Home Learning: Spring Term Week 5
You have all worked incredibly hard at home yet again. You are all doing so well and should feel proud of yourselves - it's not easy when you have to work somewhere different but you have all shown that you are focused and motivated and producing some super work. I have really enjoyed seeing your R.E. work this week. Your illustrations of the features of a synagogue were excellent. We really do have some talented artists in Kingfisher Class this year. It was also great seeing you outside, having fun in the snow at the beginning of the week (I think I saw about 8 different snowmen on Seesaw when I signed in on Monday morning).
This week, I have provided you with five English lessons, five maths lessons and five topic lessons. In English, Year 4 children will be starting a new, exciting unit on poetry created by John Lyons. Year 5 children will spend this week completing a short unit based on a two-in-one picture book called Mirror by Jeannie Baker. In maths, both Year 4 and Year 5 children will be learning about division. In topic, you will have two geography lessons, one R.E. lesson, one art lesson and a music lesson.
Remember to log in to Bug Club to read for 20 minutes every day and answer the questions by clicking on the little green bugs. This is one of the most important tasks for you to complete as it will help you with you comprehension skills. It is also important for you to log in to TT Rockstars daily and practise your spellings for your home learning spelling test every Friday.
If you aren't already, please remember to send your work and activities to me on Seesaw.
Have a lovely week, Kingfishers.
White Rose Maths are providing worksheets along with video tutorials which cover the areas in maths that we would normally be doing in class. The worksheets and answers can now be found here on the class page (In the sub-folders below). The videos, which provide an input for each lesson, can be found via the links in the Kingfisher Class Home Learning Timetable at the top of this page.
In English, this week, Year 4 children will start a new poetry unit based on the work by John Lyons, a poet, painter, illustrator and educator born in Trinidad. This week, the main focus will be on John Lyons himself and the poem 'Dancing in the rain'. Year 5 children will also be starting a new unit this week: Mirror by Jeannie Baker. This is a short unit only lasting one week. In this unit children will explore the two-in-one picture book comparing the life of a family in Morocco and another family living in Australia.
You will find all of the links for the learning videos in the 'Kingfisher Class Home Learning' file at the top of this page. All work this week should be completed in your exercise book (which you can collect from school) or on lined/plain paper.
Following on from your learning last week where you learnt about the hemispheres, time zones and Arctic and Antarctic, this week you will focus your attention on South America. You will learn about the different countries in South America and find out about the human and physical features in these countries (we learnt about human and physical features when exploring North America).
In addition to your geography lessons, I have also included a music lesson for you to complete. Your music lesson is timetabled for Wednesday afternoon where you will be learning about the characteristics of Samba music. You will then move on to your R.E. lesson this week which explores the book of Exodus and then finally, on Friday, you will have an art lesson where you will learn about horizon lines and vanishing points.
Don't forget to try the quizzes at the beginning and at the end of these lessons. They will help you remember the important parts of the lesson.
P.E. - 01/02/21
Don't forget, Mr D has created some P.E lessons for you to try out at home. If you would like to join in with Mr D, follow the link below: