Week of 08.03.21 - work for pupils learning from home

07/03/2021

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. 

 Book Review - please click the link to complete a book review of the book you are reading at the moment. 

 

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. 

Book Review - please click the link to complete a book review of the book you are reading at the moment. 

 

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. 

Book Review - please click the link to complete a book review of the book you are reading at the moment. 

 

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. 

 Book Review - please click the link to complete a book review of the book you are reading at the moment. 

 

 

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.   

 

Other curriculum learning for all year groups 

 Get Planting! 

This is the time of year to get planting! Don’t worry if you don’t have any packets of seeds – you can use the seeds from the food that you eat, such as apples and tomatoes. You don’t have to have an outdoor space to plant seeds either. You can grow them indoors if you grow them in  a light place and keep them watered. Start your seed planting by planting them in small pots until they get bigger and can be planted outside or into a bigger container.  

To get started – you will need:

  • Some small pots to plant your seeds into, a window box or a small area of the garden. A useful tip is to use yoghurt pots that have had  fruit or vegetables in them (make sure they have small holes at the base - an adult can help with this) 
  • Some soil 
  • Some seeds
  • Something to water the plants with
  • Something to scoop the soil like a trowel or an old spoon 
  •  Some gardening or plastic gloves to protect your fingers 

Tip: Wear old clothes as you may get dirty and wash your hands after you have used soil 

Planting tips: 

  • Place the soil into the pots so it is nearly at the top 
  • Carefully take a seed and put it into the soil so that it is covered over 
  • Water the seeds with a light spray if possible 
  • Place the pots somewhere light, but not where they will get direct sun all day  
  • Water your seeds once a day, but be careful not to overwater them

You may like to: 

  • Make a seed diary to track the progress of your plant Make some plant labels so you can remember what your plant is (lolly sticks are useful for this)
  • Plant your plants into a larger space when they start to get bigger

What you will learn: 

Planting your seeds will help you to:

  • Understand the conditions needed for plants to grow
  • Teach you how to plant seeds
  • Improve your patience while you wait for them to grow!

Useful websites:  www.rhs.org.uk  www.kidsgardening.org 

 

Write a spring poem in the shape of a flower

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 spring, 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 a spring shape poem, you will:

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

Useful websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/  

www.rhs.org.uk 

https://www.poetry4kids.com/news/how-to-write-a-concrete-poem/  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRG0WBGLvyM  (Pie Corbett – writing a shape poem)