Homework

11 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 10 May 2020 by Miss Beatson

Good morning- I hope you all had a good time celebrating VE day with your family.

Today’s learning…..

Year 5 Maths- arithmetic paper

The answers are at the end of the test.

Year 6 Maths

You may recall that this week was supposed to be our SATs week. Don’t worry you can recreate that magical feeling from the comfort of your own home. Sharpen your pencil, set your timer to 30 minutes and take the 2019 arithmetic paper. Scroll through the questions and use your exercise book to write down your answers and working out. You don’t have to wait weeks to find out how well you did; the answers will be revealed tomorrow.

Reading

For your learning today, complete this BBC Bitesize lesson.

Living and Learning

This week’s living and learning statement is ‘I recognise the importance of money’.

The £5 dinner challenge!

This guide may help you design your £5 family meal and check it’s healthy and filling- not just good value! Eat well guide NHS

 

 

11 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Sunday 10 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

Morning!
Week six of our home learning tasks! Well done if you have done some home learning, even if it is not everything. We hope you are still enjoying the videos from teachers. It is strange not having anyone answering us but we know you like seeing your teachers talking about the learning. As time goes on, some of you may be struggling to keep up with all the tasks. Don’t worry, any learning that is missed we will catch up on once we get back to school. The most important thing at the moment is to stay safe and look after your emotional well-being. If you need any help or support, please email your class teacher.

Try to keep reading for at least twenty minutes per day. If you have run out of your own books to read there is a fab online library of eBooks to read on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ Just register on the website, log in and choose what you want to read.

There is new content on BBC Bitesize, with three lessons each day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and Oak National Academy (ONA), also with three lessons each day: https://www.thenational.academy/ There’s also White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Each Monday, we will also upload a set of spellings for you to practise over the course of the week. Then on Friday, see if you can write them out without looking at them. Someone could test you if you want.

Y2s will also have times table or division facts to learn too.

Weekly spellings :

Y1 : soon food look book card dark fork short

Y2 : change badge edge race ice city knock know knee knit

Times tables : If you ready, start learning ÷4 (half and half again, link to ÷2) OR keep going with times 2, 3, 5 or 10 and divide 2, 3, 5 or 10

Maths

More fractions learning this week. We are focusing on quarters. Watch the slideshow by Miss Harker all about quarters : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYh1Xdghs7

Reading

This week, the text we are using is ‘The boy who cried wolf’ : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYh1lQghRf

Read the text along with Miss Harker. Look for the key vocabulary in the text. All the words have the suffix ed .

Challenge : Write a list of words that also have the suffix ed.

Topic

Watch the clip about eating a varied diet : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwgnvcw

Draw your own plate of food. Make sure you have some fruit of vegetables on there!

08 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 07 May 2020 by Miss Beatson

Happy Friday!

Today is a bank holiday – a time where you may be spending extra time with your families and celebrating VE day. VE day stands for Victory in Europe Day and it is celebrated on 8th May – the day when World War  II ended in Europe in 1945.

If you would like to do some learning about VE day, there are a few tasks below that you can do and a few extra fun things based around VE day.

Watch this BBC video to find out more about VE Day.

The Royal Mint has released a special £2 coin to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. This Newsround article explains more about this. Once you’ve read the information, have a go at designing your own £2 coin to mark this occasion.

How about doing some war time baking? In WWII, lots of the food was rationed to ensure there was enough to go around, so people had to bake using different ingredients. Does anything take your fancy? I think the chocolate cake sounds delicious!

How about becoming a medal designer? Lots of medals were handed out during and at the end of WWII. Do you have what it takes to be the designer of an important medal?

How about flying a spitfire plane? The Spitfire is the most famous plane of World War Two. Its groundbreaking design and superior specifications gave the British a decisive advantage fighting the Luftwaffe.

Please do send me any pictures of you celebrating VE day and let me know how you’re doing- have a great day!

08 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 07 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Happy VE day!

Here is the working out to yesterday’s maths challenges.

Today is a bank holiday – a time where you may be spending extra time with your families and celebrating VE day. VE day stands for Victory in Europe Day and it is celebrated on 8th May – the day when World War  II ended in Europe in 1945.

If you would like to do some learning about VE day, there are a few tasks below that you can do and a few extra fun things based around VE day.

Reading:

Here is a reading text all about VE day and some questions to answer. This reading text will tell you more about VE day.

Maths:

During WWII, Morse Code was used between warships and naval bases, because radio frequency was limited and also easily identifiable by military enemies. Morse code is an alphabet or code in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short light or sound signals. Have a go at cracking these morse codes to find out the secret messages.

 

Extra activities

Here are some extra activities that you may want to do on VE day:

  • How about doing some war time baking? In WWII, lots of the food was rationed to ensure there was enough to go around so people had to bake using different ingredients. Does anything take your fancy? I think the chocolate cake sounds delicious!
  • How about becoming a medal designer? Lots of medals were handed out during and at the end of WWII. Do you have what it takes to be the designer of an important medal?
  • How about flying a spitfire plane? The Spitfire is the most famous plane of World War Two. Its groundbreaking design and superior specifications gave the British a decisive advantage fighting the Luftwaffe.

Please do send us any pictures of you celebrating VE day and let us know how you are doing. Send them to both Mrs Rowley and Mrs Welsby and one of us will get back to you.

( beckyrowley@spherefederation.org / kerensawelsby@spherefederation.org )

 

08 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Thursday 07 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

Happy VE Day! You might be busy with your family today or enjoying the bank holiday as a day off. If not, here are a few things you can do.

Maths

Complete the halves and doubles fluency :

Reading – karaoke/sing-a-long

This is a famous song sung by Vera Lynn at the end of the war. Join in, read the words and sing along!

Topic – VE Day

Write down any facts you can remember about VE Day, draw a picture or make a poster.

If you can, you could also have your own VE Day celebration. You could display your flags that you made on Tuesday. You could decorate your house or dress up in red, white and blue. You might be able to bake or make something to eat at the party. You could make a flag to wave. Try to have a fun day, but stay safe.

 

 

07 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 06 May 2020 by Miss Beatson

Good Morning Year 5 and 6. The weather is starting to pick up again, so I hope you’re managing to get some fresh air and exercise.

Today’s learning…..

Maths

Year 5: watch the video on angles

Year 6: watch the video on circles

Writing: semi colons

Watch this video and listen to the words to remind you when we use a semi colon.

Writing: using bullet points

Follow the BBC Bitesize lesson about bullet points.

Art: optical illusions

Today, we are going to use our artistic talents! I am always amazed at optical illusions (where your eyes deceive your brain) and I find them fascinating. I thought we could all have a go at making our own!

Why are we doing this?

During this school year, we have been learning about different skills that can be used in paintings, drawings and sketches to improve our artistic abilities. Skills such as shading and colour choice are vital when improving form. This task is a great way to improve our skills and create an exciting optical illusion!

I would love to see some of your finished pieces – please email me nataliebeatson@spherefederation.org

How to get there: click here.

 

07 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 06 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning Year 3 and Year 4.

Maths: 

Here are the answers to Year 4’s maths learning.

As tomorrow’s tasks will be slightly different due to the bank holiday, we’ll have our challenges day today instead. Here’s a link to another four problems from BBC Bitesize.

How many of them will you conquer? Answers are on the link too but suggested workings out will be posted tomorrow.

Here are some things to remember when approaching each challenge. Given the content, Challenge 4 might be more accessible to Year 4 than Year 3.
Top Tips – Challenge 1:
Read the text carefully to avoid falling into traps. Think about what ‘half’ means and for the second part in particular, think about ‘half’ isn’t.
Top Tips – Challenge 2:
Take time to understand the information that has been given. Bar modelling would help with this.
Top Tips – Challenge 3:
This is quite a long problem. Breaking it down into smaller chunks and  showing your working will help you to avoid mistakes.
Top Tips – Challenge 4:
You are asked to find two ways but can you find all solutions? Think about how you might approach this systematically (in order). It’s useful to remember that 1000ml = 1l .

 

Reading: 

Have a look at this video to learn about Edmund Hilary. Then, here is the text and the questions that are spoken about during the video.

 

RE: 

This week, we are going to carry on learning all about Pentecost. Have a look at this video to hear more information about Pentecost and for your activity. (Here is a copy of the activity if you want it separately.)

07 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 06 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all still doing a bit of reading and times tables each day.

Maths

Watch the slideshow by Miss Harker all about half turns : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfvQcBYYS

Reading – Phonics

Read the real and alien words aloud to yourself, a grown up, a pet or a teddy. Add sound buttons to any unfamiliar words and then blend the sounds together. Copy the real words into your home learning book with lead-in lines (Y1) or with joined handwriting (Y2).

Challenge : Put each real word into a sentence.

Topic – History

Read about VE day.

06 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 05 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

Wednesday already! Here is the learning for today.

Maths

Miss Harker has recorded a lesson all about half past : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfvjmBYbr

Challenge : Draw some clocks showing some half past times.

Reading

Today’s reading is a Phase 3 phonics review by Miss Harker : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfuX6BcBf

Topic

Make a map showing a route or journey you know well. It might be your journey to school, if you can remember it! It might be a local walk that you have been doing or it could even be an imaginary journey. Make sure you give your map a title, a key and clear symbols.

06 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 05 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, Year 3 and Year 4 – you are halfway through another week!

Maths:

Here are the answers to yesterday’s maths learning for Year 3 and Year 4.

Y3 Maths:
Here’s a link to a task on adding two three-digit numbers. This is a really important skill to revisit every now and then because there are some traps that are easy to forget about. Have a go at all three activities in this link.
During the video, they use the terms ‘number column’ and ‘carry’. Throughout school, we refer to these as ‘column addition’ and ‘exchanges’. In the title of activity two, they use the word ‘regrouping’. Again, we opt for saying ‘exchanges’. If you haven’t got a pack of playing cards for activity three, you could create what you need using some scrap paper.

Y4 Maths:

Here is a video for your maths learning and the task sheet.

 

Reading:

Here are the answers to yesterday’s RIC.

We are going to have a look at Robert Falcon Scott again. Watch this clip again.  (There is also a transcript of the video available on this link if there is a problem with playing the video clip). Now, write a summary of Scott’s exhibition or draw a storyboard of the key events.

Science:

Today, head to BBC bitesize to carry on learning about your light topic. Here are your tasks to accompany BBC bitesize.