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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.'

March 30th - April 3rd

Friday 3rd April

 

Good Morning.

I can’t believe it is the last day of Spring term. Where have the last two weeks gone. Don’t forget you can email your work or other things you get up to. For one of the activities today, I especially want to see your creativity.

Well done to everyone that has been on TT Rockstars, Spag.com, Read Theory and Spelling Shed. It would be fantastic if everyone signed up for maths with parents, it is very easy to do.

I wish everyone a wonderful Easter in these unusual times. Keep safe everyone.

 

 

Science – This would have been our last lesson on Out of this World

 

Look at the three websites that I’ve linked below:

Think back to our very first lesson. Under the four sub-headings write as much as you now know about each one.

 

What do you think of when I say ‘Earth’?

 

What do you think of when I say ‘Sun’? 

 

What do you think of when I say ‘Moon’? 

 

What do you think of when I say ‘Space’? 

 

 

 

PE – Something a little different today, have a go, it’s yoga!

 

Click on the link below:

English – Today I want you to write a myth. Use what we learnt writing about the Saga of Biorn. Remember a saga is more than one story. (45 minutes)

 

Make sure you spend a little time planning what your myth will contain.

 

Myth

A myth is a traditional story that is not based on something that really happened and is usually about a superhuman being or hero.

This link will give you some additional background.

 

Also download the myth mat for features to include:

Maths – Revision 1 Questions 1 to 14 – this should take up to 45 minutes.

 

This should now be the fifth day of accessing maths with parents. The section we are now on is rounding five digit numbers.

 

Addition and Subtraction

Scavenger Hunt

 

Can you find an everyday object beginning with each letter of the alphabet?

When you have collected them don’t forget to take a picture and share it with me at:

 

kensuke@blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk

 

Don’t forget that once you have collected them put them all back again!

 

 

Spelling Shed – spend 20 minutes

 

We still have Olivia-Rose and Calum as Soldier Bees, but we now also have Taylor, Brooke, Freya Beau as Royal Bees.

 

 

Reading - Read for around 20 minutes, when you have finished fill in your reading record. This should be continued throughout the Easter holidays.

 

This afternoon I will be posting an Easter project for you to attempt.

Thursday 2nd April

 

Good Morning.

As we continue on our journey more and more resources will be based online. This is mainly because your pack will eventually run out, as well as there are some amazing resources out there, that are currently free and will help with your learning journey.

Remember I love to see what you're up to. I have put a selection of work on our class blog for you all to see. If you send me work and you don’t want it on the blog please say so in your email. Once again thank you for all your hard work.

 

Art

 

Drawing with Rob Biddulph

 

Watch either of the two videos below and create your own masterpiece.

PE – Again If you able log in to the link below and follow Joe Wicks for your daily exercise. (30 minutes)

English – SPAG Work

 

Find the sheets that have 6 activities on them. This is the one you need! These are the instructions to help you find the correct sheet.

 

1 – Add brackets to the sentence below

2 – Add a semicolon to the sentence below

3 – Add a dash to the sentence below

4 – Add a colon to the sentence below

5 – Add brackets to the sentence below

6 – Add a dash to the sentence below

 

On the back are another 6 activities – they are as follows.

 

1 to 6 – Complete the sentence by adding the correct suffix to the word type given.

 

Write out the 12 sentences neatly and correctly in your book.

 

Answers

 

1 -        She finally came to my party (three hours late) and gave me the biggest hug!

2 –       I went to the shoe shop today; I bought a load of trainers.

3 –       The chocolate cake was sitting on the counter top – yummy!

4 –       My P.E. bag has: a pair of trainers, black shorts, warm jogging bottoms and a plain t-   

            shirt.

5 –       Blue (my favourite colour) is the colour of our school uniform.

6 –       I need to pass my test – it’s worth 90% of my final grade.

 

1 – pollinate                You need to pollinate the tomatoes

2 – terrorise                There’s no need to terrorise the poor boy!

3 – lengthen                You need to lengthen the dress if you don’t want it that short.

4 – glorify                    Why would you glorify that kind of behaviour.

5 – classify                   You need to classify these shapes according to their properties.

6 – elasticate               Those trousers are very tight. You need to elasticate the waist

                                    so that they fit!

 

 

Maths

 

This should now be the fourth day of accessing maths with parents. The section we are now on is rounding five digit numbers.

 

 

Place Value Millionaire

Story

 

Listen to a David Walliams story read by David himself. Click on the link below to listen.

 

Then find the section that says ‘Catch Up Elevenses’.

 

Oh and if you didn't do it last time - press the button!

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar – Spot Mr Whoops’ Mistakes – Activity 3 – 20 minutes

 

Use the list of the Y5/6 key spelling words to work out the 13 spelling mistakes he has made. On your sheet circle them.

In your book write the 13 spellings down correctly.

 

 

Spelling Shed – spend 20 minutes

 

Olivia-Rose and Calum as Soldier Bees and especially well done to Taylor who is yet again a Royal Bee.

 

Reading - Read Theory – Spend your reading time on read theory today.

Wednesday 1st April

 

Good Morning.

Have a look online this morning and see if you can find any obvious April Fools. If you do, send them to me via our class email.

 

Number of the Day - 174

English – Letter to a friend or relative.

 

In your book use the plan from the download below. Think about who might enjoy receiving your letter. Once you have planned your letter write it out. This may be something you actually want to send to someone. If you don’t have a stamp maybe a grown up has access to a relatives email.

Maths

 

This should now be the third day of accessing maths with parents. Thanks for everyone who has left me feedback from the activities and games. It is great to read what you are doing.

 

Today's theme is rounding of 5 digit numbers.

Music

 

Follow the link below to access our music lesson.

Music Letter login - username and password

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

 

Once logged in click on the picture – Dancing on the Street.

 

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

Picture 1

Click on the launch button – Music at home:

 

Listen and Appraise – ‘Dancing in the Street’ and ‘Ain’t no Mountain high Enough’. In your books put down your thoughts on both songs. Remember to say if you like or dislike the song and try to give a reason for your choice.

 

Begin to learn the song – dancing in the streets.

 

 

 

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar – Spot Mr Whoops’ Mistakes – Activity 2 – 20 minutes

 

Use the list of the Y5/6 key spelling words to work out the 13 spelling mistakes he has made. On your sheet circle them.

In your book write the 13 spellings down correctly.

 

If activity 2 hasn’t been photocopied, it should be on the back of activity 1, then do activity 3.

 

 

Spelling Shed – spend 20 minutes

 

Reading - Read for around 20 minutes, when you have finished fill in your reading record.

Spag Answers

 

Activity 2

 

controversy                                         immediately                                        apparent

temperature                                       opportunity                                         especially

equipped                                             twelfth                                                awkward

queue                                                  nuisance                                              bruises

                                                            Harass

 

Activity 3

 

shoulder                                              mischievous                                        Neighbour

hindrance                                            conscience                                          embarrass

according                                            familiar                                                suggest

thorough                                             vehicle                                                 interfere

                                                            attached

Tuesday 31st March

 

Good morning everyone.

 

It was great to see so many of your questions about our topic yesterday. We will start to find the answers to them after Easter.

 

Handwriting – Choose a book or magazine from home, choose a page and copy correctly with your neatest handwriting. (30 minutes quality not quantity)

 

PE – If able log in to the link below and follow Joe Wicks for your daily exercise. (30 minutes)

English – Comprehension – Who is the Best Footballer on the Planet? 30 minutes

 

 

Science – Below is a time table of when the International Space Station will pass overhead. The great thing is that if you look in the right direction at the time given you should be able to see the space station without binoculars or a telescope.

Happy hunting.

Picture 1

Maths - Unit 4 – Word Problems - spend up to 30 minutes on these questions. Please write out the calculations. 

 

If you cannot find this then spend time on either of the maths games and make sure you login to Maths with parents. Thank you.

 

If you are able and have an electronic device spend 15 minutes on either of these 2 online maths games. Their links are below.

 

Time Tables Shooting

Problem Solving Magic Squares

Maths with Parents. – Day 2 of this week’s focus on 5 and 6 digit place value. Remember there are videos to remind you how to do things as well as activities and games.

Spag.com – 20 minutes - This week’s focus is on suffixes and prefixes and direct speech

 

Spelling Shed –  20 minutes challenge words

 

TT Rockstars – (20 minutes)

 

Reading - Read for around 20 minutes, when you have finished fill in your reading record.

 

 

Book Recommendations

 

The Legend of Podkin One Ear – Kieran Larwood

 

Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of danger. But for now, he's quite happy to laze around annoying his older sister Paz, and playing with his baby brother Pook. Then Podkin's home is brutally attacked, and the young rabbits are forced to flee. The terrifying Gorm are on the rampage, and no one and nowhere is safe. With danger all around them, Podkin must protect his family, uncover his destiny, and attempt to defeat the most horrifying enemy rabbitkind has ever known.

 

The Stormkeeper’s Island – Catherine Doyle

 

Fionn Boyle and his older sister Tara are about to spend their summer on the remote island of Arranmore, off the coast of Ireland, staying with their grandfather. Tara, having been there the summer before, already has friends and knows many of the island’s secrets.

It’s Fionn’s first visit, and not only has Tara kept loads of information from Fionn, she abandons him with their grandfather pretty much from the moment they arrive. Left to himself, Fionn ends up learning more about the island and who his grandfather really is – the Storm Keeper whose role is to protect the island from a dark magic buried centuries ago. 

But Fionn’s grandfather is getting weaker in his old age, and the island is looking for a new Storm Keeper to tackle the storm brewing at its core.

The magic of Arranmore island is truly unique, as is the ability for Fionn and his grandfather to revisit different layers – or points in the island’s history – by burning candles made from previous Storm Keepers. Readers will be swept away by the setting and atmosphere of Arranmore as Fionn discovers its history and secrets, leading to a dramatic ending that will leave children clambering for book two.

 

The Explorer – Katherine Rundell

 

Fred, Con, Lila and little Max’s plane is on the way to Manaus when it falls out of the sky. Now, lost in the Amazon rainforest, they must figure out the basics of survival: water, shelter, food. Do they wait for rescue, or find a way to rescue themselves?

As they get bolder and explore further afield, they see more traces of another human inhabitant, too – and then they find the map. Who was here before and where will the map take them?

Rundell’s writing is exquisite – simultaneously quiet and loud, and with a wildness that reflects both the children’s untamed natures and the forest around them. Fred is practical, Con sharp and thorny, Lila quiet and thoughtful, and Max is a miniature explosion. There is a hidden city, plus sloths and bees and snakes and caimans and everything inbetween. There are themes of friendship, the environment and survival, and it is completely, utterly wonderful. Pure adventure.

Hi,

Here are the answers for today's Spag sheets.

I've also been asked for some book recommendations so each day I will post a couple, with a short blurb. Hopefully there will be something you will all like.

Monday 30th March

 

Good morning, It’s Monday, I hope you all had as good a weekend as possible.

 

Well done to the Trio who won the TT Battle, we will be holding another one shortly so watch this space.

 

Remember you can send me pictures of your work to our class email. It is great to see what you have done. So far I have had some excellent rainbow pictures and even some science work. When you send your work can you let me know if it is ok to put it on our blog?

 

 

SPAG – Spring Term 2 Spag MAT

a – Write the Sentence and underline the relative pronoun.

b – Write the two words from their definition.

c – Copy out the sentences adding in the missing word.

d – Rewrite the sentence correctly.

e – Write the word fast and low, next to each word write if it is an adverb or an adjective.

f – Write the word from the jumbled letters.

 

 

English – Creative Writing Task: Classroom Conundrum. The word conundrum means a confusing or difficult problem or question. Write a short story with the title ‘Classroom Conundrum’. It could either be based on a true event and exaggerated or  totally made up. In this piece of work you have two challenges.

Challenge 1 show off as much punctuation as you can, for example: semi-colons, colons, ellipses and make sure your speech is correctly punctuated.

Challenge 2 show off as much excellent vocabulary as you can – use powerful verbs, use more exciting adjectives and use interesting adverbs and connectives.

I know you can do it.

 

 

Maths – Finish the Mystery of the Missing Lance St. George’s Day Maths Mystery Game.

Solve Clue 4 – measures as decimals

Solve Clue 5 – equivalent percentages

 

The answer is:   Lady Matilda

 

When you have solved the puzzle send your answer to our class email.

Maths with Parents. – This is now set up for the week, this week’s focus is on 5 and 6 digit place value. Remember there are videos to remind you how to do things as well as activities and games.

Topic

 

As you know our topic is about World War 2.

I would like you to come up with 10 questions that you would like to find out the answer to during our topic. They may be about evacuees or women at home, or even the war itself.

 

When you have thought of your questions send them to me at our class email.

 

 

 

Spag.com – 20 minutes - This week’s focus is on suffixes and prefixes and direct speech

 

Spelling Shed –  20 minutes challenge words

 

TT Rockstars – (20 minutes)

 

Reading - Read for around 20 minutes, when you have finished fill in your reading record.

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