Holkham


You can contact Miss Shaw by emailing her on – j.shaw@gf.kwestacademy.com

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Information Booklet

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

Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Spring 2

Year 3-4 (Year A – Spring 2) Yearly Overview

Miss Shaw



I have been teaching at Greyfriars for the last 8 years after teaching for twenty years in Nottingham. I am currently in a mixed year 3 and 4 class but I have had experience across early years and in years 3 and 4. I also oversee art across the school and I have enjoyed providing extra-curricular experiences in this subject with a KS1 art club. I intend for our class to be a lively learning environment where all children are valued and listened to.

Outside of school, I enjoy family time with my son, cooking and reading.  My happy place is the beach, where I enjoy walking my dog.


Week Beginning 22nd February

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2021

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

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

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

Please make sure that you work your way through the lessons and activities suggested, especially the English activities. Don’t hesitate to email and let me know if you need anything to support your learning. You should all have you maths books now either electronically or a hard copy to work through. I look forward to seeing your completed work. As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – J.Shaw@gf.kwestacademy.com.

New activities on Education City can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

This week there are some science activities on, along with some maths and literacy activities.

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

There is a new homework grid for this half-term :  Please try and complete one activity this week. Please email me your photos so we can celebrate together.

Suggested Timetable

8.45 – 9.00 – Times table or mental maths practise.

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths

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

10.15 – 10.30 – Practise this week’s spelling’s

10.30 – 11.30 – English

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading comprehension or handwriting practise.

LUNCH

Afternoons

Each day work on one of our other subjects – you could look at topic or science or explore the National Oak Academy – https://www.thenational.academy/ website where there are hundreds of lessons for you to ‘dip’ into.

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

Monday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are continuing to look  at x3, x4, x8, 6x and 7 x

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

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

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

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

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

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

Year 3

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

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

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

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

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson from here.

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

Year 4

You are on lesson 6 unit 9 Fractions

Or you can follow the lesson from here.

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

 

Spellings

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

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

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

 

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

 

Guided reading –The Suitcase Kid- Jacqueline Wilson

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

 

Tuesday

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

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

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

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

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

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

Year 3 

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

Year 4

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

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

English

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

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

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

 

Guided reading –The Suitcase Kid -Jacqueline Wilson.

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

 

Wednesday

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

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

Our daily work is continuing with measuring length or Fractions

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

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

Spelling

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

English

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

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

Guided reading – The Suitcase Kid -Jacqueline Wilson.

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

Thursday –

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

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

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

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

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

 

Spelling

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

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

English

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

Lazy Joe Model Text

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

Glossary 

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

Guided reading – The Suitcase Kid -Jacqueline Wilson.

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

Friday- 

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

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

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

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

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

Spelling –

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

 

Word Art – Practise doodling your spellings using different kinds of writing, for example, bubble writing, joined up and print.

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

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

lazy Joe questions

Guided reading – The Suitcase Kid -Jacqueline Wilson.

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

Science –

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

 

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

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

healthy eating

 Topic

Our new topic this half term is walking with dinosaurs.

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

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

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

dinosaur outlines

When did the dinosaurs live on earth? 

Watch the clip – When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth.

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

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

Computing

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

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

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

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

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

Music

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

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

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

“The content of the videos is subject to copyright owned by The BIG Sing and as such may not be copied or shared with any other establishment without the express written permission of The BIG Sing.”

 

R.E.-

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

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

During the time of the plagues, imagine you are:

Moses

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

Pharaoh

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

Finally:

Why do you think Moses is important to Jewish people?

What do these stories teach Jewish people about God?

What can you learn from the Exodus stories about Moses?

 

D.T.

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

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

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

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

Who will my sandwich be designed for?

What will my sandwich be called?

What will my sandwich look like?

How am I going to package my sandwich?

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

 

P.E-

Make sure you get some fresh air! Why not go for a long walk or go on a short walk daily and time yourself each day can you get quicker on the walk? If you don’t want to walk, why not ride your bike or scooter, or have a go at these activities:

Just Dance – Search this on YouTube – you will find lots of videos your child could dance to

Cosmic Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Joe Wicks – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Or have a go at these activities:

Home PE Race across the River

Home PE Save the Treasure

Home PE Target Treasure Level 2

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

Miss Shaw

Holkham’s Snowy fun!

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Well, we didn’t manage to build a snowman as the snow was hard to form, but it was fun to play in and make snow angels!

 

Holkham learning in school

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

We are having great fun investigating the effect of different drinks on our teeth.  Because we can’t use real teeth, we are using egg shells.  Which drink do you think will have the most effect on the shell?

We have also been creating dragon eyes out of clay.  Don’t they look fantastic?  We are going to paint them this week.

 

Here we are planning our report about a mythical creature.  We have been sharing lots of ideas and are looking forward to writing our draft version today.

 

 

There is lots of snow on the playground today so hopefully we might be able to build a snowman!  Watch this space!

8th February Holkham’s Home Learning

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2021

Hello Holkham!  Welcome to the last week of this half term.It was great to see your 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 – J.Shaw@gf.kwestacademy.com.

This week it is safer internet week please see if you can have a go at this lesson at 11am on Monday

Safer Internet Day – Live Lesson – BBC Teach

New activities on Education City can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

This week there are some science activities on  along with some maths and literacy activities.

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

The last week to tackle the homework grid for this half-term : Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Spring 1 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 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 – Please practise your timetables. In class we are continuing to look  at x3, x4, x8, 6x and 7 x

There are some songs on Education City to help you along. Sing your tables with these or use the football mascot ones from last week found below.

3x    https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-3-times-table/z6sw382

4x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-4-times-table-with-cyril-the-swan/zmsw382

8x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk

6x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-6-times-table-with-fred-the-red/zrq3xyc

7x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-7-times-table-with-moonbeam/zjp8y9q

Year 3

Our maths this week is looking at statistics. If you would like to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please start on lesson 1 unit 7 pictograms.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

If you would like to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please start on lesson 1 unit 7 pictograms.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson from here.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-understanding-pictograms-6xj62c

Year 4

You are on lesson 1 unit 8 Fractions

Or you can follow the lesson from here.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-fractions-as-different-representations-64w3ed

 

Spellings 

 

Year 3                                                                                                       Year 4

 

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

English

Today we are continuing our work on report writing.

Your task today is to box up the model-text , in other words, to look at each section of our text and note what is included. This will help us with writing our own reports.

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. Complete the grid below.

The truth about trolls children’s boxing up grid

Only when you have finished, you can check Miss  Shaw’s version and compare it with your own! troll boxing up teacher

Guided reading – Follow the 5 lessons this week looking at a non-fiction text. Rushing Rivers by Kingfisher.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-features-of-a-non-fiction-text-c8v32d

 

Tuesday

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

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

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

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/constructing-pictograms-6rw6ar

 

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-unit-fractions-of-quantities-c4t6ad

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

Year 3

Scheme, chorus ,echo, character, ache, chaos, stomach, chemistry, orchestra, technology

Year 4

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.

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

Using the 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 – Rushing Rivers by Kingfisher. A non-fiction text.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-a-non-fiction-text-part-1-c9gp4d

 

Wednesday

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

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

Our daily work is continuing with Statistics or Fractions

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-interpreting-bar-graphs-chhk6c

 

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-equivalent-fractions-6rrkjr

Spelling

Year 3

Scheme, chorus ,echo, character, ache, chaos, stomach, chemistry, orchestra, technology

Year 4

girls’, boys’, babies’, parents’, teachers’, women’s, men’s, children’s, people’s, mice’s.

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

English

To work on “add ons” words. To look through the text and find add ons such as  

In addition,  

Also,  

Additionally,  

Furthermore, 

Occasionally, 

Start with a simple sentence can they write the next sentence using one of the add ons above.

e.g. Giants like to eat mushrooms

Giants live in caves..

Have a go at writing the next two paragraphs of the class innovation 

Where do giants live? 

What do giants eat? 

Guided reading – Rushing Rivers by Kingfisher. A non-fiction text.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-a-non-fiction-text-part-2-ctj30t

Thursday –

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

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

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

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/collecting-and-presenting-data-using-tallies-tables-and-graphs-6wup6r

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-equivallent-fractions-2-75gkcr?step=5&activity=completed

Spelling

Year 3

Scheme, chorus ,echo, character, ache, chaos, stomach, chemistry, orchestra, technology

Year 4

girls’, boys’, babies’, parents’, teachers’, women’s, men’s, children’s, people’s, mice’s.

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

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.

home-learning-boxing-up

Guided reading – Rushing Rivers by Kingfisher. A non-fiction text.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-a-non-fiction-text-part-3-cctk6r

Friday- 

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

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

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

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/interpreting-and-presenting-data-in-pictograms-and-bar-charts-6tk3ar

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calcuting-non-unit-fractions-of-quntities-70u3jd

Spelling –

Year 3

Scheme, chorus ,echo, character, ache, chaos, stomach, chemistry, orchestra, technology

Year 4

girls’, boys’, babies’, parents’, teachers’, women’s, men’s, children’s, people’s, mice’s.

Word Art – Practise doodling your spellings using different kinds of writing, for example, bubble writing, joined up and print.

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

English

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 and adjectives 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.

Guided reading – Rushing Rivers by Kingfisher. A non-fiction text.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-complete-an-activity-on-a-non-fiction-text-c8vp6d

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 points 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.

Childrens Dragon Pictures

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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 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 him 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 establishmentR.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:

Try and do either or both activity sheets after:

 

 

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

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

Miss Shaw

Holkham Home Learning Celebrations

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2021

Hi Holkham Class,

Well done to all those children who have been working hard again this week on Education City. Here are the children who have done well in accessing Education City this week.

 

Lets have a look at those children who have produced some fantastic home learning this week. My home learner of the week this week is Marius who has worked very hard on his home learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at Ava’s home Learning.

Ava’s home school learning

School project Egg _teeth experiment – Final

Ava’s Chinese writing

Christopher’s Home Learning.

Christopher’s HL

Dexter’s home Learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is some of Grace’s home Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Imogen’s hard work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at Laben’s learning

 

 

Oscar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piper

Piper

Sahara’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack’s home learning

Jack’s home learning

Congratulations everyone on all your hard work, Please keep it up!

Miss Shaw

 

Week beginning 1st February.

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2021

Hello Holkham!  Welcome to week 5 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 – J.Shaw@gf.kwestacademy.com.

New activities on Education City can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

This week there are some science activities on healthy eating along with some maths and literacy activities.

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

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 – Please practise your timetables. In class we are continuing to look  at x3, x4, x8, 6x and 7 x

Here are some songs to help you along. Sing your tables with these football mascots can you see your teams mascot.

3x    https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-3-times-table/z6sw382

4x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-4-times-table-with-cyril-the-swan/zmsw382

8x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk

6x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-6-times-table-with-fred-the-red/zrq3xyc

7x   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-7-times-table-with-moonbeam/zjp8y9q

Year 3

Our maths this week is looking at money. If you would like to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please start on lesson 1 unit 6 pounds and pence.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

If you would like to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please start on lesson 1 unit 6 pounds and pence.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson from here.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/money-bags-1-c4u6ac?step=2&activity=video

Year 4

You are on lesson 1 unit 7 measuring area.

Or you can follow the lesson from here.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understand-that-area-is-a-measure-of-surface-and-is-measured-in-square-units-part-1-ccwk2c

 

Spellings 

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

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. 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 – Follow the 5 lessons this week on the king of the sky by Nicola Davies.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-a-theme-61hp2c?activity=video&step=1

Tuesday

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

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

Our daily work is continuing with money in year 3 and measurement of area in year 4.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/money-bags-part-2-71jk6c

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understand-that-area-is-a-measure-of-surface-and-is-measured-in-square-units-part-2-6xj3cc

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

Year 3

Dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. Discontinue.

Year 4

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.

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.

 

Guided reading – Lets engage with the text

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-c5k64c?activity=video&step=1

Wednesday

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

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

Our daily work is continuing with money or area.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fruit-c8u66r

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculate-and-compare-the-area-of-rectangles-using-square-centimetres-cm-69h6cd

 

Spelling

Year 3

Dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. Discontinue.

Year 4

Submerge, subheading, submarine, subordinate, subway. superman, supervise, supersede, superpower, superhuman.

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

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 – analyse a character

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-68t34t

Thursday –

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

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

Our daily work is continuing with money in year 3 and measurement of area in year 4.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/souvenirs-64rkec

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculate-and-compare-the-area-of-rectangles-using-square-metres-m-c9j64t

Spelling

Year 3

Dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. Discontinue.

Year 4

Submerge, subheading, submarine, subordinate, subway. superman, supervise, supersede, superpower, superhuman.

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

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

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 have been separated using a comma as this is a list.  

Here is a picture of a troll.  Can you use two adjectives to describe the troll’s features. 

troll

Write these around the picture and share them with your teacher. 

Have a go at the describing a troll sheet. 

Using Adjectives to describe a troll

Guided reading – explore figurative language.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-figurative-language-c4w3cd

Friday- 

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

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

Our daily work is continuing with money in year 3 and measurement of area in year 4.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/stamps-6rwkge

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/investigate-the-relationship-between-area-and-perimeter-and-use-this-knowledge-to-solve-problems-cct3cc

Spelling –

Year 3

Dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. Discontinue.

Year 4

Submerge, subheading, submarine, subordinate, subway. superman, supervise, supersede, superpower, superhuman.

Word Art – Practise doodling your spellings using different kinds of writing, for example, bubble writing, joined up and print.

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

English

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

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

 

Can you identify the alliteration in the focus text?

Write down the sentences you notice alliteration in.

Guided reading – to generate and explore themes.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-and-explore-themes-64wk8c

 

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. 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.

Perhaps you could make a Chinese lantern or a lucky red envelope.

Have a go at writing a Chinese message.

This says Happy New Year

Art – This week in art we art 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.

How to draw toothless from How to Train Your Dragon.

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.

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

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 ‘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/


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 weeks blog and have a go at the activities on offer here. Or have a go at these activities.

Space Adventure

Move to the Beat

Move to the Beat Extravaganza

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

Miss Shaw

 

29th January Holkham’s Home Learning

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2021

Congratulations to all the children who accessed Education City this week you have all been working so hard. Some of the activities will be repeated next week to reinforce your learning.

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to these children who have completed some home learning this week. I have selected some of their best bits to share with you.

My home learner this week is Ava who produced two power points for me and completed all the work from the blog as well as tackling all of the tasks on education city . Well done Ava.

Chinese New Year – Final

Animal Teeth

Ava’s incredible home learning

I would also like to congratulate Artjoms who is currently in school but has also completed all the activities on Education city and completed some home learning tasks.

Artjoms home learning

Aronas’s home learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is some of Dexter’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farrah has been busy this week.

Farrah’s Home learning

Grace’s home learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imogen continues to work hard on her times tables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laben is working hard on his Maths and spellings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marius has been working hard again this week. here is some of this weeks work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is some of Oliver’s home learning.

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Oscar has produced some fantastic work again this week. Well done Oscar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piper is working hard on Education City.

pipers hl

Well done Samuel on all your hard work.

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Here is Jack’s home learning

Jack’s home learning

Lastly well done to Sahara this week you have worked very hard with your dad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep up the good work Holkham Home Learners!

Miss Shaw.

Holkham Learning at School

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Dragon Eye Painting

We have been working hard, drawing dragon eyes.  We have really taken our time with these and are really proud with the results!  We are going to display these in the corridor.

We have also had great fun playing hockey challenges in PE.

This week we are drafting our warning stories.  After our hot write on Friday we will type up our work and post it for you to read next week!

Week Beginning 25th

Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2021

 

Hello Holkham!  Welcome to week 4 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 – J.Shaw@gf.kwestacademy.com.

New activities on Education City can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

 

This week there are some science activities on teeth along with some maths and literacy activities.

 

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

 

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 – Please practise your timetables. In class we are starting to look at x6 Tables as well as reinforcing the 3x 4x and 8x from the last two weeks.

3x tables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_cn87hOCDM

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

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

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

Here are some songs to help you along.

Our daily work is continuing with multiplication and division.

If you would like 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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson from here

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/commutativity-between-multiplication-and-division-61gk4e

Spelling –Words ending in the /g/ sound spelt ‘gue’ and the /k/sound spelt que

Spellings– league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

Can you include these words in sentences, using your best handwriting, make sure you use the correct letter formation?

English – Collect ideas for the different parts of the story. Explore all areas and record 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, 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 – Follow these 5 lessons on king of the sky by Nicola Davies

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/king-of-the-sky-by-nicola-davies-56dc

Tuesday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking at x6 but continue to practice the 3x,4x and 8x tables.

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

Our daily work is continuing with multiplication and 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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-known-multiplication-facts-to-derive-our-6-times-table-6cup4e

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

Spellings-– league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

 

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

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 this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-c5k64c

Wednesday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are starting  to look at x6 Tables as well as reinforcing the 3x 4x and 8x from the last two weeks.

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

Our daily work is continuing with multiplication and division.

If you would like 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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-known-multiplication-facts-to-derive-our-8-times-table-6xgk0c

Spellings – league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

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

Recap on 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 – Let’s look at the boy character in the story

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-68t34t

Thursday –

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are starting  to look at x6 Tables as well as reinforcing the 3x 4x and 8x from the last two weeks.

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

Our daily work is continuing with multiplication and division.

If you would like 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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-2-digit-numbers-by-6-using-the-partitioning-method-ccvkar

 

Spellings –league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

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

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 – Looking at figurative language

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-figurative-language-c4w3cd

Friday- 

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are starting  to look at x6 Tables as well as reinforcing the 3x 4x and 8x from the last two weeks.

We are still working on multiplication and division.

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

If you would like 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.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-2-digit-numbers-by-8-using-the-partitioning-method-6nj3at

Spellings – league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique

Word Art – Practise doodling your spellings using different kinds of writing, for example, bubble writing, joined up and print.

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

English –  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 – In this lesson, we will use the text to analyse statements about the book. We will use this analysis to discuss themes of the story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-and-explore-themes-64wk8c

 

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 photo’s or illustrations.

Topic

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

Recap on a 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 they like to find out?  Share your questions with your teacher.  

Watch the video clip –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-a-child-led-tour-of-yangshuo-in-china/zmn6f4j

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0113kgs

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 dragons 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 detail the different stages through your photo’s 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!

 

Music

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

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

R.E-

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:

Paper plate animals

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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