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
1pm TEAMS meeting to catch up about the morning tasks and introduce the afternoon task
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.
*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.
*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.
Maths – Year 5:
If either of the above are too tricky, try a bit more practice subtracting fractions using the PowerPoint and sheets below:
*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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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