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Self-Isolation and School Closure Resources

In line with government advice, the decision has been taken for the school to be closed for the majority of students. 

During this period it is essential that your child continues to access as much learning as possible; we will be updating this page weekly with tasks to be completed and have included a range of resources for online and self-directed learning below.

We suggest one hour of English and Maths everyday. The weekly topic activity can be completed in one longer session or shorter sessions over the week.

Year Group Emails

As a school community we are missing the children and so have set up secure year group email addresses that the children can keep in touch with their teachers. We would love to receive messages, photos, and pictures from the children during this time. We can also answer any questions relating to the set work that children have. The email boxes as detailed below will be checked each afternoon by the teachers and responded to.

 


 

Please feel free to continue with the Commonwealth project which is detailed further down the page.

Your teachers would love to see photo's of work and activities that you participate in, through your year group emails.

Home learning tasks are as detailed below.

Year 3

Year 3 - Week Beginning 06.07.2020

Your English this week is from the Oak National Academy. You should complete the lesson for each day of week. We have provided the links for you for each lesson.

Follow this link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-3/#schedule 

Continue to: Write short diary entries for the day – put it in the back of your English homework book.

This week Oak National Academy has built upon its previous poetry lessons which were set on week beginning 4.5.20. If you have already completed Lessons 1-5 on the sound collector poem start at Lesson 6 if not you may wish to complete all lessons.

Click here for the English Booklet

Monday

English – Oak National Academy: Poetry – Reading Comprehension

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-1011a5

Espresso-key stage 2-poetry (lower)-videos- Hamster! Hamster! https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1128021/grade2/module1098432/index.html

Challenge: Write your own Poem about a pet or a toy you have.

Maths - Times Table Rockstars or Numbots, MyMaths: 2D and 3D shapes, MyMaths games.

 

Tuesday

English – Oak National Academy: Poetry – Reading Comprehension

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-b562b9, Spellings.

Espresso-key stage 2-poetry (lower)-videos- Little bit of food https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1128023/grade2/module1098432/index.html

Challenge: Write your own Poem about some of your favourite food.

Maths - Times Table Rockstars or Numbots, MyMaths: 3D shapes, MyMaths games.

 

Wednesday

English – Oak National Academy: Poetry – Key features https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-the-key-features-12d697, Oxford Reading Buddies, Spellings.

Maths - Times Table Rockstars or Numbots, MyMaths: Geometry 3 – OW, MyMaths games.

 

Thursday

English - Oak National Academy: Poetry - SPaG focus https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/key-feature-spag-focus-1d3400,  Oxford Reading Buddies, Spellings.

Maths – Times table Rockstars or Numbots, MyMaths: Symmetry, MyMaths games.

 

Friday

English - Oxford Reading Buddies, Oak National Academy: Poetry – Write own composition https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-composition-b5be56 please feel free to share these with us on our Yr3 learning email address, spellings.

Maths – Times Table Rockstars or Numbots, Math Homework book – Page 60 P25 a, b and c, MyMaths games.

 

Weekly Topics

Music

Oak National Academy – Lesson 7 – To sing with and awareness of dynamic and style s and emotions. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-sing-with-an-awareness-of-dynamics-styles-and-emotions

Science - Plants:

Use the Oak National Academy to explore Plants – Lesson 3 – Parts and Functions of a flower.https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/plants-what-are-the-parts-and-functions-of-a-flower

History – Greeks:

Research and Ancient Greek Myth.

Websites to use:

https://www.storynory.com/category/myths/greek-myths/    (Reads Myths to children)

https://greece.mrdonn.org/myths.html

https://www.greekmyths4kids.com/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/greek-myths/

Challenge – Be creative! Present you Greek Myth in a drawing, poster, PPT, game, song, poem or even a drama performance.

Spelling words Yr3 common expectation words

Please also complete Oak academy weekly spellings.

  • Interest
  • Island
  • Knowledge
  • Learn
  • Length
  • Library
  • Material
  • Medicine
  • Mention
  • Minute

Year 4

Year 4 - Week Beginning 06.07.20

Your English this week is from the Oak National Academy. You should complete the lesson for each day of week 9 (22.06.20) The Borrowers. Follow this link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule.

There is an Adventure Story booklet also available on the Home Learning tab that could be printed so that the text and questions are in front of you when reading/answering them.

Click here for the English Booklet

Maths: Fractions.

 

Monday

English – Oak National Academy (week 9) – Adventure Story: reading comprehension – word meaning.

Write a short diary entry for the day – put it in the back of your English homework book.

Maths - Times table rockstars, MyMaths: Introduction to Fractions, Simple fractions.

 

Tuesday

English - Oak National Academy (week 9) – Adventure story: reading comprehension – fact retrieval.

Oxford Reading Buddies, Spellings,

Maths - Times table rockstars, My Maths: Modelling fractions of amounts.

Mathsframe.co.uk – home – popular free games (free choice).

 

Wednesday

English - Oak National Academy (week 9) – Adventure story: reading comprehension - identifying the features of a text.

Spellings. Write a short diary entry for the day – put it in the back of your English homework book.

Maths - Times table rockstars, MyMaths: More Fractions.

 

Thursday

English – Oak National Academy (week 9) – Setting description - SPAG focus – prepositions.

Spellings. Write a short diary entry for the day – put it in the back of your English homework book.

Maths - Times table rockstars, MyMaths: Fractions on a number line.

 

Friday

English - Oak National Academy (week 9) – Adventure story: Writing your own story.

Maths - Times table rockstars, MyMaths: Fraction calculations.

 

Weekly Topic:

History: Espresso – Key Stage 2 – History – Stone Age – Iron Age.

Investigate, through the videos and activities, the ‘Middle Stone Age’ and the ‘New Stone Age’. Recreate Stonehenge – you could draw it or build a 3D model.

 

Spellings: Split digraph- long vowel sounds

  • arrive
  • decide
  • describe
  • extreme
  • guide
  • surprise
  • complete
  • amaze
  • explode
  • costume

Year 5

Year 5 - Week Beginning 06.07.2020

For those of you not returning to school, we will continue to set home learning on the website and are available as always on our year group email. Please keep in touch.

Your English this week is from the Oak National Academy. You should complete the lesson for each day of week (10).

Spelling: embarrass, environment, equipped, equipment, especially,  excellent, exaggerate, existence, explanation, familiar

Year 5 Booklet

                                                         

Year 5 Maths

This week you will need to look at MyMaths, where we continue our revision of key topics from Year 5 as well as the Times tables Rockstars. A wide range of questions are also available on IXL if you wish.

Please look back at all the tasks set so far. If you have missed some - try and catch up.

If you find any of the topics really tricky - you can look at the Year 4 work for that subject to help if you wish.

If you do not have the log in details you must ring the school office. If you have any further difficulties in logging on you must let your teacher know please.

Look at the 'Practice' tab which will show you the lessons to look at, followed by a homework task. I know we have already covered a lot of fractions work, but it is essential that we secure this knowledge.

 

Monday

English – Oak National Academy: Reading comprehension.

Maths - Short and long multiplication. Lesson and homework task.

Times table rockstars

 

Tuesday

English – Oak National Academy: Reading comprehension

Maths - Long multiplication- Lesson and homework task.  Times table rockstars

 

Wednesday

English – Oak National Academy: Identifying the features of a newspaper.

Maths - Interpreting remainders -  Lesson and homework task. Times table rockstars

 

Thursday

English – Oak National Academy: SPaG focus: Direct and indirect speech.

Maths -  Fra Dec Per 1 - Lessons and homework task. Times table rockstars, 

 

Friday

English – Oak National Academy: To use key features in order to write own newspaper report.

Maths –  Compare Fractions  - Lessons and homework task. Mymaths 

Year 6

Year 6 - Week Beginning 06.07.2020

Your English this week is from the Oak National Academy. We will be following the week for writing an explanation. https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 See schedule, week 9, 22nd June.

 

Monday

English –reading focus: summarise

CGP grammar confusing nouns and verbs 94-95

Maths - Times table rockstars, CGP ratio and proportion problems page 42-43

 

Tuesday

English –reading focus: summarise

CGP grammar page 51 hyphens and page 52 apostrophes for missing letters

Maths - Times table rockstars, time problems https://www.pipworthprimary.co.uk/learning-at-home/maths-sats-booster/041-time

 

Wednesday

English – explanation writing key features; IXLC9 relative pronouns

Oxford Reading Buddy

Maths - Times table rockstars, IXL time problems W4, W6 & W7

 

Thursday

English –punctuation for parenthesis; IXL C10-11 relative pronouns

Oxford Reading Buddy

Maths - Times table rockstars, MyMaths position and direction problems

 

Friday

English – writing an explanation

Oxford Reading Buddy

Maths – Mymaths complete the mixed assessment and create a revision poster for an area you find a challenge using your revision guides.

 

Weekly Topic – science: healthy heart

Research and create a presentation about the effect of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the body and in particular on the heart and circulatory system. Use some of the links below to find more information.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/ztsqfcw

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item616567/grade2/module616418/index.html

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video_index/item616418/grade2/index.html

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/support/healthy-living

 

Computing – using publisher to create a yearbook

Awards ceremony!

This week it is awards week! Who in your class or year group would you give the award to for most likely to……..? You make up the titles and you give the nominations based on how well you know them! Have fun but remember be kind.

Reading

Children should access Oxford Reading Buddy daily. 

Students should work through all the coaching books and quizzes that go with the level they are working at - these have a 'B' in the top left hand corner. Once these are completed, other books within the level can be read and the quizzes answered. Teachers are able to monitor and respond to progress on here remotely. Please note, for best performance, ORB should be opened on Internet Explorer. 

All children should also spend at least 10 minutes a day using the PiXL vocabulary app to practise their vocabulary skills, which are fundamental to all areas of learning.

We also suggest that you take any opportunity you have to listen to your child read, or to read to them, using books you have at home, ipad apps or a kindle daily. To support their learning we advise, either during this reading or afterwards, to ask questions based on the text. These can be questions about what they have read, their opinions about characters or the story and their predictions. 

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Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

In addition to reading, children should use their IXL logins to select areas of the their grammar and spelling curriculum to work on. The website will provide explanations and examples to support them.

Children can also use their espresso logins to revise the grammar concepts they have previously been taught. These all have videos, quizzes and a bonus activity.

All children should use the year 3/4 or year 5/6 word lists in their planners to check which ones they know and practise those they don’t. This can be done in a range of creative ways: rainbow writing, chalk on patio, writing in sand/shaving foam, magnetic letters etc.

Weekly writing stimulus:

If your year group has set a learning sequence from the Oak National Academy, you should complete the piece of writing from the last lesson of that on Friday. If not, (or in addition) use the writing stimulus below for your writing.

https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html

Broken:rock, paper, scissors​

Writing ideas:

  • Write character profiles for the 3 main characters.
  • Write a description of paper from the point of view of Rock.
  • Create a wanted poster for Scissors.
  • Create setting descriptions for each character's home.
  • Write the story from the point of view of each character.
  • Write the dialogue between Rock and Paper when he tried to persuade her to come with him.
  • Add tension to the narrative for the chase and battle scenes.
  • Focus on story endings, starting when Paper wakes up. 
  • Write 'Origins' stories for each of them, where have they come from? How where they created?

 

Topic

Below are our medium term plans and and knowledge organisers for the the Summer Term. They include the key learning that we have planned for each topic, as well as the skills that we will be teaching broken down by subject (history, art etc). In addition, there are the knowledge organisers that provide children with key concepts and vocabulary for each unit of work. 

Children can use these resources to learn in a variety of ways. For example:

  • Conduct your own research on an aspect of the learning that you find the most interesting.
  • Create a model of what you have researched (e.g. build a solar system, construct a mountain or a model of the human heart).
  • Create your own factfile about a subject.
  • Design your own lesson on a subject and teach someone at home about it.
  • Cook something related to your topic area (a Roman banquet - yum!)
  • Write a poem, biography or newspaper article about a key individual (Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Julius Caesar).

We would love for you to share some of your wonderful work on our Facebook page!

Year 3 - The Roman Empire, Skeletons and Light

Medium Term Plan                                                   

Knowledge Organiser - The Roman Empire

Knowledge Organiser - Skeletons

Knowledge Organiser - Light

Easter Holiday - The Commonwealth Project

We have launched a whole-school project around the theme of the Commonwealth, and have designed 47 activities to complete around this theme. This project is for all year groups and covers all subject areas from Art to Modern Foreign Languages. The activities will allow your child to develop their skills in these areas whilst also deepening their understanding of this key aspect of the world today.

A printable version of the Commonwealth project can be found here.

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Maths

We are suggesting that all children complete an hour of maths work daily. This can range from activities set by their teacher (see above) to board games or card games which require them to use their mathematical skills.

Resources requiring logins

For all year groups we are suggesting 15 minutes of times table practice a day within this hour of maths focused activities. All children should have access to a Times table rockstars login.

To access this site they will need to visit https://ttrockstars.com/ and enter their school name, username and password.

Children will have a school login for Espresso. This is a resources which has teaching videos, activities and games for all subjects across the curriculum, inclduing maths. Your teacher will set specific areas for you to look at each week however if you would like to explore other areas then please do! Espresso coding is also accessed through this site.

online.espresso.co.uk

All children have an IXL login. 

IXL is another fantastic site which has activities and games for all topics across the maths curriculum. It is sectioned into year groups so your child can choose activities that are appropriate for their age and ability.

https://uk.ixl.com/

All children have an individual logins for MyMaths. This is fantastic resources that has short teaching lessons for the children to work through and then activities for them to complete after.

Your child's class teacher will also set specific activities for them to complete based on their current and previous learning.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

If your child does not seem to have a login for any of the above websites please email the office and they will be able to send you the login you need.

Free resources

Twinkl are offering free subscriptions for a month to all households affected by school closures. This website offers teaching powerpoints, activities and intervactive games on all subjects, however their maths resources are particularly useful.

To access these resources you will need to sign up to their free account using an adults email address.

White Rose Maths are a maths provider who are releasing free home learning packs for parents. We currently use 'Power Maths' in school which is linked very closely with these resources so these will be very similar to what your child is already used to and will help them retain, practise and learn new maths content from home.

Year 4 also have their times table test this year so practise on the website (which they have been doing weekly in class) would help them to practise their speed and format of the test.

There are also a wide range of free online maths games and activities that can be accessed. We suggest the following as good resources to use:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml

https://www.mathplayground.com/math-games.html

Wellbeing

We know that this is an unusual situation and that can be scary at times. If you feel like you are becoming worried or anxious about this situation then make sure you are seeking advice and support - remember, it's ok to be worried. Excellent advice about what to do if you are feeling anxious can be found here.

We have also produced a Social and Emotional Self-Care Booklet which can be completed at home.

Further advice can be found on the following websites:

Feelings games

The world of health for kids, games and information on feelings, staying healthy etc.
(also contains relevant information for adults)

Emotions and behaviour – Cbeebies

BBC Bitesize mental health topics

 

 

If you would like some ideas for art and craft projects, we have put together some suggestions for you to try.

Crafty things to do and make at home.

 

Keeping Active

It's really important to  stay active during this period to ensure we remain fit and healthy. Make sure you are going for walks, playing games and getting some fresh air if possible - of course, you will need to follow the most up-to-date government advice to ensure you are staying safe.

If you are struggling to get outside for whatever reason, then there are plenty of online resources to help you stay active. You could follow along with a whole range of videos, including Yoga, Zumba and fitness

The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, is also live streaming a a P.E session for children at 9am every weekday morning. This can be found on his Youtube channel or his Facebook page. 

Activity Passport

In 2019 the Department for Education released the ‘My Activity Passport’. This is a list of 20 activities for each year group designed to develop key areas such as: drive and tenacity; sticking at the task at hand; understanding how to work towards long term goals when reward might be a long way off in the future; and being able to pick yourself up and bounce back from life’s challenges.

The complete passport can be accessed here, however we have included a shortened version below. When undertaking any activity, please make sure you are following the most up-to-date government guidance on health and safety, hygiene and self-isolation/ social-distancing.

Year 3

  1. Compose a piece of music.
  2. Eat something you've not tried before.
  3. Create a mosaic.
  4. Design and make a board game.
  5. Create a soundtrack for a piece of film.
  6. Make a pinhole camera.
  7. Make a musical instrument.
  8. Learn a new game.
  9. Make something out of wood.
  10. Learn to play a game of cards.

Year 4

  1. Make chocolate.
  2. Write and perform a poem.
  3. Choreograph a dance.
  4. Make a sculpture.
  5. Learn about a new religion.
  6. Make up your own game and teach it to someone.
  7. Learn to sew on a button.
  8. Take part in a treasure hunt.

Year 5

  1. Take part in a debate.
  2. Learn to moon walk.
  3. Make and launch an air powered rocket.
  4. Do a blindfold taste test.
  5. Write a story for a younger child.
  6. Make a large scale model.
  7. Write a play.
  8. Make papier mache planets.
  9. Write in heroglyphics.
  10. Plan and cook a meal.
  11. Design and make an electric model.

Year 6

  1. Keep a diary for a week.
  2. Send an e-mail.
  3. Learn to knit.
  4. Write a speech.
  5. Learn how to access the news.
  6. Choose objects to put in a time capsule.
  7. Write and record a radio play.
  8. Make a dessert.
  9. Organise tea for parents and carers.
  10. See the sun set.
  11. See the sun rise.

Additional Resources

A number of organisations are providing free access to parents and children at home during the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Below are some other resources you may find useful should you wish to provide additional support to your child or wish to supplement the above activities.

Twinkl - Parents can sign up for a free account with access to many resources. A number of resources with information for parents to support their children’s learning can be found hereTwinkl Boost offers step-by-step lessons and interventions. Designed for use in class, there’s lots that parents could select for their children at home. 

Classroom secrets is available completely free to support home learning. They have a lot of activities online and ready to use right now, and are adding more games and activities. They have also provided booklets and mark schemes that can be completed and marked at home.

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