Greenfinch Class wc 6th July

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Hello there lovely Greenfinches!

How was your weekend? We hope you have had a lot of fun with the Circus Family Challenges! Remember, there is a “Family Challenge” Blog on Purple Mash where you can see what everyone else has been up to and add your own photos or activities you have completed.

The new teacher’s video (by Miss Jell), will be on the website on Monday morning. Please watch this before you begin your home learning.

As always, the 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. We have really enjoyed reading some of your stories and seeing photos of some of you taking part in the Virtual Sports Day – well done guys!

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 wonderful week everyone!

From Miss Jell & Mrs Nixon

Class Blog & Family Challenge Blog

Our blogs can be found on Purple Mash.

  • Just login
  • Click on the tab at the top of Purple Mash marked “Sharing”
  • Then click on “Shared Blogs”

Reading

Purple Mash Reading 2do – Chapter 5

This week I have set Chapter 5 of our more challenging text.

If you logon to Purple Mash and look at your 2Dos you will see Chapter 5 of “A Horde of Ravens”. There is also a quiz linked to Chapter 5.

I will set Chapter 6 AND Chapter 7 next week, as this will take us to the end of the book! I really hope you are enjoying it and may be inspired to read other books related to interesting periods of history.

Collins Big Cat Online Books

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 – NEW TITLES ADDED!!!

  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 7-9 – Suggested reader – Waiting for Goldie
  • Oxford Owl Bookshelf Age 9-11 – Suggested reader – Selkie Summer (This books has some diary extracts within the story – are you still keeping you lockdown diary?)

For books at a lower level, please see ‘Collins Big Cat’ instructions above.

Comprehension

  • Peak 1 challenge
    • Millipedes vs Centipedes
  • Peak 2 challenge
    • The First Sunrise
  • Peak 3 challenge
    • Captain Apparatus

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

This week, everyone in Key Stage two has a very exciting opportunity to be part of a virtual author’s writing workshop with Luke Temple!

This is a unique chance to work with an author and learn new skills to help with your own writing.

In order to get the most out of this you should watch the videos and complete the activities, then apply the skills to write your own suspense text. If you have a sibling in another Key Stage 2 class you can work on this together. Or you could share your work and ideas with friends in Greenfinch class or in other Key Stage 2 classes. It would be wonderful to share your completed suspense texts at the end of the week!

Monday

Please use the attached Masterclass for Wicklewood document.

 

There is a copy of Luke’s most popular book, Felix Dashwood and the Mutating Mansion’ attached. (Please see further information on Pages 3 & 4 about your chance to buy signed copies of this fantastic book and others wonderful titles.)

  • Page 1 gives you an overview of all the activities in the masterclass and “Quick links” to each section of the document.
  • Page 2 “A Dramatic reading” Click on the video link. Luke makes his introductions for himself and his masterclass. Enjoy listening to Chapter 5 ‘Snakes and Ladders’.
  • Pages 5 & 6 – Keep reading and watch the next video. I would like you to complete the following activities (choose your peak but try to challenge yourself)

Peak 1 Challenge – Complete activities 1 and 2.

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete activities 1, 2 and 3.

Peak 3 Challenge – Complete activities 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Tuesday

Please use the attached Masterclass for Wicklewood document.

Luke continues to talk about how to improve your descriptive writing by using the senses.

  • Page 7 – Watch the video.

Peak 1 Challenge – Complete activities 5 and 6.

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete activities 5 and 6, then watch the video on Page 8 ‘Show don’t tell’.

Peak 3 Challenge – Complete activities 5 and 6, then watch the video on Page 8 ‘Show don’t tell’ and complete activities 7 and 8.

All peaks: Whichever peak challenge you have chosen, please also have a go at activity 11 on Page 12, creating a book cover. It’s up to you whether you want to watch the video first or not. I will be adding a new Blog post called “Luke Temple Book Covers’ today – I would love to see your amazing designs!

Wednesday

Please use the attached Masterclass for Wicklewood document.

  • Watch the video on Page 9 ‘Short sentences’

Peak 1 Challenge – Complete activity 9.

Peak 2 Challenge – Complete activity 9 and watch the video on Page 10 about Editing.

Peak 3 Challenge – Complete activity 9, watch the video on Page 10 about Editing then complete activity 10.

All peaks: Read the examples of editing on Page 11 and think about which you like the best. 

Thursday

Today is the day to ask Luke a question.

  • Page 13 – Read Page 13 to find out how you can ask Luke a question and possibly have it featured in his video!

All peaks:

  • Write a question for Luke and send it to the email address on Page 13 or email it to the Greenfinch email address greenfinch@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk and I will send them on to Luke for you.
  • Explore Luke’s website at http://www.luketemple.co.uk/
  • Enjoy reading more of Luke’s book Felix Dashwood and the Mutating Mansion’ attached.

Friday

Today, I would like you to use your learning with Luke from this week, focusing on Wednesday’s work on Editing. If you have not yet completed Page 10 – Editing please begin with this today.

Then…

  • Choose a story book that you have at home (or one from an online bookshelf such as Oxford Owl) and select a paragraph from the story. Using a book at a lower level than your own reading level will work well for this activity.
  • Use your skills to edit the paragraph and improve it.
  • Look back at Pages 10 and 11 for help and also look back at your other Writing work from our previous home learning to get ideas that you could add to make the paragraph even better!
  • Have a go at creating a ‘Dramatic Reading’ of your paragraph, just like Luke did on Monday. You could read it to a family member or ask someone to video you reading your paragraph. You could even ask to set up a video call with a friend where you take turns reading your edited paragraphs in a dramatic way….who can be the most dramatic?

Additional / Alternatives

If you would like additional or alternative activities to the ones described above, please see the attached resources:

  • Uplevelling sentences powerpoint – A powerpoint explaining, and giving examples of, ways to improve sentences by “uplevelling”
  • Uplevelling descriptive writing pack – here there are 8 genres to read, reflect on and re-write
  • Page Borders – a set of interesting lined pages for you to use when re-writing your paragraphs (you can, of course, use your own lined paper from home!)

And for children who benefit from taking a step back to more basic ‘uplevelling’, you may like to use:

  • KS1 Uplevelling sentences powerpoint
  • KS1 Uplevelling sentences pack

Maths

This week we will be using some of the White Rose Maths home learning lessons at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

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

If you feel like your child is not ready for these activities yet, please see the “Back to basics” Section at the bottom of the Maths lessons for some simpler ideas and resources you can use.

Monday

Lesson 1 – Draw accurately

Please begin by watching the lesson 1 video

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the Monday Maths Lesson 1 activity sheet

Peak 2 challenge – Complete pages 1 and 2 of the Monday Maths Lesson 1 activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge – Complete the Monday Maths Peak 3 activity sheets

All answers are attached in separate documents.

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Recognise and describe 2D shapes

Please begin by watching the lesson 2 video

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the Tuesday Maths Lesson 2 activity sheet

Peak 2 challenge – Complete pages 1 and 2 of the Tuesday Maths Lesson 2 activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge – Complete the Tuesday Maths Peak 3 activity sheet

All answers are attached in separate documents.

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Recognise and describe 3D shapes

Please begin by watching the lesson 3 video

Peak 1 challenge – Complete page 1 of the Wednesday Maths Lesson 3 activity sheet

Peak 2 challenge – Complete pages 1 and 2 of the Wednesday Maths Lesson 3 activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge – Complete the Wednesday Maths Peak 3 activity sheet

All answers are attached in separate documents.

Thursday

SURPRISE!!! No Maths today! 😊

As we are getting near to the end of the school year I would like you to think back on our time in Greenfinch class.

Peak 1 challenge – Add a comment on our class blog under Miss Jell’s “Greenfinch memories” post

Peak 2 challenge – Complete the ‘Memories’ activity sheet

Peak 3 challenge – Write your own poem (rhyming or free verse) about your memories of Greenfinch class. If you feel you would like to share it, please email us at the greenfinch email address or post it on the Blog.

All peaks – Please look back at our wonderful ‘Like a Roman’ assembly song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYdoqFmJf6o and practice the words and actions again.

We REALLY hope you will be able to come back in to school in the last week of school to say goodbye to us, and say hello to your new teacher! We will be singing our ‘Like a Roman’ Song on that day 😊

Friday

Take part in The Friday Maths Challenge at

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Karate Cats Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw Karate Cats will help you to keep your Maths skills sharp and remember some of the Maths we have learnt in Year 1, Year 2 and at the beginning of Year 3. Choose Bronze level questions for an easy start, Silver for a bit more of a challenge or Gold for a much harder challenge!

Back to Basics

Here is a series of 3 lessons looking at measuring length and height. These lessons and activities will help your child fill in any gaps they have in their Key Stage 1 understanding –

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!