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Remote Learning W/C 1st March 2021

Friday 5th March 2021
Today is a day to concentrate on wellbeing. None of the below tasks are mandatory, simply suggestions of activities you may like to complete.
1) Mindful colouring. There will be a variety of sheets available on the class webpage or you can download your own from a variety of sources online.
2) Things I'm thankful for. Speak to your talk partner / talk teddy and discuss different things in your life that you are grateful for. Write these into a list.
3) Thankful poster. When you have created your list about the things you are thankful for, turn one of those things into a colourful poster!
4) Exercise. Take a daily walk or bike ride. Maybe you could go to your favourite place or somewhere completely new?
5) Eat something new...that you've made yourself!
6) Listen to a piece of classical music. Think about how it makes you feel and why you think the music makes you feel this way.
7) Dance! Find your favourite piece of music from the music session this week. Can you come up with your own dance for it? Remember the music that made Gerald a superstar dancer!
8) Get it off your chest! If you have any worries about coming back to school, write them into an email and send them through to me.
9) Play your favourite board game with someone at home.
10) Where do you wellies take you? Instead of (or as well as!) your daily walk, put your wellies on and go and get muddy! Look around you for the signs of nature on your own nature walk.

Thursday 4th March 2021
Maths:
PowerPoint presentations and associated tasks will be emailed via ParentMail. This will include the answer sheets and links to videos which can be paused & repeated as required.
Group 1 Objective — To find equivalence in lengths in cm & m
Group 2 Objective — To measure length in m

Phonics:
Spelling words with the sh sound spelt ch
Look at page 35 of the booklet (sent via ParentMail). Complete the 'Choose the right word' activity. Now, go back to the list of words from the 'Dots & dashes' activity on page 33. Challenge — write a sentence that uses as many of these words as you can
but still makes sense!

English:
Objective — To write a letter to a whale expert
Today, we are going to write a letter to a whale expert so you can ask some of the questions you generated yesterday. We have written a number of letters so far in Year 3 so I'm sure you'll be able to write a brilliant letter!
Here's a list of the features you will need to include:

  • Address
  • Date
  • Salutation (Who are you writing to?)
  • Introduction (why are you writing?)
  • Main body (your questions)
  • Close (ask for a reply)
  • Sign-off (Yours sincerely if you address your letter to a specific person, Yours faithfully if you don't know the name of the person you are writing to)

     

    Phonics:
    PowerPoint presentations and associated tasks will be emailed via ParentMail. This
    will include the answer sheets and links to videos which can be paused & repeated as
    required.
    Group 1 Objective — To find equivalence in lengths in cm & m
    Group 2 Objective — To measure length in m

    Wednesday 3rd March 2021
    Maths:
    PowerPoint presentations and associated tasks will be emailed via ParentMail. This will include the answer sheets and links to videos which can be paused & repeated as required.
    Group 1 Objective — To measure length
    Group 2 Objective — To measure length in cm — Group 2 live session @ 9:00am

    Phonics:
    Spelling words with the sh sound spelt ch
    Look at page 33 of the booklet (sent via ParentMail). Complete the 'Word changers' activity. When you have written the root word + suffix, write a very short story using as many of these words as you can.

    English:
    Log on to the live World Book Day session using the link below. This session is hostedby Kenny Baraka @ 10:30
    Books That Make You LOL — World Book Day

    Reading:
    Explore a new book:
    As part of our World Book Day celebrations, today I would like you to read something you haven't read before that is also something you wouldn't normally think to read. For example, if you love reading fantasy stories, why not try a science fiction book?

    World Book Day
    Please watch the live stream of Arabian Nights, information below:
    Happy World Book Day! We are delighted to celebrate World Book Day with you this year with some extra special free digit events! One of these exciting activities will be a 'live' event on Wednesday 3rd March with a professional storyteller who will perform 'Arabian Nights'. The event is free and supported by the arts charity: Settle Stories. If your child is currently home learning, to take part on the day along with the rest of the class, you will need to book directly using the link below. You will be directed to book a place for either the KS1 or the KS2 performance.

    Click here

    As this is a free live online event, it is important that parents are present and supervising during the performance for those children participating at home.

     

    Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    Maths:
    PowerPoint presentations and associated tasks will be emailed via ParentMail. This will include the answer sheets and links to videos which can be paused & repeated as required.
    Group 1 Objective — To use tables
    Group 2 Objective — To interpret pictograms

    Phonics:
    Spelling words with the sh sound spelt ch
    Look at page 33 of the booklet (sent via ParentMail). Complete the 'Dots & dashes' activity. When you have done this, write out the words but this time add a suffix and / or a prefix to each word.

    English:
    Objective — To identify & record information
    What have we found out so far about whales from the text? Create your own table to records the facts you have read. When you have recorded these facts, write questions you have based on these facts:
    e.g. There are different types of whale — how many different types of whale are there?

    Reading:
    Show your shares
    Please refer to the pdf document in the downloads section of the class webpage for more information. It is up to you whether or not you would like to enter the competition, but it would be nice to crate a reading montage of pictures for our classroom for when we return.

    Geography:
    We will now start to research and present information about life on the forest floor. Your research should be about the forest you have already chosen last week.
    Tasks:
    1) Find out what creatures would live on the forest floor of the rainforest you
    have chosen.
    2) Think of a way of presenting this information. You could:
    �€� Create a PowerPoint presentation
    �€� Make a poster
    �€� Make an annotated diagram
    �€� Choose a specific creature and make a detailed, annotated sketch
    �€� Write a fact file about the forest floor
    �€� Record a video explaining the different kinds of creatures you would
    find on the forest floor
    �€� Create a table and group different animals together (for example
    insects, mammals, reptiles etc)

    Reading:
    Live Story Time with Mr Davies

    Art:
    Last week, you created an impressionist piece of art based on the style of Claude Monet. This week, we will look at another artist and a different style of art: pointillism.
    George Seurat was a pioneer of this technique. There is information on the technique on the class webpage — read this and then I would like you to have a go at creating your own picture using points. One of the easiest ways to replicate this technique is to use felt tip pens. However, you can use paints if you would like to. Again, I would like you to show a rainforest scene in your artwork.

    Monday 1st March 2021
    Maths:
    PowerPoint presentations and associated tasks will be emailed via ParentMail. This will include the answer sheets and links to videos which can be paused & repeated as required.
    Group 1 Objective — To use bar charts
    Group 2 Objective — To draw pictograms

    Phonics:
    Spelling words with the sh sound spelt ch
    Look at page 32 of the booklet (sent via ParentMail). Complete the 'Spelling Zone' activity. When you have completed this, challenge yourself — how many other fords can you think of or find that have the sh sound spelt ch

    English:
    Objective — To identify & understand unfamiliar words.
    Read through the pdf copy of This morning I met a whale you have and make a note of unfamiliar words / phrases on the table available on the class webpage. When you have written the word / phrase, read around the word in the text to see if
    you can infer what the word could mean. Write your idea on the table. Finally, look up to the word / phrase in a dictionary/thesaurus/online and write the correct meaning down.

    Reading:
    Make your own book mark
    As part of the World Book Day celebrations this week, today I would like you to make your own bookmark. Try and make it relevant to you — what kind of books do you enjoy reading? Which books have been your favourite? Maybe you could
    include some of these as ideas on your bookmark.

    Science:
    What do plants need to grow?
    Refer to the PowerPoint available on the class webpage and complete the following tasks:
    1) Set up your investigation
    2) Complete your investigation planner as much as you can
    3) Start to record your results (do this every day)

    Our Topic
    Our topic in Amber class for the Spring term is going to be Rainforests. Children learn about what a rainforest is and where in the world they can be located. They will learn about: the rainforest itself including climates, weather and the 4 different layers; about deforestation and its impacts on people and places; about different plant and animal life that can be found in the rainforest and about people that live in rainforests.

    English
    We will be using 'Stone Age Boy' as the main stimulus for our writing sessions. Although we have looked at this book briefly during our Stone Age topic last term, we will be looking at the structure of the book to help us with our understanding of historical fiction. We will have the opportunity to consolidate our learning so far as well as looking at new grammatical structures and features of writing we can use in our own work.

    Maths
    Throughout the term, the children will be working on their understanding of multiplication & division, money, statistics, measurement of length and perimeter and fractions. Children will not only learn techniques to answer questions on these areas, but will also be asked to solve problems and to justify their reasoning. They will also work on mental arithmetic and times tables recall with daily mental maths sessions.

    Science
    In Science, the children will continue their studies of biology. Throughout the term, our Science topic will be Animals where we will look at diet & nutrition along with the skeletons and muscles found in mammals.

    Creative
    Much of our creative work will be linked to our Rainforests topic. Children will learn about the techniques pioneered by famous impressionist artists and use these to create images from the Rainforest. In Design & Technology, children will have the opportunity to create collages and our music sessions will follow the Love Music Trust scheme.

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