Week Commencing 7 June 2021
Computing - Friday 11th June
Today you will be making a simple animation using 2Animate. Animation is described as 'a process by which we see still pictures move'.
Think about some of your favourite animated films and cartoons. Why do you enjoy them? Why can animated films be much more fun than real images? Animation can be something very simple and can start with simply animating a face, so the character appears to smile when the animation is run.
Go into the 'Tools' section of 'Purple Mash' and you will find '2Animate'. Have a go at creating your own simple animation.
English - Friday 11th June
Here is this week's extended writing task.
Looking After a Miptor
Imagine that you are the owner of an unusual animal called a miptor.
You have cared for this animal for a long time. During this time, you have become an expert in looking after it.
Your task is to write a guide for looking after a miptor.
You should think about the advice and information that a new owner of a miptor would need to know.
You must use your imagination to make up the details.
History - Thursday 10th June
Today you will be exploring how food was grown and processed in the Shang Dynasty.
Your task is to follow the instructions to make a model of the irrigation round the Yellow River.
Assembly - Thursday 10th June
Today's assembly is called 'Eating Healthily'.
We need to eat so that we can get enough of the nutrients we need to keep our bodies fit and healthy.
Here are some jokes:
- What do refuse collectors eat? Junk food.
- Why did the schoolgirl eat her homework? Because the teacher told her it was a piece of cake.
What are healthy foods? Why are they healthy?
What are junk foods? Why do we call them junk foods?
Watch this video about eating healthily.
Maths - Thursday 10th June
Year 4 - Today you will be identifying equivalent fractions (tenths).
Year 5 - Today you will be revising number and place value.
Use the digit cards 2, 5, 4 and 4.
How many different odd numbers can you make between 4000 and 6000?
Convince me you have found them all.
Year 6 - Today you will be using mixed operations.
Use the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (once each) any operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and at most one pair of brackets.
Can you obtain each of the answers 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on in this way?
Reading - Thursday 10th June
Science - Wednesday 9th June
Year 4 - Today you will be investigating uses for magnets.
Can you remember which materials are magnetic? How many uses for magnets can you think of? Read the information on the slides to find out more.
Read through the information sheet carefully. Use the information provided to create a 'Uses for Magnets' poster showing the different ways magnets can be used.
Year 5 and 6 - Today you will be explaining the effects of air resistance. Start by watching this video from Oak Academy.
Have you ever walked outside on a really windy day? What did it feel like? How easy was it to walk? Read the slides to find out what air resistance is and look at the different examples that are shown.
Year 5 - Your task is to plan and carry out an experiment to see if the size of a parachute affects how long it takes to fall. Complete the plan on Worksheet 3A and carry out the experiment by following the instructions on the Plastic Bag Parachute sheet.
Year 6 - Your task is to plan and carry out an experiment to see if the size of a parachute affects how long it takes to fall. Complete the plan on Worksheet 3B and then carry out the experiment.
Maths - Wednesday 9th June
Year 4 - Today you will be identifying equivalent fractions.
Year 5 and 6 - Today you will be working on prime and composite numbers.
Look at these maths statements and decide whether they are true or false. If it true, put a tick. If it is false, put a cross.
- 2 is a prime number.
- 23 is the only prime number between 20 and 30.
- 15, 16 and 17 are all composite numbers.
- The next prime number after 50 is 53.
- There are 3 prime numbers between 1 and 10.
- The prime numbers between 30 and 40 are 31 and 37.
- 67 is a composite number.
- The largest prime number less than 100 is 97.
- 2 and 3 are the only consecutive prime numbers.
Assembly - Wednesday 9th June
Today's assembly is 'Picture News'.
The government is trying to encourage greener farming methods and believes that the next generation of farmers will be best equipped to make these changes. The government hopes younger farmers will be more open to new nature-friendly farming ideas and would be more likely to set up other businesses such as campsites to diversify how farmland is utilised. It also wants to encourage sustainable approaches to farming which can help get the best out of the farm at the same time as caring for the environment.
Things to talk about at home...
- Have you ever visited a farm, or do you know any farmers? If so, what do they farm?
- Thinking about the role of a farmer, which part of the jobs do you think would be interesting and which do you think would be challenging?
- In a typical day, can you think of how many ways you have relied on farmers and agriculture? E.g. for your cereal at breakfast, to your drink of hot chocolate at the end of the day.
Religious Education - Tuesday 8th June
Our Religious Education topic this half-term is 'What is a Church?' Your task today is to create a poster with the title 'What is a Church?'. On your poster, please draw and label pictures to show what you already know.
Reading - Tuesday 8th June
Year 4 - Read 'Fleeing the Fire' and then answer the following questions in your Home Learning Book or on a piece of paper.
- What type of text is this?
- Find and copy the word from the text that has the same meaning as the word 'leftovers'.
- What does the word 'gouged' mean?
- Which clues tell us that the main characters are not human?
- Which sense does the female character rely on to work out where the heat is coming from?
- 'As the city shrank...' What do you think the author meant when they wrote this phrase?
- How are the first and last sentence of this story connected?
Year 5 - Read 'A Boy Called M.O.U.S.E' and answer the questions on the sheet.
Year 6 - Read 'Stone Age Tools' and answer the questions on the sheet.
Here are this half-term's homework tasks. Which 4 will you choose in addition to the compulsory maths challenge? Your tasks need to be completed by Wednesday 21st July 2021.
Reading - Monday 7th June
Year 4 - Today you will be finding information that will help you to answer 'where' literal questions.
When you need to know where someone is in text or pictures, you need to ask 'where' at the beginning of the question. The information that gives the answer to the question is right there in the story. Sometimes when you asked about the whereabouts of a character or object, you need to explain their whereabouts in relation to other things, for example: Where is the Garden Centre? The Garden Centre is opposite the road to Fallowfields Village.
Party Invitation - Look at the party directions and think about where the places are in relation to each other before you answer the questions. Finally write your own questions and answers from the directions on the map.
Year 5 - Today you will be gathering 'who', 'what' and 'where' information correctly to answer literal questions from text and pictures.
To answer a simple 'who' question you replace the 'who' word at the front of the question with the character's identity: Who is happy? Billy is happy. To answer a 'where' question begin with the subject of the enquiry and end with the answer: Where is Helen? Helen is at home. To answer a 'what' question: rearrange the order of the words to make a statement: What is Jade doing at the pool? Jade is swimming at the pool. To answer more complex questions, you need to look directly in the text for the same words that form part of the question. Sometimes these words are spread around different parts of the text. Answers may also be linked to pictures.
Laughing Cavalier - Read the text and picture information. Read each question, search the text for the same words that are in italics in the question, underline these words, re-read the question and return to the underlined text. You will find the answer to the question close by.
Year 6 - Today you will be gathering 'who', 'what', 'when' and 'where' information correctly to answer literal questions from text and pictures.
Remember that to answer a simple 'who' question you replace the 'who' word with the character's identity: Who is busy? James is busy. To answer a 'where' and 'when' question, begin with the subject of the enquiry and end with the answer: Where is James? James is at work. When is James at work? James is at work most days. To answer a 'what' question, rearrange to make a statement: What is James doing? James is talking on the phone. To answer more complex questions, you need to look directly in the text for the same words that form part of the question. Sometimes these words are spread around different parts of the text. Answers may also be linked to pictures.
The Treasure Island Map - Read the information and the questions on the page. You should then search the text for the same words that are in italics and in the questions and underline them. Once you have done this, re-read the question and return to your underlined text. You will find the answer to the question close by.
Spelling - Monday 7th June
Year 4 - Spot Mr Whoops' Mistakes
Mr Whoops is a little bit clumsy... Ok, Ok, he's a lot clumsy! Even though he's really trying hard with his writing, he's still accidentally misspelt twelve of his Y3/Y4 key spelling words. Can you spot his mistakes?
Highlight them in the passage of text.
Could you then correct the words and create a list for Mr. Whoops to practise?
Year 5 and 6 - Sport Mr Whoops' Mistakes
Mr Whoops is a little bit clumsy... Ok, Ok, he's a lot clumsy! Even though he's really trying hard with his writing, he's still accidentally misspelt thirteen of his Y5/Y6 key spelling words. Can you spot his mistakes?
Highlight them in the passage of text.
Could you then correct the words and create a list for Mr. Whoops to practise?
Assembly - Monday 7th June
Today's assembly is called 'Anger'. Start by watching this video from BBC Bitesize.
You are going to think about what makes you angry. For each of the following situations, decide how angry they make you feel (on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means not angry at all and 10 means very angry).
- When my parents won't let me go out.
- When someone bossed me about.
- When I'm very tired and hungry.
- When someone makes fun of my name.
- When they won't let me join their game.
- When someone barges in a queue.
- When I can't do what I wanted to.
- When I play a game and I lose.
- When I'm not allowed to choose.
- When I'm told off for something and I didn't do it.
- When someone borrows something without asking.
- When my best friend does better than me in a test.
- When the football team I support gets beaten.
- When I am made to do something I don't want to do.
- When I can't watch the programme I want to watch.
- When I'm told off for being rude.
- When I see someone being bullied.
- When someone says something about me behind my back.
- When someone calls me a liar.
- When someone who hasn't seen me for a while says, 'Haven't you grown!'
English - Monday 7th June
Help Grammar Boy improve his writing by extending the sentences below. Use the subordinating conjunctions below to help you extend the sentences. For example:
Grammar Boy flow into the air.
Grammar Boy flew into the air while people stood amazed on the ground below.
- The criminals tried to rob the bank _____________________________________
- Grammar Boy used his laser eyes _________________________________________
- He continue to fly through the air __________________________________________
- The superhero caught the cat ___________________________________________
- Wonder Girl wore a mask ____________________________________________
- Ice Boy hadn't seen Wonder Girl _________________________________________
- Ice Boy couldn't make ice ____________________________________________
- Wonder Girl would have to clean her costume _______________________________