Turner Class

Week commencing 25th March 2019

Monday, 25th March, 3:54 PM

Reading:

We will use extracts from ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ and choose words or phrases which we find interesting and explain why. We will listen the story of the Gingerbread Man and use the key events in the story to help us retell it using a story map.

Writing:

We will finish reading Jemmy Button and will choose whether we would like to write in role as Jemmy or a Victorian person Jemmy met and write a letter to their parents explaining everything they have learnt from each other. We will then produce a story map including simple pictures and key words including connectives and feelings. We will use this to verbally retell the story.

Maths:

We will begin our unit on fractions starting with finding unit and non-unit fractions. We will then find ways of making one whole, recognise and count in tenths and then explore the relationship between tenths and decimals.

Science:

We will complete an assessment to find out how much we have learnt during our topic on forces and magnets.  

 

RE:

We will sequence the events of the Easter story and then explain the events in more detail.

 

Topic:

We will use our research about Victorian toys, men’s fashion or women’s fashion to design a Victorian shop front and produce a lift-the-flap page with information about the chosen topic.

Home-learning suggested activities:

Make a story map with key words and simple pictures for a traditional tale and use this to help you retell it orally.

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


Week commencing 18th March 2019

Monday, 18th March, 5:16 PM

Reading:

We will continue reading Danny the Champion of the World and focus on predicting and asking questions about a text.

Writing:

We will continue to use our new class text ‘Jemmy Button’. This week we will publish the group poems we wrote last week. We will then use our senses to describe a setting which the character Jemmy Button encounters in the story. We will then write a letter home describing our experience in role as Jemmy. Then write a diary entry from Jemmy’s perspective.

Maths:

We will learn how to find and calculate the perimeter of shapes. We will finish the week with an assessment of topics we have covered this term.

Science:

We will explore magnetic poles and predict which poles attract and repel one another.

 

PSHE:

We will continue to learn about physical, mental and emotional health and will set ourselves targets to achieve this year related to our health.

Home-learning suggested activities:

Write a diary or letter in role of a character from a book you have enjoyed.

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


wc 11.3.19

Monday, 11th March, 4:53 PM

Reading:

To celebrate World Book Day, we will start the week by designing a new front cover for our favourite book. Then we will continue to read ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ from where we left off and we will be evaluating the techniques Roald Dahl used to create effect and discussing what he could have done to make the text even better.

Writing:

We will continue to use our class text ‘Jemmy Button’. After we find out that Jemmy was exchanged for a button, we will think about how we would feel if someone traded us for a measly, worthless button. When the strangers bought Jemmy, they changed his name, so we will put ourselves in Jemmy’s again to talk about what we would think and feel in that situation. We will write an acrostic poem using our own names to explain why we are important and special.

Maths:

We will continue to learn how to convert between the different units of measure to compare different measurements and to find equivalent lengths.

Science:

We will investigate the strength of different magnets and record our results in a bar chart.

Spanish:

We will continue to learn the names of colours in Spanish and will practise having short conversations in Spanish.

Home-learning suggested activities:

Choose a character from a book. Can you describe them using an acrostic poem?

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


Week commencing 4th March 2019

Monday, 4th March, 4:28 PM

We will be going on our trip to Michelham Priory on Thursday. Remember you can dress up as Victorian if you would like to. If you are not dressing up, please come to school in your normal school uniform.

Reading:

We will learn what a theme is by focusing on topics which are covered in films, songs and stories. We will learn how to infer what the author would like us to learn from how the character speak and behave in the story. We will then choose vocabulary in a text which we find interest and explain why it is a good choice of vocabulary by the author.

Writing:

We will continue to use our new class text ‘Jemmy Button’. This week we will write in role as characters from the text and complete speech bubbles to show what the characters might say to each other. We will then translate this into direct speech, using what we have previously learnt about speech punctuation. We will then form an argument for and against the main character, Jemmy, leaving the island. Then we will write a brief letter convincing Jemmy to stay or go. After this, we will respond to a letter as Jemmy to say whether we will leave the island or stay.

Maths:

We will learn how to measure accurately using the units millimetres, centimetres and metres. We will then learn how to convert between the different units of measure.

Science:

We will learn about magnets and how they work. We will sort a range of materials into magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

 

PSHE:

We learn about physical, mental and emotional health and how to look after ourselves.

Home-learning suggested activities:

Choose a couple of characters from your reading book. Can you write speech bubbles for the characters to show what they might say to each other? Can you try to convert the speech bubbles into direct speech and punctuate this correctly?

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


Week commencing 11th February 2019

Monday, 11th February, 4:53 PM

Reading:

We will continue reading our class text, Danny the Champion of the World. This week, we will make inferences about the characters, mood and setting using evidence from the text.

Writing:

We will edit and evaluate our adventure stories and give ourselves two stars and a wish. Following on from our reading lessons last week, which related to our Victorian topic, we will use the non-fiction information to make notes and then learn how to change these notes into full sentences so that we can write a Victorian non-chronological report.

Maths:

We will learn how to calculate the correct amount of change needed from a given amount. We will then begin to learn about statistics by reading and interpreting data shown in pictograms and bar charts.

Science:

We will conclude our water transportation investigation from last week. Then we will learn what a life cycle is and will order the stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.

 

Computing:

We will use the iPads to record a short video using the skills of zooming in and out and panning from side to side.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Plan and a non-chronological report about a topic of your choice. Research the information and make notes then write the report in your own words using a heading and sub headings.

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


Week commencing 4th February 2019

Monday, 4th February, 3:48 PM

Reading:

We will read non-fiction texts about the Victorians and discuss what we have read. We will try to make connections with what we have read and compare what life was like in the Victorian era to what life is like now.

Writing:

We will plan and write an adventure story using ideas we had generated towards the end of last week. To plan our stories, we will use a story map, drawing simple pictures and including key words.

Maths:

We will learn strategies to add and subtract amounts of money in pounds and pence. Also we will learn how to calculate the correct amount of change needed from a given amount.

Science:

We will set up an investigation to find out if temperature affects the speed of water transportation in a plant.

 

Art:

We will learn about the famous artist, William Morris and create an artist fact page using his art work as a stimulus to design the page.    

PSHE:

We will be learning more about E-Safety as it is Internet Safety Day on 6th February.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Plan and write a new adventure story. Include a beginning, middle and end as well as a character description and setting description. Challenge: Can you include direct speech and punctuate this correctly?

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


wc 28th January 2019

Monday, 28th January, 4:18 PM

Reading:

We will continue to read our fantastic class text, ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ by Roald Dahl. This week, our focus is to use clues and prior knowledge to infer information that the author has not explicitly told the audience.

Writing:

As we have become more aware of what a play-script looks like, we will up-level an example play-script by adding extra stage directions. We will also write a scene as a class before writing more scenes independently.

Maths:

We will begin the week by continuing enlarging and decreasing the size of numbers using multiplication and division to solve scaling problems. Then we will practise answering assessment-type questions. We will end the week with adding and subtracting money and converting pence and pounds.

Science:

We will recap the pollination process that we learnt last week and then we will observe our own plants and present the results using scientific vocabulary.  

PSHE:

We will create a balanced meal and a healthy menu for our interviews for a chef job.  

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Think about any plays you have seen or read, describe the characters and the way that they spoke. If you haven’t seen any plays, think about a television programme or a film.

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


Week commencing 21st January 2019

Monday, 21st January, 4:53 PM

Reading:

We will ask questions about our class text, ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ by Roald Dahl. Our main focus will be to ask open questions which lead to discussion, for example: “How do you think the character is feeling and why?”

Writing:

This week, we will continue to learn about the features of play scripts, including scene descriptions, stage directions, characters lists and lines. We will have a go at changing a story into a play script by using all of these features. For our Big Write this week, we will be writing one scene for a play script set in a medieval castle.

Maths:

We will be dividing 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using the strategies we have learnt over the last couple of weeks. We will then learn how to enlarge and decrease the size of numbers using multiplication and division to solve scaling problems.

Science:

We will learn the names of the different parts of the flower and the roles they play in pollination and fertilisation.

Topic:

We will be looking at Victorian artefacts and guessing what they might have been used for. We will then choose a few of these to write about.

PSHE:

We will continue our learning about healthy eating. After interviewing a ‘chef’ about their job role, we will produce a job advertisement for a new chef considering all of the requirements needed.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Think about any plays you have seen or read, describe the characters and the way that they spoke. If you haven’t seen any plays, think about a television programme or a film.

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction