Day 5

Thank you so much for all your support and all your children’s hard work this week. Here are the photos/work that I received on Friday:

Sofia’s sculpting
Grayson working out
Gabriel’s poem
Grayson reading time
Grayson’s writing task
Ayesha looking after fish
Grayson’s letter to 3C
Grayson handwriting practise
Grayson’s art work
Grayson’s reading diary
Grayson reading letters
Grayson working hard

Day 4

The children have been working hard again today. The TT Rockstars’ battle was very close today. See below:

Here are some photos of what the children have been up to today:

Ayesha’s amazing poem
Fatima’s compass
Georgia and sister’s map skills
Georgia’s map skills
Georgia’s Pobble writing
Grayson’s letter formation work
Grayson’s number formation work
Sienna cardboard robot
Sienna lolly stick lady
Sienna teaching
Sofia on Read Theory
Sofia’s skills

     

 

Day 3

More amazing work/photos of activities sent to me today. You are all doing amazing! Keep them coming…

Ayesha reading in the sunshine
Elliot cycling hard
Elliot cycling more
Elliot and Luke busting out some moves on Just Dance
Elliot hiding from Mr Cox’s writing suggestions
Inaaya’s cooking skills
Inaaya’s spelling practice
Inaaya’s Geography work on Red Foxes
Sofia’s amazing Art work

Day 1 and 2

Thank you to everyone for working hard at home. You are all amazing! I am sure that I will be getting more photos as we get further into working from home, here are the ones that I have had so far. 

Fatima’s science
Fatima’s writing
Sofia completing SPaG
Grayson’s science
Fatima’s Fortnite banana
Elliot’s sentences
Elliot’s synonyms

Other learning links

Edinburgh zoo cameras: Watch penguins, tigers, pandas and koala bears.

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

Scouts indoor activities for children: Range of activities from making fabulous photo frames to being a blackout poet.

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors?fbclid=IwAR3icEYjXPA2snxa6qNTCdAJz_cX7gNH0TEjP18VSkO6IzvvF2dSG4_pV2o

https://www.gonoodle.com/ movement and mindfulness videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga Yoga and mindfulness videos

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS to access a premium service that is available free whilst schools are closed. Worksheets, Power Points and interactive games to support all areas of learning

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround News aimed at children to keep them up to date with what is happening around the world

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/ Science activities

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Daily math videos and activity sheets/answers. We follow this scheme in school.

Geography

Below are some links to support your child revising/learning content. I have also included some suggested activities below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zbkw2hv

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/education/teacher-resources

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-geography/zj7p47h

https://www.theschoolrun.com/key-stage-2-geography-curriculum

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/geography/

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/os-locate

https://www.funkidslive.com/learn/marina-ventura/climate-explorers/major-climate-zones-world/#

Paid for school subscription: https://www.oddizzi.com/schools/login/

I have put the username and password for this on your initial email.

 

Key learning:

Locational knowledge

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia)
  • identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)

Place knowledge

  • understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom and a region in a European country

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

  • physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
  • human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity, including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
  • use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Suggested activities:

Use Google Earth https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/ to find interesting places around the world. Can children record their lines of longitude and latitude in degrees? Get them to use street view (click on the person) when they find significant places. What human/physical features can they see?

Get the children to explore Mapzone. It is a fun interactive site they can use, with map quizzes and tests. https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills

Use Odizzi https://www.oddizzi.com/schools/login/ (username and password in initial email) to compare the human and physical features of the UK to different countries. When they have logged in click on the ‘Country Close Up’ tab. They could create tables, fact sheets, posters etc highlighting similarities and differences. They could create a travel brochure.

Download a compass app for your phone or tablet. Children can use it to explore the direction of different things in their house/garden. They could draw a floor plan of their house/garden and label where different things are and what direction they are from say facing the front door. Example- The shed is North-East etc

Get the children to watch weather reports on TV and look online at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather

Search for different cities in different countries. How does the weather differ? Why do you think this is? Scroll down to watch the weather report for that region.

Explore the different time zones around the world https://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/ and discuss why this is (lines of longitude/Earth’s rotation).

Create an island map of their life so far with a key to explain key people/events. See example below

Science- Skeletons and Muscles

Below are some links to support your child revising/learning content. I have also included some suggested activities below:

Skeletons and Muscles

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9339j6

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/bones-and-muscles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJAM8RfjpSE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-how-do-muscles-and-bones-work/zfgtscw

 

Key Vocabulary

Words relating to skeletons and muscles e.g. ribs, spine, skull, contract, relax, vertebrate

Features of skeletons: movement, support, protection (organs)

Words which have other meanings in other contexts e.g. relax

Animal groups: vertebrates and invertebrates, insects, minibeasts, mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, amphibians

Key Questions

  • What if humans didn’t have a skeleton?
  • Do all animals have a skeleton?
  • Which are the most important bones in our body and why?
  • Does our skeleton grow the older we get? How do we know?
  • How does our skeleton help with movement?
  • Why do we have muscles and how do they work?
  • Do we all grow at the same rate?
  • Is our body in proportion

Activities: 

Research: 

True / False / Maybe: All animals have a skeleton. Consider how scientists found out this answer (dissection, x ray, observations of movements).

Creative:

Make a model of the human skeleton (without a picture to help) using different sized ‘bone shaped’ dog biscuits laying the bones out flat on a table. Then on sticky notes, annotate with the pros and cons of your dog biscuit skeleton compared with a real skeleton. What were the dog biscuits good at representing, what were they not so good at showing? Encourage the children to ask any questions about parts of the skeleton about which they are not certain, e.g. how many rib bones do we have? Is the skull just one bone? How are the bones in a human skeleton joined together?

Sorting / Grouping / Comparing / Classifying:

Rank the 5 or 6 most important bones in the human body (add more bones for further challenge). Which are the most important and which are the least important? Explain your reasoning.

Sort animals into vertebrate and invertebrate – Produce a non fiction text about vertebrates and invertebrates, write a definition and provide examples of animals within each category. Write sub-sections of the vertebrate group – mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles and fish. Children could use the dog biscuits to make a skeleton of an animal from one of these sections – they will need to do some research for the group they are representing

 

Home workouts

Below is a link to The Body Coach’s You Tube channel that has lots of workouts that children could complete at home:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

If you scroll down you will find the section that says: Kids Workouts To Do At Home

He posted today that he would be broadcasting one daily for the children to complete at 09:00 am. See his tweet below. Let me know how you get on by commenting below- if it asks you to sign in us your Purple Mash log in. Adults join in too! #STAYHEALTHY

Image result for joe wicks workouts children

The Iron Man

Today the children explored some objects and images that are linked to our new unit of work based around the book, The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. The children came up with sensible predictions about what the story could be about without knowing the title of the book.