In the event of a whole-school closure, we hope you find the following useful in supporting your child with their learning at home. You will also find further information and website links on our school website page found under children/school closure resources for parents.
Update - 20th April 2020
I hope you have had a lovely Easter and that you are all keeping well. Thank you for taking the time to complete the activities that were posted on our class page ; it has been great to see the work you have been completing, especially on MathsWithParents.
I will now be uploading sequences of learning for pupils on our class Seesaw page, allowing pupils to share their work with me. I will not be uploading any new work to our class website over the summer term, therefore SeeSaw will be the best place for your child to access work. This work is based on skills and knowledge that children would be covering in a usual school day but they are not compulsory to complete ; please take a look and do what you feel you and your child can manage each day/week. Work will be uploaded daily/weekly for you to access.
Kind regards and stay safe,
Following on from the work we have completed this year, the objectives below should be reinforced during the school closure period.
- Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements greater than 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5].
- Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100].
- Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign.
I have sent home logins for both ‘Sumdog’ and ‘Maths with parents’ in the children’s home learning packs. These also include some additional resources to support the children’s learning of the three objectives listed above.
Writing objectives that would be useful for you to explore at home are:
- Uses commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing, e.g. to mark phrases or clauses.
- Uses relative clauses (beginning with who, which, where, whose, that) to post-modify nouns, noun phrases or whole sentences. (James, who was afraid fo the dark, huddled under his bedclothes. I have finished my homework, which was difficult.)
- Uses brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
- There are some excellent resources available online to support creative writing, including:
Three objectives that would be beneficial to cover while reading with your child at home are:
- Deduces meaning of new vocabulary by applying knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes.
- Explores understanding of what is read, and the meaning of words in context.
- Draws inferences and justifies them with evidence from the text.
It is helpful for children to read a wide range of texts including non -fiction (information) texts, magazines, comics and fictional stories by a wide range of authors covering a wide range of genres.
Topic - America
Three ideas for activities to complete at home:
- Research famous landmarks in America - Create a poster/presentation advertising or informing about one/some or all of them.
- Create a drawing of a landmark of the USA
- Create a diary entry as a settler in the USA/someone who is on the 'Gold Rush'