Willow Class

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

English – To prepare a poem for performance.

Watch the English video here:

Parents and Carers, please be aware, the videos are posted to YouTube, and linked to the website for the children to use.  Due to the restrictions on the YouTube page, we cannot control the adverts which appear at the end of the videos.  Please supervise your child, as you see necessary, when watching the clips.  Many Thanks.

I would like you to have a go at text mapping the verses which are colour coded on the original poem which is linked below.

The_Lion_and_Albert poem

Red Group – Text map verses 3 and 4.

Orange and Yellow Group – Text map verses 5, 6 and 7.

Green Group – Text map verses 8, 9 and 10.

Blue Group – Text map verses 11, 12, 13 and 14.

I can’t wait to see how fabulous these look!

Maths – To use simple formulae.

Watch the Maths video and join in with the activities as you go.

Parents and Carers, please be aware, the videos are posted to YouTube, and linked to the website for the children to use.  Due to the restrictions on the YouTube page, we cannot control the adverts which appear at the end of the videos.  Please supervise your child, as you see necessary, when watching the clips.  Many Thanks.

You then need to complete the activities below.

Wednesday Red

Wednesday Orange

Wednesday Blue Green and Yellow

Don’t forget to email me if you are struggling with anything!

SPaG – To identify the class of words within a text.

Watch the SPaG video below.

Parents and Carers, please be aware, the videos are posted to YouTube, and linked to the website for the children to use.  Due to the restrictions on the YouTube page, we cannot control the adverts which appear at the end of the videos.  Please supervise your child, as you see necessary, when watching the clips.  Many Thanks.

Write out the sentence (from the video) in your book and label the word class of each word. I have included an example of each word class to help you out!

  • Adjective – large, green,
  • Verb – jump, went
  • Adverb – quickly, always, angrily
  • Noun – book, handbag, Jane (proper noun), she (pronoun)
  • Determiner – the, an, one, many
  • Preposition – under, on top of
  • Conjunction – because, and, so

D and T – To research product information based on a brief.

This half term, we are going to design and hopefully build our very own seaside attraction! As we know, a lot of seaside towns have a fairground with a variety of rides so that is our focus. Before we can start to build, we need to do some product research, plan and create a design before we create a prototype of the real thing.

Today, I would like you to create a mood board of images/drawings/key words for a fairground ride that you would like to make.

I have included some examples of mood boards below. You can either do this using Microsoft Word, Publisher or even just print images to stick in your book.

Reading – I want you guys to get up and active today whilst reading! Continue to read a book of your choice for 20 minutes, however in between each page, I’d like you to do 10 star jumps. This will help to give your mind a rest as well as staying fit and healthy. You then need to complete one of the reading response activities in your reading response journal.

 

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Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good morning Willow Class! I hope you guys are all ready for another day of our virtual learning. This time, we are going to be using videos that I have recorded at home to help you along the way. 

Don’t forget that you are all braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. Keep up the awesome 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

English – To identify the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary.

Watch today’s English lesson.

Parents and Carers, please be aware, the videos are posted to YouTube, and linked to the website for the children to use.  Due to the restrictions on the YouTube page, we cannot control the adverts which appear at the end of the videos.  Please supervise your child, as you see necessary, when watching the clips.  Many Thanks.

Today, you are going to create your own vocabulary chart like the one below.

Red Group – Complete all sections of the chart about two words of your choice.

Yellow and Orange Group – Complete all sections of the chart about three words of your choice.

Green and Blue Group – Complete all sections of the chart about five words of your choice.

 

Maths – To generate and describe linear number sequences.

Watch today’s Maths lesson and join in with the activities as you go.

Parents and Carers, please be aware, the videos are posted to YouTube, and linked to the website for the children to use.  Due to the restrictions on the YouTube page, we cannot control the adverts which appear at the end of the videos.  Please supervise your child, as you see necessary, when watching the clips.  Many Thanks.

Once you have completed those activities in your Maths book, I would like you to generate your own number sequences (as explained in the video). You need to choose a number to start at and then make your own rule up! Here is an example:

   6,   10,   18,   34,   66     

Don’t forget, the trickier the rule, the harder it is for someone to guess! I started at the number 6 and my rule was to x 2 then – 2.

Red, Orange and Yellow Group – Create 4 of your your own sequences with just one step rules for example, +3 each time or x 2 each time.

Green and Blue Group – Create 6 of your own sequences with two step rules for example, x 2 + 6. 

 

SPaG – To identify examples of each of the word classes.

Here is a list of the seven word classes.

  • Adjective – a word that describes a noun
  • Verb – a word used to describe an action, state or occurence
  • Adverb – a word that describes how something is done (describes a verb)
  • Noun – a person, place or thing
  • Determiner – determines the object/thing (the/an/two/a few)
  • Preposition – informs you of the position of something
  • Conjunction – joins two sentences together or is used to add description

Red, Orange and Yellow Group – I would like you to think of an example for each of the word classes and write these down in your book.

Green and Blue Group – I would like you to write a sentence for each of these and underline the word classes.

 

PE – Take part in the Joe Wicks PE workout on YouTube. Remember, you can do one from a different day, it doesn’t have to just be today’s. 

Parents and Carers, please be aware, the videos are posted to YouTube, and linked to the website for the children to use.  Due to the restrictions on the YouTube page, we cannot control the adverts which appear at the end of the videos.  Please supervise your child, as you see necessary, when watching the clips.  Many Thanks.

 

Geography – To locate popular seaside resorts on a map.

Our new topic this half term is the seaside! We will be focusing in particular on the Victorian seaside; but first, we need to locate popular seaside destinations!

Can you answer the following questions in your book?

  • What do you know about the seaside?
  • What is the seaside like? What things are there to do there?
  • Why do people go to seaside resorts?
  • How do seaside towns differ to abroad holiday resorts?

Below is an image of the British Isles (Britain) to print and stick in your book. Using a coloured pen or pencil, mark a cross where all of the popular seaside towns are eg. Blackpool, Brighton or Llandudno.

 

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Monday 20th April 2020

Welcome back Willow Class! I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and have made the most of the beautiful weather! It’s an unusual start to our Summer term, but we are still in this together and you are doing an amazing job! Don’t forget to email me if you have any questions. 

English – LO: To make predictions based on details stated.

Today, we are starting our new Literacy theme! Using the document below (The Lion and Albert poem), read up to the end of the yellow paragraph and think about what has happened so far. Think about Wallace, the lion, and how he is going to react to being poked with a stick and what the family are going to do.

I would then like you to create 6 different predictions in your book using tentative language

(I think that, I was wondering whether, I’m not sure but, Does anyone else think that). I am going to share some of our work in a later session so I look forward to receiving these!

The_Lion_and_Albert poem

Maths – LO: To describe and extend linear number sequences.

This week, we are going to be focusing on number sequences and how we can extend these, make our own sequences and fill in missing numbers.

Your individual group activities are posted below:

Red Group:                                             Orange Group:

          

Yellow Group:                                          Green and Blue Group:

             

SPaG – Red and Orange group – Complete the Bella and the Farm activity on Purple Mash.

  • Yellow and Green group – Complete the Jane’s monster activity on Purple Mash.
  • Blue group – Complete the Anna and the trampoline activity on Purple Mash

Science – LO: To use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit as a diagram.

Log into Espresso and type in ‘Electricity upper’. Watch the following videos:

  • What is Electricity?
  • Electrical Circuits.

You then need to read the fact file named ‘circuit components’. Using this fact file, create a list of the following items in your book and give a brief explanation of what they do. You also need to draw the circuit symbol for this. 

Lightbulb – A lightbulb is a component that converts electrical energy into light. A bulb is made of a positive and a negative terminal inside glass with a thin wire, called a filament, joining the two. When the electric current passes through, it heats up the filament and it glows to make light.

 

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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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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