Week Beginning 25th


 

Hello Holkham!  Welcome to week 4 of this new term. It was great to see so much work last week, if you did not manage to share work with me last week please try to this week. Thank you.

I hope that you are working your way through the lessons and activities suggested. 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 – J.Shaw@gf.kwestacademy.com.

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

 

This week there are some science activities on teeth along with some maths and literacy activities.

 

Remember to log on to Tackling Tables and practise! Let me know how you get on – https://www.tacklingtables.co.uk/

 

The new homework grid for this half-term is here: Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Spring 1 Please try and complete one activity each week. 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

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 – you could look at topic or science 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 – Please practise your timetables. In class we are starting to look at x6 Tables as well as reinforcing the 3x 4x and 8x from the last two weeks.

3x tables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_cn87hOCDM

4x tables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QU_E0u-tP4

8x tables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QU_E0u-tP4

6x tables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7rYbk9PNuM

Here are some songs to help you along.

Our daily work is continuing with multiplication and division.

If you would like 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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson from here

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/commutativity-between-multiplication-and-division-61gk4e

Spelling –Words ending in the /g/ sound spelt ‘gue’ and the /k/sound spelt que

Spellings– league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

Can you include these words in sentences, using your best handwriting, make sure you use the correct letter formation?

English – Collect ideas for the different parts of the story. Explore all areas and record 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, 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 – Follow these 5 lessons on king of the sky by Nicola Davies

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/king-of-the-sky-by-nicola-davies-56dc

Tuesday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking at x6 but continue to practice the 3x,4x and 8x tables.

Look at the links for Monday to help you with this.

Our daily work is continuing with multiplication and division.

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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-known-multiplication-facts-to-derive-our-6-times-table-6cup4e

Spelling – use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings.

Spellings-– league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

 

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

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 this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-c5k64c

Wednesday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are starting  to look at x6 Tables as well as reinforcing the 3x 4x and 8x from the last two weeks.

Look at the links for Monday to help you with this.

Our daily work is continuing with multiplication and division.

If you would like 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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-known-multiplication-facts-to-derive-our-8-times-table-6xgk0c

Spellings – league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

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

Recap on 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 – Let’s look at the boy character in the story

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-68t34t

Thursday –

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are starting  to look at x6 Tables as well as reinforcing the 3x 4x and 8x from the last two weeks.

Look at the links for Monday to help you with this.

Our daily work is continuing with multiplication and division.

If you would like 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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-2-digit-numbers-by-6-using-the-partitioning-method-ccvkar

 

Spellings –league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

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

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 – Looking at figurative language

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-figurative-language-c4w3cd

Friday- 

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are starting  to look at x6 Tables as well as reinforcing the 3x 4x and 8x from the last two weeks.

We are still working on multiplication and division.

Look at the links for Monday to help you with this.

If you would like 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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-2-digit-numbers-by-8-using-the-partitioning-method-6nj3at

Spellings – league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

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.

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 – In this lesson, we will use the text to analyse statements about the book. We will use this analysis to discuss themes of the story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-and-explore-themes-64wk8c

 

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 photo’s or illustrations.

Topic

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

Recap on a 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 they like to find out?  Share your questions with your teacher.  

Watch the video clip –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-a-child-led-tour-of-yangshuo-in-china/zmn6f4j

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0113kgs

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 dragons 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 detail the different stages through your photo’s 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!

 

Music

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

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

R.E-

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:

Paper plate animals

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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