Week of 5.10.2020 - Work for pupils learning from home

05/10/2020

If you are not able to be in school because you are self-isolating, then please have a look at the work here for you to do.

Keep scrolling down the page to find your year group activities and some other curriculum activities near to the bottom. 

There will be homework and spellings set using our Google Classrooms so complete these activities too. Your teacher may set some other activities for you to do in Google Classroom as well. 

 

Year 3: 

English lessons

Reading - there are lots of activities here to support your reading. Click the link and try them out 

Writing - learn about prepositions, coordinating conjunctions and other writing skills here

Word types - learn about nouns and pronouns

Maths lessons 

Maths 1 - explore and practise your learning about number and place value 

Maths 2 - lots of quizzes and games here to practise addition and subtraction 

Year 4: 

English lessons 

 Reading - read some traditional fairy tales and other texts here 

Writing - learn how apostrophes and inverted commas should be used 

Word types - learn about fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases 

Maths lessons 

Maths 1 - lots of activities here to practise and check your understanding of number and place value 

Maths 2 - lots of quizzes and games here to practise addition and subtraction 

Year 5: 

English lessons 

Reading - read some Roald Dahl here 

Writing - learn how to make your writing more exciting with these lessons 

Word types - learn about modal verbs and passive verbs with these lessons

Maths lessons 

Maths 1 - lots of activities here to practise and check your understanding of number and place value 

Maths 2 -  lots of quizzes and games here to practise addition and subtraction 

Year 6: 

English lessons

Reading - practise your reading skills using these lessons 

Writing - learn how to use simple and compound sentences in your writing 

Punctuation - learn about semi colons, hyphens, dashes and bullet points here 

Maths lessons 

Maths 1 - lots of activities here to practise and check your understanding of number and place value 

Maths 2 -  lots of quizzes and games here to practise addition and subtraction 

 

 

Online Maths - our MyMaths, EducationCity and TimesTables Rockstars are still able to be used! You can complete any activity for these - you don't need to wait for work to be set. Click the picture below to go to the site you want to practise on.   

 

Other curriculum learning for all year groups 

Invent a charity that will support one aspect of climate change 

There are many different charities that help many causes around the world. This activity is about imagining yourself as the leader of a new
charity that needs to help one or more aspects of climate change.

What does climate change mean?
Climate change describes a change in the average conditions - such as temperature or rainfall - in a region over a long period of time. NASA
scientists have observed that the Earth’s surface is warming. Many of the warmest years have happened in the last twenty years and this is
affecting plant, human and animal life. The excessive use of cars, railways and air travel are all having a negative impact on the environment.
Some of the effects of this are:
• Rising sea levels
• Shrinking mountain glaciers
• Change in flowers and plants blooming times
• Faster melting of ice in places such as Greenland, Antarctica, and the Arctic

Think about:
• What aspect of climate change you are interested in
• Making sure that people will want to support your cause
• The aspects of climate change that might need a charity to support them
• What the people in your charity could do to raise money

Think about:
• Designing posters to advertise your charity. Make sure they are bold and colourful
• Designing a slogan (a short or striking phrase) for your charity
• Thinking of an eye-catching name for your charity that everyone will remember
• Many charities have a special symbol, so it might be worth researching some of these to give you some ideas for your charity’s design.

Inventing a charity based on climate change will help you to:
• Learn more about climate change
• Use your imagination to design a slogan and a symbol
• Improve your writing and art skills

Useful websites: https://climatekids.nasa.gov.uk  https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/just-kids-what-climate-change-and-what-can-i-do 

Invent a new climate for an animal to live in 

Imagine that your favourite animal must now live in a new climate. How might it adapt and change? This activity is about creating a new climate and habitat for your chosen animal.

Think about:
• The animal that you are going to choose. It could be a woodland, wild or marine animal or mammal
• Consider where the animal lives now and why it lives there. Animals are adapted to where they live, and you can see this by what they
look like and what they eat or hunt
• Now imagine a new climate. What would the weather be like? Is there a new type of weather that you could invent? Your climate may still
change with the seasons and you could even invent new seasons!
• Then consider how your animal could adapt to this climate. What would they look like? How would their coat, teeth, claws etc. need to be
changed to fit in with the climate?

You could:
• Draw your climate and your animal in it. You might want to label your animal and give reasons for why they have adapted
• Write about your climate and animal using the format of a non-chronological report with subheadings, pictures, and diagrams

Inventing a new climate will make you:
• Improve your research skills
• Improve your art skills
• Help you to use your imagination

Useful websites: www.natgeokids.com    www.weatherwizkids.com