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Friday Remote Learning

Our final remote learning day is upon us!

Spellings:

We will have our spelling test in school on Monday morning so get ready!! 🙂

English/PSHE:

When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut. What? What do you mean, I am already grown-up? Eh? Oh! Ok. Well, I suppose I will have to just use my imagination then and imagine that I can go into space!

Did you know that recently NASA has managed to land a rover on Mars? This means that we can expect lots of new information and photographs about the red planet. I wonder if they will find any signs of life?

Click here to find out about ‘Perseverance’: BBC News.

‘Perseverance’ is an interesting name for a robot. It was chosen by Alexander Mather, a 13-year-old student from Virginia in the US, who took part in Nasa’s competition to name the robot. Why do you think his choice of name won the competition? What does ‘perseverance’ mean?

Finally, complete the following task to bring into school on Monday. Don’t worry if you can’t print it out, draw your own astronaut instead!

Return to school – Mars self discovery

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11 a.m. Mental Maths:

The link to our zoom session is: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/82598243908

LUNCH

Spend this afternoon doing a daily mile (or two!). Go out and get some fresh air! If you have any questions about coming back to school on Monday, send them to me via Edmodo and I will do my best to answer them over the weekend.

See you all in school on Monday morning!

Mrs. E.

 

Thursday 4th March: Remote Learning.

Good morning everyone!

Today’s suggested timetable is as follows:

Spellings:

Learn your spellings ready for Monday’s test.

Maths:

Today we are going to look at different types of triangles:

Watch the following short clip to remind yourself about the different types of triangles:

Triangles.

Once you have watched the clip, watch the clips on this page and have a go at the interactive quiz: Clips & Quiz.

Finally, visit the following site to learn/revise information about angles in a triangle:

Clips & Quiz activities. Angles in a triangle.

 

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11:00 English Zoom

Join our World Book Day Quiz: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/83529968787

LUNCH

Afternoon Tasks:

Today it is World Book Day so please spend the afternoon completing tasks related to books!

If you click on the link below, there are lots of ideas. Pick whichever interest you the most!

https://www.worldbookday.com/2020/03/book-ideas-hub-brilliant-stay-at-home-ideas-free-resources/

Have an excellent evening and I will ‘see’ you all tomorrow!

Mrs.E.

Remote Learning for Wednesday 3rd March

Good morning, everyone!

Today’s suggested timetable is:

Spellings:

Learn how to spell the words for the test on Monday AND which name matches which shape.

English:

Kensuke’s Kingdom.

BEFORE you read Chapter 5, draw a copy of the grid below and fill in the blank spaces:

Once you have found the definitions of the words and you have tried using them in sentences of your own, read Chapter 5 of Kensuke’s Kingdom. Once you have read it, answer the following questions in as much detail as you can. (Refer back to the book to find the information or to re-read parts to help you to answer the questions.)

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Maths

Yesterday, you refreshed your memory about what ‘regular’ and ‘irregular’ means when we refer to polygons. Today, before you begin the main activities, discuss each of these statements below with someone in your family. You need to decide if each statement is always true, sometimes true or never true. Use maths as proof!

Today, we are going to take a very useful, quick tour through 2D shapes.

First of all, watch this very short clip to remind yourself about some very common 2D shapes: 2D shapes  (< 3 mins)

Once you have watched that, watch the following short clip about quadrilaterals:

Quadrilaterals. This will remind you about the important features of quadrilaterals. (< 4 mins)

Once you have watched both of the clips, go to Seesaw to complete today’s maths tasks. If you have any extra time before lunch, have a go at this interactive quadrilateral activity: Interactive Reasoning – Quadrilaterals.

LUNCH

 

Silent Reading.

 

2:00 Latin Zoom.

This is the link to today’s Latin session:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/86148508307

End of the school day.

“See” you all tomorrow!

 

Tuesday 2nd March.

Good morning!

Today’s suggested timetable is:

 

TTRockstars/Learn Your Spellings.

Start the day brushing up your tables recall and getting ready for Monday’s spelling test.

English – Kensuke’s Kingdom.

Read to the end of chapter 4. (A copy of the book is at the top of our Edmodo page.)

Once you have read to the end of the chapter, complete the following tasks:

  • Use the description of the island to draw a map. You will have to use your imagination alongside the description!
  • Answer the following questions using as much DETAIL as you can:

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Maths – Shape.

When we return to school, we will review decimals and fractions and move on to percentages. Before we do that, we are going to spend a few days refreshing our memories about the properties of shape.

This is a short video recapping exactly what ‘regular’ means. Some of this information will be new for many Year 5 children and it is useful revision work for Year 6, therefore ALL pupils should watch it.

Once you have watched the clip, complete the following tasks:

  • Write a definition of what a ‘regular polygon’ is (and isn’t!).
  • Visit this page for further information about polygons: BBC Bitesize
  • Have a go at these activities – there are three levels of difficulty, from one star to three. If you scroll down to the end, you will find the answers: Maths – Regular and irregular polygons challenge
  • Log onto Seesaw and complete the task set on there for you.

LUNCH

Read silently until it is time to catch-up on Zoom!

2:00 Quiz and ‘Back-to-school’ chat!

The link is: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/81218080524

Fresh Air Time!

Enjoy some time outside- ‘see’ you all tomorrow!

Mrs. E.

Monday 1st March

Welcome to the final week of remote learning!

This is our suggested timetable for today:

Spellings:

Make sure that you have learned our spellings for our test today:

Which can be found here: Spellings. 

This week’s new spellings will be shared during the Zoom session at 11 and posted on the website after that. (See Zoom details below.)

Mathematics:

Today, I would like you to visit the website below to consolidate your understanding of decimals. There are lots of worksheets which you could do ( you can just write the answers down, no need to print them off) and a lot of useful games and links to websites. Always try something that is a bit tricky for you!

Decimals – snappy maths.

 

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11 a.m. Spellings – Zoom

The link for the Zoom session this morning is: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84615539586

The passcode will be sent via text.

 

St. David’s Day Assembly.

Please watch the following assembly, kindly sent for you by Revered Becky:

 

LUNCH

 

Science.

Please find everything that you need for today’s science lesson in the following document:

Science life cycles lesson 2

 

TTRockstars

If you have any extra time today, please spend some of it on TTRockstars; we will be completing another tables check when we return to school!

Have a great evening – ‘see’ you tomorrow!

Mrs. E.

Friday 26th February

Good Morning – it is Friday!

Today’s suggested timetable is as follows:

Spellings.

Prepare for the test on Monday. Test yourself. Learn any that you spell incorrectly.

English

For today’s lesson you will need to read chapter 3 carefully – there are some tricky words in this chapter; the names of some of the places they visit are particularly tricky to pronounce, so you may want to read this chapter to or with a grown-up.

(The chapter can be found on Edmodo, pinned to the top of the page.)

Once you have read the chapter, you need to answer these questions fully, giving as much detail as you can. (You don’t need to try and remember, you can go back and check the chapter to make sure you have found the right information – all the answers can be found in there!)

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Maths:

Today’s challenge is a really good one! It is called ‘Remainders’ and consists of lots of questions which you can work your way through. There is an interactive ‘number sieve’ which you can use to help you keep track of numbers that can’t possibly be the answer – you can cross them out so you know which numbers you are left with and need to check.

There is a LOT to do in this activity – don’t expect to find your answers straight away!

Click here: Remainders Activity.

Extra challenge: Play the ‘Remainders’ game. (The link is under the Remainders activity)

LUNCH.

Art

The artwork you sent me last half-term was excellent. We have some very talented artists in Darwin class! Today, we are going to stay with the comic/cartoon style of art and look at as style of art called ‘Pop Art’.

Visit this site to explore and find out more: Pop Art.

Once you have explored the website and had a go with interactive activities. Have a go at creating your own piece of art in the style of Andy Warhol. You could do this any way you wish, either with crayons or paints and paper or digitally. Upload your work to share – I would love to see it!

Reading.

Enjoy a good read!

I will see you all at 11 a.m. on Monday (on Zoom) for our weekly spelling test!

Mrs. E.

Thursday 25th February

Good morning!

This is the suggested timetable for today. Unfortunately, we will be unable to meet via Zoom today as I am in back-to-back virtual meetings all day! 🙁

TTRockstars

Spend at least 15 minutes sharpening your knowledge and recall.

English.

When I was reading chapter two of Kensuke’s Kingdom I noticed these hyphenated words: sleeping-bags and washing-line. Why do we sometimes use hyphens between words and are hyphens the same as dashes?

Watch this short clip to find the answer:

Hmmmm… Sleeping bags has a different meaning to sleeping-bags, doesn’t it? Without a hyphen, we are talking about bags that are sleeping! Likewise, Washing line has a different meaning to washing-line.

Now watch this clip for even more information about hyphens:

Using hyphens

Once you have watched both of the short animations complete these tasks:

Each of these phrases below is missing a hyphen. Copy them out and put the hyphen where you think it should go:

Once you have done that, have a look at these sentences. They are a bit confusing – I think hyphens may be required to make their meaning clear.

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Maths

Today’s maths consists of two challenges.

Challenge 1: Abundant numbers.

This is a great little challenge involving a lot of adding and exploration – you will probably not find examples of abundant numbers straight away – don’t worry, the challenge explains what ‘abundant numbers are’ – this is a trial and error question so keep exploring and don’t give up!

Abundant numbers challenge.

When you have found all the abundant numbers you think you can (you can click on ‘solutions’ on left of the question to see what other people have found), you can go on to challenge 2.

Challenge 2: Mystery Matrix.

This is a good challenge involving timetables knowledge. Can you work out what the missing numbers on the multiplication grid must be? (There is more information and an interactive version on the website, click on the link below.)

Link to Mystery Matrix.

If you have any spare time, you could check through your work on Seesaw to see if you are up-to-date with everything, play TTRockstars or learn your spellings.

LUNCH

The Daily Mile

Think of me in my virtual meeting, staring at a screen! Go and enjoy the fresh air and complete a daily mile! You could post a picture of your walk/cycle/run on Edmodo to cheer me up when my meeting has finished!

Reading.

Enjoy at least half-an-hour reading when you get in from completing your daily mile.

Mrs. Evans.

Wednesday 24th February

Good morning!

This is today’s suggested timetable: (We have a Zoom session at 11 a.m. for mental maths.)

Spellings.

On the spelling page for this week, there is a PDF document which has an unfinished grid on it. You can either print or copy out the grid and then fill in the missing definitions Be careful with this, don’t guess! Although the English derivative is closely related to the Latin root and its meaning, they are not always exactly the same!

https://www.stokeonternschool.org.uk/category/darwinclass-spellings/

English.

Today you are going to be creative with non-fiction writing. You are going to create a detailed fact file about a creature from the ocean. You will need to do some research and take some notes. You could organise your notes under heading such as: ‘Appearance’, ‘Diet’ and ‘Habitat’. Can you think of any other useful subheadings?

You can select any creature – it could even be a mythical creature, but your writing must be in the style of a non-fiction text. Your text must be:

  • Organised into sections, each with a subheading.
  • Fairly formal in tone – avoid using contractions. For example, say ‘is not’ rather than ‘isn’t.’
  • Detailed and interesting to read.
  • Correctly spelled.
  • Correctly punctuated.

Please send me your work when it is complete; I am looking forward to reading it! (You can complete it on paper/Edmodo/Seesaw, whichever you would rather!)

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11 a.m. Maths Zoom.

Zoom link mental maths: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84604094987

If your child is unable to join, please drop me an email and I will send you all the documents you need to complete the test at home.

LUNCH

Geography.

Have a look at the map below. This map shows the continent of North America, which is the third largest continent. The largest countries on this continent are: The United States (USA), Mexico and Canada, this week we are going to take a closer look at Canada.

Below are links to two useful websites about Canada. Visit these sites to find out more – you can even listen to Canada’s national anthem on one of the sites!

As you look through the sites, make a list of really interesting facts. Try to collect between ten and twenty pieces of information.

Kids’ World Travel Guide.

Reading.

Time for a journey into another world…

‘See’ you all tomorrow!

Tuesday 23rd February

Good morning Stoke-on-Tern families!

Here is today’s suggested timetable: (There is a zoom session at 2 p.m. where we are going to take a look at the new chapter in our Latin lessons – details below.)

TTRockstars

Earn some coins and splash out on items for your avatar!

English – Kensuke’s Kingdom.

Today and tomorrow, we are going to do some creative writing. By ‘creative writing’, I mean that you are going to be creative! I will give you a set of instructions, which will be very brief, what you write beyond that is up to you. Remember though, that creative writing needs accurate spelling and punctuation, or your reader will not understand your writing the way you want them to.

Today’s creative writing task:

Michael and his family have a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to sail around the world. The prospect of such an adventure is both exciting and terrifying! It is something that many people would love to do. Would you?

Think of something amazing that you could do in the future; a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. Your task today is to write about this wonderful event. You can write in any style you wish but your writing must:

  • Be at least 4 paragraphs long (each paragraph must be more than one sentence in length!).
  • Be presented neatly/correctly.
  • Be exciting to read – select your vocabulary to create an exciting atmosphere (show don’t tell, though!).
  • Spelled correctly.
  • Punctuated correctly.

I am very much looking forward to reading your work!

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Maths.

Lesson for Year 5 pupils, revising finding fraction of number: (Some Year 6 pupils may also wish to watch this, as a revision activity.)

Lesson for Year 6 pupils (Some Year 5 pupils may also wish to complete this lesson):

Your tasks for today are posted on seesaw. Please log on to complete them after you have watched the videos for today’s lesson.

 

LUNCH

 

Silent reading until it is time for Latin!

 

2 p.m. Latin! (On Zoom)

Join me to open a new chapter in our Latin lessons. We are going to spend some time learning what it was like to live as a wealthy Roman.

Here is the link to the meeting: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84050134041

Chapter 4 Key Words:

These are our key words for this half-term. Take some time to read them and see if you can remember what they mean. Don’t worry too much about pronunciation but remember, most Latin words were pronounced as they are written. (Careful with letters like ‘v’ and ‘c’ though!)

Have a great evening!

Monday 22nd February

Good morning and welcome to the second half of the spring term. Hopefully, later today, we will all know more about the Government’s plans for the wider opening of schools. We will all need to keep an eye on the national news bulletins! For this week and next, however, it is more remote learning for us all!

This week’s scheduled zoom sessions are:

Unfortunately, I am unable to hold any Zoom sessions on Thursday and Friday this week, as I have (virtual) meetings to attend all day, for both days. Work will be set as usual on the website and I will catch-up with the children on Monday, next week.

Today’s suggested timetable is as follows: (The 11:00 session is on Zoom- see details in the relevant section below.)

Spellings:

There is no spelling test today, as there were no words to learn over half-term. Your new spelling words can be found on the spelling page of the website. Please spend some time writing them down and learning them.

Click here to visit the Spelling Page.

Maths:

Today and tomorrow, we are going to continue the work on decimals from last half term.

Dividing numbers by 100.

This session builds on the work you completed last half term, where you divided numbers by 10. (Please scroll down to previous lessons from last half-term to refresh your memory, if necessary.) It is aimed at Year 5 pupils but Year 6 pupils may want to watch it through as a revision activity.)

Fractions to decimals:

This part of the lesson is suitable for Year 6 pupils and pupils in Year 5 who are feeling confident with working with decimals:

Once you have watched the video, log on to Seesaw to complete your tasks.

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11:00 ZOOM

Please join me to say hello and welcome to the second half of the spring term. We will also read some of class text together, which I am really looking forward to!

Link: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/89669631927

The passcode will be sent via text.

LUNCH

Science.

This document contains everything you need for today’s Science lesson:

Darwin_Life cycles_Lesson 1

Reading.

Re-read chapter 1 & 2 of Kensuke’s kingdom and answer the following questions: (A copy of the chapters can be found pinned to the top of our Edmodo class page.)

Kensuke’s Kingdom chapter 1 and 2 questions.

Use the buttons to change class or area: