WB 15.06.20 Week 10
Hello Persevering Pumas!
Welcome to Week 10 of home learning! Time is passing by so quickly and I feel like it's been ages since I've seen most of you. I hope that you've all enjoyed the lovely weather that's returned over the weekend and, once again, made the most of being outdoors in your gardens and on outdoor walks with your families. This week, your home learning continues with our topic of the Anglo-Saxons and also involves some learning about the Midsummer Solstice - can you believe we're almost at the longest day of the year? Thank you to everyone who emailed in again last week, it was fabulous to see so many great pictures. I was especially impressed with the imaginative Anglo-Saxon villages that had been made! Please send pictures again this week as it's lovely to hear from you all. Have a lovely week, enjoy your learning and continue to be reflective, effective, determined, resourceful and responsible superheroes.
This week you will be revisiting your work on subtraction. This begins by looking at subtraction with no exchange, with one exchange and with more than one exchange, using the column method, before moving onto looking at the most efficient methods of subtraction. 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 skills and a worksheet for you to complete. You've already completed the lessons posted on the White Rose Hub website this week earlier in lockdown, therefore we are following the alternative resources. So that you aren't confused by this, I've posted all of the videos alongside the worksheets on our class page this week (just below). 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 8 this week, following the alternative resources. As we are following the alternative resources, the BBC Bitesize resources don't align with our maths work this week.
Please continue to practise your times tables. Use Times Tables Rock Stars for around 15 minutes of practise each day. It is especially important that you continue to improve your recall speed of your times tables as you will rely on this knowledge heavily in Year 5. There aren't any new Mathletics activities to complete this week as you've already completed all of the subtraction activities earlier this year, however, I would like to congratulate the following pupils who have completed all of their Mathletics activities up to date. If your name isn't on the list, please make sure you complete any outstanding Mathletics activities, many of you only have one or two to complete!
Mathletics Shout Out
A huge well done to Lola, George, Sophia, Lucy, Evie H, Poppy, Evie J, Harvey, Ellie, Hannah, Ava, Naiah, Maisie, Zach and Ellen for completing all of your assigned activities on Mathletics.
This week's writing task is linked to our topic. In History this week, you will be learning about Anglo-Saxon beliefs. We know that before converting to Christianity, Anglo-Saxons believed in many Gods and Goddesses. We would like you to write a myth about one of these Gods. As well as this, we would like you to log on to Spelling Shed to practise this week's spellings, read a book on Bug Club and complete the Reading Comprehension - 60 Second Reads (which are on myths), and as always, remember to read your favourite stories at home too!
Continuing to link with our Anglo-Saxon work, this week's History learning is about Anglo-Saxon beliefs and religion, most specifically about their conversion from Pagan beliefs to Christianity, which happened over a period of approximately 100 years. As part of this learning, you will find out about the Saints influential to this change and some of the Christian buildings they founded, which were and still are important to the religion: Canterbury Cathedral, Iona Abbey and Lindisfarne Priory.
As we are approaching the Midsummer Solstice, this week at school, we would have been learning about Ancient British beliefs as part of our R.E. work. Once you have learnt more about what the Midsummer Solstice is and why it is still a part of our calendar, there are lots of activities which allow your creative juices to flow. These include making a model of Stonehenge, making a sun burst weave and even doing some yoga! I realise that there's a lot of different suggested activities, so feel free to have a go at the ones which will interest you the most!