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Week Beginning 29th June

 

Monday 29th June

 

Maths

This week we are learning about charts and graphs. We will be using White Rose lessons again.  The BBC Bitesize maths pages will have extra activities on the same topics if you want to do them as well.

 

Today we are looking at Week 10 Lesson 1: Interpreting Charts.  Click here to find the video.  Look below for the activity sheet.

 

Spelling

Look at the sheet below.  Complete the activities about the ir- prefix.

 

History

This week we will be focusing on cave paintings. 

 

Have you ever looked at the clouds and seen the shapes of animals? One author thinks a Stone Age boy did and that it inspired him to draw.  Watch the video of 'The First Drawing' below. 

 

Next, look at the Powerpoint. Later in the week, we will be making a booklet based on what everyone should know about cave paintings.  So, make notes as you watch the Powerpoint.  They will help you on Wednesday and Thursday. 

 

Tuesday 30th June

 

Maths

Week 10 Lesson 2: Comparison, Sum and Difference video.  The activity sheet is below.

 

Reading

Try either the 1-star, 2-star or 3-star reading comprehension from today's sheet.  It is about Stone Age artists.

 

History

Follow this link for a tour of the cave paintings at Lascaux in France.  Then watch the video below for some more information.  Make notes about things like how old the paintings are, how they were made, which animals were drawn and why people can't see the originals any more.

 

After that,  visit this site to learn more about cave paintings.  Make notes about important facts so that you can include them in your booklet.  Remember that Curriculum Visions will also have lots of useful information.

 

Wednesday 1st July

 

Maths

 

Week 10 Lesson 3: Introducing Line Graphs video.  The activity sheet is below.

 

History

There are some wonderful prehistoric paintings at a place called Chauvet in France.  Watch this short Espresso video. (It has 3 parts!)  Make notes for your booklet. 

 

Below is a video explaining why people can't visit the caves and how a copy of the caves has been built for people to visit.  It looks like a fantastic place to go!  Make notes as you go along. 

 

Writing

Today and tomorrow, I would like you to create a leaflet or booklet based on what you think everyone should know about cave paintings.  Use the notes you have made from the last few days. 

 

Mrs Payne has put instructions for making a book half way down Morpurgo's page.  You can also learn how to make a simple zigzag book here or learn how to make a simple book from one piece of A4 paper below.

 

You need to write about

  • where cave paintings can be found
  • how old they are
  • how they were made
  • why they may have been created
  • what types of creatures were drawn
  • what happens if humans go near them
  • replicas (copies) being made so that humans can see cave paintings without damaging them.

 

Have another look at the links and videos if you need to check some facts.

 

Thursday 2nd July

 

Maths

 

Week 10 Lesson 4: Line Graphs video.  The activity sheet is below.

 

Writing

Carry on with your booklet about cave paintings.

 

Art and History

Last week, you practised drawing prehistoric creatures.  Today, I would like you to create your own cave drawing or painting.  There are some really good examples on Rowling Class' webpage.  I've put a video of a painting tutorial below.  I hope it gives you some ideas.  There are many more tutorials on the Internet if you would prefer to do a drawing.

 

Remember that I'd love to see your Stone Age pictures and booklets.  Ask a parent to email them to me at learningathome.034@educ.somerset.gov.uk 

 

Friday 3rd July

 

Maths

 

This maths challenge about bar charts has a football focus.

 

I have put a Stone Age version of Monopoly below that you may like to play over the next few weeks.  It will help you to revise multiplication facts.

 

English

1) Finish your writing about cave paintings.

2) Develop your editing/polishing skills by trying activities 1 to 3 on this page.

3) Go back and use your skills to double-check your writing about cave paintings.

 

 

Science

We've been learning about Stone Age food and animals over the past few weeks.  Let's learn how animals (including humans) use their teeth to eat and how humans digest their food.  Click here.

 

Monday: The First Drawing

Tuesday: Lascaux caves

Wednesday: Chauvet and its replica

Wednesday: How to Make a Quick and Easy 8 Page Mini-Book from One Piece of Paper

Silent instructions for making a mini-book.

Thursday: Cave painting tutorial

Things to do when you've finished your daily activities

 

  • Lots of you enjoyed this Marching Madness Addition game.  I have to say that I did too!
  • Explore the world with Espresso's 'Make Your World Bigger' challenge.  
  • Read some short stories and poems from ‘The Book of Hopes’. There are stories by lots of your favourite authors.
  • Play these maths games.  I really like the tangrams!
  • Check Spelling Shed and MyMaths to see if I have set more activities for you. 
  • Try some of the Dahl activities below.
  • Have a go at Miss Brimble's Forest School activities.
  • Ask your parents to help you choose a free audio book at https://stories.audible.com/discovery
  • Sing some of the Out of the Ark songs.  They have grouped them into types of song now!              
       https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

     (Your parents will need to activate a code by going to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and          using the code UKTWINKLHELPS)

     You can even begin to learn a language!  

  • Read some of the great history, geography and science books on Curriculum Visions. (You wrote the login in your BHBOAE.) Why not memorise some facts to impress people or copy some of the pictures into your orange book for us to look at when we get back to school?
  • Learn some of the tricky Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 words that are in your BHBOAE.
  • Practise Rolling Numbers.

Some more ideas

 

  • Make some models or drawings of things linked to our Stone Age, Bronze Age or Blue Planet themes.  
  • Try some of Miss Brimble's Forest School ideas.
  • Develop your drawing skills with Rob Biddulph.
  • Ask your parents to have a look at the ThinkUKnow website to help you learn how to keep safe online.
  • Look at the Real PE and Oak Academy websites to help you keep active.  The login details (and many more ideas) are on our new Get Active page! (Thanks Miss Harman and Mrs Fielding!) 
  • Make the most of having time to read.  Enjoy a good book (or several)!

 

Roald Dahl Activities

 

Which Roald Dahl books can you read while you are off?

Remember to listen to the Roald Dahl CDs if you have borrowed some.

You could write book blurbs or book reviews about them.

Why not try retelling the stories yourself 

(perhaps from the viewpoints of different characters)

or write other stories using the same characters? 

You could even take characters from different books

and put them all together in a story!

 

 

Before our school closed, we were talking about

the chefs on Great British Menu cooking meals inspired by children's books. 

Mrs Turner's daughter made this amazing Roald Dahl cake for World Book Day.

 

 

You could try designing your own cake based on a children's book. 

What ingredients would you use?  (You could have a sensible and a silly version!) 

 

Have a look at the activities at https://www.roalddahl.com/home/kids

Week Beginning 22nd June

 

Jackdaws has created a mini online arts project called HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEETHOVEN.  You can have a go just for fun for free or you can enter for a Discover Arts Award at a £5 rate for pupils at Somerset schools.  (You would receive a very smart certificate if you completed a log and entered for the qualification.)

 

If you are interested, ask your parents to click here.  

 

 

This week we will be learning about time. Time is a strange topic: some people who find maths tricky are brilliant at telling the time and some people who enjoy number work find telling the time tricky.  You will know how you feel about it so think carefully about the areas that you need to work on. If you want to go back to practising reading o’clock, half past times or past/to times rather than go straight onto the sheets for each day, look at the activities lower down the page.  There is a video that uses rhyme to remind you of the very basics, but also goes on to digital times and telling the time to the nearest minute.  It is a long video so scroll through to find a good place for you to start.  If you like rhyme, you may want to go from the beginning!  There are also links to some MyMaths time games.  They are really good if you are less confident – they go in small steps.  Follow the links to them.  I can’t assign the games to you – you have to follow the links.  I have assigned some MyMaths 'online homework' though.  Only try this if you are quite confident at telling the time.

 

Remember that I really enjoy seeing what you have been writing and creating.  Please send it to the learning@home email address for me.  Over the next few weeks, I will be trying to put more of your pictures and some writing onto our pages.  

 

Monday 22nd June

 

Maths

Look at the sheet called 'Hours, minutes and seconds'. 

Remember...

 

60 seconds = 1 minute

60 minutes = 1 hour

24 hours = 1 day

 

Spelling

Complete the spelling sheet below.

 

French

Revise some French words for clothes and food by clicking here.

 

Tuesday 23rd June

 

Maths

Complete the sheet called 'Years, months, weeks and days'. Remember...

 

7 days = 1 week

12 months = 1 year

 

Some months have 30 days, some have 31 days and February has 28 or 29 days.

This rhyme will help you to remember which is which.  Can you learn it off by heart?

 

30 days has September,

April, June and November.

All the rest have 31

Excepting February alone,

Which has 28 days clear

And 29 in each leap year.

 

There are a couple of links to musical versions of this below.

 

English and Quest

This week we will be focusing on The Stone Age.  If you like, you can begin by  re-watching this BBC Clip about the Stone Age.

 

Now read the book Stone Age Boy by watching the video below.  Write notes about what the book teaches you about the Stone Age.  You may need to watch the video more than once! 

 

Wednesday 24th June

 

Maths

 

Try the sheet called 'Writing analogue times as digital times using am and pm'.


Writing

Watch Stone Age Boy again.  Over the next three days, re-write the story in the 3rd person.  At the moment it is written in the 1st person (I....).  You need to write it as someone else (not one of the characters) describing what is happening (e.g. One day, a young boy was strolling through some woods when something incredible happened to him.)  Try to make the story more interesting by changing the verbs, adding some of your own adjectives and including fronted adverbials.  You can also add more information.  For example, once you've researched Stone Age food, you could tell us more about what the characters ate.

 

History

Find out as much as you can about Stone Age food or homes so that you can add some extra detail in your story.  Curriculum Visions has lots of Stone Age facts.

 

These links may be useful:

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/stone-age/

https://www.planbee.com/blog/stone-age-facts/

 

Thursday 25th June 

 

Maths

Complete the sheet called 'Writing analogue times as 24-hour times.'

 

Writing

Continue to write Stone Age Boy in the third person.

 

Music

Dynamics are the louds and softs in music.  Watch these clips to learn more and choose at least one activity to try.

 

Out of the Ark @ Home has a song that helps you to remember the Italian names for louds and softs.  It's called Music Italiano and is in the 'Sing in Every Subject' section.

 

 

Friday 26th June 

 

Maths

Try the time activities that I have assigned you on MyMaths. If you have time, have a go at a Soundcheck on Rockstars.  

 

Writing

Finish writing Stone Age Boy in the third person.  Check it through slowly and carefully.  Can you add any missing words, full stops or more powerful words?  Check spellings by reading your story backwards.

 

When you've finished, practise -que and -gue spellings on Spelling Shed.

 

Art

Next week, we will be learning a little more about cave paintings.  To prepare for that, have a go at drawing some Stone Age animals this week.  There are some examples below.  The inside cover of Stone Age Boy has drawings of these animals: wolves, wolverines, cave lions, wild boar, auks, bison, saiga antelopes, mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses, pine martens, aurochs, cave bears, lemmings and owls.  You could do some research to have a look at what they look like.

 

📆 30 Days Has September

Days In The Month Rap

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Stone Age Boy

Learn to Tell the Time on a Clock

Thank you!
Thank you for sending me photos of the things that you've been creating for your homelearning.  It's lovely to see them and to see you all looking so well!  

Week beginning 15th June

 

Remember to keep active and look after your wellbeing.  There are ideas to help you on our Get Active and Wellbeing pages.

 

 

A few extra things you may want to look at if you have time...

 

  • Top Marks has some good measure games to link in with this week's maths.
  • You may have seen on the Forest School page that the Wildlife Trusts are running '30 Days Wild'.  You can sign up as a family here  or you can look at the pack on the Forest School Page.
  • Blue Peter are celebrating 6 of their badges during June and July. They are calling this 'Blue Peter's 6 Badges of Summer'.  Can you do what is needed to apply for one?  Click here.
  • I know that some of you enjoy answering lots of number bond and times tables questions.  Snappy Maths has lots and lots of sheets of questions. (I expect you can answer the questions in your orange book - you don't need to print out the sheets!) 

 

Monday 15th June

 

Maths

This week we shall practise converting units of measure.  We will start with length (centimetres and metres).  Remember that they can be written as cm and mm. 

 

1) Look below for a song and Powerpoint that will help you.  (The song is American so the units of measure are not spelt how we would spell them!) 

 

2) Complete the 1-star, 2-star or 3-star activity on the worksheet.  (Make sure you give yourself a challenge and only look at the answers when you've finished)

 

 

English

This week we will be continuing our focus on the environment.  We will be thinking about the impact that humans have on it. 

 

Jeannie Baker creates fantastic collages which she makes into wonderful picture books with environmental themes.  Her book 'Window' is a great reminder of how humans change the environment.  They sometimes do it very slowly, but the changes can have huge impact.  There is a video of her book below Friday's activities.  Can you spot how the view from the window changes on each page?


After you have watched the video, choose three very different pages to focus on.  Make a list of what you can see in each one.  Remember to use nouns, adjectives, powerful verbs and adverbs.  I have given some examples and a few prompts below. 

 

Picture Choice 1 Picture Choice 2 Picture Choice 3

a flock of brilliant white gulls soaring gracefully into the air

 

a dense green forest stretching as far as the eye can see

 

..........................  path .............................

 

..........................  shed ..............................

 

........................... kitten .............................

 

..........................  pool ................................

 

........................... parrots ...........................

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

We will use these ideas to write a poem tomorrow. 

 

Quest

Let's remind ourselves what biomes are and how important it is to protect them.  Click here.

 

Tuesday 16th June

 

Maths

Today we will continue with length, but focus on kilometres (km).  Look at the Powerpoint and sheets below.

 

English

1)  Read the poem 'The Door'.  (It is below the video of 'The Window'.)   

2)  Now we are going to write a similar poem based on The Window.  Have a look at the words you wrote about the pictures yesterday and also watch the video again.  Can you add anything to your descriptions?

 

3) I have made two writing frames that are based on The Door (see below). Use them to help you write a detailed poem about the different things that can be seen from the window.   You don't have to follow the writing frames completely: you could just use some of the ideas or have a similar structure but have each verse focus on a different picture. Remember to send them to me when they're finished!

 

Quest

This week we will be learning about an artist and architect called Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  That wasn't his real name.  He changed it to this when he became an artist.  Have a look at the Powerpoints below to learn about his life and beliefs (and to find out what his new name means). Then have a go at drawing trees in his style.  Use 'dark bright' colours like in the examples. (Hundertwasser liked the way that the colours in nature almost glowed on a rainy day.  That's why he liked to mix dark and bright colours.)   

 

Wednesday 17th June

 

Maths

Today we will revise grams and kilograms (g and kg).  There is a Powerpoint below.  I have given you a couple of choices of sheets.  

 

English

We are going to continue thinking about the impact that humans have on the environment.  Over the next two days, I'd like you to write a letter, factfile, newspaper report, poem, play or story about something that you think is not good for the environment.  It could be litter, pollution, plastic or the cutting down of rainforests, for example.

 

Begin by doing some research today.  I've put some Twinkl resources about different topics below.  Espresso may be helpful and this link to the CBBC oceans information is useful too.

 

Here is a link to some CBBC reports about litter.

This link is to a report about litter being bad after Lockdown.  It has quite a few tricky words in places so would be worth reading with an adult, but you will probably understand most of what it's saying.  

 

Quest

We learnt yesterday that Hundertwasser was very interested in nature and wanted humans to take care of it. One of the Powerpoints showed a picture of one of the posters he made to remind humans about how to look after the environment.  Some other examples of posters he made were

 

Save the Whales

Save the Seas

Save the Rain

Use Public Transport

 

Think of a poster that you could make that links with the area you are researching for English. You may want to give people a message about plastic, litter, pollution, recycling or rainforests, for example. 

 

Design a poster in Hundertwasser's style.   (Use dark and bright colours; no straight lines; spirals; lots of thin blocks of colour and pictures of natural things.)

 

 

Thursday 18th June

 

Maths

Today we will learn about litres and millilitres (l and ml).  There are two sets of sheets.  Choose the one with decimals for an extra challenge. 

 

 

Writing

Today, use the research you did yesterday to help you write a letter, factfile, newspaper report, poem, play or story about the thing that you think is particularly worrying for the environment.  

 

 

Quest

Hundertwasser designed buildings as well as posters.  Click here to have a look at the Spittelau 'energy form waste' building that he designed in Vienna.

 

Many more of his designs can be seen here.

 

Over the next two days, I'd like you to have a go at one of these in Hundertwasser's style:  

- design an environmentally friendly house. (You could use paper or boxes .)

- redesign a building or structure that you think is a bit of a 'blot on the landscape' (something that you think doesn't blend in very well.) How about designing  a brand new style of electricity pylon, for example?

- create a garden elf or gnome.  Hundertwasser said that gnomes could speak to plants and animals better than humans could because they were so small they could get closer to them.  You could draw one on paper or perhaps make one out of twigs, leaves, moss, stones etc.

 

You could reuse things that would otherwise be thrown away.  

 

 

Friday 19th June

 

Maths

 

Try this Maths ChallengeThen have a bit of fun with this addition game.

 

 

English

Finish your environmental writing if you haven't already.

If you have, practise spellings on SpellingShed.

 

Quest

Finish your wonderful Hundertwasser project. 

 

I hope you have a good weekend!

 

Metric System Conversions Song | Measurement by NUMBEROCK

Window by Jeannie Baker

Watch this for Monday's English

Week Beginning 8th June

 

Those of you who love football might like to look at this.  There's a free book called 'Jamie Johnson:The Kick Off'.  There is also advice about how to write a football story.

 

 

Monday 8th June

 

Wake and Shake

Let's get active with the Joe Wicks Workout that's below.

 

Maths

This week we are revising written methods for multiplication and division.  If you need to (but only if you really need to)  you can use a tables square to help you.  I have put a tables square with the other sheets for this week (under Friday's activities). 

 

1) Practise short multiplication using MyMaths.  Click here. Play the lesson and then try the Online Homework.  (You will need your MyMaths login.) 

 

2) If you have time, try some extra MyMaths activities or go to Mathshed to practise your number bonds.

 

Quest

Today is World Oceans Day!  As you can see from this, the oceans are fabulous things.

 

Now let's see them up close.  Click here and here.

 

English  

You did some lovely descriptive writing last week when I asked you to write simile poems.  Today, I'd like a descriptive piece of writing based on the ocean clips that you've just watched.  You could write another poem or some descriptive sentences.  Help yourself by watching the clips again and writing down words that describe the shapes, movements, moods, sounds and colours that you think of as you watch.  

 

 

Tuesday 9th June

 

Maths

Have a go at the White Rose sheets about multiplying 3-digit numbers.  You will find them below Friday's activities. If you can remember how, use the inverse to check some answers before you look at the  answer sheets.

 

Quest

1)  Carrying on from World Oceans Day, play the Twinkl Powerpoint (below) about the different oceans.  Can you guess which ocean is which?

 

2)  If you have a printer, label the oceans on the map.

 

Writing

Today and tomorrow, use the information from the Powerpoint and this CBBC link to create a factfile (or even a book) about the five oceans.  Later in the week, we will be looking at the different layers of the ocean and types of sea creatures so you may want to leave room for them if you decide to make a book.

 

Wednesday 10th June

 

Maths

1) Warm-up with the 8x table.

2) Remind yourself how to do short division using the Lesson and Online Homework on       MyMaths.  Click here.

3) If you have time, you can try these calculations. You could use the inverse to check 

    them if you can remember how.

    (Don't look at the answers on page 2 until you've finished.)

 

Writing

Continue to write about the oceans.

 

Quest

Enjoy these CBBC videos and quizzes about ocean creatures.  I enjoyed 'Which sea turtle are you?'.  Try to make a moving fish decoration.

 

If you have lots of patience and want to try to make an origami turtle, have a look at the You Tube clip below.

 

Thursday 11th June

 

Maths

Now try to get quicker with your written methods by trying the crossnumber below.  Guess what, it's like a crossword but with .....numbers.  Remember to use written methods to help you!

 

If you've whizzed through that, have a go at the other maths sheet for today.  It will sharpen-up your multiplication skills even more.  It revises multiplying 3 numbers together.

 

Reading comprehension

Read the Layers of the Ocean text and answer the questions.  (Choose either the 2-star or 3-star text.)

 

Quest

1)  Watch the Powerpoint about the ocean layers.

2)  Look at the sheets called 'Thursday: label the layers of the ocean'.  You could print the 1-star, 2-star or 3-star activity, then cut and stick the pieces in the right places

or you could copy the layers onto a piece of paper and write and draw the information in the right places.

 

Friday 12th June

 

Maths

Try this Maths Challenge!

 

Writing

Research a creature that lives in the ocean and create a 'Did you know?' poster about it.  You could make little flaps to put the questions on and lift them up to find the answers!  If you are making an oceans book, you could put it in there.

 

These links may be useful: 

 

Mindfulness

You've had a busy week!  Relax and unwind with some of the mindfulness colouring below.  (Copy the pictures if you don't have a printer). Why not put on some calm (sea?) music or even sing along to 'Under the Sea' while you colour? laugh

 

I've also included some colour by numbers and a maths board game that you might like to try. 

 

Have a good weekend.  Take care everyone!

Origami turtle

 

Week beginning 1st June

 

 

Monday 1st June

 

Maths

We're going to begin this half-term by revising some written methods and using them to solve some problems.  Be prepared to re-enter The Learning Pit! 

 

Today we will revise adding 3 and 4-digit numbers.

 

Spelling

This week we are learning about prefixes.  Try the spelling sheet at the bottom of this week's block of activities.

 

Then, go to Spelling Shed.  I have given you some activities that will help you practise those spellings and similar ones.

 

Art

National Book Tokens is running a competition.  It is to design a book token for your class.  Have a look here.  Can you design one for Dahl Class?  Speak nicely to your parents to see if they will send your entry to National Book Tokens.

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June

 

Maths

Click here to practise subtracting 3-digit and 4-digit numbers.

 

Punctuation

Remind yourself how we use apostrophes to combine words.

 

IT

Lots and lots of us (children and adults) have been using the Internet and search engines even more than usual during Lockdown.  It's amazing how they work!  Have a look at this to learn more.  (I think the bear should be searching for a piano really!)

 

 

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Maths

Click here to practise finding efficient (quick) ways of adding and subtracting.

 

Writing

Similes and metaphors make our writing descriptive and help us to imagine things more accurately.  Remind yourself what they are by clicking here

 

Now, to link with our Blue Planet quest, use similes and metaphors to write an animal poem.  Help yourself to get ideas by looking at a picture of the animal that you are writing about.  Try moving and sounding like the animal as well!  It would be lovely if you could send me your poem.

 

Music

Before the holiday you were learning about pulse and rhythm.  Listen to how the composer Steve Reich uses rhythms to create his pieces of music.  Then have a go yourself!

 

Go to this page and watch the videos for 'Week 2: Tell a story with your very own body percussion music...' (They're quite a long way down the page.)

 

 

Thursday 4th June

 

Maths

Today, we are solving addition and subtraction problems.  Click here.

 

English and History

This week we are starting to learn about The Iron Age.  Watch the video on this page.

 

First write about the Iron Age.  You could create a factfile based on the information on the page or you could pretend to be one of the children in the video and write about what your life is like.

 

Have a look at the other activities on the BBC page.  Try one of them or have a go at making or drawing an Iron Age hill fort. Curriculum Visions has some more information and videos about hill forts.  Just type Iron Age in its search box. 

 

 

 

Friday 5th June

 

Reading

It's reading comprehension day.  This week, enjoy 'Charlie Changes Into A Chicken'.

 

Maths

It's Maths Challenge day! Remember to see if you can encourage your family to join in.

 

DT

I think you're going to enjoy this.  Today you're going to learn about how to make things move. 

 

When you are asked to design a moving toy, it would be wonderful if you linked it to Blue Planet and perhaps created something to do with living things.  Click here.

 

 

 

Sheets for the week beginning 1st June

Summer Term Week 5

 

Hi everyone.  I hope that you are all OK. Thank you for the wonderful photos that you have been sending me.  It's so lovely to see what you have been doing and to see you all still smiling!

 

Here are a few things that you may be interested in.

 

  • There is a short story competition that is being judged by Beth Webb (the author of The Dragons of Kilve).  If you would like to learn more, ask your parents to follow this link to check that they are happy for you to enter the competition.  (Thank you to Mrs Turner for spotting this!)

 

  • Mrs Fielding has signed us up to a website called 'Real PE'.  It has lots of ideas to help you keep active. Ask your parents to login using the details below.

 

The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com 
Parent email: parent@bishopshul-1.com
Password: bishopshul

 

Your parents will be able to help you choose activities that will be good for you.  (There are lots so you will need some help deciding where to start.) 

 

  • The Oak Academy has lots of online lessons for each year group.  The lessons cover maths, art, PE (including Joe Wicks' workouts), history (The Tudors) and much more - even assemblies.  If you would like to have a look, click here.  (The link will take you to the arts page.  You can use the menus to take you to English, maths, science etc.)

 

 

Please remember that some of the links to the Bitesize pages won't work straight away.  Hopefully, everything will be working by the day you need it. 

 

Please keep emailing me photos.  It's really helpful when you put 'Dahl' or 'Mrs Norrey' in the subject box. Thank you!

 

I hope you have a good week.

 

Missing you all!

 

Mrs Norrey

Daily Activities

This week's activities are below.  Scroll down for any weeks you have missed.  The newer ones are nearer the top of the page. 

Summer Term Week 5

 

Monday 18th May

 

Spelling and Punctuation

 

1)  Ask someone to test you on the spellings you were learning last week.

2)  'Using apostrophes to show possession.' Learn how to use apostrophes to show that something belongs to someone.  

3)  If you have time, practise spelling some key words using Spellingshed.  (I have set some new challenges for you.)

 

History

Click here to find out what it was like to live in the Bronze Age.

Remember that Curriculum Visions has lots of books to help you learn more.

 

Maths

Revise how to find area by counting squares.

 

1) Go to this Bitesize page.  Warm-up with the Super Movers as they remind you about perimeter, area and shapes.  Then look at the video about counting tiles and try Activity1.

 

2) Have a go at the White Rose Activity Sheet below.  The video for Summer Term Week 4  Lesson 4 will help you.

 

 

 

Tuesday 19th May

 

Maths

1)  Practise your numberbonds and timestables on Mathshed.  I have set some new tasks for you.

2) Have a go at the Times Tables Rockstars Soundcheck.

 

Writing

1) Re-read your dragon story.

2) Remind yourself of your plan.

3) Write the events section.  This is the part where you explain all the things that the dragons try to do to solve the problem.  Here are some tips.

  • Make it hard for them to solve the problem.  Remember to add another problem just as the first one is about to be solved. Don't completely solve the last problem yet.  That will be in the next section (the ending).
  • Describe the characters' feelings.
  • Use long sentences (e.g. when describing chases).
  • Use alliteration (This is when words begin with the same letter or sound (e.g. 'slippery snake').
  • Use The Power of 3 (This is where you have three adjectives or verbs together. e.g. 'It was cold, dark and mysterious;'They ran over ditches, under branches and through the rocks.')

 

Music

Learn about pulse and rhythm, then try to compose your own song.  It could be a silly song or a song with a purpose.  For example, you could try to create a song that teaches people how to wash their hands really well!

 

Wednesday 20th May

 

Maths

We're going to revise fractions this week because they're so important. Today we are going to revise equivalent fractions.  I wonder if you remember what a fraction wall looks like.  This video will help to remind you.  

 

There is an activity sheet below (underneath Friday's work).  

 

Writing

1) Finish the events part of your story.  (Look at yesterday's tips to help you.)  Remember, don't completely solve the problem yet!

2) Check your story carefully.

 

Geography

Let's continue our Blue Planet quest by learning about mountains.

 

Thursday 21st May

 

Maths

Today we are going to simplify fractions.    

 

Writing

Today you will finish your story.  Here are some tips.

 

Solve the problem by

  • Having a character remember an important piece of information that will help them to solve the problem.
  • Making a character do something it wouldn’t normally do.
  • Letting help come unexpectedly (e.g. It was at that moment that they heard a familiar voice behind them...).

 

 

Ideas For The Last Sentence

  • Say what the characters have learned. Is there a moral to the story?
  • Show how a character has changed.
  • Use dialogue/speech.
  • Tell the reader to remember something or to do something.
  • Ask a question.

 

Art

Unfortunately, we will not be back together for a while.  So, please send me a self-portrait of yourself so that I can put Dahl Class together again in a slide show! 

Friday 22nd May

 

Maths

Here's this week's Maths Challenge.  Try to do it with other people if you can! 

 

Writing

Today, you are going to 'polish' (edit) your writing.

Read your story slowly, pointing to each word.

 

Can you

1) find any missing words?

2) add any capital letters or full stops?

3) add any more detail?

4) make some words more powerful?

5) add two fronted adverbials?

 

Now check your spellings.  Remember that some people check spellings by reading their stories backwards.  For example, instead of, 'The dragon flew towards them' you would read, 'them, towards, flew, dragon, The'.  This helps you to focus on spellings because you are not trying to make sense of the story at the same time.

 

Finally, sit down and enjoy sharing your story with someone.

 

PE

It's really important to keep active and one way you can do that is by moving to music.  That's what I want you to do today...

 

Have a go at the Zumba routine below.  Perhaps have a go at joining in with the Super Movers too.  Then try to create your own routine.  You could use something like Dang-A-Rang-A-Dang-Do (see below) or a favourite song.  You could even try to create a routine for the song you wrote on Tuesday.  Over the holiday, try to teach the routine to your family!  Have fun!

' Dang-A-Rang-A-Dang Do! ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Summer Term Week 4

 

Monday 11th May

 

Maths

1) Revise some written methods like we do in Early Work. (See below. I'll put the answers up tomorrow.)

2) Practise a times-table with the Football Mascots in Super Movers.  (I'm a bit disappointed that there are no mascots wearing claret and blue!)

3) Have a go at the number bond challenges I have set you in Mathshed.

You could use inverses to check your answers!

You could use inverses to check your answers! 1

Ways of Learning Spellings

Spelling

1) Ask someone to test you on the tricky words you were learning from the Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 spelling lists - the lists that are in your BHBOAE.

 

2)  Choose 6 more of those tricky words to learn.  Work on them over the next week.

 

3)  Have a go at the activities I have set for you on Spelling Shed.

 

History

Last week we began to learn about The Stone Age.  Some of you may have started to research something about it that really interests you.

 

This week, we are going to learn about Stonehenge.  Click here.

 

I'd love to see any factfiles or models that you make! 

Ask your parents to email me photos at learningathome.034@educ.somerset.gov.uk 

(Please put 'Dahl' or 'Mrs Norrey' in the subject box.)

  

 Remember that Curriculum Visions has interactive books that you can read if you want

to know more!

 

Answers to yesterday's 'Keeping Skills Sharp'

Tuesday 12th May

 

Maths

Last week we began to revise rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 with the Super Movers.  We found rounding tricky in September, but have been getting better as the year has gone on.  It's a while since we did some for Early Work, so watch this Bitesize lesson to remind you.  

 

Writing

1) Re-read the opening of your dragon story.  (Perhaps you could read it to someone.)

2) Have a look at your plan to remind yourself what you want to happen.

3) Use the tips below to help you write 'The Build up' - the part that is building up to the main problem.  

 

  • Make the characters do something.  Are they going for a walk, playing a game or visiting another dragon, for example?
  • Describe the dragons noticing something that they think is unusual, mysterious or dangerous.
  • Let the dragons think that they imagined it and that everything is fine (even though it isn't)!  This is what we call 'lulling the reader into a false sense of security'. 

 

Don't describe the big problem yet!  We will do that tomorrow.

 

Keep remembering to use expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and prepositional phrases. (Look back at the BBC Bitesize activities if you want some help remembering what these things are.)

 

Geography

We have been learning how to read maps.  Today, we are learning about latitude and longitude.  Click here.

 

 

Wednesday 13th May

 

Writing

1) Re-read your story.  Can you edit anything?  

2) Have a look at your plan to remind yourself what you want to happen.

3) Use the tips below to help you write about the main problem.

 

  • Use short sentences to be dramatic!
  • Use fronted adverbials to describe where, when or how things happen (e.g. At the back of the cave,...  As darkness fell, ... Suddenly, ...  Without warning,...   ).  
  • Don't tell the reader what the problem is all in one go. 

For example, don't say 'There was a huge goblin in front of them'.  Instead, give lots of little hints that describe what the dragons can hear, smell or feel.  Use words like 'something' or'someone'.  Describe colours and shadows that the dragons can see.  Make your reader have to piece together lots of clues before they discover what the problem is!  This is called 'keeping the reader in suspense.'

 

Remember to use powerful verbs and adjectives!

 

4)  Share your story with someone if you can! 

 

Science

During our Blue Planet quest we will be learning about living things.  This lesson will help you to understand how we can group living things.

 

If you have time, carry on with Espresso's 'Make Your World Bigger' challenge.

 

Maths

For the next few days we are going to be revising the area and perimeter learning that you did with Mrs Fielding.

 

Today, revise how to find the perimeter of a rectangle.

 

The BBC has some animations and quizzes that will help.  The White Rose website has a teaching video (Summer Term Week 4 Lesson 2) and the worksheets that go with it are below.  You don't need to do all of the activities.  Choose the ones that suit you the most.  

Thursday 14th May

 

Writing

Today, I'd like you to 'polish' (edit) your writing.

Read through slowly, pointing to each word as you go.

 

Can you

1) find any missing words?

2) add any capital letters or full stops?

3) make some words more powerful?

4) add two fronted adverbials?

 

Now check your spellings.  Remember that some people check spellings by reading their stories backwards.  For example, instead of, 'The goblin leapt in front of Treasure', you would read, 'Treasure, of, front, in, leapt, goblin, The'.  This helps you to focus on spellings because you are not trying to make sense of the story at the same time.

 

Maths

Today, we are finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.  (They are shapes made from straight lines and right angles so they look like they're made of rectangles.)

 

Click here for the BBC activities.

 

Here is the White Rose teaching video (Summer Week 4 Lesson 3).  The activity sheets are below today's RE work.

 

RE

Last week we began to learn about Islam.  (Have a look at this Espresso video if you missed it.)

 

At the moment, it is Ramadan for people of the Islamic faith. It is a very important time for them. This year, Ramadan is from the 23rd of April until the 23rd of May.  The dates change each year. 

 

This Espresso video and factfile will tell you what usually happens during Ramadan.  

This year, things have been different for Muslims because people have had to stay at home.  Idris tells us how it is different in this Newsround video.

 

There are some useful Powerpoints and Ramadan colouring sheets below.

Friday 15th May

 

Maths

Try this Maths Challenge.  It's great if you can have fun doing it with other people in your family (including adults)!

 

English

In your story you need to have got to the part where the second problem is about to be solved.  If you haven't got to that part, carry on with it today.

 

If you have got to that part, try this reading comprehension lesson.  (Well, it is our normal comprehension day smiley !)

 

 Art 

During this time when we cannot visit lots of different places, can you create a picture of somewhere you have never been or would like to go?  It can be a real place or an imaginary one.

 

Look at this page for some ideas. Remember to ask your parents to email me your pictures.

 

I hope you have a good weekend everyone!

 

Week beginning 4th May

 

Monday 4th May

 

Writing

This week we will revise inverted commas and paragraphs.  Then we will put together all the skills we have been working on over the past couple of weeks to begin writing a story.

 

Let's start with inverted commas (speechmarks).  Click here for some videos, activities and a routine from Super Movers.

 

Maths

Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 1: Round Decimals

(The page automatically takes you to the Week 3 lessons! Scroll to the bottom of the White Rose page to find the Summer Term Week 2 lessons that you need.)

 

Art and Design

Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  Today we are going to think about this by doing Mr Turner's Blue Beacon Challenge.  He would like you to make something to help people celebrate.  You could make a flag, draw a picture, design a mug, decorate a cake or make bunting, for example.  The BBC says you could put these things on your bunting:

- a World War 2 soldier

- a dove of peace

- a British flag

- a thank you message.

 

I'm sure you can think of other things too.

 

Twinkl has lots of ideas.  (Your parents may have created a free account for you using the code we wrote in your BHBOAE.)  

 

 

Tuesday 5th May

 

Writing

Do you remember that we were talking about how we need to start a new paragraph when we change time, place, idea (topic) or the person who is speaking?  It will really help anyone who reads our stories if we use paragraphs.  Look at this Bitesize page to see why.

 

Activity 2 on the Bitesize page has quite a lot of text.  It is fine for you to read it with someone - the most important thing is that you work-out what each paragraph is about.

 

I think you will enjoy the activities on this Espresso page about paragraphs.  I know that lots of you will find the video funny!

 

Maths

1) Let's warm up by revising how to round whole numbers using this routine from Super Movers.

2)Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 2: Halves and Quarters

 

RE

This term we are learning about Islam.  

 

Watch Espresso's Introduction to Islam and try their first two quizzes.

 

If you would like to do some written work, write about the Five Pillars of Islam (what they are called and what they mean). Twinkl has a Powerpoint and a sheet that could help.

 

Wednesday 6th May

 

Science

This term's Quest is 'Blue Planet' so we will be thinking about the natural world a lot.  Lots of you have been gardening, so let's learn a bit more about how to grow plants by clicking here

 

Maths

Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 3:Pounds and Pence

 

Writing

Do you remember that we said we wanted to write our own stories based on The Dragons of Kilve?  Well, today's the day we start!  Today, we are going to plan our stories.  Your main character can be the dragon you designed and wrote about before Easter.  (If you haven't done that activity, have a look at the writing  activity for Tuesday 31st March for ideas.)

 

Plan your story by deciding on

  • the setting (the places where the events happen)  
  • the characters 
  • the big problem that needs to be solved 
  • another problem that happens just as the dragons think the big problem has been solved.  (For example, just as they think they have found their way out of the forest, there is a storm and their path is blocked.)
  • how the second problem is solved
  • how the story ends.

 

I have put some settings, facts about the dragons and information about their enemies below.  I hope they will help you with your plans.  Tomorrow, we will write our story openings and I will give you some tips on how to do that. 

 

Thursday 7th May

 

Maths

Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 4: Ordering Money

 

Writing

Let's write our story openings.  

 

1)  Remind yourself of the great opening to 'The Dragons of Kilve'. Read the extract you have in your comprehension book.  It is called 'The Dawn of Time'.

 

2)  Think about all those wonderful prepositions, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials you have learnt about over the last few weeks.

 

3)  Look at the plan you wrote yesterday.  Remember what is going to happen in your story.

 

4)  Write a fabulous opening to your story.  These tips will help you.

 

  • Grab the reader’s attention by starting the story with

- dialogue (speech). (You could have a warning or a cry for help!)

- a question

or  

- a description of something strange or worrying.

 

  • Set the scene by describing what can be

- seen

- heard

- smelt

- touched.

 

Remember to use powerful verbs and adjectives.

 

Try to include expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and prepositional phrases. (Look back at the BBC Bitesize activities if you want some help remembering what these things are.)

 

History

Let's begin to find out about The Stone Age.  Click here.  

 

Curriculum Visions has some interactive books about the Stone Age.  Have a look at them if you'd like to discover some more facts.  You could use the information to make a book, leaflet or poster about a part of Stone Age life that really interests you.

E-Safety

Click here https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

to learn more about how to stay safe online and on your mobile.

 

 

Purple Mash 

Remember that you can access Purple Mash from home. 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/bishopshull

It has lots of fun educational games. 

Week beginning 27th April

 

Monday 27th April

 

Maths

1) Try to become more confident at linking fractions and decimals by warming-up with this dance from Super Movers.

 

2) White Rose "Week 2 Lesson 5": Dividing 1 or 2-digit numbers by 100. 

 

English

This week we will focus on spelling and grammar.  Next week, we will practise using different types of words and phrases in a story.

 

Let's start by revising verbs using this Bitesize lesson.

 

History

Today's Bitesize history lesson is about pre-historic Britain which is great because that's our history topic this term!  Head over to the Bitesize page to learn more.

 

 

Tuesday 28th April

 

Grammar

1) Let's warm-up by reminding ourselves about expanded noun phrases. Watch and try this routine from Super Movers.  (Those of you who like unicorns may like this routine too!)

 

2) Ask someone to test you on last week’s spellings. Keep practising any you get wrong. 

 

3) Choose 5 or 6 tricky words from the Year 1-2 or Year 3-4 spelling lists that are in your BHBOAE. Learn them this week. Remember there are lots of ways that you can learn them. I gave you some ideas on 26th March. (Scroll down to remind yourself!) You could also try

- writing the words lots of times

- spelling the words out loud lots of times

- splitting the words into syllables then saying the different syllables in silly voices

- making the words out of plasticine or sticks or Lego or whatever you like!

 

Maths

Summer Week 1 Lesson 1: Make a Whole

 

Geography

Last week we began to learn about how maps are made.  Today, we are going to learn about how to read maps using this Bitesize activity.

 

Wednesday 29th April

 

Maths

Summer Week 1 Lesson 2: Write Decimals

 

Grammar

Today we are revising adverbs and adverbials.  Remember that adverbials can go at the beginning (front) of sentences.  When they are at the front, they are called 'fronted adverbials'.  We were trying to use those in our stories last term and we will try to use them next week too! 

 

Click here for today's lesson.

 

Science

We began to discuss what we knew about magnets.  Some of you said you had some that you played with.

 

Have a look at these Espresso videos and activities about magnets.  You will need to login to Espresso to see them.  (Only look at the first four videos if you don't have a lot of time.)

 

 

Thursday 30th April

 

Maths

Summer Week 1 Lesson 3: Compare Decimals

 

Grammar

During our last few days at school, we talked about how lots of us had forgotten what prepositions are.  This lesson will help you to become even more confident at identifying and using them.

 

Music

Listen to Week 6 of the Out of the Ark songs.  Write a few sentences saying which is your favourite and why.  Do you like the words, instruments, tempo (speed), pulse (beat), rhythm, harmony (different tunes being sung at the same time) or something else? Maybe we'll sing the most popular ones when we get back to school.

 

Friday 1st May

 

Maths

Summer Week 1 Lesson 4: Order Decimals

 

Comprehension Day!

It's almost like the Bitesize people know what we're doing in Dahl Class...

This week their reading lesson is about The Worst Witch  - a great book which you asked me to buy with our class budget!  Click here.

 

Art

This is such a lovely time of year with so many plants and flowers for us to see.  

Today (or over the next few days), have a go at drawing, painting or creating a piece of art to capture this lovely time of year.  It could be a flower, tree, bird, landscape - whatever you like as long as it has a spring theme!

 

 

 

The Summer Term's Quest is Blue Planet.

 

 

Week beginning 20th April

 

If you've missed any of the previous activities, have a look at them first.  They are lower down the page.  

 

Monday 20th April

 

Music

Let's begin the term with some Wake and Shake!  Go to Out of the Ark (Week 5 Move-it Monday) and sing and dance to one of our assembly songs: 'Wake up!'.  Can anyone join in with you?

 

Your big music challenge for the week is to learn the Week 5 Fun Friday song: Dang-A-Rang-A-Dang-Do.  It's a silly tongue-twister.  I hadn't heard it before but am going to try to learn it off by heart by the end of the week.  Can you get other people in your house to learn it with you so you can split into 3 parts? You may be able to do it with just 2 of you if one person can sing and clap or stamp at the same time!  It would be great to sing this together when we get back to school!

 

Literacy

Following on from 'Dang-A-Rang-A-Dang-Do', can you create a tongue twister of your own? 

 

Here are some famous examples of tongue twisters.  Notice how lots of the words in the sentences begin with the same letters or sounds. 

 

Now have a go at writing your own.  Perhaps you could base it on an animal, a sport or a type of food.  

 

Write it out in your best handwriting and illustrate it so that you can share it with family and friends by photo or video-link.

 

Maths

Today we are learning how to divide a 1-digit number by 10.

 

Click here and go to Week 1 Lesson 5.

1. Play the video.

2. Try the activities.

3. Check your answers.

 

 

Tuesday 21st April

 

Maths

Today we are learning how to divide a 2-digit number by 10.

 

Click here and go to Week 2 Lesson 1. 

1. Play the video.

2. Try the activities.

3. Check your answers.

 

Quest

This term we will be learning about The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

Watch these programmes for some tips about how to be a good historian.  When you hear how to use archives, remember that the Somerset archives are just down the road from school, not far from the level crossing.  One day, you may be able to go there to do some research!

 

Spelling

Complete the activities below to help you learn how to make verbs ending in -de and -se into nouns.  Then go to Spelling Shed and have a go at the -sion games that I have set.

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Grammar

Revise what nouns are and become confident at using pronouns using this BBC Bitesize lesson.

 

Maths

Today we are learning about hundredths.

Click here and go to Week 2 Lesson 2.

 

Geography

Let's practise our map skills today.  We will need them when we look for Stone Age to Iron Age features on maps later in the term.  

 

Have a look at these BBC clips and try the activities. 

 

After that, can you find some maps in your house or online?  Can you spot any Roman roads?  Try to learn what some of the symbols mean.

 

(Did you spot the spelling mistake on the BBC page?  Clue: using words as nouns and verbs.)

 

Thursday 23rd April

 

Maths

Today we are learning how to write hundredths as decimals.

Click here and go to Week 2 Lesson 3.

 

Science

Before the holiday, we were learning about forces (pushes and pulls).  Follow these links to learn about friction:

Espresso video

Espresso quiz

BBC clips and activities

 

If your parents have joined Twinkl, you can try this too if you'd like something extra to think about:

Twinkl activity sheet

 

Spelling

Look at the sheet below.  Use it to practise spelling -sion words and to write a silly story.

Friday 24th April

 

Maths

Today we are going to learn how to put hundredths on a place value grid.

Click here and go to Week 2 Lesson 3.

 

Comprehension

'Please Mrs Butler' is a great poem and one of Mrs Payne's favourites.  Listen to Oti Mabuse read it and have a go yourself.  Then complete the other activities. 

 

The answers to 'Heywood Library' are below. 

 

Music

Make sure you have a go at performing 'Dang-A-Rang-A-Dang-Do' with or to someone.

 

'Dang-A-Rang-A-Dang-Do' reminded me of a famous nonsense poem called 'On the Ning Nang Nong'.  Have a listen to Spike Milligan reading his poem.  Notice the sound effects that have been added.  Can you try reading it and use things from around your house to add some sound effects?  

 

 

Message for Parents

 

Mrs Waller and Mrs Derbidge have created a Wellbeing page which you may like to look at with your child. Please click here.

Monday 30th March

 

Spelling

1.  Ask someone to test you on the spellings from last week.

2.  Do the Year 3/4 wordsearch that we put into your orange book.

3.  Make sure that you have written down last week's reading in your BHBOAE.  Write a few sentences saying what you enjoyed about the books you read.

 

Tuesday 31st March

 

Maths

Today we are revising tenths and hundredths so that we can learn about decimals

 

Click here and go to Week 1 Lesson 1.

1. Play the video.

2. Try the activities.

3. Check your answers.

 

Writing for Tuesday and Wednesday.

This week you are going to draw or create a dragon that will be the main character in your very own Dragons of Kilve story!

After you have decided what it will look like, think about

- what it eats

- how it moves

- what it's good at

- what it's bad at.

 

Write some powerful adjectives, verbs, adverbs and similes that you could use when you describe the dragon in your story.

 

Electricity

Try these activities to help you learn about conductors and insulators.

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1043895/grade2/module1043872/index.html

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item1043533/grade2/module1043872/index.html

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482p

 

 

Wednesday 1st April

 

Maths

Today we are writing tenths as decimals

 

Click here and go to Week 1 Lesson 2.

1. Play the video.

2. Try the activities.

3. Check your answers.

 

Writing

Carry on with creating your own dragon.

 

Music

Log in to Yumu. Have a listen to the Abba songs in Steps 2 and 4 of Mamma Mia.  Can you answer the questions?

 

Go to the Out of the Ark site to do some singing.

 


Thursday 2nd April

 

Maths

Today we are continuing to learn about tenths

Click here and go to Week 1 Lesson 3.

 

Grammar Practice

Use the sheet in your orange book to practise identifying nouns and verbs.  Have you spotted which word I've just used as a noun and a verb?

 

An Introduction to Forces 

Follow these links to find out what forces are. (You made need to log in to Espresso before the Espresso link works).

Can you see places where forces are acting in your house? 

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1083333/grade2/module1073442/index.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvpp34j/articles/zywcrdm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn77hyc/articles/zptckqt

 

 

Friday 3rd April

 

Maths

Today we are putting tenths onto a numberline

Click here and go to Week 1 Lesson 4.

 

 

Gravity

Watch this video to learn about gravity.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1083343/grade2/module1073442/index.html

 

Test your knowledge with this activity.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item1074961/grade2/module1073442/index.html

 

Comprehension

Answer the questions about 'Heywood Library'.

The answers to 'Have You Noticed My Notice?' are below.

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

Monday 23rd March

 

Maths

Over the last few weeks, we have been learning how to find fractions of shapes and equivalent fractions. We have also added and subtracted fractions with the same denominator. To keep practising these skills, log into MyMaths to complete the activities that I have set. 

 

If you haven’t completed the other MyMaths activities that have been set, do those too.

 

Then, spend some time on TimesTables Rockstars to continue improving your recall speed. Can anyone else get 25 on Soundcheck or can you improve your score?smiley

 

 

 Spelling

Sometimes the s sound is spelt sc.  It can be at the beginning or middle of a word.

 

Examples: scent    scene    science    scissors    muscle    ascend    descend    fascinate

 

  • Find out the meanings of any words that you don't know. 
  • Write sentences using the words.
  • Have a look at Spelling Shed.  I have set you some activities to help you learn these words.

 

Tip: to help you spell these words, try sounding the c as k.  It sounds funny, but will help you to remember the silent c! 

 

 

PE

It is really important for your health and wellbeing that you keep active.  Today, spend time doing some of the exercises below. 

 

Can you do some exercises every day?  

  

Tuesday 24th March

 

Maths

Complete the MyMaths 'Lesson' and 'Online Homework' called

'Year 4: Introducing Equivalent Fractions'.

 

Remember that you can go back to revise the Year 2 and 3 lessons about fractions if you want to build your confidence!

 

Spelling

Can you do dots and dashes to work out the number of sounds in these words? 

 

science

scent

scissors

scene

ascend

descend

fascinate

muscle

 

Then add suffixes to the words on the sheet below.

 

 

Writing for Tuesday and Wednesday

 

Who was your favourite dragon in The Dragons of Kilve?

Write some sentences

  • explaining what the dragon looked like, the ways it behaved and what the other dragons thought of it.
  • write about why you liked it.
  • Draw it.

 

If you have more than one favourite, write about both of them.  

Wednesday 25th March

 

DT for Wednesday and Thursday

Over the last few weeks we have been designing and making times tables games that contain electric circuits.

 

Today, design a box lid for your game.  Look at some games you have at home.  Notice how the lids often show what the games look like, tell you why the games are good to play and give the games fantastic names to grab your attention. The lids are also clear and attractive to look at.

 

Think of

- a name for your game

- short, snappy sentences that will make people think it's a great game to help with learning tables

 

Then, draw and colour your lid.  Include

- the game's name

- the short, catchy sentences you thought of

- a picture of the game. 

 

 

Maths

Well done to those of you who have been using Rockstars.  I can see that some of you have got your best-ever scores!

 

Today, have a go at learning Rolling Numbers off by heart.  The words are below.

Thursday 26th March

 

Writing

Choose 6 tricky words from the spellings you worked at on Monday and Tuesday. 

-Write  each of them 4 times using your best handwriting. 

- Say the letters of each word out loud.  Can you put them into a rhythm to help you 

   remember them?

- Close your eyes and try to imagine the spellings with your eyes shut.

- Try writing the words with your eyes shut! 

- Write the hardest one in bubble writing. Draw pictures around it to help you 

   remember what it means.

 

Friday 27th March

 

Literacy

It's reading comprehension day smiley!  Please answer the questions to 'Have You Noticed My Notice?'.  I'll give you the answers next Friday.

 

Below are the answers to last week's comprehension and to Tuesday's spellings.

Electrical Switches

Watch the Espresso video about how switches work.  Then, ask your parents to log into Twinkl (they have to use the code!) and help you to look at the Twinkl Powerpoints about the home-made switches we could make at school and the different switches you may see around your house.  

If you enjoy music,

have you thought about applying for Blue Peter's music badge?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/bp-music-badge

Happy Memories of Kilve!

Happy Memories of Kilve! 1 Getting ready for a walk on the Quantocks

Shelter Building

As you can see, Dahl Class has had a busy first day.  Mrs Fielding said, "We are trying to de-mud the children! I have never seen as much mud as today! Even the instructor fell over and lost his welly!"

 

 

Kilve: Day 2

Another great day at Kilve.  Our activities included climbing, archery, grass sledging and the 'Low Ropes' course.  Even a heavy hailstorm couldn't dampen our enthusiasm!

 

 

How are you getting on with learning your times tables?

 

Remember to use Maths Shed and Times Tables Rockstars to help you see if you can answer questions within 6 seconds.

 

 

More maths games

 

Hit the Button

Numberbonds

 

 

Week Beginning 6th July

 

This week you can use your Quest time to fill in your 'All About Me' booklet for Mrs Payne. 

When you have done that, have a go at the other activities I have put.

 

Monday 6th July

 

Maths

Week 11 Lesson 1: Identifying angles

 

English

Our English for the next couple of weeks is mostly based on a tale called 'King of the Fishes'.  You will find the whole unit below.  I will tell you which pages I would like you to complete each day.

 

Today, please do pages 1-6.  

 

Art or DT

Draw, paint or make a model of what you think the king of the fishes would look like.

 

Tuesday 7th July

 

Maths

Week 11 Lesson 2: Comparing and Ordering Angles  

 

English

'King of the Fishes' pages 7-10   (Word meanings and comprehension questions)

 

French

Go to this Bitesize lesson about families and hobbies.

 

Wednesday 8th July

 

Maths

Week 11 Lesson 3: Triangles

 

English

'King of the Fishes' pages 11-13  (Adjectives and fronted adverbials)

 

Science

Last week, we were learning about teeth and the digestive system.  Today, we are going to learn about the balance of foods we should eat to stay health.

1) Watch this Espresso video. (There is a lot of meat and fish in this clip.  Remember that vegetarians and vegans can get lots of protein from peas, beans, nuts, seeds and lentils.  They can also use non-dairy alternatives for meat and dairy foods.) 

2) Have a go at this quiz. 

3) Plan a healthy meal using this to help you.  

 

Thursday 9th July

 

Maths

Week 11 Lesson 4: Quadrilaterals

 

English

'King of the Fishes' pages 14-18   (Boxing up and planning your own story)

 

Art or DT

Draw, paint or make a model of what your king or queen of a species would look like.

 

Friday 10th July

 

Maths

It's Maths Challenge day.  Remember it's fun to do these with your family!  Click here.

 

English

Make sure you have finished all of the 'King of the Fishes' activities up to the end of page 18.  Then, try this revision session about co-ordinating conjunctions.  

 

Geography and Science

Learn about rocks, soils and fossils here.  With all that talk of rocks, I couldn't resist putting a video of the song Lava below!

 

If you have time, have a go at the healthy diet boardgame or wordsearch below.  I've also included some healthy eating mindfulness colouring sheets.  You could colour them, copy them or create your own versions of a different food!  

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Homelearning

Presentation

Homelearning should be written neatly and in pencil. Please can all straight lines be drawn with a ruler. Please can mistakes be erased or have a straight line drawn through them. Thank you.

 

Activities

 

Your Bishop's Hull Book of Almost Everything will go home with you each day and will contain words that you have found difficult to spell during our Read, Write Inc lessons. Please practise them at home.  

 

 Maths activities are set on a Friday and should be completed by the following Thursday please. 

 

Sometimes we will ask you to do something linked to our Quest or topic.  You will write the details about these extra pieces of homelearning in your Bishop's Hull Book of Almost Everything .

 

Contacting Us

 

If you would like to contact us about any of the information on this webpage, Mrs Norrey is usually available in the classroom from 8:50am to 9am and from 3:30pm to 3:40pm.  Mrs Fielding will usually be available at these times on Mondays.

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