Brancaster Learning – 8/2/21


Hello Brancaster!  Welcome to the last week of this half term. I hope you rested this weekend!

My emails were full last week 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, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 6 – Lesson 12: Dividing a Two-Digit Number by a One-Digit Number (Part 2)

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 

girls’   boys’

babies’   parents’

teachers’   women’s

men’s   children’s

people’s   mice’s

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

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

Grammar

Over the next two days, the grammar will be on Education City. We will be looking at possessive apostrophes for plural nouns.  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 be looking out for those keen learners!

English

Today we are continuing our work on report writing.

Your task today is to box up the model text. Read through the text again and have a go at filling in the boxing up using the questions to help you.

What is included in each paragraph? This is shown by the sub-heading question. Use the grid below.

Truth About Trolls Text

The truth about trolls children’s boxing up grid

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to continue looking at ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Over the next two days, read Chapter 4 of the story and answer the questions.

The Iron Man Chapter 4

ch-4.part1

ch-4.headline

 

Tuesday

Maths

This week, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 6 – Lesson 13: Dividing a Two-Digit Number by a One-Digit Number (Part 3)

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

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

Look at Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Grammar

Continue the work from Monday.

English

Can you come up with some other creatures we can develop a report on?  Write a list and send it to me.

Here are two to start your list off. Fairies, unicorns

Choose a giant picture from below, can you write a paragraph entitled what a giant looks like?

Can you use two adjectives and alliteration to describe the different features of a giant?

Giants

Guided Reading

Continue with the work from Monday.

 

Wednesday

Maths

This week, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 6 – Lesson 14: Dividing a Three-Digit Number by a One-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.

Spelling

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

Look at Monday’s section for this week’s 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 possessive apostrophes for plural nouns:

Possessive-Apostrophes

Singular and Plural Possessive Apostrophes

Singular and Plural Possessive Apostrophes 2

English

Children to plan their own innovation for dragons, on a blank boxing up grid.

Remember to use the sub-headings/questions.

Reluctant writers to talk through their ideas with their parents who could write the ideas for the children in their planning grid for the children to write their hot task with tomorrow. Remember only to write what your children say don’t put in your own ideas please.

Use the pictures of dragons below also to help you with some ideas.

Dragons

The truth about dragons children’s boxing up grid

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to continue looking at ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Over the next two days, read Chapter 5 of the story and answer the questions.

The Iron Man Chapter 5

ch-5.comprehension.option

ch-5.part1

ch-5.part2

 

Thursday

Maths

This week, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 6 – Lesson 15: Problem Solving – 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 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.

Look at Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Grammar

Continue work from Wednesday.

English

Hot Task

Children to write their own report on dragons using knowledge gained from their topic work this term.

Remind your child to consider their punctuation, headings, use of alliteration, adjectives and all the things you worked on last week.

Remember to write using your best handwriting and see if you can join your letters. Please send me your work so that I can see the hard work you have done over the last couple of weeks.

Use the dragon language sheet below to help you make your writing even more interesting!

Dragon-language

Guided Reading

Continue with the work from Wednesday.

 

Friday

Maths

This week, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 7 – Lesson 1: What Is Area?

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.

Look at Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Grammar

Continue work from Wednesday.

English

Enjoy your last day of the half term by watching a movie or TV show with trolls or dragons in them. Here are some examples:

Frozen 1

Frozen 2

Trolls

Trolls TV Series (On Netflix)

Shrek (any of the movies)

How to Train your Dragon (any of the movies)

Pete’s Dragon

Guided Reading

Now we have finished The Iron Man, 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? Would you recommend the story to someone? Who would like this book the most?

 

Science

Watch these videos on healthy teeth.

https://www.dentalhealthcareeoe.nhs.uk/your-teeth/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qvo1nIkQnM

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

Now write a set of instructions on how to care for your teeth.

Draw a poster to be displayed about teeth and keeping them healthy.

 

Topic

Read through this Power Point and find out more about dragons and which countries have stories about these mythological characters.

9 Dragons information powerpoint

When you have done this, use this sheet to cut out the dragons and place them around a map showing with an arrow which country celebrates them. The Power Point should help you know which countries they are found in.

Children’s Dragon Pictures

Blank-World-Map_ver_1

 

Art

This week in art, we art going to attempt to draw a mythical dragon. Watch this video and keep pausing it so that you can watch how to draw a dragon step by step. You could also add a background for your dragon too! Does it live in the mountains, forest or in a castle?

How to draw a mythical dragon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRAarF177Y4

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

 

Computing

Last week, most of you should have completed 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. As an extension, you began looking at Minecraft Coding to guide your avatar to a location to complete a task.

This week, I want you to continue with Minecraft Coding, but you have been given FOUR different coding games to choose from! Try and complete as many as possible to test your coding skills:

Minecraft Voyage Aquatic

Minecraft Hero’s Journey

Minecraft Adventurer

Minecraft Designer

Select the tasks from the following website:

https://code.org/minecraft

Have fun!

 

Music

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

The next song is ‘Smile’ by Katy Perry with lyrics resonating with resilience and hope. This lesson brings lots of moves to accompany the lyrics as well as some vocal warm ups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh_8L1LU0qY&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.

We will continue to look in the Old Testament of the Bible.

We are going to spend a few weeks looking at a man called Moses.

You can watch some of his story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf-4x4iefQE or read it: to include reading, go to media and search Who was Moses

Try and do either or both activity sheets after:

Sheet 1 –

Sheet 2 –

 

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? If you don’t want to walk, why not ride your bike or scooter, 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

Or have a go at these activities.

Feeling Flexible

Healthy Hearts

Super Strength

 

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

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

 

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