Hunstanton Mon 22nd Feb 2021


Good Morning Super, Smart, Sparkly, Scary, Sensible (Really?), Sprightly,  Stupendous, Squirts,

I hope you all had a relaxing half term and are all geared up for a fresh start.

Spring 2 will bring some changes with  Remote Learning being phased in over the next couple of weeks. It’s all very exciting and as strange and adventurous as landing on Mars – and probably just as frightening. However, we are all in this adventure together; it doesn’t matter if we make mistakes, that’s one of the ways we learn.

So, things are going to be a bit different; don’t worry Mr H hasn’t quite lost his marbles – yet.

Over the first two to three days I will be learning more about the technology needed to teach you at home via Teams. Later in the week we will begin to explore Teams together learning how to use it in a practical way as well as in a socially acceptable way. The aim is that by next week we will be doing English and Maths together each day. Fingers crossed.

You should all have received an email giving some details about joining teams,  just before or during half term, and those of you who will be using school computers should have been asked to pick them up.

The Learning Blog is there to work along side Remote Learning whilst we get it sorted out.

Learning Blog for Week Beginning Monday 22nd February 2021

Below are the lessons/activities for this week. Although we are not in school we must continue to work as near normally as possible.

Please make sure you work through the lessons and activities below so when we are together again we are all in the same place in our learning.

Bug Club and Power Maths can be accessed using your Active Learn logins. Activities on Education City are updated weekly which you can also access using the logins for that site.

As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – d.hartley@gf.kwestacademy.com. 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.

When you send work please add any comments you may have about how your child/ren managed the activities. Your comments are helpful regarding what activities to use in future planning. Thank you!

This is a suggested timetable for your day:

8.45 – 9.00 – spelling/times table practise

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths

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

 10.15 – 10.35 – Phonics

10.35 – 11.30 – English

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading and  handwriting practise

LUNCH

Afternoons

Each day work on one of our other subjects or/and spend some time on EdCity.

Remember – EdCity is NOT instead of the other lessons; it is just one part of the curriculum as a whole.

There will be a Homework Grid you can chose activities from a bit later.

If there are sheets you can’t print off, you just do the work straight onto paper as you would do if you were in school.

Monday

Maths:

Unit 9: Properties of Shapes. Starter and Lesson1

Phonics/Spellings:

enjoyment, sadness, careful, playful.

English:

This term we will be looking at stories with familiar settings.

Look at the story setting descriptions; chose one and describe it. You can use the key words in the box to help you but you can also add others you can think of.   Story Setting Description

Reading/Handwriting:

Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

Practise this handwriting sheet. If you can’t print it copy the letters from your device straight onto paper.

Upper n Lower case alphabet

Tuesday

Maths:

Unit 9: Properties of Shapes.  Lesson2

Phonics/Spellings:

hopeless, plainness, badly.

English:

Use the picture prompts to help you plan the structure of a story with a familiar setting. Pictures and Promts

The first one is blank – ignore it.

Reading/Handwriting:

Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

Practise these handwriting sheets. If you can’t print them copy the letters from your device straight onto paper.

Lower case alphabet

Wednesday

Maths:

Unit 9: Properties of Shapes.  Lesson3

Phonics/Spellings:

merriment, happiness, plentiful, penniless, happily.

English:

COLD TASK.  Look at the posters of story settings. Chose one and write your own story. It is important you don’t have help from your adult/s – just like in school.   Posters for Story Settings

Reading/Handwriting:

Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

Practise this handwriting sheet. If you can’t print it copy the letters from your device straight onto paper.

No. Formation 1-20

Thursday

Maths:

Unit 9: Properties of Shapes.  Lesson4

Phonics/Spellings:

can’t, didn’t, hasn’t, couldn’t, it’s, I’ll.

English:

Read the story of Pandora’s Box.   Pandora’s Box.

Lots of stories are based in Ancient Greece. Do you know any more; what are these stories called?

Begin to internalise the text. (Using actions to retell the story as it is read.)

Reading/Handwriting:

Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

Practise the letters and numbers you found difficult earlier in the week. That includes showing a clear difference between capital letters and lower case letters and getting your numbers round the right way.

Friday

Maths:

Unit 9: Properties of Shapes.  Lesson5

Phonics/Spellings:

As your adult to test you.

English:

Finish internalising the text. Can you act it out to someone in your family while they read it out loud?

Reading/Handwriting:

Carry on with Bug Club from wherever you have got to.

Practise the letters and numbers you found difficult earlier in the week. That includes showing a clear difference between capital letters and lower case letters and getting your numbers round the right way.

 

Foundation Subjects

Topic:

Watch the animation about Ibn Battuta.  Afterwards, make a note of what you can remember. 

Watch it again. Make any additions to the notes previously made. 

Pop Task – Basic. 

Choose 2, 3 or facts depending on age and ability and write a short paragraph describing Ibn’s achievements. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-ibn-battuta/zmqgnrd

Science:

Looking for very early signs of Spring:

  • Looking for EARLY changes.
  • Length of days/daylight. 
  • Temperature – What should it be/what is it or has been. 
  • Early shoots – go outside and take some photos of them as examples. Do an observational drawing and plot progress during Spring and Summer. 

PE:

Home PE Cross the River    Home PE Noughts and Crosses

If you can’t do the PE activities because of a lack of space etc at least go out for a walk/run or a bike ride with your adult.

Art/DT:

This half term we are going to design and invent/make a vehicle.

Look at pictures of modern and older vehicles.  Talk to your adult about your likes and dislikes paying attention to design. Can you suggest what improvements you would make?

Discuss how vehicles are created. What makes them move? How do they move?  Can you name different parts of the car/vehicle.

Transport-Display-Photos-Old-and-New_ver_1    Label-The-Car-Parts_ver_3 (1)

Music:

The Big Sing – Go Ahead and Try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3sQni5WSbx9eQvXtCzg_wFkRRVWDFoNL42gPB23YCLTO3wztSTCa6faLU&v=1zPWuBLzsOc&feature=youtu.be

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

“I can and I will!” said the Little Red Train as it puffed up the hill.

Enjoy your week and remember to try your best.

Mr H.

 

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