Willow Class - Remote Learning

 

 

Please click here to access the online learning for February 2022

 

 

Monday 8th November

Maths

Today we have learned to use BIDMAS to order operations.  Please watch the video below and complete the Maths activity.

https://vimeo.com/465421787

Maths Activity

Maths Answers

Reading Comprehension

War poetry activity

English

In English today we editted and up-levelled our non-chronological reports describing the Blitz.  Please add expanded noun phrases, synonyms, adverbs and adverbial phrases to add description and make your writing more presise.

Topic

This afternoon we learned about rationing.  Watch the video clip below and look at the powerpoints before  using the rationing sheet to answer the sets of rationing questions.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/History-Food-Rationing-6084855

Rationing Powerpoint

Rationing Powerpoint 2

Rationing Sheet

Rationing Sheet 1

Rationing Activity Sheet 2

Rationing Activity Sheet 3

 

Tuesday November 9th 

 

Maths

Today the children are learning to calculate mentally.  Watch the video below to help you with this and then answer the questions.

https://vimeo.com/465739450

Maths Activity

Maths Answers

 

English

Today the children will practise using relative clauses.  Remember a relative clause follows the noun and begins with a relative pronoun.  For example Hitler, who was a evil dictator, invaded Poland.  Don't forget to place commas either side of the relative clauses.  Complete the activity below.

Relative Clauses Powerpoint

Relative Clause Activity 

 

RE

Today we learned about the following key Muslim beliefs: Tahwid, Muslim, abd and khalfa.  Please research each of these words and see what you can find out.

 

Wednesday 10th November

 

Maths

Today we have been learning to use our knowledge of number facts to find new number facts.  Please watch the video below to help you with this before completing the activities below.

https://vimeo.com/466189554

Maths Activity

Maths Answers

 

English

This week we are going to write a non chronological report about remembrance.  Research Remembrance and write your sub-headings and notes.

 

Science

Today we planned our own shadows investigation.  Look at the PDF below and write your own Shadows investigation.

Shadows Lesson

 

Thursday 11th November

 

Maths

Today we practised solving problems using all four operations.  Remember to decide upon your calculation before you choose which method to use.

Maths Problem Solving

 

English

Finish researching information about Remembrance to write your non-chronological report tomorrow.

 

Friday 12th November

 

Maths

Today we completed  end of unit assessments.  All the questions relate to the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Maths End of Unit Assessment 1

Maths End of Unit Assessment 2

End of Unit Assessment 1 - Answers

End of Unit Assessment 2 - Answers

 

English

Today we wrote our non-chronological reports describing Remembrance.  Remember to think carefully about your vocabulary choices.

DT- 

Today we compared the toys we made with our original designs and wrote an evaluation.

 

Monday 15th November

Maths

Today we started a new unit on fractions.  We revised our knowledge of equivalent fractions.  Watch the video below and complete the activities below.

https://vimeo.com/466488832

Maths Activity

Maths Answers 

English

Today we practised writing sentences containing this week's spelling patterns.  This week's spellings are below.  Please write complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions using each of the words.

Spellings 

Topic

Today we watched the clip below and learned how World war II affected families.  Please describe the impact of the war on women and the homeguard.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-home-front-in-world-war-two-the-blitz-ks3-history-11931094

 

Tuesday 16th November

Maths

Today we spent more time learning about Equivalent Fractions.  Please complete the problems below.

Maths Activity 

 

English

Today we learned how to use vocabulary with presision .  We explored synonyms and shades of meaning.  Select five verbs e.g said, whispered, shouted, yelled, called and place each set of words in order from the strongest to the weakest.

 

RE

Today we learned how Muslims like to live in harmony.  We considered what harmony might look like.  For example a peice of music, a team or a woven basket. Think of something that represents harmony for you.  Draw it and explain why it represents harmony.

 

Wednesday 17th November

Maths

Today we learned to simplify fractions.  Watch the clip below and complete the activities below.

https://vimeo.com/467396285

Maths Activity

Maths Answers

 

English

Watch the video clip below from Goodnight Mr Tom starting at 1:01 and finishing at 1:07.  Now plan the next chapter.  You can make it up yourself, but it must include a beginning, a build up, a problem, a resolution and an ending.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j8awfdvxaw

Science

Today we explored how mirrors reflect light. Follow the lesson below and then see if you can make your own mirror maze using mirrors and a torch.

Science lesson

 

Thursday 18th November

Maths

Today we continued to learn to master the simplifying of fractions.  Watch yesterday's video and complete the following activities.

Fluency Problems

Reasoning and Problem Solving

 

English 

Today we are learning to use a range of cohesive devices to link our paragraphs.  Plan in a range of cohesive devices to link the paragraphs in your planning.  You could use pronouns (he, she, they), time connectives (later, next, suddenly) fronted adverbials (why, where, when) or repetition of a word at the end of one paragraph and the start of a new one.

 

Friday 19th November

 

English

Today we wrote the next chapter of Goodnight Mr Tom.  We revisited using cohesive devices and made sure our writing flowed by including pronouns, fronted adverbials, time connectives and repettion.

 

Monday 22nd November

Maths

Today we learned to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to improper fractions.  Watch the videos below and complete the Maths activities.

https://vimeo.com/467394996

https://vimeo.com/468942374

Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers

Answers

Convert Mixed numbers to improper fractions

Answers

 

English

 Today we practiced spelling words using the suffix 'ancy'.  Look at the words on the slideshow below and write them in complex sentences.

English spellings

 

History

 

Today we learned about the impact of World War Two on Britain after the war ended.  We learned about William Berridge's report and the reforms to the welfare state and introduction of the National Health Service.

Watch the clips below and describe why we have a National Health Service and what Britain would be like if we didn't have an NHS.

 

https://www.westminster-abbey.org/about-the-abbey/history/ve-day-75

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/how-did-britain-build-the-nhs/zvhmkmn

 

https://wellcomecollection.org/articles/WyjHUicAACvGnmJI

 

Tuesday 23rd November

 

Maths

 

Today we learned to oder fractions on a number line.  Watch the video below to help you with this and complete the problems below.

https://vimeo.com/468943588

 

Maths problems

Answers

 

Wednesday 24th November

 

Maths

 

Today we have been learning to order fractions using the denominator.  Watch the video below to help you with this before completing the questions below.

https://vimeo.com/468944608

Problem solving

Answers

 

English 

Today we learned about Isaac Newton.  Complete the comprehension activity to learn more about him. Please complete either the two star or three star activity.

Comprehension Activity

 

Science

 

Today we made spinners by dividing circles of card into six equal segments and colouring the segments blue, green and red.  We then threaded string through the middle and watched as it showed as white light.  Have a go at making your own spinner and observe the changes.

 

Thursday 25th November

Maths

Today we have continued to order fractions, however we haved focused upon the numerator today.  Watch the link to the video below and complete the Maths problems.

https://vimeo.com/470094736

 

Maths activity

Answers

 

English

Today we watched an extract from Goodnight Mr Tom and identified how the film maker created mood.  For example Mr Tom slowly entered the build and nervously opened the door of the dimly lit deserted property.  We then wrote our own descriptions of the scene choosing our vocabulary with precision to create atmosphere.

Watch the clip below and see if you can do the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j8awfdvxaw

 

Friday 26th November 2021

 

Maths

Today we learned how to add and subtract fractions with different denominators.  We used our knowlege of equivalence to make the denominators the same before we added or subtracted the fractions.

Please watch the video below to help you before completing the Maths activity.

https://vimeo.com/470094960

 

Maths activity

Answers

 

English

Today we looked at examples of how Michelle Magorian (author of Goodnight Mr Tom) uses words and phrases to create mood and apmosphere.  Use your reading book to do this.

 

 RE

Today we visited Spalding Baptist Church and learned that much of our Christmas traditions are not in the Bible.  See if you can research which traditions are based upon the Bible.

 

Monday 29th November

Maths

Today we continued to practise adding and subtracting fractions.  Watch the video link below and solve the maths problems.

https://vimeo.com/471344877

Maths Questions

 

English

 

Today we revisited the peice of writing we wrote on Friday to create mood and atmosphere and changed our vocabulary choices to change the mood and atmosphere.  Find an example of text in your reading book that creates a positive or negative mood and rewrite it using antonyms to change the mood of the text.

 

Monday 10th January 2022

 

Maths - Today we learned to divide decimals.  Watch the video below and complete the the maths activity.

https://vimeo.com/490691239

Maths questions

Maths Answers

Reading - Read your reading book and identify how the character has changed through out the text.

Times Tables - Practise your multiplication or division facts for this week.

 

Tuesday 11th January 2022

Maths - Today we learned to solve division problems.  Watch the video below and complete the maths activity.

https://vimeo.com/490691954

Maths Questions

Maths Answers

Reading - Read the next chapter of your reading book and identify examples of characterisation.

Times Tables - Practise your multiplication or division facts for this week.

 

26th January 2022

 

Maths - Today we are learning to use our knowledge of the inverse rule to solve one step algebra problems.

 

Watch the video link below and complete the activity.

https://vimeo.com/499979721

 

Maths questions

Maths answers

 

English - Today we are practising our knowledge of grammar using was/were and active and passive voice before we learn how to use the present perfect perfect tense.  For example She has eaten , we have eaten, they had breakfast.

 

Complete the slides below and reseach how to use the past and present simple tense.

 

English slide show

 

Reading - Complete the reading comprehension activity below.

 

Comprehension task

 

Topic - Research further about the Ancient Greeks and make your own non-fiction book using different headings for separate chapters.  

 

27th January 2022

 

Maths

Today we are using our knowledge of the inverse to solve two-step problems.  Watch the video link below to help you with this.  Then complete the maths activity below.  To challenge you further, I have also added an extention activity today.

 

https://vimeo.com/499980302

 

Maths activity

 

Maths answers

 

Extention activity

 

English - Today we are planning the build up for chapter two of our story.  Plan what will happen next and how it will lead up to the problem.  Don't forget to prepare a bank of effective vocabulary and remember to think about creating atmosphere through the description of your setting and your use of characterisation.

 

Reading- Complete the reading comprehension activity below.

 

Comprehension activity

 

Topic- Research further about the Ancient Greeks and make your own non-fiction book using different headings for separate chapters.  

 

Friday 28th January 2022

 

Maths- Today we are learning to use algebra to form expressions.  Watch the video link below and complete the Maths activities.

https://vimeo.com/499980673

Maths activity

Maths answers

English - Today I would like you to use yesterday's planning to write your build up to your historical narrative.  don't forget the build up links the beginning of the story to the problem that will occur in your next chapter.

 

Reading- Complete the reading comprehension activity below.

 

Reading Comprehension

 

Topic - Research further about the Ancient Greeks and make your own non-fiction book using different headings for separate chapters.  

 

Monday 31st January 2022

 

Maths- Today we are using our knowledge of algebra to learn about substitution.  Watch the video link below and complete the Maths activities below.

https://vimeo.com/500489180

 

Maths activities

Maths answers

 

English

Today we are learning to identify and use modal verbs.  Watch the slide show below and complete the activities.

 

Modal verb slide show

 

Reading - Complete the Reading Comprehension activity below.

 

Reading Comprehension

 

Topic- Research further about the Ancient Greeks and make your own non-fiction book using different headings for separate chapters.  

 

 

 Tuesday 1st February

 

Maths - Today we learned how to use algebra to calculate formula.  Watch the video below using the link and then complete the Maths activities.

https://vimeo.com/500489558

Maths activities

Maths Answers

 

English - Today we practised describing a setting.  Find an image of a setting then describe it using descriptive vocabulary to see if your partner/parent can draw it accuratly.  Ask yourself whether the image drawn matches the image in your mind.  If not ask yourself why not and try to describe it more accuratly.  If your partner or parent guessed it try swapping over.  Can they use descriprive words and phrases so you can draw the setting in their mind's eye?

 

Reading - complete the reading comprehension exercise below.

 

Reading task

 

Topic- Research further about the Ancient Greeks and make your own non-fiction book using different headings for separate chapters.  

 

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