marvel at the amazing details of the natural planet, widening our ‘window on the world’ in the current lockdown situation.

Below are a range of activities that Mrs McKay, our wellbeing lead, has put together for you to have a go at today.  You can choose which ones you would like to do and how many – go with whatever inspires you!   If you want to take an activity in your own direction as well, go for it!  Just enjoy marveling in the wonder of the world around us!  We can’t wait to see what you have been up to – please do login to Dojo and send us some photos if you are able to.  Have fun!

Nature Scavenger Hunt

If you are able to go outside in the garden or for a walk, have a go at the nature scavenger hunt here.

Cloud Spotting

Can you see objects in the clouds? Wrap up warm, go outside and watch the clouds for 10 minutes. Can you make any pictures from the clouds? E.g. dolphin, face etc

Read some poems about clouds here:

I am riding on a cloud

Cloud_Poetry

Cloud poem

Perhaps you could write your own.

You could research different types of clouds and present your information as a poster or a Power Point.

I think to myself…what a wonderful world!

Take the Natural wonders of the World quiz here.  You might need to research the answers on the internet. You can then wow your family with the new information you have learnt.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Choose a natural wonder and find out more about it. This could be presented as a poster or Power Point or younger children could draw a picture or tell another member of their family about what they have learnt.

Northern Lights

Watch the time lapse video of The Northern Lights here.

What does it make you feel? Imagine standing in the dark and watching the light show. How might you feel?

Try writing a poem about this phenomenon.

You could use simile to compare what you have seen to something else e.g. The lights are like dancing ribbons.

Or you could try an acrostic poem or perhaps a Haiku. Here are some examples of Haiky and acrostic poems to inspire you:

Acrostic examples

Haiku Teaching Powerpoint

Haiku Rules Poster

Acrostic poems

Younger children could imagine that they are there in the cold watching the Northern lights and do some role play, thinking about what they are feeling as they watch it.  Perhaps if you have some black paper at home, you could create a chalk picture of the northern lights too.

Somewhere over the rainbow

Have you ever wondered how a rainbow is made?

Is there really a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?

Is there such a thing as a moonbow?

Head to the met office website to find answers to these questions and find out about different types of rainbows. Who knew?!

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/optical-effects/rainbows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEl3G3Ky9Gs

You could present what you have learned as a leaflet, poster or Power Point.

Or you could draw a picture of write a poem about rainbows too if you like.  Maybe you could come up with your own rainbow art – get out all of your colours – pens, paints, chalks etc. and get creative!  Can you remember the colours of the rainbow in order?!

The lyrics to the song ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ are here if you want to try singing it together.

Below are some rainbow craft ideas that might inspire you – if you don’t have coloured paper at home, try looking in the recycling and using colourful junk mail instead!  The bead patterns could be made from anything colourful you have at home e.g. toy cars, beads, lego

Amazing Animals!

Head to the National Geographic Kids’ page and find out about some weird and wonderful animals!

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/adventure_pass/weird-but-true/animals/#/1340877379723

Research a weird and wonderful animal from the list below:

Wobbegong (carpet shark)

Axolotl

Angler Fish

Pangolin

Shoebill stork

Wednesday 24th February 2021

Reading

Start by reading your book for 15 minutes – either to yourself or out loud to someone at home.

Grammar

Please complete questions 4a-6b of the verb prefixes sheet which we started yesterday here. Remember to check your answers by looking at the final page.

English

Today’s poetry will be written as Haikus – the traditional Japanese poem which uses 17 syllables.

These are arranged in 3 lines:

5 syllables

7 syllables

5 syllables

Like so:

This is a Haiku:                                                Oh, Covid-19!

Jap a nese po et ry form.                                    You have put our lives on hold.

Count the syll a bles!                        Or               We WILL overcome!

 

(The lines separate the syllables.)

 

Work through the powerpoint here for more information and then complete the activity here to get you thinking and then have a go at writing your own haiku!

Some topics to try:

Lockdown / Covid 19

School                                                      Please try to write 3 Haikus on 3 different subjects.

Friends

Spring

Rhinos!

Spelling Practise

Today complete the wordsearch here for this weeks year 5 and 6 spelling list.  If you can’t print it, don’t worry, just look at it on the screen and write down each word as you spot them.

Maths Fluency
Maths

Please watch the videos below and then have a go at your activities for today here.  Check your answers here when you are ready.

Times Tables Practise

Write out each fact (including the division statements relating to it) 4 ways. Do this up to 12 x the number you are practising.

E.g.  3 x 6 = 18      6 x 3 = 18        18 ÷ 6 = 3     18 ÷3 = 6

PE

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

Recap session 5

Now, complete session 6

Dance   (last week you did episode 8 and 9)

Complete episode 10      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jzkk

Complete episode 11      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k4w2

Yoga KS2                              https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5xgl729vDdllM704Y5lc2Cp/the-anywhere-yoga-challenge-makeyourmove

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Reading

Start by reading your book for 15 minutes – either to yourself or out loud to someone at home.

Grammar

Read through the Year 5 Power Point on verb prefixes here.

Then complete questions 1a-3b on the question sheet here. (The answers are on the last page.)

English

Over the next few lessons, we are going to look at different forms of poetry – a different type of poem will be explored each day.

We are starting with Limericks which are made up of 5 lines following the rhyming pattern AABBA. They are often amusing.

Read through the powerpoint here to learn more about how to create a Limerick.

This BBC Bitesize clip might also be useful: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39/articles/zw3yw6f

Now, write your own Limerick!

Some topic ideas are:

  • yourself;
  • your pet (or an animal that you like);
  • a character that you like from a book, cartoon or film e.g. There was a young wizard called Harry………

Try to follow this as a guide to syllables and rhyming pattern (AABBA):

Line 1: 7-10 syllables (A)

Line 2: 7-10 syllables (A)

Line 3: 5-7 syllables (B)

Line 4: 5-7 syllables (B)

Line 5: 7-10 syllables (A)

Spelling Practise

This is a short week, so we are giving you tasks based upon the Year 5/6 spelling list which can be found here.

Today, please choose words from the word card above to practise your spelling activity for today.  Just choose ten words to focus on.

Sign your words

Use sign language finger spelling to sign the spelling of your words. Use

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OO4VfT-OzI&safe=true

to see the signs for the letters so you can practise.

Maths fluency
Maths

First watch the input videos below and then have a go at the questions here.  The answers are here for when you need them.  Here is a fractions and percentages equivalent mat to support you.

Times Tables Practise

Play ‘Hit the Button’ on the Top Marks site here: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Music

Before half term, you created your own new pulse! Today we are going to introduce a new note length for your pulse!

You ended last week by making an 8 beat pattern, with you explaining your favourite food, with the pulse underneath. To start this week, I’d like you to make a NEW 8 beat pulse, using any of the sounds given last week. As a reminder, those are : Clapping your hands, stamping your feet, tapping you knees, and clicking your fingers. For Example:

 

1                2                        3                4                5                 6                     7                8

Stamp       Stamp             Clap           Click            Tap              Tap                Clap          Clap

 

Once you have made your new pulse, practice it until you’re confident and can perform it with no gaps or hesitations, and keeping it at the same speed all the way throughout.

OK! Now we’re going to introduce a new note length! So far, all of your sounds for your pulse last for ONE beat each! Now we are going to add in a note length which will last for TWO beats! To show you as an example, I am going to copy the example above, but change the last sound to last for two beats:

 

1                   2                       3                      4                   5                    6                   7                8

Stamp        Stamp               Clap                Click              Tap                Tap               C     L      A    P

 

You will see that over beats 7&8, I have written the word Clap, but dragged it out to cover both beats! That means you still only clap ONCE, on beat 7, and then hold it until the end. You do NOT clap twice (otherwise you’re doing two notes of one beat each, not one note of two beats). This can be difficult so don’t worry if you do not get it straight away! First of all practice my example above, making sure you only clap ONCE on beat 7. The best way to ensure you get this right is to make sure you make SEVEN sounds, and not eight! Once you clap on beat 7, count 7+8 in your head and then once you’ve said 8, you can end the pulse.

Well Done! That was difficult! To end now, all I want you to do, is to take the pulse you created at the start of this lesson, and change the end of it to last for 2 beats like in my example! So whatever sound you had on beat 8, get rid of that sound, and then change the sound on beat 7 to last for two beats. Once you have done this, make sure you practice it again until you feel comfortable with it!

Well Done! Today’s work has been very tricky, but you have done really well! And this sets us up really nicely for next week!

Friday 12th February 2021

Reading

Start by reading your book for 30 minutes today – either to yourself or out loud to someone at home.

English

Today you are going to practise presenting your presentation to an audience.

Try to use your slides to support what you say during your presentation instead of just reading directly from them. Try to use your voice to entertain your listeners and keep their attention.  Make sure you project your voice too so everyone can hear.  You can present to someone at home, record yourself and watch it afterwards or present to your toys!

Spelling Practice
Maths

Complete the ‘independent questions’ here – as many as you can. This activity is purely a revision of work we have covered in the autumn term, although there may be some questions that you need me to go through the method for.  Please leave any you are unsure of and ask me after you have finished.  If we were in class doing this session, we would talk through any you are unsure of and I don’t expect you to necessarily remember how to complete them.

You have a time limit of 30 minutes for the 40 questions.  For questions that are worth one mark, you only need to write the answer and for questions worth two marks you need to show your working.  If you finish before the 30 minutes is up, go back and check each answer.

Mark your work.

If there are any that you have answered incorrectly, have a go at practising them.

Please ask me by contacting me on the Dojo chat if you would like me to go though any of the methods.

Times Tables Practice
Forest School

Forces

We have already looked at air resistance, whilst making parachutes.  Hopefully, you found that a greater surface area created more resistance and slowed your parachute.  You may also have discovered that the resistance of the air has a greater effect on a lighter material.  Can you explain why this is the case in your own words?

Air resistance concerns objects being slowed by impacts with molecules in the air.  For this session I’d like you to study the resistance between solid objects.  This is called friction.

Press your hands together and rub them together fast – what can you feel?  What’s happening?

Friction can be used in everyday life to slow things down and sometimes objects are designed to have low friction (to allow sliding). Can you think of some examples?

Here is an experiment to try:

Lift the end of the plank up slowly until the car begins to roll down the slope (if you don’t have a car you can use anything that rolls).  Use the ruler to note how high you had to lift the plank to start it moving.  Now try this again after covering the plank smoothly with some different materials – for example tin foil, a scarf, sandpaper, bubble wrap etc.  Does this effect the height at which the car begins to move?  Is the surface creating more or less friction against the movement of the car, if you have to lift the plank higher?

You might like to run this experiment again using a heavier car – how does this effect your results?  Why do you think this happens?

As we are testing which surfaces produce the most/least friction, what things must we keep the same to ensure this is a fair test?

Thursday 11th February 2021

Reading

Start by reading your book for 15 minutes each day.

Handwriting

Here are your handwriting sheets for today so that you can practise your spellings for the week:

LEFT cursive

Precursive Handwriting Practice Sheet

RIGHT cursive

If you are not sure which one to use, ask me on Dojo.

English

Continue with your research for another two sections on the black rhino.  Write a paragraph for each section or create a page for each section for your presentation – we can’t wait to see them!

Spelling Practice

Across and down

Write each of your spelling words across and then down.  (Starting with the first letter)

Maths Fluency

Complete as many questions as you can in 10 minutes.  Then check it with the answers when you are ready.

Maths

First, watch the two videos below where I will take you through the lesson for today.  Then have a go at your questions here and then mark your answers here when you are ready.

Times Tables Practice

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

Keep practising for 15 minutes.

PE

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

Recap session 4

Now, complete session 5

 

Dance   (last week you did episode 6 and 7)

Complete episode 8        https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jzj3

Complete episode 9        https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k009

 

Yoga KS2                              https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5xgl729vDdllM704Y5lc2Cp/the-anywhere-yoga-challenge-makeyourmove

Tuesday 9th February 2021

Reading

Start by reading your book for 15 minutes each day.

Spellings

Complete the wordsearch today – Word Search Black and White.  If you don’t have a printer, don’t worry, just look for the words online and then write a list of the ones you find.

English

Continue with your research for the next two sections on the black rhino family.  For detailed instructions see yesterday.

Spelling Practice

Silly Spelling Story

Write a silly spelling story using each of your spelling words from yesterday’s list.  Be sure to underline your words as you use them.

Maths fluency

Complete as many maths fluency questions as you can in 10 minutes, then mark your answers when you are ready.

Maths

First, watch the two videos below and then complete your sheet here.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Times Tables Practice

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

Keep practising for 15 minutes.

Music

Last week we created a new pulse! Today we will keep practicing that, but also you will create your own!

 

We ended the last lesson by making an 8 beat pattern, with you explaining your favourite place, with the pulse underneath. The example was this:

 

1                2                        3                4                5              6                          7                   8

My            Favour-ite         Place-is      Spain           It             seems-to           Nev-er          Rain

 

Just spend a few minutes recapping this example, making sure you keep the pulse by stomping your feet on beats 1&2 (5&6) and clapping your hands on beats 3&4 (7&8).

Good! Ok, now you are going to keep the same phrase, but you are going to change the pulse to one you will make up! There are four sounds you can use: Clapping your hands, Stomping your feet, Tapping your knees and (if you can) clicking. You are going to use these sounds to create an 8 beat pulse! Here is an example (but do not copy it, you need to make your own up):

 

1                   2                       3                      4                   5                     6                   7                8

Stamp        Stamp               Tap                 Tap                Clap               Stamp          Clap          Click

This may take a while to do, and it may help to write it down, but once you have made your pulse, practise it until you feel confident and you can perform it at a steady and consistent pace.

Fantastic! Now to end, I want you to make up a phrase to say with your new pulse you have made up! This time, I would like you to make your phrase about your favourite food! As normal I will put my example here below:

 

1                2                     3                4                    5              6                 7                   8

My            Favour-ite      Food-is      Piz-za            There         are            Lots-of         Types

Again this can be tricky, and it may take you a few goes to get it, but once you have it will sound fabulous! You will see I have got 4 beats where there are two words or syllables underneath (beats 2,3,4&7). Remember if you have 2 words or syllables to a beat, that does not mean you speed up and rush, it is important to still keep at a steady pace, and that is what your pulse does! So if you find it difficult, practice your pulse again first, then add your phrases!

Monday 8th February 2021

Reading

Start by reading your book for 15 minutes each day.

Spelling Session

Please first go through the spelling presentation here and then complete the sheet here.

English

Having introduced you all to our adopted Black Rhino family, we would like you to use your English sessions this week (45 minutes, Monday,Tuesday and Thursday) finding out more about this species.

We have decided that you can choose to write / type a non-chronological report on the Black Rhino, or create a PowerPoint presentation. That way, you can add pictures, maps and other visual aids if you would like. You can experiment with fonts and colours, as well as slide transitions (for powerpoint), and make it personal to you!

We are including an example non-chronological report which shows the type of information you might like to research here.

Some areas you might like to research for the BLACK rhinoceros are:

  • Habitat
  • Classification (and what that means in terms of breeding, gestation etc)
  • Appearance and behaviour
  • Diet
  • Adaptation
  • Life span, threats and conservation

There are several other types of rhinoceros in the world, so you might like to find out about some of these, as well.

Here are some websites to get you started:

https://www.bornfree.org.uk/animals/rhinos

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/black-rhino

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/b/black-rhinoceros/

Suggested outline for these sessions Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:

Each day, choose no more than one or two areas from the list above to research. Your notes should be made into sentences and written in your own words. Each topic area could be a paragraph if you are writing or typing or a  PowerPoint slide of your report.  Don’t forget you have got three sessions to do all of this.  We can’t wait to see how you get on and find out a little more about our adopted animals!

Maths Fluency

Complete as many of the questions as you can in 10 minutes and then mark your answers.

Maths

First, watch the two videos below and then complete your sheet here.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Times Tables Practice
RE

On the Christian Aid website, I noticed that they have created games to highlight some of the issues that they are trying to address through their work. We looked at some of the issues that Christian Aid is working to reduce last time, when we tried to link their work with the teachings of Jesus in the Bible.

Follow this link if you would like to have a go at the games:

https://www.christianaid.org.uk/get-involved/schools/primary-teaching-resources

I thought it would be a nice idea to create our own game to tell other children or adults about these issues, and the best way that I could think of was to design a snakes and ladders game.

To help you do this, I am including a 100 square here and an example game here.

However, if you are not able to print the square – or find it too tricky (or lengthy!) to draw one out, you could design a game where the players ‘travel’ around the board using a dice and counters. You could use good / bad luck cards or messages to send a player further on or make them go backwards!

Either way, first make a list of the positive things you could have on your board. You might want to look back at your work from the week before last to help you.  You could also think about an opposite negative situation related to the first. You could make a quick table like this, perhaps:

 

Positive action relating to Christian Aid work Negative action relating to Christian aid work
You and your family check that your neighbour is okay.

 

You buy fairtrade bananas, knowing that the money will be made by the farmer.

 

You raise money to help a country that has been hit by a natural disaster.

You haven’t got to know your neighbours yet.

 

You buy bananas but don’t check whether they are fair trade.

 

You haven’t heard about the natural disaster on the news so you can’t help.