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Adventurous Anacondas

Home Learning - Week Beginning 30.03.2020

Hello Anacondas! It's our second week of Home Learning and our final week before the Easter holidays - not long to go now! Planned for this week are English, Maths, Geography, French and PE. Please remember you don't need to get everything done but the more you do, the better you'll become! Complete the activities in your own time, have fun and stay safe. Mr Khan, Miss Brooks and Miss Brown.

English

In English, we would like you to write a non-chronological report on Brazil. Use the documents below to plan and write your report. We have also assigned activities on Education City, Bug Club and Spelling Shed for you to complete.

Maths

In Maths this week, Year 3 will continue learning about fractions whilst Year 4 will continue their unit on decimals. Like last week, there are 5 lessons with teaching videos, activity sheets and answers on the White Rose Hub website. Once you have completed all 5 lessons, we have assigned activities on Mathletics to consolidate your learning.

Topic - Geography

Your topic learning this week is a continuation of our work on the rainforest, looking at plants and animals which live in the rainforest. Read the document below which outlines the activities for you to complete in your Home Learning Book. If you're feeling creative, feel free to add your own activities to enhance your learning to the ones we've suggested.

Photographs of the Anacondas enjoying their Home Learning
Picture 1 Sophie planting her flowers for Science
Picture 2 Sophie enjoying creative time by painting
Picture 3 Beautiful Science inspired artwork Sophie!
Picture 4 Sophie's delicious Millies inspired cookies for DT
Picture 5 Halle helping out at home by gardening
Picture 6 Halle working hard at Maths
Picture 7 Luca planting flowers for Science
Picture 8 Luca's amazing fractions learning!
Picture 9 Abigayle's amazing cup cakes!
Picture 10 Abigayle's DT (cooking) learning
Picture 11 Abigayle's Science learning
Picture 12 Mia working out to Joe Wicks
Picture 13 Jonah learning on Education City
Picture 14 Team Cherry dancing to Go Noodle!
Picture 15 Evie having a go at Maths
Picture 16 Evie completing her online learning

Thursday 26th March 2020

Good Morning Anacondas! It's 'Day 4' and we hope you're steadily working through this week's home learning. Many of you have completed the Spelling Shed, Mathletics and Education City activities and we can't wait to read your explanation texts about plant lifecycles and hear what you've been cooking. We're loving the emails you're sending us so keep these coming! Mr Khan, Miss Brooks and Miss Brown.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good Morning Anacondas! We hope you're enjoying yourselves at home and working through some of the home learning activities assigned earlier in the week.

 

We're aware that many of you are finding it tricky to log onto Education City, as well as some of the other online learning platforms, as so many children are trying to access them at the same time. Please don't worry and just do what you can. Most importantly, stay safe and be kind to everyone at home! Don't forget to email us pictures of what you have been up to! Looking forward to hearing from you all, Mr Khan, Miss Brooks and Miss Brown.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Hello Anacondas! There weren't many of us in school today but that didn't stop us from learning and having fun! We completed the Joe Wicks workout (we were really sweaty by the end), had a go at the White Rose Maths and, after trying numerous times to login to Education City, finally managed to complete some of our English. In the afternoon, we went onto the school field to draw and label flowering plants as part of Science learning. We hope you had a go at some of the learning too and are keeping safe!

From your classmates: Lewis, India and David :) 

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Home Learning - Week Beginning 23.03.2020

Hello Adventurous Anacondas! Hopefully, you're well rested and ready for the new style of learning coming your way! Planned for this week are English, Maths, Science, DT and PE. Parents and carers, we hope you find the suggested timetable above useful but feel free to adapt the learning activities around your week. If you have any questions, please email us using the tier group email address that was sent out to parents last week. We look forward to hearing how you're getting on so do send in photographs of your learning. Work hard, stay safe and most importantly, have fun! 

Mr Khan, Miss Brooks and Miss Brown

English

Please read the document below which outlines your English learning for the week. It directly links to the Science that we have set as the topic work, as this week is Science Week! Activities have been assigned on Education City, Bug Club and Spelling Shed for you to complete. Also included below are extra resources to support you with your explanation text writing. We can't wait to read what you have written!

Maths

In Maths this week, Year 3 will begin learning about fractions whilst Year 4 will begin their unit on decimals.

 

To support you with your learning, the White Rose Hub (the scheme we follow in school) have created some excellent resources. There are 5 lessons for your year-group to complete, each with a teaching video, activity sheet and answers. If you have a printer, feel free to print the worksheets and glue them into your Home Learning Book. If not, simply write the answers to the questions into your book. Below are the links to the learning resources. If you have any questions, email us and we'll be happy to help!

 

Once you have completed the 5 lessons, we have assigned Mathletics activities for the objectives covered this week for you to complete. 

Topic - Science

Your Science topic learning this week is plants. Read the document below which outlines the activities for you to complete on Education City and in your Home Learning Book. If you're feeling creative, feel free to add your own activities to enhance your learning to the ones we've suggested. 

Topic - DT (Cooking)

We thought it would be great if you learnt some life skills whilst having fun in the kitchen for your DT work this week! As your parents are at home working hard with you, why not cook a meal for them? Look at the step-by-step guide to preparing a nutritious meal in the document below - don't forget to ask an adult to help you with the cooking!

PE

It's time to get a sweat on! Try out some of the websites below for activities to keep fit and active. Joe Wicks will be hosting PE sessions at 9am each morning through his YouTube channel (follow the link below). Or, if it is at all possible and safe, go out into your garden and get active!

Welcome to Adventurous Anacondas!

 

We are the Adventurous Anacondas, the Year 3/4 Class. 

Our Staff Team: 

Mr Khan - Class Teacher

Ms Brooks - Teaching Assistant

Miss Brown - Teaching Assistant 

 

Indoor PE is on a Monday, pupils should come to school dressed in their PE kit. Year 3 have outdoor PE on a Friday and should come in their PE kits whilst Year 4 have swimming. 

 

Homework is set on a Friday to completed by the following Wednesday. In KS2, this is set on Mathletics, Spelling Shed and Bug Club, please find the links to these websites in the 'Useful Links' section.

 

Please scroll down to see our latest learning. 

Spring 2 - World Book Day

We had an amazing World Book Day as everyone came to school dressed as a book character. We shared our favourite books with the class and enjoyed activities which were planned as part of the 'Share A Million Stories' theme. We wrote our own stories based on the characters from our favourite books and created book marks and illustrations. At the end of the day, we shared our stories with the Enthusiastic Elephants (Year 1). 

Spring 2 - Samba Drumming Workshop

Linked to our Amazon Rainforest topic, we took part in an enthralling morning of Samba drumming! We learnt the Portuguese names for the different types of drums and played them to create a range of rhythms and beats. Whilst it was loud, we thoroughly enjoyed creating our own music and playing together as a class. We couldn't believe how much we progressed during the session as we found it tricky to even hold the instruments correctly at first but by the end of the session, we sounded just like a Samba band at the Brazilian carnival!

Spring 1 - Trip to Headingley Water Treatment Works

As part our Science learning this half-term, we visited Headingley Water Treatment Works to find out how water is treated to make it safe for us to drink. We explored the centre and learnt about the different types of bacteria which can exist in water and needs to be treated. To ensure safety, we wore high-visibility jackets, hard hats, goggles and protective gloves. We learnt how important it is to limit our water wastage as water is a precious resource!

Autumn 2 - Science Week

As part of Science topic on rocks, we investigated the different types of rock and their properties. We carried out a number of investigations such as testing a rock for its hardness, permeability (ability to absorb water) and type (whether it was metamorphic, igneous or sedimentary).

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