Owl Class Home Learning Week beginning 18.1.21

For this week’s home learning, please access your Teams accounts each day. Any problems, email either myself (Mon-Wed) on: hollis.c@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk

Or Miss Horton (Thursday and Friday) on: horton.z@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk

A daily suggested timetable structured around the Teams meetings will be posted the night before on the Timetable section.  Generally, we will be having 3 meetings per day (9.15am, 1pm and 2.50pm).  However, this may differ on a Thursday due to spelling tests and music lessons.

See you soon on Teams!

Mrs Hollis

Owl Class Home Learning 13.1.21

Happy Wednesday Owls!  Hope you are all ok – seeing you all again each day is certainly keeping me going.

Here is the timetable suggestion for today:

9.15am TEAMS meeting to introduce this morning’s activities.

Spellings – final chance for a practice before tomorrow’s test.

English lesson

10.30am Breaktime

11am Maths

12noon Lunch

1pm TEAMS meeting to catch up about the morning tasks and introduce the afternoon task

History

Reading time and Worship

2.50pm TEAMS catch up

Again, I have posted your tasks here in case of technical problems but hopefully soon, we won’t have to rely on it as much once we are really flying with TEAMS.  Try to view your assignments on Teams please to get used to it.

*Spellings – continue to learn your spellings for tomorrow’s test.  There is an optional wordsearch if you would like to use it and are able to print it out; you do not have to complete it.

Year 5 Word Search

Year 6 Word Search

*English – continuing the Oak Academy unit.  Using the link below, follow the instructions in the lesson to work through the teaching video and the related activity.

To plan the recount of events (thenational.academy)

If the above link does not work, follow the link below to the Oak Academy, select Year 6 week beginning Monday 4th January and select Wednesday’s lesson.  It is called to plan the recount of events.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6

*Maths –  Today, we are looking at fractions of an amount.  There is a separate PowerPoint and worksheets for Year 5 and 6.  Take a look at the PowerPoint/video before completing the worksheets for your year group.

Year 6 Maths:

Aut6.12.4-Fractions-of-an-amount-find-the-whole

Y6-Autumn-Block-3-ANS16-Fraction-of-an-amount-find-the-whole-2019

Y6-Autumn-Block-3-WO16-Fraction-of-an-amount-find-the-whole-2019

Year 5 Maths:

Year 5 PowerPoint – Fraction of an Amount

Year 5 fractions of an amount

Year 5 Answers – Fraction of an Amount

Year 5 and 6 Maths:

If either year group finds their work a bit tricky, try the maze activity below.

T2-M-223-Fractions-Maze

T2-M-223-Fractions-Maze-answers

*Reading – Make sure that you are reading for at least 15 minutes per day.

*History – We are going to begin our new topic which is all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.  We are beginning with a focus on the Anglo-Saxons to begin with.

So, what do you know already?  Perhaps you know of some famous characters/kings? Or are familiar with how they lived, where they came from and what evidence of them we have left behind. Today, I would like you to conduct some research including into the following areas:

Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from?

Why did they more to Britain?

What sorts of jobs did they do?

What language did they speak?

What did they believe in?

You can add other facts and pictures that interest you.

*TTRockstars – spend any spare minutes rocking on through those tables.

Complete your work in the exercise books sent home last term and/or upload photos of your work to each assignment if possible as introduced on yesterday’s Teams meetings.  If not, please send photos of what you have done to me at hollis.c@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk or admin@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk.

Keep going – you are doing brilliantly,

Mrs Hollis x

Owl Class Home Learning 12.1.21

Good morning lovely Owls. Well, we survived our first full day on TEAMS!  Let’s go for it again today but in case of technology problems, today’s work is below.

Again, I have included a suggested timetable for how you could organise your day below. Remember that you can work at your pace through the activities.

9.15am TEAMS meeting to introduce this morning’s activities.

Spellings

English lesson

10.30am Breaktime

11am Maths

12noon Lunch

1pm TEAMS meeting to catch up about the morning tasks and introduce the afternoon task

Science

Reading time and TT Rockstars

2.50pm TEAMS catch up

So, here is today’s work:

*Spellings – use your spellings as a means of practising your handwriting as well as learning how to spell them.

Year 5 Handwriting Practice – Cursive

Year 6 Handwriting Practice – Cursive

*English – continuing the Oak Academy unit.  Using the link below, follow the instructions in the lesson to work through the teaching video and the related activity.

To practise and apply knowledge of letter strings: ough, ear, ou, au, ice including test (thenational.academy)

*Maths –  Today, we are looking at fractions of an amount.  Take a look at the PowerPoint before completing the worksheets for your year group.  Remember that the question sheets are divided into 2 strands :Reasoning and Problem Solving (RPS) and Verbal Fluency (VF) and into 3 levels of difficulty (developing, expected and greater depth.  You only need to complete one of the three levels of difficulty for each strand i.e. Year 6 expected RPS and VF.  The answers are included at the back of each set for you to mark your work.

Year-5-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-22-PPT

Year-5-Spring-Block-1-Step-22-RPS-Fraction-of-an-Amount

Year-5-Spring-Block-1-Step-22-VF-Fraction-of-an-Amount

Year-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-22-RPS-Fraction-of-an-Amount

Year-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-22-VF-Fraction-of-an-Amount

If the above is a bit tricky, try the sheets below.

Y3-Spring-Block-5-ANS7-Fractions-of-a-set-of-objects-1-2019

Y3-Spring-Block-5-WO7-Fractions-of-a-set-of-objects-1-2019

*Reading – Make sure that you are spending at least 15 minutes per day reading for pleasure.  Keep a log of the title and pages read in your book.

*Science – Last week, I asked you to look at the work of Carl Linnaeus and his classification system of living things.  Hopefully, you thought about how important it is to have a system of classifying livings things and what it would be like without it.  Think of it as a filing system that helps with identification or a gigantic family tree.

So today, we are going to look at invertebrates.

Take a look at the following and write down the most interesting fact from either.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmj8q6f

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/invertebrates/

Looking at the classification system, a wolf spider would fit as follows:

Capture

As you can see, a wolf spider is the species name but it also falls into the class of arthropods.  This means it has some of the same characteristics as crustaceans like crabs i.e. a hard outside skeleton.  Today, I would like you to us the sheets below to find out more about the characteristics of invertebrates.  There are 8 different sections but you do not have to complete all 8, you can pick at least 4 of your choice.

ESResource6.3.3Invertebratesharder

*TTRockstars – spend any spare minutes rocking on through those tables.

Complete your work in the exercise books sent home last term and please send photos of what you have done to me at hollis.c@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk or admin@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk.

Have a great day and I will hopefully see you throughout the day on TEAMS.

Mrs Hollis x

Owl Class Home Learning 11.1.21

Good morning Owls.  I hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to get out for some fresh air.  It was fab to see so many of you on Friday for our first Teams meeting.  Hopefully, you are joining our TEAMS meeting at 9.15am this morning; I can’t wait to see you all again.  This week, we will be gradually getting to grips with using some of the features of TEAMS and holding 3 daily meetings.  We will have a catch up TEAMS meeting at 1pm today to discuss the morning’s work and to go through the afternoon task with a final TEAMS meeting at 2.50pm to say goodbye and see how your day has gone.  I have included a suggested timetable for how you could organise your learning below around the meeting and breaktimes.

9.15am TEAMS meeting to introduce the morning’s tasks

Spellings

English lesson

10.30am Breaktime

11am Maths

12noon Lunch

1pm TEAMS meeting to catch up about the morning tasks and introduce the afternoon task

PE  time

Reading time and TT Rockstars

2.50pm TEAMS catch up

In case the technology fails (or the teacher in my case), I am also posting copies of all of the links and resources as usual each day so that if things go wrong with TEAMS or you can’t find something, you know where to look.

So, here is today’s work:

*Spellings – spend some time today continuing to learning your spellings for the week (Miss Horton posted them last Thursday and is planning a spelling test this Thursday on TEAMS).  You could use the PowerPoint below to look at the pattern/meanings of words.

Year 5 Handwriting Practice – Cursive

Year 5 spellings PowerPoint

Year 6 Handwriting Practice – Cursive

Year 6 spellings PowerPoint

*English – we will be continuing the unit begun last week on Oak Academy.  Using the link below, follow the instructions in the lesson to work through the teaching video and the related activity.

To write the opening paragraph (thenational.academy)

*Maths –  Year 6:

Today, we are looking at the four operations and fractions (+-x÷).  Take a look at the PowerPoint before completing the worksheets.  Remember that the question sheets are divided into 2 strands :Reasoning and Problem Solving (RPS) and Verbal Fluency (VF) and into 3 levels of difficulty (developing, expected and greater depth.  You only need to complete one of the three levels of difficulty for each strand i.e. Year 6 expected RPS and VF.  The answers are included at the back of each set for you to mark your work.

Year-5-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-21-PPT

Year-6-Spring-Block-1-Step 21-VF-Four-Rules-with-Fractions

Year-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-21-RPS-Four-Rules-with-Fractions

Maths – Year 5:

Year-5-Spring-Block-2-Step-18-PPT-Multiply-Mixed-Numbers-by-Integers

Year-5-Spring-Block-2-Step-18-RPS-Multiply-Mixed-Numbers-by-Integers

Year-5-Spring-Block-2-Step-18-VF-Multiply-Mixed-Numbers-by-Integers

If either of the above are too tricky, try a bit more practice subtracting fractions using the PowerPoint and sheets below:

Year-4-Spring-Block-3-Step-7-PPT-Subtract-2-Fractions

Year-4-Spring-Block-3-Step-7-RPS-Subtract-2-Fractions

Year-4-Spring-Block-3-Step-7-VF-Subtract-2-Fractions

*Reading – Make sure that you are spending at least 15 minutes per day reading for pleasure.  Elevenses with David Walliams is also back, starting with The Boy in the Dress.  These are audio clips of his complete stories, a few chapters a day.

*PE – As this afternoon is one of our PE afternoons, I want you to find something active to do.   As with the last lockdown, you may have to get a bit creative!  So, with that in mind, how about going for a family walk/bike ride, trampolining in the garden, devise a garden circuit and test it out, set yourself some 60 second challenges such as how many star jumps can you do in a minute etc?  Also, Joe Wicks is posting new PE with Joe workouts on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday (live at 9am or catch up on his YouTube channel).  Remember that physical exercise and fresh air is as important as schoolwork.

*TTRockstars – spend any spare minutes rocking on through those tables.

Complete your work in the exercise books sent home last term and please send photos of what you have done to me at hollis.c@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk or admin@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk.  We are working on ways of you saving your work in TEAMS to save you having to send evidence to us but that is a work in progress so bear with us.

Have a great day and I will hopefully see you throughout the day on TEAMS.

Mrs Hollis x

 

Owl Class Home Learning 6.1.21

Good Morning Owls!  Well here we are again!  A huge well done to all of you that completed yesterday’s tasks and especially to those who sent work in for me to look at.  Keep it up – you are doing us all proud.  (Imagine that said in your favourite of my epic accents!)

Here are your home learning tasks for today:

*English – Today, we are continuing the unit from The Oak National Academy.  Using the link below, find Year 6 week beginning Monday 14th December and select Wednesday’s English lesson.  It is called ‘To explore word class’.  Follow the instructions in the lesson to work through the teaching video and the related activity.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6

*Maths – Today, we are looking at multiplying fractions by integers.  Take a look at the PowerPoint before completing the relevant worksheets for your year group.  Remember that the question sheets are divided into 2 strands :Reasoning and Problem Solving (RPS) and Verbal Fluency (VF) and into 3 levels of difficulty (developing, expected and greater depth.  You only need to complete one of the three levels of difficulty for each strand i.e. Year 5 expected RPS and VF.  The answers are included at the back of each set for you to mark your work.

Year-5-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-17-PPT

Year-5-Spring-Block-1-Step-17-RPS-Multiply-Non-Unit-Fractions-by-an-Integer

Year-5-Spring-Block-1-Step-17-VF-Multiply-Non-Unit-Fractions-by-an-Integer

Year-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-17-RPS-Multiply-Fractions-by-Fractions

Year-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-17-VF-Multiply-Fractions-by-Fractions

If you find the work above too tricky, try a bit more on adding fractions with the activity below.

Year-4-Spring-Block-3-Step-6-DP-Add-2-or-More-Fractions

*Reading – spend at least 15 minutes reading today.

*Times Table practice – log onto TTRockstars and spend at least 20 minutes improving your quick recall of times tables.

*Art – I think today we deserve to do a bit of Art today!  Now don’t worry, I know my drawing ability is not going to win me any prizes so we will start slowly and work up to something a bit trickier later in the term.  For now, have a look at the very simple PowerPoint that I have attached below.  It covers a few basic techniques for sketching and adding tone to a sketch.  It does mention trying some of the techniques out in your sketchbook which I know you don’t, have, but you can use any paper that you do have at home or a page of your home learning exercise book.  You can also use an ordinary pencil and experiment with the different tones that you can achieve by pressing lightly or with more pressure.  Please send in a photo of your work and I will put them up in an Owl’s gallery.  (I won’t include mine as it may be too scarily bad to look at for long!)

Drawing-Techniques-PowerPoint

Record your work in the book sent home from school.  Please send copies/photos of your work to the admin email address.

Have a good day,

Mrs Hollis

Owl Class Home Learning 5.1.21

Good Morning Owls and Happy New Year!  I hope you have all had a great Christmas break. This is not quite the start that we were expecting to the Spring term and I am so disappointed not to see you all in class today but like last time, we will get through this together.  As the announcement to move to remote learning came out last night, today I am posting work here whilst we get to grips with the technology needed to do more face to face teaching.  Please bear with us whilst we sort it out; we will let you know when we are in a position to start this.

So, here are your home learning tasks for today:

*English – I have chosen the following unit from The Oak National Academy for both year groups to follow.  Using the link below, find Year 6 week beginning Monday 14th December. I would like you to complete Monday’s lesson today.   Begin by selecting Monday’s lesson which is called ‘To analyse the features of a newspaper report’.  Follow the instructions in the lesson to work through the teaching video and the related activity.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6

*Maths – Today, we are looking at multiplying fractions by integers.  Take a look at the PowerPoint before completing the relevant worksheets for your year group.  Remember that the question sheets are divided into 2 strands :Reasoning and Problem Solving (RPS) and Verbal Fluency (VF) and into 3 levels of difficulty (developing, expected and greater depth.  You only need to complete one of the three levels of difficulty for each strand i.e. Year 5 expected RPS and VF.  The answers are included at the back of each set for you to mark your work.

Year-5-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-16-PPT

Year-5-Spring-Block-1-Step-16-RPS-Multiply-Unit-Fractions-by-an-Integer

Year-5-Spring-Block-1-Step-16-VF-Multiply-Unit-Fractions-by-an-Integer

Year-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-16-RPS-Multiply-Fractions-by-Integers

Year-6-Spring-Block-1-Step-16-VF-Multiply-Fractions-by-Integers

If you find the above a bit too tricky, here are is an activity on adding fractions that you could try instead.

Year-4-Spring-Block-3-Step-6-PPT-Add-2-or-More-Fractions

Year-4-Spring-Block-3-Step-6-RPS-Add-2-or-More-Fractions

Year-4-Spring-Block-3-Step-6-VF-Add-2-or-More-Fractions

*Science – This half term, we are starting a new topic on the classification of living things.  I would like you to find out about Carl Linnaeus.  Who was he?  What is he best known for?  How does what he developed help us with our lives today?  There is a PowerPoint below to get you started.

Presentation Linnaean System

*Reading – spend at least 15 minutes reading today.

*Times Table practice – log onto TTRockstars and spend at least 20 minutes improving your quick recall of times tables.

Record your work in the book sent home from school.  Please send copies/photos of your work to the admin email address.

Have a good day and keep smiling. Sending lots of virtual hugs,

Mrs Hollis x

Owl Class Home Learning 16.12.20

Good morning.  Here are today’s tasks:

*English – Today, spend some time editing your Nativity story begun on Monday (full explanation and resource on Monday’s post if you haven’t started it). You could also copy it out adding some illustrations too.  I would love to read what you have come up with.

*Maths – Today, have a go at the either the Christmas coordinates activity below or the Christmas mystery.

Christmas-Tree—Empty-Grid

Christmas-Tree—Instructions

Mystery sheets

Mystery Answers

*Reading – make sure that you are reading for at least 10 minutes per day.

*Times Table practice – log onto TTRockstars and spend at least 20 minutes improving your quick recall of times tables.

Record your work in the book sent home from school.  Please send copies/photos of your work to the admin email address.

Have a good day,

Mrs Hollis