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Week of 29th 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 & Tuesday:

Compete the BBC Bitesize Book Club lesson, it is a retelling of one of my favourite Shakespeare plays, ‘A midsummer night’s dream’. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn2x8hv

Mrs Cook is looking at ‘A midsummer night’s dream’ with the children in her class at the moment too. J

Wednesday:

Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world. Read a news story together. This week, you tell your child three answers to unknown questions relating to the news story you shared – can they work out what the questions were from your answers?

Thursday:

Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss with your child anything they did not like or enjoy about the book, giving clear justification why.

Friday:

Choose a podcast to listen to today: https://www.funkidslive.com/podcasts/#

Write a ‘blurb’ that tells the listener what the podcast is about.

Monday:

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on prefixes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4k6wnb

 

Wednesday:

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

 

Friday:

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on suffixes:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvqn2v4

 

 Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks

Thank you Meena for sharing your poem on our blog last week J

Monday:

Write an email to a family member, friend, or even the school email address about how the previous week / weekend has been. Think about how the writing in your email is similar or different to the letter that you wrote the previous week.

Tuesday:

Design an information leaflet on an animal of your choice. Think about what subheadings you may use. Can you make comparisons between your animal and other species of animals (similarities or differences)? You could share your work on our blog.

Wednesday:

Write a description of a fictional animal that you have just discovered. Tell the reader about what it looks like, where it can be found, its habitat, what it eats (diet) and any other distinctive / special features it may have. You may like to include an annotated diagram of this incredible creature.

Thursday:

Write some instructions or an advice leaflet for looking after a pet of your choosing. Remember to include what things the person will need and why as well as what they will need to do – this could be organised according to frequency e.g. daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. For example, daily you would feed a dog, whereas they would have their jabs at the vets yearly.

Friday:

Write a Haiku poem about an animal of your choice. Use this information to remind you of the structure needed and some examples. 

 

Monday:

Working on Times Table Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this. Today, your child can choose the activity they do.

Tuesday:

Complete these challenges from White Rose / BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9n796f

Can you complete all 5? Share your methods on our Year 3&4 Home Learning Blog on Purple Mash.

Wednesday:

Year 3: Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson on drawing lines and shapes accurately: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcxy6g8

Year 4: Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson on interpreting charts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztfrsk7

Thursday:

Choose some of these problem solving games to play. You could recommend your favourite ones on our Home Learning Blog on Purple Mash.

Friday:

Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Division. 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

Thank you to Oscar, Meena, Imogen, Freya, Poppy and Lauren for sharing your Purple Mash quiz, they were fantastic! Also, thank you Poppy for sharing the Canopic jar you made! J

  • Listen to the podcast on Ancient Egyptians, some things you will know about but there are some new interesting facts too (you may also hear some funny jokes). There are questions on the page to think about too.

If you feel inspired, why don’t you create a (short) podcast of your own on an aspect of Ancient Egypt? We would love for you to share it with us too.

There are two competitions still open too, maybe you would like to enter one, or both! J

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:

Name that wildflower.

When you are out for a walk, take a closer look at the flowers. Have a look at the flowers growing through the cracks, on the verges and in the meadows and see if you can identify them using the chart below to help you. The UK’s native wildflowers are often some of the most beautiful and best for wild creatures.

 

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: Name that wildflower

 

 

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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