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Ospreys class is taught by Mrs Hillier and supported by Miss Sims and Mrs Herd. This year we are lucky to be able to take part in Forest School lessons on the school grounds! We also have weekly music lessons with Mrs North, starting with learning about percussion instruments, rhythm and samba!

 

P.E days will be Mondays and Fridays with children encouraged to come into school in their P.E kits.

 

Reading is a key skill that needs plenty of practice and we would encourage as much reading at home as possible. For each reading session at home, the children will be awarded a Dojo Point. These reading sessions are tallied on a Friday. The children are also working their way up our Reading Hill to reach Kilmersdon Reading Well. For every ten reading sessions, the children will be awarded a bookmark and their name will be moved up our class Reading Hill.

 

Topics for the Year:

Autumn Term

Geography - Rivers

History - Anglo-Saxons and Celts

 

Spring Term

Geography - Rainforests

History - Romans

 

Summer Term

Geography - The Amazon Basin

History - Georgian Kings

 

Science

We will have five areas of learning in Science this year. These are Forces and MagnetsElectricityLightAnimals including Humans and Plants. Our first Science topic is Forces and Magnets.

DT - We learnt 3 ways that we can reinforce materials to make them stronger; tubing, folding and corrugating. We then put the techniques into practise to create a strong structure. Here are some of our structures.

Thursday March 4th

 

Happy 'World Book Day' everyone! I hope you have had a lovely week and that you are enjoying the last few days of learning at home before you join us back in class next week! We are really looking forward to having you all back together again. It will be lovely to see you. smiley

 

So, as there are only two days left, and as today is 'World Book Day' I would like you to spend the day enjoying books! That is it really! Give yourself time to read so that you can really lose yourself in the story, read to a younger sibling or ask an older one if they will read to you. You could spend part of the day watching a film adaptation of a book and then comparing the two. How are they similar? How are they different? Why do you think that is? You could design a book cover, write your own book, dress up as your favourite character or maybe play Charades with the people at home so you can all try to guess the book  - ask your grown ups on that one! wink  You could write a poem about your favourite book or character or you could write out some clues to describe them for somebody else at home to guess who they are! Really, anything goes and I'm sure you have lots of ideas of your own. I look forward to hearing about what you do!

 

If anyone is still in need of some inspiration then you should find something you like on the poster in the link below. Whatever you choose to do today based on books, enjoy it and have fun. Have a great day!

 

Mrs Wood

Wednesday 3rd March

Goooood morning everyone! Hopefully you’re all getting as excited as I am to see everyone, safely, in school next Monday. We have lots to be getting on with and both Mrs Wood and myself are looking forward to cracking on!

Today’s Learning

4-a-Day Arithmetic and TT Rockstars- Keep going with your arithmetic- we are checking on all four operations again this week! Don’t forget to go and visit TTRockstars to keep practising those Times Tables as well!

Spellings- Challenge Words- Well done for picking your numbers up on SpellingShed after half term! This week’s spellings are from the Year 3 and 4 High Frequency Words: build, describe, imagine, library, natural, ordinary, promise, recent, suppose, weight. Try writing them in sentences as well to apply your learning!

Literacy- I can use adjectives and adverbs to describe a person- Today, we are looking at a new character for us to describe. Often, we find that those evil, disgusting, awful characters are the easiest ones to write about, both in terms of their physical features, their abilities and their personalities. Try and write a detailed description of our good friend Dangermouse, remembering to think about all three of those aspects.

Maths- Dividing by x10s (SHEET ON THE WEBSITE)- One of the gaps we’ve found is that we are finding it tricky to know how to partition the numbers that we are dividing. Hopefully, this task should help us see why it makes our lives easier to complete the divide step of our 2-digit by 1-digit division!

Guided Reading- Animals- The Main Idea- Read the extracts carefully and decide which of the main ideas fits each one. Write a title that gives the reader a feel for what type of article it is. Then, create your own short information text about an animal with a title that shows the main idea of the text.

WorldExplorers- Catch-up- We are going to continue exploring all the continents when we return to school together, so there is a lot of exploring to do! Go to https://www.oddizzi.com/, enter your username (Ospreys2021) and password (Bobby2021) to find out more about the continents that we've explored so far- Asia, South America and Antarctica!

Tuesday 2nd March

Morning everyone! Nearly there- I’m absolutely buzzing to have you all here in school with us and am perhaps getting a little too excited at the prospect!

Today’s Learning

4-a-Day Arithmetic and TT Rockstars- Keep going with your arithmetic- we are checking on all four operations again this week! Don’t forget to go and visit TTRockstars to keep practising those Times Tables as well!

Spellings- Challenge Words- Well done for picking your numbers up on SpellingShed after half term! This week’s spellings are from the Year 3 and 4 High Frequency Words: build, describe, imagine, library, natural, ordinary, promise, recent, suppose, weight. Try writing them in sentences as well to apply your learning!

Literacy- I can describe a character- Yesterday we planned a character description based on either Miss Trunchbull or Matilda from the Roald Dahl novel. Some of your ‘Role on the Wall’ exercises are fantastic! Use these to describe your character as Roald Dahl himself might have done. It will be exciting to share some of these on World Book Day on Thursday!

Maths- Dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number (3) (PowerMaths p33-35)- You have worked so hard on your dividing over the last couple of weeks- I’m really proud. Make sure that you keep up with your number facts (especially your Times Tables and related division facts) so that all these steps are made easier!

Guided Reading- What is it?- This exercise is designed to pick up on key words in sentences and extracts. Highlight the words that give you clues as to what each of the animals are!

Science- How do vibrations cause different sounds?- This week, there is no Oak Academy video; I would like you to try and make your own musical instrument! It could be a shaker, a drum, a guitar or something of your own choice, depending on what you have at home. When you draw your instrument, label it and describe how the instrument makes a sound.

Monday 1st March

Merry Marchmas! We have three more days of home learning before, all things being equal, we reconvene in school- so let’s make it count. You have done amazingly so far and I’m so incredibly proud of you all for the hard work you’ve done.

Today’s Learning

4-a-Day Arithmetic and TT Rockstars- Keep going with your arithmetic- we are checking on all four operations again this week! Don’t forget to go and visit TTRockstars to keep practising those Times Tables as well!

Spellings- Challenge Words- Well done for picking your numbers up on SpellingShed after half term! This week’s spellings are from the Year 3 and 4 High Frequency Words: build, describe, imagine, library, natural, ordinary, promise, recent, suppose, weight. Try writing them in sentences as well to apply your learning!

Literacy- I can describe a character- I saw some brilliant setting descriptions last week- let’s try it with characters this week! Have a watch of this BBC Learning clip ready by Eni Aluko from Roald Dahl’s Matilda and create a Role on the Wall for either Matilda or Miss Trunchbull (your choice). Try and think of as many adjectives as you can to describe both their looks and their personality and abilities.

Maths- Dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number (2) (Continuing with PowerMaths p30-32- extra learning available on the website)- We are recapping the work we did last week on partitioning 2-digit numbers to divide them. Go back to the interactive whiteboard that we looked at last week to help you work out how to partition the numbers!

Guided Reading- ‘’The main Thing about Pets’- To get us ready for coming back to school, I have set us up three different reading activities this week. This morning, I want you to read the extracts carefully and choose the title that best fits what each section is about.

PE- Celebrity Supply Teacher- Darcey Bussell- This week, we look back at June 2020 for a dance session with Darcey Bussell- give it a go and send us a video!

Friday 26th February

 

I hope you enjoyed our story from China today - The Four Dragons. I am sure you will produce some beautiful pictures to illustrate how the four dragons helped the people on Earth when the Jade Emperor was too selfish to do so. Remember there was the Long Dragon, the Yellow Dragon, the Black Dragon and the Pearl Dragon. This story provides an explanation for how the four rivers in China came into existence. The story says that the Black Dragon became the Heilongjiang River, the Yellow the Huanghe River,  the Long the Changjiang River (Yangtze) and the Pearl the Zhujiang.

 

I would also like you to continue with the work set yesterday please.

 

Finally, it is a beautiful day so I would like you to see if you are able to spend some time outside. Whilst you do this see if you can spot a Bee, a Butterfly (some are starting to come out of hibernation!) as well as any different flowers that have appeared. Lastly, have you seen any frog spawn yet? The frogs in my pond were croaking happily this morning and I finally have my first clump of spawn! smiley

 

Have a lovely day and a good weekend. I look forward to hearing about your discoveries and seeing your pictures.

Thursday 25th February

 

Maths - we are continuing to deepen our understanding of our Times Tables and how they can be used alongside division to really speed up our calculations! So today we are continuing to look at the inverse relationship between multiplication and division to support work that you have been doing earlier in the week. Start with the 2 TT and then go on to the 10 TT. Write out the table as we did on the call and then write the three other facts that go with each number statement. 

 

For example - 4x10 = 40 The other facts would be 10x4 = 40, 40 /10 = 4, 40/4 = 10

 

Once you have finished all the facts for the 2 and 10 TT's go on to work through the 3, 4, 5 and 8 TT!

 

Literacy - I would like you to write a letter to myself and Mr Blake telling us what you have done during lockdown and what you are looking forward to doing when you come back to school. You need to brainstorm your ideas first, then plan it out thinking about the beginning/introduction, middle and end/conclusion. Once you have planned it out carefully (try to include at least three things for each) go ahead and write your letter. After that you need to edit it and then publish it - either by rewriting it out neatly or by typing it up.

 

I would love you to bring it in with you when you return to school on March 8th and give them to Mr Blake. I will then collect them and read them. smiley

 

See you tomorrow for our last zoom call! I have a story from China for you to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 24th February

Well done team- Wednesday again! A quick reminder to make sure you upload your work to ClassDojo when you have finished it, either as a photo or a document, so we can celebrate it in school!

Today’s Learning

Literacy- I can use prepositions and adverbs for time- In school, we have worked really hard on building up our writing. Have a look at The World Stood Still and imagine what it would be like as the man sat with the newspaper while the whole world went around him! Use prepositions to show where and when different things might happen, as well as adverbs to show when and how!

Guided Reading- Chinese New Year- If you haven’t already, finish off the three question sheets and create a poster telling the Year 2s what Chinese New Year is all about.

Arithmetic/TTRockstars- Multiplication- There is a new game on TTRockstars- ‘Jamming’. You can choose your own Times Tables and whether you multiply, divide or do both! To help with our dividing, we are going to take a break from PowerMaths for a few days to show the link between multiplying and dividing- they are the inverse. I’ve added some activities related to fact families, as well as some of the colour by numbers we looked at last week.

Spellings- Homophones- Well done for keeping up with your SpellingShed sessions! This week we are looking at homophones- words that sound the same but are spelled differently! The words are: grate/great, grown/groan, main/mane, meat/meet, missed/mist.

WorldExplorers- Antarctica- The Ice Continent- Antarctica houses no countries and very little life- but not none! Go to https://www.oddizzi.com/, enter your username (Ospreys2021) and password (Bobby2021) to find out more about this incredible continent!

PE- Chance to Shine Cricket- Let me know how you get on with the Chance to Shine session for today!

Tuesday 23rd February

Good morning all! I am delighted that there seems to be some certainty around when we will all be safely allowed into school and into Ospreys class once more, and we have talked in school about the importance of making sure that our minds are ready for that as we think about learning all together. I for one am very much looking forward to it!

Today’s Learning

Literacy- I can use prepositions- Prepositions tell us where something is taking place. Think about these questions:

-Where is the main door to your house?

-Where is the nearest play area?

-Where is your bedroom?

Use the prepositions word mat to answer these questions:

-Where is the basketball?

-Where is the monkey?

-Where is the teacher?

Can you write a minimum of five sentences describing the setting, trying to get a preposition from the word mat into each one?

Reading- Chinese New Year- Can you re-read the text and check your understanding by completing the first question sheet. I’d love to see your posters celebrating Chinese New Year! To find out more about it, go to https://www.oddizzi.com/schools/login/ and enter our username (Ospreys2021) and password (Bobby2021) and let me know what you come up with.

Spellings- Homophones- Well done for keeping up with your SpellingShed sessions! This week we are looking at homophones- words that sound the same but are spelled differently! The words are: grate/great, grown/groan, main/mane, meat/meet, missed/mist.

Arithmetic- Subtraction- The column addition that I’ve seen has been amazing- see how you get on today with the questions on column subtraction. Don’t forget to exchange if you need to!

PowerMaths- Dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number (2) (PowerMaths p30-32)- Well done yesterday on partitioning into tens and ones before adding the answers to work out how to divide. Today it may be helpful to have base-ten available, so I’ve found an interactive resource at https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/number-pieces/ which hopefully will help. I will talk you through this in our Zoom call today.

Science- What is sound?- This term, we are investigating sound and today we are going to look at how we hear sound and what can affect sound. Click the link to the Oak Academy site and have a watch and listen. Let me know on ClassDojo what happens in the experiment at the end!

Monday, 22nd February

Morning everyone! I hope you had a lovely half term- Floyd was a bit of a grump over half term as the weather wasn’t very nice. However, he spent most of Sunday sitting on my shoulder looking out of the window thinking about all of the lovely walks he’s been on, before proceeding to be sick all down me... He’s also learned to use his paw to pick which hand a treat is in so don’t go telling anyone that teachers do nothing in the holidays!

Don’t forget, we have slightly tweaked the Zoom timetable and groups- the letter that we sent out is below.

Today’s Learning

Literacy- Describe a setting- I’ve put a picture of a setting below this on the website, and shared it to our ClassDojo story. I’d like you to give me a really detailed description of what you might see, hear, feel, smell and taste if you were in the image.

Reading- Chinese New Year- Our friends at Oddizzi have created a guided reading challenge based on how people celebrate Chinese New Year. Read the text really carefully today and highlight any words you’re not sure about and look them up either online or in a dictionary.

Maths- Dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number (1) (PowerMaths p27-29)- Before half term, we were looking at multiplying two-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. Now, we are using that knowledge, and our times tables knowledge, to divide two-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. We will go through the PowerMaths slides in our Zoom session this morning. The White Rose video link for this lesson is https://vimeo.com/489844871.

Arithmetic- Addition- On your arithmetic page this week, we are looking at all four operations over the week- one each day. Check your adding knowledge with today’s job!

Spellings- Homophones- Well done for keeping up with your SpellingShed sessions! This week we are looking at homophones- words that sound the same but are spelled differently! The words are: grate/great, grown/groan, main/mane, meat/meet, missed/mist.

TT Rockstars- Keep going with your amazing work- I am planning on having a TT Rockstars day over the next couple of weeks where we can dress up and share our amazing learning on TT Rockstars.

PE- Celebrity Supply Teacher- For a bit of a change, I thought we’d have a look at the June episode of Celebrity Supply Teacher, featuring Marcus Rashford, who delivers a very special PE lesson as he demonstrates a stretch and warm-up routine designed to get fans ready for a big game or sporting event. He discusses how he was spotted by Man Utd scouts as a boy and what his alternative career may have been if football hadn’t worked out. CLICK HERE to watch the video.

Friday  12th February

 

We have made it to the end of the half term! Well done for working so hard. We are very proud of your new zoom skills as well as the work that you have done. It has been so lovely to see what you have been doing and all the learning that has been achieved.

 

As today is the last day before the weeks break please use the time to get yourself completely up to date with all the tasks that we have set. I will be reading you our next story on the zoom call later, ready for today's set task.

 

See you at 9.15am!

 

Mrs Wood

 

 

 

Thursday 11th February

 

GRAMMAR - You have been working really on hard on understanding how to use apostrophes in contractions to make your speech and writing less formal and friendlier. I have been impressed with the effort you have put it. Well done! 

 

Here is the link for what I would like you to do today.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zcyv4qt

MATHS - we are going to create our own bar chart based on the one we looked at during the live BBC lesson a couple of weeks ago. You should have the relevant sheet in the pack you printed out for the lesson. 

 

Key things to remember:

 

You need to label your chart with a title. Ours will be the same as the one on the worksheet - Birds that were spotted.

 

You need to label the axis (lines). Again the same as the one on the worksheet - Numbers of birds (vertical) and Types of bird (horizontal).

 

You need to draw your lines with a ruler!!

 

The spaces between your numbers/items being represented need to be equal. If you have some squared paper this makes it easier as you can count the squares.

 

Now. This is where it gets trickier because HERE IS THE SET OF DATA THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE USING WHICH IS NOT THE SAME AS THE CHART ON THE WORKSHEET!!!

 

Blackbirds - 4

Robins - 2

Goldfinch - 1

Starlings - 8

House Sparrows - 10

Wood Pigeons - 3

 

Therefore you are going to need 6 birds on your chart instead of 5 and the scale on the vertical side will need to go up to 10!

 

Please note that bar charts are only drawn AFTER you have collected your data so that you know how to draw your axis!

 

Good luck! This is a bit of a challenge so see how you get on. I can answer any questions tomorrow on the zoom call.

 

Finally please can you make sure that you two books (poetry and Robin) are finished by the end of half term as I want to introduce some new tasks when we come back.

 

Have fun, try your best and I will see you tomorrow!

Wednesday 10th February

Goooooood morning! I hope you’re all well and enjoying a bit of time outside even though it’s been so cold the last few days!

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- Finish off your second draft, add an illustration and send it through on ClassDojo for me to have a good read of. You have worked so hard on this module and the stories I’ve seen as they’ve developed are super!

Maths- Multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number (WORK ON WEBSITE)- We are consolidating our understanding of written multiplication strategies. Have a look at the work you’ve done on this already to help you and watch the White Rose videos at https://vimeo.com/486513593, https://vimeo.com/489850121 and https://vimeo.com/489849543 to remind you!

SpellingShed- the suffix -ly- There are some incredible numbers on SpellingShed over the last few weeks- well done! We are looking at adverbs that end in -ly this week- remember to spell the root word correctly as well! The words this week are: calmly, exactly, deadly, bravely, boldly, gladly, deeply, clearly, hourly, quickly.

TTRockstars/Arithmetic- Times Tables- Again I’ve set your Arithmetic as Times Tables to help you with your multiplication in PowerMaths over the next week. If there are some you’re not sure on yet, use your Times Tables grid!

Reading- All About Elephants- Read the text again and try to answer the second page of questions- highlight any important information. If you get time, try and find out some more information about elephants online or in books!

Topic- World Explorers- Asia- These learning packs about different parts of the world are super and give you a chance to explore lots of different places that we can share information about. This week we are looking at Asia- have a look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmh4bdm, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zvnvjhv, https://www.ducksters.com/geography/asia.php, https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-eyfs-ks1-go-jetters-continent-of-asia/zfpt2sg and https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/asia-facts.html for some extra information. Let me know if there are any other good geography resources around on ClassDojo!

PE- Chance to Shine cricket coaching- Chance to Shine have some amazing videos available on their page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdD6u9OsMyMsI0Ns5tqlR6osNF6kx6u5g, so have a go at some and share some photos with us on ClassDojo!

Tuesday 9th February

Morning all! It’s been so great catching up on Zoom and with your work on ClassDojo over the last few weeks- I can’t wait until we’re all able to do this in person before too long! You are all amazing!

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- Today and tomorrow I’d like you to write the second draft of your version of the story. This could be hand-written in a book or on paper like you have done with Mrs Wood, or word processed if you have the equipment to do that. Don’t forget to check and improve as you go along!

Maths- Multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number 3 (PowerMaths p24-26)- You are doing amazingly with this- keep going and I will be doing this as the main input on our Zoom conversation this morning! The White Rose video is https://vimeo.com/489849543. There are some extra White Rose jobs on here if you need them!

SpellingShed- the suffix -ly- There are some incredible numbers on SpellingShed over the last few weeks- well done! We are looking at adverbs that end in -ly this week- remember to spell the root word correctly as well! The words this week are: calmly, exactly, deadly, bravely, boldly, gladly, deeply, clearly, hourly, quickly.

TTRockstars/Arithmetic- Times Tables- Again I’ve set your Arithmetic as Times Tables to help you with your multiplication in PowerMaths over the next week. If there are some you’re not sure on yet, use your Times Tables grid!

Reading- All About Elephants- Read the text again and try to answer the first page of questions- highlight any important information.

Science- What are changes of state and why do they take place?- Last week we explored what happens when you freeze different liquids. Today we are going to look at changes of state, from solid to liquid, liquid to gas and the opposite direction. Have a watch of the Oak Academy lesson at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-changes-of-state-and-why-do-they-take-place-cgt64r and complete the jobs I’ve put on the website! I, like so many other teachers around the country, am thoroughly indebted to the hard work that the Oak Academy team have done to provide quality learning across the curriculum.

Monday 8th February

Merry Monday everyone! We are nearly at the end of term and I could not be prouder of how well you’ve all responded to Lockdown Learning with Mr Blake and Mrs Wood. I’m seeing some incredible stuff coming to me on ClassDojo- big shout outs to Cerys, who has been out and about every day exploring the environment around her, Mason- who has smashed his top score on SpellingShed- and Holly, who is always working so hard and doing lots of extra bits on top!

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- Hopefully many of you have finished your Stone Trolls stories- today I’d like you to have a really good look at what you’ve written, if possible read it aloud to an adult and check that all your full stops and capital letters are in place and check it makes sense. I can’t wait to read them!

Maths- Multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number 2 (PowerMaths p21-23)- The steps are the same but the numbers are different- make sure that you’re remembering your Hundreds, Tens and Ones columns when adding the two multiplications together! The White Rose video for this is https://vimeo.com/489850121.

SpellingShed- the suffix -ly- There are some incredible numbers on SpellingShed over the last few weeks- well done! We are looking at adverbs that end in -ly this week- remember to spell the root word correctly as well! The words this week are: calmly, exactly, deadly, bravely, boldly, gladly, deeply, clearly, hourly, quickly.

TTRockstars/Arithmetic- Times Tables- Again I’ve set your Arithmetic as Times Tables to help you with your multiplication in PowerMaths over the next week. If there are some you’re not sure on yet, use your Times Tables grid!

Reading- All About Elephants- Have a read of the text today and highlight any words you’re not sure about- try and find out what they mean!

PE- PE with Joe- Check out https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/playlists and see how you get on- don’t forget you can have a look at some of the other videos, or look at the BBC website to see what other activities there are to keep moving throughout the week!

Topic- World Explorers- Asia- These learning packs about different parts of the world are super and give you a chance to explore lots of different places that we can share information about. This week we are looking at Asia- have a look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmh4bdm, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zvnvjhv, https://www.ducksters.com/geography/asia.php, https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-eyfs-ks1-go-jetters-continent-of-asia/zfpt2sg and https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/asia-facts.html for some extra information. Let me know if there are any other good geography resources around on ClassDojo!

Friday 5th February

 

Today needs to be spent getting up to date with all the work that has been set this week. Make sure that you spend half an hour reading as well as your fifteen minutes on both Shed Spelling and TT Rock Stars. Remember to do a book review when you finish a book.

 

You should have your Robin story planned out and hopefully you have now completed your poetry book - based on 'A Giraffe on the Moon'. 

 

Finally,  I will be reading you a story on the zoom call this morning. Today our story is from Canada and it is called 'Rainbow and the Autumn Leaves'. Sounds to me as if we will be able to create some beautiful pictures based on that title!

 

See you at 9.15am. smiley

Thursday 4th February

 

Lovely to see you all today on the zoom calls! You have done very well on the contraction work and I am looking forward to seeing you start to use them in your writing!

 

As discussed please try to read today for half an hour, spend some time on TT Rock Stars and Spelling Shed. You can also spend some time using your Multiplication Square so that you become familiar with how it works.

 

Please think about your Robin story and we will discuss it some more tomorrow. What is your Robin called and what type of design are you going to use to represent it? You have worked on a drawing from memory, one from research and a cartoon one. Which version are you going to choose or are you going to make up your own? What adventures is it going to have? Plan it out this week and remember to include a beginning, middle and end. I look forward to hearing about them.

 

Finally when you are able to get outside can you try and find five things that show us that Spring is on it's way. These may be things you can see or hear. We will share some of them tomorrow!

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow at 9.15am on the class zoom call.

Wednesday 3rd February

Morning everyone! Don’t forget to keep uploading your work to ClassDojo so Mrs Wood and I can celebrate what you’ve been up to over the last few weeks. Also, if you’ve been doing any extra bits outside of our in-class learning then let us know through ClassDojo as well- we have been able to share some excellent stuff in our Zoom sessions throughout lockdown and look forward to seeing some more!

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- Today we are going to read and edit what we’ve done so far, adding some extra high-quality language where needed to help our readers enjoy your stories. Then, you can finish the story ready to edit again and start our second draft on Monday!

Maths- Multiplying a 1-digit number by a 2-digit number- This is a good one! All the work we’ve been doing on multiplying by multiples of ten will really come in handy here. We are going to have a look through what we did yesterday and see what practice we need to do during our Zoom session, but if you’re still not sure, watch the White Rose video at https://vimeo.com/489850121.

Arithmetic- This week, to help with your Maths over the next few weeks, I am giving you some extra Times Tables practice. I’ve also put the answers up for last week’s arithmetic!

Reading- The Vikings- Have a good read of the text about Vikings; remember you can highlight parts of the text that help you to answer the questions!

Spellings- The long /a/ sound spelled ‘ey’- Keep plugging away on SpellingShed! Don’t forget you can have a go at ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ and word pyramids if you want to have a go on paper. Get older siblings, parents or anyone else at home to quiz you daily as well! The spellings this week are: obey, prey, convey, survey, grey, osprey (no excuses on that one!), disobey, they, surveyor, conveyor.

PE- Chance to Shine cricket coaching- Chance to Shine have some amazing videos available on their page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdD6u9OsMyMsI0Ns5tqlR6osNF6kx6u5g, so have a go at some and share some photos with us on ClassDojo!

Geography- World Explorers- Over the next few weeks, we are going to explore many different places around the world, starting this week with South America. Have a look at the Oddizzi website (www.oddizzi.com) to explore some of the different continents and record some of your findings on the sheets or in your Red Books.

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- Carry on with writing your own version of the Stone Trolls- if you’re struggling for ideas don’t forget you can look back through the pack for some extra help!

Maths- Multiplying a 1-digit number by a 2-digit number (1) (PowerMaths p18-20)- This is a good one! All the work we’ve been doing on multiplying by multiples of ten will really come in handy here. I will be doing a full input on your daily Zoom with this lesson, but if you’re still not sure, watch the White Rose video at https://vimeo.com/486513593.

Arithmetic- This week, to help with your Maths over the next few weeks, I am giving you some extra Times Tables practice. I’ve also put the answers up for last week’s arithmetic!

Reading- The Vikings- Have a good read of the text about Vikings; remember you can highlight parts of the text that help you to answer the questions!

Spellings- The long /a/ sound spelled ‘ey’- Keep plugging away on SpellingShed! Don’t forget you can have a go at ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ and word pyramids if you want to have a go on paper. Get older siblings, parents or anyone else at home to quiz you daily as well! The spellings this week are: obey, prey, convey, survey, grey, osprey (no excuses on that one!), disobey, they, surveyor, conveyor.

Science- What happens to different liquids when they freeze?- Right. Here we go. Let’s try an experiment. You will need an ice cube tray and several different types of liquid. You could use water, tomato ketchup, kitchen oil, mayonnaise, juice, squash or anything else you can think of (I ran out of ideas). Pour several different liquids into different compartments of the ice cube tray and put them into the ‘fast-freeze’ part of the freezer if you have one. Record what you see using adjectives in the table I’ve put on the website. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUsdzTo6DXc to get a flavour of what we’re looking for!

Monday 1st February

Wow- we made it through January! We are both very proud of you all for the incredible hard work you’ve been doing and the super engagement in online learning that you’ve been doing. Don’t forget, you can now upload your work to your portfolio on ClassDojo, for which there is an app. That way, we can keep everything on there and comment at the end of the day. If you’ve not yet signed up, click the link at https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=C3Y4USF and put your details in so we can share information by there as well!

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- I hope you’ve all innovated your plan for your own version of The Stone Trolls- I have! Today I’d like you to focus on the first two parts of your plan: introducing the terrible thing that may happen and describing your characters and setting. Don’t forget to include adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions to tell us where, when, how and why your trolls are how they are.

Maths- Comparing multiplication and division statements 2 (PowerMaths p 15-17)- We are extending our learning from last week, where we compared statements using the equals, greater than and less than symbols. This time, we will be working out some of these problems when they are ten times bigger, so keep going with TT Rockstars and Numbots to help you along. The White Rose video for this lesson is at https://vimeo.com/485433674.

Arithmetic- This week, to help with your Maths over the next few weeks, I am giving you some extra Times Tables practice. I’ve also put the answers up for last week’s arithmetic!

Reading- The Vikings- Have a good read of the text about Vikings; remember you can highlight parts of the text that help you to answer the questions!

Spellings- The long /a/ sound spelled ‘ey’- Keep plugging away on SpellingShed! Don’t forget you can have a go at ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ and word pyramids if you want to have a go on paper. Get older siblings, parents or anyone else at home to quiz you daily as well! The spellings this week are: obey, prey, convey, survey, grey, osprey (no excuses on that one!), disobey, they, surveyor, conveyor.

PE- PE with Joe- Check out https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/playlists and see how you get on- don’t forget you can have a look at some of the other videos, or look at the BBC website to see what other activities there are to keep moving throughout the week!

Friday 29th January

 

Literacy - Following on from the work you did yesterday during the live lesson we are going to think about writing instructions. I would like you to think about how you can attract wildlife into your garden. You can think about wildlife as a whole or just focus on one thing, such as birds, it is up to you! Think about what they will need - food, water, shelter etc. You can choose to present your work in numbered points or bullet points. Please start your points with these time adverbials: First, Next, After this, Then, Finally.

 

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

 

Please remember to do your daily time on TT Rock Stars, Spelling Shed and reading as well as having a go using your multiplication square. Have a look at the Winter Watch webcams if you can and look carefully for robins, bank voles and blue tits!

 

Lastly you should have drawn two robins yesterday - one from memory and one from research. Today I would like you to have a go at a tutorial on how to draw a cartoon one on the link below.

 

I hope you enjoy it!

 

Have a lovely day and a great weekend. See you next week. smiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#DrawWithRob 56 Robin

✏️ARE YOU READY TO DRAW? Here's another #DrawWithRob film for you to watch with your little/big ones. Today we are drawing a robin . All you need is a piece ...

Thursday 28th January

 

Hello everyone! You look as if you have had a very busy and hardworking week and it has been lovely to see all the work that you have been doing.

 

Before we get on to the plan for today, as it is a little different, I'm just going to go through a few reminders to keep us all on track with our learning so that we can continue to do the best that we possibly can!

 

Spelling Shed - do try and do this everyday if you can.

TT Rock Stars - again, little and often is the way to go with this so keep at it!

Reading - try to read each day as you will find that books are so much more enjoyable when you lose yourself in the story instead of having to try to remember what it was you read last time you picked the book up.

Book Reviews - when you do finish a book remember to do a review of some sort to share in the Friday Zoom. smiley

Multiplication Square - you all had one of these slotted in to your new Power Maths books. Try to have a play with it and hopefully it will help you to get to grips with those multiplication

facts so that they become embedded in your brain. (That's not as painful as it sounds, I promise!!) We will look at it together next week.

Number Bonds - keep working on these everyday!

 

You still have your poetry book based on 'A Giraffe On The Moon' to finish and hopefully you have done two pictures to go with our weekly stories from around the world. Finally, I hope that your Robin research is coming along well and that you have kept your notes because you will need them soon.

 

These tasks allow you to plan your learning out to suit you and what you would like to do at any particular time, alongside the daily tasks that are set. Right. I think we are ready to look at today's work. Here we go . . . . .

 

You should all have received an email from Mr Bamford with some information about today's work in it. We are going to have the usual Zoom sessions at 9.15 and 10.15 but the people in the 11.15 group have been asked to join the earlier one. This is because we are all going to be watching a live lesson on the BBC at 11am (streamed on the BBC's Teach platform as well as CBBC) which will cover Maths, Literacy and Science and is based around the RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch. You have been sent all the details you need including the lesson information, the worksheets and the answers. 

 

During our Zoom session we will continue our grammar work around apostrophes. We will do this together this week and I will explain the task as we go along.

 

Finally the task I would like you to do in the afternoon continues our Robin research ready for the upcoming task. This week I would like you to draw a Robin! Please take the time to really think about this and to look carefully at the shape of the bird, where the colours change in the feathers, what the beak and the eyes etc are like. I would like you to do this from memory FIRST, and then I would like you to watch one, if you are lucky enough to have one in your garden, and/or look on the internet or in a book and then draw one again seeing how you can improve your first impression. Keep these with your research notes ready for when we need them.

 

Phew! There is a lot to be done today so I will see you shortly on the Zoom! blush

 

 

Wednesday 27th January

We’ve made it as far as Wednesday again! You are all doing brilliantly and both Mrs Wood and I are very proud of you for everything you’ve been doing. Make sure you give yourself a bit of time outside if the weather is dry to prevent cabin fever!

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Truth about Trolls- Today we are going to continue looking at some ideas for innovating our story. Use page 19 to help you plan out your story.

Maths- Related multiplication and division calculations- PowerMaths p12-14. Today we are looking at the relationship between multiplication and division, which are inverse operations. As with yesterday, we will be making some of these calculations ten times bigger as well, so keep up with TT Rockstars to make your job much easier! Have a look at the video https://vimeo.com/486330232 if you want a reminder.

SpellingShed- The long /a/ sound spelled ‘ei’- vein, weigh, eight, neighbour, sleigh, reign, freight, reins, veil, eighteen. Keep going throughout the week; we have super numbers on Monday-Wednesday but we drop off a little bit towards the end of the week. Practice makes perfect!

Reading/topic- Roundhouse for Sale- This text is an information text about some of the houses that might have been around during the Anglo-Saxon times. Can you use some bits you have lying around the house to build yourself a roundhouse with some of the features we’ve learned about?

PE- Ladder Challenges- I’ve added some challenges to the webpage that should help co-ordination and keep your feet moving! Don’t panic if you haven’t got a ladder, or cones, or chalk to mark out a ladder. You can use anything that does the same job or makes those lines for you to hop, step and jump over!

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- and Power Maths for the next few days.

Tuesday 26th January

Morning all! Hopefully you’ve all recovered from PE with Joe yesterday. Don’t forget the BBC are doing some excellent stuff during the day and on the iPlayer so catch up with some of those if you get the chance. We’ve been watching a lot of Deadly 60 and the Winterwatch cameras- my favourite so far are Chris’s badgers who I’ve been following since Springwatch last year.

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- We are going to look through the Grammar Games as well as starting to innovate our own story (from p16).

Maths- Related multiplication calculations- PowerMaths p9-11. We are making times tables calculations ten times bigger today- this is a key skill in life and to make it easier you should try and practise as much on TT Rockstars as you can!

SpellingShed- The long /a/ sound spelled ‘ei’- vein, weigh, eight, neighbour, sleigh, reign, freight, reins, veil, eighteen. Keep going throughout the week; we have super numbers on Monday-Wednesday but we drop off a little bit towards the end of the week. Practice makes perfect!

Reading- Roundhouse for Sale- Read the text, answer the questions and use a dictionary to try and find out the meaning of some of the words in the text. Have a go at the prepositions task at the end of the pack.

Science- We’re going to talk a little this morning about last week’s diagrams of what the particles look like in solids, liquids and gases, because today we are exploring What happens when you heat or cool each state of matter? Watch the lesson at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-happens-when-you-heat-or-cool-each-state-of-matter-68w3at and try to fill in some of the gaps. If you can, freeze some water and observe what happens as it melts throughout the day (if it gets warm enough!).

Monday 25th January

Good morning! I missed you all during last week, but I’m feeling much better and raring to go this week. I’ve put the answers for Words in Sentences, the previous PowerMaths and the addition arithmetic up on the webpage for you to check through and correct if required. Please make sure you have your new PowerMaths book; I will put the first three sessions on the webpage for those who haven’t had a chance to come up and collect safely.

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- Have a go at the Grammar Games- we’ll talk about some of them in our Zoom calls this morning! We will be doing these games for the next couple of days so spread them out!

Maths- Comparing multiplication and division statements 1- PowerMaths p6-8. We are looking at using our times tables knowledge and the equals sign, the greater than sign and the less than sign. Look at the link on https://vimeo.com/485433674 if you need another look.

Arithmetic- Subtraction- have a go at the daily subtraction challenge- try and get to at least e) every day. Answers will go up later in the week!

Reading- Roundhouse for Sale- Read the text, answer the questions and use a dictionary to try and find out the meaning of some of the words in the text. There is an extra SPAG task for you to do on prepositions if you would like.

TT Rockstars- Our numbers are looking great on TT Rockstars! Don’t forget, you can use the same login to access Numbots as well if you’d like a change.

SpellingShed- The long /a/ sound spelled ‘ei’- vein, weigh, eight, neighbour, sleigh, reign, freight, reins, veil, eighteen. Keep going throughout the week; we have super numbers on Monday-Wednesday but we drop off a little bit towards the end of the week. Practice makes perfect!

PE- PE with Joe- Check out https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/playlists and see how you get on- don’t forget you can have a look at some of the other videos, or look at the BBC website to see what other activities there are to keep moving throughout the week!

Friday 22nd January

 

Lovely to see you all again! Unfortunately the zoom connection wasn't too happy this morning! Try to get up to date with as much of the work as you can. Have a go at creating a picture to go with today's story. Also make sure you get outside and enjoy this fabulous sparkling, sunny day!

 

Thursday 21st January

 

Maths - We are continuing to embed our understanding of the relationship between multiplication and division. This will help us to do our work more efficiently as we will be able to focus on the problem and finding the answer rather than spending time working out the basics! Please continue to work on your 2, 5 and 10 times tables and when you are up for a challenge add in the 4 and 8.

 

Today can you create the four number facts for these calculations please:

10 x 3, 6 x 10, 7 x 5 and 5 x 2. Think about what we discussed and you should have two multiplication facts and two division facts. You can also draw the arrays. When you have done these ones can you think of five of your own to share tomorrow!

 

Literacy - Brainstorm all you know about robins. Then do some research on the internet or in books you may have at home to find out more. We will be using this work over the next couple of weeks so it is very important that you make the notes as they will help you with the main task.

 

Grammar - please go back to the contraction work from last week and re-write the words the other way round. For example 'wasn't' started as 'was not'.

 

Start with the contraction and then tell me what it was before it was contracted. Try not to just copy what we did last week as that won't challenge you very much!

 

If you still have time then you can look at the Winter Watch web cams.

 

Have a good day and see you tomorrow! smiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 20th January

Hello everyone; I hope you have been working hard and enjoying your home learning over the last few days!

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- we are going to have a look at the Grammar Games this morning so make sure you’ve finished them all off so that we can move onto the next stage next week!

Maths- Comparing multiplication and division statements 1- watch the link at https://vimeo.com/485433674 if you’re not sure.

Arithmetic- Have a go at a subtraction section a day through the week. I will post the answers next Wednesday.

TT Rockstars- Our numbers are looking great on TT Rockstars! Don’t forget, you can use the same login to access Numbots as well if you’d like a change.

SpellingShed- Engagement is superb with SpellingShed over the last few days; I’m very proud of all of you. Your spellings this week are the long /a/ sound spelled ‘ai’: straight, painter, fainted, waist, strainer, chained, claimed, failure, snail, waiter.

Topic- Who were the Vikings? Look at the BBC Bitesize page at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/zjcxwty which has a couple of videos on about the Vikings and where they invaded. Draw a picture of either a Viking or a longboat in as much detail as you can.

Tuesday, 19th January

Good morning all; I hope you’ve had a busy day yesterday and been super active with Joe Wicks. You are working really hard on your home learning and should be very proud- keep it up!

 

Today’s Learning

Literacy- The Stone Trolls- keep going on the Grammar Games in your learning pack.

Maths- We are going through the last few PowerMaths lessons today, as well as the End of Unit Check. Make any corrections and make sure you have done your arithmetic for the last couple of days.

TT Rockstars- Our numbers are looking great on TT Rockstars! Don’t forget, you can use the same login to access Numbots as well if you’d like a change.

SpellingShed- Engagement is superb with SpellingShed over the last few days; I’m very proud of all of you. Your spellings this week are the long /a/ sound spelled ‘ai’: straight, painter, fainted, waist, strainer, chained, claimed, failure, snail, waiter.

Reading- Words in Sentences- we are going through the answers this morning; write a sentence under each question using the meaning of the word in bold that doesn’t fit the sentence they’ve written.

Science- How do particles behave inside solids, liquids and gases? Watch the lesson on https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-particles-behave-inside-solids-liquids-and-gases-68wp2c and have a go at the tasks below. I will be particularly interested to see your diagrams of what the particles look like in solids, liquids and gases.

 

 

Monday, 18th January

Morning everyone! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend (as well as one can at the moment). I’ve taken Floyd for a lovely long walk along Bristol to Bath railway path and he had an absolute ball. I hope some of you managed to have a look at the Chance to Shine cricket coaching on Wednesday and have been getting as active as possible!

Today’s Learning

English- The Stone Trolls- We are going to read the story once more and do the sections What did you think about the story? and Reading Quiz.

Maths- End of Unit Check (p148-150)- Have a go at My Journal and Power Play to see how you’ve done over the course of our multiplication and division module. We will be going through answers for what we’ve done so far tomorrow morning.

OUR NEW POWERMATHS BOOKS ARE NOW IN SCHOOL; PLEASE DO POP IN AND PICK THEM UP IF YOU ARE LEARNING FROM HOME. We will NOW be starting the new module on Wednesday.

PE- PE with Joe- https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/playlists.

TT Rockstars- Our numbers are looking great on TT Rockstars! Don’t forget, you can use the same login to access Numbots as well if you’d like a change.

SpellingShed- Engagement is superb with SpellingShed over the last few days; I’m very proud of all of you. Your spellings this week are the long /a/ sound spelled ‘ai’: straight, painter, fainted, waist, strainer, chained, claimed, failure, snail, waiter.

Well done for all your hard work this week! You are doing a fantastic job and we are very proud of all you are doing!

 

Spend today getting up to date with everything, do a little bit on your poetry book and also have a go at creating a picture using muted, soft tones to illustrate the story from Australia that we shared today about ‘The First Sunrise’.

 

Have a lovely day and a peaceful weekend and we will see you next week! 😊

 

 

Friday 15th January

 

I am looking forward to seeing everybody together on the Zoom at 9.15 this morning. There will be an opportunity to share some of the work you have been doing, to ask any questions you have and to sort out any problems you may have faced this week.

 

I am planning to go through some of the Spanish that we have been learning and I have a story to read you that will lead into some art work. I will put more details up about the work for tomorrow after the call! See you then!

 

 

Mrs wood

Thursday 14th January

 

Morning all!

 

I hope you have had a good week and that you are getting on well with the work that we have been setting. 

 

After the Zoom session today I would like you to complete the relevant pages in your Power Maths books, do the literacy task I will share and discuss with you and then spend a bit of time working on the next page or two in your poetry (A Giraffe on the Moon) book. If you are still raring to go after all that then you can continue with your spellings on Spelling Shed, your times tables on TT Rock Stars and your weekly book review ready for our class catch up tomorrow. smiley

 

So, firstly we have Maths. Today we are working on 'Related Facts: Multiplication and Division, which is from P145 in your books. If you need a bit more input then Mr Blake has found this link to help you: https://vimeo.com/485433674

 

Here is the link for 'Mr Thorne Does Grammar' - Please can you write out the two words, the contraction and the letter that is missing.

 

ie. do not - don't - o

Wednesday 13th January

Morning everyone! Hope you’re all well and enjoying our online learning. Solids, liquids and gases is one of my favourite Science topics (yes I have favourite Science topics) and I’m really looking forward to sharing some of the learning that we’ve done already. If you’re at a loose end, the BBC have started putting their daily learning on the CBBC channel and on the BBC iPlayer so have a watch of those- we will be dipping in and out of those in school in the same way.

 

Today’s Learning

English- Re-read The Stone Trolls story. All of the words on the sheet “What do the words mean?” are in bold in the story. See if you can work out what they mean and jot down your ideas. As with the words in the glossary, try to use them in a sentence to show that you understand what they mean. Use the Similar Words box to help you if you need it.

Maths- Understanding Divisibility (2) (PowerMaths p142-144). We are looking at the relationship between multiplication and division over the next couple of days. If you’re finding it tricky, watch the White Rose video at https://vimeo.com/492449125 to see if that can help. I have also put up your weekly arithmetic to have a go at, covering learning from Year 2 and earlier this year.

Spellings- You have done an amazing job this week already at accessing SpellingShed; have a good look and play with them and don’t forget to write them on some spare paper to stick on the fridge so you can be tested whenever you can while you’re at home.

This week’s spellings are Challenge Words: centre, decide, disappear, early, heart, learn, minute, notice, regular, therefore.

TT Rockstars- I’ve challenged everybody in Rockslam! Have a go and see if you can get close to my score; I’ve been practising…

Topic- Anglo-Saxons and Vikings- we are exploring the Sutton Hoo haul and some of the artefacts that were found in this gigantic burial site. Watch the video at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0113xxh about the haul and have a look and see if you can work out what some of the artefacts were; we’ll be discussing what some of them are over the next few days.

PE- We are very lucky this week that we have the opportunity to link up with national cricket charity Chance to Shine for their first ever live-streamed session at 2.00pm today at https://www.chancetoshine.org/live. Don’t panic if you haven’t got any cricket gear; you can use socks, water bottles and frying pans for this taster activity. A full list is on the Chance to Shine website.

Reading- Have a careful read of ‘Words in Sentences’; we are using the context to try and work out what each of the words in these sentences mean. We will be looking at the answers on Monday.

Arithmetic- Each week I will post five pages of calculations to do. Pick a section and have a go at some of the questions each day.

Tuesday 12th January

Good morning! Hoping you’re all well and you got on OK with yesterday’s learning. I will be Zooming Group 1 at 0915 today, Group 2 at 1015 and Group 3 at 1115. Don’t forget to get in touch if you’ve got any questions via the school office.

Today’s Learning

English- ‘The Truth about Trolls’- I’d like you to re-read the story about trolls and write down your top 5 facts. Then, have a look at the glossary of technical terms and talk about any of the words you’re not sure about. Once you understand the meaning of each word, write a sentence using each of them to prove it!

Maths- Understanding Divisibility (1) (PowerMaths p139-141). We are looking at the relationship between multiplication and division over the next couple of days. If you’re finding it tricky, watch the White Rose video at https://vimeo.com/492449125 to see if that can help.

Spellings- I have (hopefully!) put this week’s spellings on SpellingShed; have a good look and play with them and don’t forget to write them on some spare paper to stick on the fridge so you can be tested whenever you can while you’re at home. This week’s spellings are Challenge Words: centre, decide, disappear, early, heart, learn, minute, notice, regular, therefore.

TT Rockstars- I’ve challenged everybody in Rockslam! Have a go and see if you can get close to my score; I’ve been practising…

Science- This term, we are exploring solids, liquids and gases. For Science while we are learning in different places, we are using the Oak Academy Science lessons; I’ve posted the worksheets here and watch the video at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-properties-of-solids-liquids-and-gases-6gv30d. We will be discussing it during tomorrow morning’s catch-up!

Monday, 11th January

Good morning! I hope you’ve had a good weekend. I will be Zooming Group 1 at 0915 today, Group 2 at 1015 and Group 3 at 1115. Remember, if you’ve got any problems with timings etc., pop us an e-mail via the office and we will see what we can do.

Today’s Learning

English- We are starting our ‘Talk for Writing’ module ‘The Truth about Trolls’ this morning; the learning pack is posted below. Today we are looking at the Introduction, reading the main text and discussing what the contents are and what type of text this is. If there is anything you find interesting in the extract, pop it down with the date in your red writing book we’ve provided.

 

Maths- PowerMaths p136-138. We are problem solving today! I’ve posted the PowerMaths pages for the rest of the practice book below; either use your PowerMaths book, print them or write the answers in your red writing book with the date. Make sure you read the questions and talk through anything that you’re not sure about with those at home with you.

 

Spellings- I have (hopefully!) put this week’s spellings on SpellingShed; have a good look and play with them and don’t forget to write them on some spare paper to stick on the fridge so you can be tested whenever you can while you’re at home.

This week’s spellings are Challenge Words: centre, decide, disappear, early, heart, learn, minute, notice, regular, therefore.

 

TT Rockstars- I’ve challenged everybody in Rockslam! Have a go and see if you can get close to my score; I’ve been practising…

 

PE- In school, we will be working on our core movement skill- balance, core strength, endurance and speed. You can have a look back at some of the PE with Joe lessons from the Summer (I believe Joe Wicks is producing more videos over the next few weeks) on https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/playlists and try to keep up!

Friday 8th January

 

Wow! that was great fun! Thank you for joining in and for sharing all your fantastic work! It was so lovely to see you. smiley

 

So, today's task :

 

Thinking about the book - A Giraffe on The Moon - you need to think of some fantastic things that you would only ever see in your dreams. Ideally you need ten things put together into five rhyming pairs. In the book an example is: A giraffe on the moon/A cat in a balloon. 

 

Your first page will be  - Who would expect to see . . . . . . 

 

Your last page will be - These things are strange and yet it seems, I can see anything in my dreams.

 

This is not a quick task so please don't feel you have to do it all today. We are making our own books so there will need to be a front and back cover as well as the rhyming ideas and the wonderful pictures. This work can be done over the coming weeks so take your time and be as detailed as you can. Have fun with it and let your imagination run riot!

Friday 8th January

 

I am looking forward to seeing you in the Zoom catch up at 9.15! I will talk to you then about some of the things we will be doing and I will update the details for the task here once I have spoken to you.

 

Please have any work you did yesterday to show us on the Zoom but don't worry if you haven't finished it - we didn't all finish everything in class either!

Thursday 7th January 2021

 

Good Morning everyone! I hope you had a good day yesterday. I have got some jobs for you to do today and I look forward to seeing what you do, on the Zoom call tomorrow. I am looking forward to it! 

 

JOB 1 - If you have collected your packs you will have noticed that you have a little red book. Your challenge is to decorate it so that it becomes special to you and a reminder of this time. You can do it however you like, you can use whatever you like but you must have your name on it somewhere as well as 'Osprey Class' and 'Lockdown 3.0'. I hope you are up for the challenge and I look forward to seeing them tomorrow! blush

 

JOB 2 - Thinking about our school values now. I would like you to focus on 'Trust' which is our focus value for this Half Term. Please create a poster to illustrate and explain what it is. Think about: What is trust? Who do you trust? Why do you trust them? How do they make you feel? How can you be trustworthy? Try to link some of your ideas with the R.E we worked on last term and link it with the learning we did about God and Jesus. You can be as creative and colourful in your presentation as you like. Use A4 paper if you can.

 

JOB 3 - Now for something different. I would like you to look out of the window! Hopefully you can see some birds. Depending on where you are you may see a robin or a blackbird or even a herring gull or carrion crow. Draw a bird you can see and if you don't know what it is called try to find out on line or from a book. Try to include as many details as you can and label your picture with the information you discover. You can do this in your red book.

 

I hope you enjoy the tasks. Do what you can and you can always finish them tomorrow although I do have one more task up my sleeve for you that I will share on the Zoom call! Have fun and stay safe and I will see you tomorrow! blush

 

Mrs Wood

 6/1/21

 

Good Morning everyone! Or should I say Buenos dias! smiley  Hope you are all OK and that you had a good Christmas and New Year. It has been a little bit chilly so I've had lots of adventures in the garden with Bobby and the rest of the birds. I also have a little update about the hedgehogs but I will leave that until I talk to you. 

 

Keep an eye on this page as I will put some tasks on for you to work on tomorrow and Friday and hopefully, all being well, I will see you over Zoom on Friday!

 

Have fun and stay safe!

 

Mrs Wood

Term 3 2020-21!

Welcome back! Mr Blake and Mrs Wood are returning for another term of Osprey fun, learning and exploring. It looks very, very different this term, but we are still working very hard to ensure that your learning is fun, purposeful and something worth talking about with those at home with you!

 

Keep practising those SpellingShed spellings, set every Monday, as well as reading whatever you can, whenever you can, as the nights draw in. Our Maths focus over the next few weeks is multiplication and division, so crack on with TT Rockstars to keep improving those skills! Don't forget to look at some of our Term 2 Topic exploration as well as we will be doing a little more on the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Biomes over the next few weeks!

Home Learning Term 2!

 

In addition to this, we are providing you with some opportunities to explore our Term 2 topic- Anglo-Saxons and Vikings- and other areas of learning through a series of open-ended tasks. These are not compulsory and do not have to be brought into school to share- you could take a photo and send it to the school e-mail address- but as always would be welcomed and celebrated by friends and staff throughout the term. It would be nice if we could put some photographs of your home learning up on our web pages to show children across the school as well! More details can be found on the website for many tasks on the task list.

 

Some tasks to try at home include:

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

- Try making some Anglo-Saxon cakes.

- Have a go at building some of your own ‘wattle and daub’ walling by weaving some sticks together and sticking mud and leaves to it to firm it up.

- Try writing a ‘day in the life’ account of an Anglo-Saxon or a Viking, perhaps as a diary or a letter to another person.

- Draw or print out a picture of yourself and a Viking child. Write about the similarities and differences between you both. Include information about their day, school, family, toys, pets, work.

- Draw or paint a picture of a Viking God.

The Iron Man

- Create your own ‘Iron Man’ using recyclable materials from home.

- The Iron Man eats metal. What different types of metal do you know about? Create a meal for the Iron Man using different metals.

- Imagine if the Iron Man came to school! What would he do? How would you look after him. Write a diary entry telling us about your crazy day.

Black History Month

- Find out about a significant figure in black history, in the UK or overseas, and share your findings with your class.

Living Things and their Habitats

- Have a look around your surroundings; what animals and plants can you see and what are their habitats

- Discuss, draw or write about the different habitats around your local area.

 

Keep a look out on the class pages for excellent home learning and extra details!

Wattle and Daub shelters.

Medieval houses were built using an intricate method of covering woven branches with a mixture of mud, hay and manure.

Anglo-Saxon Oat Cakes Recipe

Some Ospreys have already been making their Anglo-Saxon cakes!

Year 3 and 4 common exception words

Home-link contact books: The children need to bring these into school everyday and they should be used to record reading at home. Every signature from an adult to show their child has read at home goes towards our Jack and Jill reading scheme.

Please use these books for other messages such as different home time arrangements. 

 

PE: Mondays 

Children will only need to bring trainers for these lessons which need to be kept in school. The lesson will be outside, so as the weather changes, warmer clothes will be needed. If the weather is wet, we will use the school hall. 

 

Spellings: Set on a Monday and tested on a Friday

Children will not be bringing spelling sheets home but will be given time during their morning activities to practise and they will write their weekly spellings in their home-link contact books. At home, please continue to use the Spelling Shed website to practise. If this is not possible please let me know and we can make other arrangements.  Their spelling list and test scores will be written in their home-link contact book.

 

Forest School: Thursday mornings

Thank you for all the returned permission slips.  Children need to wear Forest school clothes to school on their day and bring wellies to change in to.

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