Welcome To Maple Class.
Week beginning 30th March.
Hi, hope everyone is well? You guys have been keeping me busy...There has been some excellent work produced and posted on ‘Seesaw.’ Keep it up!
You’ll be pleased to know that I will now only set you one activity possibly two a day. However, below there will be some links and other lesson ideas if your in the zone and want to keep on learning.
30 minute exercise with Joe Wick, 9am on his you tube channel.
TT Rockstars: 5-10 minutes a day really is beneficial for your fluency or times tables.
Bug Club- read a book and answer comprehension questions. Furthermore, pick up your book of choice and read for enjoyment.
These video links are from GO4ITSPORTS. Can you have a go at their challenges?
Active learn-Bug Grammar- try the different grammar activities.
Out of the ark- music
There is a different song for each day of the week, plus some Easter themed craft ideas below.
Purple Mash- ICT- same login as your bug club. Feel free to tackle any activity you like, however there is a weekly activity section to try.
Scratch is a coding game, you can create your own background, characters and games. For instructions on how to do this type in scratch tutorial in You Tube and follow tutorial 1 and work your way up. This is really cool!
Table Tennis-You don’t even need the equipment, you can use a frying pan and any type of ball you like.
Some ideas from the scouts:
Show me history- http://www.show.me.uk/
Have a look and learn anything that may interest you. Perhaps you may want to share your knowledge learnt through ‘Seesaw?’
Scroll down and work your way through the forces in motion section. Post some of the work done, it doesn’t all have to be interactive.
Reading and comprehension-https://www.englishmaven.org/Pages/Reading%20Comprehension.htm
Spelling/ Grammar- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
If you would like to improve your vocabulary skills- https://www.everyschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-2-words.html
Finally, help out with chores, make the beds, help make tea and give your parents a break 😉.
Hope there is a wide variety for you to choose from , if you have any suggestions or ideas let me know and I will see if it’s possible.
Keep safe, keep in touch and hopefully we will all see each other soon.
Our curriculum focus this half term will be:
We have just started a new class book called 'Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz.
Alex Rider is not your average fourteen-year-old. Raised by his mysterious uncle, an uncle who dies in equally mysterious circumstances, Alex finds himself thrown into the murky world of espionage. Trained by MI6 and sent out into the field just weeks later, Alex’s first mission is to infiltrate the base of the reclusive billionaire suspected of killing his uncle.
Overall learning aims:
To explore, in depth, characterisation and settings in an adventure narrative.
To explore the motivations and actions of characters.
To explore key themes in a longer narrative.
To explore similarities and differences between a written and a filmed text.
We will be looking at different spelling rules and patterns every week then will be tested on the rule each week.
week 1: suffix 'ent' e.g. decent, frequent.
week 2: suffix 'able' e.g. durable, excitable.
week 3: suffix 'ible' e.g. compatible, eligible.
week 4: suffix 'ably' e.g. suitably, capably.
week 5: suffix 'ibly' e.g. horribly, incredibly.
week 6: use of hyphen e.g. re-elect, co-operate.
Each group will have two guided reading sessions and a comprehension session each week . These books won’t be sent home as they will be needed at school. However, the children will have a book from the school library to take home as it is imperative that children are reading for pleasure and continuing to develop their reading and comprehension skills (bring to school on a Wednesday to be changed every two weeks). We will also focus on comprehension activities throughout the week.
Using the Maths- No Problem scheme of work we will be focusing on: decimals, percentages and geometry.
Science- Types of change.
In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can you make a meal from a mixture?’ Children will design a recipe and identify the types of change used throughout the menu. They will explore dissolving by seeing how many drops of water it takes to dissolve the same amount of different substances and will use the terms solute and solvent. They will use evaporation to recover dissolved solutes and will recognise that these are reversible changes. They will also recognise that mixing and changes of state are reversible changes. Children will be introduced to examples of irreversible changes such as burning candles and other fuels, heating some materials and mixing bicarbonate with acid. They will learn that in these changes new materials are made and that these new materials are often in the form of gases.
Topic- How were the wonders of Ancient Egypt rediscovered?
In this unit we will be looking at:
Where is Egypt and what is it like?
Why would people want to visit Egypt?
How and why were mummies made?
Who was Tutankhamun and who found his tomb?
What Ancient Egyptian artefacts are held in The Manchester Museum?
Can we make amulets from clay?
How did Ancient Egyptians write?
Who were the main Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses?
Lessons take place on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Please ensure FULL PE kit including suitable footwear is in school on these days, particularly if it has been home for washing or used in an after-school sports activity. No football kits.
Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.
Aims of this unit:
To explore a season in the church calendar that often goes unnoticed or is simply thought of as the time to ‘give up’ things. To look at how the church and Christian people mark Lent across denominations. To make links between Lent and times of fasting in other world religions.
Aims of this unit:
To explore the Easter Story as the story of Christ’s triumph and victory over death.
Home Learning Challenge
See homework book- to be handed in on Monday 23rd March, linked to the last science topic 'The Earth, Sun and Moon.'
At Christ Church, we believe it is extremely beneficial that children develop a love of books and of reading in addition to extending their reading skills.
Reading Challenge: throughout Key Stage 2 children can earn rewards and recognition by demonstrating that they are reading for at least 15 minutes a day. To ensure your child doesn't miss out, please sign their Reading Record each day when they have read and ensure it is returned to school.
Please see the links below for the different online games focusing on multiplication and divisions and also your child is registered to Timetables Rockstar's.
Don't forget to check out the school's twitter page for regular updates and information.
Mr. Beck and Mrs Grundy