We hope you have all had a lovely half term and have stayed safe and well. We hope to hear some news today about what happens next, so fingers crossed we get some good news later this evening.
Our week will mostly look the same for you guys: we will keep on with our writing, maths, reading and spellings and we will add in our afternoon subjects. The biggest change will be no forest school this half term so we will be filling that with some music, PSHE and history across the next 6 weeks.
Don't forget we have got our hour-long session on Zoom today, between 12 and 1pm. We are going to be checking in after half term, seeing how everyone is feeling and looking at our work for today. If you can join us on Zoom, please do.
We will use the same password and meeting ID as usual.
So first thing on a Monday, as always, we will look back at our spellings and think about our next set.
Below are the 10 words we have been looking at for the past 2 weeks, so find an adult or a sibling to test you on these. Remember we are concentrating on the f sound made by the digraph ph.
Your new words, that can be found here on our spelling page and on spelling shed, are words with origins in other countries. There are words that might well be new to you, but the thing they all have in common is their beginnings are from different languages. Because of this, some of the sounds within them have very peculiar spellings. Tricky one this week, so pay attention and get practicing.
Today we are starting a new, short unit in English. We have decided that this week will all be to do with punctuation and grammar. We have had a few lessons focussing on this over the last half term, but this week will solely be SPAG.
Each day we will set a couple of videos to watch and tasks to complete.
Today, we will begin by learning about word classes, refreshing our memory of things we have learnt in class. Watch the video here.
Then we will focusing on one particular groups of words - determiners. You can watch that video here.
We are going to begin a new focus this week, looking at how we can use real life text and evidence to retrieve and infer new information. For some of you, this may be information you have learnt about before, whilst for others some might be completely new.
We hope that it might be something you are interested in, as War Horse proved such a popular topic last half term.
Watch the video here and complete any tasks set.
We are back on to algebra this week - we were all getting on so well with it before half term so let's pick up from where we left off.
We are looking again at creating our own equations (number sentences). This is something that we can use all the time, replacing the information we don't know with a picture or a letter. Pay close attention to the video, which can be found here, it gives a good explanation of how to make your own equations.
Question 6d asks to make one for a friend, so see if you can make one and share it with us either on zoom, email it in or test a parent and see if you can bamboozle them.
Right, today marks the start of the second part of the spring term and hopefully 🤞 the coming of the warmer weather. So we have a challenge for you - now because it is us, it comes with a sense of competition. Mainly competition against yourself and as part of your house. Below are different activities, each one is worth some points, points mean prizes (winning). Once you have completed a task or a series of tasks then get your parents to send us an email. The guys in school will be keeping track of the points and will announce the champion and winning house each week. Thank you to Mrs Hawkins for the inspiration and hopefully there are a few things on there for everyone to enjoy, pictures (emailed or tweeted in) are encouraged along with participating family members.
Activities worth points:
20 min walk - 30 points
40 min walk - 60 points
1 hour walk - 100 points
2km run - 70 points
4km run - 100 points
Joe Wicks workout (or similar) - 100 points
Family star jump challenge – 100 star jumps between at least two family members - 100 points
Sport practice - 15 mins of practice at a chosen sport (football/netball/hockey/cricket/etc) - 50 points
Gymnastics challenge - 20 forward rolls across the week - 100 points
Cycle 5k - 50 points or 10k - 100 points
Cook a healthy snack for the family - 50 points
Help cook tea for the family - 100 points
Send in a cookery video of you making a meal for the family - 150 points
Play two games from the Youth Sports Trust website - 40 points
Win two games from the Youth Sports Trust website - 50 points
Play four games from the Youth Sports Trust website - 80 points
Win four games from the Youth Sports Trust website - 100 points
Skip for more than 1 minute - 40 points
Skip for more than 3 minutes - 100 points
Step up challenge - use the bottom step of your stairs to step on with both feet then off with both feet for 5 minutes - 70 points