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Remote Learning For Week Beginning 18th January

I hope that you have had a good weekend.  It has been great to hear that lots of you have been having some lovely walks, including along the River Tone.

 

Please remember to ask your parents to email me at least once a week so that I can hear how you are and see some of the lovely work that you have been doing. I will be putting some of the work on our webpages. The email address is learningathome.034@educ.somerset.gov.uk  Please put Mrs Norrey in the subject box.

 

Here are this week's learning activities.  If you are one of the people who is coming into school, please do not jump ahead - please do the activities on the days that are written.  Thank you.  

 

 

Make sure you have a look at our new Read, Read, Read page for links to books, authors and more!

 

 

Monday 18th January 2021

 

Maths

Today is shape and measure day.  Open your Length and Perimeter workbook (the one with the red dot on it) at page 6. 

 

1) In pencil, write 18/01/21 above the title.  Use a ruler to underline it.

2) Use a ruler to draw traffic lights to the right of the title.  

3) Watch the video below.

4) Answer the warm-up questions in your Lockdown Learning exercise book.

5) Watch the rest of the video and pause it when it tells you.

6) Do workbook questions 1-6.  Be neat and use a ruler for lines. 

   Be careful: it may mention cm in the question but want the answers in mm

   (or may have mm in the question but want the answer in cm)!

7) Mark your answers neatly.  (Small ticks please!)

8) Colour your traffic lights.

Equivalent lengths mm and cm

English

 

Spelling: Jumping Orange Words

Look at this week's words on this page. 

 

Practise them using some of the ideas that are on the different sheets that I have put there.  You can use your new Year 3 and 4 spelling booklet to help you.  (If you have a different spelling book that I have given you for revision, you could practise some of the words in there as well.)

 

In the Jumping Orange Words section at the bottom of page 22 in your RWI book, write the words that you have been working on today.  Remember to use a pencil and neat, joined writing.

 

Writing/Geograohy

This week, we shall be creating leaflets about the features of a river. We will need to organise our writing clearly with subheadings and diagrams to help the reader.

 

1) Remind yourself how to organise non-fiction writing by doing the activities on pages 74-75 of your purple English book.

2) Mark your answers.

3) Have ago at this Espresso quiz about river features.  You may discover some new words that you might want to add to your river notes!

 

Handwriting

Reading

Read for at least 15 minutes and record it in your BHBOAE.  

 

PSHE/Keeping Healthy

Have a look at the ideas you wrote down about why we need to

  • wash our hands
  • brush our teeth
  • keep active.

 

Check your answers about handwashing by looking at this page. 

What didn't you think of?  Are you still washing your hands really carefully in the same way as the pictures show you?  If you need a little reminder of how to do this you can watch the video on Bishop's Hull TV.

 

Check your answers about brushing teeth here and your answers about keeping active here (scroll down to the yellow background).

 

Today in your Lockdown Learning book or on a piece of plain paper, please show me why you think we need to

- have a good amount of sleep

- eat a balanced diet.

You created some great mindmaps and posters last time so I have high expectations!

 

You can check your answers to why we need lots of sleep on the CBBC site.  Click here.

 

In our next PSHE lesson, we will look in detail at why we need a balanced diet.  So keep jotting down ideas about this and we'll see if you were right in the next lesson.

Tuesday 19th January 2021

 

Maths

1) Warm-up by doing the dividing by 10 activity I have set on Mathshed.

 

2) Open your multiplication and division book at Divide by 100 (page 14).  

 

a) In pencil, write the date (19/01/21) above the title.  Underline it with a ruler.

b) Use a ruler to draw traffic lights to the right of the title.  

c) Watch the video below.  Remember that you may need to watch some parts more than once as it can go through ideas quite quickly.

d) Answer the warm-up questions in your Lockdown Learning exercise book.

e) Have a go at workbook questions 1-4.  

f) Mark your answers neatly.  (Small ticks please.)

g) Colour your traffic lights.

Divide by 100

English

 

Reading

Read for at least 15 minutes and record this in your BHBOAE.  Make sure you have a look at our new Read, Read, Read page for links to books, authors and more!

 

Spelling

1) Turn to page 19 in your RWI book.

2) Write the short date by Speed Spell and underline it.  

3) Ask someone to test you on six of the -ly, -ily and -ally words that you learnt last week. 

4) Practise spelling any that you get wrong. 

5) Let me know how you did.

 

Writing/Geography

Today we will begin to draft the words for our leaflet in our Lockdown Learning book.  You will need 2-3 pages for it this week.

 

1) Watch this Bitesize video and read the information on the page.  Both things tell you the type of writing and layout we will need for our leaflets.

 

2) Look at the example text in the Bitesize Activity 1.  It shows how the headings and sub-headings will need to be written.  Also notice the formal language - which means you need to pretend you are writing for someone really important.  You should use impressive words and not abbreviate words (e.g. write do not instead of don't).  If you want to learn more about formal language, watch this video. 

 

3) Read this writing about rivers.  It is another text that shows the formal way that you will need to write.

 

4) In your Lockdown Learning book, write a title.  It could be 

    - The Journey Of A River

    - From The Source To The Mouth Of A River

    - River Features 

 

or a different title that you think explains what you will be writing about.  Try to choose something that you think will grab the reader!

 

5) Write the sub-heading Introduction.  Underline it. 

 

6) Neatly write a paragraph that tells the reader that they will learn about

- the 3 parts of a river (say what they're called)

- different features (give examples)

- where the features will be found.

 

Try to grab the reader from the start.  Use powerful words and perhaps ask the reader questions so that he or she gets hooked! 

 

Ask your parents to email me what you've done so far so we can check you're on the right lines smiley!

 

RE

Last week we started to find out what it means to belong to a religion.  We did this from the point of view of a Christian.

 

This week we would like you to make objects with plasticine to show what is important to Christians.  You could make a cross, a church, a Christmas tree, an Easter egg or research some of your own ideas.  (If you don't have plasticine, use something else or draw the objects. Be creative !) 

 

This activity is to help you think that, while objects (like a cross, Bible, church building etc) are important to Christians, at its heart, the Christian faith is not about objects but about following Jesus and having a relationship with God.

 

When you have finished the object, please ask a parent to email a photo to Mrs Fielding.  We would really like to see your creations! 

 

Can you think what objects you would have made if you were asked to make objects of things that are most important to you?  Think!! Can you show everything that is important to you through objects? Are some of these important things impossible to show through objects?

Wednesday 20th January

 

Maths

Open your multiplication and division book at page 16.  

 

1) Write 20/01/21 above question 5 and underline it with a ruler.

2) Draw traffic lights on the right-hand side of the page.    

3) Re-watch yesterday's video.

4) Have a go at workbook questions 5-9. If you need to do any workings-out (e.g. on question 7), show them in your workbook.

5) Mark your answers neatly.  

6) Colour your traffic lights.

English

 

Reading

Read for at least 15 minutes and record this in your BHBOAE.

 

Spelling

1) Turn to page 19 in your RWI book.

2) Write the short date by Spelling Zone and underline it.  

3) Answer the questions.  You may need a dictionary to help with Question 3.

Writing/Geography

Today in your Lockdown Learning book you will draft the information about the Upper Course of a river.

 

1) If it helps, have another look at this Bitesize page which tells you the type of writing and layout you will need.

 

2) Read your notes about the Upper Course of a river.

 

3) Write the heading Upper Course  (and underline it). 

 

4) Use interesting and formal words to tell the reader about

  • why it is called the Upper Course (Think about where it is!)
  • the speed
  • depth
  • width

of the river.  Be neat.

 

5) Write the sub-heading Source.

In full sentences (and as much detail as you can) explain what the source is.

 

6)  Write the sub-heading V-shaped Valley.

In full sentences (and as much detail as you can) explain what that is.

 

7)  Write the sub-heading Waterfall.

Tell the reader about this in as much detail as you can.

Science

This week Mrs Fielding would like you to sort natural rocks into 3 categories:  sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic.

 

Watch this Espresso video to learn more about them.

 

Use the PowerPoint below or do some extra research to help you fill in the first page of the 'Grouping Rocks' worksheet below. 

 

You may find this Espresso factfile and this Curriculum Visions book useful. 

Let Mrs Fielding know how you get on.

Thursday 21st January

 

Maths

1) Open your multiplication and division book at Multiply by 1 and 0 (page 18).  

 

a) In pencil, write the date (21/01/21) above the title.  Underline it with a ruler.

b) Use a ruler to draw traffic lights to the right of the title.  

c) Watch the video below.  

d) Answer the warm-up questions in your Lockdown Learning exercise book.

e) Have a go at workbook questions 1-10.  

f) Mark your answers neatly.  (Small ticks please.)

g) Colour your traffic lights.

 

If you have time, try the multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 activity that I have set on Mathshed.

Multiply by 1 and 0

Spelling

1) Turn to page 20 in your RWI book.

2) Write the short date by Dots and Dashes and underline it.  

3) Fill in Dots and Dashes.

4) In your Lockdown Learning book, write down the meanings of

  • interact
  • interlock
  • intermediate
  • intercity
  • interrelate

(You may need a dictionary to help.)

Writing/Geography

Today in your Lockdown Learning book you will draft the information about the Middle Course of a river and begin to write about the Lower Course.

 

1) If it helps, have another look at this Bitesize page to remind yourself about the type of writing and layout you will need.

 

2) Read your notes about the Middle Course of a river.

 

3) Write the heading Middle Course  (and underline it). 

 

4) Use interesting and formal words to tell the reader about

  • why it is called the Middle Course (Think about where it is!)
  • the speed
  • depth
  • width

of the river.  Neat writing please.

 

5) Write the sub-heading Meanders.

In full sentences (and as much detail as you can) explain what meanders are.

 

6)  Write the heading Lower Course.

Tell the reader about

  • why it is called the Lower Course 
  • the speed
  • depth
  • width

of the river. 

 

7)  Write the sub-heading Floodplain.

Tell the reader about this in as much detail as you can.

 

Art

Last week we started thinking about trying to create a sense of perspective (distance) in our art.  We are going to continue with that today by learning about Horizon Lines and Vanishing Points.

 

1) Look at the Powerpoint below to learn what those words mean.

2) Watch the video below to see how someone uses a Horizon Line and Vanishing Point to draw a picture.

3) Have a go yourself.  When you colour, remember to use paler colours for the objects that are further away. (The video doesn't mention this.)

Autumn Landscape

This video introduces drawing a landscape in one point perspective.

Friday 22nd January

 

Maths

1) Open your multiplication and division book at Divide by 1 and itself (page 22).  

 

a) Write 22/01/21 in pencil above the title.  Underline it with a ruler.

b) Use a ruler to draw traffic lights to the right of the title.  

c) Watch the video below.  

d) Answer the warm-up questions in your Lockdown Learning exercise book.

e) Have a go at workbook questions 1-9.  

f) Mark your answers neatly.  (Small ticks please.)

g) Colour your traffic lights.

 

For weekend learning, have a go at the multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 activity that I have set on Mathshed and also the one that I have set on MyMaths.

Divide by 1 and itself

Spelling

1) Turn to page 20 in your RWI book.

2) Write the short date by Word Changers.  Underline the date.  

3) Fill in the table in your best, joined handwriting.

4) Do the Dictionary Challenge.

Writing/Geography

Today in your Lockdown Learning book you will finish the draft of your river leaflet. 

 

1) If it helps, have another look at this Bitesize page to remind yourself about the type of writing and layout you will need.

 

2) Read your notes about the Lower Course of a river.

 

3) Write the sub-heading Estuary.

Neatly, in full sentences (and as much detail as you can), explain what meanders are.

 

4)  Write the sub-heading Mouth and explain what this is.

 

5)  Write the sub-heading Delta and tell the reader what that is.

 

6) Check your writing really slowly and carefully.  Look for missing

- words

- capital letters

- full stops.

 

Also, does it make sense?  

 

Please ask your parents to email a copy of your draft to me.  Thank you.

Music

 

I've really been missing our musical quizzes so I was thrilled when I saw that this week's BBC Ten Pieces Musical Menu is all about instruments of the orchestra.  There's a great video that will show the difference between a clarinet and an oboe; a trumpet and a trombone etc.  There is also a link to a worksheet so that you can match the instruments to the pictures.

 

You may then want to get everyone in your family to join in with the 'Do' task.  It's great fun.  You are shown how to use things from your kitchen to accompany a mambo.  The way all the parts fit together is AMAZING! Go on, have a go!  Let me know how you get on.  Here's the link to the Ten Pieces page.

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