25 September 2020
The homework Y3 sent in this week was so amazing! Your children clearly spent lots of time working hard to produce their homework and clearly enjoyed doing so, too! Well done!
This week, the homework is a practise makes perfect: I can correct squashed sentences. It is due in on Thursday 01 October for homework review.
In writing lessons, we have been reminding ourselves what a squashed sentence is. A squashed sentence is where two ‘chunks of information’ that make sense on their own haven’t been separated by a full stop or a conjunction.
Humpty climbed the wall he was very scared. This is a squashed sentence as it needs something in between wall and he.
Humpty climbed the wall and He was very scared are chunks of information that make sense on their own.
Instead, it should read:
Humpty climbed the wall. He was very scared. OR Humpty climbed the wall and he was very scared (or a different, appropriate conjunction).
Your task is to correct these squashed sentences. As an extra challenge, you could write some of your own sentences.
This week, your homework is to practise the times tables that have been assigned to you on TT Rockstars.
Keep up the great effort, Y3.
18 September 2020
Your homework this week is creative: I know the different types of animals.
In science lessons, we’re learning about living things and their habitats. This week, we’ve been learning about the different types of animals and what makes them special (see this attached document for more information).
We’d like the children to show that they know some animals that belong to each group and why they belong to each group. For example:
All mammals have hair, give birth to live young, feed their young with milk and are warm-blooded. Some examples of mammals are humans, horses, whales.
It is up to children how they present this information. The may choose to create a poster, a video, a presentation.
Your child’s login details for Times Table Rock Stars is stuck into their homework books. Please login and practise regularly.
This week, we’re recapping the 2s,5s and 10 times tables. Your Times Table Rock Stars questions will be set to practise these times tables (with a few exceptions for children who have already shown they have mastered these tables.
11 September 2020
It’s Friday so your child will be coming home with a homework task: we’re setting weekly homework as we normally do. The key difference here is that Homework Books should stay at home for the time being.
Just as normal, the tasks are posted on the website. Instead of the task pasted into books, children take home a piece of paper with the task on, too. The tasks are a variety of Talk Time, Practice Makes Perfect and Creative, but especially the first two.
Parents, you can email a picture of the completed task (or task in process) or update about a completed task. (Lots of you were doing this with the home learning tasks we set in Spring and Summer terms). The homework will be reviewed in school, so some pictures would be good!
This week’s homework is talk time and will be reviewed on Thursday 17 September.
I can talk about what I’ve learnt this week.
Sit down as a family and have a chat about how school has been this week. What have they learnt? What have they been proud of? What have they found tricky?
We’ll then discuss this in class on Thursday.
Week 14: 17 July 2020: Home Learning
It’s our last day and in school we’ll be having a relaxed time, so I’d like you to do the same.
Grab a book and get reading – it’s our Book Club session! Find somewhere comfortable and enjoy a good read. Don’t forget to talk about what you’re reading and you know by now the sort of things I ask you to talk about:
- favourite bits and why
- least favourite bits and why
- any connections you make to other books, films/TV and general life
- any words or phrases you’re less familiar with
Y3: It’s big maths quiz time!
Y4: It’s also big maths quiz time!
Choose something relaxing to do…
Week 14: 16 July 2020: Home Learning
While it’s far from our usual end of year, it’s a good time to reflect back on your year and start to look forward to the next one. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can find videos from your new teachers in the class news pages, me included.
Your task is to answer the following questions in whatever way you want. It could be just in writing, or you could draw your answers, or show them in some other way.
- What have you most enjoyed about this year while you were in school?
- What’s been the best thing that happened in lockdown?
- What are you most looking forward to next?
- What’s your favourite subject? Why?
- What’s your least favourite subject? Why?
- What hobbies do you have?
- Tell me three facts that I won’t know about you.
Mr Wilks has set this for Y4s.
Learn about how science can be found in sport in this BBC Bitesize lesson.
We’re off on another school trip today… This time to the International Space Station! I wish I’d found this a few weeks ago! Watch some of the videos – they’re genuinely some of the most fascinating things I’ve watched in a long time.
You can find lots of other things to do, watch and read from NASA here.
Week 14: 15 July 2020: Home Learning
Y3, learn how to add and subtract capacity.
Y4, Mr Wilks has set this calculations learning (answers included).
Science – School Trip
We’re all in need of a bit of sun – where has it gone? I hope you had fun on our virtual school trip yesterday. Today, we have another one planned. Get your binoculars out – we’re off to Longleat Safari Park!
Watch the virtual visit video, pick an animal and research it. If you’re using the internet, you might find that you get more useful websites by adding “for children”, “for kids” or “KS2” as well as the animal name. If you have books about animals, these will be great places to learn from too!
Things to find out:
- Where does it live? (What part of the world? Just one place or more than one?
- What’s it’s habitat like?
- What does it eat? (Is is a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore? Why?)
- Does it live alone or with a family or other group?
- Does it have any predators? How does it try to evade or escape them?
- What special skills or features does it have?
We all need to keep active! Here’s today’s BBC Bitesize PE lesson.
Week 14: 14 July 2020: Home Learning
Y3, learn how to compare capacity.
Have a go at this sheet all about expanded noun phrases (lots of words that describe something).
Spelling and times tables
Don’t forget how important these are!
How did you find our school trip to the National History Museum? Drop me an email and tell me all about it! ([email protected])
Today, I’d like us to go on another one… This time, it’s an enchanting trip to find out all about the history of magic and Harry Potter! It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the books (but you should because they’re great! I love Harry Potter!) – you can still get loads out of looking through the wonderful artwork, online exhibitions and videos that are available.
Tell me five things you loved learning about through this wonderful resource.
Week 14: 13 July 2020: Home Learning
It’s our last week before the summer holidays. I hope you’ve got something nice planned.
This week, we’re looking at words that have tion in.
Learn about muscles and joints.
Practise your times tables!
Y3s: Learn about measuring capacity.
Y4s: Mr Wilks has set you these three tasks:
As it’s our last week, I thought we could go on a school trip to the National History Museum! (Ok, so it’s not even open yet, but on the website, you can explore the museum from home in 13 different ways, including a virtual tour – let’s do it!)
Make some notes about things that impressed you, facts you found out or sights that amazed you.
Week 13: 10 July 2020: Home Learning
It’s our Book Club session! Grab a good book (or magazine, or audiobook, or e-book, or other text that you’re loving at the moment!), get cozy and get reading! Don’t forget to talk about what you’re reading with someone, discussing lots:
- What bits are you loving? Why?
- Which parts do you dislike?
- What does it remind you of? (other books? TV? film? real life?)
- What words are you less used to reading? What do they mean? Can you use them in sentences?
It’s challenge Friday!
Learn about pulse, rhythm and the character of music with Florence Price and the Juba Dance .
Week 13: 09 July 2020: Home Learning
Captain One Eye thanks you for your service as part of his crew and leaves you to return to your modern world and normal life.
Here are yesterday’s answers.
Although the first day of pirate themed work contained a geography task with entirely female pirates, some of you have noticed that lots of the pirates that we’ve come across have been men, and not women. Do you know why?
We know that women can do anything men can do, including being great sailors. So, I’d like to share this text about Dame Ellen MacArthur, who at one point was the fastest person ever to sail around the world.
Read the text and sort these statements into true or false:
- Ellen was born in 1967.
- She was born in a small village in Derbyshire.
- Her first experience of sailing was in her mother’s boat.
- To buy a boat, she needed to win the lottery.
- When she finished school, she got a job at a sailing school in Hull.
- In 2001, she raced around the world, was the youngest competitor and won the race!
- In 2004, Ellen’s record breaking trip around the world took on 61 days.
- The whole journey was 26,000 miles.
- Ellen was knighted by the queen.
Y3s – learn how to compare mass.
Y4s – Mr Wilks has set this lesson about 100ths.
Don’t forget Times Tables Rockstars!
Learning about viruses and malware on BBC Bitesize.