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Term 4

Dear Amethystsmiley

It's term 4! I hope you are all well.  It is sad that we can't be together again for the start of the new term. Although we are not going to be physically together, I would love to hear what you have been doing and be able to share that with the rest of the class.  I have included a variety of activities to keep you busy. Last term, so many of you sent me so much fantastic work through Class Dojo and by email, showing just how hard you are working. Please keep sending your work in so I can add it to your dojo portfolio. 

KS2 Problems of the Day

Can you complete the problem of the day?  A new problem will be uploaded each morning.  Answers will be uploaded the following day.  

Daily Maths Activity

Please complete these daily maths activities.  Click on the link and complete your daily maths lesson.

Week 1- Extending calculation strategies and additive reasoning

Monday

In this lesson, we will be adjusting addends to make a calculation easier, keeping the sum the same.

Lesson 1

Tuesday

In this lesson, we will be extending the ‘same sum’ strategy to the addition of larger numbers..

Lesson 2

Wednesday

In this lesson, we will be extending the ‘same sum’ strategy to calculations with decimal fractions..

Lesson 3

Thursday

In this lesson, we will be extending the ‘same sum’ rule to balance equations.

Lesson 4

Friday

In this lesson, we will be balancing equations using the compensation property of addition and subtraction.

Lesson 5

Week 2- Extending calculation strategies and additive reasoning

Monday

In this lesson, we will be balancing equations and noticing that the order of the addends is not important.

Lesson 1

Tuesday

In today's lesson, we will notice that, if an addend is increased and the other is kept the same, the sum increases by the same amount.

Lesson 2

Wednesday

In today's lesson we will notice that, if one addend is decreased and the other is kept the same, the sum decreases by the same amount

Lesson 3

Thursday

In today's lesson will be solving calculations mentally by relating them to known facts.

Lesson 4

Friday

In today's lesson, we will be finding an unknown addend when the sum is changed.

Lesson 5

Maths Extension Activities

Are you up to the challenge?  I have included some additional NRICH mathematical problems.

Click on the pictures below

Additional Maths

Daily English Activities

Please complete these daily English activities.  Click on the link and complete your daily  lesson.

Week 1- The Golden Compass/Northern Lights

Monday

In this lesson, we will revise word classification, learn vocabulary that is key to the unit and explore key characters and points in the plot.

Lesson 1

Tuesday

In this lesson, we will explore the rules associated with adding the suffix -ous. 10 spelling words will be explained and set to learn.

Lesson 2

Wednesday

In this lesson, the children will review Mrs Wordsmith vocabulary, revise key points related to expanded noun phrases and practise writing expanded noun phrases (many of which will be useful for this unit of writing).

Lesson 3

Thursday

In this lesson, the children will revise definitions for key Mrs Wordsmith words, analyse the opening scene of the film and generate vocabulary to describe the main character

Lesson 4

Friday

In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.

Lesson 5

Week 2- The Golden Compass/Northern Lights

Monday

In this lesson, the children will complete a sentence level task, further analyse the film clip considering aspects beyond the main character and record ideas as planning to support writing later in the unit.

Lesson 1

Tuesday

In this lesson, the children will correct punctuation and grammar in a sentence level activity, revise prepositional phrases and plan prepositional phrases to be used in their own writing later in the unit.

Lesson 2

Wednesday

In this lesson, the children will practise writing a complex sentence, will analyse a model piece of writing and will write their own opening scene based on the film clip.

Lesson 3

Thursday

In this lesson, the children will practise spellings, look at editing and improving a piece of writing before editing and improving their own outcome from this part of the unit.

Lesson 4

Friday

In this lesson, we will explore the rules associated with adding the suffix -ial. 10 spelling words will be explained and set to learn.

Lesson 5

Additional Activities

Creative Writing Actvities

Write a story where you imagine that you (or a character) have found a hidden door into a magical world. This could be the world of Northern Lights or a world of your own imagining. 

  • Describe the room or place in the ‘real’ world in detail before moving on to describe the hidden door or portal.
  • Then describe your journey through the door and the world that you find on the other side.
  • Then continue the story …

DICE / TOPIC Daily Activities

 

Week 1 Science- Light

Monday

What is light and where does it come from?

Lesson 1

Tuesday

What is reflection and how can we use it?

Lesson 2

Wednesday

What is refraction and how can we use it?

Lesson 3

Thursday

How do we see light?

Lesson 4

Friday

Where do different colours come from?

Lesson 5

Week 2 The Northern Lights (Cross Curriculum Activities)

Monday

What are some uses of light?

lesson 6

Tuesday

ART

Watch the clip on the Northern Lights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHn5OO1t1yc

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/what-are-the-northern-lights

Now be creative and create a picture of the Northern Lights

Wednesday

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-hunting-the-northern-lights/z6tfgwx

Create a quiz on the Northern Lights

Thursday

DT

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_8omObsfgM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDOYv-QLUGs (uses old CD's)

Make your own Kaleidoscope

Friday  

Religious Education

The story of Moses and the 10 Commandments is our Bible story focus for the next couple of weeks.  God gives us a 'tick list' of the things we should strive to do to live our lives the way. He wants us to.  The story is from the book of Exodus, Chapter 20 verses 1 through 23.  You can read the story in the Bible, or find a version of it. You can also click the image below to watch a video summary of the life of Moses, including the 10 Commandments being given to him by God.Screenshot 2021-02-17 at 22.36.49.  

 

PE

  • The Body CoachJoe Wicks has a number of fitness videos for children on his YouTube channel. He we also be running a live PE session, Monday - Friday at 9am on the channel.

  • Go NoodleSing-a-long and follow the simple dance moves.

  • Teaching basic PE skillsThese short videos explain what you need to look out for in basic PE skills such as overarm throwing, running and so on.

  • Any opportunities for the children to do this should be taken. Activities could include:

  • Throwing underarm and overarm to a target (another person catching, a object on the floor, into a cardboard box, a cup etc);
  • Throwing and catching a varity of different objects (tennis balls, footballs, pingpong ball, bean bags, balled up gloves etc);
  • Catching one- and two-handed;
  • Bowling to hit a target;
  • Using a variety of bats and raquets to hit a ball (rounders bat, cricket bat, tennis raquet, rolled up newspaper or magazine). Generally, the larger the surface area and the nearer to the hand, the easier it is to use accurately - so a table tennis bat is easier to hit with than a baseball bat);
  • Jumping over objects from standing or from running;
  • Kicking a ball against a wall;
  • Throwing something into the air and counting the number of claps you can do before catching it again;
  • Running longer distances to build stamina or shorter distances to build speed;
  • Skipping (with and without ropes);
  • Walking along narrow surfaces (could be flat on the floor, but a narrow path marked by two ropes or lengths of string);
 
 
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