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Beech Class (Year 4/5)

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Mr Utton can be reached at: beech@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Beech Class Blog

Hi Beech Class

We are very lucky to now have a blog up and running where we can communicate easily. Usernames and passwords will be sent out soon.

To find this blog and access it you need to go to the school website.

  1. Click on children
  2. Click on home learning
  3. Scroll down and click on class blog
  4. Log in using your details
  5. Click on the title of the blog 
  6. Scroll down and add your comment

 

Each week I will put up a different discussion point for you to contribute to. All  posts will have to be approved by me before they are published so it is totally safe and secure for you to use. 

Home Learning - 22nd May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Friday 22nd May

Musician of the Week: ABBA

Song of the Day: Take a Chance on Me

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Read the text ‘Doorstep Wildlife’.

 

Answer questions 6-9.

 

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To write a story, song or poem.

Read ‘Coming Out of Hibernation’.

 

Look at activity 4, complete an animal fact file of your own.

  • Think about the heading and subheadings you might use in your fact file.

Include as many of these features as you can:

  • Fronted adverbials (followed by a comma)
  • Conjunctions
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Possessive apostrophes
  • Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Paragraphs

Additional for year 5:

  • Parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)
  • Relative clauses
  • Linking ideas between paragraphs
  • Modal verbs
  • Adverbs of possibility

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Possible, potatoes, pressure, probably, promise

 

Write a short paragraph which includes all five spelling words.

  • Think about the definitions to make sure you are using the word correctly.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.
  • Can you include different SPaG features?

Maths – CU & AH groups

To solve problems.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 4, Friday maths challenge.  Have a go at questions 1-5. If you want an extra challenge, try the rest of the questions too!

 

  • Read each question carefully – what is it asking you to do?
  • Think carefully about what information you have been given and how you might use it to work out the answer.
  • Use jottings to help you organise your thoughts.

Maths - NB group

To solve problems.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 4, Friday maths challenge.  Have a go at questions 1-5. If you want an extra challenge, try the rest of the questions too!

 

  • Read each question carefully – what is it asking you to do?
  • Think carefully about what information you have been given and how you might use it to work out the answer.
  • Use jottings to help you organise your thoughts.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 10.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 21st May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Thursday 21st May

Musician of the Week: ABBA

Song of the Day: Mamma Mia

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Read the text ‘Doorstep Wildlife’.

 

Answer questions 1-5.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech Reading Thursday 21.05 20’ below. Note: you will also need this for tomorrow)

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To write a story, song or poem.

Read ‘Super Spring’. Choose either activity 3 or 5.

 

As an extension, create a short spring quiz (activity 6) and post your questions on the blog.

  • Remember sometimes alliterative words start with different letters but the same sound, e.g. ‘fun photograph’.
  • Words that start with the same letter but different sounds are not alliterative, e.g. ‘colourful ceiling’.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Possible, potatoes, pressure, probably, promise

 

Write a sentence with each of your spelling words (Thursday’s usual task).

  • Think about the definitions to make sure you are using the word correctly.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.
  • Can you include different SPaG features?

Maths – CU & AH groups

To find the area of shapes.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 4, lesson 4: Counting squares. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the worksheet.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech CU AH Maths Thursday 21.05 20’ below.)

  • Mark off the squares you have counted in some way so that you don’t accidentally count them more than once.

Maths - NB group

To compare and order fractions less than 1.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 4, lesson 4: Compare and order fractions less than 1. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech NB Maths Thursday 21.05 20’ below.)

  • Remember that where the numerators are the same, a bigger denominator indicates a smaller part.
  • Use your knowledge of equivalent fractions to help you compare the fractions.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 9.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 20th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Wednesday 20th May

Musician of the Week: ABBA

Song of the Day: SOS

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Re-read the text ‘The 100-Mile-an-Hour Dog’.

 

Answer questions 9 and 10.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To write a story, song or poem.

Read ‘Seasons’. Look at activity 4.

 

Write about your favourite season and your reasons for this.

  • Remember to use ‘because’ to give your reasons.
  • How could you link your sentences? Additionally, in addition, moreover, furthermore…

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Possible, potatoes, pressure, probably, promise

 

Complete the word tree activity – words with similar spelling patterns as your spelling word (Wednesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 4, lesson 3: Perimeter of rectilinear shapes. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the worksheet.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the file ‘Beech CU AH Maths Wednesday 20.05 20’ below.)

  • Remember to work out any missing side lengths before adding them together.
  • Thinking about which sides are parallel and perpendicular will help you work out missing side lengths.

Maths - NB group

To convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 4, lesson 3: Improper to mixed numbers. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the file ‘Beech NB Maths Wednesday 20.05 20’ below.)

  • Remember the denominator tells you how many equal parts are in each whole.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 8.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 19th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Tuesday 19th May

Musician of the Week: ABBA

Song of the Day: Dancing Queen

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Re-read the text ‘The 100-Mile-an-Hour Dog’.

 

Answer questions 5-8.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To write a story, song or poem.

Read ‘Rainbows’.  Choose between activity 1 or activity 3.

 

  • If you are writing a story, think about the different SPaG skills you have learned and try to include them.
  • Remember to include lots of description in your story.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Possible, potatoes, pressure, probably, promise

 

Complete the bitesize activity – splitting up the words into sections (don’t worry about colouring – just put a dash between parts,       

e.g. ap – pre - ci - ate) (Tuesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To find the perimeter of a rectangle.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 4, lesson 2: Perimeter of a rectangle. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the worksheet.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the file ‘Beech CU AH Maths Tuesday 19.05 20’ below.)

  • Make sure you are adding together all four sides even if they are not all labelled!
  • Remember, in a rectangle, opposite sides are the same length.

Maths - NB group

About equivalent fractions.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 4, lesson 2: Equivalent fractions. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the file ‘Beech NB Maths Tuesday 19.05 20’ below.)

  • Equivalent fractions use different numbers to represent the same portion of the whole.
  • To find an equivalent fraction you can multiply or divide both the numerator and the denominator by the same amount.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 7.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 18th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Monday 18th May

Musician of the Week: ABBA

Song of the Day: The Winner Takes It All

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Read the text ‘The 100-Mile-an-Hour Dog’.

 

Answer questions 1-4.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the files ‘Beech Reading Text Monday 18.05.20’ and ‘Beech Reading Qs Monday 18.05.20’ below. Note: You will need these files for Tuesday and Wednesday as well)

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To write a story, song or poem.

Read ‘Fascinating Frogs’. Look at activity idea 2 – write a story, song or poem about frogs!

 

Share your masterpiece on the blog or by sending it to the class e-mail address.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the file ‘Beech Reading Writing wb18.05 20’ below. Note: You will need this file every day this week)

  • Challenge yourself by trying to make your song or poem rhyme.
  • Remember to use lots of adjectives and adverbs to describe things.
  • What other SPaG features could you use?

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Possible, potatoes, pressure, probably, promise

 

Look up the meanings of these words using a dictionary or Collins Dictionary Online.

 

Write out the definitions (Monday’s usual task).

  • You can rewrite the definition to make sense of it for yourself.
  • If there is more than one definition in the dictionary, think about which one applies to the text – read the sentence around it and think about the type of word it is.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To solve correspondence problems.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 4, lesson 1: Correspondence problems. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the worksheet.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the file ‘Beech CU AH Maths Monday 18.05 20’ below.)

  • Read the questions carefully.
  • Multiply the number of items in each group together to find the total number of possible combinations.

Maths - NB group

To find the area of a rectangle.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 4, lesson 1: Area of rectangles. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the file ‘Beech NB Maths Monday 18.05 20’ below.)

  • Area = width x height
  • Remember to pay attention to units and include them in your answers.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 6.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 15th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Friday 15th May

Musician of the Week: Scott Joplin

Song of the Day: Binks Waltz

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Read The Demon Headmaster text in your pack.

Answer questions 8, 9 and 10.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To write about a story.

Read ‘The Spitfire Fund’ – Chapter 4. Complete the writing activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the files ‘Beech Writing Text Friday 15.05.20’ and ‘Beech Writing Task Friday 15.05.20’ below.)

 

Afterwards you can read Chapter 5 at the link below if you want to find out how the story ends!

  • Read the instructions twice to make sure you understand what it is asking you to do.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Perhaps, popular, position, possess, possession

 

Write a short paragraph which includes all five spelling words.

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To solve problems.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 3, Friday maths challenge.

 

Watch the video. If you have the ingredients and an adult to help you, you could try to make a cake too!

Have a go at the ‘Clue-dough Cookie’ activity (click ‘Get the activity’.

  • Read each question carefully – what is it asking you to do?
  • How many different shapes can you spot?

Maths - NB group

To solve problems.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 3, Friday maths challenge.

 

Watch the video. If you have the ingredients and an adult to help you, you could try to make a cake too!

Have a go at the ‘Clue-dough Cookie’ activity (click ‘Get the activity’.

  • Read each question carefully – what is it asking you to do?
  • How many different shapes can you spot?

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 5.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 14th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Thursday 14th May

Musician of the Week: Scott Joplin

Song of the Day: Kismet Rag

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Read The Demon Headmaster text in your pack.

Answer questions 5, 6 and 7.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To give reasons for choices.

Read ‘The Spitfire Fund’ - Chapter 3. Complete the writing activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the files ‘Beech Writing Text Thursday 14.05.20’ and ‘Beech Writing Task Thursday 13.05.20’ below.)

  • Read the insttructons for the task twice to make sure you understand what you have been asked to do.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Perhaps, popular, position, possess, possession

 

Write a sentence with each of your spelling words (Thursday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To divide 3-digit numbers.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 3, lesson 4: Dividing 3-digit numbers. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech CU AH Maths Thursday 14.05 20’ below.)

  • Look carefully at the question, do you think there will be a remainder?
  • Use your times tables knowledge to help you answer the questions.

 

Maths - NB group

To calculate perimeter.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 3, lesson 4: Calculate perimeter. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech NB Maths Thursday 14.05 20’ below.)

  • Remember to add the length of every side when calculating perimeter.
  • Remember the opposite sides in a rectangle are equal.
  • Sides in a regular shape are equal.

 

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 4.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

 

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 13th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Wednesday 13th May

Musician of the Week: Scott Joplin

Song of the Day: Augustan Club Waltz

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Read The Demon Headmaster text in your pack.

Answer questions 1,2,3 and 4.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the  files ‘Beech Reading Text Wednesday 13.05.20’ and ‘Beech Reading Questions Wednesday 13.05.20’ below. Note: You will also need these for tomorrow and Friday.)

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To give reasons for choices.

Read ‘The Spitfire Fund’ - Chapter 2. Complete the writing activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the files ‘Beech Writing Text Wednesday 13.05.20’ and ‘Beech Writing Task Wednesday 13.05.20’ below.)

  • Read the instructions carefully before starting to write.
  • Try to give detailed reasons for your choices.

 

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Perhaps, popular, position, possess, possession

 

Complete the word tree activity – words with similar spelling patterns as your spelling word (Wednesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To divide 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 3, lesson 3: Dividing 2 digit numbers. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech CU AH Maths Wednesday 13.05 20’ below.)

  • Look carefully at the question, do you think there will be a remainder?
  • Use your times tables knowledge to help you answer the questions.

Maths - NB group

To divide with remainders.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 3, lesson 3: Dividing with remainders. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech NB Maths Wednesday 13.05 20’ below.)

  • Look carefully at the question, do you think there will be a remainder?
  • Use your times tables knowledge to help you answer the questions.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.
  •  

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 3.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

 

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

 

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 12th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Tuesday 12th May

Musician of the Week: Scott Joplin

Song of the Day: Maple Leaf Rag

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Read the ‘Daily News’ text about Captain Tom Moore, then answer the questions on the sheet.

 

Check your answers, do they need improving?

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the  file ‘Beech Guided Reading 12.05.20’ below.)

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To write interview questions.

After reading about Captain Tom Moore, what questions would you like to ask him if you met him? Write them down ready for your interview.

 

Imagine now that you are Captain Tom Moore. Ask someone in your house to ask you your interview questions. How will you answer? Think about his life experiences and the idea behind his fundraising. Write down your answers to each question.

 

  • Remember, Captain Moore has been interviewed many times recently, so make sure your questions are interesting!
  • Remember to answer questions in complete sentences, use part of the question in your answer.

 

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Perhaps, popular, position, possess, possession

 

Complete the bitesize activity – splitting up the words into sections (don’t worry about colouring – just put a dash between parts,       

e.g. ap – pre - ci - ate) (Tuesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To multiply 3 digit numbers.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 3, lesson 2: Multiply 3 digit numbers. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech CU AH Maths Tuesday 12.05 20’ below.)

  • Remember to be careful with place value when multiplying.

e.g. 2 x 4 = 8. 20 x 4 = 80, 20 x 40 = 800.

  • Add column totals accurately.

Maths - NB group

To multiply 4 digit numbers.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 3, lesson 2: Multiplying 4 digit numbers. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech NB Maths Tuesday 12.05 20’ below.)

  • Remember to be careful with place value when multiplying.

e.g. 2 x 4 = 8. 20 x 4 = 80, 20 x 40 = 800.

  • Add column totals accurately.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 2.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

 

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 11th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Monday 11th May

Musician of the Week: Scott Joplin

Song of the Day: The Entertainer

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Last Friday, 8th May marked the 75th anniversary of VE day.

 

Read the text ‘VE Day’ (if you don’t have a pack, you can find this in the file ‘Beech Guided Reading Monday 11.05.20’ below).

 

Read the text about the history of VE day and answer the questions.

 

Check your answers, do they need improving?

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

 

Writing

To write about my senses.

Read ‘The Spitfire Fund’ - Chapter 1. Complete the writing activity.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find these in the files ‘Beech Writing Text Monday 11.05.20’ and ‘Beech Writing Task Monday 11.05.20’ below.)

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Perhaps, popular, position, possess, possession

 

Look up the meanings of these words using a dictionary or Collins Dictionary Online.

 

Write out the definitions (Monday’s usual task).

  • You can rewrite the definition to make sense of it for yourself.
  • If there is more than one definition in the dictionary, think about which one applies to the text – read the sentence around it and think about the type of word it is.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To multiply 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 3, lesson 1: Multiply 2-digit number by 1 digit number. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the worksheet.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find the worksheet in the file ‘Beech CU AH Maths Monday 11.05.20’ below.)

  • Remember to be careful with place value when multiplying.

e.g. 2 x 4 = 8. 20 x 4 = 80, 20 x 40 = 800.

  • Add column totals accurately.

Maths - NB group

To multiply 2-digit numbers

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 3, lesson 1: Multiply 2-digit numbers (area model). Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the worksheet.

 

(If you don’t have a pack, you can find the worksheet in the file ‘Beech NB Maths Monday 11.05.20’ below.)

  • Remember to be careful with place value when multiplying.

e.g. 2 x 4 = 8. 20 x 4 = 80, 20 x 40 = 800.

  • Add column totals accurately.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To research information on locations around the world.

Log in to Espresso, then click on the Espresso ‘Make your world bigger’  link below this table. Scroll down and click on Day 1.

Watch the video and then answer the question. What else have you learned through watching the video?

 

 

You can also have a look at your ‘Be Inspired’ tasks!

  • Read the question before you watch the video.
  • Listen to the video carefully. Watch it twice to make sure you have understood what you have heard.
  • Answer the question, then write down any other interesting facts you have found out.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 8th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Cedar Class

Day: Friday 8th May

Musician of the Week: Michael Jackson

Song of the Day: Man in the Mirror

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Friday 08.05.20’.

 

Read the poem ‘In the Cave’. Read it in your head at first and then read it out loud.

 

How much of the poem can you learn off by heart? Practise reading the lines and see if you can remember them without looking.

 

Underline or list the nouns in the poem. These include the objects that were found in the cave.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.
  • Challenge yourself to see if you can answer the further questions.

Writing

To write a story.

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Thursday 07.05.20’.

 

Read the Revision Card – Noun Phrases/Prepositions.

Complete Spotting Prepositional Phrases. Copy each sentence, underline the preposition and highlight the prepositional phrases.

 

Follow the instructions on Poem-Planning. You can also use the Word Bank to help you write your poem

Write your finished poem out carefully.

 

  • Consider adding rhyme, alliteration, similes or metaphors to your descriptions to make them extra vivid
  • Once you’ve finished, you could illustrate your poem or record yourself performing it.
  • I’d really love to see your poem. You can send a photo of it or a typed copy (or a video of you performing it!) to beech@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Often, opposite, ordinary, particular, peculiar

 

Write a short paragraph which includes all five spelling words.

  • Think about the definitions to make sure you are using the word correctly.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.
  • Can you include different SPaG features?

Maths – CU & AH groups

To solve problems.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 2, Friday maths challenge.

 

Have a go at questions 1-5. If you want an extra challenge, try the rest of the questions too!

  • Read each question carefully – what is it asking you to do?
  • Think carefully about what information you have been given and how you might use it to work out the answer.
  • Use jottings to help you organise your thoughts.

Maths - NB group

To solve problems.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 2, Friday maths challenge.

 

Have a go at questions 1-5. If you want an extra challenge, try the rest of the questions too!

  • Read each question carefully – what is it asking you to do?
  • Think carefully about what information you have been given and how you might use it to work out the answer.
  • Use jottings to help you organise your thoughts.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To design a level of a computer game.

 Complete the computing activity on pages 64 and 65 of your home learning pack.

 

  •  Read the information carefully and make sure you understand it.
  • Use your explanation of how your game works, your level design and your explanation of the inputs of the game to help you with the flowchart.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 7th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Thursday 7th May

Musician of the Week: Michael Jackson

Song of the Day: Bad

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Thursday 07.05.20’.

 

Read All Creatures. Read it in your head at first and then read it out loud. Try to find the rhythm of the poem as you read.

 

Make notes about the poem.

  • What do you like about it? Is there anything that you dislike?
  • Does it remind you of anything or anyone?
  • What patterns can you find? (Look for rhyme and alliteration).
  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.
  • Challenge yourself to see if you can answer the further questions.

Writing

To write a story.

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Thursday 07.05.20’.

 

Use the Revision Card to remind yourself about noun phrases.

Complete Spotting Noun Phrases. Copy each sentence, highlight the noun phrase and underline the head noun.

 

Follow the instructions on the Poem Planner to plan a poem called ‘All Animals’.

Write your finished poem out carefully.

 

 

  • Consider adding rhyme, alliteration, similes or metaphors to your descriptions to make them extra vivid
  • Once you’ve finished, you could illustrate your poem or record yourself performing it.
  • I’d really love to see your poem. You can send a photo of it or a typed copy (or a video of you performing it!) to beech@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Often, opposite, ordinary, particular, peculiar

 

Write a sentence with each of your spelling words (Thursday’s usual task).

  • Think about the definitions to make sure you are using the word correctly.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.
  • Can you include different SPaG features?

Maths – CU & AH groups

To order money

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 2, lesson 4: Ordering money. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • There are 100 pennies in a pound, so 1p = £0.01
  • When were are using money, we always show both the tenths and hundredths, even if the hundredths digit is 0 – e.g. £2.50

Maths - NB group

To subtract decimals with a different number of decimal places

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 2, lesson 4: Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Look for patterns and links between decimal number bonds to 1 and your known number bonds to 10 and 100.
  • Make sure your place value columns are lined up – an easy way to do this is to line up the decimal points
  • Remember empty columns have a value of 0 – it might help you to write these in so that the numbers have the same number of decimal places

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To explain the controls of a computer game.

 Complete the computing activity on page 63 of your home learning pack.

 

Describe the inputs and outputs of your game. The inputs are the controls your player will use. Draw the controller of your favourite console or gaming device and explain what each button will do in the game.

 

The outputs of your game include the images, movements and sounds created by different controls.

  •  Read the information carefully and make sure you understand it.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning 6th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Wednesday 6th May

Musician of the Week: Michael Jackson

Song of the Day: Thriller

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Log in to Espresso and use the link below to read the story ‘The Butterfly Lion’ byMichael Morpurgo.

 

Once you have read the story, have a go at the multiple choice quiz.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.
  • Challenge yourself to see if you can answer the further questions.

Writing

To write a story.

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Wednesday 06.05.20’.

 

Find your Storyboard about your Narrow Escape story from Day 1.

Imagine that you are the prey in the story and make notes answering these questions:

  • Where were you at the start? What were you doing?
  • What did you see and feel when the predator attacked?
  • How did you escape?
  • How did you feel afterwards?

 

Read Personal Recount Features.

When you tell your story from the point of view of the prey you are giving a personal recount. Can you spot the features of a recount as you tell your story?

 

Now write your story. You can use your storyboard to remind you what to write about but do remember to write from the point of view of the prey.

Include adverbials in your writing. Read the three pages about adverbials to help you to do this.

Include as many of these features as you can:

  • Fronted adverbials (followed by a comma)
  • Conjunctions
  • Correctly punctuated speech (“Spoken words,” who how. / Who how, “Spoken words.”)
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Possessive apostrophes
  • Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Paragraphs

Additional for year 5:

  • Parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)
  • Relative clauses
  • Linking ideas between paragraphs
  • Modal verbs
  • Adverbs of possibility

 

 

  • I’d really like to read your story! Please send a photo or a typed copy to beech@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Often, opposite, ordinary, particular, peculiar

 

Complete the word tree activity – words with similar spelling patterns as your spelling word (Wednesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

About pounds and pence

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 2, lesson 3: Pounds and pence. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • There are 100 pennies in a pound, so 1p = £0.01
  • When were are using money, we always show both the tenths and hundredths, even if the hundredths digit is 0 – e.g. £2.50

Maths - NB group

To add decimals with a different number of decimal places

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 2, lesson 3: Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Look for patterns and links between decimal number bonds to 1 and your known number bonds to 10 and 100.
  • Make sure your place value columns are lined up – an easy way to do this is to line up the decimal points

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To design a level of a computer game.

 Complete the computing activity on page 62 of your home learning pack.

 

Each square in the grid represents one pixel, so a square can only be one colour and you can’t split squares into parts.

 

Is your level going to view the setting from above (e.g. Pacman) or the side (e.g. Mario)? How can you make use of the whole screen?

  •  Read the information carefully and make sure you understand it.
  • Look at pictures of the original Mario games or games such as Pacman and Space Invaders to get an idea of how the levels were designed.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 5th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Tuesday 5th May

Musician of the Week: Michael Jackson

Song of the Day: Beat It

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Log in to Espresso and use the link below to read the story ‘The BFG’ by Roald Dahl.

 

Once you have read the story, have a go at the multiple choice quiz.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.
  • Challenge yourself to see if you can answer the further questions.

Writing

To use adverbials.

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Tuesday 05.05.20’.

 

Use the Revision Cards to remind

yourself about adverbials. Make sure that you know these things:

  • An adverbial can be just one word or it can be a phrase.
  • What ‘job’ an adverbial does.
  • Where an adverbial can be placed.
  • What it means when an adverbial is ‘fronted’.

 

Use Little Mouse Adverbials. Read the sentences, find the verb, find the adverbial and then write to

say which question the adverbial answers.

 

Think about the Narrow Escape Storyboard from Day 1. Find your storyboard and remind yourself about the story. Tell the story out loud to someone.

 

Now write some sentences about your story. Make sure that your sentences include adverbials – extra information about the verb in your sentence.

  • Can you use different types of adverbials? Try using adverbials to answer the different questions and put them in different places in the sentence.
  • Try to use a mixture of adverbial words, phrases and clauses.
  • Think about the different types of adverbials we have learned about:
    • I - -ing word
    • S – simile
    • P – preposition
    • A – Adverb (-ly word)
    • C – conjunction
    • E - -ed word

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Often, opposite, ordinary, particular, peculiar

 

Complete the bitesize activity – splitting up the words into sections (don’t worry about colouring – just put a dash between parts,       

e.g. ap – pre - ci - ate) (Tuesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

About halves and quarters

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 2, lesson 2: Halves and quarters. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • One quarter = 0.25
  • One half = 0.5
  • To find an equivalent fraction, multiply or divide both the numerator (top number) and the denominator (bottom number) by the same amount.

Maths - NB group

To subtract decimals with the same number of decimal places

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 2, lesson 2: Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Look for patterns and links between decimal number bonds to 1 and your known number bonds to 10 and 100.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To explain a video game of your own invention.

 Complete the computing activity on page 61 of your home learning pack.

 

Explain what your game is about, how it works, and what players have to do to succeed.

  •  Read the information carefully and make sure you understand it.
  • Answer the prompt questions and add any more information you want to include.
  • You can include drawings and diagrams as well as words.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 4th May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Monday 4th May

Musician of the Week: Michael Jackson

Song of the Day: Smooth Criminal

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

 

Log in to Espresso and use the link below to read the story ‘A Dog Called GRK’ by Joshua Doder.

 

Once you have read the story, have a go at the multiple choice quiz.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.
  • Challenge yourself to see if you can answer the further questions.

Writing

To plan a story.

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Monday 04.05.20’.

 

Watch the video about the Impala and the Leopard (link below).

Fill in the table on the ‘Impala Notes’ sheet by answering the prompt questions (if you cannot print the page, copy out the table or write a list using the subheadings).

 

Look at Narrow Escape Pictures. Which is the predator, and which is the prey in each of these pictures?

Choose your favourite Narrow Escape Picture and write notes about it on the Narrow Escape Storyboard. Try to answer each of the questions and give extra information as well (again, if you can’t print the page, copy out the table or write a list using the subheadings).

 

Use your Narrow Escape Storyboard to tell your story to somebody else.

 

  • Include as much detail in your notes as you can. Think about adjectives and adverbs you could use.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Often, opposite,ordinary, particular, peculiar

 

Look up the meanings of these words using a dictionary or Collins Dictionary Online.

 

Write out the definitions (Monday’s usual task).

  • You can rewrite the definition to make sense of it for yourself.
  • If there is more than one definition in the dictionary, think about which one applies to the text – read the sentence around it and think about the type of word it is.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To round decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 2, lesson 1: Round decimals. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • If you are rounding to the nearest whole number, the tenths digit will tell you whether to round up or down
  • If you are rounding to the nearest tenth, the hundredths digit will tell you whether to round up or down
  • Remember the golden rule: 1-4 rounds down, 5-9 rounds up.

Maths - NB group

To add decimals with the same number of decimal places

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 2, lesson 1: Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Look for patterns and links between decimal number bonds to 1 and your known number bonds to 10 and 100.
  • Remember the place value and to carry over once you reach 10 in any column.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To design a video game protagonist.

 Complete the computing activity on page 60 of your home learning pack.

 

Each square in the grid represents one pixel, so a square can only be one colour and you can’t split squares into parts. Think carefully about how you’re going to create the shape you want for your protagonist.

 

I’d love to see your character design. You could e-mail it to the class e-mail address once it’s done or post it on the blog.

  • Read the information carefully and make sure you understand it.
  • Remember your protagonist is the main character of your game.
  • Look at pictures of the original Mario games or games such as Pacman and Space Invaders to get an idea of how these characters were designed.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 1st May 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Friday 1st May

Musician of the Week: Anne Dudley

Song of the Day: Resurgam

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

Open the file ‘Beech Literacy Friday 01.05.20’ below. If you have a printer, you can print it off. If not, you can do read the text on your screen and complete the activity on lined or plain paper.

 

Read the text ‘Things I Have Been Doing Lately’.

  • Read the poem out loud. Can you perform the poem?
  • Make notes: What do you like about the poem? Or dislike?
  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.
  • Think about how you can use your voice to make your performance of the poem exciting.

Writing

To write a poem.

 

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Friday 01.05.20’.

 

Think of some items for a poem called: ‘Things I did last week’.

Make these as imaginative as you can, e.g. Last week, I battled a ferocious

dragon. Last week, I discovered long-lost treasure. Last week, I invented a contraption for travelling through time.

 

Look at the nouns, verbs and adjectives that you have used and try to

improve some so that they are really vivid and memorable. Use the

Revision Card to help you remember the types of words.

  • Use a thesaurus to help you improve your word choices.
  • Think about whether you want to repeat ‘Last week’ for each line or not. What difference does it make to your poem? What if you repeat it every few lines?
  • You could write your poem as a list like the reading text, or you could write it in verses, with each verse giving details about the different things you did last week.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate list.

Natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally

 

Write a short paragraph which includes all five spelling words.

In your paragraph, try to use a variety of SPaG features, e.g:

  • Fronted adverbial,
  • Expanded noun phrase,
  • Correctly punctuated speech,
  • Relative clause
  • Adverb for possibility.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To solve problems.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 1, Friday maths challenge.

 

Have a go at questions 1-5. If you want an extra challenge, try the rest of the questions too!

  • Read each question carefully – what is it asking you to do?
  • Think carefully about what information you have been given and how you might use it to work out the answer.
  • Use jottings to help you organise your thoughts.

Maths - NB group

To solve problems.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 1, Friday maths challenge.

 

Have a go at questions 1-5. If you want an extra challenge, try the rest of the questions too!

  • Read each question carefully – what is it asking you to do?
  • Think carefully about what information you have been given and how you might use it to work out the answer.
  • Use jottings to help you organise your thoughts.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To interpret historical artefacts.

Complete the geography activities on pages 76 and 77 of your learning activity book.

 

 

  • Look carefully at each of the pictures.
  • Think about whether the objects shown are similar to things we might use today. This might help you work out how they might have been used.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 30th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Thursday 30th April

Musician of the Week: Anne Dudley

Song of the Day:  Ziggarats Of Cinnamon

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

Open the file ‘Beech Literacy Thursday 30.04.20’ below. If you have a printer, you can print it off. If not, you can do read the text on your screen and complete the activity on lined or plain paper.

 

Read the text ‘Younger Brother’. Answer the questions about the text:

  • Does the poem remind you of anybody you know?
  • How many different objects does the younger brother collect?

 

 

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.

SPaG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing

To identify different word classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To add ideas to a poem.

 

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Thursday 30.04.20’.

 

Read the text ‘In the Cave’. Highlight all the nouns in the poem. Afterwards, see if you can use different colours to highlight the adjectives and verbs too.

 

 

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Thursday 30.04.20’.

 

Read the poem ‘The Teacher’s Day in Bed’.   Make some more lines – other animals and what they could do in the classroom. Can you think of five more?

 

 

  • Use the revision card if you need a reminder about what nouns are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Challenge yourself to incude a comment or two in parenthesis like in the original.
  • I’d love to read what you’ve written – you can email it to beech@newtown.wilts.sch.uk or share it on the blog.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate list.

Natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally

 

Write a sentence with each of your spelling words (Thursday’s usual task).

  • Think about the definitions to make sure you are using the word correctly.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.
  • Can you include different SPaG features?

Maths – CU & AH groups

To order decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 1, lesson 4: Order decimals. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Remember place value and that a tenth is worth more than a hundredth, so 0.5 (five tenths, or 50 hundredths) is more than 0.46 (46 hundredths, or 4 tenths and 6 hundredths).

Maths - NB group

To add decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 1, lesson 4: Adding decimals – crossing the whole. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Look for patterns and links between decimal number bonds to 1 and your known number bonds to 10 and 100.
  • Remember the place value and to carry over once you reach 10 in any column.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

About key events in history

Complete the geography activities on pages 74 and 75 of your learning activity book.

 

Complete these tasks to create your own historical timeline:

  • Cut out the historical periods on page 101.
  • Stick them in chronological order on your timeline (if you don’t have any scissors or glue you can write them in).
  • With your parents’ help, research and record at least one key fact about each time period.
  • Illustrate your timeline.
  • Make sure you put the events in chronological order – look at the dates to help you.
  • Look carefully at whether the dates are AD or BC.
  • Remember that for BC dates, bigger numbers are longer ago.
  • Draw a picture for each event.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 29th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Wednesday 29th April

Musician of the Week: Anne Dudley

Song of the Day: An Inspector Calls

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

Open the file ‘Beech Literacy Wednesday 29.04.20’ below. If you have a printer, you can print it off. If not, you can do read the text on your screen and complete the activity on lined or plain paper.

 

Read the text ‘Ouch!’. Answer the questions about the text:

  • What five words could describe the shepherds?
  • What five words could describe the woman?
  • Which of the characters do you admire the most?
  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.
  • Think about interesting adjectives you could use. Maybe you could use a thesaurus to find even better words!

Writing

To use the past tense.

 

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Wednesday 29.04.20’.

 

Write a paragraph about what the shepherds in the story (‘Ouch!) did next.

Include as many of these features as you can:

  • Fronted adverbials (followed by a comma)
  • Conjunctions
  • Correctly punctuated speech (“Spoken words,” who how. / Who how, “Spoken words.”)
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Possessive apostrophes
  • Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Paragraphs

Additional for year 5:

  • Parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)
  • Relative clauses
  • Linking ideas between paragraphs
  • Modal verbs
  • Adverbs of possibility

 

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate list.

Natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally

 

Complete the word tree activity – words with similar spelling patterns as your spelling word (Wednesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To compare decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  to  Summer Term – Week 1, lesson 3: Compare decimals. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Remember place value and that a tenth is worth more than a hundredth, so 0.5 (five tenths, or 50 hundredths) is more than 0.46 (46 hundredths, or 4 tenths and 6 hundredths).

Maths - NB group

Decimal number bonds to 1

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  to  Summer Term – Week 1, lesson 3: Complements to 1. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Look for patterns and links between decimal number bonds to 1 and your known number bonds to 10 and 100.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

About timelines and your family history.

 Complete the geography activities on pages 72 and 73 of your learning activity book.

 

Look at the example at the top of the page. Interview family members to find out key events that have happened in your family, for example births, marriages or first days at school. Write down all of these events and don’t forget to record the date!

 

Then, use these to create your own family timeline.

  • Make sure you put the events in chronological order.
  • Draw a picture for each event.
  • Think about how many events you have and how much space you will need for each one. Are you going to fit them all in? Do you need to put them closer together or maybe choose just the most important ones to include.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 28th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Tuesday 28th April

Musician of the Week: Anne Dudley

Song of the Day: Theme from ‘Jeeves and Wooster’

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To describe characters.

 

Open the file ‘Beech Literacy Tuesday 28.04.20’ below. If you have a printer, you can print it off. If not, you can do read the text on your screen and complete the activity on lined or plain paper.

 

Read the text ‘The Princess and the Pea’. This is a different version from the one you read yesterday! Answer the questions about the text:

  • How is it different from Hans Christian Anderson’s version?
  • Which do you prefer?
  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.
  • You could re-read yesterday’s version as well so that you can compare them.

 

SPaG/
Writing

To punctuate speech.

 

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Tuesday 28.04.20’.

 

Complete either ‘Dialogue Practice 1’ or ‘Dialogue Practice 2’ – number 2 is a bit trickier, so choose this one if you want a challenge!

 

Write your own version of part of the story. You could use the storyboard you made yesterday to help you.

Include as many of these features as you can:

  • Fronted adverbials (followed by a comma)
  • Conjunctions
  • Correctly punctuated speech (“Spoken words,” who how. / Who how, “Spoken words.”)
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Possessive apostrophes
  • Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Paragraphs

Additional for year 5:

  • Parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)
  • Relative clauses
  • Linking ideas between paragraphs
  • Modal verbs
  • Adverbs of possibility

 

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate list.

Natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally

 

Complete the bitesize activity – splitting up the words into sections (don’t worry about colouring – just put a dash between parts,       

e.g. ap – pre - ci - ate) (Tuesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To write decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 1, lesson 2: Write decimals. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Use place value. Draw a place value grid if it helps you.

Maths - NB group

To subtract decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 1, lesson 1: Subtracting decimals. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Use place value and your number bonds to 10 and 100 to help you.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

About countries, continents and oceans.

 Complete the geography activities on pages 68 and 69 of your learning activity book.

 

Read the information sheet about countries, continents and oceans. Use the information to answer the questions and have a go at the challenges.

  • Read the information carefully and make sure you understand it. Can you explain what you’ve learned to somebody else?
  • If you can’t remember the information needed to answer a question, try to find it again in the information text.
  • If you’re not sure which countries are on the equator, use Google Maps (link below) and zoom out until you can see the names of the countries.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 27th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Monday 27th April

Musician of the Week: Anne Dudley

Song of the Day: Suite from Poldark

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer questions about a text.

 

To identify key events in a story.

Open the file ‘Beech Literacy Monday 27.04.20’ below. If you have a printer, you can print it off. If not, you can do read the text on your screen and complete the activities on lined or plain paper.

 

Read the text ‘The Princess and the Pea’. Answer the questions about the text, then make a storyboard of the story.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up any words you don’t know.
  • Think carefully about which 6 key events you will include in your storyboard.
  • You might want to make a list to decide which are the most important events in the story before you start your storyboard.

Writing

To retell a story from a character’s point of view.

 

Use the file ‘Beech Literacy Monday 27.04.20’.

 

Write a diary entry as if you are the princess in the story. Think about what the princess would have been thinking and feeling when she was travelling to the city, when she arrived at the city and when she couldn’t sleep all night on her uncomfortable bed!

 

 

 

Include as many of these features as you can:

  • Fronted adverbials (followed by a comma)
  • Conjunctions
  • Correctly punctuated speech (“Spoken words,” who how. / Who how, “Spoken words.”)
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Possessive apostrophes
  • Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Paragraphs

Additional for year 5:

  • Parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)
  • Relative clauses
  • Linking ideas between paragraphs
  • Modal verbs
  • Adverbs of possibility

 

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally

 

Look up the meanings of these words using a dictionary or Collins Dictionary Online.

 

Write out the definitions (Monday’s usual task).

  • You can rewrite the definition to make sense of it for yourself.
  • If there is more than one definition in the dictionary, think about which one applies to the text – read the sentence around it and think about the type of word it is.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.
  •  

Maths – CU & AH groups

To make a whole with tenths and hundredths

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to Summer Term – Week 1, lesson 1: Make a whole. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • The denominator (bottom number) tells you how many parts each whole is broken into.
  • Use your number bonds to 10 and 100 to help you.

Maths - NB group

To add decimals within 1

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Go to  Summer Term – Week 1, lesson 1: Adding decimals within 1. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity.

  • Use place value and your number bonds to 10 and 100 to help you.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

What causes night and day.

 Complete the geography activities on pages 66 and 67 of your learning activity book.

 

Read the information sheet about night and day. Use the information to answer the questions and have a go at the challenges.

  •  Read the information carefully and make sure you understand it. Can you explain what you’ve learned to somebody else?
  • If you can’t remember the information needed to answer a question, try to find it again in the information text.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 24th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Cedar Class

Day: Friday 24.4.2020

Good Morning Cedar Class! 😊

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E.

To keep fit and healthy by taking part in an online exercise class.

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions using the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  
  • Ask the an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Reading

To answer comprehension questions about a text.

Log onto espresso to view this text (use link below the table)

 

  • Carefully read the text twice.
  • Click on Take the Quiz to answer the questions.
  • Read each question carefully before answering.
  • Challenge yourself to answer the further questions.

Writing

To write a rhyming poem.

Read the poem, ‘At The Zoo’ (link below this table).

 

Write your own poem, in the same style about our trip to the rainforest.

 

You need an even number of lines to rhyme each pair of lines.

  • Remind yourselves of animals that we saw at The Living Rainforest, the website has some of the animals (link belowtable).
  • Don’t forget to start your poem with a title.
  • Use time connectives to start each line of your poem (e.g. first, then, next)
  • You need an even number of lines to rhyme each pair of lines.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Respite, undettered, chaotic, divulge, resilient.

 

Write a short paragraph which includes all five spelling words.

In your paragraph, try to use a variety of SPaG features, e.g:

  • Fronted adverbial,
  • Expanded noun phrase,
  • Correctly punctuated speech,
  • Relative clause
  • Adverb for possibility.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To divide numbers by 100.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 5 –. Divide one or two digits by 100. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • Remember to move digits one column to your right when dividing by 10.
  • Move digits two columns to the right when dividing by 100.
  • Draw a place value grid to help you if you are stuck.

Maths - NB group

To find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 5 – Finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • Use what you know, if I know 110 = 0.1 = 10%, then I know…

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

(links below this table)

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can share my knowledge of being safe online.

Complete an online safety quiz:

 

Watch this clip about being safe on the internet, use it to create a poster of rules.

 

  • Complete the quiz to get you thinking about what is right and wrong when using the internet.
  • Watch the video and think about the quiz to then write the rules of staying safe online – this could be an information sheet or a poster.
  • PE: Complete the core movements (page 54) and record this (page 55).

Home Learning - 24th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Friday 24th April

Musician of the Week: Nina Simone

Song of the Day: Ain’t Got No, I Got Life

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer comprehension questions about a text.

Log onto espresso to view the text ‘The Last Wolf’ by Michael Morpurgo (link below).

 

When you have read it, click on Take the Quiz to answer the questions.

  • Carefully read the text twice.
  • Read each question carefully before answering.
  • Challenge yourself to answer the further questions.

Writing

To write a rhyming poem.

Read the poem, ‘At The Zoo’

(link below).

 

Write your own poem, in the same style about our trip to the rainforest.

 

You need an even number of lines to rhyme each pair of lines.

  • Remind yourselves of animals that we saw at The Living Rainforest, the website has some of the animals.
  • Don’t forget to start your poem with a title.
  • Use time connectives to start each line of your poem (e.g. first, then, next)
  • You need an even number of lines to rhyme each pair of lines.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Respite, undettered, chaotic, divulge, resilient.

 

Write a short paragraph which includes all five spelling words.

In your paragraph, try to use a variety of SPaG features, e.g:

  • Fronted adverbial,
  • Expanded noun phrase,
  • Correctly punctuated speech,
  • Relative clause
  • Adverb for possibility.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To divide 1- and 2-digit numbers by 100.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 5 – divide 1 or 2 digits by 100. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1 hundredth = 1/100 = 0.01
  • There are ten hundredths in in 1 tenth (1/10 = 0.1)
  • There are 100 hundredths in 1 whole
  • When dividing by 100, all number move 2 columns to the right (à)

Maths - NB group

To understand equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 5 – Equivalent FDP. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1% = 1 out of 100 = 1/100 = 0.01
  • 50 is half of 100 so 50% = 0.5 = 1/2

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can share my knowledge of being safe online.

Complete an online safety quiz (link below).

 

Watch the clip (link below) about being safe on the internet, then use it to create a poster of rules.

 

  • Complete the quiz to get you thinking about what is right and wrong when using the internet.
  • Watch the video and think about the quiz to then write the rules of staying safe online – this could be an information sheet or a poster.
  • PE: Complete the core movements (page 54) and record this (page 55).

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 23rd April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Thursday 23rd April

Musician of the Week: Nina Simone

Song of the Day: I Put a Spell on You

Don’t forget to look on the class blog for discussions and challenges! Thank you to those of you who have already posted and taken part.

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To retrieve information about William Shakespeare.

Read the text on page 24 of your home learning book about the famous writer, William Shakespeare.

 

Using the text, answer the questions, writing your answers on the next page (25).

  • Remember to read the text twice before answering the questions.
  • Underline key words in the text that help you answer the questions.
  • Use the bold font to help you understand exactly what the questions are asking.

Writing

To create a fact sheet about Shakespeare.

Using the reading activity – now plan and create a factfile of your own.

 

Find some extra facts. Challenge: Who can find the most interesting ‘did you know?’.

  • Use the internet or any books you have to find out additional information about Shakespeare.
  • Present this in an exciting way and using your best handwriting.
  • You can present it how you choose: a leaflet, a poster, a factfile.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Respite, undettered, chaotic, divulge, resilient.

 

Write a sentence using your spelling words. (Thursday’s usual task).

In each sentence, use at least one SPaG feature, this could be:

  • Fronted adverbial,
  • Expanded noun phrase,
  • Correctly punctuated speech,
  • Relative clause
  • Adverb for possibility.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To understand hundredths on  a place value grid

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 4 – hundredths on a place value grid. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1 hundredth = 1/100 = 0.01
  • There are ten hundredths in in 1 tenth (1/10 = 0.1)
  • There are 100 hundredths in 1 whole

Maths - NB group

To write percentages as fractions and decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 4 – percentages as fractions and decimals. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1% = 1 out of 100 = 1/100 = 0.01
  • 50 is half of 100 so 50% = 0.5 = 1/2

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can research an Olympics event.

Re-read the information and activity on page 58. Using the games you chose yesterday and the notes you made about it, complete the journal article task.

  • Remember to start with a title and use subheadings.
  • Make sure you write down the dates!
  • Complete the core movements (page 54) and record this (page 55).

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 22nd April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Wednesday 22nd April

Musician of the Week: Nina Simone

Song of the Day: Work Song

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To write a book summary.

Listen to and watch a video of a lady reading the book, ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ (link below).

 

Write a summary of the book – no more than 6 sentences, explaining what happened in the book.

  • Use the video to recap the story and the main things that happen.
  • Use the pictures to give more detail aswell.
  • You can’t just copy the lines from the book – write your own sentences – but no more than six.

Writing

To write a poem in the style of the given poem.

Read the poem ‘The Aliens Have Landed’ on page 26 of the home learning pack.

 

Follow the instructions to write your own similar poem on page 27.

  • Use the given poem, ‘The Aliens Have Landed’ to help with your ideas.
  • Remember to add details and descriptions into your poem.
  • Challenge: Rhyme!
  • I’d love to read your poem – you can send it to me at beech@newtown.wilts.sch.uk or share it on the blog!

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Respite, undettered, chaotic, divulge, resilient.

 

Complete the word tree activity – words with similar spelling patterns as your spelling word (Wednesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To write hundredths as decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 3 – hundredths as decimals. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1 hundredth = 1/100 = 0.01
  • There are ten hundredths in in 1 tenth (1/10 = 0.1)
  • There are 100 hundredths in 1 whole

Maths - NB group

To understand percentages

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 3 – understand percentages. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1% = 1 out of 100 = 1/100 = 0.01
  • 50 is half of 100 so 50% = 0.5 = 1/2

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can research an Olympics event.

Read the information and activity on page 58.

 

Choose which games you are going to focus on. Research this specific games and make some notes about this games and the key information about what happened.

  • Make some notes on paper about your chosen Olympics or Paralympics games.
  • Make sure you write down the dates!
  • Complete the core movements (page 54) and record this (page 55).

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 21st April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Tuesday 21st April

Musician of the Week: Nina Simone

Song of the Day: Sinnerman

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading/ SPaG

To gain understanding of forming nouns using prefixes.

Follow the Espresso link below.

Watch the video about adding prefixes to make nouns.

Then complete the two quizzes and the activity, all on the espresso website.

Then, read a book of your choice.

 

  • SPaG understanding helps you with your reading because it can help you to work out the meaning of new vocabulary.

Writing

To write up your ‘Newtown’ poem and illustrate it.

 

On page 21 of the home learning pack, write up your poem neatly and use pictures to illustrate this as well as you can.

 

Challenge: Extend your poem to ‘Newtown Primary’ or ‘Newtown School’.

  • Write and illustrate beautifully.
  • I would love to read and see these – please email me a picture of your poem on: beech@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Respite, undettered, chaotic, divulge, resilient.

 

Rainbow syllables – splitting up the words into sections (don’t worry about colouring – just put a dash between parts,  

e.g. hy-gie-nic). (Tuesday’s task)

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To understand hundredths

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 2 – hundredths. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1 hundredth = 1/100 = 0.01
  • There are ten hundredths in in 1 tenth
  • There are 100 hundredths in 1 whole

Maths - NB group

To order and compare decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 2 – order and compare decimals. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • Remember place value and that a tenth is worth more than a hundredth, so 0.5 (five tenths, or 50 hundredths) is more than 0.46 (46 hundredths, or 4 tenths and 6 hundredths).

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can research a sports person.

Using page 57 of your home learning pack to complete the two activities:

  1. Draw a picture to show your favourite sport.
  2. Share information about a sports person that plays this sport.
  • Research a famous sports person that plays your favourite sport.
  • Bullet point some information about them.
  • Then say why you admire them (why you think they are amazing).
  • You could share this with the rest of the class on our class blog!
  • Complete the core movements (page 54) and record this (page 55).

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning - 20th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Monday 20th April

Musician of the Week: Nina Simone

Song of the Day: Feeling Good

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To use a clear, confident reading voice.

Read ‘The Revival of Crumbledown School’ poem (pages 18/19).

 

Practise your ‘reading aloud’ voice, read it aloud twice.

 

Underline the rhyming words.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read in a loud and clear voice – this will practise your ‘reading aloud’ voice and will also help you to understand the text.

Writing

To answer questions about the poem.

 

Complete the questions about the poem you have just been reading, ‘The Revival of Crumbledown School’.

 

Using the poem, retrieve the answers and write them on page 20 of your home learning pack. Then plan a poem about Newtown!

  • Skim and scan the text for the key words or pieces of information that are included in the questions.
  • Plan a short poem about our school – this can be any type of poem (with or without rhyme, acrostic etc.)
  • Plan your poem on the bottom of page 20.

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Respite, undettered, chaotic, divulge, resilient.

 

Look up the meanings of these words using a dictionary or Collins Dictionary Online.

 

Write out the definitions (Monday’s usual task).

  • You can rewrite the definition to make sense of it for yourself.
  • If there is more than one definition in the dictionary, think about which one applies to the text – read the sentence around it and think about the type of word it is.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To divide 2-digit numbers by 10

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 1 – divide 2-digits by 10. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • When you divide a number, each digit moves one place value column to the right (à)

Maths - NB group

To round decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 2 and go to lesson 1 – rounding decimals. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • If you are rounding to the nearest whole number, the tenths digit will tell you whether to round up or down
  • If you are rounding to the nearest tenth, the hundredths digit will tell you whether to round up or down
  • Remember the golden rule: 1-4 rounds down, 5-9 rounds up.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can explain the rules of my favourite sport.

1. Complete the core movements (page 54) and record this.

2. Tell me about your favourite sport (page 56). Explain the rules to tell me how to play.

  • Complete the movements each day and record your exercise in the table on page 55.
  • Reps means repetitions – how many times you should repeat each exercise.
  • Research a sport if you don’t have a favourite one.
  • I would love to hear about your chosen sport. Please e-mail your explanation to beech@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning Day 18 - 17th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day:  Week 4 Day 4 (Friday 17th April)

Musician of the Week: Igor Stravinsky

Song of the Day: Symphonies of Wind Instruments

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To write a character description using evidence from a text.

Follow the link below to David Walliams’ website.

 

Choose a story from The World’s Worst Children 3. Which child will you choose?

Listen to the story (approx.15 minutes).

Write a character description about the main character in your chosen story. Describe their appearance and their personality.

  • Think about which adjectives you can use – can you make sure you’re using really powerful and interesting words?
  • Use the thesaurus on Collins Dictionary Online to help you.

Writing

To write a narrative about a member of my family.

Interview an adult that lives with you or carry out a telephone interview with a grandparent/auntie/uncle. You are going to ask them about their childhood.  

 

Record answers to the questions in full sentences using fronted adverbials.

  • Ask questions to give you a good understanding of your adult’s childhood. E.g.
  • What was their favourite toy?
  • What was their favourite television programme?
  • Did they have an Xbox or Playstation?
  • Did they have a computer at home?
  • What was school like?

 

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Hygienic, roasted, process, amazement, moulds.

 

Write a sentence using your spelling words.

 (Thursday’s usual task).

In each sentence, use at least one SPaG feature, this could be:

  • Fronted adverbial,
  • Expanded noun phrase,
  • Correctly punctuated speech,
  • Relative clause
  • Adverb for possibility.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To place tenths on a number line

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 1 and go to lesson 4 – tenths on a number line. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • Pay attention to the numbers at the beginning and end of the number lines!

Maths - NB group

To understand thousandths

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 1 and go to lesson 4 – understand thousandths. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1 tenth = 0.1 = 1/10
  • 1 hundredth = 0.01 = 1/100
  • 1 thousandth = 0.001 = 1/1000

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can research further information about the rainforest.

Use the Espresso link below to view the front page entitled ‘Rivers’ on Espresso.

 

 

 

Continue your rivers fact file.

It is up to you what is included.

 

Today you should be writing the third section of your fact file.

 

  • Spend some time reading the information on Espresso and watching the videos.
  • Choose four key pieces of information to write about. One needs to be the Amazon river to link to our rainforest topic. Choose information that you found really interesting- this will make your fact file interesting to others too!

 

  • Write facts about the third key piece you have chosen.

 

  • Remember, information needs to be written in your own words to show you have understood what you have read.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning Day 17 - 16th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Week 4 Day 3 (Thursday 16th April)

Musician of the Week: Igor Stravinsky

Song of the Day: Petrouchka

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To use evidence from a text to answer comprehension questions.

 

Read the ‘The Burning of the Rice Fields’ text (page12 of your activity book) then answer the questions.

 

  • Look up the meanings of words you don’t know.
  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Read each question carefully before answering it.

 

Writing

To write tongue twisters.

Read the tongue twisters on page 22 of your home learning booklet. Try saying each one quickly!

 

Think about the way the tongue twisters are written and what it is that makes it tricky to say.

 

Write your own tricky tongue twister.

  •  Think about repeating particular letter sounds or switching quickly back and forth between two different letter sounds.
  • Try your tongue twister out on someone else – a parent or a sibling. Could they say it or did it trip them up? Could you make it even trickier?

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Hygienic, roasted, process, amazement, moulds.

 

Complete the word tree activity – words with similar spelling patterns as your spelling word (Wednesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To recognise tenths on a place value grid

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 1 and go to lesson 3 – tenths on a place value grid. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • There are ten tenths in one whole.
  • There are ten hundredths in one tenth.
  • There are one hundred hundredths in one whole.

Maths - NB group

To recognise decimals as fractions

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 1 and go to lesson 3 – decimals as fractions (2). Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1 tenth = 0.1 = 1/10
  • 1 hundredth = 0.01 = 1/100

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can research further information about the rainforest.

Use Espresso

Home > Geography 2 > Rivers

Use the above to help you find the front page entitled ‘Rivers’ on Espresso.

 

Continue your rivers fact file.

It is up to you what is included.

 

  • Spend some time reading the information on Espresso and watching the videos.
  • Choose four key pieces of information to write about. One needs to be the Amazon river to link to our rainforest topic. Choose information that you found really interesting- this will make your fact file interesting to others too!

 

  • Write facts about the first key piece you have chosen.

 

  • Remember, information needs to be written in your own words to show you have understood what you have read.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning Day 16 - 15th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Week 4 Day 2 (Wednesday 15th April)

Musician of the Week: Igor Stravinsky

Song of the Day: The Rite of Spring

Remember to check the class blog for challenges and discussions.

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To use evidence from a text to answer comprehension questions.

Read the ‘Learn how to Fingerspell’ text (page10 of your activity book) then answer the questions.

Can you fingerspell your name?

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Readeach question carefully before answering it.

Writing

To use a variety of features of SPaG when writing a story..

 

Read through your story you began yesterday. 

 

What is the next part of your plan that you will be using?

 

What happens in this part?

 

Write the remainder of your story.

 

Remember to proof read your writing so you can correct any spellings etc.

 

Why not read your story to someone at home?

Include as many of these features as you can:

  • Fronted adverbials (followed by a comma)
  • Conjunctions
  • Correctly punctuated speech (“Spoken words,” who how. / Who how, “Spoken words.”)
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Possessive apostrophes
  • Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Paragraphs

Additional for year 5:

  • Parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)
  • Relative clauses
  • Linking ideas between paragraphs
  • Modal verbs
  • Adverbs of possibility

 

  • Remember to proof read. Can you spot any mistakes? Can you think of a synonym to improve your writing?

 

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Hygienic, roasted, process, amazement, moulds.

 

Rainbow syllables – splitting up the words into sections (don’t worry about colouring – just put a dash between parts,  

e.g. hy-gie-nic.

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To understand tenths as decimals

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 1 and go to lesson 2 – tenths as decimals . Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1 tenth = 0.1 = 1/10
  • 1 hundredth = 0.01 = 1/100

Maths - NB group

To recognise decimals as fractions

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 1 and go to lesson 2 – decimals as fractions (1). Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1 tenth = 0.1 = 1/10
  • 1 hundredth = 0.01 = 1/100

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can research further information about the rainforest.

Use Espresso

 

Home > Geography 2 > Rivers

 

Use the above to help you find the front page entitled ‘Rivers’ on Espresso.

 

For the remainder of this week, you are going to create a factfile of information on rivers.

It is up to you what is included.

 

How will you present the information?

 

  • Spend some time reading the information on Espresso and watching the videos.
  • Choose four key pieces of information to write about. One needs to be the Amazon river to link to our rainforest topic. Choose information that you found really interesting- this will make your fact file interesting to others too!

 

  • Write facts about the first key piece you have chosen.

 

  • Remember, information needs to be written in your own words to show you have understood what you have read.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Igor Stravinsky:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Stravinsky

The Rite of Spring:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkwqPJZe8ms

(Ballet performance: https://youtu.be/YOZmlYgYzG4?t=270 You can also see a different interpretation of this music in Disney’s Fantasia)

Collins Dictionary Online:

www.collinsdictionary.com

Maths – CU & AH groups:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Maths – NB group:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Hit the Button:

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

Multiplication Tables Check:

http://timestables.co.uk

Espresso:

https://online.espresso.co.uk/

PE With Joe

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Home Learning Day 15 - 14th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Week 4 Day 1 (Tuesday 14th April)

Musician of the Week: Igor Stravinsky

Song of the Day: The Firebird

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To use evidence from a text to answer comprehension questions.

Read the Chocolate Factory text (pages 8 and 9 of your home learning book) then answer the questions..

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand.
  • Readeach question carefully before answering it.
  • Use your knowledge of Solids, liquids and Gases to help you answer one question!
  •  

Writing

To use a variety of features of SPaG when writing a story..

 

Look at the story openers on page 14 of your home learning book. Choose one and use it to plan, then begin to write a short story.

 

Your plan needs to include:

  • Introduction,
  • Build-up,
  • Dilemma,
  • Resolution,
  • Conclusion.

 

Why not read the beginning of your story to someone at home?

Include as many of these features as you can:

  • Fronted adverbials (followed by a comma)
  • Conjunctions
  • Correctly punctuated speech (“Spoken words,” who how. / Who how, “Spoken words.”)
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Possessive apostrophes
  • Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Paragraphs

Additional for year 5:

  • Parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)
  • Relative clauses
  • Linking ideas between paragraphs
  • Modal verbs
  • Adverbs of possibility

 

Spelling

To spell words from an age-appropriate text.

Hygienic, roasted, process, amazement, moulds.

 

Look up the meanings of these words using a dictionary or Collins Dictionary Online.

 

Write out the definitions (Monday’s usual task).

  • You can rewrite the definition to make sense of it for yourself.
  • If there is more than one definition in the dictionary, think about which one applies to the text – read the sentence around it and think about the type of word it is.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To recognise tenths and hundredths

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 1 and go to lesson 1 – recognise tenths and hundredths . Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • There are ten tenths in one whole.
  • There are ten hundredths in one tenth.
  • There are one hundred hundredths in one whole.

Maths - NB group

To understand decimals up to 2 decimal places

Use the link below to see the lesson on White Rose Maths.

 

Click on week 1 and go to lesson 1 – decimals up to 2dp. Watch the video, then use what you have learned to complete the activity (click on ‘Get the activity’ to download).

  • 1 tenth = 0.1 = 1/10
  • 1 hundredth = 0.01 = 1/100

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

 

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can research further information about the rainforest.

Use Espresso

Search ‘Rainforests’. Scroll through the results until you find ‘New way to protect rainforests’.

 

Write a precis (summary paragraph) of the article to show your understanding of the scheme.

  • Read the acrticle twice, making sure you click on underlined words to read their definitions.
  • Remember a precis is summarising the key information from what you have read and writing it in a paragraph.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Igor Stravinsky:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Stravinsky

 

The Firebird:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHxstiIybz4

(This music was written for a ballet. You can see a performance of the ballet here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0MpwTEkzqQ. You can also see another interpretation in the Disney movie Fantasia 2000)

 

Collins Dictionary Online:

www.collinsdictionary.com

 

Maths – CU & AH groups:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Maths – NB group:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Hit the Button:

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

 

Multiplication Tables Check:

http://timestables.co.uk

 

Espresso:

https://online.espresso.co.uk/

 

PE With Joe

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Home Learning Day 14 - 9th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Week 3 Day 4

(Thursday 9th April)

Musician of the Week: Dolly Parton

Song of the Day: 9 to 5

This weekend is Easter weekend, log on to Espresso and follow these links to an Easter quiz!

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer comprehension questions about a text.

Where does our food come from? sheet. Section B.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand it.
  • Decide whether each statement is true or false, then check the text and your answers again.

 

Writing

To design a new icy cold setting animal.

Week 3 – Day 3 - Design a new animal for an icy cold setting sheet.

 

If you wish, you can now choose your favourite new animal and use your written and drawn details to write a short story about it.

  • Use the four outside boxes to record your notes about your new animal.
  • Think before you write, does it make sense or can you improve it?
  • Use adjectives to describe your animal.
  • Draw a picture of your new animal in the centre box.

Spelling

To spell words from age-appropriate lists.

Use the 15 given words (photocopy in your pack).

 

Write a sentence with each of your spelling words (Thursday’s usual task).

  • Think about the definitions to make sure you are using the word correctly.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.
  • Can you include different SPaG features?

Maths – CU & AH groups

To multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000..

Complete the ‘Colour by numbers’ sheet (Week 3 - Day 4)

  • Draw a place value chart to help you answer the questions if you are stuck.

Make sure you use the correct colour for your answer.

Maths - NB group

To interpret information on a line graph and train timetable.

Complete the ‘Line Graph’ sheet (Week 3 – Day 4)

  • Remember the train journeys always take the same amount of time. This will help you calculate the missing times.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To revise knowledge of States of Matter.

Complete the States of Matter crossword – week 3 – Topic – Day 4.

  • Read each question carefully, to make sure you understand it.
  • Use the key words to help you answer the crossword questions.

Home Learning Day 13 - 8th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Week 3 Day 1

(Wednesday 8th April)

Musician of the Week: Dolly Parton

Song of the Day: Islands in the Stream (with Kenny Rogers)

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To answer comprehension questions about a text.

Where does our food come from? sheet. Section A.

  • Read the text twice to make sure you understand it.
  • Decide whether each statement is true or false, then check the text and your answers again.

Writing

To design a new desert animal.

Week 3 – Day 3 - Design a new animal for a desert setting sheet.

  • Use the four outside boxes to record your notes about your new animal.
  • Think before you write, does it make sense or can you improve it?
  • Use adjectives to describe your animal.
  • Draw a picture of your new animal in the centre box.
  •  

Spelling

To spell words from age-appropriate lists.

Use the 15 given words (photocopy in your pack).

 

Complete the word tree activity – words with similar spelling patterns as your spelling word (Wednesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables and think of these in other words.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To interpret information from a bar and tally chart.

Complete the ‘Statistics’ sheet.

  • Count the tallys carefully to make sure you add the correct number to the bar chart.
  • Use the scale on the bar chart to help you read the information corresctly.

 

 

Maths - NB group

To multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000..

Complete the ‘Colour by numbers’ sheet (Week 3 - Day 3)

  • Draw a place value chart to help you answer the questions if you are stuck.
  • Make sure you use the correct colour for your answer.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check on to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To use shade and tone with my hummingbird drawing.

 

Hummingbird drawing sheet.

  • Watch the You Tube video again. Use the video to help you accurately colour your hummingbird.
  • If you do not have any felt tips or coloured pencils, try using your pencil to add shade and tones to your drawing.

 

Home Learning Day 12 - 7th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Week 3 Day 2

(Tuesday 7th April)

Musician of the Week: Dolly Parton

Song of the Day: I Will Always Love You

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To use evidence from a text to draw a tiger.

The Tyger by William Blake sheet.

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,

In the forests of the night;

What immortal hand or eye,

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

 

In what distant deeps or skies.

Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

On what wings dare he aspire?

What the hand, dare seize the fire?

  • Synonyms are words that have the same meaning e.g. sad = unhappy.
  • Read the description twice to make sure you understand.
  • Use each sentence of the description to accurately draw a tiger.

 

Writing

To design a new rainforest animal.

Week 3 – Day 2- Design a new animal for a rainforest setting sheet.

  • Use the four outside boxes to record your notes about your new animal.
  • Think before you write, does it make sense or can you improve it?
  • Use adjectives to describe your animal.
  • Draw a picture of your new animal in the centre box.

 

Spelling

To spell words from age-appropriate lists.

Use the 15 given words (photocopy in your pack).

 

Complete the bitesize activity – splitting up the words into sections (don’t worry about colouring – just put a dash between parts,       

e.g. ap – pre - ci - ate) (Tuesday’s usual task).

  • Listen for sounds and syllables to help split them up in the best way possible.
  • Are there any common spelling patterns between these words?
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To write

co-ordinates in the correct order.

Complete the ‘Position and Direction’ sheet.

  • Remember the first number is the horizontal axis, the second is the vertical axis. (Along the corridor and up the stairs).

 

Maths - NB group

To identify types of lines.

Complete the ‘Lines’ sheet (Week 3 - Day 2)

  • Look at all the names of the lines first before beginning to label.
  • Can you find examples of each line at home? Write examples that you find next to each type of line.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To draw a realistic hummingbird

 

Use the You Tube video listed below.

  • Watch the video all the way through once.
  • On the second time of watching, play the video, then pause it after each line has been drawn and copy the line onto your sheet.

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning Day 11 - 6th April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Week 3 Day 1 (Monday 6th April)

Musician of the Week: Dolly Parton

Song of the Day: Jolene

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To use evidence from the text to draw a macaw.

To recognise verbs.

The Rainforest Guided reading sheet (week 3 – day 1)

  • Read the description twice to make sure you understand.
  • Use each sentence of the description to accurately draw a macaw.
  • Remembera verb is an action word.
  • Read each word and decide if it is an action or not.

Writing

To use fronted adverbials in writing.

 

‘Using Fronted adverbials’ sheet.

  • Remember a fronted adverbial is always found at the beginning of a sentence.
  • A fronted adverbial is always followed by a comma.

 

Spelling

To spell words from age-appropriate lists.

Use the 15 given words (photocopy in your pack).

 

Look up the meanings of the words using a dictionary or Collins Dictionary Online.

 

Write out the definitions (Monday’s usual task).

  • You can rewrite the definition to make sense of it for yourself.
  • If there is more than one definition in the dictionary, think about which one applies to the text – read the sentence around it and think about the type of word it is.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.

Maths – CU & AH groups

To name 2D and 3D shapes.

Complete the ‘Shape’ sheet.

  • Carefully count the number of sides before labelling each shape.

 

 

Maths - NB group

To identify properties of shape.

Complete the ‘Shape’ sheet (Week 3 - Day 1)

  • Remember what the middle section of the Venn diagram is used for.
  • Why is a triangle outside of the diagram?
  • Read the descriptions carefully before labelling each triangle.

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

I can design a rainforest resourced product.

Week 3 – Topic- Day 1 design sheet.

  • Which resources originate from the Rainforest? How many can you remember?
  • Use a resource from your list to create a new product. What will you choose?
  • Design packaging for your product. Remember it needs to be eye-catching and show the fact that one of the ingredients comes from the rainforest.
  • If you have any cardboard at home (old cereal box etc) you could try making a prototype of your packaging design.

 

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

 

Dolly Parton

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_Parton

Jolene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixrje2rXLMA

Collins Dictionary Online:

www.collinsdictionary.com

Hit the Button:

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

Multiplication Tables Check:

http://timestables.co.uk

PE With Joe

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Home Learning Day 10 - 3rd April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Week 2 Day 5 (Friday 3rd April)

Musician of the Week: Frédéric Chopin

Song of the Day: Waltz in Db Major Op.64 No.1

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To interpret a text.

Read the two passages from The Rainforest.

 

Under each one, draw what you think is happening in each passage. Afterwards, complete the SPaG/vocab activities on each sheet.

  • Read the text through once before you look at the questions.
  • Underline key words in the questions and in the text.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up the meanings of words. This website also has a thesaurus.

SPaG

 

 

 

Writing

I can use prefixes.

 

 

 

I can use my knowledge of fronted adverbials.

Complete the ‘Using prefixes to form nouns’ sheet.

 

 

 

Complete the second fronted adverbial sheet (labelled ‘Week 2 – Day 5’).

  • Think about whether it makes sense and use a process of elimination to pair them up correctly.

 

 

  • Read each sentence before you add the comma to hear where the pause for the comma is.

 

Spelling

To spell words from age-appropriate lists.

Use the 15 given words (photocopy in your pack).

 

Write a sentence with each of your spelling words (Thursday’s usual task).

  • Think about the definitions to make sure you are using the word correctly.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.
  • Can you include different SPaG features?

Maths – CU & AH groups

To tell the time to the nearest five minutes.

To understand units of time.

Complete the ‘Time’ sheet.

  • Remember to look carefully at each clock to identify exactly where the clock hands are pointing.
  • Use your knowledge of units of time to help you answer time word problems.

 

Maths - NB group

To represent fractions in picture form.

Complete the ‘Measurements’ sheet. (If no ruler at home, estimate how long the line is)

  • Remember to read word problems carefully, what is it asking you to do?
  • Use what we have learnt in Maths to help you answer conversion questions, the number 1000 is important!

 

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To write a fact file.

Use the sheet provided (or a blank piece of plain or lined paper) to create a fact file about a rainforest animal of your choice. Use both text and pictures.

 

Think about the animals you saw at the Living Rainforest and the ones we have talked about in our topic lessons.

 

You could use non-fiction books or the internet to find more information about them to include in your fact file.

  • Remember the fact file features:
    • Title
    • Subheadings
    • Present tense
    • Facts
  • Think about using these writing features to make your fact file more interesting:
    • Expanded noun phrases
    • Alliteration
    • Rhetorical questions
    • Relative clauses
    • Parenthesis
    • Fronted adverbials

Keeping Physically Active

 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home.  You can access his sessions at the link below this table.

  • Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.
  • Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time. 
  • Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.
  • Follow the instructions carefully; this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Home Learning Day 9 - 2nd April 2020

Daily Planner For:

Beech Class

Day: Week 2 Day 4

(Thursday 2nd April)

Musician of the Week: Frédéric Chopin

Song of the Day: A Young Girl’s Wish

If you haven’t already, check out the Video Resource Centre on the school website for a fun challenge!

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To interpret a text.

Read the verse from The Fieldmouse by Cecil Frances Alexander.

 

Draw what you think the poem is describing, then complete the vocab task.

 

Next, read the passage from The Rainforest. Again, draw what you think the text is describing and complete the SPaG/vocab tasks.

  • Read the text through once before you look at the questions.
  • Underline key words in the questions and in the text.
  • You can use Collins Dictionary Online to look up the meanings of words. This website also has a thesaurus.

 

SPaG

 

 

 

 

 

Writing

I can use expanded noun phrases to describe.

 

 

 

I can recap

fronted adverbials.

Complete the ‘Writing with noun phrases’ sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

Complete the first of the two fronted adverbial sheets (labelled ‘Week 2 – Day 4’).

  • Read the passage of writing twice.
  • Remember an adjective is a describing word.
  • Rewrite the passage of writing, but include adjectives to describe each noun.

 

  • Read each sentence before you add the comma to hear where the pause for the comma is.

 

Spelling

To spell words from age-appropriate lists.

Use the 15 given words (photocopy in your pack).

 

Write a sentence with each of your spelling words (Thursday’s usual task).

  • Think about the definitions to make sure you are using the word correctly.
  • Make sure you spell the word correctly.
  • Can you include different SPaG features?

Maths – CU & AH groups

To add and subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers.

Complete the ‘Addition and Subtraction’ sheet.

  • Remember to think about which column needs to change when adding or subtracting mentally.
  • Remember to carry out both parts when exchanging.

 

Maths - NB group

To represent fractions in picture form.

Complete the ‘Fractions’ sheet.

  • Remember to find 18 of a number first then multiply by 5 to find 58

Basic maths facts

Times tables.

Use Hit the Button and the Multiplication Tables Check to practise times tables.

  • Remember that 5 x 6 is the same as 6 x 5 – multiplication facts can be reversed.
  • Practise your related division facts as well.

Topic work

To use the eight points of a compass.

Use the sheet ‘Compass Directions’.

 

Follow the instructions at the bottom of the sheet to move around the grid and answer the questions.

  • Use the image of the compass at the bottom of the page to help you:
    • N = North
    • E = East
    • S = South
    • W = West
    • NE = North-east
    • SE = South-east
    • SW = South-west
    • NW = North-west