Childwall CE Primary School
‘And The Child Grew...’ Luke 2:40

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Hello and welcome to our brand-new Year Group page, where you will find all the information you need for this year. Our teachers are Mr Gillin and Miss O’Sullivan, and we are lucky enough to have the support of Mrs Bone, Mrs Butchard and Mrs Gillin. Keep popping back to see updates, photos and useful information.

Thank you for visiting this Home Learning section. Please pop back every day to see what activities you have been set. Every day, you can expect:

one maths activity

one English activity (encompassing either writing, reading, spelling, or punctuation and grammar)

one activity which will help your learning in the foundation subjects (RE, Science, History, Geography, Computing, PE, Art/DT, Wellbeing)

Every evening, we will let you know what activities you will be doing on the next day, and we will post any answers you will need to check your work. Please complete all work, unless told otherwise, in your Home Learning book. If nothing has been posted on this page, please ask your parents to check their email. We won’t have forgotten!

This timetable shows what subjects we will be focusing on – and what work we will be uploading – each day. You are, of course, more than welcome to adjust it to your needs.

Our Topics for Summer 2

In Computing, we will be looking at Simulations. In RE, we will continue to be learning about Rules, focusing on Christianity. In Geography, we will be looking at the coast. In Art, we will be looking at a series of artists’ techniques that you can practise at home.

As you know, us adults love reading stories to you, so we’ve put together this folder. Every day, a new video will be uploaded, featuring a different member of staff reading to you! There are two folders for you to choose from: one with shorter, picture books; the other of Matilda by Roald Dahl. Be sure to check in to find out who’s telling the story each day!

Childwall Storytime

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It has been so lovely to hear from some of you on SeeSaw! It is a totally safe way for you to share photos of what you’ve been up to at home with your teachers, and only Mr Gillin and Miss O’Sullivan can view and comment on them. We love being able to share feedback with you just like in school, and generally just tell you how amazing you are! So, if you wish to send us any work to look at, or simply show off any baking/art/fort-making/lego creations/gardening or anything you’re particularly proud of, upload them to your own SeeSaw and we will get back to you soon after. It’s a good idea to check with your grownups before sending anything, though!

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Target Your Maths Answers

Try and only use these when you are checking over your work. If you’re really stuck, it can be useful to have a look at the answer and ‘work backwards’ – can you work out how to get to the correct answer?

Answers for Maths week beginning 1st June

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Monday 1st June

Maths

Target Your Maths p61 Identifying and naming unit and non-unit fractions.

Unit fractions are where the numerator (top number) is 1. Non-unit fractions have any other number as the numerator (3, 4 etc.) The denominator is the bottom number. Remember, the numerator tells you how many sections are coloured in; the denominator tells you how many sections there are in total. For the fraction line questions, remember we count the gaps NOT the lines! So, for A11, there are TWO gaps, so our denominator will be 2. For A12, there are THREE gaps so our denominator will be 3. Answers for Maths week beginning 1st June

English: Planning for writing

Think about your favourite story character. It could be one from a fairy tale (The giant in Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella) or a more modern character (Fantastic Mr Fox, Hogarth from The Iron Man, Ron Weasley etc.). It might even be a real-life character from history! (Florence Nightingale, John Lennon etc.) What might you want to say to him/her/it? Would you like to give some advice, or ask some questions about things that are not clear in the story? Tell an adult about the story – this will help give you some ideas. Tomorrow, we’re going to be putting these questions and comments into a letter. Think about how you might start the letter: tell the character who you are and why you’re writing.

RE

Think about the rules we have in school. Can you name any? Are there any rules you have at home? Have a look at the examples on here: Rules examples. With an adult, can you think of any rules in history that are unfair, and have made people’s lives worse? Ask an adult about rules that have affected Jewish and Black people in history. Now, you’re going to imagine that you’re the headteacher of a new school. Write 5 serious rules, and 5 fun rules. Use this for some ideas: Fun and serious rules

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Friday 22nd May

Maths

Target Your Maths pg. 52. Revisiting division.  This video follows our teaching method: Click here

English: grammar

Today we’re learning about articles. Not newspaper articles! (I wonder why they’re called ‘articles’ in newspapers? Anyway…) We only did this very recently, but it’s important revision. The words ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’ are articles – they go before nouns, and we use ‘a’ when the noun starts with a consonant sound, and ‘an’ when the vowel starts with a vowel sound (AEIOU). We use ‘the’ when talking about specific things – ‘the girl was a super artist’: we’re talking about a specific girl. ‘a’ is for general things. We know this is still fresh in your minds, but it’s important revision for Year 4, so have a go at these sheets: Grammar – articles p1 and Grammar – articles p2 The answers are here too: Answers for Spelling and Grammar

Wellbeing

We’re looking at character strengths today, and how we can build our character muscles. Watch the video at this link  and then read this PDF Wellbeing – Character Strengths that gives some more information about each of the 24 character strengths. You might want to ask an adult to help you with what they mean. As the video says, no one is able to say they are ‘strong’ in all 24 areas, so as a family, think about each of the character strengths and which ones each person is ‘strong’ at. Think about friends too. Together, when we work as a team, and use different people’s character strengths, anything is possible. Each member of staff in the Childwall team have different strengths and different areas where we can build our muscles up a bit more…but together, we’re a dream team! Just like your family. Can you create a family tree showing just how powerful you are when you work together and use your individual character strengths?

Happy half-term! – French at Eagley

Well, believe it or not…that’s another half term over. Mr Gillin, Miss O’Sullivan and our wonderful team are all SO SO proud of you and how you’ve approached this strange time. Although we miss you all so much, and can’t wait to see you all again, we think about you every day and wonder how you’re getting on, what you’re doing and what mischief you’ve been making! Remember, your safety is the most important thing and Mrs Mason is very busy making sure that when we do see you again, you stay as healthy and happy as possible. So, for now, keep in touch on SeeSaw (even if it’s just to say hello!) and, over half term, make as many memories with your lovely families as possible. There won’t be any set tasks, but keep reading (First News will be posted as usual), keep active and keep flexing those times tables muscles! Every day we spend apart is just one day closer to when we can all see each other again. Stay safe, superstars!

 

Thursday 21st May

Maths

Target Your Maths pg. 51. Revisiting division. This video follows our teaching method: Click here

English: Spelling

More suffixes today! This time, we’re looking at ‘-er’ and ‘-est’. If you add them to adjectives (describing words), they become comparatives (er) and superlatives (est). So for example, in a family, Bill is young, Bob is younger but Ben is youngest. Amy is tall, Annie is taller but Alice is tallest. We can also add ‘-er’ to a word to turn it into a noun. Have a go at this sheet – the answers are there too. Spelling – er and est p2

Spelling – er and est p1

Science

Today we’re going to be looking at flowers. Now, before you go dissecting any of your grownups’ best flowers, GET THEIR PERMISSION FIRST (the adults not the flowers)! We will not take responsibility for any decapitated daffodils! Also, you should do this with an adult anyway so they can help you be careful and precise. Do NOT use a sharp knife! First, watch this video about the parts of a flower: Click here for video and then read through this PPT/PDF:   Lesson Presentation Fantastic Flowers going through each of the jobs. Then (and remember ONLY IF YOU HAVE THE SAY-SO FROM YOUR GROWN UPS!) you can have a go at finding each of the parts of a flower using the mat and sheet here:  Parts of a Flower Activity Sheet Activity Sheet and Flower Dissection Mat. If you don’t have permission (or flowers), don’t worry, use the coloured photograph here: Paper Flower for Dissection. If you don’t have a printer, you can have a go at drawing each of the parts instead. Once again – make sure your adult is with you if you are taking their flowers apart!

Wednesday 20th May

Maths

Target Your Maths pg. 50. Revisiting division. This video follows our teaching method: Click here for link

English: Reading Skills

The World Reading Comprehension:

The World text

The World questions

The World answers

History

Our last lesson on the Romans today ☹ We are so gutted that we didn’t get to share this topic with you in school. Today, we’re looking at Roman gods and goddesses. Start off by enjoying this video: click here for link and this Horrible Histories clip: click here for link. There is a sheet here: Roman Gods and Goddesses to see if you can match the Roman and Greek gods and what they were god of. Read through the PPT/PDF here:  Lesson Presentation Gods and Goddesses and enjoy learning facts about the different gods. Can you create your own ‘Top Trumps’ cards based on the gods? If not, maybe a poster of your favourite Roman god?

 

Tuesday 19th May

Maths:

Target Your Maths pg. 45. Revisiting division. This video follows our teaching method: Click here

English: Writing

Yesterday, you asked around your family to see if anyone had a really interesting story. Today, you’re going to try and write it as a written story. Don’t forget your new paragraphs whenever there is a new TiPToP (Time, Place, Topic, Person) – and if you’re using speech, don’t forget to use a new line for each new speaker (and EVERYTHING that’s being said goes in the speech marks! And remember…if you need to add in a few ‘invented’ details, that’s fine! It’s not a non-fiction piece of work, so a few little embellishments are fine!

Computing:

Today, we’d like you to continue with the challenges on 2Calculate. Try and have a go at the Lower Key Stage 2 ones, but if you find them a bit tricky, you can have a go at the KS1 ones. Remember, every single activity has a help PDF and Video to give you some helpful hints! Also, like with most things, the best way to learn about new programs is to explore and have a play around with the functions. You won’t break anything!

Monday 18th May

Maths:

Target Your Maths pg. 43 – Revisiting division. This video follows our teaching method: Click here for video

English: Planning for Writing

Is there someone in your family with a really interesting story? Maybe something that happened to them when they were younger? Ask people at home if they know any stories. If not, don’t worry, find a ‘quite’ interesting story and embellish it…this means make it more interesting by adding in a few invented details! Today, try and write down as many details as you can about the story, including settings, descriptions of people/animals, and anything that was said. Tomorrow, we’re going to try and write it as a story, so the more information you jot down today, the better!

RE – Buddhism

Are you enjoying learning about other faiths? Well done to all of you who found the gurdwara in Liverpool! Today, we’re moving our focus to Buddhism. Watch the video at the link here about the life of the Buddha (there is also a story PDF: Buddha story). In Christianity, we live our lives by the 10 Commandments. In Buddhism, they live their lives by the ‘eightfold path’ (Eightfold Path information and discussion questions). Have a look at each of the questions on the pages and, with an adult, discuss the questions. You don’t need to write anything down – just have a conversation!

Friday 15th May

Maths

Pg 47 of TYM – Revisiting multiplication. This video follows our teaching method: Click here

English – Grammar

Important revision today of something which Year 6s, Year 10s and even grown adults sometimes forget! Capital letters and how to use them! Read the introduction at the top of the sheet for a reminder on when to use them, then have a go at each of the activities. As a challenge and some extra research, have a look at how the French write their dates. What do you notice? The sheets are here:

Grammar – capital letters

Grammar – capital letters p2

Answers for Grammar

Wellbeing:

You have an option today! Either look at the videos on the Cosmic Yoga YouTube page: Click here for link and have a go at one of them or, simply spend some quiet time with your family reflecting on these past few weeks. Maybe have a few minutes silence, in prayer or contemplation, thinking about what you are thankful for and all that you have been able to achieve since school closed.

Thursday 14th May

Maths

Pg 46 of TYM – Revisiting multiplication. Use this video to remind you: Click here

English – Spelling

Last week we focused on prefixes. Can you remember where they come in a word? (think about ‘pre’ means!). This time, we’re looking at suffixes. These come at the end of the root word. Have a go at the activities on these two sheets all about ‘-ing’ and ‘-ed’.

Suffixes – ing and ed p1

Suffixes – ing and ed p2

As a challenge, can you work out a rule for when we double the last letter? Think about short and long vowel sounds! Click here for the Spelling answers

Science

It’s been a couple of weeks since we last did science, so remind yourself of what plants need to grow by watching these super videos: Click here for the videos. Read through the PPT/PDF and complete some of the activities. What Have You Found Out – Science If you haven’t been able to complete your investigation – don’t worry! See what you can discover about how to grow the perfect plant – what it needs, what it doesn’t need etc – and then present the information in whatever way you wish.

 

Wednesday 13th May

Maths

Pg 41 of TYM – Revisiting multiplication. This video follows our teaching method (It’s a different video to yesterday – this one’s slightly better and goes over the ‘carrying’ part a little clearer!): Click here

English – Reading Skills

From Spawn to Frog Comprehension – text, questions and answers below:

From Spawn to Frog Text

From Spawn to Frog Questions

From Spawn to Frog Answers

History

We’re learning all about Hadrian’s Wall today! There’s a great video at this link: Click here for video which gives a short overview of why it was built. Read through the information PPT/PDF here:  Hadrian’s Wall PDF and have a go at mapping the wall on the activity sheet here: Mapping Hadrian’s Wall Activity Sheet

 

Tuesday 12th May

Maths

Pgs 39/40 of TYM – Revisiting multiplication. This video follows our teaching method: click here

English – Writing

Have another look at the kennings from yesterday (You can find them just below the ‘Previous Learning’ heading). Can you see the format they follow? Today, we want you to have a go at writing your own. Remember, it needs to describe YOU or something else (the sun? The sea? A cat? A dog? Maybe even…as one clever boy has already sent…The Romans?!). Don’t forget your hyphens! Good luck!

Computing

How did you get on with your graph making last week? This week, we’d like you to go back on 2Calculate and have a go at some of the challenges that pop up when you launch the application. Try and have a go at the Lower Key Stage 2 ones, but if you find them a bit tricky, you can have a go at the KS1 ones. Remember, every single activity has a help PDF and Video to give you some helpful hints!

Monday 11th May

Maths

Pg 31 of TYM – Revisiting +/- and word problems. The answers can be found in the document above the ‘What’s On Today’ heading.

English – Planning for Writing

Today, we’re going to have a look at an unusual type of poetry, called ‘kennings’. They’re almost like riddles: they don’t rhyme, and they use a very specific format. Kennings are ‘other names’ or ‘clues’ for nouns, and they have a hyphen (-) in the middle. Have a look at these documents Kennings Teaching PDF or Kennings Poster for ideas. Then, use one of these planning sheets to help you get your ideas down: Kennings Planning Sheet 1 Kennings Planning Sheet 2. We want you to write a kenning describing either YOU or something else – a pet maybe? Don’t worry about writing your final version today – we’ll do that tomorrow.

RE:

Last week you learned all about the ‘5 Ks of Sikhism.’ Use the videos here to remind yourself. This week, you’re going to do a little bit of your own research. Can you answer the following questions? Display your answers in any way you wish.

  • What do we call Sikhs’ place of worship?
  • Is there one in Liverpool? If so, where is it?
  • Can you explain what ‘langar’ is?

 

Friday 8th May – VE Day

Please head over to our Stay Home and Stay Busy page for some activities based on VE Day.

Home - VE Day 75

Thursday 7th May

Maths

Pg 27 of TYM  – Revisiting +/- and word problems

English: spelling

Some more revision of prefixes today. Can you remember where prefixes come in a word? The clue is in the ‘pre-‘! Have a go at these sheets: Prefixes – sub and super and Prefixes – re and anti focusing on the re, anti, sub and super prefixes. We only did these fairly recently in school so you should be ‘super!’ The answers can be found here: Answers for Spelling and Grammar

Art:

Continuing our focus on Queen Elizabeth I, today we are going be doing some art instead of science. We would like you to create a portrait, in whatever style you want, using whatever materials you have around the house, as big or as small as you wish (it doesn’t have to be on paper!). Let your imagination run wild! If you would like to share it on SeeSaw, please do so – we would love to see what you’ve been up to!

Wednesday 6th May 

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Maths

Pg 26 of TYM – Revisiting +/- and word problems

English: reading skills

Coasts –

Coasts text

Coasts questions

Coasts answers

History:

Today is the last day of our work on our Queen Elizabeth I non-chronological report, so put the finishing touches to it today and check over for any missing punctuation, tricky spellings or handwriting you might have forgotten to join! You might have done it electronically. That’s great too!

Tuesday 5th May

Maths

Pg 25 of TYM – Revisiting +/- and word problems

English: writing

You might want to do a bit more research before writing your non-chronological report, so if you want to use today to continue your research on Queen Elizabeth I, you can do so! Remember this is what this week’s History lesson will be focused on, so if you want to finish writing your non-chronological report tomorrow, when we would be doing history, that’s fine. Remember the key criteria for writing non-chronological reports: they are non-fiction and ONLY factual (no stories or opinions), they contain headings, an introduction, subheadings and sometimes a summary. You might want to include pictures too. Also, because Queen Elizabeth I is no longer alive, all of your writing will be in the PAST. All of yesterday’s resources can be found under the ‘Previous Work’ heading below.

Computing:

We’re going to look at a different program on Purple Mash today: 2Graph. You might already be familiar with this. First, before going on the program, we want you to carry out your own little investigation where you have to COUNT something. It could be about anything you want, but remember you will have to put the results into a chart. Here are some ideas if you’re stuck:

  • How many of each colour Smarties are there in a tube?
  • How many of each colour/shape Lego are there in a tub?
  • How many makes/colours of car are there on your road?
  • How many words of different lengths can you find on one page of your storybook?
  • Choose 10 friends, and find out how many pets or siblings they’ve got. What is the most common pet?

Now you’ve done your investigation, can you try and input the information on 2Graph? Don’t forget to label your chart! It’s very straightforward, but you might want to click on the video icon for some hints. Once you’ve created your graph, have a play around with the other types of graph. Which one shows the information best? Remember to save your work!

Monday 4th May (May the fourth be with you!)

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Maths

Pg 24 of TYM – Revisiting +/- and word problems

Planning for writing

In school, we had a Kings and Queens day planned, where we would have learned all about Queen Elizabeth I, and create some work based around her life. That’s what our writing and History lessons this week are going to be about! So, we would like you to do some research on the life of Queen Elizabeth I (not Queen Elizabeth II!) Some good links to start with are:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/monarchy/elizabeth-i-facts/

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/queen_elizabeth_1.php

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/queen-elizabeth-i

Over the next few days, we would like you to create a non-chronological report all about Queen Elizabeth I, so start getting your facts and information together, and think about what headings and subheadings you could use. Need a recap on what a non-chronological report is? Watch this video here and read this example: Wild Cats. Can you spot the heading and subheadings?

RE

We’re learning a bit about the Sikhism faith today. Use this information here  and here and the videos at this website to learn some more about the faith.  Focus especially on the 5 Ks: what are they? Display the information in whatever way you want, using ICT, writing or Art. If you are writing, maybe you could put the information into a non-chronological report!

Friday 1st May

Maths

Use partitioning and counting up to add and subtract, Pg.23

English: Grammar

Some more revision today, this time of nouns and adjectives, using this sheet: Grammar nouns and adjectives Remember nouns are objects and things (common and proper), adjectives describe the nouns. Check using this answer sheet: Answers

Wellbeing

Letting Go activity sheet: Wellbeing Friday 1st May

Thursday 30th April

Maths

+/- mentally using different strategies, Pg. 21

English: Spelling

Some revision today of the un dis mis prefixes using this sheet here. As a challenge, see how many words using the prefixes you can find in your reading books. Check using the answer sheet here. Answers

Science

This week you will be investigating the things plants need to grow well. Go through this PDF/PPT What Do Plants Need to Grow Well with an adult and complete one of these activity sheets: Investigation Planner. You can record your results on this sheet here: Recording Results The sheets are differentiated so 1 star is less challenging and 3 stars is the most challenging. There is a great series of videos to help with this topic at this link here.

Wednesday 28th April

Maths

+/- mentally using different strategies

Pg. 20

English: Reading Skills

Mountains Text

Mountains Questions

Mountains Answers

History

Your second lesson explores resistance and opposition to Roman rule in Celtic Britain. Work through the activities on this PDF/PPT: Boudicca’s Rebellion with an adult.

Tuesday 28th April

Maths

+/- 3 digit numbers and multiples of 10 and 100

Pg. 19

English: Writing

Yesterday, you thought about what it would be like to be a goat wandering round Llandudno, with no humans around. Today, you’re going to put all those thoughts into a diary entry – remember, you are the goat! Think carefully about different adjectives you can use to describe the town – quiet, abandoned, lonely – can you extend them into noun phrases (with more than one adjective – the eerie, peaceful streets…the bouncy, excited goats) or even similes? (as quiet as a…, the village is like a ….) Here’s the link in case you want to watch the video again. Video

Computing

Last week, you made a start on using 2Calculate and playing around with the cells. You should only have got up to Step 7 on the document. Today, go back to this document and see if you can complete all the steps to the end, so you create your own missing number game. Here’s the document: Spreadsheets Don’t be scared to have a play round with the different functions in the programme – that’s how you learn!

Monday 27th April

Maths

+/- multiples of 10, Pg. 18

English: Planning for writing

Today, you’re going to take on the role of…a goat. That’s right! Watch the video on this link here. I want you to imagine that you are one of these goats who has suddenly discovered all of the freedom of a deserted town! Tomorrow you’re going to be writing a diary entry as a goat, but today, just think about what you can see, what you can eat, where you think all the humans are, and how it feels to be wandering around freely!

RE

We’re carrying on our learning about other religions by focusing on Islam this week. Start by watching the videos on this link, then read this information Powerpoint/PDF: The Five Pillars of Islam. Similar to last week, can you produce a poster in your home learning book displaying the Five Pillars with a bit of information about each one? You could use this to set it out if you wish: 5 Pillars of Islam

Friday 24th April

Maths

Use known number facts to add or subtract multiples of 10 or 100 mentally Pg.17

English: Grammar

*5 House Points for everyone who spotted the deliberate mistake! The correct worksheet for this lesson has now been uploaded. Oops!*

Determiners modify (give more information about) a noun. Which apple? That apple. This apple. They always go before a noun. The most common are ‘a’ and ‘an’. See what objects you can see in your house and decide whether ‘a’ or ‘an’ would go before it. Can you spot a pattern? Did you notice that if the noun starts with a vowel (AEIOU) we use ‘an’, and if it starts with a consonant we use ‘a’?  Watch this video to help you, then have a go at this sheet here:Determiners a or an . As a challenge, can you think of any exceptions to the rule? Objects that start with a vowel (u maybe?) but we use ‘a’? Or objects that start with a consonant (h perhaps) but we use an? The answers if you need them are here Determiners a or an answers :

Wellbeing

Building Resilience activity: Wellbeing Friday 24th April

 

Thursday 23rd April

Maths

Use known number facts to add or subtract multiples of 10 mentally Pg. 16

English: Spelling

A word family is a group of words that are built from the same root word and are related in form and meaning, for example, friend, friendly, friendship. They may be built from prefixes and suffixes, for example, cover, discover, uncover, and thank, thankful, thankless. They may be built from different word classes, for example, happy (adjective), happiness (noun), happily (adverb).

Have a go at the Word families sheet, and check your answers with this Answer page: Word families answers.

Science

We’re starting a new topic this half-term – Plants. Work through this PDF/PPT: Parts of Plants PDF and complete the drawing and labelling task as outlined on the slides.

There is a template for children who may struggle with drawing and labelling here: Parts of a Plant Labelling.

There is also a fun pairs game to play at the end, which you can find here: Parts of Plant Pairs Cards. Enjoy!

And also…Happy St George’s Day!

Here are some extra little activities for you to do to celebrate St George’s Day, if you wish.

St George’s Day Powerpoint

Design a dragon

Design your own coat of arms

England colouring flag

St George’s Day board game

St George’s Day word search

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Maths

Mental addition and subtraction using multiples of 10 and 100, Pg. 15

English: Reading Skills

The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate

The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate Text

The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate Questions

The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate Answers

History

We’re starting a new topic this half-term – The Romans. First have a look at the Voyagers timeline PDF  Voyagers History Timeline and try to tell your family some key facts about our prior learning on the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Open The Romans The Invasions PDF/PPT and answer the questions on the first two slides before going through all the PPT with an adult. There is also a challenge activity at the end of the PPT.

Tuesday 21st April

Maths

Mental addition and subtraction using 3 digit numbers and hundreds Pg. 14

English: Writing

Yesterday, you thought about your characters, setting and story. Today, we’re going to be writing our script! Have a look at this Playscript example, as well as the video from yesterday. What do you notice about the punctuation around speech? That’s right – believe it or not, we don’t need to use speech marks! All we need to write down is what’s being said. The name of the person who’s speaking is at the beginning of the line, followed by a colon (:) and then what they say. Then, miss a line, and repeat for the next speaker. It’s really easy! In brackets, write down what you want the actor to do (because remember, scripts are meant to be performed, not read like stories!). These are called stage directions. Have a go at writing your own now.

Computing: Spreadsheets

We’re starting a new topic this half term, which is spreadsheets, and we’re going to use 2Calculate on Purple Mash to do it. Use this document: Spreadsheets to follow the steps, but for this week we only want you to do up to Step 7. Have a play around – you won’t break anything! – and see what you can do with the cells.

Monday 20th April

Maths

Mental addition and subtraction using 3 digit numbers and tens Pg. 13

English: Planning for Writing

Over the course of today and tomorrow, we are going to be writing our own script for a play. Watch this video to get an idea of what scripts are and what they’re used for. Video

Today, though, we are just going to be thinking about what your play is going to be about. It’s only going to be short, with maybe three scenes. Here are some ideas:

It could be set in a dentist’s, with a very unusual patient…

A strange new supply teacher in school, who has a secret talent…

Or maybe a pet shop, where the animals can talk!

Try and think of three different settings in your play, and at least four characters. The story can be as simple as you want, but remember to make it interesting!

RE: Judaism

Spend some time watching the videos at this link. Then, read through the facts here: Judaism facts. Can you find which of these facts are the same for Judaism and Christianity, and present these as a poster in your Home Learning book?

What else should I do each day? 

If you have finished the work set each day, there are lots of things you can do to help your learning while we’re not in school. Purple Mash will help you with your coding and all sorts of skills. TTRockstars will help your rapid recall of multiplication and division facts and trust us, you can never have too much practice of that! MyMaths has online lessons of every topic you can think of, and Literacy Planet is a fabulous new resource that helps you with your spelling, reading, punctuation and grammar. We are always on the lookout for other resources you can use too, so please do check in everyday! Oh, and don’t forget, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read and….erm, what was the last one?…READ!!

Remember, these next few weeks are an important part of history. You are living through it. Why don’t you write down your feelings and activities each day in a journal? One day, many years from now, you’ll be able to tell people how brave you were and what you got up to each day while schools were closed. Lots of diaries from history have been published and become very famous – they are a great way for people in the future to learn how people lived and how they spent their days.

Every week, we will post an online PDF version of the children’s newspaper ‘First News’. It’s a brilliant way to keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the world with simple, easy-to-understand language while still introducing you to new vocabulary. You can find it at the top of the page.

Supermovers

Keep yourselves active with these fun workouts, and practise your Times Tables while you’re at it, too!

Times Tables Supermovers

Other Supermovers

Joe Wicks’ Daily PE lessons:

Although he’s not quite as fit, healthy and sporty as Mr Gillin and Miss O’Sullivan, Joe Wicks is leading daily 30 minute PE workouts each morning at 9am on YouTube. So, while we might have to do without our Daily Mile (unless, of course, you’ve got a race track in your garden) for the time being, Joe here will make sure you’re exercising and starting your day off right! He’s not Mr Hawthorne, but he’ll do.

Click here to take part in Joe Wicks’ daily lessons

Free Audiobooks

Audible, which is ran by Amazon, has very kindly made hundreds of audiobooks (books which are read aloud to you) FREE. You don’t need a login or bank card, but please ask your grown-ups at home to help you find books which are suitable. Click here.

Newsround:

We know you love watching Newsround, so here’s the link. It’s usually updated three times a day. If there’s anything on the news that upsets you, don’t forget to speak to an adult. These are tricky and uncertain times, but what do you get after heavy rain? Rainbows, sun and bright blue skies 🙂

Click here to watch Newsround

If we find something else we think you’d like, we will be sure to post it here. We’re still your teachers, you’re still our children, and we’re still here for you (virtually!).

Parents: please send any enquiries to homelearning@childwallce.com. Someone will aim to get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Zoo webcams

If you click the link below, you can watch live streams of pandas, penguins, tigers, koalas and rockhoppers at Edinburgh Zoo from the comfort of your own home!

Click here to watch live zoo webcams

NEW: Latest Edition of First News with Puzzles (Updated 18th April)

NEW RE/Art Competition (updated 17th April)

There has been a national competition launched called Spirited Art, linking RE and Art. Open as a competition to all Key Stage 2 children, this could be a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys getting their teeth stuck into a creative project. The deadline for entries is July 31st, so you have plenty of time to complete your work of art. Have a read of this for more information:
 
 

Colouring Sheets for your windows! (updated 11th April)

NHS Colouring Sheet 1

NHS Colouring Sheet 2

NHS Colouring Sheet 3

Key Workers Colouring Sheets Pack

Time Capsule Booklet (updated 11th April)

If you want to, you can print off this booklet and use it as a ‘time capsule’ to remember this strange Easter holiday and just how brave you and your family have been.

Covid Time Capsule Booklet

Hopscotch Reading Activities Booklet (updated 11th April)

This booklet has a range of activities included for children from Reception all the way to Year 6, so find the one which is suitable for you. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from challenging yourself with a trickier text, or doing an easier one just for fun!

Hopscotch Reading Activities booklet

Premier League Resources

Here are some booklets for you to have a go at, with a range of maths, English and other activities to keep you busy!

Premier League Activities KS1

Premier League Activities KS2

Answers KS1

Answers KS2

Other bits and pieces!

Times Tables Mosaics

Easter Crossword

Easter Chick Paper Model

Easter Story Wordsearch

Easter Basket Craft

Spring Wordsearch

Easter Egg Mindfulness Colouring Pages

What have we been learning in Year 3?

What do I need to bring into school each day?

Organisers: everyday

Reading Books: everyday

Times Tables Diaries: Mondays

Home Spelling List Books: Thursdays

PE Kits: Mondays and Tuesdays (Class 7), Mondays and Thursdays (Class 8)

Reading Books and Homework

Reading Books will usually be changed once a week. Please bring your reading books in every day so an adult can read with you when the chance arises.

Homework will usually be set each Friday, with your new times tables being given out on a Tuesday, and your new spellings going home each Friday.

Useful Links

Purple Mash

Times Tables Rockstars

MyMaths

Literacy Planet

Useful Documents

Year 3 Long Term Plan