Parents and pupils, you can now upload any tasks set for you by your teachers using this email. Your teachers will comment on the great efforts you are making! Keep working hard everyone, we miss you very much, stay safe.
Computing live lesson Friday 10th July @9.15am - 10am
If you would like to take part in a coding lesson this Friday morning from home - Email in into firstname.lastname@example.org with Year 5 Online Computing lesson in the subject bar and I will add you to the list. Once you are on the video, we will explain how to get onto code studio, whilst listening/watching the lesson!
Online Marking Sessions
Maths: Wednesday 8th July at 11 o'clock
English: Friday 10th July at 11 o'clock
I hope that you all had a great weekend and are ready for another week of home learning. I can’t believe that there are only 2 weeks left of this school year and that it will soon be the summer holidays. I still miss you all lots and hope that you’re all doing okay, it has been such a strange time but you should all be proud of what you have achieved so far. I know that it has been a really long time since you were in school, but please try to stay motivated and continue with your home learning as it will benefit you greatly and there isn’t long to go! It was lovely to see some of your smiling faces in our video marking sessions last week, well done to everyone who joined in. I hope to see you all again (and maybe more of you) this week.
Once again, you now have Year 5 specific work to complete. There will be an English and Maths task set each week, which will be marked over a video call with myself and Ms Patterson. There will also be a writing challenge and other challenges to complete, so please check our class page to see what we would like you to do. This week, Maths will be marked on Wednesday 8th July at 11 o’clock and English will be marked on Friday 10th July at 11 o’clock.
The tasks to be marked this week will be a maths skills check and a grammar task for English. If you don’t have access to a printer, please don’t worry, you can view the sheet on your screen and write your answers on anything that is available to you. You can find this week’s tasks on this page.
If you wish to access the marking sessions, please email email@example.com providing key information in the subject bar. This information should contain the name of the session you wish to join i.e. English or Maths and your child’s class. E.g. Year 5 Online Marking Session English. From this, we can gather your email address and send you the link to gain access.
At the time of the marking session
Above is an example of the link that you will need to click on at the time of the session. When you click on the link, it may ask for permission to use your camera and microphone, please allow permission for this. You will be given a button to click on that will say ‘ask to join’ - click on this button which is indicated by the red arrow below. This should get you into the session.
The sessions can be accessed through a laptop, tablet or smartphone; however, we recommend a laptop. Using a tablet or smartphone will only allow you to see the person who is speaking as opposed to the laptop which will show you everyone involved and allow the children to see their friends. We will instruct you on how to change the layout of your screen so that the children can see everyone in a 'tiled' format.
In addition to these marking sessions, there is still work for you to be completing on MyMaths and Education City. Well done to all of those who have had a go at the activities on these sites. There was an issue with Education City on 05.05.20 and everybody's passwords have been reset- if you still need your new login details please email me. There are plenty of tasks on MyMaths and Education City for everybody to be completing, but you do not need to complete these all at once- there has been a lot of work set for you to do at your own pace throughout the lock down. Please remember to complete a selection of maths (through MyMaths or Education City) and English tasks.
It would be a good idea for any children who have scored less than 70% on a MyMaths or Education City task to have another go at it. For new tasks, please ensure that you complete the lesson before the activity as this will help you.
Once again, I would like to give a big well done to everyone (parents and children) for their continuous efforts with home learning, keep it up!
I love to see what you've all been getting up to, so please feel free to email me and show me the work that you have been doing.
I will be updating this page regularly, so please keep checking it and remind your friends to as well.
I am still missing you all very much.
Stay safe, be kind and keep washing those hands!
A big well done goes to the following children for completing some of the most recently set MyMaths work
A massive well done goes out to the following children for completing more than 30 tasks on Education city:
Well done to the following children for having a go at tasks on Education city:
This week's special mentions go to:
Charlie Josie Nathan John Olga Madison Sam and Ben for joining in with the live video marking sessions this week. Well done to all of you for completing the work and taking part in the session. It was so lovely to see you again and I am looking forward to seeing you this week.
Scarlett for completing her skills check, modal verbs work and arithmetic test and getting fantastic scores on everything. Well done Scarlett, keep up the good work!
Olga and Charlie for completing the writing challenge and writing wonderful poems about what home means to them. Both poems were fantastic, well done to you both!
Josie for getting a brilliant score on her arithmetic test.
Ethan for writing a lovely poem about his family and for creating a great recycling poster. Well done Ethan!
NEW - ONLINE VIDEO MARKING SESSIONS
On the week beginning 22nd of June, children will be able to access online video marking sessions. Each class will have two sessions per week - one English session and one Maths session. These will be hosted by the class teachers.
Teachers will administer English and Maths tasks specific to their year group every Monday morning. The marking sessions, which will be linked to the tasks, will take place towards the end of the week in order to give the children time to complete them.
As well as giving the children feedback on their work, the sessions are an ideal opportunity for children to see their teachers and friends safely. The sessions will be both informative and light-hearted.
Click on the documents below to see when your online sessions will take place as well as finding out how to access this online learning opportunity.
Miss Kearney and Miss Patterson
Online lesson tasks
You will need to complete these and have them ready to mark for our online marking lessons this week (Wednesday 8th July)
Maths task – Skills check.
Complete this skills check ready for our marking session and we will mark sections A and B together during our session this week.
You will need to have completed this for our online marking session (Friday 10th July). Please use the PowerPoint or PDF revision document before completing the task.
6/7/20 Writing task
We are all missing being able to go to our favourite fun places or holiday destinations. This week's writing challenge is to write a leaflet about the place you love and all of the attractions you can do or see there. It should be persuasive (so people will want to go!) well organised into sections with titles, have information and be colourful. Have a look at the powerpoint before writing and use the leaflet template if you can print it off. Try your best!
Writing task 29.06.2020
Your writing task for this week is to write a poem about what home means to you.
Think about how your home makes you feel, about the people who live there with you. Do you have an outdoor space? How does your garden make you feel?
Think about imagery: by Year 5 you should be able to use different techniques in your poetry writing. Try to use simile and metaphor to show mature writing.
You can write in stanzas or as one piece.
Remember that not all poems have to rhyme.
Good luck – looking forward to reading your work.
Art task 29/2/20
Your task this week is to study the artwork above and to see how a sporting scene can be shown to capture the movement happening. It isn’t only body shape that can do this.
Background - The scenery/ background can show a moving effect in the way that the colour is used.
Clothes – The clothes worn can also be drawn in a way that suggests movement
Other players – The other characters in the picture can show movement in response.
Draw then colour or paint your artwork to show movement in sport. How can you best show this? Copy one of the pictures shown or create your own.
Looking forward to seeing your colourful movement piece to show your skills.
Art task 22/6/20
Continuing with our "People in action" topic. We are thinking about how we can show mood and emotion through facial expression. Can you draw four or six faces that show different expressions. Use these as a guide to help you.
Draw carefully and make sure features are the correct size in proportion to the rest of the face.
These are just a guide for your to draw your own faces.
Challenge task: You may wish to draw a whole person and show the rest of their body shape showing that emotion.
Here are some ideas that can help you with your home learning.
You are living through history right now, so you might want to document what is happening in your life at the moment to inform people in the future about what happened during the Covid-19 outbreak. There is a time capsule document at the bottom of this message which you can print off and complete or you might choose to document your time in your own way.
Your weekly spellings will be added to this page. If somebody in your house could test you on them on the Monday after they have been set, that would be fantastic Your new words have been added today (05.07.2020).
Each week there will be a Year 5 specific writing challenge on our page for you to complete, this can be found on our class page.
There are some fantastic writing opportunities to be found using Pobble 365. Every day, there is a different image, which can be used as a stimulus. There is a story starter, a sentence challenge and other activities for you to have a go at relating to the image of the day. http://www.pobble365.com/
You can also look on our class page for previous writing challenges that you may not have completed and have a go at those.
Parents, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tweet (@StCeciliascjs) us anything that your children have produced. If children wish to do this themselves, they must remember to stay safe online. Parents should be present when you are using social media. Profiles must be safe and secure; they should be private and should not reveal full names, images, locations, school or classes.
Spend 30 minutes reading each day, or more if you can. You can now take your quizzes at home using accelerated reader so you can work towards reaching your target!
If you would like to have a go at some reading comprehensions, I have added some to our page. They can be found underneath your weekly spellings.
Use Corbett Maths to complete your 5-a-day, as we would if we were in school. https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/
We usually answer the silver questions, but you can have a go at gold or even platinum if you feel like a challenge!
Try to learn your tables for at least 15 minutes a day, using TT Rockstars when you can.
As of this week, you will be given the opportunity to complete your maths skills check and have this marked over a video call with myself and Ms Patterson. This week the marking session will take place at 11 o’clock on Wednesday 24th June.
Homework tasks have been set for everybody on MyMaths. You may have completed some of these tasks before, but it will do you no harm to do them again as revision. Any children who have scored less than 70% on a task, which has been attempted previously, should have another go at it. For new tasks, please ensure that you complete the lesson before the task as this will help you. It might also be useful to practise the homework before completing it, especially if it something that you are not too confident with.
Classroom secrets and White Rose Maths are resources that we use within school. They have both produced home learning packs, which include weekly schemes of work, that you might want to have a go at. I have included the links here.
Some English, maths, science and computing activities have been set under the homework section of Education City, the majority of which are tablet friendly.
Please be mindful that lots of children across the country are trying to use these sites, so you may have trouble accessing them. Please be patient and keep checking.
Our geography topic was weather and climate, there are lots of websites available that can help you to find some information relating to this. National Geographic is a great place to start https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
There are also some great geography games for you to play on this site https://world-geography-games.com/
Well done to Katie, for her fantastic recreation of the Mona Lisa.
Well done to Bella, for her brilliant version of the Head of Leda.
Well done to Sam, for his super sketch of the artist Leonardo DaVinci.
Well done to Lola, for her beautiful bird collage.
Well done to Josie, for her fabulous pop-art style piece, that contains a very important message.
Well done to Katie, for her excellent rainbow canvas which shows her love and support for the NHS. 🌈
Well done to Savannah for her wonderful observational drawings. Her attention to detail is superb.
Where's your book at?
This week we want to see you with a book! Reading is a huge part of our school life so where does reading take place when you're at home?
We want you to take a picture of yourself reading a book in some interesting places. Get creative! And send them into the teacher email address or tag us on Twitter @StCeciliascjs
Reading is the television in your mind!
Here are some websites that you may wish to look at regarding reading for this week.
FREE READING BOOKS!
I have registered our school to have FREE access to hundreds of reading books from 'Engage Literacy'until 31st July. These books are for emerging, reluctant readers and the great news is you can take a quiz on Accelerated Reader after each book you read.
Simply click on www.online.raintree.co.uk
And use the following login information:
Happy reading! Mrs Hurst x
Writing task – 22/6/20
This week’s Year 5 writing task is about the current Black Lives Matter protests happening around the world.
Your task is to write a newspaper report about the protests, why they are happening.
Don’t forget to include some facts, eye witness statements (people who were at protests, people who have experienced discrimination or racism, people who saw statues falling…) and write in a newspaper report style.
You may even want to include a statement from a famous person about their views on the topic.
Do some research using the Newsround website.
And the recent edition of First News is also attached below with a reminder of what to include in your writing.
Sports Week 22nd - 26th June
Join in the fun with our St Cecilias's Sports Week activities!
If you would like to join Miss McEvoy and Mr Poland on Wednesday 24th June at 1:30pm on our LIVE PE lesson email email@example.com with LIVE PE in the title.
Click the page below for more information:
Friday Quiz! 19th June
It is a Friday tradition now to quiz... And this week we have our new Friday Quiz for you.
This week's quiz is the Happy Health and Wellbeing Quiz!
Have a go by clicking the link below. When it asks for your nickname, enter your first name and class only. That helps us to identify who is having a go!
Good luck and you can check out the results for the previous quiz - Wonderful World Religions Quiz
Writing Challenge 9 - a leaflet
This week’s writing challenge combines Science, Sport and some ICT if you want to use it. We’d like you to compose a leaflet detailing the benefits of exercise on our health.
We can all name some of the physical benefits of exercise but you should also consider the mental benefits as well as the social opportunities sport provides. You may also wish to mention healthy eating and drinking. Begin your writing task by going online and researching the topic, then think about how you are going to word your work.
Here are some websites that may help you -
Take your time with this challenge; you have all week to get it right and to get it to a high standard. Remember our writing process; pre-write (research notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
We have included a Microsoft Publisher template, which you can type on and add images to. You don’t have to use this but it’s there for you should you wish to do so. If you do choose to use it, you could use the red writing as a guide as to what should be in each section or feel free to change it as you wish. Make sure you delete the red writing to add in your own writing.
Have a go and submit your leaflet to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
Good luck and have fun!
Science Challenge 6
As part of keeping healthy you have to maintain a balanced diet. That's where science comes in.
This challenge is all about nutrition in our diet and finding that balance. There are lots of activities below linked to food nutrition and recipe ideas. There is lots to explore and discover.
Firstly, use the 'Meal Fact Cards Activity' below to think about where in the world these meals come from (answers on the Science page). Research them, make an educated guess, for example you may know that rice is a very popular dish in China, therefore a meal containing mainly rice may come from Asia.
Here is a map of the continents to help you too.
Once you have completed this task you then need to start putting together a meal for a footballer or any other sports star. You will need to consider the nutritional value of the food. Often sport stars need lots of carbohydrates for energy and protein to help muscle growth. Use the 'Eat Well Guide' to help you out. Complete the 'My Full Time Recipe' activity.
Don't forget to drink plenty too, you could use the survey attached below to see how much fluid you take in one day!
Send your teacher your work by emailing it in to email@example.com
Look forward to seeing your ideas!
You can see more examples and ideas on our Science page here.
One of our Y5 art topics is to examine "People in Action"
This topic focuses on how the human body moves in different ways and how we can capture this in art work.
Your task is to draw a picture of a sports person that clearly shows they are in action
eg. a footballer in mid-shot, a dancer clearly dancing, a boxer in mid-punch. Whichever sport you would like to show, just make sure we can see the action and the shape of the body moving.
Extension task: Can you draw a sequence that shows the different stages of the movement? Try to draw 3 pictures in sequence to show start to finish.
Extension task: Can you draw a sequence of movement? 3 drawings that show a sports person in a particular movement from beginning to end.
This month, we are celebrating World Environment Day (Friday 5th June) and World Oceans Day (Monday 8th June). This is a time to think about and take action towards protecting our environment. Unfortunately, Britain has been experiencing a growing litter problem since the easing of lockdown restrictions with people leaving their rubbish in parks and on beaches! We would love for you to have your say and have ensured that some of this week’s challenges allow you to do so.
Seeing challenges about plastic pollution and the ocean has us wondering about the water in our world.
The water in our world is ancient, it’s the same water the dinosaurs splashed about in and Jesus turned to wine!
Your challenge this week is to learn about the water cycle and how it goes round and round and round. There is a guide below and further guides and activities on the science page.
Check it out!
This week’s Writing Challenge is to write a formal, persuasive letter to the Environment Secretary, The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, expressing your concern about the growing litter problem and the impact littering has. In the main body of your letter, try to write two/three paragraphs which detail different ways that littering affects our environment and why it needs to be stopped (e.g. harmful to animals, destroys habitats, etc.). Remember to also make suggestions about what people can do to help and the ways in which this issue can be dealt with.
Before writing your letter, I would recommend carrying out some research. In particular, try to find some powerful facts and statistics which strengthen your argument and support the points you wish to make. You may find the following websites and video clip useful.
Video clip - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwywmnb
I have also included a list of persuasive letter features, a persuasive writing word mat and a writing frame to start you off. Try to include some sentence types as well if you can. A ‘The more, the more’ and ‘If, if, if, then’ sentence would fit nicely in a piece of writing like this.
Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
Have a go and submit your persuasive letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.
When you bring a packed lunch to school, do you ever think about how much single-use plastic it contains? A lot of typical packed lunch items (including water bottles, crisps and snack bars) are all packaged with single-use plastic which is intended to be used only once before it is thrown away or recycled. The amount of plastic we use is causing considerable damage to the environment and is threatening thousands of seabirds, sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals each year.
As it is World Oceans Day on Monday 8th June, we should do our part to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use. Your task is to make a packed lunch that does not contain any single-use plastic. However, using plastic in the form of Tupperware containers and reusable water bottles IS allowed as we can use this plastic again and again!
You will need to think about the food items you choose, taking into account how they are packaged. Consider wrapping snacks in tin foil or greaseproof paper instead!
If possible, take a picture of your packed lunch and submit it to email@example.com. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.
Keeping with our theme this week, your task is to design a poster which deters people from littering. Think of a catchy slogan (e.g. “Put Litter in it’s Place”, “Littering is for Losers”) and try to include some key facts which emphasise the huge negative impact that litter is having on our environment. Consider additional elements you want to include (e.g. rhetorical questions, powerful images) and be as creative as you can! Your poster needs to be eye-catching so don’t be afraid to experiment with using a variety of materials such as felt-tips, coloured pencils and tissue paper.
I have also included an example below which you may wish to magpie ideas from.
Have a go and submit your poster to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.
Have fun and be creative!
Writing Challenge 7
After many months of tinkering with your electronic devices, surely you are experts now? This week’s writing challenge will test your know how and your patience! You are tasked with explaining a device or a modern invention to someone from the past, or maybe even your Grandparents! Detail is going to be key here in a language that your audience will understand.
Use the template below to think about the layout and what to include in your writing. Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
Have a go and submit your explanation text to email@example.com. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
R.E – Other faiths – Islam
As Muslims have just finished Ramadan, where they fast during daylight hours and pray during the whole month (23rd April – 23rd May) ending with their celebration festival of Eid, we can learn about their faith.
Task 1 – Look
Watch the video above on Ramadan and Eid
Design a collecting box which could be in used Ramadan, write on the outside a slogan which gives messages about why it is important that anyone should give.
Task 2 – Discover
Do some research into how Muslims celebrate Eid-ul Fitr and write about it. How were these celebrations different this year?
Task 3- Respect
Watch the video about Muslims’ journey to Mecca.
Explain the stages of Hajj, draw picture of what happens, and write sentences about the stages to match them.
Writing challenge 6 – Covid Time Capsule
Hello everyone, this week’s writing challenge has a living history/ P.S.H.E focus.
We are all making the best of a very difficult situation at the moment under lockdown but we can try to remember that this period of time is actually living history and we are all part of it, so we should try to record it in some way.
Your work could be looked at by other children, who will study this period in history, during the next 100 years. Isn’t that an exciting thought!
So the writing challenge is:
Write a letter to your future self about life during lockdown, try to include factual, historically accurate information about what has happened during this pandemic. But more importantly, try to put a big emphasis on writing about any positives or fun, family activities that you have done that are different or unusual to what you would have done before. What have you enjoyed doing that has surprised you? What have you discovered about yourself and your resilience?
Also attached is a Covid Time capsule pack, that you can print fill in and keep for you and your family to look back on in years to come. Maybe if you don’t have a printer, you could still copy the activities onto paper. Keep these safe and one day they will be a reminder of this time for you and your family.
Looking forward to reading all about your activities.
WB: 18th Maths 2020
Maths Challenge -End of COVID street party
This week’s maths challenge links to the COVID times capsule. You need to plan your very own celebration street party.
- What would you need to buy? (food, drinks, balloons, banners, party accessories)
- Which suppliers have the best price? Cheapest?
- How much would it cost for the street party in total?
- What would it cost neighbours individually?
Send in your examples to show your teachers - firstname.lastname@example.org
So, we have been at home for several weeks now, staying safe. You will have played many games but the fifth game of Monopoly, that will never finish, seems like a boring prospect.
Therefore, this week’s challenge is to research, design and make your own board game!
You will need to follow the research -> design -> make processes.
Firstly, it may be helpful to gather some useful bits and bobs from around your house, such as;
Decorative items, i.e. pom poms, glitter, stickers
Then you will need to research other board games to gather together ideas of what you like and what you don’t like. Think carefully about features that you will want to include in your game. You won’t be able to make a good game by heading straight to the design stage.
Then start planning your board game. Use the templates provided below to help you out.
Once you have a firm idea of what you want to achieve, then start making. It will probably take you a day or two to accomplish the first two stages. Then another day at least to make. Be critical and change your design as you go. That’s fine. Most importantly have fun.
Finally, test out your game with other members of your house. Email your photos of your final product to email@example.com
We look forward to your creations!
Writing Challenge 5
This week's writing challenge will require a little bit research in order to produce a biography of the artist studied in your year group. The year 5 artist is Leonardo DaVinci.
My suggestion is that you go online and do some research to find out key information about the artist. Wikipedia is a good starting point for this but be aware that wikipedia isn't always 100% accurate. Try the following website for information and examples - https://www.ducksters.com/history/art/.
I have included a list of features of a biography so consult this while writing but also while researching so that you are noting down the key events and information in the artist's life. Don't just copy and paste from websites because your work won't make sense. Make notes and then use your wonderful writing talent to turn the notes into a fabulous biography. Also included is an example of a biography on Roald Dahl so that you have an idea of what a finished biography should look like.
Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.
Have a go and submit your biography to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
Good luck and have fun!
Looking After Yourself
During the lockdown, you will be feeling upset, fed up, worried, tired and a whole range of emotions. It is important to continue to look after yourself, like you do in school, by using Relax resources and techniques. Visit the Mental Health Hub page by clicking the link below for more information from Miss Quigley and Miss Coleman.
This Friday, 8th May, is the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. This marks the day when World War 2 fighting in Europe came to an end. It was a day of great celebration in Britain, towards the end of the Second World War. The challenges this week are all themed around VE day – there are lots of different challenges for you to have a go at.
Friday 8th May is a Bank Holiday. Usually, the May Bank Holiday in on the first Monday in May. This year, it has been moved to Friday 8th May to mark this important day in British History. Lots of the celebrations that were due to happen have been postponed until later in the year – but there are still ways that we can celebrate VE at home, some of which are with your challenges below.
Everyone is encouraged to join in with “The Nation’s Toast” to the heroes of World War Two at 3pm on Friday 8th. Tweet your pictures to school, using #VEday75 .
The Royal British Legion are also asking for 2 minutes silence at 11amto remember and reflect upon the sacrifices made by many.
Find out more about VE Day using the links below
Put yourself in the shoes of a child in VE day and have a go at writing a diary entry, explaining the celebrations that took place. Was there a street party outside your house? Did you listen to King George and Winston Churchill on the wireless? Perhaps your Mum danced to a Dame Vera Lynn song? Use the BBC video above to help to give you ideas. We can’t wait to see your diary entry!
Code Breaking was essential to victory in World War Two. Code Breaking is also known as Cryptography. Have a go at finding out some facts about the second world war using cryptography on the worksheets below.
Can you identify the countries involved in the Second World War and colour them to show whether they were Allies (fighting with Britain) or Axes (fighting with Nazi Germany)?
Bletchley Park is where lots of cryptography took place and was crucial to find out information about German attacks and to the Allied Forces’ victory. Bletchley Park Museum is encouraging families to design and make bunting – using whatever paper and material you have. They want you to use red, white and blue to create the bunting and decorate your house – then tweet it to them using #BuntingForBletchley Don’t forget to tweet school too!
Celebrate VE day with a tea party, like they had in 1945. You could design (and even make and eat) a 1940’s party menu. Triangle sandwiches anyone? Don’t forget to send us your pictures.
Many children were moved from busy cities to live with adults in the countryside. They left their homes and their parents behind so that they would be more protected from the German bombs. What would an evacuee’s suitcase look like? What would they take with them? How is it different to what we would take in our suitcases today?
Writing Challenge 3
This week's writing challenge will require you to tap into your poetic minds and come up with some stanzas of poetry about someone you regard as a superhero.
Tuesday 28th of April is World Superhero Day and it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the people in our lives who we think are superheroes. This isn't time to heap praise on sports stars, pop stars or movie stars; we want your poem to be about someone you know or, at least about someone who isn't famous. You could choose a member of your family, a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a lollipop man, a fireman or anyone who you think is a role model. As actor Ben Affleck says, "A hero can be anyone even a person doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that everything is going to be ok."
Your poem could be a few simple stanzas, it could be an acrostic or a shape poem, it could be a haiku or a limerick; it's up to you. Try to incorporate some of the following:- alliteration, figurative language, similes, metaphors or personification. Try to make it rhyme but don't worry if it doesn't rhyme, not all poems do.
Have a look at this as an example of an opening stanza...
Pretty as a picture,
Bubbly as an aero,
My dear mum is really cool,
She is a superhero.
Have a go and submit your poem to email@example.com. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
Good luck and have fun!
Updated! Human body quiz and further challenges coming.
Go to the science page below to see more examples and videos.
Email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet them. Good luck!
Writing Challenge 2
It's time to use up all the chocolate that you've got for Easter with our second writing challenge. This challenge is all about writing instructions. You'll need some adult help with this one so get your mum, dad or older brother or sister to help you. We want you to melt down your chocolate and use it to make some chocolate desserts or treats. You could make rice crispie cakes, brownies, a chocolate cake or even some profiteroles; it's up to you! We want you to record your steps as you go along and turn these steps into a sequenced set of instructions.
I've attached a checklist for writing instructions as well as a template you may wish to use to guide you as you go. In addition to the checklist, why not add an introductory statement with a rhetorical question. For example, Are you fed up looking at Easter eggs? Do you just wish they'd disappear? Just follow this recipe and you could... Also, at the end you could include a warning, for example, Please allow the mixture to cool before... It's important that you use the imperative form of the verb such as mix, whisk, beat, pour etc
Have a go and submit your instructions and a picture of your finished product to email@example.com and include your teacher's name in the subject bar.
I can't wait to see what you come up with.
The 23rd of April is the day we celebrate St George – the Patron Saint of England. You’ll recognise the story of George and the Dragon, but here is a link to a video of the legend for you to refresh your memory!
Did you know that St George wasn’t English? He was actually born in Turkey – but his bravery, heroism and gallantry were seen as qualities which were “English”, so he became the Saint of England. Find out more facts about St George here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17816642
What do you think that the dragon St George defeated looked like? Was he bright orange? Did he breathe scorching, purple flames? Were his claws as sharp as knives? Design your dragon and send us a picture using the teacher email address or twitter. You could draw, write a description or even make your dragon! Let your imagination run wild; we can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Below, you’ll find a link to a maths mystery booklet – linked to St George- for you to print out and solve.
RELAX KIDS CALM PACK
Please click on class 3-1 link below for Relax Kids activities:
Writing Challenge 1
Our first writing challenge has been set.
Click on the documents below and get writing; I can't wait to read your work.
During these confusing times, it is important that you spend your time making memories and having fun with your family! Therefore, we have put together a series of websites and learning ideas for you and your parents to have a go at.
It’s important to spend time with family during these uncertain times, you might like to try completing project ideas together. Keep positive and look after each other!
Keep checking back to see new updates!
Support with homework? Go to the parent's page: 'Assertive Mentoring Meeting' for pupil prompts for Maths, Grammar, Writing and Spellings.
Miss Kearney’s Class
English (comprehension or grammar) will be given on a Monday and is due in for Wednesday.
Maths (My Maths online) will be given on a Wednesday and is due in for Friday.
Spellings will be taught throughout the week and sent home on a Monday to be learnt throughout the week for the test on the following Monday.
Children should read every night and bring their reading book and record into school each day.
PE days this half term are Tuesday and Thursday. School PE kits must be worn! Branded sports clothes are not permitted to be worn at school, and should not be worn for PE or for Fun Fit Friday.
Children are able to bring in a healthy snack to eat at break time. Healthy snacks include:
We are writers
We have been drafting and editing our stories from another culture, based on the book Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo.
We are scientists
We have been investigating factors that affect air resistance by making and testing parachutes.
We learnt all about water resistance and the impact it has on objects. We made boats to test the effects of water resistance and raced them to see which would be the fastest.
We are dancers
We have been enjoying our dance lessons with Strike Dance, check out our salsa moves 💃🏻
We are musicians
Thank you to Rosy for teaching us all about African music. Here is our fantastic rendition of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight.’