Owl Class Home Learning Week Beginning 29.6.20-3.7.20
Welcome back to another week of home learning! Not many more weeks left to go!
Please spend some time over the week practising your weekly spellings. There is an attached PowerPoint Presentation that goes through the spelling rule and gives you a chance to practise. The weekly spellings for this week are:
Spelling Rule: Adverbials of manner
In order to help us move through the book a little quicker, there is going to be an extra maths lesson this week. Please remember that the challenge activity is completely optional.
Lesson 1: Adding fractions (pages 52-55)
Video lesson: https://youtu.be/BHTLfLqgqI8
Lesson 2: Subtracting fractions (pages 56-59)
Video lesson: https://youtu.be/MORNV_bi5pE
Lesson 3: Calculating fractions of a quantity (pages 60-61)
Video lesson: https://youtu.be/amrP1SgW4Ps
Lesson 4: Solving problems- fraction of a quantity (pages 64-67)
Video lesson: https://youtu.be/6YeFMDZJQ-M
Optional challenge activity- Subtracting fractions
There are two challenges to try if you’d like to. The answers are provided.
Task 1: Spellings
Practise your weekly spellings and use the PowerPoint to help you. Can you use your spellings in some sentences?
Task 2: SPaG- Handwriting focus
Read the poem The Star on the SpaG Handwriting sheet. Copy the poem in your neatest handwriting.
Task 3: Reading Comprehension
Our comprehension this week is going to focus on play scripts. You have been given a scene from Oliver Twist which you need to read through. Then you have some questions to answer. 1 star is easier, 2 stars is slightly harder and 3 stars is more of a challenge. Choose the comprehension most appropriate for you. The answers are provided but feel free to send them to me too.
Task 4: Creative Writing- Play script writing
Have a go at writing your own play script scene. I’d like your play to be set during the Second World War and I’d like you to have at least 3 different characters (but no more than 6). Can you try and include some historically accurate details to show your understanding of the time period? Perhaps your play will be set during the Blitz or the Battle of Britain. Or maybe your characters will be evacuees. Use the features of a play script checklist to help you. I have included an example of two scenes from a play called ‘The Evacuees’. If you’re stuck and are finding it difficult to make up your own play from scratch, continue ‘The Evacuees’ and think about what might happen next. Sorry if they are a bit hard to read- my scanner broke so I had to take photos of the pages instead!
Geography- The Water Cycle
We have already had a brief look at the water cycle during our Literacy lessons before Easter, but this week we are going to look at it in a bit more detail. Here is a reminder of the video we used to help us learn about the water cycle (it is quite catchy so sorry parents!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWb4KlM2vts
Go through the PowerPoint and then complete the activity sheet. Add colour to the diagram if you’d like!
If you’d like, you can try this optional experiment where you can make a water cycle in a bag! https://www.mobileedproductions.com/blog/how-to-make-a-water-cycle-in-a-bag
This week we are going to look at some places that are special to Hindus. Go through the PowerPoint ‘Special Places’ and then have a go at the activity sheet where you compare Hindu places of worship.
Then I would like you to write about somewhere that is special to you. Can you describe it and explain why it a special place? You can include a picture or a drawing. You can do this in your lined book.
ICT- Purple Mash 2Animate
This week on Purple Mash, one of your tasks is 2Animate. You are going to use the program to create animated scenes by repeating and changing images on a storyboard. There is a ‘how to’ video you can watch to help you understand how to use 2Animate (next to the red exit button).
Click on the link which will take you to the French Games website. Start off by clicking on the ‘Full Tutorial- All activities’ button. This will take you through a series of different activities that will help you learn the names of the colours in French. Once you’ve worked your way through the activities and have spent some time practising, you can have a go at some of the games. There are loads of types of games you can play, including hangman, four in a row and mix and match! Then there is a chance for you to test your knowledge to see how much you can remember!
Reading with Miss Steyn
Here are the links to the next three chapters of Matilda.
1. Bruce Bogtrotter and the Cake: https://youtu.be/cD58IG6u2-g
2. Lavender: https://youtu.be/4tlG77FKQK8
3. The Weekly Test: https://youtu.be/TvlVyiDDRmE
There will be some activities for you to complete on Purple Mash. Log in and go to ‘2Dos’ and complete the tasks that have been set. I will be able to see how you got on once you’ve finished.
Make up your own workout! If you want to, record yourself so that others can copy your workout (a bit like Joe Wicks!). If you’d prefer, you can write your workout out on paper.
Make sure you try and get outside for a little bit each day. Go on a morning walk or do some exercises in your garden. Fresh air is really important!
Don’t forget to spend some time every day reading and practising your times tables. You can complete the Daily 10 everyday too https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
If you’d like to continue keeping up to date with the news, watch the daily and weekly news on Espresso (weekly news updated every Thursday). Newsround is also another good one to look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
Speak to you soon,
Miss Steyn J