Brancaster


You can contact Miss Sayer by emailing her on – a.sayer@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 3-4 (Year A – Spring 2) Yearly Overview

Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Spring 2

 

 

Miss Sayer


I have been at Greyfriars since December 2019, when I moved to be closer to my family. I currently teach year 4 and have experience in a range of other year groups too. Children in the past say that I am a friendly, helpful and happy person and most importantly fun, which will reflect in my teaching practice in Brancaster class. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and visiting different zoos across the country.

Brancaster Learning – 22/2/21

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Hello Brancaster!  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, please try to this week. Thank you.

This half term will be slightly different. I will still be posting the blog here like always, but we will be starting to use Teams as a different way of remote learning for live teaching. You should all have your logins given to you from the office last half term – please check your junk folder in case it is in there! We are going to start off with a nice refresher activity on Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm with a story to finish off – you should all have got an invite for this. The other learning sessions this week are in each of the daily sections as stated below.

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.

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: Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Spring 2 . 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

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 2: Counting Squares (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

This week in spellings, we are focussing on words with the ‘s’ sound that are spelt with ‘sc’

science   crescent

discipline   fascinate

scent   scissors

ascent   descent

scientist   scenery

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

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

Grammar

Over the next two days, the grammar will be on Education City. We will be looking at using a dictionary.  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

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

This week, you will be reading a range of different reports and stories from the pack below. I want you to choose one 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

 

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 7 – Lesson 3: Counting Squares (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

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

Continue with Monday’s work.

 

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 7 – Lesson 4: Making Shapes

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 a dictionary:

Animal Dictionary Sheet

Dictionary Meaning Of Words

More Dictionary Work

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

This week, you will be reading a range of different reports and stories from the pack below. I want you to choose your next 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

 

Thursday

Maths

Today is our first maths live teaching lesson! Please join the meeting by 9.15 am so that you can interact with myself and other children during the lesson. If you are unable to attend because of technology issues, don’t worry! The lesson will be recorded for you to access anytime in our area on Teams (see the posts section). We will still be following the Power Maths unit so you will still need to do the work in your book or access the worksheet from the Active Learn website and send it to me like normal. Here is the link to access it:

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

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 7 – Lesson 3: Counting Squares (Part 2)

I understand you did this lesson on Tuesday, but it would be a good opportunity to catch up with the learning earlier on in the week but also get used to learning with Teams too!

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 with Wednesday’s Work

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 (see below).  Now, look the words up in a dictionary to make sure you understand the word meanings and give the definitions of the words.

Glossary

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

Guided Reading

Continue with Wednesday’s work.

 

Friday

Maths

Today is our second maths live teaching lesson! Please join the meeting by 9.15 am so that you can interact with myself and other children during the lesson. If you are unable to attend because of technology issues, don’t worry! The lesson will be recorded for you to access anytime in our area on Teams (see the posts section). We will still be following the Power Maths unit so you will still need to do the work in your book or access the worksheet from the Active Learn website and send it to me like normal. 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 4: Making Shapes

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 with Wednesday’s work.

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

This week, you will be reading a range of different reports and stories from the pack below. I want you to choose your third text (out of the possible five) and over the next two days (today and Monday), 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

 

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.youtube.com/watch?v=r7VIVmO8PiI

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, 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

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? 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?

 

DT

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.
Questions you can begin to think about:
Who will my sandwich be designed for?
What will my sandwich be called?
What will my sandwich look like?

 

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?

 

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:

 

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

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

 

Brancaster the Bold!

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2021

Hello Brancaster – it’s Friday! It’s the last week of this half term – hasn’t it gone quick! Another week gone, which means another week’s worth of celebrations! As always, I am so proud of what many of you have achieved particularly with some of your reports. If you still haven’t sent me your report writing or any other pieces of work, please send it to my email: a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com

Here is a look at what has been going on in Brancaster bubble as well as in your own bubbles at home.

We have been extremely busy in Brancaster bubble this week and have lots to show you all! We have all written our reports about a chosen creature. Have a look at them:

We have been drawing some different dragons in our art lesson:

And been painting our dragon eyes:

On Friday, we celebrated Chinese New Year! Have a look at our lovely work!

Most importantly, like most of you at home, we played in the snow!

Here are some more photos of all of you at home in the snow:

Hallie has been busy this week with her learning:

Here is some of Ronni’s work:

George has been busy too with his work:

Aris has been working and focussing on his computing skills:

Alex has been making a dragon out of waffles – it looks delicious!

Borislav has been busy and has been writing his hot task:

Ollie has been working extremely hard this week:

Mia has been very busy at home:

Lastly, Freya has been working hard on her maths this week:

Education City

I am impressed how keen you all are in completing your Education City tasks. Here is a list of those children who completed them all – well done!

Tackling Tables

A lot of you have been on Tackling Tables, which I am impressed with! My Tackling Tables star this week has to be Hallie! Well done Hallie!

Over and Above

Last, but definitely not least, I have some children who have gone over and above this week. As we are unable to have an assembly to celebrate this, I am going to give these children an ‘Over and Above’ certificate for their learning this week. I will email your parents your certificate if you are working at home so they can print them off for you.

The children who will receive a certificate this week are:

Joshua – for letting another child have a go at a task

Mohammad – for working extremely hard in maths and grammar

Teja – for working independently in English

Sonny – for working hard in maths

Mia – for focussing hard in her learning at home

Borislav – for writing a great hot and cold task

And last, but not least…

Freya – for focussing hard in her learning at home

Again, well done to every single one of you for  working so hard this week! Also, another big thank you to parents too – we appreciate the work you’re putting in to make this all happen!  We hope you all have a lovely and restful holiday– see you soon!

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

Brancaster Learning – 8/2/21

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2021

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

 

Brancaster Celebrations!

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2021

Hello Brancaster – it’s Friday! Another week gone, which means another week’s worth of celebrations! As always, I am so proud of what many of you have achieved particularly with some of your stories. If you still haven’t sent me your report writing or any other pieces of work, please send it to my email: a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com

Here is a look at what has been going on in Brancaster bubble as well as in your own bubbles at home.

We have been extremely busy in Brancaster bubble this week and have lots to show you all! We have all written our reports about ourselves. Have a look at them:

We have also been setting up an science experiment to see which liquid will change the egg shells the most – this shows us an idea of what these liquids do to our teeth!

Lastly, we have been decorating our dragon’s eye with paint. Have a look at them:

At home, George has been busy with his work:

Hallie has been very busy too:

Aris has been busy on the trampoline and with his maths:

Mia has been busy too:

Here is some of Freya’s learning:

Thomas has been busy, he has been focussing on his science experiment too:

Ollie has been working hard at home:

Angel has made a dragon out of Playdough:

Rylee has been doing lots of maths:

Borislav has been busy:

Finally, here is some of Ruby’s work:

Tackling Tables

A lot of you have been on Tackling Tables, which I am impressed with! My Tackling Tables star this week has to be Rinalds! Well done Rinalds!

Over and Above

Last, but definitely not least, I have some children who have gone over and above this week. As we are unable to have an assembly to celebrate this, I am going to give these children an ‘Over and Above’ certificate for their learning this week. I will email your parents your certificate if you are working at home so they can print them off for you.

The children who will receive a certificate this week are:

Angel – for supporting other children in need

Joshua – for supporting other children in need

Rinalds – for being polite and letting others go in front of him

Oliver – for showing a great attitude to learning

Borislav – for writing a great hot and cold task

George – for showing dedication in his learning

Marcus – for working extremely hard in computing

And last, but not least…

Taya – for focussing hard in all of her subjects

 

Again, well done to every single one of you for  working so hard this week! Also, another big thank you to parents too – we appreciate the work you’re putting in to make this all happen!  We hope you all have a lovely and restful weekend – see you next week!

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

Brancaster Learning – Week Beginning 1/2/21

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2021

Hello Brancaster!  Welcome to week 5 of this new term. I hope you rested this weekend after a busy week of learning!

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 7: Multiplying More Than Two Numbers

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 

submerge   subheading

submarine   subordinate

subway   superman

supervise   supersede

superpower   superhuman

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 pronouns.  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 starting our new unit on report writing.  I would like you to think about what a report/information text is. What sort of things does a report tell you?

An information report provides readers with information on chosen a topic by providing them with facts. Generally, an information report is written to provide facts about a living or non-living object. It can be an individual object or a group of objects.

A report gives important information about a subject. Watch this clip to help you understand more about report writing:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgqxwnb/articles/zffy92p

Today for your cold task, I would like you to write a report/information text about yourself. Include as many details as you can and share it with me.

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to look at a new story called ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Over the next two days, read Chapter 1 of the story and answer the questions.

The Iron Man Chapter 1 Text

ch-1.option-1

ch-1.option-2

 

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 8: Multiplying More Than Two Numbers (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

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

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

Grammar

Continue with the work from Monday.

English

Read the text Truth about Trolls and identify any words you don’t know the meaning of. Internalise the text, identify and define any unknown words and phrases. Write these words into the glossary and find out the meaning of the words.

Model text

Glossary

Now listen to the text being read to you. click on the link below.

http://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/trolls/s-7815f2MesfN

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 9: Problem Solving – Mixed Correspondence Problems

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 pronouns:

Pronouns Task Sheet

Pronouns Worksheet

Using Personal Pronouns Sheet

English

Internalising and understanding the text.

There are words in the focussed text that are in bold print. Looking at the sheet below, what different word could you fit into the text. There is a box of suggested words at the bottom. Use a dictionary to find out the meaning of all the words. What could you exchange them with?

Vocabulary Truth About Trolls

Can you start to put actions to the words to help you to internalise the text?

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to look at a new story called ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Over the next two days, read Chapter 2 of the story and answer the questions.

The Iron Man Chapter 2 Text

ch-2.part-1

ch-2.comprehension

 

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 10: Dividing a Two-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.

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 with Wednesday’s work.

English

To continue to internalise the text and then to look at the use of adjectives within the writing.

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

Adjectives are used to make information writing interesting for the reader. You can add adjectives to describe different nouns. In ‘The Truth about Trolls’, the writer has decided to describe the eyes, nose and teeth of the trolls using two adjectives.

These ajectives have been separated using a comma as this is a list. These are known as expanded noun phrases.

Here is a picture of a troll.  Can you use adjectives around the picture to describe the troll’s features? Once you have done this, put them into sentences using commas to make expanded noun phrases using the other sheet below. Now use these sentences to create a paragraph describing the troll.

Troll

Using Adjectives to describe a troll

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 6 – Lesson 11: Division with Remainders

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.

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

Now ask an adult to test you on this week’s spellings and practice any you got wrong.

Grammar

Continue with Wednesday’s work.

English

To continue to internalise the text. Pay particular attention to the alliteration.

What is alliteration I hear you ask? Watch these short videos to find the answer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udcxj0UEH-Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJlZL2_uyOw

Can you identify the alliteration in the focus text?

Write down the sentences you notice alliteration in.

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to look at a new story called ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Over the next two days, read Chapter 3 of the story and answer the questions.

The Iron Man Chapter 3

ch-3.comprehension

 

Science

Children to discuss tooth decay with their parents and say what they think causes it. Feedback their ideas to the class teacher. How do they know what causes decay?

Watch these videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE_h4bTdcdQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGoBFU1q4g0

Discuss scientific enquiry. Why do scientists ask questions? Why do they carry out enquiries and tests?

Watch this short video on how different drinks can affect the enamel on teeth.

https://sciencing.com/science-fair-project-tooth-decay-6085859.html

You could set the experiment up at home if you wish. Be warned when you open the jars after a week it’s a bit smelly.

Write up the experiment and use these headings.

An experiment to find the effect of different drinks on teeth.[title]

What we need.

Draw the equipment.

What we did.

Write instructions.

How did we make it a fair test?

A fair test is where you change only one thing e.g. for the drink, there will be the same amount of each drink carefully measured.

Results

Write what happened. How did the eggs look? How do you think they felt?

In school, the eggs will be left for a week in sealed jars.

 

Topic

This week in topic we are looking at the Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. First, let’s find out how they were named after the animals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVClAj8q_lY

Now let’s look at some of the traditions:

http://www.hellokids.com/c_31230/videos-for-kids/chinese-new-year/discovering-china-chinese-new-year-traditions-and-celebrations

Watch how families prepare for the new year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ssHXZ9_qU

Now, prepare a leaflet that tells your teacher all about the Chinese New Year.

 

Art

This week in art, we are going to attempt to draw Toothless using a step-by-step approach. Watch this video all the way through, then watch it again stopping at different points so that you can see how to accomplish a good picture of Toothless. Sketch lightly until you are happy with the result then go over with darker lines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68vnorMEaIY

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

 

Computing

Last week, most of you looked at 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. You also learned the importance of using different symbols (<p> and </p>) to complete your code so it works.

This week, I want you to continue playing ‘Erase All Kittens’ and complete the game. If you completed the game last week, have a look at a different way of coding but with Minecraft!

The link for the ‘Erase All Kittens’ website is: https://eraseallkittens.com/

The link for the ‘Minecraft Code’ website is: https://studio.code.org/s/aquatic/stage/1/puzzle/1

Have fun!

 

Music

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

Look below for the moves and body percussion for ‘Blame it on the Boogie.’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnXu9U-7SKc&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.

Last week, we looked at the Creation Story. If you missed it, or have forgotten it, you can watch it here: https://request.org.uk/restart/2020/03/26/bible-quest-creation/

There have been many artists inspired by creation, have a go at copying some of the paintings or design your own:

You could include some writing about what inspired you to draw a particular picture.

You could also have a go at gardening yourself – even if you haven’t got a garden you could always try growing things, like cress, in a pot.

 

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. You can always go back to last week’s blog and have a go at the activities on offer here. 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

Space Adventure

Move to the Beat

Move to the Beat Extravaganza

 

I hope you all have a fab week of learning! As always, I look forward to seeing all your lovely work, particularly your own cold task reports this week!

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

 

The Best of Brancaster!

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2021

Hello Brancaster – it’s Friday! Another week gone, which means another week’s worth of celebrations! As always, I am so proud of what many of you have achieved particularly with some of your stories. If you still haven’t sent me stories or any other pieces of work, please send it to my email: a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com

Here is a look at what has been going on in Brancaster bubble as well as in your own bubbles at home.

We have been extremely busy in Brancaster bubble this week and have lots to show you all! We have all written our innovated stories of ‘Kassim and the Greedy Dragon’. Have a look at them:

We have also been creating our own models of our teeth using Model Magic and then painted the gums pink:

We have also been trying to save lots of kittens in Computing as well as guiding our Minecraft characters to places:

Lastly, we have been creating our own dragon eyes made out of clay. Next week, we will be painting them!

At home, George has been extremely busy with his learning. Here is some of his work:

Have a look at Alex’s work:

Mia has also been busy too:

Borislav has been working hard on his grammar:

Aris has been working on his maths and topic work:

Freya has also been working hard:

Rylee has been working extremely hard on his maths work:

Ollie has also been working hard this week:

Thomas has been making cakes with his sister:

Ronni has begun boxing up for his story:

Hallie has been extremely busy:

Nichita has sent in some lovely art work this week:

Finally, here is Ruby’s work. She has been extremely busy too!

Education City

I am impressed how keen you all are in completing your Education City tasks. Here is a list of those children who completed them all – well done!

Tackling Tables

A lot of you have been on Tackling Tables, which I am impressed with! My Tackling Tables star this week has to be George for going up two levels! Well done George!

Over and Above

Last, but definitely not least, I have some children who have gone over and above this week. As we are unable to have an assembly to celebrate this, I am going to give these children an ‘Over and Above’ certificate for their learning this week. I will email your parents your certificate if you are working at home so they can print them off for you.

The children who will receive a certificate this week are:

Ronni – for working hard on Lexia

Thomas – for working hard on Lexia

Aris – for a great attitude to his learning and for focussing well on it too

Ruby – for working extremely hard at home

George – for working extremely hard at home

Hallie – for working extremely hard at home

Alex – for showing great determination and concentration in his work

Mohammad – for working hard in maths and getting good results from this

And last, but not least…

Joshua – for working hard in all subjects and showing respect to everyone

 

Again, well done to every single one of you for  working so hard this week! Also, another big thank you to parents too – we appreciate the work you’re putting in to make this all happen!  We hope you all have a lovely and restful weekend – see you next week!

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

Brancaster Learning – 25/1/21

Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2021

Hello Brancaster!  Welcome to week 4 of this new term – we are half way through this half term now! I hope you rested this weekend after a busy week!

Like in previous weeks, my emails were full 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, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 15

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-division-part-1-6gr6ar

Power Maths Book – Just a reminder, we are now working on Power Maths Book B Unit 1, still focussing on multiplication and division. Problem Solving – Mixed Problems

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

This week, we will be continuing looking at nouns with the suffix ‘ation’. Here are the words you need to learn:

creation   radiation

indication   ventilation

relegation   dedication

demonstration   abbreviation

translation   vibration

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

Grammar

Over the next two days, the grammar will be on Education City. We will be looking at fronted adverbials.  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 looking out for those keen learners!

English

Collect ideas for the different parts of the story. Explore all areas and record your ideas. Once you have collected ideas for the settings, print out pictures for these settings. Now, have a go at writing the introduction for a couple of settings. Remember to add your warning (these pictures may be helpful to you):

When you have an introduction that  you are happy with, check you have a main character, a warning, with the correct punctuation, a good setting and that you have followed the structure of our focussed text.

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to look at the story ‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Anne Fine. Over the next two days, read Chapter 6 of the story and answer the questions.

Questions Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 6

Bill’s New Frock Retrieval

Bill’s New Frock Questions – Chapter 6

 

Tuesday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 16

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-division-part-2-6nk66c

Power Maths Book – Using Written Methods to Multiply

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

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

See Monday’s section for a copy of the spellings.

Grammar

Continue with the learning from Monday.

English

Today, we are going to focus on writing a list of warnings for your character.

Think about your settings from yesterday. What warnings could you give to your character in the settings you have chosen? Think of a range of warnings that could be used for different settings from yesterday.

All ideas for characters, settings, warnings etc should be written up on to a piece of paper and saved these will then be available when you are planning your own story.

Guided Reading

Continue with Bill’s New Frock Chapter 6 reading from Monday.

 

Wednesday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 17

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-division-part-3-ctj3cr

Power Maths Book – Multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1 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.

Spellings

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

See Monday’s section for a copy of the 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 fronted adverbials:

Fronted Adverbials Powerpoint

Spot the Fronted Adverbial

Adding Fronted Adverbials Pack

English

Today, you will be planning and talking through your own invention/innovation of a warning story.

Recap on the model text to act as a reminder.

You need to plan your own story using a blank boxing up grid.

Planning Grid (1)

You may need to talk through your story ideas with an adult to make sure your story makes sense. Orally rehearse your story to an adult at home.

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to look at the story ‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Anne Fine. Over the next two days, read Chapter 7 of the story and answer the questions.

Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 7

Bill’s New Frock Retrieval Questions

Bill’s New Frock Questions – Chapter 7

 

Thursday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 18

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problem-solving-choosing-operations-71h66t

Power Maths Book – Multiplying a 3 digit number by a 1 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.

Spellings

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

See Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Grammar

Continue with the work from Wednesday.

English

Re-cap your story plan.

To think about the success criteria – remember to use similes when describing a setting.

Use adjectives to expand your sentences.

Children to write their hot task.

Guided Reading

Continue with Bill’s New Frock Chapter 7 reading from Wednesday.

 

Friday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 19

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problem-solving-using-all-four-operations-69k32d

Power Maths Book – Problem Solving – Multiplication

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.

See Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Grammar

Continue with the work from Wednesday.

English

Revisiting and editing.

Now you have completed your hot task, read through it and see if you can spot any spelling mistakes or are there any words you are unsure of.

Is there anything you could have done better?

Can you re-write any part to improve it?

Once you are happy with your innovation, make sure you write it up in your best handwriting using your joins and share you work with your teacher.

Guided reading

Now we have finished Bill’s New Frock, 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? Did you like how Bill was treated throughout the story?

 

Science

This week in science, we are looking at why different animals have different types of teeth. Watch these videos to understand why they have different types of teeth.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z846gdm

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th2ROcyH8Xw

Can you write a report as to why different animals have different types of teeth? You may want to include some photos or illustrations.

 

Topic

This week we are looking at how Chinese New Year is celebrated in China.

Have a look at a world map. Where is China is in the world? What continent is it in? Which countries are around China?

What is China like?

Write a couple of paragraphs about China.

What have you found out?

Can you include some photographs?

What do you already know and what would would you like to find out?  Share your questions with your teacher.

Watch the video clip – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z86w2hv to find out more about Beijing

Look at the video clip – A typical School Day in China

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-a-child-led-introduction-to-the-chinese-city-of-shanghai/zdrtvk7

What are the similarities and differences between your school and a school in China? This could be recorded on the grid attached:

Similarities and Differences (1)

 

Art

Watch this video and have a go at making your own clay/ plasticine/salt dough model of a dragon’s eye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19y_v2euSJE

If you have none of the above materials, or are unable to make salt dough, see if you can model a dragon out of recycled materials. Take particular care on the eyes. Send your pictures to me. If you can take photos of the different stages of your work, that would be great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fRVW0Bynkw

 

Computing

Last week, some of you began to look at a coding programme called ‘Light Bots’. Unfortunately, as flash player has ended, most of you wouldn’t have been able to access this! I do apologise for this! On a positive note, we have a different coding programme that the children can try at home called ‘Erase All Kittens’. It is a coding game where children have to think about how they can save as many cats as possible with the power of code. You can easily create your own account free of charge and begin your adventure straight away!

The link for the website is: https://eraseallkittens.com/

Have fun!

 

RE

Either read the Genesis version of the Creation Story or watch the film: https://request.org.uk/restart/2020/03/26/bible-quest-creation/

You may enjoy listening to this song based on the Genesis account: It’s All Good (Beautiful World) – Bob Hartman’s Rhyming Bible Songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeqnkUd2sh4

Try these interactive creation activities:

Creation Pair Game https://request.org.uk/restart/2013/03/06/creation/

The Drag and Drop Creation Story https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/06/02/telling-the-creation-story/

Exploring the Creation Story https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/06/02/the-story-of-creation/

Using a paper plate or a paper circle, create your own animal. Either use these ideas below as inspiration or design your own. Some of these ideas may inspire you:

 

Music

We will explore Pulse and Rhythm. Watch this lesson to help:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-and-rhythm-c8up2t

 

P.E

For PE this week, children can choose an activity they want to do. This could be going on the trampoline, playing football, dancing or something calm like yoga. Here are some places where you could access some PE 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

Have a go at these two activities:

Home PE Battleships

Home PE Target Treasure

 

Finally, a note and invitation from our local library to you all:

Storywriter’s Club

Story Writer’s Club is a friendly, fun Zoom group for 7-11 year-olds who enjoy bringing their stories to life on the page.

Sessions will recommence on Thursdays at 4.15pm; they will start on 21st January and run for 4 weeks until February half term, with the last one being Feb 11th.

Come along to share ideas or discover new ones and meet other people who enjoy creating too. To find out more, please email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk.

 

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

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

 

Brancaster the Brilliant!

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Hello Brancaster – it’s Friday! Another week gone, which means another week’s worth of celebrations! As always, I am so proud of what many of you have achieved particularly with some of your stories. If you still haven’t sent me stories or any other pieces of work, please send it to my email: a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com

Here is a look at what has been going on in Brancaster bubble as well as in your own bubbles at home:

We have been exremely busy in Brancaster this week. We have been writing our innovated class story ‘Zak and the Haunted Ghost’ and we worked together as a team to write this together. Have a read of some of our ideas and our final outcome:

Zak and the Haunting Ghosts

We have also been designing our dragon’s eyes ready to create next week using clay. We have thought carefully about our design and how we can make our eyes three-dimensional and realistic! Have a look at them:

At home, George has been extremely busy with his learning and wrote a lovely story about ‘Archie and the Swamp Monster’:

Freya has beeing focusing a lot on her English work this week:

Ruby has been busy as well with her English and her Science too:

Borislav has focussed on his spellings and gone up two levels on Tackling Tables!

Alex has done his work on the computer this week:

Alex Week 3 Bill’s New Frock Chapter 3

Alex Week 3 Bill’s New Frock Chapter 4

Alex Week 3 Grammar Be the Teacher

Thomas has been working hard at home:

Ollie has been extremely busy this week:

Like last week, Hallie has been working hard:

Rylee has been extremely busy with his maths and his story:

Aris has been busy with his maths work and English too:

And last, but by no means least is Nichita who has also worked extremely hard this week:

Education City

I am impressed how keen you all are in completing your Education City tasks. Here is a list of those children who completed them all – well done!

Tackling Tables

A lot of you have been on Tackling Tables, which I am impressed with! My Tackling Tables star this week has to be Borislav for going up two levels! Well done Borislav!

Over and Above

Last, but definitely not least, I have some children who have gone over and above this week. As we are unable to have an assembly to celebrate this, I am going to give these children an ‘Over and Above’ certificate for their learning this week. I will email your parents your certificate if you are working at home so they can print them off for you.

The children who will receive a certificate this week are:

Sonny – for focussing and contributing well in his maths lessons

Teja – for sharing some beautiful ideas in English

Thomas – for working extremely hard at home

Freya – for persevering with her learning, even if it is difficult at times

Nichita – for working extremely hard at home

and…

Ruby – for working extremely hard and focussing on the details in her learning

 

Again, well done to every single one of you for  working so hard this week! Also, another big thank you to parents too – we appreciate the work you’re putting in to make this all happen!  We hope you all have a lovely and restful weekend – see you next week!

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

 

Brancaster Brainboxes!

Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2021

Hello Brancaster!  Welcome to week 3 of this new term. It was great to see so much work last week, if you did not manage to share work with me last week please try to this week. Thank you.

I hope that you are working your way through the lessons and activities suggested. 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.

The new homework grid for this half-term is here: Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Spring 1 Please try and complete one activity each 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 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, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 10

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiplying-3-digit-numbers-by-1-digit-numbers-6ctkjd

Power Maths Book – 9 Times Table

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.

Spelling

This week, we will be looking at nouns with the suffix ‘ation’. Here are the words you need to learn:

information   adoration

sensation   preparation

education   location

exaggeration   concentration

imagination   organisation

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

Grammar

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

English

Today, we are going to be introducing speech punctuation.

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk to introduce speech punctuation.

Where is speech used in the story Kassim and the Greedy Dragon?

How to use speech punctuation: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Then watch https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/punctuating-speech-correctly-crwp6c?from_query=speech+punctuation+KS2

Can you write your own warning sentence, using the correct speech punctuation?

Guided Reading

Continue with the Bill’s New Frock Chapter 3 reading from Friday.

Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 3

Bill’s New Frock Retrieval Questions

Bill’s New Frock Questions – Chapter 3

 

Tuesday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 11

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-multiplication-strategies-6cwkgd

Power Maths Book – Multiplying and Dividing by 7

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.

Spelling

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

See Monday’s section for a copy of the spellings.

Grammar

Continue with the learning from Monday.

English 

Use the structure of Kassim and the dragon: Kassim and the Greedy Dragon Model Text (1) to begin to create your own warning story.

Using the boxing up grid, come up with an idea for your story, thinking of your own setting, for example, a castle or a forest. Don’t forget your adjectives. (look at the boxing up guide to help you – Boxing up Teacher Kassim (1) )

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to look at the story ‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Anne Fine. Over the next two days, read Chapter 4 of the story and answer the questions.

Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 4

Bill’s New Frock Retrieval Questions

Bill’s New Frock Questions – Chapter 4

 

Wednesday

Maths 

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 12

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-multiplication-strategies-70w6ce

Power Maths Book – 7 Times Table

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.

Spelling

See 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 speech marks:

Be the Teacher

Comic Strip Speech

Spot the Missing Speech Marks

English

Using your boxing up from yesterday, you are going to start writing the beginning of your story. Think carefully about the speech punctuation for your warning.

Have a look at the start of the Kassim  story and the start of my story to help. Look how I have kept the structure of the story, but changed some of the words. Now it is your turn to write the beginning:

Once upon a time, there was a poor boy called Kassim who lived on the edge

of a dark forest. Early one frosty morning, he woke up and began the walk to

school but his Mummy warned him, “Beware of the greedy dragon!” So, he

walked and he walked and he walked, jiggety-jog, jiggety-jog, jiggety-jog, till he came to a damp, dark cave.

 

Once there was an adventurous girl called Amy.  She loved to explore and discover new places. One bright sunny day, she packed her bag and got ready to set off. However, her Dad warned her, “Beware of the mountain path that leads to the waterfall.” Amy left her home and she skipped and she skipped and she skipped, skippity-skip, skippity-skip, skippity-skip, until she heard the water gushing from the waterfall.

 Guided Reading

Continue with Bill’s New Frock Chapter 4 reading from Tuesday.

 

Thursday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 13

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/dividing-mentally-chj3gc

Power Maths Book – 11 and 12 Times Table

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.

Spelling

See 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 with the work from Wednesday.

English

Continue using your boxing up to write your own version of the next paragraph. To help you, I have put the next section of the Kassim story along with my version. What similes and metaphors can you think of to use?

The first time Kassim looked into the cave, he saw dark shadows shivering! The second time Kassim looked into the cave, he heard heavy footsteps shuffling!  The third time Kassim looked into the cave, he saw a pile of glittering jewels! A moment later, Kassim crept into the darkness and took not one, not two but three huge, diamonds that glowed like fire light!

Amy was beginning to feel as hot as a dragon’s fiery breath. She decided to dip her feet in the cool water. The first step she took, she could feel the crystal blue water rippling like a gentle breeze. The second step she took, she could feel a sudden sharp pain. As she looked down, she could see not one, not two, but three magnificent shells, glistening like twinkling stars. She picked them up and peered inside. There were beautiful pearls, perfectly formed like a full moon.

Guided Reading

This week, we are going to look at the story ‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Anne Fine. Over the next two days, read Chapter 5 of the story and answer the questions.

Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 5

Bill’s New Frock Retrieval Questions

Bill’s New Frock Questions – Chapter 5

 

Friday

Maths

This week, you have a choice in which activity you want to do! We are still focussing on multiplication and division like last week, but you need to choose one of the follow activities to do:

National Oak Academy Lesson – Multiplication and Division Lesson 14

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/dividing-using-knowledge-of-multiples-cmt3ed

Power Maths Book – We are now moving onto Power Maths Book B Unit 1, still focussing on multiplication and division. Problem Solving –  Addition and Multiplication

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.

Spelling

See Monday’s section for this week’s spelling words.

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 with the work from Wednesday.

English

We are continuing with the last part of our story. Continue using your boxing up to write your own version of the last paragraphs. To help you, I have put the next section of the Kassim story along with my version.

Unfortunately, something else was alive inside the cave! Something very large. Something very hungry. It was the Greedy Dragon. It had teeth like daggers and claws like knives!

It shivered in the shadows, shuffled its wings and snorted its fiery breath. Kassim screamed and he ran and he ran and he ran, jiggety-jog, jiggety-jog, jiggety-jog, with the dragon shivering and shuffling along behind him, snorting its fiery breath. Sooner rather than later, Kassim arrived home, just in the nick of time, with his coat tails singed behind him but in his hand he held, not one, not two but three glittering stones like giant seeds of greed!

 

Unfortunately, a magpie, perched on a tree close by, also spotted the shiny objects in Amy’s hand. It began to spread its feathery wings and open its tunnel beak.

All of a sudden, it swooped down. Amy jumped in fear and began to run as fast as a cheetah, skippity-skip, skippity-skip, skippity-skip. The magpie flew close behind, squawking loudly in her ears. In no time at all, Amy reached her home, closed her door and crouched on the stone floor. She undid her tightly clasped hands, showing not on, not two, but three precious pearls.

Read your whole story. What is good about it? How do you think the story could be improved? Don’t forget to email your story to me – a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com. Next week, we will be doing out Hot Task, so you can show how you can make your writing even better.

Guided Reading

Continue with Bill’s New Frock Chapter 5 reading from Thursday.

 

Science

We are continuing to look at teeth. Watch this short Youtube clip and the have a go at drawing a cross section of tooth. Can you label the different parts of the tooth? Then, write a short explanation about each part of the tooth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auUhbV2McSI

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

Make some salt dough or use model magic or plasticine and make a model of your different teeth in a jaw. Make sure you show the incisors, canines, pre-molars, molars and wisdom teeth. Look in a mirror to see the size and shape of your teeth.

Activity sheet: T2-S-379-Teeth-Labelling-Worksheet_ver_2

 

Topic

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zdk46v4

This week we are looking at the eight points of a compass.

Mapping the World – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/znm7vk7

Think about China and where we would find it on a world map.

Look at this power point and learn the eight points of a compass. Compass points (1)

Starting at Great Britain can you direct me through compass points and countries to China.

E.g. From London, travel East to the Netherlands, carry on East to Germany.

Now have a go at this worksheet on compass points. Compass-Directions-Worksheet_ver_3

 

Art

This week, I would like you to think about how you could model a dragon’s eye. If you have a marble at home, you could use this as the eye and build up the scales around using plasticine, clay or salt dough.

Once your dragon eye is dry, you can paint it using one colour with different tones.

Have a look at a couple here for some inspiration: dragon eyes

This powerpoint may also help you: DRAGON EYES

 

Computing

Last week, you learnt about the importance of getting the algorithm (instructions) correct so that the output of the device (your parents) was correct. This week, you are going to do this with a computer programme called ‘Light Bots’. Watch this video so you understand the basics of Light Bots:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x25cgCS6YI

Now try it for yourself. Follow the link below to get onto Light Bots, click play, then click ‘Basics’. Play through all the stages of the basic’s levels. The aim of the challenge is to get your bot to light up all the yellow squares. Have fun!

https://lightbot.com/flash.html

https://lightbot.com/LightbotSolns.pdf – Answers for parents

  

Music

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

Click onto here for the moves and body percussion for ‘Better Tomorrow’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHd5FkDdkx8&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.”

 

P.E

For PE this week, children can choose an activity they want to do. This could be going on the trampoline, playing football, dancing or something calm like yoga. Here are some places where you could access some PE 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

 

 Finally, a note and invitation from our local library to you all:

Storywriter’s Club

Story Writer’s Club is a friendly, fun Zoom group for 7-11 year-olds who enjoy bringing their stories to life on the page.

Sessions will recommence on Thursdays at 4.15pm; they will start on 21st January and run for 4 weeks until February half term, with the last one being Feb 11th.

Come along to share ideas or discover new ones and meet other people who enjoy creating too. To find out more, please email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk.

 

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

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

Greyfriars Academy

London Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5PY United Kingdom

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