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Home Learning  

 

Please see the document below for information about the daily online lesson meetings.

BARN OWLS online learning overview for parents

 

Welcome back – we hope that you all had an enjoyable half term.

We just wanted to say a BIG well done to all of the Barn Owl children and their families for such an amazing activity week before half term – thank you!

 

For the following weeks, we will be back on our Spring Term and Year Group Google Classrooms. Our day will therefore follow our normal school timetable and the online meetings will be back to their normal times (see online overview for parents for times).

You will also find all of the work for each day below. However, Google Classroom is the best way for you to be able to share your work with us as you are able to upload photos and attach documents. If you complete a task on paper you can click the hand in button to show that you have completed it.

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

Or Mrs Bligh at mrsmccormack@lmp.org.uk

Or Mrs House at mrshouse@lmp.org.uk

 

Some useful weblinks:

 

***World Book Day – Thursday 4th March***

Please read the attached flyer for information about how LMPS will be celebrating World Book Day this year.

World Book Day – Thursday 4th March 2021

***Here is a link to Scholastic Live World Book day Event Week. This is a week-long programme of online sessions where famous authors and illustrators will be hosting 30-minute events, including draw-a-longs, writing workshops and a 4pm Book Club. Information for how to register is found by following the link.

 

 

***Monday 1st March***

A message from Mr Pritchard about computing
Thank you for your brilliant quizzes from last week. I’ve used them to help us with our next lesson.
Click on the link below to take part in an online survey for the spreadsheet we are going to make next.
https://forms.gle/MY942nu3DmidZeKW9
Details for today’s lesson can be found further down this page.

 

Spellings

Here are this week’s spellings:

Year 3 Spellings      Year 4 Spellings

Today you will need to spend time looking at the words on the list and focusing on tricky parts. Look at the spelling rule/pattern and then complete at least one column on the practise sheet.

On Friday morning we will do a ‘live’ spelling test. This week we will focus on the 10 words from list 2 that can be found on page 10 of the spelling pack.

 

Big Writing

Mrs Bligh will be doing the online meetings with you this morning.

This week we are going to be focusing on poetry.  Start by thinking about what you already know about writing poetry. What does it look like when it is written down on the page? What features does it have? Rhyme, repetition, alliteration, similes…

Today you are going to work through a BBC Bitesize online lesson all about the different types of poetry.  It will explore three different poetry forms and then you will write your own haiku poem.  The lesson includes two videos to watch and three activities to complete.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqc3n9q

 

Maths

***Sorry, but there will be no online meeting today. You will need to work through the information on the lesson slides and then answer the questions.

Fractions lesson 5 – Count in fractions

Today’s lesson will focus on how to count past one whole using number lines and bar models.
There is a short presentation to work through and then a worksheet with varied fluency and reasoning tasks for you to complete.

Lesson 5 Count in fractions     Lesson 5 questions

 

Mindset

Last week you started thinking about medicines. This week you are going to think about the importance of keeping medicines safe.

Like last week, this is a good lesson to do with an adult so that you can discuss your ideas.

First, work through the Medicine Safety PowerPoint and then complete the task on screen 9. You can use the attached medicine page borders if you wish to.

Medicine safety PPT      Medicine page border

 

Computing

 

 

Friday 26th February

** There will be a sharing assembly meeting at 2:30 today. You are welcome to join and bring any work that you would like to share with the class. I hope you will be able to join us. **
A message from Mr Pritchard about computing
Thank you for your brilliant quizzes from last week. I’ve used them to help us with our next lesson.
Click on the link below to take part in an online survey for the spreadsheet we are going to make next..
https://forms.gle/MY942nu3DmidZeKW9

 

Spellings

Today you will be able to join your year group Google Classroom for a ‘live’ spelling test. It will be on the 10 words from list 2 that was on page 10 of the spelling pack.  You will need to make sure that you have a pencil and some paper and that you CAN’T see the spellings!! Please join at 9.00am. If you are unable to join, ask someone at home to test you on your spellings.

Reading

Read for at least 15 minutes today 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

 

English

Today you are going to use the structure of the story’ ‘Here Come the Aliens’, to write your own version.

The original story starts by telling the reader that some aliens are on their way. We are then introduced to them. But the story ends with the aliens changing their minds about attacking because they have seen a photo of you and your class aged 4! They then flee.

Task – Write your own story called, ‘Here Come the Monsters’. It will need to follow the same structure as the original story and will need to use the same rhyme pattern. It is up to you how you decide to present your story.

 

Maths

Year 3 – No video or worksheet today! There will be a meeting at the usual time but you don’t need to join unless you have any questions.

Instead, try out this money game to practice your skills with giving change.

Make sure that you choose the ‘mixed coin’ option and one of the ‘give change’ options.

Will you challenge yourself to find change from £10?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Year 4 – Fractions lesson 4 – Fractions greater than a whole

Today’s lesson will focus on how to make fractions greater than a whole using bar models.
There is a short presentation to work through and then a worksheet with varied fluency and reasoning tasks for you to complete. Please make sure that you have paper and a pencil for the online meeting.

Lesson 4 Fractions greater than a whole     Lesson 4 questions

 

Music

This half term we will be learning some musical language and thinking about composition. Today we will think about pulse and rhythm.

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song.

Join the meeting to learn more. Year 3 at 1:20 Year 4 at 1:45

If you are unable to join the meeting here are the task details:

Watch the BBC Clip to find out more about pulse and rhythm.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f

Log into Purple Mash.

Using 2-Beat – Create a pulse on the first line of the screen and then a rhythm on lines 1-4. I have set this as a 2-Do to help you find the correct software.

You can change the number of beats on the line and alter the tempo. What difference does this make to your composition? You might choose a phrase or phrases to help you e.g. ‘school / is / great’ (pulse) and ‘I/ like/ the/ week / ends’ (rhythm).

Thursday 25th February

 

Spellings

Start today by completing 20 minutes of spelling practise using the activity sheets found on the spelling document shared on Monday.

We will do an online ‘live’ spelling test on Friday morning. We will focus on the 10 words from list 2 that can be found on page 10 of the spelling pack.

 

Reading

Read for at least 15 minutes today 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

 

English – Today’s meeting times are at the earlier times: Year 3 at 9.05am and Year 4 at 9.20am

At one point in the story, we find out that the chance of peace talks is bleak because the aliens don’t speak any languages from Earth.  Alien language

On Tuesday, you created your own aliens. Today, you will need to start by creating a language for them.

Task 1 – Create a list of at least 10 common words and phrases. Make sure that you write the word in alien and also in English.

Task 2 – Create a comic strip featuring your aliens. You will need to use speech bubbles to show what they say. Remember to use the alien language that you have created.

 

Maths – Today’s meeting is at the earlier time of 10.10am

Year 3 –  There is no White Rose video today but you are welcome to join the meeting if you have any questions or want to share your maths work.

Instead you need to use what you have learned about money to solve some reasoning problems. There are 3 levels of question sheet – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Will Bronze or Silver challenge you? Maybe you’ll go for Gold! I would love to see how you got on.

25-02-21-Money-RS-Bronze        25-02-21-Money-RS-Silver      25-02-21-Money-RS-Gold

This sheet may be helpful Coins and Notes

 

Year 4 – Fractions lesson 3 – Equivalent fractions

Today’s lesson about fractions will continue are thinking about equivalent fractions.

We will learn how to multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number to find equivalent fractions as well as using diagrams to help. Please remember to have paper and a pencil for the online meeting.

There is a short presentation to work through and then a worksheet with varied fluency and reasoning tasks for you to complete.

Lesson 3 Equivalent fractions     Lesson 3 questions

 

French – online meetings with Mrs Hamilton will happen at their normal time this afternoon

L.O. I can recognise and say the days of the week

We are learning the days of the week. Year 4s may remember learning these last year, but it’s always good to recap on what we know.

Go to www.languageangels.com

Click Login then Login Home School

Click FREE (if your school uses Language Angels)

Type in the username: Little2025 and the password: lahome

Select the French Flag at the top of the page

Under ‘ENTRY LEVEL CHALLENGE’ in yellow, click on see Unit 3: Basic Vocabulary

Select ‘Lesson 5’ and ‘Start Lesson’

Go through the presentation practising listening to and saying the days of the week. When you are confident that you know them, you can have a go at some of the games in ‘Games Arcade’.

If you want a challenge: I would like you to have a go at the Days of the Week crossword (with or without the word bank). If you cannot print it, maybe you could make up your own Days of the Week word search or crossword?

 

 

Wednesday 24th February

 

Spellings

Start today by completing 20 minutes of spelling practise using the activity sheets found on the spelling document shared on Monday.

We will do an online ‘live’ spelling test on Friday morning. We will focus on the 10 words from list 2 that can be found on page 10 of the spelling pack.

 

Reading

Read for at least 15 minutes today 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

 

English

In the story, ‘Here Come the Aliens’ by Colin McNaughton, we get to see the aliens at lunch. Look again at the picture showing this. What do you think the different dishes on each plate that they have been served are?

Aliens at lunch

Today we are going to base our task about this picture.

Task 1 – Using the picture for inspiration, create a menu for an alien restaurant.

Task 2 – Imagine that you are an alien who has visited this restaurant and that you have been asked by the website, ‘alienadvisor.com’ to write a review of your experience. Write the review.

 

Maths

Year 3 – Money – Giving change

If you join the online meeting today at 11.15am, make sure that you have paper and pencil. It would also be really useful to be able to see the questions attached.

Task – Watch the White Rose video to learn about giving change and then answer the questions.

Giving change video lesson              24-02-21-Give-change

Finished the question sheet?

Have a go at the 2-step money problem game – make sure you select £ & P on the first page. If you are looking for a challenge then try level 6, 7 or 8!
*NOTE* You may need to scroll down the page to find the game, on the right hand side.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/44/solve_2_step_money_problems_

 

Year 4 – Fractions lesson 2 – Equivalent fractions

Today’s lesson about fractions will reinforce what we learnt last year about equivalent fractions.

There will be some practical examples as well as fraction walls to identify equivalent fractions. You will need to have four strips of paper of equal size for the first activity. Please also have a pencil and paper ready too.
There is a short presentation to work through and then a worksheet with varied fluency and reasoning tasks for you to complete.

Lesson 2 Equivalent fractions     Lesson 2 questions

 

Science

Last half term you learnt about forces and magnets. Today I would like you to complete two tasks to show what you learnt.

Task 1 – Complete the assessment questions. You can ask for help to read the questions but make sure that you answer them independently. The answers are attached so you can mark them with a grown-up once you have finished.  Forces-and-Magnets-End-of-Unit-Assessment

Task 2 – Create a poster showing what you have learnt about magnets.

 

Tuesday 23rd February

 

Spellings

Start today by completing 20 minutes of spelling practise using the activity sheets found on the spelling document shared on Monday.

We will do an online ‘live’ spelling test on Friday morning. We will focus on the 10 words from list 2 that can be found on page 10 of the spelling pack.

 

Reading

Read for at least 15 minutes today 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

 

English

This week we thought that it would be great to read a fun story. It is a story written by the famous children’s author and poet, Colin McNaughton, and it is called, ‘Here Come The Aliens’. If you are unable to join our meeting today, please follow the link to hear the story being read.   https://www.loom.com/share/b85f659c33db4707b37823fddaec8e7b?sharedAppSource=personal_library

What did you notice about how the story is written? It is written very much like a poem with a verse on each page. Did you notice any patterns in each verse and the rhyme scheme? There are 4 lines in each verse and the first 3 lines rhyme. The last line in each verse is the same (apart from near the end of the story!).

Task – The story introduces us to lots of different aliens. We get to see what they look like and we find out about them. Today, I would like you to create at least 3 new aliens and write a verse, using the structure for the story, for each of them. You will be able to share your work at the start of tomorrow’s lesson.

 

Maths

Year 3- Join the online meeting today at 11.15am.  You will need paper and pencil and it would also be really useful to be able to see the questions attached.

Task – Watch the White Rose video to learn about subtracting amounts of money and then answer the questions.

Video https://vimeo.com/498297373

Task 23-02-21-Subtract-money

 

Year 4 – Fractions lesson 1 – What is a fraction?

Today’s lesson about fractions will remind you of different representations of fractions including diagrams, bar models, number lines and objects.  Please make sure that you bring pencil and paper to the online lesson at 11.15am.
There is a short presentation to work through and then a worksheet with varied fluency and reasoning tasks for you to complete.

Lesson 1 questions            Lesson 1 What is a fraction

 

Topic

This week we are going to think more about why people would visit Norwich and the different tourist attractions that people could see.

This week I would like you to find out about some ‘must see’ tourist attractions in Norwich. Choose at least 7 places from this list. For each place you will need to find at least one picture and three facts.  I would like you to use Google Slides to present your information using a new slide for each place.

  • Norwich Castle (don’t choose if you did this place before half term)
  • Norwich Cathedral (don’t choose if you did this place before half term)
  • Elm Hill
  • Strangers’ Hall
  • The Bridewell Museum
  • Dragon Hall
  • The Guildhall
  • Norwich Market
  • Tombland
  • St Peter Mancroft Church
  • St Andrew’s Hall
  • The Royal Arcade
  • Cow Tower
  • The Assembly House
  • The Forum
  • Theatre Royal
  • The Puppet Theatre

 

Monday 22nd February

Spellings

Here are this week’s spellings.

Year 3 spellings (new version)    Year 4 spellings

Today you will need to spend time looking at the words on the list and focusing on tricky parts. Look at the spelling rule/pattern and then complete at least one column on the practise sheet.

On Friday morning we will do a ‘live’ spelling test. This week we will focus on the 10 words from list 2 that can be found on page 10 of the spelling pack.

 

Big Writing

Look at the photos of the 4 objects (dice, pear, tape measure and cake) – what type of thing are they and what and how are they usually used?

How could they use all 4 objects to solve each of these predicaments?

  • Keep a polar bear warm?
  • Entertain a crowd of 1000 people?
  • Find some buried treasure?
  • Stop a friend from crying?
  • Rescue a princess from a tower?

You might find that some of your ideas might be quite complicated and therefore might be hard to remember or understand without something visual to help.  Think about what type of text could be useful.

Explanation texts would guide me with clear instructions.  Can you remember the text features of this type of text? See the attached features list to remind yourself.  Features-of-a-Explanation-Text

Task – Write an explanation for how to use the 4 items to complete ONE of the 5 problems.

It is important that your explanation is very detailed.

 

Maths

Year 3 This week we will continue with the money topic work.

Join the online meeting today at 11.15am.  You will need paper and pencil and it would also be really useful to be able to see the questions attached.

Task – Watch the White Rose video to learn about adding amounts of money and then answer the questions.

Adding Amounts of Money Video      22-02-21-Add-money

 

Year 4 – This half term we will be starting work about fractions.

As it has been quite a while since we last learnt about fractions, today we will complete two check-ups to see what you can remember from Year 3.

Complete the two check-ups and then join the meeting at the later time of 11.45am to discuss the answers.

Fraction check-up 1      Fraction check-up 2

 

Mindset

This half term we are going to be learning about things that can change the way our body feels. Today we are going to think about medicines. Start by completing the quick task sheet deciding if each item is a medicine or not.

Medicine-or-not-activity-sheet

You then have some ‘What should you do if…?’ cards to respond to. This would be a really good activity to do with a grown up so that you can discuss your responses.

What-should-you-do-if-cards

 

Computing

This half-term we are going to learn how to collect data and use a spreadsheet.

Go to Purple Mash 2 Question.

Select the ‘multiple choice’ question style to start with.

Write 5 questions you can ask other people in your household about their favourite things- eg colour, food, holiday destination.

Ask them the questions and save the results at the end.

We will use these as the basis of our first spreadsheet.

Remember that Mr Pritchard will be online at the usual time this afternoon to show you all this too.