Thank you to everyone who uploaded their Writing Challenge work last week. I will upload the work in Google Classroom this week. A big thank you also to everyone who has uploaded topic work over the last four weeks. Although we are no longer working from the topic grid if you have work you would like to share that you have not yet uploaded please do so this week. I am in the process of compiling work in a presentation as I would also like to share topic work in the stream this week.
Next week (wb 20.07.20) we plan to open up the stream in Google Classroom again so that you can post a photograph or video with a message to wish one another a happy summer holiday. I'm giving you advance notice in case anyone would like to get organised and film their video this week.
Have a lovely week and good luck for whichever 'Beat the Staff' challenges you choose to do! More information about this will be in Google Classroom on Wednesday.
Love, Mrs Poole and Mrs King
Reading- 20-30 minutes to yourself then summarise the key points in your blue book about the section you read today. Use this as a chance to practise interesting vocabulary, sentence structure and punctuation - transfer those skills! Be clear. Ask an adult to check it and make sure they understand what has happened from your description.
Grammar/punctuation: This week I would like you to revise conjunctions. Watch the two videos and complete activity 1 and 2.
Maths: Maths booklets- Time
You will find new maths booklets in Google Classroom today. Please choose from bronze, silver and gold. Please note that the bronze booklet is longer and covers money too. If you choose bronze you may need to complete it next week. If you choose silver or gold you should aim to complete it this week please. Aim to spend 30-40 minutes each day on maths so you could also go on TT Rock Stars, print off a times table activity sheet to complete from Google Classroom or play some times tables games which are also linked in Google Classroom.
**Remember, if you are someone who spends part of the week in school and part of the week learning at home please make sure you know where you are up to in your booklet when you arrive at school and when you leave.**
Topic: Your topic work for this week is science. Today I would like you to revise what a food chain is. A food chain shows how plants and animals get their energy. You learnt about food chains in Year 2.
Print out the sheet in Google Classroom (Food Chains Key Words) or copy the table out into your book or on a piece of paper. Before looking at any information see if you can fill in column 1 ‘What I think it means’ and column 3 ‘Example’. It doesn’t matter at this stage if you are right or wrong, just have a go.
Once you have completed those two columns open the PowerPoint in Google Classroom (Food Chains). As you work through it the correct answers will be revealed. Now fill in column 2 ‘What I’ve learned’ and change your examples in column 3 if they were incorrect.
All this week's resources are in Google Classroom and at the very bottom of this week's message.
Additional learning opportunities- optional but beneficial:
Reading: 20-30 minutes to yourself then clarify 5 unknown words- use a dictionary. Write the word definitions in your book then write your own sentences to show you understand how to use the words. Ask an adult to check your sentences.
E.g: Inquisitive: adjective: having or showing an interest in learning things; curious.
The children were inquisitive about why the River Nile was so important to people during ancient Egyptian times.
Grammar: Re-watch the two conjunctions videos and complete activity 3 and 4.
Maths: Continue with your time booklet and times tables practice.
Topic: Today you are going to use BBC bitesize to recap what you learnt about food chains yesterday. Watch the video on food chains and try the activity and the quiz. Link here.
Then try the Food Chain Challenge – Woodland. Link here.
There are other habitats to try if you have time. Link here.
Dance Mat typing practice https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Today you are going to see if you can make your own food web about animals that live in British Woodlands from some information I have given you in Google Classroom (British Woodland Photos and British Woodland Facts). Print out the photos and cut them up or if you can’t print them then write the names of the plants and animals on small pieces of paper or post it notes. Also cut up some strips of paper and draw arrows onto them.
You then need to read the fact sheet.
Using the information on the fact sheet I would like you to make a food web using the pictures and arrows. If you can’t remember what a food web looks like then look back at the PowerPoint (Slide 9) from Monday. You have the pictures and arrows on pieces of paper so that you can move them around in front of you.
Beat the staff Look in Google Classroom for the information on our virtual sports day!
Spellings: Practise your new spellings. You should have written them in your book yesterday (list 34- incorrect, illegible, subject, international, believe, preparation, coronation, wildly, bravely, thoughtfully). You could try the look-say-cover-write-check approach, rainbow writing, fancy fonts, ABC (writing your spellings in alphabetical order) or writing silly sentences.
**If you are someone who spends all or some of the week in school please remember that you should still be practising your spellings at home, just like you normally would.**
Comprehension: Read the extract again and answer the further questions.
Spellings: Continue to practise your spellings.