Can you believe that we have nearly finished the Spring Term? This week we are only in school until the end of Thursday and would like to take the opportunity now to wish all our families a happy Easter. If you find yourself having to self-isolate this week, there are some tasks to complete at home if you are not feeling unwell yourself. You can share any work via the email addresses above. Thank you.
Mrs Hammond and Mrs Walker Email Address:
Mrs Smith Email Address:
Home Learning Week Beginning 22/3/21
Task 1 - These are the spellings we are learning this week. Find out what they mean. Put them into sentences to show you know how to use them. Use different spelling strategies to learn them (Look, Cover, Write, Check, rainbow writing, word pyramids, anagrams, word shapes, vowels missing, consonants missing, syllable clapping, words within words, spellamadoodles etc) This week they all end in the suffix -en:
flatten, blacken, lengthen, shorten, thicken, mistaken, toughen, tighten, brighten, straighten.
Task 2 - Read the story starter below and answer the questions that follow:
Most visitors are a little shocked (to put it mildly) when they arrive at Animal Town. Despite the fact that the name of the town gives a slight indication to passers-by that the inhabitants of the town are ‘not normal’, it’s as if people don’t believe things until the see them with their own eyes!
Once you get used to being in Animal Town – or so they say – seeing an orangutan behind a desk in a sheriff’s office and upholding the law to an impeccably high standard becomes relatively ‘normal’…
Reading Comprehension Questions:
Vocab - What does the word 'impeccably' mean? Which word in the text is closest in meaning to the word residents?
Inference - Why might visitors to Animal Town be shocked (to put it mildly) upon arrival?
Prediction - What do you think the occupation of the giraffe is?
Explain - Would you like to visit animal town? Explain why or why not with reference to the image and text.
Retrieve - What is the orangutan's occupation?
Task 3 Sentence Challenge:
Can you use verbs and adverbs to describe what each of the animals in the picture are doing? e.g. The zebra meanders lethargically across the road.
Nonchalantly, the orangutan lounges on the bench.
You could experiment by using adverbs in different places in your sentences.
Task 4 - Draw a picture of what a scene looks like in the supermarket in Animal Town. Write about it using sentences that use brackets or dashes.
Task 1- Multiplication:
Use TTRockstars to revise your multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12.
Task 2 - Recap on our learning from last week to solve the following multiplication worded problems
In science, we have been learning about the forces acting on a parachute when it falls to the ground. We know that gravity is the force pulling it to the centre of the Earth and that air resistance works against gravity to slow the speed of the falling object. Have a go at the parachute challenge. How slowly can you get your toy figure to the ground?
Home Learning 22.02.21
Since 11 January, our main platform for Home Learning has been Microsoft Teams. It is here that we will be setting the daily activities for the children to do and adding the the resources needed to complete them. We have timetabled a 'Live Meet' every morning and afternoon. During our 'Live Meets' we will explain the tasks for the day and be available to answer any of the children's questions about their work.
We are also continuing to upload all of the learning activities below, organised by date, for those who cannot access Teams.
Additionally, we have compiled all the learning tasks into just one document for people who find this easier to work from in a 'home learning pack' However, please be aware that this is a condensed version of the tasks available on Teams.
We are following the timetable below and we suggest that this will give you a structured day in between Live Meets.
Beyond these tasks, children are encouraged to spend some time each week reading for pleasure and focusing on learning some of the words that are at the back of their organisers from the spelling lists. They should also able to access Purple Mash and TTRockstars using their logins at home and these have great games on them that are relevant to their learning. Similarly, some regular physical exercise is beneficial and we love the Joe Wicks workouts or Cosmic Yoga.