Week of 14.9.2020 - 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. 

 

Year 3:

English lessons: 

 

Reading 1 - this lesson will help you to learn how  to  retrieve information from a text.

Reading 2 - this lesson will help you to show how to demonstrate information you learn from a text.

Spelling - this lesson is all about remembering alphabetical order and how we use a dictionary. 

Writing - this lesson will help you to learn what a setting is and how you can describe it. 

Maths lessons: 

Numbers  to 100 - learn to represent numbers to 100

Partitioning - learn how to partition numbers into tens and ones 

Number bonds to 20 - practise your number bonds to 20

Adding and subtracting - learn how to add and subtract numbers with two-digits  and one-digit 

Year 4:

English lessons: 

 

 

Reading for pleasure - learn about how an author works and review your favourite book. 

Fiction and non-fiction - learn about the difference here 

Spelling - learn how to use prefixes to spell words 

Grammar - learn how to use expanded noun phrases  

Writing - learn about settings and how to use them when writing a story

Maths 

Place value - compare numbers up to 1000.

Ordering numbers - how to compare and order numbers  

Numbers  on a numberline - find numbers  on these numberlines 

Adding - add two 3-digit numbers 

Year 5:

English lessons

 

 Enjoying what you read - learn about how an author works and review your favourite book. 

Reading - learn how to deal with unfamiliar words 

Spelling - learn how to form words correctly using prefixes 

Fronted adverbials - learn how to use and punctuate fronted adverbials 

Writing - learn how characters are created and write your own character description 

Maths 

Rounding - learn about rounding numbers up or down to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000 

Negative Numbers - learn about what these are and how they can be identified 

Place Value - recognise place value in 4-digit numbers 

Subtraction - revise how to subtract 3-digit numbers 

Year 6:

English lessons

 

Reading - practise some key reading skills here 

Reading for pleasure - learn what authors do and review your favourite book 

Relative clauses - learn how to use relative clauses accurately. 

Commas - learn to use commas for clarity 

 Characters - learn how to create a character for a story 

Maths 

Rounding - revise how to round numbers

Short multiplication - learn how to multiply numbers 

Multiply and divide - remember how to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 

Decimals and fractions - learn how to represent decimals, with up to 2 decimal places, as fractions

 

 

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 

Create a game using facts all about autumn 

Here are some ideas to get started: 

  • Think about the sorts of games you like to play. Your game could be a maths game, a word game, science game or something you could play outside. 
  • Research different types of games. You can then base your game on something like bingo or snakes and ladders 
  • Decide on the 'autumn theme' your game is going to have. It might be useful to research some facts about autumn weather or plants or animal behaviour. 
  • Think about the rules of the game to make it fair. 

You could make your game from: 

  • Paper, card (old cereal boxes), coloured pens or paints 
  • You could make it a 3D game and create some figures or shapes to move around a circuit 
  • Outside play equipment, like bats and balls, could also be useful. 

Your maths and art skills will be improved by: 

  • Measuring accurately and using a ruler carefully 
  • Using your fine motor skills to make the object or cut materials 
  • Using counting and keeping score which will help your addition and subtraction skills 

Making a game will help you: 

  • use your imagination 
  • Help you become independent 
  • Build your problem solving skills 
  • Build up strength in your fingers 

Useful websites: 

www.scouts.org.uk 

www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-Board-Game 

 

Research the  work of a famous artist and create an autumn picture in their 'style'. 

How to do it 

Start with: 

  • Thinking about the types of art that you enjoy looking at. These could be paintings, sculpture, clay models or drawings. It might be something that you have already completed at school 
  • Then research some famous artists that might use that style of art 
  • Consider what materials the artist might have used and how you could adapt what you have at home. For example, if they use paint then you could adapt this and use pencil crayons instead 
  • Useful materials could be pencils, crayons, chalk, pens, paint, junk boxes and silver foil 

Think about: 

  • Linking this type of art to the season of autumn. What might you want to create? You could create a flower, landscape, or cityscape. You could also use pictures in books or magazines to inspire you 
  • Looking at the artist that you have chosen to base your art on. Think about what makes their style special and how you could recreate this 
  • Gathering the materials together and sketching out an outline of the drawing or painting. If you are doing a sculpture, you might want to draw a design to begin with 
  • Creating a series of art that links together. Many artists build up their style over many years so look at how their style has changed 

What you will learn 

Creating an autumn picture in the style of an artist will: 

  • Help you develop your observational skills 
  •  Improve your general art skills 

Useful websites: www.tate.org.uk/kids  https://artuk.org/discover/stories/blooming.marvelous.lookatflowersinart 

 

Scavenger Hunt 

How to do it 

A scavenger hunt is when someone gives you a list of objects to find and then you go and collect them! You may need someone to help you get started with this activity. 

Think about: 

  • Having your scavenger hunt in one place. It might in a bedroom, kitchen, or outdoor space 
  • Checking that the objects that you collect can be used for a collage 
  • Giving yourself a time limit to collect them – this will make it more fun! 
  • When you have collected your items, laying them out on the floor in front of you so you can see what you have. Do they remind you of anything related to spring? 
  • Placing your items in the shape that you want for your collage before you stick them onto the background 

You may need: 

  • A person to get you started and give you the list for your hunt 
  • Something to collect your items in 
  • Some glue or sticky tape to attach your items 
  • Some paper or card to make your collage on 
  • Your spring items to make your collage 

What you will learn 

  • Taking part in your scavenger hunt will: 
  • Help you keep fit 
  • Make you use your ingenuity (inventiveness) 
  • Improve your art skills

 

Write an autumn poem in the shape of a flower or leaf 

How to do it 

Writing a poem in the shape of something is called ‘shape’ or ‘concrete’ poetry. It is a good way to make your ideas stand out to engage the reader and combines writing with art. 

Getting started: 

  • To write your own shape poem on the theme of autumn, start off with a walk if you can. If this isn’t possible, then look out of your window at what is around you at this time of year
  • Be alert to shapes that could form the shape of your poem such as blades of grass, plants, trees, or the clouds 

Writing your poem:

  • Jot down some adjectives (words to describe) that these objects make you think of 
  • Draw an outline of the object that you want to base your poem on - make sure it is big as you will need to place the words in it 
  • Then place your words around or in the object - you may want to do a draft first and then create a published version 
  • Your poem can use just simple words, or you could use similes to make it more interesting.
  • These are when you make a comparison with something else What you will learn 

By creating an autumn shape poem, you will: 

  • Use your imagination 
  • Improve your drawing skills
  • Improve your handwriting 
  • Learn how to use adjectives and similes more effectively