Hunstanton – Tuesday 5th Jan 2021


Hello My Squirts,

I hope you and your families had a great Christmas and Santa Claus was good to you all.

Well Dones to: Harper, Freddie, Cayden and Nojus who still found time to go onto Bug Club and read despite all the distractions of Christmas.

Sadly, we begin the New Year with a great deal of uncertainty due to COVID. You will all have received the email regarding when school will be opening and to whom.

Rest assured I will continue to do everything I can to support your learning whether you are attending school or learning from home via the internet.

Below is the learning for this week:

  • Pupils who will be coming into school on Thursday and Friday will be expected to have attempted the work set for Tuesday and Wednesday otherwise you won’t be ready to extend the learning planned on your return to school.
  • Pupils who are not coming into school will be expected to attempt the work set for each day (just do your best). I would appreciate it if your parents would communicate with me weekly to let me know how you are getting on.
  • Adults – you are not teachers and no one expects you to replace school based education. Please encourage and support your children’s learning but if you need help please let me know and I will do everything I can to support you.

Online learning for this week.

Children who are well but have to isolate are expected to continue their learning at home where possible. Please do not get worried if you cannot complete everything. Do what you can!

It would be great if you could send me any copies of work completed or just let me know what you have been doing.  You can leave a message via the school office or you can contact me via my email d.hartley@gf.kwestacademy.com

This is a suggested timetable for your day:

8.45 – 9.00 – spelling/times table practise

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths

10.00 – 10.15 – Have a break and a well-earned snack!

 10.15 – 10.35 – Phonics/Spellings

10.35 – 11.30 – English

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading and  handwriting practise

LUNCH

Afternoons

Each day work on one of our other subjects , Art, Science, Topic, PE, RE Music.

You could look at topic or science or explore the  BBC Bitesize   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p or National Oak Academy – https://www.thenational.academy/ website where there are hundreds of lessons for you to ‘dip’ into.

Please also log into Education City for activities for Maths English and Science. There won’t necessarily be activities for each subject each week.

 

Tuesday

Maths:

Text Book B Unit6: Multiplication and Division 2 – Starter and Lesson1: Making equal groups.

https://resources.activelearnprimary.co.uk/epub/platform-player/index.html?activeTextPlayerResourceId=240371&resourceId=674008&resourceTitle=Unit%206%3A%20Starter%20%5BPages%206-7%5D&activeTextSkin=PrimaryPresentation&isPupil=false&keyStageId=1&useScorm=false&allocationId=0&userId=5022344&scormUri=https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/scorm/epub-scorm-handler.php&readToMe=undefined&type=powermaths_ebook&activetextPageId=6&ver=15f73afc79c02774e7f6c77ba6513212af30653e&windowOriginUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Use the above link for the other maths lessons during the week.

Phonics and Spellings:

Words: badge, edge, bridge, dodge, fudge.

English:

As your adult to read or tell you a Fairy Story or Traditional Tale.

As you listen focus on all the different elements/parts of the story. When your adult has finished write a list of all the things you think make a Fairy story or traditional tale.

This link will help:

https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-fairy-tales.html

Reading/Handwriting:

Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

 

Wednesday

Maths:

Text Book B Unit6: Multiplication and Division 2 – Lesson 2 Sharing and Grouping.

Phonics and Spellings:

Words: age, huge, change, charge, village.

English:

Draw a storyboard for one of the tales you read or were told yesterday.

Reading/Handwriting:

Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

 

Thursday

Maths:

Text Book B Unit6: Multiplication and Division 2 – Lesson 3 Dividing by 2.

Phonics and Spellings:

Words: gem, giant, magic, giraffe, energy.

English:

Read or listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel. The link below will take you to a Youtube version if you need it.

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

What skills/elements has the author used to make this a traditional tale. Make a list of them and compare them to the list you made on Tuesday.

Reading/Handwriting:

Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

 

Friday

Maths:

  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s, 10s.
  • Practise saying tables.
  • Can your adult give you some questions that are mixed up to test you?.

Phonics and Spellings:

Can someone test you on the words you have practised this week.

English:

COLD TASK: Write your own traditional tale.

Reading/Handwriting:

Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

Foundation Subjects

Topic:

Our topic this term is all about Inventors and Inventions.

What Children’s Dragon’s Den from 4:46 to 5:53 – that’s the important bit but you can what the whole clip if you want to. Link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0kbMpQ5Qc4 

Can you invent something you would love to play with, use or eat… It could be a toy, a mode of transport, an unusual sweet or anything else. Then go into the Dragons Den and pitch your idea. The Dragon’s Den Members could be the people you are isolating with or you could FaceTime etc others you know. They decide if your invention is worth backing.

Music:

Can you find any songs to sing linked to Traditional Tales or Fairy Stories. Which is your favourite? Can you learn it and sing it to someone via WhatsApp, FaceTime, ETC?

PE:

How far can you walk, jog, skip (you don’t have to use a rope), sprint in 1 min?  Use a short distance and travel backwards and forwards. Think – Capt. Tom. If you find this difficult do it for 30 secs. and double  your score.

Gear Change Game: Walk, Jog, Skip, Sprint. You start walking – a family member calls Gear Change – you move up to the next speed. Try mixing it up eg: you may be running and the call is – Gear Change Walk. 

 

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