Friday 27th March – Home Learning
It’s Friday…the first week of home learning is complete. Well done fellow teachers! I hope it’s been an enjoyable week and you all deserve a lovely weekend (hopefully in the beautiful sunshine).
Parents- I’ve had lots of amazing feedback so far. Keep up the amazing work you are doing with your kids. If you need help with anything please do not hesitate to email me. I am more than happy to help in any way that I can, explain things in a different way or even offer up other suggestions if you want to do more.
The pictures and videos have been great! It’s fantastic seeing just how resilient and hard-working all the children are being despite the circumstances.
As always, stay safe and have a great weekend!
WARNING- I an planning to upload another video on Saturday morning to hopefully keep the children entertained and feeling positive (so stay tuned). I’m sure they will like it 🙂
We never actually got round to testing our spellings last Friday. So, in preparation for the spelling test next Friday, your task is to learn the following spellings:
Challenge- can you use a dictionary in order to find the meaning of each word and write them in your very own impressive sentences?
Please ensure your children reads daily for at least fifteen minutes. A combination of them reading independently, out loud to an adult and letting them listen to the story being told by the adult is advisable. Simply record any reading in your child’s reading record book. Remember to also quiz your books.
Writing Task – Movie Review
Yesterday, you were asked to make detailed notes about the film that you watched. Well, today your critique is due! Time to turn those notes into a professional piece of writing.
Remember, we are going to try and use the subheadings from yesterday to help structure our critique. I have written one below about one of my favourite films (MOANA) to show you the kind of thing I’m after…
Parents- Remember to encourage children to think of a range of sentence openers (rather than always starting with the name of the film or main character’s name)…
Interestingly, ______________ Sadly, _________________
Amazingly, ______________ Before long, ________________
As quick as a flash, ________________ Courageously, ______________
Unfortunately, ________________ Cleverly, __________________
Luckily, __________________ Suddenly, ________________
Arithmetic Task- Shootout!
Write a range of answers to the 5 times table and stick them on the wall or on the table. Parents- You must then say a question involving the 5 times table. The children then have to shoot that answer as quick as possible. To add some fun to this throw in a NERF gun! Feeling competitive? have a competition to see who can shoot the correct answer first. Will it be mum or dad? daughter or dad? Mum or son who takes the crown of 5x table champion!
If you do not have a NERF Gun, simply place the answers on a table or on the carpet and the first person to high-5 the answer or step on it wins!
Having fun? Why not focus on a trickier times table! Maybe one that you found hard during the ‘Speed Tables’ on Tuesday.
Maths No Problem Task- Time to Tell the Time
Workbook Answers from yesterday- pg.41
In Focus Task– Look at the slightly different looking clock on page 58 (titled ‘In Focus’ task). Do the children know how the numbers have been represented…Roman Numerals. Looking the picture, can children identify what the time is and whether it is AM or PM? How do they know? Can they tall what each roman numeral stands for? Children may wish to make a note of these or compare them to the yellow clock. End with seeing if the children can convert the time into the 24-hour clock.
Textbook- Once children have a good understanding of the roman numerals and what each symbol represents, have a go at the questions on page 59. Encourage the children to express the time in as many ways as they can- digitally, am or pm, 24 hour clock, words etc…
Workbook- Have a go at the 4 questions on page 42. Despite there only being a few questions today, it is essential that the children take their time, look at the clock and look at the picture in general carefully. As an extra challenge, rather than just writing am or pm, children can write the time.
I will post up the answers on Monday so that you can mark it together 🙂
Continue creating an Acrostic Poem using the letters MACBETH. You have the rest of the week for this so please take your time and, remember, high-quality sentences. Take a look at some of the sentences you wrote yesterday. Can you improve them?
Adults- remind children about the importance of planning and presentation. Here’s a recap of the Acrostic Poem that I wrote…
Macbeth mischievously murdered King Duncan as he was sleeping…
All of Scotland bowed down to their new king (apart from Malcolm and Macduff of course).
Cackling witches brewed potions on the Heath and told Macbeth of a prophecy.
Banquo remained loyal to Macbeth and his loyalty cost him his life!
Even though Macbeth got away with treason, he began seeing the ghost of Banquo.
The doctor stared in astonishment as Lady Macbeth began having night terrors.
How does the story end? I hear you ask. It ends with Macbeth’s head on a spike!
Encourage children to think of different parts of the play and a range of characters. See if they can think of and use impressive word choices and a wide range of punctuation ? ! … , ( ) –
Challenge- To finish it off, why not do some thumbnail sketches of some of the characters/objects from the play?
The face of a witch
Perhaps mum or dad could even film you performing it? I would love to see it.
JEDI CHALLENGE- Can you create an Acrostic Poem using your name? Remember, super sentences with impressive vocabulary and a range of punctuation.
Other Fun Ideas and Activities
Keen to do more? Not ready to call it a day? Then why not give some of the activities below a go (who knows, you might enjoy it)…
Audible- a great app which you can download and contains many free books (great to listen to before bedtime).
Prior’s Top Audible Picks- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling
-The World’s Worst Teachers- David Walliams
-Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The Meltdown – Jeff Kinney
Alternatively, if you’re a real keen Walliams fan, he is currently releasing a lot of chapters of his books for free! This includes an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days! Check out this link- David Walliams
Sumdog- Online maths and literacy questions delivered through entertaining games. Simply create a login totally free of charge, create an avatar and let your children explore and play. Mr Prior’s favourite game…JUNK PILE! It’s addictive- be warned. Parents- you can also set certain questions on there for your children to focus on. Any questions, please email me.
Maths Factor- KEEN FOR EVEN MORE MATHS? Carol Vordeman has made her website free during this strange time…feel free to login and check out some of the activities- https://www.themathsfactor.com/
ICT- Fancy becoming quicker at typing and brushing up on your fine motor skills? Why not have a go at BBC Dance Mat Typing…Dancing for your fingertips…you know the drill…follow the link- DanceMatTyping
D&T- Feeling crafty? Then why not making racing caterpillars? It’s very fun (and can become very competitive). All you need for this is: paper (15cm by 15 cm), two straws, scissors and a pen. 🙂
LEGO Construction- What other scenes from Macbeth are you able to create out of LEGO?
Lexia- If you have a Lexia account, please feel free to login and try to do it for at least 15 minutes.
The Daily Mile- If you have a garden big enough (or a quiet field nearby) why not head out for the Daily Mile? 15 minutes…how many laps can you do?
PE- Namaste…Time to relax and unwind after a busy week…enjoy!