Welcome back to your online learning! We hope that you had a lovely half term. Please see below for all of your learning links for the week. At the end, we have also compiled an abundance of additional resources for other subjects that you can dip into at your leisure throughout the half term. Enjoy!
Monday 1st June
Scroll down to summer term, week 3 watch the video for lesson 1: Converting pounds and pence.
Follow up investigation: https://nrich.maths.org/1116
English: For the next two weeks, we will be exploring the story of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson using BBC Teach videos and resources.
Cick on the link to watch first episode of the story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt1/zv2h47h
Reading: Once you’ve watched this episode one, complete this: Reading Summary Sheet
Tuesday 2nd June
After watching the clip, draw your own version of what you think the treasure map looks like. Add features to the island such as trees, mountains, rivers, any buildings, the location of the treasure, etc and label these. Add pirate-style instructions for how to find the treasure using time connectives (‘first, find a rock shaped like a bird…after this take one hundred steps left… etc’) Treasure map
Spelling: Spelling Week 1
Wednesday 3rd June
You might want to discuss with you family afterwards: If you were Jim, would you trust him? Why, why not?
Reading: A story about a group of meerkats…Reading Wednesday
Thursday 4th June
Scroll down to summer term, week 3 watch the video for lesson 4: Multiplying and dividing by 3 and 4.
English: Click here to watch episode 4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt4/zbb9t39
Consider the viewpoint of the different characters up to this point and complete: Character viewpoint
Alternatively, write an alternative end to the episode in which Jim is discovered in the barrel. Does he escape and how?
Reading: Read a story about a boy called Ajay: The Park
Friday 5th June
Scroll down to summer term, week 3 watch the video for lesson 5: Friday cooking challenge!
After this, imagine Ben Gunn has been able to keep a diary. Write entries covering the events when he was marooned. You can use this template if you would like: Ben Gunn’s Diary
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.
- 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.