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Learning at Home**INCLUDING 2020 SCHOOL CLOSURE**

Home learning is key to extending our pupils' education. In Class 4 this also serves to prepare our pupils for the demands and challenges of secondary school. 

This learning is expected to be completed at the same high standard of school work, in handwriting pen or pencil (to match the writing tool used in school). It is designed to not take a large amount of free time but enough time to ensure pupils are exercising discipline, maturity and time management in order to complete the tasks they are set. 

Pupils in Class 4 receive:

  • Homework (set on Friday, due in the following Wednesday). Typically one piece of maths, one grammar task in the pupils' CGP Grammar Books and a task of the pupils' choice from the 'Topic Menu' handed out at the start of new units of work. 
  • Spellings (set on Friday, practised throughout the week and tested the following Friday. 
  • Reading (to be ongoing, with 4-5 entries per week expected in pupils' Reading Record books). Records are regularly checked at school to verify pupils have at least three entries per week signed off by an adult. Merits are awarded for those who exceed this amount. Please Note: Pupils in Class four are permitted to write in their own reading records- adults can simply sign to verify their entries!

Please ensure that your child is completing this work as independently as possible, but of course help is encouraged where required. A quick note in their book will notify me of the help they have received. 

If you need extra copies of our school spelling list, please find these on the Curriculum (Spellings) Page, by clicking here!

In addition, by the end of Year 6 pupils are expected to know the Year 5-6 Statutory Spellings included in the document at the bottom of this page. 

 

LEARNING AT HOME: COVID 19 SCHOOL CLOSURE​​

W.C 6/6/20 ONWARDS (a slight change to how the work is set- please check details in video below):

 

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Link to the Classroom Secrets Home Learning Pack Download Page: CLICK HERE then select the week from the drop down menu on the bottom right of the page. 

Link to the BBC Bitesize lessons that link to the Classroom Secrets pack: CLICK HERE

Email has been sent with the Odizzi Geography Pack link and login details

Email will also be sent with the CLS video links for the creative writing lessons. Remember to send your fantastic writing to me! I will be reading some of the best pieces of writing (so far) in my next vlog! I'm looking for high quality vocabulary, a range of sentence structures, semi-colons, correctly punctuated direct speech (but not too much, remember to mix it with reported speech), punctuation for parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)

Home Learning Grid Mentioned in the Video:

Complete one task, documenting it in your Home School Log Book. It may require a photo- this can be printed and stuck in or you can email it to us! admin@newburland.leics.sch.uk If a photo isn’t possible, simply record with a note in your Home School Book.

Produce a poster, PowerPoint or fact sheet about the life cycle of a human. What are the key characteristics of each stages?

Read Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman and write down what you think: is the operation that Cam has ‘the right thing’?

 

There are some comprehensions on our Learning From Home Page, designed by Poppy for you to complete.

Design your own restaurant brand- what type of food will it produce? How will you keep costs down but quality high?

How will you produce food quickly, but keep it healthy and not full of junk?

 

Design the layout of your restaurant, the logo and the menu.    

Produce a model of a Viking boat. What features did it have? Research carefully as there are many clichés and lots of false information out there!

 

Your model can be as simple as a pencil sketch or as elaborate as a scale model sculpture- its upto you!

Can you remember what the names of the different types of teeth are?  Investigate what’s in your mouth! Count them, draw a labelled diagram of the inside of your mouth and research what the functions of the different teeth types are.

 

I’ll start you off with one: incisors!

Investigate how exercise affects your heart rate. What is your resting heart rate?

 

Complete a range of exercises (for the same amount of time!), then record your heart rate after you complete each one.

 

Put the information into a table and write a conclusion.

 

Research the Viking invasions of Greenland- how is Greenland different to the UK?

 

Why was life harder for a Viking there than in the UK?

 

 

 

 

Choose one of the major world religions (e.g. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism) and research it. What are the Holy Days? What is the place of worship? What is the Holy book called? What are their traditions?

 

Pick one that you know very little about to expand your knowledge!

 

Thank you all for your hard work and parents, for your continued support.

W.C. 1/6/20:

A brief summary of this week's Learning From Home Expectations. The grid is below this video and the packs are at the bottom of the page! :) 

 

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WRITING: A fantastic website you can use for inspiration is Pobble 365. Click here to access the website. Scroll through the story starter images using the arrows- each one has a story starter sentence to inspire you! 

MATHS: In addition to the work in the learning from home pack, this half term we would have been covering the following objectives, should you wish to complete some work on them:

-Producing information in line graphs

-Reading and understanding timetables

-Revising the mean average and how to calculate this (add all numbers then divide by how many there are)

-Divide quantities into simple ratios, use a ratio to work out the missing quantity (e.g. flour and sugar are used in the ratio 2:3 in a recipe, if there is 100g of flour, how much sugar is there?)

-Interpreting pie charts and understanding the data they show us

-Enlarge shapes by using a scal factor

-Use algebra to describe a simple number sequence. 

The new task grid mentioned in the video is below:

Home Learning Grid Summer 2 2020

Complete one task, documenting it in your Home School Log Book. It may require a photo- this can be printed and stuck in or you can email it to us! admin@newburland.leics.sch.uk If a photo isn’t possible, simply record with a note in your Home School Book.

Produce a poster, PowerPoint or fact sheet about the life cycle of a human. What are the key characteristics of each stages?

Read Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman and write down what you think: is the operation that Cam has ‘the right thing’?

 

There are some comprehensions on our Learning From Home Page, designed by Poppy for you to complete.

Design your own restaurant brand- what type of food will it produce? How will you keep costs down but quality high?

How will you produce food quickly, but keep it healthy and not full of junk?

 

Design the layout of your restaurant, the logo and the menu.    

Produce a model of a Viking boat. What features did it have? Research carefully as there are many clichés and lots of false information out there!

 

Your model can be as simple as a pencil sketch or as elaborate as a scale model sculpture- its upto you!

Can you remember what the names of the different types of teeth are?  Investigate what’s in your mouth! Count them, draw a labelled diagram of the inside of your mouth and research what the functions of the different teeth types are.

 

I’ll start you off with one: incisors!

Investigate how exercise affects your heart rate. What is your resting heart rate?

 

Complete a range of exercises (for the same amount of time!), then record your heart rate after you complete each one.

 

Put the information into a table and write a conclusion.

 

Research the Viking invasions of Greenland- how is Greenland different to the UK?

 

Why was life harder for a Viking there than in the UK?

 

 

 

 

Choose one of the major world religions (e.g. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism) and research it. What are the Holy Days? What is the place of worship? What is the Holy book called? What are their traditions?

 

Pick one that you know very little about to expand your knowledge!

 

Thank you all for your hard work and parents, for your continued support.

 

 

 

It's Half Term!

 

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Home Learning Grid Summer 1 2020

Complete one task, documenting it in your Home School Log Book. It may require a photo- this can be printed and stuck in or you can email it to us! admin@newburland.leics.sch.uk If a photo isn’t possible, simply record with a note in your Home School Book.

Rewrite a pop song and make it about school- send the lyrics (and if you’re feeling confident, record a video of you singing it!)

Read Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman and write down what you think: is the operation that Cam has ‘the right thing’?

Plant some seeds and make regular notes of how they grow. You will need to of course provide them with fresh air, light and water. This will help you to meet the assessment criteria ‘observing changes over time’.  

Learn something you’ve always wanted to. Animation? Go for it. A new instrument? Might be tricky if you don’t have one in the house, but you could see if you can play it on GarageBand! Scratch? Go for it! Whatever you do, record your learning and send it in!

Find out about the structure of a river- what is a meander? Delta? Tributary?

 

Use Google Maps to find the rivers of the UK- where is the closest river to your house?

As we near the end of the school year, reflect on your learning so far.

 

Draw an outline of a person and write the things inside that you have learnt this year.

 

Outside write what you would like to improve, or what new things you want to learn next year.

 

Find out about the Sutton Hoo burial site- how does it relate to our topic?

 

Find pictures of the artefacts and make simple pencil sketches in your Home School book.

Choose one of the major world religions (e.g. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism) and research it. What are the Holy Days? What is the place of worship? What is the Holy book called? What are their traditions?

 

Pick one that you know very little about to expand your knowledge!

 

If new grids are required, they will be produced and uploaded to the Home Learning Page of the school website. Thank you all for your hard work and parents, for your continued support.

 

Week Commencing  11.5.20:

 

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English and Maths: Complete the BBC Bitesize Lessons for this week, OR the Home Learning Packs .

BBC Bitesize Lessons available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 

Home Learning Grid:

Summer 1 Learning From Home Task Grid

Some of these tasks take longer than others, but once you have done your maths and English work from BBC Bitesize (or using the corresponding packs I have uploaded to the website), please work on one of these. You may find that you can complete one in a day, or you need to carry it over to another day. Either is fine. Once done, send over to the admin@newburland.leics.sch.uk email address!

We are going to be looking at the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, so some of these tasks link to this topic.  

Compare the Romans that you learnt about in Class 3 to the Anglo-Saxons. Who came first? How were they similar and how were they different?

Can you complete your quest story that you wrote last week? Use the skills from your grammar lessons on the BBC Bitesize website to enhance your writing.

What recipe can you find that uses only British produce? Can you make this recipe? Send a photo of the finished product and the recipe! Only buy ingredients with your essential food shop, do not make a special journey out.

Can you find a picture of an artefact found at the amazing Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon site? Can you then reproduce this artefact? You could draw it, make a sculpture or paint it!

Produce a powerpoint or fact file about the world’s rivers. Which is the longest? Which is the deepest? Which goes through the most countries?

Can you find a basic plot summary of the story of Beowulf and rewrite it in your own words? If we were at school we were planning to read this story.  

If you have an E-Reader or Kindle, a recommended read is the book Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman- can you read it and invent your own comprehension questions?

We were going to be learning about the heart and circulatory system this half term- can you find out what the key parts of the heart are and produce a labelled diagram?

Produce an observational drawing of a river- you may use your local area if there is one near where you live (while being socially distant of course!) or you can mimic a photo that you find online.

Produce a History Timeline showing where the Anglo-Saxons fit in relation to your other History topics from across school (e.g. Romans, Tudors, Florence Nightingale, Great Fire of London).

Find out what weapons Anglo-Saxons and Vikings used to use when they went into battle. Draw and label them in a fact file.

Produce a song describing how important it is to have a healthy diet and look after your heart.

If you think of a task or learning opportunity that you want to complete, feel free to do so and send it in! Maybe you will be included on the school website to give ideas to other pupils

 

Week Commencing 27.4.20:

 

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Week Commencing 20.4.20:

 

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Subject:

Tasks to complete:

English

There are 3 writing and 2 (y5) 3 (y6) grammar lessons for this week. The grammar are in your Week 1 Learning pack uploaded to the bottom of this page.

 

Grammar topics:

Year 5:

Plural and Possessive

Direct and indirect speech

 

Year 6:

 

Relative clauses

Modal verbs

Adverbs

 

Writing topics:

I can understand and map out a quest story

A quest story is a story where  someone goes on a heroic mission to save someone or do something ‘awesome’. So plan one out! What do they do?

 

I can plan a quest story

Record your story formally onto a story mountain.

 

I can draft (SENTENCE TYPES)

Draft out your story, using the following sentence types we have covered in class:

De:de

Ing opener (Shivering, I looked out at the world before me)

3ed (Dazed, tired, nauseated, I had come on a long journey and just wanted to collapse in my bed).

 

You can write the story if you have time (but that’s next week’s challenge! J)

 

Maths

Complete the ‘Week 1 Learning Packs’ uploaded below. There is one for year 5 and one for year 6 that cover the following objectives:

 

Year 5: Negative numbers

Adding and subtracting more than 4 digits

Multi-step problems

Multiples

Factors

Pronouns

 

Year 6:

Negative numbers

Comparing and ordering numbers

Rounding numbers

Reasoning from known facts

 

 

Science

I can show my knowledge of electricity

 

Finish the topic from last term by completed the assessment uploaded below! J

History/Geography

This term we are going to be looking at Ancient Greece- so start off by becoming familiar with it. Explore it using a map, search the key places and landmarks using Google Maps and find out the features:

 

-Is it an island?

-How large is it?

-How many people live there?

-What is the main religion or ethnic group?

-What trade takes place there? Are their exports that we use in the UK?

 

Present your facts as notes, a powerpoint, video, poster, home school book. Whatever works for you.

PE

Joe Wicks- I am doing them every day and also video calling my parents in Birmingham and my Auntie in Wales! We do them together every day and it is a fun way to share the activity! Ask your parents if they can video call a family member or friend and do the lesson with them too!

Other

Art: carry on with the Doodle Challenge

 

DOODLE MATHS AND ENGLISH MUST BE COMPLETED AT LEAST 3X WEEKLY, IDEALLY DAILY!

 

Resources mentioned above are uploaded at the bottom of the page!

 

Week Commencing 6.4.20 and 13.4.20 (Easter Holiday):

 

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The grid below outlines the expectations:

Subject:

Tasks to complete:

English

Finish off any work you have not yet completed from last week.

 

Keep reading daily!

 

Keep a short, simply diary of your Easter Holiday if you wish.

 

DOODLE! Doodle English and Doodle Spell are great, quick ways to boost your skills- and Class 4 are slipping down the leaderboard!

 

Revise the sentence types by creating posters for them and sending in to me. A good idea is to include an example sentence on your poster.

Maths

DOODLE! See above point!

 

 

 

Science

Watch the latest Reach Out Reporter video to keep up to date on science news https://www.reachoutreporter.com/news-update/coral-reef-under-threat-running-technology-and-an-unusual-trip-to-the-zoo/?cid=newsletter&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=direct&utm_content=news-update-02-april-2020&utm_campaign=reach-out-reporter-organic-social

 

History/Geography

Keep your history ticking over with some Horrible Histories! Share any new facts you learn about the topics we have covered so far:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

 

PE

Joe Wicks PE! Lessons are live at 9AM, but you can always catch up from the links on his YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Other

Music:

 

Have a go at some of these free, fab Music Technology games! And please, if you can record and send to me please do! I have loved seeing the work you have done so far! I had a great time composing a dubstep piece!

 

https://leicestershiremusichub.org/ks2-music-tech

 

French:

 

Get an adult to sign you up to Duolingo- it is free.

 

Challenge yourself and learn two languages!p

 

 

Week Commencing 30.3.20:

This week you have a learning grid which is attached below. In this video, Mr Kedwards explains what you need to do this week!

 

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Subject:

Tasks to complete:

English

Firstly, finish off any writing you started last week.

 

Then have a go at the following:

 

I can plan and write a discussion text.

A discussion text is a ‘balanced argument’- you discuss a key question and then look at both sides of the argument. There are some key questions below for you to consider- choose one to write your discussion about:

Should everyone be entitled to own a car or should we share?

Should children be allowed two breaktimes a day?

Should school dinners be free for all children?

Should everybody have the right to have a job?

 

I can edit and publish my work: Read through (and get someone else in your household to read through) your discussion text from yes. Then edit it and, to publish it, have a go at recording yourself reading it. No camera? No problem! Type up the final draft and email to admin@newburland.leics.sch.uk

 

I can use features of a diary You are living through History here! People will talk about the COVID-19 situation for years to come, so write the history book! Write a diary entry describing what is going on, the restrictions on going out, the fact that schools are closed, etc. It’s a great opportunity to use some descriptive vocabulary and enhance your use of the first person.

 

I can redraft and edit my diary:

 

As before, edit your diary- use a purple polish pen if you have one at home but, if not, any colour will do. Then type up the finished piece and email to admin@newburland.leics.sch.uk

 

I can show my grammar knowledge

 

Complete one of the Grammar Quizzes from this website and make notes on what areas you needed more practise on. Then email me your results, as well as anything you would like me to go through! I can produce a video guide to something if I find that multiple members of our class are struggling with it! Remember, email admin@newburland.leics.sch.uk

 

Maths

I can describe co-ordinates in all four quadrants and plot them.

Play the interactive game here https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/coordinates/showthecoordinate/

Make sure you click on the X shape at the start to select a 4 quadrant grid (with negative numbers). If you aren’t sure of how to do these, start with a lower level first and progress upwards.

 

I can reason about co-ordinates.

Play the interactive game here- start at the lower levels and work upwards! https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/153/coordinates--reasoning-about-position-and-shapes

 

I can draw shapes using co-ordinates

Draw a co-ordinate grid in your book and draw 2D shapes onto it. Plot the co-ordinates or, if you want to involve adults at home, get them to work out the co-ordinates! Can they do it or do they need help?

 

I can translate a shape on a co-ordinate grid.

Translation involves moving a shape, usually in two directions (left/right as well as up/down). Instructions are given and you should start by moving one point (vertex) first, then draw the remainder of the shape in the new position. The new shape will be the same size and shape as the old one! Have a go at the translation worksheets at the bottom of this page. Level 1 through to Level 3- choose one level (you don’t have to do all three!)

 

Science

I can show my knowledge of electricity:

 

Complete the blank Knowledge Organiser attached to the bottom of this page.

 

History/Geography

I can show my understanding of the Amazon Rainforest.

 

If you haven’t completed the task from the grid for last week, please complete the ‘Amazon Poster’ task, answering the following questions:

 

Where is the Amazon? How big  is it?

How is it structured?

What is the Amazonian Biome?

How do we use the Amazon?

PE

Joe Wicks PE! Lessons are live at 9AM, but you can always catch up from the links on his YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Make your own game: Get out in the garden and make your own sport or game! Write down the rules in your Home School Log and, if you are able to, print a photo of you and your family playing the game! Sports Ambassadors I expect you to be particularly imaginative at this one!

Other

STEM:

 

Complete one (or more!) of the fantastic STEM activites on this website:

 

https://www.kiwico.com/blog/2020/03/14/activities-for-9-11-year-olds-at-home/

 

Some are easier than others and will take more resources- of course any that require going around and about your local area cannot be done until the restrictions on outdoor activity are lifted. Safety is top priority!

 

Computing:

Complete some Scratch Challenges from the following website:

 

https://edtechexperience.weebly.com/scratch-challenges.html

 

The easier ones are at the top, progressing to harder nearer the bottom! Don’t forget to share your code!

 

Music:

Choose a piece of music to listen and appraise (or better still, get your parents to play you a piece of their favourite music that you might not have heard before!) Write the title and artist and answer the following questions:

 

What instruments can I hear?

Can I find the pulse?

What do I like or not like about this music?

What genre of music is this?

When is this music from?

 

Week Commencing 23.3.20

A quick video update for the end of the week:

 

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A quick video update from Mr Kedwards:

 

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All pupils in class 4 have been issued with a Maths Learning Log and a General Learning Log- please see the instructions/expectations below for detail of what work is expected to be completed each day (this is also stuck into the front of the books). 

Please share work that is completed by emailing admin@newburland.leics.sch.uk.

Home Learning Expectations

Upper KS2

Every weekday you are expected to complete the following in the respective books.

Some of the resources involve the Internet and printing, so you have also been provided with a pack of printed sheets to help you.

  • Maths-Doodle Maths OR printed sheets OR any resources you use from our Home Learning Page on the website.   
  • Free Choice Grid - Complete a task in Home Learning Log book (this is attached below for your reference). 
  • Reading- Read your book and discuss with an adult, log in your reading record. If you do any comprehension put this into your Home Learning Book. You could even write your own comprehension questions, email these to school and we could upload them to the website for other people who are reading the same book! Please note: uploaded below are some questions about Journey to the River Sea- the book can be found in PDF form online by Googling 'Journey to the River Sea Free PDF'). 
  • Physical activity- You are not having lunchtime or playtime so, where possible, get outside! Remember to exercise good hygiene but play in the garden, build a den, enjoy some fresh air! Joe Wicks is doing a fantastic online PE lesson at 9AM every day- check them out on his YouTube channel here!
  • Writing - Work your way down the list of text types below. Information in brackets is suggestions of what to write about.

-Instructions (how to build a Steady Hand Game, how to bake a cake, how to wash your hands, how to… you choose!)

-Story (use a picture from Pobble365, print and stick in then write a story inspired by it, write a story of your choice- I’ve given you one Pobble picture to start you off!)

-Poetry (write a poem about the view from your window, the Amazon Rainforest, staying at home, an object you can see in your bedroom. Can you write a narrative poem in the style of The Highwayman?)

-Diary extract (from the point of view of a character in your book, from your point of view writing about your day, etc).

SUGGESTED DAILY TIMETABLE:

A suggested timetable for your day:

EXAMPLE WORKING FROM HOME SCHOOL DAY (AS PLANNED BY ONE OF OUR YEAR 5 PUPILS AND HIS FAMILY)

Time

Activity

08:00 - 09:00

Get up 
Get dressed
Have breakfast 
Make your bed and open your curtains
Put dirty clothes in the washing basket 
Empty the dishwasher/re-stack it

09:00 - 09:30

PE with Joe Wicks

09:30 - 10:00

Pick something from your home learning grid

10:00 - 10:30

Do printed sheets (non maths)

10:30 - 10:45

BREAK

10:45 - 11:15

Maths homework

11:15 - 11:30

Doodle maths

11:30 - 11:45

Be creative: draw, write a story, write a song, colour in.

11:45 - 12:00

Spellings

12:00 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK + EXERCISE (if there is time - you can go on games)

14:00 - 15:00

Find something interesting online or a documentary related to your study topic. Friday afternoon find a 3D museum, zoo or aquarium to visit. Find something interesting/funny to show us.

15:00 - 15:30

Write your end of day journal entry. You need to include what reading you did the night before and what happened in the story.

READING

Read every night before bed for 30 minutes.

Finally- look after yourselves and stay safe! I look forward to seeing you ASAP!

Mr K :)