Thursday 26th March 2020
We’ve made it to Day 4.
Today was a busy day. As well doing our learning, we got down to the business of transforming our bench. After a good wipe down, Bethany and I got sanding. It was hard work. It took concentration, resilience and time! We had to do the same thing over and over again. By going over the sanding we had already done again and again, we knew we were making it look and feel better. We often do this in our learning too. We practice our maths, writing, spellings or times tables over and over to polish them up or to make them perfect, It feels so good when we can see the finished result after so much hard work.
See the pictures of Bethany and I at work today. We learned so much about words and their meaning through our conversation. We learned that the word ‘coat’ has many different meanings and that it can be a noun and a verb.
Noun – Put on your coat.
Verb – The bench was coated in a thin layer a sawdust.
Something new to do or explore
David Walliams Book Reading
David Walliams is reading one of his World’s Worst Children stories every day at 11am. Check out his website – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ to tune in.
I hope you have all logged onto Discovery Education. If not, and you are having difficulties, please email the school and the message will be passed on to me. I will get back to you with a solution as soon as I can.
On the front of the learning packs received towards the end of the week, there was a username and password for a resource called ‘Discovery Education’. On Discover Education you will find lots of different resources to support your child’s learning. Check out the section ‘Espresso’ – ‘KS2’.
I hope you have been able to log into Discovery Education. Today, I would like you to do the following activity.
Once in the section KS2, please go to ‘English’ – ‘Grammar and punctuation’ – Sentence – Expressing possibility using modal verbs & adverbs – Watch the video. Have a go at the quizzes and activity afterwards.
Make a Top Five 5 List
Make a Top Five 5 List of things you find outside. Why do you find them interesting? What do you use them for? If you are not sure of what the object is, who could you ask? Have a good reason why the objects are on your Top Five 5 list.
I look forward to learning about the treasures you encounter.
Have fun learning and happy exploring….
Things to continue with
I have uploaded some handwriting/spelling resources. It includes the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list, along with another list of words we use every day called High Frequency Words or HFW spelling list. You do not have to use the spelling and the handwriting resources together but it works well using both together. The best thing to do is to only choose about 5 or 6 spellings at any one time and focus on those until they are learned rather than trying to learn too many at once.
Keep learning your times table. All the hard work is paying off!!! (https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/)
Keep going with Bug Club. I have updated everyone’s Bug Club account. Your login details are in the front of your home and school contact books on page, Wc 30th September 2019. I will be allocating activities on Bug Club for you to complete over the next while.
If you are following Joe Wicks – Well done – We did it as a family today and my goodness we were so tired by the end. We were doing it on catch up as we could not do it at 9am. So, if you miss the one at 9am, Joe saves the session to his Youtube channel so it can be accessed anytime.
Dancing with Oti Mabuse is live on her Facebook page where you can learn a dance routine. This goes live at 11.30am each day.
Continue with your Easter Topic learning. This is a project type task and it should take time to complete. Please see the previous post – Easter Home Learning for more details. To see the progress your project is making, you can create a photographic diary if you take pictures of the different stages of your learning. This would be something I would love to see uploaded to the website for me to see.
Well done everyone. Keep uploading your learning to the website. I am so impressed with what I am seeing. You are brilliant and inspirational. Have fun, keep safe and remember to get outside to learn as often as you can.
See you soon.