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Home Learning

School Work- All work activities will be posted on Class Dojo and the school website at the beginning of each week. A planner will be posted on Mondays with an outline of what we are covering that week. Try to complete the work for each day in a notebook/ paper. Whoever looks after you at home, should try to test your spellings and mental maths on a Friday.

Reading- We will focus on reading for enjoyment over the coming weeks. You can access books via NI Libraries online for FREE. Or if you have your own books at home, you can read these too. Try and read aloud with an adult regularly and talk about the story.

Marking- Answers to mental maths will be posted on Class Dojo on Fridays for you to mark yourself.

Support- We will be available to message from 9-11am every weekday to answer queries related to school work. If you are able to, try to stay in contact with your friends.

Doodle Apps- Please continue to use Doodle Maths, Doodle Tables, Doodle English and Doodle Spell at least 3 times per week. I can view your progress and add extra activities related to what you are learning that week. If you need your log in details, let me know.

Home Learning 

 

Tuesday 13th October

Today is home learning and then I will see you back in the classroom tomorrow.

Numeracy

Mental maths: go to www.topmarks.co.uk
Search for 'Subtraction Grids' and play up to 10, up to 20 or up to 30

Today we are continuing with subtraction.

Complete ONE of the subtraction worksheets listed below.

Again it depends how your child has been doing with subtraction, which sheet they do today. If you are unsure send me a message and I can advise you.

Option 1) Textbook Into the cellar ( Exchanging a ten and a hundred)

Option 2) Textbook pg 11 Question 1 - Exchanging a ten

Option 3) TU Exchange

Option 4) TU No exchange

Extension activity: Colour by number Elephant worksheet or The Cautious Caterpillar (easier)

Literacy: Palm Oil Comprehensions

Choose ONE of the comprehension passages to read and answer the questions on

Option 1) *** 3 stars - hardest passage
Option 2) ** 2 stars
Option 3) * 1 star - easiest passage


WAU - The Rainforest -Amazon Tribes

Read the Amazon tribe powerpoint - some of the language is difficult so you may need an adult to help you.
Complete the worksheet - Tribes of the Rainforest about one tribe.


P.E
Try to get outside for some exercise/activity at some point today- even just a walk/cycle on your bike. Alternatively do a Jo Wicks Kids workout (youtube)

Reading - spend 20 mins reading (remember this can be continuing to read your AR book, a book from home, use Oxford Owl to access a book etc)

Doodle maths - spend 10/15 mins - Well done to all those children who have been completing doodle maths and the tasks we have been setting. I will be setting more tasks today. Please remember doodle maths is part of your homework and some time needs to be spent on it everyday. If you have lost your password, please send me a message and I will get you a new one.

Spellings and Mental maths - this is REVISION week. Complete the revision page in your spellings for Tuesday 'ow', by writing out the spellings you have already learnt in previous weeks. Do NOT complete a new page in your mental maths, instead revise the 5 weeks we have already completed. Mrs Kells will be giving you a BIG test on Friday of everything covered so far! So spend time each each revising your spellings and mental maths to date.

If you need ANY help, send me a message!

Thankyou for all you cooperation with home learning,

Mrs Mitchell

Home Learning

 

Monday 12th October

 

Numeracy

Mental maths: Use the website link to play a subtraction game to get your mind tuned into taking away again:

https://www.mathplayground.com/math_monster_subtraction.html

Today we are continuing with column subtraction. 

Complete ONE of the subtraction worksheets listed below. It depends how your child has been doing with subtraction last week, which sheet they do today. If you are unsure send me a message and I can advise you.

Option 1) Textbook pg 14 Exchanging a ten and a hundred

Option 2) TU mixture - some questions without exchange, some with exchange

Option 3) TU No exchange

Extension activity: Complete a different subtraction page of the Halloween mosaic fun colouring

Literacy: Verb past tense

Begin by watching Twinkl powerpoint 'Past tense'

Complete ONE of the worksheet options below

Option 1) ** (2 stars sheet) Adding 'ed' to Verbs in the past tense. Pupils have to change the sentences into the past tense by adding 'ed' to the verb. Remember, the verb is the doing word. Complete both pages of this activity on the sheet.

Option 2) * (1 star sheet) This is an easier version. Add 'ed' to each of the words. Then write a sentence of your own using the new word. Complete both pages of this activity on the sheet.

Option 3)' In the past' sheet - easiest option. Match the word to the correct picture and finish the sentence by adding 'ed'.

Extension: *** (3 stars) Spot the errors in the piece of write and correct them. Then write an adventure for Tom and the aliens making sure that you are writing in the past tense. Remember most verbs need 'ed' on the end!


WAU - The Rainforest

Today's activity is to create a food chain for rainforest animals.

Begin by reading the powerpoint about food chains. It is not specifically about rainforest animals but it gives you the main idea of how food chains work.

Then use the internet to research a food chain for some rainforest animals provided on the pictures worksheet. Create a food chain and stick onto the template sheet.

P.E
Try to get outside for some exercise/activity at some point today- even just a walk/cycle on your bike. Alternatively do a Jo Wicks Kids workout (youtube)

Reading - spend 20 mins reading (remember this can be continuing to read your AR book, a book from home, use Oxford Owl to access a book etc)

Doodle maths - spend 10/15 mins - Well done to all those children who have been completing doodle maths and the tasks we have been setting. I will be setting more tasks today. Please remember doodle maths is part of your homework and some time needs to be spent on it everyday. If you have lost your password, please send me a message and I will get you a new one.

Spellings and Mental maths - this is REVISION week. Complete the revision page in your spellings, by writing out the spellings you have already learnt in previous weeks. Do NOT complete a new page in your mental maths, instead revise the 5 weeks we have already completed. Mrs Kells will be giving you a BIG test on Friday of everything covered so far! So spend time each each revising your spellings and mental maths to date.

I hope this all makes sense. If you need ANY help, please message me and I will do my best to help you in any way I can!

Thankyou for all you cooperation with home learning,

Mrs Mitchell

 

Friday 9th October 2020

 

Good Morning Everyone,

Friday is usually a very busy day in school. We normally start with our Friday Test. You can ask your child to write 10 words and 10 tables from their Phonics and Mental Maths books.

Accelerated Reader - spend 20 mins reading
Doodle maths - spend 10/15 mins

Literacy:

Watch ‘Mary Poppins (1964) ‘The Children Visit Uncle Albert’ and then ‘A British Bank’ scenes.

Both are available online.

Mr Banks is scolding Mary for being too much fun. He lists his expectations of the children and in return she suggests that he bring them to work with him in the bank for a day.

Think about the different characters, how are they feeling? How do you know?

Write some questions to Mr Banks, Mary Poppins, Jane and Michael.

In class we would have been ‘Hot Seating’, we would have been pretending to be a character and answering the questions as that person. As we are unable to do this today you could pretend you are one of the characters, can you answer the questions you have written?

or

If you find this to be too difficult then you could choose a character and describe them, what do we know about these characters so far from the scenes we have watched?

Numeracy:

We are still working on clocks and time today.

The following game could be useful for your child to play.

Choose a level suited to your child.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/

Today we are learning about counting on and back (1 hour, 30mins, 15 mins)

Yesterday we showed how to clock could be broken up into 5 minute intervals. The children will be working on word problems today. This is revision as they would have done some work on this in Primary 4.

Read the questions, what part of the question tells us we need to move the clock forward or back?

By how much time do we need to move the clock.

If your child would like some help I would recommend using the following link:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

or

If your child finds the word problems challenging, please use one of the following worksheets:

An hour before and after’

An hour or half hour before and after’

An hour, half hour or quarter of an hour before or after.’

Choose a sheet that is suitable for your child.

Learning to tell the time is an important skill, it is worth talking about the time with your child and making it a part of your everyday conversations. If your child has a clock or watch encourage them to use it and try to tell the time themselves.

 

Golden Time:

Golden time is a very important time in our children’s week. It is a chance for them to relax and just have a little bit of quiet time.

All of the children have worked very hard this week and so have the adults in their lives! Mrs Mitchell and I have decided to give them a list of ‘fun’ suggestions for this afternoon.

You could try baking?

Building a den?

Drawing or colouring?

Playing a board game?

An indoor scavenger hunt?

Designing your own town?

Or just snuggle up and watch a movie.

Do anything fun together!

and

Don’t forget to hug someone you love this weekend! 😊

If you need any help or want to send me some work, I would be delighted to see it!

Thanks,

Mrs Kells

Thursday 8th October 2020

 

Literacy  

Watch Mary Poppins (1964)  

‘The police officer returns the children’ scene. This is available online.  

Think about each character, how might they be feeling?  

How do you think things might change?  

Mr Banks is going to hire a Nanny for the children.  

Write a letter to Mr Banks (the children’s father) asking him to employ a kind nanny.  

You might want to use reasons for your request for a kind nanny, would it help the children? In what way?  

What do you think might make a good nanny?  

Look at the powerpoint presentation, it will show you how to write a letter with tips and advice for a good persuasive letter. 

WILF: Two or three clear paragraphs explaining why the children need a kind Nanny. 

I have also attached a page with some writing prompts, you can use some of the words in the word bank to help you with your letter.  

Read your letter to someone, can you edit it for improvement?  

You can write this letter or type it on the computer. 

 

Numeracy 

We have been working on time and clocks in the classroom for our non-number numeracy.  

Last week we worked on O’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. 

We discussed the minute hand and hour hand and they way to read them and convert to a digital clock.  

You can use this link to look at a clock and convert from digital to analogue and vice versa. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock 

This Powerpoint presentation can explain 5 minute time intervals.  

Choose one of the activity sheets for your child to work on.  

There is a sheet for 

A: 5 minute intervals 

B: Revising O’Clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to 

C: O’clock and half past. 

 

Handwriting

We have been encouraging the children to work on their handwriting. We haven’t started working on cursive writing so just get your child to write out the following poem in their own best writing. Trying to keep the letters a similar size. 

 

Your Best 

If you always try your best 

Then you’ll never have to wonder 

About what you could have done 

If you’d summoned all your thunder 

 

And if your best 

Was not as good 

As you hoped it would be, 

You still could say, 

“I gave today 

All that I had in me.” 

By Barbara Vance 

 

Art- 

We usually do art on a Thursday afternoon.  

In class we have been learning about the Artist Henri Rousseau and  The Pointillism Style.  

It would be nice if the children could look at Rousseau’s Rainforest art and create their own pictures. As you may or may not have art materials available juat use what you have. If your child would like to draw a picture of a favourite rainforest animal and decorate it using pointillism this would be great too! Let your creative juices flow, we usually listen to some rainforest sounds or music as background noise. Get creative! I can’t wait to see what you do!  

A few other ideas are:  

Rainforest in a Jar – If you have the materials available 

The Monkey Painting – If you have paints 

 

Accelerated Reader - spend 20 mins reading 
 
Doodle maths - spend 10/15 mins 
 
Complete Mental maths & phonics homework for Thursday 

 

Thanks,

Mrs Kells

 

Wednesday's work:

Numeracy

Mental maths: Subtraction language

Brainstorm all the terms you can think of for 'subtraction' and design a subtraction vocabulary page. This means when other words are used in questions you will know they also mean to subtract.
Answers: take away, minus, find the difference, how many more, less, decrease, fewer, leave.
I will include a poster PDF to show the answers too which you can print out if you would like.


Complete ONE of the subtraction worksheets.

We are continuing with subtraction today. Most people seem to be doing really well with it! I will post a few subtraction sheets and choose the most appropriate for your child based on how yesterday went. Like yesterday,
if you are unsure which sheet to use, message me and I will advise you.

- If your child was fine completing HTU with exchange then they should do Textbook p12 today. This is similar to yesterday but the exchanging is in the hundreds column.

- HTU with no exchange

- TU sheet with exchange
Remember they can use cubes, counters pasta etc to help with subtracting.

- TU with no exchange as will be suitable for some children too.

Extension activity: Halloween colouring mosaic - some are addition and some are subtraction so use the subtraction sheets today.

Literacy: Focus on story settings

For this the children need to watch some video clips on youtube if possible.

1) Mary Poppins (1964 movie) - search for the Opening credits as the film begins showing London from above (3 mins) and also Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane which shows the street the Banks children lived in.

2) Frozen (2013 movie) - Watch clip 'Anna at Elsa's Snow Palace scene

Think about the 2 settings for these films. Is there anything similar? What is different about them?

Complete 'Describe 2 different settings' sheet. Write a few sentences describing Cherry Tree Lane and Arendelle in the Frozen movie underneath each picture.

Remember to use capital letters at the start of each sentence and a full stop at the end. There is a word bank at the bottom of the sheet to help you.

Extension activity: Choose ONE other setting from a story or movie you love! Draw a picture (or print one from the internet) of the setting and write your own short description of it on a page.

PDMU - My Learning Strengths

This activity is all about the children recognising how they learn best or 'How am I smart?'
Pupils need to read through the table provided '8 types of learning strengths' (with some help from an adult if possible) and choose ONE way in which they are smart. They then choose an activity of their own to complete to show their preferred type of learning. I will put some examples up on a separate post.

Accelerated Reader - spend 20 mins reading

Doodle maths - spend 10/15 mins

Complete Mental maths & phonics homework for Wednesday

Mrs Mitchell

Home Learning

 

Tuesday 6th October

 

Tuesday's work:

Numeracy

Mental maths: www.topmarks.co.uk

Type in 'Hit the button' in the search engine -
Click on Number bonds -
Choose Subtraction within 20
This is a fun game which will help the children 'tune in' to subtraction before they start their work. It lasts 1 minute and will have lots of subtraction questions - play a few times!

Complete ONE of the subtraction worksheets.

Most children will be ready to do HTU subtraction with exchange today - if this is the case for your child they can complete the work from textbook page 11. Other children will need to continue with Tens and Units only without any exchanging so choose the appropriate TU sheet.
Some children may also need cubes or counters to help them taking away.

If you are unsure which sheet to use, message me and I will advise you.


Literacy

Verbs - Go onto www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and search for 'verbs' - Scroll down and there should be a short video to watch about verbs

Complete ONE of the verbs worksheets

There are three to pick from, the sheet with 1 star is the easiest, 2 stars slightly harder and 3 stars is the hardest. Again if you are unsure which sheet to use for your child please message me and I will tell you which one would be most suitable.

World Around Us - The Rainforest - Life in the Rainforest

Watch the Rainforest children video
https://vimeo.com/36702747

Talk or write about what is the same and different about their life in the rainforest and ours.


Accelerated Reader - spend 20 mins reading

Doodle maths (new tasks have been set - spend 10/15 mins

Complete Mental maths & phonics homework for Tuesday

Mrs Mitchell

Home Learning WB 5th October 2020

Hello everyone,

We hope you are well and we send you our best wishes. While at home we would encourage you to make use of the Doodle Apps. We have access to Doodle Maths, Doodle English, Doodle Tables and Doodle Spell. We would recommend you use these apps regularly. We would also encourage you to continue reading, read your AR book or any books you may have at home. You can also read books online using the 'Libby App', this is the library app and it is free to access.

This week we will be posting some worksheets for you to use at home. You can write these out on a page, in a book or you can print them if you have access to a printer. 

Monday - Subtraction

This work is Subtraction without regrouping. This means that you need to work on subtracting in each column one at a time. Subtract the units column first and then the tens. If there are hundreds subtract them. Write the answer in the same column as the question.

E.G  36

       -24

        12

If you are unable to print the page don't worry about colouring the squares, just write out the questions and show your answers. 

Monday - Verbs

A verb is an action word, some people say they are 'doing words'.

Page 1.

Part I

You can print off the pages and underline the verbs or you can write out the sentences and underline the verbs.

Part II

Write out the sentences and add a verb from the list. 

Page 2. 

Part A: Look at the picture and write a list of verbs, what are the people doing? 

Part B: Read the sentences and add a suitable verb of your own.

Part C: Add -ing to each of the verbs to describe what is being done. 

 

 

 

Home Learning WB 5th October 2020

Last week of term - 22nd June

 

This week there is no planner but instead we have some fun activities for pupils to complete. There are some Time Capsule activities linked to Covid -19 and also an end of school year memories worksheet. Thankyou for all your efforts with home learning.

Remember to collect your child's report and other belongings on Wednesday 24th June. Thankyou!

HOME LEARNING WB 15th June

As we are nearing the end of term we are not putting on a full week's planner to follow. Instead, this week we would like pupils to complete a fun Multiplication Mosaic, work on their Air, Wind and Flight projects and continue with the Doodle Maths and Doodle English apps. Keep on reading too!

Monday's numeracy video (division)

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Thursday's numeracy video (time)

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Monday's numeracy video

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Tuesday's numeracy video

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Tuesday's numeracy - video 1

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Tues numeracy listening activity video 2.mp4

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Wednesday's numeracy video

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Friday's numeracy video.mp4

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Friday's story.mp4

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Monday's numeracy video

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Wednesday's numeracy video

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Mental Arithmetic answers 11th May

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Monday's WAU - Straw Experiment

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Tuesday's numeracy video

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Tuesday Numeracy video

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Wednesday's numeracy video

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Thursday's numeracy video

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Friday's story - Elmer

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Home Learning WB 20/4/20

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