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Friday 15th January 2021

It’s Friday! Yippee we are at the end of another week of learning at home! Well done!

Today there is an Arithmetic assignment on TEAMs which you can complete online and return for your teacher to mark.

Also, today there are 2 recorded lesson on TEAMs, one is a lesson about noun phrases and the other is a Greek Myth about Icarus.

Let’s get started with today’s learning and CELEBRATE it is Friday!

Are you ready? Click the image and let’s get moving!

 

Maths

You can either do your Arithmetic test here or go onto TEAMS and do online. 

Year 3

Year 4

Mrs Bourdillon maths group

Spellings

Can you ask someone in your home to read out the words and give you a test on writing out the words?

Year 3: Prefixes: sub- and tele-

Here are the words from this week.

telephone, telegraph, telescope, television, telephoto

submarine, subway, submerge, subordinate, subsoil

 

Year 4 : /g/ sound spelled ‘gu’

Here are the words from this week.

guitar, guide, guard, guidebook, guess, guarantee, guardian, guest, guinea-pig, guild

 

Reading Skills

Remember this text from Tuesday? Re-read it a few times to an adult. Then answer the new questions below.

 

Now let’s have a brain break and work on all our 9 times tables

 

 

SPAG:  Expanded Noun Phrases

You can watch our recorded lesson on noun phrases here or on TEAMS

 

 

 

Recorded noun phrases lesson.mp4

Still image for this video

English

LI: To write about a character’s emotions and feelings

Now we are going to listen and read the tenth and eleventh chapter of our class book The Phoenix Code.  Click on the book cover to go to Mr Hazelby’s recording. Listen out for any powerful verbs and adjectives or expanded noun phrases! See if you can write 3 of each down as you listen!

We are going to continue to write a character description for one of the characters we looked at on Monday and Tuesday. You can also do this on TEAMS as it was set as a Thursday assignment.

Write two more paragraphs to describe your chosen character. You could write about 4 paragraphs to describe your character.

Use expanded noun phrases. You could use these to support your description:

Ryan who is a tall, gangly teenager with disorganised, sand coloured hair ….

Cleo is an interesting, intelligent young teenager who spends all her time….

Nathan appears to be a friendly, chatty delivery man but it turns out that …

 

Today there is recorded Greek Myth story read by Mrs Bourdillon that you can either listen to here or in TEAMS.

Recorded Greek Myth.mp4

Still image for this video

PE

Let’s end the week with a Joe Wicks workout!

 

CLASS WORSHIP

Towards the end of the day have some time to reflect as you watch our Collective Worship from Rebecca Swansbury who is our Diocesan Schools officer.

Click the candle!

 

We can finish our day with a story. Choose a story from Story Time Online!

Well done for completing our second week on learning at home! I hope you have a good weekend!

Remember to send any work you have completed via email and then we can share your work on our Home Learning Page.

Mr Hazelby

 

Y3 - Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit (1)

Press play to see today's learning and practise before you try the questions.

Y4- Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit

Press play to see today's learning and practise before you try the questions.

Mrs Bourdillons group : making doubles

Press play to watch the video before attempting teh questions below

Spellings

Year 3: Prefixes: Sub- and  Tele-

Word search! Find the words you are learning this week in the word search.

They could be hiding horizontally, vertically or diagonally! Practise writing them when you have found them all!

Here are the words from this week.

telephone telegraph telescope television telephoto

submarine subway submerge subordinate subsoil

Year 4 : /g/ sound spelled ‘gu’

Word search! Find the words you are learning this week in the word search.

They could be hiding horizontally, vertically or diagonally! Practise writing them when you have found them all!

Here are the words from this week.

Guitar, guide, guard, guidebook, guess, guarantee, guardian, guest, guinea-pig, guild

Reading Skills

Remember this text from Wednesday? Re-read it a few times to an adult. Then answer the new questions below.

Now let’s have a brain break and work on all our 8 times tables

 

REMINDER: LIVE LEARNING ON LKS2 TEAMS CHANNEL AT 11:00AM

Log onto TEAMs to listen in!

 

SPAG:  Expanded Noun Phrases

Click the image to find out what expanded noun phrases are and how to use them in your writing. You can try the other activities on the website to give you some practice!

 

English

LI: To Write a story about a character’s emotions and feelings

Now we are going to listen and read the ninth chapter of our class book The Phoenix Code.  Click on the book cover to go to Mr Hazelby’s recording. Listen out for any powerful verbs and adjectives or expanded noun phrases! See if you can write 3 of each down as you listen!

We are going to write a character description for one of the characters we looked at on Monday and Tuesday. Write  two paragraphs to describe the feelings and emotions of the character you chose for your figure diagrams. Use expanded noun phrases you have learned. Include the information you collected from the story to improve your description! Here are some adjectives to help you:

Personality- kind, obnoxious, shy, intelligent, quick-witted, funny, amusing, generous, talented, grumpy, mischievous, cunning, helpful, friendly, hard-working, studious, clever

Feelings- angry, worried, despondent, heartbroken, agitated, jovial, anxious, confident, upbeat, enthusiastic, calm, determined

Appearance-handsome, plain, good-looking, skinny, muscular, tall, short, young, dark-eyed

You could also use a thesaurus or an online thesaurus here to help you: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus

Just type the word you want in the bar at the top (for example kind) and it will have a list underneath for you to choose a different word. Give it a try!

REMINDER: STORY TIME ON LKS2 TEAMS CHANNEL AT 1:00PM

Log onto TEAMs to listen in!

 

Wider Curriculum                                                              

RE: People of God

BIG QUESTION: What is it like to follow God?

LI: To understand Abraham’s faith in God

The Old Testament story of Abraham Genesis 12: 1-9

The Story of Abraham. Click the link to view a presentation with questions and the task!

 

 

Now towards the end of the day have some time to reflect as you watch our Collective Worship. Click the candle!

 

We can finish our day with a story. Choose a story from Story Time Online!

Well done everyone on a great day’s learning! Remember to send any work you have completed via email and then we can share your work on our Home Learning Page.

Mr Hazelby  

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Wednesday! A super day of learning ahead, including designing your very own piece of Egyptian jewellery!  Our Live learning is at 11 am and will be connected to our English work and later there’s more about Egyptian life at 1:00 pm! First let’s get ourselves awake for Wednesday with some music and dance!

Click the image and get moving!

 

Maths

Find your group’s work below. Print it out or use a pen and paper to answer.

 

Y3 - Related calculations

Press Play to see today's learning and practise before answering the questions below.

Y4 - Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit

Press Play to see today's learning and practise before answering the questions below.

Mrs Bourdillon's Group - 2 times-table

Press Play to see today's learning and practise before answering the questions below.

Spelling : Use pencil and paper to write out the words!

Year 3 : Prefixes: Sub- and  Tele-

Practise writing these words 4 times with your neatest handwriting.

telephone telegraph telescope television telephoto

submarine subway submerge subordinate subsoil

Rearrange the letters to make the words with their suffixes. The starting letter is given.

 R e b u s m e g             S _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 D a t e i n o r b u s       S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 G r e a t h e l p             T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Telephone: It was lovely to talk to her on the telephone last night  because we hadn’t spoken for ages.

Write your own sentence using because for each of the words in your spelling list.

 

Year 4 : /g/ sound spelled ‘gu’

Practise writing the words below 4 times with your neatest handwriting:

Guitar, guide, guard, guidebook, guess, guarantee, guardian, guest, guinea-pig, guild

 

Rearrange the letters to make the words with their suffixes. The starting letter is given.

 

A n i d r a g u            G _ _ _ _ _ _ _

E g o d u b i o k         G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

A t r u e n a g e         G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Guidebook : Guidebooks are useful because they explain interesting places or monuments you can visit.  

Or: Taking her guidebook out of her bag, she quickly found the page for London.

Write your own sentence using because or starting with an -ing word for each of the words in your spelling list.

 

SPAG Future Tense

Click the image and find out how we use tenses including the future!

 

Get a pen and paper to try out this activity on the future tense  after watching the cartoon!

Here are some other verbs you can use to predict the future: might, may and could.

 

Reading Skills

Read the following text a few times to an adult then answer the questions that follow it.

Now let’s have a brain break and work on all our 7  times tables

 

ENGLISH

LI To make predictions based on a text

The Phoenix Code by Helen Moss

Today we’re listening to chapter 8 of the Phoenix code told by Mr Hazelby. Listen carefully.

What idea does Cleo have about the Benben stone?

After listening and reading. What predictions can you make based on the evidence in the story?

Ryan will not have another drink because…

Cleo will not stay at the table because …

Where will Cleo and Ryan go next?

What will they do? Write 2 predictions.

Challenge! Now complete these predictions using ideas from the story.

Cleo’s mother will…if…

The press or the media  will… if…

Nathan Quirke will probably …because…

The sponsors who have given money for the dig will …if…

Write a paragraph to explain what you think will happen next in the story. Give reasons using because for your ideas.

 

 

Wider Curriculum: ART

LI To Design your own piece of Egyptian Jewellery!

Click the pharaoh to read a short article about jewellery in Ancient Egypt.

Now it’s your turn to design a piece of jewellery fit for a Pharaoh!

What precious stones and metals will you use? What type of jewellery will you want to give the pharaoh to show how god-like and important they are? What will you include in your design to show the pharaoh’s power?

 

Here are a few design ideas you could try: bracelet ,amulet(a good luck charm!), breast plates, collars or even a head dress! Look at these pictures to help you add interesting details!

Think of materials you would need to build your piece of jewellery- will you make it from card? Cardboard? Use dried pasta or string? Beads? Glitter or shiny paper? How will these materials show off your design to best effect?

Label your design with these.

Nearly the end of day. Now it’s time for a little quiet, prayer and reflection with our Class worship. Click the candle.

 

Time for a story to finish our day. Click the image and choose one to read.

Congratulations and well done on finishing Wednesday’s work!

Don’t forget to send your work to the class e-mail address where your teacher will be able to put it on the class pages! See you tomorrow!

Mr Hazelby  

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Welcome to another good day of learning!

It was great to see so many of you on TEAMS for our English lesson and story time yesterday. We look forward to seeing you again today at 11am for a LIVE lesson about classifying animals and then an Egyptian story at 1pm.

 Now let’s wake up and move to Can’t Stop This Feeling!  

Click the image and get moving!

Maths

Find your group’s work below. Print it out or use a pen and paper to answer.

Y3 - Comparing statements

Press Play to Practise

Y4 - Written methods

Press Play to Practise

Mrs Bourdillon's Group - Using arrays

Press Play to Practise

Spelling

Year 3 : Prefixes: Sub- and  Tele-

This week’s words to learn and spell are:

Telephone, telegraph, telescope, television, telephoto

Submarine, subway, submerge, subordinate, subsoil

Can you think of a good way to help you remember how to spell the words using the pyramid, rainbow or shape method?

 

 

 

Year 4 : /g/ sound spelled ‘gu’

This week’s words to learn and spell are:

Guitar, guide, guard, guidebook, guess, guarantee, guardian, guest, guinea-pig, guild

 

Can you also use the pyramid, rainbow or shape method to learn how to spell this week’s words? We look forward to seeing which one you choose.

 

SPAG: subordinate clauses

Click the image and find out how subordinate clause can improve our writing!

 

Reading Skills

Today’s reading extracts uses questions in the text. How does your voice change when you read a question? Read it a few times to an adult and answer the new questions that follow it.

Now let’s have a brain break and work on all our 6 times tables

 

ENGLISH

LI: To describe a character’s emotions and feelings

The Phoenix Code by Helen Moss

Today we’re listening to chapter 7 of the Phoenix code told by Mr Hazelby. Listen carefully for how the character’s think and feel. What is happening around them to make them feel this way?

The characters in this chapter are Cleo and Ryan. Think about what we did in the LIVE lesson yesterday and can you continue and maybe choose a different character.

 

1pm LIVE story time

 

Wider Curriculum: Science

L.I: To recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

Now can you sort these animals into invertebrates and vertebrates

Nearly the end of day. Now it’s time for a little quiet, prayer and reflection with our Class worship. Click the candle.

 

Time for a story to finish our day. Click the image and choose a book to listen to stories such as How to Train your Dragon, Gangster Granny, The Boy who Grew Dragons.

 

Wow! What a busy day of learning! Don’t forget to send any work you’ve done to the class e-mail address where your teacher will be able to put it on the class page.

Mr Hazelby  

Monday 11th January 2021

Welcome to week 2 of online learning! New spellings and geography about Egypt today as well as our regular reading and maths for each group. Time to wake up, stretch and get into Monday with some music and dance to get us into Monday! Click the image and get moving!

Maths

Find your group’s work below. Print it out or use a pen and paper to answer.

There are extra practice questions under the maths spiral on the main class page. Scroll down to find it!

Year 3 Divide by 5

Press play to practise

 

 

Year 4 Efficient multiplication

Press play to practise

Mrs Bourdillon's Group Multiplication sentences using pictures

Press play to practise

Spelling

Year 3 : Prefixes: Sub- and  Tele-

This week’s words to learn and spell are:

telephone telegraph telescope television telephoto

submarine subway submerge subordinate subsoil

write them down and check you know what they mean

Spot the pattern! Can you see the spelling pattern in these words?

Can you think of any other words that fit this pattern?

Year 4 : /g/ sound spelled ‘gu’

This week’s words to learn and spell are:

Guitar, guide, guard, guidebook, guess, guarantee, guardian, guest, guinea-pig, guild

 

write them down and check you know what they mean

Spot the pattern! Can you see the spelling pattern in these words?

Can you think of any other words that fit this pattern?

 

SPAG: Pronouns

Click the image and find out how pronouns can improve our writing!

Get a pen and paper to try out the activities on the BBC website after watching the cartoon!

 

Reading Skills

Remember the reading from Friday? Read it again a few times to an adult and answer the new questions that follow it. How many can you answer?

 

Now let’s have a brain break and work on all our 5 times tables!

 

ENGLISH

LI: To describe a character’s emotions and feelings

The Phoenix Code by Helen Moss

Today we’re listening to chapter 6 of the Phoenix code told by Mr Hazelby. Listen carefully for how the character’s think and feel. What is happening around them to make them feel this way?

The characters in this chapter are Nathan Quirke and Cleo. Focus on them.

 

After listening : Role on the wall

Draw a figure of a person on a piece of paper like this:

Use A4 or A3 if you want to put it up as a poster on your wall at home!

 

Now choose 1 of the characters from the chapter we read:

Nathan Quirke or Cleo.

Write what your character is thinking and feeling on the inside of the figure. Around the outside, write the things that are happening to them or around them in the story in this chapter.

Look at this example to help you:

 

 

 

Wider Curriculum: Geography

Match each key geographical word to its meaning:

continent

A city where the government is located

capital

An individual territory that has its own government

 

country 

A large land mass surrounded by oceans or seas

 

 

If you have an atlas, can you find ONE  example of each in an Atlas?

Challenge Question: What and where is the equator?

Maps

This is a map of Ancient Egypt. Click the image to open a larger version of this map .

Discuss these questions about the map with an adult:

What features can you see recorded on the map?

What colours have been used?

What do the colours tell us about Egypt as a place?

Now use the clues and answers from your discussion to describe what you think the map shows us about Ancient Egypt as a place to live. Write sentences.

Use these sentence starters to help you:

The land is mainly coloured brown because…

As a place to live, Egypt was probably…

There are green areas because ….

The blue areas are …

This means the Egyptians probably had … and could….

The map shows the towns and cities are located ….

Task: Now use the map to make your own map of Ancient Egypt. Label main features like cities, temples, seas, rivers and deserts.

Use colour on your map to show the different terrains. Create a colour key and label the colours to show the type of terrain.

Copy this blank map from the picture or use the link below and to print it off:

 

EXTRA MAP ACTIVITIES Here TO DOWNLOAD:

Nearly the end of day. Now it’s time for a little quiet, prayer and reflection with our Class worship. Click the candle.

 

Time for a story to finish our day. Click the image and choose one to read.

 

That’s it for today! Well done on all the good work you’ve done today-a great start to the week! Have a good evening and rest!

Send any work you’ve done to the class e-mail address where your teacher will be able to put it on the class pages!

Mr Hazelby  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 8th January 2021

Friday! Well done everyone and to celebrate and get the day off to a great start, we’re going to dance to a song called I’m still standing! Are you ready? Click the image and let’s get moving!

 

Maths

Today we’ve got a set of arithmetic questions! Find your group below, click on the link for your group and use pen and paper to copy out the calculations and solve them! 

 

Spellings

Year 3

Suffixes : _ness and -ful

Look, say, cover, Write!

Look at the letter order of each word carefully, say the word out loud, hide the word then try and spell it without looking! Try it three times.

How many did you get right first time? Did you get more right the second time? Did you get them all right the third time?

Here are the words from this week.

Wishful hopeful forgetful hateful successful

Fairness nastiness happiness fitness kindness

 

Year 4

Suffixes: -ing, -er, -en, -ed

Look, say, cover, Write!

Look at the letter order of each word carefully, say the word out loud, hide the word then try and spell it without looking! Try it three times.

How many did you get right first time? Did you get more right the second time? Did you get them all right the third time?

Here are the words from this week.

 

singing, playing, running, climber, runner, player, strengthen, golden, played, climbed

 

Reading Skills

Read the following text a few times to an adult. Then answer the questions.

Now let’s have a brain break and work on all our times tables

 

SPAG:  Powerful Verbs

Look at these verbs and write them on a page on the left:

Walked, saw, said

Now choose an improved verb from the list here and write it next to one of the verbs in your previous list:

Wandered, glimpsed, bellowed

What do the improved words add to the meaning if used in a sentence? How is it better than the original words?

Here is a spider diagram:

You have one main word in the middle like Sports, then, around it, the person has thought of different types of sports then the sports for each of those bubbles. A spider diagram helps us to keep  ideas or words that have a connection, all together.

Have a go at making a spider diagram for the following words:

Go, say, walk, run, see

Use a thesaurus or an online thesaurus here to help you: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus

Just type the word you want in the bar at the top (for example go) and it will have a list underneath for you to choose a different word. Give it a try!

English

LI: To use powerful adjectives and verbs

Now we are going to listen and read the fifth chapter of our new book The Phoenix Code.  Click on the book cover to go to Mrs Irvine’s recording. Listen out for any powerful verbs and adjectives! See if you can write 3 of each down as you listen!

Now look at your descriptions of walking into the chamber from yesterday and add two more paragraphs to the description using powerful verbs and adjectives. Write using your senses: what you can see, hear, smell and feel to make it extra exciting!                  

 

Afternoon - Wider Curriculum                                         

RE: People of God

LI: What is it like to follow God?

Look at The Big Frieze picture: Can you see important words?

There is one large, white word. Can you spot it?

 

Make a list of words from the frieze. Find out what 5 of them mean.

Add some words of your own about the frieze to the list you have made.

Deep Question: Write a sentence

Why are words like SIN in a frieze about people who followed God do you think?

 

The frieze shows  people from the Old Testament , that is the part of the Bible before Jesus was born.

 For example: The story of David and Goliath

Here’s Goliath, in grey. Why are some people in the picture in colour do you think?

How has the artist connected colour to God?

 

Create a poster or story board for one of the stories that you know from the Old Testament or research one you don’t!  

Use pictures, words or sentences in your poster.

Deep Question: How did the people in the story follow God?

 

Now towards the end of the day have some time to reflect as you watch our Collective Worship

Click the candle!

 

 

We can finish our day with a story. Choose a story from the Book Trust

 

Well done everyone! A great end to a super week of learning! Remember to send any work you have completed via email and then we can share your work on our Home Learning Page.

Have a lovely, restful weekend and see you all again Monday!

 

Mr Hazelby  

 

 

 

 

Thursday 7th January

We are almost at the end of the week! Well done everyone, you are doing fantastically!

 

So, are you ready to wake up and shake it off? It’s moving time to get our day going with a Go Noodle!

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/shake-it-off?sp=category&sn=Stretch&st=categories&sid=39

 Maths

Look for your maths group and don’t forget there are more activities to do in the maths icon of our class page.

Year 3

LI to Divide by 8

Year 4

LI : Factor Pairs part 2

Factor pairs are often something people struggle with so we are doing another day of them.  There is no video as we watched it yesterday, but you can always go back and watch it again if you need help or message me via Teams or on email.

 Mrs Bourdillon's maths group

LI to solve multiplication sentences using the x symbol

 

 

Spelling :

Y3- suffixes -ness and -ful

Everyones favourite day – here is a wordsearch for you to try 😊

Wishful hopeful forgetful hateful successful

Fairness nastiness happiness fitness kindness

 

Y4- suffixes -ing, -ed, -er, -en

Everyones favourite day – here is a wordsearch for you to try 😊

singing, playing, running, climber, runner,

player, strengthen, golden, played, climbed

 

Reading Skills

Today we are revisiting the reading about the Forest of Fools. Have a read through it again with an adult and answer the new questions that follow!

 

Now let’s have a brain break and sing and dance along to everyone’s favourite 6 times table song, get up and dance!

Six Times Table Song! (Cover of CHEERLEADER by OMI)

Grammar : Adjectives

Look at the sheet below, they have not used exciting adjectives.  Can you re-write the sentences to improve them using better adjectives.  In class we could use a thesaurus, but if you don’t have one at home there are online ones such as this one:

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus

Just be careful that you use a word that makes sense as not all of them will.

 

English

LI: to use powerful adjectives and verbs

 

Listen and read the next chapter of our book The Phoenix Code.  Click on the book cover to go to Mrs Irvine’s recording. How close was your prediction from yesterday?  Might it still happen?  What is going to happen next?  Have you noticed how each chapter ends on a mini cliff-hanger to get you to read the next chapter?  Sneaky!

 

 

 

Now we are going to do some writing.  Close your eyes and imagine you are standing at the entrance to a long forgotten tomb.  You are going to be the first person to enter the tomb.

Think about what you will see and hear.  What can you smell?  Use your powerful adjectives and verbs to ensure your writing is amazing!

Compare these two pieces of writing, a first draft to get some ideas down and the improved version with good adjectives and verbs.

 

1st draft

I went in to the tomb through the small hole.  It was dark and cold inside.  The air was dry and it smelled bad.  As I was passed a torch, the light helped me to see more details.

 

Edited version

I ducked through the narrow hole we had made into the forgotten tomb.  My body blocked any light coming from the space behind me and the room was as dark as midnight. The air inside was freezing, a complete contrast to the scorching desert above and the tiny, ancient dust, which I disturbed with my feet, rose and tickled my nose.  As someone handed me a flickering torch, the details of the tomb were slowly revealed to me.

 

Can you see how I changed and adapted my initial ideas to improve my work.  Try writing down your basic ideas first and then re-writing them to improve. 

We are going to continue with this tomorrow so you do not need to complete it today – aim for a couple of exciting paragraphs and don’t forget to use some of the powerful verbs and adjectives you have collected from the book.

To help you further, here is an adjective word mat and a verb word mat with some extra ideas you could use.

 

 

 

PE

Our PE topic this term is Gymnastics.  We will be looking at shapes we can make with our bodies, how we can move from one space to another and jumping and rolling.

First you need to warm up your bodies, try this Go noodle to get started

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/warm-ups?sp=category&sn=Workout&st=categories&sid=42

 

Ok, for today I want you to think about the letters in the alphabet.  How could you make them with your body?  Some of them are obvious, for example the letter I is just standing up straight, but what about letters like B or K?  Can you make the whole alphabet with your body?  If you have someone else around, you could try spelling out words and they guess what they are to see if your body shapes are accurate.  Don’t forget to take some photos of your favourite letters or the letters of your name to send to your teacher, we would love to see them!

 

Now towards the end of the day have some time to reflect as you watch our Collective Worship

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/reflection-prayer/

 

We can finish our day with a story. Choose a story from the Book Trust

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Phew, that was a busy day wasn’t it? Don’t forget to send any work you have completed via email and then we can share your work on our Home Learning Page.

Have a brilliant evening and don’t forget there will be a whole new days worth of work ready for you tomorrow, the last day of the week!

Mr Hazelby

 

 

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Good Morning Everyone! Another great learning day ahead with more from our Egyptian story: The Phoenix code and some Egyptian jewellery to sketch! We’ve got predictions in English and conjunctions and multiplication and division!

And...We have an online meeting at 1:30 pm when Mr Hazelby will be reading the Egyptian Myth: Ra's Secret Name! But first,  are you ready to wake and shake? It’s dance time to get our day going with…

 

Click the image and let's go!

Maths

Look for your maths group and there are more activities to do in the maths icon of our class page.

 

Year 3

 

How to Divide by 4

Watch, listen and answer before you try today's questions

Year 4

 

How to find Factor pairs

Watch, listen and answer before you try today's questions

Mrs Bourdillon's maths group

How to Add equal groups

Watch, Listen and answer before you try today's questions

Spelling : Use pencil and paper to write out the words!

Y3- suffixes -ness and -ful

Practise writing these words 4 times with your neatest handwriting.

Wishful hopeful forgetful hateful successful

Fairness nastiness happiness fitness kindness

Rearrange the letters to make the words with their suffixes. The starting letter is given.

 F a t f e l h u           H _ _ _ _ _ _

S p i n h a s p e       H _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 o p f u e l h             H _ _ _ _ _ _

Wonderful : It was a wonderful party because people danced and the food was delicious.

Write your own sentence using because for each of these words and their suffixes.

Painful, Darkness, Careful, Kindness, Forgetful, Fairness

Y4- suffixes -ing, -ed, -er, -en

Practise writing the words below 4 times with your neatest handwriting.

singing, playing, running, climber, runner, player, strengthen, golden, played, climbed

Rearrange the letters to make the words with their suffixes. The starting letter is given.

 

Threnngest     S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Ribmlec          C _ _ _ _ _ _

Neodgl           G _ _ _ _ _ _

Running : Running quickly down the narrow alley, the thief escaped the police.  

Or: The thief was running quickly down the narrow alley because the police were chasing him!

Write your own sentence using because or starting with an -ing word for each of these words and their suffixes.

flying  driver swallowed lighten falling burrowed builder

Reading Skills

Remember the reading about swimming from Monday? Have a read through it again with an adult and answer the new questions that follow!

Now let’s have a brain break and work on our 4 times tables! Click the image to get started!

Grammar : conjunctions

What is a conjunction? Click the image to listen to Laura’s song about conjunctions and how to use them to improve your sentences!  There’s also some conjunctions activities to give you some practice! Get a pencil/pen and paper ready to record your answers to the three activities, including one about life in the sea!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LI :To make predictions based on a text

Now we are going to listen and read the third chapter of our new book The Phoenix Code.  Click on the book cover to go to Mrs Irvine’s recording. You can replay and listen as many times as you want as you work through the activities.

Activity One: Powerful adjectives and verbs

As you listen, note down 3 powerful adjectives and 3 powerful verbs that you hear. Are you ready? Let’s listen! Click the book cover to go to the video.

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

Activity Two: Predictions

A prediction is something we think will happen:

I think it’s going to rain today because there are lots of grey clouds in the sky.

Although the characters in the story are in trouble now, I think they will solve the problem by escaping through a tunnel because there’s a doorway on the other side of the room.

A story or narrative has:

 A plot- the action and events of the story

 A setting-the place where the story happens

characters-the people in the story

Listen to the chapter again then answer the questions below to make your own predictions about the story. Don’t forget to use conjunctions to give your reasons for your predictions. Conjunctions you can use:

when, if, although, because of, so

How do you think the plot will change after chapter 3?

What will the characters do?

Where do you think they will go next?

Wider Curriculum: Art & History

L.I: To observe and record designs for Egyptian jewellery

L.I : To Know the achievements of Ancient Egypt

Jewellery was important in Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians mined precious stones and metals from quarries in the deserts they called the “ Red Land.”

Pharaohs, the kings and queens of Egypt, wore elaborate head dresses and the most beautiful jewellery on their chests to show how important they were. They had to look their best as the people regarded them as god-like!

Egyptians also believed in wearing good luck charms such as the Utchat and scarabs (an Egyptian beetle)to protect them from bad luck in their everyday lives. They also wore ear rings and items we do today.

Can you see the blue beetle holding a red jewel that symbolizes the sun in the third picture?

Lapis Lazuli, a beautiful blue stone that was imported, was used to add colour to necklaces, bracelets and sarcophagi and gold, which the Egyptians worked from the deserts surrounding the Nile.

 

Task: Choose one or more of the pictures above and make some sketches of it. Look at the shapes, the surfaces and the details. If you want to see these pictures in better detail, visit the link below, where you will find lots of other images of Ancient Egyptian jewellery:

 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/ancient-egypt-jewelry?phrase=ancient%20egypt%20jewelry&sort=best

You can use pencils, pastels, charcoal, paint, felt pen and do black and white versions and colour to complete your sketches and make a final picture.

Don’t forget to take photos of your work for the class page blog!

 

 

 

Now towards the end of the day have some time to reflect as you watch our Collective Worship

 

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/reflection-prayer/

We can finish our day with a story. Choose a story from the Book Trust. Click the image to find a story!

 

 

Well done on such a good day’s work! You have learned a lot!  Don’t forget to send any work you have completed via email and then we can share your work on our Home Learning Page.

Have a well-earned rest and see you tomorrow!

Mr Hazelby

Tuesday 5th January

So here we are on day two.  I hope you had a good day yesterday, well done those of you who have sent work in already, it’s great to see how well you are doing.

We are all looking forward to our Teams call today, don’t forget Nightingales is at 9.15, Woodpeckers is at 9.30 and Kingfishers will be joined by the key worker children at 9.45.  We look forward to seeing you all then!

So lets get going today with some dancing – you got this!

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/you-got-this?sp=category&sn=Manage%20Stress&st=categories&sid=22

Maths

Look for your maths group and there are more activities to do in the maths icon of our class page.

Year 3

LI to Divide by 3

 

Year 4

LI to multiply 3 numbers

 

Mrs Bourdillon's maths group

LI to recognise equal groups

 

Spellings

Year 3

Suffixes ful, ness

Using some of the methods we have learned in school, can you write out the words for this week in whichever way you find most helpful. Some of the ideas we have looked at are – pyramid writing, shapes, pictures etc. Which way do you prefer?

                

 

This week’s words are:

Wishful hopeful forgetful hateful successful

Fairness nastiness happiness fitness kindness

Year 4

Suffix ing, er, en, ed

Using some of the methods we have learned in school, can you write out the words for this week in whichever way you find most helpful. Some of the ideas we have looked at are – pyramid writing, shapes, pictures etc. Which way do you prefer?

                

 

This weeks words are:

singing, playing, running, climber, runner, player, strengthen, golden, played, climbed

 

Did you remember to double the ‘n’ in running and runner?  Can you think of other words where the middle letter doubles?

 

Reading Skills

Read the following text a few times to an adult. Then answer the questions.

 

 

 

Now let’s have a brain break and work on all our times tables

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-times-tables-mash-up-with-bartley-bluebird-wolfie-wolf/zk4hd6f

 

 

 

 

English

LI: to know that writers choose words and language to create effect.

Look at your list of words from yesterday.  What makes them good words to use.  Why do you think the writer has used those words instead of others?

If they writer had used boring words, the story wouldn’t be the same, look at this version of the first two paragraphs written without interesting words:

 

As Ryan Flint looked past all the people in the tunnel he was happy.

It wasn’t every day you got to look inside a very old, forgotten room.

 

 

Now we are going to listen and read the second chapter of our new book The Phoenix Code.  Click on the book cover to go to Mrs Irvine’s recording.

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/chapter-2-offering/

                                        

Can you find more adjectives and verbs to add to your list?

Here are some examples to get you started:

Verbs:  perched, sliced, trudged

Adjectives:  scientific, Jackal-headed, gleaming

Think about why the writer has used those words and write about why they make for a good opening to a book.  How does it make the reader feel with the detailed description and exciting vocabulary?  What other devices has the writer used to make you want to carry on with the book?

 

Afternoon - Wider Curriculum

Science

LI: To investigate how we preserve food

Just as the Egyptians preserved the dead Pharaohs, today we still use different methods of preserving things.

Think about food.  What do we do to keep it fresh and edible?  Make a list and ask your adult to go through it with you.  How does each method preserve food?

 

One item of food which can go off very quickly is milk.  Where do you usually keep milk? Of course, we keep it in the fridge. We are going to look at why.  This investigation will take a few days, we need to set it up and then check back on it over a few days.

 

For this investgation, you need four (or more) small cups and some milk.

 

Pour a small amount of milk in to each cup.  Try to make sure there is the same amount in each to keep the test fair.  Then place the cups in different places.  For example, you could keep one in the fridge (as a control), one on a windowsill, one in a warm cupboard and one outside.  Make sure other members of your family know they are for a science experiment so they don’t accidentally tidy them away.

     

Which cup do you think will go off first?  Make some predictions and make sure to check your cups regularly to find out if your predictions were correct. 

You could record it as a table like this:

cup

Position

Prediction

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

1

Fridge

 

 

 

 

2

Windowsill

 

 

 

 

3

Cupboard

 

 

 

 

4

Outside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartsmart

Don’t forget to let love in

Today we are going to think about the people we love.

Thank about who you love in your life.  How do you show it to them?  It could be a daily profession as you leave the house “ Bye, love you!" or it could be in more abstract ways, such as helping with the housework or just being quiet when they are busy.  There are lots of ways to show love.  Today do something special for one of the people you love such as write them a letter, draw them a picture, make them something to show them how much you love them.

 

 

Now towards the end of the day have some time to reflect as you watch our Collective Worship/ Click on the candle to go to the collective worship page

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/reflection-prayer/

 

We can finish our day with a story. Choose a story from the Book Trust

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

I hope you have had a good day and remember to send any work you have completed via email and then we can share your work on our Home Learning Page.

Well done! Hope you enjoyed day two!

Mr Hazelby

 

 

 

Monday 4th January

Welcome to Term 3 online learning! Hope you have had a good Christmas holiday.

Let’s start the day with a Super Movers 8x table!

How to Divide by 5

Do some practice before you try the questions!

Maths Look for your maths group and there are more activities to do in the maths icon of our class page.

Year 3

LI to consolidate 2,4 and 8 x table

 

Year 4

LI to know 11 and 12 times table

Mrs Bourdillon maths group

LI to recognise equal groups

Spellings

Year 3

Suffix ful, ness

Write out these ful and ness words

Wishful hopeful forgetful hateful successful

Fairness nastiness happiness fitness kindness

Can you think of anymore? Can you write them in a sentence?

Year 4

Suffix ing, er, en, ed

Choose a root word i.e. run, play, sing, climb, gold, strength and which suffix can you add to each word?

Can you think of more root words and add suffixes?

 

 

 

Reading Skills

Read the following text a few times to an adult. Then answer the questions.

Now let’s have a brain break and work on our 11 times table!

 

English

LI To identify powerful adjectives and verbs

Can you remember what an adjective is?

It is a word that describes a noun. Watch this clip to remind you.

 

Can you remember what a verb is?

It is an action word / a doing word.

Watch the following to remind you what a verb is.

 

Now we are going to listen and read the first pages of our new book The Phoenix Code by Helen Moss!

Still image for this video

 

Can you find some powerful adjectives and verbs? Highlight the text and write them in a list.

Powerful adjectives                            Powerful verbs

  crush                                                         craned

 remote                                                      crammed

 

How many more can you add to the lists?

 

Wider Curriculum

History

LI to learn about mummification

Watch this clip about mummification

Tell someone at home what you have learnt.

Can you make yourself or someone at home into a mummy using a toilet roll?

Now towards the end of the day have some time to reflect as you watch our Collective Worship at

https://www.archbishopcourtenay.org.uk/reflection-prayer/

We can finish our day with a story. Choose a story from the Book Trust.

Click the image to go to the site!

 

I hope you have had a good day and remember to send any work you have completed via email to:

    woodpeckers@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk

and then we can share your work on our Home Learning Page!

Well done! What a good first day back!

Mr Hazelbyyessmiley

WISHING ALL OUR FAMILIES A LOVELY HALF TERM from Mr Hazelby and Mrs Cole.

SEE YOU ALL IN TERM 2!

Science: Solids, Liquids and Gases

In science, to show how solids, liquids and gases form from tiny, microscopic molecules, Woodpeckers had fun banding close together , then in tandem and finally dispersing across the playground. We collected our ideas in chalk on the playground of examples of solids, liquids and gases too.

Finishing off our hospital designs and models!

We finished painting our models of the hospital and here are some of the results! A lot of hard work went into them and focus and concentration! We used our first designs to help us construct them and chose the colours and styles ourselves to finish off. Take a look!

Our Finished Models of the Hospital!

Jonah and the Whale!

In RE this week, we read and acted out the story of Jonah and the Whale!

Mr Hazelby put us into groups, each group with a part to act out in the story: Jonah, the wicked people of Nineveh, the crew on the boat in the storm and God!( Mr Hazelby played the whale! ).

We thought about the action and the story then acted out our parts in order.

We talked about why Christians still read this story: we thought it showed how God helps us and the story also teaches us to do the right thing and not run away!

Jonah and the Whale!

A busy week this week! Mrs Paul, our art co-ordinator set us a competition challenge to design and build the Evelina children's hospital! Using our designs and our artistic versions of photos of the hospital, we looked at the materials, colours and shapes that we could use then built and finished our models.

Have a look at our work in this presentation: there's drawing, colouring, sticking, cutting and designing! 

We used our designs to help us decide on our finished models. 

THANK YOU FOR THE HARVEST!

A VERY HEARTFELT AND HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR WOODPECKERS FAMILIES FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN GIVING FOR OUR HARVEST! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
This week is harvest and we performed Autumn Days by Estelle White on our zoom collective worship after rehearsing line by line and learning about the pitch and the tune of the song. We also brought in harvest boxes with food for those less fortunate than ourselves and discussed in collective worship this week how we can show compassion for others in the acts of kindness we can do.

Autumn Days

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