Brancaster Learning – 25/1/21


Hello Brancaster!  Welcome to week 4 of this new term – we are half way through this half term now! I hope you rested this weekend after a busy week!

Like in previous weeks, my emails were full with lots of your lovely work – I was very pleased with you all! Let’s keep it up this week by working through the lessons and activities I have suggested below. Don’t hesitate to email and let me know if you need anything to support your learning. I look forward to seeing your completed work. As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com.

New activities on Education City can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

Remember to log on to Tackling Tables and practise! Let me know how you get on – https://www.tacklingtables.co.uk/. I would like all of you to complete at least one Tackling Tables test this week, but like always, the more you do, the more likely you will receive the Tackling Tables star award!

Note: Tackling Tables test scores will not reach my account if you did not press the tick button at the end of the test – please remember to do this! You must all complete (get a score of 100) the blue level before you do any green or red level tests as they will not register to my account if you haven’t completed the blue first.

Please remember to complete a task a week from the new homework grid for this half-term. Here is a link for you to look at: Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Spring 1 . Please email me your photos so we can celebrate together!

Suggested Timetable

8.45 – 9.00 – Times table or mental maths practise.

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths

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

10.15 – 10.30 – Practise this week’s spellings or complete a grammar task

10.30 – 11.30 – English

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading comprehension or handwriting practise

LUNCH

Afternoons

Each day work on one of our other subjects (activities given below) or explore the National Oak Academy – https://www.thenational.academy/ website where there are hundreds of lessons for you to ‘dip’ into.

Remember, your learning is your responsibility – work hard and don’t give up!

 

Monday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 15

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-division-part-1-6gr6ar

Power Maths Book – Just a reminder, we are now working on Power Maths Book B Unit 1, still focussing on multiplication and division. Problem Solving – Mixed Problems

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you!

Spelling

This week, we will be continuing looking at nouns with the suffix ‘ation’. Here are the words you need to learn:

creation   radiation

indication   ventilation

relegation   dedication

demonstration   abbreviation

translation   vibration

Dictionary Detective – use a dictionary to look up the definition of your words and record them.

Grammar

Over the next two days, the grammar will be on Education City. We will be looking at fronted adverbials.  First, you need to watch the learn screens before you can complete an activity/activity sheet. Then, please complete the activities afterwards.  For the activity, your aim is to get over 80% correct. Keep practising and see if you can get at least 80% of the questions correct. I will looking out for those keen learners!

English

Collect ideas for the different parts of the story. Explore all areas and record your ideas. Once you have collected ideas for the settings, print out pictures for these settings. Now, have a go at writing the introduction for a couple of settings. Remember to add your warning (these pictures may be helpful to you):

When you have an introduction that  you are happy with, check you have a main character, a warning, with the correct punctuation, a good setting and that you have followed the structure of our focussed text.

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to look at the story ‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Anne Fine. Over the next two days, read Chapter 6 of the story and answer the questions.

Questions Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 6

Bill’s New Frock Retrieval

Bill’s New Frock Questions – Chapter 6

 

Tuesday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 16

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-division-part-2-6nk66c

Power Maths Book – Using Written Methods to Multiply

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

Spelling

Use the look, cover, write, check method to practise your spellings.

See Monday’s section for a copy of the spellings.

Grammar

Continue with the learning from Monday.

English

Today, we are going to focus on writing a list of warnings for your character.

Think about your settings from yesterday. What warnings could you give to your character in the settings you have chosen? Think of a range of warnings that could be used for different settings from yesterday.

All ideas for characters, settings, warnings etc should be written up on to a piece of paper and saved these will then be available when you are planning your own story.

Guided Reading

Continue with Bill’s New Frock Chapter 6 reading from Monday.

 

Wednesday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 17

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-division-part-3-ctj3cr

Power Maths Book – Multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

Spellings

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

See Monday’s section for a copy of the spellings.

Grammar

Most of you should have completed your Education City tasks and are ready for the next task! For the rest of the week, I want you to complete the following sheets. Try to spread these worksheets over the three days so it is easier for you. Please complete the following worksheets on fronted adverbials:

Fronted Adverbials Powerpoint

Spot the Fronted Adverbial

Adding Fronted Adverbials Pack

English

Today, you will be planning and talking through your own invention/innovation of a warning story.

Recap on the model text to act as a reminder.

You need to plan your own story using a blank boxing up grid.

Planning Grid (1)

You may need to talk through your story ideas with an adult to make sure your story makes sense. Orally rehearse your story to an adult at home.

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to look at the story ‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Anne Fine. Over the next two days, read Chapter 7 of the story and answer the questions.

Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 7

Bill’s New Frock Retrieval Questions

Bill’s New Frock Questions – Chapter 7

 

Thursday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 18

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problem-solving-choosing-operations-71h66t

Power Maths Book – Multiplying a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

Spellings

Alphabetical order – write your spellings in alphabetical order from A-Z, then from Z-A.

See Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Grammar

Continue with the work from Wednesday.

English

Re-cap your story plan.

To think about the success criteria – remember to use similes when describing a setting.

Use adjectives to expand your sentences.

Children to write their hot task.

Guided Reading

Continue with Bill’s New Frock Chapter 7 reading from Wednesday.

 

Friday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 19

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problem-solving-using-all-four-operations-69k32d

Power Maths Book – Problem Solving – Multiplication

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

Spellings

Word Art – Practise doodling your spellings using different kinds of writing, for example, bubble writing, joined up and print.

Now, ask an adult to test you on this week’s spellings and practice any you got wrong.

See Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Grammar

Continue with the work from Wednesday.

English

Revisiting and editing.

Now you have completed your hot task, read through it and see if you can spot any spelling mistakes or are there any words you are unsure of.

Is there anything you could have done better?

Can you re-write any part to improve it?

Once you are happy with your innovation, make sure you write it up in your best handwriting using your joins and share you work with your teacher.

Guided reading

Now we have finished Bill’s New Frock, I want you to write a summary of the book and then write your opinion of the story too. Did you enjoy it? Did you like the ending? Did you like how Bill was treated throughout the story?

 

Science

This week in science, we are looking at why different animals have different types of teeth. Watch these videos to understand why they have different types of teeth.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z846gdm

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th2ROcyH8Xw

Can you write a report as to why different animals have different types of teeth? You may want to include some photos or illustrations.

 

Topic

This week we are looking at how Chinese New Year is celebrated in China.

Have a look at a world map. Where is China is in the world? What continent is it in? Which countries are around China?

What is China like?

Write a couple of paragraphs about China.

What have you found out?

Can you include some photographs?

What do you already know and what would would you like to find out?  Share your questions with your teacher.

Watch the video clip – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z86w2hv to find out more about Beijing

Look at the video clip – A typical School Day in China

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-a-child-led-introduction-to-the-chinese-city-of-shanghai/zdrtvk7

What are the similarities and differences between your school and a school in China? This could be recorded on the grid attached:

Similarities and Differences (1)

 

Art

Watch this video and have a go at making your own clay/ plasticine/salt dough model of a dragon’s eye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19y_v2euSJE

If you have none of the above materials, or are unable to make salt dough, see if you can model a dragon out of recycled materials. Take particular care on the eyes. Send your pictures to me. If you can take photos of the different stages of your work, that would be great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fRVW0Bynkw

 

Computing

Last week, some of you began to look at a coding programme called ‘Light Bots’. Unfortunately, as flash player has ended, most of you wouldn’t have been able to access this! I do apologise for this! On a positive note, we have a different coding programme that the children can try at home called ‘Erase All Kittens’. It is a coding game where children have to think about how they can save as many cats as possible with the power of code. You can easily create your own account free of charge and begin your adventure straight away!

The link for the website is: https://eraseallkittens.com/

Have fun!

 

RE

Either read the Genesis version of the Creation Story or watch the film: https://request.org.uk/restart/2020/03/26/bible-quest-creation/

You may enjoy listening to this song based on the Genesis account: It’s All Good (Beautiful World) – Bob Hartman’s Rhyming Bible Songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeqnkUd2sh4

Try these interactive creation activities:

Creation Pair Game https://request.org.uk/restart/2013/03/06/creation/

The Drag and Drop Creation Story https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/06/02/telling-the-creation-story/

Exploring the Creation Story https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/06/02/the-story-of-creation/

Using a paper plate or a paper circle, create your own animal. Either use these ideas below as inspiration or design your own. Some of these ideas may inspire you:

 

Music

We will explore Pulse and Rhythm. Watch this lesson to help:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-and-rhythm-c8up2t

 

P.E

For PE this week, children can choose an activity they want to do. This could be going on the trampoline, playing football, dancing or something calm like yoga. Here are some places where you could access some PE activities:

Just Dance – Search this on YouTube – you will find lots of videos your child could dance to

Cosmic Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Joe Wicks – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Have a go at these two activities:

Home PE Battleships

Home PE Target Treasure

 

Finally, a note and invitation from our local library to you all:

Storywriter’s Club

Story Writer’s Club is a friendly, fun Zoom group for 7-11 year-olds who enjoy bringing their stories to life on the page.

Sessions will recommence on Thursdays at 4.15pm; they will start on 21st January and run for 4 weeks until February half term, with the last one being Feb 11th.

Come along to share ideas or discover new ones and meet other people who enjoy creating too. To find out more, please email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk.

 

I hope you all have a fab week of learning! As always, I look forward to seeing all your lovely work, particularly your own writing this week!

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

 

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