Willow Class

Friday 3rd April 2020

Morning Willow Class! 

I hope you have all had a fabulous week and are having lots of fun at home! I was incredibly impressed with the Science work that was handed in yesterday and have decided to include some pictures of the work that was submitted. You have clearly remembered SO MUCH from our Space theme last term….prepare to be amazed!

English – To develop predictions based on details stated.

Watch the ‘Home Sweet Home’ video which has been inserted below. I would like you to watch up to 7:10 but no further! Think about what is going to happen next and develop 5 different predictions for the ending. Write your predictions in your books using a variety of tentative language openers, for example, I think that… I’m not sure but… I was wondering whether… Does anybody else think that…

Maths – Today we are getting UP and ACTIVE with our learning!

Red Group – To order 3 digit numbers from smallest to largest.

  1. Make a set of 0-9 number cards and distribute them at one end of the hall/room/garden
  2. Run around the activity area collecting three cards and write down a 3-digit number using the cards for example 730
  3. Take the cards back and repeat the process until you have four 3-digit numbers written down for example 730, 703, 463, 437
  4. Rewrite the list of numbers in order from smallest to largest as below:

437, 463, 703, 730

Can you complete this whole task three more times? 

Orange Group – To order 4 digit numbers from smallest to largest.

  1. Make a set of 0-9 number cards and distribute them at one end of the hall/room/garden
  2. Run around the activity area collecting four cards and write down a 4-digit number using the cards for example 7302
  3. Take the cards back and repeat the process until you have four 4-digit numbers written down for example 7302, 7032, 4632, 4371
  4. Rewrite the list of numbers in order from smallest to largest as below:

4371, 4632, 7032, 7302

Can you complete this whole task three more times? 

Yellow, Green and Blue Group – To order 5 digit numbers from smallest to largest.

  1. Make a set of 0-9 number cards and distribute them at one end of the hall/room/garden
  2. Run around the activity area collecting five cards and write down a 5-digit number using the cards
  3. Take the cards back and repeat the process until you have five 5-digit numbers written down
  4. Rewrite the list of numbers in order from smallest to largest
  5. Can you complete this whole task three more times?

SPaG – Log into Espresso and type in ‘Punctuation Quiz’. Complete the quiz and create your own grammar quiz linked to punctuation. This could be done on powerpoint or in your book.

Reading

Enjoy reading a book of your choice for half an hour. Send me pictures of the places where you enjoy doing this and we can inspire other classes with our reading. Here are some photos of me enjoying a book, even with my dog, Sophie!

Art – Create your own piece of artwork linked to the Ancient Greeks. This could be a sketch, mosaic, model or clay model. Email me a picture which I will then print and put in your Arts Award portfolios. I can’t wait to see your creative ideas!

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

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Thursday 2nd April 2020

HUGE well done with the work that has been submitted so far this week. I am so proud of every single of you guys and really enjoy checking in with you daily to see how you are getting on! 

Don’t forget to send through any work to the class email address below:

willow@bacup-st-saviours.lancs.sch.uk

Here are today’s activities for you – enjoy guys!

English – To respond to questions based on a narrative and to infer characters thoughts and feelings.

I was so impressed with your setting descriptions of the characters yesterday! Today, I would like you to watch the video again from the start but this time, watch up to 4 minutes.

Can you answer the following questions in detail? Do this in your English books in full sentences.

  1. Can you describe the bond between the two houses in your own words?
  2. What happens to the older house which means his friend has to help him by getting some wood from another building?
  3. How do you think the two houses feel when they see the other buildings playing music?
  4. Who is the new character that they have made friends with?
  5. Why is the same house always walking behind the other one? What does this tell you about the characters?

Yellow, Green and Blue Group:

  1. In your own words, can you describe what is happening between 1:10 and 1:37?

Maths

Red and Orange Group – To identify prime numbers.

Log into Espresso and type in ‘number facts upper’. Watch the video on factors and prime numbers before completing the prime number quiz in the ‘activities’ section.

Yellow, Green and Blue Group – To identify factors and prime numbers.

Log into Espresso and type in ‘number facts upper’. Watch the video on factors and prime numbers before completing the prime numbers quiz and factors quiz in the ‘activities’ section.

SPaG – Log into Spelling Shed to practice your spellings.

Theme – Last half term, we learned all about Space and our Solar System. Create a poster about all of the facts that you learned during this theme. Think about the following things:

  • The order of the planets
  • Temperature of planets
  • How planets orbit the Sun and the Moon(s) orbits planets
  • Apollo 11
  • The Moon
  • Facts about Earth

PE – Try doing yoga using the following video 

Don’t forget to take regular breaks throughout the day and keep active.

You can access Go Noodle or do some exercise in your garden.

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Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning Willow Class! We have had some great work handed in over the past couple of days; I particularly LOVED reading the dementia awareness posters, top trumps games and some of your ideas for looking after your mental health. Here are some examples of the ones that were submitted:

 

**IMPORTANT ASK FOR YEAR 6 CHILDREN ONLY**   Before we start today’s activities, can all of the year 6 children please make sure you have completed the short questionnaire about your health and well being which will be submitted to the NHS. You received a letter from school last week which included the website address as well as your individual login details.

https://lancsyoungpeoplefamilyservice.co.uk/school-nursing/

Here are the answers for yesterday’s Maths activities:

Red Group                                                                Orange Group 

Yellow and Green Group                                          Blue Group

Your activities for today are as follows:

English: To develop a setting description.

Watch the video ‘Home Sweet Home’ using the YouTube link below. Stop the video at 2:30 and then do the activity below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKRZn0uS6eA

Choose one of the derelict houses that you can see in the picture below and describe this in your English book. You could draw the house and the surround it with noun phrases, or write your own setting description as a paragraph. I am so excited to see how you get the house’s character and personality linked in to your writing!

Maths: 

Red and Orange Group: To identify square numbers.

Log into Espresso and type in ‘Number facts upper’. Watch the video on square numbers and then complete the square numbers quiz in the ‘activities’ section.

Yellow, Green and Blue Group: To identify square and cube numbers. 

Log into Espresso and type in ‘Number facts upper’. Watch the videos on square numbers and cube numbers then complete the square numbers quiz and the cube numbers quiz in the ‘activities’ section.

SPaG: 

Red Group: To practice spellings using a variety of methods. Log into Spelling Shed and practice your spellings. Ask your parents or siblings to then test you and see how many out of 10 you get. 

Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue Groups: To identify different types of conjunctions. Log into Espresso and type in ‘conjunctions quiz’. Watch the video before then completing the quiz. Good luck!

Theme: To identify key facts about the heart and circulatory system.

Watch the video which is linked below. It is a quiz about your heart and I would like you to note down some facts from it to then use in your leaflet activity. The leaflet activity is ready and waiting for you when you log into Purple Mash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PFWpd_pxm8

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Tuesday 31st March 2020

**IMPORTANT ASK FOR YEAR 6 CHILDREN ONLY**   Before we start today’s activities, can all of the year 6 children please use the link below to complete a short questionnaire about your health and well being which will be submitted to the NHS? You received a letter from school last week which included the website address as well as your individual login details.

https://lancsyoungpeoplefamilyservice.co.uk/school-nursing/ 

Morning everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous Monday. I was really impressed with the work that came through yesterday and I am hoping to laminate some of your ‘Top Trump’ game cards for our wet play box!

Here are your activities for the day. Good luck and have fun! 

English:

To develop a descriptive piece of writing.

In your home learning packs, there is a creative writing piece of paper about the supermarket. Imagine you are walking around the supermarket. Think about what you can see, hear, smell and touch. Can you create a descriptive piece of writing which includes all of these. Try to challenge yourself by including some relative clauses; an example of a relative clause is:

In the supermarket, that was as large as my house, there were lots of people who were trying to do their weekly shop.

Maths:

To solve problems using all of our learned knowledge.

Answer the questions on the sheet for your group. You can either print this and stick it in your book or just show your working out in your Maths books using the numbers on the picture. I will email you all tomorrow with the answers so you can mark this yourself. I am excited to see how you get on with this challenge!

Red Group –

Orange Group – 

Yellow and Green Group –

Blue Group –

SPaG:

To use a variety of punctuation accurately.

Rewrite the passage below with accurate punctuation and spelling.

Red Group –

george went to the shop and bought five galaxy chocolate bars because they were his favourite he loved chocolate except his mum didnt like it when he ate it

Orange, Yellow and Green Group – 

it was a wram sunny day when michael and his brother peter decided to go an play on the payl park. michael loved the park especially when it was sunny. can we go again tomorrow peter questioned michael.

Blue Group – 

What time is it jessica asked melanie as she walked across the landing I wanna go to my mates

tough youve got homework to do shouted melanies mum

aw you are joiking ill do that later.

Theme:

At St Saviour’s, we are aiming to become a ‘dementia friendly’ school. Can you research and answer the following questions in your book? You could create fact file or leaflet to make people aware of what dementia is.

  • What is dementia?
  • How many people in the UK have dementia?
  • Name some ways in which you can support someone with the disease.
  • What is the DRI and what do they do?

PSHE:

During a time like this, it is very important that you focus on your mental health. Create a spider diagram of 10 ways that you can look after your mental health and take time for yourself. Some examples are, colouring in, playing board games and baking cakes with an adult.

 

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Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning Willow Class!

What an incredible week we had last week! I was so impressed with the amount of effort that was so evident in all of your work.

Here are your activities for today. I cannot wait to see all of your hard work! If you have any questions, or want to send me copies of your work, remember you can send it to the class email address: 

willow@bacup-st-saviours.lancs.sch.uk

Have a great day! 

English:

To explain the meaning of new vocabulary within the context of the text.

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes. Discuss the plot /storyline with someone in your household and then choose 5 words from the text which are interesting or unfamiliar to you. Note these down in your books and then use the internet (wordhippo) or a dictionary to find the meaning of these words. 

Yellow, Green and Blue group – Can you find 3 synonyms and 3 antonyms for these words too?

Maths:

Yellow, Green and Blue Group: To multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a 1 or 2 digit number.

Orange Group: To multiply numbers up to 2 digits by a 2 digit number.

Red Group: To multiply numbers up to 2 digits by a 1 digit number.

Multiplication is good fun! Can you play a game where you make four number sentences? You could roll a real dice or a virtual dice on a device, read the numbers and write a calculation, eg.  5072 x 23 =   Don’t forget to check how many digits you need in each of your numbers for your group.

Alternatively, you could use a pack of cards and choose your numbers that way. Don’t forget to put only one digit per square in Maths book and always start with the units!

SPaG:

I have created some activities for you on Purple Mash. Don’t forget to submit these so I can see how you are getting on. Keep up the hard work!

Red and Orange Group – activity is based on noun phrases (these are phrases which describe a person, place or thing).

Yellow, Green and Blue Group – activity is based on converting nouns or adjectives in verbs (think back to when we did this in class by adding suffixes).

Theme:

Using the internet and what you have already learned in school, research information about Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses.

Here’s an example of a Top Trump card…

Create a game of ‘Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses Top Trumps’, using the cards below, which you can then use to play with your family. Think about the following features: strength, friendliness, courage, age, threat level and wealth.

Fun Challenge:

How many ‘keepy uppies’ can you do with a toilet roll? See if you can beat my score of 5 and send me your videos!

 

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Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning Willow Class! I am having such a lovely time reading through everybody’s work and cannot believe how amazingly hard you are all working from home.

I am extremely proud of each and every one of you; keep it up guys! 

Red Group

  • English – Log into Purple Mash. Create a newspaper article about the arrival of ‘The Nowhere Emporium’.
  • Maths – Log into Espresso and type in ‘3D shape lower’. Watch the videos and complete the 3D shape snap.
  • Reading – Enjoy reading a book in your garden/back yard for half an hour or so.
  • SPaG – Practice your spellings on Spelling Shed and see if someone can test you on these too.
  • Theme – Using Purple Mash, write a postcard as though you are writing to your family during the Ancient Greek times. Remember to think about your feelings and how it must have been to live during those times.

Orange Group

  • English – Log into Purple Mash. Create a newspaper article about the arrival of ‘The Nowhere Emporium’.
  • Maths- Log into Espresso and type in ‘3D shape lower’. Watch the videos and complete the 3D shape snap.
  • Reading – Enjoy reading a book in your garden/back yard for half an hour or so.
  • SPaG – Practice your spellings on Spelling Shed and see if someone can test you on these too.
  • Theme – Using Purple Mash, write a postcard as though you are writing to your family during the Ancient Greek times. Remember to think about your feelings and how it must have been to live during those times.

Yellow and Green Group

  • English – Log into Purple Mash. Create a newspaper article about the closure of schools during the outbreak of the coronavirus.
  • Maths – using your ruler, measure the base, height and width of 3 items eg. A tin of beans, your remote control and a cereal box. Can you write these down in your Maths book and calculate the volume of these 3D items. Remember volume – base x height x width.
  • Reading – Enjoy reading a book in your garden/back yard for an hour or so.
  • SPaG – Get a family member to test you on your spellings for this week. Let me know how well you do!
  • Theme – Using Purple Mash, write a postcard as though you are writing to your family during the Ancient Greek times.

Blue Group

  • English – Log into Purple Mash. Create a newspaper article about the closure of schools during the outbreak of the coronavirus. Try to do this as a flash back from the future.
  • Maths – using your ruler, measure the base, height and width of 5 items eg. A tin of beans, your remote control and a cereal box. Can you write these down in your Maths book and calculate the volume of these 3D items. Remember volume – base x height x width.
  • Reading – Enjoy reading a book in your garden/back yard for an hour or so.
  • SPaG – Get a family member to test you on your spellings for this week. Let me know how well you do!
  • Theme – Using Purple Mash, write a postcard as though you are writing to your family during the Ancient Greek times.

 

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Work to be sent via email as a screenshot or uploaded document to our class email page

willow@bacup-st-saviours.lancs.sch.uk

unless submitted on Purple Mash