Home Learning Week 2 Week beginning 30th March 2020
Monday 30th March
Hello lovely Oak class,
I hope you have had a good weekend, and that you've been able to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Only one more week of school work before you will have a 2 week break as we celebrate Easter!
Enjoy and keep smiling!
Mrs Heath-Coleman :)
Thursday 26th March evening
I am still trying to make my maths links work but I have put the pdf for year 5 and year 6 on our home learning page.
Thursday 26th March
Hello Oak Class
Sorry for the initial confusion with my planning links - I was so proud of myself for managing to do some hyperlinks but unfortunately I had used my onedrive so you could not access them. I have had a quick lesson from Mr Higgins and today's links should now all be fine. I will attempt to sort tomorrow's links from home tonight - wish me luck. I am hoping to be a real tech whizz soon!
Destiny and I had a fun game of Battleships (she won) and are trying to work outside as much as possible to make the most of the lovely sunny weather. I hope you will enjoy the music activity and if you manage to create a group piece perhaps some of you might be able to send videos of a performance to Pip so that I can see what you have created.
I will upload the answers to today's 10 min Maths test and Grammar work this evening so you can mark your work tomorrow. Tomorrow evening I will do the same for the 10 min SPGV test and spelling work. I hope to create a neater document than the previous photographed pages - you can judge my success later.
Keep smiling and enjoy the sun.
Wednesday 25th March
Hello lovely Oak class,
I hope you enjoyed your second day of home schooling - I was in school teaching yesterday and I loved seeing Freya, Harry and Destiny who were also in school! It was great to come home to Tobias's videos of his family poem and dance performance - I hope you had as much fun making yours as he did (I did offer to share it on here but he declined!) Make sure that today you do something that makes you smile. Why not take a photo of it and email it to me if you're happy for me to post it on the website; I would love for us to stay connected to one another and see what we're all up to.
Stay safe and keep positive!
Mrs Heath-Coleman :)
Tuesday 24th March
Well done children, mummies and daddies for surviving our first day of home school!
Hopefully you all managed to have a good day where you did some school work but also had fun as well. Note to parents: please don't worry if today's maths seemed too much for your child - we would normally spend about 30 minutes on the teaching PowerPoint and then 30 minutes on the worksheet - it's perfectly ok not to do the whole PowerPoint if you feel your child has 'got it', or because they're struggling and need a change of pace. Definitely don't feel like you need to get through it all - not all children would necessarily get through the whole worksheet in a lesson, and that's fine - one hour is plenty of time to spend on it in one go!
Please don't forget that you are welcome to email school if you have any questions or comments about the work I have set (or anything else!); I will regularly check my email throughout the day and get back to you. In the meantime, please stay safe, stay positive and find something to smile about every single day.
Mrs Heath-Coleman :)
Monday 23rd March
Hello lovely Oak Class,
I will post on here activities for you to do on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mrs Whitefield will then post things for Thursdays and Fridays. We will try to keep going with the Year 5 and 6 curriculums as much as we can as it’s very important that we keep those brains working and growing! As much as possible, please do all of your work in your purple home learning book, and put any worksheets you print in there too. Please treat this in the same way you would a school book - keep it neat, and use joined handwriting when writing in sentences. Make sure you always mark your work so you can do your corrections (I will include the answers at the end of the document). I will try to limit the number of worksheets in case you don’t have a printer at home, although this is tricky when we still have a curriculum to get through so there will be some. If you can’t print at home, then just write the answers into your purple book – no problem!
As well as a daily maths, writing and reading activity, I will also post a topic type activity for you to do. It’s important that you keep exercising whilst you’re not at school, so I’m recommending that you try the daily Joe Wicks workouts for kids (available live Monday-Friday 9am-5pm #PEwithJoe), as well as trying to get out in the garden/go for a walk/bike ride/scooter every day too. If you can, spend some time each day doing something that you enjoy – maybe it could involve lego, craft, painting, baking, mindfulness colouring in, dancing or something else creative! The most important thing though is that you stay calm and that you spend time doing things with your family that you will remember forever. I want to hear all about it when we meet again soon! If you or your parents have any questions, then get them to drop an email to the office, and I will get back to you asap. If you feel that there is too much, too little, or you just want to send me a message to say hello, then please do!
Keep smiling! :)
Friday 20th March 2020
Please complete the next 10 minute SPGV test in your books: Year 6 Test C2 Year 5 Test 10.
(Answers to be posted later along with the answers needed from yesterday’s work)
Please ask your parent to test you on the spellings you have been learning this week ‘ous’ suffixes.
For Maths – please try to log in to twinkl and type (or copy and paste) into the search bar –
PlanIt Mathematics Year 6 Number and Algebra: Patterns and Algebra: Super Sequences (1) Lesson Pack
Then open and complete the powerpoint presentation. Chose the 1 or 2 star resource sheet in the resource folder to complete. (Answers are in this folder too.) If you would like to try to complete the 3 star or extra challenge work – please do.
Read a chapter or more of your book.
Try to fit in some exercise today - bounce on your trampoline if you have one – try a Joe Wicks workout – available live Monday-Friday 9am-5pm #PEwithJoe
or something of your own choice.
Thursday 19th March
Oak class children need to have completed in their CGP Spelling book pages looking at silent letters and unstressed letters.
Year 6 – pages 24 to 27
Year 5 – pages 45 to 47
In maths they need to complete the next 10 minute test.
Year 6 Test B5
Year 5 Test Autumn 10
We also started to look at algebra – try to login to twinkl and watch a powerpoint as an introduction to this unit of work.
We have asked every child to ensure they can log into their school google account to then use the school AR reader – Renaissance Place - account to access book quizes. Let me know if you are not able to please.
To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Today Mrs Heath-Coleman has posted on our website, in Oak class page, information for those who are currently not in school. I have also sent home today the children’s CGP books in the event of school closure due to Covid 19. If you have to self-isolate, but the school remains open, I will be teaching from these books so they need to come back into school each day. I have explained to the children that I will post on the website Oak class page, what pages and activities the children will be doing each day, they must not just choose what they want to do, otherwise it will be very difficult to plan follow up work. We will try as much as possible to stick to the normal expectations of work in the school day and subjects covered in the timetable. I will regularly put the answers up for the pages covered. Twinkl is offering a free months membership for parents and the children are very familiar with searching for helpful powerpoints and activities to support their learning- www.twinkl.co.uk/offer password: UKTWINKLHELPS
If your child was not in school today hopefully the books have been delivered to you this evening. They will need to complete:
Year 5 – Blue Punctuation Book – Commas work from pages 6-17 (some have already started this work in school)
Brackets and dashes for parenthesis – pages 18-21
Year 6 – Blue Punctuation Book – Commas work pages 22 – 27
Brackets and dashes for parenthesis and single dashes and bullet points – pages 28 - 31
For those families who are self-isolating, use your time to:
*Do lots of reading
*Practise the KIRF's in your planner
*Use some online maths games and apps (e.g. Top Marks)
*Spend some time being creative e.g. drawing, painting, building with Lego, crafting, baking, dancing, acting out a play
*Do some creative writing e.g. stories, instructions, arguments, non-chronological reports
*Enjoy spending extra time with your family!
In the event of a school closure, we will be uploading weekly structured activities for you to do at home.
Click here for more information.