Y45 Home Learning Archive

Friday 12th February 2021
Good morning all,
The last day of home learning for a week! 😄
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We hope you have a lovely week off and look forward to sending you LOTS more work in a week!

The answer to yesterday’s riddle:

I make a loud sound when I’m changing. When I do change, I get bigger but weigh less. What am I?
Answer: Popcorn!
Here is the riddle for the day…
I am always running, but never get tired or hot. What am I?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Diwali comprehension
SPAG activity:
Identifying main clauses
Maths:
Recap: Multiples and factors – Can you remember the difference?
The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at decimals involving money and measure and you have one activity above (target your maths). Do not complete all the sections. Start on the section you usually start on and move on to the next one if you are finding the task easy! Answers are included – page 76.
Remember these conversions to help you with today’s lesson:
100p – £1
10mm = 1cm
100cm = 1m
1000m = 1km
1000ml = 1L
1000g = 1kg
If you are in year 5 you will be looking at percentages of amounts and you have one activity above (target your maths). Do not complete all the sections. Start on the section you usually start on and move on to the next one if you are finding the task easy! Answers are included – page 83.
Here are videos with Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Friday Y4 – Decimals: Money and measures

Friday Y5 Finding percentages of amounts

https://youtu.be/CuMa_0_68mo

Maths challenge/extension:
Year 4 word problem extension attached on fractions decimals and percentages.
Year 5 word problems extension on decimals.
These extensions tell a sort of story and are difficult – have a  go if you want to – we will be impressed if you get it correct! But as always you DO NOT have to do this!
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at play scripts.
Please find attached:
Week 6 overview
A copy of the example Rama and Sita playscript
Rama and Sita finger puppets you will need for later in the week.
Please read through the PowerPoint (Week 6 overview) – Friday – and complete the activities – Acting out your play script!
Here is a video by Mr Milfull to help you with this lesson:
This is the same video as Wednesday/Thursday

Topic:

For our last topic lesson on religion we will be comparing the different religions.

Please complete the places of worship sorting activity above. Just cut and stick or write the different symbols/buildings in the correct column.  What can you remember about the different religions? You can use the internet to help you if you need to!

Extension add some more items/buildings to the different columns to further demonstrate your understanding.

E.g.

The Bible = Christianity      The Quran = Islam     The Vedas = Hinduism

(These are the different holy books/scriptures)

 

Chinese New Year

San Nin Fai Lok everybody! (Happy new year in Chinese)

Today is Chinese New Year and it is the year of the Ox.  Read the story on the PowerPoint to find out why each year is represented by a different animal and which poor animal didn’t get included! Once you have done that, create a zodiac wheel of the 12 animals with the years it represents with an illustration of each one. There is an example zodiac wheel included too. You can then find out what animal represents you and your family based on the year you were born!
2020 = Rat
2021 = Ox
2022= Tiger

Mr Lai

Outdoor learning:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thankyou to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

 

Ideas for a screen free half term
We are spending so much time at the moment staring at screens! Here are some ideas for some activities to do over half term that avoid staring at screens.
Daily reading:
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think! You don’t need to listen to all of each clip each day. They can be broken up and just listen when you can 🙂
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:

http://www.rooksnestacademy.co.uk/my-class/mrs-dales-story-time-northern-lights/

Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

 

Diwali comprehension

Recap Multiples + factors
Y4 12th Feb Money and Measure
Y4 TYM Answers Pg 76, 79 and 80
Y5 12th Feb Percentage of amounts
Y5 TYM Answers Pg 83
Extension decimals prob solve
Extension FDP prob solve

Thursday 11th February 2021
Good morning all,

The answer to yesterday’s riddle:

What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?
Answer: Silence!
Here is the riddle for the day…
I make a loud sound when I’m changing. When I do change, I get bigger but weigh less. What am I?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Lavender 10 Amazon river Basin
SPAG activity:
Using fronted adverbials
Maths:
Recap: Adding decimals
The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at rounding decimals and you have one activity above (target your maths). Do not complete all the sections. Start on the section you usually start on and move on to the next one if you are finding the task easy! Answers are included – page 79.
If you are in year 5 you will be looking at changing between fractions decimals and percentages (e.g. 10% = 10/100 = 0.10) and you have two activities above (two lots of purple sheets).
Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Thursday Y4 Rounding decimals

Thursday Y5 Percentages as fractions and decimals

https://youtu.be/oSzBqOfjOmg

Maths challenge/extension:
No extension today
Year 4 you can have a go at the year 5 activities if you find rounding decimals easy.
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at play scripts.
Please find attached:
Week 6 overview
A copy of the example Rama and Sita playscript
Rama and Sita finger puppets you will need for later in the week.
Please read through the PowerPoint (Week 6 overview) – Thursday – and complete the activities – continuing with writing your playscript.
Here is a video by Mr Milfull to help you with this lesson:
Thursday Literacy – Playscripts – this is the same video as Wednesday
https://youtu.be/uJbAeMvahzw

Topic:
Read through the PowerPoint on Diwali then have a go at the Diwali quiz

Extension: After this create a poster/leaflet explaining Diwali, what it is, when it is and why it is important (think about the 5 w’s what, when, where, why, who). This can be done by hand or on the computer. Remember lots of pictures/drawings. Posters/leaflets are designed to grab the reader’s attention! Dull ones will not do this!

PE:
As we have finished our Bhangra dance we are going to finish off our dance by getting your pulses racing – gym workout style! Maybe some parents can join in too!

Please follow the links below:

Part 1:

Outdoor learning:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thankyou to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

Daily reading:
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think! You don’t need to listen to all of each clip each day. They can be broken up and just listen when you can 🙂
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:

http://www.rooksnestacademy.co.uk/my-class/mrs-dales-story-time-northern-lights/

Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Wednesday 10th February 2021
Good morning all,

The answer to yesterday’s riddle:

What 3 numbers give the same result when multiplied and when added together?
Answer: 1, 2 and 3
1 x 2 x 3 = 6
1 + 2 + 3 = 6
Here is the riddle for the day…
What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Text messaging is better than talking! comprehension. Answers included
SPAG activity:
Making expanded noun phrases activity
Maths:
Recap:
Bus stop division with remainders. Remainders to be written as a fraction! Just put the remainder over the number you are dividing by. E.g.
343 ÷ 4 =   85  3/4
The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at ordering decimals and you have one activity above (green sheets).
If you are in year 5 you will be looking at percentages for the first time and you have one activity above (purple sheets).
Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Morrell to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Wednesday Y4 – Ordering decimals

Wednesday Y5 – Understanding percentages

https://youtu.be/fbPQPujq60A

Maths challenge/extension:
Year 4 – ordering decimals
Year 5 – Understanding percentages
The 3 sheets get harder as you scroll down, with the 1st sheet being the easiest and third sheet the most challenging. Remember the extension is OPTIONAL and you do not have to complete all 3 sheets.
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at play scripts.
Please find attached:
Week 6 overview
A copy of the example Rama and Sita playscript
Rama and Sita finger puppets you will need for later in the week.
Please read through the PowerPoint (Week 6 overview) – Wednesday – and complete the activities.
Here is a video by Mr Milfull to help you with this lesson:
Wednesday Literacy – Playscripts
https://youtu.be/uJbAeMvahzw

Science
Experiment on solids

Work through the sheets attached completing the activities. If you don’t have the resources to complete all of the activities don’t worry just skip them!

We look forward to seeing pictures and hearing all about your science fun!

 

Art

Continue with Mr Milfull’s Madhubani Paintings Art Project (information sheet attached above along with some example questions again).

Until the end of this half term your daily lessons should be spent on Mr Milfull’s art project. Please see attached above along with some examples of Rama and Sita artwork.

 

Outdoor learning:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thankyou to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

Daily reading:
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think! You don’t need to listen to all of each clip each day. They can be broken up and just listen when you can 🙂
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:

http://www.rooksnestacademy.co.uk/my-class/mrs-dales-story-time-northern-lights/

Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Tuesday 9th February 2021
Good morning all,

The answer to yesterday’s riddle:

When Grant was 8, his brother was half his age. Now, Grant is 14. How old is his brother?
Answer: 10! (NOT 7!) 🙂
Here is the riddle for the day…
What 3 numbers give the same result when multiplied and when added together?
 
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Lavender 8 A most unusual animal
SPAG activity:
Adjective categories
 
Maths:
Recap: fractions of amounts activity
The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at comparing decimals and you have one activity above (green sheets).
If you are in year 5 you will be rounding decimals and you have one activity above (purple sheets).
Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Morrell to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Tuesday Y4 – Comparing decimals

Tuesday Y5 – Rounding decimals
Maths challenge/extension:
Year 4 = Comparing decimals extension
Year 5 = Rounding decimals extension
 
The 3 sheets get harder as you scroll down, with the 1st sheet being the easiest and third sheet the most challenging. Remember the extension is OPTIONAL and you do not have to complete all 3 sheets.
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at play scripts. Today we will be looking at different types of tense.
Please find attached:
Week 6 overview
Mr Milfulls features of playscripts
Rama and Sita playscript
Features of a playscript checklist – Use this when reading the playscript and mark the features as the email states
Please read through the PowerPoint (Week 6 overview), the first 3 slides and complete the activities.

Topic
Read through the PowerPoint on Mandirs and complete the activities.

Extension: research puja offerings.

 

ICT (internet safety 2021)

It is safer internet today so we will be doing our ICT lesson.
Listen to the video of Mr Lai (link below) reading a story of Goldilocks which has an internet safety theme and then complete the worksheet (attached to this email entitled Goldilocks). There are questions linked to the story which can be discussed or answered and then a simple wordsearch.
After you have done this you can record a short message of yourself talking about 3 top tips to stay safe when using the internet. If this isn’t possible, you could make an E-safety poster or PowerPoint.
Mr Lai

Outdoor learning:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thank you to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

Daily reading:
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think! You don’t need to listen to all of each clip each day. They can be broken up and just listen when you can🙂
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:

http://www.rooksnestacademy.co.uk/my-class/mrs-dales-story-time-northern-lights/

Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Lavender 8 A most unusual animal
Lavender 8 answers

Monday 8th February 2021
Good morning all,
Welcome to our last week of home learning before half term! 🙂😁
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The answer to last Friday’s riddle:

What is full of holes, but can still hold a lot of water?
Answer: A sponge!
Here is the riddle for the day…
When Grant was 8, his brother was half his age. Now, Grant is 14. How old is his brother?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Lavender 7 basketball vs netball
SPAG activity:
Using relative clauses – remember your punctuation. Commas, dashes or brackets AND full stops/capital letters
Maths:
Recap:
Adding fractions with different denominators
Remember to turn BOTH denominators into the same number. Then add them together. You can simplify your answer or write it as a mixed number where possible.
On these questions one of the fractions you are adding together will fit into the other fraction, so you only need to change one of the fractions then add tem together.
E.g.
1/3 + 1/9 = (you have to turn the 1/3 into 9ths). Remember you have to do the same to the top AND the bottom
1 x 3 = 3
3 x 3 = 9
3/9 +1/9 = 4/9
The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at writing decimals and you have one activity above (green sheets).
If you are in year 5 you will be adding and subtracting decimals and you have two activities above (purple sheets).
Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Year 4 Writing decimals

Year 5 Adding decimals
Maths challenge/extension:
No extension today for year 5 as you have 4 WhiteRose maths sheets to complete.
For year 4 there is an extension to complete if you wish (it is 2 of the year 5 sheets to have a go at (adding and subtracting decimals).
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at play scripts. Today we will be looking at different types of tense.
Please find attached:
Week 6 overview
Mr Milfull’s tense extension
Please read through the PowerPoint (Week 6 overview), the first 3 slides and complete the activities.

Extension: Mr Milfull’s tense extension attached.

Topic

Read through the PowerPoint on Hindu deities.

Once you have done this have a go at creating your own deity following the questions on the sheet.

Music

Please read and complete the activity sheet from Mrs Wilcox. Please send any work back to her.

 

Outdoor learning:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thankyou to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

Daily reading:
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think! You don’t need to listen to all of each clip each day. They can be broken up and just listen when you can🙂
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:

http://www.rooksnestacademy.co.uk/my-class/mrs-dales-story-time-northern-lights/

Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Friday 5th February 2021

Good morning all,

The answer to yesterday’s riddle:

You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?

Answer: The letter R
Here is the riddle for the day… What is full of holes, but can still hold a lot of water?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading/topic:
Hindu Gods reading comprehension attached
SPAG activity:
Describe the headteachers dog using adjectives. Can you think of exciting adjectives for each letter of the alphabet – challenge yourself! Can anyone find one for x…
You may use a dictionary/Google but you must know what the adjective you use means – you may be asked!
Maths:
Recap:
Maths word problems attached.
A few word problems to get your brains ticking! Some of the questions are straight forward and some a bit more challenging. Remember RUCSAC!
 
RUCSAC stands for Read, Understand, Choose, Solve, Answer and Check.
Read the question
Understand by underlining the information you need
Choose the operation you need to solve the question
Solve the question
Answer, make sure you have the correct answer and have written it in the correct place.
Check your answer – inverse could be used here.
 
The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at halves and quarters and you have one activity above (green sheets).
If you are in year 5 you will be ordering and comparing decimals and you have one activity above (purple sheets).
Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂
Maths challenge/extension:
There are OPTIONAL separate extensions for year 4 and year 5 today, which consolidate today’s learning.
There are 3 sheets which increase in difficulty (the first easiest, third the hardest).
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at the story of Rama and Sita and retelling it.
For today’s lesson we will be finishing writing our retell of the story of Rama and Sita using our plans from Wednesday’s lesson. please find attached:
Week 5 overview (Wednesday). Please see the PowerPoint for more details on Thursday/Friday lesson and an example plan.
We look forward to reading your stories, remember to include noun phrases, relative clause/parenthesis and conjunctions.
Challenge: Can you include figurative language? simile/metaphor/hyperbole/alliteration/personification etc.
Remember the assessment grids we emailed on Monday show you what else you should be including in your writing!
ICT:
It is internet safety day next week (Tuesday 9th), so today and next week our ICT lessons will focus on this.
Read through the PowerPoints entitled ‘Buddy the dogs internet safety story’ and ‘internet safety PowerPoint’
Once you have read the PowerPoints, read the prompt cards and answer the questions, what would you do in those scenarios (situations)?
Finish off your internet safety learning for today by completing the quiz found here:

You may need to scroll down slightly and then select ‘start quiz’ found on the left side of the screen.

Let us know what score you get out of 10!
Extension: If you have time and would like to, create a poster using ICT about being safe on the internet showing off what you have learnt today.

 

Finishing off bits:
Have a look back over this week’s learning have you completed all of the French/ICT/Topic/Science/PE? If not, today is the day to catch up and finish off anything you have missed.

All work from this week can be found here:

 

Outdoor learning:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thankyou to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

 

Daily reading (national storytelling week!):
 
As it is national Storytelling Week you can listen to some fantastic stories read by Mr Morrell.

Read with Mr Morrell Part 1 – Cinderboy

Read with Mr Morrell Part 2 – Ghostyshocks and the 3 scares

https://youtu.be/i4ONHAnBEzE

Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Thursday 4th February 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle:  I have a tail and a head, but no body. What am I?
Answer: A coin
Here is the riddle for the day…

You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?

Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Lavender 6 fascinating body facts
SPAG activity:
Preposition poem activity
E.g. In front on the lampost
At the side of the road
We will talk about football
Maths:
Recap: Column addition and subtraction. Solve the following (remember to carry when + and borrow when -):
  1. 54 + 532 =
  2. 678 – 67 =
  3. 457 – 438 =
  4. 387 + 432 =
  5. 785 + 568 =
  6. 1201 – 359 =
  7. 7845 + 658 =
  8. 4572 + 8954 =
  9. 3254 – 2846 =
  10. 10000 – 6587 = (Can you remember the trick for this one!?)
The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be dividing 1 and 2 digit numbers by 100 and you have one activity above (green sheets).
If you are in year 5 you will be dividing and multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 and you have 2 lots of purple sheets to complete.
Answers are included. Here are videos with Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Thursday Numeracy Part 1

Thursday Numeracy Part 2

https://youtu.be/ekdZQXwzPoo

Maths challenge/extension:
No extension today for year 5 as you have 4 WhiteRose maths sheets to complete.
For year 4 there is an extension to complete if you wish (it is 2 of the year 5 sheets to have a go at (dividing and multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000).
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at the story of Rama and Sita and retelling it.
For today and tomorrow’s lessons we will be writing our retell of the story of Rama and Sita using our plans from Wednesday’s lesson. please find attached:
Week 5 overview (Wednesday). Please see the PowerPoint for more details on Thursday/Friday lesson and an example plan.
We look forward to reading your stories, remember to include noun phrases, relative clause/parenthesis and conjunctions.
Challenge: Can you include figurative language? simile/metaphor/hyperbole/alliteration/personification etc.
Remember the assessment grids we emailed on Monday show you what else you should be including in your writing!
Topic:
Read through the PowerPoint on Hindu symbols
Complete the worksheet and complete your own symbol!

PE:
We will be focusing on Indian classical and Bhangra dance over the next 2-3 weeks.

Please listen to the videos and follow what is asked of you, each is about 20 minutes long. You may have done these before in school so hopefully you will remember how it works! If you don’t complete both today don’t worry about it. Just complete it another day.
Some of the parts ask you to work with a partner or in small groups. If you cannot do this then please just imagine that you are do your best!
Remember dance is to be enjoyed!

Bhangra harvest

Dance: Key Stage 2 – Dance Workshop Indian classical and bhangra dance

 

Tamasha

Dance: Key Stage 2 – Dance Workshop Indian classical and bhangra dance

Outdoor learning:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thank you to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

Daily reading (national storytelling week!):
As it is national Storytelling Week you can listen to some fantastic stories read by our very own Mr Milfull!
Read with Mr Milfull Part 1
Read with Mr Milfull Part 2
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: Why are teddy bears never hungry?
Answer: Because they are always stuffed!
Here is the riddle for the day… I have a tail and a head, but no body. What am I?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Theseus and the minotaur
Please complete the year 5 sheets if you are in year 5 and the year 4 if you are in year 4
SPAG activity:
Direct speech recap
Maths:
Recap: Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Can you remember smile method?
  1. 34 x 10 =
  2. 456 x 10 =
  3. 4564 x 100 =
  4. 5768 x 100 =
  5. 9305 x 1000 =
  6. 300 x 1000 =
  7.  7050 ÷ 10 =
  8. 80 ÷ 10 =
  9. 10000 ÷ 100 =
  10. 98700 ÷ 100 =
  11. 7000 ÷ 1000 =
  12. 8500000  ÷ 1000 =

The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at dividing 1 digit and 2 digit numbers by 10. You have 2 activities to complete, both attached above (2 lots of green sheets).

If you are in year 5 you will be looking at decimals as fractions. You have 2 activities to complete, both attached above (2 lots of purple sheets).
Answers are included. Here are videos with Mr Morrell and Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂 Sorry Mr Morrell’s have come out sideways (problems with filming at home!), don’t strain your necks!
Maths challenge/extension: No extension today due to both year groups having 4 WhiteRose maths sheets to complete.

Year 5 Decimals as fractions part 1:

Year 5 Decimals as fractions part 2:
Year 4  Dividing 1 and 2 digits by 10:

https://youtu.be/b7DzL-rG-OQ

Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at the story of Rama and Sita and retelling it.
For today’s lessons we will be planning our story of Rama and Sita please find attached:
Week 5 overview (Wednesday).
Story mountain to help you plan the retell of the story.
Here is a video by Mr Milfull to help you with today’s lesson:
Science:
Today we will be carrying out a science investigation on fizzy drinks
Please find attached:
A PowerPoint to help you with the investigation
An explanation sheet to help you with the investigation
A planning and recording sheet to record the results of your experiment/investigation.
Only use one of the investigation sheets to record your results (there are 1, 2 and 3 stars. Don’t use them all!)
There is space for 5 different fizzy drinks but you don’t have to do all 5 if you don’t have that many fizzy drinks!
Enjoy the experiment! We look forward to seeing your results. We welcome any pictures too!

French

Please complete the next two slides of Ms Dales French work and email her any work.

Outdoor learning:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thankyou to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

Daily reading (national storytelling week!):
 
As it is national Storytelling Week you can listen to some fantastic stories read by our very own Mr Milfull!
Read with Mr Milfull Part 1
Read with Mr Milfull Part 2
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: It belongs to you, but your friends and family use it more. What is it?
Answer: Your name!
Here is the riddle for the day… Why are teddy bears never hungry?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Despite the home learning PLEASE make the most of the snow and have a good day. See outdoor learning below.
Guided Reading:
Lavender 5 – Phineus harpies
SPAG activity:
Apostrophe puzzle!
Add the missing apostrophes in the correct place – be careful and don’t assume every s needs an apostrophe before it!
Maths:
Recap:
Tricky word problems sheet
The calculations aren’t too difficult but don’t be tricked by the wording of the questions!

The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at understanding tenths and hundredths and hundredths as decimals. You have 2 activities to complete, both attached above (2 lots of green sheets).

If you are in year 5 you will be looking at understanding thousandths and writing thousandths as decimals. You have 2 activities to complete, both attached above (2 lots of purple sheets).
Answers are included. Here are videos with Mr Morrell to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂
Year 5 Thousandths as a decimal:
Year 4 Hundredths as a decimal:
Maths challenge/extension: No extension today due to both year groups having 4 WhiteRose maths sheets to complete.
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at the story of Rama and Sita and retelling it.
For today’s lessons on subordinate conjunctions please find attached:
Week 5 overview (Tuesday).
Rama and Sita comic book strip
You will see from Tuesday on the week 5 overview that we will be writing noun phrases to describe aspects of the Rama and Sita story that you will know after watching the clips and reading the comic book strip.
Please use full sentences to describe the nouns on Tuesday’s slide.
Challenge: Use expanded noun phrases.
Topic:
Read through the PowerPoint on Hindu symbols. For your activity you will be matching the Hindu symbols to their meaning. There is a 1 star, 2 star and 3 star sheet included ging up in difficulty. Choose the sheet you feel confident with having a go at. Please don’t complete all 3 sheets!
Please cut out and stick the activities or just write the answers down on a piece of paper.
A word mat is included with the 1 star answers on. Use the PowerPoint or send back to your class teacher to check if you are correct!

Art:
Continue with Mr Milfull’s Madhubani Paintings Art Project (information sheet attached above along with some example questions again).

Until the end of this half term your daily lessons should be spent on Mr Milfull’s art project. Please see attached above along with some examples of Rama and Sita artwork.

 

Outdoor learning:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thankyou to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

Alternatively, ENJOY THE SNOW! Send us picture of your snow creations! 🙂

Why not have a go at making a snow igloo below. Snow men are too easy!
Daily reading (national storytelling week!):
As it is national Storytelling Week you can listen to some fantastic stories read by our very own Mr Milfull!
Read with Mr Milfull Part 1
Read with Mr Milfull Part 2
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Monday 1st February 2021

Good morning all,

The answer to Friday’s riddle: Bobby throws a ball as hard as he can. It comes back to him, even though nothing and nobody touches it. How is this possible?
Answer: He throws the ball straight up in the air!
Here is the riddle for the day… It belongs to you, but your friends and family use it more. What is it?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Lavender 4 – Lone survivor
SPAG activity:
SPAG sheet. Add verbs to complete the sentences. Think Carefully about tense!
E.g. The teacher whispered at her class when they are quiet.
The teacher whispers at her class when they are quiet.
Maths:
Recap:
Please log onto Times Table Rockstar’s and complete 10 minutes times table practice.

The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at tenths represented as decimals and you have 2 activities to complete, both attached above (2 lots of green sheets).

If you are in year 5 you will be writing the decimal equivalents of tenths and hundredths (Target your maths worksheet attached, remember to start on the section you feel comfortable with/usually start on. Please do not complete all the sections as you wouldn’t in school!). Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNoI-seQn1U&feature=youtu.be – part 2

Maths challenge/extension:
Hundredths as decimals reasoning activity attached. remember you do not need to do all 3 sheets. The first sheet is the easiest with the third the hardest.
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at the story of Rama and Sita and retelling it.
For today’s lessons on subordinate conjunctions please find attached:
Week 5 overview (there are 2 activities to complete on the PowerPoint as part of today’s lesson).
Activity on subordinate conjunctions
We have also attached a year 4 and 5 writing checklist (that some parents have said would be helpful to have for home learning). These are not identical to Rook’s Nest’s writing assessments, but they will give parents a rough idea of what their child should be including in their writing to be a year4/5 national standard.
Topic:
Over the next 2 weeks we will be looking at Hinduism.
Research Hinduism at the following link. Read the text and watch the videos.
Read through the Hinduism fact cards. Then read through the Hinduism challenge cards. Use the fact cards (and the BBC bitesize link as well if you need to) to find the answers to the challenge cards questions.

Music:

Please watch the following video by Mrs Wilcom for today’s music lesson. Sheet attached above.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7On_OgXimQI&feature=youtu.be

Outdoor learning

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-families?campid=email_central_Newsletter_28012021_Sub3MemFam

There are some excellent activity ides above for all the family in the garden, outdoors and at home (scroll down to see these). A big thankyou to the parent who shared this resource! 🙂

Daily reading
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think! You don’t need to listen to all of each clip each day. They can be broken up and just listen when you can 🙂
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Friday 29th January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: Even if they are starving, natives (people who live there) living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin’s egg. Why not?
Answer: Penguins only live in Antarctica.
Here is the riddle for the day…
Bobby throws a ball as hard as he can. It comes back to him, even though nothing and nobody touches it. How is this possible?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Extinct animals comprehension
SPAG activity:
Homophones sheet above.
Have a go at writing sentences for each pair of homophones – the sentence can be a bit silly – but needs to make sense! Do you know the meaning of all the words?
E.g. Mr Lai blew the blue ball across the floor.
Mr Milfull rowed down the road in his boat that he had mistaken for a car!
Mr Morrell couldn’t wait to meet the butcher, who was delivering his daily supply of meat.
Maths:
Recap:
Reducing fractions. Please see sheet attached above. Explained in the video. Very similar to yesterday’s equivalent fractions recap activity.

The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at fractions of quantities (If you found this easy yesterday and are confident you have a solid understanding of this important skill please start on section C, which involves converting units of measure, or start straight on the extension).

 If you are in year 5 you will be multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Please start on the section you feel appropriate. Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Remember on the sheets with section A B and C on only complete the section you would normally start on, if you normally start on B in school don’t start on A. If you are unsure start on B or ask your class teacher. Furthermore, if you complete a few on section A/B and are finding it easy. Please move onto the next section. Don’t complete the whole of each section!

Maths challenge/extension:
Year 5 See purple sheets attached.
Year 4 see consolidating fractions attached. You do not need to do all 3 sheets. The first is hardest with the 3rd being the hardest.
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at writing explanation texts!
Attached above is:
Week 4 overview
We feel the literacy has taken more time than expected this week and have not yet received many explanation texts so please finish off the explanation texts or up-levelling and send them in.
If you have finished please look at the week 4 overview for Thursday/Friday’s lessons, you will be planning and writing an explanation text on tsunamis, the resources for this are attached above (planning sheet and fact file to help).
If you want to have a go great! If not please just complete the SPAG today, the other lessons and enjoy hunting for birds!
ICT:
Yesterday you researched the salvation army and created a poster outlining what they do and how it links to Christianity.
Today we would like you to recreate that poster (or a new one) using ICT = This can be on a computer, iPad, laptop or anything as long as it counts as ICT!
I am sure many of you know about new-fangled apps that can be used to make posters and colourful images. Feel free to use these. Alternatively, use Microsoft publisher/PowerPoint or word. We do not mind!
Your poster should be able to tell an alien who has never been to Earth before all they need to know about the Salvation Army!
If you cannot access any of the above and cannot complete the poster using ICT please continue with hour of code:

Finishing off bits:
Have a look back over this week’s learning have you completed all of the French/ICT/Topic/Science/PE? If not, today is the day to catch up and finish off anything you have missed.

All work from this week can be found here:

http://www.rooksnestacademy.co.uk/my-class/year-4-and-5-home-learning/

Birds (outdoor learning)
Go on a walk or even just in your garden and spot how many different birds you can. We will be doing this in school today as part of outdoor learning using bird seed. You could do the same!
We hope you enjoyed the live lesson yesterday you can still download the sheets and re-watch the lesson if you didn’t get chance yesterday at this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/big-schools-winterwatch-live-lesson/zv8vn9q

I have entered the school for the RSPB wild challenge bronze award. You too can take part by following this link:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/

We will continue with silver award when you return to school
Remember get outside – it can be you own personal Forest School!

Mr Milfull

Daily reading
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think! You don’t need to listen to all of each clip each day. They can be broken up and just listen when you can 🙂
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Lastly to finish off a bit of unrelated school news…as requested by a few parents and pupils here is an image of Mr Lai’s new baby daughter Rosie Elizabeth Lai! 😄

Mr Morrell

Thursday 28th January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
Answer: A palm tree!
Here is the riddle for the day…
Even if they are starving, natives (people who live there) living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin’s egg. Why not?
Please find today’s home learning attached.

Birds:

Today we will be taking part in the BBC’s Big Schools Winterwatch Live lesson at 11:00 in school. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/big-schools-winterwatch-live-lesson/zv8vn9q

Make sure you are too!
There are sheets (3) above to download and activities to take part in.
Mr Milfull
Guided Reading:
The circulatory system
SPAG activity:
Possessive apostrophes – Please complete the sheet above that Mr Morrell MAY have forgotten to send yesterday 👀
Maths:
Recap:
Equivalent fractions. Please see sheet attached above. Explained in the video.

The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be looking at fractions of quantities. If you are in year 5 you will be multiplying fractions by fractions. Please complete both sheets and then check your answers – no cheating! Here is a video with Mr Morrell to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Remember on the sheets with section A B and C on only complete the section you would normally start on, if you normally start on B in school don’t start on A. If you are unsure start on B or ask your class teacher. Furthermore, if you complete a few on section A/B and are finding it easy. Please move onto the next section. Don’t complete the whole of each section!

Maths challenge/extension:
See purple sheets attached.
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at writing explanation texts!
Attached above is:
Week 4 overview (please look again at Wednesday’s lesson
Mr Milfull’s example teaomatic explanation text
Today you will be continuing to write an explanation text about Tuesday’s invention you made. Read through Mr Milfull’s example to understand what your explanation text should look like. We expect you to have written this yesterday and today. Please do not rush! Lots of detail and remember relative clause, parenthesis and sentence openers!
Here is a video with Mr Milfull to further help you with today’s lesson:
If you have finished, please up-level your explanation texts. have you included relative clause, parenthesis and sentence openers?
Topic:
Research the Salvation Army. How do they link to Christianity?
Read through the PowerPoints and create an eye-catching poster show casing what the salvation army is and what it does.
This video will further help your understanding of the link between the Salvation army and Christianity.
PE:
We will be focusing on Indian classical and Bhangra dance over the next 2-3 weeks.
Please listen to the videos and follow what is asked of you, each is about 20 minutes long. You may have done these before in school so hopefully you will remember how it works! If you don’t complete both today don’t worry about it. Just complete it another day.
Some of the parts ask you to work with a partner or in small groups. If you cannot do this then please just imagine that you are do your best!
Remember dance is to be enjoyed!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g6ttk – part 2

Daily reading
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think! You don’t need to listen to all of each clip each day. They can be broken up and just listen when you can 🙂
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Lastly to finish off a bit of unrelated school news…as requested by a few parents and pupils here is an image of Mr Lai’s new baby daughter Rosie Elizabeth Lai! 😄

Mr Morrell

Equiv fract starter

Y5 multiply fractions by fractions

Wednesday 27th January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: Why did the boy bury his torch?
Answer: Because the batteries had died!
Here is the riddle for the day… What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Lavender 2 Rolling! Rolling! Rolling!
SPAG activity:
Possessive apostrophes – the DREADED possessive apostrophe
We have done quite a bit of work on this so far this year. Read through and watch the videos (there is a quick quiz to check your understanding too!) at this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs
The complete the sheet above.
Maths:
Recap:
Adding/subtracting fractions with the same denominator. See work sheet above answers included.
The 2 numbers next to each other add together and equal the box directly above.
E.g. Question number 1
 6/12+ 2/12 = 8/12
2/12+1/12 = 3/12
Then those 2 boxes add together to equal the top box.
8/12 + 3/12 = 11/12
You will have to subtract if the numbers are not all on the bottom row. Some of the answers may be improper fractions.

The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be identifying tenths and hundredths. If you are in year 5 you will adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Maths challenge/extension:
+/- fractions with different denominators extension above – you do not need to do all 3 sheets. They get harder as you go on with sheet 1 the easiest and 3 the hardest.
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at writing explanation texts!
Attached above is:
Week 4 overview
Mr Milfull’s example teaomatic explanation text
Today you will be writing an explanation text about yesterday’s invention you made. Read through Mr Milfull’s example to understand what your explanation text should look like. We expect you to write this over the today and tomorrow. Please do not rush! Lots of detail and remember relative clause, parenthesis and sentence openers!
Here is a video with Mr Milfull to further help you with today’s lesson:
Science:
Moving/changing between states
Read through the 2 PowerPoints carefully and complete the 2 activity sheets above.
You should be able to name some of the different ways to move between states by the end of this lesson. e.g., evaporation.
French:
Please continue with Ms Dale’s French PowerPoint from where you got to last time. Only a couple of slides and please send your completed work to Ms Dale as she has asked in the email she sent you.

Birds:

Right everyone! We are all spending too much time inside looking at a computer (I know it’s mostly because we are sending you lots of home schooling).  However, it is important that we also spend time outdoors. I hope many of you have signed up for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.

On Thursday at 11:00 in school we will be taking part in the BBC’s Big Schools Winterwatch Live lesson. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/big-schools-winterwatch-live-lesson/zv8vn9q
There are sheets to download and activities to take part in.
I have entered the school for the RSPB wild challenge bronze award. You too can take part by following this link https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/
We will continue with silver award when you return to school
Remember get outside – it can be you own personal Forest School!

Mr Milfull

Daily reading
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think!
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Tuesday 26th January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: What kind of room has no doors or windows?
Answer: A mushroom!
Here is the riddle for the day…Why did the boy bury his torch?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
The beast awakens comprehension
You did a comprehension similar to this last week. It is harder than the usual ones you do and you should be writing a bit more for your answers so you will probably need to write your answers on a separate piece of paper.
 
SPAG activity:
Read through the text, there are no capital letters or full stops! Add them in correctly. Remember proper nouns!
Maths:
Recap:
factors
Remember factors and multiples are different things. Factors are what we can multiply to get the number.
E.g. The factors of 8 would be: 1, 2, 4 and 8
List all the factors of the following numbers.
1. 16
2. 21
3. 24
4. 48
5. 64
6. 36
7. 72
8. 96
Challenge: Define ‘composite‘ and ‘prime‘ numbers.

The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be completing the 3 activities on counting in 10ths and 100ths. Starting with the 10ths recap. If you are in year 5 you will be completing the comparing and ordering fractions activity above. Answers are included.. Here is a video with Mr Lai to help you and make it clear which activities we would like you to complete 🙂

Maths challenge/extension:
Compare and order fractions extension above – you do not need to do all 3 sheets. They get harder as you go on with sheet 1 the easiest and 3 the hardest.
Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at writing explanation texts!
Attached above is:
Week 4 overview: Please read this for information on today’s lesson.
Letter from Wallace to read.
Blue print for the getupatron
Here is a video with Mr Milfull to further help you with today’s lesson:
Topic:
Stain glass windows. Stained glass windows are another important aspect of Christianity. Please read through the PowerPoint and look at the example stained glass windows.
Have at go at creating your own beautiful stained-glass window. Last year we used different coloured tissue paper rolled up into balls and stuck on to create a 3d effect. If you don’t have coloured paper at home, please just use felt tips/crayons and create a beautiful window using one of the templates attached above.
Art:
Madhubani Paintings Art Project
Over the next 3 weeks 1 or 2 of your daily lessons should be spent on Mr Milfull’s art project. Please see attached above along with some examples of Rama and Sita artwork.

Birds:

Right everyone! We are all spending too much time inside looking at a computer (I know it’s mostly because we are sending you lots of home schooling).  However, it is important that we also spend time outdoors. I hope many of you have signed up for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.

On Thursday at 11:00 in school we will be taking part in the BBC’s Big Schools Winterwatch Live lesson. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/big-schools-winterwatch-live-lesson/zv8vn9q
There are sheets to download and activities to take part in.
I have entered the school for the RSPB wild challenge bronze award. You too can take part by following this link https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/
We will continue with silver award when you return to school
Remember get outside – it can be you own personal Forest School!

Mr Milfull

Daily reading
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think!
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Monday 25th January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to last Friday’s riddle: What has many rings but no fingers?
Answer: A telephone!
Here is the riddle for the day…What kind of room has no doors or windows?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
He’ll never hear the end of it comprehension
SPAG activity:
Creating similes. Create similes by finishing off the phrase. The start has been given to you. Make them as exciting as you can and try not to go for the obvious!
E.g. As quick as a Ferrari
As small as an ant
Maths:
Recap:
Properties of 3d shapes, worksheet above answers included.

The main activities for today’s maths lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be completing the sheet on counting in fractions. If you are in year 5 you will be completing the comparing fractions sheet above. Answers are included for the year 4 sheet but not year 5 today send to your class teacher for marking please. Here is a video with Mr Morrell to help you 🙂

Maths challenge/extension:

There are a lot of other games to help with multiplication and division found here for free – please do not pay to become a member!

Literacy: 
In Literacy, this week we will be looking at writing explanation texts!
Attached above is:
Week 4 overview: Please read this for information on daily lessons
Cyclone explanation text
Mr Milfulls explanation checklist
An activity involving matching features you might find in an explanation text with the definition.
Please read the cyclone text, jot and jot down some of the features you will find and the match up the features with their definition 🙂
Topic:
Churches are Christian’s places of worship they are beautiful buildings inside and out. You can find similar features in each church. Look through the PowerPoint and complete the activity labelling the different things you may find in a church. Alternatively, you could draw the inside of the church including the things you might find and label them.
Music
Mrs Wilcox’s music lesson for this week is on composing music. 2 sheets are attached above and here is a video to help you

Birds:

Right everyone! We are all spending too much time inside looking at a computer (I know it’s mostly because we are sending you lots of home schooling).  However, it is important that we also spend time outdoors. I hope many of you have signed up for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.

On Thursday at 11:00 in school we will be taking part in the BBC’s Big Schools Winterwatch Live lesson. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/big-schools-winterwatch-live-lesson/zv8vn9q
There are sheets to download and activities to take part in.
I have entered the school for the RSPB wild challenge bronze award. You too can take part by following this link https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/
We will continue with silver award when you return to school
Remember get outside – it can be you own personal Forest School!

Mr Milfull

Daily reading
We will now be doing daily reading (by the lovely Mrs Dale) please listen along to the story and let us know what you think!
Reading can be found on our website by following this link:
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Friday 22nd January 2021

Good morning all,

The answer to yesterday’s riddle: Which month has 28 days?
Answer: All of them of course!
Here is the riddle for the day… What has many rings but no fingers?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
World religion day. Read the text (it is interesting!) and answer the questions. Answers included
SPAG activity:
No SPAG today please finish off and catch up with any work missed/needing finishing off.
Maths:
Recap: Maths fishing

Play the above game it will really help you with your times tables. Choose the level you feel is appropriate for your understanding of the times tables

There are a lot of other games to help with multiplication and division found here for free – please do not pay to become a member!
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

 

The main activities for today’s math lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be completing the green sheets (Calculating quantities). If you are in year 5 you will be completing the target your maths sheet (Fraction of amount word problems).  Both sheets are challenging and you need to apply what you did in Thursdays lesson as the video by Mr Morrell will show you.

Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Morrell to help you 🙂
Maths challenge/extension: OPTIONAL WhiteRose maths purple sheets. These are very challenging though so don’t feel you must complete them today.
Literacy: 

Please look at work 3 overview again to find out what you will be doing today.

-Highlight the ‘How to care for a Mouskin’ text. The 8 features are down the left hand side of the page. Use 8 different colours and highlight them in the text where they appear. The numbers next to the features also match up to the numbers in the text to help you.
E.g. 3, Chronologically ordered steps
There is a small number 3 next to ‘What you need’ so this needs to be highlighted.
Numbers 5 and 8 are the most important so please focus on these
Once you have done this write an instructional text on how to look after another animal. It could be a pet, horse, tiger or even an imaginary creature. Use brackets to add extra information. Add humour to your text (be careful feeding tiger as it does not always know the difference between food and the keeper’s arm).
Topic:
Read through the PowerPoint and complete the worksheet (only do the 1 star activity unless you would rather do the 2/3 star) drawing/cutting and sticking the symbols of significance (importance to Christians). NO cheating! Read the PowerPoint THEN complete the worksheet. If you cannot print, please have a go at drawing the image quickly and writing what it means

Finishing off bits:

Have a look back over this week’s learning have you completed all of the French/ICT/Topic/Science/PE if not today is the day to catch up and finish off anything you have missed.
All work from this week can be found here:

http://www.rooksnestacademy.co.uk/my-class/year-4-and-5-home-learning/

Birds:

This week Winter Watch starts on BBC. Last year many of you enjoyed taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.
If you would like to take part at home ask your parents and then click on this link https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/  . There are lots of activities and games to do. Let us know how you get on! 🙂
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Thursday 21st January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: What begins with T ends with T and has T in it?
Answer: D for December!    Teapot
Here is the riddle for the day…
Which month has 28 days?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Running with the bulls comprehension
SPAG activity:
Missing conjunctions and full stops sheet.
The text uses and far too much and has no full stops. Add full stops and replace some of the ands with different conjunctions. Some of the ands can stay but not all of them and they shouldn’t be used too close together.
Maths:
Recap: Division facts including remainders

Play the above game ‘division millionaire’. Can you get all 10 questions correct and collect the ultimate prize money? You will need to know your timetables and be careful about remainders! Let us know if you collect the top prize!

There are a lot of other games to help with multiplication and division found here for free – please do not pay to become a member!
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

The main activities for today’s math lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be completing the green sheets (fractions of a quantity). If you are in year 5 you will be completing the purple sheets (fractions of an amount).

Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Morrell to help you 🙂
Maths challenge/extension: See fractions of amount challenge sheet above (answers included). The first sheet is easiest with the 3rd sheet hardest. You do not have to do all 3 challenge sheets. Choose the one you feel comfortable with.
Literacy: 
Today you will be writing a set of instructions on something (it can be anything) that you think Mr Milfull, Mr Lai and Mr Morrell might not know about…there is a lot we don’t know about – particularly house hold jobs!
Please see week 3 overview attached (it will tell you what to do today) and planning sheet (if needed) and some help slides which will remind you what is needed in instructions.
Remember your adverbs in your sentences and can you include relative clauses and parentheses?
We look forward to reading yourdetailed(not just 3 sentences!)instructions.
Topic:
One famous story from the bible involving Jesus was how he healed a blind man.
Please read a simplified version of the story above and have a go at turning the story into a comic book strip (also above). If you can’t print the comic book strip template just draw the boxes. Guidance on how to draw a comic book strip is included on top of the sheet. If you are unsure what a comic book strip should look like please use Google search to find out.
PE:
Today we will be looking at hip-hop dance. Please follow the videos below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujREEgxEP7g –Video 1 – Learn some simple dance moves (nice and slow easy to follow – Mr Morrell’s level!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd-Va1m4s1E– Video 2 – Learn a hip-hop dance. This is trickier and faster than the first video but I’m sure some of you can do it…can any parents…😁
Dancing is difficult and I know it can be hard to have a go but the coordination and balance you learn from dance can help you in all sports from football to table tennis! If you have a go, I promise you will have fun!

Challenge: Where did hip-hop dance originate from (come from)?

Birds:

This week Winter Watch starts on BBC. Last year many of you enjoyed taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.
If you would like to take part at home ask your parents and then click on this link https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/  . There are lots of activities and games to do. Let us know how you get on! 🙂
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Wednesday 20th January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: What is next in this sequence of letters? JFMAMJJASON…
Answer: D for December!      J for January     F for February    M for March    etc..
Here is the riddle for the day… What begins with T ends with T and has T in it?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
The mystery of the colour thief. Questions are down the side of the page.
SPAG activity:
Collecting vocabulary.
Can you think of 8 words to fill each column?
Can you remember what a verb, noun, verb, preposition and adverb are?
Challenge: Write a short definition for the 5 above words
Maths:
Recap: Prime numbers!

REMEMBER: A prime number can only be divided by 1 and itself. Answer “yes” or “no” to the questions where necessary.

1. What is the first prime number?
2. What is the only even prime number?
3. How many factors do prime numbers have?
4. Is 5 a prime number?
5. Is 2 a prime number?
6. Is 9 a prime number?
7. What is the 9th prime number?
8. What is the 7th prime number?
9. What is the 2nd prime number?
10. What is the 14th prime number?

The main activities for today’s math lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be completing the target your maths work sheet for year 4 and then the green sheets (continuing with equivalent fractions).

If you are in year 5 you will be completing the target your maths work sheet for year 5 and then the purple sheets (which are also looking at equivalent fractions).
Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Morrell to help you 🙂

As stated in the video please complete the target your maths worksheet for your year group AND then the green sheet (year 4) or purple sheet (year 5).

Maths challenge/extension: If you are in Year 4 and are feeling very confident with equivalent fractions have a go at the purple sheets (AFTER) the green. You do not have to do this as there is a lot of work to complete today.
Literacy: 
Pancake making day!!! 🙂
Here is Mr Milfull making some of his own to help you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePdb0xMgRoE&feature=youtu.be – part 2

Topic:
Jesus features in a lot of stories called ‘Parables’ today you will be looking at what a parable is, why they are important in Christianity and having a go at writing your own short parable.
Read through the PowerPoint completing the activities as you go. Please watch the video links to Youtube that are found in the PowerPoint
You don’t have to write in literacy today so no complaining about writing in topic ! 😄

ICT:

Continue with Hour of code
Please let us know if you have forgotten your login details

Birds:

This week Winter Watch starts on BBC. Last year many of you enjoyed taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.
If you would like to take part at home ask your parents and then click on this link https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/  . There are lots of activities and games to do. Let us know how you get on! 🙂
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards

Mr Morrell

Tuesday 19th January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: How many letters are there in the alphabet?
Answer: There are 11 in ‘the alphabet’!
Here is the riddle for the day… What is next in this sequence of letters? JFMAMJJASON…
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Knight in shining armour
SPAG activity:
Following on from yesterday’s Literacy. The word nicely has been used too much. Replace ‘nicely’ with a range of other adverbs
Maths:
Recap:
Rounding sheet attached.
We have done a lot on rounding numbers this year so hopefully after watching the short video below you will remember how to round accurately. The video is not made by us but it will hopefully give you a reminder!
Rounding to the nearest 10’000 and 100’000 is a year 5 skill so don’t worry too much if you are in year 4 and struggle a bit with it although I know a lot of you are geniuses who will be able to do it! 🙂

The main activities for today’s lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be completing the green sheets (Equivalent fractions) and if you are in year 5 you will be completing the purple sheets (changing mixed number fractions to improper fractions). Answers are included. Here is a video with Mr Morrell to help you 🙂

Maths challenge/extension: There will be no extension today due to the SPAG activity.
Literacy: 
Please see Mr Milfull’s guide to instructions PowerPoint and example recipe attached. Here is a video by Mr Milfull about today’s lesson
Science:
Changes of state reversible vs irreversible changes
Please read through the PowerPoint above
Complete worksheet entitled cut stick reversible or not. It is a cut and stick sheet for those that would like to do it that way. But please just draw a quick table with reversible at the top of on column and irreversible at the top of the other and write which goes in which column if you do not have a printer/glue/scissors. BUT remember to have a go at the challenge questions on the bottom of the sheet. Once you hav finsihed the Powerpoint there is a ‘check’ sheet to see if you have understood the lesson 🙂

French:

Please continue with Mrs Dale’s French slides from where you got up to last time. No more than 2 slides!

Birds:

This week Winter Watch starts on BBC. Last year many of you enjoyed taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.
If you would like to take part at home ask your parents and then click on this link https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/  . There are lots of activities and games to do. Let us know how you get on! 🙂
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Monday 18th January 2021
Good morning all and welcome to week 3 of our lockdown learning.
We hope you all had a lovely weekend in the snow. Thanks for sending in all the pictures of the super snowmen, snow bunnies, snow angels, snow fairies and snow castles. We liked seeing you all having fun 🙂
The answer to Friday’s riddle: How do you make the number one disappear?
Answer: Add a G to it…and it’s…GONE!
Here is the riddle for the day… How many letters are there in the alphabet?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
The Snow goose
SPAG activity:
Speech marks – fill in the missing speech marks on the above sheet (2nd sheet). We have done a lot on speech marks this year. Remember speech marks only go around the part of the sentence that is spoken.  Let’s see what you can remember! Answers included.
Maths:
Recap: There will be no recap today due to the SPAG activity.

The main activities for today’s lesson are attached above. If you are in year 4 you will be completing the green sheets (fractions greater than one) and if you are in year 5 you will be completing the purple sheets (changing improper fractions to mixed number fractions ). Answers are included.

Here is a WhiteRose maths lesson on changing improper fractions to mixed number fractions this should help if you are inyear 5:
Here is a WhiteRose maths lesson on fractions greater than one this should help if you are in year 4:
Maths challenge/extension: There will be no extension today due to the SPAG activity.
When you send your home learning back today, please let us know what you think of the WhiteRose teaching videos. Do you find them more, or less helpful than the videos done by Mr Morrell/Mr Lai? Or did it not really make much difference? Would you like to see more/less of these WhiteRose maths teaching videos or a mixture between these and Mr Lai/Morrell? 
We appreciate your feedback! Thank you🙂
Literacy: 
Week 3 overview (what we will be doing) attached.
This week we will be leaving behind balanced arguments and looking at writing instructions. Today’s lesson will be on fronted adverbials. Please see the PowerPoint above and Mr Milfull’s lessons below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfnqAu4Bx1c&feature=youtu.be – part 2

Topic:
As part of our Religion topic, we will be looking at Christianity over the next couple of weeks.
For today’s lesson we want you to watch/read the links below and find out what Christianity is, who Jesus was and why he is important. If you were in school, we would be doing this as a discussion lesson with little writing apart from maybe a few notes, so if your parents/carers/siblings have time have a discussion with them. We don’t need to see written evidence for this lesson. Just tell us if you have done it and maybe an interesting fact you have found out🙂
Feel free to use other websites than just the one below.
Music:
Pentatonic scale. Please see sheet above and Mrs Wilcox’s help video below:
 
Art: 
Sketching a church. Follow the link and copy how to sketch a church. To slow the video down please click on settings — playback speed — 0.5

We would have been doing this in charcoal if you were at school but pencil will do fine. Remember to not press on too hard when sketching until the end when you are going over your finished piece of work.

Birds:

This week Winter Watch starts on BBC. Last year many of you enjoyed taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.
If you would like to take part at home ask your parents and then click on this link https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/  . There are lots of activities and games to do. Let us know how you get on! 🙂
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Friday 15th January 2021
Good morning all,
We hope you enjoyed the snow yesterday 🙂
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: What is the best cure for dandruff?
Answer: baldness
As you may have noticed, I messed this one up a bit yesterday and typed the answer by accident! 😨 Sorry! Think the excitement of snow proved too much for me!
Here is the riddle for the day… How do you make the number one disappear?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Rio Olympics comprehension
Maths:
Recap:
Write the following numbers as words. Here is a video to help you by our new teacher who will be helping you in class/with your home learning over the next few weeks Ms Heraty:
304
540
6,578
4,125
6,004
7,807
12,445
65,874
452,654
650,052

The main activities for today’s lesson are attached above (you will be looking at changing a mixed number fraction to an improper fraction as well as subtracting fractions from a whole number today) and here is Mr Morrell explaining today’s lesson:

We are wanting everyone to complete the sheets today even though they say ‘Y4’ as it is a recap. Answers are included. Rember you only need to do the white sheet and the FIRST green sheet. You do not need to do the 2nd green sheet unless you want to.

Maths challenge/extension:
Complete the 2nd sheet if you wish – it is tricky!
Literacy: Carrying on/finishing your big write. Make it as good as you possibly can then please send it to us to read! 🙂
We would like you to complete your balanced argument on social media today. If you have finished it please up-level in blue pen and make it better! Have you got a relative clause? Does your balanced argument use statistics to support the points made in your writing?
Please see attached:
Social media help sheet with guidance on what should be included in each paragraph.
Mr Milfull’s videos explaining the big write:
Remember to include a relative clause or even two!
Literacy extension: If you have finished the big write and need some extra Literacy to do please see the above PowerPoint (read through it carefully) and worksheet on casual conjunctions. Complete the sheet for today’s activity. We will be using casual conjunctions in next week’s Literacy so doing this will help you!
Topic:
Outdoor learning: Make a snowman outside in the snow (if there is still snow where you are). We want to see pictures! Who can build the biggest snowman?
If you have had enough of making snowmen yesterday and don’t fancy doing it again, have a look round your house/garden. How many different materials can you identify and find around your house?
Create a list (pictures or words) and show us 🙂 There is a PowerPoint above showing some different materials – but there are lots more!
E.g. wood = table
glass = window
metal = pan
Challenge what different types of fabrics can you find around your house? Can you identify any different types of metal?
Finishing off bits:
Have a look back over this week’s learning have you completed all of the French/ICT/Topic/Science/PE if not today is the day to catch up and finish off anything you have missed.
All work from this week can be found here:
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Thursday 14th January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?
Answer: The letter M
Here is the riddle for the day… What is the best cure for baldness? (Maybe a bit more of a joke than a riddle! 👀)
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Tiddlywinks comprehension
Maths:
Recap:
Order the following numbers in ASCEDNING order using your knowledge of place value. Can you remember what ascending means?
  1. 654       645       564       654
  2. 344        234      343       243
  3. 4563       4578         3456        4567
  4. 2457       2574         2747        2757
  5.  65895        65789        65987      65798        65874
  6. 23454        23544        23754       23545        23455

The main activities for today’s lesson are attached above (you will be looking at subtracting fractions today after looking at adding them yesterday) and here is Mr Morrell explaining today’s lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeBQpmNY2uk&feature=youtu.be
We are wanting everyone to complete the sheets today even though they say ‘Y4’ as it is a recap. Answers are included.
Maths challenge/extension:
Subtract 2 fractions extension sheet (again, don’t feel you must complete this sheet, it is optional if you find the other really easy!)
Literacy:
We would like you to complete your balanced argument on social media today/tomorrow. If you have finished it please up-level in blue pen and make it better! Have you got a relative clause? Does your balanced argument use statistics to support the points made in your writing?
Please see attached:
Social media help sheet with guidance on what should be included in each paragraph.
Mr Milfull’s videos explaining the big write:
Remember to include a relative clause or even two!
As Mr Milfull says in his video this piece of writing can be done between Wednesday and Friday. There is no rush. We want a good long detailed piece of writing!
Topic:
Outdoor learning: Make a snowman outside in the snow (it looks like this might be possible this time). We want to see pictures! Who can build the biggest snowman?
ICT: (If making a snowman’s not your thing) Carry on with hour of code – you should have your logins
PE:
Have a go at the Zumba video below for today’s PE lesson (it is not exactly how we would be doing dance in PE at school but it will do for now!). Can anyone tell me which country Zumba originated (came) from? I will give you a clue…it’s not England.
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Good morning all,
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: Three men were in a boat. It capsized but only two got their hair wet. Why?
Answer: One was bald!
Here is the riddle for the day… What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Recycle week comprehension
Maths:
Recap: Carry on and complete the next 6 numbers of each sequence. Yesterday your sequences went up (in ascending order) today they are going down (in descending order):
E.g.,  44   42   40   38   36   34   32   30   28   26
 
150     140   130   120
63   60   57    54
52   48    44    40
78    73   68   63
124    118     112    106
255     244     233     222
750    700    650   600
1150    1125   1100  1075

The main activities for today’s lesson are attached above and here is Mr Morrell explaining today’s lesson:

We are wanting everyone to complete the sheets today even though they say ‘Y4’ as it is a recap. Answers are included.

Maths challenge: If you find today’s maths easy have a look at the adding fractions problem solving (Do not feel you must complete this, only have a go if you feel like an extra chalenge).
Literacy:
You will be starting your big writes; a balanced argument on whether social media is a good thing or not. We would like you to complete the first 2 paragraphs today and finish it tomorrow (as you did last week).
Please see attached:
Social media help sheet with guidance on what should be included in each paragraph.
Mr Milfull’s videos explaining the big write
Remember to include a relative clause or even two!
As Mr Milfull says in his video this piece of writing can be done between now and Friday. There is no rush. We want a good long detailed piece of writing!
Topic:
Read through the 3 PowerPoints above on Eid and Ramadan (although you should have learnt quite a bit by now!) and complete the sheets summarising and showing what you know about the 2 subjects.
Music:
Time names and time values see above.
Remember to keep practising your daily spellings, doing Times table Rockstars and completing accelerated reader quizzes! We can see who is completing quizzes and doing Rockstars on our teacher pages! 😎
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Good morning All,
Please note: If you have a ‘cut and stick’ activity but don’t have access to a printer feel free to just draw the sheet/boxes and write in pen/pencil. Whatever is easiest🙂
The answer to yesterday’s riddle: What starts with a P, ends with an E and has thousands of letters?  POST OFFICE
Here is the riddle for the day… Three men were in a boat. It capsized but only two got their hair wet. Why?
Please find today’s home learning attached.
Guided Reading:
Valley of the fairy chimneys
Maths:
Recap: Carry on and complete the next 6 numbers of each sequence:
E.g.,   4    8   12    16   20    24    28    32   36    40
 
15   18   21   24   27
16   24   32   40   48
80    100   120   140
500   600   700   800
250   300   350   400
250   500   750   1000
4000   5000   6000   7000
2   4    8    16
The last one is hard!

The main activities for today’s lesson are attached above and here is Mr Morrell explaining today’s lesson:

We are wanting everyone to complete the sheets today even though they say ‘Y4’ as it is a recap. Answers are included.

Literacy:
Debating social media – is it a good or bad thing?
Please see video below and sheets attached above.
Topic:

Use the link above to read/watch and learn all about what Ramadan is and why it important to Muslims. Create and informative poster explaining what Ramadan is and outlining what you have learnt.

Imaging you are trying to tell someone who has never heard anything about Ramadan before. Educate them!

Remember posters need to be eye-catching not necessarily ‘wordy’

Art: Carry on with the Islamic art PowerPoint and 2 worksheets sent yesterday. If you have finished these research other styles of Islamic art. Send me what you find. Which are your favourite and why? Impress me!
French: Continue with Ms Dale’s French slides from where you got to last time. Only do 1 or 2 please.
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Monday 11th January 2021
Good morning everyone and welcome to the 2nd week of our home learning. We had responses from the vast majority of children last week, which is superb to say we had not done it before. We are hoping for even more work being sent back this week.
Here is a riddle for the day…. What starts with a P, ends with an E and has thousands of letters?
Attached is today’s home learning stay positive and keep smiling! 🙂
Guided Reading:
Splitting the apple comprehension
Maths:
Recap: The quick method to solve column subtraction involving numbers with multiple zeros:
600 – 364 =
7000 – 3456 =
8000 – 2578 =
9000 – 4689 =
£10.00 – £3.46=
£20.00 – £12.89 =
£50.00 – £17.98 =
£100.00 – £87.07 =
Here is a video with Mr Lai to help:

For the main part of our maths lesson we will be starting to look at fractions. We will be looking at fractions over the next few weeks. The activites for today’s lesson are above and here is Mr Morrell and Mr Lai explaining todays introduction lesson:

We are wanting everyone to complete BOTH sheets today even though they say ‘Y4’ as it is a recap. Answers are included. On the ‘colour and label’ answer worksheet their is a mistake 2/5 should only have 2 out of the 5 bozes shaded in.

Literacy:
We will be continuing working on balanced arguments this week and todays focus will be on expanding sentences using relative clauses. The powerpoint and sheet for today’s lesson are above and here is Mr Milfull’s lesson on relative clauses.
Topic:
Science – carrying on last week’s lesson when we started looking at changes of state. Today we will be looking at the particle properties of solids, liquids and gases. PowerPoint (you will have seen this already last week) and sheet above.
Art: Carrying on Islamic art PowerPoint and 2 worksheets above.
There are 2 work sheets to be completed over the course of the week. I do not expect you to complete everything today!
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Friday 8th January 2021
Good morning All!
Here is a riddle for the day…. Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?
Hope you are all well attached is the home learning for today! Enjoy!
Guided Reading: The singing ringing tree comprehension
Maths:
Recap column addition:
  1. 56 + 38
  2. 89 + 72
  3. 351 + 563
  4. 468 + 765
  5. 986 + 753
  6. 6751 + 6783
  7. 7803 + 5674
  8. 8546 + 543
  9. 9953 + 783
  10. 7335 + 853 + 753
Here is a video where Mr Morrell reminds you how to solve column addition calculations:
Main activity:
Year 4 – page 132/133 To interpret and present continuous data – PLEASE IGNORE THE LAST QUESTION ON EACH SECTION (DRAWING BAR CHARTS/HISTOGRAM YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO THIS)
Year 5 – page 142 To read and interpret information in timetables
Literacy: Carry on your SLOW big write (zoo’s balanced argument) from yesterday. Here is Mr Milfull’s video again in case anyone needs it:
If you have finished/when you have finished your big write please have a go at up-levelling (make it better) your own work in blue pen or a different colour/font.
For any one who has done ALL of that there is a SPAG worksheet attached to complete.
Outdoor learning: (as we would have been doing it in school.
Go outside and make the biggest snowman you can (if it snows)
If it doesn’t snow go out side and see how many insects you can find in your garden/flowerbeds. Create a tally chart of the different insects you find.
MFL (French):
Please see powerpoint attached. I would only do the first 2 activities for now.
Science:
Read through the page on solids, liquids and gases and watch the videos.
Spelling: Carry out your own spelling ‘test/check’ on this week’s spellings. You could ask an adult or brother/sister to test you if you have time. How many do you get correct out of 10? Let us know!
I know I have sent a lot today so I do not expect it all to be done. Please pick and choose what you would like to complete.
Have a lovely weekend after your day of hard work! 🙂
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Thursday 7th January 2021
Good morning All!
Here is a riddle for the day…. What five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Hope you are all well attached is the home learning for today! Enjoy!
Guided Reding – The Moon comprehension, answers are at the bottom no cheating!
Maths –
Recap: Column subtraction
Here is a video by Mr Lai to help remind you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMQOwHWVB-w
62 – 25 =
782 – 465 =
984 – 558 =
621 – 438 =
7832 – 389 =
6584 – 897 =
6587 – 2617 =
8005 – 6584 =
The statistics for today is similar to yesterday:
Year 4 Solving problems using information presented in tables
Year 5 reading and interpreting tables.
You will recognise these pages. Please start on the section you feel comfortable with. If you are finding it difficult go back a section if you are finding it easy go on a section. If you can remember which section you are usually asked to start on please start there.
Literacy – You will be starting your SLOW big write today. The video below by Mr MIlfull (it says Friday but it is for today and tomorrow) explains what he wants you to do. We would like at least the first 2 paragraphs done today with the rest tomorrow. You do not have to send the paragraphs you do today if you do not wish. You can just send back the finished balanced argument tomorrow.
Topic – Creating your own Islamic prayer mat based on Islamic patterns. See powerpoint and blank prayer mat sheet
PE – As part of our dance topic we will be looking at dancing around the world!
Please see link to the video below – Can you keep up!?:
Any problems let me know!
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Good morning All,
Well done to those of you who did yesterdays home learning 🙂🙂
Here is todays:
Guided Reading:
Can we go home now comprehension
Literacy:
Zoos paradise or prison sheet.
I have also re-sent yesterdays Powerpoint with the sentence openers on the you will need.
Here is a video link with a short lesson explaining what we are wanting you to do for the lesson. The video title says ‘Thursdays’ lesson but it is for today.
Maths:
Recap work: bus stop division – please solve the following:
315 ÷ 5 =
288  ÷ 3 =
528  ÷ 4 =
717 ÷ 3 =
968 ÷ 8 =
895 ÷ 5 =

8792 ÷ 7 =

9180 ÷ 6 =

Here is a video to help you remember how to use bus stop method!

Year 4 reading and interpreting bar charts.
Year 5 reading and interpreting tables.
You will recognise these pages. Please start on the section you feel comfortable with. If you are finding it difficult go back a section if you are finding it easy go on a section. If you can remember which section you are usually asked to start on please start there.
Science:
Please read through the solid liquids and gases Powerpoint for our new science topic ‘States of matter’
Complete the cutting and sticking solid/liquid/gas activity.
Art:
Skteching a mosque.
What is a mosque? Please research.
Follow the link and copy how to sketch a mosque. To slow the video down please click on settings — playback speed — 0.5
We look forward to receiving your work!
Kind regards
Mr Morrell
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Please find attached your home learning for today.
  • Guided reading comprehension sheet (answers included but no cheating!) and daily home reading – accelerated reader can still be completed and checked by class teachers.
  • Mathematics
    – Recap (column multiplication) complete the following and email the answers:
    3 x 68 =
    6 x 79 =
    45 x 8 =
    424 x 9 =
    578 x 7 =
    17 x 28 =
    24 x 36 =
    37 x 64 =
    – White rose statistic sheets (green = Y4, purple = Y5 but feel free to have a go at both sheets (answers included but no cheating!). PowerPoints are also included to aid your learning.
  • Literacy – Please see the powerpoints on writing a balanced arguments and complete tasks
  • Topic – Research and complete the 5 pillars of Islam worksheet and create your OWN 5 pillars using values that are important to you.
  • ICT – Hour of code/TTR Rockstars – you should know your logins!
Let us know if you need any help!
When recording answers- sheets can be printed off, completed and scanned/photographed back to your class teacher or typed out on word. Whichever suits you best.
Kind regards
Mr Morrell

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