Week 3: WB 18.01.21

Dear Parents,

Please find below this week’s remote learning. We look forward to receiving your emails sharing some of the children’s work of the week.

If you have any problems please contact us via the class emails.

English 

  • Learn your spellings. Put your spellings into sentences and write these down. We will do a spelling test on the zoom call on Monday 25th January.
  • Read with an adult for at least 10 minutes every day, talk about what you have read. To make it more interesting you could read to grandparents over the phone or internet, read to your siblings or even your pets! 
  • This is our last week of using Percy the Parkkeeper stories in our learning.
  • Watch the video of Mrs Youle reading ‘Percy’s Bumpy Ride’.  What was the problem? How did Percy solve it? How many of the animals were in the story?
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Choose another Percy story that you have enjoyed over the last couple of weeks. Write a comparison between the 2 stories, what’s the same and what is different?

e.g. Percy is the main character in both The Bumpy Ride and After the Storm. In both books Percy helps the animals.

In After the Storm all of the story is set in the park and in the Bumpy ride part of it is set above the park.

  • Think of yourself as an author. You are one since you have written a lot of different things whilst being at school. 

Look at the biography of Nick Butterworth and one of a fictional child. A biography tells the reader all about the author, their life and the books they have written.

Write your own biography, include a picture or photograph of yourself just like Nick Butterworth.

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  • Write a book review of one of the books / stories you have read or listened to on the sheet attached. We look forward to hearing which has been your favourite one. Colour in the book review neatly and brightly!
  • As an extra task you could rewrite your favourite story in your own words, we will be doing this in school.

Maths

  • Continue with two sessions of RM Maths a week.
  • We are revisiting estimation – look at the PowerPoint to remind yourselves of what it is and to have a go at some estimating.

Complete the sheet on estimation, go around your house and garden finding groups of objects you can estimate then count.

e.g. a pile of teabags https://madhatterstearooms.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Teabags-460x460.jpg             or a pot of pencilsColored pencils in pot on white background Colored pencils in pot isolated on white background Cooking Pan Stock Photo

         Then estimate the missing numbers on a number line.

For the rest of the week we are going to concentrate on problem solving

  • We have sent you 5 different sheets with addition and subtraction problems. You need to be a detective to work out what the number sentence you need to complete it is. 

You must write the number sentence as well as the answer. Use the addition and subtraction methods from last week. 
Refer back to the videos if needed. 

Please complete at least 2 of the sheets choosing ones which you think will challenge you. If you want to do them all you are more than welcome.

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  • Code Breaker – Identify the numbers by working out what each digit in a number is worth. Remember your work on 10’s and 1’s last week.

Pretend you are a spy and complete the code breaker sheets. If you want an extra challenge make up your own code for someone else in your family to break!

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Topic / Other

PSHE

Following Mrs Newington’s parentmail last week signposting a PSHE link for you we would like the children to look at Harold’s diary. On day 1 (11th January) he talked about his activity days. We would like you to colour Harold’s wheel and keep it where you work to remind you of things you could do every day.

https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary

Science

  • This activity was suggested by Harold on Tuesday 12th January. It links well with our changing materials topic and is a fun, outdoor activity for you to do this week. Discuss what is going to change and why?
Harold in the snow

“You might remember me saying I was going to make a frozen suncatcher, and that I was going to collect some bits and bobs for it whilst on my walk. I found some pretty things, like lots of different coloured leaves and some bright red berries. My mum said it was ok to use these berries but to check with her before touching any berries because some are poisonous!

The frozen suncatcher was easy to make, so I thought I could show you the instructions in case you wanted to have a go, too! You will need:

  1. Some little trinkets from nature, like leaves – check with a grown-up which ones are ok to take.
  2. A container – I used an old round, foil tray but I’m sure any shape would work – and a plastic container works well, too.
  3. Cold water.
  4. Space in a freezer or the freezer compartment of a fridge.
  5. Something to hang it with – this is optional depending on how you want to display your finished suncatcher! 

Now for the method:

  1. The things you’ve collected from nature – remember to check with a grown-up that the things are safe to touch!
  2. Put these into your container Fill the container with water – not quite full as the water slops and sloshes!
  3. Carefully (keep it steady!) put your creation in a freezer
  4. Leave this to freeze for a few hours – maybe overnight, until it’s completely solid.
  5. Once frozen, get a grown up to help pop your frozen suncatcher out of its container. Be really careful because sometimes frozen things can stick to our skin and burn it – especially if the skin is damp or wet – yes it’s true! Very cold things can damage skin, not just very hot things!
  6. You can either leave your suncatcher like this, or you can make a hole in the top of the ice, then hang it up outside, though there’s a high chance of it melting! 

The weather has warmed up a bit now where I live and the snow has all gone, but when it’s really cold again I’m going to make another suncatcher to see if I can hang it up outside and keep it there for a few days until it melts. Here are some pictures of mine:

Suncatcher

Geography

  • This week you are going to write the directions for the pirates to follow to find the treasure as marked on your treasure map. First, you need to draw a compass (if you haven’t already) just like the one in the example.

Using a ruler draw a route from your pirate ship to the treasure using about 6 lines going around your map.

Then write the direction making sure to include the direction and number of squares. You could use the grid reference too. Remember to say where to start and make sure the last instruction tells the reader to dig for the treasure!

e.g.    Start in square I8

        Move 1 square S

         Travel W 5 squares to D7

         Etc.

Art

** We will draw your own version of this picture on our Zoom call on Wednesday morning. Make sure you have an A5 plain piece of paper and a pencil with you** 

  • Look at the picture below. This is called ‘The Arrival of the Bridegroom’ by Paul Klee. What do you think the picture is of? What shapes can you see in the painting?
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Once we have drawn the picture on Wednesday please carefully colour it making sure shapes next to each other are of different colours.

PSHE/RE

  • Using the list of names you wrote last week. We want you to think about why those people are important to you and something that makes them special. Then give each person a title that refers to the special thing.

e.g.    Grandma – The hugging one.

         Daddy – The cake baker.

         Mummy – The bike rider.     

Computing

  • This half term we are learning to type with two hands. Click on the link below and have fun trying it out! 
  • If you did level 1 last week now try level 2.

https://toybox.tools.bbc.co.uk/activities/id/activity-dance-mat-typing/exitGameUrl/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fguides%2Fz3c6tfr

Ongoing Activity

  • Continue with your family newspaper all about this lockdown and Corona virus. 

Continue to have fun with your learning and let us know how you are getting on 😊

Mrs Caldwell and Mrs Youle xx

Week 2: WB 11.01.21

Dear Parents,

Please find below this week’s remote learning. We look forward to receiving your emails sharing some of the children’s work of the week.
If you have any problems please contact us via the class emails.

English 

  • Learn your spellings. Put your spellings into sentences and write these down. We will do a spelling test on the zoom call on Monday 18th January.
  • Read with an adult for at least 10 minutes every day, talk about what you have read. To make it more interesting you could read to grandparents over the phone or internet, read to your siblings or even your pets! 
  • This week we are continuing to use Percy The Park Keeper stories in our learning.
  • Watch the video of Mrs Caldwell/Mrs Youle reading a Percy Park keeper story about your class animal. These can be found in the class folders.

Draw a picture of the Fox / Badger and write at least 3 of your own sentences to describe them. Make sure you give reasons for their characteristics.
e.g. Fox is very kind because he likes giving present to people. Badger is very kind because he likes to help the other small animals.

Choose one or more of the animals and think about an alternative place they could be rehomed. Where could that be? What would the animals need or want in their new home?
Write your own version of this part of the story. Illustrate it to show us what the homes look like.

  • Read (if you have any of the stories) or watch a couple more videos about Percy and his animal friends.

Role play using your soft toys or make puppets and practise retelling the story in your own words. Put on a show for your family.

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If you want to make some puppets/models of some of the characters here is a link with a good idea of a way to do this.

Percy the Park Keeper Woodland Animals Kids Craft (readandcreate.co.uk)

  • Watch the video in your class files of ‘The Treasure Hunt’.
    Create a treasure hunt for someone in your family using command sentences. Remember to hide some treasure!! 

Maths

  • Continue with two sessions of RM Maths a week.
  • Practise counting on in 1’s and 10’s from any number. Start at any two-digit number. Do the same counting backwards! You can write these number patterns down if you want to. What do you notice?
  • Have a go at the ‘Counting on and back’ sheet.
  • Make a set of number cards. You only need the numbers 1-50. You could use the resource we have attached to the email 
    or you could make your own by cutting up paper, using post-its or cut up a cereal box etc….. 
    Keep these as we will be using them lots!
  • Using your new number cards pick two cards and add the numbers together. Remember to use your tens and units.
  • The next day, use your number cards to make subtraction number sentences.

Watch the video to revise and help you to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers together.

Topic / Other

Science

  • Gather a variety of different objects from around the house made of different materials. Eg. A metal fork, a cardboard box, an elastic band, a piece of play dough etc…..

Think about and discuss what they are made of. Can you change their shape in any way?

Complete the table ‘Changing Materials’ to show the different ways you have been able to alter the shape.

Geography

** This activity needs to be done sometime in the week after our Zoom input on Monday**

  • Using your tea stained piece of paper you made last week make a treasure map. Draw an island that covers most of your paper. Then in some of the squares you have drawn, add a lake, some mountains, a forest, a beach and X for the treasure. You will also need a pirate ship somewhere in the sea!

We will be learning about the path and how to write the instructions next week so keep your treasure map safe.

Art

  • Look at the picture below. This is called ‘Flora on Sand’ by Paul Klee. What do you think the different colours represent? What shapes can you see in the painting?
Flora on Sand Paul Klee

Create your own interpretation of the picture. This could be in any form you choose – you could paint a picture, collage, use chalk on the patio, do it on a computer……

Remember to only use squares and rectangles! 

PSHE/RE

  • Think about which people are important to you in your life and why they are so important. What do they do to help you? Why do you love them? 
  • Write a list of 9 people who are special to you. We will be going back to this list next week.

Computing

  • This half term we are learning to type with two hands. Click on the link below and have fun trying it out! 
  • Complete Level 1 only!

https://toybox.tools.bbc.co.uk/activities/id/activity-dance-mat-typing/exitGameUrl/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fguides%2Fz3c6tfr

Ongoing Activity

  • Continue with your family newspaper all about this lockdown and Corona virus. 

Continue to have fun with your learning and let us know how you are getting on 😊

Mrs Caldwell and Mrs Youle xx