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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.'

25th - 29th January

Friday 29th January

 

Welcome to Friday’s home learning.

 

I hope to see most of you later, so that I can help with today’s maths. Please try to attend If at all possible it will help you a lot.

 

Here are the details:

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/96943443707?pwd=RTNaSGszcG5qNlo2KzBGbDNkNDdRQT09

 

Meeting ID: 969 4344 3707

Passcode: P9BTTN

 

It starts at 1.30pm today.

 

I would suggest that you switch your Art and your Maths today. So you do your Art during the morning and then you can join our maths zoom for your maths lesson. I will be going through all of the questions with you.

 

If you can’t attend then I will upload a video explaining how to help you. Unfortunately today I will not be uploading videos on how to solve every question – for that you will need to join our live zoom.

 

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

 

 

Hit the Button

 

Our times tables test later could be on anything so use this time on Hit the Button to practice the times tables you feel you need to practise the most.

 

Here is the link:

English

Activity One – Your first task today is to look at the words identified, try to come up with some synonyms (these are words that mean the same) and some antonyms (words that mean the opposite). Your challenge is can you find 5 words for each section, as a minimum try to find 2 words for each section.

 

Activity Two – By now you should have a quite a number of new words. Use the ten words that you like the most and create a sentence with them in. All you prospective greater depth writers (yes you know who you are) try to use a subordinate or relative clause within your sentences.

 

Activity Three – Now that you have read the whole story, tell me what you liked and disliked. I want at least 6 ideas, so they could be split equally into 3 likes and 3 dislikes; however if you really like or dislike the story you can have more in that section.

 

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 this is on all the times tables but how did your result compare to last week. Were you quicker? Did you get more correct? Did you get the last question correct?

Art

 

Today our main learning objective today is to be able to paint a space themed picture in the style of famous artist Peter Thorpe.

 

Has anybody ever heard of Peter Thorpe?

 

Let’s learn a little more about him...

 

Open the power point on Peter Thorpe this tells you a little about him, his style of paintings & examples of his work.

 

What do you think abstract art is?

 

A painting or sculpture that does not represent a person, place or thing in the natural world.

 

Peter Thorpe uses abstract art in the background of his work & then paints a space feature (e.g. rocket/planets) in the foreground. Note the contrast in colours used in background/foreground. This is so that the main features stand out.

You can do today’s art with a variety of materials. If you have paints, chalks or pastels then use those. You want bright, vibrant colours. If you don’t have those, don’t worry use felt tip pens or crayons.

 

When you’ve finished your picture don’t forget to send it me so that I can see how amazing it is.

 

 

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.

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Subtraction – breaking the whole

Please log into today’s Zoom as we will be going through how to solve these.

 

I'll upload a video at the same time as our Zoom for those of you that cannot attend.

Subtract Breaking the Whole

Class Story

 

Brightstorm

 

Listen to chapter 10 of Brightstorm.

 

Chapter 11 of Brightstorm will be appearing over the weekend so keep checking to find out when its uploaded.

 

 

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 28th January

 

Again thank you for sending me your work. It is really good to see what you are up to. From today you can see some of your work in the Home Learning Work Page.

 

There will be an extra Zoom session tomorrow at 1.30. This will be to help with tomorrow’s work on fractions. I would suggest that if at all possible you attend. Tomorrow’s work will need a bit of explaining but I’m sure once you see how it is done you will be fine.

 

See you tomorrow. Mr Marklew

 

Worship

 

Today's worship is provided Bt Reverend Carolyn. You can find it under Collective Worship on the class pages. When it is convenient spend a few moments watching this video and spend a little time reflecting on the worships message.

 

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 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

 

Today we will be looking at using pronouns.

Slide 1 – How can we avoid repetition? Examples

 

Slide 2 – How many pronouns can you think of? Write down as many as you can and then check with the words on this slide.

 

Slide 3  – Pronouns not pronouns – from the list of 10 words, decide if they are pronouns or not pronouns. Then click and it will show you the answer.

 

Slide 4 – Spot the pronoun. Copy the sentences out and underline the pronoun

 

Slide 5 – Answers – How well did you do?

 

Slide 6 – Replacing nouns - Read the sentences carefully and replace certain nouns
with pronouns to avoid repetition.

 

Slide 7 – Answers – How well did you do?

 

Slide 8 – Avoid the repetitionYou are speaking these answers – how many can you think of? I did 5 different ones. Can you beat that?

 

Slide 9 – They have been matched. Spin the spinner three times and write three entices about the picture using these pronouns.

 

Slide 10 – They have been matched. Spin the spinner three times and write three entices about the picture using these pronouns.

 

 

English

 

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

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

Now read or listen to the story.

When it says stop. What do you think will happen next? This should be a paragraph. It is not the whole story or just one line.

 

Carry on reading.

 

How did yours compare?

 

Final English activity today is: What do the words mean?

 

If you are not at all sure then use a dictionary or the web. If you think you know any of the definitions then please check them to make sure they are accurate.

 

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Please make sure that you attempt up to question 5.

 

When you have watched the videos you can attempt the work.

Question 1 28 1 21

Question 2 28 1 21

Question 3 28 1 21

Question 4 28 1 21

Question 5 28 1 21

If you feel confident then you can attempt question 6.

 

When you have finished you can mark it.

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

TT Rock Stars

 

This week you have all the numbers from 1 to 12.

 

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

 

Well done to: Alex, Daiton, Danai, Daniel,Kaylan, Orla, Poppy and William who I can see have all been on Charanga. So far William has the highest number of coins. Can anyone catch him?

 

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 4.

 

You should listen and appraise Hello by Lionel Richie.

 

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 27th January

 

 

Welcome to Wednesday’s home learning.

 

Keep up the hard work everyone I know you can do it.

 

Think about your work and make sure that in all your written work you include the basics. If the spellings are given to you then copy them correctly. Make sure you have the correct punctuation especially with names.

 

I know you can send me your work, but read it through carefully before you send it to me.

 

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.

The Mirror of Wishes

 

This poem is about what happens when different characters look into a mirror that shows what they wish for.

 

Your task is to make a list of people who might look into the wishing mirror and think what they would wish to see.

 

As you can see the poet has used the same pattern, based on two lines, for all the poem.

 

Copy his pattern but use your own characters and ideas and what they might wish for.

 

There are 7 ideas you could already use. Make sure that your poem includes at least 7 people and their response. Although your lines are not very long, they should be written the same as the poem so they cover two lines.

 

The Mirror of Despair

 

This poem is about what happens when different characters look into a mirror that shows what they most fear will happen.

 

Either make a new list of people who might look into the mirror of despair and think about what they would fear to see or write about the same characters to find out what they might most fear.

 

Again, there are 7 ideas you could already use. Make sure that your poem includes at least 7 people and their response. Although your lines are not very long, they should be written the same as the poem so they cover two lines.

 

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Please make sure that you attempt up to question 5.

 

When you have watched the videos you can attempt the work.

Introduction and Question 1 27 1 21

Question 2 27 1 21

Question 3 27 1 21

Question 4 27 1 21

Question 5 27 1 21

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 of the questions then questions then attempt the questions on the sheet below:

Spag.com

 

Today’s activity is based on paragraphs and the use of pronouns.

 

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)

 

I know we are repeating this activity a lot but it is one of the most important things we do.

 

Computing

Slide 1 – This states the features of an effective video.

 

Slide 2 - 7 – Three questions – how much can you remember.

 

Slide 8 – Youtube – What is it?

 

Slide 9 – Youtube – Provides some answers.

 

As long as your parents agree I am giving you permission to watch a youtuber. This might be on Minecraft, Football, Pets or anything else. There are channels on virtually everything.

 

When you have watched it completed the grid below.

PSHE

 

On the main class page is a link to picture news. Click on the Picture News - newspaper and have a read.

 

Have a look at the other sections.

 

When you are ready click on the one that says Learning From Home. There are 6 ideas – choose 3 of them to have a go at. You can choose from:

 

  • Make a list of some of your leaders, e.g. your sports coach, your teacher, your parents.
  • Lead a fitness session for your family at home or people at school.
  • Create your own sketch or piece of art to represent what leadership means to you.
  • Imagine you are going to be the Prime Minister for the day! Create a timetable with all the things you plan to do.
  • Locate the UK on a world map, then locate the United States of America. What continent are each part of?
  • Design and make a badge for a leader to wear.

 

The learning at home page has more details for each task.

 

 

Class Story

 

Brightstorm

 

Chapter 9 is now uploaded and you can listen to them by clicking on the link in the Class novel page.

 

Here are some questions to think about:

 

  • Who’s your favourite character?
  • How do you think Artie lost his arm?
  • What do you think of Eudora Vane, Felicity Wiggerty, Harriet Culpepper?

 

 

 

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Tuesday 26th January

 

Hi everyone. It was great to see you on Zoom yesterday. I hope you enjoyed the game and the Eddie poem.

 

Don’t forget the first eight chapters of Brightstorm are now there for you to listen to.

  

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 you have finished you can mark your own.

English

 

Today we are working on a new unit. You can download the whole booklet by clicking on the link below:

Please read the instructions carefully and only do the pages that you are asked to do. If you prefer you can click on the link below and this will open just the pages you need today.

Page 2 – Makes the statement – Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it. It then asks the following rhetorical question.

 

Have you ever thought about what this means?

As it says in lots of stories a character wishes they have something – at the start of the year we wrote about Fowler’s yard and in it Omar dreams of lots of different things.

In – Just on wish - it asks you what you would wish for? So what would it be?

 

Page 3 – Now try and think about the positives and negatives of having that wish granted.

 

I know it is not obvious but quite often wishes that are granted in stories often have conditions, or can be manipulated to the person wishing doesn’t get exactly what they wished for.

 

In the examples on the sheet, the person has wished for a car and a dog, their first thought is the fun that both of those things would bring. But in both of the things they wish for they realise that there may be a consequence or a downside to their wish.

 

Here is my example:

 

I wish I could play professional football, I could be cheered on by thousands of fans.

However, I would miss teaching my class.

 

So the red part of the sentence is my wish.

The green part of the sentence tells me what it might be like.

The  purple part of the sentence thinks about what might happen if the wish came true.

 

Now have a go yourself:

For each wish think about both the positives and the negatives.

 

Page 4 – Asks you to think of even more amazing wishes, such as becoming a character in Harry Potter or be an Explorer in the jungle or maybe the latest member of the Avengers or anything at all you can think of.

 

For each wish tell me your wish, what that would allow you to do and what the consequence of the wish might be.

 

 

French

 

Planets

 

Now it is your turn to write a sentence about each of the planets.

 

You may need to look back at previous weeks if you cannot remember the correct spellings for each of the planets.

 

After you have named you planet – you will need to write - est une planète.

This means - is a planet.

 

Now choose from one of the following words for each planet. Hint the words are not in the correct order.

 

  • grand(e) - large
  • petit(e) - small
  • minuscule – tiny
  • énorme - enormous
  • rapide – fast
  • chaud(e) – hot
  • froid(e) – cold
  • rouge – red
  • jaune – yellow
  • marron – brown
  • bleu(e) – blue
  • vert(e) - green

 

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

This has now been corrected.

 

Mr Marklew needs to read the question properly - well done Alex for telling me.

Please make sure that you attempt up to question 6.

 

When you have watched the videos you can attempt the work.

Question 1 26 1 21

Question 2 26 1 21

Question 3 26 1 21

Question 4 26 1 21

Question 5a 26 1 21

Question 5b 26 1 21

Question 6 26 1 21

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

 

When you have finished you can mark it.

If you have managed to complete all of the questions then questions then attempt the questions on the sheet below:

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.

 

Well done to Max BM, Max B, Tawhidur, Danai, Lily-Mai, Daniel, Harrison, Alex, Connor, Ella and Molly.

 

They were all on Read Theory last week and have earned themselves an extra house point.

 

Science

What are stars and star constellations?

 

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 facts about the Sun, how stars like the sun are formed, and some information on constellations.

 

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Monday 25th January

 

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.

 

Please try and watch the episodes of Brightstorm - it’s a great story.

 

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

 

Zoom Meeting is 2.30pm

 

Handwriting

 

Copy out the attached poem in your neatest handwriting. Remember to set it out exactly as the poem is set out. This is a difficult poem to copy as it will have lots of very unfamiliar words in it. If you look online you can probably find a translation.

 

Do you know why I’ve set this poem this week?

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.

 

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 two important aspects about the religion of Sikhism

 

  • What are the 5 K’s of Sikhism
  • What are the holy scriptures of Sikhism

 

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.

 

Then repeat the process with lesson 4.

 

Both of these lessons are much shorter than previous ones.

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Add Fractions

 

For some of the answers today you may look at the answer sheet and think you've got it wrong.

 

You probably haven't, what they have done is simplified the answer. This happened with some of your answers last week.

 

Watch the following video in simplifying fractions.

Simplifying Fractions

Now answer today's questions, if you need any help then watch the videos below.

Question 1 25 01 21

Question 2 25 01 21

Question 3 25 01 21

Question 4 25 01 21

Question 5 25 01 21

Please make sure that you at attempt all of the questions as there are only 4.

 

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

 

If you feel confident then you can attempt questions 5 and 6.

 

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 following challenge sheet.

TT Rockstars

 

This week you have access to all the times tables.

 

Make sure you login so I can check on your progress. Remember you should be on for at least 15 minutes.

 

Geography

What landforms do rivers create?

 

We will be learning about Horseshoe bend, Nile Delta and V-shaped Valleys.

 

The main key vocabulary is landform, tectonic plates, glaciers, erosion, deposition, transportation, V-shaped valley, interlocking spurs.

 

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

 

Zoom Session - 2.30pm

 

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

 

Here is today’s code:

 

Meeting ID: 999 8710 2967

Passcode: 7n1q5k

 

 Class Story

 

Brightstorm

 

Find the latest chapter under the novel link on our class page.

 

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 also be collected.

 

Spelling Shed – Royal Bee

Max B, William, Danai x2, Daniel, Elena, Harrison x2, Alex and Connor

 

Spag.com – 90 or 100%

Max BM, Max B, Tallulah, Poppy, Danai, Daniel and Alex

 

Home Learning Work

Daiton x3, Max B, William x3, Tallulah, Poppy x2, Daniel, Scarlett, Kaylan, Hudson, Harrison x2, Alex, Orla x2, Connor, Molly x2 and Elena.

 

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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