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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.

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

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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