Home Learning w/b 22nd February

Monday 22nd - Friday 26th February 2021
Hello everyone
Welcome back to a new half term.
I hope you've had a good break, and managed to get outdoors for lots of fresh air - get ready to resume the mile - a - day when we're back at school!
This week you will begin a new Maths unit on fractions. Remember fractions are our friends!
In English you'll be revising all the grammar we've studied so far - and getting creative with 'Space' themed poetry.
For your personal learning challenge research, you have the choice of 2 topics to study. Science is all about space, and Geography is about the USA. Go to the Homework Spring 2 page for lots of information.
Get ready to celebrate World Book Day next week, there'll be prizes too!... 
                                                                      World Book Day
Find out all about the Book Bingo here: Book Bingo video
Finally - get ready for 'Fun-time- Friday', with your Charanga music lesson!
Take care,
Mrs Hignett
Monday 22nd February 2021
Here are today's lessons:
English - 
Start each day with 10 minutes spelling following the routine in class. Then concentrate on the tasks outlined for each day. 
                           1. Daily spellings - record and colour code tricky bits.
                           2. Comprehension - 'Peter Pan' -   Reading text below.
                              Comprehension Questions Peter Pan
                          3. Word of the Week - see definition and extension activity sheet below.
                          4. Letterjoin - Resources - KS2 - English - ( select 'Note taking').
                          5. Personal reading - to be discussed and shared at our 'live' session.
Maths -  This week we will begin our topic on FRACTIONS. The lessons below compliment and support this topic.
Follow this procedure:
1. Play the video
2. Complete the activity
3. Check your answers
Video links:
  • Fast Maths
  • Finally,  visit TT Rockstars.
Topic  - Science 
This week, we are starting our brand new topic on EARTH and SPACE. 
This is a fascinating subject, which you will really enjoy exploring. 
The topic introduces you to the scale of the Solar System and Earth's place in the universe.
It demonstrates the relationship between the Earth and the other planets in our Solar System and explores the Earth's rotation around the Sun, and the Moon's rotation around the Earth. 
You will learn how the relationship between the Earth, Sun and Moon causes day and night on Earth, the phases of the Moon, and the seasons we experience on Earth.
Firstly, I would like you to watch the introduction videos and power-points below, then complete the Solar system FACT HUNT, using the FACT CARDS. Once you've done that, try the word-search, then check your answers (no peeping!)
 Click on here first....    The Solar System   then watch the videos below.
For extra fun - I've put a planet song - but only play this after you've completed your work - since it is rather long!
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You can choose to either research and study your own choice of an American state, or Earth and Space.
Go to Homework Spring 2 page for lots of exciting resources to explore.
In the Science topic we will be looking at Space and the Solar System, in the challenge:
'Will we ever send another human to the moon?'
In the Geography topic we will study the continent of North America in the challenge:
'What's so special about the USA?'
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
1. Spellings - Tuesday Triangles.
2. Grammar - Today you are going to focus on recognising the 'perfect form' in sentences.
Watch the film clip below first:
 Now read the following:
 What are the present perfect and the past perfect?
verb tense tells us when the action or state described by the verb happened. The three main verb tenses in English are the present, the past, and the future.

The present tense is made up of:
  The past tense is made up of:

The 'perfect' tenses (present perfect, past perfect and future perfect) are usually used to talk about actions that are completed by the present or a particular point in the past or future.

To form the perfect tense we use the present / past / future form of the verb to have and the past participle of the main verb (I have walked / I had walked / I would have walked).


Your task is to complete one or more of the activities below from the sheet entitled 'Recognising the perfect form in sentences'. If you are not too confident and a bit unsure - complete the tasks with the red stars. If you're fine - complete the tasks with blue stars. If you want to stretch yourself and work at greater depth then complete the tasks with golden stars. Or... you could do ALL of them and give yourselves a huge pat on the back!

Maths - Lesson 2 video link below.
 Watch the video and complete the answer sheet. Take a picture and send. Then check your answers.
Finally,  visit TT Rockstars.
Art /DT
Today I would like you to put yourself into space!
Have a look at the art work below. Children have taken photos of themselves, surrounded by a 'paper' space helmet, then stuck this onto a space background - as if they've landed on a strange alien planet!
The background is black paper. Then layers have been added using a variety of techniques.
Have you noticed:
  • The planets have been painted with swirly colours and stuck on.
  • There are different surfaces at the bottom of the picture for the terrain.
  • Tiny stars have been splashed or dotted in white paint.
  • Rings have been drawn around some planets. 
If you would rather - you can build an electronic interactive space scene from an I-pad or PC.
Experiment with the 'doodle pad' on:
There's a variety of software, such as: 
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Here are today's lessons:
English - 1. Daily spellings - Wednesday wordsearch.
              2. Space themed poetry. Read the selection of Space poem posters below. Then work your way through the Space poem challenge cards. 
Maths - Lesson 3 video link below.
 Watch the video and complete the answer sheet. Take a picture and send. Then check your answers.
Finally,  visit TT Rockstars.
Today you are going to begin your study of the continent of North America. You are going to research where this continent is located, and how it is made up of several countries including the USA.
1. Go through the power-point presentation and the film clip below.
2. Your task is to complete the Atlas task, and the 'Find the missing states' task.
3. Once you have completed these, you can colour code and label the North America map - adding any extra information - like those countries flags. 
Image result for continent of north america


North America is the third largest of the world’s continents, and  extends for more than 8,000 km to within 800 km of the North Pole and the Equator. It covers an area of 9,355,000 square miles (24,230,000 square km).

Although Christopher Columbus is given lots of credit as having discovered America, there were plenty of people already living in North America prior to the Europeans having arrived. This included many Native American tribes in the United States and the Aztec civilization in what is now Mexico. In the 1600’s the Europeans quickly colonized and took over much of North America. The most populous country in North America, the United States, was formed in the late 1700’s.


The following link will help:-


World Atlas – North America

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Thursday 25th February 2021
Here are today's lessons:
English - 1. Daily spellings - Samba Spelling - words into sentences.
              2. Poetry - The Northern Lights.
Space is a fascinating subject. Have you ever heard about the Northern Lights?
Watch the film clip below, then go through the power-point carefully.
Then following the instructions, create your own version of the poem. 
I look forward to reading your poems about the Northern Lights - remember to use your thesaurus to find some vibrant vocabulary!
              3. Letterjoin
              4. Reading
Maths - Lesson 4 video link below.
Watch the video and complete the answer sheet. Take a picture and send. Then check your answers.
Finally,  visit TT Rockstars.
RE - What is a memory? 
Today we're going to explore how memories are kept alive.
Think about some of your special memories and what things brings them to mind - it might be an object, a sound, a song, a smell, a photo etc.
How do these things trigger memories and why are they important?
Look at some photos of events that have happened in your life. What are their memories of these times and how do you all keep those memories alive?
To look at how we can keep memories alive, watch the following clip of the book;  ‘William Gordon McDonald Partridge’ on:
Video clip of the:     Story  here.
Now think about:
Q Why was Miss Nancy, Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’s favourite person?
Q What kind of memories did the people in the home have? What helped them to remember?
Q What did the memory basket do for Miss Nancy?
Q Why do you think it was important?
Your task:
At the moment, we are living with the effects of the COVID19 pandemic and we have been doing things a bit differently from our normal way!
How will you remember these times?
Make a list of good things and bad things to remember in the future. You could divide the page in half and on one side write GOOD MEMORIES and on the other BAD MEMORIES.
Alternatively, you could make a ‘time capsule’, a collage or a video about COVID days to help you to remember what you did and how you felt at this time.
Friday 26th January 2021
Here are today's lessons:
English - 1. Daily spellings - Test. ( Log onto Google classrooms at 2:30pm to be tested with the rest of the class)
              2. Today we are looking at how to convert nouns and adjectives into verbs. 
                   Watch the clip below, then complete the activity.
              3. Letterjoin - go to resources, and select 'grammar' to complete an extra task on 'verbs' - in your best handwriting!
              4. Reading.
Maths - Lesson 5
Fun time Friday Problem!
Work through the problems, then check your answers.
Finally,  visit TT Rockstars.
Topic - Music
This week, you're going to begin a 6 week music topic based on Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a prayer'.
I have sent you all log-in details, via the school website, and you should complete Lesson 1 - as I showed you in the live lesson.
Below is a picture of the screen you will see once you've clicked on the Bon Jovi picture.
Lesson 1 - whilst listening and appraising the song and music, remember to work your way along,  clicking on the different tabs above the music line.
Have fun!