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27/04/20

Home Learning activities are now on Class 4's Microsoft Teams.  

 

If you have any difficulties logging on to this platform, please email class4@thorparch-leh.co.uk 

 Gill Lewis ("Sky Hawk") was on https://radioblogging.net/ Thursday 30 April! 

She said to check out the osprey webcams as the ospreys are egg laying and there will be chicks soon.

  

Here are some osprey webcams where you can see them right now:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/osprey-cam/  

https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/cams/osprey-cam 

Katherine Rundell ("The Explorer", "Rooftoppers") has today launched "The Book of Hopes: words of wisdom and hope to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown".  

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

 

The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.

 

You can read the book for free here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/ 

20/04/20

Hello Class 4!  I hope you all had a lovely Easter.

 

Hopefully you have managed to complete some of the learning on Class 4's web page.  I've added a few new activities below.  I will leave all the other activities on this page in case you have things to finish off or some that you still want to start.

 

 Have you got your login details for Microsoft Teams?
We are moving to using Microsoft Teams to allow children to keep in touch with their teachers and to share the work that they have done.  Details of the work that has been set for this week are on Microsoft Teams.

Email class4@thorparch-leh.co.uk  and your login details will be sent to you.  Also, use this email address if you have any questions about using Microsoft Teams. 

 

The new activities are all on Class 4's Microsoft Teams.

The Hubble space telescope has been taking pictures of outer space 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 30 years.  This week we're celebrating its 30th birthday.  The telescope was launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery on 24 April 1990.  During its time in space, Hubble has uncovered some of the most breathtaking astronomical wonders the world has ever seen.  It has a direct window to the rest of the universe.  It orbits 340 miles above the Earth's surface and has taken over a million observations.

 

NASA is celebrating with a search feature which allows you to find the photos Hubble took on your birthday:  https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/what-did-hubble-see-on-your-birthday 

 

What photo was taken on your birthday?

English

20/04/20

Each day from 9:30 until 10:30 Pie Corbett leads an English lesson with interactive games and workshops.  You will be familiar with the work of Pie Corbett even though you might not know who he is.  He created the Talk for Writing approach that we use in school.  You can always complete the learning after the broadcasthttps://radioblogging.net/

 

There have been some AMAZING authors on the show already:  S.F. Said ("Varjak Paw"),  Kieran Larwood ("The Legend of Podkin One-Ear"), Frank Cottrell-Boyce as well as poets such as Brian Moses, James Carter, Judith Nicholls, Wes Magee and Roger Stevens.

 

You can instantly and safely take part by using the padlets online during the show.  Excitingly, one of Class 4 has already had a "shout - out" live on air!  Have a go!  We may spot each other on there!

20/04/20

Former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell has a sketchbook full of illustrations, all in search of a story.  Can you create a story to give to these drawings?  You can choose one drawing or try to create a story out of a few drawings.  The choice is yours. 

 

You can download the illustrations here and here.

 

There is some space next to the illustration to help you get started, but don't feel you have to start there, or stop where the space finishes.  You can always continue writing on a new page or cut out the picture and stick it in a notebook.  The possibilities are endless - as are the stories!


Think about starting sentences in different ways (ISPACE) and using expanded noun phrases – all to keep your reader entertained.  Can you include some direct speech?  Year 5 – can you vary the position of the reported clause?
REMEMBER to proof read and edit before you upload your writing.

 

An example is on the Class 4 Microsoft Teams to get you started.

Maths

27/04/20:  We're still the 4th speediest TT Rockstar school in the local area!  Can we get back into the top 3?

20/04/20

Use the link below to get to the White Rose Maths Hub Home Learning for the week.

WHITE ROSE MATHS HUB HOME LEARNING RESOURCES.

White Rose Maths Hub is producing a series of home learning resources which include a short video and a set of focused questions based on the area of learning for the day.  Some areas will have been covered by the children, which gives them chance to consolidate previous learning, but others may be new and the videos will be especially helpful for this.  

Each week will see a new set of videos and work activities released.  There is more guidance on the White Rose Maths hub home learning.  

We would like children to select from the resources provided for their year group.  However, if your child finds this too difficult, it is perfectly fine for children to select from an earlier year group.  

We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work in school so the children will be familiar with the layout and style of the problems.  

Science

20/04/20

Our science learning this half term is sound. 

You could go on a "listening" walk, spend some time in the garden or even indoors.  What can you hear?  Describe the sounds using the vocabulary of pitch (high/low) and dynamics (loud/quiet).   

Use this clip to help you with your learning:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zstr2nb 

You can download the activity here.

Geography

20/04/20

We would have been out and about using maps in the local area this half term.  Can you remember some of the Ordnance Survey symbols?  

Go to this websitehttps://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills/map-symbols/page-one to watch a video and download the symbols.

Work out what this note says.  

Make up a short story of your own, using some OS symbols. 

Friday 3 April

Hello Class 4!  I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.  

 

It's nearly Easter and the two week holiday is here.  I've added a few more learning activities for you to try over the holidays, if you wish.  You can use these activities as little or as often as you like - it's up to you!  They're in green so you can spot them easily. 

 

I've sent you a TTRockStar challenge.  Can you beat me?

 

Try to keep reading every day.  I'm looking forward to hearing your book recommendations.

 

Keep fit and active and try to be helpful around the house!  Remember, looking after yourself and your family really is the most important thing you can do.

The following work is designed to be completed over the coming weeks.  There will be further updates to this information depending on how long school is closed for.  The majority of the work is intended so that you can work independently.  Some of the tasks, such as the history work, are designed to be quite open ended and you can be as creative as you like.  

 

We have provided a workbook for the period of school closure but should you wish to use laptops, tablets, iPads etc. to record and present some of your work, this is also encouraged.

English

Keep reading lots at home.  If you are running short of reading books, you can use the Oxford Owls website to access a selection of ebooks. 

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

use the My Class Login button. 

 

The username is class4leh

The password is leh123

You can listen to some more great stories free here.   

If you enjoy the Harry Potter books and films, a new website has been launched called Harry Potter at Home.  Here you can make magical crafts, access quizzes and puzzles as well as fun articles.  

Gill Lewis, the author of "Sky Hawk" which we read last year, is doing readings of her latest book "Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster".  She invites you to "grab a mug of hot chocolate, make a den and get ready for a story..."

http://www.gilllewis.com/web/willow-wildthing-and-the-swamp-monster-chapters-1-3/

Writing

There are 365 different images on this website: http://www.pobble365.com/

You could write a story about the picture OR scroll down to use the ideas suggested below the image.  The image might even inspire you to research and produce a report or fact-file.

 

Keep working on your spelling, grammar and punctuation skills through these games and exercises:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/adjective-detective/

https://gridclub.com/activities/comma-castle

http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/prefixsuffix.html

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4047

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

Spellings

You have the spellings for the remainder of this half term.  This page has the Year 5 and Year 6 statutory spelling.  This page has the Year 3 and Year 4 statutory spelling.

Maths

WHITE ROSE MATHS HUB HOME LEARNING RESOURCES.

White Rose Maths Hub is producing a series of home learning resources which include a short video and a set of focused questions based on the area of learning for the day.  Some areas will have been covered by the children, which gives them chance to consolidate previous learning, but others may be new and the videos will be especially helpful for this.  

Each week will see a new set of videos and work activities released.  There is more guidance on the White Rose Maths hub home learning.  

We would like children to select from the resources provided for their year group.  However, if your child finds this too difficult, it is perfectly fine for children to select from an earlier year group.  

We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work in school so the children will be familiar with the layout and style of the problems.  

 

TT Rock Stars – 10 minutes per day.  Can we get to be the speediest school in the local area?

 

Mathletics – complete the tasks made available and then use the free play options.  More tasks will become available if the closure of the school extends over a longer period.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

Science

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs

At the Royal Institution you can find some short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home. 

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental

 

RE

It's the Christian festival of Easter next weekend.  You can become an Easter expert, design an app and a storyboard for a short film here.

History

Was life better in Anglo-Saxon Britain or Viking Britain?

Create a booklet or presentation to try to answer this question.

 

  • You could choose to compare the lives of Saxon/Viking:
  1. farmers
  2. warriors
  3. women
  4. children
  5. slaves 

You could find out about houses, clothes, food, markets and trades; about life in a great hall or life in a village. 

Look on our class web page for links to different sites and:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/anglo-saxons

https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/education/classroom-resources/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

We've mentioned Anne Frank in class quite a lot over the years.  She spent 761 days (or 24 months) inside, not even able to go outside for a short walk or play in the garden.  Her family had to go into hiding in Amsterdam during World War II.  You can find out more about Anne and her famous diary at this website: https://annefrank.org.uk/home-learning-resources/  You can download a short activity booklet here.

Art & Design

You can have great fun with the author and illustrator Rob Biddulph as he has posted lots of draw-along videos on his YouTube channel:  http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

It would be great to see some of your creations!

Computing

Scratch

Look at the Archery game on Code Club: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/archery

 

Open the starter project.  This contains a  simple arrow sprite and a backdrop with a target on.  

 

Follow the instructions carefully to write the code to make your own archery game.  Lots of the code is very similar to what we've been using in class recently; we've practised using a broadcast to start an action.

 

Remember to save your work!  This is easiest if you can get a grown up to help you to create a Scratch account.  If that's not possible, then go to File, then 'Save to your computer'.

When you want to come back to it, open Scratch, go to File, then 'Load from your computer.'  

 

Music

You may remember our whole school themes: Ten Pieces and Ten Pieces Encore!   We listened to lots of fabulous music, including "The Nutcracker" and "In the Hall of the Mountain King".   You can get arty, create some music, watch films and learn some dance moves at the Ten Pieces website here.

PE

Keep fit and learn by using the BBC SuperMovers!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Are you doing your daily Joe Wicks workout?  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8o8wMgAT-Y