Daily Work – 16/06/2020

Jun 16, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Nursery – Tuesday 16th June  

Good morning Nursery. We hope you are well and are able to join in with today’s activities.  We are continuing with more musical activities and hope you enjoy them!

We have another very special treat for you today too! Your first online assembly with Mr Sutherland! He will be live on Facebook at 9.45am and he would really like you to join him. I’m sure you will enjoy singing along!

RWI Phonics:

Today’s sound is ‘k. Try your best to join in! 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 learn to 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 –subitising:

What is subitising? The ability to recognise numbers of things without counting them is called subitising and it develops from a very early age.  Young children have powerful visual memories and some find it easier to remember images than words. Subitising can help children to build visual images for numbers, which in turn helps them to learn number facts.

Activity: Ask your grown-up to put dots onto small pieces of paper (you can decide which numbers, and look at picture as an example). Touch each one and start by counting the dots and say the total. Practice with each piece of paper. Now for the game: Place each piece of paper onto the floor and each time your grown-up calls a number hit it with a swat, stand on it or simply tap it. You could play this with another person and the first person to identify the number called is the winner.

Music focus: Duration & Tempo

Duration and tempo affect the pace and feel of any music you listen to. Duration is the length of time each note is played for.

Tempo is the speed of the music. You might know some slow songs that you love singing along to. You probably also have a favourite fast song that makes you want to get up and move.

Listen to two versions of the same song. What do you notice about the songs? Which version did you prefer and why? How did listening to each version affect your mood? Did one make you want to dance or move around and another make you relaxed?

Listen to this version of Nellie the Elephant and see how the tempo changes through the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a-m3pH9Dr8

You may want to listen to these two versions of Frozen too.

Listen to these two versions of Let it Go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_wmXUoPJ-s

Storytime: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Watch the story or read the book if you have it at home. Afterwards have some fun with some dramatic play. Set up, using three different sized teddy bears, three bowls, spoons and some dry porridge oats. Use the story to retell and act it out using the props. If you don’t have a Goldilocks, you could jump at the chance to play her. Try testing the different porridge to see which one is JUST RIGHT!  Then get three chairs and test them for comfort! Which is the most comfortable bed in your house?

Link to story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOJ_A5tgBKM

Have a great day Nursery, big hugs and smiles are being sent your way from all of your Nursery teachers. 😊

Reception

Reception – Tuesday 16th June

Good Morning Reception! Wow, what fantastic drum kits we saw yesterday. We hope you managed to make some super tunes and tap out a rhythm. It is also lovely to see how you’re all still very creative and to see the progress you have been making with your writing! Well done Mams and Dads!

Today, Mrs Guyan has a little message for you all…

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well and having lots of fun with your families at home. I’ve been keeping myself busy with my family and after doing our school work we’ve been doing lots of nice things like going on bike rides together and we even got up super early one morning during half term to go to the beach to see the sun rise. It was such a beautiful experience! We’ve been going out for some lovely walks too, around the local area, taking my dog Ted. We’ve also been enjoying the Dunston Hill themed weeks and I decorated a rock and visited the fabulous message tree last week. I loved reading all of the lovely messages! I’ve been so excited for this week’s musical theme. Matilda is my favourite and I played my pans along with the beat – I just love to sing along too! I’m missing you all so much and I’m really looking forward to seeing you all again. Until then, take care, keep smiling and have lots of fun. Love from Mrs Guyan.

We have another very special treat for you today too! Your first online assembly with Mr Sutherland! He will be live on Facebook at 9.45am and he would really like you to join him. I’m sure you will enjoy singing along!

Phonics:

Set one sound of the day is: k

Set two sound of the day is: oy

‘Read and Hold a sentence 1’ will continue 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 try some of the games you haven’t yet played on Phonics in Bloom.

Writing

Ellen looks into the mirror to see her reflection and meets Princess Mirror-Belle. What do you see when you look into the mirror? Can you draw your reflection? Add labels if you’d like to.

Maths:

Can you count the spots on each girl and add them together? Use the 10 frames to help you following the link. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Day-2-Princess-Mirror-Belle.pdf Maybe you could try writing a number sentence to help you.

Music Week activities:

Duration and tempo affect the pace and feel of any music you listen to.

Duration is the length of time each note is played for. Just like in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, notes can be short or they can be long

Tempo is the speed of the music. It can have a big effect on the listener. You might know some slow songs that you love singing along to. You probably also have a favourite fast song that makes you want to get up and move.

Listen to these two versions of Let it Go    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_wmXUoPJ-s

What do you notice about the songs? Which version did you prefer and why? How did listening to each version affect your mood? Did one make you want to dance or move around and another make you relaxed?

Enjoy your day and singing! 😊

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

Year 1

Year 1 Tuesday 16th June
Hi Year 1! We hope you had a great start to the week yesterday! Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson were in school yesterday getting things ready for when some of you come back next week! 🏫

One of the things we miss the most about not being in school is being together with everyone. This morning, Mr Sutherland has a special treat for us all! He is doing an assembly for the whole school! It will be on Facebook Live at 9.45am. We can’t wait! 

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
Today, we are going to be thinking about finding one more and one less than a number. Can you tell your grown up what this means before you watch the video?

Today, the video can be found here: https://vimeo.com/428005842 Remember, you can pause or rewatch as often as you like! Some homemade tens frames might be useful for this 😊 Remember, one more means the number will get bigger, and one less means it will get smaller.

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 One more one less

You might like to play this game to help you practise: 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=5318  If you find this a little tricky, just start with 1-20 and then work up as you get more confident!

Extra challenge
Question 4 on your worksheet is a problem-solving question. Give it a try if you are ready for a challenge! How did you work it out?

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. 

Did you enjoy your first read of our new story yesterday? 🧸 What was your favourite part?
https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/ 
https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/brian/s-Tdy7BXbHz4i
Why not start with a singalong? You may know the song “Teddy Bear’s Picnic”. There are lots of versions and this is just one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqd2ePU9sZY  

Task 1:  Today’s first task is to retell the story; we do this lots in school with stories we read together. Make sure you have another read with a grownup so that you know the story wellTo do this, we would like you to create a story map and use the words and pictures on page 9 to help you. You could use the pictures they have created or draw your own. Then, use this story map to retell the story orally, sometimes it helps to make up actions, too!

Task 2: Imagine you are going on a picnic… what would you put into your picnic basket? Make a list of 6 things that you would take. Try to write each one in a sentence. We have helped you with the first sentence on page 11. 

Afternoon
We are loving 🎵 Music and Musicals Week 🎵 this week! Did you see Mrs Donaldson singing ‘Good Morning Dunston Hill’ yesterday? It was fantastic! She adapted a song from a well-known musical… do you know which one? Have a go at changing the lyrics to a song you like to make it about Dunston or our school family – it doesn’t need to be long, even a few lines would be great. We would love to see your musical talents in the comments below 😊 

Today’s music focus: Duration & Tempo 

Duration and tempo affect the pace and feel of any music you listen to.  

Duration is the length of time each note is played for. Just like in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, notes can be short, or they can be long (check the Bitesize video below to see what we mean).  

Tempo is the speed of the music. It can have a big effect on the listener. You might know some slow songs that you love singing along to. You probably also have a favourite fast song that makes you want to get up and move.  

This BBC Bitesize video will help you to learn some more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z3yfng8    

Listen to these two versions of Count on Me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if-JKpOeAZA  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNtAtGGNRU  

What do you notice about the songs? Which version did you prefer and why? How did listening to each version affect your mood? Did one make you want to dance or move around, and another make you relaxed?

Think about some songs that you like. Why not listen to a verse and then try to sing it in a different tempo. Perhaps you could have a game of ‘name that tune’ – but with a twist. Instead of singing the usual song – change the tempo or duration of the notes and see if they can still guess! Why not see if you can find some songs that have been released with a different duration and tempo and let us know about them in the comments. 

Reading
Reading is an excellent way to help you to relax, as well as being 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 great day and keep smiling!🌈  
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x 

Year 2

Tuesday 16th June

Happy Tuesday, Year 2. We hope that you enjoyed the music activities yesterday and a big well done for completing all of that shape work! We would also like to say a huge well done to those of you who are logging on to Times Table Rockstars. We can see that your speeds are becoming quicker and quicker and your coin collections are growing. Well done! We have a very special treat for you today, your first online assembly with Mr Sutherland! He will be live on Facebook at 9.45am and he would really like you to join him.

Wake up today with Joe Wicks – let’s see what he’s got planned today!

Daily tasks
Maths –
We hope that you enjoyed looking at 2D shapes again. Today, we’re going to move on to looking at the properties of 3D shapes. This time, we will look at faces, edges and vertices. 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 2- Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes.’ Once you have watched the video, open the worksheets here.        Lesson 2 – Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes You will see there is a lot so we just want you to focus on counting faces and edges today and we will focus on vertices tomorrow. It would help you if you could use physical objects, e.g. a dice for a cube, a cereal box for a cuboid, a food tin for a cylinder etc.  As usual, we’ve also attached a top tips sheet to the e-mail version of the post to help you work through the problems. We have also attached a table which has the 3D shape name and how many faces, edges and vertices they have if you get really stuck, click here Fact sheet – faces, edges and vertices 3D shapes  Good luck!

English – We hope that you enjoyed learning with Miss Emms yesterday. We bet that you were brilliant at identifying the features of instructions. Today we have a grammar focus, we are going to be learning in more detail about adverbs of time and adverbs of manner. Once again you will be learning with Miss Emms, click on this link. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-adverbs   She will ask you to copy out different things from the screen but you don’t need to as we have attached a copy here Adverbs of time and adverbs of manner PDF  with the three different things she asks you to copy. If you can’t print off the sheet, you can still have a go at the activities she asks you to do. We would love to see how you get on with this.

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 – Yesterday’s task was so much fun! We are sure that you enjoyed it, too. Today, our focus is on duration and tempo. Both duration and tempo affect the pace and feel of any music you listen to.

Duration is the length of time each note is played for. Notes can be short or they can be long.

Tempo is the speed of the music. It can have a big effect on the listener. You might know some slow songs that you love singing along to. You probably also have a favourite fast song that makes you want to get up and move.

Watch this video to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z3yfng8

Activity one: Listen to two versions of the same song. What do you notice about the songs? Which version did you prefer and why? How did listening to each version affect your mood? Did one make you want to dance or move around and another make you relaxed?

  • Listen to these two versions of Count on Me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if-JKpOeAZA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNtAtGGNRU

Activity two: Think about some songs that you like. Why not listen to a verse and then try to sing it in a different tempo. Perhaps you could have a game of ‘name that tune’ – but with a twist. Instead of singing the usual song – change the tempo or duration of the notes and see if they can still guess!

Activity three: Why not see if you can find some songs that have been released with a different duration and tempo? Let us know about them in the comments so that we can hear something new, too!

 Reading – Did you enjoy chapter one of ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’? We certainly did. Here is chapter two for you to listen to today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErkK1ggfeec&list=PLd5OvpigUuUH6xXqFd8QfUQdD4RT1uFYr&index=4

We couldn’t believe how many songs have more than one version, with different tempo and duration! Were you shocked, too? Have a terrific Tuesday, Year 2. We miss you.

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Tuesday 16th June

Hi everyone and welcome to day 2 of our lovely music and musicals week. Today we have our very first live assembly with Mr Sutherland at 9:45! Tune in for some lovely messages and a good sing song I should think! Today I’d like to introduce you to another young musician, quite different to yesterday’s – Jess Gillam. She is a saxophonist (saxophone player) and you can find out about her here: http://www.jessgillamsax.co.uk/ She is great!

Today’s tasks: Maths- 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 6 – To identify perpendicular lines. This is another lesson with Miss Brinkworth teaching you and you will need your right-angle checker – remember this is just the corner of a piece of paper. Start, by having a go at the introductory quiz, this is some revision from your previous lessons. Then do the warm-up activity. How many right angles can you find? Use your right-angle checker or your arms to help you find them. Miss Brinkworth will then display the star words, please repeat these as you will need to know these for this lesson. You will learn that perpendicular lines are when two straight lines meet at a right angle. Pause the video when you are told to do so and have a go at the independent activity. Once you are finished, return to the video and Miss Brinkworth will go through the answers. At the end of the lesson there is a knowledge quiz for you to have a go at.

English – Remember when we read ‘The Enchantress of the Sands’ a while ago and learnt about the features of folktales? Well this folktale has some similar characteristics to those we looked at before. Folktales usually have a ‘moral’ in them – an idea that if you do a certain thing, certain things happen. The Stone Trolls story is a warning story. It’s also an explanation story (it explains how the rock formations came about). Attached below is a sheet to use – there are some ideas about writing a new story based on the structure and themes from the Stone Trolls. Use the planning grid to help you plan out the main ideas.

English Day 2 Stone Trolls – story plan

Afternoon

Music focus: Duration & Tempo

Duration and tempo affect the pace and feel of any music you listen to. Duration is the length of time each note is played for. Just like in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, notes can be short or they can be long (check the Bitesize video below to see what we mean).

Tempo is the speed of the music. It can have a big effect on the listener. You might know some slow songs that you love singing along to. You probably also have a favourite fast song that makes you want to get up and move.

This BBC Bitesize video will help you to learn some more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z3yfng8

Listen to these two versions of ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’. What do you notice about the songs? Which version did you prefer and why? How did listening to each version affect your mood? Did one make you want to dance or tap your foot and the other make you feel relaxed and like you wanted to sway to the music? ·

Think about some songs that you like. Why not listen to a verse and then try to sing it in a different tempo. Perhaps you could have a game of ‘name that tune’ – but with a twist. Instead of singing the usual song – change the tempo or duration of the notes and see if they can still guess!

Why not see if you can find some songs that have been released with a different duration and tempo and let us know about them in the comments.

Year 4

Year 4 – Tuesday 16th June 

Good morning, Year 4!  Did you see Mr Sutherland’s post about his assembly this morning? We have changed our times on Teams slightly (see below).   Please continue to post your photographs in our Facebook comments as we love to see what you are getting up to!    Our plan for today is:

9am – Please remember to say good morning so that we can keep track of who is online.  Use this time to complete a Joe Wicks workout or some other form of exercise.  What about a Cosmic Yoga video, or a Super Movers video?

9.45am – Mr Sutherland will be live on our school Facebook page with a special assembly for you all.

After the assembly has finished, we will then post Maths.  

Today’s tasks:  

10.15 (Or whenever the assembly finishes) – Maths
Today, we will be focusing on finding fractions of quantities.  Remember, to do this we need to divide the number by the denominator (bottom number of the fraction) and then multiply by the numerator (top number).  For example, if I need to find 3/4 of 24… First, I will divide 24 by 4 which equals 6…. Then, I will multiply 6 by 3 which equals 18.

Follow the instructions on Teams to access the lesson.  Remember to watch our video first and then the video on White Rose Maths, before completing the task. If you are having trouble accessing Teams, you can complete the White Rose Hub activity by clicking on the following link and finding Summer Term – Week 6 then click on the video for Lesson 3 – Fractions of quantities.   We have also attached the worksheet to our email. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
 
After Maths – Break time (15 minutes)
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. 

11:30  12:30 – English
Today, we are continuing to work through our unit based around writing instructions. Follow the steps on Teams to access the lesson. Remember, you must watch our video before watching the video on Oak National Academy.  If you are having trouble accessing Teams, you can compete the Oak National Academy part of the lesson by clicking on the link below.  Today we are focusing on identifying the features of a text.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-language/
 
Afternoon tasks:

Did you watch the video of Mrs Donaldson yesterday?  She misses you all so much!

Music focus: Duration & Tempo

Duration and tempo affect the pace and feel of any music you listen to.

Duration is the length of time each note is played for. Just like in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, notes can be short or they can be long (check the Bitesize video below to see what we mean).

Tempo is the speed of the music. It can have a big effect on the listener. You might know some slow songs that you love singing along to. You probably also have a favourite fast song that makes you want to get up and move.

This BBC Bitesize video will help you to learn some more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z3yfng8 

Listen to two versions of the same song. What do you notice about the songs? Which version did you prefer and why? How did listening to each version affect your mood? Did one make you want to dance or move around and another make you relaxed?  

Below are two different versions of the song ‘Dance Monkey’, you could choose to listen to this song, or you could choose 2 different versions of a song of your choice.

Dance Monkey – Version 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt0YYO9A09o

Dance Monkey – Version 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0hyYWKXF0Q&list=PLA4p7HKxtfcpBqJM9O7McEFkLcJPBmkW2

Think about some songs that you like. Why not listen to a verse and then try to sing it in a different tempo. Perhaps you could have a game of ‘name that tune’ – but with a twist. Instead of singing the usual song – change the tempo or duration of the notes and see if they can still guess!

Why not see if you can find some songs that have been released with a different duration and tempo and let us know about them in the comments.

Enjoy your day you lovely lot!  We look forward to hearing from you in our Facebook comments and on Teams.  Love Miss Conway and Miss Whaley 😊 xx 

Year 5

Year 5  Tuesday 16th June

💥 Exciting NEWS 💥 Tune in to Facebook for a LIVE assembly with Mr Sutherland at 9.45 today!!

First of all – pop onto Teams and say hello to register – you will then be directed to assembly time from Teams. Once you are finished – come back to Teams and we will start our maths lesson. We will have a shorter beak today and then begin English. We hope you enjoy!

Today’s Tasks

Maths

After following morning maths with Mrs Berry, you will move on to a lesson on reading and interpreting line graphs. You might have to zoom in at some points on the worksheets. Don’t forget – answers at 10.20 😊

English

We will start today’s lesson with Miss Ornsby who will take you through some important revision of your comprehension skills. You will then think about why features of texts are important before looking at the features of a non-chronological report on National Oak. All of the videos you will need will be posted in an ‘assignment’ in Teams. You can chat to us till 12 noon  😊

Afternoon – Music

Music focus: Duration & Tempo

Duration and tempo affect the pace and feel of any music you listen to.

Duration is the length of time each note is played for. Just like in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, notes can be short or they can be long (check the Bitesize video below to see what we mean).

Tempo is the speed of the music. It can have a big effect on the listener. You might know some slow songs that you love singing along to. You probably also have a favourite fast song that makes you want to get up and move.

This BBC Bitesize video will help you to learn some more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z3yfng8

Listen to two versions of the same song. What do you notice about the songs? Which version did you prefer and why? How did listening to each version affect your mood? Did one make you want to dance or move around and another make you relaxed?

Here are some examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt0YYO9A09o     and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0hyYWKXF0Q&list=PLA4p7HKxtfcpBqJM9O7McEFkLcJPBmkW2

  • Listen to these two versions of Count on Me:

             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if-JKpOeAZA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNtAtGGNRU

When you have done that – think about some songs that you like. Why not listen to a verse and then try to sing it in a different tempo. Perhaps you could have a game of ‘name that tune’ – but with a twist. Instead of singing the usual song – change the tempo or duration of the notes and see if they can still guess!

Why not see if you can find some songs that have been released with a different duration and tempo and let us know about them in the comments 😊

Read and Relax

It’s going to be a lovely, sunny day – why not read in the fresh air? You could send in a picture too! Enjoy 😊

Have a fabulous today – we are looking forward to being together online !

Love, Mrs B and Miss O 💖💖

Year 6

Tuesday 16th 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 – Tuesday

 

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 ‘form expressions’ 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/425603866

which will help you complete today’s task. You can access the task by either opening the ‘forming expressions’ PowerPoint and completing the questions in your red maths book OR you can open the ‘forming expressions’ task pdf and print off the questions. When you have completed the task, open the ‘forming expressions’ answers pdf and self-assess.

 

English:

Today we are using our ideas from yesterday’s work on the City of Silence to create our own simple list poem. Open Task 5. Here you will see a list poem as an example about Space. You can either write one using your ideas under a certain theme or maybe group them on abstract nouns – so all of the negative feelings or positive feelings could become a poem. Can you write this out in your best handwriting in your blue jotter?

 

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:

Today’s Musical focus is Duration & Tempo

Duration and tempo affect the pace and feel of any music you listen to.

Duration is the length of time each note is played for. Just like in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, notes can be short or they can be long (check the Bitesize video below to see what we mean).

Tempo is the speed of the music. It can have a big effect on the listener. You might know some slow songs that you love singing along to. You probably also have a favourite fast song that makes you want to get up and move.

This BBC Bitesize video will help you to learn some more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z3yfng8

Listen to two versions of the same song. What do you notice about the songs? Which version did you prefer and why? How did listening to each version affect your mood? Did one make you want to dance or move around and another make you relaxed?

Think about some songs that you like. Why not listen to a verse and then try to sing it in a different tempo. Perhaps you could have a game of ‘name that tune’ – but with a twist. Instead of singing the usual song – change the tempo or duration of the notes and see if they can still guess!

Why not see if you can find some songs that have been released with a different duration and tempo and let us know about them in the comments.

Listen to these two versions of Times Like These:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhzmNRtIp8k  and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GElP4YdrBE

Listen to these two versions of Dance Monkey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt0YYO9A09o  and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0hyYWKXF0Q&list=PLA4p7HKxtfcpBqJM9O7McEFkLcJPBmkW2

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Have fun and stay safe!

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊