Nursery Friday 24th April
Hello Nursery and ‘Happy Friday’! Today is the start of our ‘Fun Music Fridays’! We are very excited! We are going to enjoy some of the music, dance and songs we have been learning in Nursery, we think your grown-ups might love to join in with this too!
To wake our bodies up can you choose another Cosmic Yoga online? Mrs Bootland’s children at home love the Minecraft yoga the best! It’s good to stretch all of those muscles we need to keep our bodies fit and healthy!
Today’s RWI /phonics sound from set one is ‘f’. We think your grown-ups and Fred Frog have been very impressed with your work so far!
YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Remember to keep reading at home! You can read a favourite story that you already have to your grown-up, or you could do story time for some of your teddies and toys. Or share a story with us in the comments – we love hearing you read!
We have loved looking at photos of you writing your names, what wonderful work! Because of the gorgeous sunny sunshine we thought you might like to use a paint brush (or stick) and a pot of water outside to write your name on the ground? You could write the first letter of your name, your first name or if you can, try your first and second names. Can your grown up or siblings write theirs too?
We thought it would be a lovely idea to help your grown-ups. We know how good you are at helping other people! Could you help your grown-up to sort a kitchen cupboard? This is fantastic for our grouping and sorting skills, you could also tell your grown up why you have sorted items in certain ways. Can you put all of the pasta together? Can you put all of the tins together? What about the jars, which group would they belong to? Maybe you could even tell your grown up which group has the most? You are super clever!
Are you ready for some music?
We love music time in our Nursery and we are fantastic at playing our instruments and singing at the same time! We are hoping to do some singing every Friday with some of the songs we have previously learnt. We would love it if you could make an instrument at home that we could use on a Friday. You could use any junk/ recycling you have around your house. You could make your favourite instrument or some ideas may be a shaker, or a guitar, or castanets or even everyone’s favourite a drum! Have a look on your email/Facebook for ideas.We would love to see photographs of your creation! And we’ll be excited to use your instrument starting next week!
Boys and girls, thank you for making our week a little more enjoyable because of the photographs you’ve been sending. We hope you have enjoyed this fun and busy week. Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to hearing what you have been up to soon. As always, we’re missing you and sending the biggest smiles your way!
Reception Friday 24th April
Good morning Reception! We hope you’ve enjoyed the ‘Super’ activities this week. It has been lovely to see all of your photos and comments so please keep them coming!
Phonics: RWI videos will be continuing and today’s sounds are:
Set one sound of the day is ‘f’ and set two sound of the day is ‘igh’.
Here is the link you will need: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
We would then like you to read through your red and green words. Remember, new words were sent out before the Easter holidays. Can you use the words to write some short sentences?
Maths: Today we would like you to do a bit of planting! Do you know how else potatoes are super? Well, if you plant a sprout potato it grows more potatoes! This takes 100 days. If you find an old potato that has sprouted and plant it, in 100 days you will have more potatoes (hopefully)! We’re going to try this at home too and tick off the 100 days as they pass!
There are more ideas on the link below to complete if you would like, such as making carrots grow hair! You might even like to make up your own Supertato characters!
Can you think of names for your vegetables using alliteration, such as Colin Carrot, Barry broccoli?
Science activities: Time to talk – How can you make a shadow? Can you use a torch or small light (maybe from a phone) to make some shadows in your house? How can you make the shadows bigger? How can you make them smaller?
You could cut out your own shape or design and attach it to a lolly stick or straw. Place the torch behind your design and watch for the shadow! You could even make different characters and tell a story using your shadows. If the sun is still shining you could make your shadows outside! You could even put on a show like the children have in the photo (photo on Facebook and in e-mail). Enjoy!
Have a lovely day and enjoy your weekend. We miss you all lots.
Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh
Year 1 24th April
Wow, it’s Friday already! We would just like to say a huge well done to you Year 1, you are trying so hard and we love to see your pictures and what you’ve been getting up to, it really makes us smile! First thing’s first, let’s get ready for the weekend and wake ourselves up with some GoNoodle, there are lots to choose from this is just one example: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=fpD9kRyBn8o&list=PU2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw&index=12
Maths – For Maths today, we would like you to log on to Numbots and continue your Numbot journey. How far will you get today?! Remember, accuracy is important, so make sure you concentrate!
If you want an extra challenge, try challenges 1 and 2 from the Friday Maths Challenge using this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ They are intended to get everyone’s brains working, so don’t worry if your child finds these a little tricky.
English – Time for your final RWInc. of the week!
Miss Thompson’s group – Set 1
Mrs O’Hara and Mrs Harm’s groups – Set 2
Miss Bunce, Miss Jobey and Mrs Neve’s groups – Set 3
Today, we are going to be exploring rhyming words from The Gruffalo. Can you remember what rhyming words are? They are words that have the same (or a similar) sound at the end! We love Jack Hartmann in Y1, so watch this video to warm up your rhyming skills:
Then, have another look at the story, either your own book or on iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pk64x/the-gruffalo and make a list of rhyming words. Don’t worry if you don’t get them all, there are quite a lot! Once you’ve made your list, why not turn them into little playing cards? Write each word on a separate small piece of paper, you could even draw little pictures, too! Turn them upside down and turn over two at a time. Can you find matching pairs? If you find a pair, you keep those cards. If not, turn them back over and it’s the other player’s turn. Try and remember where words are, as this will help you find pairs. I hope you beat your grown up!
(Grownups here is a list for you to check: Wood/good, mouse/house, know/Gruffalo, no/Gruffalo, claws/jaws, rocks/fox, said/sped, toes/nose, stream/ice cream, too-whoo/flew, black/back, lake/snake, hid/slid.)
Science - Good afternoon scientists,
Starter Discussion Question – Look for the biggest and smallest plant you can see through your window, or in your garden or home. What is the same about them? What is different?
We would like you to get outside this afternoon, if possible. If not, you can do this task inside your house. We are going to be EXPLORERS! First, find something you can use as a treasure box – maybe an egg box? We would like you to collect a variety of things that you consider to be treasure and put them into your treasure box. Are there things the same colour? Different smells? How many things can you collect?
Once you have collected them, try sorting them into different groups. How many soft things do you have? How many yellow things? There are so many ways you could sort them! We would love to see some photos of your treasure boxes. We’ve attached an example for you to look at.
Tune in at 12 noon for some French storytime with Miss Bunce! Miss Bunce would love you to join in.
Reading – Remember to keep reading at home, we’d love to hear which books you are enjoying at the moment! You can re-read your school reading books, read a favourite story that you already have to your grown-up, or you could do storytime for some of your teddies and toys. If you would like something different, how about reading an eBook? Twinkl have lots of great eBooks available online, here are some traditional tales:
Jack and the Beanstalk: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/jack-and-the-beanstalk-ebook-tp-l-52314
The Three Little Pigs: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/the-three-little-pigs-ebook-tp-l-52325
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-12315-goldilocks-and-the-three-bears-ebook
Have a fantastic weekend everyone. Stay safe and keep smiling. Remember, we miss you all so much and think about you all the time.
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x
Year 2 24th April
Happy Friday, Year 2! What a strange first week of Summer Term but we know that you’re still smiling and trying your best which is making us so proud. We are thinking of you all of the time.
If you’ve done every single Joe Wicks class this week, give yourselves a huge pat on the back. We wonder what fancy dress option he is going to wear today? You could wear a costume for today’s session too! Please share your outfit choice in the comments if you do.
Maths – As a warm up, quickly count in 2s and stop when you get to 24. This will help you to complete your work today. Turn to pages 22 and 23 of your CGP Arithmetic Book and complete both pages. Start with the ‘Quick Start’ question as quick as you can. Remember that it doesn’t matter if the 2 comes before the x sign, you are still doing your 2 times tables (so 2 x 3 and 3 x 2 will give you the same answer). If you’ve had lots of practice on TT Rockstars, you may be able to answer these quickly. If you find it tricky, use your fingers to help or draw pictures.
If you completed the ‘multiplying by 2’ task quickly and easily then you can complete the next activity on pages 24 and 25. Being able to multiply by 2 helps you to divide by 2, for example 2 x 4 = 8 so 8 ÷ 2 = 4 and 8 ÷ 4 = 2. Remember we can count in 2s to help us with division or if you find it tricky, you could use objects or dots to help you by sharing the larger number into two groups. You may find questions 5, 10, 12 and 15 a little bit tricky so don’t worry if you can’t do them.
English – On Fridays in school we look at spellings! We’ve looked at adding suffixes ‘er’ ‘est’ ‘ing’ and ‘ed’ to words ending in ‘y’ (like ‘copy’). There is a top tips sheet attached to the e-mail to remind you of the rules. Before trying the quiz, practise writing out each word 3-5 times so that you’re really confident. You can print a practice grid here: https://static.purplemash.com/mashcontent/applications/guides/Spelling_Y2_Spring2_Week2_LSCWC/Year2Spring2Week2LSCWC.pdf or use a piece of paper. The spellings are: copied, copier, happier, happiest, cried, replied, copying, crying, replying, replied. Next, open the 2Do we have set you on Purple Mash. You’ll see the correct spelling, then it will be hidden and finally you will spell it. Good luck! We wonder how many 10 out of 10 scores we will see! Finally, we’d like everyone to choose 5 of the spellings and use them in your own silly sentences. The sillier (that word uses our spelling rule) the better! Check the spellings carefully, as well as capital letters and full stops.
Phonics – We don’t normally have Read Write Inc on a Friday, so today we would like you to play a FRED game! It’s like Simon Says, but instead of telling the person what to do, you need to FRED talk it. For example, “Fred says, touch your h-e-d. Fred says, hop on one l-e-g. Raise your h-a-n-d.” If you did the last one, you’d be out because Fred didn’t say it! Everyone can try it and you can get anyone involved at home, too.
Science Starter Discussion Question – When we are not at school having regular playtimes and PE lessons, what can we do to keep our bodies fit and healthy?
Activity 1 – Identifying and classifying
Identifying and classifying is a very important skill that scientists use to help us learn about the natural world. Plants, animals and rocks are some of the many things that are classified.
First, collect 10-15 random objects from around your house (with permission from an adult). Look carefully at the different objects and consider how they are similar and how they are different to each other. Group the objects according to what they have in common e.g. size, colour, shape, material they are made from etc. Record this on a piece a paper – labelling your objects and make it clear how you have grouped them.
Activity 2 – Performing simple tests and making observations
Birds’ beaks have adapted to be the best shape to pick up the food they eat. Try using chopsticks, two spoons, a clothes peg and tweezers to pick up objects such as rice, raisins, stones and pasta. Which beak is best for each food?
Reading – For Friday’s reading activity, follow this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn and choose a story to listen to by Nick Cannon or pick out your favourite story. Grab a drink and a snack and relax.
Have a lovely Friday, Year 2, stay safe and have a super weekend.
From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey
Year 3, Friday 24th April 2020
Good morning Year 3, we hope you have all enjoyed this week’s activities. We have really enjoyed seeing all of the photos you have posted, thank you for sharing those with us. If you haven’t posted a photo yet, we would love to see what you have been up to.
Maths – Today is your last day for our 3C v 3M Times Table Rockstar tournament. See if you can help your class to win by spending 10 minutes playing.
Then use the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ for week 1 – lesson 5 – Tenths as decimals. Before you start, you will need a pencil and a piece of paper. Carefully watch the video, it will begin by recapping on yesterday’s lesson of counting in tenths. Pause the video when it tells you to do so and say the stem sentences to help you. Remember a tenth is less than one. The place value grids and the tens frame shown will help you to understand this. Do the first 5 questions in your book and remember you can watch the first part of the video again if you need help. Then complete the rest of the questions when you are instructed to do so.
English – Use a dictionary or an online dictionary (you can just type the word into Google) to find the meaning of the following words. Put them in alphabetical order first then write the meaning (like you’re making your own dictionary or glossary linked to Girl and Robot).
The words: tinker, endeavour, mechanism, adjust, workshop, oily, torso.
Once you’re done, you could set yourself a little challenge and put some of them into a sentence.
Science – Science Starter Discussion Question – What if we didn’t have a skeleton?
How does our body work? Draw around someone’s body. You can either do this outside using chalk or on some large paper using pens or pencils. Draw what is inside your body, you have already learnt about bones. Which bones can you remember? Where are they in your body? Can you label them?
Once you have drawn and labelled all of your bones, see if you can challenge yourself to draw some of the organs. You have learnt that the ribs protect the heart, which will help you to know where to draw it. Which other organs do you know?
When you are finished take a photo to share with us – we would love to see them!
End your week by finding a quiet and relaxing place to read a story and remember to keep logging on to Accelerated Reader to complete a quiz.
Have a lovely weekend Year 3! We are really proud of you all! 😊
Mrs Cowan and Mrs McLean
Happy Friyay! Well done Year 4, you have worked your socks off again this week! You should be very proud of yourselves. We can imagine how much you are missing school and your friends, but we hope that you are making the most of this time off with your families. This weekend you could bake a nice treat, help a grown up to make tea, or create something arty! Remember to keep a note of everything that you get up to and share any pictures in the comments below 😊
Remember to log into PurpleMash and click on ‘Alerts’ to read the comments we have left about your work.
You know the routine by now… Tune into Joe Wicks at 9am for a 30 minute workout! Remember Joe Wicks has many saved videos online, so you can choose a shorter/longer one to suit you!
Maths – To begin, log into PurpleMash and type in the search box ‘2Graph’. Then in the table, make a list of 5 items that you have in your house, you could choose 5 different food items or 5 random items, for example: footballs, books, teddys, cars and spoons. Then enter the number of each item that you found in your house. Once your chart is finished, we would like you to create 4 questions, similar to the ones that you answered yesterday, and ask a family member to answer them. Remember to save your graph once you have finished.
Main task – Sticking with the statistics theme, we would like you to search for ‘Solving questions using charts’ on PurpleMash, answer the questions. Remember to save your work in your class folder so that we can leave you a comment!
English – How did you get on with your diary entry? Please keep these safe as we can’t wait to hear them when we return to school 😊 Today we would like you to read your work out to a family member and check that your sentences make sense. Have you included expanded noun phrases and conjunctions? Are you missing any punctuation such as: capital letters, full stops, commas, exclamation marks and question marks? Just like we do in school, you could try to up level some of your vocabulary to make sure that your work is the best that it can be!
We would now like you to take out the Year 3/ 4 Common Exception Word list that you were given in your packs. If you no longer have this, you can find a copy of these words through the following link: https://themumeducates.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Common-exception-word-mat.pdf Now we would like you to choose 10 of these words and learn them in a creative way. You might set up a hunt around your house or we thought you could create your own origami fortune teller and then practise spelling the word that you land on. We know how much you love creating these at school 😊 The following clip shows you how to make your own origami fortune teller, you only need 1 piece of A4 paper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAhiIlTxUYA
We would love to see photographs of you learning your spellings in a creative way!
Science – This is the final day of Science week; we hope that you have enjoyed the week so far. First, we have a question for you to discuss with you family and then another experiment for all of you young scientists!
Science Starter Discussion Question – Where in your home do you think a damp towel would dry the quickest? Why?
Experiment – We know how much you enjoy setting up experiments in the classroom so we have two options for you to choose from today! The first one shows your how to create your own slime, there are lots of methods online, for this one you need a cup of water, craft glue and liquid starch. https://sciencebob.com/make-some-starch-slime-today/
We also like the sound of this next experiment as it links to our recent topic ‘Extreme Earth’ where we found out about lots of natural disasters, including tornadoes. For this experiment, you only need a bottle of water, some washing up liquid and some glitter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9OmmqtoM_k
Let us know how you get on! If you would like to choose your own experiment, you could search the following websites as they suggest some great ideas:
Reading – Have you completed a quiz yet? Remember to keep on reading at home. If you have ran out of books to read, search for audio books online. David Walliams has shared many on his website https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses-catch-up/ Another one of our favourites is ‘Superstar Stacey’, we hope that you enjoy this one too!
Enjoy your weekend Year 4! Create lots of memories and stay safe 😊 Miss Conway and Miss Whaley X
Year 5 Friday 24th April
Where has the week gone Year 5? One more day of home learning before a well-earned rest! Tune into Joe Wicks at 9am this morning and really give it your all today – try and push yourself to the max! Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry promise to do the same!
Today’s lesson is a little different however will follow the same format. You can access here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ You need to click into ‘Week 2’ and you will need ‘Lesson 2: Order and Compare decimals’ lesson. Question 9 is extremely tricky so you may want to miss this one out – perhaps you could create some of your own questions in the style of Q7 for a family member instead?
As a little challenge, see how many family challenges you can complete from the following link: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Family-Challenge-Friday-24th.pdf
Some of these had Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry’s brains fried! How many can you complete? Even just one will get your brains working hard!
Your English task today is to complete the ‘Autumn Term 1 SPAG mat’ worksheet. You can complete this on the sheet. If there are any key terms (EG modal verb, pronoun) that you are unsure of, try and use Google to help you find a definition. Maybe you could create a mini dictionary with all of the key terms and what they mean from your worksheet. EG: modal verb = a verb which is used to show the level of possibility, indicate ability, show obligation or give permission (should, would, must)
Afternoon – Science
Starter Discussion – Forces – Where in your home are levers, gears or pulleys used to make things easier? (Remind yourself of what levers, gears and pulleys are!) Watch the videos below and create a table with 3 headings: gears, levers and pulleys. Identify these mechanisms within your household and write a comment about how they make life easier. Take a photograph of your table to show us what you found!
Watch videos :
Gears and levers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFQR996cxck
Between the pages of a book is a wonderful place to be! Which book will you be reading today? Where will you choose to read it? Spend 15-20 minutes of quiet time to read and relax. If you access Reading Plus at school, you should log on and practise your reading skills – well done to those who have managed to do so and we hope you got a little message from Mrs Ion 😊.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our families who have shared with us their wonderful tasks – remember there is absolutely no pressure to complete what we set and we would always love to hear from you whether you have completed your Maths worksheet or whether you have enjoyed a sunny walk with your family 😊. We want you all to have a lovely weekend before we can chat again on Monday. We miss you more each day. Sending hugs, Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xxx
Friday 24th April
Miss Parkin and Miss Reay are NOT ON-LINE today as they are preparing your work for online learning next week! It has been another great week on “Teams” and you should be very proud of how competent you have become at being independent learners. Once again, thanks for all your photographs on Facebook – it is lovely to see you as well as speak to you on Teams.
Today is intended for you to work flexibly on any lessons you may have missed (all ppts and answers are in the chat – you will need to scroll up) as well as some consolidating games, mini activities and our final Science task.
At 9am Joe Wickes will be ready to wake you up with your 30 minute morning PE lesson on his YouTube channel.
Arithmetic – please access TTRS and practise your times table recall as well as improve your rock star status.
For further mental maths practice visit: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 level 6 fractions onwards
During the main lesson, the following link will allow you to access games related to work we have been doing this week: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/fractions-and-decimals
- Fraction matcher work through the levels (equivalence)
- Match fractions, decimals and percentages
- Claw (estimate fraction, decimal and %)
Mrs Moorhead’s Maths
Games you can access online (based on this week’s learning):
Reading Plus for 30 minutes – On Monday we will share Mrs Moorhead’s analysis of the week 😊
Punctuation book pages 20 and 21. The answers will be posted at the beginning of English on Monday.
Science Starter Discussion Question – Where might you find bacteria or other micro-organisms in your home? Which of these are useful to us?
Watch… Micro-organisms… What is a micro-organism?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfxxsbk/articles/zsgtrwx and then follow the PowerPoint which has been emailed to your parents.
Have a great Friday and weekend – stay safe.
Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊
Nurture and Inclusion
Update from our Nurture and Inclusion Team – Friday 24th April
We absolutely love seeing the wonderful activities you are completing at home – it really brightens up our day. Like Mrs Anglesea said yesterday in her post, there is certainly no pressure from school to complete everything set. Just to re-iterate: some families are doing it all, some are picking and choosing what works for them and some are choosing one or two activities (all of which is amazing!) From conversations with parents/carers during this period of school closure so far, we recognise that some people would be really grateful of suggestions for organising tasks/the day and keeping motivated and positive throughout this time, so take a look below at some examples of how Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox are organising their days and rewarding themselves!
Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox