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Working From Home

Hello Ash Class,

This page is for any of you who find yourself working at home. Do as much as you can, but don't worry if it gets too tricky.

Work will be kept in the downloads for a week and will then be removed so the page stays easy to use. 

If we are all in lockdown, please check the ‘zoom meetings’ tab for information on daily zoom calls.

I have added a 'useful websites' tab. As well as a list of normal websites we use in school, I have added in some that are useful to support home learning.

Please share anything you do on the lockdown blog - this way I can respond to your work. If you would like to get in contact with me, either email the school office, or create a blog post (I won't publish anything that is private.) 

Daily tasks:

  • Reading - record reading in yellow books as normal, deposit any finished library books in quarantine box in office (if you can) and then read any books you have at home.
  • TTRockstars - try to do at least 15 mins per day to keep up with your times tables. You have been set the table you were most recently on.
  • Nessy if you are in the Nessy group.

Suggested Timetable:

This will be what we are following with the key workers in school. That way if your child is in school part time, you can see which activities your child will be needing to complete at home. This also works great as a structure for those children learning solely at home, to mimic what we usually do in school.

9:00 - 9:20 9:20 - 10:15 10:15 - 10:30 10:30 - 10:50 10:50 - 12:00 12:00 - 1:00 1:00-1:20 1:20-3:00

Guided

Reading

Maths Break Handwriting  English  Lunch Spelling Theme

Thank you, and see you soon!

Miss Welch

 

WC: 25/01/2021

This week, I am working at home.

Daily Tasks

Spelling

This week, we are looking at homophones. When learning these, please make sure you learn the meanings along with the spellings, or it’ll be confusing!’ See below for a list of words:

Scene, seen, mail, male, ball, bawl.

 

If you are in my phonics spelling group, we are looking at the ‘ph’ grapheme. If you don’t know which group your in, please get in contact.

Your words this week are:

Phone, nephew, alphabet, microphone, dolphin, phantom, photograph, pheasant.

Monday 25th January 2021

Guided Reading: To predict what will happen next from the details stated.

Read through the extract of ‘Iggy Peck Architect’.

Think about what has happened so far to Iggy. What do you think will happen next? Draw a picture of what you think will happen next, then write the next part of the story as if you are the writer. Consider… what has happened, what could Iggy do. You can do this on plain paper so that it would be like a page from the book.

RESOURCES: Iggy Peck Extract #1

                       Plain Paper

 

English: To plan by writing down key words and ideas

This week, we will be building up to writing our own stories based on the structure of ‘The Bear and the Piano.

Today we will focus on the settings and the characters that will be in your story. You need to choose 2 settings and one character. Draw a picture of them and find 6 adjectives to describe each one.  When you have found your 6 words, look at them and change 2 of them for even better words.

 

Setting Ideas:

Sea

Forest 

Arctic

Rainforest

RESOURCES: English Resource Monday

 

Maths: Modelling Fractions

Today we are looking at modelling fractions. Please use pages 1+2 in the maths workpack.

Resources: Maths Workpack WC 25th

 

Handwriting: To join ‘kn’

This week in handwriting, we will be looking at how to join the letters ‘kn’.

Watch the video of Mrs Searle joining ‘kn’ together.

 

 

Then practise on the handwriting lines.

RESOURCE: Handwriting Lines

 

Theme: Science: To understand how animals ears are shaped and postioned to help them to hear.

Watch the following vide to remind yourself about how ears detect sounds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zx9hcj6

 

Why do you think animals are so good at hearing?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/zffc7nb

 

Use Theme Resource (Independent Activity 1 and 2 only) to explore how the size, shape and postion of animals ears can affect how well they hear.  

Independent 1: Animal Ears Position – Work with a family member to consider why animals might change the position of their ears.

Independent 2: Animal Ears Shape – Work with a family member to consider why animals have very large ears.

RESOURCES: Theme Resource

Tuesday 26th January 2021

Guided Reading: To clarify the meaning of key words.

Read the extract from Iggy Peck the Architect.

Answer the following questions. If you are not sure what a word means…

  1. Read the word in the sentence.
  2. Try to replace the word with a different word to see if it means the same.
  3. Use a dictionary to help you

RESOURCES: Guided Reading Resource Tuesday

 

English: To plan by writing down key words and ideas

Today we will continue to plan our stories but this time, we will focus on the plot. The plot is the sequence of events that happen in the story. ‘English resource Tuesday’ gives you the opportunity to choose an instrument and find 6 words to describe it. It also shows the sequence of events of the story of ‘The Bear and The Piano’. Use this as a guide to think about what will happen in your story. Write in some brief sentences to say what will happen at each part of your story.

 

RESOURCES: English Resource Tuesday

                     

Maths: Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Today we are looking at comparing and ordering fractions. Please use pages 3-5 in the maths workpack.

Resources: Maths Workpack WC 25th

 

Handwriting: To apply ‘kn’ to key words.  

Using the handwriting lines, practise these key words that include the joins ‘kn’. Remember to show you tall letters and your long letters, whilst trying to keep your small letters of the same size.

 

Theme: To investigate ways to enhance the sounds that you hear.

Today you are going to test this simple hypothesis: the bigger the card ears the better you can hear or the cone ears hear better than the cylinder ears.

In order to test this, you will need to make yourself a ‘hearing enhancer’ (a cone made from a piece of card). Remember to never put anything into their ears.

 

Think about what you will change when making your ‘hearing enhancer’ – the size or the shape?

How will you test it? How you investigate it?

 

PE: Mr Harris has given you a PE challenge!

 

 

 

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Guided Reading: To make inferences about a character’s feelings.

Listen to and read back the story of Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty.

 

 

Now watch the video of Mrs Searle explaining how to create a feelings graph to show how Iggy’s feelings changed through the story.

 

 

RESOURCES: Guided Reading Resource Wednesday – graph template

 

English: To write an entertaining story.

Watch the video of Mrs Searle starting to write her story. Notice all of the different things that she includes in the beginning of her story.

 

 

Using your plans that you created on Monday and Tuesday, write your own story. Remember to use the structure of ‘The Bear and the Piano’ to help you. I have set this task over two days, so please do not rush. Take your time and add as much detail as possible. Don’t forget you want to entertain the reader

Here are some key things that I would like you to include in your story.

  1. Adjectives and noun phrases describing the settings.
  2. Include a couple of examples of speech which are demarcated with inverted commas.
  3. Pronouns to help your story flow.

RESOURCES: Lined paper

                       Plans from Monday and Tuesday

 

Maths: Fractions of collections

Today we are looking at fractions of collections. Please use pages 6-8 in the maths workpack.

Resources: Maths Workpack WC 25th

 

Handwriting: To apply ‘kn’ to different words.

Today, I would like you practise applying ‘kn’ to different words, but this time practising them onto lined paper. Don’t forget to show your tall letters and your long letters.

 

 

 
   

Now practise each of these words three times.

 

Theme: Music

Today there will be a live stream on zoom. We will see how it works this week and whether it is something that we can do each week. This will be led by ‘Listen To Me’, along with the other children who are working in school. Please use your usual login but join us at 10:30am. The focus will be body percussion.

Thursday 28th January 2021

Guided Reading: To make inferences about a character.

Today I would like you to focus on the character of Miss Greer and how she changed throughout the story. Use ‘Guided Reading Resource Thursday’ to make inferences about how Miss Greer was thinking during different parts of the story. Then write an explanation to say how her attitude towards Iggy’s archetecture changed through the story.

If you would like to listen to the whole story again, follow this link.

 

 

RESOURCES: Guided Reading Resource Thursday.

 

English: To write an entertaining story.

Watch this video of Mrs Searle modelling how to continue your story – focussing on the plot and the action.

 

 

Continue to write your story using your plans from Monday and Tuesday to help you.

Again, please do not rush. Take your time and add as much detail as possible. Don’t forget you want to entertain the reader

Here are some key things that I would like you to include in your story.

1.       Adjectives and noun phrases describing the settings.

2.       Include a couple of examples of speech which are demarcated with inverted commas.

3.       Pronouns to help your story flow.

 

RESOURCE: The story that you started yesterday and your plans from Monday and Tuesday.

 

Maths: Equivalent Fractions

Today we are looking at equivalent fractions.

Watch this video of Miss Welch explaining what to do:

 

 

Please use pages 12-14 in the maths workpack.

Resources: Maths Workpack WC 25th

 

Handwriting: To apply ‘kn’ to sentences.

Now using normal lined paper, practise writing these sentences. Remember to try to join your letters in the way that we have been practising.

 

Theme: Science: To try communicating without sound.

Sign language is a widely used way of communicating for people who cannot hear. Use the Sign Language mat (Theme Resources – Independent Activity 3) to practise signing your name.

Can you sign the names of other people in your house hold?

RESOURCE: Theme Resources

Friday 29th January 2021

Guided Reading: To select and retrieve answers from a text

As I mention a couple of weeks ago, this half term’s theme is ‘Me, Myself and I’ with a focus of ‘growth mindset’. In other words setting your mind to something and believing that you can achieve it. As your final guided reading task of the week, I would like you to complete this reading comprehension about Greta Thunberg – someone who is determined to make a change.

RESOURCE: Guided Reading Resource Friday

 

English: To edit and improve your story and perform it.

Today I would like you to read back your story to yourself. As you read it, Check and edit these things.

  1. Check that your sentences make sense. It could be that you need to add in an extra word and take a word out.
  2. Check your punctuation. Have you used capital letters and full stops? Then check your commas and inverted commas.
  3. Check your spellings. Underline them as you identify them, then find the correct spelling and edit it.

 

Now read through your poem several times. Could you publish your story? This could be reading it aloud on camera for your class mates to hear or turning it into a book with illustrations? We would love to hear/see them. Please email me your stories when you have completed them.

RESOURCE: You story that you have been writing.

 

Maths: Equivalent Fractions

Today we are looking at equivalent fractions. Please use pages 15-16 in the maths workpack.

As it is the end of the week, you may wish to complete the tasks I have set on Mathletics to consolidate your knowledge from the week.

Resources: Maths Workpack WC 25th

 

Handwriting:

Now try writing your own silly sentences using the ‘kn’ words. Remember to practise writing the sentences using the joins that we have been working on and to show you tall, long and small letters.

knee

knew

knot

knife

knuckle

know

knit

knight

knowledge

knock

 

Theme: Heart Smart: Too Much Selfie Isn’t Healthy!

To recognise and celebrate the kindness of other people.

Winston Churchill was one of the most important Prime Ministers that Britain has ever had. As a small boy his parents did not spend much time with him. He was looked after by a lady called Elizabeth Everest who was an amazing person.

Task:

  1. Research who Elizabeth Everest was and what she did to help Winston Churchill. You can use Heartsmart Resource Friday to get you started.
  2. Design an award to honour Elizabeth for the way that she looked after Winston.

RESOURCE: Heartsmart Resource Friday