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Ladybrook Primary School and Nursery

Learning without Limits

Week 1 Virtual Learning (23.3.20)

Friday 27th March 2020

Happy Friday everyone and well done for adapting so well to your first week of home learning.  I really am very proud!  It's set to be another sunny day today so make sure you enjoy it while it lasts. 


Your tasks for today are to make sure all of the work set earlier in the week is finished.  This includes your newspaper report, the apostrophes task, activities set on Mathletics and some column additions in your blue books. 


Once all this is completed I would like you to ask a grown up or older sibling to test you on last week's spellings (list 21).  Do this in your spellings book as normal.  Those of you who were not in last week should have found this list in your home learning packs.


Your new spelling list is as follows:

List 22- The suffix '-cian' is used instead of '-sion' when the root word ends in 'c' or 'cs'

1. musician

2. magician

3. electrician

4. politician

5. mathematician

6. technician

7. optician

8. beautician

9. physician

10. dietician


Copy the spellings carefully into your spelling books.  Check the meaning of any you are unsure of then write each one neatly into a sentence in your blue books.  Use the following title:  List 22 spelling practice.  

Keep practising them through the week so you will be ready for next week's spelling test.


I would also like you to spend some time on Times Tables Rock Stars today please.  


Have fun and Mrs King will be in touch with new tasks on Monday.


Have a lovely weekend everyone and keep smiling. I miss you all!  Love, Mrs Poole 


Thursday 26th March 2020

Good morning!  Well done to those of you who have completed and handed in your newspaper reports. I've been really impressed so far and I'm very proud of how hard you all seem to be adapting to working at home.  Don't worry if you haven't completed yours yet, you can spend some more time today and tomorrow working on them.  Another big well done to those of you who have been on Mathletics.  Remember that the Mathletics tasks will still be there today and tomorrow if you haven't had chance to complete them yet.  


Today's new tasks:

Maths- I would like you to revisit and revise formal column addition please.  This work should be done in your blue books please. 


Bronze- Create your own 3 digit addition questions and calculate the answers using a column, e.g. 376

                                                                                                                                                         +  528

You can use the expanded version if needed, e.g. 300 + 70 + 6

                                                                             + 500 + 20 + 8


Silver- Create your own 3 or 4 digit addition questions and calculate the answers using a column, e.g. 6451

                                                                                                                                                               + 2930


Gold- Choose 3 or 4 digit, including decimals to 2 decimal places to create addition questions and calculate the answers using a column, e.g.         274.56

  + 425.17


Ask an adult to check and mark your answers, or you could use a calculator.  


Literacy- Use the Bitesize video linked below to revise the use of apostrophes to mark possession for both singular and plural possession e.g. the girl's name/the girls' names


Then rewrite the following sentences in your blue books, and of course, in your very BEST handwriting.  Be careful because I've tried to catch you out with some that don't need apostrophes!


1. How did Bills bike break?

2. Jasmines sister is going skating this weekend.

3. Freyas aim was to finish all her homework on time.

4. My brothers scarf blew away in the wind.

5. I want to borrow Amelias natural disasters book.

6. Alishbas puppy was so cute.

7. Ruby and Olivers posters were brilliant.

8. The boys and girls were very well behaved for their grown ups at home.

9. The childrens work in Google Classroom is very impressive. 

10.  Mrs Pooles sentences were so much fun!


Have fun!  Mrs Poole



Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hello again Year 4!  

Please use today to complete any unfinished tasks from Monday and Tuesday.  This includes your Pompeii newspaper reports, either in Google Classroom on in your blue books.  Don't forget to edit them carefully, using the literacy handouts in your home learning packs.  You may then move on to today's new activities if you have time:


Maths- I have set two new activities on Mathletics.


Literacy- Make sure you have practised this week's spellings ready for a grown up at home to test you on Friday.  I would also like you to set some time aside to get stuck in to your reading book today.  Perhaps you could build a den to do this and if it is nice and sunny again you could even do this in the garden!  If you still have free time after this I would like you to choose an extract from your reading book and copy it in to your blue book in your very BEST handwriting.


How are you getting on with your Ancient Egypt research?  Don't forget this is an ongoing task.  


I will be in touch again tomorrow.  In the meantime I hope you are all working hard and behaving for your grown ups at home! Mrs Poole


Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning everyone!  I hope you were able to have a go at Mrs King's activities yesterday.  Don't worry if not as they are still available to access today.  

Your new activities for today are as follows:


Maths- Please login to Mathletics to see activities set.


Literacy- I would now like you to properly get started on your Pompeii newspaper reports.  Those of you who were in school last week practised accessing these in Google Classroom.  To those of you who were absent, hopefully you received your usernames and passwords in your home learning packs but if anyone has any problems accessing either a computer or Google Classroom, this activity can be done in your blue books.  Don't forget the main features to include: headline, by line, lead, main body, photo and caption, direct quotation.  This task can be completed over the next few days.  I look forward to seeing your work if you are able to complete this task in Google Classroom!


Don't forget about your ongoing task to start researching Ancient Egypt.  I included the list of safer search engines in your home learning packs.  


I hope you all have a lovely day and are able to enjoy some sunshine in your garden.  For anyone looking for more activities to keep busy, check out the grid I made and included in you home learning packs.


Happy learning!

Mrs Poole



Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning Year 4! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine! Welcome to your first day of virtual learning!

Today I would like you to play the following game on telling the time.

There are 5 options. Bronze should work through level 1, 2 and 3. Silver should start on level 4. Gold should be playing level 5 set for 24 hour clock.

Please also log on to google classroom where you will find the instructions for how to make your water cycle wheel.

It looks like it will be another nice day so I hope you can all get out in your gardens and play.

Happy learning!
Mrs King