Week of 07.12.2020 - Work for pupils learning from home.

07/12/2020

WEEK OF 07.12.2020 - WORK FOR PUPILS LEARNING FROM HOME 

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 for the first 2 days of your absence from school. 

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

If you are absent for more than 2 days, your work will be set in your Google Classroom and your teacher will be keeping an eye on the work that you complete and return. 

  

Year 3

Year 3 Remote Learning Instructions - click this link to find all the learning links 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)

 

Year 4

Year 4 Remote Learning Instructions - click this link to find all the learning links 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)

 

Year 5 

Year 5 Remote Learning Instructions - click this link to find all the learning links 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)

 

Year 6  

Year 6 Remote Learning Instructions - click this link to find all the learning links 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)

 

 

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  

Show your findings in a booklet 

 

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 

Useful websites: https://www.rmg.co.uk  www.visitlondon.com 

 

 

Learn four nautical knots and tie them! 

How to do it 

Ropes on ships and boats serve many functions. They are used for docking, anchoring, towing, and rigging. They are an important part of any  sailor’s kit and sailors must learn how to tie all the different types of knots so they can keep safe when they are sailing. This is your chance to  learn the some of the different knots, what they do and how to tie them. 

The different knots: 

The Ashley Book of Knots was written by American artist Clifford W Ashley and was an encyclopaedia of 3800 useful knots, used for a wide  range of purposes. The knots were collected by Ashley and put in a book over eleven years and is one of the most important books about knots.  

These are some of the main knots that sailors use in everyday sailing, but you can find others using books or the internet: 

The bowline: 

This is known as ‘the king of knots’ and is used for hitching, mooring, and lifting. It is a very useful knot to know when aboard a boat.                                                                                                                                  

Reef knot or square knot: 

Knowing how to tie a reef knot is important because it is how you tie two ropes together. We learn to use a reef knot when we tie our shoelaces  together. It is mainly used for furling sails which is when a sail is wound up. 

Clove hitch: 

This is a useful knot for tying things up temporarily, often attaching a rope to a pole.

Round turn and two half- hitches

This knot is used for holding mooring lines by fastening a rope to a fixed object such as a post, a ring, or a tree.

Figure-8 knot: 

The figure-8 knot is a very secure knot that is mainly used a ‘stopper’ knot and will help you to control the boat in uncertain times. 

How to tie them and complete the activity: 

You will need an adult to help you supervise some of this activity as string and rope can be dangerous. 

First research the different types of knots. You can find out lots of information and pictures of how to tie them on the internet

  • Find some string or ribbon to practice tying the different knots 
  • Use a small pole or maybe the bannisters of your stairs to help tie the knots 
  • You could also draw the knots and write a small piece of text to explain what they do 

N.B. be very careful with leaving string or rope around the house and put it away when you have finished learning to tie them; particularly if there  are young children in your home. 

What you will learn 

  • Researching and tying your knots will help you to: 
  • Learn all about what nautical knots do 
  • Learn how to tie them 
  • Improve your fine motor skills 

Useful websites: www.coastwatersports.co.uk  www.animatedknots.com