Homework

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.

 

25 March 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2020 by Mrs Latham

Good morning.

Remember to read for 20 minutes today and have another go at your spellings and (Y2s) times tables. Don’t forget you can email me katieharker@spherefederation.org if you have any questions about the learning or want to send any photos in of what you’re up to.

Maths

Count in 10s singing along with the song – https://youtu.be/BokH3_zaLiA

The challenge is at the bottom of the slide : choose any number between 0-9 and add 10 as many times as you can.

Reading

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

Write a list of the words you find.

eg chips, coin, dish, spoon

Challenge : put the words you have found into sentences.

Play some phonics games on Phonics Play.

Topic : Drama/movement (performing poetry)

Read the poem a few times during the day. See if you can recite it from memory. Add some actions to match the words.

Challenge : find the rhyming words in the poem and write some more words that rhyme.

 

24 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Year 5 Maths Task

Answers from yesterday (23.03.20):

Q2.

6,528= 6,000 + 500 + 20 + 8

8,741= 8,000 + 700 + 40 + 1

26,589= 20,000 + 6,000 + 500 + 80 + 9

78,645= 70,000 + 8,000 + 600 + 40 + 5

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

Your learning today is addition using column addition.

 Use column addition to work these out.

Check out this useful video from our own school website for some help with this method of addition – 2 minutes and 20 seconds into the video.

Challenge: Your challenge is to create a pair of five-digit numbers with a total as close to 80,000 as you can! Can you get an answer within 100 of 80,000?

Year 6 maths task

Answer to yesterday’s challenge:

Whitney has rounded to the nearest hundred thousand not ten thousand. Her answer should be 2,160,000.

Starter: Write each set of numbers and circle the greatest.

  1. A) 6782600 6872000 6869000              857876
  2. B) 2798003 2987003 2897003              2889005

Your learning today is rounding.

This table shows the number of cans of baked beans a company sold from January to July.

Month Cans sold
January 1,436,259
February 1,839,627
March 2,599,170
April 1,876,254
May 1,431,109
June 1,232,637
July 1,209,276

In a certain month, the number of cans sold is the same whether you round it to the nearest 10,000 or 100,000. Which month?

Round each month to the nearest 10,000.

Challenge: how else could you round the baked beans? Show different ways.

Writing task (Y5 & 6)

Your learning today is to punctuate speech correctly.

You have three tasks to complete, which require you to create, punctuate and adapt speech appropriately. The answers to the learning will be posted tomorrow.

Task one: Add the correct punctuation to the speech below. You are looking for inverted commas, but remember to check/correct other punctuation too!

I can’t wait for friday, exclaimed brian. the trampoline park will be amazing

Grace held her hands over her eyes, I can’t watch it’s so intense

Task two: Re-write the following sentence with the said clause in a different place. Change the said clause for a better synonym.

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

Challenge: Write three sentences of your own, using speech that is punctuated correctly. For each sentence, the said clause must be in a different place.

Reading task (Y5 & 6)

Your learning today is inference.

We use our inference skills to think about a characters’ feelings, thoughts, motives, actions or relationships with others.

Your task today is to draw an outline of Gunnar in the middle of your page. This does not need to be detailed – a gingerbread person style outline would be fine, as would a stick person. Around the outside, you should write down what you think about Gunnar and why you think this. Think specifically about his…

  • personality
  • feelings
  • thoughts
  • motives
  • actions
  • relationships with other characters

Challenge: Imagine you are Gunnar. Write a letter to your dad (who is in Valhalla) explaining how you feel about what’s happened in the book so far. You could include some key events (think back to yesterday’s learning) and you must include how you feel.

24 March 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020 by Mrs Latham

Good morning!

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

Maths

Sing along with the ‘Big Numbers Song’ https://youtu.be/e0dJWfQHF8Y

Find one more and one less than each number on the slide. Write them in your home learning book.

Challenge :

Reading

Read a story book. Draw or write a story map showing what happens in the story.

Topic : Weather and Seasons

Draw an outfit for each season of the year and write a list of the clothes and weather you would be likely to see in that season (there is an example below).

24 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning!

Here are your tasks for today.  Remember … each day we will set three main tasks. In addition to these, we would like you to read for at least twenty minutes per day, practise your times tables facts and weekly spellings (uploaded each Monday).

Happy learning.

Mrs Welsby & Mrs Rowley

Maths:

Year 3 – find your maths fractions packs. On page one, when you’ve written the correct fraction for each shape, draw a line to match the equivalent fractions. Remember, Equivalent fractions are fractions with different numbers representing the same part of a whole. They have different numerators and denominators, but their fractional values are the same. For example, think about the fraction 1/2. It means half of something. You can also say that 6/12 is half, and that 50/100 is half.

Year 4 – find your maths fractions packs. Complete the Counting up and down in hundredths and converting decimals tenths and hundredths to fractions. Complete questions three and four from the problems on page 1.

Don’t forget to mark yesterday’s work.        Year 3 answers,   Year 4 answers.

Reading

The reading task today is a RIC. Read the text Coronavirus Storybook. Then answer the RIC questions in your books. Remember to write today’s date! I will post some suggested answers tomorrow. Can you complete the challenge?

Writing

For writing today, please finish your newspaper report. You should have already written the first two paragraphs.

In your third paragraph, you need to include two quotes from eyewitnesses. Work from your plan (or mine) to remind you who you might use.

Your last paragraph is about ‘what next?’ Use your notes to help you. You only need to write a few sentences in this paragraph.

Don’t forget to re-read your work to make sure it says what you want it to say.

 

 

 

 

23 March 2020: Home learning timetable

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hi children, parents and carers,

We hope your first day of home learning is going well. Having structure and routine in your day can help a lot. You may have already planned your day to match our school day, but if you need a help, we have attached a timetable of a typical school day that you might want to mirror. 

09:00-10:00 First lesson
10:00 -10:10 Wake Up, Shake Up (or dance around the garden with music!)
10:10 – 10:50 Second lesson
10:50 – 11:05 Break (another chance to have a run round and let off steam!)
11:05 – 12:00 Third lesson
12:00 – 13:00 Lunchtime (you could make your own – we call this Food Technology!)
13:00 – 14:00 Fourth lesson (household chores, perhaps?)
14:00 – 14:45 Fifth lesson (gardening?)
14:45 – 15:15 Collective Worship / Reading class novel

Don’t forget how important exercise is. You could start your day with Joe, the body coach, on YouTube (9am Mon-Fri) or later in the day.

You can also access the i-moves website for 5-10 minute brain breaks throughout the day. Why not keep a timetable to ensure you are active throughout the day.

23 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hi children,

We hope you’ve had a good weekend.

Here are your tasks for today. Each day, we will set three main tasks. In addition to these, we would like you to read for at least twenty minutes per day and practise your times tables facts – you could use TT Rock Stars to do this.

Each Monday, we will also upload a set of spellings for you to practise over the course of the week. The spellings will link to a rule that we have covered already this year.

The answers to the maths tasks will be given the next day so you will be able to go through and mark your answers.

Happy learning.

Mrs Welsby and Mrs Rowley

 

Maths:

This past week, we have been learning all about fractions.

Year 3 – find your maths fractions packs. Complete the year 3 fraction problems. Explain to a grown-up which part of the fraction is the denominator and which part is the numerator.

Year 4 – find your maths fractions packs. Complete the adding and subtraction fractions with the same denominator. Answer questions one and two from the problems on page 1.

 

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!

 

Writing: 

Last week, we acted out the rebellion by Boudicca and the Britons. We planned our own newspaper reports. If you have yours with you, you can use this. If not, you can use my ideas on this plan.  Today, write your first paragraph include the WWWWWH and your second paragraph. Don’t forget, this is where you give more details about what happened. We will continue this tomorrow so save some ideas and information for your last two paragraphs!

 

Spellings

Suffixes

-less                -ly                   -ment             -ed                  -ing

Can you add the suffixes above to any of the following root words? How many different words can you make?

care                            run                             help                            proper

hope                          sure                            achieve                      rain

pain                            skip                             move                         close

enjoy                         curious                      point                          use

Challenge

Now you have written your list, how many more words can you think of ending in each of the different suffixes?

Practise spelling these words. Use different strategies to help you learn them. Examples:

  • rainbow words – each letter is written in a different colour
  • split each word into syllables en/joy/ment
  • box words – draw a box around each letter in the word
  • pyramid words
  • look, cover, spell, check

23 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Mr Catherall

Year 5 Maths Task

Starter: Times Tables Rockstars- improve your multiplication skills.

Your learning today is place value.

  1. Create 3 part whole models for 4,050.

 

2. Partition the following numbers.

For example: 5, 945 = 5,000 + 900 + 40 + 5

6,528

8,741

26,589

78,645

  1. Here are the numbers of tickets sold at a theme park per month.
January 33,569
February 76,598
March 21,324
April 111,236
May 109,487

Use the more and less than symbols < > to create 4 statements for the populations.

111,236 > 76,598

Challenge: Can you create your own table of information, like above, containing numbers that you can compare? Write some statements for your information using < > and =.

Year 6 maths task

Starter: Use two dice, a number spinner or a pack of playing cards (picture cards are zero) to generate two 7-digit numbers e.g.

6,527,901 and 6,420,100

Compare using the ‘greater than’ symbol (>) or “less than” symbol (<).

6,527,901 > 6,420,100

Choose 10 more numbers to compare.

Your learning today is rounding. Using the numbers that you have already created, round each to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.

Example:

6,527,901

10 – 6,527,900

100 – 6,527,900

1,000 – 6,528,000

10,000 – 6,530,000

100,000 – 6,500,000

Challenge: Whitney rounded 2,156,708 to the nearest 10,000. Her answer was 2,200,000. Explain her mistake.

Writing task (Year 5 & 6)

Your learning today is writing speech.

Your task is to create a script between two characters of your choice. This script can be linked to something we have previously learnt (such as the Vikings), or something else of your choice. Remember to use character speech to convey character. You may also choose to add some stage direction to add extra information. You do not need to punctuate any speech when writing a script.

Tip: Convey character means to tell the reader about a character through what they said and how they said it.

“I bet you can’t catch me!” laughed Billy.

This tells the reader that Billy is a confident boy, who believes he is very fast.

Reading Task (Year 5 & 6)

As a class, we’ve been enjoying reading our class novel ‘Viking Boy’. Today, we’d like you to create a story map for what has happened so far in the book. This can be as creative as you like but must include the key moments and characters from the story so far. Here is an example of a story map for a story that most of us will be familiar with…

 

Challenge 1:

Summarise the story so far in 10 words, 5 words and 1 word.

Challenge 2:

Re-write the story so far in a shorter form (this could be one paragraph or more).

In  addition, we always recommend that children read for 20 minutes every day – what a perfect time to make sure children are reading loads!