Kingfisher Class w/c 27th April

General comments

We are changing things round a little from now on, you will still be given daily English and Maths lessons to complete, but there will also be “Family Challenges” to do which will give you an opportunity to use skills from other subjects linked to a common theme. You can then do them with other people in your home. Try to complete these over the week – but it doesn’t matter which day you do them on, or which order – it’s up to you as a family to decide what works best for you.

Coronavirus

Parents will have seen a link on the school website to the Norfolk Library Service newsletter. There is a link to a specially produced book by Nosy Crow’s Axel Scheffler explaining what Coronavirus is and what we need to do, etc. It says it is for ages 5-9 but having read it, I think it is also very useful to your children as it explains in a clear way some of the issues they might be worrying about. Do have a look.

Looking at Studyladder, we can see that not all of you are doing this (well done those of you that are!) – we’ve sent each of you a message – log-in and get going – we’ll try to respond again next week.

Daily Tasks

A couple of new things for you…

  1. Why don’t you have a session of Wake-Up-Work before you start each day – try this daily challenge…

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/make-your-world-bigger#sec-1046399

The login is: student23664 and password canary1

  1. Another thing you could try to do during your time away is to learn touch-typing… this is a life skill which will help you throughout your time in education and into the world of work. There is a course on bbc bitesize – click the link below to have a go.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Please continue with TT Rockstars – why not play some tournaments against your classmates? – Go into the Arena area to do this. Again, I can see who has been playing since we left school in March – it’s vital you keep these skills up! Many of you are now well below the 5 second expectation – it would be great to see you aiming to get even better

Reading-

In addition to previous recommendations, the National Literacy Trust has a free download of “Kid Normal”, by Greg James and Chris Smith. Go to

https://literacytrust.org.uk/

Family Zone.

There is a video and some activities to do with the story, as well their Reading Miles Global Challenge which looks really fun to get involved with.

Spelling –

ICT Games has an activity called Spooky Spellings which we have recommended in the past. It is another way to practise spellings without getting into a rut! Search for ICT Games Spooky Spellings or type in

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

Physical Activity – Don’t forget that at school you have a run around twice a day during break and lunch. It’s up to you what activity you do at home, but it is important to keep a routine going. Rather than setting PE for you each week, try to join in with the Joe Wicks live school workout sessions.  It will happen each day on You Tube at 9 a.m.  You don’t need any equipment or kit – just get moving – it will be a great way to start your day – and you’ll be doing it with hundreds of other children around the country!  

How to join in Joe Wicks Body Coach PE lessons for kids   

Go to The Body Coach TV on YouTube and simply join in the 30 minute workout from 9am.   

English and Maths   

To give your child a set of fully planned and accessible tasks to do at home, we are recommending Hamilton Trust’s website.  They have a daily lesson for both English and Maths for Year 6.   

There are five lessons for each subject – just click on the link below.

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

You will need to click on Maths Learning Pack Week 4 and English Learning Pack Week 4 to download the materials for this week.

Maths – Week 4 Hamilton plans:

This week will include some revision of things we have done before, but also introduce a few newer things – make sure you are reading all the teaching points carefully, but also look at these Powerpoints before you start these days’ sessions to help you:

Monday

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/powerpoint/pw_equivalent_fractions.ppt

Tuesday

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/powerpoint/ratio_and_proportion.ppt

Just look at slides 1 -7 – you could also try the SATs questions on slides 15 –17

Thursday

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/powerpoint/parts_of_a_circle.ppt

Friday

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/properties-of-quadrilaterals-6448245

– this will take you to the right page on TES and you just need to click the “Download” button to get the Powerpoint which will help you revise the properties of quadrilaterals and remind you of the vocabulary before you start.

English – Week 4 Hamilton Plans

For the English plans, there is an additional Powerpoint – What is the Subjunctive Mood – which may help you with the Subjunctive in addition to the one in the Hamilton lesson plans.

I would like everybody to do activity 1 for each day’s work 5. Do Activity 1 and 2 for 55 and all the activities for 555. If you are doing 5 or 55please do attempt one activity 3 each week – these are the writing activities.

Happy learning!