I hope you are all safe and well. After the first day of using Dojo, trial and error for some and working away around remote learning, I have some instructions for you to follow when sending me work. This is so I can make comments and return to the children with feedback if needed.
1. click on the activity they are going to complete.
2. Click start worksheet (if it is one you are going to write on).
3. Press the tick button
4. click on done (this will save the work as a draft).
5. press the blue triangle in the top right hand corner and this will send me the completed work. I can then send it back to the children as a draft if it needs editing.
To find work I have sent back to edit/check;
- you may need to scroll all the way through the profile to find the activity.
Any problems let me know.
This week we are recapping our learning on using column method for addition and subtraction.
07.01.21 - There is a video to watch to help you through the sheets. We are using fact families to check our answers.
So we know that 5 + 10 = 15, and
10 + 5 = 15, and
15 - 5 = 10, and so
15 - 10 = 5
There is a video to watch to help you through the sheets. https://vimeo.com/466583700
Then complete the sheets and photograph them back to me.
Week 3 - commencing 18th January
Please watch the following links before attempting the worksheets - None of the worksheets need to be printed, the calculations can be written into your maths book.
18.01.21 - https://vimeo.com/474994166
There are some video's on Dojo in the Class Story, please watch those, before starting the worksheet.
04.02.21 - Video link https://vimeo.com/492601303
Wednesday 13th January
Re-write the letter from Gerry changing adjectives and the information he tells us. Maybe you will say that he has become a chef instead of a Flight Commander, maybe he didn't save a Hippogriff but something else.
The letter should follow the same structure and layout, but you can change some of the information.
Remember neat handwriting, and let's have some great adjectives.
14.01.21 - Follow the instructions on the sheet - you do not need to print, just look at the pictures.
Write the nouns that you can see, and come up with some imaginative adjectives that work with the nouns. Write them down and send me a photograph.
Week 3 - commencing 18th January
Where the is a video on class link or link to watch, they will be here against the relevant date. Please watch before attempting the activity.
Week 4 - Commencing 25th January 2021
This week in English we will be looking at making our writing more interesting. We will start of by looking at expanded noun phrases, and then developing this through the week.
Start by watching this link
Then have a go at writing some expanded noun phrases, i.e The scary, sneaky shark. Look at the picture of under the sea, and write as many expanded noun phrases as you can. Be imaginative with adjectives, but make sure they go well with the noun you are describing.
Send a photo of your work to me on Dojo please.
Wednesday 27th January - Prepositional Phrases
To practice our learning this week, look at the worksheet, copy the sentences into your book, and then underline the prepositional phrases, for example on the box
03.01.21 - We are looking at fronted adverbials today. This is a way of adding more information to a sentence about when, how or where something is happening. You use them all the time when you talk, we are just going to practice writing them.
Watch the video on the class story.
I would like you to watch this episode of Deadly 60, where Steve Backshall describes how a chameleon's eyes work.
Your task: Describe using fronted adverbials (the where, when or how something happens) at the beginning of some of your sentences everything you have learnt about chameleons. Think about where they live, what they do and how they have adapted.
There is a sentence starter wordmat, attached if yon need some tips for fronted adverbials.
This week we will be planning and then writing a letter as a Hot Task.
Watch these videos to decide which animal you will be when you write your letter.
turtle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTjrqhamIfk
camels - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KoRVGS8stk
giraffes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNYXweQ81vI
Owl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0XgSrdYQRY
chameleon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZuxerppygM
Here are some empty plans to help you organise the information about your animal into paragraphs
Wednesday 10th February
Hot Task - You are writing your letter as the animal that you have been looking at this week, and planned for yesterday.
Use I when you are writing the letter, and remember to make the letter friendly and interesting, using the things we have been learning about in English to help you.
Think about the correct layout for a letter, and show me your best handwriting.
I look forward to receiving your letters.
Thursday 11th February
If you did not read through your letter yesterday and edit it, then do this today.
Otherwise, use the grid to self assess, and see what you think you did include, if it's in your letter, give yourself a tick or pink mark.
Please read everyday.
Remember you can change your school reading books on a Wednesday (at the moment). Put the book that you have read in the quarantine box on the trolley and select a new one from your reading range.
Here is the link to AR quizzes. The children will have their log in details (I have a list if anyone does need their code). https://ukhosted35.renlearn.co.uk/2251089/default.aspx
I shall check AR quizzes regularly.
You will have tasks to complete in Guided Reading, which I will set daily. Each week will follow a similar pattern, but the activities will change on Thursdays and Fridays.
Monday - There will be a video recording of me reading to you, on the Class Story on Dojo. Watch/listen to this.
Tuesday - Look at the text given to you each week. Read it and write down a ny unfamiliar or new words. Find out what they mean, and write them in the back of your English book.
Wednesday - Your turn to read the text. Record yourself reading it out loud, and send it to me.
Thursday - There will be a new activity set each week, look here or on the Portfolio on Dojo to find the activity, do it in the back of your English book.
Friday - A new activity each Friday, check here or Dojo Portfolio to find questions about the text.
We have been reading the start of Matilda.
Draw a picture of what you think Matilda looks like as she goes into the library. Write some sentences explaining how you think she felt when Mrs Phelps in the library says she can go in and find some books.
Give me detail in your drawing and writing please.
In the passage, there are lots of different pieces of punctuation.
? ! . , D ' ( )
Can you find them and tell me what they mean. Do the ones you know first, have a go at the one's you don't or are not sure about. I'm happy for you to have a go and not be correct - it's how we learn.
Please send me a photograph of your work.
04.02.21 - We left the story of Matilda on a bit of a cliff hanger. Matilda's dad has just ripped up her library book and she had just been to see her friend's talking parrot, and taken it home for the evening.
Your task is to write the next part of the story. What do you think Matilda is going to do with the bird? What is her plan? Re watch me reading the story if that helps, then write a good paragraph about what happens next.
Monday 8th - Watch the video of me reading to you.
Tuesday 9th - Underline unfamiliar words and find out what they mean
Wednesday 10th - Record yourself reading the first paragraph to me.
14.01.21 - Ask someone to test you on this week's spellings.
Let me know how you did, be honest.
Week 4 - Homphones
Monday 25th January - A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word, but is spelled differently and means something different.
‘Homo’ means ‘same’ and ‘phone’ means ‘sound’.
Make sure you know the meaning of the 10 words. Then, write each word and draw a picture to go with it. Make sure you put the words that sound the same next to each other.
brake / break
grate / great
eight / ate
weight / wait
son / sun
There are a few more homophones that you need to think about here.
where - asking where something is.. Where are they going?
wear - to put on clothes. What should I wear today?
there - as in over there, a place a little away from you.
their - belongs to someone, it is their bag.
they're - a contraction of they are, they're sitting down and watching a film.
Tuesday 26th January - Homophone Spellings
Today you need to read the sentences, copy them into your book and put in the missing word from this week's spelling list.
Our words for this week are using the mis- and re- prefixes.
We are learning about the prefixes mis- and re- this week.
Mis- means to be ill, mistaken, wrong, in correct
Re- means go back or again.
This week's words are:
misheard, misbehave, misplace, mismatch
rebuild, restart, refresh, repack, reappear
Monday - make sure you know what they mean.
Tuesday - Put them in a sentence.
Wednesday - Colourful spellings - write them in bright colours.
Thursday - Spelling pyramids (Write them in the shape of a pyramid, adding one letter each time)
Friday - Spelling test.
Our words this week are:
believe - to accept that something is true
bicycle - a vehicle with two wheels, a frame and pedals
breath - the air taken in or let out from the lungs
breathe - the process where air is inhaled and exhaled from the lungs
build - to construct something or put things together
busy - to have a great deal to do
Monday - copy the words for two lines
Tuesday - Say the words out loud in a silly voice, then write the words colourfully
Wednesday - Draw a picture to help you remember the words, then write the words around it repeatedly to make a frame around each picture
Thursday - Write the words as pyramids, adding one more letter each time.
Friday - Ask some one to test you on this week's words.
The powerpoint is in 2 parts.
Task : match animals to their habitat and write a sentence about how each animal is adapted to their habitat.
Do not print them out at home, it will take up to much ink. Instead, write the headings Ocean, Savannah, Rainforest, Polar and Desert.
List the animals underneath and write a sentence about their adaptations.
Please send me a photograph of your worl
11.01.21 - Plants
Watch the powerpoint and videos in it. Then have a go at the sheet.
Watch it and tell me how animals have adapted to live under water. Did anything surprise you? Think about which creature you'd like to find out more about. Tell me about it.
Can you copy and complete the table (use a ruler). to tell me how the different body parts of a fish help it to live in water.
Please send me a photo of your work so it's a big as possible, I'm going to print them all out and turn the window into an aquarium!
Week 4 - commencing Monday 25th January
This week we are going to be learning about thr Classification of Animals. This is how we group them together when thinking about their characteristics.
Watch this link to find out more:
Next watch the Powerpoint, then have a go at the worksheets.
In the first activity, think about the five main groups of animals, Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles and Amphibians. How are they different?
In the second and third activities, you need to think about questions that can be answered only with a yes or no, for example, Can the animal fly? Yes (it must be a bird) no, it must be a mammal, fish, amphibian or reptile. The think of another question to separate those, again one that can be answered yes or no.
Finally, have a go at creating your own classification key. You do not need to print out he animals, just sort them in to groups then think of questions that help you to sort (remembering the questions can only have a yes or no answer). Write the questions and try to make your own chart, drawing pictures of the animals that go in each group.
This week we are looking at seed dispersal:
We will be looking at plants, how they make seeds and seed dispersal. There are two activities, I would probably do a video then and activity, then the other video and activity.
Activity 1 cut and stick life cycle of a plant
Activity 2 is a sorting activity for seed dispersal
1) Life Cycle of a Plant https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgqyrdm
2) Seed dispersal
Week 6 - Rocks and Fossils
Watch this link to find out about the three different types of rocks:
From the clip, can you write how each of the three types of rock, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic is formed. You can draw and label diagrams if that helps you.
Can you now give some examples of names of rocks in each group. How do you know which group it is from?
I will be releasing a video this week on the class story - watch that and follow the task set.
Spring 1 - Pentacost
Week 1 & 2
In Computing, we shall be improving our typing skills. There are a series of activities and games that we can do on BBC Bitesize. Use the link below to get started.
Week 3 - E- Safety
As we are spending more time online I would like to do some work on e-safety. I would like you to watch this video https://www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew/watch-full-movie (uou may have seen it before, but it's important to remind yourselves). If you have any questions/worries speak to an adult of contact myself on Dojo.
Then, play these games which to help you understand e-safety even more.
We shall be continuing to practise our typing skillsusing BBC Bitesize. Use the link below to get started.
Don't forget Nessy and TTRockstar.
We shall move onto a new topic once we are all back in school.
Our topic for PSHE is Healthy Me.
Please use the link below and for week commencing 4th January, select Lesson 1.
Please complete the task and send me a photograph.
Follow the link below to find out all about Food glorious food!
This week, we will be continuing with our learning on being healthy, on Eat Well, Live Well.
I would like you to focus on getting active, so have a look at the link below and go to Time to Get Active. Watch the video and complete the task.
This week is Mental Health Wellbeing week. We are going to do a series of activities to look at how we feel and what we can do to make ourselves feel better.
01.02.21 - Think about what your best qualities are.
02.02.21 - Think of all the things you are good at, and then all of the things that you are not so good at. Why are you good at some things and find others more tricky. What could you do to improve or get help on the things that are you are not so good at.
03.02.21 - Sometimes we are hard on ourselves, we may cross when we can't do something. Maybe we think we are not as good as someone else, or that someone will think bad of us for something. BUT We are all good at something, so we should be kind to ourselves. Look at the sheet, and turn negative thoughts into kind positive thoughts.
04.02.21 - Sometimes it's hard to say how we feel. it helps to draw, use colour to show feelings. Red could be anger, blue - sadness, yellow - happiness & green calm. You decide what colours you think show feelings (make a key)
Draw two pictures (worksheet is template) with lots of detail & colour to show your feelings. The first half of the page is how you felt before you knew Covid existed & you could go to schoo,l the shops see your friends. The second half of the page should show me how you feel now.
Continuing our Healthy Me - Eat Well, Live Well, we are going to look at how the media can have an impact on how we feel about ourselves and others. Sometimes just the way something is presented can make us feel positive or negative about our selves. Find out more on thelink below:
It is important that we all keep moving and healthy. I will set some PE sessions/activities to do each week, as well as some some other dance activities.
Remember, you can go for a daily walk, and if you want to do something active in your home you could have a look at Joe Wicks, he's doing three sessions a week, I believe.
Too Wet to Walk Challenge
The weather's not looking great this week, there's lots of flooding around, so I thought I'd give you an indoor walking challenge. All you need is one step, a flight of stairs is ideal, but a single step works perfectly too.
Can you climb the height of the tallest building in London (The Shard)? If you fancy taking the challenge, record your steps and let me know how far you get. I'll add them together and see if we can climb a whole mountain together. Who knows how far we can go as a team?