Final Term Week 2
Welcome to a new week of home learning Class 3! Well done for all your hard work last week; I hope you enjoyed the chance to do something a little different. It was fantastic to see so many children getting involved and sharing their wonderful work!
Check out Harry's yoga moves...
Take a look at the super pictures below from last week's topic work. This looks like a fantastic game, Jacob and Benjamin- well done!
Below are some photos sent in from Louie, showing his fantastic work. Looks like you are working very hard; thank you for sharing!
This is a great poster from Molly. Your Exercising Games Centre certainly sounds like the place to have great fun after lockdown!
This week we are going to start a new topic, 'Stories from Around the World'. Sometimes I might add more than one day's learning tasks on here at a time, so make sure you scroll down to the right day to complete the activities in the right order- or you might just find out the ending to a story before reading the start! :)
Friday 12th June
Happy Friday Class 3! Well done for working so hard again this week. Don't forget to check out the 'Stars of the Week' page to see who has been given a super certificate this week! Remember to send in your pictures so we can see all the wonderful work you have been doing. Don't forget the activities I have set for this week are optional and you should only do what you can! We are proud of you all!
For your English work today, I would like you to plan your own version of the story 'Tiddalik the Frog'. To do this, change the characters to different kinds of animals and give your main character a new name. You might like to choose other Australian animals for your own version- however this isn't compulsory! Plan your story in your English book by drawing a series of pictures (between 3 and 6 pictures is ideal), like you did for the original story at the start of the week. This will become your story board ready for writing your version next week- so you don't need to worry about writing your new story today. I have added a PowerPoint of 'Tiddalik the Frog' below for you to recap what happened.
'Tiddalik the Frog' is a traditional Aboriginal 'Dreamtime' story from Australia. What do you think a 'dreamtime story' is? How do you think Indigenous Australians passed down these stories and important information to other generations? Think back to Wednesday's art lesson and the picture you created? What sort of things were featured in Aboriginal Art?
Take a look at the document below about Dreaming Stories. You will see different pictures and how they were used to tell a story. Can you have a go at creating your own? The activity suggests completing these on stones and ordering them to create a story, which you may like to do; or alternatively you can draw a series of these in your Topic book, with Dreaming Stories as the title. You may just like to practise the symbols rather than create a story or perhaps create your own symbols key.
Well done to all of you for working so hard on your Maths this week. I know it has been a full week of activities and I hope you have found it useful to practise these skills. You will all be amazing super-star rock-stars on TTR now!
Your activity today is to choose one of the Maths Challenges from the document below. They start at Challenge 1, being the easiest, and go all the way up to Challenge 10. It is up to you which challenge you choose, however I would suggest choosing from one of the first four. Complete this in your Maths book with the title: Maths Challenge. Remember to show your working out, rather than just writing the answer. You may also like to copy the question or print it out and stick it into your book, so you can use it to help you.
Thursday 11th June
I hope you had the chance to find out lots of interesting facts about Australia when making your information book yesterday.
For your English work today, I would like you to have a go at making an Aboriginal song. What sort of things do you think they might have included in their song? Do you think they would have sung about Ipads and televisions? If you are stuck for ideas, take a look at the stories in the folder below or use the song from the BBC website about Tiddalik.
Write out your song lyrics in your English book, with the title of your song at the top.
Continuing with our musical theme, I thought you might enjoy the opportunity to make a musical instrument to go with your song. A traditional Aboriginal instrument is the didgeridoo and typically they are made from a hollow tree trunk. However, you might like to make your own from things around your house, see below for ideas on how to do this. You can also go to the BBC website to see a video of this traditional instrument in action. I have also included some more ideas for different instruments you could make at home. Perhaps you could put a band together to perform your song. Don't forget to video your performance and send it into school; we love to share all of your amazing talents on our website!
Reception & Year 1- Continuing on from counting in a range of different jumps, today we will look at counting in jumps of 10. Go to BBC Bitesize and check out the lesson 'Counting in 10s'. I would like you to watch the videos and complete one of the three activities- you can complete all of them if you like! When counting in 10s from 0, what do you notice about the pattern? What do all of the multiples end in?
Year 2- Following the work you completed yesterday on arrays, I would like you to take a look at the document below and complete one of the sheets. Remember the stars at the bottom of each page are there to help you make a choice as to which one you would like to complete. If you don't have access to a printer, then copy out each question into your Maths book under the title: Arrays. The link to the BBC Website is below if you need to recap your understanding of arrays.
Wednesday 10th June
Welcome to your Wednesday home learning, Class 3! I hope you're all enjoying the activities so far. Today, we are going to continue with work linked to our story in Topic and English and your Maths activities will continue to develop the multiplication skills you have been practising so far.
Our story 'Tiddalik the Frog' was an Aboriginal story from Australia. Do you know where Australia is? How is it different from where we live? For your English work today, I would like you to make your own information book about Australia. You might like to include facts about the country or a map of where it is in the world. I wonder how long it would take to fly to Australia from the UK?
Don't forget your book will need a front cover and a main title. You could include features of an information book inside, such as a heading on each page and fact boxes. Year 2, I would like you to include a contents page to your book. I can't wait to see what exciting and interesting facts you find out about Australia!
Continuing with our Australian theme, for your Topic work today I would like you to create a piece of aboriginal art. You can do this on a piece of paper or if the weather stays dry long enough you might like to do it outside. Below are some examples of traditional patterns and colours you could either recreate or adapt to make you own artwork.
The PowerPoint give more information about the traditional method of using 'ochre' to create Aboriginal paintings and all the other amazing things that can be done with this soft rock. Why do you think ochre was traditionally used in these ways in some parts of Australia?
Reception & Year 1- Go to BBC Bitesize and have a go at the lesson 'Counting on and back in 5s within 50'. Watch the two videos to practise your counting in 5s and then complete Activity 1. This will help you to visually see counting in 5s and how each time your number increases by 5 more, as you add on another group. I have added a 100 square below which may help you when counting with larger numbers, so you can do 5 jumps from each number. For example, if you are on 20 and do 5 jumps, what number will you land on? What do you notice about the pattern when you count in 5s from 0? What do all the numbers end in?
Year 2- Go to BBC Bitesize and have a look at the lesson 'Describing Arrays'. Watch the videos to recap what an array is and how we can use them to either work out or explain a multiplication. Try to complete both Activity 1 and 2 in your Maths book with the title: Arrays. You may wish to complete Activity 3 for more practise with understanding and reading arrays and then you can check over your answers afterwards to see how well you did.
Tuesday 9th June
For your English work today, I would like you to read or listen to the second part of the story 'Tiddalik the Frog'. Can you remember what happened in the first part of the story? Use your work from yesterday to help you recap.
Go to the BBC website and read the concluding part of the story. On this webpage, I would like you to watch the first video where you will learn the song 'Oh, dear! The streams are all dry'. What do you think the second part of the story might be about based on the lyrics from the song?
Then when you have finished learning the song, watch the video 'Tiddalik the Frog: Part two' to hear the second part of the story. Alternatively, if you would like to read it instead, then scroll down to 'Resources' where you will find the PDF 'Illustrated story: part 2' to download.
Once you have finished the story, scroll down to 'Resources' and take a look at the PDF 'Sequencing Activity' form yesterday. Do you now know what all the pictures are showing? Look at your work you carried out in your English book yesterday. Can you retell the story so far using your pictures?
Continuing on from your work yesterday, I would like you to add to your pictures by drawing key events from the second part to finish off the story.
Reception- Can you write labels on each picture? These can be names of the characters or key words from the story, such as 'stream' or 'water'. Remember to use your phonics to help you write these, so they may not be spelt correctly (this is ok).
Year 1 & 2- I would like you to write a sentence for each picture.
Reception & Year 1- Go to BBC Bitesize and complete the lesson 'Counting on and back in 2s within 50'. Watch the two videos and complete 'Activity 1' with the title: Counting on and back in 2s, if you need to copy out the work into your Maths book.
When you have finished you can check your answers to see how well you did. You may want to go back and correct any mistakes you may have made.
There is the option to complete 'Activity 2' if you would like some more practise or are hungry for more!
Year 2- Go to BBC Bitesize and complete the lesson 'Repeated addition and multiplication'. Watch the two videos to learn about multiplication and how it works with repeated addition. Complete 'Activity 1' with the title: Multiplication, if you need to copy it into your Maths book.
When you have finished, you can check your answers to see how well you did. You may want to go back and correct any mistakes you may have made.
Monday 8th June
For your English work today, I would like you to learn about a story called 'Tiddalik the Frog'. This is an Aboriginal 'Dreamtime' story from Australia. Do you know where Australia is on a map? Have any of you been lucky enough to go there?
To find the story, go to the BBC website and read the first part of the story. On this webpage, I would like you to watch the first video where you will learn the song 'Tiddalik the Frog was thirsty, thirsty'. What do you think the story might be about based on the lyrics of the song?
Then, when you have finished learning the song, watch the video: 'Tiddalik the Frog: Part one' to hear the first part of the story. Alternatively, if you would like to read it instead, scroll down to 'Resources' where you will see the PDF 'Illustrated story: Part 1' which you can download.
When you have finished the story, scroll down to 'Resources' and take a look at the PDF 'Sequencing Activity'. Discuss the pictures and what you think is happening? You may not know yet what is happening is every picture, as some of these may be from the second half of the story, but you could have a guess. Which picture do you think would be first in the story? In your English book, I would like you to draw your own pictures of the key events from the first part of the story. Use the title: Tiddalik the Frog
Reception- Can you write labels on your pictures? These can be names of characters or key features from the story, such as 'stream' or 'water'. Remember to use your phonics to help you sound them out, so they may not be spelt correctly (this is ok).
Year 1 & 2- I would like you to write a sentence with each picture.
There are lots of other activities on this BBC webpage that you are welcome to complete if you would like to carry out any extra activities.
Following on from last weeks' times table practise, this week we are going to continue focusing on counting in jumps of different amounts.
Reception & Year 1- Go to BBC Bitesize and complete the lesson 'Counting on and back in 1s'. Watch the two videos and then complete either 'Activity 1' or 'Activity 2'. Remember you can either print the activity sheet out and stick it into your Maths book. If you do not have access to a printer, then copy out the sheet into your book with the title: Counting on and back in 1s.
Year 2- Go to BBC Bitesize and complete the lesson 'Counting in twos, threes, fives and tens'. Watch the two videos and then complete 'Activity 1'. Remember you can print the activity sheet out and stick it into your Maths book. If you do not have access to a printer, then copy out the sheet into your book with the title: Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
Then if you are hungry for more you can complete 'Activity 2', which is all about counting in 3s.