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.
Week 13: 08 July 2020: Home Learning
Please complete this grammar activity on pronouns.
Week 13: 07 July 2020 Home learning virtual sports day
Week 13: 07 June 2020: Home Learning
Retrieval: One Spanish doubloon is worth how many weeks of pay, on average?
Inference: What is the danger if you don’t divide the loot equally between you and the other pirates?
Choice: What does the author do on the last page to show you that the other pirates aren’t happy with the one that’s keeping all the gold for himself?
Y3s – You’ve learnt about 2D shapes. Now it’s time to learn about three dimensional shapes. For an extra pirate challenge, list items that you’d find on a pirate ship that would have each 3D shape: cylinder, sphere, cuboid, cone and cube. Some are easier than others.
Mrs Taylor is posting a message about a virtual sports day for you to take part in. Look at her post and get involved!
Week 13: 06 July 2020: Home Learning
Ahoy there me hearties! Captain One Eye is still here and welcomes you aboard his ship as one of the crew.
He has decided he needs learn more about pirating in order to become even more fearsome and so has begun to read this book that he came across in a ship he plundered…
It’s full of interesting information and appears to be a journal of sorts.
This is one of the pages inside the book.
Captain One Eye isn’t so good with words. He needs you to help him understand some of the vocabulary in the pages.
Your task: List at least five words that you think Captain One Eye or someone else in the crew might not know, find out their meanings and how to use them in sentences.
Use the second, blank page of this document for at least one of the words. The first page is just an example of how to use it.
Mr Wilks has set Day 1 – Y4 – Monday – decimals for Y4. You could have a go at the pirate shape ship above, if you’d like to as well.
Week 12: 03 June 2020: Home Learning
Captain One Eye is very impressed with your hard work and invites you to join the crew!
Do you accept? Write him a short note to let him know your answer, with reasons why.
He now asks you to read some pirate poetry and tell him…
Which one did you like best? Why?
Which one did you like least? Why?
Here are lots of places to find them:
Mr Wilks has set this decimals work for Y4.
I’d like to set up some group Zoom calls next week, but I haven’t heard from many of you to say that you’d like to be part of them. If you’re interested joining in on one, please let me know as soon as you can, including what name you will appear as on the call. If I don’t recognise the name, I won’t be able to let you in.
Let me know by email if you want to join us on a Zoom call: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll email interested people soon to let you know a time and date.
Week 12: 02 July 2020: Home Learning
You’ve worked hard and it’s being noticed. Perhaps with one final effort, you can join the crew?
For a change, we have no reading today! Instead, write a description of a pirate. Make him/her sound horrible and scary, or really friendly – it’s up to you!
Here are some pictures to inspire you…
You could draw and label your pirate first to help you think of ideas.
Similar to yesterday, we’re going to crack some codes and remember some multiplication and division in Year 3.
Y4s, if you want more pirate maths like Y3, your code breaking multiplication and division is here.
Learn a pirate song or two to really feel part of the crew.
Optional extra tasks:
Week 12: 01 July 2020: Home Learning
One Eye is impressed with your hard work so far. He is considering letting you join the crew, but you must still prove your worthiness.
Impress him by summarising this information about his rival, Captain Blackbeard (hear it read to you here). Summarise it in 50 words, then try 20, 10, 5 and 3. Finally, tell the captain which summary you think is the best.
Practise your timetables by playing Pirate Products.
Break the codes by using your addition and subtraction skills on these sheets.
Captain One Eye is scared of one day being marooned on a desert island. In case his fears one day come true, he asks you to build a model raft to show him how it’s done.
You will need:
- Lollypop sticks, pencils or twigs
- Some way to fasten these together (string? elastic bands? glue?)
- Make it big enough to float a toy on (any size – could be very small like a Lego person)
- Make it strong enough to hold the weight of the toy
- Make it flat, at least 10cm x 10cm
- Draw your design, labelling it with the materials used.
- Take a photo, if possible, to prove it works, and email me on email@example.com
Optional extra tasks: