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Remote Learning W/C 18th January 2021

Thursday 21st January:
Maths
This week, we will be continuing our work looking at Multiplication & Division.
The maths links have been sent out to you via ParentMail.

Phonics:
Adding the im- to root words beginning with m or p
Today, take a reading 'big' book you have at home. Select a page at random. Read through it and see if you can find any words that have the im- prefix or that could have the im- prefix added to it.

English:
Last week, we looked at how to write speech by using inverted commas and writing a dialogue between characters. Today, we are going to write down and argument in speech form.
1) Have an argument with your talk partner about whether or not Stone Age boy is a fiction or a non-fiction text.
2) Make notes about who argues which points
3) Write a script / dialogue of the argument.
Your script / dialogue should include reasons why you think something and reasons why you disagree with the points made.
Remember to include:
�€� Inverted commas where the character is speaking
�€� New speaker, new line
�€� Punctuation within the inverted commas

Reading:
Write the conversation between Hogarth and his Dad when he tells him about seeing the Iron Man after his fishing trip. You can either write a dialogue or use speech bubbles. Get across their feelings in the speech and verbs in the reporting clause:
�€� A reporting clause is a clause which indicates that you are talking about what someone said or thought. For example, in the clause "she said that she was hungry", 'she said' is the reporting clause.

Music:
Ostinato
Today, we will discover what the word 'ostinato' means and what it sounds like. An ostinato is a short melodic or rhythmic phrase that is repeated throughout a piece of music. Listen to 'Bolero' by Ravel and pay attention to the rhythm of the snare drum throughout the piece of music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r30D3SW4OVw
Can you hear any other ostinatos in this piece? What instruments can you identify playing them?
Now listen to Mars: Bringer of War from the Planet Suite by Gustav Holst:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I
Can you recreate the ostinato heard in Mars? You could do this by focusing on the rhythm or if you have an instrument at home (piano, guitar etc) you could even try to recreate a short part of the piece.
CHALLENGE:
Compose your own ostinato to represent Mars — either the planet or the Roman God of War!

 

Wednesday 20th January:
Maths:
This week, we will be continuing our work looking at Multiplication & Division.
The maths links have been sent out to you via ParentMail.

Phonics:
Adding the im- to root words beginning with m or p
Look at page 9 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 7. Can you add the prefix to each of these words without looking at any of the other sections of the booklet? Try and challenge yourself!

English:
Today, we are going to have an argument. Watch the video of Mr Davies explaining why Stone Age Boy is a non-fiction text. I would like you to think of different reasons why I am wrong. Remember to use the word because in your answers.

Reading:
Re-watch the video of the reading of pages 34-40.
�€� Why did the farmers react the way they did?
�€� Prepare and 'argument':
Imagine you are a farmer. Are machines friend or foe? You should consider:
�€� Do machines help you?
�€� Do machines interfere with your farm?
�€� Can machines be trusted?
�€� Can machines cause harm?
You may want to record your argument as a presentation and send in a video!

Geography:
The Rainforest Climate.
Refer to the PowerPoint available on the class webpage and complete the following
tasks:
1) Rainforest Postcard Write a postcard to Mr Davies sent from the Rainforest. When people write postcards, you almost always tell the recipient what the weather is like — this is what I want to know!
2) Daintree Weather Forecast — use the template to plan & write a weather forecast for Daintree, Australia. You may need to research what the weather will be like in Daintree then complete the template. You may wish to record your forecast and send it in to me. I have included Weather Report Cards to help if you wish to do this.

 

Tuesday 19th January:
Maths:
This week, we will be continuing our work looking at Multiplication & Division.
The maths links have been sent out to you via ParentMail.

Phonics:
Adding the im- to root words beginning with m or p
Look at page 7 of the booklet (sent via ParentMail). Complete the 'Word changers' activity and then write a sentence for each of the words used in the 'prefix + root word' column. Each sentence could explain what the word means or use the word in
context.

English:
Have a look at the PDF download named Family Scene. I would like you to add annotations to the text to show what the people are in the picture. When you have the annotations, I would like you to write a sentence explaining what is happening in each part but include a word with a prefix used yesterday:
�€� dis-
�€� mis-
�€� in- / il- / im- / irE.g. (looking at the man flint-knapping at the back of the scene) It would be irresponsible to knap flint close to people in case bits of stone flew off and hurt the family.

Reading:
Watch the video of Mr Davies reading from page 34-40. Answer the following questions / discuss these questions with your
talk partner.
�€� What are the farmers scared of?
�€� Will knocking over the Iron Man solve the problem? Link this to when he fell off the cliff.
�€� How many synonyms of the word 'colossal' can you write down in 2 minutes?

RE:
There is a download available on the class webpage that contains a comparison table for 3 religions — Judaism, Christianity & Islam. There are headings on the left- hand side followed by the 3 religions and the answers have been included for Judaism -
this is your WAGOLL. Today, I would like you to research Christianity and Islam and use the information you find out to complete the table.

 

Monday 18th January:
Maths
This week, we will be continuing our work looking at Multiplication & Division.
The maths links have been sent out to you via ParentMail.

Phonics:
Adding the im- to root words beginning with m or p
Look at page 6 of the booklet (sent via ParentMail). Complete the 'Spelling Zone' activity and then move on to the 'Dots & dashes' activity on page7

English:
A suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a word to change the meaning. What is a prefix? Talk to your talk partner / talk teddy and write down a definition for the term prefix. When you have done this, I'd like you to look up the word in a
dictionary or online and see if you were right. Today, we will focus on vocabulary. You will find a PDF called Prefix mind map in the downloads section. I would like you to think of as many words as you can that use each of the prefixes given.
When you have done this, I would like you to tell me what the following prefixes
mean:
�€� dis-
�€� mis-
�€� in- / il- / im- / ir

Reading:
Recap the videos of The Iron Man sent so far. What has happened? Discuss with your talk partner / talk teddy then decide which are the 6 most important events that have happened. Complete the Storyboard pdf to show what you think.

Science:
Types of skeletons.
Refer to the PowerPoint available on the class webpage and complete the following tasks:
1) Name the bones look at the human skeleton diagram. Can you add accurate annotations to the diagram?
2) Human Skeleton cut out the different bones from the human skeleton sheet and make your own human skeleton! Then, use the labels sheet to annotate the skeleton you have made.
3) OPTIONAL CHALLENGE! Can you create a 'bones word search'? A template is available to download but if you want to make the work seriously tricky, write your own word search without using the template!

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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