Week of 04.01.2021 - Work for pupils learning from home

05/01/2021

WEEK OF 04.01.2021 - WORK FOR PUPILS LEARNING FROM HOME 

Due to the government's announcement last night, this page has learning activities for pupils for this week. Click the links under  the relevant year groups for lessons for Maths, English, Science and History.

There are also links for an activity to be completed about reading and a film review to consider. Keep scrolling down the page to find even more curriculum activities near to the bottom.  

As we have time to consider how learning will continue from this point, we will inform parents and children. For now, please learn from these links here. 

  

Year 3 

Year 3 Remote Learning Instructions - click this link to find all the learning links for English and Maths that you will need to learn from home for the first 2 days. If you are absent from school for longer than 2 days, your work will be set on your Google Classroom. You will need to log into this to find out what your teacher has set for you to do. 

Reading Activity - there is an activity here that you can do with the book you are currently reading. Just click the link and get to work! (You should be able to download it in Word and edit the document)

Science Living things - here is a lesson about living things and how we classify (sort) them into scientific categories. Watch the video and complete the activities to learn more about life cycles and how living things are the same but different! 

History Egyptians - watch the short video about life in Ancient Egypt here. Then explore the other links to complete the activities and find out more about Ancient Egyptian artefacts and what they were used for. 

Worzel Gummidge film review - watch the episode here about Worzel Gummidge and find our what Susan and John thin k of discovering a living breathing scarecrow at their farm! After you have finished the episode, draw the scene from your favourite part. How would you react if you were Susan or John? What adventures would you look forward to having with a real life scarecrow?! 

 

Year 4 

Year 4 Remote Learning Instructions - click this link to find all the learning links for English and Maths that you will need to learn from home. If you are absent from school for longer than 2 days, your work will be set on your Google Classroom. You will need to log into this to find out what your teacher has set for you to do.  

Reading Activity -  there is an activity here that you can do with the book you are currently reading. Just click the link and get to work! (You should be able to download it in Word and edit the document)

Science Light - there is a science lesson here about light and shadows. Watch the video and complete the quiz to learn about light sources and light and dark. 

History Mayan Civilisation - watch the video here to find out who the Mayans were and where they lived. Use the other links to find out what happened to this ancient civilisation. 

Worzel Gummidge film review - watch the episode here about Worzel Gummidge and find our what Susan and John thin k of discovering a living breathing scarecrow at their farm! After you have finished the episode, draw the scene from your favourite part. How would you react if you were Susan or John? What adventures would you look forward to having with a real life scarecrow?! 

 

 

Year 5  

Remote Learning Instructions - click this link to find all the learning links for English and Maths that you will need to learn from home. If you are absent from school for longer than 2 days, your work will be set on your Google Classroom. You will need to log into this to find out what your teacher has set for you to do.  

Reading Activity -  there is an activity here that you can do with the book you are currently reading. Just click the link and get to work! (You should be able to download it in Word and edit the document)

Science Space - here are some science activities and a lesson about space. Use the activities to find out more about the planet on which we live, how the solar system works and space travel. Complete the quiz at the end. 

History  Anglo Saxons - use these links here to find out more about Anglo Saxon life and culture. Find out about the five Anglo Saxon kingdoms and how they were ruled. Complete the activities to develop your learning. 

Worzel Gummidge film review - watch the episode here about Worzel Gummidge and find our what Susan and John thin k of discovering a living breathing scarecrow at their farm! Write a review of the film. How many stars would you give it? What was your favourite part? Think  about the next episode - what would happen next? Write a short story to show this. 

 

 

 

 

Year 6   

Year 6 Remote Learning Instructions - click this link to find all the learning links for English and Maths that you will need to learn from home. If you are absent from school for longer than 2 days, your work will be set on your Google Classroom. You will need to log into this to find out what your teacher has set for you to do.   

Reading Activity - there is an activity here that you can do with the book you are currently reading. Just click the link and get to work! (You should be able to download it in Word and edit the document)

Science Electricity - here are lessons about electricity and the electric symbols we use. Complete the tasks to learn more about electrical circuits, symbols and electrical power.  

History Crime and Punishment - look at the links here to find out about crime and punishment throughout different periods of history. How has this developed over time? What do you think is the worst / most gruesome punishment?  Each of the sections contains questions. Answer them based on the information you find out. 

Worzel Gummidge film review - watch the episode here about Worzel Gummidge and find our what Susan and John thin k of discovering a living breathing scarecrow at their farm! Write a review of the film. How many stars would you give it? What was your favourite part? Think  about the next episode - what would happen next? Write a short story to show this. 

 

  

Online Maths and English - 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.    



 

 Work for all pupils for other curriculum areas  

Research five different ships and boats   

How to do it

There are many hundreds of different types of boats and ships throughout the world and your task is to research five of them and draw and write  about them. You can consider more than five if you want to! 

Types of boats: 

You could consider researching: 

• Tall ships 

• Motorboats 

• Yachts 

• Tugs 

• Hovercrafts 

• Warships 

• Ribs 

• Ferries 

There are many others, but these will get you started. 

How to do your research: 

• Decide on the five boats or ships that you want to research 

• Find some books or information on the internet about boats and ships 

• Use ‘skimming’ and ‘scanning’ techniques to find the information that you want. ‘Skimming’ means reading quickly to get a general  overview and ‘scanning’ means reading rapidly to find specific facts 

• Use a planning page to make a note of the main facts and then organise your findings ready for your report 

Completing your non-chronological report: 

A non-chronological is a report that does not have to be written in time order. Organise your research into different subheadings. There could be  a page for each boat or a page for the different parts of the boat or how it is used. E.g. the engine, what it is used for etc. 

Consider using the following features in your report: 

• An eye-catching front cover with interesting drawings 

• Sub-headings 

• Writing organised into paragraphs 

• Usually written in the present tense 

• Useful facts and information  

• Some use of technical language  

• Pictures or diagrams  

You could also make your writing more interesting using adjectives (describing words) to give more detail and conjunctions to extend sentences  such as: and, but, because, although and so.

What you will learn 

Researching the boats will help you to: 

• Improve your researching skills  

• Learn more about ships and boats and how they work 

• Improve your writing and drawing skills 

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Design an outfit for a modern - day sailor 

How to do it

People that sail need clothing and equipment that is durable, hard wearing, and warm. They also need to be kept dry and safe as the sea is a  challenging environment to be in. This activity is all about designing an outfit for a modern – day sailor so that he or she can endure the harsh  conditions that they might face and look stylish! 

Think about: 

• Researching the type of activities that a sailor does on a boat. They must pull ropes in quickly and tie them, steer the boat, and clean it.  Most of the time they will be working outside in difficult conditions  

• How harsh the conditions can be on the water where salt water can do real damage to clothing and sailors must ensure both extreme  heat, cold and wet conditions  

• How the sailor will want to look. It is important that the clothes are both attractive and durable (able to withstand wear and damage but  look good too) 

Types of clothing: 

A sailor will need: 

• An outdoor jacket with lots of useful pockets 

• A hat that stays on, keeps the sun out and is warm when the weather is colder. The ears and the head always need to be protected

• Tops – both long-sleeved and short sleeved for different climates  

• A warm jumper 

• Trousers - these often have extra pads on the knees to protect the body when the sailor kneels, and they also need to be waterproof

• Warm socks that do not slip inside the shoes or boots 

• Shoes or boots - these often have light coloured soles so they do not damage the wood of the boat and need to be non-slip for safety 

The material used for the clothing also needs to withstand the water and be colourful in case the sailor falls and needs to be seen. You could  also design a life jacket that coordinates with the rest of the outfit. 

Completing the activity: 

To complete the activity, draw your designs and label the different features, saying why they are effective for the jobs that they must do on the  boats.

What you will learn 

Designing your outfit for a sailor will help you to: 

• Learn more about what a sailor does 

• Improve your designing and drawing skills