WB 04.05.20 Week 5
Update - 07.05.2020
I hope you've all had a lovely week.
Once again, I've been very impressed by the home learning photos I've received this week and I've particularly enjoyed looking at and reading your PSHE learning; thinking about our feelings is so important at this time!
As you will know from your English work, tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of VE Day and is a Bank Holiday, therefore I'm not expecting any formal home learning to take place. Instead, please enjoy our rare British sunshine and spend time with your families. If you'd like to complete so more VE day activities over the weekend, I've attached some below - there's puzzles, creative activities and some Wartime recipes for you to enjoy.
Have a lovely weekend everyone,
VE Day Activities
Hello Persevering Pumas!
Welcome to Week 5 of home learning!
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend at home and you're well rested and ready to tackle a new week of activities. It has been absolutely fabulous to hear from almost all of you this week and it's great to know that you're all getting on so well with your home learning, although I miss having you all in the classroom.
I spoke to Mrs Beckett this weekend and she wanted me to say a big hello to everyone, she misses you all too but she is enjoying looking at the pictures of what you've been up to at home. She thinks that you're all doing some fabulous learning and she's very proud of the effort that you're putting in.
This week your home learning consists of Maths, English, History and PSHE. I hope that you enjoy the activities that I've prepared for you and that you continue to have lots of fun whilst learning - you'll find out when you get to your PSHE work that happiness is one of the keys to success! Read on below to find out what you'll be getting up to.
If you've not listened to Mrs Fuller's Celebration Asssembly from Friday yet, then you definitely should! I'm really pleased and proud to tell you all that we came 1st on the school leaderboard for TTRS & 2nd on the school leaderboard for Spelling Shed. Amazing achievements - keep up the great work everybody!
As always, please email me with any questions you have and send me an update during the week letting me know how you've been getting on, with some photos attached!
For the remainder of the Summer Term, the White Rose Hub (the company who have been producing the fabulous worksheets you've been completing during your home learning so far and whose resources we use in school) have created a 12 week plan that we are going to follow. This 12 week plan best places children to progress with their learning by consolidating number skills and understanding alongside covering new essential learning. This enables them to be ready to continue with their maths learning effectively when they return to school. You may find that some of the content we have already looked at in class, however as we would do if we were at school, it is vital children re-visit and continually practise this learning as they are the fundamentals to maths progression.
This week we are going to be re-visiting our learning on formal written methods of Multiplication and Division. You may remember this as 'short multiplication' and 'bus stop method of division'. There are four lessons for you to complete this week, along with a challenge on Friday! Each lesson comes with a useful video teaching you the new skills and a worksheet for you to complete. When you get to division, White Rose show a different method on their video to the one we did in class. If you'd like to refresh your memory of the 'bus stop method' (the method we learnt), I have posted a useful video explaining this.
If you have a printer, feel free to print out the worksheets and stick them into your home learning book. If not, you can simply just write the answers straight into your home learning book instead - it's entirely up to you! We are on Summer Term, Week 3 this week.
This Friday, 8th May, is a the very special 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day). VE Day commemorates the end of the European part of World War 2 and as you can imagine, more than a million people celebrated throughout the streets of Great Britain. As this is such an important anniversary, I thought that you would be interested to learn more and so this week's English work is based around this topic. Once you have done some more research, I would like you to write a diary entry detailing the celebrations as they first occurred on the very first VE Day, 75 years ago, on May 8th 1945. Please see the document below for extra information about the different tasks involved in your English work this week. You will also find details about this weeks Spelling Shed and Bug Club activities in the document and as always, please continue to read your favourite books at home too! We came 2nd on the school leaderboard for Spelling Shed last week, which I was extremely proud of, lets see if we can either maintain this or come 1st this week!
This week, I would like you to continue your learning on the Anglo Saxons. I was extremely impressed with your engagement towards this topic last week and you all did some excellent research, which was presented beautifully in many different, creative ways. Your research this week will be focused around 'When the Anglo Saxons arrived in Britain' and you will also develop your knowledge and understanding of the key words Invaders and Settlers. There are a few different elements to this weeks History learning but the main activity is to create a timeline of British History which allows to be as creative as you like. Have a look at the documents below for some extra information and inspiration for how you might present your timeline.
I know that it must be tricky for you all with things still being so unusual in the world and I want to say a big well done for how quickly you've adapted to the changes as well as thank you for all your hard work at home. In reflection of the huge changes that we have all experienced recently, I thought it would be a good idea to set some activities that help you to think carefully about your feelings, give you ideas about how you can make sure that you stay positive and ways to help out some of your friends and peers that may be lacking in motivation. The documents below include some information that I think may be helpful towards this, as well as some creative activities.
I have re-added the link to the 'Coronavirus for Children' story, which offers a really easy to understand explanation if you'd like to know more or for you to read if you still have any questions.
Lots of you are continuing to stay active with Joe Wicks every morning which is fabulous or you're enjoying riding your bike, walking or skipping during your daily exercise time. If you'd like to have a go at some different activities, take a look at the Be Active! Be Healthy! document below.
Illustration to Creation:
As part of your daily creative time, every week we will be posting an illustration to create ideas for you to use at home. It's not just about writing and reading but how an image can inspire art, creativity, design, science, knowledge etc. More examples can be found using the hashtag #Illustration2Creation.
This week's image comes from 'The Mousehole Cat' by Antonia Barber & Nicola Bayley, which is a dramatic and moving Cornish tale of a cat and a fisherman who brave the stormy seas to save their village.
- Paint a scene of a stormy night at sea.
- Design a lifeboat to sail in stormy seas and rescue people in distress.
- Write a poem about the sea/a storm.
- Make a boat from paper/card.
- Play a magnet fishing game.
- Create a school of fish from clay/plasticine.
- Use Lego to construct Mousehole, a seaside village in Cornwall.
- Which animal might you have to help with rescues? How would it help people in danger?
- Design a candle of hope.