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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

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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

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Random Acts Of Kindness Ideas

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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

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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

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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

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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.)

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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

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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!

 

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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

 

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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.

 

 

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

 

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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!

 

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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!

 

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Henri Matisse Inspiration

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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!

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Mr Codd's Numeracy Task - 21st April 2020

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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.

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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

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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!

 

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Kandinsky Art work Inspiration

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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