Leaders’ Home Learning – Tuesday 12th January 2021

Good Morning Leaders

Thank you for your patience yesterday with the technical issues that Tapestry was encountering. I am sure you have all being doing lots of fantastic learning. Please don’t worry if you were unable to complete yesterday’s tasks although, it would be great if you could look at the ‘What We’ll Build’ story post as we will be using that to base our English activities on for the coming weeks.

Also, a big thank you to everyone who uploaded a poetry video. I really enjoyed seeing you all and your concentration and characters really shone through.

#English

Today, we are going to think about once of the first pages of the story. We are going to be using the page near the front of the book which is covered in tools.   We use tools to help us complete lots of different jobs. For a bit of fun, I have attached several photos of tools, and I would like you to guess what the tools are used for – some of them look rather strange!

We are going to build up to writing an explanation of how a tool or object works but with a slight twist.   Look at the pages attached of the book ‘Until I Met Dudley’ and investigate the explanations. You will see there are two very different explanations of the same object. Read these carefully and see if you can list the similarities and differences between the two explanations. Your list of similarities should then give you a list of features you would see in an explanation text. Keep this list safe as we will need it during the week.

#Maths

We are continuing with our work on division today.

Year 5, page 16, Dividing. If you would like to check in with the video from yesterday to remind yourselves, please do before you start.

Year 6, page 15, Dividing. Your task today includes some long division. You can use this video to help you recap the long division method or, if you are confident, you might want to have a go at the first one and then watch the first bit of the clip to check your method. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-the-formal-written-method-of-long-division-to-solve-appropriate-calculations-c8wk0c?step=2&activity=video

#Art/Outdoors

Finally, your task is to create a cairn. Cairns are man-made towers of natural stones, usually built as a landmark or a memorial. All you need to do is gather a range of flat rocks and pebbles in different sizes, and then stack them in order, with the largest at the bottom and the smallest at the top.

See if you can get your cairn to balance, and count how many stones high your structure can hold.

For an extra challenge, change the foundation of your tower to a smaller stone, and see if you can rebuild it.

If you don’t have any rocks or pebbles, you could get create and use small items around the home.

Have a great day.

Pioneers Suggestions for Learning for Tuesday the 12th of January

Hello all you Happy Pioneers,

Here are some suggestions for your Happy Learning:

Let’s begin with some phonics and reading.

I suggest that you revise all of the sounds on the sound mat to start off.

Then revise the digraphs ee,ai and oa. You could take a fresh look at Geraldine if you need to. You could pause the video and write the words together.

In the photographs you can see  a collection of sentences with these digraphs.  Read the sentences with a grown-up. Your Pioneer could try to write some of the words or the sentences. Keep the sound mat close to you and the Phase 2 High Frequency Words too.

Here are the digraphs to look at again ai,ao and ee. Each word has some letters missing. Can you figure out which digraph goes in each word? It is tricky. Go slowly and try them out. You can use these to write your own sentences too.

 I have included a photograph of the high frequency words. These are very useful to read and to write.

Take a look at this link for extra support. You can turn the sound down and you can read the words as they come up:

Your new sound for today is a trigraph-igh-three letter,one sound.

Here is the link to Geraldine for this sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYCR2RZ4ZYY

Take a look at the poster for words containing the -igh sound.

 

And now for some maths,

Here is a link to the website I would like you to use:

https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/number-frames/
I would like you to use this to try out some subtraction for the song 5 Currant Buns. i hope that you all know how it goes…

If you do not want to use this maths app,you could draw out the song like a story map or play it out with your toys.

Please send me photographs and videos so I know how you are getting on.

In our book,What We’ll Build there is a beautiful illustration of a selection of useful tools. I have found a similar collection in my kitchen. Take a look at my picture and Oliver Jeffers picture. perhaps you could take a picture of a collection of tools in your house. Please share the picture with me.Ask some questions:

How does it work?

What is this for?

How does it work?

Tell me all about your interesting tools.

I  look forward to seeing what’s in your kitchen drawer or tool box!

Let me know what I can do to help.
Happy Learning

Learners Class Home Learning – Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all ok!

Today’s Home Learning activities are listed below. In the gallery at the bottom of the page, you will also find additional activities, or task sheets you may wish to complete for each lesson. This is the same as what is listed on Tapestry (just in case we have technical difficulties again)

In Maths, we are continuing to learn about division and sharing equally! If there is no access to Tapestry videos today then please have a go at pages 19 and 20 in your Maths workbook.

https://youtu.be/urUeX9BmbzU

In English today we are thinking about our whole School book ‘What we’ll build’. Today, we are going to design and label our own Time Machine, in order that we will build our own! Think about what features your Time Machine may need? A clock? a start switch? a voice recorder? What else can you think of?

https://youtu.be/J1fhxgCJeN0

In Phonics we will be thinking about the sound ow/ou – These different spellings make the same sound. Can you make a list of words that contain the ow/ou sound. You may need to talk with an adult to find out which spelling is needed.

https://youtu.be/r542pAbTG4U

In Science, we are thinking about Light! Where does light come from? Our biggest source of light is the sun. Can you think of anymore sources of light? Let’s investigate how important light is today. Try reading your book in areas that are light and areas that are dark ie under the covers! see how this affects your reading!

https://youtu.be/391knFosvz0

Have a happy day Learners and keep smiling 🙂

Mrs Brown 

Home Learning Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hello Adventurers!

As we are having some technical difficulties with Tapestry at the moment I would just like to set you some home learning activities from your ‘Workout’ books. Hopefully, we should soon be able to access Tapestry again and have a full range of teaching videos. For now, your workout book pages are listed below. If you would like top try different tasks, I have added these to a gallery below, which you may complete at home too.

Thank you for your patience.

Maths – https://youtu.be/RdA3i7zui80

Turn to page 14 and answer the questions on dividing.

English – https://youtu.be/8Z1J5PsyJw4

https://youtu.be/DWylOo_GiT4

Turn to pages 6 & 7 and 10 & 11 to complete work on nouns and noun phrases and adjectives. We had just completed work based on this just before Christmas.

You might also like to have a go at designing and drawing a time machine, with lots of different features to help you travel back and forward in time. 

Science – https://youtu.be/0x3Tym-DnM8

We will be exploring light and dark. Can identify and draw different sources of light you can find around your home.

I hope you enjoy your learning.

Mrs Roe

Discoverers’ Home Learning – Tuesday 11th January 2021

Hi there, Discoverers 😀

I am sorry that there were problems with Tapestry yesterday. I was very proud to hear that you were working through your home learning books, and managed to complete some alternative tasks too. Well done and thank you for keeping motivated!

Today, in maths, we are continuing with division. Have a go at the questions below, remembering that if you are unable to divide the 10’s equally, you can exchange them for 1’s. Let me know if you have any questions.

https://youtu.be/y-ChAhr4ixc

If you are completing maths in your home learning, today it is page 18 for year 3 and page 16 for year 4.

 

 

 

 

In English, we are going to be using the story ‘What We’ll Build’ for our key theme. For the next two weeks we will be building towards writing an explanation text. Each day I will set you a task which works towards this. Yesterday, or perhaps today, you will be able to listen to Sleights’ staff read What We’ll Build (This is in a separate post by Mr Grason). After listening to the story, you may have realised that the story talks about creation, and there are illustrations related to many tools. It would be great if today you could take a look at the example texts I have uploaded and tell me what they all have in common (key features). They are all examples of explanation texts from a book called Until I Met Dudley by Rodger McGough.
Here are a few questions to help you:
Do they all have illustrations?
Do they all have a title?
Are there any similarities in the language that is used?

When you have finished writing your list of key features, watch the video below, and see if there are any features that you have missed? https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-an-explanation/zh2kjhv 

Finally, your task is to create a cairn. Cairns are man-made towers of natural stones, usually built as a landmark or a memorial. All you need to do is gather a range of flat rocks and pebbles in different sizes, and then stack them in order, with the largest at the bottom and the smallest at the top.
See if you can get your cairn to balance, and count how many stones high your structure can hold.
For an extra challenge, change the foundation of your tower to a smaller stone, and see if you can rebuild it.
If you don’t have any rocks or pebbles, you could get create and use small items around the home.

I hope you all have a wonderful day,

Mrs Taylor

Prepare for Christmas

We began our preparations for Christmas by discussing the meaning of Advent. We went on to look closely at the foliage and got going snipping,cutting,trimming and creating our own wreaths for our Prayer Space in the classroom. The Pioneers went foraging for some scented additions to finalise our creation.

There was some left over eucalyptus and holly so  that has gone in a vase and the house is now topped with branches of fir and trailing ivy.

It smells like Christmas in our classroom.