Today’s learning – 22/6/21

Reading: complete 30 mins of Lexia or Read Theory (login in your diary)

We had muddy adventures all morning so complete some maths times table practice and also write a description about the picture below:

Science: Today we are exploring animal and plant classification, just like we did when we classified the children in class and the sweets.

Watch the video below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z3nbcwx

Then using the image on the sheet provided and some example questions, have a go at making your own classification diagram using as many of the images as you can.

Digital Detox Day – 5/3/21

Today we are going to have another screen-free day. Below are a few activities for you to have a go at.

Activity 1:

Using your fantasy creature from this week’s English activities, complete a piece of writing based on it. You could include your creature in a story or poem, or any other creative way you can think.

Activity 2:

Draw or create a setting / habitat for your fantasy creature that you drew on Monday. You could sketch, colour or paint the setting or use a box and other materials to make a model.

Activity 3:

Go outside and sketch any plants or other wildlife you can see.

Activity 4:

Collect toy animals (or any other objects you have at home) and take them outside. Place them on paper and see the shadows that are created. Now have a go at drawing around the shadows.

Activity 5:

If you have a garden (or you could go to your local park) see what wildlife you can spot. You could go on a minibeast hunt by looking under rocks and stones, or see what nature appears over the course of the day. Can you spot a bee? Any birds? Any nocturnal creatures?

Activity 6:

Collect a range of photos of members of your family. These could be of your parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles or cousins.

See what inherited features you can spot between members of your family.

  • Can you spot the same hair colour or hair type?
  • Have you got the same facial shape?
  • Do you all have a similar eye colour?

Thursday’s Learning – 4/3/21

Happy World Book Day 2021!

Reading:

Your reading task today is slightly different. We want you to either:

  • Find somewhere new or interesting to read your favourite book
  • Share a book with a family member you live with inside their home or garden

Upload your photo, or even a video, onto Seesaw.

Writing:

Today you are going to write the final 2 sections of your non-chronological report about your creature. For each paragraph we have given you some sentence openers to use. Make sure you use your notes from Tuesday to help you.

Paragraph 4: diet 

  • As carnivores / herbivores / omnivores, …
  • As a nocturnal animal, …
  • The _____ has a varied diet:
  • Hunting alone / Hunting in packs…

Paragraph 5: how it protects itself 

  • Armed with _____ claws / teeth, …
    • 5 razor-sharp claws are …
    • With strong, powerful legs…

Maths:

This week in Maths we are revising the 4 operations in relation to fractions.

EXS – dividing fractions

GD – You will be solving a number problems this week. Today’s investigation involves you finding abundant numbers . All the instructions are on the sheet for today.

Foundation – World Book Day Art activity

You are going to become book illustrators and redesign the book cover for either your favourite book or one of the books we have read this year in school (Street Child, Holes, Goodnight Mr Tom, Skyhawk).

To give you an idea of what it is like to be a book illustrator, watch the videos at the bottom of today’s blog post to inspire you.

If you want to try something else instead, have a look at the poster below of some other ideas to have a go at.

Wednesday’s Learning – 3/3/21

Reading:

Watch the video of Skyhawk. Your teacher will read the text to you but you can also pause the video and read the text yourself. The questions are at the end of the video for you to answer. The answers for your reading are here on the blog. DON’T WORRY THAT IT SAYS TUESDAY ON THE VIDEO- IT IS THE RIGHT VIDEO!

L) What did Rob get for his birthday? How do we know he is very pleased with his present?

I) Page 4-Last paragraph- Why do you think Callum agrees with his friends?

V) Page 6- Find a word that means falling very quickly

E) Page 10- Why has Iona has been crying?

GD) Do you think Rob and Callum are good friends? Give evidence to explain your answer.

Writing:

Today you are going to write the first 3 sections of your non-chronological report about your creature. For each paragraph we have given you some sentence openers to use. Make sure you use your notes from Tuesday to help you.

Paragraph 1: Introduction

  • Have you ever…
  • Would you like to…
  • Ever thought  / wondered / questioned…
  • Are you curious about…

Paragraph 2: appearance

  • With a …
  • Typically, / Usually …
  • Not only this / Also / additionally / Furthermore…
  • Unusually …

Paragraph 3: habitat

  • Primarily  / Typically / Normally …
  • Throughout the world …
  • You may find…
  • Hot / cold / dry  / wet …

Maths:

This week in Maths we are revising the 4 operations in relation to fractions.

EXS – multiplying fractions

GD – You will be solving a number problems this week. Today’s investigation involves you finding the missing digits. All the instructions are on the sheet for today.

Foundation – Science

Today in Science we are looking at selective breeding which is when we take animals or plants which have good qualities. You then breed with with another that also have good qualities to make a new species which is even better. Watch the BBC video about selective breeding in dogs.

Now watch the video of your teacher where they will discuss with examples of selective breeding. Your task will also be explained to you.

Tuesday’s Learning – 2/3/21

Reading:

Watch the video of Skyhawk. Your teacher will read the text to you but you can also pause the video and read the text yourself. The questions are at the end of the video for you to answer. The answers for your reading are here on the blog. DON’T WORRY THAT IT SAYS TUESDAY ON THE VIDEO- IT IS THE RIGHT VIDEO!

L) Page 1- Why was Dad tired and grumpy?

I) Page 3- How does Callum feel about Graham?

V) Page 5-Find a word that means eat hungrily and greedily.

E) Page 5- “The suns poured through the big side window.” Explain what the author means by this.

GD) What do we know about Iona? Provide evidence from the text? Is it fact or opinion?

Writing:

Today we are going to plan a non-chronological report (information text) about your creature. Make notes under each of the 4 sections, using the key questions to help you. You can also use the planning gird. Your notes can just be bullet pointed ideas.

  • Appearance – What does it look like? What colour/s is it? Does it have fur or scales? How big is it? Does it have claws? Sharp teeth?
  • Habitat – Where does it live in the world? What countries / continents? Does it like hot or cold climates? Does it live in the desert / jungle / mountains / water?
  • Diet – What does it eat? Is it a carnivore (eats meat)? Omnivore (eats meat and plans)? Herbivore (eats plants)?
  • How it protects itself – What does it do when it feels threatened? How does it protect itself? What weapons does it have? Eg claws, teeth, can run very fast.

Maths:

This week in Maths we are revising the 4 operations in relation to fractions.

EXS – subtracting fractions

GD – You will be solving a number problems this week. Today’s investigation follows on from yesterday’s. All the instructions are on the sheet for today.

Foundation – Geography

Today we are looking at endangered animals and why this happens.

Task 1: Watch the video which gives you details about some endangered species.

Task 2: Watch the video made by your teacher which explains your 2nd task.

Monday’s Learning – 1/3/21

This week’s spellings:

Co-ordinate re-enter co-operate co-own identity leisure forty harass frequently familiar explanation occur

Reading:

Watch the video of Skyhawk. Your teacher will read the text to you but you can also pause the video and read the text yourself. The questions are at the end of the video for you to answer. The answers for your reading are here on the blog. DON’T WORRY THAT IT SAYS TUESDAY ON THE VIDEO- IT IS THE RIGHT VIDEO!

L)Why does Graham not go to church?

I) Page 3-Why does Callum become impatient?

V)Page 2-What are binoculars?

E) Page 4-Why do you think Callum felt like a “stupid scarecrow?”

GD) How does the male Osprey try to impress the female?

Writing:

Task 1: Draw your own fantasy creature like the ones we looked at on Pandora last week. It could be a mixture of different animals or something completely new.

Task 2: Mind map around the outside what characteristics your animal has and why it has them. Make sure to look at the example to help you.

Maths:

This week in Maths we are revising the 4 operations in relation to fractions.

EXS – adding fractions

GD – You will be solving a number problems this week. Today’s investigation involves you finding the product. All the instructions are on the sheet for today.

Foundation – German

Today you will learn how to say if you have siblings or not.

Art Challenge!

This week your optional art challenge is to have a go at making your own ‘mini world’. It could link to our theme of Pandora, or you could create your own ‘mini world’ or habitat linked to whatever theme you like. Below are a few examples to give you some ideas.

Friday’s Learning – 26/2/21

Reading:

Watch the video of your teacher reading the next part of Skyhawk. You can also pause the video and read the text yourself. The questions are at the end of the video for you to answer. The answers for your reading are here on the blog.

The book is set in Scotland and the scenery there is very different. Understanding the meaning of these words will help you understand the setting of the book. You may need to look them up.

  • Loch
  • Valley
  • Woodland
  • Quarry
  • Heather
  • Clearing
  • Moss

Grammar:

Today we are looking at prefixes which we add to the beginning of words to make new words, eg impossible. ‘im‘ is the prefix. There are lots of different prefixes. Watch the video below which will explain some of the most common ones before starting your prefix activities from the sheet.

Maths:

EXS – Complete the arithmetic paper. The answers are at the bottom of the sheet for you to check!

GD – Below is Friday’s challenge arithmetic. Only have a go if you are getting almost full marks on the arithmetic paper as there are some maths skills we haven’t learnt yet.

Foundation – Art

Continuing with our learning about Darwin, we are going to complete some sketching of nature today in the form of leaf drawings. Watch the video which will show you some examples to help.

Thursday’s Learning – 25/2/21

Reading:

Watch the video of your teacher reading the next part of Skyhawk. You can also pause the video and read the text yourself. The questions are at the end of the video for you to answer. The answers for your reading are here on the blog.

L) Page 1- What was Callum’s excuse for being late?

I)Page 9- What does Callum think the secret is?

V)Page 4- What does zigzagged mean?

E) Page 2- Why does mum suggest that Callum avoids his older brother(Graham)?

GD) Why do you think Callum did not tell the truth about why he was late and where he was going the following day?

Writing:

Today we are writing a character description of your chosen creature from Pandora and your vocabulary planning from yesterday.

Watch the video by your teacher to help you with your writing.

Maths:

This week in Maths we are revising the 4 operations.

EXS – division method. You MUST show your method on Seesaw.

GD – You will be solving a number problems this week. Today’s investigation is similar to yesterday’s challenge. All the instructions are on the sheet for today.

Foundation – Science

As we learnt about yesterday in our History lesson, Charles Darwin travelled around the world studying nature. One of his most famous discoveries was about the finches on the Galapagos Islands. Today your Science task is based on Darwin’s own research about birds.

Watch the video by your teacher which talks about Darwin’s discoveries and what your task is for today. An example of how to present your work is also on the video.

Bald eagle:

http://projectbeak.org/adaptations/beaks_tearing.htm

Pelican:

http://projectbeak.org/adaptations/beaks_scooping.htm

Woodpecker:

http://projectbeak.org/adaptations/beaks_drilling.htm

Wednesday’s Learning – 24/2/21

Reading:

Watch the video of your teacher reading the next part of Skyhawk. You can also pause the video and read the text yourself. The questions are at the end of the video for you to answer. The answers for your reading are here on the blog.

L) Page 3-Why does Callum say he will go home ‘over the fields?’

I) Why do you think did Callum went after Iona?

V) Page 3- What does ‘unprepared’ mean?

E) Why does Rob dislike Ioan so much? Give evidence to support your answers.

GD)What do you think is on the farm?

Writing:

Re-watch the Pandora video and focus on the creatures living on Pandora. Choose of the following to write a character description of: Banshee, Direhorse or Viperwolf.

Task: Today you will need to plan your character description by coming with examples of nouns, noun phrases and verbs for your chosen creature. An example for each creature is given below to show you what we would expect.

Maths:

This week in Maths we are revising the 4 operations.

EXS – long multiplication method. You MUST show your method on Seesaw.

GD – You will be solving a number problems this week. Today’s investigation follows on from yesterday’s. All the instructions are on the sheet for today.

Foundation – History

Today we are going to learn about Charles Darwin who forms the basis for our topic ‘Darwin’s Delight’.

Task 1: Watch the video introducing Darwin:

Task 2: Watch the video made by your teacher. On it your History task for today will be explained so make sure you watch. The weblinks that you will need for your research are below the video.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Charles_Darwin

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Charles-Darwin/353038

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/scientists/charlesdarwin.html