Monday 11th January 2021
Welcome to our second week of online learning.
Today and tomorrow's learning will be on this website, and then from Wednesday onwards, we will be on Microsoft Teams.
Please can you ask your parents to email me - if they haven't already done so - to let me know that they have received your school report that was sent on Friday.
It's important that we can keep in touch by email.
Like with every Monday morning, we are going to start off with our spelling test. Have you been practicing your spellings?
I have attached them below, so please as a grownup or family member to test you.
You can even email me with the score that you got.
Attached below are your spellings for this week. Remember to write them out 3 times and then have a go at putting them into sentences.
We are moving onto multiplication and division from this week, so I thought that today we could spend some time practising our times tables.
Let's start off by joining in with these rhymes and songs to help you remember the numbers that we will find when counting in our 3's, 4's and 8's.
Remember that you can be practising your times tables on the TTRockstars website. I have linked it below.
If you can't remember your login details, email me.
Today you will be learning about Edward the Confessor, who was a character found in our book. This is a non-fiction text, so all of the information is factual and about a person in history.
Have a read of the text and then answer the questions.
For the next couple of weeks in our writing, we will be focusing on a video called 'The Black Hat'.
Watch the clip below until you reach 32 seconds up until where the boy goes into the woods and finds the hat.
Think about the following question as you watch. What do we learn about the boy?
What have we seen and heard from the film?
For example: He lives in an old forest cabin with his mute grandmother. He is lonely, young and quite ordinary.
Task 1: What adjectives do we know already to describe the boy? Write as many in a list as you can.
Task 2: We are going to use these words, and the words below to put into a ‘Zone of Relevance’.
The Zone of Relevance categorises words that are relevant to the topic.
- In the green section, we would include words that we could use to describe the boy, for example lonely.
- In the yellow section, we would write words that are not as linked to the boy but could still be used such as plain.
- In the red section, we would write words that are not linked to the boy such as old.
Using the adjectives that you have come up with, the words below and any other words you might find in a thesaurus, categorise your words into the Zone of Relevance. I have done one for you. You could do yours as circles or a grid, like below:
Learning for Life
Over the next few weeks, we will be using the internet a lot for our learning. Have a think now, what do you think the internet is used for?
Watch the video below to get some ideas on what the internet is and how it is used.
Let's think about the different components (parts) of an electrical circuit. Watch the video to remind you.
To finish today, lets have a practise of logging into Microsoft Teams. I have set up a couple of activities for you to try out over today and tomorrow, so that you can work out how to use it ready for our learning on Wednesday. If you have any older siblings, ask them for help.
I hope you all have a lovely day, and remember to keep smiling!
Love from Miss North