Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 11th  January


Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 11th  January

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Great work last week Blakeney – keep going!

General Notes

These are the remote learning notes for the week. As you read through, you will notice that the daily lessons follow the same timetable that we use at school (though it is unlikely you will get it all done at home). The homework grid is additional and can be done whenever you want to or if you have free time and fancy doing something on there.

At a minimum, try to do your Maths and English in the morning. In the afternoon, I expect you to try one of the other subjects. I know things are difficult at home and I understand it’s much harder to learn remotely so all I expect is that you do your best!

Helpful Questions & Answers

Where can I find the Power Maths resources? I will try to email these to parents individually before 9am Monday morning. If you do not receive these by then, please email directly.

Do I have to do the Maths challenge? No. It is optional for those who usually do a challenge sheet in class after doing the Power Maths.

HE1595344 - 100 Bead Strings - Teacher | Hope Education

If I usually work with Mrs Lacey in the hall, do I have to do Power Maths? No. Your work will be different and is provided where it says ‘Support’. You can use uncooked pasta to help you count or any other small items that you have lots of at home! Alternatively, you can have a go at making your own bead string for counting. Each colour must have ten beads (ten red, ten white). You can use any colours you like:

I see there is an Oak Academy Maths lesson every day. Must I do that too? No. It is there if you would like to watch a teacher guide you through a similar lesson. Power Maths is the most important one to do if you want to keep up.

Do I have to do Education City as well as following the class lessons on the blog? No. It is optional. I have set up English and Maths assessments at different levels that you can do if you want to. After doing the assessment, EdCity will then automatically provide some work for you based on any areas that you found difficult.

What do I do if I have forgotten any of my logins – for Tackling Tables or EdCity? Contact me.

I have problems with printing: You won’t need to print anything off if you don’t want to. You can do all the work by looking at it on the computer screen and taking notes in a notebook or on paper.

Should I send my work to you? Yes please. Send a photograph or attach as a document daily or at the end of the week. Send it to a.black@gf.kwestacademy.com

Keep in touch and let me know if you have any problems. I look forward to seeing you back at school soon! Take care.

Blakeney Class lessons for this week:

Monday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 7 Lesson 5 –Multiplying a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number)

Challenge: For anyone who is working confidently on 3 x 2 digits, this is an extension that you can do which involves solving word problems Don’t forget the zero when you drop down to multiply the digit in the tens column!

Monday Word Problems

Support: For those of you who usually work with Mrs Lacey in the hall, this is your work for today. You can use pasta to help you count or any small item that you have lots of at home! Don’t look at the answers until you’ve finished! Click on this link for the worksheet:

Monday Multiplication

For additional online support with multiplication using teacher guidance, check out the following Oak Academy lesson…

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-multiplication-c8v64c

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

Today, we will immerse ourselves (dive in for a deeper understanding) in the model text by creating a comic strip which shows the structure and progression of the story ‘Kidnapped’. Here is the model text and the text map we using in this unit: Copy of Kidnapped text

Divide your paper into sections with one box for each paragraph in the story. Then draw one image per paragraph to show what is happening in that paragraph. This will help you to see structure of time slip narrative. See example below (it shows six paragraphs but the text may need a different number of boxes):

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension (Inference lesson)

Follow the powerpoint to learn about inference skills: Year 6 Scaffolding Inference

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 2 Using words with the suffix -tious  

The powerpoint spelling lesson can be found on this link: PowerPoint

Lunch

13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City assessment (log in and go to classwork)

13:30-14:00 Music

This week, we continue to build on our understanding of sign language and how it is used to convey a message and emotion.  Our focus is still on describing music. Our aim is to use musical vocabulary to accurately describe and appraise (say what we think about it) a musical performance.

Now you will see there are a few questions below that I want you to answer. Cover up the answers below them so that you can have some time to think first. Then check if you were right:

Question 1: Can you recall some of the ways the performers communicated last week?

Question 2: Why did we focus on that aspect of the musical performance? What is our learning objective?

 

Answer 1: hands, fingers, arms, expressions, eyes, face.

Answer 2: Because we will be creating our own signed performance that will help convey the message of a song and by studying examples, we can learn how to do it well.

Now watch and evaluate (think about what works well and what doesn’t. think about which is better) a range of signed performances. They are the same songs as last week, but this time we are thinking about the importance of the words in the song and how they affect the way the performer signs the song:

So, listen and watch. Answer these questions as you do:

  • How do the words have social meaning? In other words, what do they tell us about life?
  • How do the words affect the listeners and the performers?
  • What words/actions have the most impact? Why?
  • Can sign be used to move people emotionally (make us happy, sad, angry, excited etc)?

Click on the links to begin thinking…

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW5WnWEz2Hg

Dance Monkey – Tones and I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQd3kqx263I

Keala Settle – This is Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jNwvJ-vZU0

Next week you will apply all the things you’ve learned so far when you start learning some signed songs.

14:30-15:00 Art (Styles and periods)

Op art, short for optical art, was a painting style that developed in the 1960s and used geometric forms to create optical effects. Colour theory was also important to help create striking effects that were also disturbing or disorienting for some people. Sometimes the art seemed to give the impression of movement even though it was static, distorting the viewer’s perception. Victor Vasarely was seen as a leading op artist who combined his creations with the idea of kinetic art.

Your task today: Draw examples of Op Art.

Look at Tate link to see what Op Art is: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/op-art

Look at youtube link to see an easy example for chn to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evgawexaIJM

Also look at  the work of Victor Vasarely online if you want to see more difficult examples.

Watch the video and have a go at this picture called ‘Hurricane’ as it is a good example of this art style. You will need plain paper, a pencil, eraser and colouring pencils.

https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=op+art+hurricanes

By the time you finish, you should have created a picture that looks as though the hurricanes are moving! Did you succeed?

Tuesday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 7 Lesson 6 –Multiplying a 4 digit number by a 2 digit number)

Challenge: For anyone who was working on 3 x 2 digits before the break, this is an extension that you can do which involves solving word problems. Don’t forget the zero when you drop down to multiply the digit in the tens column!

Tuesday Word Problems

Support: For those of you who usually work with Mrs Lacey in the hall, this is your work for today. You can use pasta to help you count or any small item that you have lots of at home! Don’t look at the answers until you’ve finished! Click on this link for the worksheet: Tuesday Multiplication

For additional online support with multiplication using teacher guidance, check out the following Oak Academy lesson…

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

Today we will discuss vocabulary and unknown words in the model text. Copy of Kidnapped text

  1. Complete a tell-me-square (Write – what you like about the text in the first box, what you don’t like about the text in the second box, interesting words and phrases you find in the text in the third box, and any questions you have about the story or the text in the last box). Tell Me Square
  2. Complete the Never Heard the Word worksheet: Go through the text and highlight or underline the words or phrases on the list in the story itself. If you know the word, you can tick the box. If you aren’t sure, learn how to use an online dictionary to check the meaning. Write the definition in the end column if you realise you were wrong about the meaning or didn’t know the meaning. Copy of Never heard the word before grid
  3. Extension: Go through the text and highlight or underline other words or phrases that you don’t know  in the story itself. Use your dictionary and annotate the text. Alternatively, see if there are any clues in the writing itself that help you interpret the meaning

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension (Day 1)

10 for 10 Holiday Challenge Reading Answers (1)

Holiday Challenge 10 for 10 Reading Questions

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 2 Using words with the suffix -tious  

Practise writing your spelling words down using cursive script. Work towards these targets:

  • Try to be consistent in the size and height of your letters, remembering that capital letters should be twice as big as lower case letters.
  • Try to improve the shape of your letters.
  • Keep your words on the line.

Lunch

13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City assessment (log in and go to classwork)

13:30-15:00 Topic 

Lesson 2 Key Question: Is all greenhouse gas bad? In this lesson, you will find out what greenhouse gas is, what it does and why everyone thinks it is bad. There will be a focus on key vocabulary too. 

Click on the following link to the powerpoint and follow the lesson on there: Topic Lesson Week 2

Further explanation about the greenhouse effect can be found on these links if you have not watched all of them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IwPFXzLH8c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPJJM_hCFj0

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

Wednesday

 8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths Unit 7 Lesson 7 (dividing a 4 digit number by a 1 digit number)

In this lesson, you will review some common division methods that you will be familiar with. You will also learn the bus-stop method which is the method you will be expected to use in Year 5 and 6.

Challenge: Wednesday Word Problems

Support: For those of you who usually work with Mrs Lacey in the hall, this is your work for today. You will also be doing division (sharing). Use pasta to help you share or any small item that you have lots of at home! Don’t look at the answers until you’ve finished! Click on this link for the worksheet: Wednesday Multiplication

For additional online support with teacher guidance, check out the following Oak Academy lesson…

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 English

Today, we will go even deeper into our understanding of the model text. Answer the questions on the powerpoint:

Copy of Kidnapped read-as-a-reader questions (1)

11.15 – 11.45 – Spelling and Handwriting Practice – Practice writing your words in sentences using cursive script (If you would like a challenge, maybe you can try using all the words to create a story the way I showed you at school?). Work towards these targets:

  1. Use the correct spellings
  2. Be consistent in the width and height of your letters, remembering that capital letters should be twice as big as lower case letters.
  3. Improve the shape of your letters.
  4. Keep your words on the line.

11.45 – 12.00 – Reading for pleasure

Read a book of your choice from this amazing online book service called Epic! You can read yourself or read along to colourful books! It’s absolutely brilliant and I’ll tell you more about this later. For now, just follow the instructions for mobile or laptop/desktop devices and explore the site:

If on iOS/Android 
Go to www.getepic.com/students
Tap on ‘Enter Class Code’
Enter this code: mba2936
Select your name from the class roster
If on a laptop/desktop
Go to www.getepic.com/students
Enter Class Code: mba2936
Select your name from the class roster

Lunch

13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City activity

13:30- 14:00 Computing

As you know, we always start our terms with two weeks of internet safety. This week, we will look at online safety story planning and learn how to apply online safety rules to real-life situations (scenarios):

Click on lesson powerpoint here: Lesson Presentation Online Safety Story Planning

Click on the link for the planning resource: Online Safety Story Planner

14:00 – 15:00 PE

Join Adriene for some stretch Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF9d2Icl4fA

Then join Jo Wicks for his 2021 Kickstart Workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dPXtS1aUII

Thursday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10  Power Maths Unit 7 Lesson 8 (division 4 digits by 1 digit revisit)

Challenge: Thursday Word Problems 

Support: For those of you who usually work with Mrs Lacey in the hall, this is your work for today. You can use pasta to help you count or any small item that you have lots of at home! Don’t look at the answers until you’ve finished! Click on this link for the worksheet: Thursday Division

For additional online support with teacher guidance, check out the following Oak Academy lesson…

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

Today you will be using the model text structure to help you plan your own story. Use the Boxing Up Plan below and read the notes for each paragraph before writing your own ideas for your time-slip narrative. Your story must follow the same underlying pattern as the model text.

Copy of Boxing up for Kidnapped

Copy of Kidnapped text

11.15 – 11.30 – Spelling practice

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check: Create four columns on a page. Write your spelling words down the first column. Then follow the taught method.

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading Comprehension (Day 2)

Holiday Challenge 10 for 10 Reading Questions

10 for 10 Holiday Challenge Reading Answers (1)

Lunch

13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City activity

13:30- 15:00 Science

In this unit we are studying systems in the human body, including the circulatory system. Our focus in today’s lesson is: What are organs and why do we need them?

In this lesson, we will first discuss what organs are. Then, we will learn about some of the most important organs in our body. We will make sure we know how to label them in our body. Finally, we will learn about organ donation.

Click on the link to this teacher-led lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-organs-and-why-do-we-need-them-c8wk0c

Here is a very short video to give you deeper understanding: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyqfg82

Friday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths Unit 7 Lesson 9 (division with remainders)

Challenge: Friday Word Problems

Support: For those of you who usually work with Mrs Lacey in the hall, this is your work for today. You can use pasta to help you count or any small item that you have lots of at home! Don’t look at the answers until you’ve finished! Click on this link for the worksheet: Friday division

For additional online support with teacher guidance, check out the following Oak Academy lesson…

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

Today, we will think about our toolbox of ‘things we can do to write an effective time-slip narrative’.

Have a look at the toolbox for writing suspenseful narratives. Highlight or circle the tools you know are used in Kidnapped:

Copy of Suspense-toolkit

Here is the model text. Can you see any other techniques Corbett used to write this time-slip story? Make a list to help you later when you start to write your own time-slip narrative:

Copy of Kidnapped text

11.15 – 11.45 Reading Comprehension work (Day 3)

Holiday Challenge 10 for 10 Reading Questions

10 for 10 Holiday Challenge Reading Answers (1)

11.45 – 12.00  Spelling test – ask someone to test you on your word list

Lunch

13:00-13:30 Lexia or Education City activity

13:30- 15:00 Homework Grid

Choose what you would like to work on from the homework grid. There is maths, literacy, topic, science and art to choose from.

See grid here: Homework grid Spring 1

I really hope you have enjoyed your learning this week Blakeney! Well done for another week of hard work and effort – it will all pay off and I can see that you are continuing to make good progress. Well done. I’m very proud of you!

Take good care of yourself

Ms Black

 

 

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