Welcome to week four of home learning. I hope you all had a great weekend and are refreshed and ready to learn. Well done for all the reading that you are doing. I know lots of you are making use of online reading and have sent me photos of what you are reading. Well done to Bobby, Elsie, Beau and Mikey who have been reading lots on our EPIC reading account. Here’s a quick video of one of your classmates reviewing a different book that he has read.
I’ve also posted one of the English alien story videos that I have received. Your stories are amazing, Keep them coming in if yours isn’t quite finished. In Key stage One we will be posting most of our celebration work and photos this week on Wednesday and Friday so look out for those.
Star speller of the week for last week goes to Theo who has been practising really hard and completing all of the spelling work set. Well done Theo!
Here’s the plan for today:
English: A new block on The Three Little Pigs
Spelling: New spelling pattern /er/ spelt ‘or’ after w and /or/ spelt ‘ar’ after w
Maths: Continuing with Oak Academy and addiing three 1-digit numbers
Theme: Planets and the solar system
English – Do you know the story of the three little pigs? I’m sure you do. Well over the next couple of weeks we are going to consider lots of different alternatives to this fairy tale and investigate if the wolf really was the baddie. We will read lots of stories and you will decide which one is your favourite and why. You are also going to write your very own version of the three little pigs story, but more of that later. Today I want you to read or watch the traditional story of the three little pigs just to refresh your memories. I have assigned two version of the book 9 one has a slightly different ending) to all of you on your EPIC account. When you’ve read them, you can take the quiz at the end of the book to check your understanding. There is also a video story below just in case you can’t get onto EPIC for any reason.
For your task I want you to write a character description of the wolf. This is something we often do as a guided reading task. Think about what the wolf looks like and also his personality (how he behaves). You can write your character description in your homework book or type it onto the note page of Seesaw ( go to post student work and click on the note section) and then upload it. If you would rather talk about the wolf character, you could draw a picture of him, upload that and use the voice record button to give your character description.
Spelling – So quite a tricky spelling pattern to think about this week. English language can be a bit like that! We are focussing on two linked spelling patterns this week – words that sound like they would be spelt with ‘er’ in the middle but the spelling is actually ‘or’. Then there are words that sound like they should be spelt with ‘or’ in the middle but these are actually spelt with ‘ar’! Both of these rules only happen after the letter ‘w’. I have added my audio to this video so that we can play the games together towards the end of the powerpoint.
Maths – Today’s lesson is on adding three 1-digit numbers. Remember to pause the video when you need to and have you homework book or pencil and paper ready to complete the tasks. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-strategies-to-add-three-1-digit-numbers-61j32c
Theme – To start off with, we have the second Oak Academy lesson on space for you to join in with here. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-space-6xhkcc. You will be able to find out all about the planets in the solar system today. See if you can remember the clever way to remember the names of all the planets when you have finished watching.
Now look at this illustration of the Solar system. Can you name the planets? Does the method that was shown on the video clip help you with this? Discuss you answers with an adult. There is a template on Seesaw if you want to label the planets.
Now you’ve found out a little more about the planets, you have a choice of two tasks – or of course if you are really enjoying our space work you could do both! Don’t rush to complete them though, take your time and make sure your work is as good as I would expect it to be if you were completing it in the classroom. You might like to do both of the tasks but not do some of the tasks set for other subjects later in the week. That is absolutely fine too, although you should aim to still do as much of the daily English, spelling and maths work as you can.
Space task one – your task is to choose one planet and make a fact-file of information for it. Click on the link here to take you to the NASA page where you can do some more research and pick your favourite facts. https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/planets/en/ Another great link is this one https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/space.html (scroll down to the blue band that says planets). You might find some other websites but please check with an adult first before using them – keep safe on the internet. You can present your work in any way you want, so take your time. You might want to draw or paint the planet that you have chosen as well, or even make a model and then record yourself talking about it, and say why you have chosen the planet that you have. I have also added lots of Solar System books to EPIC so you can find out some facts there too.
Space task two – your task is to imagine another planet has just been discovered by scientists and astronomers studying the solar system! What would this planet be like? Which other planets would it be near to? What would the planet be called? Would it change the method you have learnt for recalling the names of the planets? There is a template here and on Seesaw or you can just work on paper.
If you work really hard on your space tasks this week, we will have a fun quiz together on Friday afternoon to finish the week so get cracking!
Newsflash – Just a heads up for tomorrow, there will be a live video broadcast at 1.30pm delivered by barefootcomputing.org which is a DfE endorsed website for the English computing curriculum. More details, including the link, to follow tomorrow but I just wanted to make you aware of the time in case you want to shuffle schedules to be able to watch it. It will give lots of ideas on building computational thinking without actually being sat in front of a computer screen to do them. It’s suitable for both adults and children to watch but is completely optional and if you choose not to watch it or are unable to watch it, that is absolutely fine.