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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.'

18th - 22nd January

Friday 22nd January

 

We are already at the end of third week of home learning. It was good to see 15 of you on our Fractions – Zoom meeting. I hope it helped.

 

As always thank you for sending me all of your work.

 

 

Hit the Button

 

Our times tables test later is going to be on the x6 x7, x8 x9, x11 and x12 times tables. Use this time on Hit the Button to practice these.

 

Here is the link:

English

Activity 16

 

Read this activity. Follow the steps to create your own land.

 

Activity 17

 

Choose an idea and write about one of them. I would really love to read your writing and see which one you have chosen and maybe why.

 

 

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.

 

Were you quicker? Did you get more correct?

Times Tables Week 3

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Add 3 or more fractions.

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

 

If you are not sure what to do watch the video for each question as it will help.

Question 1 22 01 21

Question 2 22 01 21

Question 3 22 01 21

Question 4 22 01 21

Question 5 22 01 21

If you’ve got this far and are feeling confident try questions 5 and 6.

 

I’ve added another sheet of questions for you to practise.

Adding Fractions

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

 

The following picture Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is extremely famous.

For today you can choose one of the following three tasks:

  • Use whatever art materials you have – crayons – felt tips – paints – and aim to recreate the picture as closely as you can.
  • Fold the picture into 4 equal parts, focus on one section and again use any media to recreate it.
  • Finally choose a different foreground, this might be your house, the school or a local church and draw the background in a similar style to Van Gogh.

 

There are a lot of videos on Youtube that you can look at for inspiration. Let me see your finished pictures.

 

 

Class Story

 

Brightstorm

 

Listen to chapter 7 of Brightstorm.

 

 

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 21st January

 

Again thank you for sending me your work. Especially your work on your elves.

It is really good to see what you are up to.

 

Remember today we will be having an extra zoom session to focus on fractions.

 

This will be at 10 o’clock and the meeting id is as follows:

 

Meeting ID: 960 5819 9315

Passcode: Qz63PZ

 

 

Spelling Shed

 

There is a spelling test tomorrow and well done to all of you that have been working hard on practising those spellings. But Thursday spelling shed is 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

 

Adverbs of possibility

 

Today we will be looking at adverbs.

Slide 1 – What is an adverb? Sort the words into those that are adverbs and those that are not.

 

Slide 2 – Which word is being modified? The adverb is already circled – now decide which word is being modified. Write the sentence out, circle the adverb and then underline the word that you feel is being modified.

 

Slide 3  – Check how well you did.

 

Slide 4 – Classifying Adverbs – Decide if the word is an adverb of time/ place/ manner/ degree/ frequency/ possibility

 

Slide 5 – Classifying Adverbs – How many did you get correct?

 

Slide 6 – Adverbs of Possibility Scale - How did you organise the adverbs?

 

Slide 7 – How Certain is it? - Write a description of what travel will be like using adverbs of possibility to explain how certain you think events are going to be.

 

Slide 8 – Adverbs of Possibility Quick Quiz 1 - Underline the adverb of possibility in each of the following sentences.

 

Slide 9 – Adverbs of Possibility Quick Quiz 1 – Answers

 

Slide 10 – Adverbs of Possibility Quick Quiz 2 - Which event is the author most certain about? Write the one sentence that is the most certain.

 

Slide 11 – Adverbs of Possibility Quick Quiz 2 - Which event is the author most certain about? Answer

 

Slide 12 – Adverbs of Possibility Quick Quiz 3 - Choose an adverb of possibility to complete each of the following sentences depending on how likely you think that they are to happen.

 

Slide 13 – Adverbs of Possibility Quick Quiz 3 – Possible answers

 

 

English

 

Make sure that you include the basics:

  • Sentences should start with capital letters
  • Use of full stops and other punctuation
  • Names need to begin with capital letters
  • Read your sentences correctly so that they make sense.

 

Please check this.

Activity 14: Find someone to share your plan with to make sure it makes sense. If you sent it to me yesterday I had a good look at all of them and offered you some improvements.

 

Activity 15: Writing Report

 

Try to give yourself between 30 – 45 minutes. Aim to have as few distractions as possible during this time. If you want to listen to music then try to make it instrumental.

 

Before you begin think back to all the work you have done:

 

  • excellent vocabulary
  • drawings (they will help you visualise your elf/sprite)
  • dwelling/ habitat
  • structure

 

Also look back at section 8 – this is the toolkit for instruction writing and of course use your plan, that you wrote yesterday.

 

Look at the rest of the advice in section 15 it should really help.

 

As a guide when you have finished it should be at least a side of A4 paper, if it isn’t then at least one of your sections is not detailed enough.

 

Don’t forget to send me your finished work.

 

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

There is no video from Whiterose but hopefully today’s Zoom session plus my video which I will upload after the session. Will help. Watch these again if you need any further help.

 

Please make sure that you at least attempt up to and including question 5, two parts of this question are on the second sheet..

 

Question 1 – This is another example of making sure that the fractions are equivalent. We cannot add fractions with different denominators.

 

So in 1a we need change ½ into a /6 to do this we times the 2 by 3. What we do to one we do to the other so, we need to multiply the numerator (1) by 3. So our new fraction is 3/6 , we can now add this to 1/6.

 

In 1b we need convert 1/3 into a /6. This times we multiply by 2 – 2 x 3 =6. Same with the numerator multiply by 2. Now finish off this fraction.

 

1c is almost the same as 1b but this time when we multiply the numerator we multiply it by 2.

 

 

If you are stuck on question 2 – 5 then watch the video for help.

Equivalent Fractions Explained

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

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 x6, x7, x8, x9, x11 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 below to access our music lesson.

 

 

You can now login with your own username and password.

 

Click on Charanga Yuma and put in your username and password.

 

Once logged in click on the picture – Adele

 

Now click on launch step 3.

 

You should listen and appraise So Amazing by Luthor Vandross.

 

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

 

If you want to go back and do the activities to earn points then go right ahead.

 

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Wednesday 20th January

 

 

Welcome to Wednesday’s home learning.

 

I’ve not been receiving quite as much work from you this week. I was genuine when I said the previous week I was blown away by how much I had received, please keep it up. It is the only way in which I know how well you are doing.

 

Tomorrow there will be an extra zoom session at 10am. This will be for about 30 minutes. The session will be on maths and I will hopefully help with equivalent fractions – an area I know some of you are struggling with. If you feel you need a little support or would just like to listen then please join this session. I’ll post the details tomorrow.

 

At the bottom of the page I have attached the list of Harry Potter spells that we used on Monday.

 

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. From this week the answers are now on the back page of the sheets.

PE – Joe Wicks

 

Joe Wicks continues 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.

Activity 12 Here is an entry from the Ultimate Guide About Forest Sprites. As you read or listen to it think carefully about what each paragraph is about. I would also take a coloured pencil or highlighter and make a note of any great vocabulary.

 

Activity 13 –

 

Now you are going to organise your ideas into a boxed-up planner to help structure your writing. Remember, to pick extra topics other than appearance, habitat and diet.

 

Please use the same elf as you did the passport for, as you already have made up some information for this creature.

 

If you would prefer you could do your own boxing up, this will allow you to put as much detail as you would like in each section. However, you are only making notes today.

 

As it says in the information do not write in full sentences, make notes or use bullet points to list ideas as this is a planner.

 

In tomorrow’s English it asks you to share your plan with someone. If you send me your plan for this activity I will give you some feedback on it.

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Add and Subtract Fractions

 

There is no video link but as we know from doing five in five this is simple when the denominators are the same. We just add the numerators and the denominators stay the same.

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

 

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

 

Question 1 – Just add or take away the numerators. You may notice that in a, b and d, there are two spaces for an answer. Each of these answers will give you an improper fraction. Look at my example below:

 

4/7 + 5/7 = 9/7 = 1 2/7

 

So as you can see in my example the first answer is 9/7 but as this is more than 1 we can convert it into a mixed number.

 

Question 2 – As question 1 but in some case with more than 2 fractions.

 

Question 3 – Any pair of numbers that equals 13. It does ask for 6 different answers!

 

Question 4 – Convert 2 3/8 into an improper fraction. So that would be 8/8 + 8/8 + 2/8 = . Once you have this answer you can now take away 9/8.

 

Question 5 – This time you will need to think about how to calculate the missing number. To help if 1 = 9/9, then 2 will be 18/9 and 3 will be 27/9.

 

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

If you have managed to complete all the questions up 7 then you can try the adding and subtracting fractions sheet. There are three levels, you only need to try one of them. In the challenge there is a pyramid.

 

If you are not sure what to do load the PowerPoint below which explain.

Spag.com

 

Today’s activity is based on probability words. This links in with our spellings this week. Most of you have completed this test before and did quite well 60% to 80%.

 

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

 

 

When creating a video the director has to have an idea of what they are going to create. They cannot start and just hope a film will happen. Alongside what is known as a script they will also have a storyboard so that they can see roughly what is going to happen and also what will be the best way to record that scene.

 

Your task today is to create a storyboard. You can either make up your own story – completely. Make up a new story for well-known characters or retell a story. In your storyboard decide on which scenes you are going to show and draw. The storyboard has 6 sections, this is the minimum, but if you need more then feel free to use them.

PSHE

 

On the main class page is a link to picture news. Click on the newspaper and have a read. Then click on the link for KS2. What do you think about the four children’s responses.

Finally, click on Picture News at home. It asks you a couple of thought provoking questions:

 

  • Did you take part in ‘Clap for Carers’ or ‘Clap for Heroes’? If so, what was it like taking part?
  • As the ‘Claps for Heroes’ initiative thanks many different roles, can you think of those who may have helped you and your family during this time? Can you think of a way to thank them?

 

Class Story

 

Brightstorm

 

Read chapters 5 and 6 of Brightstorm.

You can find these under the class novel page.

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Tuesday 19th January

 

Hi everyone. It was great to see so many of you on Zoom yesterday. If you didn’t get chance to cast a spell yesterday, then I will make sure that you get first chance to do something next week.

 

Don’t forget the first four chapters of Brightstorm are now on our Youtube channel.

  

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

 

Collective Worship

 

Please go back to the class home page and watch today's Collective Worship.

 

I'd really like to hear about your thoughts from today's worship.

Today's work

 

Grammar - SPAG MAT - You should know which star you normally complete.

Once you have finished you can mark your own.

English

 

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 10 – In this activity you are going to create a passport for your elf. Use the basic idea that you came up with on Friday. There is a WAGOLL passport completed for you. This passport is for a unicorn whereas your passport is going to be for your elf or sprite.

Please magpie ideas from the passport.

 

Activity 11 – Once you have completed your detailed passport then you need to draw a picture of your chosen species of elf. It is going to be similar to your cave elf but it should have some differences, height, colour etc.

 

 

French

Start by practising the song we learnt on zoom yesterday.

 

Look at the link, for each planet apart from Earth it gives one fact about that planet. Make a list of these facts and try to learn them. Ask someone else to test you on what you can remember, so they will say a planet and you will be able to tell them one fact about that planet in French.

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Compare and order fractions greater than 1.

 

Begin by watching the video link.

Spr5.5.5 - Compare and order fractions more than 1 (first part of worksheet)

This is "Spr5.5.5 - Compare and order fractions more than 1 (first part of worksheet)" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and...

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

Question 1 – colour in the correct amount of each bar and then compare. Remember to use the correct symbol.

 

Question 2 –  In order to compare fractions they must have the same denominator.

 

The easiest way to compare them is to make sure that they are equivalent. So In question 2a) we are comparing 7/4 with 12/8. At the moment we are not comparing like with like. We really need both denominators to be the same, and the rules of fractions is what we do to one part of the fraction we must do to the other. So if we take 7/4 and multiply both the numerator and the denominator by 2 we get 14/8 . We now have two fractions we can compare.

Use this method for the rest of the questions.

 

Question 3 –  Again for question 3 we need to know equivalent fractions.

 

Question 4 – Look at my advice in bold on question 2. This should help you to decide if Teddy or Rosie is correct.

 

When you have finished you can mark it.

Spelling Shed

 

This week’s spelling list is Adverbs of Time 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.

Last week only 13 of you went on here, please let us see if it can be more that this today.

 

 

Science

 

How do the planets in the solar system differ?

 

Click on the following link and follow the instructions.

You can attempt the quiz to see what you can remember form the previous lesson.

 

Please watch the video and attempt any activity identified within the lesson.

 

At the end of the lesson you should be able to identify the inner rocky planets and the outer gassy ones.

 

 

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Monday 18th January

 

Welcome to another week of home learning. Again thank you for sending me your work. It is really good to see what you are up to. Keep looking at the Home Learning Work Page. I really enjoyed seeing your astronauts, they were brilliant.

 

I can see that only seven of you have listened to chapter 3 of the story. Please find a little time to catch up.

 

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

 

Handwriting.

 

It has been a while since we have practised our handwriting. Copy out the attached poem in your neatest handwriting. Remember to set it out exactly as the poem is set out.

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 get correct.

RE

 

Sikhism

In this lesson we will be learning all about the religion of Sikhism and who were the 10 Gurus.

 

We will be focussing on three of the Guru’s:

  • Guru Angad
  • Guru Arjan
  • Guru Hargobind

 

Start by doing the quiz. How much can you remember from last week?

 

As the lesson progresses make sure you complete the activities you are instructed to do.

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Compare and Order Fractions

 

Begin by watching the video link.

Spr5.5.3 - Compare and order fractions less than 1 (first part of worksheet)

This is "Spr5.5.3 - Compare and order fractions less than 1 (first part of worksheet)" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and...

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

Question 1 – colour in the correct amount of each bar and then compare. Remember to use the correct symbol.

 

Question 2 –  In order to compare fractions they must have the same denominator.

 

The easiest way to compare them is to make sure that they are equivalent. So In question 2a) we are comparing 1/5 with 4/15. At the moment we are not comparing like with like. We really need both denominators to be the same, and the rules of fractions is what we do to one part of the fraction we must do to the other. So if we take 1/5 and multiply both the numerator and the denominator by 3 we get 3/15 . We now have two fractions we can compare.

Use this method for the rest of the questions.

 

Question 3 –  Again for question 3 we need to know equivalent fractions.

 

So for  1/3 = 2/6 = 3/9 = 4/12

 

Question 4 –  Again for question 4 you will need to know equivalent fractions, this time just choose one that matches the symbol – either less than or greater than.

 

Question 5 -  Look at my advice in bold on question 2. This should help you to decide if Tommy or Eva is correct.

 

If you feel confident then you can attempt questions 6 and 7.

 

When you have finished you can mark it.

If you have managed to complete all the questions up to 7  or you've got to question 5 and decided you need further practice.

 

There are three levels of difficulty *, ** and ***. You only need to choose one section.

TT Rockstars

 

This week I want you to continue to focus on x7, x8, x9,x12. I was very impressed with the times table test results from last week. I will also be including x11 and x6.

 

Make sure you login so I can check on your progress. Remember you should be on for at least 10 minutes.

 

Geography

We will be learning about erosion, transportation and river processes.

 

The main key vocabulary is erosion, attrition, hydraulic action, abrasion, solution, transportation, suspension, traction, saltation.

 

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

 

 

Zoom Session

 

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

 

See you at 2.30.

 

Here is today’s code:

 

Meeting ID: 989 0290 8744

Passcode: Ud9Gey

 

Class Story

 

Brightstorm - chapter 4

Brightstorm Chapter 4

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 also be collected.

 

Spelling Shed – Royal Bee

Daiton, Max B x2, Danai x2, Elena x2, Harrison, Alex x2, Connor, Ella, Daniel x2, Olivia M and Sophia M

Spag.com – 90 or 100%

Alex, Connor, Danai, Ella, Hudson, Max BM, Max M and Tallulah.

Home Learning Work

Daiton, Max BM, Max B, William x2, Sophia C, Tallulah, Tawhidur, Poppy, Danai, Daniel, Lily, Kaylan, Hudson, Elena, Ezmi, Harrison x3, Alex, Orla x2, Connor and Molly

 

There will also be house points for spelling tests but I will need you to be truthful on how well you have done each week.

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