Sheringham, 1st February


Hello Sheringham! Welcome to week 5 of this new term.

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.Moyle@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/

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 continuing to look  at x3, x4, x8, x6.

Here are some songs to help you along. Sing your tables with these football mascots can you see your teams mascot.

3x    https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-3-times-table/z6sw382

4x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-4-times-table-with-cyril-the-swan/zmsw382

8x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk

6x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-6-times-table-with-fred-the-red/zrq3xyc

We are completing the last few days of multiplication and division in our Power Maths book, before starting money.

Today in class we are doing lesson no. 13, pages 56-59. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-multiplication-and-division-problems-using-the-bar-model-6crp2c

Spellings –

Can you include these words in sentences, using your best handwriting, make sure your letter formation is correct when writing your spellings?

English – Today we are starting our new unit on report writing.  I would like you to think about what a report / information text is. What sort of things does a report tell you?

Have a look at this clip to help you: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgqxwnb/articles/zffy92p

An information report provides readers with information on chosen a topic by providing them with facts. Generally an information report is written to provide facts about a living or non-living object. It can be an individual object or a group of objects.

A report gives important information about a subject. Today for your cold task I would like you to write a report/information text about yourself include as many details as you can and share it with me.

Guided reading – We will start chapter 7 of Bill’s New Frock. I hope you are enjoying the story as much as we are in class! Here is the link:Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 7

 

Tuesday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

We are completing the last day of multiplication and division in our Power Maths book, before starting money.

Today in class we are doing lesson no. 14, pages 60-63. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-multiplication-and-division-problems-by-drawing-the-bar-model-65k3je

Spellings – use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings:

dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. discontinue.

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

English –Read the text Truth about Trolls (click on model text below) and identify any words you don’t know the meaning of. Internalise the text, identify and define any unknown words and phrases. Write these words into the glossary and find out the meaning of the words.

model text

Glossary

Now listen to the text being read to you. click on the link below.

Guided reading: we are completing chapter 7 of Bill’s New Frock  Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 7 and answering the questions:

Wednesday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today we are completing our end of unit check, page 64-65, in our Power Maths book. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-known-and-unknown-relationships-cdk6at

Spellings – dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. discontinue.

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

English – There are words in the focussed text that are in bold print. Looking at the sheet below what different word could you fit into the text. There is a box of suggested words at the bottom. Use a dictionary to find out the meaning of all the words. What could you exchange them with.

Vocabulary Truth About Trolls

Start to put actions to the words to help you to internalise the text.

Guided Reading – As we have finished Bill’s new Frock, we will read Pirate Blunderbeard – Worst Movie Ever Text (1)

 

Thursday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today we are starting the new unit, in our Power Maths book. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home. It is lesson 1, Pounds and Pence, pages 68-71

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/money-bags-1-c4u6ac?step=2&activity=video

Spellings – dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. discontinue.

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

English – Adjectives are used to make information writing interesting for the reader you can add adjectives to describe different nouns. Have a look at this clip to remind you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hifcUYaACzI In ‘The Truth about Trolls’, the writer, has decided to describe the eyes, nose and teeth of the trolls using two adjectives.

These have been separated using a comma as this is a list.  Click on the link for a picture of a troll.  Can you use two adjectives to describe the troll’s features.

troll Write these around the picture and share them with your teacher.

Have a go at the describing a troll sheet: Using Adjectives to describe a troll

Guided reading – Watch the following: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-c8t34t

 

Friday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today we are starting the new unit, in our Power Maths book. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home. It is lesson 2, Converting Pounds and Pence, pages 72-75

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/money-bags-part-2-71jk6c

Spellings – dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. discontinue.

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 – Continue to internalise the text. Pay particular attention to the alliteration. What is alliteration I hear you ask? Watch these short videos to find the answer.

Can you identify the alliteration in the focus text? Write down the sentences you notice alliteration in.

Guided reading – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-71jk4r

 

Science –  Children to discuss tooth decay with their parents and say what they think causes it. Feedback their ideas to the class teacher. How do they know what causes decay?

Watch these videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE_h4bTdcdQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGoBFU1q4g0

Discuss scientific enquiry. Why do scientists ask questions? Why do they carry out enquiries and tests?

Watch this short video on how different drinks can affect the enamel on teeth.

https://sciencing.com/science-fair-project-tooth-decay-6085859.html

You could set the experiment up at home if you wish. Be warned when you open the jars after a week it’s a bit smelly!

Write up the experiment and use these headings.

An experiment to find the effect of different drinks on teeth.(title)

What we need.

Draw the equipment.

What we did.

Write instructions.

How did we make it a fair test.

A fair test is where you change only one thing, for example, the drink there will be the same amount of each drink carefully measured.

Results

Write what happened. How did the eggs look how do you think they felt.

In school the eggs will be left for a week in sealed jars.

 

Topic – This week in topic we are looking at the Chinese new year and how it is celebrated. First let’s find out how they were named after the animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVClAj8q_lY

Now let’s look at some of the traditions.

http://www.hellokids.com/c_31230/videos-for-kids/chinese-new-year/discovering-china-chinese-new-year-traditions-and-celebrations

Watch how families prepare for the new year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ssHXZ9_qU

Now prepare a leaflet that tells your teacher all about the Chinese new year.

 

Art – This week in art we art going to attempt to draw toothless using a step-by-step approach. Watch this video all the way through, then watch it again stopping at different points so that you can see how to accomplish a good picture of toothless. Sketch lightly until you are happy with the result then go over with darker lines.

How to draw toothless from How to Train Your Dragon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68vnorMEaIY

Have two or three attempts and the choose your favourite and put him in a setting of your choice.

 

Computing – Last week, most of you looked at the ‘Erase All Kittens’ coding game. This helped you understand the importance of how we use code to create different things or complete tasks in a game. You also learned the importance of using different symbols (<p> and </p>) to complete your code so it works.

The link for the ‘Erase All Kittens’ website is: https://eraseallkittens.com/

This week, I want you to continue playing ‘Erase All Kittens’ and complete the game. If you completed the game last week, have a look at a different way of coding but with Minecraft! The link for the ‘Minecraft Code’ website is: https://studio.code.org/s/aquatic/stage/1/puzzle/1

Have fun!

 

Music – Follow this Big Sing lesson, in preparation for a performance later in the year.

Look below for the moves and body percussion for ‘Blame it on the Boogie.’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnXu9U-7SKc&feature=youtu.be

“The content of the videos is subject to copyright owned by The BIG Sing and as such may not be copied or shared with any other establishment without the express written permission of The BIG Sing.”

 

R.E.- Last week we looked at the Creation Story. If you missed it, or have forgotten it, you can watch it here: https://request.org.uk/restart/2020/03/26/bible-quest-creation/

There have been many artists inspired by creation, have a go at copying some of the paintings or design your own:

You could include some writing about what inspired you to draw a particular picture.

You could also have a go at gardening yourself – even if you haven’t got a garden you could always try growing things, like cress, in a pot.

 

P.E- Make sure you get some fresh air. Why not go for a long walk or go on a short walk daily and time yourself each day can you get quicker on the walk. You can always go back to last week’s blog and have a go at the activities on offer here. Or have a go at these 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

Space Adventure

Move to the Beat

Move to the Beat Extravaganza

 

Have a great week Sheringham. I really look forward to hearing from you, seeing your work and speaking to many of you when I call.

Mrs Moyle

 

 

 

 

 

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