It's Wednesday and we are halfway through our week of home learning, or we will be at lunchtime! I hope you are all well and are enjoying our activities this week.
Mia your Easter sounds fantastic! As you can tell from yesterday's page, I love making cakes too and your bunnies and chicks sound so cute! Sam has also been making cakes and I know Sicily was baking away before the holidays too. Owyn has also been having fun in the kitchen! We're definitely a class of bakers and chefs If you haven't already spotted the extra star on our class page (labelled 'your photos' and located in between our register and our learning pages) then go and have a look, there are lots of fantastic photos showing what people have been doing at home. I will add photos to it when they are emailed to me, so keep checking.
I've also added another star, this one is labelled Book Reviews. I've been reading lots over Easter and wanted to share some of those books with you, so I'll be adding book reviews and blurbs to that page whenever I read something new. I'd love to have some reviews from all of you on there too, so start thinking about books you'd like to review and have a read of the review I've added - it will help you to write your own as well give you information about my book.
TTRockstars - We have a tournament against Titan, well done to Cai who was the first to start earning us points in that battle! Make sure you are taking part in both the tournament and your arena challenge.
We have a new login for you! This website has lots of videos to keep you active throughout the day, they're short bursts of around 20 minutes and are fantastic for when you need a break from learning or to get your brain switched on and focused. After you have logged on, make sure you click the KS2 section. There's lots of different things to explore, from gymnastics to games you can play with your family - some of them do need equipment, you might have something at home that you can use or some of the activities can still be done without the equipment.
Task 1: Spend 10 minutes on TTRockstars, don't forget your Arena challenge and we also have a tournament against Titan set up. Make sure your take part in both!
Task 2: Complete one of the arithmetic pages from your booklet.
Task 3: We have completed our chapter on measurement. Spend some time going through your workbook to remind yourself of the work we have done, some of it was all the way back before Easter so don't skip this step! You might also want to look back at some of the videos I posted on our learning pages explaining the methods and look at your knowledge organisers (also on our learning pages from before the holiday). Once you've reminded yourself of the different methods and strategies then complete the Mind Workout and Chapter Consolidation in your workbook.
Handwriting, spelling and grammar
Write a sentence using each of the words below, you should have at least five sentences in total.
Challenge: How many of the techniques on my list can you use in your sentences? I'll be really impressed if anybody can use all four!
1. Use a relative clause
2. Use a semi colon
3. Use parenthesis
4. Use figurative language
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?
The dinosaur ran towards the boy. It roared. He was scared. He got into the jeep.
Can you make a list of all of the noises a T-Rex might make whilst pursuing its prey?
Can you use these words in a sentence? They are called onomatopoeia – they sound like their meaning.
Imagine you are in charge of designing a dinosaur theme park. Can you design a visual plan? Think carefully about making it safe for the public and the dinosaurs. Draw and label your plan in your journals, write a paragraph explaining how you would keep the theme park safe. Mine would be a cross between a theme park and a safari park, maybe small dinosaurs could be located inside a ghost train or the large ones/flying ones around the rollercoasters.
This week we have read two extracts from Matt Haig's 'To be a cat'. I really like the ideas and videos from https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkbgwx
After reading the extracts, what do you think Haig's style as an author is?
Write the next chapter of the story. I want you to write in the style of Matt Haig, so consider the sort of vocabulary he uses (it isn't very complex) and the way he uses dialogue to further his plot. Use the questions below to help you plan your chapter and then record the chapter in your Home Learning Journal.
Earlier this year, we studied materials and their properties. Read through the experiment on the left and answer my questions in your journal.
1. What change is taking place?
2. Is melting a reversible or irreversible change? How do you know?
3. What do you predict would happen if you carried out this experiment?
4. What is the independent variable in the experiment? (What are you changing?)
5. What is the dependent variable? (What are you measuring?)
Now ask your parents very nicely if you can carry out the experiment! I do not recommend leaving the chocolate somewhere it will make a mess and be hard to clean up if it gets knocked over. If you don't have paper plates, you could use plastic plates, normal plates (but ask an adult first and be careful not to break them) or even some paper to place the chocolate on.