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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'

11th -15th January

Friday 15th January

 

Wow we are already at the end of the second week of home learning. Again thank you for sending me all of your work, it is wonderful to see how hard you are working. Keep trying hard and thank you parents/ carers for all your support. It is greatly appreciated.

 

I look at your work throughout the week, but I will put house points up on Monday. 

 

 

Hit the Button

 

Our times tables test later is going to be on the x7, x8 x9 and x12 times tables. Use this time on Hit the Button to practice those, especially the x12.

 

Here is the link:

English

Activity 7b: Sort the Structure

 

On the left hand side there is a list of the sub-headings for an information report. But as it says at the top they are muddled into the wrong order.

 

How would you organise them?

 

Write your suggestions in the second column, some are obvious, others could be in more than one place.

 

Activity 8: Let’s look at the toolkit

 

Have a good look at this page. You will need this page throughout the rest of the unit. When it comes to the time for you to write a report, it will need to follow the same structure and include the ideas/ examples that are below each section.

 

Activity 9: new ideas

 

Now it is your turn to decide on what you are going to write about. If you can’t think of your own there are five examples that you can choose from. Each one is distinct and has its own traits / personalities.

 

Decide on what type of elf / sprite you are going to write about. For today you only need to think about where they live and what they look like.

 

Use the sentences that are modelled so that you record the correct information.

 

Times Tables Test

 

Find some way to time yourself. Now answer the 36 questions from the sheet below. Although I want you to complete this activity quickly it is more important that you get them all right. So every wrong answer adds 10 seconds. I’d like to know how you did so email your time. Remember if you finished in 5 minutes and got 2 wrong, your time would be 5 minutes and 20 seconds – that’s 2 lots of ten seconds for each wrong answer.

 

I know we’ve added the 12 times table but how did your result compare to last week. Were you quicker? Did you get more correct?

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Number Sequences

There is video help today and I would definitely watch as it will help you.

Spr5.5.2 - Number sequences

This is "Spr5.5.2 - Number sequences" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Please make sure that you at least attempt up to and including question 4.

 

Parts of today’s work are quite tricky, so take your time, try not to get too frustrated and use the step by step instructions.

 

If you are really struggling then after each question look at the answer grid and use this to help. Please don’t just copy, it is there to guide you and maybe give you some ideas or reassure you.

 

Question 1 – question 1a is simple even though the numbers start after 1, the numbers are going up by 1/5 every time. Remember it is only the numerator that will change.

 

For question 1b the sequence is going up by 2/5, the first step should be easy adding another 2/5 onto the first mixed number, however the second jump will lead to an improper fraction  (top heavy fraction) – think carefully about what you should do here. I’d like you to have a go rather than me telling you.

 

Question 2 – question 2a has 2 sequences the number above the line will always be improper fractions, so the numerator keeps going up by 1 whereas the denominator never changes. The sequence below the line starts the same until it gets to 7/7 where it is written as 1 – then it continues the pattern, but this time as 1 and something, again only the numerator will change.

In 2b the numerator is going up in steps of 3 – top row simple just add 3 to the numerator whilst keeping the denominator the same. In the bottom row you are doing the same – adding 3 to the numerator – but once you get an improper fraction you will need to try to convert it to a mixed number. Have a go at this.

In 2c the numerator is going down by 3 each time.

I will help the first number at the bottom is 3 and the last number is 1 and 1/8. Can you find the rest of the missing numbers.

 

Question 3 – In 3a the  numerator is increasing by 4, in 3b and 3c the numerator is decreasing by 3.

 

Question 4  – On the left are two sequences – on the right are two explanations, draw a line from the sequence to the correct explanation of what is happening.

If you’ve got this far and are feeling confident try questions 5 and 6. There are no extra challenge questions today as I feel today’s maths has been quite challenging enough. If you have some free time you could look back to the previous ones that have been set this week.

 

 

Spelling Test – Spelling Shed

 

So there is a spelling test today. If possible find another person to test you on your able words from Monday. Let me know how you do.

 

If it is not convenient for someone else to test you then have at least 3 more games on spelling shed so that you really know those words.

 

Reading

 

Choose a book that you have at home and read for at least 20 minutes.

 

If possible spend 5 minutes telling someone about what you have just read.

 

Art

 

Draw with Rob. Click on the link below and follow the online video.

Today we are attempting number 38 – Astronaut.

 

This is a tough one and you will need plenty of patience if it is going to turn out well.

Don’t forget to email in your finished work.

Class Story

 

Brightstorm

 

Here is the link to chapter 3 of Brightstorm.

Brightstorm Chapter 3

Work hard and I hope everyone has a good weekend and I’ll look forward to hearing and in a lot of cases seeing you on Monday (our Zoom Meeting).

 

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Thursday 14th January

 

Again thank you for sending me your work. It is really good to see what you are up to. 

 

Keep sending me the work and don't forget your online learning, especially spag.com.

 

Spelling Shed

 

There is a spelling test tomorrow and well done to all of you that have been working hard on practising our weekly spellings. But Thursday's spelling shed will be a recap, so these spellings will only be online for 24 hours. Can you earn an extra house point by getting to Royal bee in this short period of time?

 

GP&S

 

Parenthesis

 

Today we will be looking again at how to use parenthesis correctly.

 

Begin by working through the PowerPoint.

This begins by going over how to use parenthesis correctly.

 

Attempt Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 in your books.

 

In quiz 1 you will need to add the parentheses, think carefully about which piece of information is not needed.

 

In quiz 2 the parentheses are already punctuated, but are they punctuated correctly? If they are, copy the sentence as it is, if not copy it how it should be.

 

Now try the following activity:

This has been split into three levels * , **, and ***.

 

Use the same *level as you do with the spag mats. Each one is two pages long. Please do not do all of them!

 

When you have completed the activity use the answer sheet to mark them.

English

 

Before you begin today’s work please look back at the last few days and read your sentences to yourself. I have noticed a number of errors.

  • Sentences not starting with capital letters
  • No full stops
  • Names not beginning with capital letters
  • Sentences not making sense when read aloud, either words missing or extra words added.

 

Can I also ask that you check activity 5 - in it you need to put down what the Cave Elf has in their knapsack, which you have all done. But I then wanted you to give a reason or use for each item you chose. I had quite a lot of work with just an item no explanation!

 

Please check this, I know I would expect you to, if you were in school.

 

Here are 2 really good examples I received yesterday.

 

An invisibility cloak so they can't be seen if they need to get something during the daytime.

 

A fur lined cloak, the colour of coal.

 

You will need access to the original information again this can be found below or listening to the story.

Activity 6: Magpie useful words

 

On activity 6 you can see that the grid has begun to be filled in for you, your job is to completely fill the grid by picking out words from the original information that would be really useful to you. Think about your word choices as you will be using this later in the week when it comes to writing our own piece.

 

Activity 7: Boxing Up

 

Opening Hook – This should include key information from the opening paragraph. Please remember when boxing up that you can write in bullet points.

Appearance – You will find this mostly in paragraph 2.

Habitat – Paragraph 3

Behaviour – Paragraph 4

Ending – Paragraph 5

When you have completed your task have a look at the WAGOLL and see how close yours is.

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

 

So this is the reverse of what we were doing yesterday.

There is no video from whiterose for this so I suggest that if you are not sure today then you follow my step by step instructions.

 

Please make sure that you at least attempt up to and including question 5.

 

Question 1 – Count up the number of coloured sections and write this as the numerator (top number) Hint it will be larger than the denominator (bottom number)

 

Before attempting question 2, look back at question 1, there is a different quicker way to solve these questions. It sounds a bit complicated but honestly it isn’t. In question 1a we have 2 and ¾ - the simple way is multiply the whole number that is 2 by the denominator that is 4 – so we have 2 x 4 which is 8 and now we add the numerator to our total so we add 3, so 8 + 3 =11 ; So our new answer is 11 over the original denominator which doesn’t change so that is 4 so our answer is 11/4.

 

Here is a video which may help with my explanation:

Again I know this sounds complicated but once you get the hang of it its really quick.

 

1b) 2 x 8 = 16 + 3 = 21 Answer = 21/8

 

1c) 3 x 8 = 24 + 3 = 27 Answer = 27/8

 

Question 2 – If you can solve this yourself then go ahead. If not I have drawn some bar models to help you.

 

Question 3 – So now you can hopefully use this new method to help you solve question 3.

 

3a) 2 x 7 =         +1           = Answer       /7

3b) 3 x 5 =         +1           = Answer       /5

3c) 5 x 2 =         +1           = Answer       /2

 

Question 4 – Count up the number of individual slices.

 

Question 5 – Use our method to help you solve this – so she thinks the numerator is 28.

 

The calculation is 4 x 7 + 1. Is she correct?

If you have completed all the questions then try these questions. Then mark your own.

TT Rock Stars

 

This week I want you to focus on x7, x8 and x9 and x12.

 

Make sure you login so I can check on your progress.

 

 

Read Theory

 

Spend your reading time on read theory today.

 

PE

 

Hopefully you have downloaded your Getset4PE Active Calendar – you should have done this last week.

Now choose some of the activities from the huge list and have a go, try to pick different ones from last time.

 

Music

 

Follow the link from last Thursday to login:

 

Click on Charanga Yuma and put in the classes username and password.

 

Once logged in click on the picture – Adele

 

Now click on launch step 2.

 

You should listen and appraise Make you feel my love by Bob Dylan

 

Work your way through the activities on the right hand side.

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Wednesday 13th January

 

 

Welcome to Wednesday’s home learning. I said on our Zoom call that I was going to put the Space work on the blog yesterday, but decided that I would wait until we had completed the lesson before putting it on.

 

Remember you can send me your work by emailing kensuke@blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk

 

Mental Arithmetic

 

Have a go at today’s mental arithmetic. There are 14 questions. It should not take longer than 30 minutes. When you have finished, use the answer sheet to mark your own.

PE – Joe Wicks

 

On Monday Joe Wicks restarted his daily exercise routines. Today either spend 20 minutes doing his latest workout or go onto the getset4PE and choose a couple of activities.

 

English

 

Please only attempt the sections that you are instructed to do.

Below are the sections you will need for today’s lessons.

Firstly reread the information about cave elves.

If you would prefer to listen to the information you can do so by clicking on this link:

English Day 2

 

Activity 4 – Design a menu fit for a cave elf. On the left of the sheet there are lots of possibilities. You do not need to use these but if you choose alternatives make sure they are spelt correctly. On your menu think how it would be set out. Normally it is split into three areas: these tend to be known as starters or entrees / Main Course / and then desserts, puddings or sweets. On your menu make sure you have each section. If you’re not sure most popular restaurants have online menu’s so you can have a quick peak at theirs to see how they might set them out.

 

Activity 5 – In this section we find out six things that you might find in a goblin’s knapsack (bag). You can listen to this by clicking on the link below.

Now it is your turn to think of six things that a cave elf would have in their knapsack. Look carefully the goblin section has been written. It is not only an item but also what it should be used for.

 

Here is my example:

 

A spiralling, multi-coloured horn from a Welsh Unicorn for granting wishes to well behaved children.

 

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Improper fractions to mixed numbers.

 

Begin by watching the video link.

Improper fractions to mixed numbers

This is "Spr5.4.5 - Improper fractions to mixed numbers (Fix)" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

 

Improper fractions to mixed numbers.

 

Please make sure that you at least attempt up to and including question 5.

 

Question 1 – The number of coloured squares is your numerator (you should know what a numerator and a denominator is by now). The number of squares in one shape is the denominator. Check – In all 4 questions the numerator will be larger than the denominator.

 

Question 2 – You are drawing your own shapes to represent the fraction. In 2a and 2b) you will need to draw three separate shapes and each shape should have 3 parts. Try to get each part equal. In 2c and 2d) You again will need to draw three shapes but this time separate them into 4 equal parts. Once you have done this you can colour in the number of parts identified by the numerator.

 

Question 3 – Converting to a mixed number. Think of this as a division question – a simple division question.

 

So if the question was 9/3 then your question would be 9 ÷ 3 = 3

 

If the question was 15/6 then your question would be 15 ÷ 6 = 2 r3 but we are going to place the remainder as the numerator and the denominator stays the same as in the question so:

15 ÷ 6 = 2 r3   =  15 ÷ 6 = 2     3/6 or 2    ½

 

Question 4 – In this question the denominator will be the same as on the bottles. The numerator will be the number of bottles that Eva has.

 

Question 5 – To help Dexter think about how many 3s go into 32. Is this the same as his answer.

 

Now try the next two questions but can you answer them without any help!

If you have managed to complete all the questions up to 9 then try some of the following challenge questions. You do not need to do all of them or in any particular order. Some of them will need thinking about. Please make sure you show your working out.

Spag.com

 

Today’s activity is based on parenthesis and commas. So in last weeks’ spag you learnt about parenthesis – you may still have that amazing song stuck in your head. So today you can use this knowledge with your spag work.

 

Take your time and try and score 100%, take your time – remember I give house points if you get 90% or 100%.

 

 

Reading

 

Choose a book that you have at home and read for at least 20 minutes. When you have finished choose one sentence that you have read.

 

Answer the following questions:

 

  • From this I can infer (what does the sentence make you think)
  • This sentence is very revealing because (how does it move on the story, or what does it tell us about a character)
  • The impact on me as a reader is (what did it make you think when you were reading)
  • Evidence that supports my view can also be found (is there anything else in the story which backs up your ideas)

 

Computing

 

 

Load up the PowerPoint.

Slide 1 – Objective and Success Criteria

 

Slide 2 - Asks 4 questions – can you answer these?

 

Slide 3 – What is video explained?

 

Slide 4 – Exploring Devices – two rhetorical questions

 

Slide 5 – Exploring Devices -  How many of the devices can you name?

 

Slide 6 – Exploring Devices – Nine questions about the recording devices.

 

Slide 7 – Examining Devices – Look for the items identified – you may well need to look online to see these devices.

Class Story

 

Brightstorm

 

Here is the link to chapter 2 of Brightstorm.

Brightstorm Chapter 2

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Tuesday 12th January

 

Hi everyone. It was great to see so many of you on Zoom yesterday. If you couldn’t join our zoom session the first chapter of Brightstorm is now on our Youtube channel, or if you just want to listen to it again. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to watch. The second chapter will be on tomorrow.

  

Please keep sending your work to me at: kensuke@blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk

 

Today's work

 

Grammar - SPAG MAT - Your child should know which star they normally complete.

Once they have finished you can mark your own.

English

This week’s unit look at information writing.

The whole unit can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:

Please only attempt the sections that you are instructed to do.

Below are the sections you will need for today’s lessons.

Firstly read the information about cave elves.

If you would prefer to listen to the information you can do so by clicking on this link.

Activity 1 – Match the word to the correct definition. You may need a dictionary to help if you are not sure.

Please do not set out in a table – here is the first one completed for you.

 

campaign – a movement

 

Activity 2 – Draw the cave elf – please take your time with your drawing. The more detailed you can make it the easier it will be to describe it later on.

Activity 3 – Decide where the cave elf would live. There is a clue in its name but the cave might be in various locations. Aim to give three good reasons for your choice.

 

French

Look at the following slides:

This has the planets – plus Pluto and their names in French. For each planet draw and then label in both English and French.

 

Now look at the mnemonic. This is a rhyme to help you remember the order. Write down the French rhyme and practise saying it.

 

Can you find out what the rhyme says, it is very silly?

 

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Using line fractions greater than 1.

 

Begin by watching the video link.

Fractions greater than 1

Fractions greater than 1" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

Please make sure that you attempt all of the questions as there are only 6.

 

Question 1 – Look at the pictures for help. They show how many whole parts there are plus the fraction. Remember from yesterday the fraction should be the coloured part – the numerator (the top bit) over the whole part, that’s the coloured and non-coloured parts – this is the denominator ( the bottom bit).

 

Question 2 – Suggests that you might want to shade bar models in. Here is the first one drawn for you.

 

Question 3 – 3a asks for 12/2  The quick way to solve this is to work out how many denominators go into the numerator, so for this question it will be, how many 2’s go into 12, it really is that simple.

 

Question 4 – So for part a we have a division question 26 ÷ 4. Have a go at part b without any help, I’d like to see your ideas.

 

Question 5 – If you want to draw diagrams to help you with this question that is fine. Decide which of the two is largest and then use the correct symbol to go between them.

 

If the question had been:

 

P)      1 whole and 2 thirds                      4 thirds

 

You could work out:

 

1 whole and 2/3 = 1 2/3                           4/3  =          1   and 1/3  

 

               1   2/3     >                 1   1/3  

 

Question 6 – In the empty circle. Write down the amount that is missing. This may be just the fraction, a whole number, or a fraction and a whole number.

 

When you have finished you can mark it.

If you have managed to complete all the questions up to 6 then try some of the challenge questions that you didn’t attempt from yesterday.

 

Spelling Shed

 

This week’s spelling list is able today spend a little time practising them for your test on Friday. Make sure you know them all and aim to get to Royal Bee. 

 

Read Theory

 

Spend your reading time on read theory today.

 

Science

 

Before we start on our topic have a look at the following video. It never fails to amaze me.

Click on the following link and follow the instructions.

You can attempt the quiz, but don’t worry how you do, now click next and complete the activities.

 

 

House Points

 

These are for all the wonderful alien pictures I received:

 

Tallulah, Poppy, Max B, Elsie-Mae, Orla, Ezmi, Danai, Kaylan, Harrison, Connor and Alex.

 

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Monday 11th January

 

Again thank you for sending me your work. It is really good to see what you are up to.

 

I really enjoyed seeing your aliens, they were brilliant.

 

Keep working hard and send me your work, it is great to see it and I can give you some feedback so you continue to improve.

 

House Points

 

I will keep a track of these so that I can put them onto your chart once you return to school. Please remember to keep reading whilst at home as these will be collected.

 

Spelling Shed – Royal Bee

Max B x2, Tallulah x2, Danai x2, Elena, Harrison, Alex x2 and Elsie-Mae

Spag.com – 90 or 100%

Connor, Danai, Ella, Hudson, Tallulah and Alex

Home Learning Work

Max B, Kaylan, Hudson, Ezmi, Olivia, Sophia M, Alex, Orla x2, Connor x2, Elsie- Mae, Molly x2, Harrison

 

Keep up the hard work and I’m looking forward to seeing you later.

 

Spellings

Spring - spelling list 1

Spellings

 

Here are this weeks spellings. If you have your home diary copy them into it. If not copy them onto a piece of paper. Learn them as you would normally, so practise them every day.

You will need someone’s help on Friday, so that they can test you on them. Let me know how many you got correct.

 

RE

 

Sikhism

In this lesson we will be learning all about how the religion of Sikhism began with its founder Guru Nanak.

 

As the video progresses it will ask you to do a number of tasks make sure you follow the instructions carefully.

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Solving equivalent fractions.

 

Begin by watching the video link.

Equivalent fractions

This is "Spr5.4.3 - Equivalent fractions" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

Please make sure that you at least attempt questions 1-6

 

Question 1 – Shade the first shape (left hand side) then make sure you shade the second chape exactly the same. Now count up how many sections you have now coloured – this is the numerator – the top number, second count up all the sections including those that are not coloured – this is the denominator – the number at the bottom.

 

Question 2 – This time you need to draw two rectangles. For both rectangles draw them 3cm by 4cm.  For the first shape split the shape into 3 equal parts, for the second shape split the shape into 12 equal parts. In the first shape colour 1 section, in the second shape colour 4 sections. The amount of coloured in area should look the same.

 

Question 3 – The main rule for equivalent fractions is that they go up in equal steps so 1/5 would become 2/10. 3/15, 4/20. In this pattern the numerators have gone up in the 1 times table whereas the denominators have gone up in the five times table.

 

Now try question 3, this is looking for equivalence to ¼ and 1/3 .

 

Question 4 – In this section you have two fractions – In 1a your first fraction is 1/7 and this equals something / 14. From 7 to 14 you multiply by 2, so you must do the same to the top – so you multiply 1 by 2 which equals 2. So the new fraction is 2/14. Use this information to help answer the others.

 

Question 5 – Same as question 4 but this time you choose both the numerator and the denominator – So in my example 1/10 could equal 2/20 and 3/30.

 

Question 6 – Is Ron correct – make your own list of equivalent fractions for ¼ then see if you and Ron agree?

 

If you feel confident then you can attempt questions 7, 8 and 9.

 

When you have finished you can mark it.

If you have managed to complete all the questions up to 9 then try some of the following challenge questions. You do not need to do all of them, or in any particular order. Some of them will need thinking about. Please make sure you show your working out.

TT Rockstars

 

This week I want you to continue to focus on x7, x8 and x9, but I am also adding x12. I was very impressed with the times table test results from last week.

 

Make sure you login so I can check on your progress.

 

Geography

Where are the world’s rivers?

 

The main key vocabulary is mouth, source and meander.

 

As the video progresses it will ask you to do a number of tasks make sure you follow the instructions carefully.

Zoom Session - 2.30

 

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at today’s session.

 

Here is today’s code:

 

Meeting ID: 785 8118 5752

Passcode: r4LnuL

Brightstorm Chapter 1

 

If you missed it, or just want to hear the first chapter again, click on the link below.

 

Brightstorm Chapter 1

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