This image is taken from Reasons to be Cheerful which is a selection of poems for children and adults alike. Enjoy reading together and remember that you are doing an excellent job!
Monday 4th May
Maths – We are continuing to learn about time this week, introducing the 24 hour clock. These worksheets will help you to revise what we learnt last week as well as practice the new learning about the 24 hour clock: Monday 4th May Time worksheets You might find this resource helpful to support your learning: 24 hour clock helpsheet.
English – You may have heard about Captain (now Colonel) Tom, an 100-year-old man who has raised millions of pounds for the NHS. Our learning today has a focus on Guided Reading and is inspired by this incredible story. English – Monday 4.5.20
Tuesday 5th May
Maths – Our lesson today is all about timetables! Have a look at these examples to help you. L2 Timetables examples from teachers You might want to use one of these templates to help you create your own. Timetable template 1 Timetable template 2 Timetable template 3
There are also some challenge questions on this worksheet if you want to take your learning even deeper. Tuesday 5th May
English – In English this week we are going online! We will be using Purple Mash to compose emails. This will also give you some practice with typing – a really good skill to master! Watch the videos on the blog and log in to your Purple Mash to complete the learning. A link to the UCPS school portal for Purple Mash is found here. Make sure you have also become familiar with the online safety guidance.
Wednesday 6th May
Maths – This lesson is all about how to calculate time duration (how much time has passed). The worksheet can be found here to complete after watching the video lesson Wednesday 6 May worksheet . If you want to use a clock face to help you with your calculations, there is an online clock you can use. There is also an additional challenge sheet. Wednesday 6 May time challenge
English – Watch the video link and follow the instructions to compose your own email and send it.
Thursday 7th May
Have a go at some of the Kitchen Chemistry activities that Mrs Bullen-Smith has tried in her science video this week.
There is also a lesson on making your own fictional animal here – platypus and fictional animals
Check out the latest gardening video from Miss Glenister and her virtual gardening club.
Friday 8th May
Additional Educational Resources:
BBC bitesize has some really helpful resources, including daily lessons and activities that you may want to use as a supplement to your learning.
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.
It is great to hear that lots of you are taking part in Joe Wicks live at 9am every morning. Don’t forget to dress up on Fridays!
We also have our very own Joe Wicks, Mr Jackson, who will be uploading his own workout videos for you to do at home. The links will be sent out via email.
Summer Virtual School Games
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough School Sports Partnership have invited us to take part in their Virtual School Games. Please see the letter and the activities in the links below, starting with a week of Netball challenges. We hope you will enjoy the games and an element of healthy competition in your households! If you wish to submit your entries, there are also prizes to be won. Good luck!
Active History is offering one month free access to their simulations, games and quizzes. They cover a broad range of historical eras.
The book of Hopes – this is a free resource of poetry, short stories and pictures to offer hope and entertainment for children during lockdown.
Reasons to be cheerful – this website takes you to some hope-filled poetry and stories for adults and children alike.
If you would like to challenge your brain with some fun thinking visit this website for weekly challenges, riddles and games.
Sing Up, the online music platform we use at school, is offering freesinging resources for home learning https://www.singup.org/home-schooling.
We also have some ideas and activities around the song One Moment, One People. You can find the lyrics here One Moment One People Lyrics and Links and additional resources here One Moment, One People home resources.
Rob Biddulph is also hosting a Draw-A-Long every Tuesday and Thursday.
Ideas for being creative outdoors can be found here.
Educode Academy also offer 30 minutes of free coding time each day.
If you want to travel around the world from your home try out some of these links:
This is the perfect moment to explore lots of different books and read for pleasure. Please find below some links where you can listen to authors reading a large selection of books.
- 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
Handwriting & Spelling
If you would like to practice your 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.