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Week Beginning 29th June
Monday 29th June
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.
Look at the sheet below. Complete the activities about the ir- prefix.
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
Week 10 Lesson 2: Comparison, Sum and Difference video. The activity sheet is below.
Try either the 1-star, 2-star or 3-star reading comprehension from today's sheet. It is about Stone Age artists.
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
Week 10 Lesson 3: Introducing Line Graphs video. The activity sheet is below.
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.
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
Have another look at the links and videos if you need to check some facts.
Thursday 2nd July
Week 10 Lesson 4: Line Graphs video. The activity sheet is below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 3rd July
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.
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.
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.
Things to do when you've finished your daily activities
(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!
Some more ideas
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
Look at the sheet called 'Hours, minutes and seconds'.
60 seconds = 1 minute
60 minutes = 1 hour
24 hours = 1 day
Complete the spelling sheet below.
Revise some French words for clothes and food by clicking here.
Tuesday 23rd June
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
Try the sheet called 'Writing analogue times as digital times using am and pm'.
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.
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:
Thursday 25th June
Complete the sheet called 'Writing analogue times as 24-hour times.'
Continue to write Stone Age Boy in the third person.
Friday 26th June
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.
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.
Links to Help With Telling theTime
O’clock matching: https://app.mymaths.co.uk/6157-game/telling-the-time-pairs-activity-1
Quarter hour matching:
Telling the time to 5 minutes
Analogue to digital times
What will the time be in …
How long is it between … https://app.mymaths.co.uk/6170-game/duration-pairs-activity
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
A few extra things you may want to look at if you have time...
Monday 15th June
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)
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.
Let's remind ourselves what biomes are and how important it is to protect them. Click here.
Tuesday 16th June
Today we will continue with length, but focus on kilometres (km). Look at the Powerpoint and sheets below.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Finish your environmental writing if you haven't already.
If you have, practise spellings on SpellingShed.
Finish your wonderful Hundertwasser project.
I hope you have a good weekend!
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.
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.
Today is World Oceans Day! As you can see from this, the oceans are fabulous things.
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
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.
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.
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
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.)
Continue to write about the oceans.
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
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.
Read the Layers of the Ocean text and answer the questions. (Choose either the 2-star or 3-star text.)
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
Try this Maths Challenge!
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:
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?
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!
Week beginning 1st June
Monday 1st June
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!
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.
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
Click here to practise subtracting 3-digit and 4-digit numbers.
Remind yourself how we use apostrophes to combine words.
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
Click here to practise finding efficient (quick) ways of adding and subtracting.
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.
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
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
It's reading comprehension day. This week, enjoy 'Charlie Changes Into A Chicken'.
It's Maths Challenge day! Remember to see if you can encourage your family to join in.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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.)
Remember that Curriculum Visions has lots of books to help you learn more.
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
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
Let's continue our Blue Planet quest by learning about mountains.
Thursday 21st May
Today you will finish your story. Here are some tips.
Solve the problem by
Ideas For The Last Sentence
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
Here's this week's Maths Challenge. Try to do it with other people if you can!
Today, you are going to 'polish' (edit) your writing.
Read your story slowly, pointing to each word.
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.
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!
Summer Term Week 4
Monday 11th May
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
(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!
Tuesday 12th May
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.
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.
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.)
We have been learning how to read maps. Today, we are learning about latitude and longitude. Click here.
Wednesday 13th May
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.
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!
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.
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
Today, I'd like you to 'polish' (edit) your writing.
Read through slowly, pointing to each word as you go.
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.
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.
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 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
Try this Maths Challenge. It's great if you can have fun doing it with other people in your family (including adults)!
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 !)
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
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.
(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
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!
1) Let's warm up by revising how to round whole numbers using this routine from Super Movers.
This term we are learning about Islam.
Wednesday 6th May
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.
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
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
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
- a description of something strange or worrying.
Set the scene by describing what can be
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.)
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.
Click here https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
to learn more about how to stay safe online and on your mobile.
Remember that you can access Purple Mash from home.
It has lots of fun educational games.
Week beginning 27th April
Monday 27th April
1) Try to become more confident at linking fractions and decimals by warming-up with this dance from Super Movers.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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
Revise what nouns are and become confident at using pronouns using this BBC Bitesize lesson.
Today we are learning about hundredths.
Click here and go to Week 2 Lesson 2.
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
Today we are learning how to write hundredths as decimals.
Click here and go to Week 2 Lesson 3.
Before the holiday, we were learning about forces (pushes and pulls). Follow these links to learn about friction:
If your parents have joined Twinkl, you can try this too if you'd like something extra to think about:
Look at the sheet below. Use it to practise spelling -sion words and to write a silly story.
Friday 24th April
Today we are going to learn how to put hundredths on a place value grid.
Click here and go to Week 2 Lesson 3.
'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.
'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
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
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.
Try these activities to help you learn about conductors and insulators.
Wednesday 1st April
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.
Carry on with creating your own dragon.
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
Today we are continuing to learn about tenths.
Click here and go to Week 1 Lesson 3.
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?
Friday 3rd April
Today we are putting tenths onto a numberline.
Click here and go to Week 1 Lesson 4.
Watch this video to learn about gravity.
Test your knowledge with this activity.
Answer the questions about 'Heywood Library'.
The answers to 'Have You Noticed My Notice?' are below.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Monday 23rd March
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?
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
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!
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
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!
Can you do dots and dashes to work out the number of sounds in these words?
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
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.
- 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.
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
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
- 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
It's reading comprehension day ! 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.
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?
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!"
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.
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
Week 11 Lesson 1: Identifying angles
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
Week 11 Lesson 2: Comparing and Ordering Angles
'King of the Fishes' pages 7-10 (Word meanings and comprehension questions)
Go to this Bitesize lesson about families and hobbies.
Wednesday 8th July
Week 11 Lesson 3: Triangles
'King of the Fishes' pages 11-13 (Adjectives and fronted adverbials)
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
Week 11 Lesson 4: Quadrilaterals
'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
It's Maths Challenge day. Remember it's fun to do these with your family! Click here.
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 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.
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 .
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.