Excalibur Class Home Learning

Welcome to Excaliburs Home Learning Page

 

 As promised….

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Mrs Holbrook wanted to say ‘Thank you so much’ for the lovely frame and she is going to enjoy reading all your kind words. She is also looking forward to receiving the class card (Oops! Mrs Trusson took it home to put it all together and forgot to return it to school today, but I promise I will be passing it on to Mrs Holbrook during the summer).

Mrs Holbrook said to enjoy your summer holiday and wishes everyone in the class every success next year!

Week 12

Hello Excalibur,

How did your ‘Free-choice’ topic develop last week?  What topic did you choose which really interests you?  We would love to hear about and see the work you produced on your individual topics last week.

We cannot believe that we are entering our last week of term.  It has not been the way we would like to finish the school year; however, these circumstances are out of any of our control.  So we would just like to say it has been a pleasure having each and every one of you in our class and we have really enjoyed sharing the experiences we have had together over the Autumn and Spring term, and chatting to lots of you over the phone during the Summer term!  Have a lovely summer break, make sure you come back nice and refreshed…and remember I (Mrs Trusson) am only in the classroom next door if you ever want to pop your head in and say “Hello!” 😊👌

Mrs Holbrook

Sadly, we will be saying ‘Goodbye’ to Mrs Holbrook at the end of this week. We do not want to break from traditions, even in these unusual times.  Therefore, we will be producing a card and a small gift for her on behalf of Excalibur class, and would love for you to contribute. Firstly, we would like you to email in a word/or phrase to describe Mrs Holbrook. Try to reflect on some of the experiences you have had with her this year – this will form part of her gift (When I have completed the gift and presented it to Mrs Holbrook I shall upload a photo on our home learning page so that you get to see what you have contributed to). The second thing I would like you to do, is write a message you would like us to include in her card. It could start with…’I remember when…’ or ‘I enjoyed it when…’ and we shall print it and stick it into one of the pages of her card so that you have been a part of her goodbye card.  Please remember for this part to write who it is from, so that Mrs Holbrook will see this in her card.

In order to allow me time to create these, I have applied quite early deadlines for when this work needs to be emailed in for. (Please see the suggested timetable for details on deadlines etc.)

 

End of Year Reflection

This week we felt it was appropriate to reflect on this academic year, and take a look back at various aspects of the academic year including; friendships, funniest memory, learning achievements etc. There is a nice booklet format you can present this work in below. You could always use this format as a guide and create your own booklet.  This will also help prepare you for your writing task later in the week.

Year-5-Write-Up-Booklet

Year-4-Write-Up-Booklet

 

Transition video and activities

Use some time this week to ensure you have watched Mr Fremlin’s transition video and completed the activities he set you. This is especially useful this week as you summarise your year and start looking to your next year.

 

Computing

The Year 5 children in school have been enjoying the computing work which was set last week.  Therefore, I have added some extra ‘Scratch’ activities in case you have completed last week’s and wish to continue exploring programming.  (Link for scratch website below).

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Rather than printing the scratch cards uploaded, if you ‘restore down’ (the icon in the top right of the page in between the minimise and close button) you can adjust both screens so they be viewed side-by-side taking up half of the monitor each.

Hide & Seek

Race to the finish

pong game

catch game

If you want to continue with those scratch cards from last week, then scroll below to week 11 and you can still access these.

 

Additional Information

Phone calls Home – if you require a phone call next week please let us know via the home learning email – thank you.

Please do not feel compelled to print all worksheets for this week’s home learning.  Where possible, children can answer the questions from the worksheet on screen, using paper and pencil methods.

 

***Suggested Timetable – Week 12***

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 12

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

2. Bullet points and lists 

4. Proof reading & editing skills

5,6 & 7 – Spelling tasks – More words ending in -ous

8. End-of-the-year-writing-activity-sheet 

Maths Assessments – Lesson 1 -Year-4- Geometry-Position-and-Direction Lesson 1- Year-4-Maths-Geometry-Properties-of-Shapes Lesson 2 -Year-4 – Measurement Lesson 3 -Year-4- Statistics Lesson 4 – Year 4 – Reasoning Assessment 

 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 12

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

2. Fact or opinion 

4. Skimming and scanning

5,6 & 7. Spelling tasks – adding prefix over-

8. End-of-the-year-writing-activity-sheet 

Maths Assessments – Lesson 1 -Year-5-Geometry Lesson 2 -Year-5-Measurement Lesson 3 -Year-5-Statistics Lesson 4 – Year 5- Reasoning Assessment 

 

Week 11

How did your Space topic go last week?  What interesting facts did you discover about the solar system? Make sure you take a look at the transition video which Mr Fremlin has uploaded onto our school website to find out a little more about next year!

This week is a ‘Free choice’ theme in which you will be able to choose a subject which interests you and study and explore it in greater detail.  See the Topic information below for more details.

 

Topic – Free Choice

You have the opportunity this week to select a theme/topic which most interests you and study it in greater detail and produce work in a format also of your choice.  Below is a list of suggestions which may help guide you if you are struggling to make a choice, however if you already know what your choice is then pick up your pencil and start creating…

  • Transport e.g trains, bicycles, aeroplanes
  • A place i.e a town, city or country
  • A game i.e minecraft
  • Food/cookery
  • Favourite sports i.e football, hockey, basketball etc.
  • A favourite book/film
  • An animal (including dinosaurs)
  • A person of interest – this could be your idol, a sports personality, a musician etc.

The list is endless and exhaustive, there really are no limits or restrictions to what you choose as long as it is age-appropriate e.g films or games which are appropriate to your age.

For your chosen topic we would like you to produce the following work…

  • A piece of art/DT – This could take the form of a drawing, a sculpture (model), a photograph, painting, collage, a working model, a construction etc.
  • A detailed/extended piece of work such as an information booklet, leaflet, instruction manual (possible for cookery or games) which showcases all the information you have regarding this topic. You will naturally have a lot of this information already, but you may also need to research areas of the topic which you are less confident about.  This piece of work will be your writing task this week, but you will probably need more directed time which is why you can start producing this work in topic time as it will be an ‘extended’ piece of writing.  This piece of work will obviously involve some form of writing, but can also involve pictures diagrams, photos etc.

The main criteria for this topic is to enjoy exploring something which you are passionate about, and to be creative and have fun in producing your final piece of written work (which can be either combined with your art work, or kept as a separate piece of work)

 

Computing

This term it would be really good for the children to continue their programming skills using a programme well-known to most children called ‘Scratch’.  (Link for scratch website below)

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Once on this website, you have an option to join.  This is not compulsory, however enables you to save your projects and creations (but entirely optional).  Click on create/start creating and you are ready to begin.  If you are unfamiliar with ‘scratch’ then on this page there are lots of tutorials which will guide you through some of what can be created.  I have uploaded some Scratch cards which give step-by-step instructions on some fun activities which should help get you started and develop your programming skills

Animate your name

Virtual pet

Create a story

Make it fly

Rather than printing the scratch cards uploaded, if you ‘restore down’ (the icon in the top right of the page in between the minimise and close button) you can adjust both screens so they can be viewed side-by-side taking up half of the monitor/screen each.

 

Additional Information

Phone calls Home – if you require a phone call next week please let us know via the home learning email – thank you.

Please do not feel compelled to print all worksheets for this week’s home learning.  Where possible, children can answer the questions from the worksheet on screen, using paper and pencil methods.

 

***Suggested Timetable – Week 11***

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 11

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Reading Comprehension linked to BBC Bitesize lesson

2. Onomatopoeia activity sheet

4. Dictionary skills

5,6 & 7 – Spelling tasks – More words ending in -ous

Maths Assessments – Lesson 1 -Year-4-Number-and-Place-ValueLesson 2-Year-4-Addition-and-Subtraction Lesson 3-Year 4-Multiplication-and-Division Lesson 4-Year 4-Arithmetic 

 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 11

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

2. Direct and indirect speech

4. Character and semi-colon

5,6 & 7. Spelling tasks – adding prefixes re-, de- 

Maths Assessments – Lesson 1-Year-5-Number & Place-Value Lesson 2-Year-5-Addition-and-Subtraction Lesson 3-Year-5-Multiplication-and-Division Lesson 4-Year 5-Arithmetic 

 

Week 10

Hi Excalibur Class,

Hope everything has gone well over the last week and you have learnt lots about the geographical features of Egypt and the wider world we live in…which leads nicely onto this week’s topic.  When speaking to children from our class over the phone, I have been asking what topics you would like to explore over the last few weeks of the summer term.  From this I have determined that next week it will be a ‘Free choice’ in which you will be able to choose a subject which interests you and study and explore it in greater detail (more details about this next week).  However, the topic suggested by some of you which I have chosen for this week is the theme ‘Space’.

P.S – Really looking forward to seeing the Year 5’s at school later this week 😊

Space

Below is a selection of fun resources which link to our theme for this week of Space.  You can choose which ones to complete.

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t2-s-212-solar-system-vocabulary-activity-sheet-_ver_5

t2-s-881-space-crossword-activity-sheet

t2-s-079-solar-system-wordsearch-_ver_1

Science

Develop your knowledge of the solar system by completing this fact hunt.  You will need the fact cards to help you with this

t2-or-640-solar-system-fact-hunt-activity-sheet-english_ver_15

You may also like to test your knowledge of the solar system by labelling them on the sheet below and answering some of the questions outlined on the sheet.

t2-or-639-the-solar-system-labelling-activity-sheets

Art/DT

Choose from the 2 activities below.

  1. One idea involves using papier mache to create a planet and then use your artistic flare to finish the planet using the correct colour and markings (and you may even need to create a ring depending on which planet you choose to make).t2-s-1432-make-papiermache-planets-craft-instructions
  2. The second choice is to make an air-powered rocket. Again you can use your artistic flare to decorate the rocket how you choose. t2-t-10000423-make-an-air-powered-rocket-activity

Additional Information

Phone calls Home – if you require a phone call next week please let us know via the home learning email – thank you.

Please do not feel compelled to print all worksheets for this week’s home learning.  Where possible, children can answer the questions from the worksheet on screen, using paper and pencil methods.

***Suggested Timetable – Week 10***

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 10

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Year 4 Reading Comprehension – Planet Earth

2. Synonyms and antonyms

5,6 & 7 – Spelling tasks – words ending in -ous 

8. Features of a Non Chronological Report 

8. Writing prompt

Maths Worksheets – Lesson 1 – Making amounts of money – answers Lesson 1 – Making amounts of money Lesson 2- Ordering money – answers Lesson 2- Ordering moneyLesson 3 – Estimating money – answers Lesson 3 – Estimating money Lesson 4- Solving money problems – answers Lesson 4- Solving money problems

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 10

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Year 5 Reading Comprehension – Planet Earth

2. Synonyms & antonyms

5,6 & 7. Spelling tasks – unstressed vowels 

8. Features of a Non Chronological Report

8. Writing prompt

Maths Worksheets – Lesson 1 – Adding decimals – answers Lesson 1 – Adding decimals Lesson 2 – Adding decimals with different number of decimals – answers Lesson 2 – Adding decimals with different number of decimals Lesson 3 – Subtracting decimals – answersLesson 3 – Subtracting decimals Lesson 4 – Subtracting decimals with differe nt decimal places – answers Lesson 4 – Subtracting decimals with different decimal places 

Week 9

 

It was lovely speaking to some of you again on the phone last week – sorry if we missed you!! If you would like to speak to us, please send a request through the home learning email and we will arrange to call you back.

This week’s work continues with our Topic on Ancient Egyptians….but with a Geography focus.  During the week you will learn about where Egypt is in our world and the natural resources it provided for the Ancient Egyptians.

Please do not feel compelled to print all worksheets for this week’s home learning.  Where possible, children can answer the questions from the worksheet on screen, using paper and pencil methods.

Below we have included a video for Year 5 maths lessons 1 & 2 this week and a video for Year 4 maths lessons 1 & 4.  We hope they help you master your maths this week!

 

Year 4 – https://safeshare.tv/x/c3heoklzhYE#

 

Year 5 – https://safeshare.tv/x/ODbnD018xXM#

 

Topic

 

Look at the world map below.

World Map

Using the blank map provided label all the continents of the world.

Continents-of-the-World-Activity-Sheet

Find Egypt on the completed world map and mark it on your map using a coloured dot and add it to your key. (You may wish to look at the power point below as it shows exactly where Egypt is on a world map.)

Now take a look at the information on the power point below which identifies Egypt in more detail and looks at some main features.

Ancient-Egypt-Map-Labelling-PowerPoint

Complete the Egypt map work on the sheet below (or you could draw your own outline of Egypt copying it’s shape from the worksheet below)

Map-of-Egypt-Labelling-Activity-Sheet

 

Science

Let’s have a look this week at whether the process of heating materials are reversible or irreversible.

Please complete this work with adult supervision as it involves heating materials and this can be dangerous.  Do not complete unless you have an adult willing to supervise you during this experiment.

The sheet below lists some materials which you can test by heating them to change their state.  Then watch/observe what happens as they cool to see if they return to their original state.  For each material, predict whether you think the change is reversible or not.  Then test each material.  If you do not have all the materials in the list, simply test those that you do have or you could substitute materials on the list for those you do have available in your cupboards!

T2-S-185-Heating-Reversible-or-Irreversible-Worksheet

 

***Suggested Timetable – Week 9***

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 9

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

 1. Reading Comprehension -Why-was-the-river-Nile-So-Important 

1. Reading Response

2. Possessive apostrophes 

2. Possessive plural nouns

4. Using Paragraphs

5,6&7. Spelling tasks – words ending in -er or -ar

8. The-River-Nile-Information-sheet

8. Writing prompt

Maths Worksheets – Lesson 1 – problem solving with fractions Lesson 2 – Divide by 100 (1) – Answers Lesson 2 – Divide by 100 (1) Lesson 2 – Divide by 100 (2) – Answers Lesson 2 – Divide by 100 (2) Lesson 3 – Comparing 2 decimals (1) – Answers Lesson 3 – Comparing 2 decimals (1) Lesson 3 – Comparing 2 decimals (2) – Answers Lesson 3 – Comparing 2 decimals (2) Lesson 4 – Rounding decimals – Answers Lesson 4 – Rounding decimals Lesson 5 – Fractions Assessment 

 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 9

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Reading Comprehension -Why-was-the-river-Nile-So-Important 

1. Reading Response

2. Fronted Adverbials

4. Paragraphs

5,6,&7. Spelling tasks – statutory challenge spellings

8. The-River-Nile-Information-sheet

8. Writing prompt 

Maths Worksheets – Lesson 1 – Multiply unit and non-unit fractions – Answers Lesson 1 – Multiply unit and non-unit fractions Lesson 2 – Multiply mixed numbers – Answers Lesson 2 – Multiply mixed numbers Lesson 3 – Problem solving with fractions – Answers Lesson 3 – Problem solving with fractions Lesson 4 – Fractions of amounts – Answers Lesson 4 – Fractions of amounts Lesson 5 – Fractions assessment 

 

Week 8

We will be continuing with phone calls this week.  It is a lovely opportunity to have conversations with members of the class and hear all about the great things you have been up to!

Please do not feel compelled to print all worksheets for this week’s home learning.  Where possible, children can answer the questions from the worksheet on screen, using paper and pencil methods.

This week’s work returns to our Topic which is running throughout the term on Ancient Egyptians.  During the week you will learn about someone known as the ‘Boy King’, his proper name you may recognise – Tutankhamun!! We cannot complete a study on Ancient Egyptians without looking in some detail at probably one of the most famous Ancient Egyptians, whose tomb was discovered by an archaeologist called Howard Carter.

 

Topic

The resources below will provide detailed information about both Tutankhamun and the discovery of his tomb by Howard Carter.

Tutankhamun Fact Sheet

Tutankhamun and Howard Carter Information

Tutankhamun Treasures and Aretfacts Info Sheet

Tutankhamun Treasures Primary Resource

All About Ancient Egypt 1

There is also a fun activity pack which will further your knowledge on this topic.

Tutankhamun Activity Pack

 

Science

Our final science topic for this academic year links nicely to the states of matter science we have recently being studying, so we are now moving on to reversible and irreversible changes.

To introduce you to the topic there is a BBC Bitesize lesson below which explains what is meant by reversible and irreversible changes in the world of science.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zndmhg8

Here is a worksheet to check your understanding of these terms

Changing-States-Reversible-Irreversible-Changes-Worksheet

 

PSHE

In light of recent events, we felt this week would be a good opportunity to share the following power point with our children explaining racism and discrimination.  It is a relatively long document, so you may wish to break it up into smaller chunks, and it may be useful to spend time sharing the information with your child as they may have questions relating to this information which may need to be explored further.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ks2-what-is-racism-information-powerpoint-t-tp-2550128

Below this power point is a link to a video from BBC Teach on Martin Luther King which may be a useful watch and provide some context to the power point and discussions you may have with your child.

 

***Suggested Timetable – Week 8***

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 8

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Year 4 -Tutankhamun Reading Comprehension

1. Year 4 -Challenge Tutankhamun Reading Comprehension

 2. Prepositions worksheet

4, 5 & 6. Spelling tasks -Prefix non-

8. Writing prompt

8. DiscoveringTutankhamuns Tomb Writing Frame – Supported

8. DiscoveringTutankhamuns Tomb Writing Frame 

Maths Worksheets – Lesson 1 – simplifying-fractions 1 -supported Lesson 1 – simplifying-fractions 2 Lesson 2 – Equivalent fractions – Answers Lesson 2 – Equivalent fractionsLesson 3 – Comparing fractions – Answers Lesson 3 – Comparing fractions Lesson 4 – Finding a fraction of an amount – Answers Lesson 4 – Finding a fraction of an amount 

 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 8

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Year 5 -Tutankhamun Reading Comprehension 

1. Year 5 -Challenge Tutankhamun Reading Comprehension

2. Relative clauses activity

2. Relative clauses worksheets

4,5 & 6. Spelling tasks – ‘ere’

8. Writing prompt

8. DiscoveringTutankhamuns Tomb Writing Frame – Supported

8. DiscoveringTutankhamuns Tomb Writing Frame

Maths worksheets – Lesson 1 – Divide by 10,100,1000 – Answers Lesson 1 – Divide by 10,100,1000 Lesson 1 – Multiply by 10,100,1000 Lesson 1 – Multiply by 10,100,1000 – Answers Lesson 2 – Adding fractions and mixed numbers 1 – Answers Lesson 2 – Adding fractions and mixed numbers 1 Lesson 2 – Adding fractions and Mixed Numbers 2 Lesson 2 – Adding fractions and mixed numbers Lesson 3 – Adding 2 mixed numbers 1 – Answer Lesson 3 – Adding 2 mixed numbers 1Lesson 3 – Adding 2 mixed numbers 2 – Answers Lesson 3 – Adding 2 mixed numbers 2 Lesson 4 – Subtract 2 mixed numbers – Answers Lesson 4- Subtract 2 mixed numbers 

 

Week 7

 

Hope everyone is feeling musical this week!!

This week’s work is going to have a music theme combined with some science and DT.  There are a few music lessons listed below to ‘warm you up’ and get you focused on aspects of music.  Through the week you will have the opportunity to design and make your own musical instrument from one of the 3 music groups; wind. string or percussion.  If you have any success, please send in pictures of your completed instrument or possibly videos of the sounds your musical instrument can make. Good Luck!!

We have also included a video in which we have tried to explain some of your maths work for this week on perimeter.  I have gone through some questions from your worksheets for this week, so you have all the skills you need to complete the maths with confidence! Click on the link below to access our Perimeter lesson.

https://safeshare.tv/my/safeviews/WYJwvNhCM9c/play

 

Please do not feel compelled to print all worksheets for this week’s home learning.  Where possible, children can answer the questions from the worksheet on screen, using paper and pencil methods.

Music

We have a few music lessons which the links below will take you to on BBC Bitesize.

First a little singing lesson to ensure you are in tune….

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7xsf4j

If you enjoyed the lesson above, develop your singing technique with adding a bit of feeling.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z44x6v4

To find out about pulse and rhythm click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh7hnrd

Finally, if you’re feeling really inspired see if you can compose music using sounds you can find around you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrvj2sg

Take a look at the resource below which explores some possible ideas for making a musical instrument and will hopefully inspire you!

Ideas for making a Musical Instrument

 

Science

We thought this week it would be useful to look at the link between music and how sounds are made.  This may be very useful when modifying your designs for your musical instrument.

Take a look at this video for understanding how sounds are made in woodwind instruments.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/music–science-ks2-how-woodwind-instruments-make-sound/zk3py9q

Take a look at this video for understanding how sounds are made in string instruments.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/music–science-ks2-how-string-instruments-make-sound/zfmd7nb

Take a look at this video for understanding how sounds are made in some percussion instruments.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/music–science-ks2-how-drums-make-sound/z6wc8xs

 

***Suggested Timetable – Week 7***

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 7

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Musical-Styles-Of-the-20th-Century-Comprehension

1. Year 4-ariana-grande-reading-comprehension 

1. Year 4-jay-z-reading-comprehension 

2. Contractions-Worksheet

2. Contractions-Worksheet 2 

4. Design Sheet

5, 6 & 7. Spelling tasks -Prefix ex-

8. Example Instruction Text

8. Writing prompt 

Maths Sheets – Lesson 1 – Activity sheet 1 Lesson 1 – Activity sheet 2 Lesson 2 – Perimeter of Rectangles Lesson 2 – Perimeter-challenges Lesson 3 – Perimeter of rectilinear shapes (2) Answers Lesson 3 – Perimeter of rectilinear shapes (2) Lesson 3 – Perimeter of rectilinear shapes Answers Lesson 3 – Perimeter of rectilinear shapes Lesson 4 – Finding area Answers Lesson 4 – Finding area 

 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 7

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Musical-Styles-Of-the-20th-Century-Comprehension 

1. Year 5-ariana-grande-reading-comprehension 

1. Year 5-jay-z-reading-comprehension 

2. Modal verbs

4. Design Sheet

5,6 & 7. Spelling tasks -Adverbials of place

8. Example Instruction Text

8. Writing prompt 

Maths sheets –  Lesson 1 – Measure & calculate Perimeter Lesson 2 – Measure & calculate Perimeter Lesson 3 – Activity Sheet Lesson 3 – Area Worksheet answers Lesson 3 – Area Worksheet Lesson 4 – Challenge Area Worksheet Lesson 4 – Challenge Area Worksheet Answers

 

Week 6

 

Welcome back to the last half term of this unprecedented academic year!  We hope you have had a lovely half term, and managed to enjoy the warm sunshiny weather which was a lovely bonus to the week!

This week’s work is going to have an Art focus, in particular a famous painting by Henri Rousseau called ‘Surprised!’ There is a small copy of it shown below, however we have included a link to the National Gallery which allows you to study it in greater detail.

Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised!), 1891 by Henri Rousseau

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/henri-rousseau-surprised

The subjects available to study this week can be found on the suggested timetable, and resources you will need can be found below.  Enjoy being creative!

Please do not feel compelled to print all worksheets for this week’s home learning.  Where possible, children can answer the questions from any of the worksheets on screen, using paper and pencil methods.

 

PSHE

Our focus this week is social distancing and personal hygiene. The resources have been created with children in mind and attempt to answer the many questions they may have and help inform them of how to keep safe. The experiment at the end truly illustrates to all children the importance of hand washing and is definitely worth a watch…or even try out the experiment yourself!

Covid 19 PowerPoint https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/what-is-covid-19-t-p-828

Handwashing song by NHS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Covid-19 germs experiments video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KirHm_sYfI

 

Art & Design

Have a look at the art lesson below.  It explores our focus painting ‘Surprised!’ and then has some ideas for painting, collage and printmaking.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjgj7nb

There are also some art ideas on the National gallery website of a collage inspired by the painting ‘Surprised!’. Watch along as Bethan, one of the Educators, creates a jungle-inspired work of art using just materials you can find at home.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/henri-rousseau-surprised

 

Science

We are continuing with studying States of matter this half term. This week we are developing our understanding of the new processes we explored in the previous science experiments completed and how they feature in the Water cycle.

Read the power point below to inform you of the water cycle and it’s various stages.

The Water Cycle

Complete the activity sheet to consolidate your learning of the water cycle.

The-Water-Cycle-Activity-Sheet

Attempt the simple experiment below to further illustrate the stages of the water cycle (you simply need a food bag, blue food colouring and water!)

water-cycle-in-the-bag-model-science-experiment-english

 

***Suggested Timetable – Week 6***

 

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 6

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Reading a Picture – Prompt Questions

1. Year 4 – Alternative Reading comprehension

2. New Similes

6, 7 & 8. Spelling tasks -Prefix auto- 

9. Writing prompt

Maths Sheets – Lesson 1 – Negative Activity sheet Lesson 2 – 1000 more or less Lesson 3 – Rounding Numbers – Answers Lesson 3 – Rounding Numbers Lesson 4 – Challenge problems – Answers Lesson 4 – Challenge problems Lesson 4 – Word problem activity sheet 

 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 6

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Reading a Picture – Prompt Questions

1. Year 5 – Alternative Reading comprehension

2. Similes & Metaphors

6,7 & 8. Spelling tasks -Adverbials of time

9. Writing prompt

Maths Sheets – Lesson 1 – Negative Numbers – Answers Lesson 1 – Negative Numbers Lesson 2 -Factors-Worksheet – Answers Lesson 2 -Factors-Worksheet Lesson 3 – Squares & primes Lesson 4 – Multistep problems 

 

Don’t forget the Praestantia competition, which includes some amazing prizes for both yourself and the school.  The Deadline for your entries is Monday 1st June.  For full details see the competition details below, including the letter sent to parents earlier this month.

 

Praestantia Competition Flyer

PPAT competition letter May 2020

 

Week 5

How did you find your Ancient Egyptian focus work last week? We hope you enjoyed studying the ‘Mummification’ process and produced lots of great work.  It is lovely to see the work you have been completing, so please continue to share this with us via the home learning email, which is: homelearning@countessgytha.ppat365.org   We can see you have been working hard and all we ask is that you try your best – don’t worry if you don’t find the time to complete all the work outlined each week.

This week requires you to become a scientist!! Before starting this week’s work, which is all based on our science topic ‘States of Matter’, you may want to revise work covered so far by visiting the lesson below on BBC Bitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvxthbk

(If you completed last week’s science work you are probably ready to start!)

This week we are looking at water changing state due to different processes (see the Exploring processes information sheet)

Exploring Processes Information sheet

 

There are 3 experiments which you can carry out, it is totally optional, as there are links to videos on you tube which demonstrate 3 experiments similar to the ones enclosed. Have fun and enjoy!

Warning….to complete the writing task this week you will need to either have completed one or more of the experiments or watched the related experiments on YouTube.

To launch this week’s science work we have filmed a game which you can play – you may wish to invite your family to play along – we hope you enjoy it!

Science game videos: https://safeshare.tv/x/i5jSxkuGTx8

https://safeshare.tv/x/7Kq5N3Nfipo

 

PSHE

Our children are experiencing lots of change and may be feeling unsettled.  This can affect them in many different ways, and one particular affect which is impacting on some of our children is their sleep.  Sleep is vitally important for our health and mental well being.  Below are an assortment of activities which you may wish to select from, to understand how important sleep is and how sleep problems may be resolved.

Information and advice on sleep https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/children-and-sleep 

Video about sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aAmaCeq9v4 

Importance of sleep worksheet https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-t-310-the-importance-of-sleep-activity-sheet 

Sleep Diary https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-t-255-my-sleep-diary-activity-sheets 

Yoga moves to promote sleep https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-254134-yoga-moves-to-promote-sleep-and-relaxation-activity 

How much sleep do we need activity https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/cfe-p-204-how-much-sleep-do-we-need-cut-and-stick-activity  

Write a list of things you could do to help yourself calm down before bed. 

Make dream catchers 

*** Suggested Timetable – Week 5 ***

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 5

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

2. Changing State activity sheet

2. Ice cube Investigation

2. Reversing changes

2. Salt & Ice Investigation

3. Expanded noun phrases

3. Challenge – Writing expanded noun phrases

5, 6 & 7. Spelling tasks – Prefix anti-

8. Example explanation text

8. Example information text

8. Writing prompt

9. Year 4 Reading Comprehension Stephen Hawking

Maths Sheets –  Lesson 1 – short multiplication 2-digits Lesson 1 – short multiplication 2-digits – answers Lesson 2 – short multiplication 3-digits Lesson 2- short multiplication 3-digits – answers  Lesson 3 – short division 3-digits Lesson 4 – Dice division game 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 5

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

2. Changing State activity sheet

2. Ice cube Investigation

2. Reversing changes

2. Salt & Ice Investigation

3. Punctuation & inverted commas

5, 6 & 7. Spelling tasks -More letter string ‘ough’

8. Example explanation text

8. Example information text

8. Writing prompt

9. Year 5 Reading Comprehension Stephen Hawking

Maths Sheets – Lesson 1 – Short multiplication Lesson 2 – Short multiplication Lesson 3 – Long multiplication  Lesson 3 – Long multiplication Answers Lesson 4 – Short division

 

 

Week 4

We hope you enjoyed the work last week on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.  It is lovely to see the work you have been completing, so please continue to share this with us via the home learning email, which is: homelearning@countessgytha.ppat365.org   We can see you have been working hard and all we ask is that you try your best – don’t worry if you don’t find the time to complete all the work outlined each week.

Please feel free to use answer sheets provided to assess your child’s learning.  If there is a piece of work which has been causing you some particular difficulty, please bring this to our attention – again using the home learning email – and we will endeavour to support you in any way we can.

This week we shall look in more detail at the Ancient Egyptians, and in particular the process of ‘Mummification’ – brace yourselves it is going to get a little gruesome!!!!

We have recorded ourselves sharing an information sheet on ‘Mummification’ to launch this week’s work, all you need to do is click on the link below…we hope you enjoy.

https://safeshare.tv/x/M1U3mAeNMtA

 

Below are some fun activities based on ‘mummification’ which were included in your topic work, which you might enjoy completing this week.

Canopic jar planning sheet 

Egyptian Mummy Instructions for paper model

Egyptian Mummy Paper Model Pack

Find the missing words Mummification Instructions

Please take a look at the suggested Timetable this week as we have a PE challenge for everyone to complete and the start of our Science Topic ‘States of Matter’

*** Suggested Timetable – Week 4 ***

 

Science – States of matter

Watch the video

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/t2-h-5480-changing-states-video

 

Here are an assortment of fun activity sheets which link to the ideas explored in the video…

Liquid, Soild or Gas Activity Sheet

Solid, Liquid or Gas Activity Sheet

Solids-Liquids-Gases-Sorting-Activity

Changing States Reversible Irreversible Changes Activity Sheet

Gases Liquids and Solids Activity Sheet

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 4

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Mummification-information-printout

2. Example-of-Mummification-Instructions

4. Coordinating Conjunctions

5, 6 & 7. Spelling tasks – Prefix inter-

8. Writing prompt

9.  Mummification Reading Comprehension

Year 4 – decimals

 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 4

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Mummification-information-printout

2. Example-of-Mummification-Instructions

3. Apostrophe Game

5, 6 & 7. Spelling tasks – Letter string ‘ough’

8. Writing prompt

9.  Mummification Reading Comprehension

Year 5 – Adding decimals

Year 5 – Subtracting decimals

 

Week 3

 

This week we are focusing on the 75th anniversary of VE day and many of your lessons focus around this topic. We appreciate that this Friday is a Bank holiday, however our timetable continues to cover 5 working days. Please feel free to select any 4 of the 5 English and Maths days if you wish to have an extended weekend and celebrate the anniversary of VE Day.

*** Suggested Timetable – Week 3 ***

 

Below are a few extra fun activities which we thought you might enjoy completing this week.

‘Code-Cracking for Beginners’ Morse Code Worksheet

t3-h-123-design-a-ve-day-medal-activity-sheet_ver_1

Simple WW2 Spitfire Glider Activity Paper Craft

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 3

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

 1. KS2 VE Day Information (Part 1)

1. KS2 VE Day Information (Part 2)

1. KS2 VE Day Information (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

2. Notes task sheet for VE Day Information

4. Example of a ‘Fronted Adverbial’ poster

5. Look, say, cover, write, check practise grid

5. 6. & 7. Spelling List, definition & sentence Task

8. Editable Fact file templates

8. Example Fact sheet

8. Writing prompt

9. Year 4 Week 3 Reading Comprehension VE Day

 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 3

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. KS2 VE Day Information (Part 1)

1. KS2 VE Day Information (Part 2)

1. KS2 VE Day Information (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

2. Notes task sheet for VE Day Information

4. Example of Parenthesis Poster

5. Look, say, cover, write, check practise grid

5. 6. & 7. Spelling List, definition & sentence

8. Writing prompt

9. Year 5 Week 3 Reading Comprehension VE Day

 

Week 2

 

This week you will notice a few changes/additions to the timetable

*** Suggested Timetable – Week 2 ***

PE 

It is important that our children continue to exercise for their health and Mental Well-being.

There are 2 options for PE this week, as we appreciate that Joe Wicks’ energetic workouts do not suit everyone. This week, you have the option to continue with Joe Wicks’ high impact workouts or access cosmic yoga; you could even mix it up and do a combination of the 2.

Joe Wicks’ Daily School Workout

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Yoga

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?video_category=yoga&changed=video_category

PSHE

We recognise at this time that our children are experiencing a wealth of emotions and feelings; it is important that they are able to recognise these emotions and are able to talk about them.

Watch this short video clip called ‘Inside out: Guessing the feelings’

Read the guidance about ‘My Worries’ activity sheet

Guidance for ‘My Worries’ Activity Sheet

You may wish to complete the ‘rate your anxiety/worries sheet mentioned in the guidance

rate-your-anxietyworry-activity-sheet

Complete this worksheet about your top 5 worries

My Worries Activity Sheet

To support you with any worries, follow this sheet which supports you in turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts

Making-negative-thoughts-into-positive-thoughts-activity-sheet

MyMaths, SumDog and Espresso


If you would like to use MyMaths or SumDog at home and need a reminder of your login details, please email us at Home Learning requesting them.

You should have received an email with regard to how to access Espresso at home and you might find this a useful resource when researching the Ancient Egyptians.

 

Year 4

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 2

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. Chapter 1 – The Bolds Go Wild (Part 1)

1. Chapter 1 – The Bolds Go Wild (Part 1) (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

1. Chapter 1 – The Bolds Go Wild (Part 2)

1. Chapter 1 – The Bolds Go Wild (Part 2) (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

1. Chapter 2 – The Bolds Go Wild

1. Chapter 2 – The Bolds Go Wild (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

2. Reading Tasks – Page analysis

3. 5 Grammar questions

4. Example poster – How to use Inverted Commas

5. Look, say, cover, write, check practise grid

5. 6. & 7. Spelling List, definition & sentence Task

8. Writing prompt

9. Reading Comprehension Ancient Egyptians

9. Reading Comprehension Ancient Egyptians Answers

 

Year 5

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 2

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. The prologue – Pog

1. The prologue – Pog (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

1. Chapter 1 – Pog

1. Chapter 1 – Pog (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

2. Reading Tasks – Page analysis

3. 5 Grammar questions

4. Example of a ‘Clauses’ poster

5. Look, say, cover, write, check practise grid

5. 6. & 7. Spelling List, definition & sentence

8. Writing prompt

9. Reading Comprehension Ancient Egyptians

9. Reading Comprehension Ancient Egyptians Answers

 

 

Week 1

 

************New addition – Suggested Timetable**************

 

Year 4

 

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 4 – Home Learning List – Week 1

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

 

1. Chapter 1 – The Bolds Go Wild (Part 1)

1. Chapter 1 – The Bolds Go Wild (Part 1) (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

1. Chapter 1 – The Bolds Go Wild (Part 2)

1. Chapter 1 – The Bolds Go Wild (Part 2) (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

2. Reading Tasks – before, during & after

3. 5 Grammar questions

4. Example of a ‘Noun’ poster

5. Look, say, cover, write, check practise grid

5. 6. & 7. Spelling List, definition & sentence Task

8. Writing prompt

9. Reading Comprehension Week 1 Enormous Eruptions

 

 

Year 5

 

Open the document below first which lists the learning programme for English and Maths this week.

Year 5 – Home Learning List – Week 1

Learning Resources which link to the Home Learning List can be found below

1. The prologue – Pog

1. The prologue – Pog (PDF version – works better on phones and tablets)

2. Reading Tasks – before, during & after

3. 5 Grammar questions

4. An example of a Co-ordinating-conjunctions-poster

5. Look, say, cover, write, check practise grid

5. 6. & 7. Spelling List, definition & sentence

8. Writing prompt

9. Reading Comprehension Counting

 

Ancient Egyptians Topic 

Ancient Egyptians Topic Map PDF

Ancient Egypt Fact Cards

Ancient Egypt Word Grid

Canopic jar planning sheet 

Colour a battle scene

Egyptian Mummy Instructions

Egyptian Mummy Paper Model Pack

Example of Mummification Instructions

Find the missing words Mummification Instructions

Hieroglyphs Prompt Sheet

Make a Sphinx paper model

The Ancient Egyptians Hieroglyphs

Timeline cards

Tutankhamun and Howard Carter Information