Week of 2.11.2020 - Work for pupils learning from home

05/11/2020

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 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.   

 



 

 

Other curriculum learning for all year groups  

This Way, That Way… 

Key theme: This theme is based on finding our way. The activities will focus on the making of maps and creating treasure  trails. For the older children, there is work around researching some famous explorers. 

Design a treasure map                                     Write a story about who uses or finds the map  

How to do it 

This activity can be completed in two parts. The first activity is based around designing and creating a treasure map. The second activity is  about writing a story based on the person that uses or finds the map. 

Think about: 

Creating an imaginary place that your treasure map could be set in. You might want to plan out your ideas before you start

  • Considering the different terrain (physical features of land) that you might show on your map. For example, a rocky, coastal landscape
  • Using the different symbols that you need to have on a map. These can be found on the ordinance survey website. You will need to  draw them clearly on the map and create a key at the side to show the symbols 
  • Where the treasure will be hidden on your map. Clues will need to be written to help someone find the treasure!  

Making your map look realistic: 

  • Gently rub a used tea bag or diluted coffee granules over the surface of the map once you have finished. This will make the map look  older. Take care not to make the paper too wet or too dark so the words and drawings can still be seen 
  • Gently tear the edges of the paper so the map looks old and worn 

The story can be anything that is related to the map. Your story could be an adventure about a character who finds the map. Alternatively, you  could write about the character that makes the map and what happens to them.

Consider: 

  • Planning your story first by jotting down your main ideas. Try to give your story a clear structure with a beginning, a middle and an end  • Using adjectives (describing words) to describe the characters and the setting 
  • Using similes (‘as’ and ‘like’) to compare and contrast  
  • Using a range of conjunctions to extend sentences such as: and, but, so, because, although 
  • The story about your treasure map can also be drawn onto a storyboard. Once you have thought of your main characters and how these can  be linked to the map, you can draw the pictures to tell the story. You can also add in sentences or words alongside your pictures.  

Creating your map and writing or drawing a story will help you to: 

  • Improve your art skills 
  • Improve your story writing skills  

Useful websites: www.scouts.org.uk  www.ordinancesurvey.co.uk

 

 

Make an information page or biography about a famous explorer  

 

Throughout the ages there have been many people who have bravely explored the world around us. This activity is about researching and  writing about one of these explorers. 

Biographies are when you write about the life and time of someone and anyone can have a biography written about them. 

Getting started: 

First you need to decide on the explorer that you are going to research and write about. Many different people have explored over land  and sea and you could write about an explorer that is living today or one who explored in the past 

Your activity can take the form of an information page with pictures and captions or a biography. You could even tell their story through  pictures  

Research the main areas of their life and take notes, making sure you get the facts correct and in the right order. Note down any  interesting facts about them as you make the notes  

The main features of a biography are: 

  • Describe and discuss the life of a real person 
  • The information is based on fact  
  • Written in formal language 
  • Written in the past tense and usually written in chronological (time) order 
  • Include dates and these must be accurate 
  • Have text that is split up into paragraphs with usually one paragraph explaining one aspect of their life  

You could also use: 

  • Some compound sentences with conjunctions e.g. because, when, so that, although  
  • Some quotes from people who knew the person, or from the person themselves  
  • Some phrases such as: ‘It is believed’, ‘it is thought that’ to show that history is based on stories that have been passed down over  some years 

Information page: 

If you want to do one page about someone then you could think about dividing your page up into sections to reflect the different parts of their  life, or just take one aspect of their life to write about. You could include drawings on your page to make it more interesting and a ‘did you  know?’ box with interesting facts about them.  

Researching and writing your biography will help you to: 

  • Improve your researching skills
  • Improve your writing and drawing skills 

Useful websites: www.ducksters.com  www.biography.com  www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/explorers