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Monday 8th February 

Whole-school Learning Focus

In order to enhance our learning, and allow siblings to work together, we have decided that each Monday we will have a whole-school focus on an interesting topic. 

It is all linked to the curriculum and we have extended it for different ages, but we felt working together would support the learning process.

Below are the learning tasks for today. The tasks that have 'essential' next to them must be completed. Once the essential tasks have been completed, you can choose from the choice tasks. 

This week's theme is 'Chocolate'.

Click this link for todays resources. 

https://stpatrickscleator.sites.schooljotter2.com/home-learning/monday-learning

Tuesday 9th February 

Hello I hope everyone is ok. Today we are going to have our zoom meeting at 11am. We will look forward to seeing you all. 

Here is todays learning. 

 

 Today is internet safety day and there is a lesson for you to complete this afternoon.

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English

This week we are going to be working up to writing a poem on deforestation like the Lorax.  Today I would like you to plan the vocabulary you could use, using the planning sheets below. Look through all of your information you have gathered on deforestation to help you. 

Things to include:

Cutting down the trees, reasons for deforestation, why it happens, the effects of deforestation, animals etc. 

Use the planning sheet below to help you plan and the word bank to help you.

Maths

Today we are continuing our new unit of area. Last week you looked at what area is. Today's lesson is looking at counting the squares in different shapes to find the total amount in each shape (the area). 

Here is the video link to help you. 

https://vimeo.com/500381471

 

ACTIVITY

You can choose todays activity, you can either complete the activity sheet or complete the following practical task. 

Todays practical activity:

Use cut up squares of paper (the same size), post it notes or squared paper to create the names of the people in your family. Find out who's name has the biggest area (which has the most amount of squares).  See below for some examples:-

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Reading

Today I would like you to read about the Mayan writing system.  Use the Power Point and the fact cards to complete the fact hunt sheet.  Draw some examples of the Mayan writing symbols. 

Whole Class Reading

I have emailed you all the link with the next part of our Danger gang story, chapter October. Lets see what happens next. 

Internet Safety Day

Today is internet safety day, Miss Blair has prepared this afternoons lesson for you. Here is the link for todays learning.

(6) Safer Internet Day! - YouTube

 

 

Wednesday 10th February

Hello everyone, it was lovely to see everyone on our zoom yesterday, hope you had fun with our games.

 

DON'T FORGET TO EMAIL ME 1 PIECE OF LITERACY, 1 PIECE OF MATHS AND YOUR SCIENCE FROM TODAYS LEARNING.

 

English

Today we are going to building on the work you did yesterday. Today we are going to be looking at rhyming words that you could use in your poem. 

Use the information below to help you . I have started you off with some ideas for you to build on. Lets see how many rhyming words you can come up with for you to use for your poem on Friday. 

Maths

Today we are going to make shapes using a given area of squares. 

Here is todays video - Spr4.4.3 - Making shapes on Vimeo

You can either complete the activity or create your own pictures using squares and calculating the area in squares.

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Reading

Today you are going to be developing your comprehension. I would like you to watch this video and answer the questions below. 

Whole Class Reading

I have emailed you all the link with the next part of our Danger gang story, chapter November Part 1. Lets see what happens next. 

Science

Today I would like you to research who invented toothpaste, this history of toothpaste and  create a fact file poster. 

 Extension

Find out how stripes are put in toothpaste. 

 

Here is a video clip about toothpaste  - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zfr3cdm

Thursday 11th February 2021

Hello everyone, I hope you are all ok. Here is todays learning. 

 

English

Today I would like you to look back through your work of your word bank and your rhyming words from yesterday. I would like you to start planning your deforestation poem, thinking about what each verse will be about and any language you could use. Tomorrow you will be writing the poem and emailing it to me.

Use the document below to help you.

 

Maths

Today I would like you to compare the areas of shapes/pictures in squares- so which has the most or least? 

Here is todays video. 

Spr4.4.4 - Comparing area on Vimeo

 

Reading

For todays reading lesson I would like you to listen to the next few parts of the danger gang book- I have emailed you the links, please listen to all of them. 

Activity

Reading focus: infer about characters.

I would like you to look at all of the different characters from the Danger Gang. Tell me what happens to each character as a result of the green lightening. Why do you think they change or get a superpower. Which character would you like to be an why? I can be more than one character.  How did the characters personality change? 

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Friday 12th February 2021

Happy Friday everyone. Well done to everyone, you have all worked so hard this term. I am extremely proud of you all.  Here is todays learner for you. 

 

Don't forget to email me your poem and 1 piece of maths as I will be sharing your work with Miss Wilkinson. I can't wait to read your poems. 

 

Have a lovely Half term holiday, have a rest and get out of the house and get some exercise. 

 

Here is todays assembly from Miss Wilkinson.

https://youtu.be/GHvaGaIZrbI

English

Today we are going to be writing your deforestation poem, using all of your excellent planning. Use your planning from yesterday and pull all of your ideas together to write each verse (total of 4 verses). 

Remember to begin a new line for each verse and you can illustrate your poem to match what you have included in your poem. 

DON'T FORGET TO EMAIL ME YOUR FINISHED POEM. 

 

Maths

Today I would like you to practise all you have learnt about area using squares. Below is a mini assessment to complete to see what you remember from this weeks learning as as starter activity. 

Activity

For you main task today, I thought it would be fun to draw a Minecraft themed selfie and work out the area for different parts of your picture.  For example your hair = 10 squares, eyes = 2 squares, face = 9 squares etc. So draw and colour your picture and label area in squares.  You could also work out the total area of your self picture.

Here is some examples below.

Don't forget to email me a picture of this work so I can share it will Miss Wilkinson. 

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Reading

Today I would like you to listen to the final chapter of December of our Danger Gang story. I hope you have enjoyed the book as much as I have. There is a fantastic twist, that I didn't see coming. I love it when books to that. 

Activity

Reading Focus: Describe a character. 

After listening to the chapter, you will notice it left it open for another book so I would like you to create a new member of the Danger Gang and write a character description about them. Think about how all of the characters from the book changed after the green lightening. What would your character be like before the lightening? (shy, nervous, scared, horrible etc) and how does the lightening change the character?

Draw a picture of your character and then write a paragraph or 2 to describe your character.  

Music

Today Mr H has set you a Kahoot quiz about all your learning about the history of music.  All you have to do I go to the Kahoot web site and enter the game pin I have emailed you. The quiz is only available until 3pm so make sure you complete it before then.  Good luck. 

https://kahoot.it/

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Afternoon Activity

It will be valentines day on Sunday so I thought it would be nice for you to spend some time making someone you love a nice card, craft, cake etc.

As you all know I love crafts!! I have been making  these Valentines day gnomes. They are called Victor and Vincent.

May be an image of text that says "PhotoRoom®"

Send me some pictures of what you make. Below are some examples to give you some ideas.

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