Highfield Primary School

Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk

0161 748 6096

Class 4 Previous Home Learning

 

Please find previous weeks' home learning below...

Week beginning 6.7.20

 

Follow this link here to see the two options of projects for KS1 children, either 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside' or 'Awesome Africa'. Each project has an exciting range of English, maths and foundation subject activities linked to the theme for you to choose from. You do not need to do all of them (although don't let us stop you!) just pick the ones that you and your child find inspiring. 

Week beginning 29.6.20

Monday 

English 

Have a go at this reading comprehension all about train drivers. You can choose a star challenge to suit you.  

Maths 

Warm up

Click here to solve the missing numbers in this subtraction game.

Begin by selecting the level ‘up to 10'.     

Watch this video about why we need to learn about how to give change.

Why is it important to learn about how to give change?

Some people like to work out giving change by taking away. For example,

A toy cost £4. You give the shop keeper £5. You have given too much! You will need some change.

You can work out how much change you get by solving £5 - £4. How much will your get?

Another way to solve how much change you could get is by counting on. For example, if you buy some sweets for 67p and you give the shop keeper £1 (100p) you could count on by starting at 67p to 100p to find the difference.

Now have a go at this worksheet. Click here for the answers.

Well being       

  • Having good mental well being is all about reflecting on things that have happened and looking at things that are going to come up in the future. It is about setting yourself goals and celebrating when you have successes, and having a growth mindset when maybe you don't achieve everything you wanted to first time. 
  • This week have a look at these well being journal sheets. You could complete all of them from Monday to Friday, or just choose one of them to look at during the week. It is up to you! Think carefully about your answers as this will help you get the most out of the activities. 
  • The journal sheets for each day are here: Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday   Friday

 

PSHE 

Summer is here and it is starting to get warmer. I love speaking to you on the phone and finding out that you have been doing lots of playing outside. But even when you are playing out in Manchester you still need to be protecting yourself from the sun.

With a grown-up, work through the Power Point below. It is all about keeping yourself safe in the sun.

Challenge yourselves to see if you can complete this fill the gaps activity about sun safety or teach others about how to be safe in the sun by creating an informative poster.

Tuesday 

English 

Today you will be recapping your understanding of verbs. Click here to watch a video to refresh your memory and then have a go at the three activities. 

Maths

Today you will be solving 2 step problems based on money. Click here for the questions and here for the answers.

You will be asked a range of questions that will require different ways to work out the answers. You might find it useful to count in your head, use rods and dienes, bar models or empty number lines. Work with a grown up and talk about the different method that you find helpful.

Can you answer this true or false question?

Computing 

  • We are continuing our work looking at internet safety with Hector and the gang.
  • Watch Episode 2 here(or here  on Youtube if you do not have flashplayer). 
  • After watching the episode discuss it with your adult, what have you learnt? Can you make a list of some trusted adults that you can give your personal details to. Think about people at school, at clubs and out and about. Why do you think Sprat wasn't happy when all of his personal details were put up on the big screen? Do you think he knew that this would happen?
  • Don't forget you can still send emails to the class email address any time you want to, even if you are back in school for a few days, as I still love to hear and see all of the things you are doing the days that you are not in school. 

DT

You will need your train design plan from last week. Can you remember the name of the type of train that you want to build?

Have you managed to collect enough materials?

Can you remember how many passengers (maybe Lego people) you want your train to hold?

Will your train move? Will it be moved by being pulled? Does it need string? Does it have wheels that rotate on an axle?

If so, you are ready to build!

Find a space in your home where you can lay your materials out and begin building your train.

Sometimes, using junk materials to build can be frustrating, they might rip or not stick very well. If this is the case, use your growth mind-set to think of ways to overcome these obstacles.

I hope you find the activity enjoyable.

 

Well being 

  • Having good mental well being is all about reflecting on things that have happened and looking at things that are going to come up in the future. It is about setting yourself goals and celebrating when you have successes, and having a growth mindset when maybe you don't achieve everything you wanted to first time. 
  • This week have a look at these well being journal sheets. You could complete all of them from Monday to Friday, or just choose one of them to look at during the week. It is up to you! Think carefully about your answers as this will help you get the most out of the activities. 
  • The journal sheets for each day are here: Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday   Friday

 

Wednesday 

 

English 

Work through this power point to learn about similes and recap your knowledge of adjectives.

Further challenge

If you go for a walk today play a simile hunting game with a member of your family. Take it in turns to point to something and the other person has to create a simile that is so interesting that it makes the other person smile.

Remember the key words ‘as’ and ‘like’

Maths

Can you name two things that are to your left and two things that are to your right?

Follow this link to learn about how to describe movement. The have a go at answering these questions. Click here for the answers.

Can you answer this true or false question?

PE

It is Sports day! A day we thoroughly enjoy at Highfield. But like many things at the moment it has to be done differently. 

Follow this link to find out how you can take part in Trafford’s Virtual Sports Day. Begin by watching the introduction video.

As you can’t end your sports day by wetting your 8’s leader, maybe a grown up could throw a cup of water on you instead!

Once you have taken part in the virtual sports day, please could you spend some time filling in this short survey. Click here to access the online survey. 

 

Well being 

  • Having good mental well being is all about reflecting on things that have happened and looking at things that are going to come up in the future. It is about setting yourself goals and celebrating when you have successes, and having a growth mindset when maybe you don't achieve everything you wanted to first time. 
  • This week have a look at these well being journal sheets. You could complete all of them from Monday to Friday, or just choose one of them to look at during the week. It is up to you! Think carefully about your answers as this will help you get the most out of the activities. 
  • The journal sheets for each day are here: Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday   Friday

 

 

Thursday 

English 

Today you will be creating your own poem about yourself using similes. You can use the template below to help you or you could magpie some of their ideas to make your own and decorate it yourself.

If you have caught the simile bug, you could make a simile poem about a member of your family to see if you can make them smile as big as a Cheshire cat!

Maths 

Today you will be describing turns. Follow this link to find a video to help you.

Now have a go at these questions. Click here to view the answers.

Music 

This week the focus is on singing

First we’ll do a warm-up for our voices using the ChoonBaboon warmup. I know you’ll enjoy doing it and it’s fun too.

I’ve found links to some of your favourite songs on YouTube. They’ve got signing actions too if you want to learn them.  I’ve included the 2 that we did at the end of last term. 

Don’t forget to sit up straight yet relaxed and take good breaths.  Listen to the rhythm and the pulse as you’re singing, then when you’re confident use body sounds to tap it out focusing on the rhythm or the pulse.

Choose any 2 to sing:

I am the Music Man I come from Far Away

 I once saw an Elephant

Dr Knickerbocker number 9

My Dog is a Good Dog

Focus Activity

A new song to learn It’s all about the beat.                                                                                                                            

Start the video 50 seconds in, as the beginning is just promoting the ChoonBaboon website.  The song finishes at 3.30 minutes on the track followed by more promotions. The words will appear on screen for you to follow.  First sit and listen to the song joining in when you feel ready. Now play it again singing along from the beginning.                                                                                                                                                                      

I think you will like the beat. You also get chance to dance along.

 

Well being 

  • Having good mental well being is all about reflecting on things that have happened and looking at things that are going to come up in the future. It is about setting yourself goals and celebrating when you have successes, and having a growth mindset when maybe you don't achieve everything you wanted to first time. 
  • This week have a look at these well being journal sheets. You could complete all of them from Monday to Friday, or just choose one of them to look at during the week. It is up to you! Think carefully about your answers as this will help you get the most out of the activities. 
  • The journal sheets for each day are here: Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday   Friday

 STORYTIME: Superhero Hotel.  A fantasy story for all the home learning Superheroes in Class 4.  It's at the top of the page under the STORYTIME section. 

Friday 

English 

The coronavirus has caused lots of things to change. They have had to change so that together we can help stop the spread of the virus.

Today, I would like you to think about how the coronavirus has changed your life and your family’s life.

Has it meant that your grown-ups are working from home? Have you not been able to visit your cousins for a play?

Whatever it is, it has affected us in many ways.

I would like you to create a comic strip based on how the corona virus has currently changed your life. Take a look at mine for some inspiration.

You can follow this link (you will need a grown up to help you explore this website)  to create your own comic strip or simply draw 6 boxes on a piece of paper and work your magic with a pencil.

Maths 

 

In today’s lesson you will be describing movement and turns.  Click here and interact with a video to help you. Then have a go at answering these questions. Click here for the answers.

 

Well being 

  • Having good mental well being is all about reflecting on things that have happened and looking at things that are going to come up in the future. It is about setting yourself goals and celebrating when you have successes, and having a growth mindset when maybe you don't achieve everything you wanted to first time. 
  • This week have a look at these well being journal sheets. You could complete all of them from Monday to Friday, or just choose one of them to look at during the week. It is up to you! Think carefully about your answers as this will help you get the most out of the activities. 
  • The journal sheets for each day are here: Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday   Friday

 

Science 

 SCIENCE

Hello Class 4 Attenborough Lookouts

Special tree updates:  Is it producing any fruits yet, what do they look like?  Is it a habitat for other animals?

How are your Mini Prairies? - Please send in photos to share.  I’ve put up some of my latest ones (24 days growth) on the class page.

A reminder for Grownups to use this   link  to the app INaturalist for your phone to help you and your child identify nature when you’re out on Safari.  IT’S BRILLIANT!                                                                                     

This week our science focus continues on ‘Ourselves and our bodies.’

Recap:  Ask your child to name 10 body parts and tell you why they think they have them.  Can they tell you 3 body parts that they have learnt from last week’s lesson?  (It is always useful to recap to keep and consolidate new learning in their memory)

Our Investigation Question this week is:    Do you know what your senses are and what they do? It will give your child opportunity to show what they already know and to learn new knowledge including science vocabulary to talk about their senses.

Note: We will be using the second part of the KS1 Bitesize Science lesson on ‘Our bodies and our senses’ and focus on the senses. 

First please watch the teacher video below to help explain about this session on the senses

Introduction:  To find out prior knowledge                                                                                                                

Tell your adult what you already know about your senses?  How many do you have?

* Challenge                                                                                                                                                                     

Now follow this link on BBC Bitesize to the third short animated video on the page naming and explaining simply the function of the different senses.  Note there are 5 more short videos underneath it focusing  on each of the individual senses, however these are only the relevant sections from the video you have just watched).   If you want to watch them to help you remember then do. 

Next take the senses quiz link to find out how much you’ve remembered. How many did you get?

Activity:  

Go on a senses walk. Focus on one sense at a time and tell your adult what you can sense through it.  Name which part of the body you are using and what it does.  Record your findings on a sheet of paper.

i.e. What can you smell using your nose? What can you taste with your tongue?

Now do the senses scavenger hunt challenge?  Click here to access the senses scavenger hunt activity. I know you  will enjoy it.

**Challenge                                                                                                                                                            

Make up your own senses investigation and share with us.  You will need to cover or close your eyes and no sneaky peeking.  Here are some ideas and don’t forget to describe what you are sensing

Touch – put objects in a bag can you guess what they are without looking?  Smell – which food?   Taste- use the food again (only things that are safe to eat).    What can you hear- (Adult to make noises with different objects, such as crisp packets, bouncing a ball, opening a door etc.) Can you guess what it is?                       

I’m looking forward to hearing and seeing what you get up to.                

 

Week beginning 22.6.20

Monday 

English 

It is time to illustrate your book! You will need illustrations on each page and a title and front cover. Once you have done this create your own blurb on the back. You can look at stories from around your home to get some inspiration about how to write a blurb. I hope that you are proud of you book. Share it with a loved one.

Maths 

This week our learning focus will be money. First of all, go on a hunt around your home with a grown up to find one of each of the eight coins. If you have manged to do that, try ordering them from the lowest value to the highest value.

If you are struggling to find all 8 of the coins take a look below.  

Today you are going to recap your understanding of the value of coins.

 Have a go at this worksheet.

Remember, counting in tens and ones will help you. You could even draw the ten rod and the ones. Also, if you are asked to count the coins you will have to put ‘p’ at the end of your number as this means pence. Click here for the answers.

Well being 

Use the letters of your first name (and last name if you wish) to take part in some yoga poses. You must take your time and try to hold each pose for 10 seconds. Take deep breaths and think about how it makes you feel when you have completed your name.

Theme

Last week we looked at steam trains which were the first types of trains to be used in this country. Today we are going to learn about a man who was very important in designing these early trains. His name was George Stephenson.

  • Do some of your own research on the computer about George Stephenson, or use this power point to help you. Talk with an adult about the things that you have learnt. How do you feel about George Stephenson, do you think he was a good man? Was he a clever man? Watch this video about him and the first train he invented.
  • Using what you have learnt make a fact file about George Stephenson. You can set it out however you want, or you can use this template here. Remember that fact files are to provide other people with information and so we only want to include facts, not opinions.

Tuesday 

English 

Follow this link to practice joining s and e.

Have a go at the investigation on pages 15-16. Make sure that you read page 16 before you take part in your investigation, as you will have to make a prediction!

Maths 

We do not just count money in pence; we also count it in … (can you beat me to it?) … pounds!

Can you name all the pounds that have a coin or a note? £1 etc…

Have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.

Can you answer this true or false question?

Computing 

  • It is so important that children understand how to be safe when they are using computersand the internet. This half term in computing we will be looking at this, using the great videos of Hector and his friends produced by ThinkUKnow. It looks at helping children to understand what their personal data is, and who they should be sharing that data with both online and offline.
  • Watch Episode 1 here(or here on Youtube if you do not have flashplayer). 
  • After watching the episode discuss it with your adult, what have you learnt? Why did Hector tell Ranjeet not to send all of his personal information on the internet? What is your personal information?

PE 

 It is National Sports Week this week! 

Take a look at the activity pack below and choose as many games as you can. Enjoy taking part in them throughout the week. 

We would love to see pictures of your child joining in. You could even upload your images to the school Twitter and use the hashtag #NSSWtogether. 

Wednesday 

English

 It is National Writing Day. 

To mark the day the organisers have created a 24/7 challenge. Are you up for it? 

The challenge has three simple rules: 

  1. Write a story or poem in 24 words. 
  2. Start with the words ‘One day’. 
  3. You only have 7 minutes to write!  

More information and examples can be found on the National Writing Day website. Also, you can take a look on the English web page on the Highfield website to see more examples. 

 

I look forward to seeing your entries. 

Maths 

How many pennies make up £1?

Today you will be solving a range of problems to do with pounds and pence. Click here for the questions and here for the answers.

Here is a part whole model to give you a reminder.

Can you answer this true or false question?

DT

Can you design a train?

Click here to take a look at these pictures of trains from around the world. Have you got a favourite? Why do you like it so much? Can you find out some more information or pictures of your favourite train?

Soon you are going to make a 3D model of your chosen train but before that you must design and plan your model.

To do this, you will need to look at some pictures of the train you would like to build and draw your train on a piece of paper. Then you will need to label the parts of your train with items that you could build it with. For example, egg carton or the tube from a kitchen roll.

Things to consider and label in your plan:

  • How many passengers will your train carry?
  • Do you want your train to move? If so, will the wheels be on an axle or will it move by being pulled?

Over the next week collect items for your train.

Thursday 

English

Jas loves riddles. Do you know what a riddle is? Take a look at page 17 to see if you can work out the riddle. The answer is upside down so do not peak! Then have a go a creating your own riddle on page 18.

Finally, reflect on all the work you have done based on ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’. Follow this link and scroll to pages 19-20.

Maths 

Imagine that you were out shopping. You have your money in a safe place. Where is a safe place to keep your money when you are out shopping? You come across a toy that you really want to buy. But it costs 76p. Is there a 76p coin?

What could you do?

Have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.

 

RE 

We will continue to focus on caring and looking after others till the end of term.                                              

In our last lesson you listened to the Christian story of the Good Samaritan and then thought about how we could show we care for our neighbours.

This week we are going to explore the idea of charitable giving and looking after those who need help.

We will focus on how Jewish people interpret the idea of charity.  Tzedekah is the Jewish idea of charitable giving to those who need help.   They believe that this is part of making the world a better place, fairer and more just.  They believe it is following the teaching of God.   Follow this link to a short 2 minute video  ‘What is Jewish about giving’ explaining what it is and what Jewish families do.

Now think about where you live, your street, your town, Manchester, the UK or the world. Who might the Jewish community notice who needs help?  What might they do?

Draw some pictures to show your ideas and share with us.   

Maybe you could listen to some quiet reflective music to help you to think. Follow this link

 

Well-being 

What positives have come from lockdown?

Take a look at the document below and as a family focus on ‘What skills have I learnt during lockdown?’ See if you can fill all the stars together.

Please email you us to tell us all about your new skills. We would love to hear about them.

Friday 

English

SPAG

Conjunctions link two word or phrases together.

You can use coordinating conjunctions to link words or phrases together as an equal pair.

For example, ‘The dog likes to play with a teddy and a ball.’

Use this support mat to help you find the coordinating conjunction used in that sentence.

 

Today, you will be focusing more upon subordinating conjunctions. These can be used to introduce a subordinate clause (a part of a sentence that would not make sense on its own).

With a grown take part in the games on this PowerPoint. Then have a go at this SPAG mat.

 

Maths 

Warm up

Increase you speed at halving numbers. Follow this link to play ‘Hit the Button’. Select ‘Halves’ then ‘Halves to 10’. 

 

Today you will be comparing money. Have a go at these questions. Click here for the answer.

 

 

 

Science 

Hello Class 4 Attenborough Lookouts

Are you still visiting your tree?   What does it look like now? Is it producing any fruits yet?  Is it a habitat for other animals?

Are your Mini Prairies growing yet? - Please send in photos to share.  Mine took over 10 days to show any growth. I’ll put new photos up on the class page.

A reminder for Grownups to use this   link  to the app INaturalist for your phone which will help you and your child identify nature you’re not sure about when you’re out on Safari. It’s kid friendly, very easy to use and has challenges to win science badges.   I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!    

 

This week our science focus is ‘Ourselves and our bodies.’  

Our Investigation Question this week is:  How many parts of your body can you name?

It will give your child opportunity to show what they already know and to learn new vocabulary for their body parts.

Note: Adults we will only use part of the KS1 Bitesize Science lesson on ‘Our bodies and our senses’ and focus on the body.  We will look at our senses next week- so please leave that section till then.

Watch the Teacher video introduction below before going on with the task.

Introduction:  To find out prior knowledge

How many different parts of your body do you know?  Tell your adult.

* Challenge                                                                                                                                                                     

Now follow this link on BBC Bitesize to a short animated video naming and explaining simply the function of the different parts of the body. Next take this quiz link  to find out how much you’ve remembered.

Practise                                                                                                                                                                        

There are lots of fun ways to try out your science skills and learn more about the human body.   Follow this link for the song ‘Parts of the body’ to dance along to as you think about new vocabulary you have learnt.

Activity:                                                                                                                                    

Ask another member of your household to stand still and see how many body parts you can name.  You could make your own labels out of pieces of paper and stick them on to the correct body part! Can you name at least 10 different parts of the body?   Alternatively you could draw round them on paper or outside on the ground and label, or you could print this worksheet from Twinkl.

**Challenge over the week                                                                                                           

Research information on different parts of your body and make you own fact file to show what you have found out.

Here is a link  to a short video on the major organs of the human body.  Aren’t our bodies amazing

Next week we will focus on our senses.

Week beginning 15.6.20

Monday 

English

Read the letter on page 12 and then have a go at writing the response of page 13. Click her to access the booklet.

Maths 

Complete the sequence:

0  3   6   9   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___

18  21  24  ___   ___   ___   ___  ___

30  27  24  ___   ___   ___   ___   ___

Today’s lesson involves deepening your understanding of fractions. Today’s lesson will focus on unit fractions. A unit fraction is when the number at the top of the fraction is 1, for example, ½ or 1/4. It may help you to find out what the words numerator and denominator mean before you watch the video.  Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 7 (w/c 8th June) Lesson 1 Unit Fractions’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

PE

For PE this week you will need a piece of paper and a pencil and you will also need someone in your family to play with. The more the merrier!

Follow this link to find out how to play ‘Find Forky’. 

You could even change the rules. For example, you could limit it to a certain room in your home or you could even change the way the finders move around to find Forky, they could hop!

Well being 

Time to talk

Take a look at the image below and consider the question. 

This question came from one parent creating a vending machine type station at home to help her children understand the value of money. Click here to see a resource about different household jobs.  

Tuesday 

 English 

Your next challenge will take you more than one day, as it involves planning and writing a story. Click here to access the booklet and scroll down to page 14. Your job is to make up a new set of elves! You will have to think of their names and who they help. Use the story planning mountain to plan your story. You can plan your story with pictures or words.

 Maths 

Complete the sequence:

0   3   ___   9   12   ___   ___   21

6    9  ___ 15  18  ___   ___   ___

21  18  15  ___  9  ___   ___  ___

In today’s lesson you will be exploring non-unit fractions. A non-unit fraction is a fraction where the numerator (the number on the top half of the fraction) is greater than 1. For example, ¾  is a non-unit fraction, because three is the numerator. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 7 (w/c 8th June) Lesson 2 Non-unit Fractions’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

Science 

It’s finally here - The Great Science Share 2020

Think about science, talk about science and share some science.

Introduction: Hello Class 4.  I know you’re going to enjoy ‘The Big Science Home and School Playground Draw’   

Look at the bottom of the class page the science section to see 2 short videos by me.  1- A big Shout Out for the Great Science Share.  2.  Look what I get up to for the Big Science Home and School playground Draw

Resources: chalk and an outdoor area to draw.  If you don’t have any chalk you can use paints, crayons or felt tips and a large pieces of paper.  This activity can be done indoors in wet weather.

Activity                                                                                                                                                                           

One of the most important skills that we encourage throughout all of our science lessons is for the children to be able to talk about and explain what they are doing, so adults please ask lots of questions about what they are drawing and writing, and you never know, you might end up learning something!                      

*Note: Parents don’t forget that you can join in too, we want it to be a real family experience talking about sharing and celebrating science.   A great chance to be creative.

We have put together a little crib sheet for you and your child to remind them of all the fascinating topics we have looked at in science this year alongside some key vocabulary that they should be using when discussing these topics and some ideas for drawing.   If they want to draw some other science ideas that’s fine. (Look below the teacher videos)

We’re really look forward to seeing all the amazing pictures that you draw, whether it’s at home or at school. Please send any photos to your class email address so they can be added to the class webpages, and remember above all to HAVE FUN!

If you want more ideas of ways to celebrate the Great Science Share follow this link to Science Fun at Home with Science Sparks.

**Note: Next week we will start our final science topic of the year looking at living things and their habitats.  We’ll begin by looking at ourselves

Wednesdays 

 English 

Use your plan from yesterday to help you write your new story about some elves. Are they elves that help overnight at the bakery? Are they elves that tidy your bedroom every night? You decide. Click here for the booklet.

Maths 

Draw an arrow to estimate number 46 on the number lines.

0__________________________________________________________________50

0___________________________________________________________________100

30_________________________________________________________________ 50

Today’s lesson involves solving problems based on finding half of an amount. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 7 (w/c 8th June) Lesson 3 Find a half’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

Theme

  • We are now going to be looking at another form of transport and thinking about how it has changed over the years. We will be looking at trains. Have you ever been on a train? What was it like? How was it different from travelling in a car? Talk about this with your adult.
  • Now have a look at this picture of a train from 100 years ago. It's called a steam train. Why do you think it is called that? Have a look at this video of a steam train, particularly from 4 minutes in, thinking about the engine, how did the train run?
  • Now do some research of your own about modern day trains compared with steam trains. How are they the same and how are they different? Create a poster showing what you have found out, remembering to only include facts not opinions (like 'steam trains were coal powered' not 'trains are fun').

Thursday

English

Write your story and make sure they you use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces correctly. You can use this spelling board to help you make sure that you have spelled the Year 2 common exception words correctly.

Maths

Can you solve these subtractions by counting back in your head?

7 - 4 =                                                             11 - 6 =

20 - 9=                                                           15 - 8 =

20 - 3 =                                                          9 - 7 =

18 - 9=                                                           12 - 10 =

Today’s lesson involves solving problems based on finding quarters of amounts. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 7 (w/c 8th June) Lesson 4 Find a quarter’. Then have a go at these Lesson 4 Find a quarter questions. Click here for the answers. 

PSHE 

In PSHE this half term we will be learning about ‘What goes into and onto our bodies’. Today will particularly focus on why medicines are taken.

With a grown up, talk about a time you have had to take medicine. Can you remember why you had to take medicine? What did it look like and taste like? Did a grown up help you take your medicine? Why might this be? If you have not had a medicine before, why might that be?

Watch this short clip named ‘Why do we take medicine?’ After the video, think about these things;

  • If you saw someone in your class struggling to breath, what would you do?
  • Why is it important to have the person’s name on the medicine?

With a grown up, take a look at this Power Point and together read the slides. There are some slides where you have to think about what you would do in certain situations. 

STORYTIME: The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson.  The video story is at the top of the page under last weeks story of Georgie Grub. I hope you enjoy it, it certainly made me smile when the duck fooled the Highway Rat.  If you were writing a sequel to this story what would you have happen next?  Would the rat try to make up for his greedy ways and go on a quest to do kind deeds for all the animals he stole from?  Let me know what you think. 

Friday 

English 

Now that you are pleased with your story, it is time to make it into a book. Fold some paper together and as neat as you can write the story inside. Ask a grown up to help you share your story over a couple of pages so it is not all on one page.

Maths 

Work out the difference

7 - ___ =  3                                                                   11 - ___ = 5

20 - ___= 11                                                              20 - ___ = 17

18 - ___= 9                                                                15 - ___ = 7

12 - ___= 2                                                                 9 - ___  = 2

 Have a go at these maths challenges!

Answers 

  1. 3 muffins
  1. 15 pence
  2. 5
  3. 45

Music 

Follow this link to BBC Bitesize Music for ideas on how to make your own musical instruments.  First Yolanda Brown shows you how to make music from objects found in the kitchen. Watch the video and see how the children create a jar xylophone using glass jars, food colouring, a wooden spoon and water.

There are then 3 activities to try.

Activity 1 – make your own musical instrument from objects around the house.  Choose to make one of these instruments with available resources in your home – it does not have to be a jam jar xylophone.

Activity 2 – Play along with the ‘Play It’ game.

Activity 3 – Look for other objects to make into musical instruments. Don’t forget to ask your adult first if you can use an object.

 Maybe you could record yourselves making your own music and send it in for us to share.  Don’t forget to think about tempo and rhythm.  

Well-being time

Today, research a piece of art that you like, and write or say a small response to it. This can be anything from the
Mona Lisa to a drawing that one of your siblings made. The important thing is to take the time to look at the
piece of art, and to try to understand why you like it. When you write or say your response, try to focus on the feelings
and meaning that the artwork gives you.

 

Week beginning 8.6.20

There are lots of free online resources being made during this home school period. One resource that other teachers and parents have recommended to me is 'The Maths Factor' by Carol Vorderman. You simply sign up, select a year group and then your child can work through maths challenges to earn virtual medals and trophies. If you think that this is something that would motivate your child/children it is worth giving it a go. 

Monday 

English

Talk for Writing have created some fantastic home learning resources.

For this English unit we will be following this booklet to learn the story of ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ and complete a variety of work based on the story.

Please do not complete the booklet all at once! I will set certain pages each day. Enjoy!

Follow the link to the booklet. For your first lesson on ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ read the story on pages 4-5 and answer the questions on page 6.

Maths

Have a go at the question below.

Today’s lesson involves recapping your knowledge of the 10 times-table and applying your knowledge to solve problems. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 6 (w/c 1st June) Lesson 1 The 10 times-table’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

Well-being                                     

Welcome back after the Whit half term. Your grown-ups have been working hard to look after you and to make sure that you had a happy time. Do you think that they deserve a thank you?

Think back to your half term holiday and think about something you really enjoyed. It could have been a special tea, a movie night or a nice place you went for a walk. Try and choose your favourite thing from the whole holiday and then thank the person that made it happen for you.

PE

Around the world (socks)!

Watch this video to learn the rules of the challenge. You can change the rules, for example how many half turns can you do in 20 seconds?

 

Tuesday 

English 

Today you will need to re-read the story and answer the questions on page 7 and 8. Here is the link to the booklet.

Please try your hardest to write down some of your answers as you need to keep strengthening  your fine motor skills.

Maths

Have a go at the question below.

Today’s lesson is all about making equal groups and sharing. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 6 (w/c 1st June) Lesson 2 Sharing’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

Creative time

Magic paper towel art!     

Watch this video and pause at 25 seconds. Can you work out how the art work changes?

Carry on watching the video to find out if your idea was correct. If they didn’t have the same idea as you, you could always try it anyway and see if it works.

Now it is your go! Collect some felt tips and some kitchen roll. If you want more inspiration of magic paper town art, click here. 

You can explore these questions while you are experimenting:

  • Does changing the type of tissue change the outcome?
  • What do you have to consider when colouring on kitchen roll? Is it as strong as paper?
  • Can you use wax crayons?
  • What would happen if you had three layers?

Theme

We have been looking at different types of transport recently, specifically looking at different types of bikes. I have been really impressed with how many of you have learnt to ride your won bikes during this time away from school and have loved all of the pictures you have sent. Old fashioned bikes, even ones that looked like our modern bikes were not as safe as ours are today. They did not always have brakes or bells, people did not have to wear helmets and they did not have traffic lights of road signs on the road, or special cycle lanes. Today we are going to look at bike safety.

Have a look at this short video from road safety week a few years ago. What has it taught you about road safety? Do some more research on your own about bike safety, and present what you find as a leaflet to help other children to be safe while riding their bikes.

 

Wednesday 

English 

Access the booklet here and play Jas’s word game on page 9.

Maths 

Today’s lesson is similar to yesterday. However, instead of solving division problems by sharing it will be by using the grouping method. Maybe you can think about which method you prefer.  Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 6 (w/c 1st June) Lesson 3 Grouping’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

PSHE 

In PSHE this half term we will be learning about ‘What goes into and onto our bodies’.

With a grown up, work through this PowerPoint. You will learn about the things in and around your home that are unsafe to eat. Click here to access the worksheet.

You could take it further! On your next walk look out for berries and mushrooms and research if they are safe or unsafe for human consumption. 

Well-being

Take part in some Cosmic Kids Yoga. Listen to the story of the Wizard of OZ and try your best to perform all the moves safely. Click here for the link.

 

Thursday 

English 

Using your knowledge of nouns, adjectives and verbs have a go at completing the challenge on page 10. Click here to access the booklet.Click here to access the booklet.

Maths

For this lesson you will be working with odd and even numbers. An odd number is a number that cannot be equally shared between 2. An even number can be divided equally between 2.  Can you remember a way to remind yourself of how to work out if a number is odd or even?

Here is one way:

  • Begin by putting your hands on your head
  • With your hands on your head, say 1
  • 1 is odd because you cannot share your head equally between 2
  • Now put both your hands on your shoulders
  • With your hands on your shoulders, say 2
  • 2 is even because you can share your shoulder equally between 2
  • Carry on with the pattern of odd numbers being counted on your head and even numbers counted on your shoulders

Also, another trick!

If you are asked to find out if a large number, such as 98 is odd or even. Do you have to count up to 98 using your head and shoulders? Or do you just have to count to 8?

Answer – you just need to count to 8. The last digit of a whole number will tell you if a number if odd or even.

Today’s lesson will be about securing your understanding of odd and even numbers. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 6 (w/c 1st June) Lesson 4 Odd and Even numbers’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.   

When you go for a walk today, look out for house numbers! Do you notice a pattern between odd and even numbers?

RE

We have been focusing on caring and looking after others this half term.  Last lesson in RE you listened to the story of Moses and caring about the Jewish slaves in Egypt and helping them to escape from Pharaoh.  Then you found out how Solly a Jewish boy celebrates Passover with his family today to remember Moses and what he did.

This week the focus is ‘What do Christians believe about caring for people?’

Most of us have next door neighbours and may have heard people talking about being a ‘good neighbour’.

Tell your adult your ideas about the following:         

  1. What do you think ‘being a good neighbour’ means?                                                                                                   
  2. Why do you think people who live close need to care for each other?                                                                       
  3. What can we do to be good neighbours?

Now listen to the bible story of the Good Samaritan by following this link . It is a story Jesus told, why do you think he made up this story?

Some more questions:                                                                                                                                                     

  1. Why do you think Jesus told this story?                                                                                                                    
  2. If you were acting out this story who would like to you be and why?                                                                            
  3. 3. How did the Samaritan show he cared? Why do you think he cared?                                                                         
  4. Who in the story only cared about themselves?

Note:  The robbers were the baddies in this story stealing from and then beating up the traveller, but were the other people who just passed by nearly as bad?

Maybe you could think of another version of this story using a familiar contest and act it out using Lego or dolls.  For example someone spills milk on the floor, two other children make up excuses as to why they can’t help but then someone from another class stops to help.

Follow this link to another Jesus story from the Bible about caring.

What do you think these stories show that Christians believe Jesus thought about caring? 

Think of a way you could show you care for your neighbour and let us know.

Well Being

Time to talk

Take a look at the image below and consider the question. This question links to the British Value of Individual Liberty.

Some of us like routines, we like structure and consistency; others like to be more spontaneous and find changes in our day exciting.

Click here for some ideas of how to lead the discussion. Click here to read some other children’s opinions. Who do you agree more with? What is your view?

As a family you could choose to talk about bedtime routines. Did you know that children aged 6 to 12 need 9 to 12 hours? How many hours do you get? 

STORYTIME- The Tale of Georgie Grub by Jeanne Willis.  'This is the tale of Georgie Grub who would not give himself a scrub....'

The story is at the top of the page under the story of Christopher Nibble.  It was a favourite of my Grandson Will when he was your age.

Friday 

English 

The Elves need some more clothes. Can you help? Complete the activity on page 11 and make sure that you label the items. Push yourself to include adjectives to describe the clothing. Click here to access the booklet.

Maths 

Play coconut odd or even. Click here to follow the link.

Friday Fun! I have found a challenge to test your growth mind-set!

Have ago at the number lines puzzle below. Aim to complete one of them. If you do, be very proud of yourself. You will need a scrap piece of paper as you will need to test many combinations before finding the final answer.

Don’t give up! You can do this. You can always work as a team with a family member to solve it together.

 

Science 

Hello again ‘Class 4 Attenborough Lookouts’.  It’s our final term and we have lots of interesting fun science planned. Please keep sending in your photographs. Grownups I’m adding a link to an app for your phone which will help you and your child identify nature you’re not sure about when you’re out on Safari.  INaturalist   It’s kid friendly, very easy to use and has challenges to win science badges.   I’ve been using it and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!    

Health & Safety: Don’t forget you will need to wash your hands thoroughly after any nature safari.

Are you still visiting your tree?  Is it producing any flowers or fruits?  Most trees produce seeds as a way to reproduce.   This week our science focus is ‘Seed Dispersal’ as part of living things and their habitats. .  

Our Investigation Question this week is: What different ways of seed dispersal will I find?

It will give children opportunity to find, explore and identify seeds.

* Challenge                                                                                                                                                                      

First how many different ways of seed dispersal do you know?  Tell your adult.

Now follow this link  on BBC Bitesize to a short animated video to explain about the different types of seed dispersal there are.   Then watch this short video clip of real life images of seed dispersal on BBC Two class clips to help boost your knowledge.

** Challenge- Grow your socks to make a Mini Prairie using the resources asked for last week.                         

You need

  • A pair of old fluffy socks
  • A seed tray or a shoe box lined with a carrier bag
  • Potting compost/soil

Now watch the teacher introduction videos 1, 2 and 3 

Activity - What you do

  1. Go for a walk in a wild grassy area, like a meadow, sand dunes or the woods. We’re so lucky to have Urmston Meadows and big parks so close by if you want to stay local.  Turn your socks inside out and put them on over your shoes.
  2. After your walk carefully take your socks off, keeping them inside out.
  3. Put a layer of damp soil/compost in the tray.
  4. Lay the socks on the compost and cover with another thin layer of soil or compost.
  5. Keep the tray in a warm, sunny place and water every day.

You should find you’ve grown a mini prairie! Some of the seeds you picked up on your walk may be from different grasses or wild flowers. As they get bigger use a reference book or the App I suggested INaturalist to identify the plants in your prairie. You could repeat your sock walk in another habitat to see if you grow a different mix of plants.  I will be having a go myself on my walks up on the Mersey and surrounding areas too. Please send in photos to share your safaris.

***Challenge over the week                                                                                                                                 

Make a poster to show the different ways seeds can be dispersed and how. See if you can spot these ways when you are out and about.

 

Week beginning 18.5.20

Monday 

English

Follow this link to play the ‘Simple Sounds’ mini game on ‘Small Town Superhero’s’.  Make sure that you play the games based on sentences, punctuation and prefixes and suffixes.

Then, if you wish to play further games you can use the yellow arrows to navigate to find further activities. 

Maths 

Warm up

Play this matching pairs game about time. Select the matching analogue to words option. Begin by refreshing your memory of telling the time to the hour them move onto telling the time to o’clock and half an hour. 

Today’s lesson is all about multiplication sentences using the x symbol and understanding how repeated addition relates. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 5 (w/c 18th May) Lesson 1 multiplication sentences using the x symbol’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.

Well-being 

Keeping your space clean and tidy is a great way to keep your mood and feelings up. Take some time today to properly and thoroughly clean and tidy up your room at home. After you have tidied up talk about how it has made a difference to how you are feeling.

PE

Would you like to take part in an exciting initiative the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’?

If you take part in the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’ it is just like taking part in a school's sports day! And we all know how much fun that is.

The ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’ has been created to get families moving and to enjoy games together during lockdown in partnership with Foundation 92 (the charity created by Manchester United's class of 92). Also, if you take part and send photographs or videos into school of you and your family participating, then we may be in for a chance to win £500 worth of sports equipment for school. As well as that, you will also be in with the chance to receive a certificate for your efforts.

Take a look at the booklet below to see how you can plan your very own ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’.  You might want to spend today organising your festival and plan it for a different day to make it the best it can be.

Remember to send in photographs. 

 

English      

Click here to take part in this reading lesson based on ‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett.

Maths 

Warm up

Look at this picture and discuss this question. 

 Is the square the only shape?  

Today’s lesson is all about using arrays. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 5 (w/c 18th May) Lesson 2 use arrays’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

Well-being 

We are all going through a very different time at the moment and we all cope with things in different ways. Follow this link to read a story about worries. 

Have a think...

Do you worry about something that other people in your family do not worry about? 

Who can you talk to if something is making you feel worried?  

What things help you work through a worry? 

Music 

Warm up your vocal cords and take part in Greater Manchester's Music Hub 'Singing Challenge 2020'. 

All the details can be found on the document below. We would love to see photographs of you taking part. Or even better,  some videos! We will turn them up full blast!

Enjoy:) 

Wednesday

English 

Read this poem aloud.

MISTAKES POEM

Can you copy down the words that have been spelt incorrectly, correctly?

Practise these words and then ask a grown up if they can play ‘Spelling Bee’ with you. To do this, your grown up reads out a word and then you have to spell it out loud. If you get it correct you get a big cheer! If you make a mistake, just like in the poem, that is okay. You can try again or spend more time practising that word.

Maths 

Play a game of ‘Daily 10’. You can choose a level. I would recommend that you start on level 1, addition and then select missing number problems. 

Today’s lesson is all based on recapping your knowledge of the 2 times-table. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 5 (w/c 18th May) Lesson 3 the 2 times-table’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

Theme

  • We have now spent a week looking at modern bicycles and a week looking at old fashioned penny farthings. Now we are going to compare the 2. 
  • Split your page into 2 sections and label one 'penny farthing' and the other 'modern bicycles'. Find and stick in a picture of each and then write some sentences comparing them to each other. Think about how they looked, what parts they had, how safe they were, how comfortable they were and what they were made of. Use your work from the past few weeks to help you, as you already did the research then.
  • Finally, at the bottom of your page write a sentence about which style of bicycle you prefer and why.

Thursday 

English 

We are going to take part in some handwriting practice today. First of all you need to warm up! It is always a good idea to warm your bodies up to help you focus. Today you can warm your finger muscles up by taking part in this game. How many ways can you write your names using just a pencil? Think about size, shape, bubble writing, curly writing etc.                                                    

Then have go at joining the letters o and w (video to support here). You can even think of some words with ow in and try to write them cursively. 

Maths 

Use this photograph to help you discuss this question: 

Is this a fast drip?

Do you need to look at some drips!?

Music

This week the focus is on body percussion and being able to keep the rhythm and pulse.  Can you remember what the difference is from your last lesson? Tell your grown-up, it is tricky to remember.

First we’ll warm up our voices with a sing along – I do miss our singing assemblies with Mrs Clarke playing on the piano. I’ve found links to a couple of your favourite songs on YouTube. They’ve got signing actions too if you want to learn them.

My Dog is good Dog- Yes he is!  Link

I once saw an Elephant.  Link

Body percussion practise:                                                                                       

Now follow this link to KS1 Bitesize music and go through the different activities.  It involves watching a short video explaining about body percussion and then it’s over to you for the other 3 activities to try your body percussion skills practically. 

I know you will find it fun and rise to the challenge. 

Further Challenge          

Follow this link to a body percussion workshop.  Can you make your own body percussion?  Maybe you could send in a video of your pattern.

PSHE 

Talking about the news

Note to grown ups -Ms Priestman took part in a very interesting webinar based on sharing news in the media with children. Here are the main points if you are interested to read them.

There are so many news stories out there! Take a look at this news story based on an Italian architect. There are some discussion points for you to talk about as a family. 

STORYTIME

This week the class video story is Class 3 All at Sea.  The video is at the top of the page under the tribute video to the NHS. .  It may give you ideas for an action story about us such as  Class 4 All on Tour? Maybe you could make up your own short story video about class 4 and send it in?

 Friday 

English

Have a go at this A-Z list game! Begin by making a list of all the letters of the alphabet on a piece of paper. Do you know how many letters are in alphabet without having to count them?

Now write a name of an animal next to each letter, for example, A for alligator.

Once you have tried your best to complete the alphabet choose your favourite animal. You can choose to draw this animal and label it, create a fact file about it of find out write a question that you would like to find out about that animal and research it.

Maths

Throughout the day, keep referring to the time. It is important that your child has a secure understanding of telling the time to the hour and half past the hour before moving onto quarter to and quarter past and 5 minute intervals.

Make a clock face. This could be with paper, stones, chalk or twigs! Make sure that you include all the numbers and the hour hand and the minute hand. Here is a template.

CLOCK

Once your clock face is made you can play some time games that suit your child. For instance, you could ask them to make certain times on their clock face or encourage them to solve time problems.

“Can you show 8 o’clock?”

“If the show starts at 5 o’clock and lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes, what time does it end?

Your child/children could then make some questions up for you!

You could even finish the session by playing a game of ‘What time is it Mr Wolf?’

Science 

Hello Class 4 ‘David Attenborough Lookouts’.  I am loving your nature spotting safaris, so please keep sending in your photographs. I’ve added even more of our photographs from this week.  

Health & Safety: Don’t forget you will need to wash your hands thoroughly after any nature safari..

How is your tree changing?  What can you see now?  Look at the changes to my tree in the pictures below (taken over a 6 week period).

 

This week our science focus is ‘The Seasons and Day and Night’.   We continually come back to look at the theme of the seasons over the year to help us really understand what they are, what changes in the weather and why.

Our Investigation Question this week is: Why do we have day and night?

Follow this link to BBC Bitesize KS1 to find out about seasons and the weather associated with them          Watch the two videos with Seymour Science to help you observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.  Then read the information after the second video to help reinforce your new learning. 

* Challenge Tell your grown up 2 new things you have found out.

Next answer these questions.  

  1. Which months are in spring? Describe the weather.
  2. Which months are in summer? Describe the weather.
  3. Which months are in autumn? Describe the weather.
  4. Which months are in winter? Describe the weather.
  5. Why do we have daytime?
  6. Why do we have night time?
  7. Which season has the longest daylight time?
  8. Which season has the shortest daylight time?

** Challenge

Have a go at the first 2 practise activities on the web page to reinforce your learning

Activity 1 – sorting objects – about the seasons                             

Activity 2 – Take the online quiz.   How many did you get?   

Watch the weather forecast on TV over the week.   What do the presenters tell you?  What does the map tell you? What can you see as you watch it?                                                                                                                  

***Challenge Activity over the week

Be a weather reporterDownload this weather chart and fill it in over the week.  Talk about the patterns you notice in the weather.  

Resources needed the next practical Science Project after the Whit holidays: An old pair of fluffy socks (that will fit over your shoes), a seed tray or a shoe box lid covered with a plastic bag and compost or soil.  We will be making our own mini Prairies- it’s going to be fun!

Week beginning 11.5.20

(Helpful resources like word mats and number grids can be found here)

There are lots of free online resources being made during this home school period. One resource that other teachers and parents have recommended to me is 'The Maths Factor' by Carol Vorderman. You simply sign up, select a year group and then your child can work through maths challenges to earn virtual medals and trophies. If you think that this is something that would motivate your child/children it is worth giving it a go. 

Monday 

English

Last week you began learning about letter writing. Here is a list of some words that can be linked to letter writing:

  • Envelope
  • Informal
  • Formal
  • Dear
  • From
  • Love
  • Address
  • Date
  • Questions
  • Sender

Can you discuss these words with a grown up? Try you hardest to explain why these words link to letter writing. If you are unsure of why a word links to letter writing, ask a grown up.

Once you understand these words you can make your own word search with them in!

You can do this online by clicking here. 

Or create one on paper. You can do this by, making a grid 10cm across and 10cm down. Then mark each cm and draw a line going down and do the same going across and you should end up with a grid.

Now fill in the words you want to find. They can go, up, down, backwards or diagonal. Then fill in the rest of the spaces with other letters and make sure that you have put the answers (list of words) at the bottom of the page. Once it is complete you can see if someone in your family can find the words about letter writing.  

Maths 

Warm up

If 35 is my answer, what could the question be?

Start by putting the number 35 in the middle of your paper. Then think of as many possible number sentences to make 35. Can you find more than 10 ways?

Today’s lesson is all about adding and subtracting tens. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Lesson 1 Adding and subtracting tens’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

PSHE

As part of learning about ‘How to keep myself fit and healthy’ it is important to learn about what makes a balanced diet. With someone in your family, work through the PowerPoint below, having a go at some of the questions and reading some of the information.

You can use this weekly food planner template to plan your week.

Well being 

Click here to view the well-being menu. Take a look through it and choose one that your family will enjoy taking part in together. 

Tuesday 

Over the next 2 days you are going to be writing an informal letter.

First of all, have a think about who you want to write your letter to.

In the past, Kiki has written letters to the class from Australia. If you would like to write a letter to her, I am sure she would be over the moon to receive one. If you do choose to write a letter to Kiki, email me pictures of your letter and I can print them out or wait until we are back in school and bring them in and I can post them to her.

Once you have decided who to write your letter to, think about what you will include. You will have to think of a greeting, for example dear. Then make notes of some of the things you can write about in your letter. You might want to write about your experience of home schooling, games you have been playing with your family or maybe what you are most looking forward to once things are back to normal. Also, make note of some questions you would like to ask the person you are writing to and also a way to end your letter, for example, from or lots of love.

Maths

Practice your doubling skills with this game.

Begin by doubling numbers 1-10 then move up to numbers 10-20.

Today’s lesson is all about adding 2 digit numbers. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Lesson 2 Add 2 digit numbers’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

Theme

Before modern bikes were invented lots of people used penny farthings. Have a look at this picture of one. How is it different from a modern day bike? How is it the same?

Do some research on the penny farthing. Some example questions to think about include...How safe were they? Did they have brakes? Were they easy to ride? Who invented them? When and where were they invented? Why did people stop using them?

Display your research either as a leaflet about the penny farthing or as a poster. Try to include at least 5 facts in your work as well as titles, pictures and labels.

Enter text...

PE

Have a go at ‘What’s your name?’ PE. Click here to view the poster. 

Push yourself to complete your first name and surname.

If I had ‘M’ in my name, I would change the activity to forward roll!

Thursday 

English 

Take your time to read Miss Errington’s letter (on Class 4’s home page) and then answer these questions;

  • What do you need to remind Miss Errington to do once school is back open? 
  • How has Mrs Clarke been spending her time? 
  • What does 'hind legs' mean? Do we have hind legs? 
  • Find out what the words downhearted and reassured mean. Can you use them in a sentence? 
  • How did Miss Errington contact Mrs Clarke? 
  • Write a list of four things that you are most looking forward to once lockdown is over and it is safe to do so? 

Maths

Warm up 

Fill in the missing numbers

27, 30, ___, 36, ___, 42

30, 25, 20, ____, 10, ___

100, 90, ____, 70, ___, 60

67, 57, ____, ____, 27, ____, ____

Today’s lesson is all about bonds to 100. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Lesson 4 Bonds to 100’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

RE 

This week we continue with the theme of caring and why it matters. Today you will learn all about the story of Passover and how Jewish people today celebrate and remember it. 

Follow this link to KS1 Bitesize to first listen to the story of Moses a man who lived hundreds of years ago.   He was an important leader for the Jewish people. 

 

Then listen to how Passover is celebrated by Solly a 10year boy from Manchester. Click on the Seder plate activity below the video to be reminded about the different things they eat.

Next talk about the story of Moses with your grownup.  Questions to ask and things to discuss.

  1. Why were the Jewish people treated like slaves by the Egyptians?
  2. Why did Moses flee from Egypt?
  3. What made Moses go back to Egypt?
  4. Name 3 of the plagues that were sent? Was it fair to all the Egyptians? Why?
  5. How did the Jewish people escape from the Egyptians?
  6. When is Passover celebrated?
  7. What do Jewish families have to sweep up and clean away before Passover?
  8. Name 3 things Jewish people eat at Passover. Can you say why?

Challenge

Below are 2 worksheets to print off if you want to do more on this topic

  • Seder plate link
  • Story of Moses link

Storytime

Superkid by Claire Freedman.  The video is at the top of the page underneath the NHS tribute video.  I have a little friend with me at the beginning of the story.  Can you guess who he is? I hope you like the story. 

Friday 

English 

Follow this link to learn about prefixes. Once you are ready have a go at the quiz. 

To explore prefixes further, login to Epic Reading (using the code znn9319) and search for the book ‘The Word Wizard's Book Of Prefixes And Suffixes’. Read up to page 11 and have a go at some of the questions. 

Or have a go at this 'Un' and 'Dis' Prefix Sorting Activity.

Maths 

Warm up by playing date maths! Today’s date is 15.5.20.

How many number sentences can you make by using the numbers that make up today’s date? For example you could use the 5 and the 2 to make 5x2. Then find the answers.

Next have a go at this maths problem, being able to count in 5’s will help you!

Science

Video teacher introduction – Watch the two videos below:  Making a mini collection and What's on my box?

Hello Class 4 ‘Attenborough Lookouts’.  How are your nature spotting safaris going? I am hoping to write to David Attenborough and his team to let them know about Class 4’s ‘nature spotting’ and what we have found out, so please keep sending in your photographs. I’ve added a few more photographs of birds I have seen this week.  

Health & Safety: You will need to wash your hands thoroughly after this week’s activity.

Go back to your tree.  What can you see now? How is it changed? You can give it another hug or a pat.

This week’s science focus is making mini collections of the things we find outdoors.                                                                  

Resources: An egg box or other small container (this will limit the size of the objects put inside)

Science Background Knowledge – Grouping, classifying and identifying       

Grouping – putting objects into groups by any choice, size, colour, brown, not brown, shape, whereas classification is arranging items according to scientific terms, e.g. animals, plants, waterproof, deciduous, evergreen, flower.  Identification is giving a name to something, e.g. petal, seed, plastic. 

Our Investigation Question is: Can we identify, group and classify the things we find outside?

* Challenge  

Children are to collect  at least 10 or more different ‘found’ items from outdoors and use them to classify into different groups; they also must try and name and identify the things they collect (you can always use books and the internet).

The children are to use an egg box to collect the items to limit the size of the objects or materials taken from the environment.  Limiting the size will also mean that they have to look carefully.

Tell the children that they have 10 minutes to find to find as many different things as possible.  To choose carefully and you cannot have the same thing twice.  Tell them that they have to be able to close the box lid on the objects.

When the time is up find somewhere to sit down so they can empty their box and sort their collection.  Work with them to support their ideas in sorting

  • Sort by colour, shape , texture, natural/not natural, size, parts of a plant
  • Sort in order e.g. colour (dark to light) or size
  • Classify the objects using scientific groups e.g. seeds, evergreen
  • Take photos of the collections

** Challenge

If they have found parts of a plant (it does not have to be the same plant) can they arrange the parts together to make whole plant?  Can they create a plant life cycle- e.g. leaf, flower, seed, and seedling, decaying leaf? Ask them to identify each item.  If they don’t know what it is take them home to identify using books or the internet?                                                                                                                                                  

***Challenge Activity over the week

Using the items collected children can create an outdoor ‘environmental art’ picture or sculpture and photograph it. Ask them what they think will happen to it over the next few days?  Which factors might cause these changes? (E.g. wind, rain, animals, humans, decay)  Children could return to their art each day and look for the changes.

For fun:  follow this link  to find other nature activities to do, for one of them you can even use the egg box again. Enjoy!

 

 

 Week beginning 4.5.20

(Helpful resources like word mats and number grids can be found here)

There are lots of free online resources being made during this home school period. One resource that other teachers and parents have recommended to me is 'The Maths Factor' by Carol Vorderman. You simply sign up, select a year group and then your child can work through maths challenges to earn virtual medals and trophies. If you think that this is something that would motivate your child/children it is worth giving it a go. 

Monday 

English 

Warm up by playing this game about contractions. 

You need to fill in the missing word and for an extra challenge tell a grown up the two words that have been contracted together. For example, if the answer is ‘isn’t’ you need to tell your grown up that you know that it is the contraction of ‘is not’. If you aren’t sure of one, ask your grown up. Good luck!

Now you are in for a treat. Ms Preistman has written a letter to you. Please read the letter out loud and tell someone in your house what your favourtite part was.

Have a go at answering these questions:

What are the names of Ms Priestman’s grandchildren?

What helps Ms Priestman’s grandchildren go to fall asleep at bedtime?  

How does Ms Priestman keep fit?

Can you name the three places that Ms Priestman can walk to from her home?

Ms Priestman describes her favourite tree as having a ‘hollow trunk’. What does this mean?

Well done for reading the letter. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Maths

Warm up by counting in 3s. Sing along with his song to count in threes.

Then see if you can fill in the missing numbers.

3, ___, 9 , ____ , 15

____ , 12  , 15, ____ , ____

 Today’s lesson is all about becoming more confident at understanding and using fact families. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 1 Fact families addition and subtraction bonds to 20’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.

Well being 

Create an ‘I am bored’ jar with your family. Fill the jar with ideas of things you can do, such as ‘read a book’ or ‘build a castle from Lego’. Next time you are feeling bored, just reach into the jar!

Geography 

Last week in Geography you were learning about the United Kingdom. We live in England which is part of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is in the continent of Europe. Today, you can follow this link to find out about another county that is in the continent of Europe, France.

Tuesday 

English 

There are many reasons why you might write or receive a letter. Work through this PowerPoint with a grown up and talk to each other about formal and informal letters.

Now that you have an understanding about formal and informal letters, split your page in two and on the first half put the heading formal letters and the other half put informal letters. Make a list of the people that you could write or receive a formal or an informal letter to or from. You could even hunt around your home for letters and see if you can decide if they are formal or informal.

Maths 

Have a go at this game all about telling the time.  You can choose to play ‘read the time to the hour or half hour’ or ‘read the time to the quarter hour’.

Today’s lesson is all comparing number sentences. You will be asked to compare number sentences using the symbols > < = (so remember, > greater than, < less than, = equals). Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 2 compare number sentences’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.

Well being 

Take part in some Cosmic Kids Yoga. Follow this link to part in the story about Trolls! 

Music 

Follow this link to find a cool game to learn new songs. Work through the web page but make sure to try the ‘Play It’ game and choose the ‘Listen and Layer’ option to learn a song of your choice. When you feel confident enough to sing the lyrics without the backing singer, turn off the microphone so that only your voice can be heard.

Wednesday 

English 

Take a look at this example of an informal letter. 

What do you notice at the top of the letter? Why do you think it is there?

It is important to learn your address, in case you wish to send a letter and receive a response. You must remember that your address is personal and you should only share it with people you trust or know. As a family, you could talk about the people that you may share your address with and why (you could even talk about when you might need to share your address with the emergency services).

Look at this PowerPoint to learn about the things you need to include in your address. Then have a go at answering the questions.

Maths

Play ‘Place Value Basket Ball' with numbers up to 99.

Today’s lesson is  about related facts.  Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 3 related facts’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.

Science

I hope you’re all becoming ‘knowledgeable Naturalists’ as you study our local environment, I am still trying very hard to spot different birds and take a photo. I am also keeping an eye on my favourite tree as I walk past it with Archie and check it for any changes such as leaf growth.

This week’s science focus is all about the bark on your favourite tree.  The bark is the outer covering on the trunk and branches of the tree.

First please look at the video below to help you get started.

 Science Background Knowledge

The bark of a tree is like our skin to us.  Its function of bark is to protect the tree trunk from damage and drying out. When we get a cut it can become infected, the same for a tree when the bark is broken, disease and fungi can get in and affect the trees health.

Our Investigation Question is: How much can you find out about the tree bark?

Before you set off on your exploration have a think about what you want to look for when observing the bark.  Maybe write it down or tell your adult about your ideas.

 * Challenge - Again acting as ‘David Attenborough Lookouts’

Go back to your tree.  I hope you’ve remembered which one it is.  Has it changed since last week, if so how? Do you know what type of tree it is yet?  Please let me know.  You can give it another hug or a pat.  (Don’t forget you will need to wash your hands thoroughly after this week’s activity).

This week you will be looking carefully at its bark.   Encourage your child to try and use relevant descriptive vocabulary.  

  • What is its texture like- what does it feel like? Is it smooth, or knobbly?
  • What colour is the bark is it the same as other trees that it is like? (As trees mature their bark can change)
  • What is the pattern like, can you describe it? Some can have horizontal ridges, whilst others are vertical, some tree bark looks like a jigsaw. Many have diagonal stripes or spots on them.
  • Are there any animals? Bark provides a habitat for many animals, especially invertebrates (insects and other mini beasts), which in turn provide food for a range of birds.
  • Is there any damage to the bark? Look carefully is it rubbed, torn, stripped off, burrowed through or looks diseased?

** Challenge - Make bark rubbings by lying some paper carefully on the trunk and rolling a wax crayon or coloured chalk up and down and sideways over the paper to show the relief pattern of the trunk underneath it.  You might want to try different areas of the trunk to make a comparison. When you get home write down some of your findings. E.g.

It has a  ___________ texture.     The bark is ___________ in colour.            These animals live on the bark ________

***Challenge Activity over the week- Make bark rubbings of 5 to 6 other trees. Do they look different?  Can you identify the tree by your bark rubbings? Challenge other members of your family.

For fun:  follow this link to label the tree.

Please take photographs of your learning and send them in via our class email. 

Thursday 

English 

Tomorrow is classed as a bank holiday. There is a special reason why tomorrow is a bank holiday. Read this reading comprehension about VE day and answer the questions to find out why.

Maths 

Can you fill in these missing numbers? Make sure you work out what they are going up or down in first.

2 ,4 ,6,____, _____, 12

45, 55, 65, ____, 85, ____

23, 33, ____, 53, ____, 73

5, 10 , ____, 20, ____, 30

78, ____, 58, ____, 38, _____, _____

Today’s lesson is about adding and subtracting ones.  Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 4 add and subtract ones’. Then have a go at these questions. You should be aiming to do these mentally. Click here for the answers.

History 

In your English lesson you found out some facts about VE day. For your History lesson, I want you to further develop your understanding of the importance of VE day in Britain. Follow this link and watch the video named ‘VE day 75th Anniversary lesson’.

You will need a piece of paper to jot down some notes as you interact with the video and remember to ask your grown up to explain to you any words or phrases you don’t quite understand yet.

Once you have completed the video you should have a greater understanding of how the people of Great Britain would have felt once WW2 had ended. You are now ready to take part in one of these activities: (choose the one you prefer the most)

  • Write an invitation to a neighbour inviting them to the street party to celebrate the end of WW2. Remember to include times and dates and what they should bring.
  • Create your own bunting that can be used to decorate the celebrations.
  • Pretend you are at a street party celebrating the end of WW2! Imagine that you are standing in a house that is on a street that is having a party. You are looking out of an upstairs window. Draw what you can see.

 I would love to see your work, so please email them to,  class4@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.

Storytime 

 This weeks story is Christopher Nibble by Charlotte Middleton.  You will find the video at the top of the class page under the NHS video.

Science Home Learning Extra Fun - If you want some more ideas for your budding scientist whilst at home please follow this link to our Science Curriculum page HOME LEARNING. Some ideas will need adult support to carry out, however we think you will enjoy yourself too. Let us know what you think.

 

 Week beginning 27.4.20 

 

Monday 

English 

Today you will be editing your story. First of all read through your story to check that is makes sense and that you have used the correct punctuation. Have you used full stops, capital letters, commas and finger spaces correctly?

Then use this word mat to check that you have spelt the common exception words correctly. If you need to change a spelling just put a line through the word you are correcting and write the correct spelling above.

Lastly, use this sheet to improve the vocabulary you have used in your story to make it more exciting and interesting. It is a little bit like using a thesaurus. A thesaurus is a book that finds synonyms and related concepts.

Well done for editing your story. I am sure that you have put in lots of hard work to make it the best you possible can. 

Maths 

Today's lesson is all about comparing lengths. You will be asked to compare lengths using the these symbols > < = (so remember, > greater than, < less than, = equals). Follow this link to find the activity. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 27th April) Lesson 1 compare length'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. 

Well being time 

Find a healthy recipe by following this link. Choose one that you think all your family members will enjoy then write down the a list of the ingredients so that they can be added to your shopping list. 

Once you have all the ingredients, with a grown up follow the recipe step by step. Sit down and share the meal you've cooked together - no phones and no TV!

Talk about the things you can taste and see if other family members can work out the ingredients you used. Can you remember? Please send in photographs of your meal. 

Geography 

Test your knowledge of the United Kingdom by following the activities on this page. 

The final game moves onto testing your knowledge of the world! For example, it will ask to you name the oceans of the world.

 

Tuesday 

English 

Now that you have edited your story and you are happy with the end result it is now time for you to be a storyteller. 

I would like you to take your story on a walk with you today. While you are out and about on your daily exercise, look carefully for a tree that you think could have magical powers, just like the magic faraway tree. Then sit under the tree and tell your story! You could tell it in a whisper so that you do not give the secret away. You could tell your story in a loud clear voice so your family can hear it 8 steps away. How you tell the story is up to you. Have fun:) 

Then once you are home, you might want to ask a grown up if you could phone a loved one and tell the story to them down the phone. I am sure it will put a smile on their faces. 

Maths 

Today's lesson is all about ordering lengths.  Follow this link to find the activity. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 27th April) Lesson 2 order length'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. 

PE 

From speaking to lots of you on the phone, I know that you are making the most of the sunshine and going on daily walks. Well done! 

For your PE activity today, I want you to have a tennis tournament. Do not worry if you have not got a racket and ball, take a look at this video to see how you can make your own rackets and court at home. Remember to keep score and have fun!

Computing 

Please continue to send emails to class4@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk

Talk to you child/children about how emails are a form of communication and why you might use them.

Explain to your child/children that you are allowed to set up an email account when you are a teenager. When Miss Errington was in college she had to set up an email account so that she could send in work to her tutors.

Tell your child/children that school have set up a special email account that your grown-ups can use to communicate to teachers and that you need their help to write an email. Think about the message you want to communicate and once you have impressed your grown-up they may show you how to send an attachment.

Make sure you talk about internet safety with your child/children.

  • It is important to make it clear to the children that they should only be sending an email to the class address because they know it is a safe address and it will be going to somebody that they know.
  • They can only send an email with their grown-ups permission and with their grown-up supervision.
  • Stress to the children that they should never open email attachments that are unexpected or from unknown sources, they should be very wary of links in emails, and they should not give out personal information.

Wednesday 

English 

The Magic Faraway Tree was written but Enid Blyton.  Read this fact file about Enid Blyton’s life, with the help from a grown up.  I want you to take on the role of the teacher. So, instead of me setting the questions, I want you to create 5 questions that you can find the answers of from the fact file. For example, you would not ask “Did she have any pets?” because you the fact file does not tell you that.

This link may help you think of different styles of questions.

You can then test your questions  out on a person in your house.

Maths 

Today's lesson is all about using the four operations with length (the basic four operations in maths are: addition, subtraction, division and multiplication).  Follow this link to find the activity. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 27th April) Lesson 3 four operations with length'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. 

Theme 

A bike is a form of transport. You can cycle to get to places.

Today I would like you to make a collage, model or a drawing of a bike or of your bike. Then label the parts of the bike (this sheet may help you with the names of some parts) and make a note of their features. For example, a mud guard is used to prevent you getting really dirty and wet. Once you are happy with your picture and it is filled with information, you can write a sentence that explains where you most enjoy riding your bike and why (use the word because to help you explain why).

Thursday 

English 

Warm up by playing this spelling game to practise some common exception words. 

We are going to take part in some handwriting practice today. First of all you need to warm up! It is always a good idea to warm your bodies up to help you focus. 

Follow this link for some ideas of how to warm up for handwriting. Then have go joining the letters t and h (video to support here). You can even think of some words with th in and try to write them cursively. 

If you would like some support on how to position the paper correctly for right or handed children, this link might help.

Maths 

Today's lesson is all about comparing lengths. Follow this link to find the activity. You will need some paper ready to show your working out. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 27th April) Lesson 4 problem solving'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. 

Music 

This week I want you to choose your favourite piece of music. It can be any genre- Pop, Rap, Techno, Disco, R & B, Jazz etc.

First: Sit and listen to the music carefully.  Make sure there are no distractions. Now some Questions to answer: Why do you like it?  What instruments can you hear?  What kind of music is it? Does it tell a story?  Who is it by?  Is it old music?   Ask your grown up about their ideas too.

Now listen to it again.  This time start by tapping out the pulse, this is the steady beat you hear.  Try and move in different ways, concentrating so you can still hear the music.

Next change to tapping or clapping out the rhythm with your foot or hands and move in different ways and directions to the rhythm.   Can you change between moving to the pulse and then the rhythm?   Well done if you can, give yourself a pat on the back.

Which did you prefer? Please send in pictures of your dancing and email us to tell us which your favourite music is and why?

Perhaps we can have a Class 4 favourite music chart

Finally click this link to BBC Bitesize KS1 music.  It is a short interactive video about pulse and rhythm.  It will help to consolidate your learning today through a Jazz song called ‘Slick City Spats’.  We will return to it again next time we do music, however you can always practise in the meantime.  I hope you enjoy it. 

 Storytime

Another Horrid Henry Story in 2 parts-   The Bad Present

You can listen to it all this afternoon or save part 2 for tomorrow.  I hope you enjoy it. 

 

Well Being 

 Have you heard about the incredible fundraising that Captain Tom Moore has done for the NHS? Well, it is his 100th birthday today. To celebrate, at Highfield, we want you to take part in 'Challenge 100'. Read the poster below and start thinking of your 100. We would love to see videos or pictures of your challenge, so please send them in. 

FRIDAY

English 

Have a go at this reading comprehension about a famous cyclist. Read the text carefully then answer the questions. You can choose a 1,2 or 3 star challenge to suit you.

Maths 

Warm up by having a go at these additions and subtractions. Here are the answers.

To help you work them out, you might draw tens and ones to help you or you could draw an empty number line and then take away the tens and then the ones. This picture might help you. 

Recap you knowledge of coins by playing Toy Shop Money. I would suggest by beginning to play up to £1 then push yourself to you set the challenge to ‘mixed coins’ ‘exact money’ ‘£1 to £5’. 

Or you could play shop with somebody else at home. One of you can pretend to be the shop keeper and the other can be the costumer. Make sure that the items in you shop are clearly labelled with prices and you can even challenge yourself to give change. 

Science 

What glorious weather we are having as we continue with our focus on nature around us. Spring is definitely here for the plants and wild animals.  I hope you’re all becoming experts at naming some of the plants and birds you see too.   I have been busy trying to name the birds I see on my walks which seem to be mainly pigeons, ducks, starlings, magpies, robins, blackbirds and the occasional thrush.  I’ve not been successful at snapping one yet.  They are so quick and fly off before I take a photograph.  I’m going to keep trying though.  I wonder if you have been more successful. Have a look at some of my photos below. the 'further activities section'.

This week’s focus is recognising and identifying common trees by their leaves.

There are 3 levels of challenge.

The leaves on the trees are really growing now from the tiny buds just a few weeks ago. Our Investigation Question is: What can you see that is different or similar between the leaves?

 *  Challenge - Again acting as ‘David Attenborough Lookouts’

Hug a tree- Find a tree that really interests you. Do you know the name of your tree? If not try and find out. It needs to be one that you can keep observing over the next few months.  Can you put your arms around it and give it a hug?  Do your arms fit all the way round?  Look carefully at your tree. What does it feel like? Is it smooth, or knobbly?  Is it cool or warm to the touch?  What colour is the bark? Is it tall or short?  What do the leaves look like? Does it have any flowers?  Look carefully again at your tree, think about why it is special to you.  How does it make you feel when you hug it? Remember which tree you have chosen so you can come back another day to give it another hug and observe how it is growing and changing.

While you are out and about look at other trees and their leaves.  Look at the trunk, the canopy, the branches, the bark and the roots. Are they all the same?  Try and describe what you see.  Choose 2 trees and pick one leaf from each tree to compare (maybe you’ll want to use a leaf from the tree you hugged).  Look at the 2 leaves- what is similar or different?   You could take photos or you can carefully pick them with some help. Stick them down on to a sheet of paper leaving space between them.  Then put labels around them to describe them. What shape are the leaves? Are they big or small? Does the leaf have an entire edge? How do they feel? Are they thick or thin leave? What shade of green?

 ** Challenge

I have set you another fun multiple choice quiz to help you recognise and name a few common trees. Eyes and fingers ready - Have a go at the What tree does the leaf come from’ quiz?  How many did you get right?

4- 5 one smiley face

6-8 - two smiley faces

9 or more- three smiley faces

Have a competition within your family.  I tried the quiz out on my husband again, he didn’t get them all right the first time!

 * ** Challenge Activity over the week:  Using the leaf identification sheet try and identify the trees which grow around your neighbourhood by looking at their leaves whilst you are out and about?  Did you spot all the leaves?  If not try to think of reasons why some of these trees do not grow in your area.

Please take photographs and send them in via our class email we would love to know about your favourite trees and your leaf comparisons.

 

Science Home Learning Extra Fun - If you want some more ideas for your budding scientist whilst at home please follow this link to our Science Curriculum page HOME LEARNING. Some ideas will need adult support to carry out, however we think you will enjoy yourself too. Let us know what you think.

 Week beginning 20/4/20

Daily activities:

10 mins reading - Log into Epic Reading  using the code znn9319 (free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.

15 mins Times Table RockStars

15 mins Spelling Shed

In the current Covid-19 lock down it undoubtedly seems harder to fit exercise and movement into your day. However, staying active is more important than ever at the moment, both for your physical and mental health. Even if when you’re stuck at home there are still plenty of ways you can build movement and exercise into your day.

Search Joe Wicks the Body Coach on YouTube to find his daily workouts. They are live every weekday at 9am and you can watch them back at any time during the day. He sets homework each week that can be sent into school and we can forward it to him or you can upload the homework on to Twitter using #HomeworkWithJoe. This week he wants children to design a T-shirt, with the theme being the daily workouts.

Have a look at these two websites for a wealth of ideas:

https://www.greatersport.co.uk/ways-to-keep-moving  

https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/flixton-girls/

Have a look on the PE and Sport page on the Highfield website for a  themed weekly timetable of possible activities to keep you active!

Keep an eye on the school twitter page (@HPS_Urmston) or Trafford Sports partnership page (@TraffordSSP) for their new weekly challenges set by PE leaders across Trafford. Make sure to film/photo you attempting them and get your grown ups to Tweet them tagging school & Trafford Sports Partnership  with the hashtag #TraffordPEChalleng or email them to your class teacher. 

Note to grown ups - A  cm ruler will be needed for the maths lesson on Thursday. If this is a problem, please email the class address and I will try and sort something out. 

Monday 

English 

Watch the video at the top of the page called Monday 20th April  - English lesson.  

One smile challenge - Complete this sentence 'I think that this story is about.......'

Two smile challenge - Complete the sentence above and also include an adventure that the children might go on. 

Three smile challenge - Complete the sentence above and also include an adventure that the children might go on and a problem that might arise. 

Maths 

We will continue our learning of 3D shapes. Begin your lesson by looking at this picture. With a grown up or sibling talk about the 3D shapes you notice and discuss why certain shapes might be used for certain things. Then have a go at these questions. Remember that an edge is where two faces meet and a vertex is the point or corner of a geometric shape.

RE 

How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?

A very apt question in the present situation where most of us are at home with our immediate families to stay safe and keep others safe.  We will continue to explore this question over the term to find out how different religions and non-religious groups care for others and their world.

First this week we will ask the question ‘Should we care for everyone?’ 

Listen to the song Count on me’ by Bruno Mars to help you think about people you care for.  I know it’s one of our favourite songs in class 4.  

Activity

Write a list of all the people you care for with a few words about why you care for that person.

OR

Draw or paint a picture of all the people you care for and write words around the people to say why.

Please send in photographs of your learning so we can share them on our class page.

Note Mums, Dads and Carers, our enquiries in RE frequently lead to your child naturally asking deep and thoughtful questions and sharing their thoughts on the subject we are discussing.  If you feel you want any help in responding please feel free to contact us via our class email.

Well Being time 

Dandelion wishes

Dandelions are springing up everywhere right now! As well as providing an excellent food source for bees, they will also turn into magical dandelion clocks over the coming weeks! See if you can leave a spot to allow them to grow in your outdoor space. Then when the dandelion clocks appear, share the magic of blowing the seeds away with your little ones. Don’t forget to make a wish!

Tuesday 

English 

Watch the videos at the top of the page called Tuesday 21st April - English lesson part 1 & 2. (Apologies, the website would not let me upload the video as a whole so I had to split it up) 

The Videos explained to you that the 3 children (Frannie, Joe and Beth) are visited by their cousin Rick. They are so excited to show Rick the Magic Faraway Tree that reaches as high as the clouds. Once you climb the ginormous tree you are welcomed into a new strange land. These lands change every time you visit! 

Your challenge today is to draw a picture of the Magic Faraway Tree and then use your imagination to create any land you wish for at the top of the tree.  Remember to include the 4 children in your drawing and draw the things they might see. They may also be greeted by other characters, for example fairies. 

Then once you have drawn your new land label the things the children might see using expanded noun phrases. This mean to use adjectives to make your labels interesting. 

Maths 

Now that you know all the properties of 3D shapes (edges, vertices and face) you are ready to teach somebody else. 

Today your lesson will also involve music! So before you start you must warm up your voice. Breathing well will support your voice. Singing when there's no breath left is a common way of tiring your voice. Follow the steps below to help improve your breathing.

Exercise

  • Breathe in to the count of 4, breathe out, hissing, to the count of 4
  • Then, breathe in for 6, and hiss out for 10
  • in for 6, out for 12
  • in for 2, out for 12
  • in for 4, out for 16
  • in for 2, out for 16
  • in for 4, out for 20
  • in for 1, out for 20

Now you have warmed up, you are ready to learn and perform the 3D shape song. You can include actions and props and even create your own verse!

Once you are happy with your performance, get your audience to sit down and listen to your song. See if they learn anything new about 3D shapes.  

PE/PSHE

This week in PSHE you are encouraged to think about different active games that you can play in small groups and for you to think about what you enjoy about them most and how they make you feel.

So, on top of your Joe Wicks daily workout can you create a competition in your home? Here is an example of the type of competition you could hold. Remember you must keep it fair and set rules.

How will you record the results?

Wednesday 

English 

You will need your drawing of your imaginary land to hand. 

Today I want you to plan the adventure that faces the children in the new strange land. 

Remember it is a plan so you will not need lots of writing. 

You might want to split your paper into sections. 

Section 1 - How did they get up the Magic Faraway Tree? 

Section 2 - What was the name of the land they saw at the top and what could they see? Use as much descriptive language as possible and include the how the characters might feel. 

Section 3 - What happened when they were exploring the land? This could be that one of them went missing, they made a new friend, one of them had a spell cast upon them! Whatever you want, it is your story. 

Section 4 - How did the day end? So in this part you will need to think about how all the children came back together to go back home in time for tea. 

Remember this is just a plan. You might want to make notes on each section or draw pictures. It is your plan so it needs to help you. 

Maths 

Today we are looking at patterns. Can you spot any patterns in your home? Can you spot any patterns on your walk? 

Have a go at this game (try level 3) and then move onto this activity. Here are the answers.

Theme 

Last week you were asked to note down any forms of transport that you could think of. Now I want you to draw a time line (no need to date it yet) and plot the forms of transport that you thought of in order of when you think they were invented (oldest to newest). For example, if you think the bicycle came before the invention of the car, you would have the bicycle before the car on the timeline. If you need some more ideas of forms of transport to include in your timeline, click here.

Ask a grown up or sibling in your house to do the same thing and then compare to see if you had similar results. Discuss your results and give reasons for your choices.

Now that you have plotted the form of transports onto your timeline research the dates in which they were invented to check if you had them in the right order (this timeline may support you but please feel free to do your own research). Remember, you are all still learning do you may need to rejig some of them. This will help you develop your understanding of chronological order of how transport has changed and developed.

Thursday 

English 

Make sure that you have your picture and your plan. 

Before you start your story I want you to think about different ways to start your sentences, because I do not want every sentence to start with 'The'. 

I want you to look at these sentence openers and choose ones that you think would improve your story. You can jot down the sentence openers that you want to use on your planning board. 

Maths 

We are now moving our learning on to learn about measurement. Talk about what you think measurement means, how you can measure things and why we measure things. Then follow this link to find your activity.   Once you are on the website you will have to make sure that you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 20 April' then 'Lesson 3 - measure length cm'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. You will also find that some answers are not there, that is because answers vary on what your child/children may want to discuss. 

Art

Watch this video on how birds are ‘On the Move’. Discuss any interesting points with a person in your house. Now take some time to sit in your garden or to look through a window and watch how birds move around. Once you have spotted a bird taking off, flapping and gliding choose a type of bird that you like the look of, find out its name and draw it. This tutorial is nice to follow as it teaches you how to draw a bird that is in flight – but remember to make changes to your drawing to make it look like your favourite bird.

Thursday Story time 
Today our end of day story is  Horrid Henry and the TV remote by Francesca Simon.   Part One.  I know class 4 love his character.  I will add the video on Thursday morning so no sneaky previews.  Please scroll up to the other videos above the CLAS 4 HOME LEARNING section. It is the last video. (I will continue to read a story each week and post it for as long as we need it). I do think about you all when I am reading, imagining you all listening and laughing at Henry's antics.  I will read the ending tomorrow afternoon as it is quite a long story.  You will have to wonder till then what happens next...……….

Friday 

English

Today you will write your short story. Make sure that you use your plan to follow the structure and use your picture to make sure that you are include description in your story. Good Luck, I already know that you will impress the people in your homes with your imagination. 

Do not pressure yourself to write a whole chapter worth! This is a short story. I would expect at least two sentences per section. 

Monday's task will be to edit your story. 

Maths 

Today you will continue to learn about measurement, with today focusing on metres.  I do not expect you to own a metre ruler, so please use this opportunity to talk to your child about how 100cm is the same as 1m. You could make 1m with a strip of paper, ribbon, tape spaghetti together etc..

Follow this link. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure that you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 20 April' then 'Lesson 4 - measure length m'). Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. You will also find that some answers are not there, that is because answers vary on what your child/children may want to discuss. 

PE

Take a look on the school Twitter page (if you do not have twitter, it can be seen on this website's homepage) for Mr McRae’s PE challenge. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Science 

This week please continue to look at plants growing around you. I am sure that you are seeing many changes to the plants in your gardens, or out on a walk.   I expect you’re becoming experts at naming some of the wild flowers too. 

This week’s focus though is recognising and identifying common garden birds

Part one

It is really important that we learn to recognise some of the common garden birds that we see in our local habitats, so this week I have set you another fun multiple choice quiz to help you recognise and name a few of them.

Eyes and fingers ready - Have a go at the Name the bird quiz’!

How many did you get right?

Now try and learn to recognise and name all of them.  Have a competition within your family.  Who is the quickest? I tried it out on my family. They didn’t get them all right the first time, it took them a few goes!  

Part two

You will be acting as David Attenborough does when he goes out to spot wild animals. Question- Which bird do you think you will see the most?   Why?

Activity over the week - Look out for birds when you’re taking your exercise, both in the garden or out walking. Remember to be quiet, no sudden movements and sometimes just stand still so you don’t miss them. 

Look out of your windows before you go outside too, as some birds are easily scared away by us. You may find you see different birds at different times of the day.

Recording

Make a tally of how many of each kind you see. Print off the attached sheet to help you keep a record. 

You may not see them all, it depends where you live and how busy it is.  However as it’s now quieter with us all at home more and less cars about, some of these birds are now coming into our gardens and streets more frequently.  Then at the end of the week make a bar graph to show your results. You could use Lego bricks, or other objects to represent the birds, or draw using chalk on the pavement.  Don’t forget to label your graph.  Next talk about your findings with your grown up and record statements from your observations.

Which bird did you spot the most?   Where did you see it? Which bird did you spot the least?   Where did you see it?    

Challenge - You might find there are trends in where you spotted the birds. Was it hedgerows, trees, in the open, near water? Talk about what you think and why with your grownup.

Please take photographs if you’re quick enough to snap a bird, they do move very quickly.  You will have to be very quiet and make no sudden moves.   Let us know where you saw it and send them in via our class email we can then display them in their habitats.

Friday Story time 
Today I will finish off our story  Horrid Henry and the TV remote by Francesca Simon.    Please scroll up to the other videos for PART TWO.  I hope you enjoy the ending. 

Science Home Learning Extra Fun - If you want some more ideas for your budding scientist whilst at home please follow this link to our Science Curriculum page HOME LEARNING.  Some ideas will need adult support to carry out, however we think you will enjoy yourself too.  Let us know what you think. 

Take a look at our 'Challenge 100' achievements inspired by Captain Tom Moore's 100 laps of his back garden.

Watch your classmates complete the PE challenges that they have invented. Can you do them? Or can you created your own? We would love to see them! 

Take a look at some of our work based on 'The Magic Faraway Tree'

One of your classmates plans that has been typed up - 

 Section 1.  The children climbed on branches and then a ladder 

Section 2. They appeared to be in CANDY LAND. They saw; 1.leaping fishes with 2 legs. A blue cotton candy space ship with a pink cotton candy alion 3. Some jelly bean flies flying out of the cotton candy clouds at 5:30 a.m. they felt happy when they saw it 

Section 3. They ate a lot of the  land and the flowers too .
 
Section 4. They had a brilliant day the end .   
 
Take a look at this story created by  one of your classmates - 

One day, there was three children called Frannie, Beth and Jo who lived in the country side and they invited their cousin Rick to visit them.  Rick thought that the countryside might be a bit boring because he wasn’t used to that type of area.   Frannie, Beth and Jo told Rick that it was quite an exciting place to live because there was a magic tree.  He still didn’t believe them so after lunch, they took Rick to see the Magic Tree.  They climbed the tree by using the holes in the gigantic trunk of the big old tree. Once they got to the top, they discovered it was raining ice cream.  They looked around trying to work out where they were, Rick couldn’t believe his eyes at what he was seeing. Today they had found Ice-Cream Land.  Whilst Frannie, Beth and Jo knew to expect something new, Rick now believed they were telling the truth but still couldn’t believe his eyes, “it’s amazing” Rick said.

Now that Rick had got over the shock, they explored the land and found an Ice-Cream Man (instead of a snowman) and an Ice-Cream Tree which had ice cream flowers that you could pick and eat. The weather was warm but the ice-cream was still freezing cold, Rick couldn’t understand how that worked but his cousins said it’s magical.

Whilst looking around, they heard a baby crying, Frannie suggested that they should follow the sound and try to find the baby. They followed the winding ice lolly river which lead to an ice lolly waterfall.  Underneath the ice lolly waterfall, between the wall and the flowing ice lollies, they found a cute little baby, crying, on its own.   They gently picked up the baby and Beth carried her, they had decided to go and find its parents.

They decided to follow the river again and it lead to an extremely large and beautiful ice castle with ice lollies surrounding it.   They asked the guard at the castle if they knew of a baby being missing and he said “yes, we have been looking for her for hours, her mum and dad are very worried”.  The children asked to see the parents because they had a very special package.  

Once inside the parents shouted “do you have our baby!!!!?”

The children passed the baby over and explained where they had found her, the parents were very happy, excited, thankful and grateful all at the same time.   They said that they could visit the castle whenever they wanted and eat the outside as a treat.

The children were starting to feel tired now after all their walking and adventures so they decided to make their way back to their home.   Jo was worried that they wouldn’t be able to find their way but Frannie explained that if they followed the winding river again, they will be able to find their way home.

Once they got to the top of the tree, they slid down a slide to the garden of Frannie, Beth and Jo, back home where they belonged.

Rick admitted that the countryside was actually a very exciting place and wanted to visit them every single day.

The End.

 

Here is another...

Once upon a time there were 4 children in the wisdom forest. Where the magical things live. 

The first child is called Mia. She likes mermaids and she has black hair. The second child is called Max. He's the only boy and adores superheroes. The third child is called Soozen. She likes adventures and she is the one with the yellow hair. The fourth child is called Lala. She is a fairy and she wishes that she was a normal person. All 3 children are cousins but Lala is not. She is a friend. 

Ten minutes later they got to the wishing tree. And they all got their wishes. These are their wishes. Mia wished that she was a mermaid. Next Max wishes that he was a  superhero. After that Soozen wished that she was very clever. Last of all Lala wished that she was a normal person. And they all got their wishes and they lived happily ever after. 

 

THE END.

Contact Us

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096

highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk