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Week of 15th June

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

Thank you for continuing with supporting your child at home with their learning. As you are aware, Home Learning is changing as more children return to school. Teachers have done a brilliant job of providing daily home learning tailored to what the children would have been covering in school; unfortunately this level of personalisation is unsustainable following the phased introduction of additional children back to school. We deliberated about how best to adapt the home learning and have decided to try using and adapting resources created by Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust in conjunction with some tailored lessons to the Topics your child would have covered during this term.

 

We understand that the Home Learning needs to work for you and your child, and therefore we have put some alternative suggestions below, should you rather explore those. We are now displaying the home learning for the week rather than each day, as feedback suggested parents would prefer this so they could rearrange the week’s tasks to fit them and their child. Please, only do what you can of the suggestions below – do what works best for you and your child.

 

With thanks to Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust for their Learning Projects on which most of the weekly Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths tasks are based.

Reading Tasks

Spelling Tasks

Monday:

Share a story together. This could be a chapter book where you read and discuss a chapter a day. Today, try ‘echo reading’ where you read the sentence and your child echoes it back to you, can they keep the expression and pausing for punctuation like you did? Information on echo reading (if watching the clip watch from 50 seconds).

 

Tuesday:

Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world. After watching the clip, ask your child to select a news story that interests them and read it to you.

 

Wednesday:

Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book and what you enjoyed about it. Discuss whether your views were the same or different and explore why this might be.

 

Thursday:

With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. What type of word is it? E.g. a verb, adverb, adjective, noun, pronoun? Can it have different prefixes or suffixes? Can you find any synonyms or antonyms for your new word?

 

Friday:

Return to the story you began (or finished) on Monday. Use echo reading again. Discuss whether your child is now reading more fluently, has their expression and pausing for punctuation improved?

Monday:

Ask someone to test you on the Year 3/4 for Common Exception words that you selected to learn last week. Now, choose some to learn from this week, and add any you got incorrect from last week too. J

 

Wednesday:

Practise your spelling on Spelling Frame select Year 3&4 and rule two.

 

Friday:

Choose 5 Common Exception words and practise spelling them using green vowels. Write the word and every vowel complete in green, e.g. spelling.

Then, see if you can write a crazy sentence that includes all 5 of the words you chose. Remember it must make sense and will need punctuation such as commas as it will likely have more than one clause in it. E.g. Although it was a good day, I had an accident on my bicycle, I was busy going in a circle when the wheel caught on a stone so I fell off!

 

 

LKS2 Common Exception Words

Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks

Monday:

Write a diary entry summarising the events from the day/week. If you want to challenge yourself, can you then write the entry a second time, but from the perspective of someone else in your family? You may need to discuss this with them first to make your diary more authentic.

 

Tuesday:

Write an information report about your local area, this could be in general, or it could be about a park, or a walk that you enjoy going on. Remember to include headings and subheadings.

 

Wednesday:

Write a setting description to describe somewhere in your local area. What can you see? Hear? Touch? Smell? Use adjectives to describe in an expanded noun phrase and the colour thesaurus to add synonyms for colours.

 

Thursday:

Write a story about a stranger coming to your local area. What happens? Is it a good thing? Or does something terrible happen? Is the stranger a human, an animal, a mythical creature, an alien?! You could use your setting description from yesterday in your story.

 

Friday:

Hopefully you enjoyed the writing master class last week. Today, take part in another writing master class.

 

Monday:

Working on Times Table Rockstars  complete 20 minutes on Sound Check.

 

Tuesday:

Try these Maths lessons BBC bitesize about data handling, creating bar charts on football: Year 3 lesson, Year 4 lesson.

 

Wednesday:

Last week you played these games, today, play them again, have you improved?

Play on Hit the Button - focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.

Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to access the game). Read to the quarter hour and the nearest 5 minutes.

 

Thursday:

Last week, you had a go at adding totals of the weekly shopping list, can you do the same this week, but now find the difference in what was spent between last week and this week? Did you spend more or less this week? By how much? Remember, this game could support your work on adding money.

 

Friday:

Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Subtraction. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be. Ask them to think of mental methods as well as written methods.

 

Wider Curriculum Tasks  

30 Days Wild task

  • Visit the website. The British Museum has an Egyptian gallery, scroll down the page to read ‘The story of Nebamun’s Tomb Chapel’. Then scroll back up, read about the gallery and do the virtual tour. Next, if you want to, listen to the podcast from 19m45s until 29m13s where Kate Fulcher talks about her current research into ‘black goo’ (Ancient Egyptian coffin residue).
  • Read the news article and watch the short clip about a more recent Ancient Egyptian discovery in 2018, the tomb of a High Priest, found in the Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo. Read this for more information. Imagine you discovered it – write a diary entry from the day you discovered the tomb. Alternatively, get an adult to ‘interview you’ on your great archaeological findings.
  • Your final activity this week is linked to Year 4’s Science topic of sound (Year 3 this will give you some prior knowledge ready for next year!) It is a fun experiment that you can do at home, all you need is a balloon. J

 

Don’t forget that Madame Yau has also set some French learning on the home page for our Home Learning – read Claude Weekly, Issue 8: there is even a competition to enter!

During June, it is 30 Days Wild. Each week we will set you an activity to do from their suggested activities.

 

This week’s activity is:

To create a bird's nest! Read the instructions below to make your own; once you have made your nest, you could even research the different nests made by certain species.

 

If you want to do more, go to this Twitter account for the daily activities:

 

You could also check out the Wildlife Watch YouTube channel for more activities, with new #WildlifeWednesday videos every Wednesday at 10am!

 

30 Days Wild Task: Create a bird's nest

 

 

Alternative options:

 

 

  • Classroom Secrets are producing English and Maths themed Home Learning Packs, attached as a document below should you wish to use it.
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