Our approach to home learning is continually adapting. The Class Teachers of Year 2-5 have all been adding narration to some of the PowerPoints for our lessons. Unfortunately due to the size of these PowerPoints we have had to split some of them into smaller parts so we can upload to the school website. Depending on your computer, it may play automatically or you may have to look out for a speaker icon on each page to hear the narration. You may need to press F5 to get it into slideshow mode. Let us know through our year group email if you are having any problems accessing this.
Monday 13th July - Thursday 16th July
This week's sessions are all focused on poetry. We will be learning and recapping some poetic features (sometimes known as devices), exploring different types of poems and word play, and even creating your own! Whilst we were in school, before Lockdown, each class did complete some poetry learning, but this is a different unit. As usual we would love to see the work you do, please send it in via the year group email.
Friday 17th July
Monday 6th July - Thursday 9th July
This week's sessions are all based on the 'Firebird' text. The first three sessions are focused on our reading gems and developing comprehension skills. Thursday's session is two different tasks. I have uploaded the 'Firebird' text again so you don't need to scroll down and find it. Thank-you to those of you who have sent in photos of the work you have completed, keep them coming!
Friday 10th July
Monday 29th June - Thursday 2nd July
The first two sessions of this week are in one PowerPoint and they are the last two sessions of the discussion text unit. Well done to you if you have managed to get this far, keep going and see the unit through to the end!
The sessions for Wednesday and Thursday are a new unit of work based on 'Firebird' a text created by Twinkl. If you have already read this book, please do still do the learning from the PowerPoints as they will be different to what you have done before. In my narration I have referred to an eBook version of 'Firebird' unfortunately due to technical issues I have been unable to upload this version to the website, so you will need to use PDF version instead.
Friday 3rd July
Monday 22nd June - Thursday 25th June
This week we are continuing with our learning about discussion texts. This week there are four sessions for this unit, we will finish the unit early next week. Please see below. The first three PowerPoints have narration.
Monday 15th June - Thursday 18th June
This week we are starting a new unit of learning about discussion texts. This week there are four sessions for this unit, there will be more on the same topic next week. Please see below. The first three PowerPoints have narration. There are extra support Powerpoints to help you with the learning in Session 3, if you need it.
Special note for pupils in 3 Seville - as you have already started this unit with Mr Halsall, look through the PowerPoints and you can skip any work you have already covered. Apologies for any confusion.
Friday 19th June
There are a choice of tasks for today:
With half term over, we are back to posting our regular daily lessons, but watch this space as we have some changes to our online provision coming very soon! Remember, we would love to see photos of the learning at home you've been doing or any other activities.
08.06.20 - Monday
Creating a formal report. This lesson teaches you how to structure a report properly and by the end of the lesson you'll have written a report all about badgers. Remember to read your work carefully, checking you have included capital letter and full stops throughout.
09.06.20 - Tuesday
Another lesson practising the very important skill of summarising. Are you able to write your own paragraph for the story at the end? Challenge yourself and give it a go!
10.06.20 - Wednesday
Toady we are learning all about fronted adverbials, which give information about how, when or where something happened. You will probably use them already in your writing without even realising!
11.06.20 - Thursday
Revising contractions, this is actually a Year 2 target but it is something we go over repeatedly in Year 3 as there are so many words that do contract it can be tricky to know exactly how they all work. If you want more of challenge there are three links at the bottom which take you to learning about other punctuation.
12.06.20 - Friday
Inference - another one of our very important reading skills, also known as 'reading between the lines'. The skill of being able to find the hidden meaning in a text and it takes practise. Enjoy reading about Tiddalik the Frog and see if you can be a detective and find the hidden meaning! Practise your inference skills when you are doing your regular reading too!
26.05.20 Tuesday: Spelling Shed
Lots of you are using Spelling Shed regularly, fantastic! Please keep this up, although if you want to have a break this week and next for half term then please do.
A special well done to the following children who completed lots of assignments last week on Spelling Shed:
Amber, Annie, Chloe, Elise, Harry, Frank, Erin C., Joe B., Isobel B., Oliver, Teddy and Sophia.
21.05.20 - Thursday
Today's lesson is all about informal and formal language. If you need less of a challenge, make the writing part just 2-3 sentences or even just do it verbally. If you need more a challenge there's a link at the bottom which is about writing for different audiences.
22.05.20 - Friday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrr8jhv Today's lesson is revision of subordinating conjunctions. If you need more of challenge you can also learn about coordinating conjunctions and/or relative clauses from the links at the bottom of the page. If this is too tricky for you and it's making you wobble try this link instead:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6rvbdm - this is link is joining sentences using conjunctions.
Here's a link to some really extra exciting learning opportunities!
Every day this week 18th May - 22nd May a different clip is posted with a famous children's author chatting about their work. There's also lots of different tasks to complete (if you wish) connected to their work. Have a look - it starts with Cressida Cowell. Make sure you pick the authors that are aimed at Key Stage 2 as some of them are for secondary school aged children - Key Stage 3&4.
18.05.20 - Monday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk2c92p Today's lesson link.
Today you are revising how to use the homophones, there, they're and their. If you want a further challenge - what other homophones can you think of that we use regularly? Can you put them into sentences too?
19.05.20 - Tuesday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4vxt39 Follow the link to today's lesson.
You are practising summarising in today's lesson, which is one of our important reading skills that we practise regularly at school. Summarising can also be practised during your regular reading at home. Choose a section, maybe a paragraph or two, of whatever you are reading and see if you can pick out the key points, leaving out the little details.
20.05.20 - Wednesday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn4dqp3 Today you are learning the difference between fact and opinion.
If you want something more there are links at the bottom which lead to learning about fiction and non fiction, inference and exploring what an author does.
Want to try a word game?
Choose a long word for example: encyclopedia
First make sure you know what it means!
Then try to make as many words as you can from the letters in the long word. You can move them around but you can't use them more than once in any one word.
Here's a few to get you started:
How many more can you find? For a further challenge, write out the smaller words you've found in alphabetical order.
14.05.20 - Thursday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6yxt39 - Here's the link to today's lesson.
Today you are going to write a diary entry, just like a recount, a diary entry needs to all be in the past tense. Remember to read your work aloud and ask someone to read it to you, to make sure it makes sense and is all in the past tense.
If you want more of a challenge perhaps you could write a diary entry of a different kind, perhaps a day in the life of an Ancient Egyptian Pharoah or a child working in the mills in Manchester from the Industrial Revolution, linking it to one of our topics...or think of your own idea!
15.05.20 - Friday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zryxt39 - Proofreading skills
This is such a valuable skill and something that we practise in school with every piece of writing that we do. Does it seem similar to our editing stations?
Please also make sure you are reading regularly - every day if possible, completing the tasks on the Spelling Shed and doing Lexia (if you do Lexia!).
11.05.20 - Monday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkpvbdm The link for Monday's lesson - What is a recount?
Remember when you write a recount it has to be written in the past tense all the way through. Read your work aloud when you have finished, and get someone to read it aloud back to you, making sure it is all in the past tense.
Perhaps you could write a recount about your home learning experience. Challenge yourself to include a range of different sentence starters, some direct speech (to practise using inverted commas) and write in paragraphs.
12.05.20 - Tuesday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvmy382 The link for Tuesday's lesson.
A reading lesson - if you want more of a challenge, do not use the sentence starters they provide for you and think of your own. Can you also write some of your own questions about the extract?
13.05.20 - Wednesday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmmpscw The link for Wednesday's lesson, which is all about similes and metaphors. Some of you may want more of a challenge as we have covered these a few times in school. Please follow the links at the bottom of the lesson page to learn about other creative writing techniques if so - personification and/or onomatopoeia.
Here's the link to today's lesson:
This is a definitely a revision lesson, it's all about expanded noun phrases. Some of you are very good at these now but more good practise will make your learning even better. If you want more of challenge follow the link to learning about fronted adverbials at the bottom of the lesson.
From today (Monday) we are moving to following English lessons from the BBC Bitesize website, they are stand alone lessons so each day will be different! In order for me to have a chance to go through the lessons and make sure it's suitable, we won't do the lessons on the day they post them. For example, our first lesson is going to be a reading lesson about The Worst Witch (one of my favourite books when I was younger!) which was posted on May 1st. All the lessons meet Y3 objectives, and I will post extra challenges and support where I can. Most of the learning will be recapping on what we have already learnt in school, consolidating knowledge.
Thank-you for all you are doing at home, please keep sending in those photos, we are really enjoying seeing what you're getting up to.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjk9kmn - the link to Monday's lesson
Please remember when you are answering the questions to write in full sentences with capital letter and full stops. Proper nouns, like Mildred, need capitals too! Use evidence from the text to support your answers.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbn492p - the link to Tuesday's lesson. All about adverbs, this will be revision for most of you, if you need more of challenge there are some links at the bottom of the page which will help you learn about modal and passive verbs.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb2k8xs - the link to Wednesday's lesson. Poetry - remember to use expression and take note of the punctuation when reading aloud. Use evidence from the poem to support your answers.
Folktales final week
This is our final week learning about folktales, if you follow all of the PowerPoint by the end of this week you will have written your own folktale, and more!
Remember it doesn't have to be long to be good. It's much more important that you focus on the quality of what you write and keep checking your writing too.
It would be lovely to see some of your stories, please send them in, whatever point you get up to!
Folktales Week 2
Here is week 2 of Folktales, please go through the Powerpoint over this week and use the WAGOLL (What a good one looks like) to support you and to help you complete some of the tasks.
If you haven't already please log on to the Spelling Shed and complete the tasks that have been assigned to you.
Your log in should be stuck into the back of your Homework Diary, or if you were absent just before the school closed please email us email@example.com and we can send it to you.
Please make sure you are reading at least three times a week, but please do more if you can!
Here's a Book Scavenger Hunt to keep you entertained this weekend (or any time)!
Find an animal in a book.
Find the word spring in a book.
Find someone helping someone else in a book.
Find a picture of the sun in a book.
Find a book that makes you laugh.
Find a bug in a book.
Find someone sleeping in a book.
Find a character eating in a book.
Find a pet in a book.
Find a cat in a book.
Find a superhero in a book.
Find a bike in a book.
Now can you set your own Book Scavenger Hunt?
Over the next few weeks we are going to be learning all about folktales and some fairy tales. The unit is linked to our next topic, Spain, and we will be looking closely at a Spanish folktale. At the end of the unit you will have learnt so much about the features of a folktale, you will be writing your own!
The Powerpoint above is not meant to be done in one go! Please go through it over a number of sessions. There will be another one uploaded soon, going through some of the terms mentioned in this one in more detail.
Hope you have fun making sandwiches!