Week Beginning 25th January
Hello everyone. This week we will be doing lots of activities about recycling. In the book the Tin Forest the old man makes animals out of the rubbish he finds in the dump. Last week I asked you to make an animal out of junk materials. If you havent made one yet, have a go this week.
We are still working on The Tin Forest. Please read the story or watch it on You Tube. Last week I also recorded the story for you. This week I would like you to write a description of the luscious, green forest. I have included a sheet below to give you some pointers to think about. Use the writing checklist to help you.
Think about all of the pictures in the book. Which two are your favourite? Complete the sheet attached using adventurous vocabulary.
I will be sending RWI videos to each group with their weekly work.
Id like you to design a poster to try to encourage people to recycle their rubbish more. There is a sheet in the resources to help you and a powerpoint about recycling which may give you some ideas.
Look at recycling scavenger hunt activity sheet. Look at things in your cupboards to try to find these symbols.
Use the pictogram sheet to record the different types of recycling things you can find.
My recycling box is a boring black plastic box. How could I make it look nice? Design me a new recycling box.
We also need a new waste paper recycling box for our classroom. Please can you draw me a design for a new one.
Collect your recycling for one week. How many cans, plastic bottles, glass items did you recycle? Make a simple graph of your results.
There is a lovely BBC Bitesize page on Recycling for Foundation Phase children. It is called What should I do with my rubbish? There is a little video to watch and a sorting game to play.
This week we will continue working on time. Lots of you were really good at o clock and half past. I would like you to have a go at quarter to and quarter past, again using the hands of the clock. I have attached resources to help you on this, consolidating last weeks work and including this weeks. Some children may need to keep going over the o clock and half past, some may be ready to move to digital time. Please go at your child's pace and let me know on Seesaw what you need.
There is a colour by numbers sheet in the resources below on recycling.
WB 18th January The Tin Forest
Hello everyone.. This week we are working from one of my favourite books called The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. I have recorded the story for you in video form but you can read it also on You Tube and watch an animated version of the story where you can see each picture more closely. This is a lovely book with beautiful pictures which I'm sure you will enjoy.
Literacy - The Tin Forest
Read the story aloud and enjoy the pictures together. Talk about the story and what happens. Talk about the dfferent mechanical animals in the story. Compare the illustrations with the living forest at the end of the book.
Once you have read the story and watched the animation I would like you to think about the character of the Old Man in the story. How do you think he feels at the start of the story? Is he sad, lonely? Why do you think so? What does he do at the dump? What does he dream of? How does his feelings change as the forest grows? You can use the sheet titled Character study in the resources to record this piece of writing or if you prefer draw the Old Man on a sheet of paper and record your answers below it.
Use the word mat in the resources to write a description of the Tin Forest at the very end of the story when it is full of life and colour. Try to use as many of the words on the word mat as you can to make your writing powerful.
Geogaphy / Environmental work - What is a rainforest?
Look at places on the planet where we have rainforests. Use the sheet attached or just use a map of the world to talk about where they are. Use atlases or an Ipad to find out where they are and the continent they are in. Maybe some of the children would like to draw or paint a big rainforest picture with lots of different animals in.
Complete the cut and stick rainforest layers sheet
Complete the rainforest animals sorting sheet
If you are unable to print these off ask the children to draw a rainforest and write in the layers and draw boxes for the animal sorting activity and write the names of the animals in the box.
Art/ Creative work
Paint , draw or collage rainforest animals or make model animals of the animals in the Tin Forest using some junk materials. I don't mind what you use to make your animal. Take a photo and send it to me. Write a description about it. There are some rainforest animal colouring sheets in the resources below
This week I would like to start on time.
In year 2 we use both analogue and digital clocks but this week I would just like to revise using an analogue clock, showing the hands. I would like them to watch the powerpoint on o clock which is in the resources below. Then complete the work on o clock. I have put a clock face in the resources below which you could cut out and stick onto a paper plate and use as a clock to help the children if they need it. Some will be on Seesaw but some are included below. Next watch the powerpoint showing half past which is in the resources below, then complete the seesaw pages where you can listen to the song and say the times and then draw the hands on the clocks. I will also upload some extra sheets on both o clock and half past the hour. Next week we will move onto quarter to and quarter past so if the children can see how they need to count in fives around the clock, that would be great.
I know lots of you have been using the Ruth Miskin You Tube to do RWI and I' m pleased with this. I have now recorded RWI videos and will upload them onto Seesaw These and the related work fro the sounds will be sent direct to the children's seesaw pages as they are in different groups.
Winter term week 2
Hello everyone this week we are going to be taking part in the RSPB bird survey and finding out all about the different birds which come to our country and into our gardens. Hopefully the weather will be nice and you will be able to go for walks to try to spot as many different birds as you can. All the work this week is based on birds. I hope it will be a creative week with lots of lovely pictures.
Please watch the introductory Powerpoint on British birds. This will be useful to be able to identify the different ones you see. In the resources there is a checklist you can tick off when you see the different birds. If you see lots of different birds you can make a tally of your result
Activity 1 - Bird bar graphs - count the number of different birds on the sheet and complete the bar chart. Answer the questions about the graph
Activity 2 - Complete the bar graph from the tally sheet and answer the questions.
Activity 3 - Watch the subtraction Powerpoint and complete the sums as you go along How Many Bears?
Activity 4 and 5 Choose from the subtraction sheets attached. Do the ones from 10 first,. If they find these easy move onto subtraction from 20. I have also included some word problems based on subtraction from 10 and from 20 in the resources.
I would like you to choose your favourite or most popular bird to find out more about and draw or create lots of pictures. You can do this in any way you want - painting, cutting and sticking, drawing on a computer. You can also create your own weird and whacky imaginary bird in a variety of formats. Give it a name.
There are some colouring sheets of different birds included in the resources.
I would like you to find out more about birds and their parts so there is a label a robin sheet.
In the winter the birds in our gardens need help with finding food. Make a bird feeder to help them. There are some different ideas in the resources below. Choose one. Take photos of the birds through the week as you see them using it.
Write a list of simple instructions telling how to make your bird feeder.
Make a fact file of your favourite bird. There are some formats attached in the resources.
Read and answer the questions about birds - comprehension. There are three versions attached. Please complete the first one.
As usual I will also upload more activities on SeeSaw . You can choose to do these in any order and submit as
usual. There will always be plenty to choose from. I do not expect you to do everything.
This week we are finding out all about Winter. I would like the children to explore signs of winter in their own gardens. Below is a list of resources and activities to help them explore the theme of winter. They can be done in any order throughout the week.
Topic - Watch the PowerPoint attached about winter.
Make a fact file about what we see in winter using the facts on the PowerPoint or draw some of your own winter pictures and label them.
Art - Can you make a winter picture using a variety of collage things. Be creative. You can cut and stick things to make your picture.
Language - Winter poems. There is a PowerPoint below showing you winter acrostic poems. Use these ideas if you want to. Using lots of lovely descriptive language write an acrostic poem about winter. Use the words snow, ice, winter, cold etc choose any of the above words or some of your own.
Science- it’s going to be a cold week so there should be freezing temperatures. Place a saucer or dish with water in outside in the evening. What do you see in the morning? Can you take some photos? Add some salt onto the ice. What can you hear happening to the ice? Bring the saucer of ice indoors and record how long it takes for the ice to melt. There is a science activity based on watching ice melt in the resources below.
Maths- we are starting with 3 D shapes. Attached will be sheets to download about 3D shapes and a PowerPoint to watch. Try to learn as many names as you can this week. There is a 3D shape hunt sheet below.
Extras - i have added a few fun activities about winter ie design a winter jumper. A winter scavenger hunt
There will also be activities on Seesaw to choose from
This half term we are studying a theme called Electric Rainbow. Below is the over view of ideas for this these showing the things we will be looking at in class. Also the list homework activities is attached for you
Welcome to Class 4. We hope your children have enjoyed their first two weeks in school. We will be giving out reading books on Friday. Please comment on how they read on the Seesaw app. We are not sending Learning Log books home this term. In stead we are setting a number of activities for the children to complete at home. Please photograph their work and email on this account. Below are a set of six activities. Choose one a week to complete.
Hello everyone. It has been lovely seeing so many of you this week and catching up on all the things you have been doing. We've had some fun in class and played a lot outside. We have lots of lovely things planned for next week too. Mr Garcia has put two huge pots on our outside area and I will be bringing plants in for us to plant them up. We will also be working in the gardens outside. As you have guessed this week our mini theme is flowers and plants. In class we will be doing observational drawings of flowers and learning the different parts of the flower. At home maybe you can plant some seeds in a pot and learn how to care for them as they grow. Talk about what plants need to grow.
Can you also paint or draw some flowers too. Van Goch has a famous painting called 'Sunflowers' which you can see in the resources below to draw in the style of. Maybe you could make a cutting and sticking picture of your favourite flowers. You can decide.
In English we are learning how to write instructions. Write a set of instructions for planting seeds or making a piece of toast. Pretend you are telling an alien how to do these things and your instructions will have to be simple and clear. Resources are attached for all of these below. In the resources the instructions are jumbled up. Try to put them in the correct order. Choose one to do.
We will carry on investigating capacity in class. We had lots of fun using the measuring jugs etc and playing in the soapy water. More of this for this week. We will also be learning how to read the scales on the jugs. Some worksheets are in the resources to do this. Keep looking for items at home such as pop, shampoo, sauce and milk and reading how many ml and L these are.
If you have a garden please can you take some photos of the lovely plants in it and send them to me. Can you find out the names of the flowers and plants you have? Use the plant scavenger hunt sheet in the resources to play a game spotting the different plants in your garden or in your local park. Maybe you can use the petals off the flowers and leaves to make a picture outdoors like Andy Goldsworthy does. See his art work in the resources below. Don't forget to take a picture ands email it to me.
Hello everyone. Im really looking forward to seeing so many of you back in school this weel. We have lots of lovely things planned to do. This week we are finding out about the lifecycle of the frog. We will be sorting the lifecycle and drawing it out and labelling. We will also be making some collage pictures of the lifecycle to help us remember it. In the resources below is the powerpoint we will be using and a set of display photographs to draw from. There is also a cutting and sticking lifecycle activity to do.
In literacy I would like you to imagine that you are a tadpole and keep a diary of how you change into a frog. Imagine how strange it would be one to wake up with a tail getting smaller and starting to grow legs
In maths this week we will be investigating capacity. In the resources below there is a powerpoint to watch which should remind you about things from last year. Please watch this first. We will be measuring in litres and millilitres and reading scales. At home look at the different liquids you have - squash, pop, bubblebath etc. See how many litres and millitlitres they have in them. Using the sheets investigate practically how much different containers hold. Play in the washing up bowl with the measuring jugs and learn how to read 100ml 200ml etc right up to 1000ml which is a litre. We will be doing very similar activities using measuring jugs in class.
In art I would like you to look at the dot paintings made by Aboriginal people many hundreds of years ago. These are made up of patterns using different coloured dots of paint and are amazing. There are lots of examples on line of this type of artwork. Please can you draw and decorate a dot painting frog for me. There is also an idea for making a model frog out of a toilet roll in the resources below.
I have uploaded some new to do activities on Purple Mash. I would like you to create a frog on a lily pad picture using the art package.. I also have uploaded a new story to read and answer questions about.
Good morning Class 4. This week I would like you to get outside, enjoy the lovely sunshine and go on minibeast hunts. How many mini beasts can you find in your garden? Make a tally of how many you can find over ten minutes either in your garden or the park. Make a graph of your findings. How many spiders? How many slugs? Draw some of the mini beasts you find. Use an IPad or a phone to take photos and identify them. Choose one minibeast to write a fact file about.
Choose a minibeast to create an acrostic poem about. Spider slug ant butterfly ... you decide. Use lots of adjectives to describe the bug in your poem.
I would like you to create your own imaginary minibeast for art. Maybe spiders legs, a bees body, butterfly wings etc. You could make of model of this creature out of junk.
Think about butterflies and their life cycle. Read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to help you. An animated version can be seen on You Tube.Draw the lifecycle of a butterfly and label it.
There are some new things on Purple Mash all about mini beasts.
Hello everyone. This week we are continuing the work on the book The Tin Forest. I hope you enjoyed reading the book and watching it on You Tube last week.
This week I would like you to look at the colourful forest at the end of the story and write a lovely description of it. Talk about the colours and animals. Think about what the animals are doing. Where are they hiding? Draw a picture of the colourful Tin Forest when you have finished your writing.
Choose one of the animals in the picture eg tiger and write an acrostic poem about that animal. Illustrate your poem.
Choose one of the animals in the story and make a fact file about it. Research where it lives, what it eats etc. Draw maps, picturs of the animals, its young etc Maybe you could do this as a poster or a leaflet. Watch the animal fact file powerpoint before you start to help you. This is in the attached resources.
Continue with your work on division. There is a snap game in the resources and some worksheets on division.
Can you design a new rainforest animal. It could have parts of different animals. What colours would it be? What would it eat? Where would it live?
As the Tin Forest is about a man who makes things out of rubbish I would like you to make an animal from rubbish which would normally go in your recycling bin. Take a picture of your model and email it to me.
Hello everyone. It has been lovely to see all your lovely work on Lost and Found this week. I love the penguin fact files. I know that I put lots on last weeks page. Please carry on with these if you want to this week . I have some new activities for you and the resources you need are below. As always, do as many as you can in what ever order you want to. Do as many as you can. You do not have to do all of the activitites if you cannot manage them all.
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
1) Write the story as if you are the penguin. Why do you want to come to find the boy? How do you feel when he wants to send you back? How do you feel at the end of the story?
2)Write a one page diary of your trip to take the penguin home as if you are the boy. Write about some of the things which happen to you on the journey.
3) Using this text as inspiration complete the boat building activity in the resource section below - Boat Size and Strength STEM activity
4) Polar regions comprehension. Children can do some extra pictures about other animals which live in Antartica or the Arctic
Please continue working on times tables. There are some good games on a website called Top Marks which the children have used in school. These games are quick fire recall against the clock. More times table activity sheets are in the resources. There are a number of multiplication word problems using 2, 5 10 times tables and a few extra if the children want the challenge.
I have put in the resources a summer maths booklet. This booklet is a combination of lots of different areas and is good for consolidation of things we have done. Children can work their way through this over the next couple of weeks.
Science Continuing our work on The Senses this week I would like you to play a smells game using different household things which are safe to smell. How many can the children identify? See the resources sheet below.
Please continue to paint, make, draw anything you would like to if you are inspired by the story. Dont forget to email me pictures of things you do. I have added some colouring sheets from the story book to the resources. The children can use these to draw paint or colour some of their own pictures.
As always there are also activities on Purple Mash which the children can do.
Hello everyone. I hope you are all staying safe and well. I hope you enjoyed last weeks topic work.Im looking forward to seeing some of the pictures you have done. This week I have uploaded some spelling work on Purple Mash and some more stories with activities. There are also some nice art things you can chose to do. For this week I would also like you to have a go at some of these activities as part of our Portrait of Me theme.
1) Watch the Roll a Picasso video on You Tube.
2)Play the roll a Picasso game and create your own Picasso portrait. You can do this lots of times and make lots of different PIcasso faces. (We have done ones like this in class for other artists. )
3) Play The Senses scavenger hunt around the home . Resource sheet for this below.
4) Continuing on from last weeks adjective work please can you make a wanted poster either for yourself or a made up person. Use the adjectives word mat and any of the templates in the resources below. Do as many as you like. Maybe you can do them for your family members? You can do pirate or cowboy wanted posters if you prefer. Make sure the description of the 'wanted' person is detailed.
5)Maths continues on with directions. Watch the powerpoints to introduce clockwise, anticlockwise etc. There is an activity sheet in the resources for this.
6) I have added a fun Portrait museum visit maths game. Can you solve the puzzle?
Once again I have put plenty. Please do as much as you can but there is no pressure to do everything. I want the children to have fun. I have included a few fun art activities in the resources too. Email me with any queries.
Hello all. I hope everyone is well. It was lovely talking to you and the children last week. It was lovely to hear their voices again.I am so pleased with the work you are all sending me. Apologies to those I didn't speak to. I will call again this week.
This week our All About Me theme is Friendship. I would like the children to :-
1) Write about who their friends are say why they enjoy being with them. Draw some picture to go with it
2) Think about what makes a good friend and what do their friends like about them in their opinion.
3) What things do they like doing together - draw some pictures
For mathematics please continue learning the times tables 2 , 5 and 10.
I would like you to all read the book Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. It is available on You Tube and also on You Tube there is an animated version of the book for the children to watch This book is about friendship. There are a number of fun activities and word searches etc available in the resources. Please do as many as you like.
After reading the story please can the children
1) Retell the story from the view of the penguin. Why does he arrive in the town, what is he looking for?
2} Make a poster about a 'found' penguin to go up in the lost and found office.
3)Research all about penguins. What do they eat. Where do thy live? How many breeds of penguins are there? Make a mini project. You can paint, draw all types of penguins or make models of them.
More activities are also available on Purple Mash
Below are the resources which you may use this week
Hello everyone. I hope you are enjoying our theme All About Me. I saw some fabulous cardboard portraits this week. Keep sending them to me on email or Twitter. I love seeing your work. This week I’d like you to think about your family, and the different people who make up your family. You can paint them or draw them or make cardboard faces like last week of one of your family members. Have fun making a family tree. A sheet to help you and a PowerPoint is in this week’s resources. There is a booklet all about the family available. You can do some or all of these sheets. Pick the ones you want to do. On Purple Mash you can create a card and an invitation for a family member ie birthday card, or birthday party invitation.
As part of personal and social work I would like you to think about how amazing you are and how you should be kind to yourself. Sheets to help are in the resources but you can draw these out if you can’t or don’t want to print. In maths I would like you to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times table. There are fun songs on You Tube to help and some activities in the resources. There will be activities on Purple Mash and some games to help you learn your tables.
I would like you to think about what job you would like to do when you are grown up. Write about the job you have chosen. You can make a poster about the job or collect together information, pictures etc to make a fact file on paper or on the computer.
In science I would like you to focus on sound. I have put some games and activities on Purple Mash for this.
On Purple Mash, as usual, I have a serial story and activities and some paint activities to do as well.
Do as many as you can and send pictures of some of your lovely work on email for me to see.
I hope you all had a lovely Easter. I have planned out the next few weeks of work for the children. The theme is A Portrait of Me. A complete overview is attached but I will give weekly suggestions and resources to help you. I will also add some things on Purple Mash each week. Please don't feel you have to do everything. Do as much as is possible. Im not sure if everyone has access to a printer so some ides can just be copied out onto sheets.
Firstly ask the children to make a rainbow about themselves. either using the sheet in the resources or drawing their own.
Please can the children then look on the internet at portraits of people so they understand what we mean about a portrait being a head and shoulders picture. Then use a mirror and draw themselves paying attention to the position of nose, eyes,mouth etc. They can use coloured pencils, paints or felt pens to complete their own self portait. Look at portaits of Picasso as they are very unusual. From this using scrap cardboard cut out a Picassso style face. Paint when all is dry. Look at the pictures in the resource bank for the idea. They will look great.
Written activity - children to write a description on themselves using lots of adjectives - we say two before the noun for example long, blonde hair, big, wide eyes. If they want to they can also write in a similar way about their Picasso cardboard face.
Our senses - Talk to the children about the five senses. If you can go into the garden find an example of using each sense in the garden, if not,do this around the house. What can we see, hear, smell, touch and taste?Use the sheet to record onto or make your own if you arent able to print. There are two sheets and activities in the resources to help.
For mathematics play games using full turns and half turns and quarter turns. What will I be facing if i turn...?
Well done everyone who has been on Purple Mash. I have seen your work. Some great scores on the quizzes. I have added more activities today. Lots are based on Easter. There are some art activities and some writing ones too. The second chapter of the story is also uploaded along with the activities.
If you can get outside this week maybe you can collect some things from your garden such as different leaves and twigs and make a picture like we do in class. Take a photo and post it on Twitter or save it to your folder of work for me to see when we are back in school. Have lots of Easter fun.
I have seen lots of really lovely things on Twitter this week which would be really helpful to you and the children will love. Take a look at the following websites
worldofdavidwalliams.com. David reads every day at 11 am one of his stories
themathsfactor.com. This is free at the moment and has lots of great maths games and puzzles
audible. Has hundreds of children’s books to listen to free of charge
literacyshedplus.com. Again lots of literacy based activities and stories
This term we were going to be looking at inventions such as the telephone. Television, computers, washing machines etc. please help your children find out about who invented these things and when it happened. Ask them to draw me pictures of the first versions of the invention. Keep in a folder for me to see. Please can they also design a house for the future with all things they would like to have in to make their lives easier clearly labeled.
In maths this half term we were to learn how to tell time using analogue and digital forms. O’clock half past quarter to and quarter past the hour . Also halves and quarters of shapes in different things. We also were going to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times table. I hope this helps everyone. Contact me on my webpage if you need anything
Keep safe all and we will all see each other soon.
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Welcome to Class 4!
We hope to have a lovely, busy year with your children. The following is a little bit of information which you may find useful. Children will be reading every week. They will have the day they read written in their Reading diary. Please ensure their books as sent in on this day.
Please can children bring in a pair of wellies ready for Forest schools as soon as possible. PE will be on a Thursday. Please send in kits this week ready for lessons to begin next week. These can be left in school. We will send them home at half term. Please ensure any monies sent into school is in an envelope with the child's name on the front.
This half term we are studying colour and light. We will be finding out about different famous artists and about how light is made. Please see the overview attached to see what else we have in store.