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Year 3

MISS HORNE Friday 24.07.20

Good morning year three and four,

I just wanted to write a little note to see how incredibly proud I am of each and every one of you.

 

This year has been the strangest year in my entire teaching career, and I am sure the most unusual year for you all to.  We all had to adjust to the ‘new normal’ and I know many of you found not coming in to school difficult. It was strange not to see your faces on a daily basis.  I am so grateful that we used Seesaw so I could keep in contact with you all – the little daily pictures and notes really made my day.

 

Thank you so much for all the effort and hard work you put in to your home learning. I loved all of your fantastic achievements – your maths and literacy work was brilliant, your art work was outstanding, your science work was amazing, your geography work was incredible and your history work was marvellous. You truly rose to the challenge.

 

I am mostly proud of your attitude and your approach to what has been a difficult and trying time. You have been creative and looked for ways to solve problems rather than giving up. You have persevered with some tricky tasks right up until the very last day of learning. You have not let this situation get you down and you have worked with throughout the pandemic with the biggest smiles on your faces! I hope you never lose this positive attitude.

 

I am sad to say that today is your last day of home learning. Today I would like you to spend some time looking over your home learning journal and be proud of what you have accomplished. I truly think you have done an amazing job – completing learning at home is not an easy task! You now have five weeks to rest, refresh and get ready for a new school year. Although you won’t be in the same classrooms and most of you will have different teachers, this is not a goodbye! I will be looking out for you all and giving you cheery waves when I can!

 

Well done all of you! I wish you the very best for your new school year and I look forward to seeing you in September.

Miss Horne x

Friday 24th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Well guys, we made it to the end of the school year! What a strange year it has been. We do however, all end the year with a strange bond. We made it through, both at school and at home, together. Now, just to get it in early, there are no home learning tasks today. None. You don’t have to do any work. Relax and enjoy the day. Teachers orders!

 

Normally on this day in school, I like to put aside some time for us all  to sit and reflect on the year together. We think and talk about all of the laughs, smiles, fun, hard work, achievements, friendships that we have made and kept, and of course the learning that we have covered! It’s one of my favourite moments of the year. We just sit, enjoy and reflect.

 

I spent some time today just sat on my own in the Pine classroom thinking about the year. About how impressed I was when you all came into my class back in September, or settled so well with Miss Horne and Mr Jennings. I thought about the ‘Golden Tickets’ we found, that led us on our magical chocolate journey! I remember being immediately impressed by Year 3 and 4’s togetherness, your willingness to learn and try new things. How helpful you all were, kind and polite too. I thought about us all marching through the streets of Chester, learning about Roman life…do you remember what we were chanting?!  (I’ll personally never forget some of you guys naming me ‘Doctor Death’ as I ‘fought’ with a foam sword in the gladiator arena. I believe you judged me to have lost as well. Thanks guys. Haha!) We later worked through our amazing ‘Plastic Pirates’ production…surely the best show that The Willows has ever seen… I still sing some of the songs occasionally.

 

It’s always a sad time for a teacher when the year ends, and we say goodbye to our classes, we spend so long together working on the learning journey through the year. This year however it is especially hard for your teachers, as we didn’t get a full year working with you.

 

I said it a lot on the home learning posts, and when you came in to visit, but you really are all my heroes. Every single one of you. The way you have dealt with the interruption to our year, and just got on with it shows me that you are well prepared for the challenges of year 4 and 5 next year. The work posted to Seesaw, or the hours you have put in developing your skills when we couldn’t see you to say well done, or support you, has been inspirational. I do however, think that you should spend just 5 minutes today thanking anyone who ‘took over’ from us, and helped you to learn at home. I said it on one of my learning posts, but your parents and helpers had this job put on them, and lots of them had to look after you, as well as do their own jobs, a very difficult task.

 

The last thing I want to say to you is thank you. Thank you for being your amazing selves, for making my classroom a place that I couldn’t wait to get into every day; such a happy and hard working environment. It’s also a huge thank you to all 90 of you, for keeping me going during the lockdown. Your Seesaw posts made me smile, gave me inspiration, and made me so proud to be your teacher.  

 

Now, remember that in September, you will all be back. I will see you all then, and I will keep a special eye on your progress into your next classes. (You can’t get away from me, or my bad jokes that easily!!!) For you Year 3’s, I’ll see some of you again in our learning next year. For those of you who are Year 4, its time for you to show Upper Key Stage 2 what you can do. You will be brilliant. September is only a few weeks away, and I can already imagine our school looking and sounding so vibrant with you all back here, working, playing and learning. I can’t wait for it.

 

I’ll look back on 2019-2020 as a year that I got to work with the most wonderful group of children. I hope you all have an amazing summer and a good rest. You have deserved it. See you in September.

 

Mr Codd

July 2020

23rd July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hey guys!

It’s Thursday and we are all set to go on another day of home learning. In fact our FINAL day of home learning. If you are managing to keep going on your tasks then well done!

It was so great to see the Year 4 children today. We spent so much time chatting that there was hardly any time for play. It was great to just spend time listening to you all once again. I could have genuinely sat chatting for hours with you all.

Today will be our final home learning post of the year. Wow. I just had a scroll through all that we have set and gone through together. Amazing effort from you home learners. Although today is the last day of set tasks, I really hope you will all head back to the website tomorrow, as I will post a message to you all rather than a task. It’s a small way where I feel like I get a chance to speak with you all. Tune in tomorrow for that.

Good luck with today’s tasks.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I have spoken a lot to you guys over the last few weeks about the fact that you have made history over the last few months. Just like the Tudor’s, Roman’s, Victorian’s and Egyptians that we learn about in school, we are creating history too. I have kept a few things in a sort of ‘time capsule,’ during these strange times. One day I may show them to my grandchildren and tell them about these times! Today I challenge you to create something that shows your reflections of these times. It could be a diary entry to sum up what has happened over the last few months. It could be a poem (I know loads of you like the poems!) I’ve attached a Newspaper frame should you wish to create a newspaper report. This is such a worthwhile task….I promise you that if you keep it, you will look at it in the future. Keep it somewhere safe, and remember to mention the things that were a challenge, but also the good things that came of the time we had to spend at home!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

I am so proud of all of the work that you have done in Numeracy, both in school and at home. Today I am going to set you a fun challenge…an emoji code breaking sheet! I know that lots of you may have exhausted printers in your house, so if you can’t print it out, then go online and have a go at some Numbots, Mathletics or timestables.co.uk. My hope is that you will all do at least something today on your last day of learning of the term!

 

Creative Challenge – End Of Year Quiz!

Mr Jennings has worked hard on a little surprise for you all. I can’t wait to see what he has come up with… I’ll say no more…just enjoy!

I’ll speak tomorrow, I hope that you tune in.

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE Thursday 23.07.20

Good Morning!

I can’t believe we have seen the year 4’s for the last time until September tonight. You looked so grown up and truly ready for Upper Key Stage Two. I hope you had a lovely time on your school visit.

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

I would like you to continue with your ‘Goodbye Year 3, Hello Year 4’ booklet. Please complete the word search and ‘Summer Stories Fortune Teller’.

If you find you are whizzing through the work, remember you can always access extra activities on the top of this page, or have a go at Mr Jennings’ or Mr Codd’s activities.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Please continue with the ‘Goodbye Year 3, Hello Year 4’ Maths Transition booklet. Today I would like you to complete the ‘Fraction Flags’.

If you find you are whizzing through the work, remember you can always access Mathletics, TTRS and Numbots.

 

Creative activity – Art.

We have been busy thinking about self portraits recently as we always add one to our ‘Record of achievement’ at this time of the year. Have a look at the attached ‘Inner and Outer Self’ sheet. Draw and colour what you look like on the Outer Self side of the face.Then draw and colour your hobbies, emotions, thoughts, and feelings on the Inner Self side of the face. There is a sample picture to give you some ideas.

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Thursday 23.07.20

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all well and working slowly but surely through the weeks activities. We’re at Wednesday, so that’s half way through the week! Now, I know exactly what you are thinking. Only a few days left and you’re all worried that there might not be a joke before you leave for the summer?! Well fear not! I have one ready for you! (I couldn’t leave you without a joke for the summer could I?)

“A man was taken to hospital after eating daffodil bulbs. Doctors say he’s recovering and he’ll be out in the Spring.”

Haha! Not great that one is it? Ah well…I’ve got 5 weeks to get a new stock ready for September!

 

Have a good day everyone

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

I think you have all worked brilliantly on your maths tasks this year, both in school and at home. Today we will do some more learning based around Coordinates. See below for today’s tasks. I’ve attached a game of battleships for you to play! This may need to be printed out, so for those that can’t access a printer, there is an additional sheet too.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I have been delighted with your work in reading studies this year. Reading is so important. It will help your spelling knowledge, understanding of punctuation, skills of comprehension of what you have read, and most importantly its fun, and you can learn lots! I have attached a final comprehension task today. These are great as you can read and complete them yourselves. My challenge to you today, is can you add good amounts of detail to any written answers and give reference to the text? This is an area in test situations where children always tend to lose marks, as they don’t include enough detail.

 

Creative Challenge – Science

Again, we have done a great job on our Science over the last few weeks. Today, I am posting a few practical fun activities for you to have a go at. Maybe have a browse through today, and choose one that you like the look of, (and also that you have the materials for!) Feel free to have a go at the other tasks over the summer, they’ll all be there if you would like to.

 

Have a great day guys.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Task

MISS HORNE WEDNESDAY 22.07.20

Hello every one!

It was great to see you all yesterday but it was tinged with sadness knowing that it would be the last time we would have the year 3s together for a while. I hope you have enjoyed flicking through your old books and enjoyed seeing all that you have accomplished this year.

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

I would like you to continue with your ‘Goodbye Year 3, Hello Year 4’ booklet. Please complete the ‘Spot Mr Whoops Mistakes’ sheet and the ‘Fix the Sentence’ sheet. If you find you are whizzing through the work, remember you can always access extra activities on the top of this page or look at the activities Mr Jennings and Mr Codd have set.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Please continue with the ‘Goodbye Year 3, Hello Year 4’ Maths Transition booklet. Today I would like you to complete the ‘Fraction Flags’ sheet on page three. If you find you are whizzing through the work, remember you can always access Mathletics, TTRS and Numbots (you can even try Mr Jennings’ and Mr Codd’s tasks!)

 

Creative activity – Science

Have a look at Mr Codd’s page for today’s science activity! I’m sure you will be doing something fun and practical today!

Tuesday 21st July 2020

 

Mr Codd

Hello one and all!

I hope you had a good start, to the last week of the year yesterday. I also hope you found time to have a look at Mrs Warren’s thought for the day. It contained one of my all-time favourite pictures, simply a picture that I think sums up ‘Summer.’ I use this picture when I do my usual ‘Summer’ themed assembly each year. I hope you may be starting to get some plans drawn up for your time off, I always think it’s a good idea to write down the things that you want to do, then you can look back at them and get excited! Your list might need to be slightly different this year, as we may be a bit limited as to where we can go, but get creative with your families and I’m sure you’ll have an amazing summer holiday.

I hope you enjoy today’s learning tasks. Please note, we would like to send home some of your books after your visit today, so please bring in a carrier bag. 

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

Today I am going to set you a poetry task. I am going to give you the choice of style of poem, but the theme must be centred around the end of the school year /school’s out / summer holidays. I know loads of you loved the acrostic poems we did a few times a while back. Some of them were so well put together and decorated, so you could do another one of those. You could choose a more traditional, 4 lines per verse poem, or maybe you could research what a ‘Haiku’ is, (we didn’t get chance to cover them this year…) and have a go at that. Try to keep the tone positive! I’d love to see examples on Seesaw.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today is our weekly chance to get online and practise our Numeracy skills. As the last few weeks, I would like you to put aside some time to go on the range of Numeracy websites that we have directed you to. Numbots, Mathletics, TimesTables.co.uk; and any others that you may know of. I would encourage you to make use of these to keep your skills sharp, should you wish to over the summer holidays. (No pressure from me though! A holiday should be a holiday! You’ve earned it!)

 

Creative Challenge – Wellness

I love a wellness task, What could be more important to looking after the most important person in your world?...You! I have no doubt that if you have managed to set aside time for some wellness, whether that be mental or physical over the last few weeks, then it will have helped you to get through the strange times of the past few months. Keep it up, and as with all of the tasks we have set, they will be available to go back over as and when you wish over the Summer holidays.

 

Good Luck today, and I’ll ‘speak’ to you again tomorrow.

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE Tuesday 21.07.20

Good Morning!

I’m really looking forward to seeing you this afternoon! We are hoping to be able to give you your books back during your visits to school today and Wednesday. It would be really helpful if you could bring a strong bag to take your bits and pieces home in. I can’t believe it’s going to be your last visit before September!

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

I would like you to continue with your ‘Goodbye Year 3, Hello Year 4’ booklet. Please complete the ‘Monarch Butterfly’ reading comprehension activity on pages 5 and 6. Read the text carefully before answering the questions.

If you find you are whizzing through the work, remember you can always access extra activities on the top of this page.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Please continue with the ‘Goodbye Year 3, Hello Year 4’ Maths Transition booklet. Today I would like you to complete the ‘Calculation Course’ on page two.

If you find you are whizzing through the work, remember you can always access Mathletics, TTRS and Numbots.

 

Creative activity – Wellness.

Its completely natural to feel a little anxious about the changes that September brings. We all feel a little nervous at times. Please have a read of the attached story called ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ and work through the discussion PowerPoint with a grown up. Stories really help us to reflect and think about how we might be feeling and often produce

20th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello guys, I hope you had a good weekend!

Well, here we are. We have arrived at the final week of the whole school year. What a year it has been. I hope that you are still going with home learning tasks… if so, lets keep going right until the end! Did you know that a marathon is actually 26.2 miles? It feels like at times we have been running a marathon….a long journey, rewarding, tiring, which involved a lot of determination along the way. We are nearly at the finish line. Would a marathon runner not bother with the final 0.2 miles? Of course not! So I hope you guys can finish the year strong too! I hope you have a good week, at the end of it is your summer holiday and a well-earned rest. Good Luck with todays tasks!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

Well, with your version of Mission Possible safely in the bag, we have completed our final piece of writing for the year. I hope you have enjoyed writing about ‘The Chocolate Room,’ ‘Persuasive Adverts,’ ‘Mission Possible’ and more! For today’s Literacy task, I want you to concentrate on a vital skill. It’s one that I feel gets forgotten about sometimes…Spelling! Have a look through the spelling corrections sheets. If you can’t print them, then just copy out the word, or even better the sentences!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

For Numeracy today and through the week, I would like you to revise some of the concepts that you have worked on this year. I have attached a booklet with some of the things we have covered. There should be a Year 3 and a Year 4 version! You can cover as much or as little as you like, and I may post some more tasks in case you would like to have a go at these too. We’ll also have our Tuesday ‘Online Maths’ day.

Have a good day everyone.

 

Creative Challenge – History

Mr Jennings is setting the final History challenge of this year today. Head over to his post to find out what we will be getting up to.

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE MONDAY 20.07.20

Hello!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Can you believe it’s the last week of school before the summer holidays? It has been a very different year for us all, but you should all be so proud of all the hard work you have done. You have kept up with your home learning right until the very end! Well done!  

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

This week, I want you to think back over all the work we have done in year 3, and prepare for year 4! I have included a little revision booklet called ‘Goodbye Year 3, Hello Year 4’. There is a variety of different revision style activities for you to complete over the week. It will help you to think about all you have achieved in year 3, but also help you look forward to year 4.

If you can print this booklet out, that would be great as I would like you to bring it to school in September to show you new teacher. If not, please don’t worry – just write your answers as neatly as you can in your home learning books. It would be lovely if we could use part of this booklet to add to your record of achievement.

You will recognise the first page from our ‘Wellness Tuesday’ task the other week, so please don’t complete this again. For today’s task, I would like you to complete pages two and three. This is a SPAG activity and a prefix activity.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

We will be completing the same kind of activity booklet for numeracy as you are for literacy. It is full of revision style activities that cover that type of work we have done in class. It will help you look back over all you have achieved in year 3 and help you look forward to year 4.

If you can print this booklet out, that would be great as I would like you to bring it to school in September to show you new teacher. If not, please don’t worry – just write your answers as neatly as you can in your home learning books. It would be lovely if we could use part of this booklet to add to your record of achievement.

Please can you complete the first page called ‘Place Value Puzzle’.

 

Creative activity – History.

Please head over to Mr Jennings page to see what history activity he has set for you!

Friday 17th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hi, hello, bonjour, hola, Ola, Ciao and Guten Tag!

How are you guys? I hope you are all ok, and managing to get some work done on your tasks. I’m counting down the days until I see you all again next week, it’s a huge highlight of my week seeing you all. This will be our last visit….as it’s the last week! The next time you come back to school will be September! Talking about the end of the school year, we will set some ‘end of year’ tasks over the next week or so. Keep an eye out for our posts for more on this.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

With Mission Possible finished, and some great writing completed, I’m going to post you a picture, so that you can continue your writing practise. I have to say that I am so delighted that you have remembered so many of the features we have worked on this year, as I saw on your seesaw posts for Mission Possible.

You may recall that I posted pictures like today’s task a few weeks ago. I love today’s picture; so much mystery surrounds it. There are some great tasks on the document that I sent to you, so your task today is to have a go at those…however, as an alternative you could always write your own opening and build up. I would possibly say that the picture represents the beginning of the build-up for you, about to knock on, or enter the door. Perhaps the opening could be all about how you got to the door in the first place.

If you choose to do some creative writing, I’d like you to write the opening, but how can we leave it there?! I think a build-up section needs to be written too….what happens when you open / knock on the door? I can’t wait to find out…

You can choose, either have a go at the tasks on the document, or write your own opening and possibly build up.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

I hope  you are enjoying the coordinates tasks. Yesterdays was a tricky one I thought! However, if you just concentrated on each line of coordinates, and use different colours, it would have helped you to complete the picture. I’ve attached a powerpoint, task sheet and game for you to have a go at today! Enjoy!

 

Creative Challenge – Self Portrait.

For our record achievement books, we usually complete a few pieces each year. This gives us a brilliant reminder of our journey through school. (I know you all love looking at your art work from Nursery and Reception, and seeing how much you have developed your skills….well I hope you have!!) We’d like you to draw a self portrait. This can be full length of your whole body, or just head and shoulders. Remember it will be a reflection of your art skills and presentation at your current year group end, so please give the task some good attention, and care.

 

EXTRA NOTICE (PLEASE READ!)

At school, we have still got quite a lot of your books, some of which now need to go home. When you come into school for your meeting next week on Tuesday or Wednesday, please bring along a STRONG carrier bag so you can take these home

 

Hope you legends have a good day and a brilliant weekend.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Task

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 17.07.20

Its Friday!

We’ve reached the end of another week of home learning! Well done! I am so proud of you all and how hard you have been working. Next week is the final stretch…don’t let your effort slip, you’ve made it this far already! Make sure you rest over the weekend so you are ready for your final week of home learning. Keep up the hard work!

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Friday’s are creative writing days! Remember to try and show off all your literacy skills so far!

Have a look at the attached creative writing task. You are asked to describe a car! Think about all the features of the car and what they do (eg the huge rear spoiler keeps the car firmly on the ground for when you want to speed down the motorway). Would you like to buy this car? Why?

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Friday is numeracy games day!

I’ve found another website with lots of links to free games. Have a look at:

 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

 

Have a play on some of the games.

Remember, there are lots of other websites we have looked at with a variety of different games. You are more than welcome to play any of the ones we have previously explored. The most important thing is that you have fun!

  

Creative Challenge – Self Portrait.

For our record achievement books, we usually complete a few pieces each year. This gives us a brilliant reminder of our journey through school. (I know you all love looking at your art work from Nursery and Reception, and seeing how much you have developed your skills….well I hope you have!!) We’d like you to draw a self portrait. This can be full length of your whole body, or just head and shoulders. Remember it will be a reflection of your art skills and presentation at your current year group end, so please give the task some good attention, and care.

 

EXTRA NOTICE (PLEASE READ!)

At school, we have still got quite a lot of your books, some of which now need to go home. When you come into school for your meeting next week on Tuesday or Wednesday, please bring along a STRONG carrier bag so you can take these home 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Friday 17.07.20

16th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Gooooooood Moooooooooooorrrning!!

Hope that woke you all up!

I hope that you all had a good day yesterday, of course it was great to see the Year 4’s, who are looking absolutely 100% ready for Year 5! I can’t wait to see you all again next week, both year 3 and 4, for our final get together before the summer holidays. It feels strange to say ‘summer holidays’ this year don’t you think? However, that is exactly what you will deserve. A brilliant holiday. No work. None. Just great fun, laughs and maybe a little preparation for next September! More to come on that next week.

For now, it’s time to get stuck into today’s tasks!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I have loved seeing some of your versions of ‘Mission Possible’ on seesaw. It has been fantastic to see that you have remembered much of what we have learned in school so far this year in your stories. I think it’s time we went back to look at some SPAG work. I’ve attached a Year 3 and a Year 4 SPAG mat. If there is something that you come up against that you can’t remember or we haven’t covered too much yet, then you can search the internet if you have time for a refresh.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

I hope that you are enjoying the coordinates tasks and learning at the moment. Today I am setting you some fun challenges, both involving plotting coordinates and then joining the lines to make a mystery picture. Sounds intriguing right? I think I might have to insist on some colour to accompany the tasks today! Show me what you get on Seesaw!

 

Creative Challenge – Art

Only a couple of Art tasks left now. That makes me sad! I hope you have enjoyed the activities Miss Horne has set as much as I have over the last few weeks, they really have given us a chance to get creative…by now you’ll probably have a great little portfolio of art if you’ve had a go at a few of the tasks. Head over to Miss Horne’s post to see what we get up to today.

 

Have a good day superstars!

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 16.07.20

Hello!

Another fantastic afternoon with the year 4s! I’m always so pleased to see you all.

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Today we are going to look at vocabulary development.

Today’s word is ‘picturesque’. You may have heard this word before when describing a beautiful place. Please complete the activities on the attached slide.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster to help you.

As we have been looking at subtracting fractions, I have attached subtracting fractions word problems. Please draw pictures to help you complete the calculations if you need to.

 

Creative activity: Art

This week we are going to look at another interesting sculpture artist called Barbra Hepworth. I have attached a fact sheet and PowerPoint for you to find out more about her. You also might like to visit the Tate website:

 

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-barbara-hepworth

 

You can find out how she creates her art work by watching the following video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv77WKiUxm8

 

Barbara Hepworth is an abstract sculptor who is inspired by natural landscapes. One of her most famous sculptures is called Family of Man, which she created in 1970. Today, I want you to create your own ‘Family of People’ by gathering together objects from around your home and stacking them together.  Think about the shapes you have decided to use – you could use cans or boxes, or any unusual shaped items. Have a look at the PowerPoint to give you ideas. Carefully consider how you will stack them. You may have to change the way you stack them until you develop something you are happy with. Once you are happy with your collection, I would like you to photograph or sketch your design and share it with me on Seesaw.

15th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello!

I hope you guys are all ok. Another day down and another day closer to the summer holidays! It was great to see you Year 3’s coming back in yesterday for your second visit. I hope you had fun, it’s the turn of the Year 4’s later….can’t wait to see you!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today we will continue with coordinates. I hope that you enjoyed working with them on Monday. I like how simple the rules are, ‘along the corridor and up the stairs’ is my favourite saying for making sure that you always to remember the horizontal reading first, before adding the vertical reading too. We also noted in school that the numbers are usually located on the line, so that finding the point where the two lines meet is easier. Have a look at today’s coordinates task.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

Well. We made it. We have reached the end of our study of ‘Mission Possible.’ I hope you have enjoyed still being able to write along the lines of our school studies of Talk 4 Writing Texts. It was so great to see so many of you saying that the task had been your favourite during your time away from school. I hope that you all had a good go at writing your own story version. Today I have set you a comprehension. Again, lots of you said last week that you enjoy these and they are certainly really important in terms of getting you practising your reading skills. I have allocated two different comprehension tasks, you can choose which one you’d like to have a go at.

 

Creative Challenge – Science

I hope that you enjoyed looking at ‘Food Chains’ last week, I find it fascinating to think about habitats and how if one small thing changed in a habitat, (so for example a certain animal ‘disappeared’ or became extinct,) it would seriously affect all of the animals that considered it their prey. This is just one reason why deforestation of the rainforests is such a serious issue. Have a look at today’s task all about…classifying animals.

Today I have attached a powerpoint as well as an activity sheet. The powerpoint shows a key for how to classify (decide what type) of animal it is. I love using these keys. I think you’ll find no problem with todays task. As a bonus for those who want to dig a bit deeper, I’ve attached an information document, which goes into more detail about how we sort animals into groups. (The key at the top of that document is amazing….have a look!) I like to play a game with this where I ask a friend to think of an animal and I ask them a question about it until I get the right type! It can amaze them as you work out that they were thinking of a giraffe...(for example!)

 

I hope you get on ok today with all of your tasks.

 

Mr Codd

Miss Horne Wednesday 15.07.20

Hello every one!

I hope you enjoyed being in school yesterday – it was so lovely to see you again. I hope the year 4’s are just as excited to be back this afternoon.

Here are today’s activities:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

Today we are going to focus on a spelling activity.

I have attached a pack of ‘Correct the Spelling Mistakes’ worksheets. These are all spellings that you should have been learning in the spelling booklet last half term. If you need to refresh your memory before starting this task, look back over your old booklet and see which spellings you will need to focus on.

Please complete the first sheet of this pack.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today’s activity is based on times table practise. For the next couple of weeks we will be doing a mix of different times tables. These are all times tables we have leant already but may have slipped your mind.

I have attached a sheet which asks you to find missing numbers. You will need to practise the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

Please also spend some time working on TTRS.

 

Creative activity: Science

I know you really enjoyed learning about food chains last week – there was lots of interesting discussions around predators and prey. Please head over to Mr Codd’s page to find out what task he has set you this week.

Miss Horne Tuesday 14.07.20

Good Morning every one!

I hope you all had a lovely day completing your home learning activities. I am so looking forward to seeing some of you this afternoon.

Here are today’s activities:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

Today we are going to focus on SPAG. This will be a revision of the things we have completed in class already.

I have set you a test about prepositions – I know it has been a long time since I have set you some preposition work, so I have attached a PowerPoint to refresh your memory.

Let me know how you get on.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today we are going to focus on arithmetic. Remember, if you are completing the work set by me, this is revision of things we have previously covered in class.

Today, we will be looking at fractions. As this isn’t something we have covered recently, I have attached a PowerPoint to refresh your memory.

Last week we looked at adding fractions. This week we are going to look at subtracting fractions. I have attached a set of activities. Please try to complete the second sheet of questions. If you find this too hard, move back to the first sheet. If you find it too easy, move on to the third sheet. You can always complete more than one sheet but this is not expected.

 

 Wellness activity

Our wellness activity today links to Mrs Warrens thought of the day – ‘You are amazing’. We often find it tricky to compliment ourselves and find it much easier to put ourselves down. Today I want you to think of all the ways that you are amazing. I’ve attached a sheet to give you some prompts… Can you add your own ideas to it as well?

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good morning one and all,

Wow, Tuesday has rolled around very quickly this week! It seems only a day or two ago that some of you came into school and today is that time again! Looking forward to seeing some of you later on and the rest of you tomorrow!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task.

On Tuesday’s we get online and complete some Numeracy learning. The usual range of websites and activities are available, Numbots, Mathletics, TimesTables.co.uk, and any others that you may enjoy. (Make sure it develops your mathematical understanding rather than just ‘play games!’

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

We are almost there. Hopefully by now, you will have written 4 out of the 5 parts of your version of ‘Mission Possible.’ It’s time to bring the whole thing together. Now, the ending section can be really tricky, as we feel like we have got through the tricky situation with the characters, and the problem has been solved. However, a rushed ending can ruin the good work that you have put in beforehand. Lots of my ‘endings’ in school were so rushed, so please try and avoid the Mr Codd classic….’and they all went home for tea.’ Haha, I know that you can write a good ending, maybe even hinting at another mission to come for your heroes? Good luck, wrapping up the story.

 

Creative Challenge – Wellness

Miss Horne returns with a wellness challenge as usual on a Tuesday. Spend some time looking through her task. If you saw Mrs Warren’s thought for the day yesterday, this was all about the fact that ‘You Are Amazing!’ This is what wellness is all about, celebrating ourselves and taking care of our physical and mental wellbeing. Head to Miss Horne’s post to see what she has in store for us today.

 

Good Luck today guys, keep going!

Mr Codd

Monday 13th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Happy Monday to one and all!

I hope you had a good weekend, and got up to lots of fun activities. Here we are, two weeks away from the summer holidays! I hope you have lots of fun planned for the summer, in fact as a separate mini task today, why not write down some things you’d love to do over the summer break, and share them with your parents! Bear in mind not all of them will be possible, for example; I asked Charlotte what she would like to do and she said ‘ride on a Unicorn…’ Haha, so I guess you need to be realistic.

(PS. anyone know where I could borrow a Unicorn?...)

 

I currently have Teamwork, Self Belief and Respect ticked off for school games badges from last weeks PE challenge. I have names noted and badges ready to award….I’ll try and get them ready for this week when you guys come in on Tuesday and Wednesday! Family handshakes, self-built obstacle courses and helping to keep your friends happy with a socially distanced meet-up have all impressed me so far, so if anyone wants a passion, determination or honesty badge, they are just waiting for you to show me you have earned them!

Good luck with your tasks today.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I hope that you are getting on OK with your version of ‘Mission Possible.’ Some of our work in school has been amazing, as it has been at home with you guys. (Some of our bad guys’ characters names are particularly brilliant.) Today, we will work on the resolution…hopefully, you built up a fair amount of tension in the ‘problem section,’ and this will lead into the main characters solving the problem, in some form of heroic act today. As always, it doesn’t need a huge amount of writing, but it will set up the ending, where our hero characters will return to ‘normal life; after their adventure.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today we will move onto Coordinates. This subject is an absolute favourite of mine. A coordinate is usually used as a reference point on a map. Often a map will have a grid on it, and the lines that are on the grid will have a number or letter on the grid. The PowerPoint attached will help to explain.

A coordinate will have two numbers, or a letter and a number. The first number, or letter will be the number you read along the bottom of the grid, and the second will be the number up the side of the grid. It is almost always included in brackets like this.. (5,8) or maybe (A,5) have a look through the Powerpoint and task sheet to learn more.

 

Creative Challenge – History

Mr Jennings loves setting you the History challenges and I know that you love trying them out. I wonder which task you went for last week? I’d have gone for sport. As a Manchester United fan, there is so much history for us to look into with our club! I can’t believe that I only found this out last week, but the two greatest sides in world football were both formed in 1878. Exactly 100 years before I was born. Yes, Manchester United FC and Grimsby Town FC, both formed in 1878. Wow. One is the world’s most famous, and biggest club, and the other passed up a chance to sign me as a schoolboy. (I’m sure Grimsby Town still regret it to this day!…)

 

Ok, work time now. I hope you all have a good day. Work hard. Let’s do this!!

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE MONDAY 13.07.20

Good Morning!

Have you all had a lovely weekend? Did you do anything nice? As the weather was so lovely on Sunday, we went for a little walk up the canal and stopped off in Sale. We love living so close to the canal – it’s nice watching the barges sail past and we see so much wildlife! This weekend we saw some signets and a heron.

I Hope you are excited for another week of home learning! Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

You should have finished your story based on Mission Possible by now, but don’t worry if you haven’t. Please spend today catching up. Over the next two weeks, we will probably return back to setting a different literacy activity every day as we won’t have time to start another story.

Today’s task is going to be comprehension based.

Attached is a story from Ancient Greece. It is the mythical story of Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun.

Please complete the attached reading comprehension to the best of your ability. There are three levels to choose from, please complete the level of challenge best suits you.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Today, we are going to focus on our online learning.

Just like last week, I’m not going to set you any specific tasks – I would just like you to pick an area of Mathletics you think you need further practise on. Choose three activities to do, don’t just spend your time on Live Mathletics.

You could also spend a bit of time completing some activities on Numbots or TTRS. Try to spend at least half an hour on your online learning.

Please remember you can select any of your teacher’s activities. If you fancy a challenge, have a go at Mr Codd’s or Mr Jennings’ challenges. These will be activities that they will be doing with the children in school.

 

Creative activity – History.

Please head over to Mr Jennings page to see what history activity he has set for you!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Monday 13.07.20

10th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hi!

Ok! I hope you guys are all well. I can’t believe its Friday again. The weeks seem to fly by, which in a small way is good as it means that we are nearly at the summer holidays, and then of course September and we will all be back together. It will be here before we know it. I hope you are all still going with the home challenges. Here are today’s;

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I hope your story openings and build ups went well over the past couple of days. Your story should really be taking shape right now. It was great to hear how many of you, on your visits to school this week, said that Mission Possible had been your favourite task. I am so pleased so many of you are enjoying it. Today we will move onto my favourite part, but also a section that can be tricky to write. The Problem / Dilemma. This is where your characters encounter a problem. It could possibly be where the ‘bad guys’ appear, as in Mission Possible.

You need to write the problem section, but don’t start to solve it! Try and leave the paragraph with the ‘good guys’ in danger…almost a cliff hanger! We’ll get to solving it in the resolution section next week.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

The crime rate is really starting to lower now. I can’t imagine anyone would dare do anything wrong round here, when they know Year 3 and 4 are on the case!

Some people STILL think they can get away with it though! The cheek! Today is the case of ‘The Missing Tennis Racket’ (duh, duh duh!!!!)

Before you start though, I just want to draw your attention to two of the clues, as I haven’t quite taught you them yet.

Clue 5 is on coordinates, and this is something I am going to send home next week, so it will be good preparation. It is quite an easy concept to understand, so definitely have a go at this. I have attached a YouTube clip that explains this though for those of you who may be unsure.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eX4PZJjofI  (You only need to watch up to 3:20. You can beyond this if you like, but negative coordinates is not something that pops up in Year 4!!)

 

Clue 2 is all about converting measurements and this is particularly tricky. Of course, if you feel like you can do this, then crack on, but I am willing (for one time, and one time only!) to give you the answer to this clue for free!

 

If you want the free answer, scroll down a bit further. If you don’t then stop reading here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is --> Clue 2: The tennis skill of the player who finds the racket isn’t a slice or a serve.

 

Creative Challenge – PE

Today, I am relying on you to get creative.

I have lots of School Games Values badges in school just waiting to give away. Some of you may already have one, and I can assure you that they are very rare at the moment and very highly sought after! (I wonder if anyone in our school will collect all 6?)

All I will do today is remind you of what the 6 values are. The rest is up to you!

 

I want you to show a School Games Value, in a PE related post on Seesaw. You could design an obstacle course to show self belief, a game or fitness circuit to show passion, you may go on a bike ride and show determination, perhaps you and a sibling can play a game and show teamwork? How would you show respect, or honesty?

 

The choice of activity is completely up to you. 

 

I will look on Seesaw for examples of good demonstration of values (make sure you mention the value you are showing in your post,) but will also keep a few badges back for those that don’t use Seesaw. Maybe you can tell me about your efforts when you come in next week, or even in September!

If you are feeling a bit tired today (and who can blame you…its Friday!) and you aren’t feeling too creative, then why not get up and get moving! You can go over any of the challenges posted on PE days over the last few weeks. There have been loads of activity cards)

 

I hope that there are a few tasks to keep you busy today.

Good luck and have a great weekend.

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 10.07.20

Well what a lovely week it has been! It has been fantastic to see so many of you in school and judging by the smiles on your faces, you all really enjoyed it too! I can’t wait to see you all again next week!

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to write your final paragraph of your story.  I have loved seeing all your stories so far and can’t wait to see how they end! For today’s paragraph you must  decide how your main character is going to return to their everyday lives. Are they going to be given a new mission? Remember to look back at the Mission Possible story for inspiration!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

I have found a website with lots of numeracy games you play. Its called mathgames.com. I have had a little play around and found one you might like – its Slither (which I’ve seen many of you play in school when you have had free choice on the computers) but with Maths skills.

https://www.mathgames.com/play/math-slither.html

When you click your link it will take you to a page where you can select your worm colour, then press play. It will then ask you to select your grade. I suggest you select 2 and then progress to 3 if you are confident. From there, you are asked to choose a skill. I chose to play with addition questions, but you could choose any you like!

Your worm gets bigger by selecting the correct answer to the questions. If you make three wrong selections, the game ends and you have to start again!

Have a go at Maths Slither or choose another game from the website. Have fun and don’t forget to let me know how you get on!

 

Creative activity – Physical

Head over to Mr Codd’s page to see your movement activity for today.

 

8th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hi!

Well, what a couple of days. Having all of you back in school has been absolutely amazing. It finally feels like The Willows again now! I will think of all of your smiles and laughing faces throughout this week, until I get to see you again. I said it to you when you came in, but you are all officially my heroes. Your determination and positivity have been brilliant to see and I feel incredibly inspired by you all. Thank you for coming in, chatting to us, and being your amazing selves!

Now, lets get down to business…..today’s tasks! You’ll find them below.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

I hope that you got on ok with your opening yesterday. I hope that you managed to introduce the characters, possibly a setting and the character’s secret powers. I can’t wait to see what you may have given them. Today we will work on writing the build-up. This can be a tricky section, as it can sometimes be brief. The aim in this section is to have the characters set out on their mission, after they receive it for the first time. I wonder what your characters will be asked to do? Try to add this to your opening for the story, and lead into the dilemma.

You can always look back through the Mission Possible booklet for inspiration, ideas or to revise the story. Will your characters be asked to search for another rare Japanese artefact? Maybe they need to get something back for the Queen?

I cant wait to see what you decide will happen.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

We are working on more symmetry today. Now, todays challenge involves us looking at a ‘mirror line’ they are the lines that divide the two sides in half. The task we have set has a few challenges of different difficulty. If you have time, I’d start at the beginning and go through them all! I have one simple piece of advice when working on symmetry cross a mirror line….it’s vital that you start at the mirror line and count the squares across. So if you look at a square shape, start at the mirror line and count across. Do this on both sides of the mirror line and you will have the same start point on both sides. (Sounds complicated doesn’t it?!) Just have a go. Often when you look at symmetrical patterns you can tell if they are completed correctly by taking a step back and looking at the picture!

 

Creative Challenge – Art

It’s art on our agenda today for our creative challenge. So many of you seem to love the art challenges. (Everyone loves art right?) Miss Horne has produced some super tasks over the last few weeks. Head to her post for details of today’s challenge.

 

Good luck on all of your tasks today.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Task

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 09.07.20

Hello!

Well, what a lovely afternoon! It was so lovely seeing all the year 4 children back at school. I really enjoyed catching up with you all and having fun! I hope you enjoyed it too.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the year 3 and 4 children again next week.

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

How are you getting on with your story? I’ve really enjoyed reading all your paragraphs so far.  It’s time to write another paragraph. Yesterday you focused on the problem. Today we are going to write the resolution (how the problem is solved). In ‘Mission Possible’ the main characters overcame the problem and completed their mission. Look back to the actual story to give you ideas about how this can be done.

Remember to show off all your fantastic literacy skills we have learnt about so far - if you can include some inverted commas some where in your story that would be fantastic! You must also use the correct punctuation - please, please, please, don't forget your capital letters and full stops!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster to help you.

As I mentioned previously, we will be focussing on fractions over the next couple of weeks. We were exploring fractions in school before we went in to lock down (you will have to cast your mind back quite a while). I have attached two sheets of adding fractions word problems. This will link to the arithmetic work you did earlier in the week.

 

Creative activity: Art

This week I would like you to look at an interesting artist called Alberto Giacometti. He is one of my favourite sculptors and I studied his artwork when I completed my GCSE. Have a look at the attached PowerPoint to find out more about him.

Take a look at this video, featuring Myles (aged 5) who visits the Tate Modern and explores Giacometti sculptures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jeBlSIlVgo

Today I would like you to have a go at creating a sculpture in his style. You could use clay or playdough (if you have it), but below is a link to how to create one out of tinfoil. I thought this would be easier for you as you should all have some tinfoil in you kitchens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIOJowVk7Xk

https://nurturestore.co.uk/giacometti-sculpture-art-project-for-kids

Don’t worry if your tinfoil breaks, you can always make it stronger by adding a little bit more to it. Think about the position you are going to place your figure in…your figure could be playing football, dancing or walking. Have a look at the images below to give you some ideas. I have previously done this activity with a class of children and we mounted them on card and drew round the sculpture’s shadows.

Have fun and don’t forget to show me your masterpieces on Seesaw!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Thursday 09.07.20

Giacometti Figure Inspiration

8th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all ok! It was fantastic to see some of you at school yesterday! I hope that you had a good time in school. It was just like we had never been away. I didn’t realise how bad I was at connect 4 though, as we played in the canopy… Year 4, you are up this afternoon!  Looking forward to seeing some of you then!!

The Year 3’s said that they didn’t think my jokes were up to much. (I take your point….) however, todays joke is going to change all that. Oh yes, I’ve saved one of my best for today…

Q - ‘What do you call a Magician who has lost his magic?’

A – ‘Ian’

Might take you a minute to work it out, but when you get it I’m sure you’ll be at least half smirking…

I can’t believe that it’s Wednesday already, the days seem to fly by! Get set for today’s learning tasks;

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task -

I hope that you enjoyed some time online yesterday to get through your tasks. We are back to symmetry today. While symmetry can sometimes look like a simple concept, finding lines of symmetry in shape can be challenging! I hope you liked looking at symmetry in letters the other day. Someone in school mentioned that my surname is horizontally symmetrical when written in capital letters! How cool! Today we will look at symmetrical patterns, think carefully about how the pattern would be reflected in the mirror line.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task –

Well, we managed to get caught up yesterday, thanks for baring with us! We put together some great ideas for our story versions. I hope you feel the same too! Today, its time for a bit more planning, before we will attempt the opening to our story. It is important that you get a firm idea of the story map that we worked on the other day, hence the possible need for some more planning! You need a clear idea of characters, and what will happen in your story.

Once you have a clear idea, then it’s time to write the opening. I will be paying particular attention to how you begin your story. You do not need to write a huge amount, but don’t introduce the dilemma yet! Here are a few reminders of what we have worked on and what I’ll be looking for throughout your story. (Don’t worry if you don’t get it all in in the opening!)

  • A range of punctuation
  • Similes
  • Fronted adverbials (adverbs throughout)
  • Some brilliant adjectives

 

Mr Codd’s Science Task –

Today we will move away from our sound studies (Some of your parents may be breathing a sigh of relief, after some of the noise we have made over the last few weeks!)

We will look at ‘Food Chains’ today. Food chains are pretty simple, they often start with something small that doesn’t move very well (or quickly.) That will then be eaten by a slightly bigger animal, who is then hunted by a little bit bigger animal, and then they are hunted by a little bit bigger animal….(You get the idea!) Eventually, the biggest animal will have no predator that hunts it, and so it is likely to survive attacks.

 

Have a look at today’s Powerpoint and have a go at the worksheet.

 

Good luck as always,

 

Mr Codd

Miss Horne Wednesday 08.07.20

Hello every one!

It was great to see some of you in school yesterday! I loved chatting to you and seeing your smiling faces. I know you have missed being in school and I hope that it has made you feel excited about returning in September. We are so proud of you and all the hard work you have been doing at home. I can’t wait to see the year 4’s tomorrow.

Here’s todays tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

Please continue to write you ‘Mission Possible’ story.

Today you are going to focus on the problem paragraph. This will probably need to be a little longer than your other paragraphs from yesterday as I imagine you might need to add a little detail.

In the problem paragraph you need to write about the mission that has been set and a problem the encounter on the way to complete it. Have a look at page 28 in your ‘Mission Possible’ booklet to see how this happens in our story and to give you ideas about how you would write about it in yours. Remember to use your plan as a guide.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today’s activity is based on times table practise.

I have attached a sheet which asks you to investigate patterns in the 9 times table. Complete the sheet and then look at the activities below. Can you make a presentation explaining your findings? You could use props, make visual aids and even record your presentation. I would love to see them on Seesaw. Imagine you are explaining it to other children. Think back to the poster I gave you a few weeks which explores the different tricks you could use to learn the 9 times tables – it might give you a starting point.

 

Creative activity: Science

I hope you are looking forward to your science activity – head over to Mr Codd’s page to find out more.

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Wednesday 08.07.20

7th July 2020

Mr Codd

I hope you are all ok!

Today is the day that some of you finally get back to the place that you belong; back at school with your teachers, and friends! I can’t wait to see you (and more of you tomorrow!)….are you ready to have some fun? I hope you come in ready to talk to us about all that you have been up to! The countdown is on…

Ask your parents to look out for Mrs Warren’s weekly email later this week… it will contain information about results for Virtual School Sports Week! (I can’t reveal too much, but you will spot the Willows name on the bronze / silver / gold podiums!)

Good luck on today’s tasks;

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy task

I hope you started well on the planning section of our story yesterday?  At school however, we are a day behind you! (You guys are too quick for us…) We didn’t get the planning started today. Can you bear with us for a day, as we catch up? Please?...seriously…if you don’t let us catch up I’ll tell another joke…

Thought that might convince you! So, I want you to have a go at a comprehension today while we race to catch you up. I say it so often, but comprehension is such a vital skill to develop, and I haven’t set one for a while. Reading for enjoyment is key, but reading with understanding is equally important. Practise your skills with today’s comprehension task. I’ve chosen one of my top three favourite animals to learn about today….click my task to find out more!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today I would like you to spend some time online working through your Mathletics tasks. If you have finished all of them, then practise your skills on other challenges on the Mathletics website. Remember, Numbots, and TimesTables.co.uk are available too. Simply, on a Tuesday, I like you to practise your maths skills online.

 

Creative Challenge – Wellness

It’s probably my favourite challenge of the week. Having some ‘set time’ to focus on wellbeing is something that I hope you all enjoy. It is so important to look after our physical and mental health. I always make time to ensure that I can exercise and spend time on my mental wellbeing. I hope you enjoy Miss Horne’s task. Head to her post to discover what we’ll be up to today!

 

Have a great day everyone,

 

Mr Codd

Miss Horne Tuesday 07.07.20

Good Morning every one!

I hope you are all well! I’m so excited to see you all this afternoon! I know you will all have so much to tell me about your time at home.

Here are today’s activities:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

Today we are going to make a start at writing our story. I would like you to write the opening and the build-up (two paragraphs in total). Look back at page 28 to remind you of what needs to happen in each paragraph.

In the opening, the main characters are introduced and a special secret is revealed about them. Think carefully about the characters you have created and try to include a description of them.

In the build-up, the main characters are given a mission or quest, which they accept. Think about what you have written down in your plan. What is their mission? Why do they need to do it?  You do not need to write exactly what is on your plan, as you might have changed your mind about a few details.

I have really enjoyed finding out all about your characters and spy gadget… I cant wait to see what is going to happen in your story.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today we are going to focus on arithmetic. Remember, if you are completing the work set by me, this is revision of things we have previously covered in class.

Today, we will be looking at fractions. As this isn’t something we have covered recently, I have attached a PowerPoint to refresh your memory.

There are three worksheets you could do. You must complete the first worksheet and then it’s up to you if you would like to complete worksheet two or three or both. To save paper, two of the same sheets have been put on one page – you will notice the line down the middle. Make sure you don’t do the same sheet twice.

 

Wellness activity

Meditation is a strategy that lots of children and grown ups use to help them feel calm, relaxed and more mindful. Meditation is just noticing what you feel right now in your body, head, and all around you.

Below is a link to a type of meditation called a ‘body scan’ meditation. It helps us get in touch with our bodies and our emotions. Emotions are not just experienced as an attitude; they can be felt in the body, for example a sinking feeling in your tummy or your shoulders might feel ‘tight’. Body scans teach us to pay attention to how our body feels, so that we are more able to pick up on subtle moods. Have a go at the following body scan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihwcw_ofuME

 

Here are a couple of links that your parents might find useful:

https://www.mindful.org/body-scan-kids/

https://blissfulkids.com/mindfulness-for-children-body-scan/

https://www.metroparent.com/daily/health-fitness/mental-health-self-care/body-scan-meditation-techniques-for-kids/

 

Let me know how the bodyscan made you feel by sending me a little note on Seesaw!

 

Have a great day!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Tuesday 07.07.20

Monday 6th July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good Morning Everyone.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Some of the posts on Seesaw were brilliant over the weekend. Honestly, your teachers love seeing them, so keep it up! Here we go on another week. Lots of you will be coming into school over the next couple of weeks; I hope you are excited as I am!! Honestly guys when you come in, you’ll see that not much has changed, the building is still the same of course, the classrooms still have some of your work on display, and my jokes are just as terrible as always….what else would you want haha?! So, excitement is what we hope you all feel, because that is exactly how your teachers feel about seeing you all again!

I should also say a huge well done to all of you that attempted the Virtual Sports Day activities last week. Apparently, a huge number of children across Trafford joined in. Today’s mini task is to think about which school games value sums you up best…..Honesty, Self Belief, Determination, Passion, Teamwork or Respect?

There are 3 weeks until we break up for summer. That’s 15 days of school. Can you challenge yourself to complete every task set until then? I know you can do it.

Good Luck

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I have really enjoyed working on the different tasks in the talk for writing booklet over the last few weeks. As I have mentioned before, they are different to the ones we set you in school of course, but still great for getting you thinking about Literacy and story writing. Today we begin the planning journey. Depending on the task that you chose last week, this should be new to you. Look through pages 28, 29, 30 and 31. Before you gasp at the huge number of pages I have set you….DONT PANIC. Pages 28, 29 and 31 are all reading pages. They are so useful in giving you some ideas for your story, and you’ll not only get through them quickly, but also they will be invaluable to your ideas and planning process. Page 28 is a great reminder of how we structure our stories, while page 31 will inspire you if you are not feeling too creative. In short, try to get a little bit of a picture of what will happen in your story today. Sometimes being creative can be hard, so please do use the ideas on the pages. Even if you use the ideas given to you, you can make it your own with adjectives, adverbs, punctuation and a simile here and there. (I love the idea of the twins venturing to a cave!) Remember guys, just do whatever works for you.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

I love symmetry! It’s such a simple concept, but it can catch us out if we don’t consider shapes, symbols and pictures carefully. Remember the key to symmetry is to look at both sides. They have to be exactly the same. My television at home is perfect example. It appears completely symmetrical, but there is a brand name at the bottom, and that make it assymetrical. (Not symmetrical) Today we will look at symmetry in letters. I love this activity. A good tip with symmetry is to turn the symbol or shape upside down, around etc. then you will see all angles.

 

Creative Challenge – History

Mr Jennings takes charge of the History task as always on a Monday. After learning that I shared my birthday with a scientific genius last week, I cannot wait to see what we get up to today!

 

Have a great day everyone.

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE MONDAY 06.07.20

Good Morning!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. We took a little day trip to Lake Windermere with the dog. We completely tired him out and he’s currently snoring away next to me on the couch as I type this up! It felt like we had a proper break, even if it was only for a day!

This week, some of you will be coming to visit us in school. We are all so excited to see you and can’t wait to catch up with you all! Until then, keep up the hard work. You make us so incredibly proud!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

Please continue with your ‘Mission Possible’ booklet. Have a look at page 31 and complete page 32. You need to select some of your ideas from Friday to create your story plan. This should be more detailed and give you ideas to follow over the next few days (I would like you to complete a paragraph a day with the aim of completing our story by the end of the week). Try to include the characters you have already created and see if you can incorporate the fantastic gadgets you designed!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Today, we are going to focus on our online learning.

Just like last week, I’m not going to set you any specific tasks – I would just like you to pick an area of Mathletics you think you need further practise on. Choose three activities to do, don’t just spend your time on Live Mathletics.

You could also spend a bit of time completing some activities on Numbots or TTRS.

 

Please remember you can select any of your teacher’s activities. If you fancy a challenge, have a go at Mr Codd’s or Mr Jennings’ challenges. These will be activities that they will be doing with the children in school.

 

Creative activity – History.

I was so interested to see what historical events had happened on your birthdays! I’m sure you will find lots of creative ways to incorporate these events in to your next birthday celebration. Head over to Mr Jennings page to see what task he has planned for you today. I can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw.

Friday 3rd July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Happy Friday Everyone!

Here we are at the end of another week. I hope you’ve managed to work hard on some of your tasks and that you are looking forward to a restful weekend! Let me know on Seesaw if you get up to anything exciting. It was absolutely brilliant to see some Year 4’s on my zoom call yesterday. I think it’s safe to say we all had great fun! As you guys will hopefully know, we will be getting together at school soon, to meet up once again. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. Honestly guys I am so, so happy that I get to see you all again. Until then, keep working hard on your tasks.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

We are almost at the planning stage of our own story based on ‘Mission Possible.’ You have certainly put some superb work into your work on the story recently. Today we will have a short break from working on the story to practise our writing skills, before we begin the planning stage next week! I have included two scene-setting pictures below. You may recall that we wrote some introductions to practise our general writings skills a while back. The same task applies today, simply write an introduction based on one of the pictures, you can choose which one, and try to remember to include all of the features we have worked on so far. (I always want to give you some hints on these pictures, but they would be my ideas and I prefer to see yours!)

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Its Friday. So that must mean… Maths Mystery Day! You will know the routine of these tasks well by now. Solve each clue and use it to find the culprit. Today’s mystery involves concepts of Place Value, Word Problems, Bar Charts and Money. So, who is the culprit behind todays mystery of….The Missing Sacks on Sports Day!?

 

Creative Challenge – PE

Well done to everyone that has managed to have a go at the Virtual Sports Day activities this week. Trafford SSP will reveal some ‘results’ next week, so I will let you know when I find out more information. Today’s task is to complete and upload (if you can and want to…) your scores. If you have shown determination this week to get them all done already, then I have attached some more games for you to have a go at below. They are challenges from the ‘Youth Sport Trust.’ I have tried to include a range of tasks from gymnastics, to sports and problem solving / outdoor and adventurous. If the weather is not too good today, you can always move them over to the weekend. I hope you enjoy them.

 

Have a great weekend everyone.

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Task

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 03.07.20

Hasn’t this week flown by? I have been so impressed by all the home learning you have been posting on to Seesaw. I know that as time goes on it must feel harder and harder to get your head down and do some work. I am so proud of how hard you have all been working! Remember to take regular breaks and spend time doing the things you enjoy.

Have fun today and enjoy the weekend.

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Sometimes we can view a story as a little like taking a journey down a road. It starts off easily (the opening), but all too often there are twists, turns (the build-up) and bumps along the way (the problem). Eventually we reach our destination and all seems to be O.K (the solution and ending)!

Use pages 28,29 and 30 to make a start on planning your story. Plan your ideas for your story briefly on page 30 – thinking carefully about your characters, setting etc. Page 32 (which we will look at next week) asks you to plan in detail, so just jot down some ideas today.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

I have chosen a couple of online games for you to try today.

BBC Bitesize has some fantastic games you can play online. This one is called ‘Guardians – Defenders of Mathematica’.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

 

You can choose a character and use your mathmematical knowledge to defeat all kinds of beasts. I’ve had a little play and there are a few tricky questions – it is aimed at the whole of KS2 so there are areas you haven’t covered. I suggest sticking with ‘Place Value Palace’ or ‘Addition and Subtraction Shire’ as these are the areas you will probably have the most understanding of. You can save your progress and go back to it at another time or day.

 

If you find the Guardians game a little too tricky, you could always try ‘Karate Cats’. It covers the whole of the KS1 curriculum so you will have completed all areas already.  

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw

 

The bronze area will be far too easy for you, so I suggest starting on Gold!

Let me know what you think about these games by sending me a message on Seesaw. Which game did you try? If you tried both, which game did you like the best?

Remember, you can always continue to play the games we discovered last week.

 

Creative activity – Physical

Head over to Mr Codd’s page to see your movement activity for today.

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Helllloooooooooo!

(Sorry about that, just fancied ‘jazzing up’ my morning greeting!) I hope all of you home learning superstars are ok today and enjoyed yesterday’s tasks. There were some great sound experiments on Seesaw, the rice moving was fascinating! Did you like the code activity in Literacy? I would have had some great fun with that. Now, a certain someone on Seesaw yesterday managed to remind me that I haven’t posted a joke in a while. I am so sorry for neglecting my awesome joke telling duties! What’s that you say? ‘Honestly Mr Codd, don’t worry about it, it’s not a problem, erm, we’ll be ok…’ and its kind that you don’t want me to have to go to the effort…but for you guys it’s a pleasure, so here goes…and I’ve added a bonus one too, because I really like you all. Don’t thank me!...

Q. What do you call a girl who stands inside goalposts and stops the ball rolling away?

A. Annette!

Q. Where do wasps go when they're not feeling well?

A. The waspital!

Wow, you’ll be laughing so hard at that you might not settle down to your work until this afternoon! Haha!

Once you’ve managed to calm down, enjoy todays tasks ;-)

Mr Codd

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

How much fun was yesterday’s code cracker?! (That’s a page that you can keep coming back to for more fun.) Maybe a code may appear in your story? (Now that would be a cool little twist…) Today is another cool task, that I think you are going to love. Today…. you will….design your own spy gadget!!! This is definitely a task that I would have loved doing when I was your age. I had written some examples of what you could do, but I’ve not added them, because I want you to be totally creative on this one! Design and label your gadget, with all of its features. The task mentions designing a poster, but this is completely optional.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

We have now completed our work on angles, and move onto Symmetry. Symmetry is a great subject to learn about, and another of my favourites!

Symmetry is when a shape or object has two completely identical sides that are facing each other. A line of symmetry is the line that splits the two identical parts, each part being a mirror reflection of the other.

I have also posted a PowerPoint presentation to explain this too. Once you have watched/read through this explanation, have a look through the activities.

Firstly, there is a group of ‘Lines of Symmetry’ sheets, differing from 1 to 3 star difficulty, where you need to find all the lines of symmetry. The second activity is a sorting challenge, where you have to decide whether images are symmetrical, or asymmetrical.

As a bonus task, can you find real life examples of symmetry in your home? Is your TV symmetrical? Why might this one catch people out?

Creative Challenge – Art

I think we all start getting a bit tired by Thursday at the moment, so what better activity than some relaxing artwork. Miss Horne has another super activity for you today, and again a personal favourite of mine. (I say that a lot with our art studies don’t I?...I must love art!) Head to her post for today to find out what we are up to.

 

I’ve just realised that a lot of today’s tasks are ‘favourites’ of mine. I think it’s because I love teaching them and learning about them! I hope you love learning too.

 

Have a good day,

 

Mr Codd

 

 

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 02.07.20

Hello!

Thank you to everyone who has joined in with our zoom calls this week! I have missed you so much so it was fantastic to get the opportunity to see you all. Hopefully, it won’t be long until I can see you again!

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Please complete page 27 of your Mission Possible booklet! This page asks you to create your own spy gadget. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with! I think the best part of being a spy is all the cool gadgets you get to use. Can you create a poster to advertise your gadget to other spies?

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster to help you.

Have a look at the addition and subtraction word problem challenge cards. There are 16 questions altogether – try your best and have a go at each one. You do not need to print these out if you don’t want to. It will use a lot of computer ink! Just write the calculation and answer down in your home learning book. The answers are on the last card – can you ask a grown up to help mark them with you?  Let me know how many you got right!

Next week we will be moving on to looking at fraction word problems.

 

Creative activity: Art

This week I would like you to look at an interesting technique called ‘Pointillism’. This was created by a man called Georges Seurat. George Seurat combined his knowledge of science with his understanding of colour to create interesting pieces of art. You can find out more about him and his art work by looking at the attached PowerPoint, fact file and video below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOdmp7_BUhY

 

I would like to create a piece of artwork using pointillism. You could use the ‘Adult Guidance Sheet’ to help you or you could create your own masterpiece taking inspiration from other children’s art work below. As always, you could create your art in any way you would like. Maybe you have lots of coloured circular lids in your recycling that you could use, you could use lots of circular stickers, you might want to use paint and a cotton bud…you could even use the computer!

If you aren’t feeling very creative I have attached the outline of a landscape that you could fill with tiny coloured dots using felt tips or pencil crayons.

Have fun and don’t forget to show me your masterpieces on Seesaw!

Pointillism Inspiration

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello!

As always, I hope you are all ok. It was absolutely brilliant to see some of you Year 3 children on our zoom chat yesterday! I hope you enjoy your chats with the teachers, whoever you end up speaking to! We truly do love seeing you all, speaking to you, and hearing what you have been up to. We say it a lot, but we are very proud of you all.

I hope you enjoy todays tasks.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task.

We are getting very close to the stage where we look to plan our own story out. Before that, today’s challenge looks like being a lot of fun! Good spies should be skilled in code-breaking and code-making! Read page 26 very carefully, and look at the code at the top of the page. I would like you to create 10 mystery messages. This could be a sentence, or you could even get really creative and plan a ‘treasure hunt’ style activity. This would involve you writing a word to start the hunt for example…. (bathroom) and when they find that clue, direct them to somewhere else! (They will need to code-cracker sheet obviously as they go along) Will you give them a reward if they find all the clues?

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task.

Today we will end our work on angles. I hope that you feel that you have gained a good understanding of the different types. Today we will look at ordering angles according to size. We have talked about degrees in angles. This means that acute angles can be very small, or slightly larger…as long as they stay below a right angle, which is 90 degrees. The same with obtuse, they can be different sizes, but they must be larger than a right angle and less than 180 degress, which is a straight line.

If you complete todays worksheets, grab a piece of paper and try and draw your own series of angles. Can you order them correctly with your drawings? Maybe you could mix them up and ask someone in your house to label them with numbers in order?

 

Creative Challenge – Science

I hope you are enjoying investigating sound. I have seen some great examples of musical instruments and cup telephones over the last few weeks. Today I have posted a variety of tasks all about sound. Firstly, there is a game, which you can quickly draw out on plain paper if you do not have a printer. There is also a sound survey. You could take a careful walk around (make sure you ask an adult if you are going outside, or even better, ask them to come on a sound walk with you!) Finally, I’ve given you a mini sound experiment all about ‘Seeing Sound.’ You may need extra materials for this one, so feel free to have a go when you can collect them all! Plenty for you to get stuck into!

 

 

Have a good day everyone! Good luck with your tasks.

 

Mr Codd

 

Miss Horne Wednesday 01.07.20

Good Morning!

Hope you had a lovely day yesterday. Have you been recording your virtual sports day scores? If you have, don’t forget to add your information to the ‘Survey Monkey’ link. You have until Friday to complete this!

I have a little Zoom chat with some of you this afternoon and I just can’t wait! I had such a lovely time chatting to some of the year 3’s on Monday and I’m sure we are going to have an equally good time today!

In the meantime, keep working hard! Here are your tasks for today:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

Today’s literacy session asks you to create your own secret code (page 26 of your Mission Possible booklet). Try to come up with 8 different messages (words or sentences) that someone in your house needs to crack. You could even use these to create a little treasure hunt – could your messages lead to the next clue?

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today’s activity is based on times table practise.

I have been so impressed with your times table work so far! So many of you seem to have a super understanding of the nine times tables. Well done to those children who completed all of their 9 times tables booklet from last week! It was a huge amount of work for you to do.

Today, I would like you to have a go at some 9 times table wheels.

 

Creative activity: Science

The ‘mobile phones’ you made out of string for your science learning about sound were fantastic, and I loved seeing the instruments you made! It looked like you were having so much fun! Head over to Mr Codd’s page to find out about your science learning for today.

Miss Horne's Learning Resources 01.07.20

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello everyone!

I hope you are ok, and managed to get some tasks done yesterday. Don’t worry too much if you didn’t. I hope you managed to find out some interesting facts about your birthday, I’m afraid that my birthday was quite uninspiring in terms of events…for example on the 14th March, the second highest ever snowfall in New York was recorded. Hmm. Told you it was uninspiring! However, I did find out that Albert Einstein shares the same birthday as me….and he was born 99 years before me! Now that’s pretty awesome. That makes 2 genuises born on the 14th March! Haha!

 

I hope that you enjoy today’s challenges. The weather forecast for today is set to be cloudy, so today might be a good day to get some virtual sports day events in!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

Today we will look at ‘Speech.’ We covered this in my group just before we all went off from school. Please read through the page very carefully today. This page contains lots of important and useful teaching points about how to use ‘Speech Marks.’ You’ll find the task on pages 24 and 25. I wanted to also give you my occasional reminder that extra reading is so important, and is expected at the moment too. This is something you can do at any point of the day, but makes sure that you get it done!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today is a Mathletics day. If you would prefer to use Numbots, timestables.co.uk or TTRS that is absolutely fine. I haven’t set any new tasks in Mathletics today, but I would like you to work on the tasks you already have allocated. If you find that you have completed them all, then you can choose areas that you would like to do some more work on. We are currently working on shape and space, including angles at the moment.

 

Creative Task – PSHE

Miss Horne has set todays PSHE task. Head over to her post for today to see what we will be up to.

 

Good luck on all of your tasks today! Keep working hard!

 

Mr Codd

Miss Horne Tuesday 30.06.20

Good Morning every one!

Thank you to those who have attended Zoom calls so far. It was great to see you and I hope you liked hearing a little bit about what happens in school. I'm looking forward to my next zoom call tomorrow.

 

Here are today’s activities:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

We are continuing with our ‘Mission Possible’ booklet.

Please complete pages 24 and 25 which explores the use of speech marks. Cast you mind back to when we did these in class – there’s lots of rules you need to remember. These are noted down on page 24 in case you have forgotten. Try to write at least 5 of your own sentences that contain speech (at the bottom of page 25). If you don’t have room, please write these down in your home learning book.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today we are going to focus on arithmetic. Remember, if you are completing the work set by me, this is revision of things we have previously covered in class.

I have attached a little pack which looks at addition and subtraction questions. These questions are in the style of questions you will be set in the end of year tests. I DO NOT want you to complete the whole booklet today as this is rather a lot of work (66 questions). I would like you to choose EITHER page one (addition questions) OR page 2 (subtraction questions). Choose the area that you feel you need more practise with.

You may keep the booklet to hand and complete extra pages during your free time if you wish. THIS IS NOT COMPULSORY.

From next week, we will be focussing on recapping the fractions work we completed in class.

 

Wellness activity

Lots of adults use journals and journaling as a way to think about the emotions they feel throughout the day. By writing down our thoughts and feelings we can begin to understand them more clearly. Wellbeing practitioners have also found that creativity and reflection can have a powerful, positive influence on our lives.  

 

Some journals are just plain notebooks which allows for freedom of expression, some journals have prompts to help focusses your mind and other journals ask you to only write a sentence a day.

 

I would like you to have a go at keeping a journal. What you record and how you record it is completely up to you. You could write down your thoughts and feelings at the end of the day, you could write down a list of things you are grateful for, you could use it to set up some goals for the day. You could even draw pictures if that helps. Some people use their journals to make a note of positive quotes they have seen and like, whilst others cut out and stick pictures from magazines in theirs.

 

I have included 5 days’ worth of journal pages below for each day of the week. Feel free to use these or simply grab a notebook/ paper. Mums and dads might like to have a look at the following website links which will provide a few prompts and ideas for you:

 

https://www.parents.com/kids/education/30-journal-prompts-for-kids-to-aid-self-discovery/

https://www.journalbuddies.com/journaling-resources/self-esteem-confidence-journal-prompts-for-kids/

 

Journals are often a very personal thing – so please don’t worry if you don’t feel like sharing these on Seesaw. Try to keep your journal for at least a week, but I hope you find that this is something you would like to continue for longer.

 

Have fun and enjoy your day!

 

Monday 29th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello everyone!

 

I hope you had a great weekend. I always wonder what you guys got up to!

We are ready for another week. The summer holidays are starting to appear on the horizon! This week is very exciting for your teachers as we will be speaking to some of you on Zoom, we can’t wait! I hope you have your voices warmed up, with questions to ask and things you’ve been up to ready to tell us! This week is also ‘Virtual Sports Day.’ I hope that you can complete the challenges at some point and hopefully upload your scores. It would be so good to show Trafford School Sport Partnership just what Willows athletes are all about!

Here are your challenges;

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I really feel like we are starting to get some good ideas together based on ‘Mission Possible’ now. I hope you do too. Of course this is a different way of working to what we are used to, but it’s still a good way of getting us all thinking about, and producing, some writing!

Today we would like you to complete page 23. Work carefully on this page as interesting verbs are so important to a fiction story.

It would be amazing if you gather 10 alternative verbs for each of the words, ‘run’ ‘said’ and ‘look.’ Those of you in my Literacy group will know that I glanced at the word ‘said’ on today’s page in horror. We all agreed that we really don’t like this word! You may recall all of the better alternatives that we used as a group back at school.

If you fancy a further challenge, you could try finding alternatives for other verbs, or even practise your writing with a few sentences using your improved verbs. You could even link it to Mission Possible, or your own characters that you created in the last couple of weeks.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today we will look in more detail at Angles. Angles are the ‘corners’ of shapes, where 2 lines meet. We have discussed this in my group at school occasionally, and you’ll recall that it was mentioned on last Friday’s Maths Mystery. Today I have set you a Powerpoint to look through. Make sure that you get a strong idea about the different types of angle, and then complete the worksheets.

As an extra challenge, I wondered if you could find some acute or obtuse angles around your house? Looking around as I type, my house is filled with right angles, but I can’t see too many acute or obtuse! Can you find any? Let me know on Seesaw!

 

 

Creative Challenge – History

Mr Jennings has set a fantastic History Challenge today. This could be one of my favourite creative challenges that we have had! I had to have a quick look myself, at my birthday! I’ll tell you my findings tomorrow... I wonder what you will find?! As always, the teachers will be taking to Seesaw eagerly to see what you have to tell us!

 

Have a good day,

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE MONDAY 29.06.20

Good Morning!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and have spent time relaxing. We’ve spent a bit of time trying to complete some odd DIY jobs (I actually quite like doing DIY).

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all on our Zoom chats this week. Have a think of some things you would like to tell me! I know you have been up to lots of exciting activities!

Don’t forget its ‘Virtual Sports Day’ this week – hope you have spent some time practising the different activities! If you have forgotten what you need to do, scroll back over Mr Codd’s posts and all the information will be there.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

Please continue with your ‘Mission Possible’ booklet. Complete page 23. This page explores verbs and asks you to make more adventurous word choices for run, said and look. You may need to use a thesaurus – if you don’t have one at home have a quick google to find one online.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Today, we are going to focus on our online learning.

I’m not going to set you any specific tasks today – I would just like you to pick an area of Mathletics you think you need further practise on. Choose three activities to do, don’t just spend your time on Live Mathletics. You could also spend a bit of time completing some activities on Numbots or TTRS. You must spend at least half an hour on your online learning. 

Please remember you can select any of your teacher’s activities. If you fancy a challenge, have a go at Mr Codd’s or Mr Jennings’ challenges. These will be activities that they will be doing with the children in school.

 

Creative activity – History.

Mr Jennings History task today focusses on birthdays – he wants you to find out if anything special happens on your birthday. June seems to be a very popular month for birthdays – it was my birthday last week. I had a quick search online and found out it was World Rainforest Day on my birthday. I can’t wait to see what you find out about your special day. Head over to Mr Jennings page to find out more about your task.

 

Hope you have a lovely start to the week! 

Friday 26th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hi Everyone!

What a scorcher yesterday! I hope you all managed to stay cool. Here we are, at the end of another week of home learning, and you are nearly ready for the restful weekend. The news that I need to report to you today is that I had two incredible slices of pizza for my dinner. I sat on my own in the quiet classroom, thinking about you all, enjoying my pizza, with the sun streaming in. Perfect! I wonder what was best about your day?

Here we go with Friday’s tasks. As always let’s finish the week strong!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

We will look at settings today, on pages 21-22. We have covered everything there is to study regarding the characters, and some of your short burst pieces of writing were super earlier in the week. Spend some time looking through the pages. We also look at adjectives in these pages. Adjectives are words that instantly improve sentences, giving the reader a better picture in their head of what is happening. They are so important to creative fictional writing, so make sure that you spend extra time concentrating on this.

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Its Friday, so that must mean its…maths mystery day! You seem to love these challenges, and so do your teachers! A chance to exercise your maths skills while also becoming an expert detective? What’s not to like? I hope you like todays task.

Creative Challenge – PE

Today I am very excited to share a challenge with you. Our friends at Trafford School Sport Partnership (Trafford SSP), who help me to put on festivals, competitions and events for you, want to give Trafford Primary children, their ‘Sports Day.’

They have made a PowerPoint of challenges that I will ask the whole school to get involved in next week. (There will be a letter to all parents to follow, explaining everything)

The challenge is exactly the same for you guys at home, and for those children who are in school. We will all complete the same challenges. WE ARE TEAM WILLOWS!

For today I am giving you a sneak preview of the physical tasks. The PowerPoint below has all 6 challenges that you will need to complete next week.

What I would like you to do today, and maybe over the weekend is get training! Olympic athletes train for four years for their event. I’m just giving you a few days...sorry! However, training is key to any sporting discipline. Your challenge / task is to have a go at the 6 challenges, that’s all. It won’t necessarily be a competition, but we want as many Willows athletes to join in as possible!

There will be an opportunity for your parents to send in your scores next week to help towards our whole school total. This is going to be an in-school / out of school team Willows challenge!

Again, more to come over the next few days but for now…’Team Willows athletes, I call on you to show all of the school games values, and show Trafford what we are made of. We are strong, we are fast, we are TEAM WILLOWS!’

 

Have a great day, and weekend,

 

Mr Codd

Creative Challenge - PE - Virtual Sports Day!

Mr Codd's Maths Challenge - Maths Mystery

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 26.06.20

 

It was another scorcher of a day yesterday! I hope you managed to be able to keep cool (it was a little stuffy in school). Don’t worry if you didn’t manage to get much done yesterday – I know how hard it can be to concentrate when it’s hot. Just try to catch up on your home learning activities when you can!

 

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Complete pages 21 and 22 of your Mission Possible booklet.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Last week I asked you to use ‘Hit the button’ which was an online game from the ‘Top Marks’ website. However, Top Marks have lots of fantastic numeracy games to try. This week I would like you to explore the website and choose a few of the numeracy games.

Use the link below which will take you to the maths section of the website.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths

 

If you find the 7-11 games hard you could always try the 5-7 games.

Let me know which games you enjoy on Seesaw!

 

Creative activity – Physical

Head over to Mr Codd’s page to see your movement activity for today.

 

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 25.06.20

Good morning every one!

Wowee! Wasn’t yesterday a scorcher! I hope you all had ice lollies and spent time in your paddling pools! Please share your sunny day photos with me on Seesaw!

Here are todays tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Please think carefully about your characters and complete page 20 of your ‘Mission Possible’ booklet.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster to help you.

These problems are aimed at helping you to ‘master’ addition and subtraction. Use your knowledge of addition and subtraction calculations that we have been developing over the past half term to answer these questions. Take care with question 15 – you need to create two digit numbers by added a digit to each box.

 

The questions start at 14. So don’t worry, you haven’t missed any pages out!

 

Take your time, you may find some of these a little tricky.

 

Creative activity: Art

Last week, we looked an artist who used flowers to get others to think about the beauty of everyday objects. Today we are going to explore the work of Frida Kahlo. She used flower imagery and bright colours to distract her from the pain she felt during her everyday life.

Frida Kahlo is a very interesting artist, who suffered from illnesses and accidents from a young age. At one point in her life she was bed bound and painted self-portraits with bright colourful backgrounds as a way to escape the situation she was in. you can find out more about her life from the video below and the attached PowerPoint.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfbLR15Bh74

 

For today’s task, I would like you to create a self-portrait in the style of Frida Kahlo. I know, at the moment, lockdown has been relaxed. But many of us faced long periods of time in our houses, unable to explore much further afield. I bet you wished you were some where different. Think carefully about those places – it might have been a beautiful beach or a dense rainforest. Think about the colours, plants and animals that would have been in these places. Draw yourself portrait with these items and colours behind you. You could hold animals in your hands, like Frida did with parrots and monkeys, or even have brightly coloured flowers and leaves in your hair. Its completely up to you how you present you portrait – you may like to paint it, use chalks or collage. You can even put your photography skills to the test and have a go at editing a picture! If you aren’t feeling very creative today, I’ve attached a colouring sheet you could do!

Don’t forget to share your creations on Seesaw!

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

Thursday 25th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good Morning all!

 

I hope you guys enjoyed the sunshine yesterday and didn’t feel too hot! It would have been a perfect day for getting the paddling pool and ice lollies out. Don’t worry too much if you didn’t get much done with our tasks yesterday, it can be hard to concentrate and focus in warm weather!

I hope you have a good time today with all of your learning. If you are managing to get any of the physical challenges done and your parents are on Twitter, then Trafford School Sports Partnership are looking to create a selfie board of home activities…you may get posted if you send a picture in!

Here are today’s tasks;

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I hope that you found yesterday’s tasks ok. I loved reading the extracts. Today I would like you to design a front cover for the story ‘mission possible’ that we are continuing to work hard on. I’ll leave this up to you, but you might want to read the story again to refresh your memory and give you an idea of how to create your cover. I would also like you to write a short ‘blurb’ that would appear on the back of the book. We have discussed this in school before. A ‘blurb’ is a short paragraph that gives hints about what happens in the story, but doesn’t fully give away the drama to come. Here is an example:

‘A young girl is faced with a simple task, set by her mother. On any normal day, delivering a basket of goodies to her grandmother would be very uneventful. Today however, was going to be very different…’

Can you guess the story? (I read it aloud in my best movie trailer voice!) Good luck with your tasks, I’d love to see some covers and ‘blurb’s on Seesaw!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today Mr Jennings and I are going to test your knowledge of Quadrilaterals! Firstly, we have posted a game. Apologies that the instructions are a bit blurry, however they are really simple. You roll a die and whichever number you roll matches to a quadrilateral name. Find one on the game board and place a counter over it. The first to get 4 in a row diagonally, vertically or horizontally is the winner! Some quadrilaterals have more than one name, so this might give you more options!

After this, find two quadrilaterals worksheets. On one, you need to label the quadrilateral, and then answer true or false statements. The other more colourful sheet may need some more careful thought. My advice to you is to read the statements at the top very carefully!

 

Creative Challenge – Art

The art activities are always a favourite of mine. With the weather set to be beautiful again today, head over to Miss Horne’s post and find a cool spot to get creative.

 

Good luck as always with your tasks!

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Starter

Mr Codd's Numeracy Task

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you had fun with your challenges yesterday! Apologies if you tried to get online to play Mathletics, we all had lots of tasks to get through and then had a technical problem when trying to go ‘live!’ We’ll hopefully try again another time.

Miss Horne, Mr Jennings and I were busy organising some Zoom meetings for you next week. These will take place with your register class teacher. Those of you who are not in school (at all) will have received an invitation to a Zoom Call next week via Seesaw (if you are not on Seesaw these should have been emailed to your parents). Please look out for this and let me know if you can attend it or not. If you have not received an invite but think you should have done, can you please let your class teacher know as soon as possible. It was brilliant to see you all last time, and I miss you all loads, so I cant wait to see you all again!

Today I’m going to remind you that this week is National School Sport Week. I hope you are managing to keep active! I’ve posted some more activities for you below to have a go at today from the Youth Sport Trust, and I’ll have some exciting news for you later this week on the subject of ‘sports’ so stay tuned…

Enjoy today’s tasks,

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I’d like us to get back into a short burst of writing today. I know you may not have done too much writing over the last few weeks, but try and remember all of the features that we look for in our writing. A range of punctuation is important, adverbs and adjectives and conjunctions.

Using the description of Mr Hawthorn (page 18) and the character description on page 19 as good examples, write your own description of Dodgy Rodger and Raucous Reggie as they enter the abandoned riverboat. Think carefully about the actions and appearance and how this gives clues as to whether they are good characters or bad characters.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

We are continuing to investigate Quadrileterals today. How do you think your knowledge of them is? Can you recall lots of the features? Don’t worry if not, you can always refer back to the poster we added on Monday! Here are todays challenges, I hope that you have fun! If you had a go at this yesterday then, try and get on Mathletics or ‘times tables.co.uk’ and get some practise in for half an hour.

Activity 1 – Guess Who?

If you look back on the PowerPoint I sent on Monday, on one of the slides there is an activity where you are given clues about a quadrilateral, that you then need to guess. (E.g. I have 2 pairs of equal sides, I have 2 pairs of parallel sides… WHAT AM I?)

Today, I would like you to write your own sets of clues for each quadrilateral you studied earlier this week and test them out on someone else in your house. You’ll need to remind yourself of the properties of each shape beforehand before then trying to write at least 4 clues for each shape.

The key to writing good clues is to not reveal a key property that will be too obvious and give away the shape in the first few clues; leave it until the end!

Your challenge is to post your clues for one of your shapes on Seesaw for me to take on.

 

Activity 2 – Quadrilateral hunt

Once you’ve revised your properties of each quadrilateral with Activity 1, you can now have some fun with the quadrilateral hunt! This is how it works:

Around your house, we would like you to find as many real life examples of quadrilaterals as you can. Each quadrilateral you find will be worth a certain amount of points. Of course, the more common quadrilaterals (squares and rectangles) will be worth less, and the more obscure, rare ones (rhombus, trapezium etc.) will be worth more. Find the points scoring system below:

 

Rectangle – 1 point

Square – 2 points

Rhombus – 3 points

Kite – 4 points

Parallelogram – 5 points

Trapezium – 6 points

 

Collect as much as you can and tally up your points at the end. If you can’t pick it up (e.g. your TV), it doesn’t mean it can’t count. Maybe just take a photo of it!

By the end of the hunt, you might just end up finding loads of squares and rectangles, but it’s about who can find the most! I’ll be really intrigued to see if anyone can find a trapezium!

 

Creative Challenge – Science

I hope you enjoyed last week’s activity. I loved seeing some of your cup telephones last week on Seesaw! Today I have posted a musical science challenge. The sheet has lots of ideas for making some musical instruments, as well as some interesting links too. Think carefully about how the vibrations happen and what is going on to make the sound. I personally love the wind chime activity, although I know this may require some additional items being collected.

Now, having shakers / drums being played all day is not exactly every parents’ idea of a relaxing and peaceful day working with you all! So please limit playing them for everyone’s sake! On a serious note, lots of you will have parents that need to work from home so please remember this. Instruments to be played at times designated by parents.

 

Have a great day. I hope you get out in the sunshine and maybe have a go at some of the physical challenges!

 

Mr Codd

National School Sport Week - Youth Sport Trust Challenges

Creative Challenge - Science

Miss Horne Wednesday 24.06.20

Good Morning!

 

I hope you were able to make the most of the sun yesterday afternoon. Perfect weather for completing a few of your Rainbow Challenges. How many did you complete?

 

Mr Codd, Mr Jennings and I were busy organising some Zoom meetings for you next week. These will take place with your class teacher. Those of you who are not in school (at all) will have received an invitation to a Zoom Call next week via Seesaw (if you are not on Seesaw these should have been emailed to your parents). Please look out for this and let me know if you can attend it or not. If you have not received an invite but think you should have done, can you please let your class teacher know as soon as possible. I really enjoyed our last little chat and am really excited about seeing you all again soon!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

Using the description of Mr Hawthorn (page 18) and the character description on page 19 as good examples, write your own description of Dodgy Rodger and Raucus Reggie as they enter the abandoned riverboat. Think carefully about the actions and appearance and how this gives clues as to whether they are good characters or bad characters.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today’s activity is based on times table practise.

How have you been finding your 9 times tables so far? Don’t forget to use the posters from last week to help you learn the 9 times tables. They were full of hints and tips so you may find them useful. Scroll back to last Monday to download the posters if you haven’t already done so.

Please complete the attached 9 times table booklet below. This is similar to the 7 times table one we did a few weeks back. It is a large booklet so I don’t expect you to complete this all in one day. You could do a page or two a day or even save some to do next week.

 

Creative activity: Science

Mr Codd will be setting you a science ask so please head over to his page. I always look forward to seeing what kind of things you get up to for science on Seesaw – you always look like you have so much fun!

 

Have fun completing your home learning! Remember to try your best!

 

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Wednesday 24.06.20

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Happy Tuesday one and all!

 

I hope you got back into the swing of work yesterday after the weekend.

This week is National School Sport Week. We usually celebrate this in school with a range of visitors and fun activities based around PE and School Sport. Obviously we can’t have this at the moment, but don’t worry all of the fun experiences will happen at some point when we all get back to school again!

I have posted some ‘Rainbow Challenge Cards’ for you to have a go at, at home today. This will hopefully keep you moving during your time at home this week, and helps us to celebrate National School Sport Week! Look out for more challenges to come over the next week or so.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I hope you enjoyed having fun with the name generator activity yesterday! It was a real chance to be very creative with your work and know how the likes of David Walliams, find the creative process of writing stories! Today I’d like you to narrow down your character choices. Please complete pages 19 and 20. Creating a character profile is a brilliant way of getting to know your characters. JK Rowling for example always says that she felt like she knew Harry Potter personally before she wrote about him. Don’t worry if you change your mind about your characters at a later date, until you write your story you can always adapt! The pages today focus on your main characters, or the ‘good guys,’ but feel free to start thinking about your ‘bad guys’ too!

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today is a chance to get online and test out your Mathletics skills. Head over to the website to try out the activities. We will be completing our own challenges tomorrow in school, so if you complete yours and you are online between 11 – 12, you may be able to go in the ‘live’ and play against your friends!

 

Creative Challenge – Wellness

We have had some fantastic Wellness activities over the past few weeks. I love seeing what Miss Horne has been up to, and what you guys do to complete the challenges! Head over to Miss Horne’s post to see what she has in store for us today. (It’s one of my favourites!!)

 

Have a good day everyone, and good luck with the ‘Rainbow Challenges’ especially! Please let me know how you get on with them on Seesaw!

 

Mr Codd

Trafford School Sports Partnership - Rainbow Games Challenges

Miss Horne Tuesday 16.06.20

Good Morning every one!

 

I hope you had a lovely day of home learning! In school Mr Jennings told me some really interesting facts about Lego and I have learnt lots more from your interesting ‘Famous Brand’ Research.

 

Here are today’s activities:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

We are continuing with our ‘Mission Possible’ booklet.

 

Please complete page 19. Read the extract from ‘Never Say Die’ and answer the questions at the bottom in your home learning books.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today we are going to focus on arithmetic.

 

Have a look at the attached sheet. You need to use column addition and subtraction to complete the calculations. Remember, you may need to use ‘carrying’ and ‘borrowing’ so cast your mind back to the work we have done in class. Can you remember or subtraction poem? You may need to use this to help you decide if you need to ‘borrow’ or not.

 

Year 3’s Subtraction Poem:

More on the top, no need to stop.

More on the floor, go next door and borrow ten more.

Numbers the same, zero’s the game.  

 

Wellness activity

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by our emotions. Sometimes our anger takes over and we lash out at others (either verbally or physically) or we can feel so sad that tears don’t stop flowing.

 

Today’s wellness activity invites you to create a Calm Down Jar. I’ve included a couple of different instructions for you (there’s a PDF below as well as some internet links) – choose the one you like the best.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/thingstodo/mood-jar

https://preschoolinspirations.com/6-ways-to-make-a-calm-down-jar/

 

 A Calm Down Jar is filled with glitter that’s swirls around when shaken – this is a little like how our emotions are. When we are overwhelmed it feels as if there are lots of feelings churning up inside us. As we calm down those emotions start to disappear. This is just like how the glitter falls to the bottom of the jar as the water inside begins to calm.

 

When you are feeling a little overwhelmed, shake the jar up and watch the glitter slowly fall to the bottom. Notice how your emotions seem to copy this.

 

Trafford's Rainbow Games:

You may like to take part in Trafford's sports challenge called The Rainbow Games. I have attached the challenge cards below. Have a look at Mr Codd's page for more information. 

 

I hope you enjoy all of today's activities! Don't forget to share your work with me on Seesaw!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Tuesday 23.06.20

Monday 22nd June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello Guys!

Well it’s the start of a new week, and I hope you are all raring to go.

Yesterday of course was Father’s Day, I hope that you celebrated your Fathers if you could do so. My children were very excited to wake me up (FAR too early...) and give me some lovely cards, and an awesome present. What is it you ask? A new Playstation? A pair of trainers? The keys to my own Ferarri? No. Because since I became a Dad I crave other items. Miraculously, my desires changed…I got a new toolbox! You’ll probably hear all about it over the next few weeks…

Anyway, I hope you had a good weekend in general. I managed to bump into one or two of the Lower Key Stage 2 children on Saturday, it was fantastic to see you, we are hoping we may have some more Zoom calls over the next couple of weeks so I can see some more of you again. Miss you all loads.

Here is today’s learning:

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Last week we focused on three sided shapes; this week we will be focusing on those with 4 sides. These are called QUADRILATERALS. How many do you think you could name right now, before you even take on the activity?

Well, what we would like you to do today is to go through the PowerPoint attached below and see for yourself all the different types of quadrilaterals. Some you will be very familiar with and others you may have never heard of before. Once you have gone through this, we would like you to draw each type of quadrilateral for yourself, as big as you like, colour it in and record all of its key properties (e.g. how many equal sides, right angles etc.) This is quite a simple task, but by drawing each shape, we hope you will have to think more carefully about what makes each quadrilateral unique. The colours will help you to tell them apart too!

Once you’ve done this, you then need to put each shape in a place around your house, somewhere where you are going to see them a lot. This will ensure that you get constant reminders of the names and properties wherever you go! Make sure you check with your parents where you put your diagrams! This week will be full of quadrilateral work, so if you are constantly reading about them, you’re going to find this useful.

When reading through some of the quadrilaterals’ properties, you may come across PARALLEL AND PERPENDICULAR lines. I have attached an activity sheet that will help with your understanding of these terms. There is also this YouTube clip here which helps to explain quite clearly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUBVEyzxn7s)

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

Today we would like you to complete pages 16, 17 and 18. We are going to ask you to get your creative thinking caps on! Over these pages you will learn about what it takes to create a good character name. A good story always has characters with great names. A name should tell you a lot about what somebody is like, before they have even spoken. The choice of words, or even the choice of letters and sounds can form your impression of a character. So, see what you can come up with for both heroes and villains and share the best with us on Seesaw.

 

Creative Challenge – History

I had a chat with Mr Jennings about today History task late last week, and I have to say I’m really excited today’s activity. I know a few interesting facts about a few very famous companies and some of them are amazing. It’s so interesting to know about how they started! I hope you enjoy it too. See Mr Jennings post to find out what we are up to.

 

Good luck with all of your tasks today,

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE MONDAY 22.06.20

Hello!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. We had a little trip out to Crosby beach on Saturday. It was so nice to be by the sea. I always feel refreshed after a trip to the beach. Luckily, it wasn’t busy and we enjoyed a long walk along the coast. Crosby beach is also home to Anthony Gormley’s art installation called ‘Another Place’ which consists of life sized statues spaced along the beach and out in to the sea. Have you seen them? If you have you could always share some pictures with me on Seesaw.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

Please continue with your ‘Mission Possible’ booklet. Complete pages 16, 17 and 18 which looks at character names.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Today, we are going to focus on Mathletics.

I have set you the following tasks, they can be found in the problem solving section:

  • Commutative property of addition
  • Bar model problems 1
  • Magic symbols one

 

If you haven’t completed some of the Mathletics activities you have been set, please try your best to catch up. You don’t have to complete them all in one day, but try to aim to be on top of the work you have been set.

 

Please remember you can select any of your teacher’s activities. If you fancy a challenge, have a go at Mr Codd’s or Mr Jennings’ challenges. These will be activities that they will be doing with the children in school.

 

Creative activity – History.

Your history work last week taught me so much about some really important and inspirational racial equality activists. You all presented your research in such thoughtful ways and really showed careful consideration to such an important topic. I was so proud of you all! Im really looking forward to seeing what this week’s work brings!

19th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello!

Its Friday! That hopefully means another week gone by where you have managed to complete some school tasks. It also means pizza for me tonight! Friday night, as you will know is ‘Party Night’ in Mr Codd’s house! I hope you have time to relax over the weekend and do lots of things that you enjoy, before we get back to our learning on Monday. It’s so important to dedicate time in the week for this.

 

I miss you, and I think about you all every day. This morning I sat in the classroom for five minutes and pictured you all in your places, chatting to your friends, or asking me a question that either made me laugh, made me proud to be your teacher, or, (very occasionally of course,) made me have to Google the answer! Whether we are at home or at school, we’re still a team. A good thought to remember throughout today.

 

Good luck with all of your tasks.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

There are many reasons to look forward to Friday, as I mentioned above. Another reason however is our ‘Maths Mystery Fridays!’ Today we present ‘The Mystery of the Cloakroom Chaos…’ It’s not new learning, but great revision for what we have already done. I should also advise that you see Mr Jennings post for today, as he has posted a couple of cool triangles activities for us all.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I hope you are enjoying the story we are working on at the minute. I know that it can be quite challenging to go over the learning of the story structure a lot in the beginning, but it is such an important part of the process before we get round to writing our own version.

Today, we move onto the next pages in your booklet working up until page 15. This will see you focus on each of the main characters in the story. Fill in each character profile as accurately as you can, using as many of the details from the text as you can. If there are some parts of the profile that aren’t mentioned in the story, then you have the freedom to use your imagination and make up your own facts about each character. This could be really interesting as you add your own twist on the character! (I’d love to see some ideas on Seesaw…I cannot tell you how much you all used to inspire and amaze me with your ideas back in school!)

You could add extra sections like ‘where do they live’ to your character profiles if you wish. Thinking about all of these different questions will give you a really deep understanding of who each character is.

 

Creative Challenge – PE

As you know my coordinator role in school is Physical Education. I am so passionate about you all keeping physically fit and healthy! Today I am going to set you some more physical challenges. After todays washout weather-wise, I’m not sure what the weather will be like today but hopefully you can do them at some point, maybe even over the weekend.

 

I have set some challenges to try, but if anyone wants an additional task, then I call on all of you budding sports enthusiasts to design a fitness workout or obstacle course. The routine or course should try and use equipment we have in school (cones, hoops, ropes, spots, balls etc) It would be great to see it designed on paper, and loaded up to Seesaw if possible. I have a small list of people waiting for school games badges when we get back to school. Maybe you could add your name to that list?

 

Have a good day everyone,

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Task

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 18.06.20

Its Friday! And we’ve finished week two! Once again I have been so impressed with the commitment you have shown to your home learning tasks. I love seeing all your work on Seesaw.

 

Try to have a restful weekend and do lots of activities you enjoy. There’s an old saying which goes ‘A Sunday well spent brings a week of content’ which means if you spend your weekends well you will enjoy the coming week.

 

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Using page 11 of your ‘Mission Impossible’ booklet, complete the character profiles on pages 12, 13,14 and 15.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

I would like you to have a go at an online game this week.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Hit the button is a quick fire maths game that helps you practise a variety of different maths facts such as number bonds, times tables, doubles and halves.

 

The link will take you to a home screen. This will give you a variety of options you can choose from. Start by practising your number bonds. You can try number bonds to 10, 20 or 100. Once you have had a go of that you may wish to try doubles, halves or even your times tables. Have fun exploring the game and trying out different areas.

 

Share you high scores with me on Seesaw!  

 

Creative activity – Physical

Head over to Mr Codd’s page to see your movement activity for today.

 

Thursday 18th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Another day done, and hopefully another successful day of home learning for you all. Seesaw continues to be such a great thing for all of your teachers to have a look at. The things you post are superb; a fantastic mix of great effort on home learning as well as fun things you may have been up to! Please keep posting the pictures and articles.

 

I’ll leave you to get on with today’s tasks which you can find below.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I really hope you are continuing to immerse yourself in the story we are working on. Remember that we usually do a story map to help us to learn the story off by heart so that we can use the structure. While we can’t do this at the minute, it’s really important to try and complete the tasks. You could even draw your own story map to help you remember! (We could use some of your good examples for inspiration when we use this story in a couple of years’ time!) Today I would like you to revisit yesterday’s task, specifically the vocabulary challenge. Choose 3 of the words that you found most challenging and write 2 different sentences including them. This is a great way to learn new vocabulary, with the view of using it in the future. The option is there to do more, but I do not expect you to do this!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

I hope you are enjoying learning about triangles this week. I always find Shape to be an interesting subject to study, especially triangles! Don’t forget you can revise properties of triangles by revisiting Mr Jennings post from yesterday, and looking through the Powerpoint if you need a quick reminder. (always useful!)

Today I have set you a ‘Types of Triangles’ sheet, as well as a task that requires you to label the triangles, (and also challenges you to draw lines of symmetry in them!) We haven’t covered symmetry yet, we hopefully will soon, so don’t worry too much about doing this.  I completely understand that some of you may not have a printer, but you can always replicate the triangles with drawings, or come up with your own labelling system in your home learning books. The key point is to practise your skills. Apparently knowledge of triangles often appears as a sneaky question in the year 6 SAT’s, so if you saw Mrs Warrens post today about ‘preparing for the future,’ you’ll be ready for anything!

 

Creative Challenge – Art

I hope you enjoyed learning about the mysterious Banksy last week. He certainly provides lots of discussion points! Miss Horne is back again with an art task for you today. It’s time to head over to her post and get creative!

 

Have a good day everyone, and work hard! It’s almost the weekend!

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 18.06.20

Good morning every one!

I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. I loved seeing you playing with your ‘mobile phones’ on Seesaw! Your science looked really fun!

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Last half term we have used Thursdays to develop our vocabulary. Today I want you to use the tricky words that you matched to the meanings on page ten of your talk for writing booklet, and put them in to sentences. It is important to put the words in to sentences as it proves that you understand the meaning. Try and put each word in to its own sentence. As a challenge for after you have finished your 11 sentences, try to create a sentence using as many words as possible! It still needs to make sense! I will be looking out for the best sentence on Seesaw!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Remember: in numeracy, I will be setting you activities that we have already covered in class which will act as revision of the topics covered so far. However, if you fancy challenging yourself and learning something new, Mr Codd and Mr Jennings will be covering the new topic of ‘Shape’.

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster to help you.

 

These problems are aimed at helping you to ‘master’ addition and subtraction. Use your knowledge if addition and subtraction calculations that we have been developing over the past half term to answer these questions. You will need to think really carefully for question 12 – use your understanding of ‘carries’ to help you fill in the missing boxes.

 

The sheets start at question 9 - so don't worry, you aren't missing any pages!

 

Take your time, you may find some of these a little tricky.

 

Creative activity: Art

Thank you for all the careful thought and consideration you gave last week when looking at such important topics. Your artwork showed that you had spent time researching topics that were important to you and displayed your message in a meaningful way.

We are continuing to look at famous artists. Today we are going to explore the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. She painted close ups of everyday objects, such as flowers, focussing on the things that others might not see.

 

I have attached a PowerPoint and Fact File so you can find out more about her art and you may want to watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3FFzPu97lo

 

Have a go at creating a flower picture in her style. You can present your learning in any way you wish (eg collage, painting, oil pastel). Use the photos below of other children’s art as inspiration.

 

If you aren’t feeling very creative. You can use the Flower Photo pack and activity sheet to draw a Georgia O’Keeffe inspired picture.

 

Have fun!

Georgia O'Keeffe Inspiration

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all ok, and keeping going with all of your home learning. The weather was a bit dull yesterday wasn’t it? We almost swam out of school yesterday! Ah well, let’s hope the sunshine comes back soon!

So, Tonight’s bedtime question to me, delivered by Alex, was:

‘Would you rather be an Eagle or a Lion?’

What a question. I don’t know where it came from, but I’m throwing it over to you. So before you start on today’s tasks, have a good think about it!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task.

This half term, we will try and set some new learning. These will be concepts that we haven’t covered before in school, and so I will try very hard to provide PowerPoints or other help that will introduce the activities to you. I know that lots of you have parents that are busy working at home, so if you can read through the support carefully and have a go yourself that would be great. This will reflect the learning that Mr Jennings and I are covering in class. Miss Horne will post unrelated revision lesson posts every day, so if anything isn’t clear on the new learning, there will always be something new to have a go at, as well as the extra activities posted at the top of the class pages, and Mathletics and Numbots! Phew! Lots for you to get stuck into.

 

Today, I would like you to head to Mr Jennings post from yesterday (Tuesday 16th June 2020) There is a wealth of activities all based around Triangles! We are looking at Shape over the next few days. Use the lesson PowerPoint. I know that some of you might have decided to get stuck into this yesterday, so there should be more Mathletics posted for you if you have completed this already.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I hope that you are enjoying Mission:Possible. We continued to work on this yesterday, as I hope you did. I thought some of the questions were quite tricky, particularly the True and False section! Today we’d like you to work on Page 9 and 10. This is a story mountain and ordering events, to really get a good idea of the story content and structure.

 

Creative Challenge – Science

We’re back on Science today. I hope you enjoyed beginning our ‘Sound’ learning last week. If you managed to look through the Powerpoint then you will have seen how sound travels. Some of you may have seen some thunder and lightning this week. This is a brilliant example of light traveling faster than sound!

Today, I have attached a Powerpoint to help you learn all about one of the most famous Scientists of all time…Alexander Graham Bell. Does the name ring any ‘bells?’ (Sorry) I won’t say anymore except that you will gain a great insight into how we know so much about sound in modern times. A true Science hero!

I have also attached a home learning Science sheet. This has got a couple of cool little experiments, including the famous ‘Paper Cup and String Telephone!’ It would be great if you could have a go at this over the next week or so. (I understand that you may not have all the materials to hand right now.) We have already had a go at the spoon and string one on a home learning task, so your knowledge of vibrations should already be ‘sound’ (haha…anyone get that one?)

 

Have a good day everyone!

 

Mr Codd

Miss Horne Wednesday 16.06.20

Hello again!

Did you have a good day yesterday? It’s been great fun being in school, but at the moment I am teaching mostly year twos. It’s strange being in our classroom without having you all in front of me. However, I have been able to wave at some of the children who are working with Mr Codd and Mr Jennings, which has been lovely!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

 

Please make sure you save the ‘Mission Impossible’ booklet, as I won’t be posting it every day.

 

How did you find the true or false quiz? Did you manage to find the right answers?

Today, we are moving on to the next pages. Please complete the Story Mountain sheet on page 9 – use the events at the bottom of the page and put them in the right order. Once you have finished page 9, have a go at the vocabulary exercise on page 10. You will need to match the words to the correct definition.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

 

In numeracy, I will be setting you activities that we have already covered in class which will act as revision of the topics covered so far. However, if you fancy challenging yourself and learning something new, Mr Codd and Mr Jennings will be covering the new topic of ‘Shape’. They will set a variety of resources such as PowerPoints/ videos for you to learn from as well as different activities to practise your new knowledge. These will be appropriate for both year three and four and is what they will be covering with the children in school. This gives you the opportunity to try something new, or if that is too tricky, to revise something we already have covered.

I have set you some tasks on Mathletics.

 

I have set you tasks which link to problem solving. Please complete the following tasks:

  • Are you ready?
  • Missing numbers 2
  • Pick the next number

 

Please complete these activities to the best of your ability. Once you have finished try to complete at least 10 minutes on live Mathletics.

Remember, you can always use Numbots, TTRS or Mathletics without it being set as a task.

 

Creative activity: Science

Mr Codd will be setting you a science task so please head over to his page. It’s another sound based activity so make sure you’ve got your ears ready!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Wednesday 17.06.20

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good Morning one and all!

(I realised today that some of you might not do your work in the morning, so good afternoon, if that applies to you!)

I hope you are all well and that your families are too. Virtual hands up now…who looked after, helped and celebrated your ‘home school teachers’ yesterday?... (I really hope you did.) Remember, it’s hard for your helpers to try and fit in with the ways that you learn. You could liken it to me going and having a go at brain surgery, or being a skateboard champion, or perhaps joining Little Mix and performing at The Manchester Arena. (What a thought haha!) Basically, it’s hard to do. I hope you are working as a team in your home learning.

So we are all set to go on another day of learning. I’m going to get the capital letters out now and say KEEP GOING. You probably don’t even realise the wonderful effort that you are putting into your learning at the moment, or the determination that you are showing. You are all amazing!

I miss you all loads. Good luck with your learning today.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

Yesterday you read over the story Mission Possible for the first time and gave your thoughts on it. You all have the booklet now, so if your parents want to have a quick look in advance at what you might need to do over the next few days and weeks, the resource is there. You can even have a sneak peek at what we might be up to, to prepare yourselves and start thinking!

I loved this story, I finished it and couldn’t believe so much had happened in only three pages! Today, we would like you to read through the story again (aloud as this helps you understand the drama!) before then moving on to complete pages 7 and 8. This is an activity I like to call ‘Liar, Liar’, where you need to find proof from the text to show that you understand the story and can spot lies from a mile away! Finding evidence is a key reading skill that we all need to master, so this should be great practice.

These activities may seem simple now, but their aim is to help you memorise as much of the text as possible. And this isn’t just the plot, but the language and sentences structures too! Getting a clear understanding of the story will be so vital when we come to do some writing of our own.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today is Mathletics challenge day. You may find that the tasks we set are revision of things you have done before, or we may even send tasks that you have done before for another go. If this happens don’t worry, you haven’t done anything wrong! Once we begin work on a new theme, we will try and reflect this in the Mathletics tasks.

 

Creative Challenge – Wellness

Miss Horne is here again with the Wellness Activity. I’ve mentioned it before, but it is my favourite activity of the week. It’s so important to stop and focus on your wellbeing. Doing so today will hopefully set you up to finish the week strong!

 

Have a good day everyone.

 

Mr Codd

Miss Horne Tuesday 16.06.20

Hello every one!

 

I hope you are well. A new day of home learning activities awaits...

 

Have you been enjoying the tasks so far? What do you think of our new Mission Impossible story? Would you like to be a spy? I don’t think I’d be very good – I’m rubbish at keeping secrets and I think I would end up bragging about all the cool gadgets I had. What gadget would you love to have in your spy kit? Let me know on Seesaw!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

With Talk for writing, it’s important to keep the story at the front of your mind. Before you complete todays task, have another read over the story at the front of your booklet. Are there any words you are unsure of the meaning? Chat with a grown up to see if you can work them out or get a dictionary to look them up.

 

For today’s task please complete the quiz on pages 7 and 8. Take care on page 8, it can be a little confusing. You need to find the answers to the true and false statements and say how you know, using clues from the story. Feel free to look ahead to the next set of work to give you an idea of what’s coming up.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today we are going to focus on arithmetic.

 

Today’s task focuses on using known facts such as number bonds to complete addition and subtraction problems. This is something we have already done in school.

 

Please complete the worksheet attached.

 

Wellness activity

It’s important to surround ourselves with positive words and phrases as this can have an impact on the way we view the world. If we are surrounded by positive words we tend to have more of a positive outlook in life and instead of seeing problems, we see lots of new opportunities!

 

Today I would like you to create some positive, mindful stones. Read the instructions below to create a mindful stone. You could create one stone with lots of positive words or have one word on each stone. Whichever works best for you. You may wish to change the instructions slightly and paint the words on your rocks rather than cut and stick words on. This would create an interesting discussion about what words are meaningful to you and why.

 

You could use you stones as paper weights to keep your home learning neat – this way you will see lots of these positive words on a daily basis!

 

 

Mindful Stone Inspiration

Instructions - Mindful Stones

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Tuesday 16.06.20

Monday 15th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello Everyone,

 

I hope you had a good weekend! We are all set to go for another week of learning. By now, you will all have covered a huge amount of work at home. I had a thought today that while NHS workers have rightfully been applauded for their incredible work, and the country has shown huge appreciation for other key workers, there are a group of people who also deserve a huge round of applause. That’s right, your home teachers!

 

Remember today, to thank who ever helps you, or keeps an eye on your learning at home. They have had to learn how be a teacher very quickly…and they are doing a great job!

 

I hope you enjoy today’s learning tasks.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today we are going to revise some of the fractions work that we covered earlier in the year. I think you’ll find today’s task quite straightforward if you can stick to the rules of adding fractions. A little reminder is that the Numerator is added together and this will change, but the denominator stays the same number. Which is which? Well I hope you can remember from our work in school! (If not…the internet is a brilliant invention haha!)

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

As I mentioned last week, you will now start to see some changes to the learning activity schedule I got into place last half term. In Literacy, I used to set you a variety of different activities that changed on a day to day basis. Some of these challenges may still pop up from time to time, but mostly we will now be asking you to work through a new Talk For Writing home-learning pack that revolves around a story called: ‘Mission Possible’. (Sounds cool already, I know!)

Most days, we will ask you to work through this activity booklet, and will direct you to work up to a certain point/page. Our hope is that we can now work towards something, and build up our learning on a day to day basis. And don’t worry, in school we will be following the exact same booklet and working up to the exact same point! Perfectly in sync!

Talk For Writing have released a variety of story packs like this that were created specifically for home learning. This means that these are activities that you can complete at home, without needing the detailed input of a teacher or school. The work book will explain all the activities in detail and if you follow these instructions, you should make good progress through the challenges.

So, today, to kick things off, all we would like you to do is read the story (pages 3-5) and complete the activities on page 6, where you are just reacting to what you have read. Nice and easy!

Of course you could race ahead and do more, but these activities are designed to be short and repetitive. I think you will benefit from doing a little every day, and continually interacting with the story, as opposed to doing lots every now and again. Our main aim is to embed the story and memorise as much of it as possible.

Unlike Mr Jennings, who was but a boy when Spy Kids was released, I didn’t see it until recently! It’s such a fun film though! So, after you’ve done today’s activities, maybe you can go and watch it, or go and find some clips on YouTube. It will help your imagination and potentially give you ideas for future activities!

 

Creative Challenge – History

Mr Jennings has set today’s History challenge. History in general is an amazing subject to study. We can learn so much about modern life through the Historical events and people who have helped to shape the world we live in today. I’m looking forward to seeing what Mr Jennings has in store for us.

 

Good luck with all of your tasks today.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Task - 15th June 2020

Mr Codd's Literacy Task - 15th June 2020

MISS HORNE MONDAY 15.06.20

Good morning every one! Welcome to another week of home learning! I hope you all have settled in to a good routine of working, physical exercise and break times. Remember, having fun and a break is just as important as doing your home learning tasks. Make sure you keep a good balance!

 

Well after a horrid few days weather wise, wasn’t it lovely to have some sun this weekend. What did you get up to? Share some photos with me on Seesaw to let me know!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

As I mentioned last week, you will now start to see some changes to our learning activities. In literacy, I used to set you a variety of different activities that changed on a day to day basis. Some of these challenges may still pop up from time to time, but mostly we will now be asking you to work through a new Talk For Writing home-learning pack that revolves around a story called: ‘Mission Possible’.

 

Most days, we will ask you to work through this activity booklet, and will direct you to work up to a certain point/page. Our hope is that we can now work towards something, and build up our learning on a day to day basis. And don’t worry, in school we will be following the exact same booklet and working up to the exact same point! Perfectly in sync!

 

Talk For Writing have released a variety of story packs like this that were created specifically for home learning. This means that these are activities that you can complete at home, without needing the detailed input of a teacher or school. The work book will explain all the activities in detail and if you follow these instructions, you should make good progress through the challenges.

 

So, today, to kick things off, all we would like you to do is read the story (pages 3-5) and complete the activities on page 6, where you are just reacting to what you have read. Nice and easy!

 

Of course you could race ahead and do more, but these activities are designed to be short and repetitive. I think you will benefit from doing a little every day, and continually interacting with the story, as opposed to doing lots every now and again. Our main aim is to embed the story and memorise as much of it as possible.

 

I do hope you enjoy the story as it reminds me of one of my favourite films when I was growing up: Spy Kids! So, after you’ve done today’s activities, maybe you can go and watch it, or go and find some clips on YouTube. It will help your imagination and potentially give you ideas for future activities!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

On Mondays we will focus on times table practise.

 

You have all worked so hard on you 7 times tables. I can see your scores on TTRS and you have been doing a fantastic job! This week we are going to introduce a new times table – the 9s! I know a lot of you have been waiting for this times table to come up.

 

There are a few nifty tricks to help you remember the 9 times tables. Lots of you already know the finger trick. But if you don’t, don’t worry! I have included a little tips and trick poster for you today.

 

If you can print out the 9 times table poster and display it somewhere you will see regularly so you can practise memorising it throughout the day.

 

Please complete the nine times table activity sheet. Once you have finished, aim to complete at least ten minutes of TTRS. It is important you use TTRS as regularly as possible (you do not need to wait for me to set it as a task for you to use it) as it will help to keep all the times tables that you have already learnt at the forefront of your mind.

 

I have also attached a times table colour by numbers sheet. I thought if you had access to a printer at home you may like to print a few of them out and have a go!

 

Creative activity – History.

Mr Jennings always sets you such interesting history tasks and I always learn something new from the presentations you create. Head over to Mr Jennings page to complete this week’s task!

 

Friday 12th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you have had a good week of learning, I’m sure you are ready for a rest this weekend! If ever there was an example of me struggling to know what day it is, then yesterday was it, where I believe I said it was the 10th June...sorry it was the 11th. I think I’ve got todays date right!...Haha!

Let’s finish the week well with one more day of learning. The Seesaw posts keep rolling in and its great to sit at dinner time and have a look at what you’ve all been up to!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Challenge –

Today we have set you the usual weekly Maths Mystery Challenge. We know these are a favourite, and today Mr Jennings and I have set a challenge. We will be busy working on it in school too. We haven’t covered much on area which is in todays task, but this one is simple…. count the squares! You may need some help on the equivalent fractions, but Mr Codd’s group covered some of this a few weeks ago. Good luck super sleuths, I have every faith in you to find the culprit!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Challenge –

I hope you made a good start of your own ‘Sound Collector’ poem planning yesterday. Today is the day to write your finished poem. I would advise that you start with copying Roger McGough’s opening verse to get you going and then it’s up to you! You might find it useful to use the ‘of the’ in between your sound and your noun. (so, ‘The crunching of the flakes, the gurgle of the drain.’)

Don’t feel the need to stick strictly to McGough’s structure. Just have some fun!

 

Creative Challenge – PE

I have set you some physical challenges today. You might remember we mentioned that we wanted you to keep active a while back, but we didn’t set any specific challenges. I’ve attached some challenge cards for you to have a go at. Feel free to refer back to them when you can and want to. As always I’d love to see some examples on Seesaw. We need to make sure our future Willows athletes are in tip top condition when you all return to action!

 

Before you begin your physical challenges, I wonder how many of you saw that Manchester United and England footballer, Marcus Rashford, has done a stretch and move session on CBBC? I would encourage all of you to have a go and I’ve posted the link. Marcus can be considered as somewhat of a hero during our time away from school. He has raised millions of pounds to help children who are in need, making sure that they have enough to eat. He has even learned sign language, so that he can go to a school for deaf children and judge a poetry competition, after our lockdown. I think fans of any football club would congratulate this kind of generous effort!

Marcus Rashford CBBC Workout - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jycy/celebrity-supply-teacher-series-1-3-marcus-rashford-pe

 

Well done for keeping going this week. That’s one week done of the last half term of the year! Have a great weekend and I’ll speak to you again next week.

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 12.06.20

Its Friday!

I’m so proud of all the work I’ve seen on Seesaw this week. You have made it through the first week of the half term! Well done! Keep up the effort and enthusiasm.

 

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Friday’s are creative writing days! Remember to try and show off all your literacy skills so far!

Today’s writing challenge asks you to describe a room. Use the prompts in the picture to help.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Have a look at the attached game called ‘Make a difference’. It’s a game that requires subtraction skills. Try the ‘Variations’ to make it trickier (or a little easier if you need).

 

I hope you enjoy playing!

 

Creative activity – Physical

Head over to Mr Codd’s page to see your movement activity for today.

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Friday 12.06.20

Thursday 10th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Morning all!

I hope you got on ok with the tasks yesterday. Did you like the science learning? I hope so, it’s a little bit technical but next time you see some lightning and thunder, you’ll all know why you see the flash of lightning first!

Keep going with the home learning guys, you are doing so well. I hope by now you have managed to get into some form of routine, don’t forget to keep moving, and thinking about your general wellbeing. If anyone can send any Seesaw posts of physical activity that would be great (just so I know you are all still keeping active!)

Anyway, here are todays tasks, I hope that you enjoy them!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I have decided to split your writing task this week across two days. Today will be the planning stage and tomorrow the writing up! That should give you plenty of time to focus on planning some good ideas today. The subject links well with yesterday’s science topic too!

Today I would like you to read the poem ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough. It’s one of my favourite poems, and I have attached a document with the poem written down, and a link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIL0kgnxJIo) of the poet reading it out himself. (I think he does it brilliantly!)

For today’s task, all you need to do is split your page into four sections. This will represent four rooms of your house. You could even choose the garden! If you look at McGough’s poem he uses Onomatopoeia to write his verses. This is where the poet or author uses the actual sound that the object makes. For example, Roger McGough says ‘the gurgle of the drain.’ This is much better than ‘the noise of the drain.’ Try to use super sound words in your planning.

Each room or garden will form one verse of your poem tomorrow. You can copy McGoughs opening and ending verse if you like, or change them! More to come on that tomorrow. Don’t focus on rhyming too much, just getting some brilliant onomatopoeia into your planning.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today I have attached some word problems. They are great for practising your general skills. You need to read, and work out the maths that needs to be done! Think carefully, sometimes you will need to read the problem again. I’ve attached 2 sheets, choose which you’d like to do! Good Luck!

 

Creative Challenge – Art

Today’s art challenge has an element of ‘mystery’ about it. It features a modern day ‘Pop’ artist. Head to Miss Horne’s page to find out more.

 

I hope you have a good day guys, keep working hard. I miss you all.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 11.06.20

Hello!

I cant believe how quickly you have all got back in to the swing of learning! Well done! It must be hard to concentrate after two weeks off but you are all doing brilliantly! Remember to take regular breaks and try and fit some exercise in to your day!

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Thursday’s literacy work is about vocabulary development.

Today’s word is ‘lingering’. Complete the activities on the attached slide.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster to help you.

Today's problems focussing on ‘mastering addition and subtraction’. The problems start at question 3 so don’t worry, you haven’t missed a page!

 

Creative activity: Art

You may want to watch the following TED talk which discusses whether street art is art or vandalism before you start todays work. It is such a big topic and we don’t really have enough time here to discuss it in great depth, but it would be great if you could develop your own thoughts and ideas around this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GNoUYZhrT0

 

Today we are going to study a controversial artist. We are going to look at Banksy.

Banksy is controversial because uses his art to give his opinion on events that are happening in the world. He is known as a political activist. The graffiti he paints shows what he thinks. The most common themes are his views on greed, poverty, despair, the obsession with celebrities, the government and war. Watch this quick video to find out who Banksy is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdMqfraw7M4

 

I have also attached a PowerPoint so you can find out more.

 

His most recent pieces of art consider the idea of ‘NHS heroes’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’.  These are two very important themes at the moment and need some careful consideration and thought.

Here is a link to a News Round article about Banksy’s ‘NHS Heroes’ artwork:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52561722#:~:text=A%20new%20Banksy%20artwork%20has,along%20with%20a%20superhero%20cape.

Here is a link to an article about his ‘Black Lives Matter’ artwork:

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52955451

 

For today’s task, I want you to think about how you would present such important messages. You could choose either ‘NHS heroes’, ‘Black Lives Matter’ or a message that you think is important (eg save the oceans/ recycle etc). You may need to do some further research on your chosen subject area – ask your grownups to help you. These issues are hotly debated at the moment and you will find some great links on the internet but please make sure that whatever you read or watch is suitable for your age (News Round is probably a good place to start). Think carefully about the images you will chose to show your message (eg Banksy shows a toy nurse wearing a cape to show NHS workers as heroes). Have a go at using these images to create your own Banksy inspired piece. I DO NOT expect you to be using spray paints or paint/ draw anywhere that you haven’t got permission to. Please stick to paper for today’s task. I don’t want you to get in trouble for trying to recreate a Banksy mural!

 

I know today's task is quite meaty. There is a lot to do, so please take your time to complete your art work in a thoughtful and meaningful way. Take as long as you need – it fine if this runs over in to next week!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources 11.06.20

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good morning everyone!

I hope you enjoyed your day of learning yesterday. I was back in school yesterday and its safe to say its not the same without all of you there with me. We are all thinking about you. It is great however, to keep up with all of your learning on Seesaw! The worry dolls were fantastic, and lots of you got straight back into your Literacy and Numeracy too. Keep it up!

 

I have a joke for you today. I’m coming around to the fact that they actually may not be as funny as I think they are...but I will continue to persevere…’What is a pirate’s favourite letter of the alphabet? He likes an R, but most of all he loves the C… (Yes actually they aren’t great are they?)

 

Anyway, on with today’s tasks. Good luck!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

I have set a comprehension task today. As you may know, The Wimbledon Tennis Championships were due to take place in June, as they do every year. We won’t be able to watch this year obviously, but I thought you might enjoy learning about the competition in today’s comprehension task. If you have the equipment, why not get outside if the weather is good and hit a few balls after you have finished?! Choose a comprehension text, (I’d recommend the 2 or 3 star one)

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today I have set some challenges for you on Mathletics. We should have been starting to learn about Money in recent weeks, so I have set you some money challenges. These are very important skills to learn about, as you will use them a lot in your lives! Try not to worry too much if they get a bit tricky, just do your best.

 

Creative Challenge – Science.

This half term we would have been looking at Sound in our Science studies. I am hoping we might still be able to get some cool experiments done this half term! For today I would like you to learn about sound and vibrations through the Powerpoint attached below. After that, I’d like you to create a Mind Map all about sound. You should be well used to these as we do them at the beginning of a theme often to see what we know and what we’d like to know! I know that some of you like to colour code your mind maps with bubbles around your facts and what you’d like to know. Please feel free to decorate your mind maps too! (Virtual high fives for good examples on seesaw!)

 

If you have forgotten how to do a mind map its simple. You put the word ‘SOUND’ in the middle of the page and put a bubble or border around the word. Then around the word, sound’ you write words and short sentences explaining what you know or want to know! Simple!

 

I hope you enjoy all of your tasks today.

 

Mr Codd

Creative Challenge - Science

Miss Horne Wednesday 10.06.20

It’s so strange being back in school and not having you all in the classroom with me. I hope you are all doing ok at home and managing to get on with your home learning. Its lovely to see you all posting on seesaw again! Keep up that hard work, you are doing a great job!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

Today we are going to focus on a comprehension activity.

This week’s comprehension is all about wildlife we can see from our doorstep. It’s perfect for this time of year as I bet many of you have been able to see different wild birds and maybe even foxes in your gardens! There are three sets of texts and questions for you to choose from. Choose the one that you think is appropriate for your level of challenge.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

I have set you some tasks on Mathletics.

I have set you tasks which link to multiplying and dividing. Please complete the following tasks

  • Groups of 8
  • Remainders by arrays
  • Test

Please complete these activities to the best of your ability. Once you have finished try to complete at least 10 minutes on live Mathletics.

Remember, you can always use Numbots, TTRS or Mathletics without it being set as a task.

 

Creative activity: Science

Mr Codd will be setting you a science task so please head over to his page. I always look forward to seeing what kind of things you get up to for science on Seesaw – you always look like you have so much fun!

Tuesday 9th June

Mr Codd

 

Hi Everyone!

 

It’s so good to be back getting in touch with you all again with some learning tasks. I hope you had a restful half term and are ready for the final half term of the school year. Quite simply, you have been brilliant this year, so let’s not let up on the effort now!

 

Today I was in school doing some work. When I returned home there was a lovely sign from my children in the garden saying ‘Daddy we missed you’…I thought it was amazing until they ran through the gate spraying me with water pistols…I was so surprised that I fell backwards over the neighbour’s fence. Great. They did insist that they missed me though! (You can stop laughing at the thought of it now!)

 

Miss Horne, Mr Jennings and myself loved our Zoom chats with you all. To hear all of the amazing things that you had been up to, as well as seeing you all happy was brilliant! The range of activities that you have posted to Seesaw have also been wonderful. You are all so creative! (but we already knew that…) Please keep the seesaw pictures coming. We really do enjoy looking at them.

 

As you will know, some of you will return to school today, while some of you will continue to learn from home. As we tried to mention on the zoom calls, you will all complete the same learning activities based on the tasks we put on the school website.

 

This half term you may see some changes in the tasks we set. For example, you may see certain subjects posted on different days, or some brand new activities introduced for you to get stuck into. We like to freshen things up now and again! Please remember that all three of your teachers will post Numeracy and Literacy activities. You can complete any of these three activities (or more if you really want to!)

 

That’s all for today, speak tomorrow…

 

Mr Codd

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Activity

Today is a ‘finding all possibilities’ problem. So many of you liked these last half term, and I have to admit they are a personal favourite! I hope you enjoy today’s challenge. Don’t forget all of the systematic skills that you learned last half term.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Activity

Your teachers are currently looking some different types of activities that you might enjoy working on in Literacy. More on that next week. For this week, we will get back in the swing of things with some familiar activities. Today I have set you a SPAG mat activity. I hope that it will sharpen your skills after a two-week rest!

Wellness Activity

Miss Horne is back with another super Wellness activity. I always look forward to these and I really like this one, as it brings back memories of something that I remember my Sister having when I was younger. Head over to Miss Horne’s post for today’s task!

 

Enjoy today’s tasks and I’ll see some of you on Seesaw…

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Task

Miss Horne Tuesday 09.06.20

Hello every one!

 

Welcome back to a new half term of home learning…and in fact your last half term before the summer holidays! Hasn’t time flown?

I hope you had a lovely break from home learning. Thank you to those who shared their holiday activities with us, I love seeing what you get up to on Seesaw. Remember, you don’t have to use Seesaw to just share your learning – you can share any photos with us. We love seeing all the different types of activities you do.

 

Thanks to those who attended the Zoom meetings. It was great to see your smiling faces and to have a little catch up with you all. It was great to discuss which home learning activities you enjoyed. Hopefully, you will see your favourite activities pop up again!

I’m looking forward to seeing a few of you in school in the next few days and weeks. Unfortunatley, I won’t have the pleasure of teaching you, but I will give you all a big cheery wave when I see you!

 

Last half term we stuck to a set structure of activities which helped you get used to what was expected of you. However, this half term the order of some activities has changed round. For example, we will no longer be doing our wellness activities on a Wednesday, but will be doing them on a Tuesday. You will notice a few changes as the week progresses. Please be patient with us whilst we get used to teaching in school and setting you home learning tasks.

 

Remember, you may choose an activity set by either myself, Mr Jennings or Mr Codd as long as you aim to complete a numeracy, a literacy and creative task a day.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy activity

Today we are going to focus on a SPAG activity.

I have attached a SPAG mat below. Please complete to the best of your ability. Remember, there are three mats to choose from ranging from one to three star. Complete the three-star sheet if you fancy a challenge (they can be a bit tricky).

Remember, a subordinate clause is a clause that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence but is linked to the main clause using a conjunction. For example, in the sentence ‘I played out until it went dark’, 'until it went dark' is the subordinate clause as it requires additional information in order to make sense. Subordinate clauses contain a subject noun and a verb.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy activity

Today we are going to focus on arithmetic.

This week’s arithmetic looks at adding near tens (e.g 9, 11, 19, 21). The easiest way to do this is to first add ten first and then think if you need to add on or take away one. For example 22 + 9 you should first calculate 22 +10 = 32 then  32- 1= 31 so 22+9=31

Complete the worksheet attached.

 

Wellness activity

When I was younger my grandma bought me a fabric bag of Guatemalan worry dolls. Worry dolls are small dolls that are used to soothe the worries of a person so they can have a restful sleep. I used to whisper my worries to them before I went to sleep and place them under my pillow. In the morning my worries had gone away.

I know at the moment you may feel like you have lots of little worries – it could be worries about your friends being at school or worrying about missing out. So for today’s wellness activity I would like you to have a go at creating your own worry doll. You could make your worry doll out of paper, or a clothes peg. I have attached some websites for you to look at and give you some ideas.

https://www.redtedart.com/how-to-make-worry-dolls-with-pegs/?cn-reloaded=1

http://www.myveryeducatedmother.com/2015/05/how-to-make-worry-dolls.html#more

http://heidiboyd.com/blog/2011/7/6/dont-worry-be-happy-how-to-make-your-own-guatemalan-worry-do.html

https://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-worry-dolls/

You can make your worry dolls as simple or as complicated as you want.

Worry dolls are perfect for telling you worries to but remember if you have a big worry, you must tell a trusted grown up who will be able to help you.

Worry Doll Inspiration

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Tuesday 08.06.2020

Friday 22nd May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you are all ok, and enjoyed another day in the sunshine.

So, we have made it to the end of a half term of home schooling (see it wasn’t too bad was it?!) I’m sure that you have had successes and failures, fun, laughs and frustrations over the last half term, but remember that that is exactly what you would have had back at school! That is all part of learning wherever you are.

One of my favourite sayings is ‘try to turn every negative into a positive.’ While you may face the negative of missing your friends, routines, (teachers of course!) and your school environment, we can appreciate the positives of time with our families, the determination we have to keep learning even when things are challenging, a chance to get out in the sunshine and connect with friends and family in different ways.

So, as some of you will know, I sometimes read you some of the stories I wrote when I was in year 1…I think we all agree that they are epic pieces of work…haha! I do that so that we can have some fun, but it’s also great to remember times gone by for myself. One day you will look back at this tricky time and tell people younger than you about the history that you made. They will be amazed about the time when you had a half term of learning at home, (and it only rained once…that’s the bit they might not believe!)

You are all amazing. We are so proud to be your teachers, and we miss you so much, but do you know what? We are all ok and doing fine, mainly because we know that you guys have got this, and you’ll all be being your amazing selves. Keep it up!

 

After today, we won’t be posting daily activities for the Whitsun half term holiday. However, there are plenty of things on the class pages for you to have a go at if you would like. There are the extra resources at the top of the class pages, and you can go back over any of your three teachers posts. However, a holiday is a holiday for a reason. To relax, do the things you enjoy, learn something completely different to the skills we teach you in school. Do as much, or as little, as you can or want to.

 

Your teachers will pop onto Seesaw to see what you’ve been up to, and we would love to see your holiday activities! We won’t check it every day, but we will see what you have been up to. I will keep looking out for the school games values being displayed in your activities, so show me what you can do.

Wow, what a speech….I better get on with your learning activities;

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

It’s Maths Mystery day today. You know how to go about these challenges. You may need to get some extra help on one or two of the tasks in the challenge today, but as always I trust my super detectives will find the culprit!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group –

So, I hope you enjoyed the ‘mystery building’ picture yesterday. I can’t wait to get on seesaw tonight and see some examples of your writing. Today you have choice for your writing. You can either;

  1. Continue with your ‘mystery building’ writing. Add a build-up or a dilemma section. I know lots of you enjoy these picture challenges.
  2. Write an acrostic poem. Earlier in the half term so many of you posted amazing acrostics, beautifully decorated. I know they were a favourite. I’ll set you the word ‘Grateful’ for today, but as its Friday, if you want to choose your own word…then go for it!

 

Creative Challenge – Mental Health Awareness Week

Have you heard of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)? A ‘Random Act of Kindness’ is a small gesture which shows thoughtfulness and kindness towards others. They don’t need to be huge gifts or presents but can be as simple as smiling at some one. When you carry out a random act of kindness, you expect no reward apart from the idea that someday someone might offer you an act of kindness too! Research shows that helping others can be beneficial to our own mental health. It can reduce stress, improve our emotional wellbeing and even benefit our physical health.

Today I would like you to think about a Random Act of Kindness that you could do. I have attached some ideas for you in the picture below. Some of the ideas may be tricky to do whilst social distancing so please make sure you think carefully about the ideas you would like to complete. You could always come up with your own Random Act of Kindness!

 

Enjoy the tasks guys, have a great two weeks off. See you soon.

 

Mr Codd

Mental Health Awareness Week Challenge

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 15.05.20

Can you believe we have made it through a whole half term? I am so incredibly proud of each and every one of you. You have approached home learning with such a mature attitude and have worked your socks off! I know I don’t just speak for myself when I say I think you are absolutely amazing. I know each and every one of your teachers feel the same. We can’t wait to see all your happy faces back in the classroom, but until then stay safe and keep smiling!

Although we won’t be checking Seesaw every day, as we have done with your home learning tasks, we would still love to see what you have been getting up to during the holidays. Please share with us photos of all the lovely things you get up to!

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Friday’s are creative writing days! Remember to try and show off all your literacy skills so far!

Today’s writing challenge asks you to predict what happens to some rock climbers. Use the picture and questions to help guide your writing.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

So many of you enjoyed last week’s game that it has been tricky to find one that will live up to the standard it set!

Have a goat the attached game called ‘It all adds up’. It requires you to use two or more dice. If you don’t have any at home a quick search of Google will show websites with virtual dice. You might want to use this one:

https://www.random.org/dice/

Once you have played the game, you might want to change it up. You could:

  • Change the target number – make it bigger or smaller.
  • Play with 3 dice
  • Instead of 4 being the ‘lose your score’ number, you could select another one.
  • You could play it as a multiplication game (just make sure you make the target number is bigger) by multiplying the two numbers you roll together and then adding as you go.
  • You could change the operation on each throw. For example, you can decide to add or  multiply when it’s your turn.
  • You could make the game riskier – for example every time someone rolls a double (eg two 1s) you lose the whole of your score not just that go!

I hope you enjoy playing!

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Have you heard of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)? A ‘Random Act of Kindness’ is a small gesture which shows thoughtfulness and kindness towards others. They don’t need to be huge gifts or presents but can be as simple as smiling at some one.  When you carry out a random act of kindness, you expect no reward apart from the idea that someday someone might offer you an act of kindness too! Research shows that helping others can be beneficial to our own mental health. It can reduce stress, improve our emotional wellbeing and even benefit our physical health.

Today I would like you to think about a Random Act of Kindness that you could do. I have attached some ideas for you in the picture below. Some of the ideas may be tricky to do whilst social distancing so please make sure you think carefully about the ideas you would like to complete. You could always come up with your own Random Act of kindness. 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Friday 22.05.20

Random Acts Of Kindness Ideas

Thursday 21st May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Happy Thursday!

I hope you enjoyed the scorching weather yesterday! The paddling pool made its 2020 debut in our back garden and much fun was had. (I think I enjoyed it the most according to my family?!) I’m going to put the children to bed soon, then get on Seesaw and see what you all got up to! I’m looking forward to seeing your work and play efforts today!

We have arrived at Thursday, and I hope you are enjoying the ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ Challenges. I’ve loved seeing them so far.

I hope you enjoy today’s challenges.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group –

Today’s task is a writing task. I know that lots of you enjoy receiving the picture and having fun with your imagination. As I only ask you to concentrate on the opening, and maybe build up, I really do hope to see a range of interesting adjectives and adverbs (fronted adverbials!), punctuation and similes.

For today’s task, I want you to imagine that you love in a house with a rather wild garden. At the end of the garden is lots of overgrown bushes, trees etc. During our lockdown you decide to clear it away and find the small building in the picture. Think about these questions;

How long has it been there?

How can you describe it?

Who lives there?

Will you go in, and what might you find?

I cant wait to see what you come up with!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

Today I have given you a maths game to play! You’ll still be working on your skills, but you get to do it in game form! It’s a win-win! I’ve set you some multiplication games today. They include boards to practise the x3,x4 and x6 tables, with the division inverses too. Play one, or all three! If you can’t print the sheet, try and play and recall where you are at (No cheating!)

 

Creative Challenge – Mental Health Awareness Week.

Connections to our loved ones are so important, particularly at a time like this when we may find it hard to see the special people in our lives. Today I would like you to take some time out to contact someone you care about. You could phone them, spend some time video chatting or even write them a letter (I love receiving letters – there’s something a bit special about getting a nice note in the post). All it would take is 5/ 10 minutes of your time and it would really make someone’s day!

 

Good luck with all of your challenges today.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource - 21st May 2020

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 21.05.20

Hello!

Wow! Wasn’t yesterday’s weather lovely! I have seen so many pictures of you enjoying the sun, I’m so glad so many of you went outside. The sun certainly improves our wellbeing so being outside will surely count as a ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ activity!

Can you believe that yesterday should have been sports day? Did you get up to anything ‘sporty’? Let me know by sharing some pictures on Seesaw!

Here are today's tasks:

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Thursday’s literacy work is about vocabulary development.

Today’s word is ‘wellbeing’. Links really well to our work on ‘Mental Health Awareness week’ doesn’t it? It’s almost like I planned it!

Complete the activities on the attached slide.

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster to help you.

Today we are focussing on solving problems involving multiplication of a two-digit number by a one-digit number. This links to the work I set you yesterday on Mathletics.

Take your time, you may find some of these a little tricky.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Connections to our loved ones are so important, particularly at a time like this when we may find it hard to see the special people in our lives. Today I would like you to take some time out to contact someone you care about. You could phone them, spend some time video chatting or even write them a letter (I love receiving letters – there’s something a bit special about getting a nice note in the post). All it would take is 5/ 10 minutes of your time and it would really make someone’s day!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Thursday 21.05.20

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hey!

I hope you all had another good day yesterday and enjoyed ANOTHER day of nice weather. I promise I’ll try and stop talking about the weather soon…(it has been amazing though hasn’t it? haha)

We are another day closer to the end of our half term, and you are all nearly ready for a holiday. I want you all to give it one last massive go at finishing the half term strong. My challenge to you is to complete all of the tasks we set for your groups before the end of the week. I know you can do it.

Here are today's tasks;

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group –

Today I have set you a comprehension task. I know lots of you like the comprehensions from the posts that I see on Seesaw. They are such good practise of our fluent reading, understanding, looking carefully at the text and writing in full sentences. Today we will see what you can recall and also read about – The Romans!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

Head over to the Mathletics website today for your challenges. I’ve set you some work to practise the things we have learned about in class this year.

 

Creative Challenge – Mental Health Challenge

This activity is called ‘Fab Five’. You will need a piece of paper and some pens/ pencils.

Today I want you to think of things that you are thankful for. I want you to try to think of things that aren’t material, for example, it could be love from a particular person, time spent with someone special or a friendship you have.

On your piece of paper, draw around your hand. In each finger write (or draw) one thing you are thankful for having in your life. In the palm of your hand, draw something that represents your personality or write your name. Put your finished piece of work somewhere where you can see it. Try to look at it often as a reminder to be thankful.

 

I tried this tonight, but apparently according to my wife, ‘Pizza’ isn’t allowed on each finger. Good job I’ve got more options! I absolutely think that you guys would be one of my choices. I am so grateful to be your teacher. I miss you all, and think about how you all are every day.

 

Good luck with your tasks today,

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy resource - 20th May 2020

Romans Questions and Answers

MISS HORNE WEDNESDAY 20.05.20

I hope you had a lovely day yesterday! The weather has started to improve again! We went on a lovely walk down the canal with the dog and saw lots of goslings. Its lovely to see signs of new life and nature!

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Today’s focus is Mathletics. I have set you some tasks online – please complete these to the best of your ability. Once you have finished, aim to do at least ten minutes of live Mathletics.

I have set you the following tasks which can be found in the ‘Spring – Multiply and Divide’ area of Mathletics.

  • Related facts 2
  • Multiply 2-digit by 1-digit
  • Divide 1-digit divisor 1

 

Remember, you do not need to wait until I set you some activities on Mathletics. You are more than welcome to explore Mathletics and have a go at any of the tasks you think will be fun and will help you with your learning!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Wednesday’s Literacy focus is Reading.

I saw lots of comments on Seesaw saying that you enjoyed the David Walliams comprehension. It seems it came just in time as many of you had just finished reading one of his books!

Today, I have set you a reading comprehension on a man with very strong links to Manchester…Alan Turing! Alan Turing is often called ‘the father of modern computing’. Read the text to find out why he was such an important figure.

As always, please choose the text and question you feel will be suitable for you. The text and questions with three stars at the bottom can be quite tricky so have a go if you fancy a challenge!

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

This activity is called ‘Fab Five’. You will need a piece of paper and some pens/ pencils.

Today I want you to think of things that you are thankful for. I want you to try to think of things that aren’t material, for example, it could be love from a particular person, time spent with someone special or a friendship you have.

On your piece of paper, draw around your hand. In each finger write (or draw) one thing you are thankful for having in your life. In the palm of your hand, draw something that represents your personality or write your name. Put your finished piece of work somewhere where you can see it. Try to look at it often as a reminder to be thankful.

 

I loved seeing you all complete your 'Mental Health Awareness week' challenges so far! keep sharing your work with me!

 

Miss Horne's Learning Documents 20.05.20

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Mr Codd

Hello to all of you superstars,

 

Well, where do I begin with the obstacle courses? Absolutely amazing! I’m sat here with aching knees and arms (no its not because I’m old before you throw out that comment!!) It’s purely because I had a go at so many of your challenges…..ok?...ok,  it’s because I’m old.  I hope you had fun, a laugh and of course felt better afterwards!

Enjoy today’s challenges.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group –

On Tuesday’s we look at SPAG. See today’s challenge below. We will work on Conjunctions again. Have a look through the sheets. We haven’t discussed the different types of conjunctions but if you have a good read, I think you’ll be able to work them out. Try out any of the sheets. Today is a good time to remind you to have a look at the log ins for Bug Club and SPAG.com, as well as the resources that we added to the top of the page last week.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

It might just be my favourite Numeracy Challenge of the week…Finding all Possibilities. I hope that by now you have developed a system for working on these challenges. Remember to work in a systematic way. Today’s challenge is tricky. As a clue I’ll say try and name your knights! The ‘four knights challenge’ at the bottom is for those feeling brave! Good luck with today’s task.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

#postivepostitday

Today is going to be a ‘Positive Post It Day’. You need to have a stash of post it notes or small slips of paper that you could display somewhere (you could pin them to a notice board or use magnets to stick them to the fridge). Discuss what you like about other people and yourself (think about all those different positive qualities you/they have). Write at least two of these ideas down on the notes – one to yourself and one to someone else. If you are using sticky notes, you can stick them anywhere and everywhere; on a wall, on a door, on a table etc. The idea is that the positive notes will be in areas that will be seen. At the end of the day, discuss how being positive has affected you. Was it difficult to think of a positive about someone else? Was it difficult to think of a positive about yourself? This is an activity that can be repeated throughout the week. It’s important to look back at all these little positive notes from time to time.

(A little note: This activity was started by a lady called Caitlin Haacke who lives in Canada. She decided to take a stand against bullying and spread a little positivity. You can follow other peoples ‘Positive Post It Days’ by searching the hashtag on social media. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you search the hashtag.)

 

I have to say, I absolutely love today’s Mental Health Awareness Challenge. The power of making other people feel good should be something that we are grateful and happy to have. I have found that saying good things to other people is an amazing way of feeling great yourself, but also could make another person feel fantastic.

 

Keep being amazing.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resource - 19th May 2020

MISS HORNE TUESDAY 19.05.20

It was great seeing so many familiar faces at school yesterday! I really loved chatting to those of you that were in!

I hope you have been enjoying your ‘kindness’ activities so far – remember you will be given a different one every day to have a go at!

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

Tuesdays focus is SPAG.

I have set you a test on SPAG.com. It is a test that covers all areas of year 3 grammar – which means there may be a question or two we haven’t covered yet. Try your best to answer these questions but don’t worry if you make a mistake.

Remember: Try to write your answers out first before typing them up. SPAG.com is very sensitive and will mark an answer wrong  if you include a spelling mistake in your answer (even if the grammar is correct).  

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Tuesdays numeracy focus is arithmetic.

Last week we had a go at ‘Understanding Addition’ and focussed on the different vocabulary that is used in addition calculations. This week we will be looking at ‘Understanding Subtraction’. Like last week, this is based on understanding the vocabulary. Remember words such as ‘difference’, ‘subtract’ and ‘less than’ all mean the same as ‘take away’.

Have ago at the attached worksheets. I know there is quite a lot of questions to complete - please dont feel you need to complete all of it, but do as much as you can!

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

#postivepostitday

Today is going to be a ‘Positive Post It Day’. You need to have a stash of post it notes or small slips of paper that you could display somewhere (you could pin them to a notice board or use magnets to stick them to the fridge). Discuss what you like about other people and yourself (think about all those different positive qualities you/they have). Write at least two of these ideas down on the notes – one to yourself and one to someone else. If you are using sticky notes, you can stick them anywhere and everywhere; on a wall, on a door, on a table etc. The idea is that the positive notes will be in areas that will be seen. At the end of the day, discuss how being positive has affected you. Was it difficult to think of a positive about someone else? Was it difficult to think of a positive about yourself? This is an activity that can be repeated throughout the week. It’s important to look back at all these little positive notes from time to time.

(A little note: This activity was started by a lady called Caitlin Haacke who lives in Canada. She decided to take a stand against bullying and spread a little positivity. You can follow other peoples ‘Positive Post It Days’ by searching the hashtag on social media. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you search the hashtag.)

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Tuesday 18.05.20

Monday 18th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello Everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend and you are looking forward to the last week of the ‘half term?’ That’s right, we have done a whole half term of home learning! You’ve all done an amazing job, however many tasks you have managed to complete! I think the time has flown by, and that’s a good thing, as we will hopefully be back to school together before long.

This week is ‘Mental Health Awareness Week,’ we will have a focus on this in our creative challenges this week. More to come on that later. For now, let’s all get focused on a last big effort to get the tasks done!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

Today’s Literacy task has a Spelling Focus. I’d like you to choose 10 words from the Year 3 and 4 Spelling list below and try to learn them this week. You could even give yourself a quick test on Friday. I’d like you to write them in a sentence in your home learning books today. You will be able to refer to the spelling list over the next couple of weeks if you want to give yourself more challenges, or just keep your skills sharp!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

Today, we are going to revise some of the work we have already covered this year. We will look at Place Value. We looked at this way back at the beginning of the year, but I’m sure you’ll all be able to follow the instructions and get the job done. If you manage to complete it all, why not play our dice roll place value game with someone at home? (Those of you in my group at the beginning of the year will recall this one. Roll the dice and place the number in the column…TH H T U, the highest number wins!)

 

Creative Challenge – Mental Health Week – Physical Activity.

As I mentioned above, this week is ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ in the UK. Our creative challenges will focus on this. Looking after our mental health is very important. As you will all know, I take charge of Physical Education (PE!) at The Willows, and you will also know how passionate I am about the benefits of movement and being active for all of our school community. Physical exercise does so much for us. It can help give us discipline, develop friendships through team work, create a focus for us, not to mention the happy chemicals that exercise gives our brains!

We wanted to kick start the week in Lower Key Stage 2 with a physical focus, and we hope that you will continue to be active throughout the week. I have to say that one of the most common posts on Seesaw over the past few weeks, has been some of the physical activities that you have been doing. Fantastic!

I thought today would be a good day to remind you of the ‘School Games Values’ that the school sport crew and I try to encourage in your work and play. I’ve attached them below. Try to show all of the qualities this week in all that you do, but especially in your physical work. I’ll be looking out for references to them on Seesaw. We have wristbands and badges to give out to anyone who can display outstanding examples of the values! I’ll be watching! Please keep physical activity at the forefront of your day over the next few weeks.

So for today’s challenge, I would like you to create a family obstacle course!

The idea is to get moving, but have fun too. There is no competition here, (we can get back into all that when we get back to school!) I want to see movement, smiles, encouragement and laughs (Maybe Mum and Dad struggling to balance a beach ball on their nose or something like that…. you get the idea…haha!)

We had great fun doing this in my house over the weekend, drawing a chalk obstacle course on the path outside our house. My children told their friends about it, in a YouTube-style Blog and we were amazed when their friends’ came round to our house to have a go! (we cheered them on from the window…) The great thing about this activity is that you really can come up with anything, and use any equipment / items to help! Our course was so simple and needed no extra equipment, it was made up of hopscotch, star jumps etc. I was devastated however to see that the last activity was to ‘do the floss’ (I mean…. how do you do it?!) Maybe you can post a blog style video explaining your course on Seesaw and inspire my family’s next challenge! This activity has a rulebook. However, there is only one rule in it;

Smile, be kind and have fun!

 

As the theme for ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ is Kindness, I simply want you to encourage. Cheer for anyone doing their best in this activity, help them if they struggle on something. Saying well done, can go a long way. One of my favourite things to remind you all of in school in that you have an incredible power to make someone feel amazing with the things that you say.

 

I hope you enjoy today’s challenges. I know that I can’t see you, and I can’t talk to you directly, but I really am so proud of you all, and I miss you all loads. I’ll use mental health week to have a focus on looking after myself, and I really hope you, and your families, will too.

 

Mr Codd

School Games Values

MISS HORNE MONDAY 18.05.20

Happy Monday! It’s the final week of home learning before our two week Whit Holiday.

This week is ‘Mental Health Awareness week’, and this year the theme is ‘kindness’. The Mental Health foundation has chosen kindness as their theme because research shows that being kind to others helps to build relationships, develop community and deepens solidarity. These are all important things to celebrate during this uncertain time.

You will notice that instead of your usual creative activities your teachers will set you tasks that focus on improving our mental health and developing kindness. Kindness isn’t just something we do for others, it is important to be kind to ourselves and do things that we feel can make a positive difference in our own lives as well as the lives of others.

If you want to find out more about ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’, you can visit the Mental Health Foundation Website:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

On Mondays we are going to focus on spelling.

Using the spelling booklet, please complete page 5. Don’t worry if you have managed to get further than page 5, just complete the next page in the booklet and learn as many spellings as you can!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

On Mondays we will focus on times table practise.

I have tried to include some fun 7 times tables activities today. One is called ‘Space Race’. In the dark orange are numbers that you have to multiply by seven (eg 5 is the first number so you need to work out 5x7), you then write the answer in the light orange box. Use a timer and see how long it takes you to complete the track.

The second task is a 7 times table fortune teller. You will need to print this out and follow the instructions. If you don’t have a printer at home, you can create your own fortune teller with 7 times table questions (I know you loved making these at school).

As always, try to spend at least ten minutes using TTRS today.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

We all know that exercise is good for our bodies. But did you know that it is also good for you mind? It helps improve concentration and focus. The Mental Health Foundation are challenging you to ‘get moving and feeling good’ by completing 30 active minutes a day. To Start you off, Mr Codd has set you a fun challenge related to exercise and keeping healthy!

 

Have a fun filled day and speak to you all tomorrow!

Friday 15th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Ciao e buongiorno!

 

Yes that’s right, its Friday, the end of another week of learning at home (and lots of fun I hope!) and so I’ve said ‘good morning’ in another language from around the world, as today is our Geography focus in ‘Creative challenge.’ Maybe you can work out what language it is?

I’ve also neglected my joke telling duties. Huge apologies for that. Here’s one of my favourites… ‘Why did the pupils eat their home school work?...because their teacher told them it was piece of cake!’ Hahaha. Hopefully you find today’s tasks a ‘piece of cake.’ But, please, don’t eat them.

I hope you are continuing to enjoy all the sunshine we are having. I can’t quite believe how nice it has been! Let’s hope it continues into the weekend so that you can all enjoy it, as you have a weekend off work. Let’s go for it today guys…one last big effort for the week!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

Ahar me hearties! It’s Friday so that means a maths mystery! So, lets sail on a maths adventure ye’ salty bunch o’ sea dogs!...ahem… Sorry. I was getting carried away there, but that’s a major clue as to the topic of today’s challenge! I know lots of you enjoy these maths mysteries. (One or two of you have become quite the experts, as I have seen on seesaw!) Good luck with today’s challenge… it gives me fond memories of our epic production this year!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group –

Yesterday I set you the writing challenge based on the forest picture. This was a two-day task. I have loved seeing some of your story openings on Seesaw. It has been wonderful to see that you haven’t forgotten all of the features we have worked so hard on this year so far.  Today I’d like you to extend the story into a build-up, or maybe even a dilemma. If you feel that you have done as much as you can / want to with this one, then don’t forget the range of extra tasks posted at the top of the page.

 

Creative Challenge – Geography

Mr Jennings is in charge of today’s creative challenge, and he’s got some super activities in store. I had great fun with my children looking at Google Earth yesterday, showing them the way that we drive to certain places, and also mapping out a cycle route for the weekend. I hope you enjoy learning about our world with this week’s task.

 

Good luck with all of your challenges!

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resource - 15th May 2020

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 15.05.20

Its Friday!

We’ve reached the end of another week of home learning! Well done! I know you have all been working hard so make sure you spend the weekend resting and relaxing!

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Friday’s are creative writing days! Remember to try and show off all your literacy skills so far!

Today’s writing challenge asks you to imagine the plot of a film based on a photo from the opening scene. Think about what type of film it would be – is it happy/sad, scary, a love story, a children’s film, an adventure story?

Try to complete the additional challenge. If you don’t have a thesaurus at home, you can always google ‘online thesaurus’ and find one you like. I sometimes use thesaurus.com and type in the word I want to find synonyms (a word that means the same or nearly the same) for in the search bar.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Have a look at the attached game called ‘Bings and Bangs’. It’s a tricky code breaking game and so will require concentration and perseverance.

The game asks you to start with a four-digit number, but I suggest you start with a 2 or 3-digit number, until you get used to playing the game, then work up to playing with a four-digit number.  I would also use a note pad to write down previous guesses – it might help you to identify the secret number a little quicker (don’t try to hold all of the guesses in your head).

I hope you enjoy playing!

 

Creative Activity - Geography.

Take a look at Mr Jennings page to find out today's Geography task.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Friday 15.05.20

Thursday 14th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hi Everyone!

 

I hope you are all ok. The Seesaw pictures continue to amaze and excite all of your teachers. We really do love seeing what you’ve been up to. Some of my favourite things to see are your creative use of your time with your families; whether that is a walk, some craft activities, or just doing something that makes you laugh and smile. It’s so important to do these things at this time.

Personally, I’m taking inspiration from your physical activities. We use lots of them here at home, but I’m also taking notes for our PE sessions for when we get back to school!

I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

As always on Thursday’s I set you a short piece of writing. This really doesn’t have to be a huge piece. I always like to read a well put together opening. I like giving you a picture, as it lets you be creative and let your mind wander. Remember, you cannot be wrong! I love seeing amazing adjectives, fronted adverbials, similes, and a range of punctuation. A cliff hanger is always good too! I’m going to leave this image with you for the next two days. You may even get and opening and a build-up written. I hope you enjoy the picture!

How did the character arrive here?

What sounds, smells and sights does the character see?

What may be lurking among the trees?

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

Today’s challenge is all about word problems. These are great to practise as they put maths into real life contexts, and that, really, is why we learn maths in the first place! We can use our skills in our lives. It's fractions again today, and so just remember the tricks we use for finding fractions of amounts. I mentioned these in a post over the last week or so, so revisit that if you need a reminder. Good Luck!

 

Creative Challenge – Art

Miss Horne’s art challenges always provide a chance for us to relax, and get really creative with some interesting artistic study. I know that you’ll enjoy what she has in store for us on her post today. I have a few favourite artists, and we are lucky enough to be able to study their art work in school. Today we have one of my absolute favourites. I know you’ll enjoy this one…

 

Good luck with all of your learning tasks.

 

Mr Codd

 

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resource - 14th May 2020

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource - 14th May 2020

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 07.05.20

Hello!

Hope you are all doing OK! I can see you all working hard on Seesaw but I hope you are taking regular breaks to do things that you enjoy as well! Brain breaks are so important and help to keep our mind sharp and focussed when we are working. Remember to try and fit some exercise in to your day too!

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Thursday’s literacy work is about vocabulary development.

Today’s word is ‘teeter’. Complete the activities on the attached slide.

I have included a ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ template in case you want to use it. You can use this for your other spellings too!

How to use ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’:

1. Look at the spelling word

2. Say the spelling word

3. Cover the spelling word with a piece of paper

4. Write the spelling word in the box

5. Move the paper and check if the spelling was correct

6. If not, then re-write the word with the correct spelling

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster to help you.

Today we are focussing on recalling division facts for the 4 and 8 times table. This links to the work I set you yesterday on Mathletics.

 

Creative activity: Art

Another fantastic artist to study when thinking about colour is Jackson Pollock. Jackson Pollock was often called an ‘action painter’ and his style of art is known as ‘abstract expressionism’.

Have a read of the PowerPoint and  fact sheet to find out more about Jackson Pollock.

 I have attached two videos below. This first video is a little long (around half an hour) so don’t worry if you don’t get to watch it/ watch it all. It is an American programme called ‘Artrageous with Nate’. The second video discusses his painting style and shows how Jackson Pollock creates his paintings.

Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKL7ThG67ac

Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EncR_T0faKM

Using the information and images below, create your own Jackson Pollock inspired piece. Please make sure that you get permission from your parents before you create any Jackson Pollock art work as it’s bound to be messy (the creative process often is)! Just like last week, if you aren’t feeling very creative or are unable to create a messy piece of art, I have attached a colouring in sheet.

 

 

Jackson Pollock Pictures

Jackson Pollock Inspiration

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good morning all!

Apart from the drizzly weather, I hope you are all feeling good and keeping your spirits high!

Before we get into your learning tasks for today, I just wanted to draw your attention to some extra resources that have been added to the top of the Year 3 and Year 4 class pages. Some of you are working exceptionally hard at home, and I know that there are those of you who would like some different activities to complete in order to fill up some time throughout the day.

At the top of each class page, you will find a mixture of resources, both literacy and numeracy based, that are mostly appropriate for both year groups (some of the numeracy is year group specific, so do read the documents carefully!) These will include arithmetic practice, word searches, cross words, puzzles and colouring mosaics. Our aim is to find activities that will not only support your learning, but those that you will find enjoyable too.

As always, these activities are NOT COMPULSORY; they are just an extra should you want to complete them. In these difficult circumstances, we only expect you to complete as much as you can.

To round off, I also just wanted to point out that if you ever want to take on another teacher’s activity as an alternative, or as an extra challenge for the day, then that is completely fine too. You have the choice of three maths and literacy challenges per day, and you can make a choice about which is more suitable for you.

You’re all doing a brilliant, brilliant job and we are proud of every single one of you! Keep doing what you’re doing and we hope to see you soon. See below for today’s activities:

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

Wednesdays bring us a Mathletics focus. I have set you some challenge on the website, and I have to say that I love having a look through the week at how you have all been getting on. So much effort is going into the tasks set, from across Year 3 and 4. Keep it up!

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

Today’s task is a comprehension activity. See the task attached below. As always, choose the level you want to complete. I’ve chosen a topic about someone that you should all be familiar with. He was the main reason that we had Willy Wonka’s ‘Chief Chocolatier Visit us in school way back before Christmas! It’s Roald Dahl!

‘Creative Challenge – Wellness Wednesday

Miss Horne has prepared today’s Wellness Challenge. My family always enjoy seeing what we will do for the Wellness Challenges and today is another fantastic task. As usual, head over to Miss Horne’s post for the details.

 

Enjoy today's activities, and try to remember that it’s ok if you find any of them tricky, or you are struggling to get ‘stuck into them.’ You really are all doing amazingly well, and your teachers are incredibly proud of you all.

 Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy resource - 13th May 2020

MISS HORNE WEDNESDAY 13.05.20

Good morning all!

Apart from the drizzly weather, I hope you are all feeling good and keeping your spirits high!

Before we get into your learning tasks for today, I just wanted to draw your attention to some extra resources that have been added to the top of the Year 3 and Year 4 class pages. Some of you are working exceptionally hard at home, and I know that there are those of you who would like some different activities to complete in order to fill up some time throughout the day.

At the top of each class page, you will find a mixture of resources, both literacy and numeracy based, that are mostly appropriate for both year groups (some of the numeracy is year group specific, so do read the documents carefully!) These will include arithmetic practice, word searches, cross words, puzzles and colouring mosaics. Our aim is to find activities that will not only support your learning, but those that you will find enjoyable too.

As always, these activities are NOT COMPULSORY; they are just an extra should you want to complete them. In these difficult circumstances, we only expect you to complete as much as you can.

To round off, I also just wanted to point out that if you ever want to take on another teacher’s activity as an alternative, or as an extra challenge for the day, then that is completely fine too. You have the choice of three maths and literacy challenges per day, and you can make a choice about which is more suitable for you.

You’re all doing a brilliant, brilliant job and we are proud of every single one of you! Keep doing what you’re doing and we hope to see you soon.

Here are todays tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Today’s focus is Mathletics. I am so pleased to see how many of you complete your weekly Mathletics tasks! Not only that, I am so impressed by how many of you are achieving such high percentages! Keep it up!

I have set you some tasks online – please complete these to the best of your ability. Once you have finished, aim to do at least ten minutes of live Mathletics.

I have set you the following tasks which can be found in the ‘Autumn – Multiply and Divide’ area of Mathletics.

  • Dividing fours
  • Dividing eights
  • Frog Jump Multiplication
  • Test

Remember, you do not need to wait until I set you some activities on Mathletics. You are more than welcome to explore Mathletics and have a go at any of the tasks you think will be fun and will help you with your learning!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Wednesday’s Literacy focus is Reading.

Lots of you have been sharing photos of the books you have been reading for pleasure during lockdown. I have been so pleased to see such a wide variety of books being read!

I have chosen to base your comprehension activity on an author that has appeared time and time again on photos of you reading on Seesaw: David Walliams! I know so many of you enjoy his books. Choose which comprehension activity you would like to do…remember, the three star sheets are quite tricky but are good if you fancy a challenge!

I hope you learn something new about David Walliams as you complete your work today – I know I have!

 

Wellness Wednesday:

How are you getting on with your ‘Meaningful May’ Calendar? Have you managed to complete any of the activities?

For today’s Wellness Wednesday’s task, I would like you to have a go at making a stress ball. I have included a photograph of some written instructions but I’ve also found a video below (Red Ted Art: How to make a stress ball) which you may find helpful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz5iEBdJM84

To create the stress ball, the instructions ask for flour. I know flour is difficult to get hold of at the moment (I’m struggling to find some in my local shops to bake with) so if you don’t have flour you could use rice or other dried produce like lentils or couscous. You could experiment with different ingredients to see which one you find the most comforting!

I always think they look fun with faces and hair so you could have a go at drawing on some features with a marker pen or using bits you have around the house!

Share your stress ball creations with me on Seesaw!

 

I hope you enjoy today's activities!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Wednesday 13.05.20

Wellness Wednesday

MISS HORNE TUESDAY 11.05.20

I had a lovely morning working with some of you in school yesterday. I always enjoy my days in as it means I get to see some of your smiling faces! I’m looking forward to the day where we can welcome you all back again. In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the tasks we set and keep posting pictures to Seesaw. I love seeing what you have all been getting up to!

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

Tuesdays focus is SPAG.

Please complete the SPAG mat which I have attached below. You may choose which SPAG mat you would like to complete – have a go at the third if you are up for a challenge!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Tuesdays numeracy focus is arithmetic.

Today we are going to focus on understanding the different vocabulary for addition. On our Numeracy board in class we had a vocabulary poster which we added any new words for addition and subtraction when we came across them. Remember words such as ‘the total of’, ‘the sum of’, ‘plus’ and ‘altogether’ all mean the same as add.

Have ago at the attached worksheets.

 

Creative Activity: Science

Mr Codd always provides you with exciting Science activities and experiments! I wonder what he has planned for you today? Head over to his page to find out!

Keep smiling and enjoy today’s learning activities!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Tuesday 12.05.20

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good Morning Year 3 and 4!

I hope you got on ok with your learning tasks yesterday. It was great to have a look on Seesaw and see all of the amazing things you had been up to. There were some brilliant pictures of VE day activities, and lots of other interesting things you had been up to. You are all giving me lots of ideas to keep Charlotte and Alex amused and entertained at home! We are going to have so much to talk about when we get back to school aren’t we?!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

Today we have some SPAG work. Keeping our knowledge of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar is important. I have attached a couple of SPAG mats for you to have a go at today. You can choose the year 3 or 4 mats. Don't worry if you are not too sure on some of the vocabulary or tasks. Just a have  ago at what you can. 

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

Today is our usual ‘finding all possibilities’ challenge. I hope that over the last few weeks you have got a systematic way to work to get all the possibilities. Keep working like this to solve the challenges. If you complete today's task, as an extra challenge, could you work out what would happen if a fourth jewel was added? Imagine they now had a Sapphire as well!

 

Creative Challenge – Science

I always look forward to Tuesday’s and our Science challenges! Have you ever thought about the sounds around us? I think we take most of them for granted! Some sounds we couldn’t do without, and are vital to our lives (ambulance sirens for example) others are pleasant sounds like our favourite music, and some are unpleasant…for example right now I can hear my children arguing over Lego! Argh! I’ve attached a simple practical experiment for you to have a go at today. As well as a Youtube video to explain more about the vibrations that cause sounds. (I’ve given our usual Science Bloggers the week off this week!)

I’ve attached a really simple extra experiment for you to have a go at if you’d like, but you can also find so many other Sound experiments on the internet. Feel free to find one of your own! If you do, make sure you upload to Seesaw so I can see what you did!

Make sure that you take care and be careful with any experiment involving sound and hearing! Our ears are very sensitive, and can easily be damaged!

 

Have a good day, and keep working hard and smiling.

 

Mr Codd

 

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resource - 12th May 2020

Mr Codd's Science Resource - 12th May 2020

Mr Codd's Extra Science Challenge - 12th May 2020

Monday 11th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and are raring to go for another week of home learning. As I said to you in class, you have worked so hard since September to improve all of your skills, so try not to give up now, and keep going on your learning tasks! I always find getting up and getting things done early means that I have the rest of the day to myself! Do you like to work like that?

I hope you spent some time outside over the weekend in the warm sunshine. We had about 20 minutes of rain on Sunday night and I couldn’t work out what the sound of it was...it’s been so long since we had any really, how often do we say that?!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

Today we will go over some more of the fractions work that we were completing the last time we were together in school. Today we will work on fractions. Have a look at the sheets attached below. You might remember that when we worked out a fraction of an amount, lots of you used your knowledge of the times tables. Some of you liked to draw out circles and share the large number amongst those circles (we said sweets at a party!) then work out how many were in one group. Sometimes you’d need to count more than one group….so if you needed to find 2 / 3 of 15, you’d count how many in two out of three groups.

I’ve attached various sheets. I do not expect you to do them all. I know it’s now a while since we covered these areas, and so I want you to have a go at a sheet or two that you feel comfortable with.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

Today’s challenge is a spelling task. As usual on Monday, refer back to the spelling booklet that I posted on Monday 20th April 2020. Scroll down on the class pages to find the worksheet. I’d like you to complete pages 8,9,12 and 13 today. Try to do at least 2 of these pages.

 

Creative Challenge – History

Mr Jennings is setting the creative challenge today and it’s another great chance to learn about History. History was very much in the news over the weekend with the 75th anniversary of VE day. Did you and your families manage to celebrate? Did you discuss VE day? I hope you managed to, if you did please let us know on Seesaw!

 

Good luck with all of your learning challenges today.

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE MONDAY 11.05.20

Good Morning!

I hope you had a lovely long bank holiday weekend! Did you do anything to celebrate VE Day? I know a few roads local to me had ‘socially distanced street parties’. We had the perfect weather for BBQs and picnics in the garden. I know lots of you had started to make bunting and cakes ready for Friday.  Feel free to show my what you got up to using Seesaw!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

On Mondays we are going to focus on spelling.

Using the spelling booklet, please complete page 4.

I was so pleased to see that so many of you had used the spelling strategy posters to help you learn your weekly spellings. Choose a different strategy to use this week. If you haven’t saved the strategy posters, just scroll back to last Monday and the pack of learning resources will still be there.

I was also very impressed to see that many of you had challenged yourself to a weekly spelling test. If you haven’t already had a go, why not try a spelling test on Friday to see how many of your weekly spellings you have learnt so far!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

On Mondays we will focus on times table practise.

Last week, we started to look at the 7 times tables. Many of you have said that you are finding the sevens particularly tricky. Please don’t worry – with a little practise every day you will soon know them off by heart.

Sometimes, learning a song really helps. I’ve found this one I think you might like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XT3vxohtBg

For today’s home learning, please complete the 7 times table multiplication wheels. I know you enjoyed them last time!

As always, try to spend at least ten minutes using TTRS today.

 

Creative Activity: History

On Mondays, our creative activity will have a history focus. Please head over to Mr Jennings Year 4 page to see today’s task. I have really enjoyed looking at your history work of the past few weeks. You get your teeth stuck in to your research and I always find out something new from your presentations. I’m really excited to see your learning from today!

 

 I am so proud of how hard you have all been working and the effort you all put in to your home learning tasks. Keep it up, but most of all have fun!

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Monday 11.05.20

Thursday 7th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello Guys.

I hope you are all ok. I’ve just turned my laptop on to post todays challenges having put my children to bed. Charlotte’s question as she went to sleep was ‘Daddy, was Elsa from ‘Frozen’ ever chased around by a T-Rex?’ Haha!! How could I answer that?

Well, its Thursday already; I think the weeks are going so quickly, which is a good thing as we are on the way to being back at school. I enjoyed your jokes for Mr Jennings…and yes, I have pinched lots of them for future use…

I know we’ve been off for a while, but today I had a think about us all playing on the field on the last day before we left school, and taking the picture on the playground of us all together. I don’t think it seems too long ago? I’m going to give you a reminder to keep going strong today, and that we are all living through History! Keep trying hard on your home learning tasks. You will have an incredible story to tell people in future about these times!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group –

Today is a writing task for you all. I loved reading your ‘Wishing Jar’ pieces last week. I’ve attached another picture to inspire you this week. I have to say I love this picture… so much in fact that I might have a go myself! I’d like you to write an opening, based on the picture. Remember to include as many of the skills that we learned in class as possible. (Good adjectives, a range of punctuation, similes, fronted adverbials, comma’s in a list) You can of course write more. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Who is the character?

How did they end up here?

Where are they? What can they see?

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

Today’s maths challenge is word problems. They are great to practise as they give us so many skills that we can use in everyday life. Find todays challenges attached below. There are 3 pages of challenges, choose whichever you’d like to complete.

 

Creative Challenge – Art

I love Miss Horne’s art challenges, there’s always a new artist to discover and it gives us a chance to try different art techniques. Head to Miss Horne’s post and prepare to get creative!

 

We won’t post any learning challenges tomorrow, as it’s a bank holiday. So your teachers want you to enjoy the time. Chill out, play games, do anything you want to do. (How many of your teachers ever tell you that? Make the most of it!)

Speak to you on Monday,

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource - 7th May 2020

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 07.05.20

Good morning every one! Hope you are all well. What lovely weather we have been having again! I hope you managed to get out in your gardens!

I saw the Year 3 video on Seesaw and it’s just fantastic! I absolutely loved it! You must have put so much effort in – it really made my day!

Here are todays tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Thursday’s literacy work is about vocabulary development.

Today’s word is ‘seldom’. Complete the activities on the attached slide.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster to help you.

Please complete the attached word problem sheet which focusses on using addition and subtraction problems (this links to the work you have been doing on Mathletics)

 

Creative activity: Art

Paul Klee is another artist who experimented with shapes and colour, but in a different way to Matisse who we look at last week. Matisse used ‘organic’ shapes and bright bold colours whereas Klee uses tonal colours/ tints and the shapes he uses are more geometrical. To find out more about Paul Klee watch the video below and have a look through the PowerPoint/ Factsheet.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq9oBYgkxaw

 

For today’s challenge I would like you to design either a city scape or a portrait (it could be a self-portrait, someone you know or a made up character) in the style of Paul Klee. You can create your art work using whatever medium you would like (crayons, chalks, building blocks, paints, collage, fabric etc.) As with previous weeks, I have presented a series of pictures of other children’s artwork to give you some ideas of what you can do.

 

If you feel your creative juices aren’t flowing this week, I have included a colouring in sheet for you to use if you wish.

 

Most of all, have fun creating! I can’t wait to see your finished art work on Seesaw!

 

REMINDER – No work will be posted tomorrow as it is a bank holiday!  

 

Have a lovely long weekend and I look forward to speaking to you all again on Monday!

Paul Klee Inspiration

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all ok. I’ve realised that my jokes are probably causing you to laugh too much, and so, perhaps not concentrate on your learning tasks. (They are so funny aren’t they?...aren’t they?) So I thought I’d pose you a riddle today….no cheating! So, ‘What dries, the more it gets wet?’ Let me know on Seesaw if you can work it out!

Ok, so after Year 4 delivered an epic video last week, the Year 3’s have risen to the challenge too, with an incredible video of their own that all of your teachers watched on Seesaw. We thought it was amazing and every time one of you popped on screen, a huge smile came across my face. I loved it! Mr Jennings, Miss Horne and I say it a lot, but we really are all very proud to be able to call ourselves your teachers. Thank you for keeping us smiling, we can’t wait to see you all again.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group –

It’s reading comprehension practise today. I hope that you will enjoy learning about VE Day. It is the 75th anniversary of VE Day this Friday. You will learn more about this on today’s task. Choose your challenge, but the three star challenge is tricky!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

Wednesday is Mathletics day, so head to the website to complete todays challenges.

 

Creative Challenge – Wellness Wednesday

I really look forward to Wednesday, as Miss Horne sets us a fantastic Wellness activity. Try your best to set aside some quiet time to complete todays task.

 

Have a good day everyone,

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE WEDNESDAY 06.05.20

Did you know yesterday was ‘Cinco de Mayo? I seem to always be a day behind with these celebration Days! Cinco de Mayo is celebrated annually on 5th May and is a holiday to celebrate a failed French invasion on Mexico. Nowadays, Cinco de Mayo is widely seen as a way to celebrate Mexican culture.

If you want to find out more about Cinco de Mayo you can watch the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXz-rlFuKcI

I have included a picture of Frankie, celebrating Cinco de Mayo by wearing a sombrero! I hope it makes you smile!

 

Here are todays tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Today’s focus is Mathletics. I have set you some tasks online – please complete these to the best of your ability. Once you have finished, aim to do at least ten minutes of live Mathletics.

I have set you the following tasks which can be found in the ‘Autumn – Add and Subtract (written)’ area of Mathletics.

  • Add three digit numbers
  • Strategies for column addition
  • Three-digit difference
  • Test

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Wednesday’s Literacy focus is Reading.

This Friday will be a bank holiday to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE day. To help you understand more about this anniversary I have attached a reading comprehension. Choose the text and questions you would like to complete (only choose the third set if you fancy a challenge!)

Let me know on Seesaw if you are going to do anything special on Friday!

 

Wellness Wednesday:

It is completely understandable that many of us feel overwhelmed and anxious. We are living in a strange and uncertain time at the moment. Often, it can feel like our minds are on overdrive and are filled with thoughts and worries. In the photo below, I have chosen two cards to help you find calm. Joyful jellyfish is a visualisation exercise to help ‘float your fears away’. Mind bubbles is a breathing exercise to help you blow your worries away. I hope you find these useful – let me know how you get on. I am especially looking forward to seeing lots of photographs of you blowing bubbles!

 

Happy Cinco de Mayo from Frankie!

Miss Horne's Learning Resources 06.05.20

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Mr Codd

 

Good Morning guys,

I hope you are all ok. I loved seeing all of your musical challenges yesterday. Music is a great way to lift your spirits and feel happy…. right now I am listening to some amazing 1990’s tunes. (No comments about my age thank you!) Some of you will have parents that will agree with me, that the music was superb in the 1990’s! Actually there’s a little challenge for you. Get a parent to play you a favourite song from their youth. The rules are you can score the song however you like out of 10, but you have to listen to the whole song. Maybe you can play them one of your favourites and see what they think!

 

Keep smiling everyone, you made our classrooms light up with your smiles, and seeing you on Seesaw keeps me smiling too.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

I love todays challenge! It’s another ‘finding all possibilities’ problem. I saw some truly inventive ways of working last week’s problem out. If you have got into the routine of working in a systematic way then you should be fine today. Good Luck!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group –

Today we will complete some SPAG work. Have a look at the attached sheet based on ‘conjunctions.’ Have a go at the 1 or 2 star sheets as some revision of SPAG work that we have covered in class.

 

Creative Challenge – Science

Today’s Science video clip is brought to you by one of my favourite Scientists…Mary Anning! You may know a bit about her already. She found out some incredible things about our planet by searching for fossils. Now, I know we can’t get out to search for fossils, but I know that some animals were fossilised in volcanic eruptions with the lava fossilising them. I thought over the next few days we could have a go at making our own Lava Lamp! (A favourite experiment of mine..) Follow the instructions on the ‘ScienceBob’ link. You will need adult supervision on this experiment, when using the fizzy tablets.

 

Good luck with all of your challenges today. I’d like to give you all a quick reminder of the log ins and passwords you have for online learning. Please keep logging on to these when you can.

 

Have a great day!

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resource - 5th May 2020

Mr Codd's Science Links - 5th May 2020

MISS HORNE TUESDAY 05.05.20

Yesterday was Star Wars Day – ‘May the fourth be with you’ (May the force be with you – get it?). I know lots of you are big Star Wars fans. Did you do anything to celebrate? Are you planning to do anything to celebrate now you know it was a special Star Wars day? Let me know what you get up to by sharing it with me on Seesaw!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

Tuesdays focus is SPAG.

I have set you a test on SPAG.com. Remember to write your answer down first before you type it in. SPAG.com will mark your answers as wrong if there is a spelling mistake.

Your SPAG.com log in should be in the front of your first home learning book.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Tuesdays numeracy focus is arithmetic.

Today we are going to focus on adding or subtracting 1, 10 or 100 to a given number. The first page has some information to help you understand the task. Some of the questions are a little tricky and require you to find missing numbers on a hundred square. You need to think carefully about the patterns of numbers on a hundreds square – if you go down a column you are taking away 10 each square but if you go up a column you are adding ten with each square. Its similar when you go across rows. If you travel across a row on a hundred square going left to right you add one each time. If you travel the other way across a row (from right to left) you take away one each time. I hope this reminder helps!

 

Creative Activity: Science

Tuesday creative activity is science based. Head over to Mr Codd’s write up to see what he has planned for you!

 

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy today's activities.

Miss Horne's learning Resources 05.05.20

Monday 4th May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good morning one and all!

I hope you are all ok and had a good weekend, getting out and about when you could to enjoy the sunshine. We enjoyed a bike ride on Sunday, and all felt so tired after it!

Make sure you have a look at Miss Horne’s amazing rainbow artwork in her post today. It looks fantastic! I hope you are all managing to have a go at a few fun things of your choice too!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group –

Today is a spelling focus, and I’d like you to refer back to the booklet that I attached on Monday 20th April 2020 (Statutory Spelling List – Year 3 and 4 Activity Book) The resource is still below, if you scroll down to my post from that date. I would like you to complete four pages today, scroll down to pages 3,4,17 and 18.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

On Monday’s we revise some of the work we have covered in school so far this year. Today we will look at fractions of amounts. We thought of this as a total (say 16) then we looked at what fraction had been shaded (for example 6) so we would say 6/16ths had been shaded. The sheet is usually printed out, but you can still complete the task by counting the amounts that have been or need to be shaded in your books. (The circular diagrams may be a bit tricky. See if uou can find another way to present your answer!)

 

Creative Challenge – History

Mr Jennings has set the History challenge today. Head over to his post to find out what we will be up to!

 

I hope you are ready for another week of learning. I think that all of your teachers keep saying it, but we really are another week closer to being back at school! Keep working hard, and uploading your tasks (and other activities) to Seesaw when you can.

 

Good luck today....and remember....May the 4th be with you.....always....(Star Wars joke there!)

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resource - 4th May 2020

MISS HORNE MONDAY 04.05.20

Hello!

Wow! The first week of May! Where has the time gone? Thank you to all who have had a go at my ‘Meaningful May Calendar’ so far. I have loved seeing pictures of all the things you have done so far. Keep posting your meaningful activities on Seesaw!

I hope you all had a restful weekend. What did you get up to? As promised I have posted a picture of my rainbow window craft below. It was tricky, but I had fun making it! What do you think?

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

On Mondays we are going to focus on spelling.

Please complete page three of our spelling booklet.

How are you getting on with learning spellings so far? Are you challenging yourself to a test at the end of the week? If not, give it a go and see how many you can remember. You can use different methods of practising your spellings. I have attached a set of cards to give you some ideas on the different strategies you could try to help you learn your spellings. You could save these cards and try a new strategy every week!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

On Mondays we will focus on times table practise.

I hope you now feel confident with your 6 times tables. We will now be moving on to the sevens. You will notice questions for the 7 times tables will start popping up on your TTRS, try your best to answer as many as you can.

I have attached a 7 times table activity booklet. Please complete as many pages as you can but don’t worry if you don’t do it all. There are lots of pages and I DO NOT expect you to complete it all. You could do a couple of pages a day. You could attempt a couple of pages throughout the day, having a break between each one. You could save some pages for next week. How you use the booklet is completely up to you.

If you can’t print the booklet out just write the answers in your home learning booklet.

Remember, regular practise of your times tables is important. Please aim to do at least ten minutes on TTRS a day.

 

Creative Activity: History

On Mondays, our creative activity will have a history focus. Please head over to Mr Jennings Year 4 page to see today’s task.

 

I hope you have a fun filled day!

 

Miss Horne's Rainbow Craft

Friday 1st May 2020

Mr Codd

 

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope you are ready for your last learning tasks of the week, before a rest this weekend.

I have to say well done on completing MoveMoreMarch for us. Some of the movements I have seen on Seesaw have been so amazing. Some of you have made it a personal mission to complete the challenge on your own, so thank you so much for your efforts! It’s safe to say that Team Willows smashed this challenge. Well done!

Well done too, to those of you that had a go at my PE leader challenge yesterday. Some of you put me to shame with your speed bounces! Enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Challenge – Today I am setting you a short piece of writing, based on the picture below. I’d like you to imagine that in your time currently spent at home, you come across the ‘wishing jar’ below. I’d like you to write about finding the jar. Do you try it? Do you tell anyone? What will you do with it? Remember I am only looking for a short paragraph, probably the opening, and you can leave it on a cliff-hanger if you like! Try and use the skills that we have learned in school so far.

 

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Challenge – It’s Maths Mystery Day today, and I know that this is a favourite of some of you! The usual rules apply, try and solve the clues to the mystery and see who didn’t do it before you work out who did do it, do you think you can do it? Maybe you already did it? Haha! (that’s almost a tongue twister!) The challenge is based around the fractions we worked on all of last half term. Good luck finding today’s culprit. 

 

Creative Challenge – Geography.

All of the lower key stage 2 teachers have been so pleased to see how much you have enjoyed learning about the world over the past couple of weeks. This week we will continue to learn about the world as a whole, before we might take a more focused look at regions or countries next week.

I’ve included a map quiz this week. All you have is the outline of the countries map. You can use globes, atlases, maps or Google Earth to try and name them!

I’ve also included a link which has some online ‘World Geography Games.’ Feel free to have a bit of an explore and play some of them. (I had a go at the ‘name the regions of Spain’ game and I don’t mind reporting that I was terrible! I had to guess most of the regions!) Hope you enjoy learning a bit more about our world and other countries….you never know, we may ask you to grab your virtual passport and take a trip to a specific country next week!

 

Have a good day, and a great weekend!

 

Mr Codd

Creative Challenge - Geography - Friday 1st May 2020

Geography Online Games Link

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource - Friday 1st May 2020

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 01.05.20

Hello every one!

What a miserable day it was yesterday! Unfortunately, it seems I was right about the weather. Hopefully it will clear up soon and we will have the lovely sun back!

Can you believe it is May already? The months have flown by! Let me know if you manage to complete any of the ‘Meaningful May’ challenges. I always love seeing what you get up to on Seesaw.

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Friday’s are creative writing days! Remember to try and show off all your literacy skills so far!

Today I would like you to imagine you are going to interview a Fire Eater. Look at the attached prompt below. Think about how a Fire Eater would answer the questions. What other questions would you ask?

If you would like to, have a go at the challenge!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Have a go at the attached number trick. Can you always make the answer 7? Can you play this number trick on your parents/ a friend / a sibling? Maybe you could even play this trick on a relative over a video chat!

Try to answer these challenge questions:

  • Will this tick work for any number with any number of digits?
  • What connection is there between the number 7 and the different operational steps?
  • How does the trick work?

 

Creative activity – Geography.

Please take a look at Mr Codd’s page to find today’s Geography task.

 

I hope you all have a lovely Friday and a nice relaxing weekend!

Speak to you all again on Monday!

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources 1.05.20

Seven Steps Number Trick

30th April 2020

Mr Codd

 

Good Morning everyone!

Well, here we are for another day. However, today isn’t just a normal day! Firstly, it’s the final day of our extension of ‘MoveMoreMarch,’ the Marathon challenge to move for 15 minutes every day, that we started in school and amazingly, so many of you have contributed to finishing while we are at home. So many videos and pictures have appeared on Seesaw, and I will let Trafford School Sport Partnership know how well you have all done. Today is the last day…we just need to see some 15 minute bursts of activity, and we are over that marathon line.

 

While we are speaking about Trafford School Sport Partnership, I have been encouraging you to get your parents to follow them on Twitter (@TraffordSSP) Every day a sports leader from schools in Trafford have been posting challenges for you to get involved in. Today, you may see a very familiar face setting you the challenge! If you are able to post a picture or video with your challenge, you may be in with a chance of winning a medal or school games badge. I’d love to see your efforts on Seesaw too. Here’s an extra challenge…today is the 100th birthday of the incredible Captain Tom Moore. (I know you’ll know who that is) My question is….’What links today's sports challenge to Captain Tom Moore?’ No clues!

Enjoy your learning today, and bring on the challenges!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Challenge –

Over the last couple of days, I had a thought about the amount of heroes we have seen coming through at this strange time. I’ve had many heroes over the years, sporting heroes, musician heroes, people who do amazing things for other people, and of course my Mum and Dad. I used to write to some of my heroes just to let them know how much they inspired me, but also because I liked getting a reply and sometimes an autograph or a picture! I thought, that with a hero in Captain Tom Moore having his 100th birthday today, and with it being a writing day, that we could use this as inspiration and write a letter to one of our heroes. It doesn’t matter who it is! You can sometimes find addresses to send post to them online, but you don’t have to of course! (I understand that getting stamps or envelopes, and then attending the post office might be difficult at this time, but you can keep your letter until it’s safe to purchase what you need to send it!) It will be good practise in letter writing, even though we haven’t covered this yet in class. Who will you choose? I’d love to know. Let me know on Seesaw!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Challenge –

We are back to word problems today for Numeracy. You know the drill with these. Read carefully, work out however you like and record your answer. There are three challenge sheets, so have a look and try to give yourself a challenge. 

 

Creative Challenge – Art.

Miss Horne has, once again, prepared an art activity for you all to have a go at. Hot on the heels of last week’s Mondrian work, I can’t wait to see what you get up to this week.

 

I’m excited about our learning challenges today. Let’s do this!

 

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 30.04.20

Good morning every one! Hope you are all well. I spent some time crafting yesterday, I really enjoyed it and it’s something I feel I should do more often. I’ve been doing some paper cutting to create a rainbow to go in our window. I'll show you it when I’ve finished it.

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Thursday’s literacy work is about vocabulary development.

Today’s word is ‘adore’. Complete the activities on the attached slide.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster from to help you.

Please complete the attached word problem sheet which focusses on using multiples (this links to the work we have been doing in our arithmetic session on Tuesday).

 

Creative activity: Art

Another artist who focusses on colour is Henri Matisse. He was known for colourful, vibrant paintings and sculptures. You can watch a video about him below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy4DUpsC22c

(stop the video at 3.22 – unless you want to follow the instructions for creating a collage)

I have also included a fact sheet and PowerPoint if you would like to find out more about him.

The attached PowerPoint gives examples of his work. I would like you to take inspiration from these in order to create your own piece of art. As with other weeks you can choose to present your art in any way you would like. You could create a collage using brightly coloured paper, you could use chalks outside and copy some of the unusual shapes he made, you could decorate an item of clothing, you could even create a huge mural on a wall by pinning pieces of paper to it just like Matisse did (with parent’s permission of course)!

I have attached some photos below of examples of other children’s art work to give you some ideas!

 

Henri Matisse Inspiration

Mr Codd - 29th April 2020

 

Hello Year 3 and 4,

Well, I can’t quite believe we have arrived at Wednesday already! The learning tasks you post on Seesaw are fantastic as ever, and the extra effort on things like Miss Horne’s Morse Code Challenge and your determination to show me your physical activity for ‘MoveMoreMarch’ are amazing to see. I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

Now. I have to finish by mentioning a quite brilliant video that some of you made, that Mrs Warren shared with your teachers yesterday. IT. WAS. AMAZING! We loved watching it and I can’t tell you how happy we were to see you all. (some of you were clearly influenced by the lower key stage 2 teachers dance moves I see….is that a good or bad thing?...I’ll let you decide!)

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group – Today we are back to a comprehension task. Simple. Read the text and answer the questions in as much detail as you can. Why not put some music on today, as you complete the challenge! I always find my favourite music gets me focused and working harder…and if not, well, it’s just good fun! Today I thought you would quite like to learn more about Fossils. Choose the text and questions you would like to have a go at.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group – On Wednesdays I set some Mathletics work. Have a go at the challenges as always and try to get a ‘gold bar.’ While you are online, have a go at the ‘live’ area, as well as making the most of Numbots to practise your skills.

 

Creative Challenge – Wellness Wednesday

Miss Horne is here once again to take over the Wellness Wednesday Challenge. I always look forward to this one, I hope you do too. See Miss Horne’s post for today’s task.

 

Have fun with your learning, and family time today. Speak to you tomorrow.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource- 29th April 2020

MISS HORNE WEDNESDAY 29.04.20

Happy Wednesday! The weekend is nearly in sight!

Thank you to all of you who took on board my Morse Code Challenge yesterday! So many of you did some extra research to find out what your name is in Morse Code – I am very impressed!

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Today’s focus is Mathletics. I have set you some tasks online – please complete these to the best of your ability. Once you have finished, aim to do at least ten minutes of live Mathletics.

I have set you the following tasks which can be found in the ‘Autumn – Add and Subtract (Review)’ area of Mathletics.

  • Add two 2-digit numbers
  • Add three 2-digit numbers
  • Add numbers: Exchange a ten

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Wednesday’s Literacy focus is Reading.

Please complete the attached reading comprehension on King Midas.

 

Wellness Wednesday:

‘Action for Happiness’ is a movement of people who are committed to building a happier and more caring society. Each month they publish a calendar packed with ideas and ‘actions’ you can take to create a happier and kinder world. As we are fast approaching May (It’s the 1st of May on Friday – hasn’t time flown by!) I thought I would share with you May’s calendar. Please don’t feel like you need to do something each day. Focus on the actions that are most meaningful for you. I would love to see how you get along, so even if it isn’t a ‘Wellness Wednesday’ please share the actions you have taken to create a ‘Meaningful May’ on Seesaw!

 

Have a lovely day and keep up the hard work! You are all doing a fantastic job!

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Wednesday 29.04.20

Wellness Wednesday 29.04.20

28th April 2020

Hello all!

I hope that you are well, and looking forward to today’s challenges. I imagine that it might be getting hard to get up and get on with your tasks in your temporary classrooms, but remember it’s so important to keep practising your skills, so try your best to keep it going. I’m sending virtual high fives and thumbs up to you all! Here are today’s learning tasks.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

Today we have a SPAG focus. In our story writing earlier this year, we learnt about how effective fronted adverbials could be. I have attached some sheets and I would like you to have a go at one or two sheets of your choice, writing answers in your books. (choose the practise sheets rather than the ‘write your own story’ sheet.)

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

I have been so impressed with your inventive ways to show your working on our ‘solving all possibilities’ problems over the last couple of weeks. Here is another and I love todays task. I’m going to challenge my family at home with it. It is tricky, but once you get going, and if you work systematically, then you’ll be fine. (Also, check out the fact about playing cards in the instructions at the beginning! Amazing!!) Don’t worry about the box at the bottom, you don’t need to work on that. My top tip is…. Find all the possible ways when only putting 1 in the first box…

 

Creative Challenge – Science.

Its Tuesday….so you know what that means! Science challenge!  This week we will look at the work of Alhazen. Never heard of him? You’ll know all about him after today’s lesson! I hope you enjoy SEEING what he has to tell us. Again, this is on my own personal learning agenda tomorrow. Good Luck!

 

Finally, the range of physical activities that you are all doing is incredible! I’ve seen; Yoga, Trampolining, Walking, Football, Gymnastics, Running and much more. We are going to smash this challenge to bits Team Willows! I am very proud of you all!

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource - 28th April 2020

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resource - 28th April 2020

Creative Challenge - Science

MISS HORNE TUESDAY 28.04.20

Good Morning Year 3!

Did you know yesterday was Morse Code Day? No? Me neither! Morse Code uses dots and dashes to communicate messages to others. Maybe you could find out what your name would be using Morse Code? If you manage to, you could show me on Seesaw!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

Tuesdays focus is SPAG.

I have attached another SPAG Mat for you to have a go out. Please complete the sheet with 2 stars (sheet two) – if it’s too hard have a go at the first sheet, if you fancy a challenge you should try the third sheet.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Tuesdays numeracy focus is arithmetic.

Please complete the worksheet below which focusses on multiples. Remember a multiple is a number that is in a times table. For example, 10 is a multiple of 5.

 

Creative Activity: Science

Tuesday creative activity is science based. Head over to Mr Codd’s write up to see what he has planned for you!

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy today's activities.

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Tuesday 28.04.20

Monday 27th April 2020

MR CODD

Good Morning Guys!

Happy Monday! I hope you are well rested after the weekend and ready to go with another week of learning. I know you all logged on hoping eagerly for a joke to begin the week. Well you won’t be disappointed with this one... ‘Why do dragons sleep during the day?’ …. ‘So they can fight knights!’ Haha! (Actually that’s not great is it? Ah well, better luck next time.) You can find your learning tasks below. I hope you have another good week, keep the Seesaw photos and video clips coming.

I set you a task last week, to try and finish the MoveMoreMarch challenge we started in school last half term. I cannot believe all of the amazing activities you have been doing. Keep it up! We need to keep going until the end of April. Talking about movement, Trafford School Sport Partnership have a Twitter page that your parents can follow - @TraffordSSP. They are posting lots of ideas for physical challenges, including PE leaders from schools across Trafford setting physical challenges. If you ask your parents to follow them on Twitter, you may see a familiar face this week…

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task –

Today is a spelling focus, and I’d like you to refer back to the booklet that I attached last Monday 20th April 2020 (Statutory Spelling List – Year 3 and 4 Activity Book) The resource is still below, if you scroll down to my post from that date. I would like you to complete another two pages today, scroll down to pages 2 and 19. Complete the pages in your workbook.

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task –

For today’s task, we are going back to revise subtraction. We did so well at this in class, remembering that we sometimes need to ‘borrow from next door’ if we can’t take the bottom digit away from the top digit. Hopefully, you’ll recall how we did these in class. If you feel really confident with these, try adding digits at the beginning and end to make a 5-digit number. Can you still do it?

Creative Challenge – History

Mr Jennings has set todays History activity. I love these creative challenges, and today’s is another interesting one. I hope that you enjoy it.

 

Good luck with all of your tasks form today. As always, I’d love to see how you have got on, on Seesaw!

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resource - Monday 27th April 2020

MISS HORNE MONDAY 27.04.20

Hello!

Welcome to another week of home learning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and spent some time resting and recharging your batteries.

Last week was another scorcher, but I’ve heard it is set to rain this week…you may need to dig out your wellies and waterproof coats! I know my garden will be glad of some rain as the plants are beginning to wilt slightly but I will be sad to see the sun go!

I hope you have fun completing this week’s challenges. Here are today’s:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

On Mondays we are going to focus on spelling.

Last week I attached a spelling booklet and asked you to save it. Don’t worry if you haven’t, I have attached it again. Your task today is to complete page 2 of the booklet. Try to practise these spellings every day if possible. Could you get a grown up to test you at the end of the week?

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

On Mondays we will focus on times table practise.

I have attached a 6 times table activity sheet. Don’t worry if you can’t print it off to colour in the number grid, just write the numbers down in your Home Learning Book. I would also like you to spend at least ten minutes on TTRS today. Please use the garage area where I have set the times tables.

 

Creative Activity: History

On Mondays, our creative activity will have a history focus. Please head over to Mr Jennings Year 4 page to see today’s task.

I hope you enjoy your home learning tasks today!

 

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 24.04.20

Happy Friday! You have completed another week home learning! I hope you have enjoyed all the tasks so far. It has been great to see you all hard at work on ‘seesaw’. Seeing your smiling faces really cheers me up! I am so proud of all of you for focusing on your tasks; I know how hard that can be when the weather is so nice! 

 

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Friday’s are creative writing days! Remember to try and show off all your literacy skills so far!

Today’s writing is all about a steam train. Look at the attached prompt below.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Have a go at the number game pictured. You need to think carefully about your number card selection in order to stop your opponent making the number 15. Once you have done this you may like to make it more difficult. You could choose another number to make (instead of 15) or include more/ less digit cards.

Challenge questions:

  • Does it matter who goes first?
  • What is the best strategy for winning the game?
  • How many different ways can you make 15 using the number cards 1-9?

 

Creative activity: Geography

Mr Jennings has set you a fantastic Geography activity that I know you will have fun completing. Head over to his page to find out more.

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Friday 24.04.20

Numeracy Game: Fifteen

Friday 24th April 2020

Hola y buenos días!

I thought that since today’s creative challenge was Geography, that I’d give you a ‘good morning’ message in another language! Any ideas what language, and what it says? Maybe let me know on Seesaw? I think I may have put the wrong date on yesterday’s tasks! Apologies! (I’m losing track of the days at the minute…I had better remember today's date though…it’s my Mum's birthday! Yes I will make sure I ring her before you ask…) Hope you are all well. Let’s all have one last big push of work for the week before a weekend off!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group – Today's task is a writing task. I have posted an image below. That’s it, the story is then up to your imagination. You cannot be wrong remember! You can decide on how much you write, but remember our stories from ‘Talk for writing’ were always short, with an opening, build up, dilemma, resolution and ending. You could write a whole story over the weekend / into next week, or if you just want to set the scene with an opening and build up full of super punctuation and adjectives and adverbs, and leave it there then great! You all know I love a cliffhanger…

Think about the following questions to help you:

Where is this?

Where does it go to?

How did you arrive here?

What can you see, hear, feel, smell, touch?

What are the different huts, which will you choose? Why?

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group – Another Maths Mystery is on the cards today. You can find it below. I love this one, purely because it’s so true for every teacher – ‘The Mystery of the Missing Glue Sticks!’ We run out in class so quickly! (I think you hide them all from me….)

 

Creative Challenge – Geography -

Mr Jennings is taking over the Geography task today. Head to his post to find out what we are going to learn about our world today! I’ll definitely try this one out at home with my children!

 

I realised today that, that is another week gone, and that means that it’s another week we are closer in being together, and back at school. I have been amazed at how many of you have taken up the challenge of getting our Move More March marathon challenge completed. We are absolutely going to do it. I have tweeted Trafford School Sport Partnership and they are so impressed we are finishing it…I’ll be asking for an athlete visitor to reward you all when we get back to school. Have a good weekend.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource - 24th April 2020

23.04.20 Note from Miss Horne - It seems the PowerPoint for our art challenge didn't load properly. Here it is for those who would like to use it to help with their art work today:

Mr Codd – 22nd April 2020

 

Happy Thursday everyone!

 

I hope you are all ok. I think it’s safe to say that the exercise tally rocketed yesterday, to achieve another day along our ‘Move More March!’ (now called All Active April) Lets try and get another one done today.

 

As I’ve seen on Seesaw, you are all doing so well with your tasks, and also having fun and some relaxation time at home. I want to remind you today to be kind and helpful to everyone in your house during this time. It’s a strange situation for everyone so let’s make sure we help each other! When we were back at school I used to talk to you a lot about our classes as teams, we have to work to help each other. Now, temporarily, your household has become a team. Keep working together.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group – There will be another writing challenge along tomorrow, but after the incredible acrostic poems I saw on Seesaw last week, I thought we could have one more go at some. (lots of you certainly seemed to enjoy having a go at them last week!) This week, I am leaving the word up to you! Be creative, be inventive, be thoughtful….and have fun. Don’t forget to decorate them. I am really looking forward to sitting down and reading them all tomorrow. You can refer back to last weeks post if you aren't sure of how to construct an acrostic poem. 

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group – Today we will investigate word problems. I love working on word problems, because they ask us to use maths skills just like we would in real life. Choose a sheet that you feel happy working with and get cracking! (the third sheet is a challenge!) Good Luck.

 

Creative Challenge – Art

Miss Horne is taking charge of the creative challenge once again today. I do love art, and so Thursday’s are a day I always look forward to. Why not put on some music today, relax and get creative! I’ve had a quick look and Miss Horne has chosen one of my favourite artists, so enjoy…

 

Good luck with all of your tasks. You really are doing a great job of them so keep going! 8 days to complete for MoveMoreMarch too, so get those activities in!

 

Speak to you tomorrow.

Mr Codd

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 22.04.20

Good morning every one! Hope you are all well and getting on with your learning challenges. It was great to see so many of you keeping active yesterday as you completed Mr Codd’s ‘Move More March’ challenge!

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Thursday’s literacy work is about vocabulary development.

Today I want you to think about the word ‘Frail’. Frail means fragile, weak or feeble. Look at the attached slide and complete the activities on it.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. Remember to look back at the RUCSAC poster from last week to help you.

Please complete the attached worksheets – write the answers in your home learning book.

 

Creative activity: Art

Another artist who focussed on using colour was Piet Mondrian.  He used bold shapes and primary colours to create his works of art. Have a look at the two videos below.

This first video looks at who Piet Mondrian was:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WqN2hlii1w

 

The second video shows how his painting style developed over time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSCmWnIoRpI#

 

I have also attached a PowerPoint which contains some information about him.

 

Mondrian was most famous for his use of primary colours and geometric shapes in his paintings. Today I wanted you to have a go at creating your own version of his artwork. You can create it however you want. You could use different coloured boxes, you could cut out squares/ rectangles from coloured paper, you could mix different colours of paint, you might want to use chalks, you might use a computer programme (such as paint) or you could even get sewing and make an interesting piece of textile art! Please be as creative as you want! I have included some pictures of other children’s art work as inspiration. I can’t wait to see your creations!

 

Hope you all have a lovely day!

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Thursday 22.04.20

Inspiration for Piet Mondrian Creative Task 22.04.20

Mr Codd – 22nd April 2020

 

Morning Everyone!

I hope you got on ok with your learning challenges yesterday.

I have another mini challenge today separate from your learning! Can you remember back in school when we tried to complete a marathon of 26 miles ( A mile a day) before the end of March? It was called ‘Move More March,’ and the picture of the Pine class poster is below. We tried to do a GoNoodle / 5 a day / daily mile to complete it. We could have won an athlete visitor to school for our efforts. Well, my favourite school games value is Determination, and I wondered if we could finish the challenge?! Even though the Manchester Marathon won’t take place this year, I am a firm believer in starting what you finish.

So my challenge to you all is to move for 15 minutes and show me on Seesaw (picture or short video clip.) This could be a run on the spot, a walk around the garden, follow a 5 a day routine etc. We are 9 days away from finishing on the map, and there are 9 days left in April so, let’s do it! Weekends count too, so I will be looking out for your movement over the weekends as well. One uploaded activity a day to Seesaw from you guys will count. More would be even better! I am going to email Trafford School Sport Partnership to tell them that we are going to try and finish it! Let’s show all of the school games values and get it done! Come on Team Willows! We can do this!

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

Today I would like you to have a go at the comprehension I have attached below. It’s all about the London Marathon! Perfect for today’s special Physical Challenge! It’s so important to understand what you have read, so make sure that you read carefully and answer in full sentences. Choose the text that you feel most comfortable with. 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

Today I have set some task on Mathletics tasks for you to complete. Once you are done, try to spend some time online playing in the ‘live’ areas. Don’t forget Numbots is available too.

Creative Challenge

Miss Horne has set her usual Wellness Wednesday task today. I’m looking forward to finding out what it is. I always do the tasks with my children and we love spending a bit of time simply looking after our own Wellbeing. Enjoy todays challenge!

 

Good Luck with all of your challenges today. Please remember that they are all important!

Speak to you tomorrow!

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource - 22nd April 2020

Move More March Poster

MISS HORNE WEDNESDAY 22.04.20

Good Morning!

Wednesday means we have made it half way through the week. I hope you have been successful in your home learning so far!

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Today’s focus is Mathletics. I have set you some tasks online – please complete these to the best of your ability. The following activities can be found in the Autumn: Add and Subtract (mental) section:

  • Estimate differences
  • pyramid puzzles
  • Add three numbers

Once you have finished, aim to do at least ten minutes of live Mathletics.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Wednesday’s Literacy focus is Reading. Please choose and complete a book from Bug Club. Make sure you answer all the questions by clicking on the green bug symbol.

Remember you can choose to read a book from Bug Club at any time. You don’t need to wait until I have set you it as a home learning task.

 

Wellness Wednesday:

Thank you to all who shared some photos from you Nature Scavenger Hunt. You looked like you had fun.

I have been so pleased with the way you have all approached your home learning tasks. It has been such a big change for you all. Today’s wellness activity is going to focus on change. Change is one thing in life that will always happen – we can see it in the changes of the seasons, the change of time, you change as you get older. Often, good things come from change and we must see it as a positive.

Take a look at the attached Wellness card called ‘Everything changes’ and complete the activity.

 

 

Wellness Wednesday - Everything Changes

Mr Codd – 21st April 2020

 

Hello!

As always I hope you are all ok, continuing to enjoy the weather and work hard on your learning tasks. It’s been great to see lots of you on SeeSaw learning in lots of different, creative ways, in addition to the tasks that your teachers have set.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Task

Today I would like you to work on some SPAG work (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) I have included 2 SPAG Mats below, 2 for year 3 and two for year 4. Have a go at, at least one of the mats in your workbook. The task sheets are all very similar but get trickier as you scroll down. Complete the sheet you feel most comfortable with (Don't worry if you can remember, or don't know some of the terms. You can research them on the internet!)

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Task

Today I have set you another ‘finding all possibilities’ problem, like Emma’s firework task last week. You can find it below. Read it carefully and draw diagrams if you need to!

 

Creative Challenge – Science

I hope you enjoyed learning from Sir Isaac Newton last week. Your experiments kept me entertained on Seesaw! This week we will stay with the topic of forces and investigate another famous scientist who worked on the theories behind gravity, and push and pull forces. Galileo Galilei.

As last week, watch the video below to hear some of his theories and then have a go at the simple experiment. All you need is a rubber band and a small toy car. (other small toys will work if you can’t find a toy car!) Find a smooth surface.

Simply find a flat surface, like a dining room table, and have one person stretch a rubber band around their fingers (as seen in the picture below) then push the toy car back against the rubber band and let go. Who can get the car to stop closest to the end of the table without it falling off? Can you experiment with different objects? Could you record your results in a table? How could you accurately measure who was closest to the edge of the table? How would you make your experiment fair? Maybe you could write the task up as a scientific report, or create some dictionary definitions of the key words? There are so many forces at play here; push, pull, friction and gravity.

It’s great fun, but if you use your scientific knowledge of forces, then you will become a master at it!

Mr Codd's Science Resource - 21st April 2020

Mr Codd's Numeracy Task - 21st April 2020

MISS HORNE TUESDAY 21.04.20

Good Morning Year 3!

I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. I’m glad we had another day of sunshine – long may it continue! I’m planning on planting a few veg seeds today in order to create a little veg patch in my garden. What other activities have you got planned?

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

Tuesdays focus is SPAG.

I have set you a task on SPAG.com. Remember, it is worth writing your answers out first as if you spell a word wrong it marks the answer as incorrect even if the punctuation is!

Your password for SPAG.com should be stuck on the inside of your first home learning book.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

Tuesdays numeracy focus is arithmetic.

Please complete the worksheet below which focusses on extending number sequences.

 

Creative Activity: Science

Tuesday creative activity is science based. Head over to Mr Codd’s write up to see what he has planned for you!

 

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy today's activities.

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Tuesday 21.04.20

Mr Codd – Monday 20th April 2020

 

Good Morning Year 3 and 4!

 

I hope you all had a restful weekend? I realised, over the weekend, that I hadn’t sent you a joke recently! Apologies for that. I know you’ll all be waiting patiently, maybe desperately for one, so here we go: ‘How do you stop an astronaut’s baby from crying? You rocket!’ Haha! When you’ve stopped laughing at the joke (it may take a while, I know…) then have a go at today’s learning tasks.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

Today's activity has a spelling focus. You can find today's tasks on the attachment below. You will need to refer back to this over the next few weeks, as we will try and complete 2 pages every Monday. For today I would like you to complete the first two pages in your home learning book. (If you look at the bottom its actually pages 20 and 1!) You can try and write the words out three or four times, then write your sentences in your book too.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

Today we will revise some of the column addition work that we covered earlier this year. Remember that we looked at how to ‘carry over’ to the column on the left if the addition crosses 10. I would hope that some of you could add an extra 3 digit number of your choice, to the sums. This would give you 3 lots of 3 digit numbers.

 

Creative Challenge – History

Mr Jennings has set today's History session, and I have to say I can’t wait to have a go at it myself! Head over to Mr Jennings post for today to find out what we’ll be up to.

 

Finally, thanks to everyone who has sent in pictures on the SeeSaw website/App. It has been amazing to see you all, and the tasks that you have completed. (the flags kept me entertained for hours!) Please keep sending in your pictures; your teachers are really enjoying seeing you and commenting on them all.

Have a great day!

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resources - 20th April 2020

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resource - 20th April 2020

MISS HORNE MONDAY 20.04.20

Hello!

Welcome to another week of home learning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and spent some time resting and recharging your batteries.

Thank you to everyone who has engaged with Seesaw – I have been missing you all so it has been great to see your smiling faces! I have loved seeing all the activities you have completed. You are doing brilliantly. Keep it up!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group.

On Mondays we are going to focus on spelling.

I have attached a spelling booklet. Please save this to your computer as I will be referring to it in the future. Your task today is to complete page 1 of the booklet. Try to practise these spellings every day if possible. Could you get a grown up to test you at the end of the week?

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy group.

On Mondays we will focus on times tables.

Before school closed I mentioned we were going to shift our focus in TTRS to the 6 times tables. I have attached a 6 times table wheel for you to complete. Don’t worry if you cant print these out at home, just write the answers in your home learning books.

I would also like you to spend at least ten minutes on TTRS today. Please use the garage area where I have set the times tables.

 

Creative Activity: History

On Mondays, our creative activity will have a history focus. Please head over to Mr Jennings Year 4 page to see today's task.

 

I hope you all have a lovely day!

 

MISS HORNE FRIDAY 17.04.20

Its Friday! That means you have finished another week of home learning!

I have loved seeing all your smiling faces on Seesaw. I am so glad to see that you are having fun and enjoying your home learning tasks. You are all doing brilliantly!

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

On Fridays we are going to try and do some writing. Use this time to be creative, but try to include all the skills we have been learning about so far (that could mean using words from your spelling lists, including various punctuation or specific techniques such as a list of three adjectives).

Today’s task is going to require you to use your memory – think back to what our classroom looks like!  Look at the attached activity called ‘Shrinking – creative writing task’.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Friday’s numeracy work is going to focus on fun! We will be playing games or completing practical tasks.

Today’s game is called ‘Alphaworth’. Using the Alphaworth grid attached, work in pairs to create a word with the highest value.

Can you work out which shape has the biggest value? CIRCLE, SQUARE, RECTANGLE, TRIANGLE, PENTAGON.

Whose name has the largest total? Whose name has the smallest total?

 

Creative activity – Geography.

Mr Codd has created an interesting task today – head over to his challenge for today’s work. I’m looking forward to seeing some of your creations on seesaw!

 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Make sure you take time to rest and recharge before next week’s home learning tasks!

Speak to you soon!

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Friday 17.04.20

Alphaworth Grid 17.04.20

Mr Codd - 17th April 2020

 

Good morning all!

 

I hope, as always, that you are all staying safe and well. Firstly, can I say how much I loved seeing your ‘Sunshine’ acrostic poems yesterday on the SeeSaw App. Colourful and inventive! I loved seeing some of your Kandinsky artwork too. I hope you all had fun on your challenges yesterday. See below for today’s activities.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

Next week, I will set you a slightly longer piece of writing, to have a go at over two days. You can write as much as you like on the task. More on that next week. For today, try out the Adjective word search attached below. Adjectives are a brilliant way of livening up your writing!

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

Todays numeracy challenge is a mystery! (That’s not to say I don’t know what it is…of course I do!) I have attached a Maths Mystery. We have done similar tasks back in school, and the task consists of several pages that help you to narrow down the culprit in the mystery. My advice is to read it carefully! This is not a task that I would expect you to complete in a day, but I am setting it on a Friday so you have the weekend to perhaps finish it off. Maybe you could reveal answers on SeeSaw?! Answers are attached so no peeping!

 

Creative Challenge – Geography

We are all well aware that we are on a ‘lockdown’ at the moment and travelling far isn’t really an option.  However, Roald Amundsen didn’t let adversity stop him from being the first person to race to the South Pole! Amelia Earhart didn’t put her plans to fly solo around the world on hold because she was worried out the sturdiness of her aeroplane! Did Francis Drake and Christopher Columbus let the rough choppy seas of the world put their adventurous plans on hold? No! and neither will we! (I hope that sounded dramatic and inspiring….)

Over the next few weeks we will be using some resources to explore the world from our homes. You will find GoogleEarth, atlases, and maps most useful in the tasks we will set you. For today we will start big and investigate the whole Earth itself! See below for your challenges;

Using Google, maps or atlases find out how many continents there are in the world. Write them down. (extra challenge…. how many countries make up each continent? Which is the biggest continent in terms of countries? Which is the smallest? Can you come up with any other facts?)

Can you name the five oceans of the world?

Write your answers in your workbooks. I have attached some resources, but you can use any resources you want to.

Final Challenge – Our Earth is made up of many countries. Each country has a flag, and this is a very important symbol of that country. Your task is to draw and colour a flag from any country in the world. If you can, post a picture of your flag on the SeeSaw app and Mr Jennings, Miss Horne or I will try and comment on which country we think it is. (You can go easy on us….or give us a proper Friday challenge! Just so you know….we may have to Google it, haha!))

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resources - 17th April 2020

Mr Codd's Literacy Resources - 17th April 2020

MR CODD

Thursday 16th April 2020.

Hello! Just sending out Thursday’s learning tasks for you all to get stuck into! By now, you will hopefully know that we have an exciting new way of communicating with each other, via the SeeSaw website / app that Mr Byrne has set up for us. I’ve loved seeing some of your work already, and seeing some of you guys doing it! It made me smile a lot to see some of you again. Keep posting your work, I will visit the site when I get chance and try and leave some comments. Don’t worry if you don’t see an immediate reply, I will see your activities at some point, I promise! If you haven’t had a go yet, it would be lovely to see what you’ve been up to.  

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group

Today I want you to get creative with your writing! (I know I keep going on about it, but how amazing has the weather been?!) With that in mind, I would like you to write an acrostic poem, simply titled…SUNSHINE. For an acrostic poem we simply write the letters of the word down the side of the page of your workbook. Then we come up with some poetry lines that start with each letter. So for example in our sunshine poem, S – could be…..’Sunny days always make us smile.’ I have included some ideas to help you below. You don’t have to make your poem rhyme. I would love to see your poems on SeeSaw! (Don’t forget to decorate them!)

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group

Today I would like you to have a go at some word problems involving addition and subtraction. We looked at these concepts earlier in the year. When you are working on word problems it is very important to read the question carefully. Look for the important information (these are often the numbers mentioned in the problem) Then try to think of what you need to do to solve the problem. Look out for words that can mean the same as others! For example, subtraction word problems may often have the words ‘take away,’ ‘less than,’ or ‘fewer.’

There are two separate challenges below. Have a look at both and see which set of questions you would most like to have a go at. There are also some challenge cards attached if you’d like to have a go at them too. No pressure though!

 

Creative Challenge – Art

I hope you enjoyed Miss Horne’s Wellbeing activity on Wednesday. Miss Horne has also set up today’s art activity. Head to her post on the year 3 page and enjoy a relaxing art session!

 

Good luck with all of your tasks today.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource - Acrostic layout example -16th April 2020

MISS HORNE THURSDAY 16.04.20

Good morning every one! Did you enjoy your nature scavenger hunt yesterday? It was another lovely day and perfect for a little walk out.

Mr Byrne has sent your parents a link to set up a ‘Seesaw’ account. It would be great if you could use this platform as a way of sharing your learning with us. We would love to see photos of your home learning journey! Sometimes, we may even set you a task that needs to be completed on Seesaw. I will check Seesaw once a day and reply to as many posts as I can so please don’t worry if you don’t get a response straight away.

Here are todays tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Thursdays are going to be all about developing your vocabulary. Choosing different words in your writing makes it much more interesting- we have talked a lot in class about how different words for said, walk or even colour choices have an impact on the reader. You have also really enjoyed using dictionaries recently, so you may get asked to find the meanings of words (don’t worry if you don’t have a dictionary at home – you can always use the internet to search for the definition).

Today I want you to think about the word ‘dank’. Dank means unpleasantly damp or cold. Look at the attached slide and complete the activities on it.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

On Thursdays we will be looking at word problems. It is important that we continue to practise solving word problems and make time to understand what a question means. We often find word problems very tricky as they often include lots of different words for the same thing (e.g. total, the sum of and plus all mean the same as add).

I school we have been using the RUCSAC method to help us understand how to approach a problem in numeracy. I have attached a flow chart to help you understand. Please save this, so you can use it in future. I have also included a numeracy vocabulary poster.

Please complete the attached worksheets – write the answers in your home learning book.

 

Creative activity: Art

Thursdays creative activity is going to focus on art.

Before school closed, we made roman mosaics and during our painting session, you all really enjoyed mixing colours. I wanted to show you an artist who enjoyed mixing colours as much as you did, so today we are going to look at Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky focussed on colours and thought these were the most important part a painting. Have a watch of the video below to find out more about him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7d6zscZF5I

I have also attached a PowerPoint which contains some information about him.

One of Kandinsky’s most famous pieces was a painting called ‘Concentric Circles’ (There’s a picture of it in the PowerPoint). Today I wanted you to have a go at creating your own version of this. You can create it however you want. You could use different coloured lids from items in your cupboards (ask a grown up for permission first), you could use different size circles of cut out coloured paper, you could mix different colours of paint, you might want to use chalks, you might use a computer programme (such as paint) or you could even do some weaving! Please be as creative as you want! I have included some pictures of other children’s art work as inspiration. I can’t wait to see your creations!

 

Kandinsky Art work Inspiration

MR CODD – 15th April 2020

 

Hi Everyone,

Once again, I hope you are all well! I am sure you will all have had a chance to watch the video that the teachers made for you all? If not you’re missing a treat! You can see it on the top part of the ‘class pages ‘part of the website. I’d love to know what you thought of it…more about that tomorrow…

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group – Today I have set you a comprehension reading activity. The task is all about Garden Birds. I thought it might be appropriate as we are all at home and maybe can see lots of these birds around at the moment! You can all have a go at this one. Read the text and answer the questions in your workbook. You can choose the level of text and questions (No peeping at the answers though!)

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group – Today’s Numeracy work can be found on Mathletics, where I have set you all some mental addition and subtraction challenges. Once finished, why not stay online and have a go at some of the other tasks and online games, all practise is good practise!

 

Wellness Wednesday – Miss Horne has set the Wellness Wednesday task today. You can find it on the year 3 class page. Try your best to set aside some time for this today, looking after our own wellbeing is very important, especially at this time.

 

Have a great day everyone!

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Literacy Resource - 15th April 2020

MISS HORNE WEDNESDAY 14.04.20

Good morning!

I hope you managed to complete Tuesday’s learning tasks ok and have got back in to the swing of learning. It was another lovely day yesterday; did you manage to spend some time outside? Frankie has loved spending time sunbathing in our little garden and we’ve been able to have the doors wide open to let some fresh air in! Everything seems so much better when the sun is shining.

Here are today's learning tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

Wednesdays literacy will have a reading focus. It could be a task focussed on what you have been reading at home or a simple comprehension activity.

Your first reading activity is a Book Bingo game. Have a look around your house. Can you find books which link to each of the squares? If you can’t find a book in your house, you could use the internet to search for books that fit that criteria. Once you have found a book, write down the title and author. Can you develop some kind of key when filling in your grid? Maybe you could use a one colour to write down the books you have read and another to write down the books you would like to read. How you use the Book Bingo sheet is up to you.

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group

Each Wednesday, I will be setting you a couple of tasks to complete on Mathletics. The tasks will be set on topics you have already covered in school so you should have a good understanding of them. Please complete these tasks to the best of your ability, always aiming to get as close to 100% as you can. Can you please complete the following tasks on the topic of Adding and Subtracting (mental):

  • Complements to 50 and 100
  • Magic Mental Subtraction
  • Estimate Sums

Once you have finished your set tasks, spend some time (at least ten minutes) on Live Mathletics. Can you spot any one from our school playing at the same time as you?

 

Wellness Wednesday

It’s so easy at times like this, to lock ourselves away and spend too much time staring at a screen (playing video games, spending time on your phone/iPad, watching TV). However, in order to keep our minds and bodies healthy, it’s important to connect with nature and get fresh air. For today’s Wellness Wednesday task, I would like you to go on a walk and complete a nature scavenger hunt. I have attached one that you could use, or you might like to develop your own – you can make it as easy or as complicated as you wish! Take time to notice the things that are around you. Maybe you will spot something you haven’t seen before. If you are unable to go for a walk, you could complete a scavenger hunt in your garden.

 

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Wednesday 15.04.20

Tuesday 14th April 2020

MR CODD

 

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all ok, and are staying healthy, safe and happy. I also hope you had a great Easter. (I wonder how many of you have any eggs left?!) The weather has continued to be great which has been fantastic. My only disappointment is that I haven’t been able to share the sunny days with you; hopefully that time will be soon! Are you all ready to get stuck into some learning again? Of course you are! Here are today’s instructions;

 

Everyday, I would like you to complete 20 minutes of reading, from any reading resource you have access to at home, including Bug Club, or personal reading books or magazines. This is really important! You should also complete 15 minutes of Numbots or TTRS. Finally, you need to make sure you stay active. (Use Joe Wicks, 5-a-day Fitness or you could use some of the ideas that the teachers set before Easter…. or just be creative!) I won’t post these activities daily from now on, but I will expect you to do them as part of your new home routines.

 

Over the next few weeks, I am going to try to stick to a rough structure so you know the kinds of activities you will be expected to complete each day. The idea behind the teachers’ activities this half term is that you have fun and exercise your brain!

Each day I will set you a Literacy and Numeracy activity to complete as well as a ‘creative’ activity. We will try and base these activities around a particular topic so that it is similar to the way we learn at school.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group– To start us off today, I have attached the Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling List. We will do some spelling activities over the next few weeks, so this will be useful to go back to. Today’s task is simple. Choose 5 words (they can be from either list) and challenge yourself to learn them. You could have some fun with them (push ups as you spell out the word, or see how many times you can get the word into a conversation…. this is even better when they don’t know you are trying to do it!)

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group– Today I have included a ‘finding all possibilities’ Numeracy puzzle. You can find it attached below. (Emma’s Fireworks) Have a go at solving the problems in your work book. If you answer the problems correctly, as an extension, can you find out what numbers from 1-25 can be made with 3 and 4 star fireworks? (e.g – 8 can be made with a 2 lots of 4 star rockets!) Can all numbers above 3 be made?

 

Year 3 and 4 Science – Today’s foundation session is Science. I though for this half term we could enjoy learning about some of the most famous scientists throughout history! I will try and post a fact page or video clip about the scientist (Just to read / watch and enjoy!) and maybe a mini practical activity for you to try based on some of that particular scientists work or discoveries! This week…one of my favourite scientists ever…..ladies and gentlemen…..SIR ISAAC NEWTON!!! Watch the video clip and have a go at the experiments investigating gravity.

 

You may notice over the coming weeks that we may go over some previous learning, and hopefully you’ll notice that we will follow a pattern with our learning (for example, you can expect Science as a foundation subject on a Tuesday) I won’t write in as much detail to explain in as much detail over the coming days. This post will always be available for you to look back on if you forget anything!

 

Good luck with today’s tasks, I’m hoping that we will be able to see each other very soon.

 

Mr Codd

Mr Codd's Numeracy Resources - 14th April 2020

Mr Codd's Literacy Resources - 14th April 2020

Mr Codd's Science Resources - Tuesday 14th April 2020

MISS HORNE TUESDAY 14.04.20

 Hello Every one!

 

Welcome back to your home learning. I hope you have had a nice break. Hasn’t the weather been nice recently? We’ve enjoyed spending time in our garden and going for little walks down the canal. It’s so strange not welcoming you all through the classroom door today, but I’m excited to be starting on a new set of home learning tasks with you.

 

Over the next few weeks, I am going to try to stick to a rough structure so you know the kinds of activities you will be expected to complete each day. You will not be expected to do any ‘new’ learning, but just to have fun and exercise your brain!

Each day I will set you a Literacy and Numeracy activity to complete as well as a ‘creative’ activity. We will try and base these activities around a particular topic so that it links to the learning we do at school.

 

I will also expect you to complete 10 minutes on either Numbots or TTRS as well as reading (this could be on Bugclub or any other reading material you have at home such as books or magazines) and completing some form of physical activity (that could be a Joe Wicks session, a challenge previously set to you by your teachers, 5-a-day or Go Noodle). I will not be directly setting you these challenges, it’s up to you to complete them!

 

 

 

Here are today's tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group

On Tuesdays, Literacy will have a SPAG focus.

Today’s task is to complete the attached SPAG mat. If you can’t print it out, please write your answers in your home learning book. Please complete sheet 2 (with 2 stars at the bottom).

Remember:

A verb is a word that is used to describe or indicate action (a ‘doing’ word)

A compound noun contains two or more words that join together to make a single noun, like "keyboard."

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group

On Tuesday’s numeracy will have an arithmetic focus.

Please complete the attached sheet looking at odd and even numbers.

 

Creative Activity: Science

On Tuesdays, our creative activity will have a science focus. Please head over to Mr Codd’s Learning tasks to see what he has set you.

 

I hope you don’t find these tasks too onerous. Remember to take time to have fun as well as well as completing your learning.

 

 

Miss Horne's Learning Resources Tuesday 14.04.20

Thursday 9th April 2020

 

Hi Everyone, 

 

Just sending you all a quick message once again. I hope that you are all enjoying your Easter holidays and getting up to some fun in the sunshine. there seems to be lots of things to watch, see and do around at the moment, so i am sure that you are keeping busy! I also hope that you and your families are all well and making the most of the opportunity to spend some time together, where and when you can. 

 

It has been nice to see one or two of you out and about on your daily exercise as I have traveled to and from school. (lots of people seem to be paying a visit to the school gates to see the amazing rainbow hand print design on the entrance doors!) 

 

I have been really busy at home; the days seem to fly by!  Yesterday i managed to do Joe Wicks, as well as get out for a run in the sunshine. Alex has continued to work on his goal count. It now stands at 728....with a few more to come today I'm sure! Charlotte made some cards for her best friends yesterday, which she will give to them when she gets back to Nursery. She decorated them with everything she could find...I have never seen so many 'Frozen' character stickers in my life...

 

I'll leave you with a classic challenge. A tongue twister. 'How much wood, would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?' You'll all have heard it before, (I am actually the champion at this, so bring on the challenges when you get back to school!!) Who can become the champion in your house?

 

Right, time for Joe Wicks in ten minutes, so ill say bye for now. I'll be back to post some home learning tasks on Tuesday 14th April. Until then, stay safe and well, and keep smiling!

 

Mr Codd

Friday 3rd March 2020

 

Hello!

Just thought I would do a little ‘check in’ with you all – I hope you are all well and enjoying the Easter Holidays.

We are all well and healthy here and trying to fill our days with as much fun and enjoyment as possible. Sam and I have been keeping each other entertained by finding tricky riddles and trying to catch each other out. Here are some of our favourites:

 

  • There’s a one-storey house where everything is yellow. The walls are yellow. The doors are yellow. Even all the furniture is yellow. The house has yellow beds and yellow couches. What colour are the stairs?
  • What can you hear, but not see or touch, even though you control it?
  • I am often following you and copying your every move. Yet you can never touch me or catch me. What am I?

 

Can you solve them?

 

Frankie is absolutely loving us being at home and just wants all the fuss and attention he can get. He still insists that he is a lap dog and tries his best to sit on my knee despite weighing around 4 stone. Today, he really struggled to understand that he can go outside and come back in using the patio door. He has been going out through the patio door but trying to come back in through the kitchen. It’s taken a lot of persuasion (and treats) to show him that it isn’t a one-way system!

 

It’s been great to hear that some of you have been in contact using ‘Zoom’ – I’m glad you are managing to keep in touch with your friends. It’s very important to maintain our relationships through difficult times like this. My friends and I will be having a little catch up tonight!

 

We all miss you very much and I know we are looking forward to being back in school when we can see you again. I hope it won’t be long until I get to see your smiling faces!

 

I’ll do another post next week to see how you all are!

 

Miss Horne

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020. 

 

Hi Everyone!

 

Just thought I'd send a quick message to you all out there, to say hello and let you know what I've been up to! I hope you are all well, and of course keeping active and exercising your brains too. What's that you're all thinking? You miss my jokes?....and you're desperate for another one? Well...if you insist....'How do you plan a space party?'....'PLANET EARLY' hahahaha!

 

As you can imagine, I've been kept very busy by my two children. Today for example, has been a combination of recreating the Olympics in the back garden with Alex, (you should try it!) as well as standing in goal as he smashed (according to him...) 300 goals past me. Then it was inside for some yoga with Charlotte....we just sat on the floor and closed our eyes for a bit, and then the session finished with her painting my nails a lovely pink colour. 

 

I've done Joe Wicks PE Workout everyday, some days twice! I hope you are keeping moving a lot, its so good for you in so many ways. 

 

I'll leave you with two ideas for things you could have a go at during the holidays, based on things we have done in our house over the last few days;

 

Yesterday, Alex asked me what the worlds tallest building was. We used this as an opportunity for some research, and found it was the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. (828 metres!) we made a fact file about it, then imagined it laid down flat on the floor, and used our daily exercise to run the distance to actually see how high it was, as if we were running up it to the top! Then we ran back down. Try it out with a parent! You wont believe how tall it is, especially if you can do it on a nice long road. (Make sure you practise social distancing!)

 

Secondly, and simply, try and include 3 random acts of kindness in each day. This needs no explanation, you're all brilliant at it anyway.

 

As always, its strange 'talking' to you, without you laughing, listening and questioning the things we discuss. I hope that you are all well, and i cant wait to hear all your news when i get the chance to see you all again! 

 

See you soon, 

 

Mr Codd

Friday 27th March 2020

MR CODD

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you got on ok with your learning challenges today. This will be the last time I set you some learning challenges, before Easter. I want to say to you that you have EARNED a rest this holiday. We have worked so hard this term, since Christmas, and achieved so much. You need to make sure you have a rest. All of the activities, set by all three of your teachers will be available over the holidays should you wish to have a look, and you have a spare half an hour, but remember a holiday is called a holiday for a reason…to have a good rest! Mr Jennings, Miss Horne and I will be posting things occasionally over the holidays, just to say hello, on these pages so keep looking at the website!

 

Mr Codd’s Reading Group – Today’s reading challenge is to go on bug club and complete some books that have been set for you on there. As we go through the Easter Holidays, it is very important to keep reading. If you have a spare 30 minutes, you can write your own comprehension questions, create character profiles, book reviews (would you recommend the book etc) While we won’t set tasks throughout the Easter holidays, reading is a subject where you can do your own learning! Please make sure you keep up with your reading.

 

Mr Codd’s Writing Group – I hope you have managed to get some writing done based on ‘Back In Time’ (Our Roman version!) Wherever you are up to, opening, build up or dilemma, it would be a shame to stop now, wouldn’t it? Haha. So, next we look at a resolution and ending. The resolution is where the character gets in the most danger and escapes just in time. The ending is where everything returns to normal. Maybe the character has some explaining to do? Remember, I’m not there to guide you through, so please, just enjoy the opportunity to write and don’t worry too much about the features! Use our model text to help you.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group – We have worked so well on fractions this half term. Today will be the last challenges I will set on this topic. You will find a PowerPoint that you can look through based on Fractions of amounts which we covered a couple of weeks ago. This work covers both Year 3 and 4 objectives, but its sensible to try and go through as much as you can, regardless of the year group you are in. Also below are some Varied Fluency and Problem Solving Sheets. Feel free to have a go at as many questions as you can over the next couple of weeks. Answer in your home learning book.

 

Mr Codd’s Physical Challenge – I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s 5,4,3,2,1 challenge…I got soundly beaten by my two children, who didn’t understand that throwing the ball at Daddy’s face at 100 miles an hour wasn’t part of the game…..argh! Haha! Today I would like you to Have a look at the A-Z sheet attached below. You can create all sorts of games with this…be creative! Making names of family etc is always good (I SHOULD INSIST THAT IN THE INTERESTS OF SAFETY, THAT YOU REPLACE ‘M’ WITH ANOTHER ACTIVITY….NO SOMERSAULTS PLEASE...I DO WANT TO SEE YOU ALL INJURY FREE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!) If anyone can complete ‘MR CODD IS AWESOME’ in moves then surely house points will be in order when we get back to school…

 

Miss Horne’s Art Challenge -

Using whatever materials you have (e.g. paint, felt tips, coloured pencil crayons, collage, pencil, crayons, chalk etc.) create a portrait of someone who lives in your house. You could research a famous artist (such as Van Gogh) and create a portrait in the same style. See Miss Horne’s ‘Portraits PowerPoint’ to give you some ideas.

 

Ok, so well done, that’s a week done, went quick didn’t it?! A week closer to us all being together learning and having fun again! Work hard today, and make sure you rest over the Holidays. I’ll send you a message next week…. Look out for it!

Mr Codd's Physical Challenge - Friday 27th March 2020

MISS HORNE

Friday 27/03/20

CONGRATULATIONS! You survived your first week of home learning! I hope that so far it has been a pleasant experience and you have enjoyed all the tasks you have been set.

Next week is the start of the Easter holidays. There will be no work set for the next two weeks. However, Mrs Warren will continue to post her ‘Thought for the day’ and I’m sure if you check back here, Mr Jennings, Mr Codd and I will give you little updates (and maybe a few rubbish jokes) to keep you all entertained!

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

I hope you have found the Classroom Secrets PowerPoints and worksheets straightforward and easy to understand. We are sticking with tenths today and will be looking at tenths as decimals. There is no easy way around it but just to learn of by heart that one tenth is the same as 0.1, two tenths is the same as 0.2, three tenths is the same as 0.3 as so on. Just like yesterday, please work through the teaching PowerPoint, writing down the answers to any questions in your home learning journal. Then complete one sheet from the varied fluency pack and one sheet from the reasoning and problem solving pack. As per previous days, start on sheet 3. Complete sheet 2 if you find it too hard, or move on to sheet 4 if you find it to easy.

Once you have completed this, use TTRS for at least 10 minutes.

When we return from the Easter holidays we will look at fractions of an amount (eg ¾ of 8). If you have a little time over the break, you could begin some practise in this area. As always, use your online learning platforms as much as possible during the holiday.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

I hope you have completed all the reading challenges and enjoyed reading for pleasure over the past few days. Today, however, I would like you to complete a comprehension activity. I have included a text called ‘Captain Flint’, some questions and word work. If you feel up to it, complete one of the extension tasks.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group Reading challenge:

Make a reading den.

Some of you may be lucky enough to already have a tepee or tent in your house or garden that you could turn in to a little reading nook/ den. If not, you can always create your own. You could take some blankets outside and drape them over the washing line or chairs. You could find a quiet spot in your house and make it cosy. I would love to see what you come up with!

 

Miss Horne’s Physical Challenge:

Have a dance party! Pop on your favourite tunes, crank up the volume and get moving and grooving! For extra fun, kill the lights and turn on some fun lighting, like fairy lights, a disco ball or some lava lamps.

 

Miss Horne’s Art Challenge:

Using whatever materials you have (e.g. paint, felt tips, coloured pencil crayons, collage, pencil, crayons, chalk etc.) create a portrait of someone who lives in your house. You could research a famous artist (such as Van Gogh) and create a portrait in the same style. I have attached a Portraits PowerPoint to give you some ideas.

Reading Comprehension Friday 27.03.20

Thursday 26th March 2020.

MR CODD

Hi Guys!! Well, another beautiful day of sunshine. I had a laugh to myself today about how many times we looked out of the window in the classroom through the winter and saw rainy skies, and I promised you the sun would arrive one day….and it has! Can’t wait to share a sunny day with you all. I hope you are all ok, and your learning tasks are still going well.

 

Mr Codd’s Reading Group – Today I would like you to read a book, either a whole short story, or a chapter of a book. Share it with a parent or grown up, and read a page each. Who can add the best expression?

 

Mr Codd’s Writing Group – Today I would like you to continue with our new story, based on ‘Back In Time.’ Remember, I uploaded the story yesterday, and asked you to write a short opening. It would be a shame to leave it there, (even though you know I love a good cliff-hanger!) Today I would like you to write the build-up, and dilemma section, in your home learning book. Remember;

Build Up Section – this is where the character will realise they are in a different time; the Historical clues will help here. What would they see from Roman times? How would they feel?

Dilemma – This section is where danger presents itself. What could happen to alarm or scare our character? Think about the kinds of dangers that may have been around in Roman times!

Please spend some more time reading ‘Back In Time’ to remind you of the adjectives, adverbs, punctuation and similes you should be used to using by now.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group – Begin todays lesson by choosing a times table from; x4,x6,x8. How many times can you write the whole times table for that number up to x12 in 5 minutes? Set a timer…you’ll be surprised at how fast the time goes! This is a favourite game of ours in our Numeracy group. Challenge yourself if you’d like by changing the times table each time!

For your main lesson, please complete the activities on fractions set on Mathletics. Tomorrow will be our last session on Fractions. You have done brilliantly so far!

 

Mr Codd’s Physical Challenge – Today I am setting one of my favourites, and an activity you’ll probably remember from my PE lessons…5,4,3,2,1..BLAST OFF! So, grab a ball, any size, even a scrunched up bit of paper will do. Stand 2 metres apart (a sensible distance I feel!) Then throw the ball / paper to a partner. You do 5 throws without dropping the ball, and then swap places, then 4 throws and catches and swap places….and so on until you do 1…and swap and shout BLAST OFF! If its easy, then challenge yourselves. Can you throw and catch with one hand? Your weaker hand? Throw and turn around? The possibilities are endless.

 

Mr Codd’s Science Activity – Of course, at the moment, we all know how important it is to wash our hands. Some of you may remember the mini experiment we did in my class a while back with glitter? (I put glitter on my hands and we shook hands around the class….the glitter spread from hand to hand to show how easy it is for germs to spread!) How did we get the glitter off? By washing our hands thoroughly! My children at home have been asking me lots of questions about why they need to wash their hands so much and so tomorrow while you try this experiment, I will do it with them too! It will involve Pepper! (Powdered pepper is best) Imagine that the pepper flakes are germs…

Find the attached experiment sheet, and carry it out. There are suggestions for trying other liquids in the water too.

For those of you that are budding Scientists….(I know a lot of you are!) Perhaps you might like to write your findings up as a science report as an optional task?

 

Lastly, a quick reminder that Mrs Warren has a page / area for posting at the bottom of our ‘class pages’ area on the website. Make sure you try and have a look at what she is posting! Speak to you tomorrow.

Mr Codd's Science Experiment - 26th March 2020

MISS HORNE

THURSDAY 26/03/20

Hello Year 3!

Hope you are all well and are enjoying your learning tasks so far! We had a go at Joe Wicks work out yesterday – Frankie got very excited and licked my face each time I tried to do a crunch. I hope you were more successful!

Here's today's learning tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Today we will we looking at something we haven’t covered in class yet: counting in tenths. I have attached the teaching PowerPoint for your grown up to look at and go through with you. Use your home learning journal to note down any answers to the questions as you go. It should be pretty straight forward. Then I would like you to complete one varied fluency sheet (have a go at sheet three -starting question 5a), as well as one reasoning and problem solving sheet (have a go at sheet 3 -starting 4a). Just like yesterday, if you find these sheets to hard, go back a sheet. Or if you find them too easy, go forward a sheet. However, you should always try to challenge yourself; don’t just take the easy option!

Once you have finished, spend some time (around ten minutes if possible) on one of the online learning platforms - you could try Numbots, TTRS or Mathletics. The choice is yours! Have fun!

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

A fun writing task today. I have attached a set of writing prompts. They have a picture at the top and a set of questions to help direct your writing. Scroll through and find a picture you like. Use the questions to help you structure your own short story and create a plan. Once you have collected your ideas together, begin writing! I don’t expect your finished story to be more than one side of A4, but if you can write more that would be fantastic. As we have spent so much time focussing on inverted commas, it would be great if you could use some speech. I have included a little ‘Inverted Comma Rules’ PowerPoint which you can use as a reminder.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group Reading challenge:

I hope you found an interesting story to listen to yesterday, or maybe even discovered a new favourite author!

One of my favourite places to read is in bed…so today’s reading challenge is to ‘cosy up with a good book’. Pull the duvet up around you, grab your favourite teddies and snuggle down!

 

Miss Horne’s Physical Challenge:

This is a challenge for all you ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fans! Darcey Bussell has created a dance fitness group called DDMIX. If you give their page a ‘like’ on Facebook, they release a daily shake up session every day at half one that you can join in with. You may wish to try Mr Codd’s or Mr Jennings’ physical challenge.

 

Mr Codd’s Science Activity – Of course, at the moment, we all know how important it is to wash our hands. Some of you may remember the mini experiment we did in my class a while back with glitter? (I put glitter on my hands and we shook hands around the class….the glitter spread from hand to hand to show how easy it is for germs to spread!) How did we get the glitter off? By washing our hands thoroughly! My children at home have been asking me lots of questions about why they need to wash their hands so much and so tomorrow while you try this experiment, I will do it with them too! It will involve Pepper! (Powdered pepper is best) Imagine that the pepper flakes are germs…

Find the attached experiment sheet, and carry it out. There are suggestions for trying other liquids in the water too.

For those of you that are budding Scientists….(I know a lot of you are!) Perhaps you might like to write your findings up as a science report as an optional task?

 

Mr Codd's Science Experiment - 26th March 2020

MISS HORNE

WEDNESDAY 25/03/20

Good morning!

Yesterday was such a lovely day! I hope you managed to get outside and enjoy the sun for a bit. Fingers crossed for another sunny day today.

How are you all finding your learning tasks? I hope you are not finding them too complicated and are managing to complete them. Remember, all I ever ask of you, is that you try your best. If you are struggling with any of the tasks set, don’t worry! Try to complete something based on your learning. For example, you could try using Numbots or TTRS instead.

Here's your learning tasks for today:

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

The work you completed yesterday looked at making the whole. Today we are going to be focussing on tenths (recapping the work we did on Thursday last week). In this activity, the denominator will always be 10. Start with sheet three (question four), but as yesterday, if you find this too difficult start on the sheet before. Aim to do two sheets – either sheet two and three, or, sheet three and four.  

Once you’ve finished, please go on Numbots. Aim to complete at least ten minutes playing.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

We are returning to some work on inverted commas today – last day focussing on them, I promise! We will be using a Classroom secrets pack today – it’s set out in a similar way to the numeracy work we do in class and includes some problem solving activities. There is a PowerPoint attached which your grown up can go through with you. Each slide has a question. Use your Home Learning book to note down your response, then check it against the answers on the following slide. Complete a sheet from the ‘Varied Fluency’ pack followed by a sheet from the ‘Application and Reasoning’ pack. Start with sheet 3 (question four) but, just like the numeracy, if you find this too difficult, complete sheet 2 (question 1). I only expect you to complete one sheet from each pack.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group Reading challenge:

Lots of celebrities and authors are reading stories out loud online: Oliver Jeffers reads some of his stories on Instagram Stories, there is an Instagram account called ‘savewithstories’ where different celebrities read stories out loud and Audible are offering some children’s stories for free. Find a story that has been read out loud, or ask a grown up to read a story to you. Try to answer the following questions:

  • What is the story about? Can you identify five key events?
  • Who is the main character? What challenges do they face?
  • What would you have done differently if you were the main character?
  • Who would you recommend this story to and why?

You can jot down your answers in your Home Learning book.

 

Miss Horne’s Physical Challenge:

Use the ‘What’s your name?’ activity below. Spell out your name and complete the different activities. If you are feeling energetic, spell out someone else’s name as well!

You may wish to try Mr Codd’s or Mr Jennings’ physical challenge.

 

Wellness Wednesday Challenge

We normally have a ‘Wellness Wednesday’ on the first Wednesday of each half term. However, during this challenging time, the teachers thought it would be a good idea to set you a weekly wellness challenge. This week’s focus is ‘Gratitude’. Attached below is a sheet outlining how to create your own gratitude jar which will help you to focus your thoughts on all the positive things in life.

Wednesday 25.03.20 Physical Challenge

Wednesday 25th March 2020.

MR CODD

Hi everyone. I know that you have probably only just stopped laughing at yesterday’s fantastic joke, so I won’t distract you with another one! It was another sunny day yesterday, and again I hope you got some time outside in the fresh air, as well as finding your learning tasks ok. I am of course missing you all, and I’m counting down the days until I see you again. Fingers crossed its soon!

 

Mr Codd’s Reading Group – We have assigned Bug Club books, and you all took home your tried and tested passwords last week. Today I would like you to choose a book or two from your allocation and have a read. Don’t forget to tap on the bug icons to reveal questions about what you have just read.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group – Time to get writing! Back in school we had been working hard on the ‘Back in Time’ Text. This was a time travel story (I’ve posted it below so you can remind yourselves) We had just got to ‘boxing up’ the story and discussing our own ideas. Today I would like you to write the opening to a story about a similar tale of time travel, but the character will travel back to Ancient Rome! You can use our model story to guide you as closely as you wish. Don’t forget correct punctuation, similes, fronted adverbials, historical clues and adjectives and adverbs to interest the reader. Remember it’s just the opening today. Use the model text to see what it should look like. How will your character travel back in time? Where will they be at the beginning of the story? Will you start with some speech?

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group – I had a quick look on the Mathletics website earlier and I was delighted that so many of you had had a go at the tasks posted earlier this week. Not only this, you had done brilliantly on your tasks! I have assigned more tasks based on our fractions theme today, so you should be able to access them. Don’t forget a daily dose of 15 minutes on TTRS or timetables.co.uk will be a great mental starter!

 

Mr Codd’s Physical Challenge – I hope you have been inspired by Joe Wicks YouTube challenges. (We are trying so hard to get a ‘Willows Shout Out’ for you all!! Keep doing the routines and listening out…) Today I want you to become your very own Joe Wicks! Create an 8 exercise ‘circuit’ of routines and teach it to your family, you could even film it just like the man himself! (You can even use Joe Wicks ideas for your routine) Remember its 30 seconds activity and then rest for 30 seconds. Write down your plan, maybe with diagrams. When we get back to school I will use the best ones in some of our PE lessons!

 

Wellness Wednesday Activity – While we have a Wellness Wednesday on the first Wednesday of every half term in school, we thought that it would be good to have one every week while we are off. This week’s focus is ‘Gratitude.’ While things are a bit difficult for us at the moment, I always say to you in school that we should try and find a positive in every challenging situation! The sheet below will ask you to create your own gratitude jar, to focus your thoughts on the things that you can do, despite the current challenging situation.

 

Good Luck with your tasks as always, I’ll be in touch tomorrow!

MR CODD

TUESDAY 24th March 2020

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a good day yesterday, and that you managed to find all of the online learning tasks ok?

Your tasks for today are below. I know that you’ll be missing my hilarious jokes already… so here’s one to get your day off to a good start. ‘how do you make an octopus laugh? With ten-tickles!’ Haha!  (Ten-tickles? Tentacles?....OK I thought it was funny) Good luck with your tasks today.

 

Mr Codd’s Literacy Group – I hope you managed to get some sentences written with our ‘direct speech’ focus yesterday. Today I have included a link below to a document. There are 10 sentences each with a verb missing. Choose a verb from the word bank, and write the sentence in your book, with correct punctuation. Feel free to change the sentences, but just make sure they are punctuated correctly! (The answers, or suggestions are at the bottom of the document….no peeping!)

 

Mr Codd’s Reading Group – Today I would like you to read personally again. 20/30 minutes. Just enjoy reading a book of your choice. Feel free to talk to an adult about what you have read, characters, events etc. Find a sunny, or cosy spot in your house, relax and read.

 

Mr Codd’s Numeracy Group –

Spend 15 minutes on TTRS. As Yesterday.

Today we are going to demonstrate fractions of amounts using items from around the house (if you can find them!) You could use rice grains, dried pasta, marbles, sweets etc. for example show 3/8 of 24. When we worked on fractions of amounts we constantly used the idea of sweets….so 24 sweets shared by 8 groups. We shared them out and then counted how many in 3 of those groups. So 3/8 of 24 is 9.

Can you demonstrate the following fractions using items from around the house? If you can, explain how you do this to a parent or helper.

2/4 of 20             3/4 of 16             6/8 of 32             1/7 of 35             3/10 of 60           1/3 of 15

1/3 of 30             1/9 of 36             4/5 of 20             2/3 of 21             5/6 of 30             6/7 of 28

Challenge – I am reading a book which is 55 pages long. I have read 1/5 of it. How many pages have I got left to read?

 

Mr Codd’s Physical Challenge – For today’s physical challenge I want you to incorporate the alphabet! (This will feature in more challenges over the coming days…) Today I want you to think of a physical activity for every letter of the alphabet, and mime a sport or physical activity beginning with that letter for 30 seconds! See if someone in your house can guess them all. You have to carry out the mime for 30 seconds, as energetically as possible, before a guess is allowed. (For example, as I type this I am Ballet Dancing…so that’s B!… Good Luck with X!)

PSHE Challenge:

Kindness is something we can show at all times. By being kind we can strengthen our relationships and build new ones. It can help us feel happier too and releases happy chemicals within our body. This week’s PSHE challenge is to ask someone in your house if they need help. It could be as simple as helping to wash the pots or tidy up around the house.  You could even help your siblings with their home learning! Kindness makes our world a happy and caring place to live in. Let’s show kindness to others and help them feel good.

 

Good luck with your tasks for today. Remember that Miss Horne and Mr Jennings are uploading daily tasks too, and there are learning packs at the bottom of the class pages, so if you want extra you can always find more.

Mr Codd's Literacy - Punctuating Direct Speech - 24th March 2020

MISS HORNE

TUESDAY 24/03/20

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s learning tasks. Don’t worry if you didn’t manage to complete everything – just do your best!

Here are today’s tasks:

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:

Yesterday, to ease you in to your home learning, I set you some tasks on Mathletics. However, today I would like you to complete the attached worksheet from Classroom Secrets. Before school closed on Friday, we had been looking at fractions. We know that the numerator is the number above the line on a fraction and the denominator is the number below the line. Today’s task is to find fraction pairs that make a whole (we looked at this on Wednesday last week). Remember, the denominator will always be the same. Please start from sheet three (question four). If you find this too hard, do the sheet before. Aim to complete two sheets (either sheet two and three or sheet three and four). The answers are given on page 5 so your grown up can check your work. Please don’t worry if you can’t print the sheets out, just write down the answers in your home leaning books.

Once you’ve finished, have a go on Mathletics Live. Aim to complete at least ten minutes playing.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

I hope yesterday’s SPAG.com test wasn’t too hard and you all managed to give it a good go. To give us a little break from SPAG I want you to do a little bit of writing (we will return to inverted commas tomorrow). I have attached a ‘Think and Write’ PowerPoint. There is a picture followed by instructions which tell you what to include in each sentence. The final slide gives you some examples of what you could have ‘Thought and Wrote’. Try to extend your sentences and make them as interesting as possible.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group Reading challenge:

Log in to Bug Club, find a book you think you will like and read it!

 

Miss Horne’s Physical Challenge:

How many star jumps can you do in a 30 seconds? Record your results. Repeat this at various points in the day – Can you beat your first score?

You may wish to try Mr Codd’s or Mr Jennings’ physical challenge.

 

Miss Horne’s PSHE Challenge:

Kindness is something we can show at all times. By being kind we can strengthen our relationships and build new ones. It can help us feel happier too and releases happy chemicals within our body. This week’s PSHE challenge is to ask someone in your house if they need help. It could be as simple as helping to wash the pots or tidy up around the house.  You could even help your siblings with their home learning! Kindness makes our world a happy and caring place to live in. Let’s show kindness to others and help them feel good.

 

Reminder: There are additional home learning packs at the very bottom of this page (keep scrolling). These are optional and only if you wish to complete more. 

MISS HORNE

MONDAY 23.03.20 

Good Morning!

Hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. Please find below your activities for today. I know you will all be working hard over the next few days but please make sure you include some fun activities as well such as playing board games or watching TV. 

 

Miss Horne’s Numeracy Group:        

Please complete the activities set on Mathletics (Fractions: Are you ready? / Model Fractions/ Partition in to equal parts) and then try to complete at least 10 minutes of TTRS work. Please use the Garage section of TTRS as this is the Times Tables that you have been assigned.

 

If you are looking for extra learning tasks, I have attached a home learning numeracy pack that you can work through. However, this is NOT a requirement. This is only if you would like to complete more

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group:

We have been focussing on inverted commas in class. I have set a test on SPAG.com called ‘Direct Speech Punctuation A’. Please be aware that if you are typing an answer all the words must be spelt correctly for you to be awarded the mark (even if the punctuation is correct). Try to write out your sentence first and check for any spelling mistakes before typing in your answer.

 

Miss Horne’s Literacy Group Reading Challenge:

Find a book you enjoy and read it to someone in your household. It could be a brother or sister or your mum and dad. Try to use expression when characters speak and pay attention to punctuation.

 

Physical Challenge:

Go Noodle (www.gonoodle.com) is free to access (you may need to set up an account). If you can access it, have a go at two Go Noodle activities. If you are unable to set up a Go Noodle account, you can access some of the videos on You Tube (just search Go Noodle).

You might like to have a go at Mr Jennings’ or Mr Codd’s Physical challenges!

 

Theme – History (the same activity for all year 3/4 children)

Recently we have been learning about Roman structures (Aqueduct, basilica, bathhouse) However, arguably the most famous Roman structure still standing is Hadrian’s Wall. Can you use the internet to help you answer these 5 questions about it? Try to write answers in your own words as much as you can! (Useful to Google: ‘Hadrian’s Wall KS2)

•What is Hadrian’s Wall?

•Where is Hadrian’s wall? (Where does it start and end too!)

•When was it built?/ How long did it take to build?

•Why was Hadrian’s Wall built?

•How impressive do you think it is out of 10? Give a reason for your answer.

 

MR CODD

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

 

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a good weekend. The sun was shining! Here are your very first home learning tasks. Remember to work hard on them, as if you were in our classrooms. Don’t feel that you have to do them all at once, make sure you take breaks in between.

 

Mr Codd's Literacy Group – My Year 3 Literacy group have had some SPAG.COM work set for them. Log in and you should be able to find the tasks. You will need to complete the tasks before doing anything else. For my Year 4’s I would like you to do some sentences in your ‘home learning books.’ Write out a page of sentences, that contain direct speech. You need to remember to include inverted commas, and use other punctuation within the inverted commas! (remember to use alternatives to ‘said!’)

e.g – ‘I can’t believe the sun is shining again!’ exclaimed mum.

 

Mr Codd's Reading Group – Find a book that you enjoy and simply read for enjoyment today. Find a quiet place and settle down for 20 minutes.

 

Mr Codd's Numeracy Group – I have set my Numeracy group, (Both Year 3 and 4) some Mathletics challenges for day 1. These are related to fractions. Also, Log into TTRS and complete activities from the ‘garage’ and sound check area. This is the multiplication check area of the site.

 

If you are looking for extra learning tasks, I have attached a home learning numeracy pack that you can work through. However, this is NOT a requirement. This is only if you would like to complete more

 

Physical Challenge – Joe Wicks is giving his first ever YouTube ‘PE lesson’ this morning at 9am. Your task is to find it online and give it a go! You can have a go at any of the lower key stage 2 teachers’ physical challenges….or all of them!

 

Theme – History

Recently we have been learning about Roman structures (Aqueduct, basilica, bathhouse) However, arguably the most famous Roman structure still standing is Hadrian’s Wall. Can you use the internet to help you answer these 5 questions about it? Try to write answers in your own words as much as you can! (Useful to Google: ‘Hadrian’s Wall KS2)

•          What is Hadrian’s Wall?

•          Where is Hadrian’s wall? (Where does it start and end too!)

•          When was it built?/How long did it take to build?

•          Why was Hadrian’s Wall built?

•          How impressive do you think it is out of 10? Give a reason for your answer.

 

Good luck with your tasks. Remember, if you find them a bit too tricky, or you aren’t sure what to do, do something else based on that subject instead! As long as you do something. We are thinking about you all, and we will be back in touch with your learning tasks tomorrow morning!

Mr Codd.

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