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Please scroll down the page to find today’s activities. Activities will also be posted on Google Classroom for you to access and this is where you can also ‘hand in’ finished work. You can also complete tasks in your ‘Home Learning’ book or on-line where guided to. Although, it would be great if you could email me to let me know how you are finding the different tasks and to share photos of what you are doing – I will look forward to seeing these from you all. There are also further activities in the front of your book and on the LMPS Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/LMPSNorfolk/

*Remember that you can contact me if you have any questions at mrscameron@lmp.org.uk  Please continue to check your emails and your work for teacher comments.  Thank you ALL for all your continued hard work – well done!

EVERYDAY TASKS

  • Read for at least 15 minutes and record it in your reading diary. If appropriate, complete an Accelerated Reader quiz.
  • Practice times tables. Year 3 to focus on x3, x4, x6 and x8. Year 4 to focus on all tables.  You can use https://www.timestables.co.uk/

*Please check your Google Mail inbox regularly. Use your Google animal login and password for this.

FRENCH

Mrs Hamilton has created a new folder of work for the second half of the Summer term for you. . This is the link to the Google page so that you can acess all that you need https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/185PNa4gWIho3tq3Pukn_cub5wCrq6Vci?usp=sharing     You can contact Mrs Hamilton at mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk if you have any questions

 

***Have you seen the message from all of the staff at LMPS yet? If not, click here to watch it.

 

GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Each day this week I will add some of the learning activities to Google Classroom  It would be great if you tried accessing the activities this way and then submitting (turn-in) your work that way too.  Remember to look out for my comments on your work. Below is a quick guide for using Google Classroom.

*A quick guide to using Google Classroom

Each day I will post a topic for you to chat about with each other. You can add a comment under the question and you will be able to respond to each other too.  Go to Classroom to see today’s chat topic and to read the rules.

 

*Thursday 16th July*

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – This week you are going to focus on the key elements of story writing by using the Literacy Shed website and the ‘Night Zookeeper’ story. Each day, you will complete tasks connected to a different element. The web link below contains all 4 of the English activities for this week. Each day you will have some questions to think about before you watch the video and some to think about after. The video will explain the task for you and the website also gives you a link for each activity to additional resources that will provide you with extra support. Today your task is to complete the third element of story writing, ‘A problem to address’. https://www.literacyshed.com/nightzoo.html

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 11 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 4       Y4 Lesson 4      Y3 Lesson 4 Answers       Y4 Lesson 4 Answers

French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

 

Wednesday 15th July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – This week you are going to focus on the key elements of story writing by using the Literacy Shed website and the ‘Night Zookeeper’ story. Each day, you will complete tasks connected to a different element. The web link below contains all 4 of the English activities for this week. Each day you will have some questions to think about before you watch the video and some to think about after. The video will explain the task for you and the website also gives you a link for each activity to additional resources that will provide you with extra support. Today your task is to complete the second element of story writing, ‘Story Setting’. https://www.literacyshed.com/nightzoo.html

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  Select your year group and then select Summer Week 11 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 3       Y4 Lesson 3      Y3 Lesson 3 Answers       Y4 Lesson 3 Answers

Science – This half term our Science topic is ‘Living Things and Their Habitats. Today you will be finding out about environmental changes. Like previous weeks, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bt9YLDyxVG-HuYiHWGUgKu50c1y0Pigq?usp=sharing

 

Tuesday 14th July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – Last week the Snowy Owl children enjoyed this story for their Big Writing so we thought that you would enjoy it too. This week you are going to focus on the key elements of story writing by using the Literacy Shed website and the ‘Night Zookeeper’ story. Each day, you will complete tasks connected to a different element. The web link below contains all 4 of the English activities for this week. Each day you will have some questions to think about before you watch the video and some to think about after. The video will explain the task for you and the website gives you a link for each activity to additional resources that will provide you with extra support. Today your task is to complete the first element of story writing, ‘Creating a character’. https://www.literacyshed.com/nightzoo.html

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 11 Lesson 2 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 2 Answers       Y3 Lesson 2       Y4 Lesson 2 Answers       Y4 Lesson 2

Topic – Yesterday you found out about the Victorian artist William Morris. Today you are going to find out about Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Start by working through the information PowerPoint. Charles Rennie Mackintosh is famous for the style or rose that he would draw. Task 1: Use the instruction to practise drawing a Mackintosh rose. Task 2: Draw a Mackintosh inspired stained glass window which includes a rose. Use the task sheet for window templates and further instructions.  Charles Rennie Mackintosh information       Charles Rennie Mackintosh stained glass window

 

*Reminder – for tomorrow’s science lesson, a clipboard would be useful

 

Monday 13th July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

Big Writing – Today you are going to find out about the Victorian author Charles Dickens. You may already know some of his stories like Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and Great expectations. Watch this short video from the Literacy Shed website https://www.literacyshed.com/charlesdickens.html As you watch, write notes about the key information. Task: Write a quiz all about Charles Dickens. Your quiz will need to include multiple choice and short answer questions and will need to be between 8 and 12 questions long. You will also need to write an answer sheet. You may wish to use Google Forms to create your quiz. This can be accessed through your G-Suite once you have logged into Google.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 11 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Mini-Maths       Year 4 Mini-Maths

Y3 Lesson 1       Y4 Lesson 1      Y3 Lesson 1 Answers       Y4 Lesson 1 Answers

Topic – There were many famous Victorian artists and this week you will be finding out about 2 of them. Today you will find out about William Morris. Start by reading the fact-file and then look at the photo pack of some of his designs. You should notice that many of his designs are floral and that they use muted colours. Task: Create your own floral wall paper design using muted colours. I have also attached some mindfulness colouring pages that you may wish to print and colour.  William Morris Fact Sheet       William Morris Photo Pack      William Morris Mindfulness Colouring

 

Friday 10th July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

Google Meet times today: Year 3 at 10.45am and Year 4 at 11.30m

English – This week you have been learning more about Victorian Britain through reading comprehensions. Today’s are slightly different as you have 4 ’60 second reads’. These are short extracts of around 90 to 120 words and are designed to be read in approximately 60 seconds. Each of the ’60 second reads’ has 4 questions for you to complete and the answers are also provided so you can check after. It is up to you the order that you choose to complete them in.  Christmas Crackers!       Jobs for Children       Victorian Toys       Who Was Florence Nightingale

Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 10 and the Friday Maths Challenge. I have attached the activity sheets for you.  Family-Challenge-Friday       Family-Challenge-Friday-Answers

Mrs McIntyre’s Friday Challenge: This week Mrs McIntyre is sending you on an intergalactic challenge. All of the information you need is in the attached document.  Friday challenge-Intergalactic Travel Agency

 

Thursday 9th July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – We are using our English lesson this week to learn more about Victorian Britain. Each day you will have a topic to read and then you will have some comprehension questions about it.  There are 3 different levels to choose from ranging from 1 to 3 stars but make sure that you challenge yourself. The answers are also attached so you can check your work once completed. Today’s reading task is about Workhouses.  Workhouse reading comprehension

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 10 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.  Year 4 – Yesterday I had an oops moment and posted lesson 4 on here instead of lesson 3! Therefore, today I have added lesson 3 for you. You will find lesson 4’s answers on yesterday’s post!

Y3 Lesson 4       Y4 Lesson 3      Y3 Lesson 4 Answers       Y4 Lesson 4 Answers

French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

Wednesday 8th July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – We are using our English lessons this week to learn more about Victorian Britain. Each day you will have a topic to read and then you will have some comprehension questions about it.  There are 3 different levels to choose from ranging from 1 to 3 stars but make sure that you challenge yourself. The answers are also attached so you can check your work once completed. Today’s reading task is about the Industrial Revolution. Industrial Revolution reading comprehension

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  Select your year group and then select Summer Week 10 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 3       Y4 Lesson 4      Y3 Lesson 3 Answers       Y4 Lesson 3 Answers

Science – This half term our Science topic is ‘Living Things and Their Habitats. Today you will be completing a local habitat survey. Like previous weeks, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15K5Ok0Is_Omi2VPwUdlu2kw9N33ZBdxU?usp=sharing

Tuesday 7th July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – We are using our English lessons this week to learn more about Victorian Britain. Each day you will have a topic to read and then you will have some comprehension questions about it.  There are 3 different levels to choose from ranging from 1 to 3 stars but make sure that you challenge yourself. The answers are also attached so you can check your work once completed. Today’s reading task is about Victorian Inventors (which links nicely to this week’s topic). Victorian Inventors reading comprehension

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  Select your year group and then select Summer Week 10 Lesson 2 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 2       Y4 Lesson 2      Y3 Lesson 2 Answers       Y4 Lesson 2 Answers

Topic – Yesterday your task was to sort some items to when they were invented. Here are the answers: Victorian Inventions – Lesson 1 ANSWERS     Today, start by watching this BBC clip to discover more about Victorian inventions https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhwqxnb One of the most famous Victorian inventors was Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Find out about him by working through the Brunel PowerPoint. Slides 1 to 13 tell you all about him and slides 11 to 14 give you some questions to think. Task: Choose at least one of the activities explained on slides 16 to 19 to complete. Each of the activities is explained in more details in the notes section of the PowerPoint.  Brunel PowerPoint

 

Monday 6th July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

Big Writing – In episode 2 of Maggie Johnson’s Victorian Diary, you saw Maggie working as a maid in a wealthy household. One of the scenes was in the kitchen and it showed the food that was prepared for the household’s family meal. It also showed you how much was wasted. Find out more about Victorian food using the Cook It website http://cookit.e2bn.org/historycookbook/index-23-victorians.html This website provides links to lots of facts about food and health but it also gives you food recipes. Start by spending time looking at this information. Task: Create an information poster or booklet about Victorian food. It must include information about food eaten by rich and poor people, pictures to support your information and also example recipes. You my even wish to try cooking one of the recipes given on the website.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 10 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Mini-Maths      Year 4 Mini-Maths

Y3 Lesson 1       Y4 Lesson 1      Y3 Lesson 1 Answers       Y4 Lesson 1 Answers

Topic – Today I would like you to watch the last episode in Maggie Johnson’s ‘Victorian Diary’. Chapter 5 – Final Chapter https://www.literacyshed.com/final-chapter.html   There were many new inventions during the Victorian era. Do you know any?  Task: Sort the items on the sheet into 3 groups for when you think they were invented. Extra challenge: Once you have sorted them, can you find when they were invented? Answers will be revealed tomorrow.  Victorian Inventions – Lesson 1

 

Friday 3rd July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

Google Meet times today: Year 3 at 10.45am and Year 4 at 11.30m

English – Yesterday, you chose an animal to compete in an unexpected Olympic sport. Today, your task is to create a poster to advertise the event. Your poster will need to include essential information (what, where and when), a bold heading and eye-catching colourful pictures. You will need to persuade people to come to this event so you must choose your words carefully for effect.

Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 9 and the Friday Maths Challenge. I have attached the activity sheets for you. Family Challenge Friday      Family Challenge Friday Answers

Mrs McIntyre’s Friday Art Challenge: Today Mrs McIntyre wants you to get outside and find things to help you create an art masterpiece! Open the attached document to find out what you need to do. We look forward to seeing what you create.  Nature painting

 

Thursday 2nd July

***You will find all of these tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – Yesterday you watched giraffes diving! Today you are going to watch Elephants doing something very unexpected too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK27aknWVI4 Both of these animals are competing in Olympic sports. Task: Choose your own animal to compete in an unexpected Olympic sport. Draw the storyboard for your animation. Storyboard-Template

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 9 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Lesson 4       Year 4 Lesson 4      Year 3 Lesson 4 Answers       Year 4 Lesson 4 Answers

French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

 

Wednesday 1st July

***You will find all  tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – Remind yourself about what you found out about giraffes yesterday. Today you are going to watch an animation of giraffes doing something very unexpected! https://www.literacyshed.com/diving-giraffes.html Task: Write an animation review. Use the Giraffes – animation review PowerPoint to find out what to include.  

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  Select your year group and then select Summer Week 9 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website, you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Lesson 3       Year 4 Lesson 3    Year 3 Lesson 3 Answers       Year 4 Lesson 3 Answers

Science – This half term our Science topic is ‘Living Things and Their Habitats. Today you will be finding more about classification keys. Like previous weeks, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1z9VhhGnWUs3A_IpgPWrRgPezFAyE49fM?usp=sharing

*For next week’s science lesson, a clipboard would be useful.

 

Tuesday 30th June

***You will find all  tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – What do you know about giraffes? Today I would like you to find out as much as you can about giraffes. Task: Draw a picture of a giraffe. On one side of your picture, write words and phrases to describe it (think about movement, size, shape, markings…) and on the other side, write the facts that you have found out.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 9 Lesson 2 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Lesson 2      Year 4 Lesson 2      Year 3 Lesson 2 Answers       Year 4 Lesson 2 Answers

Topic – When you watched episodes 3 and 4 of Maggie Johnson’s Victorian Diary, you would have noticed that life was very different for rich and poor people. Today you will be comparing the lives of the rich and the poor. Start by reading the information on the PowerPoint. This links to a story called ‘History Hackers – Victorian Venture’. I have added this to the shared drive for you in case you would like to read it. Task: Complete the Venn diagram to compare rich and poor Victorians. There are 3 different challenge levels to choose from.  I have put all of today’s Topic work into a shared Drive folder for you to access – here is the link:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qw5_8Dthq6QJ1yYeYfA-Qinw_dLUnRC4?usp=sharing

*Reminder – for tomorrow’s science lesson, you will need sticky notes.

 

Monday 29th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

Google Meet times today: Year 3 at 2pm and Year 4 at 2.30pm

Big Writing – Last week you read the poem, ‘What is Pink?’ by the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti. Today, I would like you to read some more poems by the same poet. Go to http://www.rainydaypoems.com/poems-for-kids/childrens-poems-by-christina-rossetti Here you will find a selection of poems by Christina Rossetti. Task: Choose the poem that inspired you the most and write your own poem in the same style. You will need to use the same structure and rhyme pattern.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 9 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Mini-Maths       Year 4 Mini-Maths

Year 3 Lesson 1       Year 4 Lesson 1      Year 3 Lesson 1 Answers       Year 4 Lesson 1 Answers

Topic – Today I would like you find out about the next stage in Maggie Johnson’s life by watching the next two episodes of ‘Victorian Diary’. The website has chapter 3 and 4 round the wrong way so make sure that you watch the episode called, ‘Down, but not out’, before you watch ‘Strike’.

Chapter 3 https://www.literacyshed.com/down-but-not-out.html

Chapter 4 https://www.literacyshed.com/strike.html

 

Friday 26th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

Google Meet times today: Year 3 at 9.45am and Year 4 at 10.30m

English – The story, ‘The Catch’, is told from the boy’s point of view. Task: Write the story from the fox’s point of view.  Think about the following things: How did the fox get stuck in the first place? What did he think when the boy found him? Did he want the boy to chase him? How did he disappear at the end of the clip? Write in 1st person and in past tense.

Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 8 and the Friday Maths Challenge. I have attached the activity sheets for you.

Family Challenge       Family Challenge Answers

Mrs McIntyre’s Friday Weather Art Challenge – This week Mrs McIntyre has kindly found you some YouTube clips to watch about storms and then she has given you the challenge to make a 3D weather symbol. All of the information and web links are on the attached document.  We look forward to seeing what you make.  Mrs McIntyre’s Friday Weather Art Challenge

 

Thursday 25th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – The boy in ‘The Catch’ lives in a small village. When he gets home, he excitedly tells his best friend about his adventure with the fox. Task: Write the conversation that the boy has with his best friend. Remember to use speech punctuation and to use powerful description.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 8 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 4       Y4 Lesson 4      Y3 Lesson 4 Answers Y4 Lesson 4 Answers

French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

 

Wednesday 24th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – Yesterday you watched the animation, ‘The Catch’. Start today by watching it again https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html Today you will be writing a special type of poem called a Haiku. These poems are 3 lines long and contain only 17 syllables. Use the attached document to find out more and then create two haiku poems connected to the story.  The Catch – lesson 2

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 8 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 3       Y4 Lesson 3      Y3 Lesson 3 Answers       Y4 Lesson 3 Answers

Science – This half term our Science topic is ‘Living Things and Their Habitats. Today you will be finding out about classifying invertebrates. Like previous weeks, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xTYYrtsxO42TXpTHpf4xobadoKhPIWTg?usp=sharing

*For next week’s science lesson, you will need sticky notes.

 

Tuesday 23rd June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – This week you have another animation to watch, ‘The Catch’ https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html (It is the third one down the page). As you watch the animation, you will need to pause it at particular points and respond to some questions. Please record your responses either in your Home Learning book or on the attached Google Doc. Open the document to know when to pause the film and what to discuss.  The Catch – Lesson 1

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 8 Lesson 2 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 2      Y4 Lesson 2      Y3 Lesson 2 Answers       Y4 Lesson 2 Answers

Topic – Yesterday you watched the first 2 chapters of ‘A Victorian Diary’. This showed you what life was like for Maggie Johnson as a child in Victorian Britain. Today you will research more information. Start by reading the information on the two PowerPoints – Children at Work and Children at School. Task: Compare life for children now to that of children then. Use the template to create a booklet that compares the two eras. The instructions are at the top of the first page and the answers are on the last.  Children – Now and Then

*Reminder – for tomorrow’s science lesson, you will need magnifying glasses, items for capturing and carrying invertebrates e.g. paint brushes, plastic spoons, plastic pots with lids, and hand sanitiser.

 

Monday 22nd June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

Google Meet times today: Year 3 at 2.00pm and Year 4 at 2.45pm. 

Big Writing – Today you will be writing your own poem inspired by the Victorian poet, Christina Rosetti.  Start by reading her poem, ‘What is Pink?’. What do you notice about this poem? Is it happy or sad? Does it rhyme? Does it use similes? What is the message that the poet is trying to tell you? Task 1: Answer the 4 questions about the poem on the sheet. Task 2: Write your own colour poem in the same style as Christina Rosetti.  Christina Rosetti poem and questions

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 8 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 4 Mini-Maths       Year 3 Mini-Maths

Y3 Lesson 1       Y4 Lesson 1      Y3 Lesson 1 Answers       Y4 Lesson 1 Answers

Topic – Start today’s lesson by thinking about all the things that you do as a child living in the modern world. Think about school, chores, playing etc… Life in Victorian Britain was very different for children. This week you will be finding out about Victorian schools and the jobs that children would have done. Today you are going to watch the first two chapters of ‘A Victorian Diary’. This story follows the life of Maggie Johnson, a Victorian school girl.  Task: As you watch, take notes about the different things that you see children doing. This will help you with tomorrow’s task.

Chapter 1 – School Days https://www.literacyshed.com/schooldays.html

Chapter 2 – Upstairs, Downstairs https://www.literacyshed.com/upstairsdownstairs.html

Friday 19th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

Google Meet times today: Year 3 at 10.45am and Year 4 at 11.30am. Be ready to share some work that you have completed this week.

English – The short film, ‘Catch It’, https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html featured 2 types of animal, meerkats and a vulture. Task: Choose one of the animals and then research and create a fact page about them.

Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 7 and the Friday Maths Challenge. This week they have linked with Premier League Primary Stars for some football themed activities, videos and quizzes. Follow the link on the page.

Mrs McIntyre’s Music Art challenge: Many artists have been inspired by pieces of music and have created fabulous art works after listening to them. Today, you have been provided with the web links for 5 different pieces of music. Your task is to choose one of them as inspiration to create a piece of artwork of your own. Open the document ‘Musical art’ to see examples of famous artwork that have been inspired by music and for the web links to access the different pieces of music. Musical art

 

Thursday 18th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

***PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME FOR THE FRIDAY GET TOGETHERS***

English – Imagine that the animals in the short film, ‘Catch It’ could talk. https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html What would they be saying to each other? Watch it again and as you do, think about what they are saying. Task: Write the dialogue between the meerkats and the vulture. Make sure that you use correct speech punctuation. (Remember to keep your sheep safe!)

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 7 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 4       Y4 Lesson 4      Y3 Lesson 4 Answers       Y4 Lesson 4 Answers

French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

 

Wednesday 17th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – Yesterday you watched the short film, ‘Catch It’. You may wish to start today by watching it again. https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html  Today you are going to find out about collective nouns. Collective nouns are used to name a group of animals. For example, we say a flock of sheep. Do you know any others? Task: Use the attached sheet to discover more about collective nouns.  Catch It – Lesson 2

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  Select your year group and then select Summer Week 7 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 3       Y4 Lesson 3      Y3 Lesson 3 Answers       Y4 Lesson 3 Answers

Science – This half term our Science topic is ‘Living Things and Their Habitats. Today you will be finding out about classifying vertebrates. Like previous weeks, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oS1FvK7mC0OJw-D0qURUz5_lLicq9Vkp?usp=sharing

*For next week’s science lesson, you will need magnifying glasses, items for capturing and carrying invertebrates e.g. paint brushes, plastic spoons, plastic pots with lids, and hand sanitiser.

 

Tuesday 16th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – Today you are going to watch a short animation called, ‘Catch It’. https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html As you watch the film you will need to pause it at particular points and respond to some questions. Please record your responses either in your Home Learning book or on the attached Google Doc. Open the attached document to know when to pause the film and what to discuss.  ‘Catch It’ – lesson 1

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 7 Lesson 2 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 2       Y4 Lesson 2      Y3 Lesson 2 Answers       Y4 Lesson 2 Answers

Topic – Yesterday you found out what a Victorian Silhouette portrait looked like and today you will be creating your own one. Some of the key features are that they are side view with an upright posture, with fancy hair and they are curved at the bottom. The Victorians would have created a silhouette portrait by using candle light and shadows. If you wish to, you can do the same. Or you can use a photograph using the instructions on http://www.things-to-make-and-do.co.uk/paper-and-card-projects/silhouette/silhouette.html This is the way that we would have created them in the classroom. I look forward to seeing your finished silhouettes at our Friday ‘Get Together’.

*Reminder – no additional resources are needed for Science tomorrow.

 

Monday 15th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

Google Meet times today: Year 3 at 2pm and Year 4 at 2.45pm. Follow the meet link on Google Classroom.

Big Writing – Today your task is to write a film review of a film that you have recently watched. Start by reading the  Film review example and then looking at the Annotated Film Review version that highlights the features that need to be included in a film review. Once you understand the features that you will need to include, you will need to decide on the film that you are going to review. I suggest that you use one of the writing templates to plan your review before you write the actual version. Features of a film review checklist    Film Review Writing Template    Film viewing notes

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 7 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website so I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Mini-Maths     Year 4 Mini-Maths

Y3 Lesson 1       Y4 Lesson 1      Y3 Lesson 1 Answers Y4 Lesson 1 Answers

Topic – When we were learning about the Tudors, we looked at Tudor portraits. What can you remember about Tudor portraits – what were the main features? The type of person who would have had their portrait painted was wealthy.  In the Victorian era cameras were invented (1839).  However, that didn’t mean that everyone could afford to have their photo taken. The poor would often have a silhouette created of themselves. The term ‘silhouette’ comes from Louis XV of France’s minister of finance, Etienne de Silhouette (1709-1767), who was very thrifty with his money (cheap) and silhouettes are a cheaper version of a portrait – a poor man’s portrait! Task: Find out what Victorian silhouette portraits looked like. The best way to do this is a Google Image Search – type in ‘Victorian Silhouettes’. Then create a page with at least 5 examples of Victorian silhouettes and write a features list.

 

Friday 12th June

***As most of you are aware, there have been problems with the school emails this week. Although these are now fixed, it does mean that if you emailed me this week, I may not have received it. Any work that you shared with me or submitted via Google classroom has been received.

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – This week’s English has been planned by Mrs McIntyre. If you need to, start today by finishing your biography writing. Once complete, your task today is to create a book cover for your biography. Look at the pictures of the real books. Biography covers What have they included on the cover to catch your attention? Think about any quotes, pictures, information and subtitles that have been used.  You need to make the cover eye-catching and say something about the person. The cover for Rosa Parks shows her sitting on a bus as she refused to give up her seat during segregation in America. Roald Dahl’s book cover has pictures from his books around a photo of him.  You will need to include: a title, a subtitle, your name (you are the author of this book), picture/photo and a quote from the person you have researched or a magazine recommending it (have a look at the Cover of Mary Seacole’s book and the quote by the Sunday times). You can draw your book cover or do it on the computer. I’m looking forward to seeing what you all create.

Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 6 and the Friday Maths Challenge. I have attached the activity sheets for you.  Friday Challenge      Friday Challenge Answers

Friday Art Challenge – Mrs McIntyre has set you an art challenge for today. Can you work out the link with our Aboriginal style paintings that we did in the Spring Term? Open the document to find out all the information that you need for the art challenge.  Friday Art Challenge

 

Thursday 11th June

English – This week’s English has been planned by Mrs McIntyre.  Over the last 6 English lessons you have learnt about the features of a biography and you have been collecting research about a famous local Victorian. Today, your task is to put all of that information together to write a biography of that person.  As you write  you can use the Genre Checklist or the I Can Checklist to make sure that all the features of a biography are included.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 6 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website therefore, I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 4       Y4 Lesson 4      Y3 Lesson 4 Answers       Y4 Lesson 4 Answers

French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

 

Wednesday 10th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – This week’s English has been planned by Mrs McIntyre.  Yesterday, you created a collage of pictures for the famous local Victorian that you have been finding out about. Today, your task is to create a timeline of that person so you can see their lives in chronological order. If something is in a chronological it is arranged according to the order of time. Have a look at the timeline Mrs McIntyre has made for Nellie Bly. It is in chronological order so starts when she was born in 1864 and finishes when she died in 1922.  On top of the line are the events in Nellie Bly’s life, underneath she has put events happening in the same year in England. This was fun to do as she found out lots of interesting things about Nellie Bly, but also Victorian England. For example, did you know that in 1895 The FA cup was stolen from a shop in Birmingham and has never been found. This was the same year Nellie Bly got married.  Nellie Bly Timeline

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 6 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website therefore, I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 3     Y4 Lesson 3      Y3 Lesson 3 Answers      Y4 Lesson 3 Answers

Science – This term our Science topic will be ‘Living Things and Their Habitats. Today you will be finding out about how living things are grouped. You will need scissors and glue. Like previous weeks, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tL5zovm-NtRhKb08Y3MII1LZnMB3e9Xd?usp=sharing

*No resources are needed for next week’s science lesson.

Tuesday 9th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – This week’s English has been planned by Mrs McIntyre.  Last week you started learning about biographies. Start by talking about the features of a biography that you can remember (you may wish to use your poster to help). Last Friday, you chose a famous local Victorian to start finding out about. Find you planning page and remind yourself of what you found out. Today, your task is to create a collage of pictures that apply to the person that you have chosen. They could be pictures of that person, things they have done, written or painted. Statues of them. Their signature or a map. Have a look at Mrs McIntyre’s collage of Nellie Bly to give you some ideas. Shedid it on the computer; however, you may like to find things and stick them on a sheet of paper or draw pictures.  Nellie Bly collage

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 6 Lesson 2 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website therefore, I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 2  Y4 Lesson 2  Y3 Lesson 2 Answers Y4 Lesson 2 Answers

Topic – In 1850, Great Britain was number 1 on the World’s richest countries list – but why was this? It was because of the British Empire. Since before Queen Victoria’s reign, Britain had become powerful by trading with other countries but also by forcefully taking over other countries.  In Queen Victoria’s reign, the British Empire continued to grow which made her the Empress. At one point, the British Empire was so big it ruled one third of the world.  Task 1: Use the British Empire Information PowerPoint to find out more information about the British Empire. Then watch Horrible Histories Bob Hale’s Empire Report using this web link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs0DsRSSat8&safe=active    Task 2: Complete the Four Corners of the British Empire  activity sheet. The instructions are found at the top of the sheet.  

 

Monday 8th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

Big Writing – Over the Summer Term you have learnt lots about States of Matter in our Wednesday science lessons. Your task today is to create an information poster to showcase all that you learnt. Your poster needs to be informative, colourful and needs to include pictures. It will need to be written using accurate sentences organised in a logical way. You can produce your work in a format of your choice (paper, Google Docs…). Before you start, plan what information and pictures you are going to include and think about what your poster will look like. If you wish, you are welcome to do more research before you start.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 6 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are not accessible through the website therefore, I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Mini-Maths   Year 4 Mini-Maths

Y3 Lesson 1    Y4 Lesson 1  Y3 Lesson 1 Answers   Y4 Lesson 1 Answers

Topic – During the 63-year reign of Queen Victoria, there were many changes and significant events in Britain. Do you know any things that happened in Victorian Britain? Task: Complete the Victorian’s Timeline Ordering Activity. Cut out the date cards and glue them on to the correct places on the time line.  Victorians timeline ordering activity

Friday 5th June

***You will find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – Like before half term, this week’s English has been planned by Mrs McIntyre. Here is a list of famous local Victorians: Jeremiah Colman, Jenny Lind, Obediah Short, Anna Sewell, Emily Stannard and Harriet Martineau. Task: I would like you to choose 1 person from the list and research that person’s life using the Biography Planning Page. There is a lot of information about each of these people on the internet. Websites like Wikipedia are great to find out information on people and places.

Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 5 and the Friday Family Maths Challenge. I have attached the activity sheets and answers for you.

Family Challenge Friday Answers      Family Challenge Friday

Mrs McIntyre’s Butterfly challenge: Mrs McIntyre thought that it would be lovely for you to get involved with the Butterfly Conservation’s ‘Big Butterfly Hunt’. You will need to follow the website link to access the information and to download the butterfly chart https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/ There is also an app that you can download to use too. Mrs McIntyre has also given you some extra information to help you and an art activity to create your own butterfly. Butterflies – Extra information  Folded Paper Butterfly

 

Thursday 4th June

***You will also find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – Like before half term, this week’s English has been planned by Mrs McIntyre. When she was with you in the Spring term, you talked about Nellie Bly, a famous American reporter who travelled around the world in 72 days. Her first stop was Victorian England! Task: Read her Biography using this website https://www.ducksters.com/history/us_1800s/nellie_bly.php and then use the Features word mat and your poster from yesterday to spot each of the features of a biography in the Nellie Bly biography. Write down an example from the text for each of the features that you spot.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 5 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are no accessible through the website therefore, I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 4    Y4 Lesson 4  Y3 Lesson 4 Answers    Y4 Lesson 4 Answers

French –Mrs Hamilton has added new work to the shared Google drive folder for this half term for you. Here is the link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/185PNa4gWIho3tq3Pukn_cub5wCrq6Vci?usp=sharing Remember to share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

Wednesday 3rd June

***You will also find all of today’s tasks on Google Classroom ***

English – Like before half term, this week’s English has been planned by Mrs McIntyre.  Today you will be finding out about the features of a biography. Read the Snow White biography (pages 1 and 2) and then look at the annotated version (pages 3 and 4) to find out the different features.  Task: Design an eye-catching poster to show all of the features of a biography. (You may want to look at the ‘Features of a good biography’ to help.) Features of a good biography

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 5 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are no accessible through the website therefore, I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 3 Y4 Lesson 3 Y3 Lesson 3 Answers Y4 Lesson 3 Answers

Science – This is our last lesson in our States of Matter topic and it will be about the water cycle. You will need a clear plastic cup, compost, cress seeds and cling film. Like previous weeks, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16jFoWDBsi_xO8Q_Iz_B_1Ict6g1d_trs?usp=sharing

For next week’s science you will only need scissors and glue.

 

Tuesday 2nd June

***I have added the English, Maths and Topic tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – Like before half term, this week’s English has been planned by Mrs McIntyre.  This term in our topic, we are looking at the Victorians. Today, we know lots about famous people from Victorian times as they have had biographies written about them.  A biography is a true story about someone’s life. Biographies tell about famous people, or ordinary people who have done exciting things. They usually centre on one person’s life and how they have contributed to the world. By reading these biographies, we can imagine what it was like to be that person.

Biographies often include the dates that the person was born (and died, if they are no longer living) and accomplished something. They describe a person’s importance to the world or why they are famous. Biographies may describe the person’s early life. They include descriptions of the person’s personality and what they were like, so the reader can feel like they have met the person in real life. Biographies also use photos to show what a person looked like at different times in their life. Task: Watch these Horrible History videos. They are a fun introduction to biographies about famous Victorians. After you have watched each video, write down at least 3 things that you learnt about the person.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/playlist-horrible-histories-songs#playlist

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/playlist-horrible-histories-songs#playlist

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 5 Lesson 2 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are no accessible through the website therefore, I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Y3 Lesson 2 Answers Y3 Lesson 2 Y4 Lesson 2 Answers Y4 Lesson 2

Topic – Yesterday, you created a list of questions about what you would like to find out about Queen Victoria. Watch these two short BBC clips. Take notes as you watch to help you with the task. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zfdkhbk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-queen-victoria-the-ultimate-victorian/z79vhbk

Task: Create a fact-file about Queen Victoria. Your fact-file will need to include a drawing of Queen Victoria and lots of facts.

*Reminder – for Science tomorrow you will need a clear plastic cup, compost, cress seeds and cling film

 

Monday 1st June

***I have added the Big Writing, Maths and Topic tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

Big Writing – Last half term you learnt lots about King Henry VIII and the Tudors. Your task today is to create an information poster to showcase all that you learnt. Your poster needs to be informative, colourful and include pictures. It will need to be written using accurate sentences organised in a logical way. You can produce your work in a format of your choice (paper, Google Docs, etc…). Before you start, plan what information and pictures you are going to include and think about what your poster will look like. If you wish, you are welcome to do more research before you start.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 5 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  On the website you have access to the videos. It is important that you work through these at your own speed so pause as often as you need to. The lesson activity and answers are no accessible through the website therefore, I have attached these for you. You can also find all of these for the week on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Mini-Maths  Year 4 Mini-Maths

Y3 Lesson 1     Y4 Lesson 1  Y3 Lesson 1 Answers   Y4 Lesson 1 Answers

Topic – This half term we will be continuing our Power of the Monarchs topic, but we will be focusing on Queen Victoria. What do you already know about Queen Victoria? What would you like to find out about her? Task: Create a list of questions that you would like to find out about Queen Victoria. Tomorrow, I will share some information about Queen Victoria with you which will hopefully answer your questions so you don’t need to find out the answers today.

 

Previous learning from the first half of the Summer Term

Friday 22nd May

***A BARN OWL GET TOGETHER 10am – 10.30am FRIDAY 22nd MAY***

Today we will have a trial run of a ‘Barn Owl Get Together’ using Google Meet.  At 10am a meet link will appear on the photo on the Barn Owl photo at the top of the Google Classroom page. You will need to click on the symbol of a video camera which will be at the end of the meet link and, once your camera and mic are set up, join the meeting. Please wait until 10am before you try to join the meeting. 
If you are using a phone or tablet to join the meeting, you may need to download the Google Meet app first.
Fingers crossed this will be successful and we will be able to meet more regularly next half term.
We are looking forward to seeing you all today.

 

***I have added the English, Maths and Topic tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – William Shakespeare’s plays were extremely popular in Tudor times. The Globe Theatre in London was built in 1599 and Shakespeare made it the most famous theatre in the country.  Find out what the Globe Theatre looks by watching these two BBC clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zx9kjxs and

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-shakespeares-theatre/zk2jmfr   Task: Make your own Globe Theatre. You can use the template attached or you can get creative with your own ideas.  Model Globe Theatre template

Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 4 and the Friday Maths Challenge.

Topic: Today you are going to find out about Tudor clothes. The clothing for the rich and the poor were very different. Watch the two BBC clips and then read through the Tudor Clothes PowerPoint. Task: Draw a rich and a poor Tudor man and woman. You may also wish to draw some children. Label some of the items of clothing.

How Tudor clothes were made https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01dtb20

Tudor children’s clothing https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01dt9v8

Thursday 21st May

***I have added the English and Maths tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – Today we are going to look at the characters Caliban and Ariel. Look at the 6 pieces of art of these 2 characters. Caliban and Ariel Can you guess which ones are of Ariel and which are Caliban? How do you know? Today, I would like you to draw the magical Ariel and the monster Caliban. Now you know the story, what would your Ariel and Caliban look like? I would like you to think about why you have drawn them in that way. Here are some things to think about to get you started:

  • What are they wearing?
  • Do they have anything with them, like a wand?
  • What facial expression are you going to give them and why?
  • Are they good or bad? How can you show this in your picture?
  • What are you telling us about the characters from the way that they look?

You can either draw them as you wish, or I have included a template of a person that you can use. Again, I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with for these. Person template

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 4 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). I have attached the activity and answer sheets for you.  You can also find these on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Lesson 4 Answers Year 3 Lesson 4 Year 4 Lesson 4 Answers Year 4 Lesson 4

French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Here is the link.  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/185PNa4gWIho3tq3Pukn_cub5wCrq6Vci?usp=sharing Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

Wednesday 20th May

***I have added the English, Maths and Science tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – This week’s English lessons have kindly been planned by Mrs McIntyre.  Today I would like you to use your plan from yesterday to create your own storm picture. Remember that it was up to you what materials you used, the style that you chose and what you decided to include in your picture. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you create.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 4 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). I have attached the activity and answer sheets for you.  You can also find these on Google Classroom.  Year 3 Lesson 3 Answers Year 3 Lesson 3 Year 4 Lesson 3 Answers Year 4 Lesson 3

Science – This week’s lesson in our States of Matter topic will be about evaporation. You will need some tea towels, measuring jugs, weighing scales, washing line, pegs and, if possible, a thermometer. Like previous weeks, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need.  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kPKJJDSJcCoRgDWdR2WgPZXwEDY_9ZXt

*Science for the week beginning 1st June will need the following: Clear plastic cup, compost, cress seeds and cling film.

Tuesday 19th May

***I have added the English, Maths and Topic tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – These English lessons have kindly been planned by Mrs McIntyre again.  Last week you learnt about William Shakespeare and his play ‘The Tempest’. Today and tomorrow you will be thinking about the setting of the story, in particular the storm.  Start by creating a list of words that you would use to describe a storm. Think about what a storm would be like at sea. Next, look at the Storm pictures PowerPoint of famous paintings of storms. Could you imagine the ship in ‘The Tempest’ being caught up in one of these?  Task: Today I would like you to PLAN your own storm scene. Think about what materials you would like to use and the style. Think about how you can make the waves and the sky dramatic. Will there be thunder and lightning? Are there any rocks? Can you see any land in the distance? Make some notes about your ideas and create a rough draft of what your picture will look like. I have created my own storm picture for you to see too.  Mrs McIntyre’s Storm picture

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 4 Lesson 2 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  I have attached the activity and answer sheets for you.  You can also find these on Google Classroom.

Year 3 Lesson 2 Answers     Year 3 Lesson 2    Year 4 Lesson 2 Answers      Year 4 Lesson 2

Topic – Today you are going to find out about Tudor houses. You have probably seen some Tudor buildings that are still standing today. Use the Tudor Houses PowerPoint and Tudor House information sheet to find out more. Task: Make a Tudor house. You could use old boxes, Lego or you may wish to print out the template to use.  Tudor house template

*Reminder – for Science tomorrow you will need tea towels, measuring jugs, weighing scales, washing line, pegs and, if possible, a thermometer.

Monday 18th May

***I have added the Maths and Big Writing/Topic tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

Big Writing and Topic  – Today these two subjects are linked together as one. You will be finding out about how Henry VIII made a break from Rome. Start by watching the Horrible Histories song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odZsn7Y-VRA and then read through the Henry VIII and the break from Rome  PowerPoint. Task: There are 2 diary writing tasks on the last slide of the presentation for you to complete.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 4 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  You may have seen on the White Rose website that their resources will not be accessible in the same way. Therefore, I have attached the activity sheets and answers for you. You can also find these on Google Classroom.

Year 4 Mini-Maths    Year 3 Mini-Maths

Year 3 Lesson 1    Year 3 Lesson 1 Answers

Year 4 Lesson 1  Year 4 Lesson 1 Answers

 

Friday 15th May

***I have added the English, Maths and Topic tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – This week’s English lessons have kindly been planned by Mrs McIntyre.   This week you have been looking at Shakespeare’s play, ‘The Tempest’ but what do you think happened next? When the story finished, what do you think the characters did next? Sometimes, after a story has finished, there is a little bit extra written that is in addition to the main story. This is called an epilogue (ep-i-log). An epilogue always comes at the end of a story but is separate from the final chapter. It is often used to tell you what happened next to some of the characters and helps wrap up any loose ends. Task: Write your own epilogue for The Tempest. Choose two characters and think about what happens to them after the Tempest ends. For example, what happens to Miranda and Ferdinand after the story ends? How about Trinculo and Stephano? Prospero and Antonio? Brothers King Alonso and Sebastian?

Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 3 and the Friday Maths Challenge.

Topic: You have probably discovered that King Henry VIII liked his food. Today you are going to find out about what food would have been served at one of Henry’s banquets. Before you do this, use this link https://in360degrees.co.uk/indie360/HamptonCourt/  to have a virtual tour of the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace (one of Henry’s homes) as this is where he would have hosted a banquet. The same link will allow you to see the kitchen where the banquet would have been prepared.  Next watch the BBC clip about how a banquet would have been prepared. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjbg9j6  Then the information on this website will give you lots of information about a typical menu and how it would have been presented.  http://www.sixwives.info/tudor-food-for-banquet-or-feast.htm Task: Use what you have learnt to help you design and write your own menu for a Tudor banquet. Draw what the banquet looks like too.

 

Thursday 14th May

***I have added the English and Maths tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – This week’s English lessons have kindly been planned by Mrs McIntyre.   This week you have been looking at Shakespeare’s play, ‘The Tempest’. Use https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-the-tempest-meet-the-characters/zd48pg8 to remind yourself of the characters and then complete the 3 tasks.  Task 1: Choose one character and write down at least 5 facts about them. It could be where they are from, something that they do or how they feel. Is there another character that they really like or don’t like? Task 2: Do you think they are a good person? Explain your answer in detail.  Task 3: Why did you choose to write facts about this character? Remember to explain your answer.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Summer Week 3 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).

French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Here is the link.  Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

Wednesday 13th May

***I have added the English, Maths and Science tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – This week’s English lessons have kindly been planned by Mrs McIntyre. Yesterday you watched Shakespeare’s play, ‘The Tempest’.  Start today by reminding yourself of the story and characters by reading the story using this PowerPoint . Task: Complete the sequencing activity by putting the 12 pictures in to the order that they happen in the story. Remember to number each picture from 1 to 12. The Tempest – sequencing activity

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PPT from Monday). You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 3 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).

Science – This week’s lesson in our States of Matter topic will be about the three states of water. You will need some ice-cubes, clingfilm, salt and, if possible, a thermometer. Like previous weeks, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need.  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JWxs1deoxJTq6JXi8De0HW-i6JYQud0F?usp=sharing

For next week’s lesson you will need tea towels, measuring jugs, weighing scales, washing line, pegs and, if possible, a thermometer.

Tuesday 12th May

***I have added the English, Maths and Topic tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – The rest of this week’s English lessons have kindly been planned by Mrs McIntyre.  You are going to be looking at a story written by William Shakespeare who was a Tudor playwright.  What do you already know about him? Do you know the names of any of his plays? Today you are going to watch Shakespeare’s story, ‘The Tempest’. Use this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09xjby9/cbeebies-presents-cbeebies-the-tempest?collection=shakespeare-week As you watch it, write down the names of the characters. Task: How did the different characters feel at different parts of the story. Remember to explain your thinking. You may wish to submit your work to Google Classroom.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see PowerPoint from Monday). You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 3 Lesson 2 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).

Topic – Yesterday you learnt how to draw an accurate face. Today you will use this skill as you will be looking at Tudor portraits. This Tudor Portraits PowerPoint explains today’s lesson and has examples of Tudor portraits for you to look at. I would love to see your finished art work so please remember to share it with me.

*Reminder – tomorrow’s science will need some ice-cubes, clingfilm and salt.

Monday 11th May

***I have added the English, Maths and Art tasks to Google Classroom  for you***

English – Today instead of a Big Writing activity, you will be able to complete the last 2 Home Learning lessons about ‘Leon and the Place Between’. This is because tomorrow you will be starting a set of 4 lessons planned by Mrs McIntyre. Like last week, as you work your way through the lessons, you will be given tasks to do. You will need to choose the Key Stage 2 quick tasks and the Year 3/4 main tasks. Some of you may wish to look at the Year 5/6 tasks too for an extra challenge.  Both of the lessons can be accessed through Google Classroom and you can also submit your work there too. However, you can complete the tasks in your Home Learning book but it would be great if you could either send me photos of what you have completed or email me to tell me how you are finding the activities.

Leon – Lesson 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIfv9NlzNhY

Leon – Lesson 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eNMwkhVskM

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 3 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  You may have seen on the White Rose website that their resources will not be accessible in the same way. As we are working on week 3 instead of week 4, this should not affect us. However, I have attached the activity sheets and answers for you. I have also added the resources to Google Classroom for you to access.

Year 3 Lesson 1 activity    Year 3 Lesson 1 answers

Year 4 Lesson 1 activity   Year 4 Lesson 1 answers

Mini-Maths Year 3     Mini-Maths Year 4

Art – Today you are going to learn how to draw a face. This might sound easy but you are going to think about the proportions of your face and where your features actually go. Work through the Drawing a face  PowerPoint which gives you a step-by-step guide. You can also watch this BBC clip to give your more help.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/how-to-draw-a-portrait/zk28qp3  Once you’ve completed your first drawing you will need to look at it carefully and decide what you are happy with and what you feel needs to be improved. Then have another try and see if you can make those improvements. Repeat until you are happy with your portrait. It would be great if you could share finished pictures with me please.

Thursday 7th May

***I have added the English task to Google Classroom***

English – So far this week, you have completed the first two lessons using the story ‘Leon and the Place Between’. Here is the link to the third lesson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ0meT8f84E&t=2s Again, as you work your way through the lessons, you will be given tasks to do. You will need to choose the Key Stage 2 quick tasks and the Year 3/4 main tasks. Some of you may wish to look at the Year 5/6 tasks too for an extra challenge. Although it asks you to complete the tasks in your Home Learning book, it would be great if you could complete it using Google Classroom (some of you did this yesterday). Or you can send me photos of what you have completed or email me to tell me how you are finding the activities.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 2 Lesson 4 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). This will continue your learning about fractions or decimals.

French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Here is the link. Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

TOMORROW IS VE DAY

Here is a link to a folder full of activities that you may want to do tomorrow as it is a Bank Holiday.  (I have also added it to Google Classsroom for you.) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VfG4iaiFUAlyw9Ftm5EUzhQtivhzwJnW?usp=sharing  The folder also has an information PowerPoint in it so that you can find out more about VE Day and this BBC link has a short information film about VE Day https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr You may wish to bake some cakes if you are having a VE Day party. Enjoy your Bank Holiday whatever you are doing and I will see you back here next week.

 

Wednesday 6th May

***I have added the English task to Google Classroom***

English – Yesterday you completed the first lesson using the story ‘Leon and the Place Between’. Here is the link to the second lesson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrOWzw0CMU4 Like yesterday, as you work your way through the lessons, you will be given tasks to do. You will need to choose the Key Stage 2 quick tasks and the Year 3/4 main tasks. Some of you may wish to look at the Year 5/6 tasks too for an extra challenge.  Although it asks you to complete the tasks in your Home Learning book, it would be great if you could complete it using Google Classroom (some of you did this yesterday). Or you can send me photos of what you have completed or email me to tell me how you are finding the activities.

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 2 Lesson 3 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side). This will continue your learning about fractions or decimals.

Science – This week’s lesson in our States of Matter topic will be about investigating heating and cooling. You will need some chocolate, foil and, if possible, a thermometer. Like last week, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. You may even want to use the chocolate to make the crispy cakes from the PowerPoint. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need.  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VlbFlfzQfWv6CW-NISnb05o4275FKLj0?usp=sharing

*Next week’s Science lesson will need ice cubes, cling film and salt.

Tuesday 5th May

English – If we were at school, we would normally read ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Angela McAllister. But as we are not, I have found a set of home learning lessons on YouTube that we can use across the week that cover the type of things that we would have done in the classroom.  As you work your way through the lessons, you will be given tasks to do. You will need to choose the Key Stage 2 quick tasks and the Year 3/4 tasks. Some of you may wish to look at the Year 5/6 tasks too for an extra challenge.  It asks you to complete the tasks in your Home Learning book but it would be great if you could complete them on Google and share them with me using Google Classroom. If not, you can send me photos of what you have completed or email me to tell me how you are finding the activities. Here is the link to the first lesson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_kgmkU8q0M&t=2s

Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities (see Monday for the PPTs). You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  Today you are on week 2 lesson 2. However, it would appear that the week 2 work vanished yesterday evening for a while! Therefore, if it is still doing that today, select your year group and then select Summer Week 3 instead (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).

Topic – Yesterday you found out about the six wives of Henry VIII. The BBC Bitesize website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsgkwmn/resources/1 has lots of clips about his different wives that you can watch and then you can answer the questions on the quiz sheet.  Henry VIII wives quiz sheet

*Reminder – tomorrow’s science will need some chocolate, tinfoil and, if possible, a thermometer*

Monday 4th May

  • Big Write – I have put today’s Big Writing on to Google Classroom for you to access. If you do it this way, you should be able to submit your work to me like this too. However, you can also do it the same way as you have been doing so far.  This involves you opening the Big Writing task document which will tell you what you need to do today and it also has a poem by Brian Moses for you to read and use. You will then need to use Google Docs to write a poem in the same style. Remember to share it with me so that I can read it and respond to it for you.  Big Writing task
  • Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group from the list on the right hand side. This week we will be following Summer Week 2 which will continue your learning about fractions or decimals.  Year 3 Mini-Maths Year 4 Mini-Maths
  • Topic – One of the most famous facts about Henry VIII is that he had 6 wives. Today we are going to find out why he had this many and who they were.  Look at Henry VIII and his 6 wives PowerPoint giving information about each wife and then watch Horrible History song to help remember what happened to each https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRiF_kIJFC0 Task: Complete the fact cards about each of King Henry VIII’s wives. There are pictures at the bottom of the sheet for you to use. I have also added this task to Google Classroom fot you.  Henry VIII wives fact cards

Friday 1st May

  • English – This week you have written your own Magic Box poem. Today you will need to present it in neat. It is up to you how you do this. You may wish to use Google Docs or Slides, or you may wish to write it in your neatest handwriting. Some of you have already typed a neat version so you can add pictures to your work and you may even wish to make the box for the poem to go in. Please share your finished work with me.
  • Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 1 and the Friday Maths Challenge.
  • Art – Last week you found out about Tudor knot gardens. This week I would like you to design your own knot garden. Think about the shapes that the hedges make and how the design is symmetrical. Squared paper can help you make your design symmetrical. I have attached some here: 1cm squared paper     I like this design:

Thursday 30th April

  • I have sent you all an invite to join a Barn Owl Google Classroom. You will find the invite in your Google email. You will need to accept the email by clicking on the link. This will take you to the classroom page where you can join. There is a question on there for you to answer.
  • English – Read your ‘Magic Box’ poem carefully. Find at least 3 things to improve. This could be a change of word, an improved idea or even the addition of description. Once you have improved your poem you will need to complete the marking ladder. If you share the marking ladder with me, I will be able to comment too. Marking ladder for my Magic Box poem
  • Maths – Start with day 4 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 1 Lesson 4.
  • French – Complete some more of the tasks that Mrs Hamilton has set for you. Here is the link. Share something that you have completed with Mrs Hamilton mrshamilton@lmp.org.uk

Wednesday 29th April

  • English – Yesterday, you started to write the first 4 verses of your own ‘Magic Box’ poem. Those that were shared with me are amazing! Today you will focus on verses 5 and 6 so that you will then have a complete poem. Use this guide sheet to help you do this. Writing verses 5 and 6  Tomorrow we will think about how we will change the draft version of your poem into one for display!
  • Maths – Start with day 3 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 1 Lesson 3.  Watch the video, pausing as often as you need to, before completing the activity sheet.
  • Science – This week’s lesson in our States of Matter topic will be about investigating gases. If possible, you need some fizzy drink. If you don’t have any, the PowerPoint will support you with the learning. Like last week, the lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need.  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mwtQ3YoS4M7ZJZpQwMuzP2zft42oEHrP?usp=sharing
  • Next week’s science lesson will need some chocolate, tinfoil and, if possible, a thermometer.

Tuesday 28th April

  • English – Last Friday your task was connected to the poem, ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. This poem is split into 6 verses and today we will be focusing on the first 4 as they follow the same pattern. Each of these verses has 4 lines: the first line is repeated in each and the following 3 lines describe what goes into the box. Remind yourself of this by rereading the poem. The Magic Box poem  Task – use your ideas from Friday to start writing your own ‘Magic Box’ poem. If you have enough ideas, write 4 verses in the same style as Kit Wright. Tomorrow we will focus on the last 2 verses of the poem as they follow a different structure.
  • Maths – Start with day 2 Mini-Maths questions (use the PPT link from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Summer Week 1 Lesson 2. Watch the video, pausing as often as you need to, before completing the activity sheet.
  • Topic – Today you are going to find out what King Henry VIII was like. Before you start, write down anything that you may already know about him. Then use the information sheet  King Henry VIII information to find out about King Henry VIII appearance and personality. You may also wish to do a Google search to find images of what he looked like. Task: Draw your own picture of King Henry VIII and surround it with information that you have found out about what he was like.
  • *Tomorrow’s science will need some fizzy drink if you have some.*

Monday 27th April

  • Big Writing – Open the task document and then use Google Docs to complete a piece of descriptive writing about the imaginary world in the picture. Remember to share it with me so that I can read it and respond to it for you.  Big Writing task
  • Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities. You will notice that there is a shape to name and describe instead of a clock in the top right corner. Then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Select your year group and then select Summer Week 1 Lesson 1 (choose your year group from the list on the right hand side).  Year 3 Mini-Maths   Year 4 Mini-Maths
  • Topic – Last week you found out that Henry VII was the first Tudor monarch. The Tudor era lasted for over 100 years, starting in 1485 and ending in 1603. Today you are going to find out about the people in the Tudor family. Work through the Tudor kings and queens’ information and the PowerPoint.  Tudor Monarchs PowerPoint  Tudor kings and queens’ information  Task: Complete the Tudor family tree using the pictures.  Family tree pictures  Tudor family tree

Friday 24th April

English – Watch Kit Wright reading his poem, ‘The Magic Box’ using the following website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkpmhyc Answer the 4 questions in your home learning book remembering to answer in complete sentences. Here is a copy of the poem.  The Magic Box

  • Why do you think he chose those things for his magic box?
  • What do you particularly like about this poem?
  • Are there any words or phrases that stand out to you?
  • What poetic features can you spot?

Now think about what things you would put in to your own magic box? For example, in my magic box I would put the crunch of hot buttered toast and some golden sunlight from the summer sun.  Think about your favourite places, tastes, smells, sounds… Think about the impossible as anything is possible in a magic box! Write a list of your ideas into your Home Learning book. Can you think of 10 things?

Maths – Start with day 5 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Week 2 Lesson 5.

Art – In Tudor Britain, knot gardens were fashionable. Use Google to search for examples pictures of Tudor knot gardens and then create a collage of images using either Google Docs or Google Slides. Look carefully at the pictures – what do you notice about them? Add this to your work. Remember to share your work with me please.

Thursday 23rd April

  • English – Today is St George’s Day. Read the information about St George and answer the comprehension questions. There are 3 different levels to choose from (*, ** or ***) – make sure that you challenge yourself. The answers are also there so that you can mark it once completed.  St George’s Day
  • Maths – Start with day 4 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Week 2 Lesson 4.
  • French – If you haven’t already started the French work set by Mrs Hamilton, have a go at some of it today. This is the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/185PNa4gWIho3tq3Pukn_cub5wCrq6Vci?usp=sharing 

Wednesday 22nd April

  • English – In your Home Learning book, create a spider diagram showing what you already know about poetry. Then use the Poetry Terms Powerpoint  to find out more. Add anything else that you find out on to your spider diagram in a different colour. Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39/resources/1 and choose some poems to listen to – which is your favourite and why?
  • Maths – Start with day 3 mini-maths questions (see PPT from Monday). Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Week 2 Lesson 3.
  • Science – This half term you will be learning about States of Matter. You will be able to follow the weekly lessons from the Twinkl website.  Each lesson pack has a PowerPoint, activity sheets and, to support parents, a lesson plan. This week you will be learning about solids, liquids and gases.  Here is the link to the Google Drive folder where you will find all that you need. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xi3vYacgVhgd4JvJEp4ZNOq3WsR2FOaz?usp=sharing

Tuesday 21st April

  • English – In Big Writing yesterday, you were describing an imaginary world. Now imagine your own magical world – draw your first ideas and write some notes to go with them. Then focus in on the senses of sight, sound, touch and also feelings. Create a list of words that are connected to the image of your magical world.  Task: Write a description of your own magical world. Use paragraphs to help organise your description – aim for 3 paragraphs.
  • Maths – Start with day 2 Mini-Maths questions. Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ for the daily lessons. Select your year group and then select Week 2 Lesson 2.
  • Topic – Our Power of the Monarch topic is going to focus on King Henry VIII. Begin by discussing what you already know about this monarch.  The year 1485 is when the Tudors (the name of the English Royal family) took over ruling the country. How long ago was this? How many centuries ago?  In the 1400s, there was dispute over who should rule England.  There were two houses, York and Lancaster, and they had fought one another for 30 years.  This was known as the War of the Roses. In 1485, Richard III of House York, was currently King – though that would change at the Battle of Bosworth Field.  Task 1: Find out about the War of the Roses. Watch the Horrible Histories news report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMZv9ys60nk and read the information on the  PowerPoint found here https://drive.google.com/file/d/10wvduJojR3Nn9jZkm91e-A3zN-n2-31C/view?usp=sharing. Even though Henry won the battle, there were still some worried people in England. After all, civil war had raged for 30 years.  Henry needed to unite the two families and stop further fighting so he married Elizabeth of York and brought the two houses of York and Lancaster together. He even created a new family emblem combining the two old ones – the Tudor Rose. Task 2: Make your own Tudor Rose. https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/tudor-rose-collage will give ideas for this but get creative. Remember to share photos of your completed Tudor Roses with me please.

Monday 20th April

  • Big Writing – Open the task document and then use Google Docs to complete a piece of descriptive writing about the imaginary world in the pictures. Remember to share it with me so that I can read it and respond to it for you. Big writing task
  • Maths – Each day this week you will be able to use the ‘Mini-Maths’ PowerPoints as starter activities and then you will need to work through the daily lessons using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select your year group and then select Week 2 Lesson 1 (do not be tempted to click on the Summer Term lessons as you will need to complete Week 2 first so choose your year group from the list on the right hand side!).  Year 3 mini-maths  Year 4 mini-maths
  • Topic – This half term we will be learning about the power of monarchs. Give yourself 5 minutes to answer these 2 questions: How many British monarchs can you name? Do you know when they reigned? Then work through the information on the British Monarchs PowerPoint  to find out how many you got right. Complete the  Timeline Ordering Activity described in the PowerPoint. Have fun watching the Horrible Histories Monarch song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC6okzIKQvg s

Wednesday 1st April

  • English – Think about the experiences that Columbus and his sailors encountered. How would you be feeling? What would you see on your journey? What were the conditions on the ship? Think about how Columbus would have been feeling. Imagine the conditions on deck (e.g. ship letting in water, fear of dying in the storm, what they had discovered…). Use one of the Message in a Bottle Writing Frames  to write about how Columbus was feeling.
  • Maths – Have a go at these problem solving tasks where you will need to have a systematic approach https://nrich.maths.org/2852  and https://nrich.maths.org/186 If you are unsure how to get started, click on the ‘Getting started’ link.
  • Topic – Think about the new island that you have started creating this week. Today you will need to create a National Anthem and Island Laws. You can use the templates to help you do this. You have also discovered a new species of animal living on your island so you will need to create a fact-file for it.  National anthem My Islands Laws   New Species Fact File

Tuesday 31st March

Monday 3oth March

Friday 27th March

Thursday 26th March

Wednesday 25th March

Tuesday 24th March

  • We will join fitness expert Joe Wicks at 9am again today. Use the same link as Monday.
  • English – Remind yourself of the features of diary writing using Diary Writing Powerpoint. Start your own diary that records all the things that you are getting up to at home. If you have one, you may wish to use a small notebook for this. Alternatively, I have also shared a blank diary template on Purple Mash that you can use if you want – you will find it in your 2Dos. Begin by writing an entry for yesterday. You can then add to your diary each day.
  • Maths – Use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Choose your year group and then complete lesson 1 – watch the video and complete the activities.  Then use https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/  to have a go at the ‘Problem of the day’.
  • Art – Use the Sketchbook PDF example to have fun creating some mini-sketches. You are welcome to send me any photographs of your work.

Monday 23rd March

Friday 20th March

Thursday 19th March

Wednesday 18th March