Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 25th Jan


Blakeney’s Week Ahead Monday 25th  January 2021

General Notes (new, easier lesson plan format)

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 in the morning.

You should ensure you try to complete the morning work every day. This is the minimum that is expected.

In the afternoons, you will not need to follow the usual timetable at school. Instead, you can choose which subjects you want to work on each day from Topic, Science, Computing, RE, Art, Music and PE. The instructions for these afternoon lessons are now at the bottom of the blog. It means you will have less scrolling to do! You should choose at least one of these subjects to work on every day. However, the choice is yours as to which subject and when. If you wish to follow the school timetable as before, please feel free to do that.

Confused? You might find your answer here:

1) Where can I find the Power Maths resources?

The practice book and the text book are now available directly from the website:  www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0  Click on ‘Log in’. Your username is your first name, plus the first letter of your surname – all lower case, no spaces. (For example, if your name was Sam Brown, your username would be samb). Your password is your class name, all lower case (blakeney). School code: HCCT

The answers, however, will be emailed to you as they are only available to teachers. I will send the answers on Sunday or first thing Monday morning.

2) 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.

3) 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:

4) 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.

5) 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.

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

7) When should I do Lexia? You can continue to do this immediately after lunch or at any time of the day. I recommend it is done on a daily basis if you are one of the children who usually does Lexia.

8) What do I do if I can’t print sheets? 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.

9) 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.

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Morning lessons for this week:

Monday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 8 Lesson 3 – Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions)

Monday Challenge: This is the home learning booklet for fractions. Continue to do one or two pages a day. Remember, you will be learning more about fractions over the next few weeks so you won’t know how to do everything in the booklet right now. Pick and choose the ones you learn as you go:

Fractions – Learning From Home Maths Workbook

Fractions – Learning From Home Maths Workbook Answers

Support: Lesson Presentation Half of a Shape

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/equivalent-fractions-cgt66c

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English

This week, we are going to start inventing our own time-slip narrative based on the model text, Kidnapped. Now you will already have completed your boxing up plan so you will already know the underlying structure of your story and how the story is going to develop.

Go back to your boxing up plan and check to see what you planned to write for each paragraph. If you haven’t boxed up your own story yet, then do that now: Copy of Boxing up for Kidnapped (1)

For those of you who have done your boxing up plan, follow the lesson planning for Monday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

:11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension (How to skim texts to get the general idea of the content lesson) R1b Can skim text to get the general idea of the content of a piece

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Week 4 Focus : Homophones and Near Homophones

Follow the powerpoint here: Year 5 Term 2A Week 4 Homophones and Near Homophones

Your spelling list for this week:

  • stationary

  • stationery

  • steal

  • steel

  • wary

  • weary

  • who’s

  • whose

  • fate

  • fete

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Tuesday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths (Unit 8 Lesson 4 – Number Sequences)

Challenge:  Continue working on fractions booklet.

Support:Activity Booklet      Answer Booklet

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/improper-fractions-part-1-c4tkac

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English Follow the lesson planning for Tuesday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

11.15 – 11.45 – Reading Comprehension (Using skimming skills)

Quiz 1  R1b. Can skim texts Test 1

11.45 – 12.00 – Spelling Lesson Spring 1 Week 4

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

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Wednesday

 8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 5 (Comparing and ordering fractions)

Challenge: Fractions booklet

Support: Fractions booklet

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-fractions-and-decimals-c5jp8r

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 English – Follow the lesson planning for Wednesday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

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 Epic! Follow the instructions for mobile or laptop/desktop devices and explore the site or read a book that I assigned to you:

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

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Thursday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10  Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 6 (Comparing and ordering fractions)

Challenge: Fractions booklet

Support: Fractions booklet

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/improper-fractions-part-2-64upad

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English – Follow the lesson planning for Thursday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

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 (Using skimming skills)

Quiz 2 R1b. Can skim texts Test 2

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog.

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Friday

8.45 – 9.00 Tackling Tables

9 – 10 Power Maths Unit 8 Lesson 7 (converting improper fractions to mixed numbers)

Challenge: Continue with booklet

Support: Continue with booklet

Oak Academy Teacher-led recorded lesson (optional): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/representing-fractions-cthked

Break – snack

10.15 – 11.15 – English – Follow the lesson planning for Monday on the attached sheet.

English planning WB 25th January

Copy of Kidnapped text

11.15 – 11.45 Reading Comprehension work (using skimming skills) 

Quiz 3: R1b. Can skim texts Test 3

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

Lunch

Afternoon lesson/s: Choose 1 or 2 of the afternoon subjects at the bottom of the blog. Alternatively, do something from the homework grid: Homework grid Spring 1

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Afternoon Subject Choices

 

 Topic: Our key question this week is What is the environment of the Arctic and the Antarctic like? How do they differ?

In this lesson, you will find the answer to this question and will create a diagram. There will be a focus on key vocabulary too. 

There is one lesson presentation to follow and some worksheets you will need for the tasks.

Topic Lesson Week 4            Wk 4 Arctic and Antarctic Animals                 Wk 4 The Arctic vs antarctic map sheets            Wk 4 Deep Task           

Note: you will only need the Deep Task worksheet if you choose to do that question.

 

Science: How does human anatomy compare to other animals?In this lesson, we will learn about the differences between humans and other animals. We will first learn about vertebrates and invertebrates, followed by the differences of animals who use lungs and gills to breathe. Then, we will briefly compare brains of animals. Finally, we will complete some application questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-does-human-anatomy-compare-to-other-animals-6rvk4e

Computing: Touch Typing

We are moving away from coding for a while due to some issues we have been having with the website. Instead, children will be able to brush up on their touch typing skills – this will be invaluable to them as they move forward in their education. Typing at speed will really set them up well for all those assignments they’ll need to write in secondary school!

Go to this website: https://www.typingclub.com/

It’s an absolutely brilliant way of learning to touch type by having fun.  Many of you have tried it before and you love it so – enjoy!

RE: In R.E. this week we are exploring what Augustine of Hippo said.

Augustine lived in Roman Africa where people went in search of happiness. Very similar to modern day in Britain. Augustine believed in original sin.

What did he mean by that?

One day there will be a city of God established.

What did Augustine say our attitude should be towards this life? (momentary sufferings compared with what awaits us when we die.)

Look at this Week 3 St Augustine as an introduction to St Augustine of Hippo.

Watch video on St Augustine as an example of a Christian philosopher and discuss.

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

Can you explain why your own answers to ultimate questions may differ from those of others?

Can you explain your own values and remain respectful of those with different values?

Art (Colour theory)

Colour theory is extremely important to fashion designers. Pairing the right colours for the right occasion and skin tone is seen as essential. Although experimentation is always encouraged, there are certain optimal combinations of complementary colours that are widely used such as grey/crimson, yellow/green, pink/white and tan/ maroon, for example.

Try out colour combinations in your art books/on paper.

Try these on own clothing designs (worksheet link here) Design and outfit worksheet

POP tasks – choose as many tasks as you want from those listed below. They get progressively harder, increasing the level of challenge as you go.

Why is colour theory important for fashion designers to consider?

List some examples of complementary colours that are considered to be good combinations for fashion.

Copy the use of the suggested optimal complementary colour combinations in your own sketches for clothing designs.

Suggest reasons why experimentation with colour choices might be a good thing in fashion and why designers might choose not to experiment with colour.

Look at this statement: The colours used by Pop artists like Andy Warhol are not suitable for fashion designers to consider when creating their clothing collections. Is that always true, sometimes true or never true?

Music (Signed Performance): Perform signed song from memory with confidence.

Objectives:

  • Perform solos or as part of an ensemble.

  • Sign expressively and in time.

  • Sign the words confidently and accurately.

  • Perform with controlled movements, expressions and timing.

This week’s song: A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Ziv Zaifman – SignSing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32DjVo1Vwzk

Play the song several times, join in whenever you can. Each time you play the song, you will pick up more signs.

Play mime games with an adult or a sibling – ask your signing partner to call a word from the song. You get a point if you remember the sign! Then do the same with the adult.

These are the lyrics you will need for the game: (worksheet link) Music lesson song

PE: Home PE Battleships – this is great fun!

Home PE Battleships

 

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