This term our topic is called 'Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside'. We will be focusing on how seaside holidays became popular in the UK over the past two hundred years. In English, we will be reading and writing stories set by the coast and writing travel brochures for holiday destinations. Our science topic is 'Electricity' which will lead us towards creating new displays for the Blackpool Illuminations.
PE will take place every Monday afternoon with Mr Leyland. At the moment children just need to bring in a change of footwear for their PE lessons. Each week, we will send home spellings to practise. Children can now also access their spellings through the online game Spelling Shed - see the link below. Homework will be sent out every Friday and should be returned by Wednesday - 20 table points for all homework brought back in on a Monday!! Everyone will be expected to read at home as often as possible - they can read their reading book, a novel, a comic, the newspaper or a magazine. Reading is the key to everything at school and is a vital part of our school curriculum. The more reading children can do at home the more benefit they will see in the classroom. We have an extensive library in class and everyone is welcome to borrow, read, enjoy then return them. I am happy to recommend books if they are stuck for ideas of what to read.
If you would like to join our Zoom catch up session on Wednesday, please make sure you have read the guidance and consent agreement below. All the details of the session will be posted on Dojo on Wednesday morning.
What a fantastic start to February we had yesterday! We had a huge range of work filling our portfolio pages yesterday and I was really impressed with all of your detailed superhero top trumps cards. Keep up the good work everyone.
Spellings: Practise your spellings and complete the worksheet below - adding ence.
Chapter 12 of Crater Lake is waiting for you over on Class Dojo
1. How long ago was the incident between Lance and Trent?
2. Which word on page 96 means to walk heavily and noisily?
3. Why don't they shout out Chets' name as they walk through the woods?
4. Why do they think Chets has gone back to the centre?
English: Today we are exploring more superhero stories. Watch the video to find out more about today's task and then use the work sheet to make your notes (the video was able to fit on here today for you to peruse instead of moving over to Dojo).
Maths: Watch the video to introduce our warm up and main task then complete the White Rose video and worksheet (both videos are available to watch on here today as they are smaller files).
Today we begin week 5 of the Spring term and what an unusual term it has been so far! You should be so proud of all the wonderful work that you have produced. This week is Children's Mental Health Week so every afternoon I would like you to choose some activities from the list above instead of completing our normal topic lessons.
Spellings: Watch the spelling video below. Practise this week's spellings - ent to ence - then head over to Spelling Shed to complete your assignments.https://play.edshed.com/en-gb
Crater Lake Chapter 11 - head over to Class Dojo to hear me read the next instalment of our class novel.
What is a hero? What qualities does a hero need? Watch the introductory video on Dojo then use the fact files below to create a Top Trumps card for your favourite hero.
Maths: Head over to Dojo to work through today's tasks with me or print the statistics worksheet below.
PSHE: As part of Children's Mental Health Week, we are following the SCARF programme -SAFETY,CARING,ACHIEVEMENT,RESILIENCEand FRIENDSHIP.
Listen to me read Chapter 10 of Crater Lake over on Dojo then answer the questions on your portfolio page. What will Lance do next?
English: Watch the introductory video on Dojo to find out about today's two tasks - editing your wonderful nature poems and exploring synonyms. For part two: use a thesaurus to find synonyms of the following words:
Maths: Complete the warm up and introduction tasks from my video on Class Dojo then complete the worksheet below - dividing fractions by integers.
Science: Classifying plants. Click on the link to find out more about how to classify plants:
Super work from everyone yesterday especially with your creative poetry writing and beautiful illuminated lettering.
Spelling: Complete Wednesday's spellings, watch the video introduction below then complete the spelling challenges.
Head over to Dojo to listen to Chapter 9 of Crater Lake then answer the questions on your portfolio page.
English: Today we are going to finish writing our nature poems focussing on using poetic devices such as alliteration and pathetic fallacy. Head over to Dojo to watch me gather ideas and model the next part of my poem.
Maths: Arithmetic warm up then we are moving on to interpreting two-way tables. Join me on Dojo for your warm up task then watch the White Rose video below and complete the related worksheet.
Computing: Head over to Purple Mash. In your 2Do folder I have added today's tasks. I would like you to use the drawing tools to create a picture of whatever you are writing your poem about in English then I would like you to complete the 2Code task: Newton and the apple.
PSHE: Follow the link to complete the Oak National lesson about hazards in the home.
Another fantastic day of work from you all yesterday - well done. Today we have Spellings, Reading, English, Maths, Topic and Art to keep us busy. Remember that you can submit pictures of your work to your portfolio page or you can email them to me at the address at the top of the page.
Spellings: Practise the Tuesday column, complete the worksheet below (introductory video below) then complete your assignments on Spelling Shed. https://play.edshed.com/en-gb
Reading: Head over to Class Dojo to listen to Crater Lake Chapter 8. Will Lance manage to warn Trent?
English: Start our lesson over on Dojo pausing the video to fill in your own ideas. Collect nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and sensory vocabulary to use in your poems. Use the writing sheet below to help structure your notes. Try writing the first few lines of your poem.
Maths: Watch the warm up video and introduction over on Dojo then complete the white rose video and worksheet.
Illuminated letters. Many Anglo-Saxon texts contained illuminated letters and today I would like you to create your own. Take a look at the sheet below for some inspiration then have a go at creating your own.
Good morning and welcome to week 4 of our online learning journey. Last week, you continues to make me proud with the amount of work you produced and the fantastic attitude to your learning that you are all demonstrating. Keep up the good work - you are all super stars!
Spellings: Download your weekly spelling sheet then head over to Spelling Shed to complete your assignments.
Head over to our Dojo page to listen to Crater Lake Chapter 7 - What will Lance and his friends do now? Don't forget to answer the questions on your portfolio page.
This week we will be exploring the book ' The Lost Words' and writing our own poems in the same style. There is an introductory video over on our Class Dojo page where you can hear me read some poems from the book. Your task today is to choose a subject for your poem from the list below. Find out as much as you can about your chosen flower, tree or animal.
Maths: Warm up video available on Class Dojo then complete the White Rose video lesson and accompanying worksheet about interpreting line graphs.
PE: Choose from the section of activities below
1. The Burnley Schools Challenge sheet (download link below)
French: Head over to Class Dojo for the next instalment of Mr Leyland's French lessons
Bonus art activity:
Today I will be teaching this paper folding lesson to the key worker children in school and I thought that some of you might like to give it a try too. Watch the video then use the guide below to help you choose and create your paper folding art work. Don't forget to send me pictures of your paper folding pictures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLZhr2KL4Jw&feature=emb_logo
Once again I want to say well done to everyone for the fantastic effort you are putting into your online learning. This is a very strange time for us all and I am so proud of how you are embracing this new way of learning.
Spelling: Practise your 'ough' spellings then complete the work sheet below. There are assignments and games on Spelling Shed for you to do too.
Crater Lake Chapter 6 part 1. Hear me reading the next part of our class novel over on our Class Dojo page then answer the questions on your portfolio page.
English: The Secret of Black Rock lesson 8. This link should take you directly to the right lesson.
Maths: Watch the introductory video on Dojo to complete your warm up tasks then watch the video below for today's White Rose lesson.
Science: Vertebrates and Invertebrates. Click on the links below to find out more about these animal groups then complete the activity sheet: sort the animals into groups then find the names of 5 more vertebrates and invertebrates.
Welcome to our wonderful Wednesday. My inbox was bursting with all of the fantastic high quality work you completed yesterday so keep up the good work today - I love seeing how hard you are all working at home.
Spellings: Start your day by practising our 'ough' spellings, completing the spelling scribble activity sheet and logging on to Spelling Shed to complete your assignments.
Maths: Head over to Dojo for my introduction video and warm up activities then complete the White Rose sheet below - finding fractions of numbers. Remember that you don't need to print the sheet, work off the screen and write your answer down on paper or in a notebook.
Computing: Log on to Purple Mash and open your 'to-do' folder. In there you will see 2Quiz - I would like you to use the programme to create a quiz about Anglo-Saxons using your notes from yesterday's topic lesson. Look at the BBC Bitesize pages again if you need more information.
PSHE: Follow the two links below to complete the activities about sharing images and information on line.
I hope you have had a relaxing weekend and are ready for another busy week of online learning. I can't wait to see all your wonderful work over on your portfolio pages.
Spellings: This week's spellings are words which contain the letter pattern 'ough'. Take care with all the different sounds that this pattern can create. Practise your spellings every day and log on to Spelling Shed to complete your assignments.
Head over to our Class Dojo page to hear me reading the next instalment of Crater Lake then answer the questions on your portfolio page.
We are now on 'The Secret of Black Rock' lesson 6. Remember that you can watch the lesson live at 9.45am or catch up with the recording later in the day. I can't wait to read more of your wonderful writing.
Yesterday was another fantastic day of learning for 5/6K. I was especially impressed with the wonderful sentence stacking work you all produced during our English lesson. Your vocabulary choices and carefully writing were outstanding. Well done everyone!
Spelling: Practise your ie spellings then complete the work sheet (wordsearch) below.
Are you enjoying Crater Lake? Why do you think everything feels a little bit strange? Why do you think Hoche doesn't like Lance? Let's head over to the Class Dojo page to listen to Chapter 3: part 2 and see if we can find out!
The Secret of Black Rock lesson 4. Remember that you can watch the session live at 945am or watch the recording later on in the day.
You need to sort the pictures of the animals into the right group: mammals, insects, fish, bird, reptile or amphibian. You can print the worksheet or just write the names of the animals in a list on a piece of paper. Good Luck!
Another great day of online learning yesterday. I was really impressed with the super ideas you generated during the live English lesson and the magnificent Viking shields that you designed and made. Keep up the good work everyone.
Head over to our Class Dojo page to listen to Chapter 3 part 1 of Crater Lake. Don't forget to answer the questions on your portfolio page.
Jane Considine Live Lesson: Part three. Head over to our Dojo page to watch some introductory videos before you get started. Remember you can watch live at 9.45am or wait until later to watch a recording of the lesson.
Quick tip: in case you are not sure where to find the lesson
Maths: Head over to our Dojo page for the introductory video and your first set of tasks. Follow the link below to find the second part of the lesson on simplifying fractions. There is no worksheet today so just record your answers as you go along.
PSHE: Keeping ourselves safe online. This is a really important session and is particularly relevant at the moment as we are spending so much time away from school taking part in online learning. Watch the clips, complete the quizzes and then play the game. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/
Well done on another fantastic day of online learning. My email and portfolio page on Class Dojo were filled with lots of examples of your wonderful work. I was especially pleased with all the French labels that you now have around your houses!
Spelling: please practise your spellings, complete the activity sheet below then play some spelling games on Spelling Shed
Listen to chapter two of Crater Lake over on Class Dojo then answer the questions on your portfolio page.
Part two of the live lessons about 'The Secret of Black Rock'. Remember you can watch live at 9.45am or wait until later in the day to watch it. As you watch, do as little or as much as you can manage - enjoy the story, take in all the wonderful ideas then have a go at writing your own sentences. I can't wait to read your super sentences.
Maths: Equivalent fractions. Complete the sheet below. Introductory video available on our Class Dojo page.
Topic: Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
Task one: Cut out and complete the timeline of key events. You can print the sheet, cut out and reorder or write the correctly sequenced timeline onto a piece of paper - adding illustrations for the events.
Task two: Design and make your own Viking shield. You can use paper, card, paint, a paper plate, an old plastic lid... whatever you can find. There is a design ideas sheet below to help get you started.
Have a lovely day, work hard and I look forward to seeing all of your amazing work - especially those Viking shields!
Time to get started with our first full week of online learning. You all did a wonderful job last week and I loved seeing all the work you produced.
Spellings: This week we are looking at words containing the spelling pattern 'ie after c'. Make sure you practise your spellings every day and try to complete some of your assignments on Spelling Shed.
Reading: Head over to Class Dojo to hear me reading Chapter One of our new class novel 'Crater Lake' by Jennifer Killick. There are four questions to answer about the chapter on your portfolio page.
Maths: Formal addition and subtraction. Introduction video available on our Class Story.
This week we are taking part in live lessons delivered by The Training Space. Follow the link below to join the live lesson which will run from 9.45am until 10.45am. As this is the first time we have taken part in her lessons, I recommend waiting until the live lesson has finished and watching the recording at 11am. This way you can pause and rewind as necessary. The lessons are based on the story 'The Secret of Black Rock'.
PE: Challenges set by the Burnley Schools Partnership
French: Around the house. Print the sheet, cut out the labels and stick them in the correct places around your house. Alternatively, write the labels on sticky notes or pieces of paper and put in the correct places. You can use google translate to help you pronounce each word.
Firstly, I wanted to say well done for a fantastic start to our online learning journey. The work you have submitted to me this week has been fantastic and I am very proud of you all. Today for our home learning we have a writing task for English, place value work for Maths, introduction to Islam for RE and a bonus 'Draw with Rob' art session.
Reading: Next section of the castles book. Listen to/read the video file on Dojo then answer the questions (you don't need to print the sheet just write your answers on a piece of paper).
English: Today for English, I would like you to write a short account of the life of a cardboard box. Use the notes you made yesterday to tell us about what happens to the box throughout its life. Watch the lesson clip on Class Dojo to help get you started. Remember to use first person pronouns, fronted adverbials and precise vocabulary. I can't wait to read your work!
Maths: Rounding numbers. Use our foolproof (circle and underlining) method to round whole numbers up to 10,000.
RE: Watch the clip, read the fact sheet then complete the fact file about Islam.
Well done on a great first day of online learning. Keep up the good work!
Today we have English, Maths and Science worksheets. There are introductory videos available on Class Dojo for English and Maths.
I would also like you to complete three quizzes on Read Theory and complete the translation activity on Doodle Maths. There is a new battle available on TTRS which will run until Sunday night. I would also like Y6 to complete the active and passive questions on spag.com.
English: we are continuing on from our work on Monday thinking about the life of a cardboard box. There are two part to the worksheet - draw images to accompany the captions on the story board then collect key vocab to help with our writing tomorrow (the first box has been done for you). You can re-watch the clips below to help recap the processes and listen out for helpful vocab, for example: debarking. Challenge: pathetic fallacy/personification - How is the tree/box feeing at each stage? What are they doing?
Maths: Translating shapes. Remember to begin with one point, follow the instructions then plot the new point. When translating a shape, move each point carefully then join up the points to create the translated shape.
Science: Our topic for science is classifying animals and plants. Your challenge today is to think of 26 animals and plants that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
Science challenge: choose one animal from your list. Find out about its habitat, diet and how it has adapted to its surroundings.
Don't forget to send me your completed work over on Class Dojo and get in touch if you need help with anything at all.
Thank you to everyone who got in touch yesterday, sent in work and completed some of the online tasks. Here are the links to the lessons for today. There are extra video clips and Notebook slides over on Class Dojo to help you complete the Maths and Grammar tasks. All worksheets and links are listed below.
Spellings: This week we are investigating words with silent letters. Complete the sheet then head over to edshed to complete some of the online games.
Grammar: Active and passive voice (Video clip available on Dojo page).
Maths: Coordinates in four quadrants. Remember that we always look at the X axis then the Y axis when reading and plotting coordinates (Notebook slide with support available on Dojo page).
Computing/Topic: Over the next few lessons we will be researching castles built in England by the Normans after their invasion in 1066. Sheet and video link below.
Have a lovely day and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need anything at all.
As you are aware school is now closed to most pupils and from tomorrow (Wednesday 6th January) we will be completing our work through remote learning. Each morning I will set the day's tasks on here (our class web page) and over on Class Dojo. To get our remote learning journey started, I would like you to complete any of the following tasks today. You can send me pictures of your work on your Class Dojo portfolio page, email me completed work on the class email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just send me a message on Class Dojo. If you need anything at all please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Spelling: Your week 14 Spelling Shed challenges are up and waiting for you.
English: Yesterday in English we started thinking about the life of a cardboard box - how they are made, used and then recycled. Challenge: find a cardboard box then tell me...what it was originally used for? How many different uses can you find for it around the house? (take pictures if you can or just write them down).
Maths: I have added some coordinates tasks to Doodlemaths: remember that it's x then y when plotting and reading coordinates.
Art: In line with our Eco Week theme - recycling paper and cardboard - I would like you to use a variety of materials to create your own version of the cat picture below. I used wrapping paper, newspaper and old Christmas cards.
This half term our class novel is Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
To conclude our English work on the Brightstorm novel, Antarctica and Ernest Shackleton, we wrote non-chronological reports about the imaginary Third Continent. To begin our work, we create mini biomes to show the flora and fauna found there.
Evolution and Inheritance
In our science work, we have been looking at how animals have adapted and evolved to survive. Our final lesson focussed on inheritance. We created our own Mr Men characters thinking about what features our new characters had inherited from their 'parents'.
In our English lessons, we have been reading the book 'Shackleton's Journey' which is all about Ernest Shackleton and his quest to bring his crew home safely from Antarctica. Our class turned into journalists this week reporting on events from the book and celebrating the safe return of the Endurance crew. We wrote and performed news broadcasts including interviews with crew members about their time in Antarctica. We are now writing newspaper articles about the events. Videos and photographs of our amazing writing coming soon...
Spelling ShedChildren can access their weekly spellings, play games and challenge themselves with tricky words.
DoodlemathsComplete your daily tasks - what is the longest streak you can get? Watch out for assignments set by Mrs Bracewell linking to our learning in class.
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