Please find below learning resources for home-schooling today.
Also, from today, Monday 11 January, CBBC, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button will all be offering up lots of content for students including daily lessons which will be made available online too. I have posted a link to this week’s BBC’s Schools’ TV schedule below. These programmes could be useful if you have any issues with the internet over the course of the week, or, if any of the shows are of particular interest to you and your child and you feel that you would like to substitute an educational TV programme for a lesson, please do!
BBC educational TV schedule for this week.
Today’s suggested timetable is as follows:
I have scheduled the zoom spelling test for 2:30 this afternoon. I hope that everyone can join us. If you can’t, you can ask a grown-up at home to test you and then you can send me your results via Edmodo or email.
Use the look, cover, write, check method to see if you need to spend some more time learning any of the words on this week’s list. We will have the test this afternoon.
Spellings for this week’s test.
You can then write out this week’s spellings, which can be found on the spellings page:
Spellings for next Monday.
This week’s English lesson are REALLY interesting. The English focus is writing recounts, specifically diaries, and the context is the history of ‘Windrush’. I have really enjoyed watching today’s lessons, and I think that you will too!
Today’s first lesson provides the context for all of the writing you will complete in the unit.
Diary Writing (Windrush).
The second part of today’s lesson, has a spelling focus:
Suffixes, to investigate plurals.
(If the links don’t work for you, try this link which will take you to the page with all of the unit’s lessons.) Diary writing lessons – Windrush.
If you would like to find out more about Windrush, before we move on to the English element of the task in subsequent lessons, you could explore these websites:
Newsround – What is the Windrush generation?
Talking to grandparents.
Finding my family.
Here are four ‘warm-up’ questions of varying difficulty. I will post the answers on tomorrow’s lesson, so you can check through your work,
Main Lesson focus:
This week, we are going to focus on co-ordinates. This is an areas of mathematics that we didn’t spend much time on last academic year, due to lockdown. The lessons start with co-ordinates in the first quadrant and build up to four quadrants and are suitable for pupils in both Year 5 and Year 6. If you or your child require any additional resources, please email me, using the class email address, and I will get back to you asap.
Today’s Independent activities (worksheet): Co-ordinates in-first-quadrant
I will post the answers for you tomorrow, so that you can self-check your work and get back to me if you are finding anything difficult.
The following document, prepared by Doctor Roberts, contains everything that you need for your first science lesson in the ‘Light Sources & Light Reflectors’ unit.
This is the code for the spelling test Zoom session. Looking forward to seeing you!
Enjoy reading your book!
I am planning more Zoom sessions this week. Details of the focus of each meeting, days and times are on the timetable below. Joining details for each meeting will be sent out by text on the morning of each meeting.
Have a great evening! See you all tomorrow!