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This page has lesson information for Home Learning for any children at home who are able to work.

Please complete work and share with Mrs Cameron via email.

*Remember that you can contact me if you have any questions at mrscameron@lmp.org.uk  

 

 

Weekly homework

Talk Homework to be completed before Big Writing on Monday

English and Maths books – weeklty work outs due in each Friday.

 

 

DAILY ENGLISH SKILLS

Reading 

Read for at least 20 minutes and record it in your planner. If you are able to, read to an adult. You can also do Accelerated Reader quizzes by following this link https://ukhosted49.renlearn.co.uk/2245039/default.aspx

Remember that you can also read books by logging on to MyOn. https://www.myon.co.uk/login/

Spellings 

Practise this week’s spellings using the activity sheets below. If you do not have this week’s spellings, please let me know and I will email them to you. If you are at home on a Friday then asks someone at home to test you on your 10 focus words.

Spelling activities

Handwriting

Choose your favourite extract from your current reading book and copy it using your neatest handwriting. Remember to use the joins that you know and to focus on consistency.

 

English

Choose a picture from https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/  Then use it to write a short story. Remember to include all of the features that you know are expected from a ‘good’ story.

 

 

Maths 

We are currently learning about fractions. This week we will be focusing on equivalent fractions.

You can learn more by completing some of the Oak Academy lessons and by playing the fractions maths games. You can also use the Fraction knowledge organisers.

Y3 fractions-knowledge-organiser

Y4 fractions-knowledge-organiser

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/fractions-ed51 

http://www.maths-games.org/fraction-games.html 

 

Additional daily Maths tasks:

Complete a Maths Activity Mat

Year 3 Activity Mat 1  Activity Mat 2  Activity Mat 3  Activity Mat 4  Activity Mat 5  Activity Mat 6

Year 4 Activity Mat 1  Activity Mat 2  Activity Mat 3  Activity Mat 4  Activity Mat 5  Activity Mat 6

Complete a Number of the Day sheet. Ask an adult to give you a number or use a dice or number cards to create a random number.

Year 3 Number of the Day

Year 4 Number of the Day

Practise your times tables using https://play.ttrockstars.com/login/77011

 

Science and Topic

Use this term’s Knowledge Organisers to further your understanding. You can explore the weblinks found at the bottom of each.

AROUND THE WORLD knowledge organiser

SOUND knowledge organiser

You can also follow the link in the newsletter to complete Mr Pritchard’s Knoweldege Organiser Quiz!

 

We are currently finding out about Oceania with a focus on Aboriginal dot paintings.

 

 

FURTHER ACTIVITIES

Visit a museum https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/virtual-museum.html  https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/learning-resources/

Watch wildlife https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/activities

Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/little-nr9

Cosmic Yoga https://cosmickids.com/watch/

Draw with Rob Biddulph http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

PE with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBsXs1WmPcektsQyFbXTf9FO

Coding https://blockly.games/

Get creative with classical music https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces

Educational games http://www.crickweb.co.uk/

 

 

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WORK FROM BEFORE HALF TERM

English – Friday 11th February

Today I would like you to visit the World Stories website. Here you will find over 150 stories from around the world. Have a good look through the stories and then choose one that you would like to read.

Complete a book review using the pencil template.

https://worldstories.org.uk/lang/english

Interactive Pencil Themed Book Review Template

Instructions

 

Maths – Friday 11th February

This week you have been learning about Mark Beaumont and how he cycled around the world in 80 days. Today you will complete some maths challenge cards connected to him.

There are 2 sets of cards for you to choose from. If you are Year 3, I suggest that you choose the reasoning cards and if you are Year 4, I suggest that you chose the mixed maths cards.

Mark Beaumont Reasoning Challenge Cards

Mark Beaumont Mixed Maths Challenge Cards

 

Friday afternoon

Spend some time this afternoon choosing some activities from the list of suggestions found at the very bottom of this web page. I particularly like the drawing with Rob Biddulph and the virtual museum trips.

Also attached are some mindfulness colouring sheets for you too.

Mindfulness-Colouring-Sheets

 

 

 

English – Thursday 10th February

Yesterday you learnt about Mark Beaumont who cycled around the world in 80 days. Today you are going to imagine that you are him and write three diary entries. Before you start writing, remind yourself of the features of writing a dairy entry.

Features-of-a-diary-entry

The first diary entry is just before you start the trip, the second is halfway through the trip and the third entry is once the trip is complete.

Mark’s diary

 

 

Maths – Thursday 10th February

Today we are having a focus on our 8 times table. Start by writing down your 2 times table. Then write down your 4 times table next to it – what do you notice? You should have noticed that each of the 4 times table answers are double those from the 2 times table. That is because 4 is double 2.

We can use the 4 times table to help learn the 8 times table. 8 is double 4 therefore the answers to the 8 times table are double those from the 4 times table. Now write down the 8 times table.

Use the activity book and mastery mat to become an ‘8 Times Table expert’.

8 times table activity book

8 Times Table Mastery Mat

Here are some links to some songs too:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_BJjR9rdwA

Once complete, you can use Times Table Rockstars to practise further.

 https://play.ttrockstars.com/login/77011

 

 

French – Thursday 10th February

Go to www.languageangels.com

Click on the red Home School button

Click Login

Click Free (if your school uses Language Angels)

Enter username: Little2025 and password: lahome

Select the French Flag at the top of the page

Under the red Entry Level Challenge, select: Unit 1: Je Peux

Click Lesson 5 and Start Lesson

 

Go through the slide show and then complete one of the gap fill writing activities (either ‘Less Challenge’, ‘Standard Challenge’ or ‘More Challenge’. Choose the correct level of challenge for you.

 

 

English – Wednesday 9th February

Today you will find out about Mark Beaumont, a world record holder who challenged himself to cycle around the world in 80 days. Start by watching these two videos:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05608ml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvQjndzISQ

Task – Read the information and then answer the comprehension questions. There are 3 difficulty levels. Year 3 – choose either level * or level **. Year 4 – choose either level ** or level***

Mark Beaumont-reading-comprehension

 

 

Maths – Wednesday 9th February

Year 3 – Today you are going to continue with your division skills but you will be learning what happens when numbers do not divide exactly and remainders are created.  You can work through the PowerPoint or you can use the video link. Then answer the questions.

https://vimeo.com/494126561

Y3 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit with remainders PowerPoint

Y3 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit with remainders questions

Year 4 – Today you will apply your skills of dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number to dividing 3-digit numbers. You can work through the PowerPoint or you can use the video link. Then answer the questions.

https://vimeo.com/497992648

Y4 Divide-3-digits-by-1-digit PowerPoint

Y4 Divide-3-digits-by-1-digit questions

All – Practise your times tables by logging in to Times Tables Rockstars  https://play.ttrockstars.com/login/77011

 

 

Science – Wednesday 9th February

Today you are going to learn about pitch and frequency. Follow the online lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-pitch-and-frequency-6gr64t

Then work through the Pitch PowerPoint before completing the pan-pipe task. If you have access to different musical instruments at home, then you may wish to explore creating different pitches with them.

Pitch PowerPoint

Pan Pipes

 

 

English – Tuesday 8th February

In class today we are going to be doing a SPAG test. Therefore, I would like you to practise your SPAG skills at home using the activity mats. There are 2 to complete and each mat has three different levels to choose from but make sure that you challenge yourself!

Year 3 Activity Mat 1

Year 3 Activity Mat 2

Year 4 Activity Mat 1

Year 4 Activity Mat 2

 

 

Maths – Tuesday 8th February

Year 3 – Today you are going to do some more work with dividing 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. You can work through the PowerPoint or you can use the video link. Then answer the questions.

https://vimeo.com/489845622

Y3 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit

Y3 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-questions

Year 4 – Today you are going to continue with your division skills but you will be learning what happens when numbers don’t divide exactly and remainders are created.  You can work through the PowerPoint or you can use the video link. Then answer the questions.

https://vimeo.com/497936690

Y4 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit with remainders

Y4 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit with remainders – questions

 

 

Topic – Tuesday 8th February

When many people think of Jules Verne’s story, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, they think of hot air balloons. Even the recent BBC adaptation had a hot air balloon in it. However, in the original story, hot air balloons were only briefly mentioned once and Phileas Fogg never used them as a means of transport!

Today though, we are going to find out about hot air balloons. Start by using the PowerPoint to discover the Montgolfier Brother’s connection with hot air balloons and then watch the BBC News clip about the first hot air balloon to circumnavigate the world.

All-about-the-Montgolfier-Brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0-N_yWMi_k

Task – Create your own hot air balloon. You can use the activity template or come up with your own design

3d-hot-air-balloon-craft-activity

 

 

Big Writing – Monday 7th February

Today you will be using the picture that you chose from the talk homework (see above for talk homewrok details). You will be using it to write a story. Before you start writing, remind yourself of all the things that a good story will need to include to be successful:

  • Suitable story structure with a problem that is solved
  • Using paragraphs
  • Using direct speech with correct speech punctuation
  • Using adjectives – Power of 3
  • Powerful verbs to show rather than tell
  • ISPACE – Starting sentences in interesting ways instead of using ‘The…’
  • Adverbs, prepositions, similes…

Remember that it is important that you plan your story before you start writing it. Allow yourself at least 10 minutes for planning and 45 minutes for writing your story.

 

Maths – Monday 7th February

Year 3 – Today you are going to use your knowledge of times tables and partitioning to learn how to divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. Start by working through the PowerPoint and then answer the questions.

Y3 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit

Y3 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit questions

Year 4 – Last year you learnt how to divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using your knowledge of times tables and partitioning. Today, you will remind yourself of how to do this. Start by working through the PowerPoint and then answer the questions.

Y4 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit

Y4 Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit questions

All – Practise your times tables by logging in to Times Tables Rockstars  https://play.ttrockstars.com/login/77011

 

English – Friday 4th February

Yesterday you started planning your informal letter that you will write and send to me. Today, I would like you to write that letter and then email it to me. You can either type it directly using GMail or handwrite it and then send me a photo of it.

I am looking forward to reading your informal letters.

 

Maths – Friday 4th February

This week both Year 3 and Year 4 have been learning multiplication methods. You may wish to start by practising these further.

Today you will be using your multiplication skills to solve a range of reasoning and problem solving questions. Answer as many as you can remembering to explain your reasoning.

Year 3 Reasoning and problem solving questions

Year 4 Reasoning and problem solving questions

 

STEAM – Friday 4th February

We have been invited to take part in an exciting competition being run by the UK Space Agency.  They are asking pupils to design a logo that will go on rockets launched from the UK in 2022.  This will spread awareness about the role that small satellites play in helping to protect our planet from the effects of climate change. Everyone who enters will receive a special certificate from the UK Space Agency, and shortlisted winners will present their logo virtually to high profile, expert judges – who will decide the overall winner!

To take part, go to https://www.logoliftoff.org.uk/  Here you will find a short video to watch that explains how to enter. Have fun!

 

English – Thursday 3rd February

If you need to, finish writing the neat version of your Aunty Dot letter. You will then need to self-evaluate your finished letter using the marking ladder. There is also space for a partner to evaluate your work too.

Informal letter writing – self-evaluation

Tomorrow, you will be writing another informal letter but this time it will be to me! Use the rest of today’s time to plan what you will include in your letter. It might be about school, what you enjoy doing, something that you have done at home this week, your favourite things… the options are endless but you will need to have at least 3 news items to tell me.

 

Maths – Thursday 3rd February

Year 3 – If you wish to practise the partitioning methods from Tuesday and Wednesday further, you can. However, if you are feeling confident with the two multiplication methods learnt this week, then you can move onto using the expanded column method. Use the PowerPoint to find out how to set these out and then work through the questions. You can choose the level that you wish to answer or complete all of them if you wish to.

Y3 Expanded Multiplication PowerPoint

Y3 Activity Sheet Expanded Multiplication

Year 4 – Last year, you learnt how to multiply using partitioning. You would have used these three different recording styles: partitioning, the grid method and the expanded column method. Remind yourself of each of these by looking at the examples then answer the questions using a variety of the three methods.

Y4 Multiplication methods examples

Y4 Multiplication methods – questions

 

French – Thursday 3rd February

Go to www.languageangels.com
Click on the red Home School button
Click Login
Click Free (if your school uses Language Angels)
Enter username: Little2025 and password: lahome
Select the French Flag at the top of the page
Under the red Entry Level Challenge, select: Unit 1: Je Peux
Click Lesson 4 and Start Lesson
 
Go through the slide show and then complete one of the activities (either ‘Less Challenge Reading Activity’, ‘Standard Challenge Reading Activity’ or ‘More Challenge Writing Activity’. Choose the correct level of challenge for you.

English – Tuesday 1st February and Wednesday 2nd February

Last week, those of you in school were using your research about a European country of your choice to start drafting your own Aunty Dot style informal letter.

Over the next two days, I would like you to write your Aunty Dot style letter about your visit to a European country. Remember that your letter must have the features of an informal letter, at least 3 news items and an ‘Uncle Frank’ moment!

Once you have drafted your letter, you can then check and improve it before writing it into neat using the air mail paper.

If you haven’t researched a European country of your choice, then that is something that you will need to do first.

Below are some useful things to help you:

Aunty Dot selection of letters

My plan for an informal letter in the style of Aunty Dot

Air mail paper

If you finish, you may wish to write a second letter from a country in Africa.

 

Maths – Wednesday 2nd February

Year 3 – Like yesterday, today you are going to be using partitioning as a method for multiplying. However, today you are going to set out your calculations using the grid method. Work through ther PowerPoint to learn how do this and then answer the questions. There are 2 versions to choose from – multiplying 2-digit numbers or 3-digit numbers.

Y3 – The Grid Method

Y3 Multiplying-3-Digit-Numbers-by-1-Digit-Numbers

Y3-Multiplying-2-Digit-Numbers-by-1-Digit-Numbers

Year 4 – Today you are going to be learning about factors. Start by working through the Factors Pairs PowerPoint. Then you can play the Finding Factors game. Once you are feeling confident, you can answer the factor pairs questions.

Y4-Factor-Pairs-PowerPoint

Y4 finding-factors-game

Y4-Factor-pairs-questions

All – Practise your times tables by logging in to Times Tables Rockstars  https://play.ttrockstars.com/login/77011

 

Science – Wednesday 2nd February

Today you are going to learn how we hear sounds. Start by reminding yourself of last week’s learing by watching the BBC ‘House of Sound’ programme.  Then you can work through the Oak Academy lesson, ‘What is Sound?’. You will need paper, a pencil and headphones (if you have them). You will also need a book and an elastic band/hair band for the experiment. You can then complete the two tasks attached below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gd6vx

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-sound-chh30r

Task 1 – chose your level Travelling-Sounds

Task 2 – complete pages 1 and 3 Label parts of the ear and sequence steps in hearing sound

 

Maths – Tuesday 1st February

Year 3 – Today you are going to use partitioning as a method for multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. Start by working your way through the PowerPoint and then answer the chocolate related questions. There are 3 different star levels – choose which one to complete or have a go at all three!

Y3 Multiply-2-digits-by-1-digit-partitioning PowerPoint

Y3 using-partitioning-to-multiply-chocolate

Year 4 – Yesterday you were learning how to multiply by 10 and 100. Today you are going to do the inverse and learn how to divide by 10 and 100.  Start by using https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9g9bqt  and then use https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/60/itp-moving-digits to create numbers to divide by 10 and 100. Then you can answer the monster questions – have a go at all four levels.

Y4 dividing-by-10-and-100-monsters and decimals

All – Practise your times tables by logging in to Times Tables Rockstars  https://play.ttrockstars.com/login/77011

 

Topic – Tuesday 1st February

Today we are going to visit the continent of Africa. Start by writing down anything that you already know about this continent. Then you can find out more by working through the two PowerPoints.

Task 1 – Answer the questions about Africa. You may need to use the internet to help you.

Task 2 – Create a fact file about an African country of your choice. Include at least 7 facts.

Africa PowerPoint 1

Where is Africa! PowerPoint 2

Africa-Task 1

Map-of-Africa

 

Big Writing – Monday 31st January

Look closely at the picture – list all of the things that you can see happening.

Use the PowerPoint to remind yourself of ‘ISPACE’ – different ways to start sentences so that you do not start any sentences with the word ‘the’.  ispace_sentence_openers

Task – Write a detailed description of the picture using effective sentences. Remember that you are not allowed to start any sentences with the word ‘the’. Also use other descriptive techniques that you know like ‘the power of 3’, powerful verbs…

 

Maths – Monday 31st January

Year 3 – Work through the ‘related calculations’ PowerPoint to remind yourself how to use times tables facts that you know to work out other calculations. Then answer the questions.

Y3-Related-calculations     Y3-Related-calculations-questions

Year 4 – Today you are going to look at how to multiply by 10 and 100. Start by using https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9g9bqt    and then use https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/60/itp-moving-digits to create numbers to multiply by 10 and 100. Then you can answer the questions – have a go at all three levels.

Y4 multiplying-by-10-100-and-1000-maths-activity-sheet