Daily Work – 15/06/2020

Jun 15, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Nursery – Monday 15th June  

Good morning Nursery and we hope you have had a good weekend. Thank you for sharing all of the fun things you have been doing at home last week.

Welcome to ‘Music and Musicals Week’! We hope you enjoyed the video we posted, and that you were able to spot some familiar faces. Your Nursery teachers love musicals! Our favourites are Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Moana, Sister Act, Mama Mia, Cinderella and Mary Poppins – and many others.  Mrs Cusmano simply loves Frozen! We are wondering which musicals are your favourite. Would you like to show us a photograph of yourself dressed as your favourite character?

RWI Phonics:

Today’s sound is ‘c’ which I’m sure you will enjoy learning and joining in with! How many words can you think of that begin with c?

YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Why not try blending the sounds we have learned so that you can read words.  Here is a link to show how we would learn this in class but don’t worry if you just want to learn the sounds for now.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q

Maths activity – How far will it travel?

Let’s play a game which will help us talk about length and how far things can travel.  All you need is an empty toilet or kitchen roll (this will be the tunnel), some cars or any vehicles and some paper with numbers on (see photo as an example). Take it in turns to push your car through the tunnel and see how far it will travel.  Can you say the number it has landed on? What happens when you push it harder/slower? Did you need to write higher numbers on the track if your car travelled further? What happens when you tilt the tunnel?

Today’s music focus: Pulse and Rhythm 

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM).
Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song. You can watch the BBC Bitesize video here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f

Whole School Task
Get out your pots and pans for drums, a couple of wooden spoons (or whatever you like really!) for drumsticks and see if you can keep a steady beat on your ‘drum’. Why not play one of your favourite songs to keep the beat to! Ask your grown-up to help you try it again, this time trying to tap out the rhythm instead of the beat. How is it different? How is it the same?
Ask a grown-up to take a video or photo of you and your drum kit and post in the comments section. We would love to see it. 😊

Story time: 

The man who didn’t wash his dishes

This is a great story and given how much rain we have had lately, we think you will enjoy it! You can also show how helpful you can be at home. All you need to do is help wash and dry the dishes after watching the story. You can choose to wash real dishes or even toy ones.

Link to story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfR5T5ISTTc

Have a great day Nursery, from all of your Nursery teachers. 😊

Reception

Reception – Monday 15th June

Good Morning Reception!  We hope you have had a lovely weekend and that by now you have seen the video we posted for ‘Musical Week’. Which musicals did you recognise? Did you spot the Reception Team? We had great fun creating the photographs for the video so we hope you enjoyed watching it. 😊

We also have a little message from Mrs Gregory today – Hi Reception! I have been really looking forward to music week, as you know I love to sing and I plan to listen to lots of songs from my favourite singer, Elvis. I enjoy singing along loudly and now I can also practice the beat of the song too, Mr Gregory may need his ear phones! Missing you all! I hope you enjoy your music activities today too.😊

Phonics

Set 1 sound of the day: c

Set 2 sound of the day: ou

RWI have also introduced ‘Read and Hold a sentence 1’ from today. We usually complete these style activities as part of our RWI lessons. They encourage reading and writing practice for children reading set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.

Please take a look on the RWI home learning You Tube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

An alternative activity could be to write a range of sounds on cones, plastic bottles or plastic cups and spread them out. Then use a small ball to either throw or kick at the cones to knock them over. Say the sounds that you have knocked over. Can you line up the sounds to create a word?

Red word reading is also continuing – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Writing

This week our activities are linked to the story of ‘Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox’ Here is a link to listen if you do not have it at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAFaJfcqqt4

In the story Ellen has lost her left slipper. Can you write a missing poster to help her find it? Just a couple of sentences to say what it looks like. Don’t forget to draw a picture too!

Maths –

The princess lives in a very big castle. Design your own princess castle or palace and think about your use of 3-D shapes. Follow the link to see an idea. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Day-1-Princess-Mirror-Belle.pdf After, the princess has lots of spots! She has gone dotty, chicken pox spots but Mirror-Belle has made the patterns go wrong! Tell us where the mistake is.

Musical Week activities:

Music focus: Pulse and Rhythm

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM).

Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song. You can watch the BBC Bitesize video here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f

WHOLE SCHOOL TASK

Get out your pots and pans for drums, a couple of wooden spoons (or whatever you like really!) for drumsticks and see if you can keep a steady beat on your ‘drum’. Why not play one of your favourite songs to keep the beat to. Try it again, this time trying to tap out the rhythm instead of the beat.

How is it different? How is it the same?

Ask a grown-up to take a video or photo of you and your drum kit and post in the comments. 😊 Can you look like a rock star just like Mrs Cassidy does in the video or Mrs Gregory in the attached photo?

Have a lovely musical day!

Sending lots of smiles your way 😊

Mrs Cassidy, Miss Cavanagh, Mrs Gregory, Mrs Walton and Mrs Guyan.

 

Year 1

Year 1 Monday 15th June
Good morning! Hope you have had a lovely weekend! 🌈 We are so pleased the rain stopped a little bit! What did you get up to?

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
Today, you are going to be making arrays. Arrays have rows and columns and you will have seen these before, but maybe didn’t know this is what we call them! The video will show you 😊 You can use your skip counting skills for this lesson, too!

Today’s lesson – Summer Term – Week 8 (w/c 15th June) – Lesson 1
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

As always, watch the video first. Remember, you can pause or rewatch as often as you like! Once you have watched the video and you feel happy to, give the worksheets a go! There are images on Facebook and the PDF is on the website and in the email sent to you. 
Lesson-1-Make-arrays

You can make arrays practically using almost anything! You could try Lego blocks, playdough, painting dotsCheerios! Just remember, the rows and columns need to each have the same number in!

Extra challenge

We’d love to see any photos of you doing your Maths work at home! 😊 

English – 
RWInc. Time!
As of 1st June, all speed sounds lessons are available from 9.30am. Those children in Set 2 and Set 3 groups have new words for reading. All sets have red words (tricky words) to practise. These are slightly further down the page.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Thompson’s group – Set 1 and Red Words 1
Mrs O’Hara and Mrs Harm’s groups – Set 2and Red Words 1
Miss Bunce, Miss Jobey and Mrs Neve’s groups – Set 3 and Red Words 2

If you think your child is very confident recognising and reading the sounds in the set they have been practising, we suggest they try the next set of sounds. For any children who are very confident with Set 3 sounds, there is a video called ‘Read Longer Words’ which they can practise.

We have a new story for you today, called Brian Bear’s Picnic 🧸. This story is all about a teddy bears picnic in a place called Friary Wood 🌲.
https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/ 
https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/brian/s-Tdy7BXbHz4i  

Read the story with your grownup and then talk together about the story. There are some questions on page 5 to help you.

Task 1: Who said what? 
Your first task is to match up the speech in the story with who said it on page 6.

Task 2: Quiz time!
Try to complete the questions on page 7, without looking back at the story! Don’t worry though, if you get stuck you can have a little peek. Your extra challenge is to try and answer them in full sentences. 

Afternoon
We are super excited for 🎵 Music and Musicals Week 🎵 this week! Did you guess any of the musicals from yesterday’s video? Did you figure out which musicals Mrs Neve, Mrs O’Hara, Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce had chosen? We had a lot of fun making this video! If you would like to choose a scene from a musical or film with songs in that you enjoy, we would love to see! 

Today’s music focus: Pulse and Rhythm 

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM).
Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song. You can watch the BBC Bitesize video here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f 

Whole School Task
Get out your pots and pans for drums, a couple of wooden spoons (or whatever you like really!) for drumsticks and see if you can keep a steady beat on your ‘drum’. Why not play one of your favourite songs to keep the beat to! 🥁
Try it again, this time trying to tap out the rhythm instead of the beat. How is it different? How is it the same?
Ask a grown-up to take a video or photo of you and your drum kit and post in the comments section. 😊 

Here is a song (and video!) that we think lots of grown-ups will recognise…. you might enjoy drumming along to this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhg_rjpvtME

Reading
Reading is an excellent way to help you to relax, as well as an important skill to develop. See if a grown-up will read a favourite story to you, or you might be able to access some online stories to enjoy! This website has lots of books you can see and hear being read to you: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
Remember, you can select a reading book just like you’d get in school to keep reading books at the appropriate phonic level; this is outlined in an email sent the 27th April 📚
Happy reading!

🌈 Have a marvellous Monday, everyone! 🌈  
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x 

Year 2

Monday 15th June

Good morning and welcome to another week, Year 2! We hope that you really enjoyed whatever you did over the weekend and took some time to relax with your families. We were thinking about you all a lot.

We’re going to wake up with a stretch today and do some Cosmic Yoga! Choose your favourite. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Daily tasks

Maths – We were so impressed by your money skills last week! This week, we are revising our knowledge of shapes and their properties. Today, we are going to look at the properties of 2D shapes. We will be counting the number of sides and vertices on 2D shapes. Follow this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer term – Week 8 (w/c 15th June)’ and then on to ‘Lesson 1 – Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes.’  Once you have watched the video, open the worksheet by clicking this link  Lesson 1 – Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes   As usual, we’ve made a top tips sheet to help you work through the problems, click here   Top tips for counting sides and vertices on 2D shapes PDF

English – Today and tomorrow, our English lessons are going to be a little bit different but we think you’re really going to enjoy them. You are going to be learning with a teacher called Miss Emms, she is very nice and she teaches in the same way as we do. The focus for today’s lesson is the features of instructions, which you will be familiar with from the autumn term. To start the lesson, follow this link.   https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-instructions   (Don’t worry when she says it is the third English lesson, you haven’t missed anything).

You will notice that the lesson starts off with spelling of common exception words. We have had lots of practice with these so when she asks you to write them down, you don’t have to but we would like you to read them and practise spelling the word of the day that she talks about. Then continue to watch the video and join in by trying to answer the questions she asks. She will ask you to copy down a set of instructions from the screen but you don’t have to, we have written these for you and attached them to the e-mail version of this post or you can get them by clicking on this link Features of instructions – How to make a fruit salad PDF. Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, you can just point to the features on the screen. You can pause or stop the video any time you like. We hope you enjoy this way of learning today and hopefully you will all be able to identify the features of instructions.

 Phonics – All phonics videos can be viewed from 10.30am by following this link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Join in with the speed sound lesson and the word time spelling lesson as well. Remember to tick or fix! Choose Set 3 sounds video if you have an orange, yellow, blue or grey reading book. If you have a green, purple or pink reading book, choose Set 2 sounds video.

Then watch the video for reading red words too. For those who have a green, purple, pink and orange reading book, read red words 1. For those who have a yellow, blue and grey reading book, read red words 2. If you can’t logon, then you can find green words and red words at the back of your reading diaries.

If you do not read ‘Read Write Inc’ reading books, there is a video for you to watch all about reading longer words.

 Afternoon

Music – How exciting it is that this week’s focus is all about…music! Today, the focus is on pulse and rhythm.

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM). Listen to one of your favourite songs and you might be able to hear a steady beat that plays throughout the song.

 Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song. You can watch the BBC Bitesize video here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f

Activity one: Now that you’ve listened to your favourite song and tried to hear the steady beat (the pulse), get out your pots and pans for drums, a couple of wooden spoons (or whatever you like really!) for drumsticks and see if you can keep a steady beat on your ‘drum’. Why not play a couple of your favourite songs to keep the beat to?

Activity two: Try it again, but this time trying to tap out the rhythm instead of the beat. How is it different? How is it the same?

Ask a grown-up to take a video or photo of you and your drum kit and post in the comments section. 😊

Activity three: Why not make your own musical instrument? There are some ideas here

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/musical-instruments

but be as creative as you can! A guitar with elastic bands? A wind instrument using a pringles tube? Please share photos of your homemade creations in the comments!

Reading – Reading will help you to relax after all of our music excitement today. See if a grown-up will read a favourite story to you, read something new to yourself or you might be able to access some online stories to enjoy! This week, we are going to be posting a chapter a day of the book, ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons.’ Here is chapter one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frxWWOh0cow&list=PLd5OvpigUuUH6xXqFd8QfUQdD4RT1uFYr&index=7 Remember, you can select a reading book just like you’d get in school to keep reading books at the appropriate phonic level; this is outlined in an email sent the 27th April.

 We cannot wait to see our Year 2 musicians in action! Have a super Monday, Year 2.

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Monday 15th June

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to MUSIC AND MUSICALS WEEK! If you haven’t already watched the video from last night, take a look and keep an eye out for today’s 3pm post. Before you start today’s tasks, I’d like to share with you a musician that I discovered just last week through Opera North – he’s a cellist (plays the cello) called Abel Selaocoe and has mixed up classical music with South and West African music and beatboxing! He is a very talented chap and I’ve enjoyed listening to him in the evenings and relaxing to the music (I watched him here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldtfs1VmRBk) .

Today’s tasks:

Maths- This week we have set you some addition games on Purple Mash, to help you get better at adding numbers mentally. These are additional activities for you to do and the games will be in your 2dos all week, so you can play them as many times as you want!

Click onto https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-3/subjects/maths then scroll down to the section that says ‘Angles and Shape’ and go to lesson 5. Miss Brinkworth will be teaching you again today and this lesson is revising angles. You will need your right-angle checker which you used last week – remember this is just a piece of paper. The lesson will start with a warmup activity of counting the angles on shapes. Then you will be shown the star words, repeat these – you should remember these from last week. This lesson will be a revision of all the work last week. Don’t worry if you missed any of these lessons, Miss Brinkworth will explain it all to you. Complete the questions in the activity when you are told to do so and then return to the video for the answers. At the end of the lesson have a go at the final quiz.

English – This week, we’re continuing with our work on The Stone Trolls we began last week (from Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing). Today’s work is about prepositions. Prepositions are words that tell the reader where things are. They are really useful to help you describe a good setting in your story. For example, in the story:

‘Below, the sea bubbled and foamed. Above, the full moon glared down.’

Imagine you are Skess and Landra, sitting, looking and listening.

· What can you see above or below you?

· What might you hear above or below you?

Remember you can use the pictures we gave you last week to help you. Now let’s try writing some new sentences using your ideas. Start each of your sentences with the preposition Below or Above. Remember to use a comma when you start your sentence with a preposition (or a prepositional phrase like, Above the beach,). Also finish your sentence with a full stop. Use the sheet attached to your email or from the daily post to help you with ideas. If you’re managing brilliantly, try the challenge at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget to post your work in the comments section!

English Day 1 Stone Trolls – prepositions (day 6 of unit)

Afternoon

Music focus: Pulse and Rhythm

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM).

You can visit the Oak National Academy again here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/pulse/ and follow their lesson on ‘pulse’. Miss Roberts is very enthusiastic and the only thing you need for this lesson is yourself and your favourite bear to sing to! Can you spot which instrument she is playing at the start? She has some videos for you to clap the pulse with.

Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song.

WHOLE SCHOOL TASK

Get out your pots and pans for drums, a couple of wooden spoons (or whatever you like really!) for drumsticks and see if you can keep a steady beat on your ‘drum’. Why not play one of your favourite songs to keep the beat to.

Try it again, this time trying to tap out the rhythm instead of the beat.

How is it different? How is it the same?

Ask a grown-up to take a video or photo of you and your drum kit and post in the comments section.

Year 4

Year 4 – Monday 15th June  

Good morning, Year 4! We hope you have had a great weekend and you are ready for another week on Teams.  We are super excited to chat to you all between 9 and 12.30 😊 We were so impressed last week with how hard you all worked, and we can’t wait to have another fantastic week. Two things to remember – Say good morning so that we can give you your mark and once you have finished a task, click the blue hand in button to let us know that you have finished.  If you are having problems accessing Teams, please get in touch as soon as possible. 

9am Morning register. Don’t forget to let Miss Whaley and Miss Conway know that you are online by saying good morning.  Then join in with Joe Wicks workout or a Super Movers video. 

Today’s tasks:  

9:30-10:30 – Maths
Today, we will be focusing on subtracting fractions. Follow the instructions on Teams to access the lesson. If you are having trouble accessing Teams, you can complete the White Rose Hub lesson by clicking on the following link and finding Summer Term – Week 6 then click on the video for Lesson – Subtracting fractions.   We have also attached the worksheet to our email. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

10:30-11:00 – Break time
You can use this time to finish off your Maths work, or to take a break and have a snack before English. Miss Whaley and Miss Conway will still be online if you need any help.  

11:00-12:00 – English
Today, we are moving onto a new unit – Writing instructions. Follow the steps on Teams to access the lesson. If you are having trouble accessing Teams, you can compete the Oak National Academy lesson by clicking on the link below.  We are starting with lesson 2 this week.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-language/ 

Afternoon tasks:  

This week is music and musicals week… Did you see our video that we posted yesterday?  Could you spot any familiar faces?  Miss Whaley is so excited for the week ahead, her favourite thing to do is to watch a musical or to go the theatre.  She loves Shrek the musical and has even performed on stage in Shrek herself!  Miss Conway loves watching musicals too, her favourite ones are Hairspray and Grease.  What is your favourite musical?  

Music focus: Pulse and Rhythm 

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM). 

Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song. You can watch the BBC Bitesize video here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f 

Activity – Get out your pots and pans for drums, a couple of wooden spoons (or whatever you like really!) for drumsticks and see if you can keep a steady beat on your ‘drum’. Why not play one of your favourite songs to keep the beat to.  

Try it again, this time trying to tap out the rhythm instead of the beat.  

How is it different? How is it the same? 

 Ask a grown-up to take a video or photo of you and your drum kit and post in the comments section. 😊 

Have a great day Year 4! Miss Whaley and Miss Conway 😊 

Year 5

Year 5 – Monday 15th June

🌻HAPPY Monday Year 5! 🌻 We hope you have had a lovely weekend of rest and are ready for our online learning to begin again this week. Remember this is our timetable:

0920 – 0930 Register

0930 – 1030 Maths

10.30 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.00 English

Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby will then be available on the chat to support your learning until 12 noon.

Today’s Tasks

Maths

Back on to Teams this morning with Mrs Berry for morning maths, then you will move on to multi-step addition and subtraction with White Rose.

English

You have been fantastic at accessing and this week it is exactly the same format! We will start our lesson with Miss Ornsby who will practise some fact retrieval skills with you. All of the videos you will need will be posted in an ‘assignment’ in Teams. Remember you can ask for help at any time until 12 noon in our class chat 😊.

Afternoon – Music

Welcome to Music Week! We hope you enjoyed our staff musical video – how many musicals did you recognise? 🎶

Music focus: Pulse and Rhythm

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM).

Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song. You can watch the BBC Bitesize video here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f

 

Get out your pots and pans for drums, a couple of wooden spoons (or whatever you like really!) for drumsticks and see if you can keep a steady beat on your ‘drum’. Why not play one of your favourite songs to keep the beat to.

 

Try it again, this time trying to tap out the rhythm instead of the beat.

How is it different? How is it the same?

 

Ask a grown-up to take a video or photo of you and your drum kit and post in the comments section. 😊

Read and Relax

Let’s kick start the week on a high with our reading! What are you reading this week? It’s amazing to see lots of you active on Accelerated Reader – many of you have even surpassed your target! Amazing! 📚

Have a lovely day and we will see you on Teams! Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry xxx

Year 6

Monday 15th June – Online Learning Year 6

Good Morning Year 6! 😊

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay are NOT on-line as they are teaching in class. Therefore if you have any issues you must ask an adult to contact the school office or our Facebook messenger tool and we will help you.  From now on all resources are accessed exactly as they have been for the last two weeks (see instructions below). Miss Parkin and Miss Reay will also post the daily task instructions before 9am daily. You are welcome to discuss work with your classmates on Teams.

Below are your activities for today if you are not in school. We will be doing very similar things in school so it is important that you aim to complete your online learning so that if you are coming in on Thursday and Friday you are up to speed for Maths and English to continue your learning in the classroom.

To access your resources today for all of your learning you need to:

  1. Log into Teams
  2. Go to Files (at the top of the page)
  3. Select Class Materials
  4. Select SUMMER TERM SECOND HALF
  5. Select WEEK 3
  6. Select the subject (Maths, English, Guided Reading)
  7. Select the day – Monday

 

Maths:

Today we are going to begin as we do in class, with Arithmetic. Open the Flashback and complete the questions in your red maths book then open Flashback ANSWERS to self-assess your work and make any necessary corrections.

For the main lesson, we are reviewing how we ‘find a rule’. Open the True or False pdf and see if you can answer the question – is it true or false? The answer is on the second page.

Next, there is an informative video for you to watch using the following link: https://vimeo.com/425603587 which will help you complete today’s task. You can access the task by either opening the ‘find a rule’ PowerPoint and completing the questions in your red maths book OR you can open the ‘find a rule’ task pdf and print off the questions. When you have completed the task, open the ‘find a rule’ answers pdf and self-assess.

 

English: Today we are starting a new unit called ‘The City of Silence’. We will also be doing this in school so please make sure you complete the on-line tasks if you are not in school today. Have you ever wondered what it is like in … ★the mountain of imagination, ★the castle of doom, ★the city of wonder, ★the maze of wishes, ★or the cellar of despair? Well, you are about to find out! In this unit, we are going to create our own unique settings by combining places and things. Firstly, open Task 1 and 2 – here you need to create a list of places. Follow the instructions to sort them into categories – they can be different categories from the one in the example. Then follow the instructions to create a list of abstract nouns (see the examples and magpie if necessary!) The more the better! Now you need to open Task 3 and 4. Here we are making combinations with our places and abstract nouns. Read the Top Tip if you are struggling. Now we are ready to develop our ideas further – we are making alliterations ( words which go next to each other and begin with the same letter sound ) e.g The cellar of sadness or The dungeon of delight. Please do all of your work in your blue jotter as you will need to access it during the week.

 

Reading:

This week we have five more short texts for you to choose from. This week they all have a Geography theme (there is even the opportunity to make your own Mexican Sugar Skull!) Remember you can choose to read any text on any day. If you would like to complete the questions please do so in your blue jotter – the answers are on the final page of the document. Please recommend any texts you have particularly enjoyed in the class chat.

This week we have:

Making Sugar Skulls

Origins of Mexico City

Counting ( Eco-Awareness)

Female Mountaineers

Violent Volcano ( Mount St Helens)

To access the texts open the file called ‘Guided Reading’ after following the Teams instructions at the top of this post.

Additionally, please aim to complete 30 minutes on Reading Plus today.

 

Afternoon: This week’s focus is Music and Musicals.

If you haven’t already, watch the following which we have created for you…

Today, we are looking at Pulse and Rhythm

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM).

Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song. You can watch the BBC Bitesize video here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f

WHOLE SCHOOL TASK

Get out your pots and pans for drums, a couple of wooden spoons (or whatever you like really!) for drumsticks and see if you can keep a steady beat on your ‘drum’. Why not play one of your favourite songs to keep the beat to.

Try it again, this time trying to tap out the rhythm instead of the beat.

How is it different? How is it the same?

 

Ask a grown-up to take a video or photo of you and your drum kit and post in the comments section of our Facebook page.😊

Have fun and stay safe!

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊