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Firefly Class

There are ZOOM LESSONS PLANNED FOR THE FOLLOWING TIMES:

Thursday 14th Jan @ 10am.

Tuesday 19th Jan @ 10am.

Thursday 21st Jan @ 10am.

 

Mental Health and Well Being Support Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome to Firefly Class, we are Year 5 & 6 class with some Year 4s.  The class is taught by Mr Knott. 

 

Please see below a copy of your child’s daily learning tasks.  This contains links for learning and activities to do from home.  This will be updated regularly (afternoon/evening), so please check it each day.

 

Whilst the school is closed, we will start each day with a morning starter, followed by a maths and English (either reading and writing) activity. There will then be at least one afternoon activity for the children to complete.

 

All the children should have a little red book with their login details in for all of the learning platforms. I will communicate with Firefly pupils using their school email addresses, please check these regularly. 

 

Thank you for your support!  

 

Mr Knott

 

mrknott@togetherfederation.school

Isolating/Distance learning:

 

Friday 15th January 2020

 

MORNING STARTER:

Which of these are concrete and abstract nouns?

Check out the definitions for each here:

What is an Abstract Noun? - Answered - Twinkl Teaching Wiki

 

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

English – This will be today’s and tomorrow’s learning!

PE

 

Today we are continuing to write our persuasive letters to our local MP:

 

Contact information for Jerome Mayhew - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament

 

REMEMBER TO USE GOOGLE DOCS FOR THIS – SEND ME AN INVITE TO EDIT and I will help you to edit and improve your work. Remember, you are much more likely to be taken seriously if your letter is well written.

 

Here is a powerpoint and a poster guide on writing persuasive letters:

 

https://tinyurl.com/y5zz52lv

https://tinyurl.com/y3rgnope

 

Here are some examples of great letters from yesterday to help you, these children have all got lots of really good aspects to their writing:

 

Izz’s: https://tinyurl.com/y3kkz36u

 

Rowan’s: https://tinyurl.com/y4zr62kn

 

Ethan’s: https://tinyurl.com/y2m85f2e

 

TJs P.E.E paragraphs:

https://tinyurl.com/y48ka6f5

 

Any help needed, just drop me an email.

How quickly can you do the DAILY 10?

 

Want a challenge? Why not try and do 3 rounds of this with a minutes rest between each!

 

Computing - Typing

 

Our topic for this term is really not possible to do through distance learning as it involves specialist equipment.

 

So I thought as we are using computers so much it would be good to learn to type better.

 

Have a go at this dance mat typing game:

 

Dance Mat Typing - BBC Bitesize

 

JUST FOCUS ON LEVEL 3 TODAY- play several times and practice the skills taught. We will do other levels later on in the week!

 

 

Maths (60 mins)

 

Arithmetic Friday!

 

So quick reminder, the test is to be taken independently and without support from anyone, it is 30 minutes long and you should spend that whole amount of time working on it – check your answers if you finish early.

 

Year 4: https://tinyurl.com/y3xyr8zb

Year 5: https://tinyurl.com/y5pajdza

Year 6: https://tinyurl.com/y4ec2kd3

 

YOU DON’T NEED A PRINTER TO DO THIS!

 

Yes, if you have one great, print it and have a go. If not, just follow along on screen and write your answers/jottings down on paper. If you need paper/books – just ask, we can sort something for you.

 

Mark your test afterwards and spend the rest of your time working through the mistakes – you can email me for support or ask someone at home to help you.

 

Notes:

 

Hey Fireflies,

 

Well done, there are so many of you working your socks off at the moment – keep it up!

 

If you need any support or you want some more work – just email!

 

Mr K

 

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

 

Thursday 14th January 2020

 

MORNING STARTER:

 

Mystic Maths (transum.org)

 

How does he read your mind?

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

English – This will be today’s and tomorrow’s learning!

PE

 

Today we are going to be starting to write our letters.

 

We are going to be writing a persuasive letter to your local MP about plastic pollution and asking him for support in reducing it.

 

Here are his contact details:

 

Contact information for Jerome Mayhew - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament

 

I strongly recommend that you do this work on google docs and share it with me. This way I can help you edit and check it before you email/post your letters off.

 

Here is a powerpoint and a poster guide on writing persuasive letters:

 

https://tinyurl.com/y5zz52lv

 

https://tinyurl.com/y3rgnope

 

Here is an example persuasive letter, it has some good features and I would like you to try to include your P.E.E paragraphs from yesterday too.

 

https://tinyurl.com/y596g5cf

 

Here is the example opening I did on the call:

 

https://tinyurl.com/y4fwezmr 

 

Here are TJs P.E.E paragraphs:

 

https://tinyurl.com/y5uw7vvs 

 

Any help needed, just drop me an email.

You could spell the day of the week again or maybe even your name?

 

https://tinyurl.com/yxrw3bz9

 

 

Computing - Typing

 

Our topic for this term is really not possible to do through distance learning as it involves specialist equipment.

 

So I thought as we are using computers so much it would be good to learn to type better.

 

Have a go at this dance mat typing game:

 

Dance Mat Typing - BBC Bitesize

 

JUST FOCUS ON LEVEL 2 TODAY- play several times and practice the skills taught. We will do other levels later on in the week!

 

 

Maths (60 mins)

 

Today we are going to be looking at dividing fractions by whole numbers (integers). We will go over this briefly in our zoom lesson today.

 

This is another fairly simple fraction operation and the key is just remembering which method applies to which type of fraction sum. So when you see one like this you know to use the method below.

 

Watch my video guide below:

https://tinyurl.com/y3xlmrah

 

Visit this page for more support and information:

 

Dividing Fractions By Whole Numbers (mathsisfun.com)

 

Have a go at one of the tasks below:

 

Support:

https://tinyurl.com/y6x562rm

 

Consolidate (both sheets):

https://tinyurl.com/y4cfjvwj

 

Challenge:

https://tinyurl.com/y6ddayg9

 

Notes:

 

Hey Fireflies,

 

There is a zoom lesson today at 10am. Check your email account for the invite.

 

Hope all is ok,

 

Mr K

 

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

 

MORNING STARTER (this is a longer one today):

 

Read the text and try to answer the questions – these are levelled: support, consolidate or challenge (you only need to do one level).

 

https://tinyurl.com/y2jeq5t5

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

English (60+ mins)

PE

 

Today we are going to start to organise out notes and practice putting them into paragraphs. We are going to use a method called P.E.E (yes I know it is funny, try to hold I together) – it stands for:

 

POINT

EVIDENCE

EXPLAIN

 

So you make a point about pollution, give some evidence to back up the point and then explain it to the reader.

 

I would like you to write 3 P.E.E paragraphs; as a guide each paragraph should be about 3 sentences long. See an example here:

https://tinyurl.com/y5zo2mef

 

Here is a powerpoint going through P.E.E in more detail:

https://tinyurl.com/y3mh8kka

 

Here is a handy poster with some openers and linking words to help you:

https://tinyurl.com/y4jpohzp

 

Challenge – on the poster there is an L too to make it P.E.E.L. This stands for link, can you add a link too?

 

Follow the instructions on the picture to create your own workout. Need to see it bigger?

https://tinyurl.com/yxrw3bz9

 

Computing - Typing

 

Our topic for this term is really not possible to do through distance learning as it involves specialist equipment.

 

So I thought as we are using computers so much it would be good to learn to type better.

 

Have a go at this dance mat typing game:

 

Dance Mat Typing - BBC Bitesize

 

JUST FOCUS ON LEVEL 1 TODAY- play several times and practice the skills taught. We will do other levels later on in the week!

 

 

 

Maths (60 mins)

 

Today we are recapping multiplying fractions by whole numbers.

 

Again, this is straight forward, you just need to learn the method and try to remember it.

 

Have a look at my demonstration video:

https://tinyurl.com/y5y5jbj8

 

Here is the task for you today:

Support = 1 star.

Consolidate = 2 star.

Challenge = 3 start.

https://tinyurl.com/y6edfbnz

 

Still need some more help? Check out this video which shows more examples:

https://tinyurl.com/y6er69u8

 

Or email me and ask for help.

 

Notes:

 

Hey Fireflies,

 

There is a zoom lesson tomorrow at 10am. Check your email account for the invite.

 

Hope all is ok,

 

Mr K

 

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

 

Multiply Fractions Example

Tuesday 12th January 2021

 

MORNING STARTER:

WRITING – Can you make the following sentences more persuasive/stronger statements?

 

1. I think you should stop littering.

2. You should not put plastic waste in the ocean.

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

English (60+ mins)

PE

 

Note taking

 

Today we are going to be continuing to look at information about plastic pollution.

 

Below are a series of resources that I want you to read and watch and make notes from.

 

Try to record any points for and against plastic; evidence to back up points; facts and figures and persuasive snippets of information.

 

A brief guide on taking notes:

https://tinyurl.com/y59s2rr2

 

A powerpoint with lots of info:

https://tinyurl.com/y2tq9l85

 

A information sheet (you don’t have to do the activity you can just take notes from section A & B:

https://tinyurl.com/y6gzym7u

 

BBC newsround articles:

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo & Nestlé named top plastic polluters - CBBC Newsround

 

Plastic pollution: Why campaigners want a ban on plastic sachets - CBBC Newsround

 

Plastic pollution: 14 million tonnes of microplastic on ocean floor - CBBC Newsround

 

This link is really good, when you’re asking someone not to do something, it is really good to have an alternative idea to offer them:

Five amazing biodegradable inventions that can potentially replace plastic - BBC Bitesize

 

There are plenty more articles and information out there if you want to continue your research!

Pilates (a bit like yoga but more active) workout for children:

 

https://youtu.be/CQkpMpnQE4Y

 

Challenge – How long can you hold a plank for?

 

 

 

 

Art

 

Using the same artist as yesterday, create a piece of art work inspired by one of theirs.

 

Make a note of the piece that inspired you and send that along with a photo of your finished piece.

 

You can use a range of different media to create your art work, but that depends on what you have at home. Worst case scenario all you need Is some paper and a pen/pencil.

 

Maths (60 mins)

 

Multiplying fractions

 

We will be going through this in the zoom lesson today @ 10am. So don’t do this beforehand – wait until the lesson is over.

 

Support:

https://tinyurl.com/y4bj5kw9

Do the 1 star.

 

Consolidate:

https://tinyurl.com/y4bj5kw9

Do a mixture of 1 star and 3 star.

 

Challenge:

https://tinyurl.com/y4bj5kw9

Do the 3 star.

 

Notes:

 

Hey Fireflies,

 

Don’t forget there is a ZOOM lesson today @ 10am – we will be going through multiplying fractions!

 

 

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

 

Monday 11th January 2021

 

MORNING STARTER: Aunty Dotty (transum.org) Have a go at this maths problem.

 

Challenge what if there was another nephew, how much would they all get now?

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

Reading (60 mins)

PE

 

This week we are going to be researching and finding out about plastic pollution and then writing an open letter about it. The lessons will follow on from each other so it is important that you have a go at all activities.

 

To start off with complete these reading comprehensions about plastic waste, you will want to make notes about facts and figures you find out:

 

https://tinyurl.com/yxut8ja4

 

https://tinyurl.com/y2eajacy

 

3 Viral TikTok Dance Tutorials (Step by Step Guide) - YouTube

 

Have a go at these TIKTOK shuffle dances.

 

We would love to see how you get on, email a video for us to see!

 

Challenge – Can you combine all 3 dance moves into a dance routine?

 

Art

 

Choose one of these famous British artists from the last 100 years to find out about:

 

Richard Hamilton

Gillian Ayers

Banksy

 

Or another British artist from the last century of your choice.

 

You could put what you find out into a powerpoint presentation and send it on to me. I can share them on the class page for you all to learn from each other’s research.

 

Here are some things you might like to include:

 

  • Full name.
  • Where and when they were born.
  • Where the live.
  • Childhood / education.
  • Early art work.
  • Famous art work.
  • Other interesting facts.
 

Maths (60 mins)

 

Subtracting fractions:

 

So, you know the trick I showed you for adding fractions

 

https://tinyurl.com/y24knpbf

 

Well you can use this exact method for subtraction too. All you do differently is takeaway after you’ve multiplied the diagonals instead of add.

 

Try it a few times and check your answers. Then have a go at the activities below – choose the level you want to complete:

 

1st activity (Only the 1 and 2 star options will work with the method I have shown you):

https://tinyurl.com/yy667rc9

 

2nd activity:

https://tinyurl.com/y6lc23ae

 

Notes:

 

Hey Fireflies,

 

There is a ZOOM lesson scheduled for tomorrow at 10am – don’t forget to check your school emails for the link.

 

 

                                          

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

 

Friday 8th January 2021

 

MORNING STARTER: https://tinyurl.com/y24u8uec

 

Read the text and answer the questions – you can check your answers afterwards.

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

Writing (60 mins)

Keeping Active

 

Carrying on from yesterday – you have about half this session to finish your stories and then half to edit/improve and make them even better (this might vary depending on how much you did yesterday).

 

Remember these were things I wanted you to try to include, you need to check that you have examples of all of these within your story:

 

  • Relative clauses.
  • Complex and compound sentences.
  • Amazing descriptive language (adjectives).
  • Fronted adverbials.
  • Semi-colons.
  • Colons.

Also, try to see if you’ve done the following too:

 

 

If you’ve done your work on google docs, send it through to me and I will give you some feedback.

Today’s challenge is to have a go at this yoga session:

 

Rainbow Yoga 🌈 Yoga For All Ages! 🌈 Yoga With Adriene - YouTube

 

Or another one of your own choice (there are 100s on youtube).

 

Check out just some of the reasons why yoga is really good for you:

 

https://tinyurl.com/yyp3osb8

 

Challenge – how long can you hold a yoga tree pose for without falling over?

 

 

 

 

Maths (30+ mins)

 

Arithmetic FriYAY!

 

I bet you’ve missed these!

 

So quick reminder, the test is to be taken independently and without support from anyone, it is 30 minutes long and you should spend that whole amount of time working on it – check your answers if you finish early.

 

Year 4: https://tinyurl.com/y23mmu9c

Year 5: https://tinyurl.com/yxbaymdb

Year 6: https://tinyurl.com/y55rf5ya

 

You can print and complete it, just write the answers on separate paper and follow along on screen or even use the post-it-note tool on PDF viewer and answer directly on the test.

 

Mark your test afterwards and spend some time working through the mistakes – you can email me for support or ask someone at home to help you.

 

Art

 

Today I want you to experiment with some different pop art styles.

 

You can take a selfie (try to include mostly you in the picture and not much background) then use the website below to add different effects to your selfie:

 

Fotoview Pop Art Studio Online Image Effects

 

See an example of what you can do below:

 

 

Notes:

 

Any questions I am contactable via email

 

mrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

 

Thursday 7th January 2021

 

MORNING STARTER:

 

SPAG - Use the correct verb in each sentence below:

 

are, is, have, had

 

Benny and James ___________ gone outside.

The dogs ___________ sitting by the fire.

Sammy ____________ remembered his homework.

My football coach __________ teaching me how to dribble.

Elephants ______ wonderful animals.

I love my bags. They _____________ beautiful.

School uniform __________ better than normal clothes.

He _____ gone away on holiday.

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

Writing (60+ mins)

PE (Mini Olympics)

Free writing:

 

You can either write a short story on a topic of your own choice or use the video on the link below as inspiration:

https://youtu.be/I8UlQb6I9gE

 

Try to include the following (these are all things that we’ve looked at recently):

 

  • Relative clauses.
  • Complex and compound sentences.
  • Amazing descriptive language (adjectives).
  • Fronted adverbials.
  • Semi-colons.
  • Colons.

 

https://youtu.be/E_AwFettNVQ

 

Try and keep active Fireflies! Spend some time working through the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) on the link above.

 

Challenge – How many squats can you do without stopping?

 

Mega challenge – How many jump squats can you do in a row without stopping?

 

Let me know how you get on with the challenges and I’ll see if I can beat your best score!

Maths (45+ mins)

Scratch

WE WILL BE GOING THROUGH THIS ON THE ZOOM CALL AT 10AM!

 

Moving on from yesterday and developing it slightly further, today we’re going to be adding mixed number fractions.

 

There are several approaches to solving this type of problem:

 

  1. You can use my sneaky tip from yesterday to add the fractions and then just add the whole numbers separately – combining the fraction and whole numbers at the end. See my video here for more detail: https://tinyurl.com/yyveg57q

 

  1. You could convert your mixed number fractions to improper fractions and then add them together (you can use the sneaky method here too).

 

  1. You could add the whole numbers, convert the denominators so they are equivalents and then solve it that way too (if the denominators are different).

 

Here is a guide that goes through some of this:

Adding and Subtracting Mixed Fractions (mathsisfun.com)

 

Here is the task that I would like you to do:

 

https://tinyurl.com/y4fv32ev

 

This can either be played with a partner as instructed or you could just solve all the problems on the sheet – up to you! There are two levels to choose from.

 

This is an open task – as you’ve all learnt so much about scratch I thought it would be fun for you to show off what you’ve learnt.

 

Make your own game and share it with me so I can play it. I will also help you debug if you need it.

 

There are loads of tutorials and examples online if you want to get some inspiration. You can even go on the scratch website and look under the ideas tab for further help.

 

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share (mit.edu)

 

Scratch - Ideas (mit.edu)

 

https://tinyurl.com/yyew8lvp

 

This is likely to take more than one session, so think of it as an ongoing project!

Notes:

ZOOM call – Today 10am – check your emails for the invite.

 

Any questions I am contactable via email

mrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

Maths tip video - 6.1.21

Still image for this video

Wednesday 6th January 2020

 

MORNING STARTER:

Broken Calculator (2,3) (transum.org) 

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

SPAG (60+ mins)

PE

 

Today we are looking at different ways to improve our sentences and to make our writing interesting.

 

Below are links to two different activities, both have 1, 2 or 3 star difficulty levels. All of the different tasks are things we’ve covered last term. Any questions – just ask!

 

You can either print the worksheets, fill them out and send me a picture or write your answers on a google doc and share it with me. You could even write your sentences directly in an email and send them through to me too.

 

https://tinyurl.com/y4paf6og

 

https://tinyurl.com/y2euduwb

 

Challenge – Can you use the skills you’ve revised today to help you write an exciting paragraph about this picture?

Want to see it in more detail?

https://tinyurl.com/yxngvysy

https://youtu.be/kAXg3cM0UCw

  

Try and keep active Fireflies! Have a go at this 10min high intensity workout!

 

Challenge – How many jumping jacks can you do in one minute?

 

Here is a video for you to check how to do jumping jacks properly:

https://youtu.be/GOhV5lwc17U

 

Scratch

 

This is an open task – as you’ve all learnt so much about scratch I thought it would be fun for you to show off what you’ve learnt.

 

Make your own game and share it with me so I can play it. I will also help you debug if you need it.

 

There are loads of tutorials and examples online if you want to get some inspiration. You can even go on the scratch website and look under the ideas tab for further help.

 

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share (mit.edu)

 

Scratch - Ideas (mit.edu)

 

https://tinyurl.com/yyew8lvp

 

This is likely to take more than one session, so think it more as an ongoing project!

 

 

 

Maths (60 mins)

 

Today we are recapping and developing our knowledge of adding fractions.

 

There are two different objectives to this today:

 

  1. Fractions with denominators that are the same.
  2. Fractions with denominators that are different (multiples of each other).

 

Here is a handy guide with visual representations to help you:

Adding Fractions (mathsisfun.com)

 

Shhh…! Here is a sneaky video I have filmed showing a trick to help you solve adding fractions problems:

https://tinyurl.com/y2jr3m2p

 

Have a go at these task below:

https://tinyurl.com/yyf6668q

 

1st page = support.

2nd page = consolidate.

3rd page = challenge.

 

Notes:

 

Hey Fireflies,

 

Don’t forget to send in your work to me!

 

There is a zoom lesson tomorrow at 10am. Check your email account for the invite.

 

Hope all is ok,

 

Mr K

 

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

General reminders - 5.1.21

Still image for this video

Tuesday 5th January 2020

 

MORNING STARTER:

WRITING – Can you make the following sentences better? Email me your improved sentences: 

 

1. The wind blew through the trees.

2. The castle was on the hill.

3. The sun shone on the beach.

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

SPAG (60+ mins)

PE

 

This week we will mainly be focusing on SPAG objectives that will support our story writing next week.

 

Today is a recap of the different sentence types, it is important to use a variety of sentence types, lengths and structures to keep your reader engaged.

 

Go through the lesson below:

 

To revise our understanding of simple, compound and complex sentences (thenational.academy)

 

Compound sentences activity:

 

Support

https://tinyurl.com/ya99shrx

 

Consolidate/challenge

https://tinyurl.com/yco2fedk

 

Complex sentences activity:

 

All levels on one document

https://tinyurl.com/y9jfaeje

Kids Workouts To Do At Home - YouTube

 

Try and keep active Fireflies! Spend some time working through a couple of these workouts!

 

Yesterday's Challenge – 

 

The best time for the wall sit challenge was 1min30sec - well done to Max!

 

Today's challenge - 

 

How fast can you do 25 squats? Check out the video below to check you're doing them correctly:

https://tinyurl.com/yy3t9bkr

 

My time was 29seconds!

 

Art

 

https://tinyurl.com/y9h2yal8

Based on the picture above (click on the link to see it in more detail), create your own self portrait in Lichtenstein’s style.

 

  1. Using a pencil draw an outline of your face (you could even trace from a photograph).
  2. Go over their pencil lines with a black pen. You can emphasise certain parts of their face by creating thicker black lines.
  3. Next, colour the hair and clothing with coloured pencils. Don’t forget that the background needs to be lighter than the spots.
  4. Finally put spots over (in a darker shade of the same colour), just like RL did!

 

 

Extension:

 

Cut out your portrait and stick it on brightly coloured paper.

 

Can you do a portrait of someone else at home?

 

You can also use the guide from yesterday’s lesson to help you!

 

Maths (60 mins)

 

Improper fraction and mixed number fractions.

 

Work through the lessons below:

 

Simplifying improper fractions (thenational.academy)

 

Another method for simplifying improper fractions (thenational.academy)

 

Support? Check out this poster:

https://tinyurl.com/y7ufuub9

 

Challenge further? Check out these tasks:

https://tinyurl.com/ycvpaa57

 

Notes:

 

Hey Fireflies,

 

There will be a learning overview like this uploaded every afternoon/evening (for the following day).

 

Please try to complete as much of this as possible – often the lessons will follow on each day/be linked in some way, if you miss learning it will impact on your ability to do tasks further on in the term.

 

There will also be a zoom call on Thursday @ 10am – details to be sent out soon (check your school email addresses).

 

 

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

 

04/01/21 - If the powerpoints don't open you can get them directly from here:

MONDAY 4th JANUARY 2020

MORNING STARTER: Pyramid Puzzle (transum.org) read the instructions, have a go and let me know the highest number you can make at the top of your pyramid.

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

SPAG (60 mins)

PE

 

To explore the functions of a colon (thenational.academy)

 

Watch the video and complete the tasks on the link above.

 

Have a go at these tasks too.

 

Powerpoint for further support and info:

https://tinyurl.com/ybdhcxjs 

 

Activity sheet (choose which level you want to do):

https://tinyurl.com/yd55ualg   

 

Kids Workouts To Do At Home - YouTube

 

Try and keep active Fireflies!

 

Challenge – How long can you do a wall sit for without stopping? Reckon you can beat me? Let me know your time!

 

Art

 

We are starting to look at influential artists over the last century.

 

Today we’re looking at popart and one of the pioneers of this was Roy Lichtenstein.

 

Read through the powerpoint https://tinyurl.com/y9q4lbwt on him and then have a go at the task below:

 

https://tinyurl.com/yau9ztnd

 

Don’t worry if you do not have all the equipment needed. Just have a play around with some of his techniques, look up his art work and try to draw something at home in his style!

 

Maths (60 mins)

 

The next area of maths we need to cover is: comparing and ordering fractions.

 

Use the lessons on OAK ACADEMY to guide you through this.

 

Comparing fractions with the same denominator (thenational.academy)

 

Compare and order unit fractions (thenational.academy)

 

Need some further support? Have a go at this:

https://tinyurl.com/y964xuul

 

 

Notes:

 

Hey Fireflies, for now I have put a detailed learning overview up for MONDAY 4th January as in theory you are back in school on Tuesday. A weekly overview will follow shortly on the off chance that you are isolating or still not back in school.

 

You can do all of these tasks on paper if you don’t have a printer or even better – on google docs https://docs.google.com/. Don’t forget to share your work on googledocs with me!

 

Hope to see you all soon! Mr K

                                          

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

 

Thursday 17th December 2020

 

MORNING STARTER: https://tinyurl.com/ycbx96f3 Read the text and answer the questions! These are 60 second reads – they’re not a long task, but you will need to refer to the text several times to answer the questions.

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

Writing (60+ mins)

PE

Building on from our work on relative clauses, spend 60 minutes working through the booklet on the link below:

 

https://tinyurl.com/yd4jzdlw

 

You can pick and choose the activities that you like.

 

Still unsure on relative clauses?

 

Check out this video to help you:

https://youtu.be/efohQmTh87w

Kids Workouts To Do At Home - YouTube

 

Try and keep active Fireflies! Spend some time working through a couple of these workouts!

 

Challenge – How many squats can you do in a row?

 

Mega challenge – How many jump squats can you do in a row?

Maths (45+ mins)

Science

Have a look at all of the maths investigations below:

 

The Deca Tree (maths.org)

 

Sweets in a Box (maths.org)

 

Clever Santa (maths.org)

 

Jumping Reindeer (maths.org)

 

Choose one to work through and make reasoning notes (explain your mathematical understanding and findings) as you go.

 

Work your way through the last 3 lessons on states of matter:

 

https://tinyurl.com/y9tk78no  

 

https://tinyurl.com/ydy6ak42

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8b3qqug

 

Write down 3 things you’ve learnt from these lessons and email them over to me!

Art

Check out this cool self-portrait activity. This builds on from last week’s lesson and has a more abstract twist to it!

 

Find it on this link:

 

https://tinyurl.com/y7wpbsc5

 

Look at both pages so you can see the example too!

Notes:

Any questions I am contactable via email

 

Christmas ZOOM call – Friday 10am. mrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

Wednesday 16th December 2020

 

MORNING STARTER: https://tinyurl.com/ya2yvgdf Check out the maths starter of the day and see if you can CRACKer the code!

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

Writing (30+ mins)

PE

 

Take your work from yesterday and spend time purple polishing it (editing and improving). Have a look at the ideas below to help you:

 

Kids Workouts To Do At Home - YouTube

 

Try and keep active Fireflies! Spend some time working through a couple of these workouts!

 

Challenge – How long can you wall sit for? Reckon you can beat me? Email me your time and I will try and beat it!

 

Science

 

Work your way through the following lessons on states of matter:

 

https://tinyurl.com/yashaj4x

 

https://tinyurl.com/y7lqagqe

 

https://tinyurl.com/ycczhqw3

 

Write down 3 things you’ve learnt from these lessons and email them over to me!

 

 

 

 

 

Maths (60+ mins)

 

Christmas themed maths mysteries:

 

Solve the mathematic clues one by one to slowly solve the crime!

 

The Mystery of the Christmas Nativity:

Year 4 - https://tinyurl.com/y9zkrw2c

 

The Mystery of the Lost Christmas Present

Year 5 - https://tinyurl.com/yd3y6hvh

 

The Mystery of the missing Christmas Angel

Year 6 - https://tinyurl.com/y7m5c2y7

 

This is a longer task, so spend more time on this than your English today.

 

Notes:

 

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

Tuesday 15th December 2020 

MORNING STARTER: https://tinyurl.com/y9osr92l Read the text and answer the questions! These are 60 second reads – they’re not a long task, but you will need to refer to the text several times to answer the questions.

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

Writing (60+ mins)

PE

 

Take a look at the picture on this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7emgj64

 

Use this to write a short story.

You might want to consider the following first to help you come up with some ideas:

Where is the boat from/going to?

Who is the figure? Where are they? What are they thinking/feeling? What could the boat be carrying? Why is it so important to the person?

 

You might want to even consider our recent class story Floodland to help inspire your story.

 

Write it on google docs and share it with me if you want feedback!

 

Challenge – can you use a range of complex sentences and relative clauses from last week?

Kids Workouts To Do At Home - YouTube

 

Try and keep active Fireflies! Spend some time working through a couple of these workouts!

 

Challenge – How long can you wall sit for? Reckon you can beat me? Email me your time and I will try and beat it!

 

SCRATCH

 

Have a go at the following tutorial and see if you can make your own chase game.

 

https://tinyurl.com/yaznubws

 

Share it with me if you want help debugging and testing it for glitches!

 

 

 

Maths (30+ mins)

 

Because your English is likely to take longer today, I have given you a shorter maths task.

 

https://tinyurl.com/yde83ltx

 

Choose from either 1, 2 or 3 star and try to find the Christmas jokes!

 

I love a cheesy joke – so when you find the answers email me your favourite one! I promise I won’t look and I’ll try and guess the answer!

 

Notes:

 

Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

 

MONDAY 14th DECEMBER 2020

MORNING STARTER: Christmas Eve Snow (transum.org) Have a go and if you’re stuck use the clues to help you!

 

 

Non-negotiable tasks

These are tasks (where possible) I would like you to complete each day.  

Negotiable tasks

These are additional tasks that you can complete if you would like to do some more learning.

 

Reading and SPAG (30 + 15 mins)

PE

 

Find your reading task here: https://tinyurl.com/y4boukq5

 

Choose 1, 2 or 3 stars depending on how confident you are feeling. Read the text and answer the questions about Albert Einstein.

 

SPAG – Relative clauses mini-test. Test your understanding on relative clauses from last week’s lesson. Find the activity here: https://tinyurl.com/y6kt67g4

 

Kids Workouts To Do At Home - YouTube

 

Try and keep active Fireflies! Spend some time working through a couple of these workouts!

 

Challenge – How fast can you do 10 full burpees? Reckon you can beat me?

 

Science

 

https://tinyurl.com/yxooabvk

 

https://tinyurl.com/y59kxfjk

 

https://tinyurl.com/yxv3a5ta

 

https://tinyurl.com/y3tqyq9q

 

Choose one of the home science learning lessons above and have a go!

 

Send me a picture of how you got on and tell me what you found out!

 

Maths (60 mins)

 

Your maths activity can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y4lj4toj

 

This is an investigation which starts simple, but gets harder the further you investigate. Spend an hour on this, investigating as much as possible.

 

Don’t forget to work logically, so you don’t miss out any of the combinations. You may want to even draw the combinations out, but make sure the representation you use is simple to draw and replicate.

 

Notes:

 

Hey Fireflies, don’t forget there is a zoom chat today @ 9:30am. The details have been sent to your school email addresses.

 

See you soon! Mr K.

                                           Any questions I am contactable via emailmrknott@togetherfederation.school

 

Head Boy, Head Girl and House Captains:

Meet our Head Girl and Head Boy:

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Our Head Boy and Girl introduce themselves.

Meet our Head Girl and Head Boy:

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Our Head Boy and Girl introduce themselves.

House Captain - Boudica

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House Captain - Nelson

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House Captain - Sewell

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House Captain - Boleyn

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Letters:

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Gallery:

Cluster Challenge - We won! Well done to Luke, Chloe, Tyler-Jay and Lilly!

We learnt about Remembrance Day, the significance of poppies, made a poppy to go home and one for our class wreath:

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VIKING TRAIL AROUND NORWICH:

Here is some of our Viking home learning:

The water cycle:

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