Tuesday 26th January 2021

Grammar

Watch the video all about relative clauses here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-relative-clauses-6xjp4c 

The task from the video is to write 3 examples.  I would like you to write 3 of each type (type 1 is a relative clause in the middle of two main clauses with commas either side, and type 2 is the relative clause following a main clause). 

Reading

Don’t forget to read your book to yourself or out loud to someone else for 15 minutes each day.

English

Today you will start to write your non-chronological report on industry in the United Kingdom. 

I want you to concentrate on the introduction and the first part of the middle section.  

Start by reading through the check list for features of a non-chronological report here.  You will need to ensure you include these in your own writing.  Also, re-read the model text from last week to remind yourself what a non-chronological report sounds like.  These two tasks should take you at least 10 minutes.  Now read through your notes.  Have you sorted out sections for the middle part of your report and chosen appropriate headings?  Use the ‘every time we write’ list to remind you what is expected in every piece of work you do.  It is at this point you should start to write the report.  Start with the title in the middle of the page and write the introduction as the first paragraph.  Remember to hook your reader and give them a brief outline of what the report will be about. 

Now you can start the first part to your middle section – good luck!  

Spelling Practice

Silly Spelling Story 

Write a silly spelling story using each of your spelling words from this week.  Be sure to underline your words as you use each one.

Maths Fluency

Complete as many questions as you can in about 10 minutes and then check your answers when you are done.

Maths

Look through the presentation here.

Listen to the input from Miss Middleton below:

Complete the tasks here.  Everyone to complete the Do it and secure it task.  Do deepen it if you have time and feel ready. 

Mark your work using the answer sheet here.

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 carried on looking at rhythm and pulse! Today we are going to continue looking at that and we are going to change the pulse we use to keep the beat!

We ended last week by making an 8 beat pattern, with two phrases, based on something you like! As a reminder, here is the example I made up:

 

1                2                 3                4                    5              6                 7                   8

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

 

Spend 5 minutes practicing this again. If you can remember the phrases you made up, then repeat those, however if you can’t remember what you did, then use my example above! Remember to clap the pulse at a steady pace, not rushing or slowing down!

Great! Now we are going to change what we do with our pulse! At the moment you are just clapping at a steady pace. However, now, we are going to do two things! First of all you are going to stamp one foot, then the other foot. This will cover beats 1&2. For beats 3&4 you will do your usual claps. So the pulse will look like this:

 

1                   2                       3                      4

Stamp        Stamp               Clap                 Clap

Practice doing this a few times. When you feel comfortable doing it, repeat it so it goes to 8 beats! That will look like this:

1                   2                       3                      4                   5                6                  7                   8

Stamp        Stamp               Clap                 Clap              Stamp        Stamp         Clap              Clap

 

Now practice this pulse a few times. Keep going until you feel confident. Remember it needs to be at the same speed all the way through, no gaps or pauses, and trying not to speed up or slow down!

Good! Now we are going to put words to our pulse again! However, not something you like this time. Instead I want you to try and fit the words to name your favourite place! This can be tricky, so try not to make it a really long word otherwise it will not fit the beat! You can see my example for this here (remember the – separates the syllables in a word OR also separates two words in under one beat):

 

1                2                     3                4                    5              6                 7                   8

My            Favour-ite       Place-is      Spain              It             seems-to   nev-er           rain

This can be very tricky so don’t worry if it takes you a few times to practice! Remember you are stamping your foot on beats 1&2 (5&6) and clapping beats 3&4 (7&8). If you need to practice the example first then do, then once you feel ok with that, move on to try and make your own up explaining your favourite place! It does not need to rhyme, but it sounds pretty great if you can!  Let your teachers know on Dojo what you came up with!

Monday 25th January 2021

Spellings

Work through the spelling lesson here.

The first task is to play the skittle game on the presentation.  For the second task, you could use a dictionary to help you think of words that are an exception to the rule. 

If you have time, choose one of the tasks to complete here – but don’t worry if you run out of time!

Word Search Black and White

Spelling Maze Activity Sheet

Look Say Cover Write and Check Activity

Reading

Read your book for 30 minutes today – you can read to yourself or out loud to someone at home.

English

Today you are going to write and finish your plan.  When you were doing the research last week, some of you have written notes on the industry in other countries.  You must make sure the industry details and information you have is about the United Kingdom.  I have looked at the plans you sent to me and I have decided today must be focussed on improving what you have done and adding to it so that we are ready to write later in the week.  For each section (subheading) you need to answer the 5ws. 

Have a look at these websites if you need to do some more research.  You need to find facts that answer your enquiry type questions using the 5Ws, such asWho owns the company or is in charge of the industry?  What is the name of the company? Where are they based?  What do they provide to people?  What influences how successful they are? Who do they appeal to? What affect do they have on the economy of the United Kingdom?  How has this changed over time?  This piece of writing is about what the industry is doing for our economy and how it does that. 

The manufacture of cars at: 

https://www.admiral.com/magazine/guides/motor/best-new-cars-made-in-Britain 

https://www.leasefetcher.co.uk/best/best-british-cars 

https://www.osv.ltd.uk/car-made-in-uk/ 

You will need to look at this with a question on your mind… How does this apply to the United Kingdom?  There is lots of cars built around the world.  Make sure your notes are just about the UK.  You might need to adapt the information you find to apply to car manufacture in the UK. 

The manufacture of aeroplanes at: 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/history-of-flight 

https://www.great.gov.uk/international/content/about-uk/industries/aerospace/ 

Producing energy at: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp22pv4/articles/ztxwqty 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zshp34j/articles/zntxgwx 

The tourism industry 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zqk7hyc/revision/1 

You will need to look at this with a question on your mind… How does this apply to the United Kingdom?  There is lots of information about tourism around the world.  Make sure your notes are just about the UK.  You might need to adapt the information you find to apply to the UK. 

Spelling Practice

Rainbow writing 

First write each word in pencil. 

Now underline the syllables:   

Write the word using two alternate colours for the syllables. 

Example:   conceive    con ceive  

Maths Fluency

Complete as many questions as you can in 9 minutes and then mark your answers.

Maths

Use the presentation here

Listen to the input from Miss Middleton below:

Complete the tasks here.  Everyone to complete Do it and secure it task.  Do deepen it if you have time and feel ready. 

Mark your work using the answer sheet 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. 

RE

WALT: understand how Jesus’ teachings in the Bible are used as a basis for the work of Christian charities. 

Last week we looked at The Beatitudes. Today, we are going to look at how these teachings are used by a charity called Christian Aid.  

I have copied some information for you from the Christian Aid website here. 

Read through it.  Then, re-read the Beatitudes from last week here. Can you make links between what Jesus told His people in the Bible story and how the Christian Aid charity operates today?  

(Your work from last week might help you with this.) 

 

The Beatitude:  Possible link to the work carried out by Christian Aid: 
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   

 

 

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.   

 

 

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.   

 

 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.   

 

 

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.   

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.   

 

 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.   

 

 

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   

 

 

Friday 22nd January 2021

Reading

Read your book for 30 minutes today – you can read to yourself or out loud to someone at home.

Spelling Practice

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 ‘number code word’. 

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 – just ask me on Dojo.  Please leave any questions you are unsure of blank 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 all of 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, at the end, have a go at practising them and see if you can work out where you went wrong.

Times Tables Practice

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number 

Choose a game from one of the sites to play for 15 minutes 

 If you can’t get on them for any reason, practise using the card game from yesterday. 

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

Handwriting

Write out the list of spelling words for this week several times.  Use the cursive handwriting joins and be careful to ensure all your letters are consistent in size.  If you complete the list of spelling words from this week, you can choose several from the year 5/6 spelling list here to complete in the time allotted if you need them.

Reading

Read your book for at least 15 minutes daily.

English

Today you need to start planning your own non-chronological report. 

You will need to use the information you have been researching this week in your English lesson and your Geography lesson on Monday.  Please choose from between one of the following titles: 

One of the areas of industry, for example, 

The Manufacture of Cars’ or ‘The Manufacture of aeroplanes’ or ‘Tourism’ or ‘Energy (non-renewable and renewable)’ 

Or you could write about all areas of industry in the UK, for example, your title could be, ‘Industry in the United Kingdom’ 

Using the model text, A Rivers Journey, as a guide, you will need to plan the sections for your report.  Introduction, middle, conclusion. 

Also, refer to the features of the text you identified yesterday. 

Please use the boxing-up plan here.  Only write key words and phrases for the sections (not whole sentences). 

If you complete the plan in the allotted time, you could start thinking about what openers and punctuation you will include in each section.  Most importantly – do not start writing your report, yet. 

Spellings

Across and down 

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

Example:  

 s o l u t i o n

o

l

u

t

i

o

n

Maths Fluency

Complete as many fluency questions as you can in 9 minutes, then check your answers!

Here is today’s presentation which I will talk you through below.

Listen to the input as you look through the slides:

Complete the tasks here. Everyone to complete Do it and secure it task.  Do deepen it if you have time and feel ready. 

Mark your work using the answer sheet here when you are ready.

Times Tables Activity

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. 

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Grammar Session

Complete the task on relative pronouns and possessive pronouns here.

Reading

Don’t forget to read your book each day for at least 15 minutes.

English

Today we are going to look at a non-chronological report.  This one here is a model text and does not use the subject that we are going to write about.

Read this text, A River’s Journey, at least twice. 

What is the purpose of this text?  Who is the audience? 

What are the features of this text? 

Highlight the features of the text and label OR write your own list of features that you have identified. 

Now use the features list here to check you found them.  

Next, look at the vocabulary and punctuation that has been used.  What examples can you find?  How has the author used them to best affect the reader?  Make a list.  

Spelling Practice

UPPER and lower 

Write your spelling words two times each.   

First, write each letter in UPPERCASE (capital letters) 

Second, write each word in lowercase letters 

Example:  MISCHIEVOUS mischievous  

Maths Fluency

Complete as many fluency questions as you can in 9 minutes, then check your answers!

Here is today’s presentation which I will talk you through below.

Listen to the input as you look through the slides:

Complete the tasks here . Everyone to complete Do it and secure it task.  Do deepen it if you have time and feel ready. 

Mark your work using the answer sheet here when you are ready.

Times Tables Activity

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. 

RE

WALT: know the Christian term ‘beatitude’ and explain what you think Jesus’ sermon in the Bible meant. 

Please read through the presentation here to learn about the beatitudes. 

All eight beatitudes and an explanation for each can be found on the last page of the presentation. Read this and try to put the explanation into your own words. 

You are going to represent your explanations about each beatitude 

This could be done as a table: 

Beatitude  What I think it means 
e.g. Blessed are the weak, for they will inherit the land.  

 

 

People who are patient and calm will be rewarded. 

 

Or you could do it as a series of pictures, each labelled with the relevant beatitude.  

 I will leave it up to you as to how you interpret the beatitudes and present your ideas! 

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Grammar Session
Reading

Don’t forget to read your book for at least 15 minutes every day.

English

As I instructed yesterday, for the next two weeks we are going to focus on writing a non-chronological report. 

Today you are going to continue with the research you started yesterday. 

Read through the English lesson presentation from yesterday to remind you.  Read through your notes that you wrote yesterday to see where you got to. 

Today, use each of the links to find out up to 5 facts about each industry to add to the basic knowledge you gathered yesterday.

It is really important that you do not copy sentences and text from the internet.  Just key words and phrases.

Continue to find facts that satisfy: who, what, where, when, why… 

 The manufacture of cars at: 

https://news.jardinemotors.co.uk/lifestyle/the-history-of-car-technology 

 The manufacture of aeroplanes at: 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/history-of-flight 

 Producing energy at: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp22pv4/articles/ztxwqty 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zshp34j/articles/zntxgwx 

 The tourism industry 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zqk7hyc/revision/1 

 You will need to finish your note taking today.  So, just do as much as you can in the time limit. 

Spelling Practice

Sign your words 

Today, 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

Complete as many of the fluency questions here as you can in 9 minutes and then use the rest of your time to mark your own using the answers below.

Here is today’s presentation which I will talk you through below.

Listen to the input as you look through the slides:

Complete the tasks here. Everyone to complete Do it and secure it task.  Do deepen it if you have time and feel ready. 

Mark your work using the answer sheet here when you are ready.

Times Tables Activity

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 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

Work through the Spelling lesson here.

The first task is to write some (up to 5) sentences using the passive voice. 

If you have time, choose one of the tasks below to complete.

Word Search Black and White

Look Say Cover Write and Check Activity

Roll a Word Activity Sheet

Reading

Read your book for at least 15 minutes each day.

English

For the next two weeks we are going to focus on writing a non-chronological report which is linked to your ‘We are geographers’ learning this term. 

We are going to start by doing some research. 

Read through the English lesson presentation here.

Once you have read through the presentation, use each of the website links below to find out up to 5 facts about each industry.  Do not copy sentences and text from the websites, just make notes of key words and phrases.  Find facts that satisfy: who, what, where, when, why…? 

The manufacture of cars at: 

https://news.jardinemotors.co.uk/lifestyle/the-history-of-car-technology 

 The manufacture of aeroplanes at: 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/history-of-flight 

 Producing energy at: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp22pv4/articles/ztxwqty 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zshp34j/articles/zntxgwx 

 The tourism industry 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zqk7hyc/revision/1 

 You will not finish all the notes in this English session – I also want you to use your geography afternoon session to do this as well.  You will do RE on Wednesday instead this week. 

Spelling Practice

Use your spelling words from this morning’s presentation in the spelling practice each day this week.

Rainbow writing 

First write each word in pencil. 

Now underline the syllables:   

Write the word using two alternate colours for the syllables. 

Example:   mischievous          mis   chiev  ous

Maths Fluency

Complete as many of the fluency questions below as you can in 9 minutes and then use the rest of your time to mark your own using the answers below.

Maths

Use the power point presentation here

Listen to the input from Miss Middleton below:

Complete the tasks here  Everyone to complete Do it and secure it task.  Do deepen it if you have time and feel ready. 

Mark your work using the answer sheet 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. 

We are Geographers

Finish off the research from your English lesson above…

Friday 15th January 2021

Reading

Start your learning today by reading your book to yourself for 30 minutes.

English

Writing section three and four – the middle and the end 

Please note: I would suggest that you stick to the guidance for the work expected for each lesson and not get ahead of the class, as this will confuse you when you are given new lesson instructions. 

You need to write the last two sections today.  The middle and the end.  When you have finished, go back over your work and edit it.  Check all words (each and every one!) is spelt correctly.   

Check all the punctuation you have used already is correct.   

Check all sentences make sense. It’s quality not quantity.  

Now, what can you improve about the middle and the end 

 Have you used the check list of features from Monday’s lesson? 

Also, try to include when you edit 

a range of figurative language 

a range of sentence types 

a range of punctuation types 

adventurous vocabulary that is specifically chosen for effect 

For each of these, I have included a word mat to excite and inspire you!  These word mats can be found on yesterday’s home learning below.

Spelling Practice

Rhyming words 

Write each of your spelling words for this week.  Next to each word, write a rhyming word.  If necessary, your rhyming word can be a nonsense word (as long as it follows the same spelling pattern) 

Example:  solution pollution 

Maths

Complete the ‘independent questions’ in the document here.   

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, check the answers at the end and see if you can work out where you went wrong – if not, ask me about it on Class Dojo.

Times Tables Practice

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number 

Choose a game from one of the sites to play for 15 minutes or play the card game from earlier in the week.

Forest School

This is the same as Maple 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 use your spelling words from the week to practise your handwriting joins. 

The handwriting sheet is available here to demonstrate the cursive joins – you can just look at this on screen to help you remember.

You are expected to write each spelling and then repeat them all again throughout the 15 minutes – do as many as you can and stop at the end of the 15 minutes, no matter how many or how few you have done.

Reading

Read your book for 15 minutes either to yourself or out loud to someone in your family.

English

Today you are going to complete writing section one – the beginning and build-up 

Please note: I would suggest that you stick to the guidance for the work expected for each lesson and not get ahead of the class, as this will confuse you when you are given new lesson instructions each day.

You only need to write the first two sections of your story today.  Stop when you have completed the build-up.  Instead of moving on to the next section, go back over your work and edit it.  Check all words (each and every one!) is spelt correctly.  Check all the punctuation you have used already is correct.  Check all sentences make sense. It’s quality not quantity.  

Now, what can you improve about the beginning and build up?  Have you used the check list of features from Monday’s lesson? 

Also, try to include when you edit 

a range of figurative language 

a range of sentence types 

a range of punctuation types 

adventurous vocabulary that is specifically chosen for effect 

For each of these, I have included a word mat below to excite and inspire you when you are editing!

Sentence types

Punctuation

Figurative language

Adventurous vocab 1

Adventurous vocab 2

Spelling Practice

Scrambled words 

Fold a piece of paper three times lengthwise (making three long rectangular columns).  Write your words in the first column. Then write them again with the letters all mixed up (scrambled) in the second column.  Now, fold over the first column so you can’t see it and write the unscrambled words in the third column. 

Maths

First, complete as many of the fluency questions as you can in approximately 9 minutes and then check your answers.

Maths

Look through the presentation which you can find here.

Listen to the input from Miss Middleton below:

Once you are happy, have a go at the task for today here.  Everyone should be able to complete the Do it and secure it task.  Do the deepen it if you have time and you feel able.

Mark your work when you are ready, using the answer sheet here.

Times Tables Activity
PE

This afternoon we are going to do PE!  It is the same as the Maple 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 Activity

Yesterday, you watched the online lesson on expanded noun phrases. 

Today, practise writing your own phrases.

Use the objects around you for inspiration.  You can make it humorous if you like! 

Remember, a phrase does not need a capital letter or full stop as it is not a complete sentence. 

Example: 

the large book on top of the table 

two small slippers with a dash of extra stink 

a quiet monster beside the smashed window 

Reading

Don’t forget to read your book for 15 minutes each day at least.

English

Today, I want you to finish your plan.  

If you have ‘finished’ the first draft of your plan, I want you to add detail to your plan.

Use the features list below to help you add some more ideas to your plan.

Importantly, your story will keep your reader in suspense and there will be some mystery to what is going on.  Make sure you don’t give the reader too much information.  Make sure you choose vocabulary that excites, intrigues and mystifies the reader!

Things to check…

Not all of these are necessary as it is the checklist for writing the actual story.  But it is a good guide for adding detail to your plan!

  • Beginning; middle and end
  • Past tense; third person perspective; suspense vocabulary
  • Short sentences in quick succession create a sense of urgency, excitement and a tense atmosphere.
  • Character’s thoughts are echoed as he descends.
  • Selection of verbs in past and present tense put the reader in the heart of the action.
  • Constant pronoun use to clarify meaning.
  • Figurative language – onomatopoeia; personification; metaphors; 
  • Informal tone (grabbed the biscuits)
  • Climax in the last paragraph using a voice in the darkness
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!)

Maths

First, complete as many of the fluency questions as you can in approximately 9 minutes and then check your answers.

Maths

Look through the presentation which you can find here.

Listen to the input from Miss Middleton below:

Once you are happy, have a go at the task for today here.  Everyone should be able to complete the Do it and secure it task.  Do the deepen it if you have time and you feel able.

Mark your work when you are ready, using the answer sheet here.

Times Tables Practice

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number 

Choose a game from one of the sites to play for 15 minutes 

 If you can’t get on them, practise using the card game from yesterday. 

We are Geographers!

For today’s lesson, have a look through the presentation here.

Use the worksheet here to answer questions and investigate.

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Grammar Task and Reading

Click on the link and follow the online lesson.  You will need to watch and listen carefully.  

Only do this lesson today. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-expanded-noun-phrases-crt3jd 

Once you have finished, read your book for 15 minutes.

Watch the presentation here – English session 3

Choose an idea that is appropriate for you and your home.  Or completely make it up. 

Mind map of ideas. 

Use ideas to form a plan using a boxing up method for the paragraphs.  There is an example here to help you but you can write yours out on paper, you don’t need to print it out.

Spelling Practice

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.  (use a different colour if you are really struggling!)  Your spelling words for this week can be found here.

Vowels = a, e, i, o, u 

Maths

First, complete as many of the fluency questions as you can here in approximately 9 minutes and then check your answers.

Maths

Look through the presentation which you can find here.

Listen to the input from Miss Middleton below:

 

 

Once you are happy, have a go at the task for today here.  Everyone should be able to complete the Do it and secure it task.  Do the deepen it if you have time and you feel able.

Mark your work when you are ready, using the answer sheet here.

Times Tables Activity

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

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

First, look through the presentation here, which takes you through the spelling rule for this week.  Then, have a go at one of the below activities – it is up to you which one, or you can do them all if you have time later!

Look Say Cover Write and Check Activity

Which Word Where Activity

Word Search

Reading

Read a book quietly to yourself for 15 minutes, or out loud to somebody else if you are able.

English

Read through the presentation here for your instructions – English session 2 

The short story can be found here: Narrative – suspense story

Spelling Practice – 15 minutes

For today’s spelling practice, you are going to do ‘Rainbow Spellings’ – the instructions are below.  Complete it using the list of spellings from your spelling task earlier on.

Maths

First, complete as many of the fluency questions as you can here in approximately 9 minutes and then check your answers.

Next, listen to my input below:

Here is the presentation for today: Maths session 2 Algebra 1, you can look through this as you listen to me talking.

Here is your task for today: Maths L1 Questions WAL to use formulae written in words

Here are the answers for when you need them: Maths L1 Answers WAL to use formulae written in words

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 – 12 on pieces of paper – do a couple of sets and then put them all face down.

RE

WALT: understand that parables were used to teach Christians how to live.

WALT: make suggestions and interpretations of stories used by Jesus.

 

This term, our unit is called: How do Christians believe how to live? ‘What would Jesus do’?

Parable = a story told by Jesus to teach a religious lesson.

 

Task 1

Think to yourself about a how a house is built.

How is it able to stay in the same place, no matter how much wind or rain pour down on it?

A house needs strong foundations and needs to be built on the right type of ground in order for it to be stable.

What would happen if the house was built on sand?

Heavy rain would make the sand move and the house would not be stable.

 

Task 2

Read the parable of the two builders. (Mathew 7:24-27) here.

Write an explanation for what you think Jesus was teaching his followers by telling them this story.

If you wish to add pictures or diagrams to help you explain, you are very welcome to!

 

Friday 8th January 2021

Reading

Please begin by reading your book for 15 minutes.

Handwriting

Please pick one word from each letter from the common exception word list to practise your cursive handwriting today.  The list of words can be found here.

English

Today is your weekly reading session.

Watch and complete this online lesson using the book – A Year in Computer games by Anthony Horrowitz 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-and-main-character-6wwk2e  

Maths

You are going to do an arithmetic test for your maths lessons each Friday morning as we would have done in school this term. 

Down load the test here.

The idea is that you complete this set of questions within a 30-minute time limit – just do as many as you can and don’t worry if you miss some out – it is the first time you have done it so just have a go and see what you can remember.  Most of the questions use a mental strategy but you can also do working out on paper as well.  Most questions are worth 1 mark.  For the questions that are worth 2 marks you need to show the calculation you used to find the answer.  The answers are on the final page for you to mark your work after you have completed the test.  

Forest School

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

Reading

Please begin the day by reading your book for 15 minutes.  You could read out loud to somebody or read to yourself.

English

What examples of everyday situations can you think of that you might need to be a bit sneaky about?

e.g. turning the T.V. over to the channel you want on; getting a packet of crisps from the cupboard; getting your sister’s toy out from under the stairs to take outside, etc.

What could make this situation tense?

Why would you not be allowed to do these things?

Who would you be hiding from?

What senses would you be using to help you?

Act out one of these situations.  Make it a short role play and practise it several times.

We will be using this scenario in our English learning over the next week or so.

Perform this to your teddies or a family member if you are able!

Maths Fluency

Please complete as many of the questions as you can in a time limit of 9 minutes. 

Maths

Please first work through today’s PowerPoint which can be found here.

Have a go at completing the Do it and Secure it tasks on the sheet here and do the Deepen it task if you can.  Here are the answers for when you need them.

Geography

Work through the power point presentation which can be found here.

Have a go at the following activities for your geography this afternoon.

First Geography Activity

Geography Compass Activity

There is also an extension activity on the PowerPoint if you want to have a go at this but you don’t have to.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Maths

For today’s maths, please complete the following Oak National Academy lesson on comparing and ordering numbers to 1 million:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-and-order-numbers-to-ten-million-c4w6ac

When you have finished, have a go at this one which looks at rounding numbers:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/rounding-to-a-required-degree-of-accuracy-6wu32t