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.

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

Paint and Puddles

Sometimes the best learning happens on the spur of the moment. The brushes were intended for painting but the puddle was too inviting to miss. The Pioneers discovered that they could make wonderful arcs of water spray when the waved the brushes around. They ran in big circles trailing the brushes behind them and of course they made the biggest waves possible in a small body of water.

The addition of powder paint was amazing and the effect was spectacular. The Pioneers were slightly concerned about the mess but they were reassured that everything would be fine when it rained.

Mr Grason agreed.

Kebabs and Mucky Pumpkins

We had been using the chimebars in the classroom to experiment with rhythm. The beaters were repurposed and appeared in the Little Red Hen’s Kitchen in the form of Kebabs. This was a great new use for the sticks. The Pioneers were all interested in making kebabs and discussed that some may be having these at home in the holidays with marshmallow and chocolate.

We took the idea one step further and made some leaf kebabs in the forest. These allowed us to collect and compare leaves at various spots in the forest.The Pioneers spotted the difference in the shapes and the talked about the seeds that we found too.

When we brought the pumpkin in,it was clear that it needed a wash,so we washed it and scrubbed it and massaged it with bubbles and green froth.

So good.