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This section of the class page will set out what you can do on a daily basis at home. It will be loosely based on our normal daily timetable and I will aim to update it daily. If the children complete any IT based tasks, please feel free to e-mail them across to me:

m.armstrong@st-michaels-on-wyre.lancs.sch.uk

 

Please find the home learning document and music resources in the 'Home Learning Document' tab of the class page. The 'useful web links' tab also has many of the different websites that you can copy and paste.

 

Friday 03/04/20

Morning everyone! One day and then you're on Easter holidays where I want you to make sure you relax, spend time with family and enjoy yourself as best as you can! Over the holidays, just keep up to date with a few games of spelling shed and TT Rockstars here and there. Also, please help your parents around the house as much as possible; this will be hard for them to manage and a little help will go a long way (send over any pictures of jobs you are doing and I'll put them on the website).

 Today's tasks:

 

First morning task:

Go back to your stories from yesterday. I've read some and, whilst they contain some grammar features, quite a few aren't up to the usual standard you would create in class (which is understandable, given that you have little guidance). Please think about the following things: have you described characters enough so the reader can picture them? Have you described settings enough so the reader can imagine themselves there? Have you skipped through the story too quickly so that the events aren't clear? 

If you think you may have rushed some areas, please go back and edit them first, just like we would do during the register.

Thanks!

 

ICT:

I'm not entirely sure where Mr Christie got up to with ICT before the end of the term so please log in to Purplemash and continue to complete some sections in the coding part. I don't have Purplemash login details at home with me so won't be able to pass them on if you don't know them. If you don't know your Purplemash login details, please could you have a go at creating a PPT presentation showcasing what you have learnt about space this term.

 

Music:

Go to the 'home learning document' tab on class pages and you will find Mrs Brabin's songs that you can practise at home. You will be able to find the music on Youtube too.

 

Afternoon:

Arithmetic:

Year 6 - Please begin to work your way through the 'Year 6 to 7 transition' section of the My Mini Maths website. This will help start to prepare you for high school.

Year 5 - My Mini Maths - Week 2.

Please try to complete the questions underneath the magnifying glasses. I've pasted the link below. They are missing number multiplication problems. Make sure you remember your carried digits.

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-mini-maths/

 

Guided Reading:

Please spend 30 minutes reading your school reading book.

 

Geography:

In your Geography topic, you are looking at N. America as a case study. At the bottom of this page, I have put a blank world map. I would like you to google the following things and label them on a world map. You can print this at home but you don't have to print it; you could just write an explanation in your blue book for each one:

Latitude, Longitude, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Equator, the main continents, the main oceans, where the UK is.

 

If you do print the map, you will need to draw on lines representing the Tropics and the Equator. Don't draw lines for longitude and latitude; just explain what they are.

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Thursday 02/04/20:

Morning everyone. I hope you're now all prepared for your SATS... Haha!

 

Morning Task:

We normally do guided reading first thing on a Thursday so please spend the first part of the day reading your school reading book. Again, if you complete your reading book, write a review discussing your favourite characters (and why), your favourite scene and five bullet points to summarise the story.

 

English:

Begin with 10 minutes on spelling shed. I've given some of you rewards for how well you are doing. The two highest so far are Constance and Holly Armer! Well done!

 

This morning is our double English session so I thought it would be nice if you guys create your own short story. A short story is only really supposed to be a page or two. Below, I've put a picture that can be what your story is based on.

Please take one page of your blue book to plan out your story map including your introduction, build-up, problem, resolution, ending. This order might change slightly depending on what happens in your story. Underneath the picture is a success criteria of grammar features you must include within the story.

 

Success Criteria:

- An introduction needs to describe settings, characters and give clues as to what might happen in the story.

- You need to use different sentence openers e.g. 'ing' or 'ed' phrases

  For example: Stepping gently over the fallen twigs on the forest floor, he made his way quietly up to the cracked, wooden door.

- The full range of punctuation - commas to mark clauses, semi-colons and full stops clearly marked sentences.

- Suspense.(if you are looking to engage the reader) - this could be through short sentences or ellipsis.

- Noun phrases for description. For example, the creaky, heavy door.

 

There are lots of other things you can include in your stories such as propositional phrases, relative clauses, parenthesis. Once you have written your story, go back through it with a different coloured pen and see how you can up-level it and add in any features you've missed to improve it.

 

Afternoon:

Maths:

Please spend 10 minutes practising TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your rock speed. 

 

After that, I would like you to continue on multiplication. Warm up with the following questions and check your answers on a calculator (Remember the 0 on the second line as you are multiplying by 10):

1. 258 x 45 = 11610

2. 2359 x 78 = 184002

3. 4390 x 79 = 346810

 

For your main task, see if you can solve the following problems:

1. There are 26 students in a class.

    They get 7 pieces of homework per week.

    There are 38 weeks in the school year.

    How many pieces of homework do they get in total in a year? 6916

 

2. Toby reads 9 pages of his book each night.

    It takes him 5 weeks to finish his book.

    How many pages long is Toby's book? 315

 

3. A baker bakes trays of bread buns.

    Each tray contains 8 buns.

    Each bun sells for 35 pence.

    On Monday, the baker bakes 12 trays and sells all the buns.

    How much money does he make from selling the buns?

    Show your answer in pounds. £33.60

 

PE:

In PE, we have been learning different gym routines and looking at travels, balances and sequences.

At home, see if you can come up with a sequence of starting pose - travel - balance - travel - balance - finishing pose.

 

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Wednesday 01/04/20

Morning everyone. I hope you're all well! I've been really impressed with some of the work I've had forwarded to me; well done and keep it up. You're doing brilliantly! Today's tasks are as follows:

 

English:

We normally do spellings before worship so please spend 10 minutes on Spelling Shed and 10 minutes reading your school reading book. If you finish a school reading book, please write a review in your blue book that you can add to your grid when we go back to school.

After that, go to the bottom of this page and you will find a PowerPoint on Simple, Compound and Complex sentences.

Open it and read through the PPT carefully as there are some questions at the end.

Remember, in compound sentences, the subject can be 'implied' in the second part; for example, 'The dog loved going for walks and often chased after his ball'. In the second part of the sentence, 'he' isn't used because it's clear we are still talking about the dog.

Have a go at those questions and I'll add the answers here at lunchtime.

Extension:

Once you have completed those questions, have a go at coming up with a simple, compound and complex sentence to tell me something about what you've been getting up to at home. If your parents can then e-mail those to me, that'd be even better!

 

Maths:

Today, we will continue with multiplication. Please warm up with these questions and check your answers on a calculator when complete:

1. 253 x 78 = 

2. 1359 x 59 = 

3. 2435 x 87 =

For your main task, please see if you can prove the following statement is 'sometimes', 'always' or 'never' true. Remember, you need at least three examples to prove it is always or never true and an example when it works and when it doesn't to prove sometimes:

1. Carlos says, 'When you multiply a four digit number by 15, the answer will always end in 5.'

 

Extension:

https://nrich.maths.org/1134

This task gets you to think about how numbers can be arranged in a grid to give the answer at the end and the bottom. Try to work through logically and if it doesn't work the first time, try again. Be resilient!

https://nrich.maths.org/5576

This task gets you to try different numbers to see if, when multiplied together, they give the answers coming out of the box. The numbers you choose need to be able to work for all the different cubes. 

For NRich tasks, you can check your answer with the solution on the left-hand side of the page once you're done.

 

Science:

This week's final Science lesson on space was going to be to create your own friction based UFO. In your blue book, see if you can write down a definition of what 'friction' is. You may need to Google this if you are unsure or ask a parent.

After that, see if you have the resources to create the following UFO: 

You need a bottle top (like a fruit shoot), a balloon, a CD and blu-tac. If you are missing some of the resources, you could try using a toy car on different surfaces and see how friction affects how quickly the car moves. Record this in a little table to show whether there was high, medium or low friction and how you could tell.

When the bottle top lid is open, blow up the balloon through the bottom of the CD. Once it is blown up, shut the bottle top and that will stop the balloon from deflating. Put the CD on a surface and pull the bottle top up; this will allow the air to come out through the CD and make it hover over the surface it is on. See how well it works on certain surfaces and record your results in a table in your blue book.

 

PE:

Get outside, play some football or put into practice some of the techniques you learnt in netball this term.

 

 

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Tuesday 31/03/20

Morning again everybody! I hope yesterday's tasks were okay. I had a couple of e-mails with pieces of work, which was great to see. It's a little strange setting work online without getting to talk you all through it or show you examples on the board! At home, I've only got Willow to try out lessons on and, to be honest, she isn't really interested! Here are today's lessons; again, please feel free to do some extra from your home learning pack if these don't take you very long:

 

Morning quick arithmetic:

I will put the answers up at lunchtime so you can mark what you've done and check any errors you've made.

1. 2357 x 45 = 106065

2. These should be written as fractions (remember to convert the denominators): 2/5 + 5/10 = 9/10

3. 15% x 200 = 30

4. 2/3 x 5 = 10/3 which gives you 3 1/3 as a mixed number

5. 2.345 + 7.308 = 9.653

See if you can correct any errors you have made and check with a parent or me, via email, if you are unsure.

 

English:

Spelling Shed warm up for 10 minutes. There are some of you that haven't completed any games on spelling shed yet; please ensure you get to the 75 games by the date specified.

In your SPAG CGP books, please try to find a page on phrases and clauses to complete. If you have done all the pages related to phrases or clauses, go to the spelling section (in the second half of the book - I think the top of the page is a green shade) and begin to work through that section.

 

Maths:

Year 6 - you can start working through the Year 6-7 transition activities on the My Mini Maths page rather than focusing on the Year 6 objectives.

Year 5 - have a go at the questions on the following link:

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-week-2-multiplication-using-formal-written-methods-tuesday/

Extension (I will put the answers up at lunchtime and Jessica is the feature of today's first question):

1. Jessica has 15 large boxes.

In each large box there are 6 small boxes of pencil crayons.

In each small box of pencil crayons there are 24 pencils.

How many pencils are there altogether?

Answer: 2160 pencils

 

2. Answer: 2970 marbles

Extension Task 2 - a similar question to the one I've made from a SAT paper

 

 

Guided Reading:

Please spend some time this afternoon reading your school reading book. Once you have done that, go to the bottom of this page and you will find a reading comprehension called 'Dodge the Tornado'. Click on the document I have put under the title and have a go at completing the question on the second page. The answer is also next to it; please don't look at it before completing the question. Write the question into your blue book and then just stay on the first page until you think you have answered before checking your answer; remember to use PEE.

 

RE:

In RE, we have been studying Exodus and the story of Moses.

Please watch the following video to look at the meaning of The Passover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF84Wx0dGTg 

Please then watch this video to look at the meaning behind The Seder Plate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzsuL9U1a_k 

 

For your task, please think about and answer the following questions:

1. Think back to the story of Moses. Note down the significant events of the story in order of importance. Try to think of five points.
2. Why do you think Jews remember and celebrate this event in their history? 
3. Would you call this a 'significant event' and why?

 

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Monday 30/03/2020

Morning everyone; I hope week 1 was okay and you are all safe and well at home (and not driving your parents mad). I've had a few photos via e-mail of you working at home - please do send any others over and I will add them to the photos section of the class page. I'm going to set out some daily tasks to give you a better idea of areas to focus on each day. These can then be supplemented with anything extra to fill the time such as My Mini Maths, reading, CGP books.

 

English:

Play 5 games on Spelling Shed to warm up your brain.

Main task:

Write a diary entry explaining what your time has been like so far learning and working from home.

In your diary, make sure you write in the past tense, use first person, include the full range of punctuation and describe your feelings about being off. Remember, you are talking to the diary. I have done an example below you can use to help you.

Dear diary,

I woke up last Monday to a very different country: we are now only allowed out for a limited period; the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been speaking to the nation daily and giving us detailed instructions on how to live our lives; and parents are having to home-school us! It's all very strange. 

It's nice to be able to tell you all about it, diary. Tuesday was my first full day of home learning. In the morning, I organised my timetable and began with English, my favourite.

 

Once you have finished your diary, make sure you proof-read it for punctuation errors, particularly commas after sentence openers such as adverbials.

 

Maths:

Please start with 5 games on TT Rockstars as a warm up.

Main Task (Year 5, please have a go at the Year 6 questions):

This week, we are going to focus on long multiplication and problems. Please watch the video above the My Mini Maths task if you are unsure of the method and then have a go at completing the questions below:

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-week-2-multiplication-using-formal-written-methods-monday/

Extension questions (once complete, check your answers on a calculator):

5342 x 56 = 

9874 x 53 = 

 

French: Ma Famille

Remember, we have been learning all about 'ma famille'. The following video will remind you of some of the vocabulary we have studied and give you some new vocabulary to use for family members. After each different piece of vocabulary, pause the video and have a go at repeating the word as it should be pronounced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5-3kpXaEi4

 

Once you have watched the video, try to come up with a flashcard set (set of cards) with the different names for family members on so that you can test yourself on them.

Extension:

Try to create some sentences describing the hair / eye colour of family members.

He has - Il a

She has - Elle a

E.g. Mon père s'appelle Alan. Il a les yeux bruns et les cheveux gris.

 

Art:

Seen as the weather is still fairly nice, please have a go at sketching an item from your garden or inside your house if it's a little cold. Remember to use gentle sketching lines to get the basic outline before committing to darker lines once your happy.

Before you start sketching, watch and try to copy the work this gentleman is doing in the following video. It should get you ore confident with the different pencil techniques we have practised before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OezMavBqWXc

 

 

THE BOOK CHALLENGE:

These are books recently classified as classics. Your challenge is to see how many you can read this year. Anyone who manages to read them all will get a £10 voucher at the end of the year from me! We might even extend this to all finishers! You'll be able to find some of the books in school and they will definitely be at your local library or even at home. 

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Five Children and It by E Nesbit
The Railway Children by E Nesbit
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Treasure Island by RL Stevenson
Peter Pan by JM Barrie
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge

 

After you have read each book, write a short book review giving a summary of the story and your favourite thing about the book. This will help recommend some of the books to other children in the class.

 

 

Other useful links to websites to use at home:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/ 

https://nrich.maths.org/primary-upper

(Nrich Level 2 problems are Year 5/6 problems. Level 3 problems move into year 7 and will be suitable for children who excel in Maths).

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