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Week 4 of Home Learning (27.4.20)

Home Learning letter (Friday 1st May) - 

 

We are now finishing the second week of the Summer Term and Mr. Thomas and I can’t believe we are now in the month of May! 

 

We can’t express how strange it is not seeing your lovely, smiley faces and how much we are missing you all. We wanted to Repeat our weekly message to you all by saying a big well done for all your hard work again this week. We are so proud of all of you! 

 

The work which you carried out on Time in maths really shows how much progress you are making with this particular unit of Maths. Many of you have come a long way in the past couple of weeks; moving from not being able to tell the time unless it was O’clock or half past, to now being able to tell the time to the nearest minute, draw accurate analogue time (clock faces) and understand digital time too. You have worked so hard on understanding and explaining your knowledge too. 

 

In English you have done very well with the Talk for Writing pack on writing descriptions and reports about trolls. You wrote excellent, descriptive sentences with some very good choices of adjectives and adverbs. You are beginning to understand more about having a wider range of sentence starters, including using ‘add on’ phrases such as ‘Furthermore’ and ‘In addition’ or ‘Additionally’, when you are adding a sentence with even more information than you have already given. 

 

We we enjoyed seeing the facts which you found out about the three main types of rock (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) from your research using ‘Discovery Education: Espresso’. You must have learnt a lot because many of you all did so well in the online quiz too! Those who followed the instructions for making each different type of rock using chocolate have learnt the most, as they have actually experienced the process of rocks being formed by volcanic eruptions and pressure - just as has happened to the planet earth to create each rock we ever find!

 

A great “Well done” to the rock painters who have submitted photos of their rocks so far in our Well-wishers Walk project. Over the next week we will continue to receive further entries and then decide where we will put our stones. We will be putting them in a place which we all agree upon so that you can take your stone to that location and leave it there for your friends to visit and for them to put their stone with yours. If we can’t be together, we can at least leave our stones to be together until we can safely gather ourselves. 

 

Finally, it was lovely to have a response from so many of you to our Friday ‘Rainbow Register’, where you were asked to click ‘like’ or to send us an emoji to let us know you are ok. It made for a very happy end to the week. Thank you.

 

We will be putting up a summary of lessons for the week ahead and posting the work for the Monday of the upcoming week. We will aim to do this on a Friday (in the late afternoon/evening), ready for that Monday morning, but please wait until then to start it.

 

You are all doing amazingly well during these very strange times. We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Look after yourselves and stay safe.

 

Miss Palmer and Mr. Thomas

 

 

 

Welcome to week 4 of Home Learning.

 

From today (27.4.20) the frequency of work set will now increase.To make this more manageable we will be setting 2 lessons per day, with just 1 on Friday and some 'catch up time', plus a few optional games and D&T challenges thrown in just for fun throughout the week.

 

The Maths and English will be marked as lessons 1, 2 and 3 (with 1, 2, or 3 stars on the Facebook Group posts). They will usually be linked and progressive, so should be completed in that order,  but we will space these through the week so as to give you catch up time if you need it.

 

(Parents have fed back that they find they sometimes need 2 days for the English (and sometimes the maths also) so we have chosen not to set Maths and English on three consecutive days, in order to meet this need).

 

Mon = Maths and English

Tues = Maths and Science

Wed = English and PSHE / RE

Thurs = Topic (History, Geography, Art, D&T) and Maths

Fri = English (and maybe a few just for fun activities and challenges)

 

You do not need to complete the work on the day it is set, although it is recommended to if you can to avoid an overload of 'catch up' of one subject. Try to complete the work by the end of the week if you are able. 

 

The other new change being implemented this week is that one or two lessons for Monday will be set on a Friday afternoon for the eager beavers among you to get started straight away on a Monday if you so choose. Other work will be set daily during the week (as we have been doing so far), and you will be advised in advance if you need any special resources for a lesson.

 

Homework for the weekends will NOT be set on a Friday from the start of next week - However, you might be asked to complete a Mymaths task as one of your three maths lessons to have a break from worksheets and to practice what you have been learning. 

 

Lessons and helpful guidance; day by day

Thursday 30.4.20 - History - Pre-Historic Britain.

See the lesson description and resources in the Word document dated 30.4.20 in the resources section.

 

Thursday 30.4.20 - Maths - Applying an understanding of time intervals.

This is where you can use what we have learnt about Time to work out some problems.

 

There are 3 levels of worksheet (each varying slightly) for today's maths lesson. From the 2 weeks of work we have done on telling the time and time intervals these past 2 weeks, you and your child will have a good idea which level of sheet to work at. One star is the easier and 3 stars is the harder level. You only need to choose ONE sheet to complete.

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Wednesday 29.4.20 - English - Emotions and Onomatopoeia

- Listen to the music clips and write/discuss the emotions it creates. Try to really focus on listening. It might help to do this with headphones if you have other distractions. 

 

- Write the title of each piece of music and either cut up the list of words provided or write the emotions which you think match. Think of some more of your own if you can.

 

- Discuss what onomatopoeia means (pronounced 'on-oh-mat-oh-pea-ah') and play the vocabulary game to write onomatopoeic sentences. See the word document in the resources section below for the instructions, hyperlinks to youtube music and vocabulary game sheets. 

 

Wednesday 29.4.20 -  PSHE/Art - 'Woodville Well-Wishing Walk'

See the photo on the Facebook page for instructions for this task (see attached).

 

Either paint a stone/rock (which fits well with our Science work yesterday, as you can see if you can identify your rock type at the same time as decorating it), or draw a picture for your window. The rocks should be completed by next Tuesday and next Wednesday we will decide where in our community we would like to have them placed.

 

If you choose to do a picture instead, please select only one word to draw/paint/collage, or a very short phrase. Although we all very much appreciate the NHS at this time, this is a project for all the members of your local community, so please choose a message of hope, inspiration, kindness or friendship, rather than an NHS support message. Thank you.

 

We will put these submitted photos all together to create our Facebook Group profile photo, and any pictures which do not show children's faces will also be compiled into a photo for this page. You can display your PSHE/Artwork in a window facing outwards for passers-by to see and to spread some happiness and hope for a better future.

 

If you need any inspiration you can read one or two short stories from The 'Book of Hope' by well known children's authors, which I posted on here into the rainbow folder on Tuesday morning.

 

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Tuesday 28.4.20 Maths - Time intervals 2

As yesterday, please complete either the mild or the hot practice sheets plus either the game or the investigation.

Remember to take special care when positioning the hands on the analogue clock (especially the hour hand) and to make sure the hour hand is shorter than the minute hand).

 

Tuesday 28.4.20 - Science / IT - Rocks and Soils unit of work.

This week we will be focusing on researching just different types of rocks. No need to go beyond that into fossils or soil research. Thank you.

(Next week we will focus on fossils, and the following week we will focus on soil - including animals which burrow in it)

 

Log in to www.discoveryeducation.co.uk or use the weblink provided, then choose Espresso, using your usual log in details.

 

In the search bar, type Rocks and Soils, and click on the top choice from the resulting list (Rocks module). This should then take you to a screen with animated explorers and a blue and yellow menu down the left side, which is headed by the option of 'videos'.

 

Click here and watch videos in the first section 'Rock Types' 

 

In Activities, explore the first 2 activities (Rock Quiz, and Using Rocks). (You may find it helpful to skip on to the fact file 'Recognising rocks' before attempting the quiz).

 

Finally, in the printable resources you will find a wonderful science experiment using chocolate to make chocolate rocks!!

(If you do not have the ingredients this task can be completed next week or over the following 2 weeks as we will be doing this as a unit of work for 3 - 4 weeks)

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Monday 27.4.20English - Adverbs.

Please continue with the work in your year 3 Talk for Writing booklet about trolls, with a focus on adverbs and using words such as 'additionally' correctly at the start of a sentence when writing about extra information in your own written work writing a 'factual' report about trolls. Last week we worked on pages up to page 10 (or p11 for more able children), so please continue from there and work for a total of 1 hour.

 

Monday 27.4.20 - Maths - Time intervals

As with last week's maths we are continuing working on Time as a unit of work, and have set another activity designed for home learning (created by Hamilton Trust). The work begins with reminder slides to support you, followed by a choice of 'mild' or 'hot' tasks. Please choose one of these to complete. (Generally those in Miss. Palmer's maths group may find the mild more suitable, and those in Mr. Thomas's class may find the hot more suitable, plus a few questions from the Maths Mastery sheet). If you choose to do both the mild and then the hot that is fine, but it is not an expectation.

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Remember that you can also access a huge amount of resources for all subjects at various websites offering Home Learning packages for free. Those which I recommend have been put into the rainbow folder for you to find easily.

 

Lindsey Palmer (Miss. Palmer)

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