Homework

30 March 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Monday 30 March 2020 by Mrs Latham

Good morning everyone! It is Monday again, so here are some new spellings and times tables to use throughout the week. Remember to keep reading every day too.

Y1 spellings

  • she
  • so
  • some
  • there
  • their
  • they
  • to
  • today

Y2 spellings

  • every
  • everybody
  • eye
  • fast
  • father
  • find
  • floor
  • gold
  • grass
  • great

Times tables for this week is the times 5 facts and divide 5 facts (for Y2s) and counting forwards and backwards in 5s (for Y1s).

Maths

Sing along with the counting in 3s song – https://youtu.be/V96IZWctZYA

Copy and compete the number patterns.

0, 2, 4, 6, …., 10, …., 14, …., ….

0, 5, …., 15, …., …., 30, …., ….

0, 10, 20, 30, …., …., …., 70, ….

0, 3, 6, 9, …., 15, …., …., 24

Challenge :

16, 14, 12, …., …., 6, …., 2, 0

50, 45, 40, …., 30, …., 20, ….

100, 90, 80, …., …., …., …., ….

24, 21, …., 15, …., 9, …., 3, 0

Challenge : Make your own ‘Guess my number’.

Reading

Read the ‘Hide and Seek’ text and answer the questions in your home learning book.

You can also use the text as ‘reading fluency’. We do this every day at school, reading the same text each day. The aim is to develop fluency and expression when reading. Each day we would focus on a different aspect of the text eg vocabulary (what do the words mean), punctuation (taking note of commas, full stops) and tricky spellings. By the end of year 2, children are expected to be reading approximately 90 words per minute.

Topic : Geography

Watch and sing along with the continents song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

Write a list of all the continents. Remember that proper nouns begin with a capital letter (names of continents).

If you have a globe or atlas, you could try to find them on there too.

 

30 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 30 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hi children,
We hope that you have had a lovely weekend and have managed to do some interesting activities! We have given you a list of spellings to practise this week – you could ask an adult to test you on Friday. In addition to your daily tasks, please keep up the daily reading and times table practise too. Have a  look at the class news section of the website – you may see a familiar face! Please keep in touch – we would love to hear from you.
Happy learning! Happy Monday!
Here are the answers to last Friday’s maths learning:  Year 3, Year 4
And here’s today’s learning
Maths:
Year 3 – find your addition and subtraction packs. Complete the “Adding hundreds and subtracting hundreds from a three digit number” pages.
Year 4 – find your addition and subtraction packs. Complete the “Repeated subtraction of a factor” page. You many need to jot your workings down – you can do this either on some scrap paper or at the back of your home learning book. Remember if you don’t get to 0, go back and check your answers to find where you’ve gone wrong.
Writing:
The Dreamgiver – Story writing https://www.literacyshed.com/dreamgiver.htmlWatch the film clip of ‘The Dreamgiver’.

Retell the story of the Dreamgiver.

Draw a story map to help you, with key pictures and words. (If you are struggling, you could have a look at my story map pictures.)

Reading:

The reading task today is an Anglo-Saxon story.

27 March 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Friday 27 March 2020 by Mrs Latham

Happy Friday!

Read for 20 minutes and work on your times tables.

Maths

Warm up by counting in 2s – singing along with the song https://youtu.be/JyCr0IgbYcI

Reading/writing

Choose one of your favourite toys. Tell someone about it, using some adjectives to describe what it looks like, what it can do and what it is made of.

Challenge : write some sentences about it – remember your ‘Must Dos’

Topic : Geography

Sing the song about the UK –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncqDJW4EhmE

Write a list of all the countries and capital cities in the UK. Remember that proper nouns begin with a capital letter (names of countries and capital cities are all proper nouns).

If you have a globe or atlas, you could find them on there too.

27 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Friday 27 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning children,

Friday! Well done for your first week of home learning! It would be great to see how you’ve been getting on. Why don’t you send in pictures of the learning that’s happening at home for a chance to feature on our website. Keep an eye on the Year 3 & 4 Class News and the Year 3 & 4 Homework page in the coming days!

Don’t forget that you can get in touch with us via email if you have any questions about the learning tasks. Here’s a reminder of our email addresses:

kerensawelsby@spherefederation.org

beckyrowley@spherefederation.org

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

And here is today’s learning.

Maths:

All complete your weekly times tables check. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check Make sure your record your score on the sheet and find out which ones you have struggled with.

Year 3 – find your maths addition and subtraction pack. Complete the adding tens and subtracting tens to a 3-digit number pages. Remember if you know 60-30=30 then you know 160-30=130.

Year 4 – find your maths addition and subtraction pack. Complete at least one addition pyramids worksheet.

Reading:

Have a look in your reading book. Find ten different words for ‘said’.
Can you use these to write them into examples of direct speech?
Writing:
Using co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
Choose the appropriate conjunction to put in the gaps.
Spellings:
Ask an adult to choose 10 words from this week’s  spellings  list and test you on them. Can you get them all correct?
Enjoy your weekend and we will be back again on Monday with some more
exciting learning activities to do at home.

27 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Friday 27 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Hello again everyone

It has been great receiving pictures and updates from people about their learning. Please get in touch if you have any questions about anything – it’d be nice to do some teaching!

As today is Friday, the end of the school week, we’d like it if you contacted your class teacher today, ideally by 3.30pm. We don’t really mind what you say. It could be as simple as ‘hello’ or you could let us know how your week has been. We just want to hear from everyone and welcome any feedback about the home learning tasks. Remember, my email address is…

nataliebeatson@spherefederation.org

At the end of this post in another super important bonus task. Check it out and have a go.

Here’s today’s learning…

Year 5 Maths Task

Answers from yesterday:

Missing number calculation

44937 + 23592 = 78529

 4,648 – 2,347 = 2,301

45,536 – 8,426 = 37,110

29,456 – 8,896 = 20,560

37,506 – 22,819 = 14687

 83065 – 45927= 37,1338

Starter: think of 6 numbers. Each number needs to have either 5 or 6 digits. Divide each number by 10, 100 and 1000. Then put them in descending order.

Your learning today is subtraction using column subtraction.

  1. I’m thinking of a number.

After I add 5,241 and subtract 352, my number is 9,485.

What was my original number?

  1. When calculating 17,468 – 8,947, which answer gives the corresponding addition question?

8,947 + 8,631 = 17,468

8,947 + 8, 521 = 17,468

8,251 + 8,947 = 17,468

Explain how you know.

  1. Create some of your own addition calculations with corresponding subtraction sums.

Challenge: complete this pyramid using your addition and subtraction skills. Then, for an extra challenge, create your own pyramid with some missing numbers – perhaps someone in your house could try to complete it.

Year 6 maths task

Answers from yesterday:

  1. A) -85, -53, -35, 16, 32
  2. B) -297, -100, -5, 321, 685
  3. C) -52, -9, 67, 116, 701.

There will be 41 floors, as you need a ground floor (0).

Starter: improve your multiplication skills on Times Tables Rockstars for at least 15 minutes.

Your learning today is adding and subtracting whole numbers.

Calculate:

  1. A) 34621 + 25734 B) 4761325 – 938052
  2. C) A four bedroom house costs £450,000. A three bedroom house costs £201,000 less.

How much does the three bedroom house cost? What method did you use?

  1. D) Find the missing digits. 52247? + 3?5904 = 90?3?2

Challenge: explain how to find the missing digits for a subtraction and addition problem of your own.

Writing task (Y5,6)

Your learning today is to write and punctuate speech correctly. Your task is to write a dilemma for your character. This should be no longer than half a page. Following from your setting description yesterday, your character needs to run into some sort of problem. This problem must include dialogue between two characters.

Remember to:

  • Punctuate speech correctly, using inverted commas and capital letters appropriately.
  • Use the said clause in different places for speech.
  • When there is a new speaker, start a new line.

Here is an example of a dilemma with dialogue.

The ship entered a dark and gloomy cave – the sea was calm and quiet. Suddenly, a huge figure rose out from beneath the black water. “Prepare yourselves!” shouted Bjorn as he unsheathed his sword.

“I am Odin,” bellowed the shadowy figure, “God of wisdom, god of magic, god of death.”

“Remove us from this cave and let us pass,” said Ragnar. He knew that Odin was a powerful god, and would not take kindly to threats, so he threw his sword onto the deck.

Odin grinned, “To leave this cave, the price of death must be paid. Sacrifice one of your men to me, and I will guide you to the fame and fortune you desperately crave.”

“Do it,” hissed Floki, “Give him your son, Bjorn. You have many sons and you will have many more!”

“You think the death of my son is worth the gold and glory?” questioned Ragnar as he held his arm out to Floki.

“Yes,” spat Floki, clutching Ragnar’s arm. “Give him to Odin.”

Ragnar turned to look at Bjorn, then back at Floki. His eyes were full of rage. He grabbed Floki by his chest, and threw him overboard. “There is your sacrifice,” he growled.

 Challenge: can you change some of the said clauses for better synonyms?

Tip: Instead of saying ‘said Ragnar’, you may choose to use ‘bellowed Ragnar’. This tells the reader that the character said it loudly.

Reading task (Y5,6)

Your learning today is retrieval.

Read the extracts from the text.

Then, answer these questions…

  • When Gunnar opened the chest, list two things that he saw.
  • Where was Gunnar’s father a soldier?
  • According to the text, why was the scabbard lined with sheep’s fleece?
  • Here is an extract from the text. What is the missing word?

‘The blade had a _________ groove running from hilt to tip’

  • Write down three things you are told about the sword.

Challenge: create your own retrieval questions for someone in your house to solve.

Bonus task: At some point today, take 5 minutes out and write down a little ‘three things’ list. 

Three things I’m grateful for:

Three things I love doing:

Three things I like about myself:

Three things I’m proud of:

Three things I’e enjoyed this week:

You could even add some of your own sentences. Do it – you’ll feel good! I’ve just done mine and it really did make me feel emotionally happier and healthier.

Enjoy your tasks – I’m going to go and do my daily exercise!

26 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 26 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Hello again everyone

We all hope you’re getting on well and every one of us would like to give you all a virtual high five!

Did you manage to complete the bonus task? Again, we’d love to hear from you if you did. If you did, how did it make you feel? I’ve been keeping in contact with all my friends and family as often as possible and each time I do it I feel happier and healthier. If you didn’t get chance, do it today!

Enjoy your tasks…

Year 5 Maths Task

Starter: Times Tables Rockstars- improve your multiplication skills.

Your learning today is subtraction using column subtraction.

Using the column method for subtraction, solve the following calculations. Check out the subtraction video on our website for a reminder if you need it.

4,648 –  2,347 =

45,536 – 8,426 =

29,456 – 8,896 =

37,506 – 22,819 =

There are 83, 065 fans at a football match.

45,927 fans are male. How many fans are female?

Create a word problem for a subtraction calculation.

Challenge: Eva makes a 5-digit number.

Jo makes a 4-digit number.

The difference between their numbers is 3,465.

What could their number be?

Year 6 maths task 

Answers from yesterday:

What is 6 less than 4? -2

What is 5 more than -2? 3

What is the difference between 3 and -5? 8

Starter: With an adult, count forwards and backwards in from these numbers in 5s, 10s, 50 and 25s. The starting numbers are 750, 2025, 1150, 9925.

Your learning today is negative numbers.

Place these numbers on a blank number line. You should also include the number zero.

  1. A) -53, -85, 16, 32, -35
  2. B) 685, 321, -5, -297, -100
  3. C) 67, -52, -9, 116, 701

Challenge: A company decide to build an office block. Jim says, “If we build from -20 to 20, we will have 40 floors.”

Do you agree? Explain why.

Writing task (Y5,6)

Your learning today is to write descriptively. Following yesterday’s character description, your task today is to write a setting description. This should be no longer than one paragraph.

For your setting description, you need to think about:

  • Where is your character? What can they see?
  • Are they going somewhere?
  • Describe the setting using effective vocabulary e.g. fierce thunder, roaring wind, golden sand.

Here is an example of a setting description.

The seas were rough for the first few days. Gigantic waves swept over the ships walls, but the Vikings continued to row. Lightning bolts pierced holes on deck, but the Vikings continued to row. Days and nights of torturous storms passed, but the Vikings continued to row. With a compass in one hand, and wheel in the other, Ragnar stood fiercely and laughed in the face of the unforgiving conditions. He saw it as a sign from the Gods, that his journey would bring him fame and fortune. His confident mindset, however, didn’t last long.

Challenge: Can you add some expanded noun phrases to describe the setting?

Tip: An expanded noun phrase is used to describe something. If you wish to describe the sea, you may say ‘the blue sea’. If you are describing a cave, you may say ‘the gloomy cave’.

Reading task

Answers from yesterday…

Retrieval question: A shield

Inference question:

  1. Father says he chose his shield brothers carefully.
  2. Father says he would never have fought alongside any man who lied as you have.

Choice question: and felt a wave of hatred for Skuli sweep through him

Your learning today is inference.

Below are three key moments from the story so far. For each moment, you should write a paragraph to explain how Gunnar feels. Make sure you back up (justify) why you think what you think.

Moment 1 = Gunnar’s Dad dies.

Moment 2 = Gunnar sets off on his journey to Valhalla.

Moment 3 = Gunnar is taken as a slave.

Challenge: Predict what you think happen at the end of the book. Explain your prediction. Then, write a possible ending.

Try your best and don’t hesitate to email us if you’re not sure!

26 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 26 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Happy Thursday!

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

Here is today’s learning.

Maths:

Year 3 – find your maths addition and subtraction pack. Complete the “adding ones and subtracting ones to a 3-digit number” pages. Remember if you know 6-3=3 then you know 136-3=133.

Year 4 –  find your maths addition and subtraction pack. Complete the “large numbers addition worksheet and missing number 3-digit addition” pages. Remember to be careful when you’re carrying your tens and ones. If you want some more practise, this game lets you practise.

Reading:

The reading task today is a comprehension task. The answers are on the second page so please don’t look before you have answered! These sheets do not need to be printed – just write the answers to the questions in your books. Remember to put today’s date!

RE:

You are going to be writing a diary for Mary, the mother of
Jesus, for three important days in Holy Week: Jesus entering Jerusalem
(Palm Sunday), the day Jesus died (Good Friday), and the day Jesus
came back to life (Easter Sunday). Think about how Mary would be feeling, what she would be seeing and what she would be hearing. Remember your introduction writing from English – this would help you write each day’s diary entry (WWWWWH). Each diary entry only needs to be a paragraph of writing.

Here are some short clips to remind you what happened on each of the three days: Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

26 March 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Thursday 26 March 2020 by Mrs Latham

Thursday already!

Remember to read for 20 minutes today and work on spellings/times tables.

Maths

Warm up by counting in 5s – singing along to the song https://youtu.be/cJ4jV14Oz5I

Reading

Go on a phoneme (sound) hunt around your house looking for green sounds in words.

Write a list of the words you find.

eg toy, tray, slide, plate

Challenge : put the words you find into sentences.

Topic : Living and learning

We have been talking about body image in our Living and Learning lessons. We have talked about knowing how our body feels when we are relaxed and calm. We can use different techniques to calm ourselves. There are some ideas in the table below. Try some out and teach one to someone else in your house.

Listen to relaxing music. Close your eyes if that is comfortable. Sit down and rest your head on your hands on a table.
Breathing hug

Start with both arms in the air.  Put one hand across your tummy and the other on your shoulder. Breathe slowly in and out.  Focus on the breathing.

Breathing tree

In a standing position, raise your arms as you breathe in and release your arms back down as you breathe out.

 

Ok breathing

Make an ‘ok’ sign on your tummy and slowly breathe in and out.  This sign is to represent that it is ok to feel different emotions.  No emotions are bad.  Emotions change and you won’t feel like that forever.

Belly breathing

Sit or lay down, place your hands on your belly and close your eyes.  As you take a big breath in, blow up your belly like a balloon (place a favourite toy there to feel it moving).  Hold the breath briefly and then slowly exhale deflating the balloon in your belly.

Nose breathing

Place one finger on one nostril, breathe in, then place the other finger on the other nostril and close for a beat.  Release and open the opposite nostril to breathe out.

Emotion bottle

Make your own emotion bottle.  This is a bit like a snow globe.  Shake it up and watch it.  The bottle is our mind.  The glitter is our emotions.  Let the bottle clear.

To make your own, take a bottle, add glitter (different colours could represent different emotions), optional food colouring and seal it closed.

Focus on an object

Focus on an object for 90 seconds.  If you lose focus, make an effort to bring the focus back to the object.

Starfish meditation

This is a great way to refocus the mind.  Spread your fingers on one hand like a star fish.  Slowly trace your finger, from the other hand, around your fingers and hand.  Continue until you feel calm.

In addition to these techniques, you could also try:

· Listening to guided meditations for children (https://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/)

· Listening to mindfulness music

· Mindful colouring and doodling

· Yoga poses especially balances

· Cosmic Kids yoga and mindfulness (https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga)

 

· https://www.gonoodle.com/  (mindfulness and active brain breaks)

 

25 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Year 5 Maths Task

Starter: write down 6 6-digit numbers. Round each number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

For example:

357214            Rounded to the nearest 10= 357210

Rounded to the nearest 100= 357200

Rounded to the nearest 1000= 357000

Your learning today is addition using column addition.

Yesterday, you completed some column addition calculations. Can you create 4 word problems that would involve using this method? Can you solve your own word problems?

Challenge: write any addition of three 4-digit numbers where the answer is between 28,550 and 28,650.

Can you find solutions:

  • that use all digits 0 to 9 at least once;
  • where no digit 0 to 9 is used more than twice;
  • that use the same number three times…?

Year 6 maths task

Answers from yesterday:

Month Cans sold Rounded to the nearest 10,000
January 1,436,259 1,440,000
February 1,839,627 1,840,000
March 2,599,170 2,600,000
April 1,876,254 1,880,000
May 1,431,109 1,430,000
June 1,232,637 1,230,000
July 1,209,276 1,210,000

March is the month in which the number of cans sold is the same whether it is rounded to the nearest 10,000 or 100,000.

Starter: spend at least 15 minutes honing your rock skills on Times Tables Rockstars.

 Your learning today is negative numbers.

Draw a number line from  -20 to 20.

Using the number line answer these questions.

What is 6 less than 4?

What is 5 more than -2?

What is the difference between 3 and -5?

Challenge: write your own set of similar questions with answers.

Writing task (Y5 & 6)

Here are the answers to yesterday’s learning.

Task one: Punctuate the following sentences correctly.

“I can’t wait for Friday,” exclaimed Brian. “The trampoline park will be amazing!”

Pupils could have also used an exclamation mark. Pupils could have used a full stop.

“Grace held her hands over her eyes, “I can’t watch! It’s so intense!”

Pupils could have also used a full stop, a comma or a dash.

Task two: Re-write the following sentence with the said clause in a different place. Check for correct punctuation.

“The water is way too cold! I can’t swim in that!” said Lucy.

Lucy shouted, “The water is way too cold! I can’t swim in that!”

“The water is way too cold!” exclaimed Lucy. “I can’t swim in that!”

Challenge: The three sentences should be punctuated correctly. Check specifically for inverted commas around what is being said. The said clause should have been placed at the beginning, middle and end (one for each sentence).

Your learning today is to write descriptively.

Your task is to write a character description of your choice. This should be about one paragraph in length. By the end of the week, you will have created a story involving a character, a setting and a dilemma.

For your character description, you need to think about:

  • Character appearance
  • What do they sound like?
  • What features do they have that stand out?

Here is an example of a character description…

Ragnar ‘shaggy breeches’ Lothbrok. A leader of men, a Viking legend in his own right, and a father to many sons. Ragnar was a distinctive man, who could not be mistaken for any other. His eyes were blue seas, clouded by a thunderous frown. An uncut, ragged ponytail hung from his head, with markings of snakes and war printed across his skull. Echoes of his fearsome roar could be heard across oceans, leaving enemies fleeing for their lives. A silver shafted sword hung from a sheath buckled on his right side. 

Challenge: Draw your character and label them with the key features you’ve described above. How about you and someone else in your family both do this without showing each other? Then, compare them – if they’re similar in some ways then you’ve likely written an effective character description. If they’re not, maybe one of you hasn’t practised their art skills that much, yet.

Reading task

Your learning today is a RIC.

Read the extract of the text and then answer the below questions. We will give you the correct answers tomorrow.

Retrieval question: according to the text, what was Skuli not holding?

Interpret question: look at extract 2. How do you know Gunnar’s father’s and Skuli’s relationship is not a positive one.

Explain two ways, giving evidence from the text to support your answer.  

Choice question: look at extract 1.

Find and copy one group of words that shows us that Gunnar does not like Skuli.

Challenge: create your own RIC for someone at home to complete – you could have as many questions as you like.

Bonus task: today, I’d like you to do something really important. Reach out to a friend from school. Use whatever technology you can to speak to someone from school; even better if this is someone you haven’t spoken to yet. We’re all going to feel a little lonely over the coming weeks and staying in touch will make you feel better – promise! Give it a go.

Don’t forget, there’s plenty of other things you can be doing at home, too. This web post from Mr Roundtree (School’s closed: how to support your child’s home learning – 23 March 2020) has loads of great information and ideas for things to do at home.

25 March 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hi children,

We hope you’re having a good week and you’re managing to get your learning completed whilst your grownups get their work done too.  Maddie has been keen to help with my learning!

Here are yesterday’s answers to the maths worksheets for year 3 and year 4. Here are yesterday’s possible answers to the RIC.

Here are today’s learning activities.

Maths: 

Year 3 – find your maths fractions packs. Complete the “comparing  fractions with the same denominator” pages.

Year 4 – find your maths fractions packs. Compete the “test of strength“page. Then, complete your last two questions of the word problems page.

 

Reading:

The reading task today is a comprehension task. The answers are on the second page so please don’t look before you have answered! These sheets do not need to be printed – just write the answers to the questions in your books. Remember to put today’s date!

Science:

This half term, we have been looking at “The Great Nappy Challenge”. We have investigated which nappy was the most absorbant but have you ever thought how many nappies a baby wears and uses?

Your challenge is to work out how many nappies a baby would wear in a week, a fortnight, a month, 6 months and a year if they wear 5 nappies a day. Write the answers in your home learning book.