Hello everyone. Welcome to a new week of your online learning!
Messages for the Week
- Premier Sport have very kindly offered to send us some fitness and exercise videos that the children can use throughout the week. Each Friday, you will be sent an email with a link to two videos that can be used for the following week. Enjoy!
- Parents, if you would like some child friendly books to help explain the coronavirus to your children, click here: Best Children’s Books About Coronavirus On this site you can download some free eBooks that will help children to understand this unusual time we’re living in.
- Unlock challenge for Maths: Practice your 3x tables throughout the week: Multiplication Game
- Clue for riddle: “Ouch! It’s hot!”
Maths: In Maths this week, we will be continuing with our learning on fractions.
- Video link: Fractions Lesson 6
- Video link: How To Understand A Poem
- This activity will follow on nicely from the English video for today.
- Watch Joseph Coelho recite on of his poems: Dada’s Stories
- Once you have watched the video, read it for yourself and then respond to the poem: Dada’s Stories Response
- Video link: Fractions Lesson 7
- Once you have watched the video, complete the practice investigation: Working Systematically
- Extra spicy: Fractions Lengths
- Video link: Do Poems Need to Rhyme?
- After you’ve watched this, practice writing your own clerihew: Writing a Clerihew
- Practice some more of your common exception words: Spelling Week 4
- You can also use this game to practice your common exception words: Against the Clock Make sure you have the volume turned up for this!
- You will be exploring ‘Courage’ in a dance session with Ms Natale! (Link will be emailed to you).
- Video link: Fractions Lesson 8
- Once you have watched the video, complete these two activities: Reasoning About Shapes
- Extra spicy: Fraction Addition
- Video link: Understanding Different Poetry Formats
- Spicy: Writing a haiku
- Extra spicy: If you feel like more of a challenge, why not try writing a sonnet instead: Writing a Sonnet
Reading: Have you ever stared out at the stars and night and wondered whether you’d be able to make it up there one day? Find out all about space tourism in today’s reading challenge.
- Video link: Fractions Lesson 9
- Video link: Making Pictures Without Words
- Once you have watched the video, get a camera and take a photo of something/ some place/ some person that inspires you. It could be at home, in the garden, out in nature…or somewhere else!
- Now imagine that you are trying to describe the picture to someone who can’t see it. Write a poem about it, using all of the skills you have learned over the last 2 weeks. You can decide what type of poem to create! Paint a picture with your words!
- Gardening: This week in Virtual Gardening Club, Ms Watson and Ms Glenister are tackling some of the toughest plants known to man… weeds! Your task is to join them in identifying as many weeds as possible, using the Royal Horticultural Society website as the key source of information. You can also use the following template to check off the different plants that you spot when you go exploring: British Plant Photo Identification
- Video link will be emailed to you.
- Video link: Fractions Lesson 10
- Once you have watched the video, complete this activity: Equal Parts that Look Different
- Extra spicy: Fraction Subtraction
- Video link: Poetry and Music
Reading: Take a look at this story about a boy who can’t seem to be dragged away from his computer games…until his mother brings him a gift…
Handwriting & Spelling
- If you would like to practice more spellings, Spelling Frame has home learning opportunities for you to work on.
- Pen Pals, the scheme of handwriting UCPS follows, is currently also offering resources for free.
- Audible (currently free)
- First News is offering free weekly issues during this time frame.
- Get Epic is an online library with 40,000 children’s titles available to read.
- Oliver Jeffers’s will read one of his books every day. Readings will take place at 6pm UK time and are broadcast via Instagram Stories. All broadcasts have been recorded and will also be added to Jeffers’ website
- Poets are reading out their poems here, with online prompts offering comprehension questions.
- Storyline Online
- Mark Kistler is hosting a live drawing session every weekday at 5pm.
- Rob Biddulph is also hosting a Draw-A-Long every Tuesday and Thursday.
- Ideas for being creative outdoors can be found here.
- If you would like to practice your touch typing you can visit Typing Club or Nitro Typing. Both are free to sign up for.
- Educode Academy also offer 30 minutes of free coding time each day.
- Check out these six home activity packs with a focus on ‘Online Safety at Home’:
- Home Activity 1
- Home Activity 2
- Home Activity 3
- Home Activity 4
- Home Activity 5
- Home Activity 6
- Active History is offering one month free access to their simulations, games and quizzes. They cover a broad range of historical eras.
- AvantiSchools are providing free daily well being opportunities. “Stay home and be well.” You can register and find the videos here.
- Outdoor mindfulness activities
- Free 30-day mindfulness challenge for families
- Woodland trust have compiled audio clips of different bird sounds so you can learn them and begin to recognise them on your walks! https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/identify-bird-song/
- Singing is a great way to lift your spirits and connect with those around you. You can find songs with music and lyrics to sing on the SingUp website
- If you would like to challenge your brain with some fun thinking visit this website for weekly challenges, riddles and games.
- You can find daily science activities and challenges at the Children’s University and Club SciKidz.
- Science Spot also offers ideas of science you can do at home, as well as Mystery Science, which is free for now.
Sustrans Outside In
- Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to contribute to keeping us active and healthy in body and mind. During this time where we are mostly required to stay at home, these activities become harder to do so. Sustrans Outside In therefore aims to provide ideas and inspiration to bring health and wellbeing activities into the home.