Greenfinch Class wc 22nd June

Hello Greenfinches!

How was your weekend? What was your favourite part? Maybe you would like to tell us all about it over on the Greenfinch Class Blog on Purple Mash! (details below)

Are you excited to hear who has won our Virtual Sports Day? We had such a fun time completing our sports activities with our children last week. And hands up who joined in with the Big Sing on Friday? We certainly had a busy week!

The new teacher’s video (by Mrs Nixon), will be on the website on Monday morning.

Don’t forget that the new greenfinch@ email address can be used by parents to ask any work-related questions and you can also to send us something that you have done during the week that you would like us to see.

Below, we have listed the new activities for English and Maths for this week.

Please remember to work through our suggested activities at your own pace as part of a daily or weekly schedule that works for you in your home.

Have a fantastic week guys!

From Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon

Class Blog

Our class blog is over on Purple Mash … come and join in! Here you can chat with your classmates and Miss Jell and meet the new members of the class (we have 3 new children!)

  • Just click on the tab at the top of Purple Mash marked “Sharing”
  • then click on “Shared Blogs”
  • and then click on the “Greenfinch class” icon.

Reading

Purple Mash Reading 2do – Chapter 3

This week I have set Chapter 3 of our more challenging text. If you logon to Purple Mash and look at your 2Dos you will see Chapter 3 of “A Horde of Ravens”. There is also a quiz linked to Chapter 3. I will set Chapter 4 next week. Well done to all those children who I can see have scored really well on the quiz – fantastic effort guys!

NEW!! Collins Big Cat Online Books

For a bit of a change and variety of books, we can now access online reading books via the Collins website at https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to login
  • Use the tick boxes on the left of the screen too choose the coloured book band you would like to read
  • Browse and select books from the shelf

You can listen to the story being read, pause and read yourself, zoom in to the words/pictures and complete an activity, all using the control panel at the bottom of the screen…

The books go up to Turquoise level book bands and this will give you an idea of the highest level on this site…

If you child has recently become a free reader these books would still be beneficial for reading comprehension in conjunction with the quiz.

Oxford Owl

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 7-9 – Suggested reader – Black Beauty (Audio Book)
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 9-11 – Suggested reader – GRIMM

Parents have also received an email about the Summer Reading Challenge and details of how to take part.

Comprehension

  • Peak 1 challenge

     

    • A Day in the Park
  • Peak 2 challenge

     

    • Building a Den
  • Peak 3 challenge

     

    • How to be a Hero

You do not have to print off all the sheets, the text can read on screen and answers can be written on to paper.

Remember – DON’T GUESS! Go back to the text, find your answer, underline it, or circle it, or highlight it but …… DON’T GUESS!

You can choose to complete as many of the comprehension tasks as you like during this week. You can also go back to previous weeks’ tasks if you did not complete them all.

Writing

Monday

Today we will begin by listening to a reading of the book, ‘King of the Sky.’ Then we will read extracts and answer questions. Then have a go at writing descriptions of settings and of a view from your home.

Please use the attached Monday English document.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Peak 3 Challenge – In addition to parts 1, 2 and 3, try the Fun Time Extra. To find out more about plays and how they are written look here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsn4h39

Tuesday

Today you will start with the attached Tuesday English powerpoint. As you click through, please read the words on the screen and listen to the voice explaining each slide.

After that, please use the attached Tuesday English document. You will write about the two main characters and write speech in speech bubbles and direct speech – extending your knowledge of direct speech from previous weeks’ learning.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Peak 3 Challenge – In addition to parts 1, 2 and 3, try the Fun Time Extra with an adult, partner or older sibling.

Wednesday

Today you will watch the start of a film about pigeon racing and compare it to ‘King of the Sky’. You will then read and sort information about pigeons. Finally you will research the war pigeon – Mary of Exeter. Please use the attached Wednesday English document.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Peak 3 Challenge – In addition to parts 1, 2 and 3, try the Fun Time Extra. Here are some great websites to get you going –

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-birds/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zyd6hyc

Thursday

Today you will start with the attached Thursday English powerpoint. As you click through, please read the words on the screen and listen to the voice explaining each slide.

You will read ‘The Cow’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. Then practise using adverbs and learn some or all of the poem by heart. (I know how fantastic you are at learning and performing poems!) Please use the attached Thursday English document.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3

We have learnt a lot of poems by heart in Greenfinch this year! My top tip for learning a poem by heart would be to add actions to each line, in this way your brain remembers the movements of your body AND the words that go with the movement.

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Try the Fun Time Extras. You could also try performing the poem with a friend on a video call (with adult permission of course!)

Friday

In our last day of this week, we will read ‘Sheep in Winter’ and practise using adverbs. We will read some other poems and choose one to practise reading aloud. Please use the attached Friday English document.

  • Peak 1 challenge – Complete parts 1 and 2
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Complete parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Peak 3 Challenge – Try the Fun Time Extras. If you would like some help doing your BEST handwriting remember you can go to ‘LetterJoin’ at

www.letterjoin.co.uk and login using the following details…..

  • Click on ‘Resources’
  • Then click on ‘W Generator’
  • Then ‘Notices / Freestyle’ where you can type in your poem and print it out.

Maths

This week we will be using some of the White Rose Maths home learning lessons which cover length and perimeter. The videos are to be viewed by Vimeo and the links are listed below and on each day’s lesson description. There will be a video and activities for each day.

If you would like more of a challenge, or something different, for your child, please look at the “Additional” section below and I would highly recommend joining in with Gareth Metcalfe’s daily Y3 & 4 Maths lessons at www.iseemaths.com

Monday

Lesson 1 –

Adding lengths

Please watch the lesson video at https://vimeo.com/427994247

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Page 1 of Monday’s activity sheet
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Page 2 of Monday’s activity sheet

Answer sheets are attached in separate documents

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Please use the attached Monday Maths Adding lengths Peak 3 document (and attached answers) There are 3 sheets included but, depending on your child’s level of understanding and skill, you may choose to complete as many questions as you like. N.B. the sheets get more challenging as they go on.

Tuesday

Lesson 2 –

Subtracting lengths

Please watch the lesson video at https://vimeo.com/427994372

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Page 1 of Tuesday’s activity sheet
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Page 2 of Tuesday’s activity sheet

Answer sheets are attached in separate documents

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Please use the attached Tuesday Maths Subtracting lengths Peak 3 document (and attached answers) There are 3 sheets included but, depending on your child’s level of understanding and skill, you may choose to complete as many questions as you like. N.B. the sheets get more challenging as they go on.

Wednesday

Lesson 3 –

Measuring perimeter

Begin your Maths today by watching a short BBC Bitesize video explaining what the word “Perimeter” means at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zsr4k7h

Then, please watch today’s lesson video at https://vimeo.com/427995490

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Page 1 of Wednesday’s activity sheet
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Page 2 of Wednesday’s activity sheet

Answer sheets are attached in separate documents

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Please use the attached Wednesday Maths Measuring perimeter Peak 3 document (and attached answers) There are 3 sheets included but, depending on your child’s level of understanding and skill, you may choose to complete as many questions as you like. N.B. the sheets get more challenging as they go on.

Thursday

Lesson 4 –

Calculating perimeter

Please watch the lesson video at https://vimeo.com/427995317

  • Peak 1 Challenge – Page 1 of Thursday’s activity sheet
  • Peak 2 Challenge – Page 2 of Thursday’s activity sheet

Answer sheets are attached in separate documents

  • Peak 3 Challenge – Please use the attached Thursday Maths Calculating perimeter Peak 3 with answers document.

Friday

Lesson 5 –

Dicey perimeter game

Today I would like you to use your knowledge of perimeter to play this fun game.

You will need:

Then play the game using the “area” rules https://nrich.maths.org/10333

Additional support

I have attached several activities which will support your child if you would like to go back a step. Learning to measure accurately and understand mm and cm are very important skills.

  • Measuring length challenge cards (lots of lovely practical ways to get to grips with real measuring)
  • How to use a ruler powerpoint
  • Polar Bear Measuring
  • Lacy Lengths activity sheet (Estimating and measuring lengths of shoe laces)
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm (measuring in cm game)

Daily times tables

Please practice your times tables for about 10 minutes each day. “Little and often” is the best way to make those times tables facts stick, and they help you a huge amount in your calculations in other areas of maths. You can use any of the following resources or, of course, some ideas of your own!

NEW!!!!! on Purple Mash “Monster Multiplication” this is set as a 2do for you. I hope you enjoy playing!