Week Beginning 22nd February


Hello Holkham!  Welcome back to the second part of the Spring term. I hope you have all had a good break and are ready to work hard this half term. It was great to see so much work before the holiday, if you did not manage to share work with me because you were having fun in the snow  please try to this week. Thank you.

Now we have our TEAMS log ins, we are very excited to be starting our Live Teaching!  is going to be a test to look at how we can use Teams in the future. It would be great if as many children could join as possible so we can practise using some of Teams’ great features together.  We will also share a short story.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00pm , you will have received an invite on your email address just .click and join

Please make sure that you work your way through the lessons and activities suggested, especially the English activities. Don’t hesitate to email and let me know if you need anything to support your learning. You should all have you maths books now either electronically or a hard copy to work through. 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, 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/

There is a new homework grid for this half-term :  Please try and complete one activity this 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 spelling’s

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, 6x and 7 x

There are some songs below to sing along with and learn your tables.

3x    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XzfQUXqiYY

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

8x   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_BJjR9rdwA

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

7x    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XT3vxohtBg

Year 3

In our maths this week, year 3 are starting to look at measuring length. If you would like to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please start on lesson 1 unit 8 length.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths lesson 1 unit 8.

If you would like to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please start on lesson 1 unit 8 measuring length page 86.

You will need to know that there are 10mm in a cm, 100cm in a metre and 1000m in a kilometre.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson from here.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measuring-lengths-to-the-nearest-cm-or-mm-65k64d

Year 4

You are on lesson 6 unit 9 Fractions

Or you can follow the lesson from here.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-finding-non-unit-fractions-of-quantities-6rwk8t

 

Spellings

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

English – This half term we will be focussing on stories where the character changes during the story. Do you know of any stories like this?   When we are writing these stories it is important to describe our characters so the reader can imagine what they are like.  

Look at the piece of writing describing Harry Potter. Highlight all the adjectives in the text. Read the ‘things to include’ on the next page. 

 

Look at the picture of Cinderella write all the words we could use to describe her.  Using these words write a paragraph to describe Cinderella.

 

Guided reading –The Suitcase Kid- Jacqueline Wilson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-retrieval-questions-60u30r

 

Tuesday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking at x3, x4, x8, x6, x7.

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

Our daily work is continuing with measuring length in year 3 and Fractions in year 4.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class or continue working in your book, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on and you wish to work online otherwise call into school for your book

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measuring-length-and-drawing-lines-of-a-given-length-in-mixed-units-69j3ed

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-fractions-with-the-same-denominator-c4vkar

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

Year 3 

grate, great, grown, groan, plain, plane, peace, piece, rain reign.

Year 4

Science, crescent, discipline, fascinate, scent, scissors, ascent, descent, scientist, scenery.

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

English

Can you recall the parts of a character we can include to write a good character description? 

I would like you to list all the descriptive words you can around this picture and then write a paragraph to describe the character.

Then look back on yesterday’s what we need to include picture, did you include all the things from the list to describe your character?

 

Guided reading –The Suitcase Kid -Jacqueline Wilson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-retrieval-questions-60u30r

 

Wednesday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking at x3, x4, x8, x6, x7.

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

Our daily work is continuing with measuring length or Fractions

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class or continue working in your book, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on and you wish to work online otherwise call into school for your book.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/making-appropriate-estimates-of-length-by-comparing-69hk8c

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-and-order-unit-fractions-68u34e

Spelling

Year 3

grate, great, grown, groan, plain, plane, peace, piece, rain reign.

Year 4

Science, crescent, discipline, fascinate, scent, scissors, ascent, descent, scientist, scenery.

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

English

Cold Task  – This is where children have a go at writing a character change story with no input or ideas from teachers or model texts. 

 Children to write their own story where the main character changes. It might be that they change from poor to rich/Lonely and sad to happy. Stress that something happens to the character along the way to change them. Remember Red Riding Hood meets a wolf. This could also be something magical.  

Guided reading – The Suitcase Kid -Jacqueline Wilson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-inference-questions-c5hpct

Thursday –

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking at x3, x4, x8, x6, x7.

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

Our daily work is continuing with measuring length in year 3 and Fractions in year 4.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class or continue working in your book, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on and you wish to work online otherwise call into school for your book

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/length-and-measurement-application-ccr68e

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-recognising-equivalent-fractions-1-crt36e

 

Spelling

Year 3

grate, great, grown, groan, plain, plane, peace, piece, rain reign.

Year 4

Science, crescent, discipline, fascinate, scent, scissors, ascent, descent, scientist, scenery.

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

English

Internalising the text – starting to look at and understand the way a story is written about a character change and learning the way to write a changing character story.

Lazy Joe Model Text

Read through the text with your parent.As you work through the text highlight any words you don’t understand and write them down in a glossary.   Now look the words up in a dictionary to make sure you understand word meanings and give the definitions of the words.

Glossary 

Re-read the text and think about how the character has changed

Guided reading – The Suitcase Kid -Jacqueline Wilson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-language-69hk0c

Friday- 

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking atx3, x4, x8, x6, x7.

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

Our daily work is continuing with measurement in year 3 and Fractions in year 4.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class or continue working in your book, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on and you wish to work online otherwise call into school for your book.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-perimeters-of-2d-shapes-in-cm-and-mm-cnj3ae

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-recognising-equivalent-fractions-1-crt36e

Spelling –

Year 3

grate, great, grown, groan, plain, plane, peace, piece, rain reign.

Year 4

Science, crescent, discipline, fascinate, scent, scissors, ascent, descent, scientist, scenery.

 

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 –Re-read the text and see if you can answer these questions. Write your answers on a separate sheet. Can you come up with a question for your parent about the text that they can answer?

lazy Joe questions

Guided reading – The Suitcase Kid -Jacqueline Wilson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-characters-emotions-61j6ad

Science –

What do you think nutrition is?  This term we will think about our food. What are the names of the main food groups. Carbohydrates, proteins, dairy, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Can you look up these words in a dictionary to find out what they mean.  Watch this video and look at where examples of real foods would be placed on the plate activity below. What foods come in each food groups write a list for each of the 7 food groups names above.

 

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/healthydiet/healthybalanceddiet.html

After watching this video can you make a healthy meal on a paper plate using cut outs from magazines or the sheets below.

healthy eating

 Topic

Our new topic this half term is walking with dinosaurs.

 In many ways dragons and dinosaurs are quite similar – what are the differences? The main difference is that dragons are fiction and dinosaurs were real!  We will be exploring and investigating how we know this during the next half term.

Complete the what I already know and what I would like to find out sheet and the topic cover sheet.  Then then write your most interesting question onto the dinosaur outlines for display.  

Dinosaurs What do I already know and what do I want to find out (1) (1)

dinosaur outlines

When did the dinosaurs live on earth? 

Watch the clip – When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_UJOdFx89I 

Can you make a timeline about when the dinosaurs roam the earth, how many years ago was it and what was the name of each period. Show the three different periods and which dinosaurs could be found in each period. can you do this with pictures.

Computing

Last half term, we begun to look at programming and using code to help us programme games like Erase All Kittens and Minecraft.

This half term, we will be continuing with this but moving onto a new programme called Scratch which most of you should be familiar with at school!

For this week, I would like you to watch this video of the basics of Scratch to refresh yourselves below:

https://pinnguaq.com/learn/scratch-basics-episode-1#:~:text=Scratch%20is%20a%20basic%20coding,their%20own%20ideas%20to%20life.

Using this knowledge, can you follow and create as many of your own actions to change your avatar’s movements? Send me in some videos of your creations.

Music

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

The next song is ‘Go Ahead and Try,’ inspiring individuals to follow their dreams and not give up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3sQni5WSbx9eQvXtCzg_wFkRRVWDFoNL42gPB23YCLTO3wztSTCa6faLU&v=1zPWuBLzsOc&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 are continuing to look at Moses. This week our lesson will be: Why is Moses Important to Jewish people? You can watch an overview of the story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzcYLCYItuc

This week we are looking at the Plagues: you can watch here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zbsb9j6

During the time of the plagues, imagine you are:

Moses

Make a list of reasons for Moses to follow God’s will and get the slaves released and a list of reasons why Moses should just give up.

Pharaoh

Make a list of reasons why Pharaoh should let the slaves go and a list for why he should keep the Israelites as slaves.

Finally:

Why do you think Moses is important to Jewish people?

What do these stories teach Jewish people about God?

What can you learn from the Exodus stories about Moses?

 

D.T.

This half-term we are going to be making a healthy sandwich and considering the packaging. Some of our work will link to our previous Science work on  nutrition and healthy eating.

What do you think we need to need to consider when making a sandwich?

Make a list of your favourite fillings.  Make a list of your favourite bread and maybe if possible try some different breads and put them in order of favourite to least favourite. Maybe you could make a picture chart showing this.

Questions you can begin to think about for the following project:

Who will my sandwich be designed for?

What will my sandwich be called?

What will my sandwich look like?

How am I going to package my sandwich?

This week just concentrate on your favourite sandwich, if you could have any sandwich for your lunch what would it be? What bread would you use? What fillings would you include? Don’t forget any sauce you would use. Can you make the sandwich and send me a photo and a description of your sandwich? I look forward to seeing them.

 

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:

Home PE Race across the River

Home PE Save the Treasure

Home PE Target Treasure Level 2

Keep working hard and I look forward to seeing any work you complete as then i can put it into your home learning folder.

Miss Shaw

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