Brancaster Learning – 1/3/21


Hello Brancaster!  I hope you all had a good week last week. I hope you have all had a good weekend and are ready to face week two. It was great to see so much work last week and to catch up with many of you on our Teams live lesson!

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 your 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 – a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com.

Keep an eye on your emails for invites to the live lessons.

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/

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

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

Last 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 8 – Lesson 1: Tenths and Hundredths (Part 1)

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

centre   century

certain   recent

experience   sentence

notice   celebrate

ceremony   certificate

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 using paragraphs.  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

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.35 am. We will be looking at our class text Lazy Joe Model Text and will be having a go at filling in the boxing up grid together. It will be helpful if you are able to print this before the lesson: Boxing up children’s; otherwise, make sure you have some paper, as well as a pencil.

Guided Reading

Continue the work from Friday.

 

Tuesday

Maths

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

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 8 – Lesson 2: Tenths and Hundredths (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

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

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

Grammar

Continue the work from Monday.

English

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.35 am. We will be using our class text Lazy Joe Model Text and will be having a go at writing our own first paragraphs.

Before the lesson, you may want to have a look at this clip on how to develop a character description: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb3cvwx  

Scroll down and listen to an extract being read from Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Listen carefully to the conversation between Matilda and Miss Trunchbull and think about what each character is like. Before or after our live lesson, you could have a go at activity 2.

Guided Reading

This week, you will be reading a range of different reports and stories from the pack below. I want you to choose your fourth text (out of the possible five) and over the next two days, I want you to read that text and answer its questions too.

Parents – Answers are in the packs too!

Stage 4 Reading Packs – Stage 4 Pack a

 

Wednesday

Maths

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

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 8 – Lesson 3: Equivalent Fractions (Part 1)

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

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

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

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 using paragraphs:

Paragraph Sentence Sorting

Paragraphs Test

Identifying Paragraphs Fiction Text

English

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.35 am. We will be using our class text Lazy Joe Model Text. On Tuesday, we were writing our first paragraphs, and today we will continue with sharing ideas and writing the next part of the story. We will think of some jobs that our character may do and how s/he could be paid. The focus for this lesson will be speech punctuation. Before we start the lesson, you may want to remind yourself of the rules and then you will be able to share them with the other children. Look at these clips to help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk and  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Guided Reading

Continue with Tuesday’s work.

 

Thursday

Maths

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

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 8 – Lesson 4: Equivalent Fractions (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

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

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

Grammar

Continue the work from Wednesday.

English

As it is World Book day, we thought it would be nice to share some stories together. Join us live at 10.35am. It would be nice if a few of you could share about your favourite story too.

Some other activities that you may want to do at home:

Log on to this BBC lesson about World Book day:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/world-book-day-live-lesson/zdcdf4j

Why not follow this interactive lesson on the author Roald Dahl: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/roald-dahl-day-lesson/zj8n2sg/

Can you design your own bookmark?

Write a review on your favourite book. Think about these questions:

Who was the main character?

What was the plot of the story?

Where was the story set?

Why did you enjoy it?

What could have been done better?

Would you recommend it to your best friend?

Can you draw an illustration of the front cover to go alongside your review?

Guided Reading

This week, you will be reading a range of different reports and stories from the pack below. I want you to choose your last text (out of the possible five) and over the next two days, I want you to read that text and answer its questions too.

Parents – Answers are in the packs too!

Stage 4 Reading Packs – Stage 4 Pack a

 

Friday

Maths

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

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 8 – Lesson 5: Simplifying Fractions

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

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

Grammar

Continue the work from Wednesday.

English

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.35 am. We will be using our class text Lazy Joe Model Text. On Wednesday, we were thinking about speech and today we will continue with sharing ideas and writing the next part of the story. A focus for this lesson will be on fronted adverbials.  Before we start the lesson, you may want to remind yourself what these are and think of some examples. Watch these clips:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zp937p3 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/verbs-adverbs-and-fronted-adverbials-in-sports-journalism/zkpqxyc (first 4 minutes)

Guided Reading

Continue with the work from Thursday.

 

Science

What is an allergy? Discuss what may happen to a child if they have an allergy.

Watch the clip on allergies.

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8/articles/z9wk7p3

What happens if we eat food that is poisonous or going bad? Watch this clip that explains what happens when you are sick. The stomach pushes the bad food out as quickly as it can so that the body is not harmed by the food or poison.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG8z0cS0p9E

Discuss with the children that our bodies can be harmed if we don’t eat enough of some foods. E.g. scurvy = lack of vitamin C rickets = lack of vitamin D, lack of iron = anaemia, night blindness =lack of vitamin A.

Can you find out where these vitamins can be found? What foods should we eat to get enough of these vitamins?

Vitamin a, b, c, d and iron?

 

Topic

Can the children recall when the dinosaurs roamed the earth? What was this period called? Can the children recall the 3 different time periods?

Watch these links and then write a factual report about dinosaurs and when they lived on the earth.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/dinosaurs/dinosaurs.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gXWDYpLAE&feature=emb_rel_end

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gXWDYpLAE&feature=emb_rel_end

Can you produce a glossary of unknown words that you have come across while investigating dinosaurs?

Glossary

 

Computing

This week, we will be continuing using Scratch. Last week, you should have had a good experiment with using movement actions on your Sprite(s).

For this week, I would like you to watch this video clip on using sounds in Scratch. Watch the video below to help you:

https://pinnguaq.com/learn/scratch-basics-episode-2

Using this knowledge, can you add different sounds to your Sprite? As a challenge, you could include more than one Sprite in your creation making different sounds! 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 ‘Let Love Shine’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpQ-V_UyJPU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2uB2q6hQrwzNKh-hgubgSqZtl9LoL7Id6RocJyKNhgSnJxbqo27t_am34

“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 looking at ‘Why Pesach (Passover) is important to Jewish people?’ Begin by watching the clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zn22382

Then complete an activity to retell the story of Pesach. Be as creative as you like. Some ideas are here: (Look in media for sheet: under RE Passover)

Don’t forget to email your teacher!

 

D.T.

Your task is to design a healthy sandwich. Think about last week’s lesson and think about the different breads you could use.  When you have designed your sandwich, you need to consider the fillings you will need and write a shopping list as you will need to get the ingredients together ready to make the sandwich next week. What ingredients will you need?  You will also need to think about how it will be packaged as the following weeks you will need to design and make the packaging for your sandwich.

Complete the designing a sandwich sheet below.

Designing a sandwich

 

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 The Blue Dice

Home PE Race across the River

Home PE Noughts and Crosses

 

I hope you all have a fab week of learning! As always, I look forward to seeing all your lovely work so I can put it into your home learning folder!

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

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