Sheringham


You can contact Mrs Moyle by emailing her on – j.moyle@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

 

Mrs Janet Moyle


Mrs Janet MoyleI’ve been teaching at Greyfriars since moving to the area with my family in 2007. I currently teach in year 3 and oversee the planning and teaching of Religious Education within the school. My classroom is a happy place, where all children are accepted, cared for and enjoy learning. Outside school, I enjoy running, feeding lots of people, and am also involved with The Gateway Church.

 

Sheringham, 22nd February

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Hello Sheringham!

Welcome to week 1 of spring 2. Hope you all had a lovely half-term.

The most exciting news is that we hope to be starting our Live Teaching! This first meeting 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, initially for a chat and story. Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30pm. I am hoping that we will also be able to do some live Maths lessons later in the week.

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.Moyle@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/

The new homework grid for this half-term is here: Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Spring 2 (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, x6.

Here are some songs to help you along:

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

Today we are doing our last lesson on Money, in our Power Maths book. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home. We are doing lesson 5  in class, Money Problem Solving, pages 84-87

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-the-amount-of-change-needed-part-2-64uk0e

 

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 also what we need to include, shown below.

 

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 -Follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-a-theme-61hp2c

 

Tuesday – 

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today in class we are doing our end of unit check and going over anything we were unsure of about money. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home: pages 88-89.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please recap on these lessons: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problem-solving-part-1-6ctk8t and https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problem-solving-part-2-6dh68r

 

Spellings – use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings:

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.

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

 

Guided Reading – Follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-c5k64c

 

Wednesday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today in class we are starting a new unit and looking at Pictograms, pages 92-95. I am hoping that we can do this as a live lesson; I will keep you posted. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-understanding-pictograms-6xj62c

 

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

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 adults or texts.

Please write a 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.

Please email me your written work.

 

Guided reading – Follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-68t34t

 

Thursday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today in class we are doing lesson no. 2 on Pictograms, pages 96-99. I am hoping that we can do this as a live lesson; I will keep you posted. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/constructing-pictograms-6rw6ar

 

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

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

 

English – Look at the model text  Lazy Joe Model Text . Can you spot how the  character changes?

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.

Begin to learn the text.

 

Guided reading – Follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-figurative-language-c4w3cd

 

Friday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today in class we are doing lesson no. 3 on Bar Charts pages 100-103. I am hoping that we can do this as a live lesson; I will keep you posted. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-interpreting-bar-graphs-chhk6c

 

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

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 Lazy Joe Model Text and see if you can answer these lazy Joe 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?

Continue to learn the text.

 

Guided reading – Follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-and-explore-themes-64wk8c

 

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. You can use the sheet beow:

healthy eating

 

Topic – Our new topic this half term is 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.

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?

 

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 Noughts and Crosses

Home PE Cross the River

 

Have a great first week of this half-term Sheringham. I really look forward to hearing from you, seeing your work and speaking to many of you when I call.

Mrs Moyle

 

Happy New Year! Friday 12th February

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2021

 

Today, we celebrated Chinese New Year in all of 3/4. Over the last few weeks in Topic, we have been learning about the country China. Today we learnt how to speak some Chinese, made some decorations and ate Chinese food WITH chopsticks! It was great fun! We thought you would like to see a few of the food pictures. So nice to see that Summer was able to celebrate at home too!

Have a lovely half-term,

Mrs Moyle

 

 

Sheringham Celebrations, 12th February

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2021

Hey Sheringham,

Snow, snow and more snow; that about sums up the week! It was so nice to see and hear that you have all had great fun playing outside. We have some lovely photos to share with you, taken of Sheringham children both in school and at home.

These are photos taken at school:

 

We are just about coming to the end of our topic on dragons. We have had fun learning information and developing  new skills. Here are some of the amazing clay eyes that were made.

 

Eden has drawn a dragon and Layla has written a journey story for a dragon. Well done girls!

 

 

A super effort was made by some in having a go at activities on Education City. Congratulations to the following, especially Eden, April and Dominique, who completed tasks.

 

Some of you have been trying to make Mrs Moyle very hungry! Such budding bakers in Sheringham; I had no idea! Thank you for sharing your photos with us.

April’s fairy cakes

Brody has also started some work on digestion. This week, he has been dissecting an owl pellet.

I hope you have enjoyed a small selection of photos taken over this week. We won’t be completing a blog next week, as it is half-term. Have a wonderful holiday.

Mrs Moyle

Sheringham, 8th February

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2021

Hello Sheringham! Welcome to week 6 and the last week of this half-term.

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.Moyle@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/

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, x6.

Here are some songs to help you along:

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

Today we are continuing with the new unit on money, in our Power Maths book. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home. We are doing lesson 2  in class, as we did some extra practical work with money last Friday. The title of the lesson is “Converting Pounds and Pence,” pages 72-75

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fruit-c8u66r

 

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 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 Mrs Moyle’s version and compare it with your own! troll boxing up teacher

Guided reading – we are continuing our story of Hansel and Gretel by Antony Browne. Follow:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-cnj6cr

 

Tuesday- Today is SAFER INTERNET DAY. BBC Teach are doing a Primary Live Lesson at 11am – Safer Internet Day – Live Lesson – BBC Teach 

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today in class we are doing lesson no. 3, pages 76-79. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/souvenirs-64rkec

 

Spellings – use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings:

scheme, chaos, chorus, stomach, echo, chemistry, character, orchestra, ache, technology.

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:  Giants

Choose at least one of the giants and write a paragraph entitled what a giant looks like?

Can you use two adjectives and alliteration to describe each feature of a giant.

 

Guided reading – we are continuing our story of Hansel and Gretel by Antony Browne. Follow: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-6crkct

 

Wednesday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today in class we are doing lesson no. 4, pages 80-83. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/stamps-6rwkge

 

Spellings – use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings:

scheme, chaos, chorus, stomach, echo, chemistry, character, orchestra, ache, technology.

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

 

English – We are going to look at some of the great sentence starters in our text, words like Amazingly, Surprisingly, Sometimes. Other words could be

In addition,  Also,  Additionally,  Furthermore, Occasionally. If you are not sure what any of these mean, look them up in a dictionary. 

Have a go at writing the next two paragraphs:  Where do Giants live? and What do Giants eat? Remember to include some of the words listed above to make your writing even better. Don’t forget your commas! 

 

Guided reading – we are continuing our story of Hansel and Gretel by Antony Browne. Follow: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-genre-6rw3gd

 

Thursday – 

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today in class we are doing lesson no. 5, pages 84-87. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-the-amount-of-change-needed-part-1-69j3ee

 

Spellings – use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings:

scheme, chaos, chorus, stomach, echo, chemistry, character, orchestra, ache, technology.

Write your spellings in alphabetical order from A-Z, then from Z-A.

 

English Children to plan their own report,  on a planning sheet: home-learning-boxing-up Follow the structure of the Trolls text, but you may want to write it on Giants, Unicorns or even Chinese New Year,  as examples.

Remember to use the sub-headings/ questions.

 

Guided reading – To link with our Literacy work that we did this week on Giants, have a listen to this story : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STwCfjVajys 

Have a go at answering these questions: 15407-guided-reading-prompt-card-once-there-were-giants

 

FridayChinese New Year 

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

As we are celebrating Chinese new year in class, we will do somethings differently today!

Have a look at this site for some Maths number activities: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering

 

English – Children to write their own report, following your plan from Thursday.  I want to see:

  • punctuation,
  • headings,
  • use of alliteration,
  • adjectives,

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.

I look forward to reading your work.

 

As we will not be doing Guided Reading today, why not make a Chinese lantern T-T-4786-Make-a-Paper-Lantern_ver_1 , a Chinese mask t-t-26168-chinese-dragon-mask-design-sheet_ver_1 or a lucky red envelope T-T-4817-Chinese-New-Year-Money-Wallet-Envelope-Template

Have a go at writing a Chinese message. This says Happy New Year

Have Fun!

 

Topic – We are going to look at dragons today.

Look at the powerpoint pdf. Komodo Dragons  Can you see on a map where Indonesia is.
There is also lots of information on this website: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/k/komodo-dragon/
Similar to what we are doing in English, you are going to make notes about Komodo dragons. Komodo dragon sheet You can use your research to write your own report.

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 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: 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

 

Have a great last week of this half-term Sheringham. I really look forward to hearing from you, seeing your work and speaking to many of you when I call.

Mrs Moyle

 

 

 

Sheringham Celebrations, 5th February

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2021

Hello Sheringham,

I hope you have had a great first week of February. To those that are not able to be in school at this time, it has been fantastic to speak to many of you on the phone. I have also loved receiving your work. Thank you; please keep sending it!

We’ll start our celebrations with those that have received certificates.

A number are working really hard on their tackling tables. A special congratulations to Daisy, Victor, Emma, Rokas and Layla who have all received certificates this week.

A huge well done to Layla, who has now completed almost every piece of work from the homework grid. In Sheringham we have been in awe of how hard she continually works. She constantly goes above and beyond. Layla has every right to look very proud with her award.

This is some of the great homework she has produced this week:

 

This next achievement is not for school work, but it is for some-one in our class who has worked really hard and received his Red Belt. Oscar, many congratulations from everyone in Sheringham! You look very smart! We look forward to you showing us a few of your moves when you return to school.

A number of pupils do some work from a site called Lexia. A shout out has to go to April, who has not only done what is expected, but has achieved so much more. Great to see April!

The following children have been working on Education City this week.

 

 

Work on dragons continues to be just as popular. Have a look at some of the dragon eyes children in Sheringham have made from clay.

I love Eden’s picture of Toothless the dragon:

If you are following our Topic work, you will know a good deal of information about Chinese New Year. Oscar has done some research and completed a lovely poster.

A fantastic achievement from so many of you this week. Enjoy your weekend, so that you are ready for one more week of great work before the half-term holiday.

Mrs Moyle

Sheringham, 1st February

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2021

Hello Sheringham! Welcome to week 5 of this new term.

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.Moyle@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/

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, x6.

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

We are completing the last few days of multiplication and division in our Power Maths book, before starting money.

Today in class we are doing lesson no. 13, pages 56-59. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-multiplication-and-division-problems-using-the-bar-model-6crp2c

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?

Have a look at this clip to help you: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgqxwnb/articles/zffy92p

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 – We will start chapter 7 of Bill’s New Frock. I hope you are enjoying the story as much as we are in class! Here is the link:Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 7

 

Tuesday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

We are completing the last day of multiplication and division in our Power Maths book, before starting money.

Today in class we are doing lesson no. 14, pages 60-63. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-multiplication-and-division-problems-by-drawing-the-bar-model-65k3je

Spellings – use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings:

dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. discontinue.

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

English –Read the text Truth about Trolls (click on model text below) 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: we are completing chapter 7 of Bill’s New Frock  Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 7 and answering the questions:

Wednesday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today we are completing our end of unit check, page 64-65, in our Power Maths book. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home.

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-known-and-unknown-relationships-cdk6at

Spellings – dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. discontinue.

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

English – 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

Start to put actions to the words to help you to internalise the text.

Guided Reading – As we have finished Bill’s new Frock, we will read Pirate Blunderbeard – Worst Movie Ever Text (1)

 

Thursday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today we are starting the new unit, in our Power Maths book. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home. It is lesson 1, Pounds and Pence, pages 68-71

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/money-bags-1-c4u6ac?step=2&activity=video

Spellings – dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. discontinue.

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

English – Adjectives are used to make information writing interesting for the reader you can add adjectives to describe different nouns. Have a look at this clip to remind you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hifcUYaACzI 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.  Click on the link for 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 – Watch the following: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-c8t34t

 

Friday

Maths – Keep going over your times tables (see Monday)

Today we are starting the new unit, in our Power Maths book. As so many of you have now got your Maths books, it would be great to see you following the same work at home. It is lesson 2, Converting Pounds and Pence, pages 72-75

If you are not completing the Power maths book, then please follow this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/money-bags-part-2-71jk6c

Spellings – dislike, disobey, discolour. discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove. discontinue.

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 – 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.

Can you identify the alliteration in the focus text? Write down the sentences you notice alliteration in.

Guided reading – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-71jk4r

 

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, for example, 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 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/

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

 

Have a great week Sheringham. I really look forward to hearing from you, seeing your work and speaking to many of you when I call.

Mrs Moyle

 

 

 

 

 

Sheringham Celebrations, January 29th

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2021

Hello Sheringham class,

It has been great hearing and seeing how you have been getting on over this past week. Thank you to all those that have sent photos of their work. In particular, well done for the great effort shown from April, Brody, Eden, Sonny and Summer.

The dragon homework is continuing to be a huge hit!

Layla has written a great poem about a dragon. She performed it, with a little help from her brother, for you to listen to:

 

Meanwhile in class, the children in class have enjoyed drawing dragon’s eyes. Here is what they have been up to:

I love that many are working on their Times tables and Lexia at home and school. Those who earned certificates this week were:

Victor, Emma, Dominique, Oscar and Leon.

A few children are having a go at Education City. Well done to the names listed below!  It is great to see; but I would love to see more of you trying. Why not make it an aim next week! There will be new activities available shown on Monday 1st February.

To finish, we have a selection of some of the other work that has been sent to me from Layla and Eden.

Have a lovely weekend Sheringham. Prepare yourself for an awesome week ahead!

Mrs Moyle

 

 

 

 

 

Sheringham, 25th January

Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2021

Hello Sheringham! Welcome to week 4 of this new term.

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.Moyle@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/

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.

Here are some songs to help you along:

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

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/consolidating-multiplication-and-division-knowledge-part-2-cdhk0t

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

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 – Start to plan your story for your Hot Task later tin the week.
Focus today on your introduction:  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, Kassim and the Greedy Dragon Model Text (1)

Guided reading – We are continuing to read Bill’s new Frock. We are now on Chapter 5: Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 5

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.
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, please follow this link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/commutativity-between-multiplication-and-division-61gk4e

Spelling – use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings.
They are:  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 –
We will continue to plan your story for the Hot task. Follow the Kassim and the Greedy Dragon Model Text (1)

for the second paragraph. Can you follow the pattern in your writing? I will be look for adjectives, similes and metaphors. What precious item is your character going to discover?
Guided reading – Complete chapter 5 of Bill’s New Frock: Bill’s New Frock Text – Chapter 5

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, please follow this link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-known-multiplication-facts-to-derive-our-6-times-table-6cup4e
Spellings – league, plague, rogue, vague, fatigue, unique, antique, mosque, cheque, technique
Write a silly sentence for each of your words.
English –  Complete your boxing up grid: Boxing up Kassim 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 – Answer these questions based on Bill’s New Frock from chapter 5.

 

 

 

 

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/use-known-multiplication-facts-to-derive-our-8-times-table-6xgk0c
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 – Please write your hot task. Follow your plan carefully and make sure you write it up in your best handwriting using your joins.

Guided reading – we are reading chapter 6 of Bill’s New Frock: bills-new-frock-chapter-6

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.
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-6-using-the-partitioning-method-ccvkar

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.Have you included all the words so that your story makes sense.

Is there anything you could have done better?
Can you re-write any part to improve it?
Once you are happy with your innovation please share you work with me. I shall look forward to receiving!

Guided reading – We will complete chapter 6 of Bill’s New Frock: bills-new-frock-chapter-6

 

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.
Watch the following clips:

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.
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.
Look at the video clip – 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 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

RE – Watch the film about Creation, taken from the start of the Bible: 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 as inspiration or design your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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
In addition to these videos, this week we have a home learning sports activity for you to do at home. Have a look at this lesson and give it a try: Home PE Battleships

 

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

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.

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.

 

 

 

Have a great week Sheringham. I really look forward to hearing from you, seeing your work and speaking to many of you when I call.

Mrs Moyle

Sheringham celebrations, January 22nd

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Hello Sheringham class,

It has been great seeing how you have been getting on over this past week. Thank you to all those that have sent photos of their work.

A number of you have loved doing our dragon homework:

 

Some of the children at home have been working hard. Have a look at some of the great work they have been doing:

Well done to Eden, who has been working hard at home! Here is a selection of her work:

This is some of the super work completed by Sonny!

A big well done to April who has been trying and finished lots of activities:

Great to hear from Brody with some of his work:

 

Well done to the following children for having a go at Education City, especially to Eden, Oscar and April for doing all the work set.

It would be great to have some more sending work from home, so that we can celebrate together what you have achieved.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Moyle

 

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