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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.'

5th - 8th January

Friday 8th January

 

Again thank you for sending me your work. It is really good to see what you are up to. I do look at every piece of work that is sent in and the online programs are great as they allow me to see who has been using them.

 

 

Hit the Button

 

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

 

Here is the link

English

 

Think back to Wednesday’s work on using adverbs for cohesion. This means the way the sentences link together. Here is an example from your work:

 

Do you get worried on escalators?

 

If the person had just used this, although it is a great example of a rhetorical question it would not have fit in with the features of instruction writing.

 

However, they added:

 

Do you get worried on escalators, fear no more.

 

By adding the adverbial phrase they clarify they are not asking you a question but giving you instructions that are so clear, you will need to worry about them.

 

Read the following:

Now for each sentence add an adverb for cause or contrast. The first sentence is done for you, so you do not need to alter this one. Once you have finished each sentence read it out aloud and make sure it makes sense. It should still be punctuated correctly.

 

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.

 

 

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Using line graphs to solve problems.

 

Begin by watching the video link.

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

When you have finished you can mark it.

If you finish have a go at the challenging questions.

Spelling Shed

 

There is no spelling test this week but I have set you another set of difficult words from the year 4 spelling list. Make sure you know them all and aim to get to Royal Bee.

Yesterday Alex , Danai, Harrison, Max, Tallulah and Elena all achieved Royal Bee, can anyone make it today. Again these are year 4 words but you only have one day to achieve it.

 

Reading

 

Choose a book that you have at home and read for at least 20 minutes. If possible get someone to ask you some questions about what you have read.

 

These could be:

  • Why do you think the characters act in a particular way?
  • If you haven’t finished your book, what do you think might happen next?
  • Think of three words to describe the story so far.

 

 

 

Art

 

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

Today we are attempting number 5 – Alien.

Don’t forget to email in your finished work.

Work hard and I hope everyone has a good weekend and I’ll look forward to hearing from you on Monday.

 

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Thursday 7th 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.

 

A special big thank you to the 13 who went onto spag.com yesterday. Come on the rest of you, you can still complete this task. Also a special well done to Connor and Danai who scored a 100% - Excellent!

 

Spelling Shed

 

There is no spelling test this week but I have set you a few difficult words from the year 4 spelling list. Make sure you know them all and aim to get to Royal Bee. They are year 4 words but you only have one day to get there. Who’s up for that challenge?

 

GP&S

 

In grammar today we are going to be learning about using parenthesis, we already have begun to use one as we use commas to insert extra information, but today we are going to be using brackets and dashes as well.

 

Watch the following video.

Apologies that you will now have that song in your head. Watch it and listen to it again, it explains the differences really well.

 

There examples are as follows:

 

The headteacher, who didn’t like me, was really quite annoyed that I’d missed PE.

 

The headteacher (who was 103) was really quite annoyed that I’d missed PE.

 

The headteacher – who was really uncool – was easily the least popular person in school.

 

Each one has a slightly different reason for being used.

 

Now have a look at the activity below.

English

 

Think back to what made good instructions

 

If you need to you can look back at the checklist from Tuesday.

 

Yesterday we looked at adding adverb for time to help make sure that the instructions were ordered correctly.

 

Today I want you to look at the two sets of instructions and answer questions about them.

Now answer the questions on the sheet.

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Using line graphs to solve problems.

 

Begin by watching the video link.

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

When you have finished you can mark it.

TT Rock Stars

 

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

 

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

Now choose some of the activities from the huge list and have a go.

 

Music

 

Follow the link below to access our music lesson.

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

 

Once logged in click on the picture – Adele

 

You should then be on a screen which looks like this:

Click on the launch step 1

 

Listen and Appraise – Make you Feel my Love’ by Adele and ‘Ademius’ by Karl Jenkins

 

Begin to learn the song – make you feel my love

 

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Wednesday 6th January

 

Welcome to day two of online learning. A massive thank you to Olivia, Sophia, Max and Connor for sending me some of their work yesterday.

 

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

 

English

 

Open up the powerpoint and look through the slides.

Adverb for Cohesion

Slide 1 explains how to use a self-service kiosk.

 

Slide 2 is the same slide but this time has some words in different colours. Why do you think this is?

 

Slide 3 shows how we can use adverbs to link ideas within a paragraph, remember they link sentences, they do not join them.

 

Slide 4 shows how our information about using a self-service kiosk uses adverbs.

 

Slide 5 shows us how to punctuate the adverbs correctly.

 

Now look at the following information.

How to use an Escalator Safely

 

Britain's first moving staircase was installed in Harrods in November 1898.

 

Although this is now old technology, it is still common to see a range of warnings and instructions to keep users safe.

Task

  • Make a list of instructions for safe escalator use.

(Use the symbols above and your own ideas.)

 

Write instructions

  • Write an introduction sentence, explaining what the instructions are for.
  • Next, start each instruction on a new line.

(Use adverbs to clearly link the instructions.)

 

Check

  • Reread, checking for sense and punctuation.

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Using line graphs to solve problems.

 

Begin by watching the video link.

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

When you have finished you can mark it.

Reading

 

Choose a book that you have at home and read for at least 20 minutes. If possible get someone to ask you some questions about what you have read.

 

These could be:

  • Why do you think the author chose that to happen?
  • What do you think the characters feelings are?
  • Find three words that you think are very good examples of ambitious vocabulary.

 

 

Number of the Week

 

Today’s number is 200.

 

What interesting facts can you tell me about this number/ what calculations can you come up with?

  • Odd/even
  • Roman numerals
  • Word form
  • Factors
  • Product of prime numbers
  • multiplication / division / addition / subtraction

 

Spag.com

 

Today’s activity is based on linking ideas and cohesion.

 

Take your time and try and score 100% on your first go.

 

Passwords should be in your child's home school diary, any problems with logging in please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Computing

 

Load up the PowerPoint.

Slide 1 – Objective and Success Criteria

 

Slide 2 and 3 - Asks and answers a question

 

Slide 4 – Ask questions

 

Slide 5 – Watch videos and then answer the questions from slide 4.

 

Slide 6 – Examples of very early moving pictures

 

Slide 7 - Make your own thaumatrope – follow the instructions to make one, if you look online there are lots of things you can put on either side of your drawing.

 

 

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Tuesday 5th January

 

Hi everyone. I hope you had a good Christmas holiday and are well rested. 

 

So a big welcome to our first day of home learning.  Below is a list of tasks that I expect you to complete today.

 

Parents if you have any questions about the work then please do not hesitate to email me: kensuke@blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk

 

Today's work

 

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

 

Mental Arithmetic

 

Work through the 14 questions. Try to answer them all but if there are any you are unsure of miss them out and attempt them latter.

English

 

Have you played card games before?

 

Think about any card games you know and how you learnt the rules.

 

Cards are a very old game technology (they originated in 9th century China (that is over 1000 years ago) and are popular worldwide.

 

Many games have been passed on verbally or through written instructions.

 

Today I want you to learn a new card game by reading some written instructions.

Look at the following game.

How can we recognise that these are instructions?

 

Make a list of what features you think you would find in a piece of instruction writing.

 

Now look at the list on the sheet below:

Features of Instruction Writing

  • How many did you get?
  • Did any surprise you?

 

Now look at the following instructions:

 

Chase the Ace

 

This is a game for 3 players

 

You will need a standard pack of cards remove the Jokers, Ace of Clubs, the Ace of Hearts and the Ace of Diamonds (leave in the Ace of Spades). Deal the remaining cards out, face down, evenly among the players. (Having the exact number for each player is not necessary.) Any pairs of cards are removed and discarded (discarded means put on the table and not used). Each player keeps their cards hidden from the other players throughout the game. Player 1 to the left of the dealer starts and chooses one card from the dealer (cards spread out facing away from player 1). If the card now makes a matching pair this pair is now discarded.  The next player to the left of Player 2 now selects a card from Player 1.  Play continues around the circle in this fashion.  A player is out when they have discarded all their cards. The last card left will be the Ace of Spades, and the player holding it at the end is the loser.

 

They are not easy to follow. Your task today is to write them out so that they are much easier to follow.

Think about how you set them out and use the features of instruction writing to help.

 

When you have finished and only then, check your work against the WAGOLL. How close were you?

Chase the Ace - WAGOLLL

Maths

 

Start todays lesson with five in five.

Read and Interpret Line graphs

 

Begin by watching the video link.

 

When you have watched the video attempt the work.

When you have finished you can mark it.

Science

 

Our topic this term in Science is 'Out of this World'. During the topic, we will be learning about our Solar System. This will include the planets as well our very own Earth, Moon and Sun.

 

Time to be creative.

 

Your goal is to represent the planets that you will find in our Solar System.

 

 This could be a poster, aim to make at least A3

 

A 3D model

 

A computer representation – if you choose this please do not just copy and paste items from google

 

If you can think of any other ways then that is fantastic.

 

This activity should take a number of sessions.

Please email your completed work to kensuke@blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk.

 

 

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