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Year 3 Home Learning 19th November 2020

Date: 18th Nov 2020 @ 3:29pm

Thursday 19th November 2020

 

Good morning Year 3. I hope you are all doing OK at home and finding plenty of things to do that make you happy. Maybe today you could focus on doing something nice for the people in your house and make them feel happy. Mrs Wood put a big smile on my face yesterday by delivering a lovely pink bunch of flowers to my doorstep J and my sister delivered my favourite lunch – sushi.

As I was feeling a bit better yesterday, I took the time to do some puzzles and read some of my book, and of course watched the next Harry Potter movie, one more to go. I love doing arrow words and Sudoku. I haven’t listened to any Christmas songs like Ms Hodson yet but I do like the idea of dancing in the kitchen to some. You know how much Ms Hodson likes to dance in her kitchen – it makes me smile to think of her doing that… and hopefully some of you have taken her advice and had a go.

I am really looking forward to seeing the work that you have been doing at home. I have been on Sumdog every day and I can see that you are working so hard, I am very proud of you all.

Don’t forget to keep all of the work that you are doing at home so you can bring it in and show me when we are back on 24th November.

 

Reading

Please read out loud to somebody at home today for 20 minutes. Tell them what you have read in your own words.  

 

Spelling

Your spellings for this week all end in ‘–il’

pencil, fossil, nostril pupil, April, gerbil, lentil, evil, basil, stencil

Ask somebody at home to test you on your spellings. If there are any words that you struggle with, practise them a bit more and then have another go.

 

Times tables

Ask somebody to test you at home on your x tables. Ask them to read them out twice and in a mixed up order.

Here is a bonus question: 34 x 10

 

Writing and computing

I have been talking a lot about things that make us happy. I have based today’s writing activity on a video that makes me laugh a lot. The video is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aUC1VZQE1E

The video includes sloths. Sloths are creatures that live in tropical rainforests.

I would like you to do some research and then create an animal fact file about sloths.

Below are some ideas for websites you might want to use for research and for examples of fact files. Attached to this blog is a blank animal fact file you can copy and use if you want to.

https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/?search=animal+fact+files

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sloth

https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/why-are-sloths-slow-and-six-other-sloth-facts

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/sloth/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/34C4dGp1kqnbs5MT7TZQN44/10-incredible-facts-about-the-sloth

 

Maths

There is a new Sumdog challenge where you will be practising some of the Year 3 skills. This challenge will end on Sunday evening.

I would like you to have more practice at telling the time today.

Write a list of different things you do throughout the day – look at the time for each of them and write it down. Try to write the time like this if you can -  5 minutes past 8, 20 minutes past 9, half past 12, etc.

You might write the times for the following:

  • Woke up
  • Had breakfast
  • Read my book
  • Had lunch
  • Did some writing
  • Went on Sumdog
  • Tidied my room
  • Watched TV
  • Had tea
  • Went to bed

 

Geography

Use an atlas or an online map to find out where sloths live. It might be interesting to have a look on Google Maps and Google Earth.

Year 3 Home Learning 18th November 2020

Date: 18th Nov 2020 @ 7:44am

Wednesday 18th November 2020

 

Good morning Year 3. I hope you are all well and happy. I am happy and starting to feel better, I have watched 6 out of 8 of the Harry Potter movies so far.

32 of you of have started the Sumdog challenge which ends today – wow, well done; it makes me happy to know that you are working hard. I keep checking and smiling when I see that you have been on. You all make me smile J

There will be a new Sumdog challenge starting tomorrow morning.

Don’t forget to keep all of the work that you are doing at home so you can bring it in and show me when we are back on 24th November.

 

A note from Ms Hodson:

Hello Year 3!

I am missing you all very much! I can’t wait until we are back together again next week J

I’ve been trying to do something each day to make me smile. Yesterday I danced in my kitchen to some Christmas songs, it was really fun, you must try it!

Stay safe and happy,

Ms Hodson x

 

Reading

Please read out loud to somebody at home today for 20 minutes. Discuss what you have read, tell somebody how you think the characters are feeling and why.

 

Spelling

Your spellings for this week all end in ‘–il’

pencil, fossil, nostril pupil, April, gerbil, lentil, evil, basil, stencil

Write out your spellings and then use look, cover, write, check to write them out 3 more times.

 

Times tables

Call out your x tables whilst jogging on the spot. Call them out in order first and then mixed up.

 

Writing

Watch this video. It is about Esther, a homeless woman, searching through a junkyard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOo7pl052Ww

Write a diary entry as if you were Esther. Describe your day at the junkyard. Talk about how you felt at different parts of the day and what you saw.

You could start your diary entry like this:

Dear diary,

Today started off the same as every other day. I woke up cold and alone and put on my hat and scarf ready for a day of hunting for treasures at the local junkyard.

Focus on spelling, handwriting, capital letters and full stops.

 

Maths

Practise your number facts on the following website. There are different skills you can choose from.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Don’t forget to complete the Sumdog x tables challenge which will end this evening.

 

Science

Watch this video about soil.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjty4wx/articles/ztvbk2p

There at two quizzes to complete at the bottom of the web page.

If you can, go outside with a clear container like a jar. Fill half of the jar with soil and then fill it nearly to the top with water. Shake the jar and leave it for an hour to settle.

Draw and label the jar with what you can see.

Year 3 Home Learning 17th November 2020

Date: 17th Nov 2020 @ 7:45am

Tuesday 17th November 2020

 

Good morning Year 3. I hope you are all well and happy.

So far, 25 of you have started the Sumdog challenge – well done and keep up the hard work J

Take the time each day to do something with your family that makes you happy (I have been working my way through the Harry Potter movies).

 

Reading

Please read out loud to somebody at home today for 20 minutes. Pick out any words that you are unsure about and find out what they mean.

 

Spelling

Your spellings for this week all end in ‘–il’

pencil, fossil, nostril pupil, April, gerbil, lentil, evil, basil, stencil

Choose 3 of your spellings and write silly sentences using them.

 

Times tables

Call out your x tables whilst doing star jumps. Call them out in order first and then mixed up.

 

Writing

Here is a poem about friendship.

The Best of Friends

The best of friends
Can change a frown,
Into a smile,
when you feel down.
The best of friends,
Will understand
Your little trials,
And lend a hand.
The best of friends,
Will always share,
Your secret dreams,
Because they care.
The best of friends,
Worth more than gold,
Give all the love,
A heart can hold.

Write your own poem called The Best of Friends

You can copy the poem above and change some parts into your own ideas, or you can write a completely different poem.

Remember a capital letter at the beginning of each line and a comma or full stop at the end of each line.

Focus on perfect spelling and joined up handwriting,

 

 

Maths

I would like you to practise subtracting again today. You can complete the other half of the sheet that you started yesterday. The sheets are attached to this blog.

You can also visit this website. Click on Mental Maths Train and then the subtract symbol (-). There are different levels to choose from.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Don’t forget to complete the Sumdog x tables challenge which will end on Wednesday evening.

 

Friendship week

Type up your poem about friendship or illustrate it.

Year 3 Home Learning 16th November 2020

Date: 16th Nov 2020 @ 7:35am

Monday 16th November 2020

 

Good morning Year 3. I hope you are all happy and well. I am missing you all and missing being in school but we will see each other soon.

It has made me very happy to see that 25 of you have taken part in the Sumdog challenge that started on Thursday. There is a new challenge starting today so make sure you get involved.

Please keep all of the work that you complete during these 2 weeks and bring it into school when we go back on 24th November.

 

Reading

Please read out loud to somebody at home today for 20 minutes. Discuss what you have read and tell somebody what you think is going to happen next.

 

Spelling

Your spellings for this week all end in ‘–il’

pencil, fossil, nostril pupil, April, gerbil, lentil, evil, basil, stencil

Split your spellings into chunks you can remember and write them out in different colours.

Here is an example: pencil

 

 

Times tables

Listen to the times tables song for your x table target. Get up, dance, and sing.

You can listen to all of them if you like.

X2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWMPqh04o4

X5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfRVYPcfecE

X3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo

X4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmSshEDVnQ&list=PLssOYsCsf84SU0YHzu5h64EYuBAOujg-H&index=1

 

Writing

1 – Read the Pobble story starter attached to this blog.

2 – The story starter is called ‘Unlikely Friends.’

Make up your own story about unlikely friends, it can be humans or animals – try to think of 2 people or things that you would not expect to be friends. It might be people who speak different languages, people with different jobs, people who come from different parts of the world, people who have different lives (like Chloe and Mr Stink), etc.

Focus on handwriting, spelling, capital letters and full stops.

Try to use some of the good words or sentences from the Pobble story.

3 – Check your spellings, capital letters and full stops when you have finished.

 

 

Maths

Attached to this blog are some maths sheets where you will be practising subtraction (taking away). Choose sheet A or B. Sheet A is the easiest. You don’t have to print the sheet, you can write the questions and answers on paper. You only need to do half of the sheet.

If you need help with subtracting, you can draw the first number with base 10 symbols (lines and dots) and then cross out what you are taking away.

There is also a new Sumdog x tables challenge which will end on Wednesday evening.

 

Friendship week

This week is Friendship Week.

One of the things to celebrate during friendship is that we are all different, unique and special in our own way.

Draw a picture of yourself and then around it, draw or write all of the things that make you unique and special. You might include:

  • Things you are good at
  • Hobbies
  • Family
  • The way you look
  • Your personality

 

Reception 13th November 2020

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 5:47pm

We managed to solve our egg mystery this week and it turns out there was a dinosaur and a unicorn, so that surprised us all !! 
The children have been very busy with their morning jobs this week, it's great to see how settled they have all become :) In maths, we made we have been measuring dinosaur bones with cubes and finding one more and less than a given number. In literacy, we have focused on describing the changes we could see happening to our eggs each day! All the children looked great in our special spotty day for children in need! Thank you for supporting that :) 

Unfortunately, we didn't manage to get a photo of the golden stars today but they should of come home with a certificate tonight to show off :)! 
 

Year 2 Home Practice 13th November 2020

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 4:13pm

We have had a great week in Year 2. In English this week the children have wrote about the novel Paddington. We have written brilliant instructions for bath time. This week in Maths we have looked at adding 3 single digit numbers and finding bonds to help add the numbers together. The children learnt about Judaism in RE this week for Judaism Week.  This half term in History we are learning all about the Fire of London. In Art we sketched the outdoors and worked hard to take our time using different strokes. You all looked Fab in your spots for Children in Need – we helped Jo Wicks with his 24 Hour PE challenge today too. Well done to everyone on Sum Dog and learning your spellings this week.

Reading

In Year 2 we aim to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an older sibling or adult to help deepen your knowledge.

Reading books are changed every Monday.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read, and love to read.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the red box ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

 

Spelling

This week we have been learning how to spell words with the ‘or’ sound.

Please complete practise these spellings ready for your quiz every Friday.

This week’s spellings are:

fork

thorn

four

tall

hall

lawn

dawn

climb

could

Maths

This week we continue counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Please practise your times-tables at home. We have looked at and recapped number bonds to 10 and 20.  We have also looked at adding 3 single digit numbers in a number sentence. We have spotted number bonds to help us work out the answers.

Sumdog

Sumdog can be played from home, as well as in the classroom. To log in from home, students use the same details as they do in class. There are new challenges put onto Sumdog every week.

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Additionally, students can access Sumdog via the app, which are free to download and play. In both cases, they'll need an internet connection.

Sumdog challenges

Multiplication –  x2 x10 x5 tables

Maths – adding 3 single digit numbers, counting within 100.

Spellings – or our

 

Have a great weekend.

 

The Year 2 team J

Year 6 Home Practice - 13th November 2020

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 3:37pm

Year 6 have had a great week, celebrating Children in Need Day and being very respectful on Remembrance Day with a two minutes silence and lovely poems written, some of which you can see on our Year 6 gallery.

 

Our learning in Year 6 this week:

  • In Maths, we are becoming more efficient at written subtraction, multiplying fractions, finding fractions of numbers and percentages of numbers.
  • In our novel, Private Peaceful, our two main characters Tommo and Charlie have headed off to war, lived in trenches, rescued a Captain and fought in a few battles. The children have created super action stories involving these scenes.
  • For Remembrance Day, Year 6 created their own lovely poems from the perspective of either a soldier, a loved one or even a Poppy.
  • In Geography, we have been using our new knowledge of natural disasters: tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to develop an interactive PowerPoint and improve our presentation skills in front of the class.
  • In RE, for our Judaism week, we learnt about the Rosh Hashana, the Jewish celebration of the New Year. We also finished our topic on ‘Vocation and Commitment’ with a collective worship delivered by our new School Leaders.
  • In PE, we have continued our new topic, Orienteering, and begun to understand orienteering map symbols.
  • In Science, we have recapped our knowledge of classifying vertebrates into mammals, fish, bird, amphibians or reptiles.
  • Finally, the children had a great time during our Children in Need Day, dressing up in spotty clothes to raise money for charity.

 

Well done to 100% of you for changing your book this week. A super achievement by all! Remember that the days are when you can change your reading book:

Monday – Roller Coasters

Tuesday – Big Dippers

Wednesday – The Waltzers

 

These are the tasks to be completed:

  • Reading – Please keep reading for a minimum of 20 minutes every day.

Please write in your Reading Journals often, not just at the end of the book.

Try to use Oxford Owl ebooks once this week, where you can read a whole range of books from their library. If you would like to use this great resource, the username is ‘sto56’ with the password ‘1234’.

 

  • Sumdog challenges:
    • X6, x7, x9
      • Each child has their own tables target which they should know. The Sumdog challenge may relate to their target but if not, you can always use Sumdog for extra Tables Practice. Every Tuesday there is a tables test.
    • SPAG – Prepositions (this is the area of grammar we will be focusing our learning on next week).
    • Spellings (-ible, -ibly words)
      • horrible, horribly, illegible, illegibly, impossible, impossibly, incredible, incredibly, possible, possibly, sensible, sensibly, terrible, terribly, visible, visibly, invincible, indestructible, legible, edible

 

 

Home Practice Friday 13th November 2020

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 3:35pm

Year 4

Home Practice 13th November 2020

 

This week, we predicted the next chapter of our novel the Iron Man and created our own ‘Iron Man Menu’ – full of foods only the Iron Man would find delicious!  In maths, we doubled numbers, partitioned numbers to help with addition, used compensating to help add numbers when they are a near multiples of 10, and multiplied and divided by 10 and 100 – phew, what a busy week! Next week, we will move onto the expanded method of written addition. We finished our symmetry patterns using Publisher in computing, and will use these skills over the next few weeks to make our perfect classroom and playground. In French, we drew and labelled clothing and tried to include colours too.  We learnt how to draw a Celtic knot in art and now understand that there is no beginning and no end!

Well done to all those who has been on Sumdog during the last week.  It is crucial that you practise the skills set on Sumdog, as they will help you make more progress.  If you do a little every night, you will very soon see a difference in your learning.

Reading

Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Make sure you discuss the story and the characters.  Find the meaning of any new words too.  Reading every night will help you read more fluently and with understanding. 

You can find even more books to read on our website.  Go to Year 4, Home Learning and click on Oxford Owl.  Use the class login and password and explore lots of books to read.

Times tables

You have been given your own individual times table target.  Please make sure you continue to practise your times tables in preparation for your test next week, on Wednesday (18th November 2020).  Ask someone at home to test you on your tables – can you recall them quickly and accurately?  Well done to everyone who has been practising their tables during the past week – it is fantastic to see the progress you are making.

You can also practise your tables playing ‘Hit the button’.  Select the times tables or division button and then the table that you want to practise.  This is an excellent way to practise your tables.  Either type in ‘hit the button’ (the game is on Top Marks) or use the link below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spellings

The spellings this week all have the spelling ‘que’ in them, but this is a ‘k’ sound (again, they are often French in origin). Please practise your spellings each evening at home.  You will be tested on them next week, on Thursday (19th November 2020).  We have discussed in class different strategies you could use to help you learn them and you could always use ‘Look say cover write check’.

antique        mosque         opaque         unique          cheque

boutique      oblique         conquer        grotesque    critique

croquet        plaque          briquette     baroque       picturesque

 

Sumdog Challenges

You have been set 3 challenges on Sumdog:

  • A maths times table challenge (based on the 3, 6 and 9 times tables)
  • A maths place value challenge (numbers upto 10 000 – there may be some Roman Numeral questions included – even though we haven’t covered these in class, have a go!)
  • A maths addition challenge (more mental addition of numbers within 1000 – this is an important skill, the more you practise, the better you will become at adding numbers quickly and accurately)

Please make sure you log on and have a go!

Year 1 Home Practice 13th November 2020

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 3:34pm

We have had a great week of learning through two Bob books, Bob's Best Ever Friend and Bob and the Moontree Mystery. We wrote our own Bob adventures. In Maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction and how they relate to each other. In Science we have been classifying animals and made some birds with feathers on which are flying in our classroom!

On Wednesday we had a minute silence for Remembrance Day, we also made poppies and talked about their significance. We learned about How Moses led the people out of Egypt  as part of our Judaism week. Our Space pictures using the technique of wax resist look great and our claylians are drying out before we paint them.

Thank you for supporting Children in Need.Everyone looked brilliant!

Reading

Keep reading for 10 minutes every night. Please ask for more tricky words.

Maths 

New Sumdog Challenge

 

Sounds / Phonics

We have been learning the split i_e sound this week

Please continue with the Sumdog  tricky words spelling challenge. With these words,

the, no, go, into, are, me, my, be, her, was

Year 5 Home Practice 13th November 2020

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 1:50pm

Year 5 Home Practice Friday 13th November 2020

Reading

Please read for at least twenty/thirty minutes every evening. Talk about what you have read with an adult. Discuss the story, characters and any new vocabulary you come across. Write new vocabulary in your reading diary and include comments about the story. Remember to sign when you have finished a book.

Maths

This week’s challenge on Sumdog is based on revising time and times tables practice.

Spelling

The Sumdog spelling challenge is focused on words with double suffixes. If you don’t know what a word means, look it up in a dictionary or ask an adult. Please learn these spellings for next Friday (20.11.20):

We are investigating words with double suffixes.

beautifully        dutifully             faithfully             mercilessness          recklessness   

forgetfully         thankfully         skilfully                  lawlessness               breathlessness

regretfully         dreadfully         hopelessness          pointlessness           fearlessness

 

Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar (SPAG)

This week’s challenge on Sumdog (grammar section) is based on advanced antonyms and synonyms.

Have a lovely weekend, Miss Gravili.

 

Year 3 Home Learning 13th November 2020

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 7:57am

Friday 13th November 2020

 

Good morning Year 3. Today is Children in Need Day, so wear something spotty if you have anything. I am going to spend the day in my Pudsey Onesie.

Well done to everybody who completed yesterday’s Home Learning. So far 15 of you have started the Sumdog challenge which was set yesterday – well done and keep it up.

Please keep all of the work that you complete during these 2 weeks and bring it into school when we go back on 24th November.

 

Get active

This year, BBC Children in Need have made children’s mental wellbeing their number one priority. Watch this video where Joe Wicks helps us to get active in order to feel good.

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools/primary-school/five-to-thrive-hub/be-active/

Afterwards, spend some time being active. You could do some of Joe Wicks’ exercises.

Another idea is to ‘act your age.’ This means, take your age (or the age of people you live with) and use it in your activity – it might be that you do something for 7 or 8 minutes, or you repeat an exercise 7 or 8 times, or you jog 7 or 8 laps of your garden.

 

Reading

It is SO IMPORTANT to keep up with your reading EVERY DAY over the next 2 weeks.

Please read out loud to somebody at home today for 20 minutes. After each page or chapter, tell them what has happened in your own words.

 

Spelling

Your spellings for this week all end in ‘–il’

pencil, fossil, nostril pupil, April, gerbil, lentil, evil, basil, stencil

Make a word search with your spellings in and ask somebody at home to find them.

Here is a grid you could copy, trace or print. Or you can create your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Times tables

Ask somebody to time you writing out your x tables.

Repeat again throughout the day trying to get quicker each time.

 

Writing

Write 5 sentences about what we have read so far in Mr Stink.

Start each sentence with a conjunction:

Even though, because, while, when, after, before, so, despite.

Remember to use a comma.

Here is an example:

Because she loved to use her imagination, Chloe’s Maths book was full of stories she had made up.

 

Maths

Attached to this blog are some Children in Need maths sheets. Choose one to complete – you don’t have to print it, you can write your answers on paper and if you need to, draw your own pictures to colour in.

 

Science

I would like you to find out how fossils are made and then make something to show what you have found out – it could be a poster, leaflet, video, PowerPoint.  

Here are some useful videos.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt/articles/z2ym2p3 - If you scroll to the bottom of the page, there is a quiz and more videos.

Year 3 Home Learning 12th November 2020

Date: 12th Nov 2020 @ 11:05am

Thursday 12th November 2020

 

Good morning Year 3. I hope you are all feeling happy and well. I miss you all already but we know we will be back together in 2 weeks.

Please complete the work set over the next 2 weeks so that when we are back together in 2 weeks we can carry on with all of our amazing learning in school.

 

Reading

It is SO IMPORTANT to keep up with your reading EVERY DAY over the next 2 weeks.

Please read out loud to somebody at home today for 20 minutes. After each page or chapter, tell them what has happened in your own words.

 

Spelling

Today in school you would have been tested on your spellings, so ask somebody to test you on the spellings you were given last week.

medal, petal, capital, hospital, animal, equal, final, pedal, magical, local

If there are any that you get wrong, practise them and then ask somebody to test you again.

If anybody wants an extra challenge, ask somebody to test you on some of the spellings from previous weeks. They are all on the school website on the Home Practice sheets under Year 3 Blog Items.

 

Times tables

Today in school you would have been tested on your x tables, so ask somebody to test you on your x tables. You all know which x table you are focussing on.

Remember in class, the questions are read out twice and in a mixed up order.

It might be fun if you then swap and you can test people at home.

 

Writing

In class we have been talking a lot about being positive. I really want you to stay happy and positive over the next 2 weeks.

For your writing today I want you to set yourself a small goal for each day – when we achieve our goals it makes us feel happy.

Copy and complete the table, fill in your goals, and then tick them off when you have done them.

Focus – joined up handwriting, capital letters, perfect spelling.

 

Day of the week

Goal

Tick

Thursday

 

 

Friday

 

 

Saturday

 

 

Sunday

 

 

Monday

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

 

 

Friday

 

 

Saturday

 

 

Sunday

 

 

Monday

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

Here are some ideas if you struggle:

  • Do 20 minutes of mindfulness or yoga from Youtube
  • Read 20 pages of my book
  • Write a diary
  • Stay off screen all day (phone, TV, computer, IPad)
  • Get up early
  • Write down 5 things I am grateful for
  • Clean my bedroom
  • Exercise for 10 minutes
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables
  • Create my own workout
  • Try a new type of exercise
  • Go to bed early
  • Learn something new
  • Speak to a friend

Maths

Complete today’s Sumdog challenge.

Today I would like you to practise telling the time.

Watch the BBC video and complete the quiz at the end https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zm4k7ty/articles/zbjbbdm

After, have a look at the different clocks you can find in your house. Talk about them with somebody at home, try to tell the time at different points throughout the day – ask somebody at home to help you.

Here is a game you can have a go at; there are different levels to choose from.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

 

RE and Art

This week in school is Judaism Week, where every class is learning something different about Judaism. In Year 3 our learning focus is the Jewish place of worship – the synagogue.

The synagogue is a special building where the Jewish community meet to pray, study and celebrate. If possible, synagogues are built facing in the direction of where the Temple was in Jerusalem. Jewish people often call the synagogue the shul which is a Yiddish word for school.

The outside of the synagogue might be decorated with a design of a menorah, or a six sided star, and the name of the synagogue in Hebrew letters. There are no statues or representations of the faces of people because for the Jewish people that would be going against the second of The Ten Commandments which says you must not worship images you have made.

When boys and men go into the synagogue must cover their heads. The little round hat they wear is called a kippah. Often women covered their heads too. The men often wear a tallit that is a prayer shawl over their shoulders. These are worn as a sign of respect and as a reminder of God’s presence.

 

Design the outside of a synagogue, remembering what you have seen and learnt.

 

 

 

 

 

Reception 06th November 2020

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 4:28pm

This week has been very eventful in Reception! 

Someone had frozen our dinosaurs overnight, we had to work out how to free them, without hurting them, We tried using salt, hammers, we chizzled them, but the thing that worked best was warm water!

We then came up with a plan to turn on the camera overnight and see what happens at school when we go home. We found out that real DINOSAURS had been on our playground !!! They have left us some eggs to look after, so we followed the instructions and have left them in water to see what happens on Monday morning ! What a week! 

Well done Reception on a fabulous return to school after half term!

Our Golden Stars this week are well deserved and have worked hard every single day :)

 

 

Year 2 Home Practice - 6th November 2020

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 3:55pm

It has been great to see smiling faces back in school this week. The children have had an excellent week and the have continued their brilliant work ethic from before the half-term. Great work everyone! The children have really enjoyed our class novel this week and they have produced some excellent work about the character Leaf. In maths we have been looking at addition using base 10. Yesterday we enjoyed Outdoor Classroom Day 2020. Time outdoors – on Outdoor Classroom Day and every day – will help us become happier and healthier, as well as helping us to form habits that will stick with us for life. We enjoyed Maths with sticks and stones, finding 10 more and 10 less; and creating bonfire art work. We have had a brilliant first week back! J

 

Reading

In Year 2 we aim to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an older sibling or adult to help deepen your knowledge.

Reading books are changed every Monday.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read, and love to read.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the red box ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

 

Spelling

This week we have been learning how to spell words with the ‘ar’ sound.

Please practise these spellings ready for your quiz every Friday.

This week’s spellings are:

start

charm

guard

march

large

father

rather

calm

child

cold

 

Maths

This week in Maths we have been focusing on addition. We have looked at mental strategies as well as using concrete equipment like base ten, to help consolidate learning. Please continue to use the challenges set on Sumdog.

 

Sumdog

Sumdog can be played from home, as well as in the classroom. To log in from home, students use the same details as they do in class.

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Additionally, students can access Sumdog via the app, which are free to download and play. In both cases, they'll need an internet connection.

 

Sumdog challenges

Multiplication –  x2, x5 and x10 tables

Maths – Addition questions

Spellings – ‘ar ir and er’

We have also uploaded a spelling quiz. Please practise these spellings ready for your quiz every Friday.

 

 

Thank you for all your continued support,

 

The Year 2 team

Year 6 Home Practice - 6th November 2020

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 3:47pm

For our first week back after half term, Year 6 have come back working very hard, keeping to the golden rules and remembering to keep ourselves and each other safe so thank you.

 

Our learning in Year 6 this week:

  • In Maths, we have investigated different subtraction strategies and used them to solve problems. We have also recapped our learning of fractions, rounding and multiplications.
  • In English, our main character, Tommo, in Private Peaceful, has finally headed off to war and met some interesting characters. We have used our reading skills to retrieve and infer how these new characters’ words and actions affect others and the main story.
  • In Geography, we have been learning how the movement of tectonic plates can create natural disasters: tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
  • In PE, we have begun our new topic, Orienteering, and thanks to the Cross Curricular Orienteering Company, we have a new orienteering map to use. This week, we have been improving our mapping and teamwork skills.
  • In French, we have been learning to tell the time and linking it to meal times (I eat my breakfast at … Je mange mon petit dej a sept heures moins le quart).
  • In Science, following the last lesson’s work on Carl Linnaeus, we have been using the Linnaeus’s classification system to classify many living things.
  • Finally, the children had a great time during our Outdoor Classroom Day where natural items (stones, sticks and leaves) were used to create algebraic equations.

 

Well done to 79% of your for changing your book this week. Remember that the days for when you can change your reading book are:

Monday – Roller Coasters

Tuesday – Big Dippers

Wednesday – The Waltzers

 

These are the tasks to be completed for Home Practice:

  • Reading – Please keep reading for a minimum of 20 minutes every day.

Please write in your Reading Journals often.

Try to use Oxford Owl ebooks once this week, where you can read a whole range of books from their library. If you would like to use this great resource, the username is ‘sto56’ with the password ‘1234’.

 

  • Sumdog challenges:
    • x9, x11, x12
      • Each child has their own tables target which they should know. The Sumdog challenge may relate to their target but if not, you can always use Sumdog for extra Tables Practice. Every Tuesday there is a tables test.
    • SPAG – Quotation Marks
    • Spellings (-able, -ably words)
      • enjoyable, unavailable, available, changeable, noticeable, unbelievable, probably, considerable, irritably, unacceptably, arguably, suitably, adorable, comfortable, respectable, dependable, incapable, miserable, unachievable, uncomfortable
      • Only 15 of these 20 will be on the spelling test next Friday but all 20 will be on the Sumdog challenge for you to practice. 

 

 

Year 1 Home Practice 6th November 2020

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 3:45pm

6th November 2020                                                                                           Home Practice

Welcome back,

It has been lovely seeing everyone again after the half term break. This week we have been reading The Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob) by Simon Bartram. We will be more of Bob’s adventures over the next couple of weeks.

This week we have finished our belonging topic in RE and celebrated the 5th of November with some fantastic firework art. On Thursday we took our learning outdoors for National outdoor classroom day, creating some homes for our mini hedgehogs.

Next week we will continue our new History topic on toys from long ago and go spotty for Children in Need on Friday.

Home Practice

Read every night for at least 10 minutes. We are seeing great progress in the reading. Keep it up!

Remember, if you need a new set of Tricky words, just write a note in the reading diary.

The Oxford Owl e-library is still available via the home learning button on the class page.

Sounds / Phonics

We have been learning the split a_e sound this weekHave a go at our Sumdog Sounds challenge where we look at words with this spelling pattern.

We have also added a tricky words spelling challenge. With these words.

the, no, go, into, are, me, my, be, her, was

Maths

We have entered the children into a country wide maths competition on Sumdog starting today. Answer as many as you can over the next week. Keep an eye out for new challenges in the week.

The Year 1 team

 

Year 5 Home Practice 6th November 2020

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 11:40am

A great first week back, lovely to see everyone after the holiday. Well done to all those who have worked hard on their home practice and reading. We have started our new novel, Goth Girl by Chris Riddell which includes some really interesting vocabulary. In Maths, we have looked at regular and irregular 2D polygons. Outdoor Curriculum Day was fun, we spent some of the morning cloud watching and learnt the names of types of clouds – Geography. In the afternoon, we spent time in our nature area and made journey sticks. They were really good and the children thoroughly enjoyed making them.

Year 5 Home Practice Friday 6th November 2020

Reading

Please read for at least twenty/thirty minutes every evening. Talk about what you have read with an adult. Discuss the story, characters and any new vocabulary you come across. Write new vocabulary in your reading diary and include comments about the story. Remember to sign when you have finished a book.

Maths

This week’s challenge on Sumdog is based on regular and irregular 2D shape and times tables practice.

Spelling

The Sumdog spelling challenge is focused on tricky words. If you don’t know what a word means, look it up in a dictionary or ask an adult. Please learn these spellings for next Friday (13.11.20):

We are investigating ‘rr-ed’.

purred        stirred           deferred         conferred          ignored    

spurred       slurred           preferred        bored             explored

occurred      referred        scarred           stored             blurred

 

Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar (SPAG)

This week’s challenge on Sumdog (grammar section) is based on parts of speech (nouns, verbs etc).

Have a lovely weekend, Miss Gravili.

Year 3 Home Practice 6th November 2020

Date: 5th Nov 2020 @ 7:27pm

We have had a great week back at school after Half Term. So lovely so see everybody safe and happy. 

We have started reading Mr Stink in English, we are really enjoying getting to know the characters in the book. In Maths we have been doing lots of counting and times tables. We have also been drawing base 10 symbols to help us add numbers together.

Each day we have had ‘Time To Talk.’ We have focussed on positive things and have thought about ourselves, how we see things and how we can overcome any challenges we may face.

On Thursday we enjoyed ‘Outdoor Classroom day.’ We did some orienteering by looking at symbols and a key and then using them to make silly faces out of PE equipment. We are looking forward to trying this again next week (hopefully minus the rain).

Home Practice for 6th November – 13th November

  1. Read to somebody at home every night for 20 minutes. Talk about what you have read. Retell it in your own words.

 

  1. Go on Sumdog and complete the following challenges:

 

Number and Addition Challenge: 6th November – 13th November - target 100 questions.

 

x tables challenge: 6th November – 13th November - target 100 questions.

 

  1. Practise your x tables – you will be tested on them on Thursday 12th November. You need to know them quickly and confidently without having to count on.

 

  1. Spellings - you will be tested on them on Thursday 12th November. You need to practise them every night. It is also a good idea to practise spellings from previous weeks.

The /l/ or /ul/ sound spelled ‘-al’ at the end of words.

medal, petal, capital, hospital, animal, equal, final, pedal, magical, local

 

 

Home Practice Friday 6th November 2020

Date: 5th Nov 2020 @ 4:49pm

Year 4

Home Practice 6th November 2020

 

Year 4, well done for working so hard on your first week back after half term.

This week, we have learnt more about the characters in the Iron Man and written our thoughts and feelings as if we were Hogarth.  In maths, we learnt more strategies for adding numbers together mentally, including partitioning, using pairs to ten, finding doubles and near doubles, and bridging 10 and 100.  We also worked hard to refine our 3 and 6 times tables by counting in multiples and playing Fizz Buzz. In Science, we learnt more about classifying animals and went on a mini-beast hunt in the nature area.  We enjoyed making clay tree faces during ‘Outdoor Classroom Learning’ Day – see our pictures in the gallery.  

Well done to all those who have been on Sumdog during the last week.  It is crucial that you practise the skills set on Sumdog, as they will help you make more progress.  If you do a little every night, you will very soon see a difference in your learning.

Reading

Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Make sure you discuss the story and the characters.  Find the meaning of any new words too.  Reading every night will help you read more fluently and with understanding. 

You can find even more books to read on our website.  Go to Year 4, Home Learning and click on Oxford Owl.  Use the class login and password and explore lots of books to read.

Times tables

You have been given your own individual times table target.  Please make sure you continue to practise your times tables in preparation for your test after half term, on Wednesday (11th November 2020).  Ask someone at home to test you on your tables – can you recall them quickly and accurately?  Well done to everyone who has been practising their tables during the past week – it is fantastic to see the progress you are making.

You can also practise your tables playing ‘Hit the button’.  Select the times tables or division button and then the table that you want to practise.  This is an excellent way to practise your tables.  Either type in ‘hit the button’ (the game is on Top Marks) or use the link below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spellings

The spellings this week all have the spelling ‘ch’ in them, but this is a ‘sh’ sound (they are mostly French in origin). Please practise your spellings each evening at home.  You will be tested on them after half term, on Thursday (12th November 2020).  We have discussed in class different strategies you could use to help you learn them and you could always use ‘Look say cover write check’.

chalet          chef            brochure      parachute    sachet

charlatan     quiche          chaperone    chauffeur    moustache

crochet        chivalry        machine       charade       machinery

 

Sumdog Challenges

You have been set 3 challenges on Sumdog:

  • A maths challenge (mental addition of numbers within 1000)
  • A grammar challenge (tricky past tense verbs)
  • A spelling challenge (based on the spellings above)

Please make sure you log on and have a go!

 

The Secret Garden Competition

Date: 2nd Nov 2020 @ 3:28pm

 A new film version of  The Sectret Garden has been released. To celebrate this a competition is being run by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and Sky. You can draw, paint, create a collage or model or even plant up a minature garden. If you would like your child to be in the competition the entry needs to be on a single sheet of A4 paper. The entry needs to include the design elements and why they have chosen them.

Please send your child's entry into school by Monday 16th November and we will send them off. 

Good luck!

Click here to find out more.

Reception 23rd October 2020

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 5:08pm

This week our story has been funny bones! 

We have learnt a lot about our body and all our different bones. In Maths, we have been finding the missing numbers from the numberlines and making Halloween Patterns. In Literacy, we have been using our phonics to help us label the skeletons. 

We had a special Halloween Day on Friday! We got to dress up in our spooky costumes, we made potions and scooped out pumpkins. Mrs Wood came for our special Golden Assmebly and read us 'A Dark Dark Tale'! 

What an amazing end to our first half term of school! 

WELL DONE RECEPTION 

Year 6 Home Practice - 23rd October 2020

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 4:23pm

For the final blog of this half term, I would like to say a huge thank you to Year 6. You have been brilliant these past 7 weeks and 2 days: working hard in all lessons, respecting the rules and routines we have in place; and completing the Home Practice in time. We hope you all have a great half term doing lots of things you enjoy!

 

Our learning in Year 6 this week:

  • In Maths, we have been learning how to use the grid method effectively, which is one of our formal written strategies, for large multiplication calculations and applying that knowledge to reasoning questions.
  • In English, we have researched World War I (The Great War) and found some very interesting facts to help us understand what the main character, Tommo, will be going through as he heads off to war.
  • In Geography, Year 6 researched expertly again to create a poster about one of the many famous mountains of the world.
  • In PE, we have completed our first Intra Competition and the first ever Virtual Inter Competition – Football. It consists of dribbling around cones in the fastest time possible. The results of Year 6 is as follows:
    • For the girls, the fastest was Erin
    • For the boys, the fastest was Daniel
      • Congratulations to everyone for taking part!
  • In French, we have been looking at L’Halloween traditions in France and writing Halloween-themed sentences, ‘I am going to dress up as … I am going to wear…’
  • In Science, we learnt about the work of Carl Linnaeus and explored the classification system of living things.
  • Finally, the children had a super day dressed in their Halloween outfits and everyone created their own scary story on a Halloween night.

 

After half term, remember that the days when you can change your book are:

Monday – Roller Coasters

Tuesday – Big Dippers

Wednesday – The Waltzers

 

The Home Practice deadline is still for the Friday we come back after the half term. These are the tasks to be completed:

  • Reading – Please keep reading for a minimum of 20 minutes every day.

Please write in your Reading Journals often.

As you may know, we have access to Oxford Owl ebooks where you can read a whole range of books from their library. If you would like to use this great resource, the username is ‘sto56’ with the password ‘1234’.

 

  • Sumdog challenges:
    • x3, x6, x9, x4, x8
      • Each child has their own tables target which they should know. The Sumdog challenge may relate to their target but if not, you can always use Sumdog for extra Tables Practice. Every Tuesday there is a tables test.
    • SPAG – Parts of Speech
    • Spellings (-ent, -ence words)
      • persistent, persistence, violent, violence, intelligent, intelligence, inconvenient, inconvenience, obedient, obedience, conference, difference, conscience, reference, excitement

 

 

Year 5 Home Practice 23rd October 2020

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 3:55pm

Year 5 have had a great start to the new school year. The children have worked so hard and shown interest and enthusiasm for all their learning. We have finished our first novel, Street Child by Berlie Doherty and learnt so much about Victorian Times. In maths, we worked on written methods of addition. The children learnt about Halloween traditions in France and wrote some excellent sentences in the future tense. The costumes were great for Halloween Day, thank you for your kind donations. Have a wonderful holiday and stay safe.

Year 5 Home Practice Friday 23rd October 2020

Reading

Please read for at least twenty/thirty minutes every evening. Talk about what you have read with an adult. Discuss the story, characters and any new vocabulary you come across. Write new vocabulary in your reading diary and include comments about the story. Remember to sign to say you have finished a book.

Maths

This week’s challenge on Sumdog is based on written addition and tables practice.

Spelling

The Sumdog spelling challenge is focused on tricky words. If you don’t know what a word means, look it up in a dictionary or ask an adult. Please learn these spellings for the Friday after half term (6.11.20):

We are investigating ‘pp-ed’.

slipped        cropped          dropped         swapped          wrapped      

skipped       tapped            stepped          nipped             bopped

hopped       stopped           flipped           clipped             whipped

 

Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar (SPAG)

This week’s challenge on Sumdog (grammar section) is based on pronouns.

Have a great holiday.

Miss Gravili

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Year 2 Home Practice 23rd October 2020

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 3:49pm

We have had a wonderful half term in Year 2. All of year 2 this week have made a great effort to be the best friend they can be, in the classroom and during play times – well done. In English this week the children have wrote about the novel Meerkat Mail. They did a brilliant performance in groups, acting out parts of the story on our outdoor stage. This week in Maths we have looked at our 2 x tables, counting in 2s and finding missing numbers. The children have done lots of learning all about ‘number bonds’ and they have loved being the quickest to say the correct bond. The children have celebrated L’Halloween in French. The children learnt all the body parts and took part in spooky French races.  In Geography the children have enjoyed creating their own zoo maps. The maps have included key features and the children have used their brilliant imagination about what their zoo will be like.  Today the children have had a Halloween learning day. We have done spooky number work in maths, created our own potion and instructions in writing, created monsters in Design Technology and used Pumpkins in Art. Well done to all the children (and parents) costumes were great today!

Reading

In Year 2 we aim to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an older sibling or adult to help deepen your knowledge.

Reading books are changed every Monday.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read, and love to read.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the red box ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

 

Spelling

This week we have been learning how to spell words with the ‘oi’ sound.

Please complete practise these spellings ready for your quiz every Friday.

This week’s spellings are:

tinfoil

spoil

poison

noise

royal

annoying

destroy

enjoy

child

children

Maths

This week we have been looking at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Finding missing numbers when counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Please practise your times-tables at home. We have looked at and recapped number bonds to 10 and 20. The children have enjoyed playing SPLAT – being the first one to say the correct pair of numbers to make 10.

Sumdog

Sumdog can be played from home, as well as in the classroom. To log in from home, students use the same details as they do in class. There are new challenges put onto Sumdog every week.

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Additionally, students can access Sumdog via the app, which are free to download and play. In both cases, they'll need an internet connection.

Sumdog challenges

Multiplication –  x2 x10 x5 tables

Maths – number bonds to 10 and 20

 - Place value and comparing numbers.

Spellings – oi oy

 

Thank you for all your hard work and support this half term. Have a great week off and we will look forward to seeing you when you are back.

 

The Year 2 team

 

Home Practice Friday 23rd October 2020

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 1:57pm

Year 4

Home Practice 23rd October 2020

 

Another fantastic week of learning Year 4!

In maths we have consolidated our learning of tenths, including counting in tenths, placing and finding tenths on a numberline and finding the difference between tenths.  We also started learning more strategies for mentally adding numbers together – this will be our next focus.  In English, we started our new novel, ‘The Iron Man’ and retold the first chapter as the Iron Man.  We also created a ‘Wanted’ poster for him. We found out more about Celtic warriors in history and labelled our own warrior.    

Well done to all those who has been on Sumdog during the last week – practising these skills is the key to making progress, so keep up your fantastic efforts.  Let’s see if everyone in Year 4 can log onto Sumdog during the next couple of weeks and practise these skills!

Reading

Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Make sure you discuss the story and the characters.  Find the meaning of any new words too.  Reading every night will help you read more fluently and with understanding. 

You can find even more books to read on our website.  Go to Year 4, Home Learning and click on Oxford Owl.  Use the class login and password and explore lots of books to read.

Times tables

You have been given your own individual times table target.  Please make sure you continue to practise your times tables in preparation for your test after half term, on Wednesday (4th November 2020).  Ask someone at home to test you on your tables – can you recall them quickly and accurately?  Well done to everyone who has been practising their tables during the past week – it is fantastic to see the progress you are making.

You can also practise your tables playing ‘Hit the button’.  Select the times tables or division button and then the table that you want to practise.  This is an excellent way to practise your tables.  Either type in ‘hit the button’ (the game is on Top Marks) or use the link below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spellings

The spellings this week are taken from the Year 3/4 statutory word list. Please practise your spellings each evening at home.  You will be tested on them after half term, on Thursday (5th November 2020).  We have discussed in class different strategies you could use to help you learn them and you could always use ‘Look say cover write check’.

appear         continue       grammar      material       possible      

suppose       breadth       different     group           medicine

pressure      surprise       breathe       difficult       guard

 

Sumdog Challenges

You have been set 3 challenges on Sumdog:

  • A multiplication challenge (x3 x4 and x8 – multiplication, division and arrays – many of you are still finding these tables tricky)
  • A maths challenge (adding 1’s, 10’s and 100’s, or multiples of)
  • A spelling challenge (based on the spellings above)

Please make sure you log on and have a go!

And finally, have a lovely relaxing time over half term.  Make sure you have lots of fun and enjoy spending time with your family.  Come back to school refreshed and ready for the next 7 weeks of learning at St Oswald’s.

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