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Week 5 & 6 - Term 3 February 2021

Hello Emeralds!  Here's a new collection of challenges and activities for the last two weeks of Term 3.  You have all been working so hard and I'm really proud of your determination, your good humour, your creativity, your support of younger siblings and other people around you, and your overall resilience whilst learning at home.  You are stars!  heart

To the many families who have connected to Class Dojo and are now sending work through your Portfolio, thank you!  This is a great way for us to keep a collection of all your fantastic hard work in one place, and allows both me and Mrs Gill to send you comments on individual pieces.  To those of you who haven't yet connected with this platform, it is not a requirement, but feedback from families has been very positive thus far, and we encourage you to check it out.  The Portfolio is safe and secure - only visible to myself, Mrs Gill and Mr Payne (as our Dojo Administrator) - and the integrated point system is a great way for us to help keep children motivated. yes

Keep up the great work!

Hugs,
Mrs Lloyd smiley

Safer Internet Day 2021 - Tuesday, 9th February

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This Tuesday, 9th February, is Safer Internet Day 2021. At school in previous years, we have used Safer Internet Day to highlight how we can ensure the internet is a resource that is used safely, securely, and with minimal risks.  This year, there are lots of things you can do at home this Safer Internet Day to help remind everyone in your family how they can stay safe online.

Click the image links below for information and activities.  For parents, Purple Mash have created a useful guide to children's safe use of digital resources (in .pdf form below).

For Families

On the UK Safer Internet Centre page, you will find a range of resources to do with your children to highlight the importance of Safer Internet Day in our online world. 

For Kids

Mrs Lloyd has set you some 2Dos on PurpleMash connected to online safety. If you have forgotten your password, email her or message her on Class Dojo! There are lots of other fun and useful Internet Safety activities on Purple Mash that you might want to explore too.

 

BE KIND. REACH OUT. STAY CONNECTED.

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The British Red Cross have put together a pack of resources and activities to help children think about the importance of kindness and how small acts of kindness can make a big difference.  Download the pack below and find suggestions for how reaching out in kindness can help us stay connected to each other and to our own emotions.  The pack is designed for ages 5-14 but is well-suited to Years 4 & 5, and also includes some great basic first aid lessons.

Parents can find more information HERE.

English Lessons

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Week 5 & 6 - Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

  Grammar Spelling
Lesson 1

To explore the function of apostrophes

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To investigate suffixes (-tion, -ity, -ness)

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Lesson 2

To explore punctuating speech first

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To practise and apply knowledge of suffixes (-tion, -ity, -ness)

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Lesson 3

To revise speech punctuation

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Lesson 4

To practise using simple past, present and future tense

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...Year 3/4 or Year 5/6...

Lesson 5

To revise simple, compound and complex sentences

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...Statutory Spelling Lists! cheeky

Week 5 & 6 - Reading Comprehension

You may already know something about Mary Anning, the topic of this next Reading Comprehension topic, from previous years at school.  Great!  This set of lessons might build on your knowledge, but its purpose is also to help us to think about a non-fiction genre of writing: biography.

Lesson1

To introduce the context and genre of a text

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Lesson 2

To answer retrieval questions

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Lesson 3

To answer language questions (Part 1)

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Lesson 4

To answer language questions (Part 2)

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Lesson 5

To make inferences based on a text

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Week 5 & 6 Creative Writing

Our Reading Comprehension work this fortnight looks at a biography of a famous person: Mary Anning was an amazing archaeologist who collected fantastic fossils along the Jurrasic Coast.  Here are two writing ideas for the next couple of weeks related to our reading study...

Biography of a Famous Person

Think of someone who you admire: someone famous, someone who has done something amazingly creative, or brave, or admirable, someone who is a good role model.  What can you find out about their life?  What inspired them to overcome challenges or made them into the person they became?  Send Mrs Lloyd some superstar writing about your chosen person, either as a presentation, a giant information poster, a leaflet, or even a book like the one about Mary Anning (with a cover illustration, an index, possibly even a glossary?).

Crazy Collections!

Mary Anning collected fossils.  Do you have a collection of anything?  A special type of toy or game cards?  Things you've gathered on walks during lockdown or items connected to a favourite sports team?  Or is there a collection you would like to start?
Find out a variety of interesting facts about the topic of your dream collection.  Does someone hold the world record for the biggest collection of its type?  What's the most expensive item related to your collection that's ever been sold?  Why is this your collection of choice - what inspired your interest?  You might illustrate your information writing with drawings of items linked to your topic, or photos that you find online.

Extra English Thinking Challenge of the Week

Can you unscramble the spellings of all the winter words in this challenge?  If you get stuck, send Mrs Lloyd a message and she'll send you a version of the sheet with some hints!  Good luck!

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Extra English Challenge of the Week - 2nd Edition

It's snowy out!  Try this winter-themed word search.  Solved it?  Make your own word search using winter words or your spelling list!

Maths Lessons

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Here are two sets of lessons about data handling: some less tricky ones and some more challenging ones.  You can choose which you think is better for you, but be sure to do the lessons in order once you start on one set, or you might find it a bit confusing.

Week 5 - Pictograms, Bar Charts & Line Graphs

  Less Tricky (Year 4) More Challenging (Year 5)
Lesson 1

Reading, interpreting and comparing pictograms

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Interpreting line graphs

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Lesson 2

Construct pictograms

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Reading and interpreting line graphs

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Lesson 3

Read, interpret and compare bar charts

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Reading Scales on a Line Graph

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Lesson 4

Constructing bar charts

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Tables and line graphs

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Lesson 5

Consolidation lesson: Bar chart

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Constructing a line graph

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Week 6 - Reading & Interpreting Graphs and Timetables

  Less Tricky (Year 4) More Challenging (Year 5)
Lesson 1

Read and interpret time graphs

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Conversion graphs

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Lesson 2

Comparing time graphs

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Reading timetables

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Lesson 3

Interpret time graphs

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Calculating time intervals on timetables

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Lesson 4

Construct a time graph

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Timetables questions

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Lesson 5

Consolidation lesson: Time graph

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Consolidation and review

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Extra Maths Thinking Challenge of the Week

Try the Class 5's Names Challenge.  Click the picture to take you to the challenge on the Nrich website.

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Extra Maths Challenge of the Week - 2nd Edition

It's chilly out!  Warm up your brain with this set of Winter Maths Challenge cards.  Try the whole set!

Other Topic Work - History

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Hooray!  Oak Academy now have a brand new mini-unit available on the Ancient Egyptians!  There are ten lessons here for you to look at.  Some of this information will be a review of what we learned in class last term, but some of it - like the information about travel and trade, or Tutankhamun - is new material that we would have covered in Term 3 were we together in school.  If something is really familiar (like the lesson about mummification), you might skip quickly through it and move on to the next lesson in the scheme, but there's lots of new information we didn't get to yet in these lessons too!  Enjoy!

Lesson 1

Who ruled Ancient Egypt?

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Lesson 2

What was Ancient Egyptian society like?

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Lesson 3

Why was the River Nile important to the Ancient Egyptians?

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Lesson 4

How did the Ancient Egyptians travel and trade?

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Lesson 5

Why did the Ancient Egyptians build the pyramids?

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Lesson 6

Who were the pyramid builders?

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Lesson 7

What did the Ancient Egyptians believe in?

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Lesson 8

Where did the Ancient Egyptians believe they would go after death?

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Lesson 9

Why was Tutankhamun’s tomb an important discovery?

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Lesson 10

How are we still learning about the Ancient Egyptians today?

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Religious Education

The story of Noah and the Flood links to our school value 'Endurance'.  This story should help us to think about how God is always with us and cares for us, even when things get really difficult, and this might feel important for a lot of people right now.  The story is from the book of Genesis, Chapter 6 verse 9 through to the end of Chapter 8.  You can read the story in the Bible, or find a version of it HERE.  You can also click the image below to watch a video summary of the story.

How can you represent the story of Noah story in your own way?  You might:

  • Create a cartoon strip or flip book animation.
  • Rewrite the story in your own words.
  • Build an ark and some animals in pairs out of materials of your choice.  Maybe even one that can float in the sink or the bath as an extra challenge?
  • Represent the rainbow that was God's promise to the world in an artistic way and display it in your window as a sign of hope for anyone who sees it.
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P.E. - Keeping Active!

Play some Fitness Bingo!  You could choose 5-10 actions of your choice to build up your own personalised workout, or you could print and cut apart the board, mix up the pieces, and draw some out at random to create a different workout each day.  Use the picture below or download the .pdf version.

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