Welcome to Woodpecker Class Home Learning!
Here you will be able to find updates, resources and plenty of ideas to keep you busy while learning at home.
Where My Wellies Take Me
Monday 1st June
Welocme back! I hope you all had a lovely half term holiday and spent plenty of time playing in the sun! It was lovely to see most of you on ZOOM before the holidays - hopefully we will do another one soon or have you starting to come back into school when we can! A new home learning menu has been put at the top of this page and I will also link them below. This contains a few more activities to keep you busy while learning at home. Please remember you can also use the class email address (email@example.com) to contact me if you have any question, queries or would like to share some of the amazing work you have been doing.
Miss Rogers :)
Tuesday 12th May 2020
An updated Home Learning Menu has been uploaded to the top of this page with some new activities to keep you busy up until half term! Below this update are the documetns mentioned in the menu.
Thank you to all who have already been sharing work and photos of things you have been up to via Purple Mash and our class email. The effort you have been putting in has been amazing and I am very proud of you all!
I hope you are all staying safe and I look forward to see you in our ZOOM calls next week!
Miss Rogers :)
VE Day 75th Anniversay!
This week marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, otherwise known as Victory in Europe day. This day is celebrated every year on the 8th of May as it marks the end of World War 2. Below are some different, fun activities you may like to try at home to learn a bit more about VE day and to have you own 'at home' celebration parties!
Monday 20th April
I hope you have all enjoyed a fun and relaxing Easter break and are ready to start our summer term. I'm sure some of you are very excited to find out our new topic for this term which is.....
Where my wellies take me!
Throughout this topic we will be learning lots about our local area, country and everything around us through lots of geography, history, art and much more. We have planned lots of fun activities for you to be doing while learning from home which can be found in your new homework menus (file attached below). For more resources and links, keep scrolling down this page to find information for each subject.
Something else you may want to take part in is the next Sumdog competition! This starts of Friday 24th and will run like other ones we have taken part in. Your task is to answer as many of the 1000 questions correctly as you can! You have all been amazing at this before - lets see how many of you we can get on the leader board this time!
To ensure you are all finding and understanding these activities well, please expect a telephone call from me this week to make contact with both children and parents and answer many questions you may have.
Miss Rogers :)
Friday 3rd April
I hope you have all been enjoying your last 2 weeks of home learning and are ready to enjoy your Easter holidays! Have a look on our main class page and purple mash blog to find some fun activities you may want to have a go at over the break!
If you want to keep busy with some extra home learning over Easter, here is a link to some lovely free audio books, maths games, virtual tours of zoos and so much more.
For any Harry Potter fans, Harry Potter World have also created lots of ideas and resources to keep you busy.
Miss Rogers :)
Monday 23rd March
I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely weekend and celebrated Mother's day with your family. I have uploaded some spellings for this week onto purple mash, and also made a separate blog on purple mash for you all to share any work you have been doing. So far, all of your work that has been shared and handed in looks brilliant! Remember to leave me a comment when you hand it in to let me know how you found it or ask me any questions.
Another activity you may like to try is creating a rainbow using different pencil and drawing techniques, like the photo below.
Don't forget to write something in your diary to let me know what you have been up to for when we come back.
Miss Rogers :)
During home learning, the children may use computing more than usual and it is really important for us to stay safe online. Also, we must remember to balance the children's screen time. If you need any information on your child's screen time, then please check our online safety tab and it will have lots of documents for you to explore.
You could also explore these documents which explore a healthy me diary and a computing home learning document.
Please always remember:
Your amazing work!
Thank you to all of you who have been sending work in to the class email account (Woodpeckers.firstname.lastname@example.org) and also posting your work on our Purple Mash Blog. It is lovely to see what you have been up to and to see some of the amazing work you have been producing - you all make me very proud! Please keep sending it in for me to see - I will be sharing some of it on here so keep an eye out to see if you can spot some of your work!
Please try to make sure you are reading for at least 15 minutes a day!
Explore different places you can read, make a reading den, or try reading to a sibling or pet!
Oxford Owls - This is a fantastic website that has released many FREE online eBooks. Why not see if they have a book on there you have been waiting for ages to read?
David Walliams audible books - One of our favourite authors is releasing a new audio book each day, have a listen or try and read along too if you have the book!
Reading question cards - Try answering some of the questions on these reading response cards during and after you have read to check you have understood the story.
You could also try the following:
Talk for Writing Booklets
Please find below the appropriate year 3 and year 4 talk for writing booklets 'The Truth about Trolls' and 'The Kings of the Fishes'.
Try to work through these to develop understanding of structuring writing, implementing grammar in context and for plenty of fun writing activities :)
Visit this web page at 9.30 am daily for many interactive activities.
Writing a Letter
Write a letter to a friend or a relative about what’s been happening in your life since school has closed and how it is different. Hopefully they’ll write back! Remember to try and include the following features in your letter:
- Layout – your address, their address, date
- Expanded noun phrases
- Fronted adverbials
- Remember ‘a’ or ‘an’ before nouns (it is ‘an’ before a vowel, ‘a’ the rest of the time)
-Varied sentence types – questions and exclamations as well as statements
- Varied sentence structures:
Here is a word mat to give you a few ideas of some of the language you may want to use:
Use this letter below as an example to explain some different grammar features you can try to include.
Write a newspaper article
It could be centred around your family (‘A day in the life of the Brown Family’) or an event that has happened during school closure or even about schools closing. Try to include these features in your newspaper article:
- An introduction that includes the 5ws (who, what, when, where and why)
- Conjunctions to extend your sentences
- Consistent past tense
- An interview with a relative or friend using SCAPS to punctuate it correctly.
Why don't you have a read of these examples first and observe the type of language they use. You may find some brilliant words and phrases you want to magpie!
Use this link to go on to Education City to find several different grammar activities.
Spellings will be uploaded on to our purple mash blog every Monday with a list of spellings and a quiz for you to take in the 2do section once you have learnt and practised your spellings.
Others activities you could do are:
Try to go on TT Rockstars daily and/or practise you 77 club cards. I can't wait to see how many clubs you will have moved up!
Whiterose Maths Hub
The Whiterose maths hub is something we use often in school and they are providing videos to help children follow along with the topics we would be doing at this time of the year if we were in school. Please find the appropriate year 3 and year 4 topics and links below.
About the resource:
Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully, along with downloadable resources and answers to the questions.
Year 3: Fractions
We would be learning about fractions if we were in school. Please go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ where there are a series of five maths lessons each week to complete. Begin by starting with Week 1 (which is the end of our Spring block) for work on fractions, then week 2 and then Summer Week 1. More lessons will be updated and shared over the coming weeks.
Year 4: Tenths, hundredths and decimals
We would be learning about tenths, hundredths and decimals if we were in school. Please go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ where there are a series of five maths lessons each week to complete. Begin by starting with Week 1 (which is the end of our Spring block) for work on tenths, then week 2 (hundredths) and then Summer week 1 (decimals). More lessons will be updated and shared over the coming weeks.
Decimals and Money
Exploring decimals and how they are used in money is another great topic to grasp some understanding of when learning from home. Below are some fun videos that help to explain what decimals are, how they can be added together and how they can be compared. There are also some fun activities you can do that involve money along with practising adding, subtracting and comparing the prices on a receipt.
Our new topic in Science for this term is: Animals including humans.
This means we will be learning lots about how the body and digestive system works, the different teeth both animals and humans have, as well as learning about food chains and nutrients that food provides.
Here are some examples of working models that show how the digestive system works. Why don't you see if you can make your own one!
Investigate Tooth Decay!
Observe what happens to hard-boiled eggs when put in a variety of different drinks over 5 days. Record what happens and use your observations to explain what might happen to teeth when we drink different things.
Use the investigation template below to set up your experiment and guide your thinking and evaluation.
Throughout our new topic of 'Where my wellies take me', we will be learning lots about our local area, as the as other places of significance within the United Kingdom.
Try to create a map of a walk you have bee on recently, then use google maps, an atlas, or a paper map to create a new walk you would like to go on with your family.
When learning about the United Kingdom, we will look at where different cities are in our country as well as different famous landmarks. Try to add some landmarks you either already know or have research to the map below (or create your own!). Why not use a key to keep you map neat and organised?
Our new question in RE this term is ‘What do Christians believe about Agape?’. Watch the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ and create a comic strip to represent the story.
Mr Sage has given us the following web links for you to complete some French work: