It is so good that the sun seems to be coming out again and breaking through the clouds. It makes learning outside so much more fun. We know our topics have been Water and Rivers, but that’s enough now! Let’s hope for a sunny July.
It was great to receive, see and hear about so many exciting projects based on our raindrop book. We know that some of you were so inspired, that you kept working on it into the following week. Super determination and perseverance. Well done everybody.
We’re really looking forward to seeing most of you in the last two weeks of term. Fingers crossed we get some good weather so we can get out on the grass. We think it would be really great if you could tell us about something you achieved or were really proud of during Lockdown. You won’t be able to bring anything in, but you could ask your Mum or Dad to email us a photo (if they haven’t already) that we can show on the board while you talk us through it. Get those thinking caps on.
Don’t forget to keep as active as you can. At least one hour of daily activity is recommended for primary aged children on top of improving your PE skills. In the Key Worker Groups, we have been enjoying many of the Just Dance videos found on YouTube. Some of our particular favorites are Rasputin, Vodovorot and The Final Countdown. Why not have a look and find a favourite of your own to tell us about when we meet up!
To improve your skills in a variety of disciplines. Follow this link:
Keep using the Sound Check game it’s a great way to learn your tables. Have you challenged anybody yet?
Maths teaching and learning:
The White Rose webpage certainly likes to keep us on our toes.
The lessons on this week’s plan are all about money – an important life skill. We already covered the first two lessons earlier in lockdown, the third and fourth lesson are new, as is the challenge.
If you feel your child is comfortable and confident with money – using £ and p notation, ordering money, adding, subtracting, finding change – then we suggest you follow the links below to the alternative lessons and download the relevant video, worksheet and answers for Monday and Tuesday.
On the other hand, if you feel a second chance to revisit money would be advantageous, then follow the video and download the worksheet and answers from the summary below.
Lessons for Wednesday, Thursday and the challenge on Friday are all new.
This week we’re going to continue with our focus on Rivers. Work through the three sets of Rivers information documents, watch the videos as many times as you need and complete the tasks in order. For those of you who like a challenge we’ve also included a make your own waterfall activity which we think you might enjoy.
This week we’re looking at homophones or near homophones. These are words that sound the same but look different. They also have different meanings. Many of the children, while familiar with how to spell the words, use them incorrectly in their writing. You may already have noticed this.
We’ve included a selection of activities for the children to do.
There is no need to write out each sentence just fill in or write down the appropriate word. Want another challenge? Get the children to compose their own activity sheet, in a similar style focussing on some of the other words in their spelling list.
Remember to keep a close eye on those statutory spellings in all your writing. That includes writing in other subjects as well!
This week our main Literacy focus is really part of our Geography topic. We’d like you to find out more about our river: The River Trent. It has an interesting journey and lots of stories it could tell. To help you do this we’d like you to read The Journey of a River: