Brancaster


You can contact Mrs Emery by emailing her on – c.emery@gf.kwestacademy.com

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Information Booklet

Please click on the links below to see what we will be learning this half term 

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2

Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Autumn 2

 

Mrs Emery


I have been teaching at Greyfriars since 2009 and I am also one of the school’s Assistant Head Teachers. I currently teach year 4’s and oversee our school’s curriculum. I run our school’s running club ‘The Greyfriars Greyhounds’ and our school choir. In Brancaster class we enjoy our learning and always strive to do our very best in everything we do. Outside of school I enjoy running and spending time with my family!

 
 
 
c.emery@gf.kwestacademy.com

Brancaster Class – Week Beginning 30th November 2020

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2020

Good morning and welcome to a brand new week!

If you need to self-isolate this week then please make sure you work through the lessons and activities below. New learn screens and activities on Education City are also updated weekly on a Monday morning and can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

Also, remember to log on to Tackling Tables and practise! Let me know how you get on – https://www.tacklingtables.co.uk/

As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – c.emery@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.

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 –  This week we will continue to work on perimeter,

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

Spellings – This week our spellings all have the letter patter ough and make the long /oo/, /o/ or /or/ sound.  Complete this lesson to help you to learn this spelling pattern https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-letter-strings-ough-ear-ou-au-ice-c8u34d

You can also watch this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGERKJYjkQI

Look at our spelling words below and begin to practise them – remember to use the Look, read, write, check method.

English – This week we are starting a new unit on poetry. We will be learning a new poem called The Sound Collector, learning about rhymes and creating our own poems on sound.

Today, think about what poetry is and what it is used for. Watch this clip to find out more – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-understand-a-poem/zj7n92p

Then, explore this poetry site. Read through some of the poems and think about their meaning. Do you like the poems? If so, what do you like about them? Which one is your favourite and why? How does the poem make you feel? Fill in the gingerbread man with feelings words.  https://clpe.org.uk/poetryline/s?f%5B0%5D=im_field_poetic_device_ref%3A61&f%5B1%5D=im_field_year_group_ref%3A345

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-6mw38c

Tuesday

Maths – Complete this lesson –https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-perimeters-of-2d-shapes-in-mixed-units-6crp2e

Spellings – Continue to practise your spellings.

English – Today you are going to have a go at writing your own poem – this will be our cold task. It is quite tricky, so make sure you try your best and have a go but don’t worry. Listen to the different sounds you can hear around you. Can you describe these sounds? Can you organise them into a short poem?

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-part-1-cru68t?activity=video&step=1

Wednesday

Maths – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measuring-and-comparing-length-in-mixed-units-cm-and-mm-64r64c

Spellings – Continue to practise your spellings.

English – Today we are going to look at our model text – The Sound Collector. Read through the poem and listen to it being read by the poet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIL0kgnxJIo

What do you think about the poem? Do you like it? Are there any words or phrases that you particularly like? If so, why? What else do you notice about the poem?

Are there any words that you don’t know? If so, look them up in a dictionary. Complete this lesson to make sure your dictionary skills are on top form! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7xb42p

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-characters-c8w3jt

Thursday

Maths – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-the-perimeters-of-shapes-in-m-and-cm-6ngkjt

Spellings – continue to practise your spellings. Complete this lesson to help your understanding. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-and-apply-knowledge-of-letter-strings-ough-ear-ou-au-ice-including-test-c9hpcc

English – Continue to learn the text – The Sound Collector. Today really work on your performance skills. Can you read the words clearly? Can you be heard? Are you reading with expression? Watch this video by Michael Rosen to get lots of performance tips! https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/resources/ks2-video-how-to-perform-poems-with-michael-rosen-6-mins/

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-part-2-crv66c

Friday

Maths – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/length-and-perimeter-application-lesson-6mtkcc

Spellings – Ask an adult to test you on your spellings. Did you get them all right?

English – Record yourself performing the poem or perform it to a member of your family. Watch these performances before you do yours – what tips can you pick up? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByAg5aoyAN4

Once you have finished, make sure you email your performance to me, I can’t wait to see it!

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-the-authors-use-of-language-cnj3cr

Science – Complete this lesson on acoustics and discover the science of sound waves.

Once you have completed the lesson above,  collect some items from around your home – make sure they are made of different materials. Design a test to investigate which material would be best for muffling sound (soundproofing). Watch this short video before you start https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/32039/how-muffle-sound

 

Topic – This week we will be exploring Hadrian’ s Wall. Watch this video to find out a bit more about Hadrian’s Wall. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhq76sg Then, watch this video and complete the comprehension activity. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-soldiers-in-roman-britain/z7d9wty

Hadrian’s Wall Comprehension

If you can and you have time, create a model of the wall or draw a detailed picture showing the different parts.

Friday Celebrations in Brancaster Bubble

Posted on Friday, November 27th, 2020

I seem to start our blog with this each week but once again, we have had a jam packed week full of learning!

Here’s some of what we have been up to……

String Telephones

We had a brilliant science lesson this week where we made our own string telephones. We explored and investigated how the sound passed through the string from one person to the other! Lots of fun and excitement.

Homework

Once again, well done to all the children who completed and sent in their homework this week! A special mention to Lizzie, who sent in a whole folder of work! Keep up the hard work.

Well done to Alex, who has created a fact sheet on The Peak District. Alex’s Fact sheet on The Peak District. Click on Alex’s name to view the document.

 

Education City

Well done to all the children who have logged on and completed their work on Education City this week!

Don’t forget, you have until Sunday to complete the Learn Screens, Games and Activities.

Here’s the website – https://www.educationcity.com/ 

Musician of the Week 

We had another great music lesson with Miss Berners this week and we have started to learn our Christmas songs. Well done to Rylee for being awarded the Musician of the Week for his amazing listening skills! Fab work Rylee!

Tackling Tables 

This week, your child should have brought home their login details for Tackling Tables. Make sure you log on and give it a try! They can test themselves, play games and learn their tables. Let me know how you get on!

https://www.tacklingtables.co.uk/

 

The Week Ahead in Brancaster Bubble – Monday 23rd November 2020

Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2020

If you need to self-isolate this week then please make sure you work through the lessons and activities below. New learn screens and activities on Education City are also updated weekly on a Monday morning and can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – c.emery@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.

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 – This week we will be finishing our unit on addition and subtraction . Continue to learn about solving addition and subtraction problems.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf3r47h

Spellings – This week we will be focussing on the ‘shun’ spelling spelt cian. The spelling list is below. Read through the list and make sure you know the meaning of each of the words – if not, look them up or ask an adult for help.

Complete this lesson to help you to understand this spelling pattern – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsw8r2p

 

English  – This week we will be inventing and writing our own story. Remember, this half term we have been learning about suspense and how we can create suspense in our stories. The lessons this week allow you to recap on some skills needed to be effective writers. Make sure you complete the lessons then work on your stories. When you have written your stories, share them with me!

Skills lesson – Today, work on using apostrophes. Complete this lesson to make sure you know when and where to use an apostrophe!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-the-function-of-apostrophes-70up2d

Think about your story innovation. Where will your character be and where will they go? Draw a picture of your main character and think about what they are like – How old are they? What is their name?

Reading Comprehension – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zs7tjsg complete activity 1.

Tuesday

Maths – Use this lesson to practice creating addition and subtraction facts – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/deriving-addition-and-subtraction-facts-by-using-given-calculations-cru3jd

 

Spellings – Practise your spellings – remember to Look, read, cover, write and then check your spellings. Identify which words you need to learn. Think about what will help you to learn the words.

English – Skills lesson – Today, we will recap on complex sentences. Complete this lesson and practise this sentence structure. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-c8r34r

When you have finished, think about the settings for your story. Where will your character be at the start of the story? (Their safe place) Where will they go? (your spooky setting). Draw a picture of your settings and think about words and phrases to describe them.

Reading comprehension – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zs7tjsg – Complete Activity 2

 

 

Wednesday

Maths – Continue to practise the column method for addition. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-using-the-column-method-when-multiple-columns-require-regrouping-cmwpcr

Spellings – continue to practise your spellings.

English – Today, recap on the rules for using fronted adverbials – what is a fronted adverbial and how can I use it to create suspense? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-the-functions-of-fronted-adverbials-60u68e

Make a list of fronted adverbials for your story – which ones would be good to create suspense? Use this word mat to help you.

Reading Comprehension – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zs7tjsg Complete Activity 3

 

Thursday

Maths – Today we are starting a new unit on length and perimeter. Complete this lesson to discover more about perimeter. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9wbn9q

Spellings – continue to practise your spellings.

English – Complete the story planning showing the different parts of your story. Remember to look back at the model text – The Manor House to help you. If you have time, draw a story map of for your story.

The Manor House Model Text

Reading Comprenension – Begin to explore Hansel and Gretal by Anthony Browne – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-c8t34t

 

 

Friday

Maths – continue to explore length and perimeter. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-perimeters-of-2d-shapes-in-cm-and-mm-cnj3ae

Spellings – Ask a grown up to test you on your spellings. Did you get them all right?

English – Write your hot task. Make sure you include all the different parts. Also, check that you have selected words and phrases to create suspense. When you have finished, check your story carefully. Make sure you check your punctuation and sentences and make sure they make sense.

Here’s a lesson on proofreading to help you to check your own work – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zryxt39

 

Reading Comprehension – Continue with the lessons on Hansel and Gretal https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-71jk4r

 

 This Week’s Spellings

Science

This week we will recap on pitch and frequency – complete these lessons to help your understanding. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-pitch-and-frequency-6gr64t

Watch this clip to explore how distance effects the amplitude of a sound. Then design an experiment to measure how far different sounds can be heard. Carry out your experiment.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z47w2hv

 

Topic – The National Parks

This week we will be exploring the National Parks in the UK. Can you find out about the history of the parks, where they are and what they are used for? Look closely at The Peak District. Where is it in the UK and why do people go there? How long has it been there? Can you find Mam Tor – what is it and what was it used for in history. Use the website below to help you with your fact finding!

https://www.nationalparks.uk/parks/

When you have some information, create a poster to advertise the Peak District. Don’t forget to share your poster with your teacher.

 

Brancaster Weekly Blog Friday 20th November

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2020

We have had another fantastic week here in Brancaster Class with some amazing learning taking place.

 

In maths this week, the children have been continuing with addition and subtraction. We have worked on word problems and we have been using a bar model to help us to understand our questions. We have explored inverse and how to use inverse calculations to check our answers.

Brancaster Class, can you explain this to one of your adults at home? Have a go and teach them all something new!

 

In English this week we have been innovating and writing a class story about Jack. We have used a story planner to help us with the structure. We have also been using fronted adverbials to create suspense in our stories. Some of you are writing suspense stories at home, make sure you share them with me.

Music was fun this week and we are all (myself included) becoming more confident with playing the ukulele! Well done to Rinalds who was named our musician of the week for his Rock Star moves!

In science this week we explored pitch. We made our own pan pipes, apologies if these were a bit noisy on the way home from school!

Well done to those of you who have sent in homework this week! Here’s this week’s gallery.

 

Well done to those of you who have completed the Education City work. A fantastic number of you working hard and taking responsibility for your own learning, well done! Don’t forget, the games and activities will be there till Sunday afternoon!

Swimming Next Week

Next week groups C and D will be swimming on Tuesday – don’t forget your kits!

 

Have an amazing weekend. Stay safe and well.

Mrs Emery

 

Remote Learning for Brancaster Class – week beginning 16th November 2020

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2020

Good morning Everyone! Welcome to a brand new week.

 

If you need to stay at home and isolate, then please follow the learning below or please take a look at the lessons and activities if you would like to do some extra work at home!

Any problems then contact me via my email address – c.emery@gf.kwestacademy.com

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, don’t give up and remember to share your work with me!

 

Monday

Maths: Begin by spending 10 mins practising your 4 x table. How quickly can you recall the facts? Can you say them in a random order?

This week, we are continuing to practise using the column method for addition and subtraction. We will be moving on to solving addition and subtraction problems.

Work through this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-using-the-column-method-cmw3cc

English: Recap on the model text – The Manor House can you retell the story?

Remember, putting your character alone and in a dark setting is one way to create suspense. Look through the settings powerpoint slides and think about how these settings could help you to create suspense. Select one of the pictures and write as many words and phrases to describe the setting. What could you see, hear, smell, and feel?

Spooky Settings Powerpoint

Spelling: Look at the spellings below and practise. Write them out using the Look, Read, Cover, Write and Check method.

Reading comprehension – Read through the poem In Flanders Fields and answer the questions

Tuesday

Maths: Continue to practise your 4 times table. There is a game on Education City to help you.

Today, complete this lesson to recap on using the column method to solve subtraction problems. Make sure you are confident with the method. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/subtracting-3-digit-numbers-regrouping-hundreds-to-tens-c9h66t

English: – Recap on the model text – The Manor House  can you tell the whole story? Which are your favourite words and phrases? Using complex sentences is one way you can make your writing more interesting. Complete this lesson to learn more about complex sentences – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-60t66c

When you have finished, read through the model text and see if you can identify the complex sentences.

Spelling: Continue to practise our weekly spellings.

Reading Comprehension – Complete the activity on Education City

Wednesday

Maths: Continue to work on your 4 x table.  

Today, work on solving addition and subtraction problems. Remember to listen carefully to the questions so you know which calculation to choose.  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-addition-and-subtraction-word-problems-6mw3ct

English: Recap on the model text. Another way to create suspense is to use dramatic openings in your story. Look through the model text and find all the dramatic openings then complete this lesson on fronted adverbials. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-fronted-adverbials-71h64t?from_query=fronted+adverbials

Spelling: Continue to practise our weekly spellings.

Handwriting: Write a letter or note to a friend or family member – make sure you use your best handwriting.

 

Thursday

Maths: Continue to work on your 4 x table. Make sure you can recall all the facts to 12 x 4 quickly!

Work through the learn screens and activities on Education City.

English: Today we will begin to think about creating our own innovation of the story. Before we do that, let’s have a quick session on sentences – we need to make sure that we write in sentences so our reader can understand what we are writing. Work through this lesson to practise your sentence skills – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-revise-our-understanding-of-simple-compound-and-complex-sentences-74t64d

When you have finished, look at the boxing up grid and begin to think about your own story. Where could your character be going? What is the setting like?

Spelling: Continue to practise our weekly spellings.

Reading: Complete the activity on Education City

Friday

Maths: Ask an adult to test you on your 4 times table.

Use your knowledge of using the column method for addition and subtraction to work through these problems. Complete this lesson to work on your problem solving skills.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/applying-and-consolidating-column-method-for-addition-and-subtraction-cgvpcc

English: Remember, it’s the words and phrases we use that help us to create suspense. Work through this lesson on expanded noun phrases, then go through our model text and select your favourite words and phrases. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-expanded-noun-phrases-ccwk8d Make a list of these and ‘Magpie’ them so you can use them in your own writing.

Spelling: Ask a grown up to test you on your spellings.

Spellings

This week, we are learning spellings with the ‘shun’ ending spelt tion.

Complete this lesson to develop your understanding of words ending in ‘shun’ – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-tion-cian-sion-ssion-6xhkje

Here are your spellings for this week

 

Science

This week, we will be exploring volume – do you know what this means? If not, look it up on the internet or in a dictionary.

Watch and complete this lesson on The National Oak Academy. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-do-we-mean-by-amplitude-of-sound-c8tp8e

If you have everything at home, make your own string cups, watch this video to see how you can do this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yqB2KFwJCo  Make sure you send a picture of your cups to your teacher.

 

Topic

This week we will be exploring the famous human landmark – The Tower of London. Using the internet find out the answers to the following questions:

  • Where is the Tower of London?
  • When was it built?
  • What has it been used for?
  • What is it used for now?

You can use Google to search for the information and watch the following video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6iUU9wbM3k

Once you have the information, can you create a visitor’s guide or poster for The Tower of London? You may want to persuade (encourage) people to visit the tower. Then, create a timeline showing what the Toer has been used for over the years.

Finally, complete the The Traitor’s Gate Comprehension. Can you find all the answers in the text?

Traitor’s Gate Comprehension

 

Take care, stay safe and see you soon.

Mrs Emery

Brancaster Bubble ~ Friday 13th November 2020

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2020

We have had another busy week here in Brancaster Bubble.

Remembrance Day

On Wednesday, at 11am we observed a 2 minutes silence. We discussed the importance of Remembrance and Armistice. We talked about the symbol of the poppy and created our own artwork.

Here is a selection of the children’s work.

Well done to Josh, who was awarded Musician of the Week in Music this week! Well done Josh, great listening!

 

Engineers of the future! 

In design and technology this week, the children were challenged to design and make a table. They had to make it strong enough to hold a book! They worked hard in their teams and did a fantastic job!

Well done to Alfie, Oliver and Mohammad’s team and Juliett, Thomas and Alex’s team who came joint 1st! Next week we will be looking closely at their designs to see how they made their tables so strong!

Education City

Once again, our class has ‘blown me away’ with their hard work on Education City. Certificates for all children who complete 7 or more of the learn screens and activities! Keep up the amazing work! https://www.educationcity.com/

Homework

Well done to those of you who have completed homework this week. Remember, you can find our homework on our Monday Blog and also on the Homework Grid at the top of our class blog page.

Here’s some of the work that has been brought in or emailed to me this week!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Take care, stay safe and hope to see you all on Monday.

Mrs Emery

 

Don’t forget, Monday is Children in Need Day, £1 voluntary contribution if you would like to wear something Yellow or Spotty! All money raised will go to

Children in Need.

The Week Ahead for Brancaster Bubble

Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2020

If you need to stay at home and isolate, then please follow the learning below. Any problems then contact me via my email address cemery@gf.kwestacademy.com

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, don’t give up and remember to share your work with me!

Monday

Maths – Today we will recap on 4 digit numbers. Complete this lesson and the activities on Education City to make sure you can identify the value of the digits in a 4 digit number., https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-values-in-four-digit-numbers-68r38e

English – Recap on the word classes using this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-word-classes-61gp6t

Then continue to learn our model text. The Manor House Can you think of actions for the text? Can you remember the text?  You could always video yourself reading the story.

Spellings – your spellings are below. Practise them each day.

Reading Comprehension – choose one of the reading comprehensions on Education City

Tuesday

Maths – Today we are recapping on column subtraction. Use this lesson to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/zc78srd then complete these problems 4 Digit Column Subtraction

English – What is an expanded noun phrase? Complete this lesson to find out https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-expanded-noun-phrases-ccwk8d Once you have completed this lesson, continue to practise the text. Can you find any expanded noun phrases in the text? The Manor House

Spellings – continue to learn your spellings. Remember the look, read, cover, write and check method!

Reading Comprehension – choose one of the reading comprehensions on Education City

 

Wednesday

Maths – Today we are going to complete some mental calculations for subtraction – complete this lesson https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-and-subtracting-using-round-and-adjust-6tj3jt

English  – Can you remember what a verb is? Well done, a verb is a doing or a being word! Complete this lesson to explore verbs. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-being-verbs-6mr68r Once you have completed it, continue to learn the text and be a verb spotter! How many verbs can you find? The Manor House

Spellings  – continue to learn your spellings.

Reading Comprehension – choose one of the reading comprehensions on Education City

 

Thursday

Maths – Today we are exploring the relationship between finding the difference and subtraction. Complete this lesson and work on the activities. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-an-adding-on-strategy-to-find-the-difference-c8vk6d

English – recite the text – can you remember the text? Can you spot the nouns and verbs? Draw your own story map for the text! Share this with me once you are finished.

Spellings – continue to learn your spellings.

Reading Comprehension – choose one of the reading comprehensions on Education City

Friday

Maths – Today we are looking at using bar models to solve problems. Complete this lesson to help your understanding. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-bar-models-to-solve-word-problems-part-1-69jkgt

English – Re-read the story. Think about the text. What do you like and dislike about the text? What does this story remind you of? Have you watched any films or read any books that are similar? What questions do you have? What else would you like to find out? Complete the grid. Story discussion grid

Spellings – Spelling Test Time! Have you learnt your spellings? Ask a grown up to test you. Let me know how you get on!

Reading Comprehension – choose one of the reading comprehensions on Education City

 

Spellings

Recap on how to spell the /shun/ ending – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb/articles/zyv4qhv

Then practise these words each day.

 

 

Our other lessons…

Science

We are continuing to learn about sound. Last week we discovered how sound is made – if you need to, recap this concept using this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-sound-chh30r

This week we will be exploring pitch – take a look at this website to find out what pitch is – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/z3j3jty

Complete this lesson on pitch and frequency – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-pitch-and-frequency-6gr64t

Making sounds with different pitches – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztptsbk

Exploring higher and lower sounds – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsqw2hv

If you have any musical instruments at home, explore how you can change the pitch (make high and low sounds).

Topic

Before you start this week’s lesson, can you remember the difference between physical and human geography? Have a go at this game to see if you can sort the different landmarks and places? https://wordwall.net/resource/58780/geography/physical-or-human-geography 

This week we will be exploring the amazing historical monument, Stonehenge. Investigate this amazing stone structure and see what you can find out. here are some videos and websites to help you.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/stonehenge-facts/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk/articles/zg8q2hv 

Take this virtual tour of the stones – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/ 

Watch this video then write your own story about how the stones got there!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APaIPPKFM-U 

 

Don’t forget to share your completed work with me. Take care and stay safe!

Brancaster Bubble Friday Blog

Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2020

It’s been a busy first week back and Brancaster Bubble have been working hard.

In maths we have been learning and practising our column subtraction. Here’s a practise sheet if you would like to do some more at home.

4 Digit Column Subtraction

In English we have been learning about creating suspense! We have been extending our vocabulary and learning new words – do you know what quivering and rippled means? We do!

In Science we have started our new topic on Sound. This week we discovered that sound was made by something vibrating. We explored different instruments and looked at the different vibrations! We made quite a lot of noise but had lots of fun.

In Design and Technology we are looking at different structures this half term. On Thursday we competing against each other to see who could make the tallest tower – it had to stand up on its own and we could only use 5 pieces of paper and some masking tape. Rueben and Josh came 1st with Sonny and Nichita coming 2nd!! We had some amazing towers and it’s great to see the budding engineers in our class.

In music this week we started to learn the ukulele. The children learnt the different parts and how to hold them. Fantastic concentration from all the children meant we had a great lesson. Well done to Aris and Borislav who were named as the Musicians of the Week this week!

Education City

The children have wowed me this week with their effort on Ed. City. More than half our class have completed the activities! Well done to Hallie who completed them all on the first day!!!!!! Amazing!

Homework

I have also started to see some brilliant homework! Well done to those of you who have made a start on the Homework Grid. A paper copy was sent home at the beginning of the week but here it is again if you haven’t seen it!

Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Autumn 2

Well done to George for sending in his homework this week!

 

Make sure you take a look at our blog on Monday to find out what we will be learning next week!

 

Have a great weekend, keep well and stay safe!

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